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Free Computer Classes available at Public Libraries

The public is invited to register for free computer classes at branch libraries of the Jackson-George Regional Library System in September. Classes will be held in the CLIC lab at the Pascagoula Public Library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.
Registration opens on Monday each week at 9:00 a.m. for the following week’s classes. Call 769-3060, ext. 1264 to register. Patrons can also register online at learn.jgrls.org and look for the “Register for Class” link.
Classes will include Computer Basics, Using the Internet, Downloading eBooks, Introduction to Microsoft Word, and much more.
Patrons must call their local library to reserve a seat for each class. Visit us on Facebook at JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

EAST CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

East Central Library offers Slider Walking Club

Adults interested are invited to join the Slider Walking Club on Tuesday and Thursday each week at the East Central Public Library. The club will meet at 9 a.m. twice a week.
Walk Slider Road while listening to audio books on smart phones or digital device with Axis360, or RB Digital platforms. Download the apps for free from the library website and use a library card.
Come early to stretch before walking. Bottled water will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Bring headphones or purchase earbuds at the library service desk.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263 or visit at 21801 Slider Road near the schools.

East Central Library offers Fall Drip Pumpkin craft

The East Central Public Library will a Fall Drip Pumpkin Craft on Thursday, September 26, at 2 p.m. in the library.
Be crafty for the fall with drip pumpkins! Learn to make a great fall craft. Bring a 6 to 8 inch pumpkin, real or plastic, to make a melted marbling fall design. Additional supplies will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Library.
To register, call the library at 588-6263. The library is located at 2180 Slider Road near the East Central schools.

East Central Library schedules Pirates in the Library Party

The East Central Public Library will host a Pirate Party for preschool through fourth grade children on Saturday, September 21, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon in the library.
At this free event, children are encouraged to wear a pirate costume and have a fun-filled morning of games, stories, and refreshments.
For more information, call the library at 588-6263. The library is located at 2180 Slider Road near the East Central 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 on Tuesdays 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

The East Central Public Library will a new “Needles in the Book Stacks” fiber arts club on Wednesdays in September at 4:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Anyone interested in learning how to knit, crochet, embroider, cross stitch, or anything fiber arts related may join. Bring a current project and supplies or start something new. Share your wisdom, get tips from others and enjoy your craft. All ages welcome.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Library.
The library is located near the East Central Schools at 21801 Slider Road. For more information, call the library at 588-6263.

Friends of the East Central Library announce meetings

The Friends of the East Central Public Library will meet on Tuesday, November 12, at 12 p.m. in the meeting room at the library.
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, September 26, at 4 p.m.
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.

Gautier Library to host Craftastic Craft Swap event

The Gautier Public Library will offer Craftastic Crafts Swap on Thursday, September 26, beginning at 6 p.m.
Give your old craft supply clutter a new life at our craft swap. Bring donations of clean unused materials and/or unfinished projects and exchange them for new-to-you supplies and renewed inspiration.
Donate unwanted craft supplies September 21 through 25 at the circulation desk during regular library hours. Anyone donating items will earn an early entrance pass to browse the collection thirty minutes before the public. Please bring your own bag or box. Donated craft supplies of all kinds will be accepted if they are in near-mint condition. A donation is not required to attend this event.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library to host Scooby-Doo Party event

The Gautier Public Library will offer Scooby-Doo, Where are You Party on Saturday, September 28, beginning at 1 p.m.
Scooby-Doo is turning 50. Celebrate at the library. Calling all fans young and old. Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the Mystery Inc. gang. Help us solve a mystery, chomp down some Scooby Snacks, and then settle in to watch a Scooby-Doo movie. Children under ten years need to bring an adult. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
To register or get more information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library to host Homeschool Back to School Social

The Gautier Public Library will offer Homeschool Back to School Social for students and families on Thursday, September 19, beginning at 3 p.m.
Gather at the Library with other local homeschool families and friends. Join together to celebrate the start of a successful new school year.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
To register or get more information, call the library at 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.

Gautier Library to host Among the Pages Book Club at City Park

The Gautier Public Library will offer Among the Pages Book Club at George Martin City Park on Monday, September 30, beginning at 6 p.m.
Join other readers for an exciting new book club for adults and meet in the “setting” of the book Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to usher in the Halloween season. Gather on location at the George Martin City Park pier pavilion and imagine being on the banks of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, 1816,. Shelley began writing her tale “to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart.”
The second meeting will be at the Gautier Library on Monday, October 28, at 6 p.m. as the setting will be inside Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory. Work together to escape, or become fresh meat for the Dr.’s next experiment.
This program is suitable for adults 18 and older. Sign up at the library service desk or call 497-4531 and reserve a copy of Frankenstein.
Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library.
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.

Gautier Library to host Tween Book Club for students

The Gautier Public Library will offer a new Tween Book Club on Wednesday, September 25, beginning at 4 p.m.
Upper elementary “Tweens” are invited to discuss a different book each month, suggest favorites to read, and play a game or create cool art projects at each meeting.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
To register or get 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, September 19, 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.

Lucedale Library offers Craft Day for Adults

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a special Adults Craft Day on Thursday, September 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the meeting room. There is no charge to attend.
Adults age 17 and up are invited to a day of adult craft-making to create two crafts to take home and enjoy. Learn how to make a book plant and a luminary craft. Socialize with others in our community. Invite your friends to register for this free event. All supplies furnished.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park. To register, call the library at 601-947-2123.

Financial Literacy classes hosted at Lucedale Library for adults

Anyone interested in financial planning and information is invited to the Lucedale/George County Public Library for free Financial Literacy classes sponsored by Community Bank. The session will be held on Thursday, September 26, beginning at 10 a.m.
Sherry Moody, Community Bank representative, will offer information on how to build credit and a successful financial future in the meeting room. Community Credit is a financial education program taught by the experts from Community Bank that will teach you how to make better financial decisions. Community Bank understands it’s sometimes hard to break the unstable credit cycle and get back on track building your credit to a favorable status. This program will help you be financially literate.
Sherry Moody has been in the finance and banking industry for over twenty years. She has taught and promoted financial literacy for the last ten years.
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 the Lego Club on Saturday, September 28, starting at 11 a.m.
This 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.

Lucedale Library offers Teen 3-D Art Crafting

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Come Craft with Us for teens on Saturday, September 28, starting at 1 p.m.
Teens are invited to make a craft at the library with a fun 3-D art craft to create a “button tree.” This event is for teens ages 12 to 17 in the meeting room. All supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Register in person at the Lucedale-George County Public Library or by calling 947-2123.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower.

Lucedale Library offers help with “Going To The Fair”

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a special event program “Going to the Fair” with Ann Howard on Saturday, September 28, starting at 10 a.m.
County Fairs are Fun for the Family. Hear from presenter Ann Howard, Mississippi Farm Bureau, as she talks to children 6th grade and under about all the fun, excitement, and the importance of all that makes up a county fair. She will talk about what happens at the fair and all there is to see and do.
For more information, call the Lucedale-George County Public Library at 601-947-2123.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower.

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.

 

 

INA THOMPSON MOSS POINT LIBRARY

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, September 21 and 28, from 10 a.m. until noon.
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.

Make Coasting Tiles craft offered at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a free craft event, Coasting in Moss Point, on Tuesday, September 24, from 5:30 p.m.
Come make a set of four tile coasters at Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. All supplies are provided.
For more information or to reserve a seat, call 228-475-7462 or visit the library at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Dining with Diabetes sessions

Anyone interested in Diabetes care information is invited to Dining with Diabetes sessions at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library on Monday, September 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
These free sessions are presented by Terri Thompson, MS State Extension Service coordinator. Family members of those living with diabetes are encouraged to attend this free, two-part series presentation. Terri will discuss and demonstrate how to incorporate healthy cooking techniques and other good practices to help control blood sugar. Recipes are included.
Call the Library to reserve a seat today. 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 Roblox Club for students - Sept.

Students interested in computer gaming are invited to join the Roblox Club at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library on Thursday, September 26, 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 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

Ocean Springs Library offers “Y on the Fly” STEM event

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will offer a special Y on the Fly STEM event for students on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Kids will be challenged to work together to make marble run tracks. They will learn something about the laws of motion and the importance of team work. Join us with Jodi Ruder, Community Impact Director of the MS Gulf Coast YMCA. Kids will conduct STEM activities design to enhance team building for 3-6 grades. All supplies will be furnished.
Sign up is suggested by calling the library at 228-875-1193.
For more information, call the library. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library Friends host Amateur Photo Contest

The Friends of the Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host their Annual Amateur Photo Contest starting September 30. Amateur photographers in three ages groups are invited to submit their best work.
Contestants may submit photos beginning September 30 until November 1. People’s Choice voting will be from November 2 to November 9. Registration and rules are available at the Ocean Springs Library.
The Friends Awards Reception will be held on Tuesday, November 12, at 6 p.m., in the meeting room. Awards presented will include: People’s Choice Ribbon; 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Ribbons each age category; Best of Show Ribbon and Cash Awards for Adult ($50), Teen ($30), and Children ($20). There is an entry fee required. All awards provided by the Friends of the Library.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Municipal Library and is a fundraiser for programs and events at the Library. To join the Friends, see staff at service desk.
For more information, call the library at 228-875-1193. The library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library hosts Fall Garden with Master Gardeners

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Fall Gardening program on Thursday, September 26, beginning at 6 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Whether you’re a beginner or already a gardener, come learn more about fall gardening from Master Gardener Diana Schmied. Learn what to plant in the fall season along with gardening tips. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and resources about how to grow one’s own food and how the Ocean Springs Seed Library located in the library will help make that possible and accessible for those in our community.
Diana Schmied is a Jackson County Master Gardener and has lived and gardened in Ocean Springs for almost 3 years, having moved here after 40 years of gardening in the Memphis area. While living in Tennessee she was a member, board member, and President of the Germantown Community Garden.
Space is limited and registration is suggested by calling 228-875-1193.
The 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 Saturday on September 21, starting at 1 p.m. in the meeting room.
The movie, Wonder Park, is the story of a popular animated film with a little girl, an imaginary theme park and animal 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 Video Games with Friends

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host “Video Games with Friends” for local students on Saturday, September 28, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the library teen area. The event will be repeated on October 26.
Students age 17 and under may bring friends to play video games. Multi-player video games will be set up for anyone who wants to play or bring their own device and hang out with friends. Enjoy games like Mario-Kart, Minecraft and more (Wii, PS3, and Atari Flashback 7 classic game console) in the side meeting room. Public WiFi is available for more game play.
These events are intended for ages 17 and under. Call 228-875-1193 for more information. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers 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 weekly Fiber Art classes on Fridays

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host free Fiber Arts classes for adults. Learn new techniques each week with instructor Maryanne Anthony. Classes for beginners to the advanced knitter will be offered. Sign up is required by calling the library at 228-875-1193.
Friday, September 6, at 11:30 a.m., attend Basic Knit Stitch. 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. All supplies furnished. Just bring your willingness to learn.
Friday, September 13, at 11:30 a.m., attend Practice. Join in the fun and bring your fiber project and work on it while learning and chatting with other fiber lovers.
Friday, September 20, at 11:30 a.m., attend Basic Purl Stitch. The other stitch to learn in knitting is the purl stitch. Once mastered, knit and purl will allow you to create beautiful hand-made one-of-a kind pieces. In this class, you will have a lot of fun and learn a new skill that will allow you to create wonderful wearable art. Prerequisite: Mastery of knit stitch. All supplies furnished. Just bring your willingness to learn.
Friday, September 27, at 11:30 a.m., attend Practice. Join in the fun and bring your fiber project and work on it while learning and chatting with other fiber lovers.
For more information, call the library. 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. Call for details - 228-875-1193.
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.

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. .
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, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the library meeting room. The program is also scheduled for the last Saturday each month.
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.

 

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY-LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY

 

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. This program will continue through the end of the year on the following dates: October 19, November 16, and December 21.
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.
For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. #1 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Homeschool Art Class offered at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer Homeschool Art Class on Thursday, September 26, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Anyone involved in Homeschooling is invited to attend and learn about art. Learn different types of art by getting hands-on with a variety of materials. Art stations will be set up to allow each student to discover new ways to express their creativity. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Call the library to register, call the library at 769-3060, ext. #1 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Lego-palooza offered for families at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer Lego-palooza for families on Thursday, September 19, 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.

Pascagoula Library schedules Line Dancing Classes

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Line Dancing at the Library on Thursday, September 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Classes will also be held every Thursday, September 12, 19, and 26. Classes also continue in October; 10, 17, and 24.
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.

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.

 

 

ST. MARTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

St. Martin Library to offer Dining with Diabetes seminar

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Dining with Diabetes seminars on Friday, September 20 and again on September 27, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
This free, four part seminar series is presented by Terri Thompson, MSU Extension Service coordinator. Two more sessions will be held on October 11 and 18, to continue the series.
If you are a diabetic or you know someone who is living with diabetes, this presentation will be a great source of information. Terri will discuss and demonstrate how to incorporate healthy cooking techniques and other good practices to help control blood sugar. Recipes are included. Enjoy healthy treats at the October 18 session.
Call 228-392-3250 to save a seat. Families are invited to attend.
The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

Secret Agent Escape Room offered at St. Martin Library for teens

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Assignment Secret Agent event for teens on Thursday, September 26, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Teens and tweens are invited to find out if you have what it takes to be a secret agent and save the world. Play Escape Room the Game: Secret Agent Operation Zekestan with one hour to solve the clues.
Costumes are encouraged. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
Call to sign up or for more information: 228-392-3250. 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; 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, September 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the meeting room. This event will also be held 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.

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 Brown Bag Book Club

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Brown Bag Book Club with the book “Biloxi” on Tuesday, September 10, at noon, in the meeting room.
Join us for a special book club event; B.Y.O.L.(bring your own lunch). Read and discuss Mary Miller’s new novel “Biloxi.” A limited number of copies are available for check-out in advance - see staff or details. This program sponsored by the Mississippi Library Commission.
Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.
For more information or to sign up, call the library at 228-392-3250. 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

 

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 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.

Vancleave Library offers Unique Crochet Club class

The Vancleave Public Library will host Unique Crochet Club class on Monday, September 23, from 1 until 3 p.m. in the library meeting room. Other dates are scheduled for September 30.
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 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 Wednesdays 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 Comics Cafe event Sept. 28

The Vancleave Public Library will host Comics Cafe for teens, students and parents on Saturday, Sept. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Families are invited to the Vancleave Library meeting room for Comic Book Fun and Coffee. Teens and students will enjoy the activities and parents, who want to learn which comics are kid appropriate, will be able to experience comics. Students will visit tables for drawing comics, a Marvel table, a DC table, a Manga table, and more.
Call the library for more information; 228-826-5857. Refreshments will be provided.
Visit the library at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave.

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 MS Coastal Cleanup Seminar

The Vancleave Public Library will host a free seminar for the MS Coastal Cleanup event by Dr. Eric Sparks on Thursday, September 26, at 5 p.m.
The Mississippi Coastal cleanup is a coast wide volunteer effort to help keep our waterways free from trash,A Coast-wide Volunteer effort to help keep Waterways free of trash. Since 1988, thousands of volunteers gather in the Fall to remove millions of pounds of trash from Mississippi’s coastline, waterways, and barrier islands. Data is collected as part of this effort to categorize the major sources of marine debris entering the coastal environment.
This year’s cleanup will take place on October 19, 2019.
Call the library for more information; 228-826-5857. The Library is located at 12604 Highway 57, in Vancleave.

New Teen Book Club offered at Vancleave Library

Teens interested in joining a new Teen Book Club may attend the first meeting on Tuesday, September 3, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Vancleave Public Library.
Teens 12 to 17 are welcome to attend on the first Tuesday each month. Vote on a current book and discuss it with friends and peers. Books are chosen by teens for teens and can be part of school curriculum or just for fun. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
Call to register at 228-826-5857 or sign up at the library circulation desk.
For more information visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.

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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