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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 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 to host Solar Eclipse viewing program

The East Central Public Library will host a viewing party on Monday, August 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses that will be provided free of charge to those attending library events
Bring your lawn chairs to the library for a unique experience with one of nature’s most astounding occurrences, a partial solar eclipse. Celebrate the event with family or friends and get a free pair of Eclipse Glasses provided to the first 100 - supplies are limited.
For more information call the library at 588-6263.

East Central Library to host Rodeo Round-up for Kids

   Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to attend a Rodeo Round-up Party at the East Central Public Library on Saturday, August 26, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Kids will be able to saddle up at East Central with youth services assistant Ms. Micki. Enjoy refreshments and other fixins’ - wet your whistle at the library. Have some boot-stomping fun with games and maybe a hoedown too.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit 21801 Slider Rd.

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 in December, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
This month, the club will focus on 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

Gautier Library to host Weird Local History program

The public is invited to attend Weird Local History: UFO abduction in Pascagoula on Saturday, August 21, beginning at 6 p.m.
Weird Local History will showcase local history that is somewhat bizarre and often unexplained. These monthly programs will offer with discussions of the events that shaped Mississippi Gulf Coast history. This program will offer information about the UFO abduction in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
Hear from Amanda Brooks, genealogy library manager, of what is recorded and written of this event that occurred the evening of October 11, 1973. Co-workers 42-year-old Charles Hickson and 19-year-old Calvin Parker reported they were fishing off a pier on the west bank of the Pascagoula River when they heard a whirring/whizzing sound and saw aliens.
For more information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Travel Around the World in an hour at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will host “Around the World in an Hour” at 1 p.m., every Saturday in August.
Anyone interested may attend the free programs. Travel around the world in an hour and discover popular Travel documentaries on the big screen.  Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.   
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
For information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college. 

Preschool Evening Story-times scheduled at Gautier Library on Tuesdays

The Gautier Public Library will host special Evening Story-time on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Parents and preschool children may attend every second Tuesday of the month for an evening of fun with great books, fun songs and do simple crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
For information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library offers Lapsit Storytime for babies and toddlers

The Gautier Public Library will present a special “Lapsit” storytime on Friday, July 28, at 10 a.m. in the library.
Mary Rogers, youth services assistant, will present a special storytime and activities event for parents with babies and toddlers. Parents and their children will enjoy an interactive time reading together, singing, and moving along with stories. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library organizes Youth Advisory Council on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

Teens of all ages interested in books, activities and programs are invited to join the group at the Gautier Public Library beginning Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The group will meet each first and third Tuesday of the month.

 

 

 

 

LUCEDALE-GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Dungeons and Dragons Games scheduled at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Dungeons and Dragons game play every Thursday, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in August.
Scheduled dates are August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
Anyone interested may join local Dungeon Master, Ken Burgan, and enter the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Become an Elf, Half-Elf, Dwarf, Hobbit, Gnome, or even stay a Human! Learn to wield magic as a Wizard or draw your blade as a Fighter. Character Sheets will be provided at the first meeting. The Dungeon Master will teach beginners how to play. Snacks will be provided. Those attending must be thirteen or older to participate. Sign up is required - call 947-2123.
For more information about library programs, loon for the library on Facebook (@Lucedale GeorgeLibrary). 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, September 2, from 1 to 3 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.

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, August 12, starting at 1 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.

Lego movie scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will continue to offer free Saturday Movies on Saturday, August 12, at 3 p.m., in the library meeting room.
The library will show a new movie featuring a superhero Lego film very popular with children and adults. 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 to host Solar Eclipse viewing program

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21.
The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a viewing party on Monday, Aug. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses that will be provided free of charge to those attending library events
Bring your lawn chairs to the library for a unique experience with one of nature’s most astounding occurrences, a partial solar eclipse. Celebrate the event with family or friends and get a free pair of Eclipse Glasses provided to the first 100 - supplies are limited.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library or bring your own brown bag lunch.
For more information call the library at 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from City Park.

Lucedale Library to host CPR Basics program

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host an Introduction to CPR and AED on Saturday, August 26, 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.

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

Moss Point Library to host Eclipse program with NASA specialist

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a NASA Pre-event program for the Eclipse on Friday, August 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the back lawn weather permitting.
Bring the family and hear from a specialist at Stennis Space Center about nature’s most astounding occurrences, a partial solar eclipse. Celebrate the event with family or friends and get a free pair of Eclipse Glasses provided to the first 100 - supplies are limited.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library or bring your own brown bag lunch. Special glasses will be provided in order to view the eclipse safely.
For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown or call 475-7462.

Moss Point Library to host Legacy of our Forests and Rivers

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host The Legacy of our Forests and Rivers history program on Thursday, August 24, beginning at 6 p.m.
Ever wonder what shaped the history of our area? Hear from local history expert Else Martin as she presents facts of how local flora, forests and rivers shaped the history and legacy of Moss Point. Learn how our local geography, particularly forests, trees, rivers and nature, led to the placement and locations of towns, commerce, and communities we see today.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library. For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown or call 475-7462.

 

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Silver Screening dinner and movie event offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library invites anyone fifty and older to a special “Silver Screening” dinner and movie on Wednesday, August 23, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
The library will host a free dinner and a movie for seniors with a great new film featuring “magical beasts”. Patrons must sign up by August 21. Space is limited as dinner will be served. This event is sponsored by Rouses Supermarkets and the Friends of the Library - memberships will be available.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers Summer Knitting classes on Fridays

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will continue to host free Summer Knitting classes on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library. Call for more information - 875-1193.
Instructor Maryanne Anthony will host classes for beginners to the advanced knitter. Anyone interested may attend.
Knitting is a great stress reliever. Learn the basics of knitting and create a wonderful handmade gift. Lots of free patterns and great ideas for other projects will be shared. No prerequisites but basic supplies are needed: knitting needles and yarn.
Registration is required by calling the library at 228-875-1193.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library to host a special Family Eclipse event

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Pre-Eclipse Family Event on Saturday, August 19, beginning at 10 a.m.
Bring the family to the library to learn more about one of nature’s most astounding occurrences, a solar eclipse. Celebrate the event with family or friends and get a free pair of Eclipse Glasses provided to the first 100 - supplies limited.
Children will be able to create a special craft. Special glasses will be provided in order to view the eclipse safely. There is no charge for this event.
The Solar Eclipse will take place Aug. 21, at about 1 p.m. in our area.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall. For more information, call 228-875-1193.

Family Movie Saturday offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie Day on Saturday, August 19, starting at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie showcases the story of three prehistoric pals and the continental shift. The movie 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.

Free Family History Search available at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Search for your Ancestors workshop on Saturday, August 26, 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.
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.

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. Call the library for more information- 228-875-1193.
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. Children under age 10 must have parent or guardian present.
Visit the library for a full schedule for the fall months.
The Ocean Springs Municipal 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, July 15, starting at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie showcases the new story of pets 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.

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.

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Can You Swing Ballroom dance lessons available at Pascagoula Public Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host free Ballroom Dance lessons on Mondays in August, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The free classes will be held on August 7, 14, 21, and 28 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.

Pascagoula Library to host Eclipse Event on August 21

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21.
The Pascagoula Public Library will offer a free Eclipse event for anyone interested on Monday, August 21, beginning at 12 noon. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses that will be provided free of charge to those attending library events. Coast to coast, from Oregon to South Carolina, 14 states will – over a span of almost two hours – experience more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. When the moon completely blocks the sun, day will turn into night and make visible the otherwise hidden solar corona, the sun’s atmosphere. Activities in libraries, stadiums, parks and museums across the nation, and on social media will occur simultaneously.
For more information about library events, visit the library website at www.jgrls.org or find posts on Facebook @JacksonGeorgeLibraries. For more information on eclipse activities, observing assets, and viewing safety, visit https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursdays; July 13, 20, and 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Dates in August are: 3, 10, 24, and 31.
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.

Can You Swing Ballroom dance lessons available at Pascagoula Public Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host free Ballroom Dance lessons on Mondays in June from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The free classes will be held in July - call for details - 769-3060.
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

Library System hires new Manager for the St. Martin branch

Recently, the Jackson-George Regional Library System has hired a new head librarian at the St. Martin Public Library in west Jackson county.
Meg Henderson has taken over the managerial duties taking over the position from Janis Zuleeg after her retirement earlier this summer.
Meg received her Master of Management in Library and Information Science from the University of Southern California in 2016. Meg was previously the assistant to the executive director of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University. Prior to her work at the Grant Library, she taught English at MSU and at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge. She and her husband live in Ocean Springs.
Library Director Lori Barnes said, “We are happy to recruit professionals to our libraries. Meg comes to us with a wide variety of experiences and talents and a history of being active in community and professional organizations as well. We are thrilled to add her to our system.”

Beginning Crochet class offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will host a free Beginning Crochet class on Saturday, August 19, at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Instructor Teresa Busby will offer basic classes for the beginning student. Learn the fundamentals, read patterns, and reduce your stress. Intended for those age 15 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.

St. Martin Library to host Solar Eclipse viewing program

The Library will host a viewing party on Monday, August 21, at 1 p.m.
The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses that will be provided free of charge to those attending library events
Bring your lawn chairs to the library for a unique experience with one of nature’s most astounding occurrences, a partial solar eclipse. Celebrate the event with family or friends and get a free pair of Eclipse Glasses provided to the first 100 - supplies are limited.
For more information call the library at 392-3250.

Beginning Stamp Collecting Workshop offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host a free Beginning Stamp Collecting workshop beginning Monday, from 10 to 12 noon. This club will continue to meet. Call for details. This series of lessons is designed for children and teens. Participants will build a solid foundation for stamp collecting beginning with terms and tools used in the hobby. Learn tips on what to do and not do. Learn how to create your own collection and find resources to help.

Participants will take fun quizzes, play games and become stamp detectives! Certificates will be given to those who complete the course. There is a $3 materials fee day of event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the library at 228-392-3250 to register for the free workshop. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard in St. Martin.



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 to host Mother & Daughter Self Protection class

The Vancleave Public Library will host a free Mother & Daughter Self Protection class from Gulf Coast Aikido on Saturday, August 12, at 12 noon until 3 p.m.
Hear and learn about Self Defense for women with hands-on maneuvers from Sensei Juanita Burt and Sensei Novelle Price to help women protect themselves from attack. The free class is certified by the Center for Non-Violence. Come in casual clothing - ladies unable to participate may watch and learn. This class will be about three hours. Intended for adults and students in grades 6 and up. Students must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information and to register, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library to start weekly Crochet Club

The Vancleave Public Library will host a weekly Crochet Club open to any experience level on Mondays, beginning August 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the meeting room. The club will also meet on August 21, and 28.
The club is facilitated by instructor Teresa Busby. She will assist members in learning new ideas and techniques. Beginners will discover the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence.
Those attending may bring supplies; a selection of yarn and choice of crochet hooks. Anyone age fifteen or older is encouraged to join free of charge.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Vancleave Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, August 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
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.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit them at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library to host Solar Eclipse viewing program

The Vancleave Public Library will host a viewing party on Monday, August 21, beginning at 12 noon.
The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses that will be provided free of charge to those attending library events
Bring your lawn chairs to the library for a unique experience with one of nature’s most astounding occurrences, a partial solar eclipse. Celebrate the event with family or friends and get a free pair of Eclipse Glasses provided to the first 100 - supplies are limited.
For more information call the library at 826-5857.

Learn to make DIY cleaning supplies at the Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Public Library will host a free workshop on how to make your own cleaning products at DIY Cleaning Supplies on Thursday, August 24, at 5 p.m.
Learn how to make your own cleaning supplies and other household products using some very common, and eco-friendly materials. All supplies will be provided to make a sample.
The Friends of the Vancleave Public Library will provide refreshments. Seating is limited. Please call to register the day before the class.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library Friends Host Annual Amateur Photo Contest

Family vacations, a new baby, nature trails, weddings - all these and more present the perfect opportunity to enter the 28th Annual Friends of the Vancleave Public Library Amateur Photography Contest.
Winners will be announced on October 3, at 6 p.m. at the Winner’s Reception at the Library.
Entries may be submitted to the library beginning August 28, through September 20. Judging will be Friday, September 22. Photographs will be on display in the library until October 10, at the library. Official entry forms are available at the library. Call 228-826-5857 for information.
The contest will offer ribbons and awards in five categories and three age groups. An entry fee will be charged as a fund-raiser for the Friends. Funds will be used by the Friends to support library programs, collections and events.
Categories include: people, animals, landscapes, computer-altered, and miscellaneous. Complete rules are available on the official entry form available at the library.
Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and honorable mention will be awarded in each category. Adult Best of Show and $25 cash award will be given. A Best of Show Award and $15 cash, in honor of Harry Ramsay, will be presented for outstanding photography in the teen category, and a $10 Best of Show award will be presented in the children’s category.
A People’s Choice winner will also be selected and displayed with special recognition. The winner will be chosen by the general public in a secret ballot. Entry forms and complete rules are available on the events page of the library website (www.jgrls.org) or at the Vancleave Public Library located 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 to host Homeschool Hangout Afternoons

The Vancleave Public Library will host a Homeschool Hangout Afternoons once a month, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the library. Call for details.
Connect with other homeschoolers and enjoy board games, movies, STEAM projects, crafts and whatever activities you would like to sample. Let us know what topics interest you, and our staff will plan engaging activities so that you can explore them.
Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Vancleave Library.
Any parent that is involved with homeschooling is invited to attend these gatherings - adults and children of all ages. Children under age 10 must 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 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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