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Summer Reading Programs with Adults in Mind...


Again this summer, all Jackson-George Regional Library branches will host free summer reading programs for adults. This is the fourth year that summer programs will be available for all ages. A full slate of programs are planned with something for everyone.

Area libraries will host programs with the theme "Literary Elements" that entertains, stimulates creativity, informs participants, and of course, reading! Most libraries have scheduled free programs for adults once each week starting June 2 and run through July 16.

There are several reasons to join the free program. Explore new and different reading interests. Meet and mingle with like-minded adults. Model the love of reading with your children. You can make Summer Reading a family event.

Registration is suggested by visiting your local library. A complete program schedule is available below. Libraries will offer door prizes and refreshments at most events. A reading record is also available to keep track of books read.

For more information, visit or call your local library.

Gautier Public Library - 497-4531
JUNE 16 CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION - 10 a.m. Using technology and science to solve crimes.
JUNE 23 SCIENTIFIC CLEANING SOLUTIONS - 10 a.m. Using safe and sustainable products to help the environment.
JUNE 25 CARBON DIOXIDE & CLIMATE CHANGE - 11 a.m. How dioxide levels and climate changes may affect our future.
JULY 9 STAY SAFE ON THE INTERNET - 2 p.m. How to protect your identity and information while online.
JULY 16 ELEMENTS OF MOVEMENT - 5 p.m. Authentic Mexican Dance Troupe. Enjoy Latin dances let by Norma Barajas.

East Central Public Library - 588-6263
JUNE 5: LITERARY ELEMENTS - AUTHORS, ARTS, AND LITERATURE: Join specials guests Linda Inman and Rita Johnson at our SRP Kick-Off Party!
JUNE 12: Infinity Science Center Hear about the new NASA Visitor Center with Linda Inman and Rita Johnson.
JUNE 19: Edible Roots Evelyn DeAngelo, MSU Extension Service, will present a program about edible roots you can add to your diet.
JUNE 26: GREEN CLEANING Learn from Terri Thompson, MSU Extension Service, about what “green” products are that help you clean.
JULY 3: Wrap-Up Party Join us for our Wrap-Up Party with lots of prizes and food! Bring a dish to share at the Pot-Luck!

Lucedale-George County Public Library
June 9, 5:30 p.m.: Diabetes Management - Diabetes management requires awareness. Hear about the basics and know what makes blood sugar levels rise and fall and how to control these day-to-day factors.
June 16, 5:30 p.m.: Nutrition Sense - Would you like to manage your health problems and feel better? Good nutrition makes good sense.
June 23, 5:30 p.m.: The Art and Science of Raising Chickens - Whether you want a small flock of chickens to produce fresh eggs or supply your family with meat, there are a few things you’ll need to know.
June 30, 5:30 p.m.: Food Preservation - Get information on food preservation, methods of food preservation, safety tips and measures to ensure a healthy and effective preservation.

Ina Thompson Moss Point Library - 475-7462
Tuesday, May 27: Ice Cream Social 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. (this is open to all ages) – Moss Point Library Summer Reading registration begins.
Thursday, June 5 - 6 p.m.: Dr. Michael Shields of Moss Point - What does a family dentist do each day?
Thursday, June 12 - 6 p.m.: Technology for Grandparents - Got gadgets? Come learn how to use them with Janet Beatty!
Thursday, June 19 - 6 p.m.: Sue Ellen Caver McNabb Naturally Sue Ellen; She will demonstrate making soap from goats milk from her farm.
Thursday, June 26 - 6:30 p.m.: Dennis Smith – Meet the Lobbyist for Trent Lott. He is also a Freelance Reporter.
Thursday, July 3 - 6 p.m.: Marine Plants & Animals with Noel Lamey – Mr. Lamey, science teacher from Pascagoula High School, will discuss local habitats.
Thursday, July 10 - 6 p.m.: ABC Recycling with Michael Pierce – What does this Moss Point company recycle and what could the recycled materials become?

Ocean Springs Municipal Library - 875-1193
JUNE 12 Home Brewing 6 p.m. Join us and special guest Paul Blacksmith with Crooked Letter Brewing Company. Learn what it takes to make your own Brew.

JUNE 26 Meditation with Moira 6 p.m. Learn basic meditation techniques from Moira Anderson, certified professional level Kripalu Yoga teacher and trainer. She is also the director/owner of River Rock Yoga. Moira is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

JULY 10 Cheap Date Night: Movie Sherlock Holmes 6 p.m. Make a date with us and see a great movie - bring a friend. Enjoy free nacho bar and other snacks.

Door prizes will be given away at each program - register today!

Pascagoula Public Library - 769-3060
Enter to win a Grand Prize! Win a Kindle Fire that will be given away at the Wrap-up Celebration! Registration begins May 27 - see staff at the main desk.

Scheduled programs are:
JUNE 5 Literary Feud! 6 p.m. Library style Family Feud with your hosts Heather Stone and Darnell Sheffield!
JUNE 12 Elements of Investigating the Paranormal 6 p.m. Investigate the Pascagoula Law Library with Lighthouse Paranormal. Special guests will include ghost hunters Kraig Killingsworth and Darnell Sheffield. See what it takes to find things that bump in the night.
JUNE 19 Poetic Elements 6 p.m. Join the Poetry Slam at the library. Bring your favorite or original poems and/or song lyrics to present.
JUNE 26 Painting with Elements on the Coast 6 p.m. Use coastal mediums to create your own beach scene on canvas. Learn how to use coastal artifacts to create wonderful works of art.
JULY 10 It's Elementary my Dear Watson! 6 p.m. Dress up and be the one to solve the case at our Medieval Murder Mystery Dinner wrap-up celebration. Join us with food, fun and prizes!

St. Martin Public Library - 392-3250
JUNE 5: Astronomy Zone - Constellation Pendants. Create your favorite constellation of Zodiac sign into a pendant to wear. All materials are provided. Join us and bring a friend to this crafty program!
JUNE 12: Chemistry Chaos - Fizzy Bath Bombs. Learn to pamper yourself with easy spa recipes. You'll also make a fizzy bath bomb to take home! Supplies will be furnished.
JUNE 19: Up cycle This! - Planters. Make planters out of recycled milk cartons and fabric! Plants donated by Frasier's Nursery - 14708 Lemoyne Blvd.
JUNE 26: Kitchen Chemistry - The Science Behind Ice Cream. We will be making ice cream without using the traditional method! And then we eat it!
Participate in our "GENIUS OF THE WEEK" contest! June 5 - 28:
Answer questions correctly each week! Winners will be drawn each
Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Prizes donated by local businesses:
Stonewall's BBQ in St. Martin and Coffee Fusion in Ocean Springs.

Vancleave Public Library - 826-5857
THURSDAY, JUNE 12 Science of Thriftiness; 5:30 PM - Need to save money? Learn from Sharon Cameron to use inexpensive items you can pick up at your local store to live thrifty. Light refreshments will be served.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19 Science of Home Brewing; 5:30 PM - Have you ever thought of making your own beer? Hear from Paul, Owner and General Manager, Crooked Letter Brewery. Learn the science behind the process. Receive tips and tricks to an excellent brew. Light refreshments will be served.
THURSDAY, JUNE 26: Science of a Crime; 5:30 PM - Are you a big CSI fan? Hear presenter Sgt. Hutchins, Pascagoula Police, Homicide Team. Our local men in blue will provide details of how it is really done - minus the Hollywood hoopla! Light refreshments will be served.
FRIDAY, JULY 11 - SPECIAL EVENT: CSI: Library- Murder Mystery. 5:30-8 PM:
Join us for a murder of scientific proportions! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres while we investigate the poisoning of Sophie Moore, Forensic Scientist. You’ll also have the chance to provide feedback on this year's summer reading events and provide ideas for next year. Bring your favorite hors d'oeuvres.

Register Today!

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