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Libraries to Close for Memorial Day Holiday

The eight branches of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.
Patrons are encouraged to use the library webside at www.JGRLS.org. All on-line services will be available for reserving matierals and using electronic resources. For other information, visit library social media pages @JacksonGeorgeLibrary for Facebook and Instagram.
The branches located in the communities of East Central, Gautier, Lucedale, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, St. Martin and Vancleave, will reopen Tuesday, May 31, at regular hours.

Summer Library Programs for adults offered at Jackson-George Libraries

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Area libraries in Jackson and George counties will host “Oceans of Possibilities” this summer at all branch libraries. The Library System adult summer programs begin June 6, and run through July 14, with a full schedule of events fount at www.JGRLS.org.
“Oceans of Possibilities” is this year’s theme for the adult program that will run from June through mid-July. It will provide a way for participants to experience new crafts, new books, learn self-help, food preparation, and much more. Guest presenters will offer a variety of information for all interests.
All in-person programs are free and many will offer the chance to win door prizes. Local businesses and Friends of the Library groups have donated food and prizes.
For more information, visit the library website at www.JGRLS.org to download program lists and more information. Sign up for e-mail program reminders.
The Jackson-George Regional Library System is comprised of nine branch libraries serving the two counties and surrounding areas.Find the library on social media @JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

Adult Schedules: East Central - Gautier - Lucedale - Moss Point - Ocean Springs - Pascagoula - St. Martin - Vancleave

Children's Summer program schedules: East Central - Gautier - Lucedale - Moss Point - Ocean Springs - Pascagoula - St. Martin - Vancleave


June 6-9 - Storytelling with Jerry Jenkins!
June 13-16 - Water Safety: Marine Patrol DMR
June 20-23 - Make a Splash Puppet Show
June 27-30 - Grand Bay NERR (Nature Reserve)
July 4 - Closed for holiday
July 5-7 - The Science of NOAA
July 11-14 - Freedom Ranch Creatures!


Preschool Storytimes: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 10 a.m.

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.

JGRLS board 2021

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 LIBRARY

East Central Library offers Fiber Art Club and class

The East Central Public Library will host Yarn & Talk Fiber Arts Club on April 21, at 4:30 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.

 

GAUTIER LIBRARY


Buy your raffle tickets for the Gautier Public Library Friends Easter Basket Raffle!
Tickets available until Apr. 14th - Don’t wait!

Support your library by purchasing raffle tickets from the Friends of the Gautier Public Library for $3 each. The Friends of the Library is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win one of five gift baskets. The baskets are themed and for different age groups. You can view the baskets in the display case at the Gautier Public Library and purchase raffle tickets at the service desk.
Winners will be notified via phone on Friday, April 15 at 10:00 AM. For more information about the Friends, call the library at 228-497-4531.

True Crime Club offered at the Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will host “Crime Will Tell, A True Crime Club “every 4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for adults. The next meeting for the free club is April 28, in the meeting room.
Are you a Forensics Files-o-phile? A Murderino? A cold case armchair detective? If you’ve got a morbid curiosity for crime, you’ve found the right club. Each month we’ll pick a crime to research and discuss, and share our favorite books, documentaries, and podcasts.
Crime Will Tell Club will focus on one well-known true crime case and/or criminal using a variety of materials and resources. The library will supply a list of resources available about the case (via Facebook and email) a month prior to the meeting. These resources will be a combination of both library materials and other resources, and may include books, articles, podcasts, and videos. Each club member will be able to choose whatever combination of materials they want to read/watch/listen and then we can all get together to discuss during our scheduled meeting time.
Call the library for information 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

Family Gardening offered at the Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer Family Gardening for Beginners on Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.

Enjoy hands-on spring gardening with the kids at our special beginner’s lesson, where you will learn how to plant Mississippi sweet potatoes, Mexican Petunias & sunflower seeds! Take it home to watch it grow, then use your new skills to garden at home all year! This program will be presented by volunteers from MS Master Naturalist. Light refreshments and supplies provided by 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.

Star Wars Week event offered at the Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer a week of Star Wars events from Monday, May 2, through Saturday, May 7, in the library for families.

 Patrons are invited to celebrate May the 4th…Star Wars Day along with other programs during the week for all ages. There will be space-themed Make and Take Kits, a Homemade Costume Contest, and a Star Wars Photo Booth.

Event Schedule:

 Monday, May 2, at 6:30 pm – Galactic BINGO. Come to the Dark Side…we play Bingo.

 Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 pm – Star Wars 3-D Miniature Painting. Paint Star Wars miniature figures of droids, ships, and favorite characters.

Wednesday, May 4, at 6:30 pm – Star Wars Movie Trivia. Test your knowledge.

Thursday, May 5, at 10 am – Star Wars Storytime with Ms. Donna. Listen to an Outer Space Storytime, make a cute little Yoda Craft, and play a quick game of “catch a falling star.” 

 Friday, May 6, at 2:30 pm – Out of This World Space Painting. Create a galaxy far, far away.

 Saturday, May 7, at 1 pm – Attend Jedi Academy. Make a light-saber, UFO disc Flight School, Hyperdrive Bingo, Rebel Army-Crawl through a wormhole and more. Celebrate graduation with Yoda-Soda, Saber-pops, and Wookie-Cookies.

 Call the library for information 228-497-4531. The library is located at 2100 Library Lane next to the college campus.

 

LUCEDALE LIBRARY

Journey to Parenting offered for families at the Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host Journey to Success Parenting classes - call for dates - beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
The free classes are presented by Tytus McLeod-McCarty, Journey 2 Success Family Support Specialist. A different parenting class will be held on the last Monday each month. For the first session, she will be discussing the first part of PAMSFIT which is physical. The last four discussed monthly will be Academically, Mentally, Spiritually, and Financially fit. Patrons that complete all five sessions will receive a PAMSFIT Certificate of completion.
Seating is limited and registration is suggested. For more information call the library at 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street, across from City Park.

Lucedale Library to offer Chess Meet and Social group

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Chess Meet and Social on Saturdays, this April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library.
Skidmore Waller, partnering with the Library, will host a Chess Meet and Social in the meeting room. Whether experienced or have no experience at all, join us to socialize, play and learn. Experienced players may attend and are encouraged to help teach others how to play. We believe it will be a fun event that will lead to even more chess meets - we need you to make it happen! Open to all ages. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Other meeting date will be April 30, at the same times.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123, or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Lucedale Library to offer Free Bingo

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Free Bingo at Your Library on Tuesday, April 12, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
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 May 10, at 2 p.m.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Chickens in Mississippi program offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host Ann Howard, MS Farm Bureau, for Peanuts in Mississippi on Saturday, April 23, at 10 a.m., in the meeting room. 

Ann Howard, Farm Bureau/Mississippi Federation of Women in Agriculture, will be presenting a free program on raising chickens in Mississippi. She will provide information on why the chicken crossed the road and all about poultry farms, chickens, and eggs in Mississippi. Enjoy free crafts and snacks after the program provided by Farm Bureau Insurance. 

 Call the library at 601-947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit us on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

 Poetry Slam event offered for students at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer Lucedale’s Poetry Slam for students on Thursday, April 28, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room.

Students are encouraged to bring your favorite poem or write one of your own and share with others - must be suitable for all ages. This program is intended youth ages 12–17. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Call the library at 601-947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit us on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Horticulture in Mississippi program offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host Ann Howard, MS Farm Bureau, for Horticulture in Mississippi on Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m., in the meeting room. 

Ann Howard, Farm Bureau/Mississippi Federation of Women in Agriculture, will present facts on Horticulture in Mississippi in the library meeting room. Create Mother’s Day crafts with items from our Mississippi horticulture class. Bring the kids and learn something new - create something pretty as well. This program is designed for children K through 5th grade.  Snacks and craft materials will be provided by Farm Bureau. 

Call the library at 601-947-2123 for more information about library programs or visit us on Facebook. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

 

MOSS POINT LIBRARY

Spotlight Book Club offered at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will again host the new Spotlight Book Club in the library with a new book. The Club will meet Wednesday, April 27, from 5-7 p.m.

The chosen book is from author Brenda Jackson. Her book welcomes you to Catalina Cove, where even the biggest heartbreak can be healed.  Vashti Alcindor left Catalina Cover 10 years prior..  Now a decade later she has inherited her aunt’s bed and breakfast.

The group will meet every fourth Wednesday each month. Anyone interested in being a part of the Spotlight Book club, contact the Moss Point Library, 228-475-7462.  Refreshments provided by Friends of the Moss Point Library. Visit the Moss Point Library at 4119 Bellview Avenue near downtown.

Moss Point Library offers Paint by Stickers craft

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will host Paint By Sticker craft on Thursday, April 28, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the meeting room.

The library will host a family-friendly craft program for all ages. Just like paint-by-numbers, create a work of art using stickers. Images for children and adults will be available so the whole family can participate. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Moss Point Library. The library is located at 4119 Bellview Avenue near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

Clay Trinket Tray craft offered at Moss Point Library

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Clay Trinket Tray Crafting in the library on Tuesday, May 3, at 4:30 p.m. 

Mother’s Day is approaching. Come to the library and learn how to make a trinket tray for Mom or a motherly figure in your life. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments provided by Friend’s of the Moss Point Library.  Space is limited.   .  

For more information, contact the Moss Point Library, 228-475-7462. Visit the Moss Point Library at 4119 Bellview Avenue near downtown.

 

 

OCEAN SPRINGS LIBRARY

Ocean Springs Library offers Video Games with Friends

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host “Video Game Day” for students on Saturday, April 12. This event will be held on Saturdays, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - call for more information, 228-875-1193.
Students age 17 and under may bring friends to play video games. Multi-player video games will be set up for anyone who wants to play or bring their own device and hang out with friends. Enjoy games like Mario-Kart, Minecraft and more (PS3, PS 4, and Atari Flashback 7 classic) in the side meeting room. Public WiFi is available for more game play.
Call 228-875-1193 for more information. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

 


PASCAGOULA LIBRARY

Sit! Stay! Read! Children’s event offered at Pascagoula Library

Children and parents are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library every third Saturday, April 16, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. for the Sit-Stay-Read! program for children.
Children will enjoy reading all types of story books to therapy dogs from Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi. This is a free event.
Sit-Stay-Read! Children read one-on-one to licensed pet therapy dogs to help improve their reading skills. Dogs enable kids to tackle the serious issue of childhood illiteracy in a fun way, and test scores prove that these programs improve reading fluency. Because pets accept people without conditions, the human-animal bond creates a relationship free of the stress of judgments and expectations. Children must be accompanied by parent, grandparent, or adult guardian.
For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. #1 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library to host Raising Autism Awareness program 

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a special Raising Autism Awareness program on Wednesday, April 20, beginning at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.

According to the CDC, one in forty-four children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. What exactly is autism? What are the symptoms? What does the autism spectrum cover? These questions and more will be answered at this free event. Kristin Webb, from the Mississippi Center for Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities, will present relevant and useful information.

Kristin Webb strives to support families affected by Autism and make sure all interventions and therapies are understood and implemented at home.  Currently, Kristin serves as the Office Manager and a Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) for the Mississippi Center for Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities.

Call 228-769-3060 or stop by the library to reserve a seat. For more information, visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Star Wars Escape Room offered at Pascagoula Library 

The Pascagoula Public Library will offer Escape Room: Star Wars Edition event on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the meeting room.

Star Wars fans of all ages are invited to participate. The room is a hidden base where rebels have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. The mission is to find the plans, find out which planet the empire is targeting next and how to escape. 

Registration is required for this popular event. Call 228-769-3060 or stop by the library to reserve a seat. Room times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. All ages and all patrons are welcome. Children age 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pascagoula Library. For more information, visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Arty-Party event offered for children at Pascagoula Library

Children and parents are invited to the Pascagoula Public Library to attend the Electric Jellyfish Arty-Party on Tuesday, May 3, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the meeting room.

Children may channel their inner artist while creating a cool electric jellyfish to take home - it actually lights up. All materials will be provided. Due to space limitations, sign up is required and limited to ages six and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

For more information, call the library at 769-3060, ext. #1245 or visit 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library hosts Star Wars Bingo

The Pascagoula Public Library will host Star Wars Bingo on Wednesday, May 4, beginning at 6 p.m. in the meeting room. 

In celebration of “Star Wars Day” on May 4th, enjoy a rousing session of Star Wars bingo at the library and win prizes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Everyone is welcome. Those ten and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call the library for information 228-769-3060 and sign up for this free event. The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street.

 

 

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VANCLEAVE LIBRARY

Vancleave Library Friends host Spring Arts and Crafts Fair

The Vancleave Friends of the Library will host a Spring Arts and Crafts Fair and book sale on Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Vancleave Public library. The event will become an annual festival in the spring and will be a wonderful opportunity for crafters to market their handiwork, and for shoppers to buy great holiday gifts. More than 40 arts and craft vendors will be present with many great hand-crafted items for home decor or gift giving. Booth space may still be available. Going on inside the library will be the year’s biggest book sale with many nearly new items available at very low prices. All proceeds will go toward the Friends’ library projects and programs. Library Friends officer Betty Ryals said, “This will be our largest event this year. It is one of the biggest community events for our area and is a significant Friends fund-raiser. We have many in our community and around the county that look forward to this every year.” The library is located at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave. For more information, call Betty Ryals, 228-826-4143 or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57 in Vancleave. For more information about the Friends or libraries, visit the library website at www.JGRLS.org.

Vancleave Library Friends host Membership Drive & Saturday Book Sale

Bargain hunters should come running to the Vancleave Public Library for the Saturday Book Sale for the best selections in like-new or used books and more. The special pricing is available while supplies last during library hours. Save the date: April 23!
The sale will include items of all sorts for all ages for kids, teens and adults: hardback books, paperbacks, magazines and more. The Friends will host a book sale every fourth Saturday of the month.
The Friends of the Library will also offer memberships to the group during this event.
For more information about the Friends, library or library events call 228-826-5857, or visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.

Vancleave Library offers Homeschool Puzzles and Games program 

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Homeschool Puzzles and Games for families on Monday, April 25, beginning at 11 a.m., in the meeting room.

All homeschool families are invited to play popular table games and enjoy a variety of puzzles. This free event is an opportunity for families to meet together and learn about library electronic resources and on-line services. Learn how to access these sites. All ages are welcome.

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.

Vancleave Library schedules Tuesday Line Dancing

The Vancleave Public Library will host Rhythm In Motion Line Dancing at the library beginning Tuesday, April 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.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.

“True Crime” Club offered again at Vancleave Library 

Vancleave Public Library will again offer a True Crime Club for adults interested in “who done it” mysteries on Thursday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. 

This club is perfect for Forensics buffs, true crime novel lovers, and cold case armchair detectives. Each month the library will pick a crime to research and discuss, and share favorite books, documentaries, and podcasts. Meet and focus on one well-known true crime case and/or criminal each month using a variety of books, materials and on-line resources the library provides. A list of information about the crime case will be provided prior to the meeting will be sent by e-mail. Each club member will be able to choose whatever combination of materials to use and discuss during scheduled meetings. The club meets every other month.

For more information about the club, call the library at 228-826-5857. The library is located at 12604 Highway 57. 

Vancleave Library offers Domino Day each month

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Domino Day on the 3rd Thursday each month at 1 p.m., in the meeting room.
Patrons are invited to learn and play an enjoyable game of dominoes. No experience is necessary. The game of dominoes has existed for hundreds of years dating back to 13th century China. Most have played the game of dominoes before - along with Tic Tac Toe. If not, patrons are in for a treat.
This free event is ntended for adults age 17 and up. Light refreshments will be served.
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.

Vancleave Library offers Tuesday Book Club

There is a new book club at the Vancleave Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month. The Book Club will start at 2 p.m. Next meeting: April 5th!
Meet up to discuss a chosen book from the group every 1st Monday of the month. Books are provided by the library system - no purchase required. Join in fun and lively discussions about really good books. This club is intended for adults age 17 and up. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call the library at 228-826-5857.

Vancleave Library offers Sewing Classes twice a month

The Vancleave Public Library will offer free Sewing Class twice monthly every month, except for holidays. 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.
Library manager Lauria Barton, along with occasional guest instructors, will facilitate classes. These classes are for those who always wanted to know how to sew, but have not had the opportunity. A sewing machine is not required but is helpful. Those attending may bring basic supplies which will be discussed during classes.
Third Tuesday Class is for those who have little to no sewing experience. We will learn the basic tools, basic hand stitches, and how to operate a sewing machine. We will cover the beginning of the pattern layout by making a simple pair of pajamas. (Limited to 10 people)
Fourth Tuesday is for Intermediate students - for those who can operate a sewing machine and need to update their skills on pattern layout and adjustments. We will also cover topics such as sewing for the home, children, and accessory items. (Limited to 10 people).
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. For more information about libraries, visit the library website at www.JGRLS.org.

Vancleave Library offers Teen Crochet classes - 3rd Saturdays

The Vancleave Public Library will host Vancleave Chrochet Classes on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the library meeting room. Classes will be held every 3rd Saturday each month.
Learn with others for a family-friendly beginner crochet class. Teens are encouraged to attend, but all ages are welcome. Learn to crochet and spin some great yarns in this delightful class taught by Mrs. Theresa Busby. You may bring your own supplies; a selection of yarn and crochet hooks.
For more information and to register, call the library at 228-826-5857 or visit 12604 Highway 57.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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