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Free Computer Classes available at Public Libraries

The public is invited to register for free computer classes at branch libraries of the Jackson-George Regional Library System in September. Classes will be held in the CLIC lab at the Pascagoula Public Library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.
Registration opens on Monday each week at 9:00 a.m. for the following week’s classes. Call 769-3060, ext. 1264 to register. Patrons can also register online at learn.jgrls.org and look for the “Register for Class” link.
Classes will include Computer Basics, Using the Internet, Downloading eBooks, Introduction to Microsoft Word, and much more.
Patrons must call their local library to reserve a seat for each class. Visit us on Facebook at JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

East Central Library offers Slider Walking Club

Adults interested are invited to join the Slider Walking Club on Tuesday and Thursday each week at the East Central Public Library. The club will meet at 9 a.m. twice a week.
Walk Slider Road while listening to audio books on smart phones or digital device with Axis360, or RB Digital platforms. Download the apps for free from the library website and use a library card.
Come early to stretch before walking. Bottled water will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Bring headphones or purchase earbuds at the library service desk.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

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

The East Central Public Library will offer Full STEAM Ahead for Homeschoolers from September through December each first and third Fridays. The next session is Friday, October 4, starting at 10 a.m. in the library reading area. STEAM is also offered on October 18.
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 October 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.

Friends of the East Central Library announce meetings

The Friends of the East Central Public Library will meet on Tuesday, November 12, at 12 p.m. in the meeting room at the library.
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

Gautier Library to host Baby University/Excel by 5 for Parents on Thursdays

The Gautier Public Library will host Baby University: Great Beginnings for Babies every Thursday, in October, at 6 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Based on the integrated lesson plans developed by Franziska Reff, PsyD, Excel by 5, LAUNCH to EXCElence Leadership Academy and the Library System bring you Baby University. Free classes to help families nurture their babies Baby U is an intensive Parenting and Health Education Program for families with children under the age of 3.
Seating is limited. Dinner is available at 5:30 p.m. if needed. Childcare may also be available by request. Registration is required by calling 228-497-4531.
Over the course of six free sessions, families will come together at the library to learn evidence-based practices that support optimal physical, cognitive and emotional development in young children. Our fun and engaging classes offer support for families and enriching activities for babies and toddlers. There will be a Baby U graduation ceremony on Thursday, December 5, at 6 pm.
For more information, call the library at 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library to host The Great Halloween Costume Swap

The Gautier Public Library will The Great Halloween Costume Swap on Saturday, October 12, from 10 a.m. to Noon in the library meeting room.
Go Green this Halloween and be kind to your wallet and the planet this Halloween season and bring your child’s clean, gently used Halloween costume to the Gautier library from October 5 to 11 to get credit for the Library Swap day. For every item you bring, you will receive a ticket/tickets that you can use to “purchase” a new-to-you item at the Costume Swap on October 12, #NationalCostumeSwapDay.
To register or get more information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library to host Escape from Dr. Frankenstein event

The Gautier Public Library will host Escape from Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab event on Monday, October 28 through Thursday, October 31, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Get ready for frightfully fun and free entertainment. Gautier Public Library’s first escape room challenge celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein during Halloween.
Time slots are first come, first served and will fill quickly. Registration is suggested by calling 228-497-4531.
Escape the Lab as a member of Dr. Frankenstein’s team of lab assistants. For months lab assistants have been working hard to assemble his creature. Find the last three body parts and get them to the top of the castle where lightning will strike and bring the creature to life. Work in teams and figure out how to unlock the door. Meet Dr. Frankenstein before lightning strikes.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library offers Fall Fun and Games for kids

The Gautier Public Library will host a Fall Fun and Games Party on Saturday, October 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the library.
Step right up to the Gautier Library for carnival games, crafts, and prizes! Enjoy the flavors, sights, and sounds of a fall weekend with many fun game booths for the whole family. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Fall treats and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
Call the library for more information at 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library to host LEGO Club for families

The Gautier Public Library will offer LEGO Club for children, students and families on Thursday, October 10, at 4 p.m. Other dates scheduled are: November 14, and December 12.
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.

Young Living Essential Oils class offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will host Young Living Essential Oils class offered on Thursday, October 24, beginning at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to promote greater health and vitality. Join us and learn how to use aromatherapy to support your body’s natural ability to achieve and maintain vibrant health.
Those attending will learn how to choose and create a custom essential oil blend specific to you to take with you. *There is a $5 materials fee for the “make and take” sample.
Space is limited. Call 228-497-4531 to register prior to class date.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library to host Among the Pages Book Club at City Park

The Gautier Public Library will offer Among the Pages Book Club... Join other readers for an exciting new book club for adults and meet in the “setting” of the book Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to usher in the Halloween season. Shelley began writing her tale “to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart.”
The second meeting will be at the Gautier Library on Monday, October 28, at 6 p.m. as the setting will be inside Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory. Work together to escape, or become fresh meat for the Dr.’s next experiment.
This program is suitable for adults 18 and older. Sign up at the library service desk or call 497-4531 and reserve a copy of Frankenstein.
Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
To register or get more information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Beginning Watercolor Classes offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer Introduction to Watercolor Class on Wednesday, October 9, beginning at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Adults are invited to learn about watercolor with instructor Glenda Wilks. This introduction class is just for beginners whether you’ve tried it or are completely new to it. This class will teach all the techniques you need to know to start creating your own masterpiece.
Refreshments and materials will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
Call the library for information at 228-497-4531 or to sign up. Seating is limited.
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, October 8, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room. The group will meet again on October 22, at the same time.
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.
Call the library for information 228-497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Computer Basics clinic offered at Gautier Library 2nd and 4th Saturdays

The Gautier Public Library will offer Computer Basics for Adults on the second and fourth Saturdays during the summer and fall, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the library computer area.
Those attending should bring a laptop, tablet or use the public computers. Call the library for information 497-4531 or to sign up.
Take advantage of these free clinics at the library where computer novice users can get one-on-one basic computer and Internet skills training from community volunteers. Learn to complete online job applications, apply for government and medical benefits, sign up for e-mail or Facebook, or maybe learn to video chat with friends and family. Whatever computer help is needed, these free clinics will help.
The library is also looking for volunteers with computer skills to assist with this digital literacy project.
Call the library at 228-497-4531 for more information or to sign up. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library to host Tween Book Club for students

The Gautier Public Library will offer a new Tween Book Club on Thursday, October 17, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Upper elementary “Tweens” are invited to discuss a different book each month, suggest favorites to read, and play a game or create cool art projects at each meeting.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
To register or get 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

Lucedale Library to offer Device Training; Cell Phones

Patrons who may have questions about cell phones are invited to a free Device Training for Cell Phones workshop at the Lucedale/George County Public LIbrary on Thursday, October 17, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
C-Spire cell phone expert Joe Hicks will conduct the workshop with assistance on cell phone use, connectivity, or to get answers concerning their device. Examples would be changing a ring tone, data not working, connecting to wi-fi, clearing cache, or downloading a document.
To register, call 601-325-4396 or the library 601-947-2123.

Halloween Craft Day for kids offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Children’s Halloween Crafts on Saturday, October 26, at noon, in the meeting room.
All kids, kindergarten through fifth grade, are invited to make a Halloween craft to make and take home. Have fun during this free craft program. Supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Lucedale/George County Public Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Advance Care for Seniors workshop offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host “The Elephant in the Room: Advance Care Planning for Seniors” on Tuesday, October 29, at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
What is the first step in planning for senior family members? Anyone with elderly family members should attend. Understand the first step in making advance care planning decisions is to learn as much as you can.
The presenter, Liz Hoop with Southern Hearts Hospice, will offer valued information about healthcare choices and the importance of advance care planning. Communication is the key factor along with encouraging communication with loved ones, caregivers, and healthcare professionals so everyone can share in that knowledge. Southern Hearts Hospice will provide refreshments.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park. For more information, 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, october 26, starting at 11 a.m.
This 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.

Lucedale Library to offer Free Bingo

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Free Bingo at Your Library on Thursday, October 10, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Enjoy an afternoon of free Bingo at the library. Invite friends and socialize. Patrons may win prizes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. This event is intended for adults age 18 and up.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street 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

Moss Point Library offers free Dance lessons for adults in October

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Dance, Dance, Dance ballroom and swing dance lessons on Saturday, October 12, from 10 a.m. until noon.
Classes are scheduled for October 19 and 23 as well.
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 to host DIY Jewelry Repair class

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Jewelry Repair class on Tuesday, October 29, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
Learn who to do it yourself with instructor Glenn Mack. Fix favorite earrings, change out the clasp of that vintage necklace, or restring a set of beads. See how to make minor repairs yourself. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
This event is intended for adults age 17 and up. Seating is limited. To register, call the library at 228-475-7462 or visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Fire Safety Storytime offered at Moss Point Library

Children and families are invited to a special Fire Safety Week Pajama Party at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library on Tuesday, October 15, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Join Ms. Monique and the Moss Point Fire Department for a Fire Safety Week story-time. Kids will read fun stories and sing songs, then learn about fire safety from Moss Point’s neighborhood fire fighters. Photos can be taken with firemen and the fire truck.
Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 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 Roblox Club for students - October

Students interested in computer gaming are invited to join the Roblox Club at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library on Monday, October 14 and 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
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.

Fall Gardening Class offered at Moss Point Library

Anyone interested in Fall Gardening may attend “Put Your Garden to Bed” at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library on Tuesday, October 15, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
As cool air approaches, it’s time to help your garden get ready to hibernate. Attend this free class and meet Ms. Evan Ware of the Mississippi State University Extension Service. She will discuss what is good for your garden over the chillier months on the coast. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
Call 228-475-7462 and save your seat today in the meeting room.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Watercolored Coffee Mug craft offered at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer a free Watercolored Coffee Mug craft on Tuesday, October 22, 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Come and make a perfectly adorable mug at the library. Create useful items using just water and nail polish. Transform ordinary coffee cups with a marble effect for yourself or a gift in minutes. This craft is presented by Diana Samwel Farag.
All supplies will be furnished. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
Call 228-475-7462 and save your seat today in the meeting room.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Lego Movie Making for students

Students interested in making stop-motion movies are invited to Lego Movie Making at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library on Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15, from 2 to 4 p.m.
See how to make short animation films with legos and how the Lego movies are made. Students may make a Lego movie at almost no cost. Learn film history, story boarding, and movie-making in this two session program designed for ages 10 and up.
Refreshments provided by 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 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 Friends host Amateur Photo Contest

The Friends of the Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host their Annual Amateur Photo Contest starting September 30. Amateur photographers in three ages groups are invited to submit their best work.
Contestants may submit photos beginning September 30 until November 1. People’s Choice voting will be from November 2 to November 9. Registration and rules are available at the Ocean Springs Library.
The Friends Awards Reception will be held on Tuesday, November 12, at 6 p.m., in the meeting room. Awards presented will include: People’s Choice Ribbon; 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Ribbons each age category; Best of Show Ribbon and Cash Awards for Adult ($50), Teen ($30), and Children ($20). There is an entry fee required. All awards provided by the Friends of the Library.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Municipal Library and is a fundraiser for programs and events at the Library. To join the Friends, see staff at service desk.
For more information, call the library at 228-875-1193. The library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue behind City Hall.

Drawing and Writing Class offered at Ocean Springs Library with author I.L. Davis

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host author and artist I. L. Davis for a Drawing and Writing Class on Saturday, October 19, beginning at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Anyone interested in drawing and writing is invited for a morning of drawing fundamentals and a discussion with author I.L. Davis and his love of writing.
Davis’ Sci-Fi series of Mooneyes includes two books, “Mooneyes and Dark Moon Council” along with “Mooneyes Rising of the Two Moons.” All supplies will be furnished.
Registration is suggested as seating is limited. Call the library to save a seat at 228-875-1193.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Silver Screening dinner and movie event offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library invites anyone fifty and older to a special “Silver Screening” dinner and movie on Wednesday, October 23, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
The library will host a free dinner and a movie, at 5 p.m., for seniors with "Yesterday". Space is limited as dinner will be served. The Friends of the Library will offer memberships.
For more information, call 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Family Movie Saturday offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie Saturday on October 19, starting at 1 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie is the story of a popular animated film with the fun things pets do after owners leave the house. this film is rated PG. Light refreshments and a popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. Bring your own snacks and folding chair or blanket.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Meet artist John Ruskey at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host artist John Ruskey, master canoe carver on October 15, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Meet the owner and carver of “King Beaver”. King Beaver currently on display in the library was carved from one sweet gum log by John Ruskey. Here the discuss as he talks about carving canoes as well as his adventures across the country.
John has written about and floated many of the major rivers of North America, including the Mississippi, the Colorado, the Rio Grande, the Arkansas, the Platte, the Columbia, the Missouri, and most recently the Atchafalaya.
John Ruskey builds voyageur style stripper canoes for use on the wild waters of the Lower Mississippi River, and is one of the most experienced builders of dugout canoes in the country. John is also a musician, painter and writer. He was the first curator of the Delta Blues Museum (1992-98) and is co-founder of the Delta Blues Education Fund. In 2011 he founded the Lower Mississippi River Foundation for access, education, and the betterment of public outdoor recreation on the Middle & Lower Mississippi Rivers.
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, October 26, 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 weekly Fiber Art classes - October

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.
Friday, October 4, at 11:30 a.m. Attend Correcting Knitting Mistakes, Changing Colors & Joining. This is an intermediate class for the established knitter. Do not let frustrating stitching errors keep you from completing your project! Learn tips and techniques such as the Russian join and changing colors to aid you with your knitting adventures in this informative class. Prerequisite: Mastery of knit and purl stitches. Needed Supplies: Any size needles and a few contrasting colors of yarn. Feel free to bring problem projects to class.
Friday, October 18, 11:30 a.m., Attend Wet Felting. This class is for all ages and skill levels. No experience needed!.Using supplies provided by the instructor participants will create a one of a kind book mark. A little fleece, a little soapy water, and a little rubbing is all it takes to create a beautiful work of art. Prerequisite: No prerequisites for this class and all supplies will be provided!
Friday, October 25, 11:30 a.m. Attend Practice Session. Join in the fun! Bring your fiber project and work on it while learning and chatting with other fiber lovers.
For more information, call the library. 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.

Family History Search workshop at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Search for your Ancestors workshop. The program is scheduled for the last Saturday each month.
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.

 

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY-LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY

Vancleave Library will offer Ancestry Library Edition class

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Ancestry Library Edition class for anyone interested in family history on Thursday, October 10, at 10 a.m. in the meeting room.
The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library will present a basics class in using Ancestry.com - Library Edition for family research. This session will be led by Marsha Greer, Genealogy Library manager.
The class will cover what materials are found through Ancestry; how to search collections; how to save the information you have found; how you can organize your family tree and much more. This will also be a hands-on class with one-on-one assistance. This session will be held in the computer area. Space is limited - a valid library card is needed for this program.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

Children and parents are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library on Saturday, October 19, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. for the Sit-Stay-Read! program for children. This program will continue through the end of the year on the following dates: November 16, and December 21.
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.
For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. #1 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Finding Your Next Career workshop offered at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a free class on Finding Your Next Career using Learning Express on Wednesday, October 23, beginning at 10 a.m.
Take the next step in your career. Learn how to use Learning Express Career Center, the library’s on-line resource database, using a library card. Get free training sessions on multiple subjects and valuable insight into finding a future career or job. Learning Express can help patrons learn new career skills, create resumes, write cover letters, and more. The Career Center makes it easy to apply for new, exciting jobs to improve career opportunities.
For more information, call the library at 228-769-3060, or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Day of the Dead Paranormal Podcast live at Pascagoula Library

Celebrate the season with Paranormal Gumbo: Day of the Dead Podcast at the Pascagoula Public Library on Wednesday, October 23, beginning at 6 p.m.
Cozy on up and enjoy some ghost stories and Legends of the Mississippi Gulf Coast along with stories about the Day of the Dead. Join us for a live discussion of the Paranormal with the hosts of Paranormal Gumbo Pod Cast- the Pod Cast that covers all things Paranormal. Spooky with a side of humor. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call the library at 228-769-3060, or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Ghoul’s Night Out offered at the Pascagoula Library

Celebrate the season at Ghoul’s Night Out, a celebration of Dia de Los Muertos, and craft event at the Pascagoula Public Library on Monday, October 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Sign up and make your own Day of the Dead-themed bracelet. Bring your Boo, Mummy, or favorite Ghoul-friend. All materials will be provided. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Call to register 228-769-3060 today or visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Halloween Family Fun Fest scheduled at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Halloween Family Fun Fest on Saturday, October 26, beginning at 2 p.m. in the children’s department on the second floor.
Families are invited to join us as we celebrate Halloween. Come dressed in costume and compete in our costume contest. Enjoy stories, crafts, games, and snacks in the children’s department upstairs. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call the library at 769-3060 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Let’s Get Crafty event offered at Pascagoula Library

Anyone interested in crafts are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library on Tuesday, November 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., for a paper bead-making program.
Join us at our “Let’s Get Crafty” series. Learn how to up-cycle old magazines, newspapers, and more into beautiful jewelry to keep or share as gifts.
Part 1 (Nov. 12) will show how to make beads and glaze them. Part 2 (Nov. 19) of this craft will show how to string them into bracelets or necklaces. Materials will be provided. This craft is intended for those 16 and over, however children may be accompanied by an adult.
To reserve a seat, call the library at 228-769-3060, extension 1603.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library.
For more information, visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Halloween Cookie Decorating offered at the Pascagoula Library

Celebrate the season by decorating Skull Sugar Cookies Decorating at the Pascagoula Public Library on Tuesday, October 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Join others at the library for an afternoon of decorating a sweet treat to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos. Take home a treat and enjoy. All materials will be provided. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Call to register 228-769-3060 today or visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Day of the Dead Rock Painting offered at the Pascagoula Library

Families and friends are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library for Day of the Dead Rock Painting on Tuesday, October 29, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in celebration of National Library Week, April 8-13.
Many have heard of the craze of decorating rocks. Paint colorful Day of the Dead theme rocks or whatever you want to celebrate the season. All materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Afterwards, either hide your rock for others to find or take yours home as a decoration or gift. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Please sign up at the circulation desk. For more information, call 228-769-3060.
For more information call or visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, October 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will also be held every Thursday, October; 17 and 24.
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.

Lego-palooza offered for families at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer Lego-palooza for families on Thursday, October 17, at 4 p.m. in the Children’s Library on the second floor.
The event is offered free to families and is suggested for children of all ages. Lego sets are provided to use at this event. 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.

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 October, 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

Fall into Frames craft offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will host a free D.I.Y. Fall into Frames craft on Thursday, October 17, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Decorate your very own 4 x 6 picture frame anyway you like. Bring your creativity and make a masterpiece. Materials will be provided, but seating is limited. Suggested for adults age 17 and up.
Sign up is required by calling 228-392-3250. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Fall-oween event for families offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will offer a free Fall-oween event on Thursday, October 24, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Families and children of all ages are invited to an afternoon of Fall and Halloween themed fun. Kids will decorate a treat bag, play games, and make a delicious treat. Costumes are welcome, but not required. Join in the Fall Fun and bring your friends.
Call the library for more information at 228-392-3250.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Beekeeping workshop offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will present a Basic Beekeeping workshop on Saturday, October 19, from 1:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Hear from beekeeper Judy Hierstein with the MS Gulf Coast Bee Keeper Association. Beekeeping or apiculture is the maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in man-made hives. Discover the joy and rewards of beekeeping. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced beekeeper, learn what it takes to keep bees, collect honey, pollination of plants, and so much more. Hear about all the beekeeping supplies you need to keep bees.
Call the library for more information at 228-392-3250.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Inspiring the Next Generation: Exceptional MS Women exhibit at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host “Inspiring the Next Generation: Exceptional Mississippi Women” exhibit near the meeting room from October 1 through November 30, during library hours.
This free exhibit is presented by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and is for all ages.
Historians have documented the many accomplishments of men throughout this state’s history but have paid less attention to the political, cultural, and intellectual achievements of Mississippi women. Women have been champions for progress in education, civil rights, and social reform. They have created important art, made significant scientific discoveries, and led this state in political arenas. Thanks to them, young women of Mississippi today have role models that inspire them to push boundaries and explore diverse opportunities.
This exhibit focuses on thirty-two women who shaped Mississippi and the nation. The women featured in this exhibit are divided into eight categories: artists, performers, civil rights, athletes, authors, suffrage, education, and government and law.
School groups invited to schedule a visit. For more information, call 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 Friends host Annual Arts and Crafts Fair - Nov. 16

The Vancleave Friends of the Library will host the 23rd Annual Vancleave Arts and Crafts Fair and book sale at the Vancleave Public Library, on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The annual event is a wonderful opportunity for crafters to market their handiwork, and for shoppers to buy great holiday gifts. More than 35 arts and craft vendors will be present with many great hand-crafted items for Christmas gift giving. Booth space is still available.
Fun crafts for kids and entertainment will take place outside throught the day. Going on inside the library will be the year’s biggest book sale with many nearly new items available at very low prices.
Library manager Jeanne Damiano said, “This will be our largest event this year. It is one of the biggest community events for our area and is a significant Friends fund-raiser. We have many in our community and around the county that look forward to this every year.”
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit the branch at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave.

Teen Weekly Moviein August

Teens are invited to the movies at the Vancleave Public Library. The first movie will be shown every Wednesday at 4 p.m. Be apart of the Teen Weekly Movie group and vote on what to see each week.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Library. For more information and to register, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library hosts Bingo Tuesday (2nd Tuesdays)

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Bingo Tuesday every second Tuesday of the month from 5 to 6 p.m.
Adults and friends are invited each month to free Bingo Tuesday. Try this exciting game with friends. Prizes will be given away. This program is intended for those age 17 and up.
For more information or to register, call the library at 826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library to offer Watercolor Painting for kids

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Watercolor Painting for elementary students on Saturday, October 12, at 10 a.m. in the meeting room.
Elemetary age students are invited to paint creative images with watercolors. All materials will be provided. Relax and learn something new and socialize with new friends at the library.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers Unique Crochet Club class - October

The Vancleave Public Library will host Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, October 14, from 1 until 3 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Other classes in the month will be October 21 and 28.
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 offers Teen Weekly Movies on Wednesdays

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Teen Weekly Movies every Wednesday at 4 p.m., with a film scheduled for Wednesdays in the meeting room.
All teens are invited to bring a friend to see first-run films. Come and see a great movie and vote the next movie to watch. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Library.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library will offer Ancestry Library Edition class

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Ancestry Library Edition class for anyone interested in family history on Thursday, October 10, at 10 a.m. in the meeting room.
The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library will present a basics class in using Ancestry.com - Library Edition for family research. This session will be led by Marsha Greer, Genealogy Library manager.
The class will cover what materials are found through Ancestry; how to search collections; how to save the information you have found; how you can organize your family tree and much more. This will also be a hands-on class with one-on-one assistance. This session will be held in the computer area. Space is limited - a valid library card is needed for this program.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

New Teen Book Club offered at Vancleave Library

Teens interested in joining a new Teen Book Club may attend the first meeting on Tuesday, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Vancleave Public Library.
Teens 12 to 17 are welcome to attend on the first Tuesday each month. Vote on a current book and discuss it with friends and peers. Books are chosen by teens for teens and can be part of school curriculum or just for fun. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
Call to register at 228-826-5857 or sign up at the library circulation desk.
For more information visit the library 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.


 

 

 

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