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Libraries to Close for Staff Development Day - April 24

Library System Offers Read-Down Fines Program for Adults during April

Ocean Springs Municipal Library invite entries for Pets Caught Reading photo contest

Vancleave Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - April

Vancleave Library offers Dancing with Seniors dance classes - Tues. & Fri.

Lucedale Library to host Teen Trivia Tuesdays

Vancleave Library hosts Yu-Gi-Oh! Gaming in April

Pascagoula Library to host Teen Coffeehouse - April 16

Moss Point Library hosts Teen book club - Apr 14 & 28

Ocean Springs Library to hold PEEPS Diorama Contest - April 12-18

Pascagoula Library hosts Children's Candyland event - April 18

Ocean Springs Library to host free Social Security Workshop - April 18

River City Quilters offer free classes at Moss Point Library for National Library Week - April 13-18

Friends of the Vancleave Public Library host Annual Chocolate Tasting Event April 16

Moss Point Library Friends Wine Gala tickets available - Gala held April 17

Friends of the Gautier Library Annual Book Sale and Saturday Arts and Crafts Fair - Apr 17-18

Ocean Springs Library hosts Reiki Circle workshop April 21

Local Historian and Author presents "Early Families" at St. Martin Library - April 25


On-Going Events & Meetings

Vancleave Library offers new Book Club

New time for preschool Storytime at Moss Point Library

Vancleave Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

Vancleave Library offers Dancing with Seniors dance classes - Tues. & Fri. in August

Friends of the Moss Point Library - Meeting 1st Monday of the month

eBooks are Here! Have an eReader? Want to know more?

Library System brings ebooks to patrons through Axis 360 Digital Media Library


Local Libraries offer new service: Digital Magazines for Patrons a with Library Card

The Jackson-George Regional Library System's website will soon be a great place to go to download a favorite magazine. The library system has purchased a subscription to Zinio Newsstand for anyone with Internet access and digital devices and computers. Anyone with a valid library card may access the new service free of charge.

This new service offers access to more than 70 popular magazines that can be read on computers, tablets, or smart phones. Some titles offered include; Car & Driver, Seventeen, Us Weekly, and Newsweek (which is no longer available in print). All magazines offered are complete editions, with some including enhanced content such as web-linked audio and video.

Zinio is the world's largest newsstand and bookstore. With its many digital products and services, Zinio creates better ways for people to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it. Now, readers can purchase content once to be read on any screen.
There is no waiting list and no need to return issues.

When reading Zinio magazines in your Internet browser, access to the web is required. If you would like to download the magazines to read them offline later on, download the Zinio Reader 4 App which is available for free.

To learn more about Zinio Newstand and get a preview of what the new service has to offer, stop by the library for a quick introduction. Patrons may also access eMagazines via the library website at www.JGRLS.org and click on the blue Zinio logo. A video demonstration is also available from the website.


Library System Offers Read-Down Fines Program for Adults during April

During the month of April, the Jackson-George Regional Library System is offering a "Read Down Fines" program for adults who may owe fines for overdue books or other materials. It is also in celebration of National Library Week - April 12-18.

Beginning April 1, adults may read-down fines by reading to themselves or to another person instead of paying the fine owed. Previously, only children to age 17 could participate in the ongoing program.

Adults will get $1 taken off of their fines for every 10 minutes that they read. Any print media will be accepted, including children’s books, magazines, or even newspapers.

Library director Lori Barnes said, "The purpose of this program originally was to empower older children to do something about fines owed to the library. We will be offering it to adults during the month of April in celebration of National Library Week."

Details for the program are; Adult patrons who owe fines may read down fines during April only. Fines for lost or damaged books are not included in this program. There is no sign up sheet or registration and is based on the honor system. Reading down fines must take place at the library and is available up until thirty minutes prior to closing time.

If an adult needs to purchase a replacement card but has no money, they can read for 10 minutes to cover that fee.

Other details about the program are available on the library website at www.jgrls.org. Patrons may call their branch library for information about their accounts.


Library System honors Volunteers at Annual Reception with MS First Lady

The Jackson-George Regional Library System honored library volunteers at the 28th Annual Volunteer Reception in the meeting room of the Pascagoula Public Library. See more here.


Friends of the Moss Point Library schedule monthly meeting - May 4

Anyone interested in joining a great civic-minded community group are invited to become a member of the Friends of the Moss Point Library. The Friends group will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library.

The Friends group meets on the first Monday of each month and wants to encourage more local adults to attend and see what the Friends group is up to.

Friends of the Library are made up of local residents who know that any community becomes enriched when its libraries are improved. They lobby for and help raise funds to support enhancement and expansion of public library services. Many Friends work directly with the Library staff as volunteers, helping deliver library services on a personal, one-to-one basis.

Anyone can join a Friends group by completing a membership form available at the library. Members will also be notified of meeting dates and other library related events.

For more information call 228-475-7462. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.


Pascagoula Library to host Teen Coffeehouse - April 16

Teens are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library's Teen Coffeehouse to celebrate Teen Literature Day, Thursday, April 16, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The library is also celebrating National Library Week from April 12-18 with several events for the public.

Teens may bring friends to enjoy coffee and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Topics for discussion will include new and favorite books.

The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street. For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. 234.


Moss Point Library hosts Teen book club - Apr 28

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is continuing a free, expressive book club just for teens in the community. The group will meet on Tuesdays - April 28, beginning at 4 p.m.

Teens age twelve and up can be part of the group and help decide what books to suggested to the group. Also members will help name the group.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.

For more information, call the library at 475-7462 or visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.


Ocean Springs Library to hold PEEPS Diorama Contest - April 12-18

In celebration of National Library Week, April 12-18, the Ocean Springs Municipal Library invites the public to enter a PEEPS Diorama Contest.

Entries will be accepted beginning April 15. Judging will be held on April 20. All dioramas will be on display until April 25.

Entry forms may be picked up at the front desk in the library. Dioramas should represent libraries, favorite literary characters, or a favorite book or story. You must use Peeps® candy products and be no larger than 24 x 24 inches in size.

For more information, call 228-875-1193. The library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue behind City Hall.


Pascagoula Library hosts Children's Candyland event - April 18

Children and families are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library's Life-size Candyland event on Saturday, April 18, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The library is celebrating National Library Week from April 12-18 with several events for the public.

Preschool and school-age children will play Candyland in a big way through a life-sized game board. Light snacks will be provided.

The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street. For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. 234.


Ocean Springs Library to host free Social Security Workshop - April 18

In celebration of Smart Money Week, April 18-25, the Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free financial workshop, What about Social Security, on Saturday, April 18, beginning at 10 a.m.

Join Wendy Roper, advisor at Edward Jones Financial, as she discusses ways to maximize your Social Security benefits.

Ms. Roper will answer questions that will help determine the optimum amounts for singles or couples based on age, life expectancy, employment and need.

Reserve your seat by calling the library now by calling 875-1193. Seating is limited.

For more information, visit the library at 525 Dewey Avenue behind City Hall.


River City Quilters offer free classes at Moss Point Library for National Library Week - April 13-18

In celebration of National Library Week, the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the River City Quilters "Make and Take Projects" classes on Monday, April 13 through 16, from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

The River City Quilters would like to offer quilting classes for anyone interested in learning new techniques. A different project will be assigned each day. Participants can make it themselves and take it home.

Supplies and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Moss Point Library and the River City Quilters.

Workshop offerings include; April 13 - Potato Bag, April 14 - Bowl Warmer, April 15 - Table Runner, and April 16 - Applique. Registration is suggested as classes are first come - first served.

For more information, call the library at 475-7462 or visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.


Libraries to Close for Staff Development Day - April 24

The eight branches of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will be closed on Friday, April 24, for Staff Development Day. Libraries will reopen on Saturday, April 25, at regular hours.

Patrons are encouraged to visit the library website, www.jgrls.org, for reserving library materials or renewing items. All book returns will be available for borrowed materials at all branch locations.

Library staff will attend the annual day-long seminar that will include helpful training workshops about library services and procedures.

The branch libraries are located in the communities of East Central, Gautier, Lucedale, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, St. Martin and Vancleave.


Ocean Springs Municipal Library invite entries for Pets Caught Reading photo contest

In celebration of National Pet Week, May 4 - 9, 2015, the Ocean Springs Library has partnered with the Jackson County Animal Shelter and invites you to submit a photo of your favorite pet reading.

Pets Caught Reading Photography Contest will take place from April 13 to April 30. Entries will be on display during National Pet Week, May 4-9, in the library.

In partnership with the Jackson County Animal Shelter, the library encourages the public to donate needed items to the shelter for the animals waiting for adoption.

For rules, visit the library and ask a staff member for more information and entry form.
For more information, visit 525 Dewey Avenue behind City Hall.


Moss Point Library Friends Wine Gala tickets available - Gala held April 17

The Friends of the Moss Point Library will be selling tickets to their annual "Friends Wine Gala" to be held on Friday, April 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will be held at the Conference Center near the Holiday Inn Events Center located at 4800 Amoco Road, Moss Point near I-10 and Highway 63.

Those attending will be able to sample some of the area's best wines also donated for this event. Other beverages, cheeses, desserts, and refreshments will also be served.

At the event, the Friends group will conduct a silent auction as part of the fund-raiser. Many area businesses have donated items and services such as get-away weekends, original paintings and photographs, restaurant dinners, and much more.

Tickets are available for just $20 per person or $35 per couple and can be purchased from any Friends of the Library officer or at the library. For more information, visit 4119 Bellview Street in Moss Point or call 228-475-7462.

This special fund-raiser is sponsored by Holiday Inn Express Moss Point, Chevron, Singing River Federal Credit Union, Merchants & Marine Bank, and many other local businesses.

Friends memberships are also available. The Friends of the Library lobby for and help raise funds that support programs and enhance public library services. Funds raised will go toward prizes and other expenses for the annual Summer Reading program in June and July..


Friends of the Vancleave Public Library host Annual Chocolate Tasting Event April 16

The public is invited to taste a variety of chocolate delicacies prepared by professionals, amateurs, and friends at the 8th Annual Chocolate Tasting and Membership Drive at the Vancleave Public Library on Thursday, April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the meeting room.

Local bakeries and volunteer dessert makers will break out their secret recipes, create an amazing array of light and dark delights, and donate a delectable selection of their own specialty confections to be showcased and served.

There will be new creations this year as well as old favorites. Attendees can indulge addictions for sweets for only $5 per person or $10 per family which also covers annual membership in the Friends. Every ticket purchased will be entered for a door prize drawing. Other refreshments will be provided by the Friends.

Friends memberships will also be offered at the door. The Friends of the Vancleave Public Library sponsor programs designed to stimulate the community’s use of library materials and resources. They promote increased financial support, both public and private, for the library. This year, the Friends will help provide funds for shelving and furniture, summer reading programs and prizes, and other needed projects.

For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857, visit the library located at 12604 Highway 57.


Friends of the Gautier Library Annual Book Sale and Saturday Arts and Crafts Fair - Apr 17-18

The Friends of the Gautier Public Library Annual Book Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the library meeting room. The Friends are also sponsoring a new annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, April 18, at the same time outside.

A few vendor tables are still available for the Arts and Crafts Fair. Call the library for details - 228-497-4531. Vendors include handmade crafts, art, baked goods, specialty items, and more.

The special book sale is the largest of the year. Friends of the Library memberships are available that evening for just $5 for annual dues.

The sale will include items of all sorts, books, puzzles, books on tape, VHS movies, magazines and more. Prices begin at just ten cents for paperbacks. Other bargains will include Fiction and Non-Fiction hardback books starting at just a quarter.

Proceeds will go to the Friends of the Gautier Public Library. The group supports all library events, programs, and special projects. They will use the funds to help future library needs and the annual summer reading programs.

For more information about Friends of the Library or library events, call 497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane, next to the college.


Ocean Springs Library hosts Reiki Circle workshop - April 21

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Reiki Workshop on Tuesday, April 21, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room.

Anyone interested may attend this free Reiki, healing through laying on of hands and energy transfer, session.

Participants will discuss Reiki and may experience Reiki healing. Reiki is a laying-on of hands energy technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allows everyone to tap the unlimited supply of “life energy” to improve well-being and enhance one’s quality of life.

Class size is limited - registration is required by calling the library at 875-1193 before Monday, April 20.

The library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue behind City Hall.


Local Historian and Author presents "Early Families" at St. Martin Library - April 25

The St. Martin Public Library will host "Early Families of St. Martin and d’Iberville" with local author Dale Greenwell, on Saturday, April 25, from 10 to 12 noon.

Mr. Greenwell, retired professor of Anthropology and noted historian, will lead in a discussion of early families that settled our area. Discover little-known facts about the land and people who made the North Biloxi area home.

Mr. Greenwell writes a weekly column in the local paper and is the author of four books. He was the first president of two local historical societies and has directed cultural research teams to digs at Tullis-Tuledano and other sites.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Library.

The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard in St. Martin..


Vancleave Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - Thursdays

The Vancleave Public Library will continue the free Beginning Chair Yoga classes with local instructor Carol Mathews on Thursdays in March, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Carol is a retired special needs teacher and is working toward her certification with River Rock Yoga. This is a limited, low impact class and is designed for individuals who may work daily at a desk or those with physical limitations.

Class size limited. Participants should register by calling the library at 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Hwy 57 near the schools.


New time for preschool Storytime at Moss Point Library - weekly

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library has announced a new time and day for preschool storytime on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the library.

The children’s programs will be coordinated with youth services assistant LaDonna Sims. She will tell stories, offer crafts, and more during the new storytime hour. Groups should call for reservations.

For more information, call the library at 228-475-7462 or visit at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.


Vancleave Library offers new Book Club - Monthly

The Vancleave Public Library is inviting anyone "Fiction Addiction" a new book club meeting each Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Those who attended the Adult Summer Reading programs will enjoy this new club! Patrons may bring a friend and meet with others who like to share their good reads and have fun.
Coffee will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.

For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.


Vancleave Library offers Dancing with Seniors dance classes - Tues. & Fri.

The Vancleave Public Library will host "Dancing with the Senior Stars" Sessions will be offered each Tuesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. through the month - call for details - 826-5857.

Anyone interested in dancing, fun, and exercise may attend. Friends of the Library will provide refreshments.

Local resident James Hall will be offering free instruction in various styles of line dancing such as Charleston, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, Country, Cajun and Rock n’ Roll - just to name a few.

Registration is suggested as space is limited by calling 826-5857. The library is located at 12604 Hwy 57 near the schools.


Lucedale Library to host Teen Trivia Tuesdays in April

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a Teen Trivia Tuesday for all teens in grades 6 through 12 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in April. The group will meet every Tuesday, except for holidays, each week.

Compete and test your knowledge by answering questions from various topics and have a blast! We'll have fun, enjoy snacks, and maybe win prizes!

Registration is a must as seating is limited! Call 947-2123.

Sign up solo or pick a team of up to four friends in advance. Grades 6 to 12 please.

For more information, visit the library at 507 Oak Street, next to City Park.


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.

Teens attending may earn community service hours for scholarships or organizations. The group will also discuss new books and topics about the library.

For more information, call the library at 497-4531 or visit 2100 Library Lane, next to the Community College.


Vancleave Library hosts Yu-Gi-Oh! Gaming in April

The Vancleave Public Library will host a free "Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card" beginner's guide for middle and high school students on Tuesdays in April at 4:00 p.m., at the library.

Attendees will learn how to play the popular card games with volunteers and friends. Beginners and others interested in game play are encouraged to attend.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.
For more information, visit at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.


Vancleave Library offers Club for "Bookaholics"

The Vancleave Public Library is inviting anyone interested in forming a new book club to join them on Monday, beginning at 1 p.m. The club will continue meeting every first Monday each month.

Those who attended the Adult Summer Reading programs will enjoy this new club! Patrons may bring a snack or lunch and bring a friend, meet with others who like to share their good reads and have fun.

Tea or lemonade will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.

For more information, call 826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57.


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