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EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

AARP Tax prep help available at East Central Library

Anyone needing assistance with filling our tax forms will find help at the East Central Public Library beginning in February each Wednesday. Volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide will help preparing taxes on a first come, first served basis in February, March and the first two Wednesdays in April.
Volunteers will be available from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Trained and IRS-certified paperers will assist in tax forms and questions. All are encouraged to bring as much personal forms and information as possible. No appointments will be taken.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library hosts Fancy Nancy Tea Party

Girls ages four to ten are invited to attend a Fancy Nancy Tea Party at the East Central Public Library on Saturday, February 17, in the library starting at 10:00 a.m., and ending at noon.
Parents should call 588-6263 to reserve a seat or sign up at the library. Children will have a fun time of games, crafts, and food. Fancy gowns and dress up clothes are encouraged but not required. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the East Central Library. Parents may bring a camera to record all the fun.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

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. In January, the club will begin at 11 a.m.
Walk Slider Road while listening to audio books on Playaways or use your own smart phone or digital device with Axis360, or rbDigital 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.

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 hosts Americus Realm D&D group every 2nd Thurday

Anyone interested in fantasy game play is invited to Americus Realm: a Dungeons & Dragons Club at the East Central Public Library on Saturday, February 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the meeting room. The Club will meet every second Saturday each month.
Learn a new game at your library and let imaginations soar. Dive deep into the realms of the unknown with Hurley’s first D&D Club. Become anyone in this new fantasy realm and help defeat evil forces. New and experienced players welcome and is intended for players eighteen and up. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
To sign up, visit the library. For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library Lapsit Story-time for babies

The East Central Public Library will present a special “Lapsit” storytime every second Tuesday each month at 10 a.m. in the library.
Micki Lofton, 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. Children from birth to four years of age may attend.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263. The Library is located at 21801 Slider Road near the schools in Hurley.

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 Monday of the month. The next meeting is September 4, from 3:15 to 4 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.

East Central Library hosts Page-turning Book club

East Central Public Library is the place to be for anyone that loves to read all types of books. Area book lovers are invited to join the “As the Page Turns” book club beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The club will focus on books and monthly topics. Share your opinions and discuss likes and dislikes of book titles. The Friends of the East Central Library will offer refreshments to the public. The club will meet every second Thursday each month with a new topic.
For more information, call the library at 228-588-6263. The library is located at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

GAUTIER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Sweets Decorating event offered at the Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will host Sweets with your Sweetheart Valentine cookies and cupcakes decorating event on Wednesday, February 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and decorate cookies and cupcakes with your friends. Share them with your sweet or eat them yourself. Decorations and food items will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
Call 497-4531 to preregister. Seating is limited.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane near the community college.

Keep Calm and Yell Bingo offered at Gautier Library

Attend a special evening of Bingo at the Gautier Public Library on Tuesday, February 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Adults 17 and older will enjoy bingo and be able to win prizes and socialize with others. Prizes and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
Call the library at 497-4531 for more information. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library offers New Perspectives on Investing seminar

The Gautier Public Library will offer New Perspectives on Investing Wednesday, February 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Adults interested may attend and hear from Lisa Cannon, Edward Jones investment specialist, as she discusses financial topics that everyone needs to know when dealing with investments and money. This informative program is for information only and is suggested for those wanting to learn more about increasing savings and investments. Learn the latest in options for increasing financial security.
Lisa Cannon is an investment expert with Edward Jones Investments in Gautier. For more information or to sign up, call the library at 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library to host coloring party for adults

The Gautier Public Library will host a free coloring party for adults on Monday, February 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Relax and unwind with coloring using colored pencils, crayons, markers, and gel pens for those age 17 and up. Coloring sheets will be provided or you may bring your own. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
For more information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library to host Crochet for adults

The Gautier Public Library will host Crochet for Beginners class on Saturday, February 17, beginning at 10 am to noon in the meeting room.
Learn from instructor Teresa Busby as she teaches new ideas and techniques. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence.
You may bring your own supplies; a selection of yarn and crochet hooks (Basic hook & yarn is available for $5). Anyone age 15 and older are encouraged to join free of charge.
Call 228-497-4531 to register prior to class date.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library to host Line Dancing lessons for adults

The Gautier Public Library will host free Line Dancing class on Thursday, in January, beginning at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Adults age 17 and up are invited to join in line dancing fun at the library. Come learn how to line dance and start dancing to all types of music with instructor Ericka Nicholson. Any skill level, from beginner to advanced, can have fun and build friendships. Sign up today at the front desk or call 497-4531
For more information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Free Computer Classes available at Public Libraries - FEBRUARY

The public is invited to register for free computer classes at branch libraries of the Jackson-George Regional Library System each month. Classes will be held at different library locations in Jackson and George counties.
Featured for the month of February is a special Tech Day, a hands-on class dealing with issues of devices and connectivity to the Internet. Appointments are required for these classes.
Other classes will include: computer basics, Using the Internet, Downloading eBooks, introduction to Microsoft Word, and much more.
Registration for free computer classes is conducted on a week by week basis. Registration opens on Monday each week at 9:00 a.m. for the following week’s classes.
Patrons must call their local library to reserve a seat for each class. Visit the website at www.jgrls.org or on Facebook at JacksonGeorgeLibrary.


 

 

 

 

LUCEDALE-GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Friends of the Library to hold Second Annual Art Contest

Friends of the Lucedale-George County Public Library will hold the Second Annual Art Contest. Entries are now being accepted until, Saturday, March 10, at close of business. Winners will be announced at the Friends Awards Reception on Monday, March 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the library lobby.
Anyone may enter one of three age groups. There are three divisions: Youth (Ages 5- 11), Teens (Ages 12- 17), Adults (18 and up). There is a small entry fee for each work submitted. Call for details. Each division has two categories: Black and White Drawing or Painting. Only original art work will be accepted.
Ribbons and Prizes:
• One Overall Champion Award- Champion Ribbon and $100 prize
• 1st, 2nd, 3rd places will be given in each age division and category.
• Adult Category- Best of Show Ribbon and $50 prize for each category
• Teen Category- Best of Show Ribbon and $35 prize for each category
• Children Category- Best of Show Ribbon and $20 prize for each category
All entries will be on display at the exhibit until March 30. See rules at the service desk or call the library at 947-2123 for details.
For more information, call the Library at 947-2123, or visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from the water tower.

Lucedale Library to host Princess Party

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host a special Princess Party for girls ages three to twelve on Thursday, February 15, beginning at 4 p.m. in the meeting room.
Children may dress in gowns but is not required. Enjoy games, drink and cookies, and have a chance to win prizes. Sign up before February 12.
Seating is limited and registration is required by calling the library at 947-2123. Visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from City Park.

Family movie scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will continue to offer free Family Movies on Saturdays. The next presentation will be held on Saturday, February 17, at 3 p.m., in the library meeting room.
The library will show a new movie featuring a famous Legos movie about animated superheroes, very popular with children and parents alike. Patrons will enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
Call the library at 947-2123 for a list of movies that we will show. For more information about library programs, visit us on Facebook. 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 their new Lego Club on Saturday, February 17, starting at 1:00 p.m.
This free family event is intended for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by parent or adult.
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 host Story-time

The Lucedale/George County Public Library hosts weekly Story-times every Tuesday for pre-school children and parents at 10 a.m.
Children will enjoy songs, coloring pages, and even craft time provided by the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Reading aloud to children help in many ways. Reading is important to help children recognize words and understand context. Reading stories to children introduces them to new words and phrases and is also a great way to model pronunciation. In a world of distractions, reading with children teaches them to focus. Asking simple questions about the story while reading helps to monitor understanding and keep children on task.
For more information, call 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.


INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Black History Month Art Show offered at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is hosting a Black History Month Art Show during the month of February. This free art show will run through the end of the month during library hours.
The annual Art Show will feature local African-American artists and craftsmen. Media includes drawings, paintings, photographs, and wood crafts. Artwork will be displayed throughout the library, including the Ruth Horn Meeting Room, the library display case, and areas of the main library.
Featuring local artists: Leroy Williams-show coordinator - pen and ink artwork, Larry Woodson - black & white photography; Chris Harper - woodwork; James Toles - woodwork; and Shakeitha Middleton - pen and ink.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462 or visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

History of Local Education program offered at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a local history session “Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic: Who held the hickory stick” with Else Martin on Tuesday, February 20, at 4 p.m. in the meeting room.
The Library will host Jackson county historian and former library assistant Else Martin for this special presentation of local school history and early education in our area. This is the fifth history session in a series.
Else will discuss the earliest schools in Old Jackson County - one room school houses across the countryside from 1872 to about 1940. The area that included old county boundaries before 1910, now south George County, and east Harrison County, a few along the Alabama state line and the county as we know it today. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462 or visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library exhibits Underground Railroad Quilts

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the River City Quilters “Journey on the Underground Railroad” for a Black History Month program on Thursday, February 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The River City Quilters will present twelve display stations where speakers will provide information on the various quilts used for the Underground Railroad and their meanings.
At its peak in the 1850’s, nearly 1,000 slaves per year escaped from slave-holding states using the Underground Railroad. Under the original Fugitive Slave Law of 1793, officials from slave-holding states were responsible for the recovery of runaway slaves, but citizens and governments of many free states ignored the law, and the Underground Railroad thrived.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
For more information, call the library at 228-475-7462 or visit at 4119 Bellivew Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library to host Get Out of Debt financial seminar

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host “Get our of Debt” seminar with Kisha & Roy Purser from Primerica on Monday, February 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Join us for this informative and valuable session on how to reduce spending, rid those bills, and cut credit card balances with presenters Kisha and Roy Purser, Primerica representatives.
This series of session will assist those who want to retire well, save money, and invest for today’s economy. Learn about investment techniques that can help grow a healthy nest egg.
Seating is limited. Register by calling the library for details at 475-7462.
Seating is limited. Call the library for details at 228-475-7462. For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library to host free Ballroom Dance lessons for adults

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Dance, Dance, Dance ballroom and swing dance lessons on Saturday, February 10, from 10 a.m. until noon. Lessons will continue through the month of February each Saturday.
Have a great time while learning ballroom and swing dance styles with Montrelle Ramey, dance instructor for the Pascagoula Recreation Center. 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 VITA Income Tax Assistance

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer free tax help with V.I.T.A. Volunteer Tax Assistance to those who qualify one day per month. Dates are February 22, March 29, and April 12. All times are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visit the library for tax help from a partnership with Jackson County Civic Action and volunteers from V.I.T.A. for filing your tax returns for 2017. The following items and documents are needed: valid photo ID; Social Security card - you, spouse, children; copy of 2016 returns; copies of all W-2, 1098, 1099; proof of income; child/dependent care tax statement; student loan information/tuition expenses; and any additional documentation to claim tax credits, such as first time home owner. To file for a refund to Direct Deposit, banking information is needed and a copy of voided check. For more information on tax help, call 769-3292.
All appointments are first come, first served. Call 475-7462 for information. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Thursday 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 starting Thursday, February 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
The Club will meet every Thursday. 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.

 

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Outsmart the Scammers seminar offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will offer Outsmart the Scammers fraud prevention seminar on Thursday, February 15, at 6 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Incidents of fraud are on the rise and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex. That’s why it is important to educate yourself about fraud. While no one is immune, there are steps you can take to “outsmart the scammers!” Presenter Mike Odom with Edward Jones Financial Services will offer helpful tips.
This free presentation will help you learn important steps to protect yourself and others. Hear how to spot certain red flags that may indicate fraudulent encounters. Get resources you can turn to in the event you are targeted and steps to protect your assets.
Please call 228-712-9955 or 875-1193 to register before February 12.
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 on Saturday, February 24, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the library meeting room.
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 four-generation charts at no charge 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 history. Specific names, dates, birth certificates, military papers, and places will be very helpful in research.
Registration is suggested as seating is limited. Call the library at 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 Day on Saturday, February 17, starting at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie showcases a new Lego-themed film and is rated PG. Light refreshments and popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. Those attending may bring snacks, folding chairs or blankets.
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 on Thursdays and Saturdays at the library in February.
The next meeting is Thursday, February 15, starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m.
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.

Teen Reading Club continues at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a new Teen Reading Club in the new Teen Area. Call the library for details.
Teens in grades 5 through 8 can read the book - love the book - talk about the book. The new group will meet monthly to hangout, have refresments, and discuss books selected by the group. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Students may register by calling the library at 875-1193 or visit in person. Get a meeting reminder from youth services clerk Maureen by text or email too.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers Fiber Art classes for Adults

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host free Fiber Arts classes for adults on four dates in February. The first class starts Friday, February 2, , from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The group will feature Knitting Practice Part 1. Join in the fun and bring a fiber project and work on it while learning and chatting with other fiber lovers. For those interested in learning to Knit in the Round – learn to set up and use double-pointed needles (DPNs)
Learn new techniques with instructor Maryanne Anthony for classes - beginners to the advanced knitter with Knitting Basics. Sign up is required by calling the library at 228-875-1193.
On Friday, February 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the group will feature Carding & Spinning Fleece. Learn to make yarn from natural fleece. The class will focus on preparing the fleece and students will learn about the process of carding and combing the fleece to prepare it for spinning. All materials will be provided including fleece, cards and combs. No experience needed for this class and all supplies will be provided! (1 session).
And on Friday, February 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the group will feature Knitting Practice Part 2. Bring your fiber project and work on it while learning and chatting with other fiber lovers.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Legos at the Library Club offered at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will once again offer Legos at the Library on Thursday, February 22, beginning at 4 p.m. in the children’s department on the second floor.
This free event is suggested for students age 8 and up. Lego sets will be provided to use at the library. 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.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will be held each Thursday in February.
All ages are invited to join Ericka Nicholson 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.

Pascagoula Library offers Walk Down Memory Lane with Art

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Walk Down Memory Lane: the art of Dena McKee, presented by local historian Else Martin, on Monday, February 19, at noon in the meeting room.
Come and re-live the past through the beautiful artwork of local artist Dena McKee. Local historian, Else Martin, will showcase the area landmarks using the watercolor art prints created by this well-known regional artist.
The Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library will provide light refreshments.
View the exhibit of original artwork in the gallery hall during the month of January. A limited number of art prints of the old Pascagoula Library will be available for purchase from the Friends.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street. For more information about the library, visit the website at www.jgrls.org.

Ballroom dance lessons offered at Pascagoula Public Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host free Ballroom Dance lessons on Mondays in February, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The free classes will be held on February 5, 12, 19 and 26 in the meeting room.
Adults interested in beginning Ballroom Dance may attend and learn to basic dance moves to the melodies of Jazz, R&B, and upbeat classical music. Use dance styles of swing and ballroom. It’s fun, easy and self-rewarding.
Instructor Montrelle Ramey teaches at the Pascagoula Recreational Center where classes are on Wed. evenings at 6 pm. Find him at the Library’s Line Dancing Classes too.
Sign up today at the front desk or call 769-3060.
The Library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

St. Martin Library offeres MSU Financial Fitness workshop

The St. Martin Public Library will Financial Fitness with Susan Cosgrove, MSU Area Family Resource Management Agent on Saturday, February 17, from 10 a.m. to noon in the meeting room.
Anyone interested in financial security may attend and hear MSU Extension Office specialist Susan Cosgrove for a fun and interactive session. This free event for adults will offer the skills and resources to balance a budget and better manage your money. Keep your financial resolutions all year long with helpful tips and great information.
Ms. Cosgrove is the Area Family Resource Management Agent for Coast Region Counties and the Mississippi State University Extension Department.
To register or for more information, call 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Dr. Gary Bachman to host Spring Gardening at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host Dr. Gary Bachman for Spring Gardening, on Saturday, February 24 from 10 to 11: 30 a.m.
Spring Gardens take special care. Mississippi State University Extension/Research Professor of Ornamental Horticulture and and host of Southern Gardening Television and Radio will discuss how to use containers to grow and care for your new flowers and plants for the spring.
Registration is required as seating is limited. Call the library for free ticket information at 228-392-3250.
Dr. Gary R. Bachman is the Research Professor for the MSU Extension office in Biloxi. He is the Ornamental Horticulture host of Southern Gardening. Southern Gardening Television is a weekly television segment designed to air within Mississippi television newscasts. Segments are designed for persons interested in lawn and garden care. You can find Dr. Bachman on social media including Facebook @SouthernGardening.
This event is sponsored by the MSU Extension Service and the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to host WordPress Users Group

The St. Martin Public Library will host a new WordPress Users Group on Tuesday, February 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
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 and Suzi Wilson, Gulf Coast Web Net.
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.

St. Martin Library to host Teen String Art event

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Teen String Art on Wednesday, February 14, at 1 p.m. in the meeting room.
Area teens are invited for a great craft event using string. Students age twelve and up may sign up for this free program. Create a great piece of art with string art and make a masterpiece. All supplies will be furnished. Seating is limited.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
To register or for more information, call 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to host Basic Genealogy 101 class

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Basic Genealogy 101 class on Thursday, February 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Anyone interested in searching family history and how to find information may attend this free presentation at Basic Genealogy 101. Amanda Brooks, Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library manager, will present basic information on Genealogy.
Amanda will cover materials and websites that are good starting points for building your family tree. Tips on organization, tree building programs, and what information can be found through the local library are just some of the topics that will be covered in this quick introductory presentation.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
To register or for more information, call 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
Fourth Thursday in November -- Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving Day -- Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 -- Christmas Eve
December 25 -- Christmas Day

 

VANCLEAVE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Vancleave Library will host Coloring event for adults

The Vancleave Public Library will host Chinese New Year Adult Coloring on Thursday, February 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the meeting room.
The free event will be offered in the meeting room. Adults age 17 and up will create themed bookmarks and coloring pages. Relax, unwind and socialize with new friends and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Library.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers Black History Month Movie Night

Families and friends in the Vancleave area will be able to celebrate Black History Month at Vancleave Public Library’s Movie Night on Thursday, February 8, at 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
The recent film dealing with race relations in 1967 will be shown which gained several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
For more information about free programs, call the library at 826-5857 or visit at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library will offer Ancestry Library Edition class

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Ancestry Library Edition class for anyone interested in family history on Thursday, February 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the meeting room.
The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library will present a basics class in using Ancestry.com - Library Edition for family research. This session will be led by Amanda Brooks, Genealogy Library manager.
The class will cover what materials are found through Ancestry; how to search collections; how to save the information you have found; how you can organize your family tree and much more. This will also be a hands-on class with one-on-one assistance. This session will be held in the computer area. Space is limited - a valid library card is needed for this program.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

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. For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit them at 12604 Highway 57.


 

 

 

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