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East Central Library to host Family Flix at the EC in JulyPatrons of all ages are invited to attend a free Family Flix at the East Central Public Library on Tuesday, July 16, beginning at 1 p.m., in the meeting room.
East Central Library hosts monthly Lego Club eventThe 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.
East Central Library to offer Needles in the Book Stacks ClubAnyone interested in fiber arts may join the new Needles in the Book Stacks club at the East Central Public Library. They will meet on the fourth Monday each month, at 4:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Friends of the East Central Library announce meetingsThe Friends of the East Central Public Library will meet every second Tuesday.
Computer Basics clinic offered at Gautier Library 2nd and 4th SaturdaysThe Gautier Public Library will offer Computer Basics for Adults on the second and fourth Saturdays during the summer and fall, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the library computer area.
Gautier Library offers Harry Potter Trivia Night - July 31The Gautier Public Library will offer Harry Potter Trivia Night for adults on Wednesday, July 31, beginning at 6 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Gautier Library offers Beginning Crochet for AdultsThe Gautier Public Library will offer Beginning Crochet classes for adults on Saturday, July 20, at 10 a.m. in the library meeting room. Other dates will be August 3 and September 7.
Fun With Food program offered at Gautier LibraryThe Gautier Public Library will offer Fun with Food for students on Thursday, July 25, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the meeting room. The program is presented by Madison Payne, community wellness planner at the MSU Extension Service.
Lucedale Library offers Stress Workshop for caregivers
The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a free Stress Workshop on Tuesday, July 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Everyone is stressed and needs a little help. Hear from Liz Hoop, Community Liaison for Southern Hearts Hospice, at this free workshop in the meeting room. She will provide steps to identify and track stress and information on how to practice a variety of strategies that have been shown to counteract stress. This program is intended for adults, senior citizens, and caregivers.
Liz Hoop is the community liaison for Southern Hearts Hospice and has been with them for 2 and ½ years. Liz works in communities to help with educating caregivers and others caring for the elderly.
The Friends of the library will provide refreshments.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.
Lucedale Library to hold School Supply Contest for students
The Lucedale/George County Public Library is having a Party Down For School Supplies Contest for students in June through July.
The winner will get to invite up to ten friends to the pizza party.
Students may enter from June 1 to July 22 in the the library’s School Supplies Contest.
The supplies donated will be given to a local Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). This contest is for kindergarten to eighth grade students.
Students may bring in school supplies and fill out a form for a chance to win a private pizza party. For each item brought in, get anywhere from one to ten entry chances. Complete rules are available at the library.
The pizza party for the winner will be held Saturday, August 3, at 12 noon. Call 601-947-2123 for information.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower. Find the library on Facebook @LucedaleGeorgeLibrary. Visit www.JGRLS.org for more information about all programs.
Lucedale Library offers Backyard Gardening workshop
The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Backyard Gardening with Heath Steede, Mississippi Extension Service, on Thursday, July 25, at 3 p.m.
Anyone interested in gardening is invited as Heath presents general information on backyard gardening in the meeting room. Heath will cover everything from picking out your plants to the various types of soil needed when planting.
Time will be provided for a question and answer session at the end of the program.
Registration is suggested for this event by calling 947-2123. There is no charge to attend this program.
For more information about library programs, find the library on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.
Autism group schedules meeting at Lucedale Library
The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host the South MS Special Needs Organization at the monthly Autism -- at 12 p.m., in the library meeting room. Call for more information.
Everyone is invited to learn more about Autism and learn how the lives of those affected can be made better. Stop by and show support. This presentation is open to all ages and will be held in the meeting room. Ms. McNelley will be discussing Autism: how to cope with Autism, different resources available, and much more. Learn what you need to help the ones you love.
Cindy McNelley is the President of the Board of Directors for the South Mississippi Special Needs Organization. She is a former Area Support Director and Chapter Leader with TEAAM Autism (2007 - 2014) serving individuals with all disabilities and their families. She has a granddaughter and a grandson on the Autism Spectrum. Her grandson was diagnosed at the age of nineteen with Asperger’s, her granddaughter was diagnosed at age three.
SNO sponsors several social events during the year such as the Annual Valentine’s Dance, Beautiful Me Pageant, and 3-Day Mini Camp which offers classes in Arts and Crafts, Theatre and Music, as well as the annual Halloween Party, www.southmssno.com.
Call the library at 947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.
Lucedale Library to host CPR Basics program Aug. 24
The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host an Introduction to CPR and AED on Saturday, August 24, 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.
Moss Point Library offers afternoon Story-time TuesdayA special after school time has been added to scheduled Story-time programs on Tuesdays at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. Parents may bring all age children at 3:30 p.m. to attend the new afternoon program in the Library Story Vault.
Moss Point Library offers Money Management for teensThe Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will a free Money Management workshop for teens on Tuesday, July 23, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the meeting room.
Moss Point Library Friends host Big Book SaleThe Friends of the Moss Point Library will host the year’s largest “Big Book Sale” on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the meeting room.
Moss Point Library offers Bingo, Bingo, Bingo!The Friends of the Moss Point Library will offer “Bingo, Bingo, Bingo” on Monday, August 5, at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Moss Point Library offers Origami Tonight craftsThe Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Origami Tonight crafts on Tuesday, July 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Family Game Night offered at Moss Point LibraryArea families are invited to Family Game Night at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, on Thursday, July 25, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
Moss Point Library offers Living with Diabetes sessionsThe Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Living With Diabetes presented by Terri Thompson, Jackson County MSU Extension Service, on Tuesday, August 6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Moss Point Library offers Young Adults: Their Money sessions for teensThe Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer “Young Adults and Their Money” on Thursday, August 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with the first of a two part session, Managing Money; Budgeting for the Real World, in the meeting room.
Moss Point Library to host Stress Advice for Caregivers sessionThe Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Stress; Professional Advice for Caregivers with Southern Hearts Hospice on Monday, August 12, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Moss Point Library offers Roblox Club for studentsStudents interested in computer gaming are invited to join the Roblox Club at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library beginning Thursday, August 15 and again on August 29, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Moss Point Library offers monthly Chess ClubAnyone wanting to learn about Chess is invited to a new Chess Club at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library with free sessions every second Thursday of the month, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
River City Quilters demonstrations offered at Moss Point LibraryThe public is invited to a free class with the River City Quilters every Thursday, from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. The River City Quilters are offering hands-on classes for Machine Quilting for teens and adults. The Quilters meet every month on Thursdays in the library meeting room. The group will offer hands-on sessions each first Saturday as well.
Moss Point Library offers free Dance lessons for adults in JulyThe Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Dance, Dance, Dance ballroom and swing dance lessons on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. until noon.
Ocean Springs Library host Friends Summer Book Sale - July 26, 27, & 29
The Friends of the Ocean Springs Library will host a Summer Book Sale beginning Friday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The book sale will continue Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Monday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the meeting room each day.
The book sales raise funds to support programming efforts as well as the expansion of public library services.
Anyone may join the Friends of the Library by completing a membership form available at the library. Members are given a membership card and notified of meeting dates and other events. Friends of the Library are civic-minded citizens, who know that any community becomes a better community when its libraries are improved. Many Friends work directly with the Library staff as volunteers, helping deliver library services on a personal, one-to-one basis.
For more information about the Friends or book sale, visit the library at 525 Dewey Avenue behind City Hall, or call the library at 875-1193.
Family Movie Saturday offered at Ocean Springs Library - July 20
The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie on Saturday, July 20, starting at 1 p.m., in the meeting room.
The library will show a new, family-friendly film on a Saturday afternoon. The film is rated PG. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. Bring your own snacks and folding chair or blanket.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.
Ocean Springs Library offers Gardening; begins Seed Library
The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will start a new service - The Ocean Springs Seed Library.
A new Ocean Springs Seed Library was recently unveiled to the public. Patrons may take a few seeds to take home to plant. Also, the library is accepting donations of unopened seed packages even if they are old. Now, the Ocean Springs Seed Library, located in our library, will help make accessible free gardening resources for a broad segment of the population.
For more information, visit or call the library at 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.
Ocean Springs Library offers Video Games with Friends
The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host “Video Games with Friends” for local students on Thursday, July 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the library teen area. Other dates are August 31, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and September 28, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Students age 17 and under may bring friends to play video games. Multi-player video games will be set up for anyone who wants to play or bring their own device and hang out with friends. Enjoy games like Mario-Kart, Minecraft and more (Wii, PS3, and Atari Flashback 7 classic game console) in the side meeting room. Public WiFi is available for more game play.
These events are intended for ages 17 and under. Call 228-875-1193 for more information. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.
Ocean Springs Library offers Colored Pencil Workshop- Aug. 3
The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will offer a free Colored Pencil Workshop with local artist Valerie Winn on Saturday, August 3, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the meeting room.
This workshop is intended for teens and adults. Supplies will be included. Sign up is required as seating is limited for this hands-on class. Call 228-875-1193 to register.
Join us with Valerie Winn; instructor, artist, photographer, and writer. She taught high school journalism and art and later, arts editor of The Ocean Springs Record. The author of “Forsaking Mimosa” and “The Dance Between”, she is the recipient of a Literary Arts Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission. Her favorite mediums are acrylics, graphite pencil, and pen & ink.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.
Decade of Oral History project offered at Singing River Genealogy Library
The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library will celebrate the current decade with “A Decade of Oral Histories” sessions from August 1 through 31, during library hours, to record personal stories from the last ten years for preservation and Singing River Library collections.
The library is focusing on stories from 2010 to present day as our decade is coming to a close. If you or a family member have a special story that you think we’d be interested in, call and book a session to record your story - by appointment only. Each session is limited to 45 minutes long, longer if scheduling permits. A free-style interview is also possible with a prepared list of questions.
StoryCorps app will be used for recording. Stories may even be uploaded to the Library of Congress for preservation. Visit https://archive.storycorps.org for more information. A deed of gift/copyright agreement must be signed for rights to record and upload an interview to StoryCorps.
For more information and set an appointment, contact the library at 228-769-3078.
The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library is located on the second floor of the Pascagoula library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.
Civil Rights author James Meredith to speak at the Pascagoula Library - Aug. 12The Pascagoula Public Library will host James Meredith, author of “A Mission From God,” at a book talk and signing on Monday, August 12, beginning at 6 p.m.
Pascagoula Library to host Earth From Space Smithsonian Poster exhibitThe Pascagoula Public Library will showcase a Smithsonian Poster Exhibit: Earth From Space beginning June 1 through August 1, in the library atrium. The exhibit will be open at 9 a.m. until closing each day.
Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing ClassesThe Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, July 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will also be held every Thursday of the month.
Lego-palooza offered for families at Pascagoula Library - Aug. 15The Pascagoula Public Library will offer Lego-palooza for families on Thursday, August 15, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Children’s Library on the second floor.
Chess Lessons offered at the Pascagoula LibraryAnyone interested in learning the game of Chess are invited for Chess Classes at the Pascagoula Public Library each Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
St. Martin Library to host “Fin-Tastic Beasts” for childrenFamilies and friends are invited to the St. Martin Public Library for “Fin-Tastic Beasts” presented by the MSU Marine Fisheries Ecology Lab on Thursday, July 25, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
St. Martin Library to host Everyday Stress Management sessionThe St. Martin Public Library will host author John O’Dwyer for a free session on Everyday Stress Management on Wednesday, July 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.
AARP Smart Driver Class offered at St. Martin LibraryThe St. Martin Public Library will host the new AARP Smart Driver Safety Workshop on Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. This program offers revised materials and is open for drivers of any age. Other dates scheduled in 2019 are; September 28 and October 26.
St. Martin Library to offer Living Better with Essential OilsThe St. Martin Public Library will offer Living Better with Essential Oils on July 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., for “Back to School with Essential Oils” in the meeting room.
St. Martin Library to offer Free Bingo afternoonsAttend a special afternoon of free Bingo at the St. Martin Public Library on Tuesday, August 6, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
January 1 -- New Year’s Day
Third Monday in January -- Martin Luther King Day
Winter (Day Before Ash Wednesday) -- Mardi Gras Day
Last Monday in May -- Memorial Day
July 4 -- Independence Day
First Monday in September -- Labor Day
Veterans’ Day -- Monday, November 12, 2018
Fourth Thursday in November -- Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving Day -- Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 -- Christmas Eve
December 25 -- Christmas Day
December 31 -- New Year's Eve day
Vancleave Library to host Homeschool Hangout; Craft WarsThe Vancleave Public Library will host a special Homeschool Hangout “Craft Wars” for students on Thursday, August 7, at 3 p.m. in the library.
Vancleave Summer Library programs for Adults:
Friday, TBA, 5:30-7:30 pm: Stardust Murder Mystery Theater You are invited to a MURDER… Chancellor Maude Greenfield invites you to the Rushmore Beauty Academy for Women’s graduation social for the Class of ’79. And what a social it promises to be. Who among you will become a cold-blooded killer? It could be the person standing right next to you!
Vancleave Library offers Unique Crochet Club class - JulyThe Vancleave Public Library will host Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, July 22, from 1 until 3 p.m. in the library meeting room. Other dates are scheduled for July 29.
Vancleave Library offers First Monday Book ClubThere is a new book club at the Vancleave Public Library on the first Monday of each month. The First Monday Book Club will start at 2 p.m.
Quilting Club meet Mondays at Vancleave LibraryThe Vancleave Quilting Bees meet every Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the meeting room of the Vancleave Public Library.
Vancleave Library continues Chess Club and free lessonsStudents 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.