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EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

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 Lapsit Story-time for babies

The East Central Public Library will present a special “Lapsit” storytime every second Tuesday each month at 10 a.m. in the library.
Micki Lofton, 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. Children from birth to four years of age may attend.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263. The Library is located at 21801 Slider Road near the schools in Hurley.

East Central Library to host Family History Ancestry workshop

East Central Public Library will host a special Family History Ancestry workshop on Thursday, September 21, at 2 p.m.
The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library at Pascagoula will present a beginners class in using Ancestry.com - Library Edition for family research. This session will be led by Amanda Brooks, Genealogy Library manager.
The class will cover what materials are found through Ancestry; how to search collections; how to save the information you have found; how you can organize your family tree and much more. This will also be a hands-on class with one-on-one assistance. Bring your smart phone, laptop, tablet or iPad. iPads will be available for check-out as well. Ages 17 and up welcome. Seating is limited. Registration is required by calling 588-6263.
For more information, call the library at 228-588-6263. The library is located at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library to host Melted Crayon Art event

The East Central Public Library will host a Melted Crayon Art event on Thursday, September 28, beginning at 2 p.m.
Bring the family and discover Melted Crayon Art. See how it’s done and get creative. All materials will be provided. Seating is limited so registration is required by calling 228-588-6263.
The library is located at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

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 Monday of the month. The next meeting is September 4, from 3:15 to 4 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.

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 on September 12, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The club will focus on books and 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 coloring party for adults

The Gautier Public Library will host a free seasonal coloring party for adults on Thursday, September 21, at 5:30 p.m.
Relax and unwind with adult coloring using colored pencils, crayons, markers, and gel pens for those age 17 and up. Coloring sheets will be provided or you may bring your own. Supplies donated by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
For more information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Preschool Evening Story-times scheduled at Gautier Library on Tuesdays

The Gautier Public Library will host special Evening Story-time on Tuesdays 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 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

Trading Card Club continues at the Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a Trading Card Club day on Saturday, October 14, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the meeting room.
Start trading and card collecting, play games, and role-play with others in the community. Whether a first timer or long time trader, join in the fun with gaming and fantasy play. Meet new collectors with similar interests and enjoy a great hobby.
For more information call the library at 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from City Park.

Lucedale Library offers monthly Lego Club event

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer an opportunity for families and friends to join their new Lego Club on Saturdays, starting at 1 p.m.
This free family event is intended for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by parent or adult.
Register in person at the Lucedale-George County Public Library or by calling 947-2123.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower.

Lucedale Library to host Story-time

The Lucedale/George County Public Library hosts weekly Story-times every Tuesday for pre-school children and parents at 10 a.m.
Children will enjoy songs, coloring pages, and even craft time provided by the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Reading aloud to children help in many ways. Reading is important to help children recognize words and understand context. Reading stories to children introduces them to new words and phrases and is also a great way to model pronunciation. In a world of distractions, reading with children teaches them to focus. Asking simple questions about the story while reading helps to monitor understanding and keep children on task.
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 to host local Sawmill History

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host The Early History of Sawmills program on Thursday, September 21, beginning at 6 p.m.
The public is invited to a continuing presentation of local history from County Historian Else Martin. In this second presentation, Mrs. Martin will discuss the history of the local sawmill industry and how it affected and influenced the burgeoning communities along the Gulf Coast.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library. For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown or call 475-7462.

Picture This event offered at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Picture This digital photo sessions on Saturday, September 23, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Need a simple photo of yourself to use for a resume? Do you need a more polished photo for your profile? Need someone to take one for you? If you answered yes, stop by the library and have your digital photo taken. Photos will be offered free of charge and have a backdrop for a simple head shot.
Photos will be sent to you by e-mail -a valid e-mail is required. Pictures will be made on a first come, first served basis in the meeting room.
For more information, call 228-475-7462 or visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library to host Wealth building seminar

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a free Build Your Wealth seminar with Kisha & Roy Purser from Primerica on Tuesday, Sept. 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Join us for this informative and valuable session on how to build your wealth with presenters Kisha and Roy Purser, Primerica representatives.
If you want to retire well, saving money may not be enough in today’s economy. Learn about investment techniques that can help you grow your nest egg.
Seating is limited. Call the library for details at 228-475-7462. For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library to host BYOG Family Game Night

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a B.Y.O.G. Family Board Game Night on Thursday, September 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the meeting room.
Bring your own board game (BYOG) or play from a selection in our collection. Family and friends are invited to this great time of game play. Parents or guardians must be present for children under eight years of age. Refreshments will also be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Call the library for details at 228-475-7462. For more information, visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

 

OCEAN SPRINGS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Ocean Springs Library offers Fiber Art classes for Adults

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host free Fiber Arts classes for adults on four dates in September. The first class starts Friday, September 8, at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Classes are also scheduled for September 22 and September 29.
Learn new techniques with instructor Maryanne Anthony for classes - beginners to the advanced knitter with Knitting Basics Part 1.
Knitting is a great stress reliever. Learn the basics of knitting and create a wonderful handmade gift for a friend or for yourself. Lots of free patterns and great ideas for other projects will be shared. No prerequisites. Needed Supplies: Size 10 knitting needles and 1 skein of light color, bulky weight #5 yarn (2 sessions).
The next session of the two part class will be held September 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Knitting Basics Part 2. Prerequisite for this class is Knitting Basics Part 1. Needed Supplies: Size 10 knitting needles and one skein of light color, bulky weight #5 yarn.
Sign up is required by calling the library at 228-875-1193.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Family Movie Saturday offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie Day on Saturday, September 16, starting at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie showcases the new story of Dory, a forgetful, lost fish 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.

Throwback Thursday movie offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie Day on Thursday, September 28, starting at 6 p.m. in the meeting room.
The public is invited to Throwback Thursday Theater for a great ‘80’s movie and refreshments with hotdogs provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. The movie is rated PG.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Teen Build a Bot offered at Ocean Springs Library

The Ocean Spring Municipal Library will offer teens the opportunity to Build a Bot on Saturday, September 30, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Did you know you can turn a toothbrush into a robot? With just a couple of simple parts, you can build your own Bristlebot. Let imaginations go wild and decorate a tiny bot. Make an obstacle course or race other bots to the finish line.
All students age eleven to eighteen are invited. All supplies will be furnished. Seating is limited, register by calling 875-1193.
The Ocean Springs 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, September 23, 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.

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. Call the library for more information- 228-875-1193.
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. Children under age 10 must have parent or guardian present.
Visit the library for a full schedule for the fall months.
The Ocean Springs Municipal Library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Teen Reading Club continues 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

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

Children and parents are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library on Saturday, September 16, from 10 to 12 noon, 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.

Book Tasting event offered at Pascagoula Library

Book lovers will be gathering for a free Book Tasting event at the Pascagoula Public Library on Thursday, September 21, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., in the meeting room.
Voracious readers are invited to designated book tasting tables where patrons can discover delicious new books from different genres that you may enjoy. Afterwards, feel free to check out favorite books at the front desk. Participants will be entered into a special prize drawing. Dinner party attire is strongly recommended. Petite refreshments will be provided for adults age seventeen and up.
Reserve your seat and sign up today at the front desk or call 769-3060.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Library System welcomes new Pascagoula Library branch manager at reception

The Jackson-George Regional Library System recently selected Pamela Armstrong to manage the Pascagoula Public Library.
An official reception to welcome Ms. Armstrong is planned for Tuesday, September 26, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Pascagoula Library atrium. Introductions begin at 4:30 p.m. The Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library will provide refreshments.
Ms. Armstrong has been working in libraries for more than 27 years which started in the Vernon District Public Library in Vernon, MI. She began her professional career at St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, IN, and was previously the Assistant Manager of Reference and Manager of Cataloging. She graduated from Michigan State University and received her MLIS from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
Library Director Lori Barnes said, “We are very glad to have Pamela come to us with her experience and talent. We are thrilled to attract candidates of this caliber to our system.”
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown. For more information about the library, call 769-3060.

Pascagoula Library offers Lapsit Storytime for toddlers

The Pascagoula Public Library will present a special “Lapsit” storytime on Tuesday, October 3, at 11 a.m. in the children’s area.
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.

Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society hosts monthly meeting at Pascagoula Library

The Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 26, beginning at 6 p.m. The September meeting will include a program by Michell Cirlot, PT 305: World War II Torpedo Boat, beginning at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of the Pascagoula Public Library.
Society members as well as the general public are invited to attend.
Mitchell Cirlot of Moss Point will host a presentation of the story of PT 305, a World War II torpedo boat. The ship was crewed by his father, Joseph Cirlot, of Moss Point. The boat was commissioned December 1944. The story should be particularly interesting to military history buffs. Amazingly, the boat has been restored and is now an attraction at the World War II Museum in New Orleans. http://pt305.org/history/.
For information, call 228-769-3078. Visit the Society at www.jchgs-ms.org or the Facebook Group. The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street in Pascagoula. Visit the Society website at www.jchgs-ms.org.

Historic schools in Jackson County presented at Genealogy-Local History Library in Pascagoula

The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library at Pascagoula will host a free presentation of Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic from county historian Else Martin on Wednesday, October 4, at 6 p.m.
The Library will host County Historian and former library assistant Else Martin for this special presentation of Local School History. Else will discuss the earliest schools in Old Jackson County - one room school houses across the countryside from 1872 to about 1940. The area that included old county boundaries before 1910, now south George County, and east Harrison County, a few along the Alabama state line and the county as we know it today.
Ms. Martin will also delve into the value of the Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library School Record Collection.
For more information, call at 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 Library offers free College Ready program

Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to attend a free “Getting College Ready” session for high school students on Monday, September 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Pascagoula Public Library.
This session will be led by Sherri Stanford from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to help anyone with questions and information about college entry. She will discuss what is needed to be ready for college as well as discuss admissions and financial aid. Registration is suggested by calling 769-3060.
Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call 769-3060 or visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursdays in September, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Dates in September are 7, 14, 21, and 28.
All ages are invited to join Erick 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.

Can You Swing Ballroom dance lessons available at Pascagoula Public Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host free Ballroom Dance lessons on Mondays in September, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The free classes will be held in September on the 11th, 18th and 25th. Also, classes are scheduled for October 2, 16, 23, and 30. Call for details - 769-3060.
Adults interested in beginning Ballroom Dance may attend and learn to basic dance moves to the melodies of Jazz, R&B, and upbeat classical music. Use dance styles of swing and ballroom. It’s fun, easy and self-rewarding.
Instructor Montrelle Ramey teaches at the Pascagoula Recreational Center where classes are on Wed. evenings at 6 pm. Find him at the Library’s Line Dancing Classes too.
Sign up today at the front desk or call 769-3060.
The Library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Dr. Gary Bachman to host Gardening program at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host Dr. Gary Bachman for Fall Container Gardening, on Saturday, September 16, from 10 to 11: 30 a.m.
Fall brings shorter days and cooler temperatures, but you don’t have to shut down your garden. Mississippi State University Extension/Research Professor of Ornamental Horticulture and host of Southern Gardening Television and Radio will discuss how to use containers to grow and care for your fall vegetables and flowers.
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. He is the Ornamental Horticulture host of Southern Gardening. Southern Gardening Television is 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.

Fall Mason Jar Candle Holder Craft offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will offer a free Fall Crafts event on Saturday, September 16, at 1 p.m. in the meeting room.
Join in the fun of decorating simple and charming candle holders using mason jars with Fall leaves. Learn techniques and tips for craft projects in the meeting room. Intended for ages 12 and up.
All supplies will be furnished. Intended for ages 12 and up. Registration is suggested for this event by calling 392-3250.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to host Lego Club Bash for students

Students are invited to the Lego Club Back to School Bash on Thursday, September 28, at the St. Martin Public Library.
The event for children starts at 3:30 p.m., in the meeting room. Legos will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library. Community members are welcomed to donate Legos for use in the library. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to host family 3-D movie

Families are invited to the St. Martin Public Library for a special 3-D Movie Time on Saturday, September 30, beginning at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
Children of all ages are invited to see a great 3-D movie and watch it with a pair of 3-D glasses. Decorate your own pair and join in the adventure. Glasses, supplies and snacks provided for this free event.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Library System hires new Manager for the St. Martin branch

Recently, the Jackson-George Regional Library System has hired a new head librarian at the St. Martin Public Library in west Jackson county.
Meg Henderson has taken over the managerial duties taking over the position from Janis Zuleeg after her retirement earlier this summer.
Meg received her Master of Management in Library and Information Science from the University of Southern California in 2016. Meg was previously the assistant to the executive director of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University. Prior to her work at the Grant Library, she taught English at MSU and at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge. She and her husband live in Ocean Springs.
Library Director Lori Barnes said, “We are happy to recruit professionals to our libraries. Meg comes to us with a wide variety of experiences and talents and a history of being active in community and professional organizations as well. We are thrilled to add her to our system.”

Cooking Matters Classes offered at St. Martin Library

Learn how to prepare healthy and quick meals for the family at the St. Martin Public LIbrary at free Cooking Matters classes in September. Classes will be held on Thursday, September 21, at 5:00 p.m., in the meeting room.
Eating healthier doesn’t have to be hard, or expensive! Join us for a two-week series on preparing easy healthy meals at home. The first week’s class will be an instructional session, and the second week’s class will be a cooking demonstration. You may come for one or both. Anyone age 6 and up may attend – families strongly encouraged. Children must be accompanied by an adult. These free classes are presented by Terri Thompson, MSU Extension Service.
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.

Beginning Crochet class offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public LIbrary will host a free Beginning Crochet class on Saturday, September 23, at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Instructor Teresa Busby will offer basic classes for the beginning student. Learn the fundamentals, read patterns, and reduce your stress. Intended for those age 15 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.

Beekeeping workshop offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will present a Basic Beekeeping workshop on Saturday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Hear from beekeeper Danielle Perez with the MS Gulf Coast Bee Keeper Association. Beekeeping or apiculture is the maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in man-made hives. Discover the joy and rewards of beekeeping. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced beekeeper, learn what it takes to keep bees, collect honey, pollination of plants, and so much more. Hear about all the beekeeping supplies you need to keep bees.
Call the library for more information at 228-392-3250.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library to host Tobacco, Vaping and Health session

Thinking about quitting tobacco but don’t know how to start? Hear how to be Tobacco Free on Tuesday, September 26, at the St. Martin Public Library at 5:30 p.m.
The public is invited to hear Kelly Lamb, program director of MS Tobacco Free Coalition of Jackson County, as she presents free information in a non-judgemental format. Be free and say no to tobacco. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Families are strongly encouraged to attend.
MS Tobacco Free Coalition of Jackson County works to prevent the initiation of tobacco use among youth, reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, promote tobacco cessation services, and eliminate tobacco-related disparities. They partner with schools, faith-based and community service organizations, businesses, and a number of health advocacy organizations to provide education and resources to the communities that they
serve, and provide assistance to Mississippi municipalities in working toward comprehensive smoke-free ordinances.
This program funded by a grant from the MS Department of Health.
For more information, call 228-392-3250. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Beginning Stamp Collecting Workshop offered at St. Martin Library

The St. Martin Public Library will host a free Beginning Stamp Collecting workshop beginning Monday, from 10 to 12 noon. This club will continue to meet. Call for details. This series of lessons is designed for children and teens. Participants will build a solid foundation for stamp collecting beginning with terms and tools used in the hobby. Learn tips on what to do and not do. Learn how to create your own collection and find resources to help.
Participants will take fun quizzes, play games and become stamp detectives! Certificates will be given to those who complete the course. There is a $3 materials fee day of event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the library at 228-392-3250 to register for the free workshop. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard in St. Martin.



HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:

January 1 -- New Year’s Day
Third Monday in January -- Martin Luther King Day
Winter (Day Before Ash Wednesday) -- Mardi Gras Day
Last Monday in May -- Memorial Day
July 4 -- Independence Day
First Monday in September -- Labor Day
Fourth Thursday in November -- Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving Day -- Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 -- Christmas Eve
December 25 -- Christmas Day

 

VANCLEAVE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Vancleave Library offers Unique Crochet Club

The Vancleave Public Library will host free lessons at the Unique Crochet Club open to any experience level on Monday, September 18 and 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the meeting room.
The club is facilitated by instructor Teresa Busby. She will assist members in learning new ideas and techniques. Discover the fundamentals and become empowered to crochet with confidence.
Those attending may bring supplies; a selection of yarn and choice of crochet hooks. Anyone age fifteen or older is encouraged to join free of charge.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library to host Coloring event for adults

The Vancleave Public Library will host Autumn Adult Coloring on Thursday, September 14, beginning at 2 p.m.
The free event will be offered in the meeting room. Adults age 17 and up will create fall themed bookmarks and coloring pages. Relax, unwind and socialize with new friends and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Library.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library Friends host Book and Bake Sale

The Vancleave Public Library will host the Friends of the Library Tasty Treats Book & Bake Sale on Saturday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the meeting room.
Join the Friends of the Library for a special sale. Bring the family and enjoy food, and get great deals on books and other materials at the sale!
Support the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library and the library. Memberships are available for just $10 per family.
For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers Flower Pot Makeover event

The Vancleave Public Library will host a Flower Pot Makeover program on Thursday, September 28, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Adults and teens are invited to this free craft event to design and decorate Terra Cotta Pots. Bring your ideas and skills to this free class provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Library. Enjoy light refreshments. All supplies will be furnished.
Seating is limited. To sign up, call 826-5857.
For more information, visit the library 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 28th Annual Friends of the Vancleave Public Library Amateur Photography Contest.
Winners will be announced on October 3, at 6 p.m. at the Winner’s Reception at the Library.
Entries may be submitted to the library beginning August 28, through September 20. Judging will be Friday, September 22. Photographs will be on display in the library until October 10, 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, and 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.

Quilting Club meet Mondays at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Quilting Bees meet every Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the meeting room of the Vancleave Public Library.
Anyone interested in quilting or wanting to join the group are invited to attend. Participants age 14 and up are welcome and usually feature a special “how to” session each month throughout the year.
For more information, call the library at 826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library to host Homeschool Hangout Afternoons

The Vancleave Public Library will host a Homeschool Hangout Afternoons once a month, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the library. Call for details.
Connect with other homeschoolers and enjoy board games, movies, STEAM projects, crafts and whatever activities you would like to sample. Let us know what topics interest you, and our staff will plan engaging activities so that you can explore them.
Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Vancleave Library.
Any parent that is involved with homeschooling is invited to attend these gatherings - adults and children of all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call to register and to request specific programming at 826-5857 or sign up at the library circulation desk.
For more information, visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.

Vancleave Library continues Chess Club and free lessons

Students interested in learning the game of Chess are invited to join the free Chess Club at the Vancleave Public Library on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Chess lesson sessions from library volunteers will be available for all skill levels. Learn to play chess, improve your game, learn new strategies, and have some fun. Find out if you have what it takes to beat your friends in the ultimate game of strategy.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit them at 12604 Highway 57. For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit them at 12604 Highway 57.


 

 

 

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