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EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

East Central Library to host Family Flix at the EC in July

Patrons of all ages are invited to attend a free Family Flix at the East Central Public Library on Tuesday, July 16, beginning at 1 p.m., in the meeting room.
Join us for a viewing of a new Super-hero film about a boy becoming a super hero. Refreshments and other snacks will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Library.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library hosts monthly Lego Club event

The East Central Public Library will host Lego Club every second Tuesday each month from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Legos will be provided. The club is open to children ages eight and up. Families are encouraged to attend this fun and creative event.
Children can learn personal, social, and recreational skills with LEGOs, such as; being motivated to learn, building confidence to try new activities, mathematical and creative development, using imagination in play, learn why things happen and how things work, and how to just have fun.
The library is located near the East Central Schools at 21801 Slider Road. For more information, call the library at 588-6263.

East Central Library to offer Needles in the Book Stacks Club

Anyone interested in fiber arts may join the new Needles in the Book Stacks club at the East Central Public Library. They will meet on the fourth Monday each month, at 4:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
The club will meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays every month, except for holidays. The new group is for those who love or want to learn how to knit, crochet, embroidery, cross-stitch, and anything else fiber arts related! Bring a project you’re working on, or bring supplies to start something new. Come share techniques, or pick up tips from experienced fiber crafters.
All ages and experience levels are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Library.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

Friends of the East Central Library announce meetings

The Friends of the East Central Public Library will meet every second Tuesday.
Together, the Friends help support the library and provide fundraising for special projects. Annual projects include Summer Library Programs, Holiday Cooking Contest, and so many other events and projects.
Applications available at the library. Become a member of the Friends and support your library and community! Annual memberships are $5 per individual, $10 for Families, and $25 for Businesses.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit 21801 Slider Rd.

 

KATHLEEN MCILWAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY OF GAUTIER

 

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 offers Harry Potter Trivia Night - July 31

The Gautier Public Library will offer Harry Potter Trivia Night for adults on Wednesday, July 31, beginning at 6 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Anyone age 17 and up, fascinated in the famous film series, is invited to the free event. Costumes and wizarding apparel is encouraged.
Test your Harry Potter trivia knowledge and celebrate Harry’s birthday at the library. Bring a team (up to 4 friends) or come and join up at the event. No cellphones, please. No books - just your brain power. Win prizes, too.
Sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Traditional wizarding-world treats and temptations will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library. The Friends of the Gautier Library is sponsoring this event. Register by calling the library for 228-497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library offers Beginning Crochet for Adults

The Gautier Public Library will offer Beginning Crochet classes for adults on Saturday, July 20, at 10 a.m. in the library meeting room. Other dates will be August 3 and September 7.
Adults are invited to free beginning crochet classes with instructor Teresa Busby. Learn basic crochet stitches, like single, double, half double, and treble crochet. Any experience level is welcome to attend.
Students may bring supplies. A supply fee of $5 may be required at registration for those who may not have materials. The Friends of the Gautier Library is sponsoring this event.
Seating is limited. Register by calling the library for 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Fun With Food program offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer Fun with Food for students on Thursday, July 25, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the meeting room. The program is presented by Madison Payne, community wellness planner at the MSU Extension Service.
Hey, Tweens! Join Ms. Madison Payne from the Mississippi State University Extension Service for “Fun with Food” and make a cool summer treat. Learn food prep techniques, nutrition basics and how to make easy recipes for your friends and families. This program is intended for children in upper-elementary grades.
Call the library for information 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

 

 

 

 

 

LUCEDALE-GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Lucedale Library offers Stress Workshop for caregivers

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a free Stress Workshop on Tuesday, July 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Everyone is stressed and needs a little help. Hear from Liz Hoop, Community Liaison for Southern Hearts Hospice, at this free workshop in the meeting room. She will provide steps to identify and track stress and information on how to practice a variety of strategies that have been shown to counteract stress. This program is intended for adults, senior citizens, and caregivers.
Liz Hoop is the community liaison for Southern Hearts Hospice and has been with them for 2 and ½ years. Liz works in communities to help with educating caregivers and others caring for the elderly.
The Friends of the library 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.

Lucedale Library to hold School Supply Contest for students

The Lucedale/George County Public Library is having a Party Down For School Supplies Contest for students in June through July.
The winner will get to invite up to ten friends to the pizza party.
Students may enter from June 1 to July 22 in the the library’s School Supplies Contest.
The supplies donated will be given to a local Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). This contest is for kindergarten to eighth grade students.
Students may bring in school supplies and fill out a form for a chance to win a private pizza party. For each item brought in, get anywhere from one to ten entry chances. Complete rules are available at the library.
The pizza party for the winner will be held Saturday, August 3, at 12 noon. Call 601-947-2123 for information.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower. Find the library on Facebook @LucedaleGeorgeLibrary. Visit www.JGRLS.org for more information about all programs.

Lucedale Library offers Backyard Gardening workshop

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Backyard Gardening with Heath Steede, Mississippi Extension Service, on Thursday, July 25, at 3 p.m.
Anyone interested in gardening is invited as Heath presents general information on backyard gardening in the meeting room. Heath will cover everything from picking out your plants to the various types of soil needed when planting.
Time will be provided for a question and answer session at the end of the program.
Registration is suggested for this event by calling 947-2123. There is no charge to attend this program.
For more information about library programs, find the library on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Autism group schedules meeting at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host the South MS Special Needs Organization at the monthly Autism -- at 12 p.m., in the library meeting room. Call for more information.
Everyone is invited to learn more about Autism and learn how the lives of those affected can be made better. Stop by and show support. This presentation is open to all ages and will be held in the meeting room. Ms. McNelley will be discussing Autism: how to cope with Autism, different resources available, and much more. Learn what you need to help the ones you love.
Cindy McNelley is the President of the Board of Directors for the South Mississippi Special Needs Organization. She is a former Area Support Director and Chapter Leader with TEAAM Autism (2007 - 2014) serving individuals with all disabilities and their families. She has a granddaughter and a grandson on the Autism Spectrum. Her grandson was diagnosed at the age of nineteen with Asperger’s, her granddaughter was diagnosed at age three.
SNO sponsors several social events during the year such as the Annual Valentine’s Dance, Beautiful Me Pageant, and 3-Day Mini Camp which offers classes in Arts and Crafts, Theatre and Music, as well as the annual Halloween Party, www.southmssno.com.
Call the library at 947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library to host CPR Basics program Aug. 24

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host an Introduction to CPR and AED on Saturday, August 24, beginning at 11 a.m. in the library meeting room.
Anyone interested in learning the basics of CPR and AED equipment should attend.
Instructor John Glass, National Registered EMT-Paramedic and CPR Instructor for the American Heart Association will present the free program. He will introduce patrons ages 12 and up to basic CPR, proper compressions and ventilations for an adult, child and infants. Also learn how an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) works. This is a hands-on course with required participation. (Certification cards will not be given.) Class size is limited.
To register or for more information, call 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Moss Point Library offers afternoon Story-time Tuesday

A special after school time has been added to scheduled Story-time programs on Tuesdays at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. Parents may bring all age children at 3:30 p.m. to attend the new afternoon program in the Library Story Vault.

Ms. Monique will offer a time of stories, crafts and refreshments to children and families who attend. This program is co-sponsored 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 Money Management for teens

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will a free Money Management workshop for teens on Tuesday, July 23, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the meeting room.
Financial planning beginnings for your children. Learn in an interactive presentation that will teach teens and tweens how to set up and use a checking account as well as how to balance a check book, and set a budget. Get basic planning for young teens financial beginnings.
Parents are invited to attend as it will offer information about a legacy of giving through life insurance and small investments while children are young.
Enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library and Woodmen Life Insurance.
Sign up at the library or call 475-7462.
For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library Friends host Big Book Sale

The Friends of the Moss Point Library will host the year’s largest “Big Book Sale” on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the meeting room.
The community is encouraged to support the library by purchasing great bargains on books, CDs, DVDs and more at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The proceeds are used to help fund library projects and programs for the library.
Call the library at 228-475-7462 for more information. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Bingo, Bingo, Bingo!

The Friends of the Moss Point Library will offer “Bingo, Bingo, Bingo” on Monday, August 5, at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Take a break from the summer heat and join others at the library for fun, fellowship, refreshments, and a chance to win prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Moss Point Library. Invite friends and family and some luck. Get your game on.
Call the library at 228-475-7462 for more information. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Origami Tonight crafts

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Origami Tonight crafts on Tuesday, July 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Enjoy a relaxing hour of easy origami - the Japanese art of paper folding at your library! Learn how to make simple lilies, jumping frogs, boxes, and more.
Ages 12 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.

Family Game Night offered at Moss Point Library

Area families are invited to Family Game Night at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, on Thursday, July 25, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
Join others and spend time playing popular board games and card games. Relax with a game and friends. Children under age ten must be accompanied by a parent or adult.
Call the library at 228-475-7462 for more information. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Living with Diabetes sessions

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Living With Diabetes presented by Terri Thompson, Jackson County MSU Extension Service, on Tuesday, August 6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
The session will be presented again on Tuesday, August 13, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, in 2016 Mississippi ranked first in the nation for overall diabetes prevalence, with an estimated 308,295 adult Mississippians living with diabetes. If you are a diabetic or you know someone who is living with diabetes, attend this free two-part series that will empower you with knowledge and a plan, to manage or control diabetes.   Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
Call the library at 228-475-7462 for more information. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Young Adults: Their Money sessions for teens

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer “Young Adults and Their Money” on Thursday, August 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with the first of a two part session, Managing Money; Budgeting for the Real World, in the meeting room.
The second session will be presented Thursday, August 15 with Knowing Your Score and Protecting your Financial Identity, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
All teens and young adults are invited to attend this free workshop. Whether you receive an allowance or earn a paycheck, knowing how to manage your money now and for the future is a great growing opportunity for you. Youth and parents are invited for a two-part session on financial literacy led by Stephanie Packer. Find out what you already know and the things you need to know.
Call the library at 228-475-7462 to sign up or for more information. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library to host Stress Advice for Caregivers session

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Stress; Professional Advice for Caregivers with Southern Hearts Hospice on Monday, August 12, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
The community is invited to attend this free program to learn about how to deal with stress offered by Southern Hearts Hospice with Liz Hoop, community liaison.
Current caregivers, new caregivers and potential givers, are invited to this informative session to help guide you through steps to identify and track your stress. Learn how to practice a variety of strategies shown to be helpful in counteracting stress. Refreshments will be provided by Southern Hearts Hospice and Friends of the Library.
To register or for more information, call 228-475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown Moss Point.

Moss Point Library offers Roblox Club for students

Students interested in computer gaming are invited to join the Roblox Club at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library beginning Thursday, August 15 and again on August 29, 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.

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.

Moss Point Library offers free Dance lessons for adults in July

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Dance, Dance, Dance ballroom and swing dance lessons on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. until noon.
Classes are scheduled for July 20 and 27 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.

 

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

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

Ocean Springs Library host Friends Summer Book Sale - July 26, 27, & 29

The Friends of the Ocean Springs Library will host a Summer Book Sale beginning Friday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The book sale will continue Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Monday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the meeting room each day.
The book sales raise funds to support programming efforts as well as the expansion of public library services.
Anyone may join the Friends of the Library by completing a membership form available at the library. Members are 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. 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 book sale, visit the library at 525 Dewey Avenue behind City Hall, or call the library at 875-1193.

Family Movie Saturday offered at Ocean Springs Library - July 20

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie on Saturday, July 20, starting at 1 p.m., in the meeting room.
The library will show a new, family-friendly film on a Saturday afternoon. The film is rated PG. Light refreshments 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 Video Games with Friends

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host “Video Games with Friends” for local students on Thursday, July 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the library teen area. Other dates are August 31, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and September 28, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
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.
These events are intended for ages 17 and under. 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 Colored Pencil Workshop- Aug. 3

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will offer a free Colored Pencil Workshop with local artist Valerie Winn on Saturday, August 3, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the meeting room.
This workshop is intended for teens and adults. Supplies will be included. Sign up is required as seating is limited for this hands-on class. Call 228-875-1193 to register.
Join us with Valerie Winn; instructor, artist, photographer, and writer. She taught high school journalism and art and later, arts editor of The Ocean Springs Record. The author of “Forsaking Mimosa” and “The Dance Between”, she is the recipient of a Literary Arts Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission. Her favorite mediums are acrylics, graphite pencil, and pen & ink.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

 

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY-LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY

Decade of Oral History project offered at Singing River Genealogy Library

The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library will celebrate the current decade with “A Decade of Oral Histories” sessions from August 1 through 31, during library hours, to record personal stories from the last ten years for preservation and Singing River Library collections.
The library is focusing on stories from 2010 to present day as our decade is coming to a close. If you or a family member have a special story that you think we’d be interested in, call and book a session to record your story - by appointment only. Each session is limited to 45 minutes long, longer if scheduling permits. A free-style interview is also possible with a prepared list of questions.
StoryCorps app will be used for recording. Stories may even be uploaded to the Library of Congress for preservation. Visit https://archive.storycorps.org for more information. A deed of gift/copyright agreement must be signed for rights to record and upload an interview to StoryCorps.
For more information and set an appointment, contact the library at 228-769-3078.
The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library is located on the second floor of the Pascagoula library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Civil Rights author James Meredith to speak at the Pascagoula Library - Aug. 12

The Pascagoula Public Library will host James Meredith, author of “A Mission From God,” at a book talk and signing on Monday, August 12, beginning at 6 p.m.
The public is invited to attend this special event sponsored by the Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.
Born in Mississippi in 1933, James Meredith was raised on a farm with nine siblings. He joined the military after high school and attended an all-black college before becoming the first black student at the University of Mississippi
in 1962.
Twice rejected in 1961, Meredith filed a complaint with the district court on 31st May 1961. Meredith’s allegations that he been denied admission because of his color was rejected by the district court. However, on appeal, the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court reversed this ruling. By a 2 to 1 decision, the judges decided that Meredith had indeed been refused admission solely because of his race and that Mississippi was maintaining a policy of educational segregation.
Meredith’s admission to the University of Mississippi was opposed by state officials, university students, and the state Attorney General. Robert Kennedy decided to send federal marshals to protect Meredith from threats of being lynched.
Despite this opposition, Meredith continued to study at the University of Mississippi and successfully graduated in 1964. Meredith’s account of this experience at the university, “Three Years in Mississippi” was published in 1966.
After he graduated, he earned a law degree and became involved in politics. He continues to be active in public speaking and lives in Jackson, Mississippi.
For more information, call the library at 228-769-3060. For other information, visit www.JGRLS.org or the library Facebook page @JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

Pascagoula Library to host Earth From Space Smithsonian Poster exhibit

The Pascagoula Public Library will showcase a Smithsonian Poster Exhibit: Earth From Space beginning June 1 through August 1, in the library atrium. The exhibit will be open at 9 a.m. until closing each day.
To schedule a class visit or for more information, call the library at 228-769-3060.
Earth from Space is 20-poster exhibition that features images and text from the popular museum exhibition of the same name. A collaboration with geographer and curator Andrew Johnston at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s (NASM) Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, the traveling exhibit won a 2007 U.S. Geological Survey communications award for science content.
The exhibit presents large color reproductions of images captured by high-tech satellites constantly circling the globe, recording conditions and events that are nearly impossible to document on the planet’s surface.
Rare views of events such as dust storms, forest fires, volcanic eruptions, and hurricanes are accompanied by text that explains how satellite imagery is gathered and used to explore the Earth. Documenting environmental cycles, natural disasters, and man-made ecological effects, satellite images provide clues about the dynamic nature of our planet and offer rich opportunities to engage students in a wide range of science curricula including geography, environmental studies, ecology, oceanography, and meteorology.
The library is located 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, July 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will also be held every Thursday of the month.
All ages are invited to join Antoinette Morris for some Line Dancing fun at the library to learn how to line dance. Start dancing to all types of music - from beginner to advanced.
Sign up today by calling the library at 769-3060.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Lego-palooza offered for families at Pascagoula Library - Aug. 15

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer Lego-palooza for families on Thursday, August 15, from 4 to 5 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 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Free Chess lesson sessions are offered by library volunteer Craig Patterson for all skill levels. Learn to play chess, improve your game, learn new strategies, and have some fun. Find out if you have what it takes to beat your friends in the ultimate game of strategy.
For more information call the library at 769-3060 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

 

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

St. Martin Library to host “Fin-Tastic Beasts” for children

Families and friends are invited to the St. Martin Public Library for “Fin-Tastic Beasts” presented by the MSU Marine Fisheries Ecology Lab on Thursday, July 25, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Learn more about sharks and rays of the Gulf of Mexico with fisheries biologists from the MSU Marine Fisheries Ecology Lab & Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant at the library. This hands-on, family-friendly experience will offer several activities for the kids. A selection of preserved sharks, rays, and teeth will be on display for a “jaw-some” presentation.
Amanda Jefferson and others from the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant will discuss local shark and ray species and their distributions, adaptations, diets, and more. Questions about sharks or marine fisheries in general are welcome.
For more information, call 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to host Everyday Stress Management session

The St. Martin Public Library will host author John O’Dwyer for a free session on Everyday Stress Management on Wednesday, July 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Learn how to manage your everyday stress with simple and natural techniques! Topics covered in this presentation include the origins and effects of emotional stress; healing of physical and emotional pain; and demonstration of EFT, a method used to quickly eliminate day-to-day stress and pain.
John O’Dwyer is the author of “6 Life-Changing Energy Healing Methods; How to release Emotional Stress, Pain, and Illness.” O’Dwyer became a health nut - now in his seventh decade and enjoys reading, riding a bicycle, jogging, walking and doing tai chi. John is a former nuclear submarine officer, mathematics teacher and computer programmer whose strength is making complicated things simple. His mission is to help pass on his extensive health knowledge to others in an engaging and informative way.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

AARP Smart Driver Class offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host the new AARP Smart Driver Safety Workshop on Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. This program offers revised materials and is open for drivers of any age. Other dates scheduled in 2019 are; September 28 and October 26.
To register or to receive more information, call 228-669-1313. There is a $15 registration fee for AARP members that cover materials. Non-members fee is $20 - check or money order. Registration is available the day of the workshop.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
Other dates scheduled in 2019 are; May 25, July 27, September 28 and October 26.
The AARP Smart Driver Safety Program is a classroom refresher that can help older adults learn the effects of aging on driving and how to adjust driving techniques and qualify for an insurance discount. Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multiyear discount to AARP graduates. AARP members receive discounts on the AARP Motoring Plan from GE Motor Club.
The new AARP Smart Driver Safety Program is the nation’s newest and largest refresher course for drivers age 55 and older that has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today’s roads. AARP has offered the course in the classroom for more than 25 years.
Participants will learn how to: tune up driving skills and update knowledge of the rules of the road; learn about normal age-related physical changes, and how to adjust driving habits to allow for these changes; reduce traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries and; drive more safely. Participants may reduce their auto insurance rate by attending this AARP certified program.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to offer Living Better with Essential Oils

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Living Better with Essential Oils on July 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., for “Back to School with Essential Oils” in the meeting room.
Summer is almost over. That means time for the kids to go back to school. It also means more exposure to all kinds of things, and you need to be prepared. Jennifer Krebs, Young Living Independent Distributor will present an informative class that is full of tips and tricks for you to keep those kids healthy, happy, and focused all school year long so you can get the Mom or Dad of the Year Award. There is a $5 fee for those who make a sample.
Other classes scheduled are:
August 17, 1-3 p.m. “Pets & Essential Oils” With the growing popularity of Essential Oils, there has been great concern about how to use, or even whether to use them on our beloved pets. This class will be taught by Dr. Lisa Wilkerson, a small animal veterinarian, and owner of Big Ridge Veterinary Hospital in Ocean Springs. She has knowledge and experience with essential oils and integrates them into her veterinary practice. She has a passion for sharing and teaching others the benefits of essential oils & how to choose more natural therapies.
September 21, 1-3 p.m. “Wellness with Essential Oils” Fall is just around the corner, and that brings a lot more than just cooler weather and pretty foliage ... those unwanted guests that your kids bring home from school or your coworkers bring to the office! Join us as we share with you how essential oils can benefit your family. We will teach you how to be proactive with your health and how to begin the process of eliminating toxins from your home and office.
For more information, call the library at 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to offer Free Bingo afternoons

Attend a special afternoon of free Bingo at the St. Martin Public Library on Tuesday, August 6, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Relax and have fun with others at Bingo. Adults 17 and older will enjoy bingo and be able to win prizes. Prizes and light refreshments are provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library.
For more information, call the library at 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.



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 to host Homeschool Hangout; Craft Wars

The Vancleave Public Library will host a special Homeschool Hangout “Craft Wars” for students on Thursday, August 7, at 3 p.m. in the library.
Connect with other homeschoolers and make a craft with us. If you enjoy TV shows like Cupcake Wars or Chopped, you’ll have a blast at this free event. Get a bag of crafting supplies just like your friends and you will have thirty minutes to create anything you can imagine.
Supplies provided - but you might just lose some materials by Ms. Shelby. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Children under age ten need to be accompanied by an adult.
Call to register and to request specific programming at 826-5857 or sign up at the library circulation desk.
For more information, visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.

Vancleave Summer Library programs for Adults: TBA

Friday, TBA, 5:30-7:30 pm: Stardust Murder Mystery Theater You are invited to a MURDER… Chancellor Maude Greenfield invites you to the Rushmore Beauty Academy for Women’s graduation social for the Class of ’79. And what a social it promises to be. Who among you will become a cold-blooded killer? It could be the person standing right next to you!

Vancleave Library offers Unique Crochet Club class - July

The Vancleave Public Library will host Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, July 22, from 1 until 3 p.m. in the library meeting room. Other dates are scheduled for July 29.
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 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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