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Libraries to Close for July 4th Holiday
The eight branches of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
The branches located in the communities of East Central, Gautier, Lucedale, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, St. Martin and Vancleave, will reopen Wednesday, July 5, at regular hours.

EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

East Central Library to host Adult Summer Programs on Thursdays at 2 p.m., from June 8 to July 13.

June 8 – Summer in MS: Vegetable Gardening in Containers - Gain hands-on experience in creating a container garden with presenter Ray Carr, Jackson County Master Gardeners.

June 15 – Enviroscape - View a demonstration of the results of pollution in Jackson County with presenter Beth Skjoldager, Jackson County Master Gardeners.

June 22 – The Art of Book Folding: Recycling Old Books - Create works of art using only an old book and a ruler with presenter Marsha Bosarge, local artist.

June 29 – Pollinators and Butterflies - Study butterflies and how important pollinators are to our lives with Lynn and Paula McMahn, Jackson County Master Gardeners.

July 6 – Be Energy Efficient - Learn how to conserve electricity and save money with presenter Jeff Gray, Singing River Electric Power Association.

July 13 – Build a Better Future by Understanding Your Past - Research your family tree using Ancestry Library Edition with Amanda Brooks, manager of the Singing River Genealogy - Local History Library in Pascagoula.

Register to win prizes. Friends of the Library will provide refreshments.

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 Adult Summer Programs, June 8 to July 13

Thursday, June 8 @ 6 PM Games & More Games!: Put down the electronics and have an evening of old-fashioned fun with popular board games, table hockey, foosball and cards. Families invited - kids too!

Thursday, June 15 @ 6 PM Build Your Own Website: Building a website is easy with “Weebly” for blogs, photo albums and add your own personal style. Seating is limited.

Saturday, June 17 @ 1-3 PM Build a Family Tree: Amanda Brooks, JGRLS Genealogy Library, will show how to build your family tree using Ancestry-Library Edition at the library. Seating is limited - call 497-4531 to reserve a seat.

Thursday, June 22 @ 5:30 PM Build Your World-Storytelling and Role-playing: Give life to a new world or character in a creative program designed to develop a unique world of your very own with writing, art, or role-playing.

Thursday, June 29 @ 6 PM Build Your Own Smoothie: It’s time for a smoothie throw-down! Fresh or frozen, come learn how to prepare healthy smoothies Supplies furnished by the Friends. Seating is limited - call 497-4531 to reserve a seat.

Thursday, July 6 @ 6 PM Build Your Own Story: Join us for a creative writing program. Bring a writing project - poetry, short stories or opinion pieces.

Thursday, July 13 @ 6 PM Build A Better World-Ready, Sip, Paint!: Sip Coffee or tea while painting with Winnona Fix. Unleash your creativity. Leave with a masterpiece! Supplies provided by the Friends. Call 497-4531 to reserve a seat.

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 June and July.
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 in June 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 to host Expressions Art Club

The Gautier Public Library is starting “Expressions Art Cafe” on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 228-497-4531 or visit the library at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.
Anyone interested may participate and share a common passion for art in a friendly atmosphere. Artists should bring a current project to work on. This will be a club more than a teaching class. Bring talents and methods to the group to inspire and be inspired.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.

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

Lucedale Library offers Ancestry.com access training

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a free Search for your Ancestors workshop on Tuesday, June 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the library.
The Genealogy-Local History Library will present a special beginners class in using Ancestry .com - Library Edition for family research 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.  Sessions are provided on the library public computers.
                Registration is suggested as seating is limited. For more information, call the library at 947-2123. The library is located at 507 Oak Street, across from City Park. 

Summer Library programs not just for Children - Adults invited to participate on Thursdays each week

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer free Summer Library Programs for adults on Thursdays, at 2 p.m., from June 8 to July 13, in the meeting room. Adults age 17 and up can participate in any the programs - attend as many as you want and register for the grand prize in July.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Lucedale/George County Public Library each week.
June 8 - “Build Your Creativity.” Learn how to expand your creativity with an art lesson from famous artist, Steven Butler. Steven is a local artist that has illustrated comics for Marvel and many more.

June 15- “Building with Bees.” Learn everything you need to know about bees! Heath Steede, MSU Extension Service coordinator, will offer information about bees and beekeeping.

June 22 - “Build a Budget Meal.” Learn how to shop for a good family meal on a small budget with presenter Melissa Yarber MSU Extension assistant.

June 29 - “Build Your Understanding of the World!” Learn about Naturalism and what kind of plants are in our area with Bethany Carlisle, Master Naturalist.

July 6 - “Build Your Courage.” Learn about how to escape violence. Find ways to prevent the different types of assault and protect yourself. Special Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Stephanie Piper, Sexual Assault Prevention coordinator, Gulf Coast Center for Non-Violence.

July 13- “Revenge of the Clerk.” Escape Room Challenge: Wrap Up Party and Grand Prize Giveaway.
Find us on Facebook and search @LucedaleGeorgeLibrary. For more information on services and library materials, visit www.JGRLS.org.

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 Saturdays starting at 1 p.m. - call for details - 947-2123.
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 Bedtime Story-time

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a special Bedtime Story-time on Tuesday, June 24, at 4 p.m. in the library.
Children of all ages are welcome and may wear favorite PJs and listen to stories. Enjoy songs, coloring pages, and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.


INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Moss Point Library offers Adult Summer Programs on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., June 6 to July 11

June 6 – Audubon with Erin Parker: Join us with the Audubon Center for a presentation of the mission of the Audubon society and how it relates to our community.

June 13 – Huntington Ingalls Contributions to the Community with Dorothy Shaw, community relations. Hear about Huntington Ingalls’ contributions to the community.

June 20 – Jewelry making with Marneka Jones: Jewelry making materials will be provided for creating a necklace and earrings. Seating is limited.

June 27 – Chevron-Building our Community: Amy Brandenstein, Chevron community affairs, will speak on the efforts made by the Chevron Refinery to build our community.

July 11 - Document and Photo Preservation with Amanda Brooks, Genealogy-Local History Library manager. Join us with Amanda Brooks will give for a great session on preserving photos and documents. To be held in the public computer area. Seating is limited.

 

 

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

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.

Summer Library programs not just for Children - Adults invited to participate on Thursdays each week

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host Adult Summer Library programs on Thursdays, from June 8 to July 13, in the meeting room. Adults age 17 and up can register in the program or attend any or all free programs and earn entries to receive prizes.

The Friends of the Ocean Springs Library will provide refreshments for all programs along with prizes.
June 8, at 6 p.m. Talley’s Healthy Building. Madison and Mark Tally of TALLstudio Architecture, will showcase Healthy Buildings and what that means. Make your home and office a healthier place to be.

June 15, at 6 p.m. Minecraft for parents. Minecraft for parents- Why does your kid enjoy Minecraft? What is the point of it? What is griefing? Join us by the quilt while we answer these and other questions about Minecraft.

Saturday, June 24, at 1 p.m., make an Up-cycled Fairy House. Join us in the meeting room while we use paint and odds and ends to make a house for the wee folk. We will provide supplies, but feel free to bring your own bits and baubles. Sign up is required.

June 29, at 6 p.m., make a t-shirt tent for your cat (or small dog). Bring a t-shirt, size medium or larger, and make a tent for your pet. Other supplies will be provided by the library. Sign up is required.


July 13, at 6 p.m., Bad Art Night. Join us in the meeting room and make tacky art from whatever is available. The worst creation wins. Sign up is required - supplies will be provided.

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.
The next meeting is Saturday, May 27, beginning at 10 a.m., until 1 p.m.
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.

Free Family History Search available at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Search for your Ancestors workshop on Saturdays in June, 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.

Teen Reading Club begins 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

Pascagoula Library to host free Adult Summer Programs on Thursdays at 6 p.m., June 8 to July 6

JUNE 8TH- “BUILD A BETTER GAME WORLD” - Join us for the grand opening of our ASLP! Sign-up today for a chance to attend great programs and win cool prizes! Bring your competitive spirit! Enjoy trivia, bad art-making, board games and more!

JUNE 15TH- “BUILD A BETTER-FOR-YOU SMOOTHIE” - For health conscious smoothie lovers, and first-time smoothie tasters, come out and learn how to make a smoothie that is not only good for you but that tastes great too!

JUNE 22ND- “BUILD A BETTER BODY” - Got sneakers? Wear them! Learn the benefits of using dance as exercise, wearing proper work-out attire, eating healthy food, and having a support group. Bring your energy. Let’s get moving!

JUNE 29TH - “BUILD YOUR FAMILY TREE” - Presented by our very own genealogy library assistant Sherry Owens. Sherry will show how to build a family tree!

JULY 6TH- “BUILD A BETTER MYSTERY”- A Scavenger Hunt inspired by the game Clue~ A Mystery of EPIC proportions! Bring your thinking caps! Get ready for a mind boggling time at the library! Help us end our ASLP on a high, blood-curdling note. Fun, Food, and Fictional characters abound!

Enter to win the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library. Find us on Facebook @JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

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

St. Martin Public Library to offer Adult Summer Programs on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., June 8 to June 29

Thursday, June 8 @ 5:30 PM Build a Better Body with Delicious Smoothies: For health conscious smoothie lovers and first time tasters, come and learn how to make a smoothie that’s good for you and tastes great too! Supplies furnished - must pre-register.

Thursday, June 15 @ 5:30 PM Build a Better Jar with String Art: If you love mason jars and string art, join us as we have fun creating masterpieces of wood, nails and string! Supplies furnished - must pre-register.

Thursday, June 22 @ 5:30 PM Build a Better Bookmark with Felt: A little thread, felt, buttons, and ribbon is all it takes to make adorable floral bookmarks! Supplies furnished - must pre-register.

Thursday, June 29 @ 5:30 PM Build a Better Flower Pot with Nail Polish: Nail polish is not just for nails. Join us as we use it to create unique and colorfully marbled flower pots for your home or garden. Supplies furnished - must pre-register.

Friends of the Library will provide prizes and refreshments. All programs are free - invite your friends!

St. Martin Library to host story-time on Thursdays

The St. Martin Public Library holds a morning storytime on Thursdays, beginning at 10 a.m. for preschool children. Families are invited to attend.
Celebrate seasonal events at the weekly storytime as children enjoy stories and crafts. This event is suggested for children preschool through kindergarten. All children must be accompanied by parent or adult.
For more information, call 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

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 hosts Adult Summer Programs, June 8 to July 14

June 8 @ 5 PM Bats & Bees, Birds & Butterflies: Learn how these winged creatures affect everything we eat and what we can do to ensure their survival. Make Soil Sails and improve local habitats with presenter Wanda Freeland.

June 15 @ 5 PM Build Terra Cotta Swirl Planters: Learn how to decorate terra cotta planters using nail polish creating a swirl pattern. Supplies furnished - must pre-register.

June 22 @ 5 PM Build Homemade Cleaning Supplies: Make your own cleaning supplies and other household products - save by doing it yourself! Supplies furnished - must pre-register.

June 29 @ 4 PM* Essential Oils for Summertime: Learn how to use essential oils for sunscreen, sunburn, insect repellent, and much more. Make-and-take a sample for $5 (optional).

July 6 @ 5 PM Massage Therapy: Join us with Elizabeth Wildman, RN, Licensed Therapist/Medispa and learn about relaxation and rejuvenation through the power of touch. Learn about basic massage techniques to feel your best.

*FRIDAY, July 14 @ 5:30 PM* Next of Kin Murder Mystery: Join in the fun at the annual Murder Mystery Theater. Big Daddy Sugarbaker has been murdered! Be the detective and uncover whodunit! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.®Haley Productions All rights reserved.

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.

Vancleave Library offers new Book Club - Monthly

The Vancleave Public Library is inviting anyone to"Fiction Addiction" a new book club meeting each Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Those who attended the Adult Summer Reading programs will enjoy this new club! Patrons may bring a friend and meet with others who like to share their good reads and have fun.
ºCoffee will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.

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


 

 

 

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