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EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

East Central Library hosts Christmas Movie Marathon

Patrons of all ages are invited to attend the Christmas Movie Marathon at the East Central Public Library in the meeting room.
Free family-friendly, modern Santa movie series will be presented on Saturday, December 15, starting at 10 a.m. and continue through 3:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Movies will be from the series of Santa Paws films.
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 Annual Friends of the Library Holiday Cooking Contest

The Annual East Central Public Library cooking contest will be held Tuesday, December 12, in the library meeting room at 21801 Slider Road in Hurley.
The contest, which features cash prizes, is sponsored by the East Central Friends of the Library as a fund-raising event. The public festivities will begin at 4 p.m. Following the awarding of prizes, the public is invited to taste the winning entries for a donation of just $3. Entertainment is also scheduled.
Contestants are asked to submit samples and recipes of their best holiday treats for judging. An entry fee will be charged for each recipe, and cooks may enter as many times as they like. All proceeds will be used by the Friends to improve local library service.
“This is a chance for people of all ages to show off their cooking talents. We’re looking forward to seeing and tasting some wonderful food from great cooks,” said Ann Rushing, library manager.
The library is offering great cash prizes donated by area businesses. The grand prize winner will receive $100. Cash prizes will also be presented in several categories; adult desserts, adult treats, and student/class entries.
All dishes entered in the contest should be delivered to the library from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 12. Judging will begin promptly. Items will be judged on taste, originality and presentation.
For more information about the contest, visit the library at 21801 Slider Road, or call 588-6263.

East Central Library hosts Christmas Bedtime Storytime - Dec. 10

The East Central Public Library will have a special Christmas Bedtime Story-time on Monday, December 10, at 6 p.m., inside the library. The library is located at 21801 Slider Road next to the schools.
Youth services assistant Micki Lofton will read favorite holiday stories at storytime. The free event is open to families with children of all ages and offer stories, songs, and lots of laughs. Children are encouraged to come dressed in their pajamas and can bring a favorite bedtime pal or blanket.
Refreshments will be served compliments of the Friends of the East Central Library.
For more information, call the library at 228-588-6263.

East Central Library hosts Santa’s Workshop for Teens - Dec. 8

The East Central Public Library will host a special Santa’s Gift Making Workshop for teens on Saturday, December 8, beginning at 10 a.m. until noon in the meeting room.
Teens and students grade 6 and up will learn special crafting how-tos at the free workshop to make gifts for family or friends. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Library. Materials are also provided.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library to host Page-turning Book club every first Tuesday

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 “As the Page Turns” book club on the first Tuesday each month, beginning at 1 p.m.
Enjoy a new coffee bar, good company and good times. Share your opinions and discuss likes and dislikes of book titles. The Friends of the East Central Library will offer refreshments to the public.
For more information, call the library at 228-588-6263. The library is located at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library hosts monthly Lego Club event

The East Central Public Library will host Lego Club every second Tuesday each month from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Legos will be provided. The club is open to children ages eight and up. Families are encouraged to attend this fun and creative event.
Children can learn personal, social, and recreational skills with LEGOs, such as; being motivated to learn, building confidence to try new activities, mathematical and creative development, using imagination in play, learn why things happen and how things work, and how to just have fun.
The library is located near the East Central Schools at 21801 Slider Road. For more information, call the library at 588-6263.

East Central Library looking Teen Board members

   Teens in the Hurley-East Central community can take an active role in the community and their library by joining the Teen Advisory Board at the East Central Public Library.
There will be meetings on the first Tuesday month. The next meeting is September 4, from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. for anyone interested in grades 6 through 12.
Teens will have a voice in the library and plans for programs, collections and more. Share your ideas and be a part of the Teen Advisory Board. Hours volunteering at the library count towards community service you need for many organizations and scholarships.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit 21801 Slider Rd.

Friends of the East Central Library announce meetings

The Friends of the East Central Public Library will meet every second Tuesday for the months of September and November.
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

Christmas Story-time scheduled at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will host special evening Christmas Story-time on Tuesday, December 11, beginning at 5 p.m., in the meeting room to celebrate the holidays.
Parents and preschool children may attend in P.J.s and enjoy an evening of fun Christmas books, and songs. Children can make ornaments and help decorate the tree.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library hosts Teen Kaffeeklatsch for the Holidays

The Gautier Public Library will offer Teen Kaffeeklatsch for the holidays on Wednesday, December 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Teens are invited to bring friends and chat over coffee and discuss topics of your choice! Suggestions may be given in ballot form at the service desk the day before the event. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library. The definition of Kaffeeklatsch [German] is an informal social gathering at which coffee is served.
For more information, call 497-4531. The Gautier Public Library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the community college.

Gautier Library offers Mod Podge Greeting Card craft

The Gautier Public Library will offer a Mod Podge Greeting Card craft for the holidays on Thursday, December 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
Get into the holiday spirit and create heart-felt, hand-made greeting cards from your nearest and dearest. Add your own photos and make a true keepsake. Meet other patrons and revel in the holiday spirit. This event is intended for ages 17 and up. All materials and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gauiter Public Library.
To register, call 497-4531. The Gautier Public Library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the community college.

Gautier Library offers PJ Christmas Movie for families - Dec. 19

The Gautier Public Library will host a Family Movie Day on Wednesday, December 19, starting at 5 p.m. in the meeting room.
Hide from the cold and enjoy a great holiday movie Christmas. Children may come in pajamas and bring a blanket. Light refreshments and a popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Bring folding chairs or blankets. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the community college.

Teens invited to White Elephant Party at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will host a White Elephant gift exchange for teens on Saturday, December 15, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Winter is a time to gather with friends and have fun. What better way to enjoy friends than to give them a gift or re-gift something you’d rather not have. Teens will exchange gifts and also enjoy sweets, games and music. Those attending should bring a gift that costs $3 or less for the exchange. Enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gauiter Public Library.
Call the library for information 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Holiday Cake Walk event offered at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will host a Holiday Cake Walk to celebrate Christmas on Saturday, December 15, at 1 p.m., in the meeting room.
Join in the fun with a good old fashioned cake walk with music an number squares. Take a break from the holiday rush, listen to traditional holiday tunes, munch treats and a cakewalk. Enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gauiter Public Library.
Call the library for information 497-4531.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Teen Advisory Board meeting at Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library is offering area teens to be part of the library serving on a new Teen Advisory Board and will meet Tuesday, October, beginning at 3:45 p.m., in the meeting room.
Right after school, bring a friend to the GA Teen Advisory Board meeting. Have a voice in the teen area of the library. Help the library by contributing ideas and help create new and exciting programs. Earn community service hours for participating in this fun library group each month.
To sign up or 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

Holiday Crafts for adults scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer Holiday Crafts for adults in celebration of the season on Wednesday, December 12, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Adults are invited to attend a free holiday craft day. Crafts will be a surprise, so come and see what two projects we have in store. All supplies will be provided. Make a craft to take home.
Call the library at 947-2123 for details. For more information about library programs, find us on Facebook or www.JGRLS.org. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library to host Santa Bedtime Story-time Dec. 11

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a special Bedtime Story-time with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Tuesday, December 11, beginning at 4 p.m. in the library.
Children of all ages are welcome and may wear favorite PJs and listen to stories and visit with Santa. Parents should bring a camera to take photos. 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.

Christmas Family movie scheduled at Lucedale Library

   The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host a December Family Movie to be held on Saturday, December 22, at 3 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Patrons will enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library for this PG rated Christmas film series of Santa Claus. Play bingo along with the movie for even more fun.
Call the library at 947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit us on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Teen Ornament Contest; "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells..."

Teens! Come to the Lucedale-George County Public Library starting December 1, at 9 a.m. (deadline December 29, 2018, at 4 p.m.) for our Teen Ornament Contest!
All you have to do is submit an ornament for our Christmas tree of your own making! The ornament needs to be themed around any TV show. The ornament can be made out of anything you want as long as it is not too big, is not edible, (has no profanity) and nothing that advertises drugs or alcohol. (You MAY NOT buy an ornament from a store and submit it.) Entries must be handmade.
The winner receives a bag of goodies featuring items from popular CW TV shows, books, movies, candy, and more! The winner will be announced January 2, 2019! Patrons must be ages 12-17 to participate.
Call of visit for details.

Driftwood Angels art display at Lucedale Library - Dec. 1 through 15

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will display “Driftwood Angels” artwork by Jackie Shirley in the library from December 1 through December 15.
Jackie Shirley, Lucedale resident, retired Wellness Center Director for George Regional Hospital, and Retired Nurse, will showcase her “Driftwood Angels” throughout the library beginning December 1 through December 15, 2018. Her “Angels” are made of driftwood collected at Dolphin Island, AL, and used to paint the angels on. Shirley states each “Angel” has a different personality. Each piece ranges from 4 inches to 24 inches. Come in and see her very talented work.
Call the library at 947-2123 for more information or visit at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library offers monthly Lego Club event - Dec. 22

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer an opportunity for families and friends to join the Lego Club on Saturday, December 22, starting at 1 p.m.
This monthly family event is intended for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by parent or adult. Build a different theme each month.
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.

Cumbest Book Signing scheduled at Lucedale Library - Dec. 15

The Friends of the Lucedale-George County Public Library will host author Varnie Cumbest for a book signing on Saturday, December 15, from noon to 2 p.m. at the library.
The public is invited to hear author Varnie Cumbest at a book signing for “Mama’s Diary”. Books will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Lucedale-George County Public Library.
In the book, Cumbest begins with a story of Charlene - a loner throughout her school career. She graduated from high school and returned home to help her mother run a small one-crop farm. At night when there was time and before sleep came to her she would keep a diary.
Mr. Cumbest is a local author living in Lucedale and retired from the Air Force with a twenty-year career. He has a second book, “The Library Room.”
Call the library at 947-2123 for more information about library programs, visit us on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

The Literacy Advocacy Group to meet at Lucedale Library - Dec. 1, 15, & 29

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host The Literacy Program with Reader’s Advocacy Group, on Saturday, December 1, beginning at 2 p.m.
Anyone interested is invited to attend. Guest speaker, Ida Davis and The Readers’ Advocacy Group, will discuss the importance of literacy. Hear how this group teaches those who want to learn to read or get better at reading.
The group will begin meeting every other week starting Saturday with the next meeting on December 15 and again on December 29.
Ida Davis is a substitute teacher at the George County School District and has done so for seven years. Ida Davis is the president of The Readers’ Advocacy Group. She is dedicated to providing books for local causes: nursing homes, hospitals, shelters, and free libraries.
Mrs. Karena Broadhead started as a substitute teacher and became an assistant teacher. She is now a teacher at the Rocky Creek Elementary School and has been so for 13 years. She specializes in treatments for dyslexia. She has a Masters in Dyslexia Therapy.
For more information about library programs, find the library on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library to offer Holiday T-Shirt Making class - Dec. 14

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer a free computer class for Holiday T-Shirt Making on Friday, December 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., in the computer area.
Patrons are invited to create a special customized holiday t-shirt. Bring a new solid colored t-shirt, to participate. In this workshop, JGRLS staff trainer Kim Harvey will assist you with printing a selected design onto an iron-on sheet to transfer to a t-shirt.
This is a fun and easy way to learn a new D.Y.I. skill and get in the holiday spirit. Bring personal photos or memes on a thumb drive to use. Adults age 17 and up are invited to attend. A current library card is required to participate.
For more information, call 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

 

INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Moss Point Library hosts Dungeons & Dragons Game Club

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the Moss Point D&D Club on Saturday, December 1, beginning at 1 p.m. in the meeting room. The group will meet again on Saturday, December 15, at 1 p.m.
Gamers of all ages are welcome to the library’s new club for Dungeons and Dragons games. Young or old, beginners or advanced players are invited. This club is intended for ages 12 and up. All supplies are provided, but players may bring games as well. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Holiday Adult Coloring party - Dec. 18

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a Holiday Coloring Party for adults on Tuesday, December 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Adults will be able to de-stress and celebrate the Christmas holiday with music and “Fa-la-la-la-la Cray-o-o-la”. Coloring sheets will be available from basic to complex. All materials will be provided or those attending may bring their own. Refreshments will be 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.

Bow Making Class offered at Moss Point Library - Dec. 10

   The public is invited to a free Bow Making class on Monday, December 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library.
This free class is presented by instructors Liz Murphy and Angie Miller. Those attending will learn how to make bows at the library. Decorative bows will be made for floral arrangements, wreaths, and decorating. All supplies will be provided.
Registration is required as seating is limited. Call the library at 228-475-7462.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Make Digital Holiday Cards at the Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Digital Holiday Cards class on Tuesday, December 11, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the computer area.
This year, you can send your Season’s Greetings with a personalized touch. During this class, you will learn how to create attractive and original greeting cards using basic computer software. Come and see how easy and fun it is to make your own holiday cards with JGRLS staff trainer Kim Harvey.
Seating is limited and registration is suggested; call the library at 228-475-7462. Adults 17 and older will be able to make cards with personal photos or other images if brought on thumb drives.
For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Gingerbread House event

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Gingerbread House Making for families on Tuesday, December 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Children and families are invited to make scrumptious Gingerbread Houses. Enjoy a great time decorating creations with assorted candies and icing. All supplies will be provided. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
Seating is limited. Sign up at the library or call 475-7462.
For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

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 next session is on Thursday, November 1.
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.

Moss Point Library hosts Trading Card Game Club

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the Moss Point TCG Club at 3:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Call for details.
The new Trading Card Club is open to all ages. Whether you want to trade, battle, or just hang out with friends, come on out. This club is for all Trading Card Games (RPG) and open to all skill levels, from beginner to expert. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library hosts Dungeons & Dragons Game Club

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the Moss Point D&D Club 1 p.m. in the meeting room. The group meets twice each month - call for details.
Gamers of all ages are welcome to the library’s new club for Dungeons and Dragons games. Young or old, beginners or advanced players are invited. This club is intended for ages 12 and up. All supplies are provided, but players may bring games as well. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
For more information, call the library at 475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Family Movie Saturday offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie on Saturday, December 15, starting at 1 p.m. in the meeting room.
The library will show a great family animated film and is rated PG. Light refreshments and a popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. Bring your own snacks and folding chair or blanket.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Family History Search workshop at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Search for your Ancestors workshop on Saturday, December 15, 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 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 hosts Minecraft Club for Teens

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will continue to host Teen Minecraft Club every other Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. The club will meet again every other Thursday, starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. Call for for more information - 228-875-1193. Pick up a schedule at the library.
Bring your friends, 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.

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY-LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY

Singing River Genealogy Library hosts Artifact Restoration program

The public is invited to attend “Artifiact Restorations After a Natural Disaster” at the Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library with Jay Peterson, Curator at Beauvior, on Wednesday, December 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
At this free program, see and hear about the process of restoration on the property. Mr. Peterson will focus on the artifacts damaged after the storm. He has first-hand knowledge of architectural restoration, restoring artifacts, and more. See how the important collection was brought back to life.
For more information, call at 769-3078 or visit the library. The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library is located on the second floor of the Pascagoula library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street. For more information about the library, visit the website at www.jgrls.org.

PASCAGOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Holiday Rock Painting offered at Pascagoula Library

Children and parents are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library on Tuesday, December 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
You’ve heard of the craze of decorating rocks? Attend this free holiday-themed rock painting party. Materials are provided or feel free to bring your own. Library refreshments will be provided. Paint any theme and hide them later or paint for a decoration or gift. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Sign up at the service desk or call 228-769-3060
For more information, call the library or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Bedtime Storytime with Santa scheduled at Pascagoula Library - Dec. 11

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Bedtime Storytime with Santa on Tuesday, December 11, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the children’s area.
Families and friends are invited to visit the library and take photos. Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to join us. Children may wear favorite PJs and bring a snuggly plush animal. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pascagoula Library.
For more information, call 769-3060 or visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library offers Christmas Ornament Crafts - Dec. 5

Get creative for the holidays with Christmas Ornaments Crafting at the Pascagoula Public Library on Wednesday, December 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Join in the fun at a special holiday arts and crafts event. Create hand-made ornaments that you can give as a gift or use for your own Christmas tree. Bring a friend or family member and your holiday cheer. Refreshments will be served. Intended for ages 12 and up.
To sign up, call the library at 769-3225. The library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

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

Children and parents are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library on Saturday, December 15, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., for the Sit! Stay! Read! program.
Children will enjoy reading all types of story books to therapy dogs from Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi. This is a free event.
SitStayRead! 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.
For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. #1 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes - Dec. 13, 20, & 27

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, December 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will also be held each Thursday in December.
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.

 

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Coffee House Book Club offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host a monthly Coffee House Book Club, every second Tuesday of the month, and will meet on December 11, at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
Adults are invited to the meeting room for coffee and book discussions. Share what you’ve read and discuss stories with other readers. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
For more information, call 228-392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Make Digital Holiday Cards at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Digital Holiday Cards class on Tuesday, December 4, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the computer area.
This year, you can send your Season’s Greetings with a personalized touch. During this class, you will learn how to create attractive and original greeting cards using basic computer software. Come and see how easy and fun it is to make your own holiday cards with JGRLS staff trainer Kim Harvey.
Seating is limited and registration is suggested; call the library at 228-392-3250. Adults 17 and older will be able to make cards with personal photos or other images if brought on thumb drives. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Christmas Family Fun Day offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Christmas Family Fun Day on Tuesday, December 11, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Come sing favorite Christmas songs with Roger Teague. While you’re here, write a letter to Santa. Enjoy hot chocolate and decorate cookies, too. Don’t miss out on any of the fun! Bring your friends. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
For more information, call the library at 228-392-3250. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Make and Take Yarn Christmas Tree craft at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will offer a free Yarn Christmas Tree craft on Thursday, December 6, at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Make a great decorations and learn how to make creative yard Christmas Trees using foam cones and fuzzy yarn. Make simple but cute trees for you or for gifts. All supplies provided by the Friends of the Library.
Seating is limited and registration is suggested; call the library at 228-392-3250. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Holiday T-Shirt Making class offered at St. Martin Library

St. Martin Public Library will offer a free computer class for Holiday T-Shirt Making on Thursday, December 13, at 3:30 p.m., in the computer area.
Patrons are invited to create a special customized holiday t-shirt. Bring a new solid colored t-shirt, to participate. In this workshop, JGRLS staff trainer Kim Harvey will assist you with printing a selected design onto an iron-on sheet to transfer to a t-shirt.
This is a fun and easy way to learn a new D.Y.I. skill and get in the holiday spirit. Bring personal photos or memes on a thumb drive to use. Adults age 17 and up are invited to attend. A current library card is required to participate.
For more information, call the library at 228-392-3250. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library.
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, December 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the meeting room.
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.




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 hosts Unique Crochet Club classes

The Vancleave Public Library will continue to offer Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, December 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. Class will also be offered again on December 17.
Patrons will hear from instructor Teresa Busby about new ideas and techniques. Learn the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence.
Those attending may bring supplies; a selection of yarn and crochet hooks. Anyone age fifteen and older are encouraged to join free of charge. Space is limited.
To register, call the library at 826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library to host Vancleave High Choir at a free Holiday concert - DEC. 13

Celebrate the Holidays at the Vancleave Public Library with the Vancleave High School Ensemble on Thursday, December 13, at 4 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration and listen to the Vancleave High School Choir perform holiday favorites with choir director Mr. Turner. Relax and celebrate Christmas and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Library.
For more information about programs, call the library at 826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Hospice Care seminar offered at Vancleave Library

Anyone intersted in hospice care for family members may attend a free Hospice of Light seminar at the Vancleave Public Library on Thursday, December 13, at 5 p.m.
Caregivers or family members will learn about the many services offered by the Hospice of Light with Jamie Juanico, Hospice of Light community liaison.
Singing River Health System Hospice of Light is devoted to providing excellent physical care and emotional and spiritual support for terminally-ill patients and their families. They provide services to Jackson, Harrison, George, Stone, Greene and Perry counties. They are the only hospital-based Joint Commission-accredited hospice program in the region.
For more information, call 1-888-497-2404 today.
For more information about programs, call the library at 826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers Pet Photos with Santa - Dec. 15

Celebrate the holidays at the Vancleave Public Library and bring your pet for a photo with Santa on Saturday, December 15, from noon to 3 p.m.
Bring a pet and a camera to have a picture taken with Santa. All pets must be leashed or in kennels. Relax and celebrate Christmas and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Library.
Also, the Library Friends are asking for a donation of one item accepted for the local animal shelter. Ask staff for a list of items.
For more information about programs, call the library at 826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers Yule Log Centerpiece craft

Celebrate the holidays at the Vancleave Public Library and learn to make a Yule Log Centerpiece on Wednesday, December 19, beginning at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Adults wanting to decorate for the holidays may join in and learn how to make a festive “Yule Log” centerpiece. Get creative and see all you can do. Supplies are $5 for anyone wanting to take one home. This craft event is intended for ages 17 and up.
Seating is limited. Sign up at the library or call 228-826-5857 today.
For more information about programs, call the library or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Santa to visit Vancleave Library for photos with children

Old St. Nick will be at the Vancleave Public Library to talk to children and families at “Santa is Coming to Town” on Saturday, December 22, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Parents dress your kids up in their holiday best, and bring your camera. Santa Claus is coming to the Vancleave Library. Santa will talk to the kids and allow parents to take lots of photos beside the holiday scenery. Refreshments provided by The Friends of the Library.
The library is located at 12604 Hwy. 57. For more information, call the library 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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