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Libraries to Close for Memorial Day holiday

All branches of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.
Book drops will be open for returning items and all on-line services will be available for renewals, holds, and e-services for card holders. Visit www.jgrls.org.
The branches located in the communities of East Central, Gautier, Lucedale, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, St. Martin and Vancleave, will reopen Tuesday, May 29, at regular hours.

EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

East Central Library hosts Southwestern Art Shindig

Art lovers are invited to attend a free Southwestern Art Shindig craft event at the East Central Public Library on Thursday, May 17, beginning at 1 p.m., in the meeting room.
Grab your best pal and learn to paint a southwestern bull on canvas. Socialize with some amazing folks from the community and go home with a piece of southwestern art. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Library. Intended for adults age 17 and up.
Call 588-6263 to reserve a seat. For more information, call or visit the library at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

Friends of the East Central Library announce meetings

The Friends of the East Central Public Library will meet every second Tuesday for the months of September and November.
Together, the Friends help support the library and provide fundraising for special projects. Annual projects include Summer Library Programs, Holiday Cooking Contest, and so many other events and projects.
Applications available at the library. Become a member of the Friends and support your library and community! Annual memberships are $5 per individual, $10 for Families, and $25 for Businesses.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit 21801 Slider Rd.

East Central Library to host Monday Movie

Patrons of all ages are invited to attend a free Monday Movie at the East Central Public Library on Monday, May 14, beginning at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
This film will feature a story of three stylish senior men as they take back what was stolen in a funny but daring adventure. Refreshments and other snacks will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Library.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

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Join us EVERY Tuesday & Thursday, in June & July at 11:30 am - Libraries Rock with Exercise: Rock-N, Walk-N. Join us for an hour of low impact, but high results exercise in the meeting room. We’ll power walk to instructor greats!

Monday, June 4, 2 pm - Libraries Rock with Relaxation Techniques: Bagels & Bach. While the Youth are enjoying the Summer Library Program in the Americus Room relax in the Library with a light refreshment, soothing music, and stress away color sheets.
Saturday, June 9, 9 am - Libraries Rock with Fun Challenges: Hotel California Breakout. Join us for the breakout @ 9 AM to 3 PM every 30 minutes by reservation only. Call 228-588-6263 or sign up at the service desk.

Monday, June 11, 2 pm - Libraries Rock with Music: EC Music Listening Party. It’s just like book club only with music! We’ll listen to music and then have a discussion. Suggest music you would like to see offered at the library.

Thursday, June 14, 2 pm - Libraries Rock with Technology: Your Library 101. Join us with library system trainer, Kim Harvey, as she shares all the latest technology the library has to offer. Learn to use on-line services with a library card. Learn about e-books, languages, BookMyne catalog app, account management, databases and so much more.

Thursday, June 18, 2 pm - Libraries Rock with Music & Art Journaling. Join us for comtemplation and creative art journaling while listening to inspiring music. At this make and take session, create your own journal.

Thursday, June 21, 2 pm - Libraries Rock with Outdoors: Container Gardening. Learn about container gardening and more useful tips with special guest speaker Bess Moffat with the Jackson County Master Gardeners. Sign-up today.

Monday, June 25, 2 pm - Libraries Rock with Puzzles: Puzzle Day. Join us for some musical Scramble, word search and a variety of traditional puzzles.

Thursday, June 28, 2 pm - Libraries Rock with Health: Adult Health. Join us for an informative session on Adult Health with Nicki Cochran from Singing River Heath System. Learn all about adult health milestones and your health timeline.

East Central Library offers Slider Walking Club

Adults interested are invited to join the Slider Walking Club on Tuesday and Thursday each week at the East Central Public Library. The club will begin at 11 a.m.
Walk Slider Road while listening to audio books on Playaways or use your own smart phone or digital device with Axis360, or rbDigital platforms. Download the apps for free from the library website and use a library card.
Come early to stretch before walking. Bottled water will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Bring headphones or purchase earbuds at the library service desk.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library hosts monthly Lego Club event

The East Central Public Library will host Lego Club every second Tuesday each month from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Legos will be provided. The club is open to children ages eight and up. Families are encouraged to attend this fun and creative event.
Children can learn personal, social, and recreational skills with LEGOs, such as; being motivated to learn, building confidence to try new activities, mathematical and creative development, using imagination in play, learn why things happen and how things work, and how to just have fun.
The library is located near the East Central Schools at 21801 Slider Road. For more information, call the library at 588-6263.

East Central Library hosts Americus Realm D&D group every 2nd Thurday

Anyone interested in fantasy game play is invited to Americus Realm: a Dungeons & Dragons Club at the East Central Public Library on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the meeting room. The Club will meet every second Saturday each month.
Learn a new game at your library and let imaginations soar. Dive deep into the realms of the unknown with Hurley’s first D&D Club. Become anyone in this new fantasy realm and help defeat evil forces. New and experienced players welcome and is intended for players eighteen and up. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
To sign up, visit the library. For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

GAUTIER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Beginning Crochet offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will host Crochet for Beginners class on Saturday, May 19, beginning at 10 am to noon in the meeting room.
Learn from instructor Teresa Busby as she teaches new ideas and techniques. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence.
You may bring your own supplies; a selection of yarn and crochet hooks (Basic hook & yarn is available for $5). Anyone age 15 and older are encouraged to join free of charge.
Call 228-497-4531 to register prior to class date.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

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Free programs will be held on Thursdays • 5-7 pm

June 7, Bingo Rocks: LaShanda Stringfield will lead adults in this exciting game of bingo using gems. Win prizes and have lots of fun as we kick-start our summer library program!
June 14 Rock Painting: Join Angel Hester in decorating rocks. Get creative making animal designs, mandala, or cover with glitter!

June 21 Sip & Paint: Show up, sip up, Paint! Unleash your creativity and paint a masterpiece!

June 28 Rock your Body with Essential Oils & Yoga! Britany Simoneaux and Sharon Gargiulo will present a Combination Program of Essential Oils and Chair Yoga Meditation with mudras and Santam Kaur music.

July 5 Family Movie Night: Young and young at heart join us for movie night featuring the Disney musical film Coco! Bring your blanket for a more cozy experience.

July 12 Karaoke Rocks: End summer reading with a bang! Show us your vocal skills…or lack thereof. Just have fun!

Free Computer Classes available at Public Libraries - MAY

The public is invited to register for free computer classes at branch libraries of the Jackson-George Regional Library System each month. Classes will be held at different library locations in Jackson and George counties.
Featured for the month is a special Tech Day, a hands-on class dealing with issues of devices and connectivity to the Internet. Appointments are required for these classes.
Other classes will include: computer basics, Using the Internet, Downloading eBooks, introduction to Microsoft Word, and much more.
Registration for free computer classes is conducted on a week by week basis. Registration opens on Monday each week at 9:00 a.m. for the following week’s classes.
Patrons must call their local library to reserve a seat for each class. Visit the website at www.jgrls.org or on Facebook at JacksonGeorgeLibrary.


 

 

 

 

LUCEDALE-GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Battle of the Bands hosted by Lucedale Library program Kick-off

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host a Battle of the Bands to kick-off the library’s Summer Library Programs on Tuesday, May 29, beginning at 1 p.m.
Musicians interested should get the band back together and register. Join a battle of the bands to kick-off the Summer Library Program. Those who are twelve to eighteen years of age and have a band or group to enter, submit the name of your band, and name and ages of members. The last day to register is Friday, May 18.
The event will be emceed by “Double Dee”, Mayor Darwin Nelson and his wife, Dana Nelson. The bands will play on Tuesday, May 29. The winner will also play at the library’s wrap-up party on Friday, July 8.
Band members need to furnish their own equipment: microphones, speakers, and other equipment they need to perform. Refreshments supplied by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required to appear for this event by calling 947-2123. There is no charge to attend this program.
For more information about library programs, find the library on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library offers monthly Lego Club event

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer an opportunity for families and friends to join their new Lego Club on Saturday, May 26 starting at 1:00 p.m.
This free family event is intended for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by parent or adult. Registration is suggested for this popular event.
Register in person at the Lucedale-George County Public Library or by calling 947-2123.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower.

Lucedale Library offers Controlling Weeds workshop

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Controlling weeds in Vegetable Gardens with Heath Steede, Mississippi Extension Service, on Tuesday, May 22, at 2 p.m.
Anyone interested may attend this free presentation on controlling weeds in your home vegetable garden in the meeting room. Mr. Steede will talk a little bit about everything having to do with controlling weeds in your home vegetable garden. Time will be provided for a question and answer session at the end of the program.
Heath Steede is the county coordinator for the Mississippi Extension Service. Steede has his Masters degree in Agriculture from Mississippi State. He has worked for the Extension Service for seven years. Prior to this, he worked for the Mississippi Department of Agriculture for seven years.
Registration is suggested for this event by calling 947-2123. There is no charge to attend this program.
For more information about library programs, find the library on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Extension Service offers “Eat Smart - Live Strong” session at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host East Smart, Live Strong with Melissa Yarber, on Thursday, May 24, beginning at 5 p.m.
Hear from Melissa Yarber, Mississippi Extension Services George County, for an “Eat Smart, Live Strong” session in the meeting room. This program is geared toward seniors wanting to improve food preparation and exercise habits. Adult seniors will enjoy fun and lively activities with others. Yarber will talk about easy ways to make smart food choices and exercise more. Bring your friends too!
Melissa Yarber is a SNAP-ED Nutrition Educator for Mississippi State Extension Services in George County. Yarber has worked for ten years at the MSU Extension office and her focus is on nutrition, education and exercise.
For more information about library programs, find the library on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library offers History of Early Shipbuilding in Mississippi

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Early History of Shipbuilding in South Mississippi with local historian Else Martin, on Saturday, May 26, beginning at 10 a.m.
Anyone interested may attend this free presentation from Jackson County Historian Else Martin on the history of shipbuilding. In this session, Mrs. Martin will discuss early shipbuilding and methods as well as the many shipyards in the area. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library. Registration is suggested.
Else Martin, retired Genealogy/Local History librarian, is considered the County Historian for this area. She has presented many programs about local history in Jackson County for several decades.
For more information about library programs, find the library on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Wreath Making crafts offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Wreath Making crafts on Tuesday, May 29, starting at 4 p.m.
Marie Bufkin, a member of the Lucedale Gardening Club, as she demonstrates different ways to decorate two wreaths in the meeting room. Time will be given at the end of the program for questions. The two wreaths Mrs. Bufkin decorates will be given away at the end of the program as door prizes. Supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Lucedale/George County Public Library.
Instructor Marie Bufkin is an expert at floral design and is also an active member of the Lucedale Gardening club and resident of Agricola, MS. She was the owner of The Special Touch Florist in Lucedale, MS with her husband Noah Bufkin of 22 years.
Register in person at the Lucedale-George County Public Library or by calling 947-2123.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower.

Stand Up for Autism rally scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host a Stand Up For Autism rally on Thursday, May 31, beginning at 4:30 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Everyone is invited to learn more about Autism and learn how the lives of those affected can be made better. Stop by and show support. This presentation is open to all ages and will be held in the meeting room. Ms. McNelley will be discussing Autism: how to cope with Autism, different resources available, and much more. Learn what you need to help the ones you love.
Cindy McNelley is the President of the Board of Directors for the South Mississippi Special Needs Organization. She is a former Area Support Director and Chapter Leader with TEAAM Autism (2007 - 2014) serving individuals with all disabilities and their families. SNO sponsors several social events during the year such as the Annual Valentine’s Dance, Beautiful Me Pageant, and 3-Day Mini Camp which offers classes in Arts and Crafts, Theatre and Music, as well as the annual Halloween Party, www.southmssno.com. She has a granddaughter and a grandson on the Autism Spectrum. Her grandson was diagnosed at the age of nineteen with Asperger’s, her granddaughter was diagnosed at age three.
Call the library at 947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

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Free programs will be on Thursdays @ 2 pm

June 7 – Rock your Body with Essential Oils & Yoga! Britany Simoneaux and Sharon Gargiulo will present a Combination Program of Essential Oils and Chair Yoga Meditation with mudras and Santam Kaur music.

June 14 - Authors Rock! Author Larry Massey offers a meet and greet, book signing, and discussion about his book “Saga of Kinnie Wagner: The South’s Most Notorious Gunman”, with theme music in the background that follows along with the reading.

June 21 - Rock with Yoga! Michelle Fairley-White will present “Yoga Style for Flexibility and Endurance to Music”. Get in the mood for health and well-being.

June 28 - Art Rocks! Artist Steven Butler will present Fundamentals of being a Graphic Artist and the work involved.

July 5 - History of Music Rocks! Genealogy library manager Amanda Brooks will present “History of Country and Gospel Music along the Mississippi Gulf Coast” reviewing many music greats and some not so well known.

July 12- Movies that Rock! “The Identical” - A story of twin brothers as one becomes a celebrated rock-n-roll star.

INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Moss Point Library offers free Ballroom Dance lessons for adults

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Dance, Dance, Dance ballroom and swing dance lessons on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. until noon. Lessons will also take place on Saturday, May 19.
Have a great time while learning ballroom and swing dance styles with Montrelle Ramey, dance instructor for the Pascagoula Recreation Center. Adults 17 and up are invited to bring friends and join the fun. Sign up at the library or call 475-7462.
For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Adult Coloring event

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is hosting a Coloring Party for adults event on Tuesday, May 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
Adults will be able to de-stress and focus on it and not worries. Coloring sheets will be available from basic to complex. All materials will be provided or you may bring your own. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

Moss Point Library offers pre-Civil War area History

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host The Mossy Point: before the Civil War part 2 on Wednesday, May 23, at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
In this second part presentation of local history, Else Martin, Jackson County Historian and former library assistant, will discuss the history of the early Escatawpa River area before the Civil War and many locations of landmarks now gone.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library. Limited seating. Reserve a seat by calling 475-7462 or visit the library.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

Kelly Thibault & Company Concert & Classic Car Show
Music, Cars, Hot Dogs & more!
Saturday, June 2 • 11 am-2 pm

Parents! Register your family at this event!
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and appetites! Help celebrate our Summer Program Kick-Off! Relax and enjoy live music by Kelly Thibault & Company. See fantastic vehicles at our Classic Car Show.
Kids will have fun making their own musical instruments, playing games, and eating hotdogs. All ages welcome! Bring your friends! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library.

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Free programs will be on Tuesdays at *5:30 pm

June 5, 5:30 pm; Come on and Rock with Me! Join us with Montrelle Ramey, Dance Instructor from the Pascagoula Recreation Center for Dancing Fun featuring the “Electric Slide” & the “Biker Shuffle.”

June 12, 5:30 pm; Elegant Glass Etching. Hear from Angela George for Glass Etching with Stencils & Cream. Ages 16+ welcome. Bring your own clear, smooth-side drinking glass or bottle, will be etching on names.

*June 19, 4:30 pm; Rock Solid Pictures. Learn how to transfer photos onto stone surfaces. Special time 4:30pm. Learn how to transfer your favorite photos onto a rock solid medium. Supplies and seating limited, sign up.

*June 26, 5 pm; Upcycle: Garden Stepping Stones. Join us with Lindsey Coleman, Jackson County Soil & Water Conversation District. Special time 5 pm. Create a garden or memorial stepping stones from recycled materials. Beautify your garden with décor that’s also good for the environment.

July 3, 5:30 pm; Rocking @ the Library with Chair Fitness! Join Lydia Dahlke, Zumba Fitness Instructor of Ocean Springs, for a total body workout using a chair, and to music! Join us for workout fun.

*July 10, 3:30 pm; Libraries Rock with Music History. Hear from Amanda Brooks, manager at Singing River Genealogy & Local History Library. Special time 3:30 pm. Join us for the history of Country & Gospel Music on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Family Water Safety workshop offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host Be Smart, Be Safe Water Safety workshop on Saturday, May 19, starting at 10 a.m. in the meeting room.
Join US Coast Guard Auxiliary member Kenneth Wirtz as he discusses water safety and life jacket use. This program is intended for parents with children ages five and up.
Did you know most recreational boating fatalities happen in calm water? They happen unexpectedly, close to the shore and are caused by drowning. Learn about different types of life jackets, sizing and wear as well as safety precautions for water. Registration is suggested.
Bring your friends and sign up today - call 875-1193 to save a seat!
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library hosts Minecraft Club for Teens

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will continue to host Teen Minecraft Club on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. The club will meet again on Thursday, May 17, starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m.
Bring your friends, create and build, and bring your own computer/laptop or game system. Discuss what kinds of events to schedule and get to know others with like interests.
Participants must have their own copy of Minecraft. For ages 8 to 17. Sign up today at the front desk and receive a schedule.
The Ocean Springs Municipal Library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Family Movie Saturday offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie Day on Saturday, May 19, starting at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie is a fan favorite featuring an incredible super hearo family and is rated PG. Light refreshments and popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. Those attending may bring snacks, folding chairs or blankets.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Silver Screening dinner and movie offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library invites anyone fifty and older to a special “Silver Screening” dinner and movie on Wednesday, May 23, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
The library will host a dinner and a movie for seniors with a great new film featuring a musical real life story at the “Big Top”. Space is limited and reservations are requested as dinner will be served. The Friends of the Ocean Springs Library will also offer memberships.
For more information, call 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

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Free programs will be offered every week!

Wednesday, June 13, 6 pm; Gem Cutting - Members of the Gem and Mineral Society will talk about what goes into cutting gemstones and will show some of the tools they use.

Thursday, June 21 at 6 pm; River Rock Yoga - Moira Anderson will do a chair yoga class. Please sign up, space is limited.

Saturday, June 23, Two Sessions - 10am/2pm; Escape Room - Find clues and answer riddles before time runs out! Two sessions available. Register ahead of time for one time slot. Space is limited.

Thursday, June 28, 6 pm; Mandala Rock Painting - calm yourself painting a mandala on a rock. Wear old clothes. Sign up, space is limited.

Saturday, July 7, 2 pm; Zen Rock Garden - make a peaceful garden with sand and rocks (and maybe a new home for your mandala rock).Sign up, space is limited.

Thursday, July 12, 4:30 pm; Stepping Stones with JCSWC - Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation will lead us in making stepping stones out of recycled objects. Sign up, space is limited.

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY-LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY

Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society May program - “Genealogy Research Trip to Ireland”

The Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society will host a presentation of “Our Genealogy Research Trip to Ireland” on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at 6 p.m., in the meeting room of the Pascagoula Public Library.
The public is invited to hear guest speaker Mary Jon Lucas and friends as they share highlights of their Ireland/Scotland experience from a genealogical perspective. Mary Jon is a retired school librarian and active in the community.
For information about the society, visit the website at http://www.jchgs-ms.org.
For information about genealogy research, call the Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library at 769-3078 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Pascagoula Library to host Royal Tea Par-Tay

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a High Tea Par-tay celebrating the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan on Saturday, May 19, from 2 until 4 p.m., in the meeting room.
A royal tea party will be held to celebrate the royal wedding between Prince Harry and his bride, Meghan Markle. Enjoy an assortment of tea and snacks, games, and prizes along with fun facts to share.
R.S.V.P. by May 14. Seating is limited to 35 and is intended for adults and age 12 and up with parent or guardian present. Call 769-3060, ext. 1603.
The Library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Legos at the Library Club offered at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will once again offer Legos at the Library on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at 4 p.m. in the children’s department on the second floor.
This free event is suggested for students age 8 and up. Lego sets will be provided to use at the library. Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent, or adult guardian.
For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. #1 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, May 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will also be held each Thursday in May. Dates are May 10, 17, 24, and 31.
All ages are invited to join Antoinette Morris for some Line Dancing fun at the library to learn how to line dance. Start dancing to all types of music - from beginner to advanced.
Sign up today by calling the library at 769-3060.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Ballroom dance lessons offered at Pascagoula Public Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host free Ballroom Dance lessons on Mondays in May, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The free classes will be held on May 7, 14, 21, and 28, in the meeting room.
Adults interested in beginning Ballroom Dance may attend and learn to basic dance moves to the melodies of Jazz, R&B, and upbeat classical music. Use dance styles of swing and ballroom. It’s fun, easy and self-rewarding.
Sign up today at the front desk or call 769-3060.
The Library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Zumba Fitness offered at Pascagoula Public Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will Zumba @ Your Library sessions on Saturday, May 12, beginning at 9:30 until 11 p.m., in the meeting room. A second session will be held Saturday, May 26.
Get a jump start on that summer body with Zumba at your Library. Try this energizing blend of dance rhythms and exercise with Tajuana Glaude, certified Zumba instructor. Come join the fun and wear comfortable clothing. At this free class, be sure to bring a friend too!
Space is limited to 25 so registration is required. Register at the service desk or call 769-3060, ext. 1603.
The Library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

#MomLife coloring offered at Pascagoula Public Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host #MomLife Coloring on Tuesday, May 15, from 4 until 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
Moms should join in for some time to de-stress. Take a moment to relax and forget all the ups and downs. Drop into the meeting room. Relaxing music, coloring pages and supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
No registration required. Adults 18 and older, please.
The Library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Summer Library Program Kick-Off! and Pet Rock Adoption Party
Thursday, May 31 • 2 to 4 pm
Join us for our Kick-off - bring the family!

“Party Like A Rock Star” and join us for Kick-Off Week at the library for our annual Summer Library Program registration day and Pet Rock event!
Come and create a special pet rock to adopt and take home with you. Drop in anytime and participate in our pet rock event or just hang out and listen to some great music.
Get registered for a fantastic summer full of programs and events for the whole family! Register for door prizes too!

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Free programs will be offered on Mondays at 6 pm

Thursday, May 31, 2 pm-4 pm; Party Like a Rock Star! Join us in the Atrium and meeting room for our Summer Library Program Kickoff for all ages! Live music - refreshments - registration.

June 4, 6-7:30 pm; Rocking Rocks! Come design and paint your own artistic masterpiece. Supplies provided. You can become a ROCK star.

June 11, 6-7:30 pm; Rocking the Stepping Stones. Join Lindsey Coleman, Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation, as she teaches how to up-cycle and become a “Stepping Stone Master”. Create your own garden stone.

June 18, 6-7:30 pm; Make Mini Terrarium Gardens. Create your own garden world in miniature. Supplies provided.

June 25, 6-7:30 pm; Rock your Body with Zumba! Tajuana Glaude, licensed Zumba instructor, will teach the basics of Zumba so you can “Rock” your workout.

July 9, 6-7:30 pm; Be a Library Rock Star! Wrap up Party Celebration with food, music, and Karaoke.

Enjoy refreshments at all programs! Win prizes provided by local merchants and Friends of the Library. Visit or call to register for all programs!

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

St. Martin Library to host Popcorn and Movie Matinee

Families and friends are invited to the St. Martin Public Library’s Popcorn and a Movie Matinee on Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m., in the meeting room.
The general public may attend this free movie event to enjoy one of the newest stop-animated films. The film has a good story line for families and adults. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

AARP Smart Driver Class offered at St. Martin Library

   The St. Martin Public Library will host the new AARP Smart Driver Safety Workshop on Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. This program offers revised materials and is open for drivers of any age.
To register or to receive more information, call 228-669-1313. There is a $15 registration fee for AARP members that cover materials. Non-members fee is $20 - check or money order. Registration is available the day of the workshop.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
The AARP Smart Driver Safety Program is a classroom refresher that can help older adults learn the effects of aging on driving and how to adjust driving techniques and qualify for an insurance discount. Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multiyear discount to AARP graduates. AARP members receive discounts on the AARP Motoring Plan from GE Motor Club.
The new AARP Smart Driver Safety Program is the nation’s newest and largest refresher course for drivers age 55 and older that has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today’s roads. AARP has offered the course in the classroom for more than 25 years.
Participants will learn how to: tune up driving skills and update knowledge of the rules of the road; learn about normal age-related physical changes, and how to adjust driving habits to allow for these changes; reduce traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries and; drive more safely. Participants may reduce their auto insurance rate by attending this AARP certified program.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to host Star Wars Lego event

Families are invited to a special Star Wars Lego event on Thursday, May 24, at 4 p.m., at the St. Martin Public Library.
Kids and families may make a Star Wars Lego creation or anything else imagined. Legos will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library. Community members are welcomed to donate Legos for use in the library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
For more information, call 228-392-3250 or visit 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library offers Craft Club meetings

Families and friends are invited to the St. Martin Public Library’s Craft Club on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 10 to 12 p.m., in the meeting room. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1.
Join in the crafting fun. Bring a crafting project and meet other crafters. The group is led by Alicia Nance of Creative Crafts by Hand and is an open and unstructured meet-up club for those who need space to work and want to socialize, network, and learn from each other.
Meetings will be held every Tuesday and Friday, except for holidays, and is open to adults age 17 and up regardless of abilities. Bring tools, materials and supplies.
For more information, call 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to host WordPress Users Group

The St. Martin Public Library will host a new WordPress Users Group on Tuesday, May 29, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Anyone interested may join our new users group led by area web professionals. Our group welcomes all experience levels from beginner to advanced. Join the local WordPress group with Sharon Eller, CSR Web Consulting.
WordPress is the world’s easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (CMS). WordPress is used by developers, small business owners, and individuals interested in learning how to communicate on the web. This group is free and open to the public.
Call the library to sign up today - 228-392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

GetReady2Rock!
Join the Kick-off Party Celebration! Saturday, June 2 • 2-4 pm

Get ready to rock at the library! This year’s Summer Library theme is “Libraries Rock!” and we’re celebrating with a party to kick it off! Adults, teens, and children are invited to the library to register and learn about the rockin’ programs for all ages this summer.
From 3-4, we will have a “musical” craft program for children while we continue registration.
Come out for registration and refreshments. All who register will receive a scratch-off ticket to win a prize or enter our grand prize drawing, to be announced at the end of the program.

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Free programs will be offered each week at 5:30 pm

Monday, June 4 - Rock Painting! Join us as we get creative with rock painting. Discover your inner artist. Supplies provided and registration required.

Wednesday, June 13 - Create a Zen Garden. Grow a Zen garden in a container for a great indoor/outdoor plants with sand and rocks. Supplies provided.

Thursday, June 14 - Family History Rocks! Genealogy library manager Amanda Brooks will give a presentation on what to look for when preserving family documents and photos. She will cover different storage options, organization, and digitization.

Monday, June 18 - Rock your Pot! Use decoupage to decorate a pot for most any purpose. Supplies provided.

Wednesday, June 27 - Mason Jar Candles. Decorate a Mason jar with pebbles, candle and more for around the home. Supplies provided - registration required.

Monday, July 2 - Rock your Colors! Adult coloring with music notes and instruments - relax and enjoy music with art.

July 12- Movies that Rock! Enjoy “Jailhouse Rock” with popcorn featuring Elvis and more. Bring your blankets and hear great music too.



HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:

January 1 -- New Year’s Day
Third Monday in January -- Martin Luther King Day
Winter (Day Before Ash Wednesday) -- Mardi Gras Day
Last Monday in May -- Memorial Day
July 4 -- Independence Day
First Monday in September -- Labor Day
Fourth Thursday in November -- Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving Day -- Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 -- Christmas Eve
December 25 -- Christmas Day

 

VANCLEAVE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Vancleave Library hosts Vegetable Garden Basics class

The Vancleave Public Library will host Small vegetable Garden Basics on Thursday, May 17, at 5 p.m. The class will be repeated on May 24, at 5 p.m.
Patrons wanting to know more about starting your own small space vegetable garden should attend. Local farmer, Jackie Smith, will teach two classes on creating your own garden. Learn how to successfully grow your own veggies at this two-part workshop.
Mr. Smith will discuss practical, hand-on experience for every type of vegetable garden. Come and ask questions at this hands-on experience. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Library. Space is limited.
To register, call the library at 826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers First Monday Book Club

There is a new book club at the Vancleave Public Library on the first Monday of each month. The First Monday Book Club will start at 2 p.m.
Meet up to discuss a chosen book from the group every 1st Monday of the month. Books are provided by the library system - no purchase required. Join in fun and lively discussions about really good books. This club is intended for adults age 17 and up.
Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit them at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library hosts Unique Crochet Club classes

The Vancleave Public Library will continue to offer Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, May 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. Class will also be offered on Tuesday, May 21.
Patrons will hear from instructor Teresa Busby about new ideas and techniques. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence.
Those attending may bring supplies; a selection of yarn and crochet hooks. Anyone age fifteen and older are encouraged to join free of charge. Space is limited.
To register, call the library at 826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Music • Sidewalk Chalk • Face Painting • Bubbles
Join the Kick-off Celebration Party! Free Hotdogs!
Tuesday, May 29 • 2-4 pm

Get ready for Summer Library Programs at the Vancleave Public Library by joining us at our Kick-Off Party for children, teenagers, and families!
Enjoy activities like sidewalk chalk, bubbles, face-painting, music, and a musical craft to go along with our summer theme, “Libraries Rock.”
Refreshments provided by Jay Osborne with Farm Bureau and the Friends of the Vancleave Library. Face painting by “Lorie’s Fantastik Faces.” Check out what is on the schedule for the summer and get registered!

Adult Summer Program Registration Kick-off Party! Saturday, June 2 • 4:30-6:30 pm.
Join us at the Libraries Rock Malt Shop! Get ready for Summer Library Programs by joining us at our Kick-Off Party for adults and bring your friends!
Come rock around the clock in the meeting room malt shop! We’re dishing up ice cream, shakes, sundaes and more! Don’t miss out, rock on down to the Vancleave Library’s malt shop! Check out what is on the schedule for the summer and get registered!

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Free programs will be offered each week at 5:30 pm

Thursday, June 7, 5 pm – Libraries Rock; Evening of Music: Enjoy an evening of music with local performers. Hear relaxing and family-friendly, outdoor music.

Thursday, June 14, 5 pm - Libraries Rock; An Evening of Music with Cary Hudson! Hudson, former member of Blue Mountain, has perfected roots-based Rock-n-roll with a grittier style well received by critics and fans. Bring lawn chairs and your friends for some great music (weather permitting).

Saturday, June 16, 3 pm - Libraries Rock; Belly Dancing with Lisa Vega! Lisa will demonstrate the ancient and beautiful art of Polynesian dance. Learn about this complex and unique dance that originated from Middle Eastern roots (family friendly).

Thursday, June 21, 5 pm - Libraries Rock; Rock Painting: All ages are welcome to this time of fun as we paint rocks and hide them in the community. We will encourage “rock finding” to keep, replace, or re-hide!

Thursday, June 28, 5 pm - Garden Stepping Stones: Join us with Lindsey Colemand with Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District. Create your own stepping stone for gifts, birthdays, weddings, or just create your own artistic vision.

Thursday, July 5, 5 pm - Libraries Rock; Window Herb Gardens: Make your own window herb garden by up-cycling 2 liter bottles. SIPs are useful for growing plants or edible plants for decorating or placing anywhere around the house.

Friday, July 13, 5:30 pm - Libraries Rock; Murder Mystery Theater: This murder mystery will bring you to the Mystic Krewe of Cochon at a Mardi Gras ball hosted by Gov. Fayette Warren. See lots of surprises - you absolutely MUST attend! Guess “who-dun-it!” Refreshments served. Limited seating.

Quilting Club meet Mondays at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Quilting Bees meet every Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the meeting room of the Vancleave Public Library.
Anyone interested in quilting or wanting to join the group are invited to attend. Participants age 14 and up are welcome and usually feature a special “how to” session each month throughout the year.
For more information, call the library at 826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library continues Chess Club and free lessons

Students interested in learning the game of Chess are invited to join the free Chess Club at the Vancleave Public Library on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Chess lesson sessions from library volunteers will be available for all skill levels. Learn to play chess, improve your game, learn new strategies, and have some fun. Find out if you have what it takes to beat your friends in the ultimate game of strategy.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit them at 12604 Highway 57.

 

 

 

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