Area libraries in Jackson and George counties will host “Oceans of Possibilities” this summer at all branch libraries. The Library System adult summer programs begin June 6, and run through July 14, with a full schedule of events fount at www.JGRLS.org.
“Oceans of Possibilities” is this year’s theme for the adult program that will run from June through mid-July. It will provide a way for participants to experience new crafts, new books, learn self-help, food preparation, and much more. Guest presenters will offer a variety of information for all interests.
All in-person programs are free and many will offer the chance to win door prizes. Local businesses and Friends of the Library groups have donated food and prizes.
For more information, visit the library website at www.JGRLS.org to download program lists and more information. Sign up for e-mail program reminders.
The Jackson-George Regional Library System is comprised of nine branch libraries serving the two counties and surrounding areas.Find the library on social media @JacksonGeorgeLibrary.
June 6-9 - Storytelling with Jerry Jenkins!
June 13-16 - Water Safety: Marine Patrol DMR
June 20-23 - Make a Splash Puppet Show
June 27-30 - Grand Bay NERR (Nature Reserve)
July 4 - Closed for holiday
July 5-7 - The Science of NOAA
July 11-14 - Freedom Ranch Creatures!
Preschool Storytimes: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Jackson-George Regional Library Board welcomes new DirectorThe Jackson-George Regional Library System Board of Trustees welcomed new library director Angela Stewart at the October monthly meeting.
Jackson-George Regional Library System Board of Trustees welcomed new library director Angela Stewart at the October monthly meeting. Pictured are (l to r); George Sholl, Belinda Dammen, Angela Stewart (director), Metty Ryals, Carol Lewis-Jones (board chair), Evelyn Read (vice-chair), and Nancy Jo Maples. Not pictured, Susan Agnelly.
Regional Library System welcomes new branch manager to Vancleave Public Library
Regional Library hires Thompson as manager of Singing River Genealogy and Local History Library
Check for programs at your branch library here:
EAST CENTRAL LIBRARY
East Central Library offers Fiber Art Club and classThe East Central Public Library will host Yarn & Talk Fiber Arts Club on April 21, at 4:30 p.m., in the meeting room. The new club will meet on the first and third Tuesdays each month.
Support your library by purchasing raffle tickets from the Friends of the Gautier Public Library for $3 each. The Friends of the Library is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win one of five gift baskets. The baskets are themed and for different age groups. You can view the baskets in the display case at the Gautier Public Library and purchase raffle tickets at the service desk.
Buy your raffle tickets for the Gautier Public Library Friends Easter Basket Raffle!
Tickets available until Apr. 14th - Don’t wait!
True Crime Club offered at the Gautier LibraryThe Gautier Public Library will host “Crime Will Tell, A True Crime Club “every 4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for adults. The next meeting for the free club is April 28, in the meeting room.
Family Gardening offered at the Gautier Library
The Gautier Public Library will offer Family Gardening for Beginners on Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Enjoy hands-on spring gardening with the kids at our special beginner’s lesson, where you will learn how to plant Mississippi sweet potatoes, Mexican Petunias & sunflower seeds! Take it home to watch it grow, then use your new skills to garden at home all year! This program will be presented by volunteers from MS Master Naturalist. Light refreshments and supplies provided by Friends of the Gautier Library.
Call the library for information 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus. For other information about the library or services, visit the website at www.JGRLS.org.
Star Wars Week event offered at the Gautier Library
The Gautier Public Library will offer a week of Star Wars events from Monday, May 2, through Saturday, May 7, in the library for families.
Patrons are invited to celebrate May the 4th…Star Wars Day along with other programs during the week for all ages. There will be space-themed Make and Take Kits, a Homemade Costume Contest, and a Star Wars Photo Booth.
Monday, May 2, at 6:30 pm – Galactic BINGO. Come to the Dark Side…we play Bingo.
Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 pm – Star Wars 3-D Miniature Painting. Paint Star Wars miniature figures of droids, ships, and favorite characters.
Wednesday, May 4, at 6:30 pm – Star Wars Movie Trivia. Test your knowledge.
Thursday, May 5, at 10 am – Star Wars Storytime with Ms. Donna. Listen to an Outer Space Storytime, make a cute little Yoda Craft, and play a quick game of “catch a falling star.”
Friday, May 6, at 2:30 pm – Out of This World Space Painting. Create a galaxy far, far away.
Saturday, May 7, at 1 pm – Attend Jedi Academy. Make a light-saber, UFO disc Flight School, Hyperdrive Bingo, Rebel Army-Crawl through a wormhole and more. Celebrate graduation with Yoda-Soda, Saber-pops, and Wookie-Cookies.
Call the library for information 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.
Journey to Parenting offered for families at the Lucedale LibraryThe Lucedale/George County Public Library will host Journey to Success Parenting classes - call for dates - beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Lucedale Library to offer Chess Meet and Social groupThe Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Chess Meet and Social on Saturdays, this April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library.
Lucedale Library to offer Free BingoThe Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Free Bingo at Your Library on Tuesday, April 12, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Chickens in Mississippi program offered at Lucedale Library
The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host Ann Howard, MS Farm Bureau, for Peanuts in Mississippi on Saturday, April 23, at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Ann Howard, Farm Bureau/Mississippi Federation of Women in Agriculture, will be presenting a free program on raising chickens in Mississippi. She will provide information on why the chicken crossed the road and all about poultry farms, chickens, and eggs in Mississippi. Enjoy free crafts and snacks after the program provided by Farm Bureau Insurance.
Call the library at 601-947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit us on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.
Poetry Slam event offered for students at Lucedale Library
The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer Lucedale’s Poetry Slam for students on Thursday, April 28, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Students are encouraged to bring your favorite poem or write one of your own and share with others - must be suitable for all ages. This program is intended youth ages 12–17. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Call the library at 601-947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit us on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.
Horticulture in Mississippi program offered at Lucedale Library
The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host Ann Howard, MS Farm Bureau, for Horticulture in Mississippi on Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Ann Howard, Farm Bureau/Mississippi Federation of Women in Agriculture, will present facts on Horticulture in Mississippi in the library meeting room. Create Mother’s Day crafts with items from our Mississippi horticulture class. Bring the kids and learn something new - create something pretty as well. This program is designed for children K through 5th grade. Snacks and craft materials will be provided by Farm Bureau.
Call the library at 601-947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit us on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.
MOSS POINT LIBRARY
Spotlight Book Club offered at Moss Point Library
The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will again host the new Spotlight Book Club in the library with a new book. The Club will meet Wednesday, April 27, from 5-7 p.m.
The chosen book is from author Brenda Jackson. Her book welcomes you to Catalina Cove, where even the biggest heartbreak can be healed. Vashti Alcindor left Catalina Cover 10 years prior.. Now a decade later she has inherited her aunt’s bed and breakfast.
The group will meet every fourth Wednesday each month. Anyone interested in being a part of the Spotlight Book club, contact the Moss Point Library, 228-475-7462. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Moss Point Library. Visit the Moss Point Library at 4119 Bellview Avenue near downtown.
Moss Point Library offers Paint by Stickers craft
The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Paint By Sticker craft on Thursday, April 28, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
The library will host a family-friendly craft program for all ages. Just like paint-by-numbers, create a work of art using stickers. Images for children and adults will be available so the whole family can participate. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Moss Point Library. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Avenue near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.
Clay Trinket Tray craft offered at Moss Point Library
The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Clay Trinket Tray Crafting in the library on Tuesday, May 3, at 4:30 p.m.
Mother’s Day is approaching. Come to the library and learn how to make a trinket tray for Mom or a motherly figure in your life. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments provided by Friend’s of the Moss Point Library. Space is limited. .
For more information, contact the Moss Point Library, 228-475-7462. Visit the Moss Point Library at 4119 Bellview Avenue near downtown.
OCEAN SPRINGS LIBRARY
Ocean Springs Library offers Video Games with FriendsThe Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host “Video Game Day” for students on Saturday, April 12. This event will be held on Saturdays, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - call for more information, 228-875-1193.
Sit! Stay! Read! Children’s event offered at Pascagoula LibraryChildren and parents are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library every third Saturday, April 16, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. for the Sit-Stay-Read! program for children.
Pascagoula Library to host Raising Autism Awareness program
The Pascagoula Public Library will host a special Raising Autism Awareness program on Wednesday, April 20, beginning at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
According to the CDC, one in forty-four children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. What exactly is autism? What are the symptoms? What does the autism spectrum cover? These questions and more will be answered at this free event. Kristin Webb, from the Mississippi Center for Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities, will present relevant and useful information.
Kristin Webb strives to support families affected by Autism and make sure all interventions and therapies are understood and implemented at home. Currently, Kristin serves as the Office Manager and a Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) for the Mississippi Center for Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities.
Call 228-769-3060 or stop by the library to reserve a seat. For more information, visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.
Star Wars Escape Room offered at Pascagoula Library
The Pascagoula Public Library will offer Escape Room: Star Wars Edition event on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Star Wars fans of all ages are invited to participate. The room is a hidden base where rebels have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. The mission is to find the plans, find out which planet the empire is targeting next and how to escape.
Registration is required for this popular event. Call 228-769-3060 or stop by the library to reserve a seat. Room times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. All ages and all patrons are welcome. Children age 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pascagoula Library. For more information, visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.
Arty-Party event offered for children at Pascagoula Library
Children and parents are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library to attend the Electric Jellyfish Arty-Party on Tuesday, May 3, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Children may channel their inner artist while creating a cool electric jellyfish to take home - it actually lights up. All materials will be provided. Due to space limitations, sign up is required and limited to ages six and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. #1245 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.
Pascagoula Library hosts Star Wars Bingo
The Pascagoula Public Library will host Star Wars Bingo on Wednesday, May 4, beginning at 6 p.m. in the meeting room.
In celebration of “Star Wars Day” on May 4th, enjoy a rousing session of Star Wars bingo at the library and win prizes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Everyone is welcome. Those ten and under 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.
SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY
ST. MARTIN LIBRARY
Vancleave Library Friends host Spring Arts and Crafts FairThe Vancleave Friends of the Library will host a Spring Arts and Crafts Fair and book sale on Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Vancleave Public library. The event will become an annual festival in the spring and will be a wonderful opportunity for crafters to market their handiwork, and for shoppers to buy great holiday gifts. More than 40 arts and craft vendors will be present with many great hand-crafted items for home decor or gift giving. Booth space may still be available. Going on inside the library will be the year’s biggest book sale with many nearly new items available at very low prices. All proceeds will go toward the Friends’ library projects and programs. Library Friends officer Betty Ryals 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.” The library is located at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave. For more information, call Betty Ryals, 228-826-4143 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave. For more information about the Friends or libraries, visit the library website at www.JGRLS.org.
Vancleave Library Friends host Membership Drive & Saturday Book SaleBargain hunters should come running to the Vancleave Public Library for the Saturday Book Sale for the best selections in like-new or used books and more. The special pricing is available while supplies last during library hours. Save the date: April 23!
Vancleave Library offers Homeschool Puzzles and Games program
The Vancleave Public Library will offer Homeschool Puzzles and Games for families on Monday, April 25, beginning at 11 a.m., in the meeting room.
All homeschool families are invited to play popular table games and enjoy a variety of puzzles. This free event is an opportunity for families to meet together and learn about library electronic resources and on-line services. Learn how to access these sites. All ages are welcome.
The library is located at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave. For more information, call 228-826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave.
Vancleave Library schedules Tuesday Line Dancing
The Vancleave Public Library will host Rhythm In Motion Line Dancing at the library beginning Tuesday, April 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the meeting room.
Join James Hall every Tuesday for some Line Dancing fun at the library. Come learn how to line dance and start dancing to all types of music. Free to anyone 17 or older interested in learning - from beginner to advanced. For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, in Vancleave.
“True Crime” Club offered again at Vancleave Library
Vancleave Public Library will again offer a True Crime Club for adults interested in “who done it” mysteries on Thursday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m.
This club is perfect for Forensics buffs, true crime novel lovers, and cold case armchair detectives. 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 books, materials and on-line resources the library provides. A list of information about the crime case will be provided prior to the meeting will be sent by e-mail. Each club member will be able to choose whatever combination of materials to use and discuss during scheduled meetings. The club meets every other month.
For more information about the club, call the library at 228-826-5857. The library is located at 12604 Highway 57.
Vancleave Library offers Domino Day each monthThe Vancleave Public Library will offer Domino Day on the 3rd Thursday each month at 1 p.m., in the meeting room.
Vancleave Library offers Tuesday Book ClubThere is a new book club at the Vancleave Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month. The Book Club will start at 2 p.m. Next meeting: April 5th!
Vancleave Library offers Sewing Classes twice a monthThe Vancleave Public Library will offer free Sewing Class twice monthly every month, except for holidays. Beginning Class will be held on the third Tuesday each month.
Vancleave Library offers Teen Crochet classes - 3rd SaturdaysThe Vancleave Public Library will host Vancleave Chrochet Classes on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the library meeting room. Classes will be held every 3rd Saturday each month.