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Libraries to Close for July 4th Holiday
The branches of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence 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 for more information.
The branches located in the communities of East Central, Gautier, Lucedale, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, St. Martin and Vancleave, will reopen Thursday, July 5, at regular hours.

EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

East Central Library Friends host “Rock the Park” fundraiser

The Friends of the East Central Public Library will Rock the Park with a concert fundraiser with rising country star Derek Norsworthy on Saturday, July 14, from 2 to 6 p.m., at Lum Cumbest Park in Hurley.
Along with Norsworthy, The Justin Steen Band, singer-songwriter Dana Woods, and other favorite local artists are scheduled to perform through the evening.
Proudly hailing from southern Mississippi, Derek Norsworthy is not your typical singer/songwriter, but rather an original modern artist with a high-energy show, and memorable image. Derek has toured college towns, renowned venues/festivals and opened for a number of national acts. He is one of country music’s Rising Stars as noted by some of the industries toughest critics, through developing an all ages, global fan base.
Tickets are $10 each and must be presented at the gate. Children age 10 and under are free with paid adult. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com (Friends Rock the Park) and at the East Central Public Library located at 21801 Slider Road by the schools. Tickets may also be purchased on-site.
Those attending will be able to park behind the ball fields at no charge and may bring blankets and chairs for seating. Beverages, H&H Hornets pizza, and other items may be purchased by the Friends at the park. The splash pad and other features will be open to concert goers during the event.
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. The Friends help support the library and provide fundraising for special projects. Annual projects include Summer Library Programs, Holiday Cooking Contests, and so many other events and programs. Applications are available at the library.
Call 588-6263 for more information 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.

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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

 

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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

Stand Up for Autism meeting scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host a Stand Up For Autism meeting on Thursday, June 28, 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.

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, June 23 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.

Family movie scheduled at Lucedale Library - "WONDER"

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will continue to offer free Family Movies on Saturdays. The next presentation will be held on Saturday, June 23, at 3 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Patrons will enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
Call the library at 947-2123 for a list of movies that we will show. For more information about library programs, visit us on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

The Literacy Advocacy Group program offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host The Literacy Program with Reader’s Advocacy Group at 2 p.m. The group will begin meeting every other week; dates the group will meet are June 15, and 29, July 13, and 27, and August 10, and 24.
Anyone interested is invited to attend. Guest speaker, Ida Davis and The Readers’ Advocacy Group, will discuss the importance of literacy. Hear how this group teaches those who want to learn to read or get better at reading.
Ida Davis is a substitute teacher at the George County School District and has done so for seven years. Ida Davis is the president of The Readers’ Advocacy Group. She is dedicated to providing books for local causes: nursing homes, hospitals, shelters, and free libraries.
Mrs. Karena Broadhead started as a substitute teacher and became an assistant teacher. She is now a teacher at the Rocky Creek Elementary School and has been so for 13 years. She specializes in treatments for dyslexia. She has a Masters in Dyslexia Therapy.
For more information about library programs, find the library on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

History of Travel in South MS program offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host “History of Travel by Land in Early Jackson County: Paths, Trails, Ferries, and More” on Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Elsa Martin, former Genealogy and Local History Librarian at the Pascagoula Public Library, will present Part four of the early history of Jackson County. This part of history focuses on our way of travel by land. The progressive development from the first Post Roads and Ferries to the latest bridges and highways. It will also include development of seawalls, the first telegraph, telephone, and electricity.
Elsa Martin, former Children’s Librarian of Lucedale-George County Public Library, was born in rural Jackson County, MS. She was educated in Hurley Consolidate School and Moss Point High School. Martin is a past resident of the Jackson County Genealogical Society, served on the Board of the Jackson County Historical Society, past President of the Federation of Mississippi Historical Societies, and currently trustee and founder of the Granly Danish Historical Foundation, Inc., dedicated to the preservation of the Granly property still remaining.
For more information call the library at 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from City Park.

Lucedale Library offers Basic Canning at MSU Extension Office

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host Basic Vegetable Garden Canning on Tuesday, June 26, beginning at 1 p.m., at the MSU Extension Service office.
Heath Steede, George County Mississippi Extension Service, will offer a workshop on basic home gardening food preservation with canning. Food preservation is quickly becoming popular again as people recognize the importance of controlling what is in the foods they eat.
He will show how to can using string beans from beginning to end. A question and answer session will follow at the end for the presentation. Come and get great information on common food preservation questions.
The free program will be held at the MSU Extension Service office at 7128 Highway 198, east of Lucedale. For more information, call the library at 601-947-2123.

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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

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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 History Search workshop at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Search for your Ancestors workshop on Saturday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will show attendees how to use the popular FamilySearch.org website to locate information about family history. They will also provide information about charts to record the information. One-on-one help will be available after the session.
Attendees are asked to bring as much information as possible on family with names, dates, birth certificates, military papers, and locations will be very helpful in research.
Registration is encouraged as seating is limited. Call the library at 875-1193.
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, July 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. The club will meet again on Thursday, July 19, 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.

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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 June program - Pascagoula Decoys

The Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society will host a presentation of Pascagoula Duck Decoys on Tuesday, June 26, beginning at 6 p.m., in the meeting room of the Pascagoula Public Library.

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 Friends host Reception for new Branch Manager

The Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library will host an official reception to welcome Angela Stewart, the library’s new manager, on Wednesday, June 20, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the library atrium.
The Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library will offer refreshments to the public.
Angela was previously the branch manager of the Gautier Public Library. She takes the position that was held by Pamela Armstrong who was promoted to assistant director of the library system.
Angela Stewart is a longtime Gautier resident and a 1984 graduate of Pascagoula High School. After an early carrier in radio, Angie was hired as a library clerk at the Vancleave Public Library and became very interested in Library Science as a career. She received a Bachelors of Library Science at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2013, and recently received a Masters of Library and Information Science at USM.
For more information, call the library at 228-769-3060. The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

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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

Gulf Coast Woman Magazine sponsors Speed Networking at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host “Speed Networking: Business to Business” with Rhea Charlene, Professional Expert Consulting Services, on Wednesday, June 20, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the meeting room.
Looking to expand your business to business network at no cost to you? Gulf Coast Woman’s Magazine and PCS, Professional-Expert Consulting Services are hosting a Business to Business Speed Networking event open to all local business professionals.
Coffee and Refreshments will be served. Bring your of business cards and be ready to make new contacts.
Seating is limited. To reserve your seat, go to Eventbrite; www.eventbrite.com/e/speed-networking-tickets-45539942193, or register on the PCS Facebook page @PCSBiloxi.
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.
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.

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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 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 in June

The Vancleave Public Library will continue to offer Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, June 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Class will also be offered on Tuesdays, June 18, and 25.
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.

Vancleave Library hosts Unique Crochet Club classes in July

The Vancleave Public Library will continue to offer Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, July 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Class will also be offered on Tuesdays, July 16, 23, and 30.
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.


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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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