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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 now through December each first and third Fridays. The next session is Friday, December 6, 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 to offer Sensory Ornament Crafts

The East Central Public Library will offer Be Crafty: Sensory Ornaments crafts on Thursday, December 12, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Tired of all the hustle and bustle of the holidays? Bring a friend and join us to make ornaments that will help calm and sooth your soul. Decorate ornaments in a variety of styles to create wonderful keepsakes. Registration is suggested as seating is limited. All supplies provided by the Friends of the Library.
Call 228-588-6263 to register or 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 hosts Christmas Bedtime Storytime

The East Central Public Library will have a special Christmas Bedtime Story-time on Monday, December 16, at 6 p.m., inside the library.
Youth services assistant Micki Lofton will read favorite holiday stories at storytime. The free event is open to families with children of all ages and offer stories, songs, and lots of laughs. Children are encouraged to come dressed in their pajamas and can bring a favorite bedtime pal or blanket.
Refreshments will be served compliments of the Friends of the East Central Library.
For more information, call the library at 228-588-6263. The library is located at 21801 Slider Road next to the schools.

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 November 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 on Thursdays in November, at 6 p.m., in the library meeting room. Call for information - 228-497-4531.
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.

Holiday Music Open House offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer Holiday Open House for patrons on Saturday, December 14, beginning at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Everyone will be entertained with special musical guest Chris Holt. Take a break from Christmas shopping and join us for a dose of holiday spirit. Hear holiday bluegrass music, snap a photo with Santa Claus.
Children can make thumbprint greeting cards to share with loved ones. Everyone may try the holiday movie trivia challenge, get faces painted by an elf, munch on treats and sip hot cocoa or cider.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
For more information, call 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library offers Homeschool Holiday Party

The Gautier Public Library will host a Homeschooler’s Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 17, beginning at 3 p.m., in the meeting room.
Join in the Holiday fun with other homeschool families at your library. Enjoy cookies and hot cocoa, games, arts and crafts, too! Refreshments are provided by the Friends of Gautier Public Library.
For more information, call 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library offers Teen Coffeehouse Game Night

The Gautier Public Library will offer Teen Coffeehouse Game Night on Monday, December 30 beginning at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Teens are invited to try pumpkin spice or cinnamon coffee drinker in the cool months at this fun filled event. Whatever the preference, come in from the cold for coffee, cocoa, and cookies. Bring friends and challenge them to a classic board game, foosball, chess, checkers, or puzzle.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
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, November 21, at 4 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for December 10.
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.
Call the library at 497-4531 for information and sign up.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

 

 

 

 

 

LUCEDALE-GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Lucedale Library offers Basics to Anime Drawing

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer “Get Animated: Basics to Drawing Anime”
on Thursday, December 12, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the library.
Learn from instructor Jacob Havard, GC Middle School teacher, along with Anna Jobe and Kayla Maples, 8th grade students, as they present a drawing class teaching the basics of drawing Anime characters in the meeting room. Learn the basics of drawing step-by-step. A love of art is encouraged, but not necessary to attend. This class is designed for students, grades 6 and up. All supplies furnished.
For more information, call 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Lucedale Library offers Drawing Class with comic artist Stephen Butler

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Draw with Stephen Butler for kindergarten through sixth grade students on Thursday, December 5, starting at 4:30 p.m.
Learn from professional illustrator and artist, Stephen Butler. Get basic drawing tips from a professional comic book artist as he teaches in the meeting room. Learn step-by-step instructions for cartoons and comics. A love of art is encouraged, but not necessary to attend. All supplies furnished.
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.

Reach for the Sky event offered at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer Reach for the Sky presentation on Wednesday, December 4, at 3:30 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Kristen Sarowski, Star Ambassador, will give a presentation in the library meeting room. Learn about upcoming astronomical events such as super moons, meteor showers, visible planets, and more. She will also talk about different apps, telescopes, and the equipment to use.
While living in Detroit, Michigan Kristen had the opportunity to take astronomy, work in a planetarium and become a member of a Radio Astronomy Club. She later moved to Mobile where she pursued a graduate degree in Environmental Toxicology and now works as an Associate Scientist in Mobile. By night, she shares her love of astronomy with the local community.
Call the library at 947-2123 for details. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park. For more information about library programs, find us on Facebook.

Lucedale Library to host Santa Bedtime Story-time

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a special Bedtime Story-time with Santa Claus on Monday, December 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the library.
Children of all ages are welcome and may wear favorite PJs and listen to stories and visit with Santa. Parents should bring a camera to take photos. Enjoy songs, coloring pages, and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Lucedale Library offers All About Trees program for kids

   The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer All About Trees with Ann Howard on Thursday, December 19, beginning at 4:30 p.m., in the library meeting room.
This family friendly program will be presented by Ann Howard, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation for Women and Agriculture Chairperson for George County, will offer up great information on trees and the products we get from them. Children age 12 and under are invited to this fun program in the library meeting room. Join us for this fun program 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.

Holiday Craft Day scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer Holiday Craft Day for kids on Monday, November 25, at 2 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Children, ages five to twelve, are invited to make two Thanksgiving crafts to take home. All materials will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Call the library at 947-2123 for details. The library is located at 507 Oak St., 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, December 21, starting at 10 a.m.
This family event is intended for ages 12 and under. Legos will be provided to make wonderful Lego creations. 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 new service: Universal Class workshop

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer an introduction to Universal Class, a new training resource, on Tuesday, December 3, at 4 p.m., in the computer lab.
Discover what’s new at the library with library manager Cynthia Morgan. Through the library’s website, all patrons have access to free, lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). A valid library card is required.
More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace.
This event is intended for adults age 15 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.

Lucedale Library offers All About Sweet Potatoes for kids

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a special program with Ann Howard with All About Sweet Potatoes on Saturday, November 23, starting at 10 a.m.
Ann Howard, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation for Women and Agriculture Chairperson for George County, will present a “sweet” event for children and families. Students and kids 6th grade and under are invited to this fun program in the library meeting room. She will provide information about sweet potatoes in Mississippi. Join us for this fun “show-and-tell” event with sweet potatoes to taste! Presentation and treats 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.
For more information, call the Lucedale-George County Public Library at 601-947-2123.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower.

Lucedale Library offers Titanic Experiment with STEAM

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host STEAM: Titanic Experiments program on Saturday, November 23, at 12 p.m., in the meeting room.
Students K through 6th grade are invited to a STEAM event at the library in the meeting room. Complete a project using science and technology with a personal, creative touch. Come and build a boat and see if it floats. Supplies provided by the library. Children under ten must be accompanied by parent or adult.
STEAM incorporates all the elements of STEM, but adds art to the mix. These projects are science-based, but also incorporate artistic expression.
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.

Care for Family Photos class offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer How to care for family photos class on Tuesday, December 17, beginning at 4 p.m., in the meeting room.
The Genealogy-Local History Library will present this special how-to session led by Marsha Greer, Genealogy library manager. Information on how to care for your family’s old photographs, whether old or new, will be offered. The class will cover what to do and what not to do when handling, storing and displaying any photographs. Get tips on what to look for when purchasing storage containers and albums. Hear tips on scanning and digitization services or learn how to do it yourself.
Registration is suggested as seating is limited. For more information, call the library at 947-2123. The library is located at 507 Oak Street, across from City Park.

Lucedale Library offers Advanced Essential Oils class

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Advanced Essential Oils class on Tuesday, December 10, beginning at 4 p.m. in the meeting room.
Instructor Brittany Simoneaux will offer advanced information for anyone who may be familiar to oils and show how oils can help to embrace positive emotions and promote confidence.
Attend a hands-on, interactive approach to see how simple it is to use oils to support your moods. For a fee of $5, take home a sample blend. There is no cost to attend. To register, call the library at 601-947-2123.
Britany Simoneaux is an aromatherapy specialist who teaches classes and offers private consultations on using therapeutic grade essential oils to maximize good health and vitality. She is also a social worker with experience working as a case manager with disadvantaged populations.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower.

Lucedale Library offers Basic Bee Keeping

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer Basic Intro to Bee Keeping on Wednesday, December 11, beginning at 1 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Hear from Heath Steede, MSU Extension Service-George County, for great information on Bees. Time will be provided for a question and answer session at the end of the program. Mr. Steede will talk about tips that have to do with getting started in bee keeping. This free presentation on Basic Intro to Bees Keeping will include tips for getting started in bees keeping and a question and answer session.
Heath Steede is the county coordinator for the Mississippi Extension Service George County. Steede has his Masters degree in Agriculture from Mississippi State. He has worked for the Extension Service for seven years. Prior to this, he worked for the Mississippi Department of Agriculture for seven years.
For more information, call 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Holiday Crafts for Children offered at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer Holiday Craft Day for children in celebration of Christmas on Monday, December 23, at 10 a.m., in the library meeting room.
Crafts will be a surprise, so come and see what two projects we have in store. All supplies will be provided. Make a craft to take home.
Call the library at 947-2123 for details. For more information about library programs, find us on Facebook or www.JGRLS.org. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Holiday Crafts for Teens offered at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer Holiday Craft Day for teens on Monday, December 23, at 1 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Crafts will be a surprise, so come and see what two projects we have in store. All supplies will be provided. Make a craft to take home.
Call the library at 947-2123 for details. For more information about library programs, find us on Facebook or www.JGRLS.org. 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

Come and Go Lego event offered at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a free Come and Go Lego event on Monday, November 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. for ages six to seventeen.
Children and teens will enjoy Legos at your library for this come and go event. Legos will be provided for whatever an imagination can do. Young children ages eight or under must have a parent or guardian attending. Meet in the Story-time room and create whatever can be imagined.
The Friends of the Library will also provide refreshments.
For more information, call 228-475-7462 or visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Tax Preparation clinic

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Tax Prep Tips with IFC Tax Services on Tuesday, December 3 in two sessions, the first beginning at 1:30 p.m., and at 5 p.m.
Presented by LaTonya Smith, IFC Tax Services, this free clinic will help in preparing for Tax return season. Time for filing your taxes is quickly approaching. Those attending will hear tips on preparing taxes and other useful information. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
Please call 228-475-7462 and reserve a session. Seating is very limited and will fill up quickly.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Ho Ho Home Decor Crafts

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Ho- Ho- Home Decor crafts on Tuesday, December 10, beginning at 3:30 p.m., until 5 p.m.
There’s no place like home for the holidays, so make it a little more like home. Angela George from William Carey University will be leading this wonderful crafting experience just in time to make things merry and bright. Create a personalized 6” x 6” plaque, perfect for gift giving or sprucing up any holiday décor.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
Please call 228-475-7462 and reserve a session. Seating is very limited and will fill up quickly.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Color Me Christmas Ornaments

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Color Me Christmas Ornament crafts on Tuesday, December 17, beginning at 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
To remember this Christmas, make your own glowing tree ornaments! Bring the holiday into your home with this fun, adorable Christmas ornament. Refreshments and supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
Please call 228-475-7462 and reserve a seat.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers “An Hour of Code” for students

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer students a chance to learn An Hour of Code on Thursday, December 12, beginning at 5 p.m.
Have you ever asked yourself these questions: What are computer graphics? How are they made? You can learn these fun facts in an hour of code at the library. An hour of code is a worldwide event designed to promote computer science and computer programming. Teens are encouraged to join us for an hour of code. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Moss Point Library.
Please call 228-475-7462 and reserve a seat.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Gingerbread House event

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Gingerbread House Making for families on Monday, December 16, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Children and families are invited to make scrumptious Gingerbread Houses. Enjoy a great time decorating creations with assorted candies and icing. All supplies will be provided. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
Seating is limited. 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 free Dance lessons in December for adults

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Dance, Dance, Dance ballroom and swing dance lessons on Saturday, December 14, from 10 a.m. until noon.
Class is scheduled for December 21 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 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

“Crafted for a Cause” Class offered at the Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will offer “Crafted for a Cause” Fiber Arts class on Friday, December 13 and Saturday December 14, starting at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
The Fiber Arts class members have been hard at work creating items to sell and assist the Friends of the Ocean Springs Municipal Library in efforts to replace the circulation desk at the front of the library. Drop by and purchase hand-made craft items for all holiday gift-giving this year and help the library. Affordable scarves, stuffed bears, hats, blankets, table runners, pillows, holiday ornaments, and much more will be available for sale.
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.

Teens invited to Sci-Café: Coding for Life at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will offer OS Library Teen Café: You and Your Genes: Coding for Life on Wednesday, November 20, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the teen area.
Hear from Dr. De Castro, Associate Director for the Air Force Medical Genetics Center, a leading geneticist for the Department of Defense. Learn about DNA, genes, and the codes that make people who they are.
Local teens are invited each month for Teen Sci-Cafe to hear what will be offered at future meetings and events with local scientists. The club is part of the national Teen Science Café Network and was the first library in Mississippi to host a Cafe Club. This event is open to teens age 13 and up.
Refreshments will be served. Teens may reserve at seat by calling the library at 875-1193.
Find Sci-Cafe on Snapchat and Instagram @ osteenscicafe, #osteenscicafe.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library host Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Ocean Springs Library will host their Annual Booksale on Friday, December 6, and on Monday, December 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the library located at 525 Dewey Avenue next to city hall.
The Friends will have a special Members Only preview party on Thursday, December 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m.
Members will have a chance to get great bargains before the big event. Refreshments will also be served. You must be a member of the Friends to attend. Dues are just $5 for a single annual membership.
Anyone can join a Friends group by completing a membership form available at the library. Members will also be given a membership card and notified of meeting dates and other events.
Friends of the Library are civic-minded citizens, who know that any community becomes a better community when its libraries are improved. They lobby for and help raise funds to support enhancement and expansion of public library services. Many Friends work directly with the Library staff as volunteers, helping deliver library services on a personal, one-to-one basis.
For more information about the Friends or booksale, call the library at 875-1193.

Reduce Holiday Stress Meditation offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host instructor Moira Anderson for Meditation with Moira on Thursday, December 12, starting at 6 p.m. in the meeting room.
Diffuse holiday stress with guided meditation and gentle chair yoga stretching with Moira Anderson. Enjoy meditation with others sitting comfortably in chairs. This class is intended for ages 17 and up.
Moira is a certified professional level Kripalu Yoga teacher and trainer, registered with Yoga Alliance and director/owner of River Rock Yoga - member of International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Space is limited in the conference room - sign up is required in advance. Call 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, November 23, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the library teen area. This event will be repeated on Saturday, December 7.
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.

Enjoy Crafts and Cocoa at the Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will offer Crafts and Cocoa for families on Thursday, December 19, starting at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Get ready for the holidays and paint a wooden holiday ornament in the meeting room. Enjoy a cup of cocoa and cookies to snack on while you make your own decoration to take home. All supplies will be furnished. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Refreshments will be served. 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.

Family Movie Saturday offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie Saturday on December 21, starting at 1 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie is the new holiday story of a nutcracker and other characters and 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.

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 in November

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.
(No Class November 22)
November 29, at 11:30 a.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.
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

 

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, December 21, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. for the Sit-Stay-Read! program for children.
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.

Get Crafty event offered at Pascagoula Library

Anyone interested in crafts are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library on Tuesday, November 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., for Keep On And Craft On program.
Join others and create unique gifts out of recycled materials for that someone special. Adults are invited to learn how to create different gifts using recycled materials: Mod Podge Bangles, Family Photo Laminated Snow Globe Ornaments, Tea Light Candle Holders, and Scrappy Tree Ornaments. All materials for the crafts will be provided.
Light refreshments will be supplied by the Friends of the Pascagoula Library. Ages 10 and under are required to have adult supervision. To reserve a seat, call the library at 228-769-3060, extension 1603.
For more information, visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library hosts Bingo for adults

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Bingo for adults on Saturday, November 23, beginning at 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Another event will be held onSaturday, December 7 at 2 p.m.
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.

Winter Gardening class offered at the Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer Garden Year-round with Winter Gardening on Tuesday, December 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Who says gardening is just for spring and summer? Join others at the library and learn about winter gardening with MSU Extension agent Evan Ware. She will offer information with a broad overview of vegetable and ornamental gardening for the home during winter months. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be provided.
Call the library for information 228-769-3060 and sign up.

Christmas Concert offered at the Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer a special Holiday concert and Open House on Wednesday, December 4, featuring three performing groups during the day beginning at 10 a.m. in the library atrium. This free event will feature students and adults as they perform traditional Holiday songs for patrons of all ages.
Scheduled to perform are: Girls Ensemble from Colmer Middle School at 10 a.m., JGRLS Staff Choir at noon, and Pascagoula Senior Center Choir at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information call 228-769-3060. The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown. For other information about the library, visit www.JGRLS.org or the library Facebook page @JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

Pascagoula Library offers Christmas Ornament Crafts

Get creative for the holidays with Christmas Ornaments Crafting at the Pascagoula Public Library on Monday, December 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Join in the fun at a special holiday arts and crafts event. Create hand-made ornaments that you can give as a gift or use for your own Christmas tree. Bring a friend or family member and your holiday cheer. Refreshments will be served. Intended for ages 12 and up.
To sign up, call the library at 769-3225. The library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Bedtime Storytime with Santa scheduled at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Bedtime Storytime with Santa on Tuesday, December 10, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the children’s area.
Families and friends are invited to visit the library and take photos. Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to join us. Children may wear favorite PJs and bring a snuggly plush animal. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pascagoula Library.
For more information, call 769-3060 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, November 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will also be held every Thursday in November.
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 November, 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

Crochet class offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will host a free Crochet class on Saturday, November 23, 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.

Basic Self-defense class offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host a free seminar for Basic Self-defense Class on Saturday, November 23, beginning at 1 p.m. in the meeting room.
Learn safe and protective measures for defense with common-sense tactics geared for adults and older teens. Get information to make everyday life safer. Be aware of your surroundings and learn what to do in situations when you’re alone or feel threatened. This class is intended for those age 15 and up.
Call 392-3250 to sign up for this free workshop. Class size is limited to the first 20 to register. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library offers Holiday Plate Decorating

The St. Martin Public Library will host Holiday Plate Decorating on Thursday, November 21, beginning at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Attend this free craft event and decorate your very own table plate anyway you like. Bring your creativity and make your masterpiece to celebrate the Holidays. All supplies provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library. This program is intended for those age 18 and up.
Registration is required by calling 228-392-3250 as seats are limited.
For more information, call the library or visit at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library offers Family Ornament Decorating

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Family Ornament Decorating on Thursday, December 19, beginning at 3 p.m., in the meeting room.
Families and children are invited to this fun craft event. Bring your creativity and make an ornament to celebrate the Holidays. All supplies provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library.
Registration is required by calling 228-392-3250. Refreshments are provided.
For more information, call the library or visit at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Tai Chi class offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Tai Chi at the library on Saturday, December 7, beginning at 10 a.m. in the meeting room.
Those interested may sign up for this free session and experience body in harmony with itself. The class will be led by Jerry Rivera in the meeting room. This class is intended for adults. Tai’chi is a relaxing exercise and concentrates on slow, focused motion. Benefits include: balanced body, focused mind, reduced stress levels, and lower blood pressure. Tai’chi works with your internal energy.
Call the library to sign up at 228-392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to host Secret Santa Workshop for kids

The St. Martin Library will host a special Secret Santa Gift Workshop on Tuesday, December 10, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the meeting room for children.
Kids, grades one through six, are invited to make Christmas Gifts for family and friends in the meeting room. All crafting supplies will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
Children must be accompanied by an adult as supervision may be required.
For more information, call the library at 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.

Free Bingo on Tuesdays offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer Free Bingo on Tuesday, November 26, 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.
Call the library for information 228-497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Lunch and Learn: Winter Gardens offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Lunch and Learn: Winter Lawns and Garden Care on Wednesday, December 4, beginning at 12 p.m. in the meeting room.
It’s almost winter, bur there is always something to do in a southern garden no matter the time of year. Learn tips to keep up with lawns and gardens with MSU Extension agent Evan Ware.
Bring your own brown bag lunch and enjoy beverages and desserts provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library.
Call 392-3250 to sign up for this free workshop. 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

Vancleave Library to host Talk About Bullying workshop

The public and families are invited to attend a free workshop “Bullying; What You Can Do” on Thursday, November 21, at 5 p.m. at the Vancleave Public Library.
Parents and teachers of students 5th grade and up are invited to hear from Patrice McCullum, MS Community Education Center with Families First for Mississippi. Discuss the issues of bullying. Topics covered will be physical, social, cyber, and mental aspects of bullying. Learn how to prevent it and know what to do if someone is being bullied.
For more information, call the library at 826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Teen Weekly Movie

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 Holiday Movie Marathon in December

Families in the Vancleave area will enjoy a great movie experience at Vancleave Public Library’s Christmas Movie Marathon in December to be held each Tuesday through Thursday and again on Saturdays.
Watch a free film during the week from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays, movies start at 1 p.m. until Christmas. Bring the family, eat popcorn, and cuddle up in blankets to enjoy the show. Refreshments and treats will be provided by the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information about free programs, call the library at 826-5857 or visit at 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 offers Unique Crochet Club class - November

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

Vancleave Library offers Unique Crochet Club class - December

The Vancleave Public Library will host Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, December 9, from 1 until 3 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Other classes in the month will be December 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. For more information about other events and programs, visit the library website at www.jgrls.org.

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.

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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