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Ocean Springs Library opens temporary location at Mary C

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will open a temporary location at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, December 1. The current library is closed for a planned renovation that is still on-going.
The temporary library will be located at the Mary C on the second floor. The Arts Center is located at 1600 Government Street near downtown Ocean Springs. The library will have a small browsing collection with new books, DVDs, and other popular items. Some services will not be available at this location. For questions, patrons may want to call the St. Martin Public Library at 228-392-3250 as full services are available at that location.
Patrons may visit www.JGRLS.org and find account information using a library card number and PIN. Reserve materials and use free electronic resources 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. For more announcements, follow the library on Facebook or Instagram @JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

Jackson-George Regional Library Board welcomes new Director

The Jackson-George Regional Library System Board of Trustees welcomed new library director Angela Stewart at the October monthly meeting.
Previously, Angela Stewart was serving at the Pascagoula Public Library as branch manager and was also the Gautier Public Library manager before being promoted to the main library in Pascagoula. She started at the library system in 2001, hired as a library clerk at the Vancleave Public Library and became very interested in Library Science as a career. She received a Bachelors of Library Science at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2013, and received her Masters of Library and Information Science in 2017.
Library Board Trustees are selected by county supervisors in both Jackson and George counties. Members are George Sholl - District 1, Carol Lewis-Jones (chair) - District 2, Belinda Dammen - District 3, Susan Agnelly - District 4, Betty Ryals - District 5, and Evelyn Read (vice-chair) and Nancy Jo Maples from George County.
Branch libraries in the system are: East Central Public Library, Gautier Public Library, Lucedale/George County Public Library, Jackson County Law Library, Ina Thompson Moss Point Library, Ocean Springs Municipal Library, Pascagoula Public Library, Singing River Genealogy and Local History Library, St. Martin Public Library, and Vancleave Public Library. Visit www.jgrls.org for more information.

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Jackson-George Regional Library System Board of Trustees welcomed new library director Angela Stewart at the October monthly meeting. Pictured are (l to r); George Sholl, Belinda Dammen, Angela Stewart (director), Metty Ryals, Carol Lewis-Jones (board chair), Evelyn Read (vice-chair), and Nancy Jo Maples. Not pictured, Susan Agnelly.

 

Regional Library System welcomes new branch manager to Moss Point Library


MOSS POINT: The Jackson-George Regional Library System has hired Lynn Rainey to serve as branch manager of the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library.
Ms. Rainey, a Tuscaloosa, Alabama native, attended the University of Alabama for undergrad studies and graduate degree in Library and Information Science. She has worked in a number of very different libraries from the medical library at UA to cataloging at the Jefferson County Library Cooperative. Her was previously at Mobile Public Library, where she served as Teen Services, Programing, and Collection Librarian for the past five years.
“I am very passionate about library services and being involved in the community both in the library and other community spaces. I look forward to what I can bring to the Ida Thompson Moss Point Branch patrons and how to elevate both the library and the community we serve,” said Lynn.
The library is located at 4119 Bellveiw Street in Moss Point. For more information, call the library at 826-5857 or visit www.jgrls.org. Find the library system on Facebook or Instagram @JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

Regional Library System welcomes new branch manager to Vancleave Public Library


VANCLEAVE: The Jackson-George Regional Library System has hired Lauria Barton as manager of the Vancleave Public Library.
Lauria Barton takes the position after having served as Youth Serivces Assistant which she began in 2020.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from William Carey University in 1990 and is currently working on her Master’s in Library Science from the University of Southern Mississippi. Lauria has seven years teaching experience including lead teacher at Grace Christian School in Pascagoula. The library is located at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave. For more information, call the library at 826-5857

Regional Library hires Thompson as manager of Singing River Genealogy and Local History Library


PASCAGOULA/GENEALOGY:
The Jackson-George Regional Library System has hired Laura Thompson as the manager of the Singing River Genealogy and Local History Library in Pascagoula.
As manager, Laura will guide the library into the modern era of digitization and organization in an effort to offer increased access to all resources pertaining to the history of the community and service area.
Laura earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Psychology from the University of South Alabama in 2018. Soon after, she applied for and was accepted in the MLIS program at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is expected to graduate with a Masters in Archives Certification in late 2021.
Laura previously worked at USA’s Marx Library and rekindled her love of libraries. In 2019, she began working at Biloxi Central Library as a clerk. While there, she aided the library by indexing collections in the local history department.
Laura stated, “I look forward to working here at JGRLS. I am delighted to assist in creating a great digital collection and helping patrons discover their history!”
For more information about the genealogy library, branch libraries or library services, visit www.jgrls.org. Find the Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library on Facebook @SingingRiverLibrary and @JacksonGeorgeLibrary for the library system.


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EAST CENTRAL

East Central Library offers Otaku Anime Club

The East Central Public Library is starting a new Otaku Club for anyone interested in Manga/Anime on Thursdays each month, at 4;30 p.m. in the library.
Otaku Spot is a Manga and Anime Club for grades 6 to 12. Each meeting, discuss favorite manga and anime shows while doing different activities. These activities include drawing and creating manga characters, discussing cos-play, learning trading card games, Japanese culture, and making crafts. Grab a friend and relax while enjoying snacks and fellowship with friends at East Central’s newest club.
“Otaku” is a Japanese word that describes people with consuming interests, particularly in anime, manga, video games, or computers. It represents a young person who is obsessed with computers or particular aspects of popular culture similar to the English word “geek”.
For more information, call 228-588-6263. The Library is located at 21801 Slider Road, in Hurley by the schools. For more information about programs or library services, visit www.jgrls.org. Find the library system on Facebook at Jackson George Library.

East Central Library to host Legos at my Library

The East Central Public Library will host Legos at my Library every Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the library.
Students and families are invited every Wednesday for a fun hour of creating with Legos in the children’s area. This event is intended for ages 8 and up - children under age 10 must have parent or guardian attending. The library will provide Legos.
The Library is located at 21801 Slider Road, in Hurley by the schools. For more information about events or library services, visit www.jgrls.org. Find the library system on Facebook at Jackson George Library.

East Central Library offers Yarn and Talk Arts Club

The East Central Public Library will host Yarn & Talk Fiber Arts Club on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 4 p.m., in the meeting room. The new club will meet on the first and third Tuesdays each month.
Crafters are invited to bring yarn projects to the new library club and talk about the hobby, current projects, favorite yarns, and more. Unwind and meet up with like-minded people for some fiber arts crafts. Learn while swapping patterns and sharing tips and tricks with others. Those who love to crochet, knit, or work with yarn in any other way, will love this fiber arts club.
The Library is located at 21801 Slider Road, in Hurley by the schools. For more information about the club, call 228-588-6263.

 

GAUTIER

Free Bingo offered at the Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer “Gautier Bingo Thursday” on Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Patrons can enjoy an evening of Bingo at the library and win prizes and have a lot of fun. This event is intended for adults 17 years and up. Prizes and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library.
Call the library for information 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus. For other information about the library or services, visit the website at www.JGRLS.org.

Gautier Library organizes Youth Advisory Group

Teens of all ages interested in books, activities and programs are invited to join the group at the Gautier Public Library beginning Tuesdays, at 6 p.m. The group will meet and organize this fun volunteer experience.
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.

 

LUCEDALE

Lucedale Library hosts Cocoa Time: Paint n Sip event

LUCEDALE, MS __ The Lucedale/George County Public Library invites the public to Cocoa Time: Paint n Sip on Monday, December 5, at 4 p.m. inside the library.
Winter is here and its time to sit down and relax. What better way to do so than with a nice cup of hot chocolate during the holiday season! Join us in the library meeting room and relax with hot chocolate while you paint a Christmas scene. This program is intended for adults 17 and up.
Seating is limited. Call 947-2123 for more information or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park. See the Library’s Facebook page for other announcements and programs.


Lucedale Library offers Who Grew My Soup program

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host Ann Howard, Farm Bureau, for Who Grew My Soup on Thursday, December 8, at 3 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Families are invited to this free program. There will be crafts and snacks provided by George County Farm Bureau. Learn about Mississippi grown vegetables and facts of nutritional values. This program includes soup recipes and other information.
Call 947-2123 for more information or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park. See the Library’s Facebook page for other announcements and programs.


Learn how to purchase a Christmas tree you can grow

The Lucedale/George County Public Library wil host Farm Bureau specialist Ann Howard for How to purchase a Christmas tree you can plant on Saturday, December 10, at 10 a.m.
Do you wonder what trees are best to put up for Christmas? How to find a tree you can plant afterwards? Then this program is for you. Ann Howard, Farm Bureau/Mississippi Federation of Women in Agriculture, will present this free program in the library meeting room. She will talk about trees to use for Christmas Trees that you can plant after Christmas is past. This program is intended for 6th grade and under.
Call 947-2123 for more information or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park. See the Library’s Facebook page for other announcements and programs.

Lucedale Library to offer Free Bingo

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Free Bingo at Your Library on Tuesday, November 8, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room. This event will be repeated on Tuesday, December 13.
Enjoy a rousing afternoon of free Bingo at the library. Invite friends and socialize. Patrons may win prizes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. This event is intended for adults age 18 and up. This event will be repeated on Tuesday, October 11.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

 

MOSS POINT

Come and Go Legos offered at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will Come and Go Legos for families in the library on Thursday, ---, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Families interested in Lego building are invited to this come and go event. Build with the library’s Legos. Young children ages 10 or under must have a parent or guardian attending. Meet in the Story-time Room and create favorite or imaginative blocks during the times listed. Bring friends and have fun with Legos.
For more information, contact the Moss Point Library, 228-475-7462. Visit the Moss Point Library at 4119 Bellview Avenue near downtown. For information about the library or programs, visit www.JGRLS.org.

 

OCEAN SPRINGS

Ocean Springs Library opens temporary location at Mary C

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will open a temporary location at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, December 1. The current library is closed for a planned renovation that is still on-going.
The temporary library will be located at the Mary C on the second floor. The Arts Center is located at 1600 Government Street near downtown Ocean Springs. The library will have a small browsing collection with new books, DVDs, and other popular items. Some services will not be available at this location. For questions, patrons may want to call the St. Martin Public Library at 228-392-3250 as full services are available at that location.
Patrons may visit www.JGRLS.org and find account information using a library card number and PIN. Reserve materials and use free electronic resources 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. For more announcements, follow the library on Facebook or Instagram @JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library is closed for renovations. Please visit another library. For assistance, please call 228-392-3250.

 

PASCAGOULA

Pascagoula Library offers LEGO Club for students

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer a Lego Club event on Tuesdays, at 4 p.m., in the meeting room.
The public is invited Come let your children explore the limits of their imagination and utilize their creativity to build architectural Lego masterpieces. Legos provided by library, inspiration provided by you. Children under 10 must be accompanied by parent or adult.
Call 228-769-3060 for more information or visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Learn about Role Playing Table Games at Pascagoula Library

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a special event to learn Role Playing Fantasy Games on Saturday, December 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the meeting room.
If you have you ever wanted to learn to play a table top role playing game now is your chance. Lorissa Jowers will teach how to play various role playing games on Saturdays once a month. Learn popular games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Fate Core System, and similar RPG games. This program is intended for ages 10 to adult. There are limited spaces - registration is required by calling the library at 228-769-3060, ext 1245.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

 

ST. MARTIN

St. Martin Library offers free Tuesday Bingo

The St. Martin Public Library will offer free Tuesday Bingo beginning Tuesdays, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
The public is invited to try this exciting game and an afternoon out with friends on the second Tuesday each month from 2 to 3 p.m. Prizes will be given away! Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library. This program is intended for those age 18 and up.
Call the library at 228-392-3250. For library information, visit the library website at www.JGRLS.org. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library offers Novel-writing Sessions for beginners

The St. Martin Public Library will host a novel-writing seminar for National Novel Writing Month called NaNoWriMo with a pre-session on November 29, at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Ever thought about writing a novel? National Novel Writing Month is a great springboard to make it happen. Join us in November to write 50,000 Words in 30 Days with Zer0 Excuses. During this Pre-start session, those attending will learn about NaNoWriMo, receive encouragement, and discuss different writing styles and themes.
Sessions are also scheduled for 5:30 p.m., on Monday evenings: November 1, November 10, and November 29.
Call 228-392-3250 for more information or visit the library website at www.JGRLS.org. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

 

VANCLEAVE

Vancleave Library offers Vancleave Maker’s Club

The Vancleave Public Library will offer fiber arts fans a place to work on their projects a the Vancleave Maker’s Club Thursdays at 4 p.m., in the library meeting room. The club will meet every Thursday during the fall.
Anyone interested may attend the maker’s club. It is designed to foster arts in our community. Bring in any art, craft, sewing, crochet, or knitting project and enjoy learning with each other. The library will have limited arts and crafts supplies for use. Out of this, it may lead to a scheduled, experienced craft consultant time for club members. Workshops may be offered on Fridays at 10 a.m., to finish projects.
For more information and to register, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library to host First Tuesday Bingo

The Vancleave Public Library will host First Tuesday Bingo on the first Tuesday each month at 5 p.m., in the meeting room. This is an on-going program.
Friends of the Vancleave Public Library invite adults to join in the fun every first Tuesday of the month. Bingo with us in the meeting room of the library each month for a fun time of free play. There will be a variety of prizes awarded. This program is intended for those age 17 and up.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, in Vancleave.

Vancleave Library to host Lego Club for youth

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Legos Club for students on the last Tuesday each month, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Families and kids are invited to play LEGOs at the Vancleave Public Library. LEGOs are provided! Come and build a world where the only limitation is your imagination. Ages 5 to 12 are suggested as parents must be present with any child under 10.
Come early as seating is limited. Call 228-826-5857 for information. Visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools. For other information, visit the library website at www.JGRLS.org.

Vancleave Library to host Adult Fitness for Seniors

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Adult Fitness for Seniors on the last Tuesday each month, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room. Sessions are free.
Seniors adults are welcome to get fit at the library with low-impact exercise. The exercises will vary from chair fitness to walking in place and standing stretches. Join us in the library meeting room for a time of relaxation and gentle movement.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit them at 12604 Highway 57. For more information about programs, visit the website at www.jgrls.org or social media at Jackson George Library.

Vancleave Library offers Line Dancing

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Legos Club for students on the last Tuesday each month, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Join James Hall every Tuesday for some Line Dancing fun at the library. Come learn how to line dance and start dancing to all types of music. Free to anyone 17 or older interested in learning - from beginner to advanced.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, in Vancleave.

Vancleave Library offers Sewing Classes twice a month

The Vancleave Public Library will offer free Sewing Class twice monthly. Beginning Class will be held on the third Tuesday each month. An Intermediate Class will be held on the Fourth Tuesday of the month. Both classes start at 3:30 p.m.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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