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EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

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 Annual Princess Tea - rescheduled March 16

Girls ages three to ten are invited to attend the Annual Princess Tea at the East Central Public Library on Saturday, March 16, in the library starting at 10:00 a.m.
Parents should call 588-6263 to reserve a seat or sign up at the library. There is a limit of 20 participants.
Princess gowns are encouraged but not required. Library staff will provide a morning of fun, games, crafts, and food for all. Parents may bring a camera to record all the fun.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263. The library is located at 21801 Slider Road near the schools in Hurley.

East Central Library to offer Needles in the Book Stacks Club

Anyone interested in fiber arts may join the new Needles in the Book Stacks club at the East Central Public Library. They will meet on Monday, February 25, beginning at 4:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
The club will meet on each 2nd and 4th Mondays every month, except for holidays. The new group is for those who love or want to learn how to knit, crochet, embroidery, cross-stitch, and anything else fiber arts related! Bring a project you’re working on, or bring supplies to start something new. Come share techniques, or pick up tips from experienced fiber crafters.
All ages and experience levels are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Refreshments 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.

East Central Library hosts Americus Realm D&D group - 2nd Saturdays

Anyone interested in fantasy game play is invited to Americus Realm: a Dungeons & Dragons Club at the East Central Public Library on Saturday, February 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 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.

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.
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.

KATHLEEN MCILWAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY OF GAUTIER

Celebration of Friends craft offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer A Celebration of Friends craft for students on Tuesday, February 12, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
Is your best friend the most wonderful, amazing friend in the whole wide world? Now is the time to show them. Bring your very best friend or entire group to celebrate the beauty of friendship for grades 5-8. Discover which friend knows you well, make friendship bracelets, and enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
Call the library for information 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Teen Anti-Valentine’s Bash offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer a Teen Anti-Valentine’s Bash on Thursday, February 14, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
The love bug is floating around and Cupid is on the hunt. Avoid the fever by joining us for the “Anti-Valentine’s Day Bash.” Bring friends and enjoy food and fun sure to delight the coldest of cynics - without a heart or frill in sight.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library. Call the library for information 497-4531 and sign up.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library offers Beginning Crochet for Adults - March 9

The Gautier Public Library will offer Beginning Crochet classes for adults on Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m. in the library meeting room.
Adults are invited to free beginning crochet classes with instructor Teresa Busby. Learn basic crochet stitches, like single, double, half double, and treble crochet. Any experience level is welcome to attend.
Students may bring supplies. A supply fee of $5 may be required at registration for those who may not have materials. The Friends of the Gautier Library is sponsoring this event.
Seating is limited. Register by calling the library for 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Keep Calm and Yell Bingo offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer Keep Calm and Yell Bingo on Tuesday, February 12, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room. The group will meet again on February 26 and the same time.
Enjoy an evening of Bingo at the Library. Patrons may win prizes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library. This event is intended for adults age 17 and up.
Call the library for information 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library hosts Teen Kaffeeklatsch - Feb. 25, March 25

The Gautier Public Library will offer Teen Kaffeeklatsch on the fourth Monday of the month. The next event will be on Monday, February 25, from 6 to 7 p.m.
Teens are invited to bring friends and chat over coffee and discuss topics of your choice. The definition of Kaffeeklatsch [German] is an informal social gathering at which coffee is served.Discussion topics may be given in ballot form at the service desk the day before the event. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
For more information, call 497-4531. The Gautier Public Library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the community college.

Keep Calm and Yell Bingo offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer Keep Calm and Yell Bingo on Tuesday, February 12, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room. The group will meet again on February 26 and the same time.
Enjoy an evening of Bingo at the Library. Patrons may win prizes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library. This event is intended for adults age 17 and up.
Call the library for information 497-4531.
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, 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

Family movie scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host a February Family Movie to be held on Saturday, February 16, beginning at 12 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Patrons will enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library for this PG-13 rated. Bring the family and join the fun.
Call the library at 947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit us on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Family movie scheduled at Lucedale Library #2

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host a February Family Movie to be held on Thursday, February 21, beginning at 12 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Patrons will enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library for this PG-13 rated comedy about groundhogs. Bring the family and join the fun.
Call the library at 947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit us on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library to host Essential Oils Health program

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host “The Smell of Love: Essential Oils” program on Tuesday, February 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the meeting room.
Come learn about essential oils from specialist, Britany Simoneaux. Learn to release negative emotions of worry, sadness, grief, fury or suffering. Learn to embrace positive emotions of love, gratitude, clarity, harmony and confidence. Attend a hands-on, interactive approach to see how simple it is to use oils to support your moods. For a fee of $5, take home a sample blend. This free program is intended for adults 17 and up.
Britany Simoneaux is an aromatherapy specialist who teaches fun and informative classes and offers private consultations on using therapeutic grade essential oils to promote ideal physical and mental health and vitality. She is also a social worker with experience as a case manager working with disadvantaged populations, including persons with mental health issues and opportunity youth.
For more information, call the library at 947-2123 or visit at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Lucedale Library hosts Annual Friends Art Contest for teens

Teens age 12 to 18 are encouraged to enter the Friends of the Lucedale Library's Anual art contest beginning Friday, February 1, through February 28 (last day to enter). See the library for details.
For more information, call 947-2123. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library to offer free Wire Art class

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer free Wire Art class with local teacher and artist Jacob Havard on Tuesday, February 12 beginning at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Anyone interested may attend a see demonstrations of how to make “Wire Art” in the meeting room. This session is intended for students grades 6 to 12, but anyone may attend. All supplies will be furnished.
Mr. Havard teaches at the middle school and has been drawing and painting for several years as well as teaching art for three years.
Registration is required by calling or visiting the library. Seating is limited.
For more information, call 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street 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 the Lego Club on Saturday, February 16, starting at 10 a.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.

Trading Card Club continues at the Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a Trading Card Club day on Saturday, March 2, from 1 to 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Start trading and card collecting, play games, and role-play with others in the community. Whether a first timer or long time trader, join in the fun with gaming and fantasy play. Meet new collectors with similar interests and enjoy a great hobby.
For more information call the library at 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from City Park.

The Literacy Advocacy Group to meet at Lucedale Library - Feb. 9 & 23, March 9 & 22

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host The Literacy Program with Reader’s Advocacy Group, on Saturday, February 9, 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 meet other week on Saturdays with the next meeting on February 23.
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

Black History Month Art Show offered at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is hosting a Black History Month Art Show during the month of February. This free art show will run through the end of the month during library hours.
The annual Art Show will feature local African-American artists and craftsmen. Media includes drawings, paintings, photographs, and wood crafts. Artwork will be displayed throughout the library, including the Ruth Horn Meeting Room, the library display case, and areas of the main library.
Featuring local artists: Leroy Williams-show coordinator - pen and ink artwork; Chris Harper - woodwork; James Toles - woodwork; and Glenn Mack - hand-crafted jewelry.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462 or visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Free Child Fingerprinting offered at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Fingerprinting for Safety on Saturday, February 16, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
This program is facilitated by Woodmen Life Insurance and Ben Benjamin. The Smart Parenting program will be offering a free fingerprinting service for children at the Library. Parents and caregivers should take advantage of this common safety measure to aid law enforcement in finding children and individuals with special needs if they go missing. Fingerprints can be used to help locate children or vulnerable adults in a variety of ways. Refreshments provided by the Woodmen Life Insurance.
To sign up or for more information, call 228-475-7462.
The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is located at 4119 Bellview Boulevard near downtown.

Make Mardi Gras Smoothies at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Make Mardi Gras Green Smoothies for adults on Tuesday, February 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Mardi Gras is a time for colorful celebrations. Merge some Mardi Gras colors into tasty, healthy and fun green Smoothies with Terri Thompson, MSU Extension Service! Learn to prepare delicious beverages and have fun. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Public Library.
Seating is limited for this popular class. To sign up or for more information, call 228-475-7462.
The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is located at 4119 Bellview Boulevard near downtown.

Moss Point Library exhibits Underground Railroad Quilts

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the River City Quilters “Journey on the Underground Railroad” for a Black History Month program on Thursday, February 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The River City Quilters will present twelve display stations where speakers will provide information on the various quilts used for the Underground Railroad and their meanings.
At its peak in the 1850’s, nearly 1,000 slaves per year escaped from slave-holding states using the Underground Railroad. Under the original Fugitive Slave Law of 1793, officials from slave-holding states were responsible for the recovery of runaway slaves, but citizens and governments of many free states ignored the law, and the Underground Railroad thrived.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
For more information, call the library at 228-475-7462 or visit at 4119 Bellivew 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.

Moss Point Library hosts Trading Card Game Club

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the Moss Point TCG Club on Tuesday, January 29, beginning at 4 p.m. in the meeting room. The group will also meet on February 26.
The community Trading Card Club is open to all ages. Whether you want to trade, battle, or just hang out with friends, come on out. This club is for all Trading Card Games (RPG) and open to all skill levels, from beginner to expert. Recommended for those eight years or older. 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 offers weekly Fiber Art classes

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host free Fiber Arts classes for adults. Learn new techniques each week with instructor Maryanne Anthony. Classes for beginners to the advanced knitter will be offered. Sign up is required by calling the library at 228-875-1193.
On Friday, February 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attend a great stress reliever with knitting basics. Create a wonderful handmade gift for a friend or for yourself. Lots of free patterns and great ideas for other projects will be shared. Prerequisite: Knitting Basics, Part 1, For students new to knitting supplies will be provided (2 sessions).
On Friday, February 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attend practice class. Bring your fiber project and work on it while learning with others.
On Friday, February 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attend Crochet Basics with guest instructor Apryle Panyi. If you’ve never crocheted before, or if it’s been a long time since - this is the class for you! You’ll discover or rediscover the wonderful world of crochet. At the end of the second session, you will be able to crochet many items by learning the basics – how to single, double and triple crochet. No prerequisites. Needed Supplies: For students new to crochet supplies will be provided. (1 session).
On Friday, February 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attend practice class. Bring your fiber project and work on it while learning with others.
For more information, call the library. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Family History Search workshop at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Search for your Ancestors workshop on Saturday, February 16, 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 in 2019 on Saturdays , from 10 a.m. to noon. The club will meet again on Thursdas, starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 6 p.m.
Other dates are: Feb. 2, Feb. 21, March 2, and March 21.
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

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

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. Classes will also be held every Thursday of the month.
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.
Classes will be also be held on February 7 and 21, March 7, 14, 21, and 28, and April 4, 18, and 25.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Murder Mystery Party presented at Pascagoula Public Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host “Murder at the Movies” Valentine Mystery Party on Thursday, February 14, beginning at 6 until 7:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Anyone who loves a good mystery should attend and have fun role-playing, sleuthing, mystery and mayhem. This event is for couples or singles to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Characters will be picked at random to play parts. Enter the door prize giveaway. Refreshments will be served. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Seating is limited and registration is a must. Call 769-3060 or visit the library.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Pascagoula Library hosts Bingo for adults

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Bingo for adults on Tuesday, February 12, beginning at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
Enjoy a rousing session of BINGO at the library and win prizes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Everyone is welcome. Those under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult. Call the library for information 228-769-3060 and sign up.
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, February 16, 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.
SitStayRead! 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.

Sweet Cupcake Decorating offered at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer Sweet Cupcake Decorating at the Library on Monday, February 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Have fun decorating cupcakes in unique ways. Learn how to make a cupcake look like a flower and learn other festive decorating styles. All supplies will be provided. Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent, or adult guardian.
Seating is limited and registration is required by calling 228-769-3060.
For more information, call or visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library hosts Open Mic Night

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Open Mic Night on Thursday, February 28, beginning at 6 p.m. in the meeting room.
Stories, poetry, spoken word, rap, songs, and jokes all welcome. Keep it short and keep it clean. Bring your talent and show it off. Invite your friends and have fun. Light refreshments provided.
Call the library for information 228-769-3060 and sign up.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

 

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

St. Martin Library to offer Free Bingo afternoons - Feb. 21 & March 21

Attend a special afternoon of free Bingo at the St. Martin Public Library on Thursday, February 21, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Relax and have fun with others at Bingo. Adults 17 and older will enjoy bingo and be able to win prizes. Prizes and light refreshments are 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.

St. Martin Library to host Latrina McCarty at book signing

The St. Martin Public Library will host local author Latrina Graves-McCarty for a book signing and discussion on Saturday, February 23, beginning at 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.
The public is invited to hear Latrina as she talks about being an author and the stories she writes. She is originally from Moss Point. Mississippi. Latrina teaches creative writing and journalism and holds a degree in broadcast journalism and speech communication from the University of Southern Mississippi. Latrina also has a master’s degree with the concentration in English education from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS.
She resides in Ocean Springs, MS. Follow her on Facebook @ Latrina Graves McCarty and visit her at latrinamccarty.org.
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.

Mardi Gras Wreath craft offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will host Mardi Gras Wreath craft event on Thursday, February 28, at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Adults are invited to learn how to make a decorative Mardi Gras wreath from leftover beads and basic materials. See how to create a masterpiece for this festive season. All supplies provided by the Friends of the Library.
This program is limited to the first 10 to register. Seating and supplies are limited - sign up is required by calling 392-3250.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Crochet class offered at St. Martin Library - Feb. 16 - March 2

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will host a free Crochet class on Saturday, February 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the meeting room.
Instructor Teresa Busby will offer more advanced classes for the average student. Learn the fundamentals, read patterns, and reduce your stress. Intended for those age fifteen and older.
Supplies are furnished or you may bring your own. (Supplies needed are yarn and a crochet hook.) Registration is required as seating and supplies are limited - call the library for more information. Seating is limited and sign up is required by calling 392-3250.
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 Feb 12, at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
This will be repeated on Tuesday, March 12.
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 to host WordPress Users Group - Feb. 26 and March 26

The St. Martin Public Library will host a new WordPress Users Group on Tuesday, February 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room. The group will meet on the fourth Tuesday each month.
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.




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
December 31 -- New Year's Eve day

 

VANCLEAVE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Vancleave Library offers Unique Crochet Club class

The Vancleave Public Library will host Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, February 11, and again on February 18 and 25, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Patrons will learn with instructor Teresa Busby as she teaches free basic classes for the beginning student. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence. This club is for those age 15 and over.
There is a $5 fee for supplies or you may bring your own. Supplies needed are yarn and a crochet hook. Registration is required as seating and supplies are limited.
For more information and to register, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Early History of Vancleave offered at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Public Library will host local history and genealogy librarian Amanda Brooks for “Early History of Vancleave” on Thursday, February 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Anyone interested in the history of our area may attend and hear from Amanda Brooks, Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library manager, with a presentation on the early history of Vancleave and west Jackson County.
How was Vancleave founded? Who were the prominent families in the area? What industries provided for the economy? These questions and more will be answered in this informative program.
For more information and to register, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library hosts Black History Month Movie

Families in the Vancleave area will enjoy a great Black History Month movie experience as they are invited to the Vancleave Public Library on Thursday, February 21, beginning at 5 p.m.
Watch a free film with the story of a couple’s struggle during a turbulent time. Bring friends, eat popcorn, and wrap up in blankets to enjoy the show. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
For more information about free programs, call the library at 826-5857 or visit at 12604 Highway 57.

Rock Painting for teens scheduled at the Vancleave Library

Teens interested in painting rocks are invited to the Vancleave Public Library for a Rock Painting Party on Wednesday, February 27, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Join the TAG group. Discuss ideas for programs that are popular to take place at the library. Paint rocks and have fun with friends. All supplies will be furnished. The library will encourage “rock finders” and have fun. Enjoy light refreshments provided by the Vancleave Library.
The library is located at 12604 Highway 57. For more information about the event, call the library at 228-826-5857.

Vancleave Library looking for Teen Advisory members

            The Vancleave Public Library is currently looking for Teens to serve on a Teen Advisory Board at the library. Call the library for details - 228-826-5857. 
            Teens, grades seven to twelve, are invited to join T.A.B. and claim ownership of what’s going on at the library. Help plan teen library events, create community services programs, book displays, write book reviews and more. The library wants to hear ideas to make the library better. 
            For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 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.

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.