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Events & Programs @ Your Library!

Library Board Meeting Scheduled - April 23

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

Library System to host reception for new Pascagoula Library Branch Manager Apr 24

Libraries celebrate National Library Week "Lives Change @ Your Library" - April 14-19

Ocean Springs Library hosts Family Game Night - Tuesday nights!

New time and day for preschool Storytime at Moss Point Library - Wednesdays 2 p.m.

River City Quilters host Make 'n Take events at Moss Point Library - April 14-17

Vancleave Library hosts No School Game Day - April 17

Lucedale Library hosts National Library Week Open House - April 18

Pascagoula Library offers Introduction to Chair Yoga - April 21

AARP Driving Class scheduled at Ocean Springs Library - April 24

Friends of the Library Host Randy Pierce Book Signing - April 26

Ocean Springs Library hosts Mother's Day Crafts Workshop - April 26

Gautier Library offers Graphic Novel Swap Day - April 29

Free Diabetes Management Session at Pascagoula Library - May 2

AARP Class Scheduled at Moss Point Library - May 30

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

East Central Friends announce Winners of the Cooking Contest

Friends of the Moss Point Library schedule monthly meetings

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

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


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

The Jackson-George Regional Library System is offering a special program for adults who may owe library fines for overdue books or library materials.

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 Smith 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.

Patrons may call their branch library for information about their accounts.


Ocean Springs Library hosts Family Game Night - Tuesday nights!

Families and friends are invited to "Family Game Night" at the Ocean Springs Municipal Library starting on Tuesday, April 22, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Game Nights will continue at the library each Tuesday until April 22. A variety of games will be available for play in the meeting room. Families with children of all ages are invited. Classic board games such as Candyland, Clue and others will be available for play.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Municipal Library.

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


New time and day for preschool Storytime at Moss Point Library - Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library has announced a new time and day for preschool storytime on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Storytimes will continue until the summer.

The youth programs will be coordinated with youth services assistant LaDonna Sims. She will tell stories, offer crafts, and more during the new storytime hour.

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


Friends of the Vancleave Library held Annual Chocolate Tasting Event - April 10

The public was invited to taste a variety of chocolate delicacies prepared by professionals, amateurs and friends at the Annual Chocolate Tasting and Membership Drive at the Vancleave Public Library - SEE PHOTOS of the event here.

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.

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.


Libraries celebrate National Library Week "Lives Change @ Your Library" April 14-19

This week, the Jackson-George Regional Library System joins libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week with the theme "Lives Change @ Your Library." The week is a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.

The Library System will host several free programs and events during the week such as; Guess the number of Jelly Beans contests, Game Days, Open House celebration, and more. A full schedule is available on the library events page at www.JGRLS.org.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover what their communities needs are and meet them. Whether through offering ebooks and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or those to support early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.

The library system serves all of Jackson and George counties as well as the surrounding area. Library services include eBooks, Interlibrary Loans, on-line electronic card catalog, DVDs, music CDs, video games, and of course books for all ages.


River City Quilters host Make 'n Take events at Moss Point Library - April 14-17

The public is invited to attend the River City Quilters "Make and Take Quilt Projects" events in celebration of National Library Week. The free workshops will take place April 14 through 17, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. daily at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library.

Workshops will include; Monday - Potato Bags, Tuesday - Bowl Warmers, Wednesday - Table Runners, and Thursday - Appliqués.

Each session will include brief hands-on demonstrations. Several quilts will be displayed. Attendees are asked to bring scissors. Other items will be furnished by the Quilting group. Refreshments will be served.

The River City Quilters will meet every month each Thursday in the library meeting room. For more information, call Marietta Johnson at 826-5597.

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.


Vancleave Library hosts No School Game Day - April 17

The Vancleave Public Library will present a special No School Game Day on Thursday, April 17 beginning at 1 p.m. in celebration of National Library Week.

This free event is intended for students of all ages to play Wii video games and select board games in the library meeting room. A special movie is also planned during the gaming event.

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


Lucedale Library hosts National Library Week Open House - April 18

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host a National Library Week Open House on Friday, April 18, from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m.

This year’s theme for National Library Week is "Lives Change at Your Library." Learn about the amazing and life-changing services the library offers.

Enjoy free refreshments, an information fair, giveaways, play games, and enter to win door prizes every half hour. Bring the family.

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


Pascagoula Library offers Introduction to Chair Yoga - April 21

The Pascagoula Public Library is hosting a free "Introduction to Chair Yoga" class with local instructor Shawn Chappell. The class is scheduled for Monday, April 21, 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.


Library Board Meeting Scheduled - April 23

The Jackson-George Regional Library Board has scheduled the monthly meeting for Wednesday, April 23, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pascagoula Public Library located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

The agenda includes correspondence, financial and statistical reports, old business, and new business.

The seven-member board is the highest governing body of the eight-branch, two-county library system. In accordance with state open meeting laws, this meeting is open to the public.


AARP Driving Class scheduled at Ocean Springs Library - April 24

Are you age fifty-five or older? You may be interested in the Ocean Springs Municipal Library's AARP Smart Driver's Course. The workshop will be held Thursday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the library meeting room.

To register or to receive more information, call the library at 875-1193. There is a $15 registration fee for AARP members that cover materials. Non-AARP members fee is $20. Pre-registration is available the day before the workshop.

The newly revised safety program is a classroom refresher that can help anyone 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.

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 Ocean Springs Municipal Library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.


Library System to host reception for new Pascagoula Library Branch Manager Apr 24

Recently, the Jackson-George Regional Library System filled a vacancy at the Pascagoula Public Library by selecting Jessica Herr as branch manager.

Ms. Herr takes the position that was previously held by Lori Smith who is now the library system director.

An official reception to welcome the new manager is planned for the community on Thursday, April 24, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Pascagoula Library atrium. The Friends of the Library will offer refreshments to the public.

Ms. Herr had been the Information Services Librarian at the Library of Hattiesburg where she was the computer class and Microsoft instructor for the libraries. She has been working in libraries for the past fifteen years and holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from USM.

She is a current member of the American Library Association and the Mississippi Library Association. Jessica serves on the web committee for MLA and is also a graduate of the Mississippi Library Commission’s Leadership Institute.

Library Director Lori Smith said, "We are very glad to have Jessica come to us with such a wide variety of experiences and talents. We are thrilled to attract candidates of this caliber to our system."


Friends of the Library Host Randy Pierce Book Signing - April 26

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host MS Supreme Court Justice and author Randy Pierce for a book signing and discussion on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 10 a.m.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Books will also be available for purchase.

Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Randy Pierce has drawn from a rich pantry of ingredients Mississippi political lore, partisan animosities, childlike innocence, hard-boiled arrogance to cook up a dish that leaves us wanting more.

Andy Taggart, co-author of Mississippi Fried Politics said of the book, "Folks interested in Southern politics and folks who just love a good read will not be disappointed."

The author, Randy Pierce, grew up and still resides in Greene County, Mississippi. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law. Randy previously served in the Mississippi Legislature and is a sitting Justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Magnolia Mud is Randy's second novel. His first novel, "Pain Unforgiven," debuted in 2011.

For more information, call the Library at 947-2123, or visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from the water tower.


Ocean Springs Library hosts Mother's Day Crafts Workshop - April 26

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a free Mother's Day crafting workshop on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m.

Students are invited to a wonderful afternoon creating special gifts for your Mom. Create handmade cards and make homemade bath salts for a delightful gift to give Mom on her special day.

All materials will be supplied by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. This event is intended for ages 10 and up.

Pre-registration is suggested as seating is limited by calling 875-1193.

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


Gautier Library offers Graphic Novel Swap Day - April 29

The Gautier Public Library will host a Manga Madness Swap Day on Tuesday, April 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Manga lovers are invited to bring Manga graphic novels to permanently swap with other comic enthusiasts. Patrons will be allowed to exchange as many titles as they bring, one for one. Attendees may bring as many copies as they like to trade.

Refreshments will be served and is provided by the Friends of the Gautier Public Library. All ages welcomed.

For more information, call the library at 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.


Free Diabetes Management Session at Pascagoula Library - May 2

The Pascagoula Public Library is offering free Diabetes Management information on Friday, May 2, from 1:00 to 3 p.m. that will be led by Linda Gwaltney, certified diabetes educator.

The sessions will include information from healthcare professionals and advice for better diabetes management. Also offered will be A1C and how it affects blood sugar, meal planning and exercise, medical tests, medications, and the importance of checking blood sugar levels.

Sessions are limited to those who are 18 years of age or older. For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. #1 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.


AARP Class Scheduled at Moss Point Library - MAY 30 (date change)

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host the new AARP Smart Driver Safety Workshop on Friday, May 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the library meeting room. This program in new, offers revised materials and is open for drivers of any age.

To register or to receive more information, call the library at 228-475-7462 or 228-861-3199. There is a $15 registration fee for AARP members that cover materials. Non-AARP members fee is $20 - check or money order. Registration is available the day of the workshop.

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 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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