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Regional Libraries Closed for Mardi Gras

The branch libraries of Jackson-George Regional Library System will be closed on Tuesday, February 25, for the Mardi Gras holiday.
Book drops will be open for returning items and all on-line services will be available for renewals, holds, and e-services for card holders. Visit www.jgrls.org.
The branches will reopen the following Wednesday at regular hours.

EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

AARP Tax prep help available at East Central Library Feb. 5 - Apr. 8

Anyone needing assistance with filling out tax forms will find help at the East Central Public Library every Wednesday February 5 through April 8.
Volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide will help preparing taxes on a first come, first served basis in March and April. Volunteers will be available from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Trained and IRS-certified preparers will assist in tax forms and questions. All are encouraged to bring as much personal forms and information as possible. No appointments will be taken.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library offers East Central Today info group

The East Central Public Library will offer East Central Today, for gathering community news and events, on Tuesdays, at 8:30 a.m. in the meeting room. The date of the first meeting will be on March 10.
Those interested in discussing today’s world or events in our local community should come enjoy a warm cup of coffee and the paper. Spend your morning at the library with others in the community.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the East Central Public Library.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library offer Page-turning Book Club

East Central Public Library will host a special off-site Book Club at Creations & More Coffee Shop in Hurley. Area book lovers are invited to join “As the Page Turns” book club on the first Tuesday each month, beginning in February at 1 p.m.
The club will meet at Creations and More Coffee Shop located at 21413 Highway 63. Enjoy a coffee, refreshments on your own and good company with other book lovers. Share your opinions and discuss likes and dislikes of book titles.
For more information, call the library at 228-588-6263 or visit 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

Full STEAM Ahead for Homeschoolers offered at East Central Library on Fridays

The East Central Public Library will offer Full STEAM Ahead for Homeschoolers now through January each first and third Fridays, starting at 10 a.m. in the library reading area.
Parents with students are invited to homeschool programs focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Activities will be divided by grades for Kindergarten to 2nd, 3rd to 5th, and 6th to 12th. All supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Groups or parents are welcome to call 588-6263 for more information.
For more information, visit the library at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library hosts monthly Lego Club on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

The East Central Public Library will host Lego Club on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month on Tuesdays 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 to offer Needles in the Book Stacks Club

The East Central Public Library will a new “Needles in the Book Stacks” fiber arts club on Wednesdays in January at 4:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Anyone interested in learning how to knit, crochet, embroider, cross stitch, or anything fiber arts related may join. Bring a current project and supplies or start something new. Share your wisdom, get tips from others and enjoy your craft. All ages welcome.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Library.
The library is located near the East Central Schools at 21801 Slider Road. For more information, call the library at 588-6263.

 

KATHLEEN MCILWAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY OF GAUTIER

Gautier Library offers LEGO Club event for families

The Gautier Public Library will celebrate National LEGO Day on Saturday, March 4, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Other dates are April 8, and May 6.
Children and families will enjoy playing games and build things. The library will supply LEGOs and ask that anyone interested sign up and join the fun. Children age ten and under must be accompanied by parent or adult.
To register or get more information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Book Club for pre-Teens offered at Gautier Library

Area students ages 9 to 12 are invited to the Tween Book Club at the Gautier Public Library beginning Thursday, at 4 p.m., on March 19.
Students will discover a new adventure with others and discuss a different book each month. Explore books with others and suggest favorites to read, play games and enjoy activities at each meeting. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
Call the library at 497-4531 for information and sign up.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Free Bingo on Tuesdays offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer Free Bingo on Tuesday, March 3, at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Enjoy an evening of Bingo at the Library every other Tuesday. 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.
Other dates - March 3 and 17.
Call the library for information 228-497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library offers Beginning Crochet for Adults

The Gautier Public Library will offer Beginning Crochet classes for adults on Saturday, February 29, 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.

Gautier Library offers Button Bowl Craft

The Gautier Public Library will offer a Button Bowl Craft on Saturday, February 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the meeting room.
Join us and create a cute bowl out of buttons. Learn to make your own bowl using a balloon and buttons. Use it to hold anything. Bring buttons to use or use those provided. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
Class size is limited. Call the library at 228-497-4531 for information and to sign up.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Knitters’ Workshop offered at Gautier Library on Thursdays

Anyone interested in learning more about knitting may attend the Gautier Public Library’s Knitters’ Workshop classes each Thursday beginning February 27, at 5 p.m.
Here’s your chance to try a new hobby and meet some new friends this year. Learn from life-long knitter, Anna Smith, as she teaches the basics of knitting. Practice knitting with confidence. Suggested for ages for this workshop is 13 and up. Please bring a skein of yarn and a pair of straight knitting needles (size 7) for classes or purchase supplies for $5. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
Call the library at 228-497-4531 for information and to sign up.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Teen Advisory Group event offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library is inviting area teens to be part of TAG, a Teen Advisory Board that will meet the last Wednesday of each month, beginning at 5 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 or suggest books and materials the library should provide. 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

Library Tech 101 offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Library Information: Tech 101 along with questions and answers on Thursday, February 27, at 3 p.m.
Get one on one help with library technology. This class is open to anyone to find information and help using any library digital service. Feel free to bring a cell phone or laptop.
Ever wonder how to set up your phone or other computer device to use the free library Apps? Ever wondered hot to use the online catalog, Axis 360 ebooks, or database?
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Friends of the Library offers Community Art Contest and Show

Friends of the Lucedale-George County Public Library will hold an Annual Art Contest for all ages. Entries are now being accepted at the Library until March 11 at close of business. Winners will be announced at the Friends Community Art Show on Monday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Taylor House located at 400 Manila Street in Lucedale.
Prizes will be provided by the GCMS Art Club. Three winners from each age division will be awarded a gift card. One overall Best-in-Show will be awarded a special prize. There are four age divisions. Elementary-Ages 5 to 11 years old (Three winners); Middle School-Ages 12 to 13 years; High School-Ages 14 to 17 years; and Adult-Ages 18 and up.
Categories are 2-D Black & White, 2-D Color, Photography and Sculpture.
Only original art work will be accepted. All entries will be on display at the exhibit until March 16. See rules at the service desk or call the library at 947-2123 for details.
For more information, visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from the water tower.

Unravel History and Explore the Past program offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host Unraveling History; An exploration of the Past program on Saturday, February 29, beginning at 3 p.m.
Join us with Mississippi native Cheyenne Lopez for a great presentation of black history and discussion with a panel of guest speakers, Lucedale’s black elders. Hear of their experiences of Lucedale’s past and present and what they hope for in the future. The Friends of the Lucedale-George County Public Library will provide light refreshments.
Cheyenne Lopez is a Mississippi native, raised in Lucedale. She is a devoted wife, proud homeschooling mom of their three Mexican-American children, free-lance portrait artist with a passion for psychology, culture, and social justice.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower. Call 601-947-2123 for more information.

History of George County Hospital book signing offered at the Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a book signing with authors of the book, George County Hospital: the first 50 years, on Saturday, February 29, beginning at 10 a.m.
The authors and editors will be signing a book about George County Hospital employees who authored the book which gives a rich history of George County Hospital. The once small community hospital has grown into a much larger medical facility that continues to expand and modernize.
About the Book: Early in 2019, a group of present and former employees came together with the idea of putting together a small book covering the first 50 years of George County Hospital. This period covers the beginning of the hospital 1950 to the year 2000. “The one thing that remains the same is that feeling of family our patients experience while in our care”.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower. Call 601-947-2123 for more information.
Find the library on Facebook @LucedaleGeorgeLibrary. Visit www.JGRLS.org for more information about all programs.

Learn how to publish a book yourself at the Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host self-published local author Ashlyn Finley for a free workshop for writing and publishing a book independently on Saturday, February 29, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Ashlyn will discuss how to write and publish a book in the meeting room. Learn the ins and outs of publishing with helpful tips and tricks. Ashlyn will discuss the art of publishing a book independently and how to find attractive book covers and where to get marketing tools for publicity.
This is intended for anyone who desires to write. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower. Call 601-947-2123 for more information.

Lucedale Library offers What About Soils for kids

   The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host Ann Howard, MS Farm Bureau, for Soils for Kids on Saturday, March 14, beginning at 10 a.m., in the library meeting room.
This family friendly program will be presented by Ann Howard, Mississippi Farm Bureau for George County. Children grade 6 and under are invited to this free program in the library meeting room. Join us and see what its all about. This program provided by Farm Bureau.
Ann Howard has been an office associate for fourteen years at Mississippi Extension Service George County. She is also the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Women and Agriculture Chairperson for George County and has been doing this for three years.
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.

Autism group schedules meeting at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host the South MS Special Needs Organization at the monthly Autism -- at 12 p.m., in the library meeting room. Call for more information.
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. 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.
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.
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.

 

 

INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Black History Month Art Show at Moss Point Library in February

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, jewelry items, 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.
The features these local artists: Leroy Williams with pen and ink art and is show coordinator,
Chris Harper with woodworking, James Toles also with woodworking, and Glenn Mack with handcrafted Jewelry.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462 or visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Plants in Books craft

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Plants in Books crafting for adults on Tuesday, March 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the library.
Make something new from an old book and grow your very own secret garden. Create a garden in a book. Use a gently loved book and repurpose it to make a beautiful planter.
All supplies provided by the Friends of the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. Space is limited so please call 228-475-7462 or come by the library to reserve a seat.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call for more information.

Moss Point Library to host Teen Paint Night

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Teen Paint Night on Monday, March 9, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Enjoy learning how to paint Koi fish using acrylics in a step-by-step instructional painting class. This program is intended for ages 12 to 17. Learn beginning techniques and have fun! Class seating is limited - call today to save your spot.
All supplies provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library. For more information, call 228-475-7462 today.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown Moss Point.

Moss Point Library offers Roblox Club for students

Students interested in computer gaming are invited to join the Roblox Club at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library on Thursdays. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Other dates are March 12, and March 26.
Anyone age 10 and above may play Roblox with friends and others at the teen computer area - or bring your own laptop. All will be able to enjoy this fun-filled game whether beginner or advanced. Share new strategies and game worlds and get a chance to win fun prizes.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

Moss Point Library offers free Dance lessons for adults - February

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Dance, Dance, Dance ballroom and swing dance lessons on Saturdays in February, from 10 a.m. until noon. Dates in February are the 29th.
Have a great time while learning ballroom and swing dance styles with Montrelle Ramey, dance instructor for the library. Have fun and get healthy exercise as well. Adults 17 and up are invited to bring friends and join the fun. Sign up at the library or call 475-7462.
For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers monthly Chess Club

Anyone wanting to learn about Chess is invited to a new Chess Club at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library with free sessions every second Thursday of the month, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Learn the game of Chess that uses problem salving, memory, creativity and more. All player levels are invited from beginner to advanced. This group is intended for ages 12 and up.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

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 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.

 

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

NEW! Sensory Boxes for Check-out @ Your Ocean Springs Municipal Library

Ocean Springs Library offers weekly Fiber Art classes - FEBRUARY

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host free Fiber Arts classes for adults. Learn new techniques on Fridays 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.
February 28, at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attend Cable Pattern: An intermediate class for the established knitter. Bring eye-catching cables and luxurious texture to your knitting. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to knit 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. (1 session).
For more information, call the library. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers weekly Fiber Art classes - MARCH

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host free Fiber Arts classes for adults. Learn new techniques on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 March 6, attend Practice. Join in the fun and bring your fiber project and work on it while learning and chatting with other fiber lovers.
March 13, attend Using Double Pointed Needles. Using curved and straight double pointed needles -- a useful tool for experienced knitters that offer seamless shaping. Bring your own set of DPNs, 1 straight and 1 curved, any size with appropriate yarn, and come and learn this valuable skill. Prerequisite: Mastery of knit and purl stitches, casting on and off. Supplies include 2 sets of DPNS – 1 straight and 1 curved and appropriate yarn.
March 20, attend Practice. Join in the fun and bring your fiber project and work on it while learning and chatting with other fiber lovers.
March 27, attend KnitAlong, a Service Project. Temperature Project: Knitting with a group is a treasured experience! Patterns will be shared so students can knit temperature strips depicting daily temperatures in their hometown. For returning students who have already completed their strips, the next phase will begin! Needed Supplies: Any size needles and yarn color chart to be provided.
For more information, call the library. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers Uncovering African American Ancestors program

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will offer a Black History Month program, Uncovering African American Ancestors, on Saturday, February 29, at 10 a.m. in the meeting room.
The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library will present a special Uncovering African-American Ancestors program. This session will be led by Marsha Greer, Genealogy Library manager.
Learn how to investigate your family’s history in the United States and abroad. She will show how to get started with family research, free library resources, tools for searching, and more. Get tips for getting past gaps in information in your family records.
To sign up or for more information, call the library at 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers Video Games with Friends

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host “Video Games with Friends” for local students on Saturday, February 29, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the library teen area.
Students age 17 and under may bring friends to play video games. Multi-player video games will be set up for anyone who wants to play or bring their own device and hang out with friends. Enjoy games like Mario-Kart, Minecraft and more (Wii, PS3, and Atari Flashback 7 classic game console) in the side meeting room. Public WiFi is available for more game play.
Call 228-875-1193 for more information. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers Gardening; begins Seed Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will start a new service - The Ocean Springs Seed Library.
A new Ocean Springs Seed Library was recently unveiled to the public. Patrons may take a few seeds to take home to plant. Also, the library is accepting donations of unopened seed packages even if they are old. Now, the Ocean Springs Seed Library, located in our library, will help make accessible free gardening resources for a broad segment of the population.
For more information, visit or call the library at 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers Lapsit Storytime for toddlers

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will present a special “Lapsit” storytime every Tuesday, at 10 a.m. in the library. Call for details - 228-875-1193.
Maureen Downey, youth services assistant, will present a special storytime and activities event for parents with babies and toddlers. Parents and their children will enjoy an interactive time reading together, singing, and moving along with stories. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers Saturday Storytime

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will offer Saturday storytime every other Saturday, at 10 a.m. in the OS Library Genealogy room.
Ms. Mo, youth services assistant, will present a special storytime and activities event for parents of preschool through kindergarten. Children will enjoy an interactive time with stories, singing, and books. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs 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 on Thursdays

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, March 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will also be held every Thursday at the library. Other dates are March 12, 19, and 26 as well as April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
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, March 21, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. for the Sit-Stay-Read! program for children.
Other dates are March 21, April 18, and May 16.
Children will enjoy reading all types of story books to therapy dogs from Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi. This is a free event and will be offered each third Saturday of the month through December.
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.
Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent, or adult guardian.
For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. #1 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library hosts Bingo for adults - Feb., March, April

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Bingo for adults on Saturday, March 14, beginning at 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Bingo will be offered again on April 11.
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 for this free event.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street. For more information about the library, visit the website at www.jgrls.org.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday in March, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will also be held every Thursday at the library.
Classes are March 5, 12, 19, and 26.
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.

Chess Lessons offered at the Pascagoula Library

Anyone interested in learning the game of Chess are invited for Chess Classes at the Pascagoula Public Library each Saturday in January, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Free Chess lesson sessions are offered by library volunteer Jerry Wayne Brazeal 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 769-3060 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

 

 

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

St. Martin Library offers Junior Robotics classes

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will offer Junior Robotics Classes on the first Thursday of the month beginning March 5, at 3:30 p.m., in the meeting room. Classes are scheduled for April 2 and May 7.
Students from kindergarten through sixth grade may attend this new Junior Robotics Club. Learn the basics of coding and robotics while having fun with Dash robots. The Curriculum and materials are provided by the MSU Extension Service’s 4-H program. Those under age ten must be accompanied by an adult.
Space is limited to eight and registration is required. Call 228-392-3250.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library offers Jackson County Jeopardy night

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will offer a special edition of Jackson County Jeopardy on Thursday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
How much do you know about Jackson County, MS? Show off your knowledge of local history and trivia, have fun, and maybe learn a thing or two. Everyone is invited to participate. There will be several rounds of questions, plus a bonus round for the top three finalists. Prizes provided by Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library and refreshments from the Friends of the Library. Suggested for adults age 17 and up.
Space is limited and sign up is suggested. Call 228-392-3250.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library offers Free Bingo afternoons

Attend free Bingo at the St. Martin Public Library on Tuesday, March 3, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Relax and have fun with others at Bingo held the first Tuesday each month. 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.

Crochet class offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will host a free Crochet class on Saturday in March 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.

 



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 11
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

Lego Club Wednesdays offered for children at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Public Library will offer an opportunity for children to join Lego Club Wednesday on March 4, beginning at 3 p.m. Other dates are; April 1, 15, 22, and 29 as well as May 6, 13, and 20.
The library will supply Legos and ask that anyone interested sign up and join the fun. Children age eight and under must be accompanied by parent or adult.
For more information about free programs, call the library at 826-5857 or visit at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers Teen Movie Night on Wednesdays

Teens in the Vancleave area will enjoy a great film each Wednesday at the Vancleave Public Library in the meeting room. The first film showing will be Wednesday, March 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. Movies will continue through April 20th.
Watch a free film during the spring every Wednesday with other students. Bring friends, eat popcorn, and cuddle up in blankets to enjoy the show. Refreshments and treats will be provided by the Library. This event is intended for ages 12 to 14.
For more information about free programs, call the library at 826-5857 or visit at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers Unique Crochet Club class - March

The Vancleave Public Library will host Unique Crochet Club class on Mondays in March, from 1 until 3 p.m. in the library meeting room. Classes in the month will be 9, 16, 23, and 30.
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.

Vancleave Library to host Homeschool Hangout for families

The Vancleave Public Library will host Homeschool Hangout for students and families on Thursday, March 12, at 4 p.m. in the library.
Connect with other homeschoolers and enjoy table games with us. Here about the plans for future meetings and group opportunities at the library. Children under age ten need to 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.

New “True Crime Club” created at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Public Library will host a new True Crime Club for adults interested in “who done it” mysteries the first Tuesday each month at 5:30 p.m. Next date is March 3.
Are you a Forensics Files-o-phile? A Murderino? A cold case armchair detective? If you’ve got a morbid curiosity for crime, you’ve found the right club. Each month the library will pick a crime to research and discuss, and share favorite books, documentaries, and podcasts. Meet and focus on one well-known true crime case and/or criminal each month using a variety of materials and resources the library provides.
A list of resources available about the case about a month prior to the meeting will be located on the library website or sent by email. Each club member will be able to choose whatever combination of materials to use. Discuss progress during scheduled meeting times.
For more information about the club, call the library at 228-826-5857. The library is located 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.


 

 

 

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