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Events & Programs @ Your Library!

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

Fun With Friends Storytime offered at area Libraries

Vancleave Library Friends Host Annual Photo Contest - Winner's Reception Oct 7

Pascagoula Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - Sept 29

Moss Point Library to host free Manatee program - Sept 30

Pascagoula Friends of the Library Zonta Book Sale - Oct 4

Moss Point Library hosts local children's author - Oct 7


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


September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

Library System encourages students to get a library card and to support the Animal Shelter

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Jackson-George Regional Library System joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that students have the most important school supply of all – a free library card.

Getting a card is easy. There is no waiting period, and no minimum residency requirement. Patrons can check out two items at that time. Your child may have a library card. There is no minimum age. At age 18, your teen can get a card on their own signature. All that's needed is a driver's license, Social Security Card or an official photo I.D., and proof of address (such as a bill mailed to your address).

This year, the Library System is using the theme "If I could read, I’d have a library card" along with photos of adoptable pets at the Jackson County Animal Shelter.

"We are partnering with the county's animal shelter to bring awareness to the needs of shelters as well as promote library card registrations. We hope that those who see the posters will want to get a library card, adopt a pet, or support the animal shelters by donating needed supplies," said library public relations manager Rex Bridges.

The local animal shelter will accept donations of dog and cat food,cat litter, old towels, and blankets, as well as other items. For more information about the Jackson County shelter, call 497-6350.

To sign up for a library card, visit any JGRLS branch in person.


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

The Vancleave Public Library will continue the free "Beginning Chair Yoga" classes with local instructor Carol Mathews from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the library meeting room. Classes will continue to be held on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. throughout the month.

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

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

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. in Sept.

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 of September.

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.


Vancleave Library Friends Host Annual Photo Contest - Winner's Reception Oct 7

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 Tuesday, October 7, at 6 p.m. at the Awards Reception at the Library. The general public is invited. Refreshments will be served. Friends memberships will also be available for just $5.

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.

The contest will offer ribbons and awards in five categories and three age groups. 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.

Categories include: people, animals, landscapes, computer enhanced, and miscellaneous. Photos may be in either black and white or color, and should measure between 8 by 10 and 11 by 14 inches.

The Vancleave Public Library located at 12604 Highway 57. For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857.


Pascagoula Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - Sept 29

The Pascagoula Public Library is hosting a free "Beginning Chair Yoga" class with local instructor Shawn Chappell. The class is scheduled for Monday, September 29, at 1 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Shawn is a registered Alliance Yoga instructor and teaches at several locations around Pascagoula. 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 769-3060, ext. #1 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.


Moss Point Library to host free Manatee program - Sept 30

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host a free "Manatee Sighting Network" program presented by Dauphin Island Sea Lab on Tuesday, September 30, beginning at 6 p.m. in the meeting room.

The public is invited to attend and bring family and friends for a free presentation by Elizabeth Hieb on why manatees are facing extinction. She will showcase manatees in their natural habitat, manatee sightings reporting, tagging, and the Manatee Sighting Network. Manatee bookmarks will also be given away.

Friends of the Library will provide refreshments.

The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street in Moss Point. For more information call 288-475-7462.


Pascagoula Friends of the Library Zonta Book Sale - Oct 4

The Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library will have their annual Friends of the Library book sale during the Zonta Festival on Saturday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

The book sale will offer bargain basement prices on everything. The public is encouraged to bring their own boxes or bags. Items for sale include hardbacks, paperbacks, magazines, and videos. Some specially priced items will be available.

The Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library lobby for and help raise funds that support programs and enhance public library services. Funds raised will go toward special library projects throughout the year.

Anyone can join the Friends by completing a membership form available at the library. Members will also be given a membership card and notified of meeting dates and other events. Friends of the Library are civic-minded citizens, who know that any community becomes a better community when its libraries are improved. Many Friends work directly with the Library staff as volunteers, helping deliver library services on a personal, one-to-one basis.

For more information about the Friends or the book sale, call the library at 769-3225.


Moss Point Library hosts local children's author - Oct 7

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host local children's author and artist Roger Hopkins on Tuesday, October 7, at 6 p.m. to read and sign his latest children's book.

His book is titled "One thing your elephant shouldn’t do." A canoeing elephant, a dancing moose, a lion on a trampoline, a pajama-wearing llama and a tea-drinking panda - these are just a few of the charming animals depicted and accompanied by poems in this fun book.

Roger Hopkins has always been interested in art and writing. He lived for many years in Pascagoula and worked at Ingalls Shipyard in the Electrical, Inspection, Planning and Technical Writing departments. He was active in the Pascagoula-Moss Point Little Theater and the Pascagoula-Moss Point Writing Club. He currently resides in Lucedale, MS, where he was the cartoonist for the George County Times from 2005 to 2010.

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


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

The Friends of the Moss Point Library will host monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month. Patrons may visit the meetings in the Ernestine Fountain meeting room. The Friends will provide refreshments.


Sign Language Classes at Gautier Library - Mondays & Thursdays

Sign Language classes are being offered at the Gautier Public Library on Mondays and Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. The classes are free and open to anyone interested.

Jean Stephens will be teaching these very popular classes. She has been teaching sign language for many years in Mississippi and in other states in the south.

Anyone interested, age eight and up, should call the Gautier Public Library to register - 497-4531. Classes are limited to eighteen and will fill up quickly. Each participant needs to bring a three-ring binder and notebook paper.

The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the Jackson County Community College.


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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