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Libraries to close for Memorial Day
The eight branches of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The branches located in the communities of East Central, Gautier, Lucedale, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, St. Martin and Vancleave, will reopen Tuesday, May 30, 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.

Music Concert in May offered at Gautier Library

Attend a special evening for Music Concert Movies in May at the Gautier Public Library on May 20: Michael Jackson-This Is It!, and on May 27: Elvis: The Way It Is, from 1 to 3 p.m.
The public is invited for movies that showcase concert documentaries and famous performances from the world’s biggest musicians in May.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Call the library at 497-4531 for more information. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Gautier Library to host Senior Social Good Ole Days

Attend a special evening for a Senior Silver Social at the Gautier Public Library on Friday, May 26, at 1 p.m.
Seniors and friends are welcome to join us at the library for games and treats from the “Good Ole Days.” Play cards, checkers, and dominos. Socialize with friends and share memories.
Enjoy traditional favorite treats with ice cream floats and other refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library. Join the Friends of the Gautier Library and support your community.
For more information, call the library or visit at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Preschool Evening Story-times scheduled at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will host special Evening Story-time on Tuesday, June 13, beginning 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

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.
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Friends of the Library host author Wayne Hudson for a book signing

Friends of the Lucedale-George County Public Library will host author Wayne Hudson for a book signing in the lobby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 27.
Author Wayne Hudson will discuss his newest book, “The Fiddle” - a first of what may become a succession of novels on the afterlife. The Friends of the Lucedale-George County Library will provide refreshments.
Wayne Hudson is from Lucedale, MS, and is a 1965 Graduate from George County High School. When his first book, Many a Tear Has to Fall, was published, he began receiving invitations to speak in churches, Christian conferences, and retreats. This would lead to teaching breakout sessions in various conferences on a national level. He was also invited to teach at the 14th Baptist Youth World Conference in Hong Kong. Throughout the years, he has maintained a passion for foreign missions and has traveled to Moscow, Hungary, Ukraine and many other countries. He is currently a Bible teacher and marriage counselor at the Home of Grace Christian Recovery Center.
For more information about the author, visit waynehudsonauthor.com. For more information about the book signing, call the Library at 947-2123, or visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from the water tower.

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, May 27, 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.

Lucedale Library offers Backyard Gardening workshop

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Backyard Gardening with Heath Steede, MSU Extension Service, on Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m.
Everyone 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.
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, May 30, 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

Robotics for Kids offered at Moss Point Library

Students in grades 2 to 4 are invited to a “Robotics for Kids” demonstration on Wednesday, May 24, at 5 p.m. at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library.
Teens will hear from Becky Mitchell, Sylvan Learning Center instructor, and learn about Robotics for Kids. Learn about all the fun, hands-on projects you can do with this system. Learn how to build and program a robot with LEGO® bricks and software.
To register for this free event, call 475-7462. The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

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.

Moss Point Library hosts Lego Saturday

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library invite children and families to Lego Saturday, May 27, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the meeting room.
Kids are invited to bring their parents and friends and some Legos to use at this special Lego Saturday at the library. The Friends of the Library will supply some Legos for group play.
The Friends of the Library will also provide refreshments. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call 228-475-7462 or visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

 

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Group Art for Teens offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Teen Group Art session on Thursday, May 25, at 5 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Teens and tweens are invited to the meeting room with Cody Cameron, a phenomenal young artist from Vancleave. He will offer tips and creative inspiration to paint artistic signage for the library’s new Youth Garden located at the Mary C O’Keefe building. Engage your imagination to make your mark on our Community.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call the library at 875-1193 and get a meeting reminder.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Silver Screening dinner and movie event offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library invites anyone 50 and older to a special “Silver Screening” dinner and movie on Wednesday, May 24, 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. Patrons must sign up by May 22. Space is limited as dinner will be served. This event is sponsored by 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 hosts author Johnnie Bernhard

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a book signing with author Johnnie Bernhard on Tuesday, June 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Her book, A Good Girl, examines the numbing work of raising children and burying parents through six generations. This book received top ten finalist recognition in the 2015 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. For more information, visit her web site at www.JohnnieBernhardAuthor.com.
Johnnie Bernard is a former AP English teacher and journalist whose passion is reading and writing. She currently supports writers as a literary agent for Loiacono Literary Agency of Irving, Texas. Johnnie’s work(s) have appeared in the University of Michigan Graduate Studies Publications, Heart of Ann Arbor Magazine, Houston Style Magazine, World Oil Magazine, and many more.
She is the owner of Bernhard Editorial Services, LLC, where she writes book reviewer for Southern Literary Review, www.southernlitreview.com, as well as assists writers in honing their craft. In 2017, Johnnie participated as a writer in a documentary workshop for Blue Magnolia Films of Mississippi.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall. For more information or to sign up, call 875-1193.

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. The next class is May 26.
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 Saturday, May 27, 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 Summer Program Kick-off June 1

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a Summer Library Program Kick-off Party on Thursday, June 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the meeting room for students ages 7 and up. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Pascagoula Library.
Families are encouraged and get your summer of fun started and help “Build a Better World” which is this year’s theme. Register for programs and prizes. Play activities at several stations around the meeting room and enjoy Popsicles too. Refreshments and prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Pascagoula Library.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street. For more information about the library, call 769-3060 or visit the website at www.jgrls.org. Find us on Facebook @JacksonGeorge 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.

Linux Mint beginning session offered at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a free session for a Linux Mint operating system presentation on Tuesday, June 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the CLIC Lab.
Join us with Donna Browning as she discusses Linux Mint and the operating system that is an alternative to Windows and other computer operating systems. This class is for information only and not a hands-on presentation.
At this free program, Donna will explain how easy it is to install and will offer anyone to sign up for a time to be walked through the process.
Registration is suggested as seating is limited. Call 769-3060.
The development of Linux is one of the most prominent examples of free and open-source software collaboration. The underlying source code may be used, modified and distributed ‌commercially or non-commercially‍ by anyone under the terms of its respective licenses.
The Library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Can You Swing Ballroom dance lessons available at Pascagoula Public Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host free Ballroom Dance lessons on Mondays in May, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The free classes will be held on May 8, 15, and 22.
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 schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursdays, on May 11 and 25, from 6 to 7:30 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.
Sign up today by calling the library at 769-3060. The Library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

Pascagoula Library hosts offers Lapsit Storytime for toddlers

The Pascagoula Public Library will present a special “Lapsit” storytime on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in the children’s area. This event will be scheduled in April.
Youth services assistants 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 more information, call 769-3060 or visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

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!

AARP Smart Driver Class offered at St. Martin Library

   The St. Martin Public Library will host the new AARP Smart Driver Safety Workshop on Wednesday, May 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. This program offers revised materials and is open for drivers of any age.
To register or to receive more information, call the library at 228-392-3250. There is a $15 registration fee for AARP members that cover materials. Non-members fee is $20 - check or money order. Registration is available the day of the workshop.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
The AARP Smart Driver Safety Program is a classroom refresher that can help older adults learn the effects of aging on driving and how to adjust driving techniques and qualify for an insurance discount. Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multiyear discount to AARP graduates. AARP members receive discounts on the AARP Motoring Plan from GE Motor Club.
The new AARP Smart Driver Safety Program is the nation’s newest and largest refresher course for drivers age 55 and older that has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today’s roads. AARP has offered the course in the classroom for more than 25 years.
Participants will learn how to: tune up driving skills and update knowledge of the rules of the road; learn about normal age-related physical changes, and how to adjust driving habits to allow for these changes; reduce traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries and; drive more safely. Participants may reduce their auto insurance rate by attending this AARP certified program.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

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

Quilting Club meet Mondays at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Quilting Bees meet every Friday 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 offer free Crochet Classes in May

The Vancleave Public Library will offer free Beginning Crochet Classes in May on May 9, 16, 23, and 30, beginning at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Patrons will learn with instructor Teresa Busby as she teaches basic classes for the beginning student. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence. This will be a four-week series.
There is a $5 fee for supplies or you may bring your own. Supplies needed are yarn and a crochet hook. Registration is required as seating and supplies are limited.
For more information and to register, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

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.

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 Saturday, May 20, 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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