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Jackson-George libraries close to observe Veterans Day
The branches of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will be closed Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans 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 Tuesday, November 13, at regular hours.

EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

East Central Library to host Page-turning Book club every first Tuesday

East Central Public Library is the place to be for anyone that loves to read all types of books. Area book lovers are invited to join “As the Page Turns” book club on the first Tuesday each month, beginning at 1 p.m.
Enjoy a new coffee bar, good company and good times. Share your opinions and discuss likes and dislikes of book titles. The Friends of the East Central Library will offer refreshments to the public.
For more information, call the library at 228-588-6263. The library is located 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 looking Teen Board members

   Teens in the Hurley-East Central community can take an active role in the community and their library by joining the Teen Advisory Board at the East Central Public Library.
There will be meetings on the first Tuesday month. The next meeting is September 4, from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. for anyone interested in grades 6 through 12.
Teens will have a voice in the library and plans for programs, collections and more. Share your ideas and be a part of the Teen Advisory Board. Hours volunteering at the library count towards community service you need for many organizations and scholarships.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit 21801 Slider Rd.

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 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.

KATHLEEN MCILWAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY OF GAUTIER

Watercolor and Coffee offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer “Watercolor with Coffee” on Thursday, November 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Whether you love coffee or not, you’ll enjoy a free Watercolor with Coffee event. Get creative using the medium of Pumpkin Spice coffee for painting on watercolor paper. Sketch your own line art or use the provided drawing.
Supplies and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library. This program is intended for ages 12 and up please. Seating is limited and registration is suggested. All materials will be provided.
Call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Digital Greeting Card Class offered at Gautier Library - Nov. 13

The Gautier Public Library will offer a free computer training class on Hot to make Digital Greeting Cards on Tuesday, November 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the library computer area.
Anyone interested in creating digital Greeting Cards for the holidays should attend this free class with Kim Harvey, JGRLS computer trainer.
Bring written season’s greetings and digital photos to combine them into personalized, digitally-crafted greeting cards. Learn Microsoft Publisher, a software application to produce greeting cards, certificates, and other printed materials.
Due to limited seating, registration is required. Call 228-497-4531 prior to class date. Bring photos on a flash drive/thumb drive. This class is intended for adults age 17 and up.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
Call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Teen Crochet offered at Gautier Library - Nov. 13

The Gautier Public Library will offer Teen Crochet Class on Tuesday, November 13, at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Teens are invited to get tangled up in a new craft. Learn from instructor Teresa Busby as she teaches new ideas and techniques for students ages 11 to 17. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence.
You may bring your own supplies such as a selection of yarn and crochet hooks. Basic hooks and yarn is available for $5. Anyone age 15 and older are encouraged to join the class 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.

Gautier Library to host Teen Kaffeeklatsch at the Library

The Gautier Public Library will host Teen Kaffeeklatsch on Monday, November 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Area teens are invited to this free event for coffee, board games, and get to know others in a casual atmosphere. Vote on books to read. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library. Kaffeeklatsch an informal social gathering at which coffee is served.
For more information, call 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

School’s Out Game Day offered at Gautier Library - Nov. 19, 20, 21

The Gautier Public Library will host School’s Out Game Day on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, November 19, 20 and 21, during library hours, in the meeting room.
Students on school break can play classic board games, get a team together and challenge each other in play. Enjoy making a new craft project each day and be creative. See if you can crack the fall-themed scavenger hunt with us. There will be something for every interest. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Call 228-497-4531 to register prior to class date.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Keep Calm and Yell Bingo offered at Gautier Library - Nov 27

Attend a special evening of Bingo at the Gautier Public Library on Tuesday, November 27, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
Adults 17 and older will enjoy bingo and be able to win prizes and socialize with others. Prizes and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
Call the library at 497-4531 for more information. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Teen Advisory Board meeting at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library is offering area teens to be part of the library serving on a new Teen Advisory Board and will meet Tuesday, October, beginning at 3:45 p.m., in the meeting room.
Right after school, bring a friend to the GA Teen Advisory Board meeting. Have a voice in the teen area of the library. Help the library by contributing ideas and help create new and exciting programs. Earn community service hours for participating in this fun library group each month.
To sign up or for more information, call the library at 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

 


 

 

 

 

LUCEDALE-GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Habitat Rocks rock painting scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Habitat Rocks Rock Painting on Saturday, November 10, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the library.
Celebrate Habitat for Humanity and paint rocks to support the organization and the community. Supplies and rocks will be furnished. The rocks painted will be used at the “Rock Solid” dinner for Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, November 17, in Lucedale.
Children must be accompanied by an adult - supervision is required.
For more information about library programs, call 1-601-947-2123. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library offers monthly Lego Club event - Nov. 10

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer an opportunity for families and friends to join their new Lego Club on Saturday, November 10 starting at 1 p.m.
This monthly family event is intended for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by parent or adult. Build a different theme each month.
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- Nov. 10

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will continue to offer free Family Movies on Saturdays. The next presentation will be held on Saturday, November 10, at 3 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Patrons will enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library for this PG-13 and has a great story about a family taking in a homeless boy that plays football.
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.

Sewing T-shirt Quilts class offered at the Lucedale Library Nov. 13

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer How to Sew: T-Shirt Quilt Blocks with Borders on Tuesday, November 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
The public is invited to sign up to hear instructors Carolyn King and Jennifer Walker, members of Melon Patch Quilt Guild, for this craft program. All supplies will be provided in a kit for $10 each person. Those participating will need to bring a clean adult size t-shirt with a design on it no larger than 14” square. This class is limited to 15 people. Everyone is invited to attend the demonstration and not participate.
Carolyn King is a retired Business Education Teacher for the University of Alabama. Jennifer Walker is a Licensed Practical Nurse and Owner of Rapha Lodge & Day Spa in Lucedale.
Sign up is required. Call 601-947-2123. Sewing Machines furnished by the George County MSU Extension Service for the first six people to sign up. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own sewing machines.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower.

Family movie scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will continue to offer free Family Movies to be held on Tuesday, November 13, at 2:30 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Patrons will enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library for this PG-13 and has a great football story of Rudy.
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 program offered at Lucedale Library - Nov. 3 and 17

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host The Literacy Program with Reader’s Advocacy Group, on Saturday, November 3, beginning at 2 p.m.
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.
The group will begin meeting every other week starting Saturday with the next meeting on November 17.
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.

 

INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Come and Go Lego event offered at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a free Come and Go Lego event on Monday, November 19 with two sessions; 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. for students.
Students will enjoy LEGOs @ your Library. This is a come and go event. Legos will be provided for whatever an imagination can do. Young children ages eight or under must have a parent or guardian attending. Meet in the Storytime Room and create and go during the times listed.
The Friends of the Library will also provide refreshments.
For more information, call 228-475-7462 or visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

River City Quilters demonstrations offered at Moss Point Library

   The public is invited to a free class with the River City Quilters every Thursday, from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. The next session is on Thursday, November 1.
The River City Quilters are offering hands-on classes for Machine Quilting for teens and adults. The Quilters meet every month on Thursdays in the library meeting room. The group will offer hands-on sessions each first Saturday as well.
For more information, call Aileen Love at 228-475-0617.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Teen Game Night offered at Moss Point Library

   Area teens are invited to Game Night at your Library at the at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, on Wednesday, November 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Students age 11 to 17 are invited to escape from homework and have fun. School, homework, more school, and more homework - it’s a repeated cycle. Join others and spend time playing popular board games and card games. Relax with a game and friends. Games and refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
Call the library at 228-475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Bow Making Class offered at Moss Point Library

   The public is invited to a free Bow Making class on Tuesday, November 20, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library.
This free class is presented by instructors Liz Murphy and Angie Miller. Those attending will learn how to make bows at the library. Decorative bows will be made for floral arrangements, wreaths, and decorating. All supplies will be provided.
Registration is required as seating is limited. Call the library at 228-475-7462.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Walkin’ Taco Tuesday for teens offered at Moss Point Library - Nov. 20

   Teens and tweens are invited to the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library for Walkin’ Taco Tuesday” on Tuesday, November 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room.
Taco’s are one of teens favorite foods. This free event is for Junior High and High School students who may be interested in making quick snacks. Meet at the library for a lesson on how make Walking Tacos and then enjoy Walkin’ Smash-tastic Smores. This is intended for students age 11 to 18. Seating and space is limited. Call 475-7462 or sign up at the front desk.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Family Coloring in November

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is hosting Family Coloring on Tuesday, November 20, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Families and adults are invited to this color-filled event before the hustle and bustle of the holiday begins. Coloring sheets and colored pencils are provided, but families are welcome to bring materials. Light refreshments donated 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 hosts Dungeons & Dragons Game Club

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the Moss Point D&D Club on Saturday, November 3, beginning at 1 p.m. in the meeting room. The group will meet again on Saturday, November 17, at 1 p.m.
Gamers of all ages are welcome to the library’s new club for Dungeons and Dragons games. Young or old, beginners or advanced players are invited. This club is intended for ages 12 and up. All supplies are provided, but players may bring games as well. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Ocean Springs Library presents WaterWays Smithsonian Exhibit - Oct. 20-Nov. 30

Get the community program information here: Water-Ways

Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit to open at Ocean Springs Library The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition and will open on Saturday, October 20, starting at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
This free exhibit will feature the Smithsonian traveling exhibition exploring water’s environmental and cultural impact to communities in the United States.
From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its surface covered with this vital resource for life. Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation, industry and more. It inspires art and music. The Ocean Springs Library, in cooperation with Mississippi Humanities Council, will examine water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element as it hosts “Water/Ways,” an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program. The Museum on Main Street program is a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations.
Water/Ways will be on view until November 30 at the library. Community partner exhibits will also focus on local waterways and the history of water in our communities. “Water/Ways” explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at how political and economic planning have long been affected by access to water and control of water resources. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.
The complementary exhibits, public programs, and educational tour initiatives are intended to raise people’s understanding about what water means culturally, socially and spiritually in their own community. The public can participate in the conversation on social media at #thinkWater.
For more information about the exhibit, visit N2RH2O.com. To learn more about Water/Ways and other Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit www.museumonmainstreet.org.
Partners in the exhibit project include; Grand Bay National Estuarine Research and Reserve, MS-AL Sea Grant, Friends of the OS Library, Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library, USM GCRL Marine Education Center and Gunter Library, The Land Trust for the MS Coastal Plain, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Loyalty Systems, LLC, and Coffee News of South MS.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers Fiber Art classes in November

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host free Fiber Arts classes for adults. Learn new techniques with instructor Maryanne Anthony for classes for beginners to the advanced knitter. Sign up is required by calling the library at 228-875-1193.
On Friday, November 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy Knitting in the Round using the Magic Loop. Knitting without seams gives finished projects a professional look. The class will learn to knit in the round using the “magic loop” technique. Prerequisite: Mastery of knit and purl stitches, casting on and off. Supplies needed: Circular needle and appropriate yarn.
On Friday, November 9, from 11: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m., practice sessions will be held. Bring a fiber project and work on it while learning and chatting with other fiber lovers.
On Friday, November 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy Knit-Along Service Project. Christmas ornaments for nursing home residents will be created. Patterns will be shared so students can knit holiday ornaments to be distributed to local nursing home residents. Needed Supplies: any size needles and yarn.
On Friday, November 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Create Cable Patterns; an intermediate class for the established knitter. Bring eye-catching cables and luxurious texture to your knitting. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to kit cables with confidence. A beautiful cabled pillow pattern will be the focus of this class. Prerequisite: Mastery of knit and purl stitches. Supplies needed: any size needles and appropriate yarn and a cable needle.
For more information, call the library at 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Family History Search workshop at Ocean Springs Library - Nov. 17

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Search for your Ancestors workshop on Saturday, November 17, 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, November 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. The club will meet again on Thursday, November 29, starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. The club will continue to meet every other Saturday and Thursday. Pick up a schedule at the library.
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.

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY-LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY

Free Family History Search available at Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library

Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library will host Building Your Tree with FamilySearch.org workshop on Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Library manager Amanda Brooks and volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will discuss how to use the popular FamilySearch.org website to locate information about family history.
Attendees are asked to bring as much information as possible on family history. Specific names, dates, birth certificates, military papers, and places will be very helpful in research.
Registration is suggested as seating is limited. Call the library at 769-3078 or sign up at the information desk.
The Genealogy Library is located on the second floor of the Pascagoula library at 3214 Pascagoula Street. For more information about the library, visit the website at www.jgrls.org.

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Pascagoula Library to host Fire Safety Storytime with Sparky

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Fire Safety Storytime for preschool children on Wednesday, November 7, at 10 a.m., at the gazebo behind the library.
Children and parents are invited to this special storytime with the Pascagoula Firefighters and take photos with Sparky the Fire Dog. Bring a camera to take a photo with fire trucks and see safety gear. Children will be able to tour the trucks.
Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent, or adult guardian.
For more information, call the library at 769-3060 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Let’s Get Crafty event offered at Pascagoula Library Nov. 13

Anyone interested in crafts are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library on Tuesday, November 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., for a scrap rug making program.
This Let’s Get Crafty series will show patrons how to make happy scrappy rag rugs from old blue jeans or other heavy fabric woven together. Make any color into something useful or for a gift. Materials will not be provided on site. Bring scrap fabric to make one to take home.
To reserve a seat, call the library at 228-769-3060, extension 1603.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library, and there will be a door prize.
Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent, or adult guardian.
For more information,visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes - November

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room; Thursday in November; 1, 8 15, and 29.
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.

Sit! Stay! Read! Children’s event offered at Pascagoula Library

Children and parents are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library on Saturday, November 17, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., for the Sit! Stay! Read! program.
Children will enjoy reading all types of story books to therapy dogs from Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi. This is a free event.
Sit Stay Read! Children read one-on-one to licensed pet therapy dogs to help improve their reading skills! Dogs enable kids to tackle the serious issue of childhood illiteracy in a fun way, and test scores prove that these programs improve reading fluency. Because pets accept people without conditions, the human-animal bond creates a relationship free of the stress of judgments and expectations.
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.

 

 

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Werewolf Experiment Escape Room offered for teens at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will offer the free teen event, The Werewolf Experiment, on Saturday, November 17, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Teens age 12 and up are invited to experience The Werewolf Experiment; escape room. A mad scientist, while trying to create a super human, turned himself into a werewolf. Teens will enter the scientist’s “lab” and be exposed to a poisonous vapor. Teens will have one hour to solve puzzles and pick locks to avoid the scientist’s fate. Have fun and decorate werewolf themed cupcakes to enjoy.
Registration is required as seating will be limited. Call the library to sign up at 228-392-3250.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library offers Seasonal Floral Design class

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Seasonal Floral Design class for adults on Thursday, November 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Anyone interested in decorating for the holidays will enjoy this free class. Making floral arrangements can add a festive touch to any home. Learn how to combine foliage clippings from the yard and garden with flowers to create lovely seasonal arrangements.
Instructor for this class is Dr. Jim DelPrince. He is the Horticulture Specialist with the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi. Throughout his career, he has taught floral design to over 6,000 students, professional florists and floral enthusiasts.
Seating is limited. There will be a prize drawing and a chance to take home a lovely floral arrangement. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
To reserve a seat, call 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Budgeting for the Holidays offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will offer a free session on Budgeting for the Holiday on Monday, November 5, at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
‘Tis the season when we celebrate - and spend - more than we do the rest of the year. So before you start your holiday shopping, make sure that your financial plans are in order. Mississippi State University Extension Agent Kimberly Gowdy will help you prepare and stick to your budget over the holidays so that you can spend less time stressing and more time enjoying the season with family and friends! Join us for this FREE instructional program.
Call the library to sign up at 228-392-3250.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Coffee House Book Club offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host a monthly Coffee House Book Club, every second Tuesday of the month, and will meet on November 13, at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
Adults are invited to the meeting room for coffee and book discussions. Share what you’ve read and discuss stories with other readers. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
For more information, call 228-392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library offers Thanksgiving Cupcake Decorating

The St. Martin Public Library will host Thanksgiving Cupcake Decorating on Thursday, November 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Families and friends are invited to this fun-filled, hands-on program to decorate cupcakes with a holiday theme. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Limit one class date per person. Supplies will be furnished.
Registration is required by calling 392-3250 as seats are limited.
For more information, call the library or visit at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

School Break Blues event for students offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will offer School Break Blues event on Monday and Tuesday, November 19 and 20, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the library for children of all ages.
Students of all ages out on fall break are invited to play Legos, board games and eat popcorn with friends. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.
Call the library for more information at 228-392-3250.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to offer Free Bingo afternoons

Attend a special afternoon of free Bingo at the St. Martin Public Library on Thursday, November 15, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Adults 17 and older will enjoy bingo and be able to win prizes and socialize with others. Prizes and light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library.
For more information, call the library at 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.




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
Veterans’ Day -- Monday, November 12, 2018
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 Friends host Annual Arts and Crafts Fair - Nov. 17

The Vancleave Friends of the Library will host the 22nd Annual Vancleave Arts and Crafts Fair and book sale at the Vancleave Public Library, on Saturday, November 17, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The annual event is a wonderful opportunity for crafters to market their handiwork, and for shoppers to buy great holiday gifts. More than 35 arts and craft vendors will be present with many great hand-crafted items for Christmas gift giving.
Fun crafts for kids and entertainment will take place outside throught the day. Going on inside the library will be the year’s biggest book sale with many nearly new items available at very low prices.
Library manager Jeanne Damiano said, “This will be our largest event this year. It is one of the biggest community events for our area and is a significant Friends fund-raiser. We have many in our community and around the county that look forward to this every year.”
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit the branch at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave.

Vancleave Library to host Women and Teen Self Defense class

The Vancleave Public Library will host a free Women and Teen Self Defense class from Gulf Coast Aikido on Saturday, November 10, from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.
Hear and learn about Self Defense for women with hands-on maneuvers from Sensei Juanita Burt and Sensei Novelle Price to help women protect themselves from attack. The free class is certified by the Center for Non-Violence. Come in casual clothing - ladies unable to participate may watch and learn. This class will be about three hours. Intended for adults and students in grades 6 and up. Students must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information and to register, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library hosts Unique Crochet Club classes

The Vancleave Public Library will continue to offer Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, November 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Class will also be offered again on November 26.
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 schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Vancleave Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, November 8, at 5 p.m. in the meeting room.
All ages are invited to join Dennis Hronek 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.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit them at 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 to host Homeschool Hangout Afternoons

The Vancleave Public Library will host a special Jurassic World Homeschool Hangout Afternoon on Friday, November 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the library.
Watch a movie and connect with other homeschoolers and enjoy board games, STEAM projects, crafts and whatever activities you would like to sample.
Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Vancleave Library.
Any parent that is involved with homeschooling is invited to attend these gatherings - adults and children of all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call to register and to request specific programming at 826-5857 or sign up at the library circulation desk.
For more information, visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.

Vancleave Library to host After School Hangout for students

The Vancleave Public Library will host After School Hangout for students on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the library.
Connect with other students each Wednesday and enjoy board games, movies, STEAM projects, crafts and whatever activities you would like to sample. Let us know what topics interest you, and our staff will plan engaging activities so that you can explore them. This event will be held monthly.
Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Vancleave Library.
Any parent is invited to attend these gatherings and is intended for students age 11 to 17. Call to register and to request specific programming at 826-5857 or sign up at the library circulation desk.
For more information, visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.

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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