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EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

East Central Library to host Family Flix at the EC

Patrons of all ages are invited to attend a free Family Flix at the East Central Public Library on Saturday, August 24, beginning at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Other Family Flix programs scheduled are; Tuesday, August 27, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., with Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Saturday, August 31, from 10 a.m. to noon, with Secret Life of Pets 2.
Refreshments and other snacks will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Library.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library to host Family Flix - Aug 24

Patrons of all ages are invited to attend a free Family Flix at the East Central Public Library on Saturday, August 24, beginning at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Refreshments and other snacks will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Library.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library hosts monthly Lego Club on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

The East Central Public Library will host Lego Club on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month starting August 27, 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 to offer Needles in the Book Stacks Club

Anyone 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.
The club will meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays every month, except for holidays. The new group is for those who love or want to learn how to knit, crochet, embroidery, cross-stitch, and anything else fiber arts related! Bring a project you’re working on, or bring supplies to start something new. Come share techniques, or pick up tips from experienced fiber crafters.
All ages and experience levels are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Library.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

Friends of the East Central Library announce meetings

The Friends of the East Central Public Library will meet every second Tuesday.
Together, the Friends help support the library and provide fundraising for special projects. Annual projects include Summer Library Programs, Holiday Cooking Contest, and so many other events and projects.
Applications available at the library. Become a member of the Friends and support your library and community! Annual memberships are $5 per individual, $10 for Families, and $25 for Businesses.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit 21801 Slider Rd.

 

KATHLEEN MCILWAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY OF GAUTIER

Gautier Library to host LEGO Club for families

The Gautier Public Library will offer LEGO Club for children, students and families on Thursday, August 22, beginning at 4 p.m. Join us on September 26, at 4 p.m., too.
The library will supply LEGOs and ask that anyone interested sign up and join the fun. Children age ten and under must be accompanied by parent or adult.
To register or get more information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Computer Basics clinic offered at Gautier Library 2nd and 4th Saturdays

The 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.
Those attending should bring a laptop, tablet or use the public computers. Call the library for information 497-4531 or to sign up.
Take advantage of these free clinics at the library where computer novice users can get one-on-one basic computer and Internet skills training from community volunteers. Learn to complete online job applications, apply for government and medical benefits, sign up for e-mail or Facebook, or maybe learn to video chat with friends and family. Whatever computer help is needed, these free clinics will help.
The library is also looking for volunteers with computer skills to assist with this digital literacy project.
Call the library at 228-497-4531 for more information or to sign up. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Pikachu Super Sleuth event hosted by Gautier Library for families

The Gautier Public Library will host a “Super Sleuth Saturday with Detective Pikachu” for children, students and families on Saturday, August 31, beginning at 1 p.m.
Meet up at the library for a Saturday full of mystery, adventure, and a movie. Use super-sleuthing skills in a fun scavenger hunt, win prizes and see the movie. In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.
Friends of the Library will provide refreshments. Children age ten and under must be accompanied by parent or adult.
For more information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUCEDALE-GEORGE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Lucedale Library to offer Free Bingo

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Free Bingo at Your Library on Thursday, August 22, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Enjoy an afternoon of free Bingo at the library. Invite friends and socialize. Patrons may win prizes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. This event is intended for adults age 18 and up.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street 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.

Lucedale Library offers All About Catfish Farming - Aug. 17

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a free All About Catfish Farming on Saturday, August 17, beginning at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Come and learn from Ann Howard, MSU Extension Service/Chairwoman of Women and Agriculture, as she provides information about catfish and catfish farming in Mississippi. Families and friends will gather in the meeting room for a fun craft after the program. This program is intended for families with children age twelve and under.
Refreshments and materials are provided by Farm Bureau.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Moss Point Library offers Bee Keeping Today seminar

Anyone interested in learning about bees are invited to a free seminar Bee Keeping Today at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library on Tuesday, August 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The library will be buzzing with Kerri St. Andrie with an introduction to bee keeping on the coast. Meet Kerri and learn about local bee keeping. This program will provide information on how and where to set up a hive colony.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

Moss Point Library offers free Dance lessons for adults

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Dance, Dance, Dance ballroom and swing dance lessons on Saturday, August 17, from 10 a.m. until noon.
Classes are scheduled for August 24 and 31 as well.
Have a great time while learning ballroom and swing dance styles with Montrelle Ramey, dance instructor for the library. Have fun and get healthy exercise as well. Adults 17 and up are invited to bring friends and join the fun. Sign up at the library or call 475-7462.
For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Living with Diabetes sessions

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Living With Diabetes presented by Terri Thompson, Jackson County MSU Extension Service, on Tuesday, August 13, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, in 2016 Mississippi ranked first in the nation for overall diabetes prevalence, with an estimated 308,295 adult Mississippians living with diabetes. If you are a diabetic or you know someone who is living with diabetes, attend this free two-part series that will empower you with knowledge and a plan, to manage or control diabetes.   Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
Call the library at 228-475-7462 for more information. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Moonbeam Jar crafts

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer a free crafting program to make Moonbeam Jars on Tuesday, August 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Adults may attend this craft program and learn how to create a moonlit silhouette scene jar to take home. All supplies will be provided. Seating is limited - registration is required prior to the craft day. Call 228-475-7462 to reserve a seat.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Young Adults: Their Money sessions for teens

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer “Knowing Your Score and Protecting your Financial Identity” on Thursday, August 15 (part II), 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.

All teens and young adults are invited to attend this free workshop. Whether you receive an allowance or earn a paycheck, knowing how to manage your money now and for the future is a great growing opportunity for you. Youth and parents are invited for a two-part session on financial literacy led by Stephanie Packer. Find out what you already know and the things you need to know.
Call the library at 228-475-7462 to sign up or for more information. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library to host Stress Advice for Caregivers session

The 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.
The community is invited to attend this free program to learn about how to deal with stress offered by Southern Hearts Hospice with Liz Hoop, community liaison.
Current caregivers, new caregivers and potential givers, are invited to this informative session to help guide you through steps to identify and track your stress. Learn how to practice a variety of strategies shown to be helpful in counteracting stress. Refreshments will be provided by Southern Hearts Hospice and Friends of the Library.
To register or for more information, call 228-475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown Moss Point.

Moss Point Library offers Roblox Club for students

Students 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.
Anyone age 10 and above may play Roblox with friends and others at the teen computer area - or bring your own laptop. All will be able to enjoy this fun-filled game whether beginner or advanced. Share new strategies and game worlds and get a chance to win fun prizes.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

Moss Point Library to host Teen Paint Night

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Teen Paint Night on Monday, August 19, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Enjoy learning how to paint an owl using acrylics in a step-by-step instructional painting class. This program is intended for ages 12 to 17. Learn beginning techniques and have fun! Class seating is limited - call today to save your spot.
All supplies provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library. For more information, call 228-475-7462 today.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown Moss Point.

Moss Point Library offers monthly Chess Club

Anyone 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.
Learn the game of Chess that uses problem salving, memory, creativity and more. All player levels are invited from beginner to advanced. This group is intended for ages 12 and up.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

River City Quilters demonstrations offered at Moss Point Library

The 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.
For more information, call Aileen Love at 228-475-0617.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

 

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

NEW! Sensory Boxes for Check-out @ Your Ocean Springs Municipal Library

Family Movie Saturday offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie Saturday on August 17, starting at 1 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie is the story of a popular animated dragon and his Viking friends. this film 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.

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 Lapsit Storytime for toddlers

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will present a special “Lapsit” storytime every Tuesday, at 10 a.m. in the library. The next session is on August 20.
Maureen Downey, 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 more information, call 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Silver Screening dinner and movie 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 28, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
The library will host a dinner before the popular movie for seniors. This film is a story about the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him and is rated PG13. Space is limited and reservations are requested as dinner will be served. The Friends of the Ocean Springs Library will also offer memberships.
For more information, call 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers Saturday Storytime

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will offer Saturday storytime every other Saturday, at 10 a.m. in the OS Library Genealogy room. The next session will be held on August 24.
Ms. Mo, youth services assistant, will present a special storytime and activities event for parents of preschool through kindergarten. Children will enjoy an interactive time with stories, singing, and books. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Family History Search workshop at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Search for your Ancestors workshop on Saturday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the library meeting room. The program is also scheduled for Saturday, September 28.
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 information about charts to record the information. One-on-one help will be available after the session.
Attendees are asked to bring as much information as possible on family with names, dates, birth certificates, military papers, and locations will be very helpful in research.
Registration is encouraged 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 offers Video Games with Friends

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host “Video Games with Friends” for local students on Saturday, August 31, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the library teen area.
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.

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY-LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY

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.

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Sit! Stay! Read! Children’s event offered at Pascagoula Library

Children and parents are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library on Saturday, September 21, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. for the Sit-Stay-Read! program for children.
Children will enjoy reading all types of story books to therapy dogs from Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi. This is a free event and will be offered each third Saturday of the month through December.
Sit-Stay-Read! Children read one-on-one to licensed pet therapy dogs to help improve their reading skills. Dogs enable kids to tackle the serious issue of childhood illiteracy in a fun way, and test scores prove that these programs improve reading fluency. Because pets accept people without conditions, the human-animal bond creates a relationship free of the stress of judgments and expectations. Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent, or adult guardian.
Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent, or adult guardian.
For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. #1 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library to offer Back to School Essential Oils

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a special “Back to School” Essential Oils class on Saturday, August 17, beginning at 10 to 11:30 a.m. This program will also be held on September 7 and 21.
It’s time for the kids to go back to school. That means more schedules, more routines, and more exposure to all kinds of things -- be prepared. Get tips and tricks with presenter Marissa Deshauteurs and keep kids healthy, happy, and focused all school year long.
Light refreshments provided. Call the library for information 228-769-3060 and sign up.
For other information about the library, visit www.JGRLS.org or the library Facebook page @JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

Pascagoula Library to offer Stress Reduction Workshop

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a Stress Reduction Workshop on Tuesday, August 20, beginning at 6 p.m.
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.
Liz Hoop 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 is the community liaison for Southern Hearts Hospice and has been with them for over two years. She works in communities to help with educating caregivers and others caring for the elderly.
Light refreshments provided. Call the library for information 228-769-3060 and sign up.
For other information about the library, visit www.JGRLS.org or the library Facebook page @JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

Pascagoula Library hosts Bingo for adults

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Bingo for adults on Saturday, August 17, beginning at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
Enjoy a rousing session of Bingo at the library and win prizes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Everyone is welcome. Those under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult. Call the library for information 228-769-3060 and sign up for this free event.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street. For more information about the library, visit the website at www.jgrls.org.

Lego-palooza offered for families at Pascagoula Library - Aug. 15

The 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.
The event is offered free to families and is suggested for children of all ages. Lego sets are provided to use at this event. Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent, or adult guardian.
For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. #1 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Chess Lessons offered at the Pascagoula Library

Anyone 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.
Free Chess lesson sessions are offered by library volunteer Craig Patterson 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 769-3060 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, August 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will also be held every Thursday of the month, August 15, 22, and 29.
All ages are invited to join Antoinette Morris 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. For more information about the library, visit the website at www.jgrls.org.

 

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Dr. Bachman to host Fall Gardening at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host Dr. Gary Bachman for a free Fall Gardening workshop on Saturday, September 7, from 10 to 11: 30 a.m.
Get a garden ready for the Fall. Dr. Gary Bachman, Mississippi State University Extension/Research Professor of Ornamental Horticulture and and host of Southern Gardening Television and Radio, will discuss how to use containers to grow and care for your vegetables and plants for the fall season.
Registration is required as seating is limited. Call the library for free ticket information at 228-392-3250.
Dr. Gary R. Bachman is the Research Professor for the MSU Extension office in Biloxi and host for Southern Gardening Television - a weekly television segment designed to air within Mississippi television newscasts. Segments are designed for persons interested in lawn and garden care. You can find Dr. Bachman on social media including Facebook @SouthernGardening.
This event is sponsored by the MSU Extension Service and the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

AARP Smart Driver Class offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host the new AARP Smart Driver Safety Workshop on Saturday, September 28, 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 -- October 26.
To register or to receive more information, call 228-669-1313. 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.
Other dates scheduled in 2019 are; May 25, July 27, September 28 and October 26.
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.

Crochet class offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will host a free Crochet class on Saturday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the meeting room. This event will be held September 21 and again October 26.
Instructor Teresa Busby will offer more advanced classes for the average student. Learn the fundamentals, read patterns, and reduce your stress. Intended for those age fifteen 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.

Back to School Zumba class offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will host a free Back to School Zumba class on Saturday, August 24, at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Zumba with Tajuana Glaude at our Back-to-School Zumba class in the meeting room. Join us and get moving. Work up a sweat. Teens and adults are invited to learn Zumba and get a workout.
The session is free, but space is limited and registration is suggested. Call 228-392-3250.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to offer Paint and Plant Craft event

The St. Martin Public Library will offer “Paint and Plant Pots” on Thursday, September 19, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Bring your creativity and decorate terra cotta pots. Make your own masterpiece with a variety of paint colors to take home. Seeds and soil will be provided, but seating is limited. Suggested for adults age 17 and up. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
For more information or to register, call the library at 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to offer Living Better with Essential Oils

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Living Better with Essential Oils on Saturday, August 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., for “Pets and Essential Oils” in the meeting room.
With the growing popularity of Essential Oils, there has been great concern about how to use, or even whether to use them on our beloved pets. This class will be taught by Dr. Lisa Wilkerson, a small animal veterinarian, and owner of Big Ridge Veterinary Hospital in Ocean Springs. She has knowledge and experience with essential oils and integrates them into her veterinary practice. She has a passion for sharing and teaching others the benefits of essential oils & how to choose more natural therapies. There is a $5 fee for those who make a sample.
For more information, call the library at 392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.



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
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 PUBLIC LIBRARY

Vancleave Library offers August Coloring event for adults

The Vancleave Public Library will offer August Adult Coloring on Thursday, August 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The free coloring event will be offered in the meeting room. Adults will enjoy music, themed bookmarks and coloring pages. Relax, unwind and socialize with new friends and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Library. This is a come and go experience.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Lego Club for children offered at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Public Library will offer an opportunity for children, students and families to join a new Lego Club on Wednesday, August 14, beginning at 3 p.m.
The library will supply Legos and ask that anyone interested sign up and join the fun. Children age eight and under must be accompanied by parent or adult.
For more information about free programs, call the library at 826-5857 or visit at 12604 Highway 57.

Teen Weekly Moviein August

Teens are invited to the movies at the Vancleave Public Library. The first movie will be shown every Wednesday at 4 p.m. Be apart of the Teen Weekly Movie group and vote on what to see each week.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Library. For more information and to register, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library hosts Bingo Tuesday (2nd Tuesdays)

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Bingo Tuesday every second Tuesday of the month beginning September 3, from 5 to 6 p.m.
Adults and friends are invited each month to free Bingo Tuesday. Try this exciting game with friends. Prizes will be given away. This program is intended for those age 17 and up.
For more information or to register, call the library at 826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57. For more information about programs, visit the website at www.jgrls.org.

Vancleave Library offers Unique Crochet Club class

The Vancleave Public Library will host Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, August 12, from 1 until 3 p.m. in the library meeting room. Other dates are scheduled for August 19 and 26.
Patrons will learn with instructor Teresa Busby as she teaches free basic classes for the beginning student. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence. This club is for those age 15 and over.
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 to offer Watercolor Works crafting

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Watercolor Works for teens and adults on Saturday, August 24, at 10 a.m. in the meeting room.
Come and paint what ever you would like with watercolors. All materials will be provided. Relax and learn something new -- socialize with new friends at the library. This free program is intended for ages twelve and up. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers Teen Weekly Movies on Wednesdays

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Teen Weekly Movies every Wednesday at 4 p.m., with a film scheduled for Wednesday, August 28, in the meeting room.
All teens are invited to bring a friend to see first-run films. Come and see a great movie and vote the next movie to watch. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Library.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers Talk About Stress seminar

The Vancleave Public Library will offer “Let’s Talk About Stress” seminar fjor adults on Thursday, August 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Adults will learn how to deal with stress at this free session with presenter Kathy Aycock, community liaison with Southern Hearts Hospice. Kathy will provide information with steps to identify and track stress. Practice a variety of strategies that have been shown to counteract stress.
Light refreshments will be provided by Southern Hearts Hospice.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Writers Club for teens offered at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Public Library will offer a Teen Writers Club for students on Thursday, August 22, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
All writers are invited to come share written work with a group, get ideas, and have a judgement-free zone with other peers. Writing can consist of school assignments, poetry, short stories, or novels.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. This event will be held every fourth Thursday each month.
For more information about free programs, call the library at 826-5857 or visit 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 Annual Friends of the Vancleave Public Library Amateur Photography Contest.
Winners will be announced on October 1, at 6 p.m. at the Winner’s Reception at the Library.
Entries may be submitted to the library beginning September 3, through September 24. Judging will be Friday, September 27. Photographs will be on display in the library until October 21, 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. 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. Call the library for more information at 228-826-5857.

Vancleave Library offers First Monday Book Club

There 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.
Meet up to discuss a chosen book from the group every 1st Monday of the month. Books are provided by the library system - no purchase required. Join in fun and lively discussions about really good books. This club is intended for adults age 17 and up.
Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit them 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 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.


 

 

 

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