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Libraries to Close for Memorial Day holiday
All branches of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.
Book drops will be open for returning items and all on-line services will be available for renewals, holds, and e-services for card holders. Visit www.jgrls.org.
The branches located in the communities of East Central, Gautier, Lucedale, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, St. Martin and Vancleave, will reopen Tuesday, May 28, at regular hours.
East Central Library hosts monthly Lego Club eventThe 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.
East Central Library to offer Needles in the Book Stacks ClubAnyone interested in fiber arts may join the new Needles in the Book Stacks club at the East Central Public Library. They will meet on the fourth Monday each month, at 4:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Friends of the East Central Library announce meetingsThe Friends of the East Central Public Library will meet every second Tuesday.
East Central Summer Library programs for Adults:THURSDAYS:
Computer Basics clinic offered at Gautier LibraryThe Gautier Public Library will offer Computer Basics for Adults on Saturday, May 25, 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.
Summer Library Kick-off Party offered at Gautier Library - June 1The Gautier Public Library will host A Universe of Stories summer library program kick-off party on Saturday, June 1, beginning at 11 a.m.
Teen Advisory Board meeting at Gautier LibraryThe Gautier Public Library is offering area teens to be part of the library serving on a new Teen Advisory Board and will meet Tuesday, beginning at 3:45 p.m., in the meeting room.
Gautier Summer Library programs for Adults:THURSDAYS @ 6 P.M.:
Lucedale Library hosts Summer Library Kick-Off Cinema Party - May 31
Families, Kids, Teens and Adults of all ages are invited to attend the Summer Library Kick-Off Cinema Party on Friday, May 31 beginning at 9 a.m., at the Lucedale-George County Public LIbrary.
Get your summer of fun started and help the library with a “Universe Of Stories” for all ages. All programs are free and reading is encouraged. Register for free programs and enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
During the day, the library will be showing a free series of space-themed movies for all ages to enjoy. Crafts will be offered for children during the party as well.
The library is located at 507 Oak Street across from City Park and the water tower. Find the library on Facebook @LucedaleGeorgeLibrary. Visit www.JGRLS.org for more information about all programs.
Lucedale Library offers Medicare Workshop with advisor group
The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a Medicare Educational Workshop on Thursday, May 16, beginning at 11 a.m., in the meeting room.
Join us as we hear from Jimmy Smith, Medicare Solutions Advisor, at an educational workshop for seniors and caregivers on eligibility and guidelines for Medicare. Get free information to help your family and friends.
He will give tips and information for when to apply, open enrollment dates, and anything to do with Medicare. Don’t miss out on this free opportunity to ask questions and receive direct answers from those who know the Medicare system.
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 hosts Coloring Day for adults
Adults are invited to the Lucedale/George County Public Library for a Coloring Day for adults on Tuesday, May 28, beginning at 3 p.m. in the meeting room.
Create colorful creations using pencils, crayons, markers and pens. Relax and unwind - socialize with new friends. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Library. Intended for ages 17 and up. All materials will be provided, however you may bring your own.
For more information, call 947-2123. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.
Lucedale Library to offer STEAM program for students
The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a free STEAM program for students on Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Students kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to a STEAM event at the library in the meeting room. Complete a project using science and technology with a personal, creative touch. Join in the fun and learn something at the same time. Parents are welcome, too. Supplies are provided by the library.
STEAM incorporates all the elements of STEM, but adds art to the mix. These projects are science-based, but also incorporate artistic expression.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.
Autism group schedules meeting at Lucedale Library
The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host the South MS Special Needs Organization at the monthly Autism meeting on Tuesday, May 28, beginning at 4:30 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Everyone is invited to learn more about Autism and learn how the lives of those affected can be made better. Stop by and show support. This presentation is open to all ages and will be held in the meeting room. Ms. McNelley will be discussing Autism: how to cope with Autism, different resources available, and much more. Learn what you need to help the ones you love.
Cindy McNelley is the President of the Board of Directors for the South Mississippi Special Needs Organization. She is a former Area Support Director and Chapter Leader with TEAAM Autism (2007 - 2014) serving individuals with all disabilities and their families. She has a granddaughter and a grandson on the Autism Spectrum. Her grandson was diagnosed at the age of nineteen with Asperger’s, her granddaughter was diagnosed at age three.
SNO sponsors several social events during the year such as the Annual Valentine’s Dance, Beautiful Me Pageant, and 3-Day Mini Camp which offers classes in Arts and Crafts, Theatre and Music, as well as the annual Halloween Party, www.southmssno.com.
Call the library at 947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.
Lucedale Summer Library programs for Adults:TUESDAYS @ 4 P.M.*
Moss Point Library offers afternoon Story-time TuesdayA special after school time has been added to scheduled Story-time programs on Tuesdays at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. Parents may bring all age children at 3:30 p.m. to attend the new afternoon program in the Library Story Vault.
Moss Point Library to host First Annual Paper Airplane ShowThe Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a first ever Annual Paper Airplane Show on Tuesday, May 28, beginning at 2 p.m.
Moss Point Library offers monthly Chess ClubAnyone 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.
River City Quilters demonstrations offered at Moss Point LibraryThe 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.
Moss Point Summer Library programs for Adults:THURSDAYS @ 5:30 P.M.*
Silver Screening dinner and movie offered at Ocean Springs Library
The Ocean Springs Municipal Library invites anyone fifty and older to a special “Silver Screening” dinner and movie on Wednesday, May 22, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
The library will host a dinner before the popular movie for seniors with a great new film remaking a true life comedy duo rated PG. Space is limited and reservations are requested as dinner will be served. The Friends of the Ocean Springs Library will also offer memberships.
For more information, call 228-875-1193. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.
Ocean Springs Library offers 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.
Charcoal Drawing for Adults offered at Ocean Springs Library
The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a beginning Charcoal Drawing workshop for adults on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Back by popular demand, those interested can learn to draw using Charcoal with instructor Debra Baldinger. At this workshop, learn step by step how to draw common shapes and more. Supplies will be provided. This workshop is intended for ages 12 and older.
Register by calling 875-1193 - space is limited.
Debra was born in New York, NY. Her family moved to Baton Rouge when she was very young. Always interested in art, she began taking art classes in pencils, pastels, oils and watercolor from regional artists who were well known in Louisiana.
She has resided in New Orleans, Atlanta, Manhattan, Pensacola Beach, and for the last two years, Ocean Springs. She is a member of the Ocean Springs Art Association, Gulf Coast Art Association, Singing River Art Association, and the Pass Christian Art Association. This past September, she conducted a drawing workshop for the Stone County Arts Council.
For more information call the library at 875-1193 or visit 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.
Ocean Springs Summer Library programs for Adults:Wednesday, June 5th @ 6 p.m. - Night Lights: Learn to make a glittery galaxy light from a jar. All supplies provided.
See and read the real stories of Apollo Moon Landings!
Find the history you’re looking for at Singing River Library!
Adults! Enjoy a peak at the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 moon landings from 1969 for your Summer Library Program. See a series of seven microfilms from dates spanning 7/1969 to 11/1969 featuring articles and photos from newspapers covering launch to landings.
Join us on Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, July 12. Children under 12 must have parental supervision.
Space Camp Kick-off for Summer programs offered at Pascagoula Library for familiesThe Pascagoula Public Library will host a free Space Camp Kick-off for summer library programs on Thursday, May 30, beginning at 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Families are invited to attend.
Pascagoula Library hosts Bingo for adultsThe Pascagoula Public Library will host Bingo for adults on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Other date will be July 6.
Chess Lessons offered at the Pascagoula LibraryAnyone 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.
Lego Club for families offered at Pascagoula Library on 3rd Thursdays each monthThe Pascagoula Public Library will offer Legos at the Library on Thursday, May 23, beginning at 3 p.m. in the children’s department on the second floor.
Pascagoula Summer Library programs for Adults:Thursday, May 30, A Universe of Stories Summer Library Program kick-off!
AARP Smart Driver Class offered at St. Martin LibraryThe St. Martin Public Library will host the new AARP Smart Driver Safety Workshop on Saturday, May 25, 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 in 2019 are; July 27, September 28 and October 26.
St. Martin Library to host Summer Program Kick-off with Stennis Space CenterFamilies and friends are invited to the St. Martin Public Library for a Summer Library Kick-off Party and special guests from NASA on Wednesday, May 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
St. Martin Summer Library programs for Adults:Thursday, June 6, 2-3:30 pm - Touch A Fallen Star - Introduction to Adult Library Programs and Prizes! Bob Marousky will be presenting “Touch a Fallen Star.” Hear interesting stories about falling stars (meteorites). Learn how to identify a meteorite and how to find them, and touch meteorites from around the world!
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 Library hosts Teen Movie eventTeens in the Vancleave area will enjoy a great movie experience at the Vancleave Public Library on Wednesday, May 22, beginning at 4 p.m.
Vancleave Library offers May Coloring event for adultsThe Vancleave Public Library will offer May Flowers adult coloring on Thursday, May 23, beginning at 1 p.m.
Vancleave Summer Library programs for Adults:Thursday, June 6, 9 am - 6 pm: All Space Station All Day! Hear broadcasts from the International Space Station all day long! Join us as we watch the crew. Ever wonder how astronauts on the space station go about their day? See and hear the everyday tasks they do it in zero gravity!
Vancleave Library offers First Monday Book ClubThere 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.
Quilting Club meet Mondays at Vancleave LibraryThe Vancleave Quilting Bees meet every Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the meeting room of the Vancleave Public Library.
Vancleave Library continues Chess Club and free lessonsStudents 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.