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Regional Libraries Closed for MLK Holiday

   The branches of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will be closed Monday, January 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Branches will be closed but book drops for returns will be available. All on-line services will be available for renewals, placing holds, and free digital services by visiting www.jgrls.org.
The branches, located in the communities of East Central, Gautier, Lucedale, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, St. Martin, and Vancleave will reopen Tuesday, January 22, at regular hours.

EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

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 looking Teen Board members

   Teens in the Hurley-East Central community can take an active role in the community and their library by joining the Teen Advisory Board at the East Central Public Library.
There will be meetings on the first Tuesday month. The next meeting is September 4, from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. for anyone interested in grades 6 through 12.
Teens will have a voice in the library and plans for programs, collections and more. Share your ideas and be a part of the Teen Advisory Board. Hours volunteering at the library count towards community service you need for many organizations and scholarships.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit 21801 Slider Rd.

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

Sign Language Classes offered at Gautier Library - Class is full!

Sign Language classes are again being offered at the Gautier Public Library. Classes will be held beginning Monday, January 7, and continue through March 25.
Class will start at 5:30 p.m. each session. Anyone interested must call 228-497-4531 to register before classes begin.
The classes are free and open to anyone interested. Jean Stephens will be teaching these very popular classes. She has been teaching sign language for many years in Mississippi and in other states in the south.
Anyone interested, age eight and up, should call the Gautier Public Library to register at 228-497-4531. Classes are limited to eighteen and will fill up quickly. Each participant needs to bring a three-ring binder and notebook paper.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the Jackson County Community College.

Gautier Library offers Beginning Crochet for Adults - Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and March 9

The Gautier Public Library will offer Beginning Crochet classes for adults on Saturday, January 26, at 10 a.m. in the library meeting room.
Adults are invited to free beginning crochet classes with instructor Teresa Busby. Learn basic crochet stitches, like single, double, half double, and treble crochet. Any experience level is welcome to attend.
Students may bring supplies. A supply fee of $5 may be required at registration for those who may not have materials. The Friends of the Gautier Library is sponsoring this event.
Seating is limited. Register by calling the library for 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library hosts Teen Kaffeeklatsch - Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25

The Gautier Public Library will offer Teen Kaffeeklatsch on the fourth Monday of the month. The next event will be on Monday, January 28, from 6 to 7 p.m.
Teens are invited to bring friends and chat over coffee and discuss topics of your choice. The definition of Kaffeeklatsch [German] is an informal social gathering at which coffee is served.Discussion topics may be given in ballot form at the service desk the day before the event. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
For more information, call 497-4531. The Gautier Public Library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the community college.

Keep Calm and Yell Bingo offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer Keep Calm and Yell Bingo on Tuesday, January 29, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
Enjoy an evening of Bingo at the Library. 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 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Teen Advisory Board meeting at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library is offering area teens to be part of the library serving on a new Teen Advisory Board and will meet Tuesday, beginning at 3:45 p.m., in the meeting room.
Right after school, bring a friend to the GA Teen Advisory Board meeting. Have a voice in the teen area of the library. Help the library by contributing ideas and help create new and exciting programs. Earn community service hours for participating in this fun library group each month.
To sign up or for more information, call the library at 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.


 

 

 

 

LUCEDALE-GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

How to write better “Snail Mail” offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Welcome to Snail Mail: write a letter to someone you care about, on Tuesday, January 22, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Anyone interested in writing a better letter is invited to attend. Who says snail mail is a dying art? Stop by and write a letter to a friend, family member, favorite author, elected official, soldier, or whomever - the possibilities are endless. Join us and learn how to write a proper letter at this fun and informative session.
The library will provide all materials and stamp with D.I.Y. stationery and everything you need.
Register by calling 601-947-2123.
For more information about library programs, find the library on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

The Literacy Advocacy Group to meet at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host The Literacy Program with Reader’s Advocacy Group, on Saturday, January 26, beginning at 2 p.m.
Anyone interested is invited to attend. Guest speaker, Ida Davis and The Readers’ Advocacy Group, will discuss the importance of literacy. Hear how this group teaches those who want to learn to read or get better at reading.
The group will begin meeting every other week starting Saturday with the next meeting on January 26.
Ida Davis is a substitute teacher at the George County School District and has done so for seven years. Ida Davis is the president of The Readers’ Advocacy Group. She is dedicated to providing books for local causes: nursing homes, hospitals, shelters, and free libraries.
Mrs. Karena Broadhead started as a substitute teacher and became an assistant teacher. She is now a teacher at the Rocky Creek Elementary School and has been so for 13 years. She specializes in treatments for dyslexia. She has a Masters in Dyslexia Therapy.
For more information about library programs, find the library on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library offers monthly Lego Club events - Jan. 24 and 26

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer an opportunity for families and friends to join the Lego Club on Saturday, January 26, starting at 10 a.m. This event will be repeated on Monday, January 28, at 5 p.m.
This monthly family event is intended for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by parent or adult. Build a different theme each month.
Register in person at the Lucedale-George County Public Library or by calling 947-2123.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower.

Star Wars-themed Family movie scheduled at Lucedale Library - Jan 26

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host a January Family Movie to be held on Saturday, January 26, beginning at 1 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Patrons will enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library for this PG-13 rated, new Star Wars series film. Get your costumes and join the fun.
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.


Lucedale Library hosts Coloring Party for adults

   Adults are invited to the Lucedale/George County Public Library for aColoring Party for adults on Tuesday, January 29, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Create colorful creations using pencils, crayons, markers and pens. Relax and unwind - socialize with new friends. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Library.
For more information, call 947-2123. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Stand Up for Autism group celebrates Local Heroes at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Autism Support Group meeting to celebrate Local Heroes on Thursday, January 31, beginning at 4:30 p.m., in the library meeting room.
This special event is to give you a chance to meet your local Emergency Response Teams. Police, Fire, EMS and don’t forget teachers who protect our loved ones in school. Watch as they are taught how to handle situations involving Autism. Get to know them and help build trust between them and the Autistic community!
These presentations will be held in two sessions and 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. 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. 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.
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.

Trading Card Club continues at the Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a Trading Card Club day on Saturday, from 1 to 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Start trading and card collecting, play games, and role-play with others in the community. Whether a first timer or long time trader, join in the fun with gaming and fantasy play. Meet new collectors with similar interests and enjoy a great hobby.
For more information call the library at 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from City Park.

INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Moss Point Library hosts Dungeons & Dragons Game Club

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the Moss Point D&D Club on Saturday, January 12, beginning at noon in the meeting room. The group will meet again on Saturday, January 26, at noon. Gamers will also meet on February 9 and 23.
Gamers of all ages are welcome to the library’s new club for Dungeons and Dragons games. Young or old, beginners or advanced players are invited. This club is intended for ages 12 and up. All supplies are provided, but players may bring games as well. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

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 Thursday, January 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. for ages six to seventeen. This event will be repeated on Monday, January 28, from 4 to 6 p.m.
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 Puzzle Pieces event

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Puzzle Pieces Together to adults on Wednesday, January 23, beginning at 10 a.m. in the meeting room. The group will meet every Wednesday morning through the month. The group will meet until the end of February.
Join other adults for a quiet and relaxing time for puzzles and conversation. Enjoy coffee and help put a puzzle together. Coffee will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library. This group is intended for ages 17 and up. All supplies are provided, but players may bring puzzles as well.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Glass Etching craft

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer a free Glass Etching craft workshop on Tuesday, January 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Join in the fun of creating elegant etched glass craft for Valentine’s Day gifts or to decorate for Mardi Gras. Ms. Angela George will demonstrate ways to have fun with glass etching in the meeting room. Those attending need to bring a clear, smooth glass object to work with.
This program is intended for ages 16 and older. Basic supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library. Sign up today as seating is limited.
Call 475-7462 or visit the library for more information. Visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers free Ballroom Dance lessons for adults

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Dance, Dance, Dance ballroom and swing dance lessons on Saturday, January 19, from 10 a.m. until noon. Lessons will also take place on Saturday, January 19 and 26.
Have a great time while learning ballroom and swing dance styles with Montrelle Ramey, dance instructor for the library. 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.

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 next session is on Thursday, November 1.
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 hosts Trading Card Game Club

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the Moss Point TCG Club on Tuesday, January 29, beginning at 4 p.m. in the meeting room. The group will also meet on February 26.
The community Trading Card Club is open to all ages. Whether you want to trade, battle, or just hang out with friends, come on out. This club is for all Trading Card Games (RPG) and open to all skill levels, from beginner to expert. Recommended for those eight years or older. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Family Movie Saturday offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie on Saturday, January 19, starting at 1 p.m. in the meeting room.
The library will show a super hero animated film about Teen Titans 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 weekly Fiber Art classes

                The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host free Fiber Arts classes for adults. Learn new techniques each week with instructor Maryanne Anthony. Classes for beginners to the advanced knitter will be offered. Sign up is required by calling the library at 228-875-1193.
                On Friday, January 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attend Knitting Basics Part 1. Knitting is a great stress reliever!  Really!  Learn the basics of knitting and create a wonderful handmade gift for a friend or for yourself.  Lots of free patterns and great ideas for other projects will be shared. No prerequisites.  For students new to knitting supplies will be provided - 2 sessions.
                On Friday, January 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., attend practice class.  Bring your fiber project and work on it while learning with others.
                For more information, call the library. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Make a Healthy 2019 program offered at Ocean Springs Library - Jan. 26

The MS tobacco-Free Coalition will be present “Help to Quit: Make 2019 Healthier” on Saturday, January 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Ocean Springs Municipal Library in the meeting room.
Make 2019 healthier at this free program. Anyone interested may attend and hear from Kristina Mullis with MS Tobacco Free Coalition of Jackson County. Come learn more about the health effects of tobacco and resources to quit. Discuss new trends in tobacco products and safety. Get resources for quitting and discuss secondhand smoke and how it affects our community.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library.
MS Tobacco Free Coalition of Jackson County works to prevent the initiation of tobacco use among youth, reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, promote tobacco cessation services, and eliminate tobacco-related disparities. They partner with schools, faith-based and community service organizations, businesses, and a number of health advocacy organizations to provide education and resources to the communities that they serve, and provide assistance to Mississippi municipalities in working toward comprehensive smoke-free ordinances.
This program funded by a grant from the MS Department of Health.
For more information, call the library at 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library hosts Minecraft Club for Teens

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will continue to host Teen Minecraft Club in 2019 on Saturday, January 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. The club will meet again on Thursday, January 17, starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 6 p.m.
Other dates are: Feb. 2, Feb. 21, March 2, and March 21.
Bring your friends, create and build, and bring your own computer/laptop or game system. Discuss what kinds of events to schedule and get to know others with like interests.
Participants must have their own copy of Minecraft. For ages 8 to 17. Sign up today at the front desk and receive a schedule.
The Ocean Springs Municipal Library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY-LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY

Jackson County Jeoparody offered at Genealogy-Local History Library in Pascagoula

The Genealogy-Local History Library at Pascagoula will host Jackson County “Jeoparody” on Tuesday, January 29, at 5:30 p.m.
Join in the fun at the Genealogy Library for a parody version of “Jackson County” Jeoparody with trivia questions on Jackson County history. Participants will be grouped into three teams. Prizes will be given to high scores. This will be a fun little game for families and friends to show off what is known of Jackson County. Learn some random tidbits along the way.
Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is suggested as seating is limited - call at 769-3078 or sign up at the library.
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

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, January 24, 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.
Classes will be also be held on February 7 and 21, March 7, 14, 21, and 28, and April 4, 18, and 25.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Pascagoula Library hosts first annual ‘Ghoula-Con - January 26

The Pascagoula Public Library will host the First Annual ‘Ghoula-Con on Saturday, January 26, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the library meeting room with free admission all day.
Everyone is invited to come celebrate the heroes and villains of movies, Sci-Fi, fantasy, comics, games, graphic novels, and gaming. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library. Join in role-playing game demos, discussion panels celebrating the best in Cos-Play, Gaming, Fandom, Comics, Manga, Sci-Fi, Larping. and so much more.
Scheduled to appear are Calin Pollard - D&D, Cosplay discussion - Audra Thompson, and author Calvin Parker - My Closest Encounter; Pascagoula UFO Abduction.
Anyone may enter the ‘Ghoula-Con Cosplay Contest and win cash prizes. There are two age groups; Those 15 years and older and those under 14 years.
Vendor both spaces are available for a fee from the Friends of the Library. Call to register.
For more information, call the library at 769-3060. The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Pascagoula Library offers free Bingo - Jan. 19, Feb. 13

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer free Bingo on Saturday, January 19, beginning at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
Enjoy a rousing session of Bingo at the library and win prizes. Anyone interested may play free bingo. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call the library at 769-3060. The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Lego Day at the Library and Movie offered at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer Legos at the Library on Thursday, January 331, beginning at 3 p.m. in the children’s department on the second floor.
The movie and this free event is suggested for students age 8 and up. Come and help celebrate National Lego Day with a movie and Lego sets 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.

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Meditation class offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host Experience Meditation with Deepika Sahal on Saturday, January 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the meeting room.
Classes are also scheduled for Saturdays: January 26, February 9, and Feburary 16.
Adults are invited to sign up for these free “awakening meditation” sessions. The ancient knowledge of Chakra balancing can lead to awareness and result in peace of mind, emotional well-being, stress reduction, and better concentration.
Enjoy meditation with others, sitting comfortably in chairs, or bring your mat. All sessions are free. Space is limited in the meeting room - sign up is required in advance.
For more information, call 228-392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to offer Free Bingo afternoons - Jan. 17, Feb. 21 & March 21

Attend a special afternoon of free Bingo at the St. Martin Public Library on Thursday, January 17, 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.

St. Martin Library to host New Year's Resolution: Tobacco Free session

Is your New Year’s resolution to quit tobacco but don’t know how to start? Hear how to be Tobacco Free on Thursday, January 17, at the St. Martin Public Library beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Get resources to meet your resolution for this year. The public is invited to hear Kelly Lamb, program director of MS Tobacco Free Coalition of Jackson County, as she presents free information in a non-judgemental format. Be free and say no to tobacco. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Families are strongly encouraged to attend.
MS Tobacco Free Coalition of Jackson County works to prevent the initiation of tobacco use among youth, reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, promote tobacco cessation services, and eliminate tobacco-related disparities. They partner with schools, faith-based and community service organizations, businesses, and a number of health advocacy organizations to provide education and resources to the communities that they
serve, and provide assistance to Mississippi municipalities in working toward comprehensive smoke-free ordinances.
This program funded by a grant from the MS Department of Health.
For more information, call 228-392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to host National Lego Day event

Families are invited to a National Legos Day event on Monday, January 28, at 4 p.m., at the St. Martin Public Library.
Celebrate with Legos. Kids and families may make a Lego creation or anything else imagined. Legos will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library. Community members are welcomed to donate Legos for use in the library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
For more information, call 228-392-3250 or visit 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Crochet class offered at St. Martin Library - Jan. 19 - Feb. 16 - March 2

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will host a free Crochet class on Saturday, January 19, 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.

Mason Jar Oil Lamp craft offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will host a free Mason Jar Oil Lamp craft on Thursday, January 31, from 5:30, in the meeting room.
Adults are invited to learn to make a Mason Jar Oil Lamp using simple ingredients, mason jars, glass bottles, water, and vegetable oil. Add decorative elements to suit your tastes like flowers, pine cones, pebbles and more. Makes a great gift, too. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. This event is intended for ages 17 and up.
This program is limited to the first 10 to register. Seating and supplies are limited - sign up is required by calling 392-3250.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Coffee House Book Club offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host a monthly Coffee House Book Club, every second Tuesday of the month, and will meet on January 8, at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
Other Dates are Tuesdays, February 12 and March 12.
Adults are invited to the meeting room for coffee and book discussions. Share what you’ve read and discuss stories with other readers. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
For more information, call 228-392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to host WordPress Users Group Jan. 22, Feb. 26 and March 26

The St. Martin Public Library will host a new WordPress Users Group on Tuesday, January 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room. The group will meet on the fourth Tuesday each month.
Anyone interested may join our new users group led by area web professionals. Our group welcomes all experience levels from beginner to advanced. Join the local WordPress group with Sharon Eller, CSR Web Consulting.
WordPress is the world’s easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (CMS). WordPress is used by developers, small business owners, and individuals interested in learning how to communicate on the web. This group is free and open to the public.
Call the library to sign up today - 228-392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.




HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:

January 1 -- New Year’s Day
Third Monday in January -- Martin Luther King Day
Winter (Day Before Ash Wednesday) -- Mardi Gras Day
Last Monday in May -- Memorial Day
July 4 -- Independence Day
First Monday in September -- Labor Day
Veterans’ Day -- Monday, November 12, 2018
Fourth Thursday in November -- Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving Day -- Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 -- Christmas Eve
December 25 -- Christmas Day
December 31 -- New Year's Eve day

 

VANCLEAVE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Vancleave Library to offer free Crochet Classes

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Beginning Crochet Classes on Monday, January 14 and again on Monday, January 28, from 1 p.m. 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 will be a four-week series.
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 Winter Coloring event for adults

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Winter Wonderland adult coloring on Thursday, Janaury 24, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The free coloring event will be offered in the meeting room. Adults will enjoy music, winter themed bookmarks and coloring pages. Relax, unwind and socialize with new friends and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Library. This is a come and go experience.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

D.I.Y. Scarf craft event offered at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Public Library will offer a D.I.Y. “Chunky” Scarf craft event on Thursday, January 31, beginning at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Adults may sign up for a fun evening of crafting and go home with the skills to create your very own “chunky” knit scarf or blanket. This is a fun and easy way to learn a new DIY skills. Bring two 6 or 7 weight yarn skeins and your own two hands. There are many brands available - call the library for details. Adults age 17 and up are invited.
Seating is limited. Sign up at the library or call 228-826-5857 today.
For more information about programs, call the library or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library looking for Teen Advisory members

            The Vancleave Public Library is currently looking for Teens to serve on a Teen Advisory Board at the library. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 30, at 4 p.m.
            Teens, grades seven to twelve, are invited to join T.A.B. and claim ownership of what’s going on at the library. Help plan teen library events, create community services programs, book displays, write book reviews and more. The library wants to hear ideas to make the library better.  Call the library for details - 228-826-5857. 
            For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 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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