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Vancleave Library offers Low Impact Chair Yoga - March

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

Ocean Springs Library hosts Family Game Night - Feb 24

Movies celebrate Black History Month at Lucedale Library - Feb 26, 28

Black History Month Movie Thursday offered at Ocean Springs Library - Feb 26

Black History Month Movie at Ocean Springs Library - Feb 26

East Central Library hosts Annual Princess Tea - Feb 28

Alumni Association to host free Black History Month Program - Feb 28

Lucedale Library to host Teen Trivia Tuesdays - March 3, 10, 17, 24

Gautier Library organizes Youth Advisory Council - March 3

Vancleave Library schedules Painting Workshop - March 4

Lucedale Library Friends Holds Semi-Annual Book Sale - March 2-7

Brown Bag Philosophers group to meet at Vancleave Library - March 11


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


Friends of the Moss Point Library schedule monthly meeting

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, January 5, 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..


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 February and 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.


Black History Month Movie Thursday offered at Ocean Springs Library - Feb 26

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a Family Movie Day on Thursday, February 26, starting at 6 p.m. in the meeting room.

The movie will be "42". Light refreshments and a popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. Bring your own snacks if you want and folding chair or blanket.

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


Movies celebrate Black History Month at Lucedale Library - Feb 26, 28

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer films in celebration of Black History Month in February. These popular movies will begin on Saturday, February 21, at 1 p.m., Thursday, February 26, at 5 p.m., and Saturday, February 28, at 1 p.m., in the library meeting room.

Moviegoers will enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
Call the library at 947-2123 for a list of movies that we will show. For more information about library programs, visit us on Facebook.

The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.


Lucedale Library offers free Learning Express Computer Class at MGCCC Computer Lab - Feb 23

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host a free workshop on "Learning Express Library" at the MS Gulf Coast Community College George County Center Computer Lab on Monday, February 23, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

This workshop is open to any student or adult. For registration and information, call the library at 601-947-2123 the day before the workshop. Seating is limited.

This demonstration will showcase the various sample tests, teaching sessions, career training, adult learning, college skill review, and other useful features on the site and how it can be applied to your daily informational needs.

The online learning center can be found on-line from the library website; www.jgrls.org. A valid library card is required to enter the Learning Express Library web page.

The College campus is located at 11203 Old Highway 63 in Lucedale.


Ocean Springs Library hosts Family Game Night - Feb 24

Families and friends are invited to Family Game Night at the Ocean Springs Municipal Library every second and fourth Tuesday beginning February 24, from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.

A variety of games will be available for play in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited. Classic board games from Candyland to Clue will be available for play. The Wii will also be set up 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.


Black History Month Movie at Ocean Springs Library - Feb 26

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host a film, featuring well known baseball star Jackie Robinson, for a special Black History Month movie on Thursday, February 26, starting at 6:00 p.m. in the meeting room.

Light refreshments and a popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. Bring your own snacks if you want and folding chair or blanket.

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


East Central Library hosts Annual Princess Tea - Feb 28

Girls ages three to ten are invited to attend the Annual Princess Tea at the East Central Public Library on Saturday, February 28, in the library. There are two groups scheduled - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Princess gowns are encouraged but not required. Library staff will provide a morning of fun, games, crafts, and food for all. Parents may bring a camera to record all the fun.

Parents should call 588-6263 to reserve a seat or sign up at the library. There is a limit of 24 participants for each time period.

For more information, call the library at 588-6263. The library is located at 21801 Slider Road near the schools in Hurley.


Alumni Association to host free Black History Month Program - Feb 28

The public is invited to attend "It Takes a Village and a Neiborghood" Black History Month program on Saturday, February 28, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Aaron Jones Family Interactive Center located across from Pascagoula High School.

This free public program is hosted by the Pascagoula Negro/Carver High School Alumni Association and is held in celebration of local black leaders, historical places and other remembrances of the community.

This event is intended to introduce the history to younger generations about a segregated society. It will also seek to capture the views of the times relating to black businesses, our cities and towns,and more.

The program will include familiar music, stories, drill teams, historical landmark presentations, artifact and photo displays, and guest speakers from around the community. Refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsors are Pascagoula Public Library Genealogy and Local History Department, Archive Committee of the Alumni Association, Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society, and NAACP Jackson County.

For more information, call the Pascagoula library at 228-769-3078.


Lucedale Library to host Teen Trivia Tuesdays - March 3

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. beginning Tuesday, March 3. 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 - March 3

Teens of all ages interested in books, activities and programs are invited to join the group at the Gautier Public Library beginning Tuesday, March 3, 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 schedules Painting Workshop - March 4

The Vancleave Public Library will host a free Painting Still Life workshop on Wednesday, March 4, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Explore your creative side and learn how to incorporate splatter painting and abstract design into a work of art.

Vancleave Library’s volunteer, Cody Cameron, will provide tips on capturing light, shading, and bringing objects to life. The class will paint and take home their own creations.

Reserve your seat today! Call 826-5857 to register. All supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library.

For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit the branch at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave.


Lucedale Library Friends Holds Semi-Annual Book Sale - March 2-7

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host their Friends of the Library Semi-Annual book sale starting Monday, March 2, through Saturday, March 7, beginning at 9 a.m. until closing each day.

Like new books will be offered for as little as 50¢ each. Fiction and non-fiction, paperbacks, magazines, and videos will be offered. Children’s books and other materials will also be for sale - most are under $1.

Proceeds will go to the Friends of the Lucedale-George County Public Library. The group of local library supporters will use the funds to help the annual programs, future library projects, and other needs around the library.

For more information, call the library at 947-2123, or visit at 507 Oak Street, next to City Park.


Brown Bag Philosophers group to meet at Vancleave Library - March 11

The Vancleave Public Library invites the public to the Brown Bag Philosophers meeting on Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m.

This event will be "Searching for Bigfoot" and a discussion about the many photos and sightings reported around the world.

Patrons are invited to bring a lunch and opinions about Bigfoot stories and such things.

The group will meet each month with a different topic to discuss and is free to join.

The Vancleave library is located at 12604 Highway 57 near the schools.


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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