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Regional Libraries Closed for Mardi Gras

All branches of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will be closed Tuesday, February 21st in observance of Mardi Gras.

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, and Vancleave will reopen Wednesday, February 22nd at regular hours.

Ocean Springs Library opens temporary location at Mary C

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will re-open its temporary location at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, February 2nd. The new library hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm. The current library is closed for renovations.

The temporary library will be located at the Mary C on the second floor. The Arts Center is located at 1600 Government Street near downtown Ocean Springs. The library will have a small browsing collection with new books, DVDs, and other popular items. Some services will not be available at this location. For questions, patrons may want to call the St. Martin Public Library at 228-392-3250 as full services are available at that location.

Patrons may visit www.JGRLS.org and find account information using a library card number and PIN. Reserve materials and use free electronic resources 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. For more announcements, follow the library on Facebook or Instagram @JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

 

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EAST CENTRAL

East Central Library to host Dr. Amacker book signing

Dr. Barry Amacker, educator, author, and speaker will have a book signing at the East Central Public Library on Thursday, January 26, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Dr. Amacker is the former Jackson County Schools Superintendent, and he will be at the Library signing his newest book Biscuit Givers: Everybody Gets a Biscuit at My Table. It is an inspirational adult nonfiction book based on the positivity of giving and how giving can improve and influence everyday life.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Public Library. The library is located at 21801 Slider Road next to the East Central schools.

East Central Library offers Otaku Anime Club

The East Central Public Library is starting a new Otaku Club for anyone interested in Manga/Anime on Thursdays each month, at 4;30 p.m. in the library.
Otaku Spot is a Manga and Anime Club for grades 6 to 12. Each meeting, discuss favorite manga and anime shows while doing different activities. These activities include drawing and creating manga characters, discussing cos-play, learning trading card games, Japanese culture, and making crafts. Grab a friend and relax while enjoying snacks and fellowship with friends at East Central’s newest club.
“Otaku” is a Japanese word that describes people with consuming interests, particularly in anime, manga, video games, or computers. It represents a young person who is obsessed with computers or particular aspects of popular culture similar to the English word “geek”.
For more information, call 228-588-6263. The Library is located at 21801 Slider Road, in Hurley by the schools. For more information about programs or library services, visit www.jgrls.org. Find the library system on Facebook at Jackson George Library.

East Central Library to host Legos at my Library

The East Central Public Library will host Legos at my Library every Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the library.
Students and families are invited every Wednesday for a fun hour of creating with Legos in the children’s area. This event is intended for ages 8 and up - children under age 10 must have parent or guardian attending. The library will provide Legos.
The Library is located at 21801 Slider Road, in Hurley by the schools. For more information about events or library services, visit www.jgrls.org. Find the library system on Facebook at Jackson George Library.

East Central Library offers Yarn and Talk Arts Club

The East Central Public Library will host Yarn & Talk Fiber Arts Club on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 4 p.m., in the meeting room. The new club will meet on the first and third Tuesdays each month.
Crafters are invited to bring yarn projects to the new library club and talk about the hobby, current projects, favorite yarns, and more. Unwind and meet up with like-minded people for some fiber arts crafts. Learn while swapping patterns and sharing tips and tricks with others. Those who love to crochet, knit, or work with yarn in any other way, will love this fiber arts club.
The Library is located at 21801 Slider Road, in Hurley by the schools. For more information about the club, call 228-588-6263.

 

GAUTIER

Free Bingo offered at the Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer “Gautier Bingo Thursday” on Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Patrons can enjoy an evening of Bingo at the library and win prizes and have a lot of fun. This event is intended for adults 17 years and up. Prizes and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
Call the library for information 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Free Bingo offered at the Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer “Gautier Bingo Thursday” on Thursday, January 26, at 6:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Patrons can enjoy an evening of Bingo at the library and win prizes and have a lot of fun. This event is intended for adults 17 years and up. Prizes and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library. Call the library for information 228-497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library organizes Youth Advisory Group

Teens of all ages interested in books, activities and programs are invited to join the group at the Gautier Public Library beginning Tuesdays, at 6 p.m. The group will meet and organize this fun volunteer experience.
Teens attending may earn community service hours for scholarships or organizations. The group will also discuss new books and topics about the library.
For more information, call the library at 497-4531 or visit 2100 Library Lane, next to the Community College.

Winter Self Care on a Budget offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer Winter Self Care on a Budget program on Thursday, January 5, at 6 p.m.
Blow away the winter blues as our instructor will show how to make a sugar scrub and a simple soup. Hear about the ways to take care of oneself without spending a lot of money. All material will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
To register call the library at 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college.

 

LUCEDALE

Lucedale Library will host Case of the Missing Book for teens

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a special teen program “Case fo the Missing Library Book” on Thursday, January 5, at 5 p.m.
In celebration of Sherlock Holmes’ birthday area youth are invited for an evening full of mystery. Discuover clues and decipher codes to reveal the missing book. This program is intended for ages 12 to 16.
To sign up, call 601-947-2123 prior to the event day. The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.



Learn how to purchase a Christmas tree you can grow

The Lucedale/George County Public Library wil host Farm Bureau specialist Ann Howard for How to purchase a Christmas tree you can plant on Saturday, December 10, at 10 a.m.
Do you wonder what trees are best to put up for Christmas? How to find a tree you can plant afterwards? Then this program is for you. Ann Howard, Farm Bureau/Mississippi Federation of Women in Agriculture, will present this free program in the library meeting room. She will talk about trees to use for Christmas Trees that you can plant after Christmas is past. This program is intended for 6th grade and under.
Call 947-2123 for more information or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park. See the Library’s Facebook page for other announcements and programs.

 

 

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OCEAN SPRINGS

Ocean Springs Library opens temporary location at Mary C

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will open a temporary location at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, December 1. The current library is closed for a planned renovation that is still on-going.
The temporary library will be located at the Mary C on the second floor. The Arts Center is located at 1600 Government Street near downtown Ocean Springs. The library will have a small browsing collection with new books, DVDs, and other popular items. Some services will not be available at this location. For questions, patrons may want to call the St. Martin Public Library at 228-392-3250 as full services are available at that location.
Patrons may visit www.JGRLS.org and find account information using a library card number and PIN. Reserve materials and use free electronic resources 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. For more announcements, follow the library on Facebook or Instagram @JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library is closed for renovations. Please visit another library. For assistance, please call 228-392-3250.

 

PASCAGOULA

Pascagoula Library offers LEGO Club for students

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer a Lego Club event on Tuesdays, at 4 p.m., in the meeting room.
The public is invited Come let your children explore the limits of their imagination and utilize their creativity to build architectural Lego masterpieces. Legos provided by library, inspiration provided by you. Children under 10 must be accompanied by parent or adult.
Call 228-769-3060 for more information or visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Learn about Role Playing Table Games at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a special event to learn Role Playing Fantasy Games on Saturday, December 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the meeting room.
If you have you ever wanted to learn to play a table top role playing game now is your chance. Lorissa Jowers will teach how to play various role playing games on Saturdays once a month. Learn popular games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Fate Core System, and similar RPG games. This program is intended for ages 10 to adult. There are limited spaces - registration is required by calling the library at 228-769-3060, ext 1245.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

 

ST. MARTIN

St. Martin Library to host Dr. Amacker book signing

Dr. Barry Amacker, educator, author, and speaker will have a book signing at the St. Martin Public Library on Saturday, January 28, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Dr. Amacker is the former Jackson County Schools Superintendent, and he will be at the Library signing his newest book Biscuit Givers: Everybody Gets a Biscuit at My Table. It is an inspirational adult nonfiction book based on the positivity of giving and how giving can improve and influence everyday life.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard in St. Martin.

St. Martin Library offers free Tuesday Bingo

The St. Martin Public Library will offer free Tuesday Bingo beginning Tuesdays, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
The public is invited to try this exciting game and an afternoon out with friends on the second Tuesday each month from 2 to 3 p.m. Prizes will be given away! Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library. This program is intended for those age 18 and up.
Call the library at 228-392-3250. For library information, visit the library website at www.JGRLS.org. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

 

VANCLEAVE

 

Vanlceave Library offers Candy Sushi event for students

The Vancleave Public Library will offer a Candy Sushi youth event on Tuesday, January 24, at 5 p.m. in the meeting room.
Teens ages 12 to 17 will learn how to make a fun and delicious plate of candy sushi.
Registration is suggested by calling 228-826-5857. The library is located at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave.

Homeschool Bottle Giology offered at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Public Library will host Homeschool Bottle Biology for students on Wednesday, January 11, at 1 p.m. in the meeting room.
Learn about the water cycle and the link between water and land as we build a TerrAqua Column. Students will take one home at the end of the program.
To sign up, please call 228-826-5857. The library is located at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave.

Vancleave Library offers Vancleave Maker’s Club

The Vancleave Public Library will offer fiber arts fans a place to work on their projects a the Vancleave Maker’s Club Thursdays at 4 p.m., in the library meeting room. The club will meet every Thursday during the fall.
Anyone interested may attend the maker’s club. It is designed to foster arts in our community. Bring in any art, craft, sewing, crochet, or knitting project and enjoy learning with each other. The library will have limited arts and crafts supplies for use. Out of this, it may lead to a scheduled, experienced craft consultant time for club members. Workshops may be offered on Fridays at 10 a.m., to finish projects.
For more information and to register, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library to host First Tuesday Bingo

The Vancleave Public Library will host First Tuesday Bingo on the first Tuesday each month at 5 p.m., in the meeting room. This is an on-going program.
Friends of the Vancleave Public Library invite adults to join in the fun every first Tuesday of the month. Bingo with us in the meeting room of the library each month for a fun time of free play. There will be a variety of prizes awarded. This program is intended for those age 17 and up.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, in Vancleave.

Vancleave Library to host Lego Club for youth

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Legos Club for students on the last Tuesday each month, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Families and kids are invited to play LEGOs at the Vancleave Public Library. LEGOs are provided! Come and build a world where the only limitation is your imagination. Ages 5 to 12 are suggested as parents must be present with any child under 10.
Come early as seating is limited. Call 228-826-5857 for information. Visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools. For other information, visit the library website at www.JGRLS.org.

Vancleave Library to host Adult Fitness for Seniors

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Adult Fitness for Seniors on the last Tuesday each month, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room. Sessions are free.
Seniors adults are welcome to get fit at the library with low-impact exercise. The exercises will vary from chair fitness to walking in place and standing stretches. Join us in the library meeting room for a time of relaxation and gentle movement.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit them at 12604 Highway 57. For more information about programs, visit the website at www.jgrls.org or social media at Jackson George Library.

Vancleave Library offers Line Dancing

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Legos Club for students on the last Tuesday each month, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Join James Hall every Tuesday for some Line Dancing fun at the library. Come learn how to line dance and start dancing to all types of music. Free to anyone 17 or older interested in learning - from beginner to advanced.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, in Vancleave.

Vancleave Library offers Sewing Classes twice a month

The Vancleave Public Library will offer free Sewing Class twice monthly. Beginning Class will be held on the third Tuesday each month. An Intermediate Class will be held on the Fourth Tuesday of the month. Both classes start at 3:30 p.m.

The library is located at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave. For more information, call 228-826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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