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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

 

GAUTIER LIBRARY

Gautier Bingo Thursday offered at the Gautier Library


The Gautier Public Library will offer Gautier Bingo Thursday every second Thursday beginning on October 14, at 6:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
Enjoy an evening of Bingo at the Library. Patrons may win prizes. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gautier Library. This event is intended for adults age 17 and up.
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.

LUCEDALE LIBRARY

Lucedale Library to offer Holiday Recipe Swap and Social

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer a Holiday Recipe Swap and Social in the meeting room on Monday, November 8, at 4 p.m.
Holidays are the worst when it comes to planning meals. So why not attend the Library’s Holiday Recipe Swap and Social for some quick ideas. Bring a friend and enjoy a food tasting - recipe sharing event. Bring a favorite dish as well as the recipe to swap. Participates will be able to taste any of the dishes. Copies of recipes will be available to take. All Holiday food items are welcome. Disposable silverware and plates are provided by the Friends of the Lucedale-George County Public Library.
For more information or to sign up, 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, November 9, 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.
For more information or to sign up, call 601-947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Who Grew My Soup program offered at Lucedale Library


The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host Ann Howard, MS Farm Bureau, for Who Grew My Soup? on Saturday, October 23, at 10 a.m., in the library meeting room.
Ann will be reading from a book “Who Grew My Soup?” along with a discussion of things that are grown in Mississippi and how they are used in our everyday lives. This program will be held in the library meeting room and is designed for children ages kindergarten to fifth grade.
Ann Howard has been with the farm Bureau/Mississippi Federation of Women in Agriculture for several years. She also works for the Mississippi State Extension Service for fifteen years.
Call the library at 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.

Lucedale Library to host Bad Art Night event

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Bad Art Night in the meeting room on Tuesday, November 16, at 4:30 p.m.
Adults are invited to break out the glitter and pom-poms for an evening of creating dreadful art. Turn off the self-judgement and perfection and just enjoy doing your own thing. Have fun making a bad work of unique art and give it a try. All supplies will be provided.
For more information or to sign up, visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Lucedale Library to host Creative Art Night for youth

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Creative Art Night for youth in the meeting room on Thursday, November 18, at 5:30 p.m.
Students are invited to create something new with a little help from your library. Youth, ages 12 to 17, can participate and see what kind of art they can make with paint and other tools. All materials will be provided by the library.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian. Space is limited as we will be social distancing. All supplies will be provided.
For more information or to sign up, visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

A Sweet Mississippi Crop program offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host Ann Howard, MS Farm Bureau, for Sweet Potatores: A Sweet Mississippi Crop on Thursday, November 18, at 4 p.m., in the meeting room.
Ann will showcase a great Mississippi product - Sweet Potatoes. Hear about all the things you can use this vegetable for and how it’s grown. This program will be held in the library meeting room and is designed for children kindergarten to fifth grade. The free program will include crafts and refreshments.
Ann Howard has been with the farm Bureau/Mississippi Federation of Women in Agriculture for several years. She also works for the Mississippi State Extension Service for fifteen years.
Call the library at 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

Moss Point Library offers Fall Wreath-making crafting


The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Dollar Store Crafts: Fall Wreaths on Tuesday, October 26, at 4 p.m., in the meeting room.
The free program is intended for anyone interested in crafts. Those who would like to learn about different crafts by using products from Dollar Stores? Create with others and learn how to make a wreath for fall decorating. All materials will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
All supplies provided by the Friends of the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. Space is limited - call 228-475-7462 or visit the library to sign up.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call for more information.

Moss Point Library offers D.I.Y. Twine Crafting event


The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer D.I.Y. Twine Pumpkin crafting event on Thursday, October 28, at 4 p.m., in the meeting room.
The public is invited to attend this free craft event. Create shabby chic twine pumpkins that envelope all the sights, and smells, of the Fall season. Using twine, wire, and cinnamon sticks, create pumpkins used as table centerpieces or as unique additions to spice up any home. Seating is limited. All materials will be provided. Masks are required.
Seating is limited. All materials will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Call 228-475-7462 to reserve a seat prior to the day of the event
For more information, visit 4119 Bellview Street near downtown Moss Point. For library information other programs, visit the library website at www.JGRLS.org.

Moss Point Library offers Dollar Store Centerpiece crafts

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Dollar Store Crafts: Centerpieces on Tuesday, November 16, at 4 p.m., in the meeting room.
The free program is intended for anyone interested in crafts. Learn about different crafts by using products from the dollar store. Staff will demostrate how to make a centerpiece for Thanksgiving or other holiday table settings. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
All supplies provided by the Friends of the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library. Space is limited - call 228-475-7462 or visit the library to sign up.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown.

 

OCEAN SPRINGS LIBRARY

Ocean Springs Library offers VFW American Flag program

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host Lela Breman,VFW Mark Seymore Post, for “F is for Flag” program on Saturday, November 6, at 10 a.m., for children and families.
Families are invited to bring children, preschool and elementary age, to this special event. Lela is the Commander at the Mark Seymore VFW Post 5699 in Ocean Springs. The program will teach about our American Flag and all that it represents. She will present a simple history of the flag and more! *Masks are required.
Call 228-875-1193 for more information.
The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library Friends host Amateur Photo Contest

The Friends of the Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host their Annual Amateur Photo Contest starting October 1. Amateur photographers in three ages groups are invited to submit their best work.
Contestants may submit photos beginning September 30 until November 1. People’s Choice voting will be from November 1 to November 9. Registration and rules are available at the Ocean Springs Library.
The Friends Awards Reception will be held on November 10, at 6 p.m., in the meeting room. Awards presented will include: People’s Choice Ribbon; 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Ribbons each age category; Best of Show Ribbon and Cash Awards for Adult ($50), Teen ($30), and Children ($20). There is an entry fee required. All awards provided by the Friends of the Library.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Municipal Library and is a fundraiser for programs and events at the Library. To join the Friends, see staff at service desk.
For more information, call the library at 228-875-1193. The library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue behind City Hall.

 


PASCAGOULA LIBRARY

Pascagoula Library to host “Whodunit Mystery #3”

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a special “Whodunit” Mystery Challenge #3 for families and friends on Tuesday, November 11, beginning at 6 p.m., in the library.
Join us for a night of mystery and suspense - thieves, murderers, and other motley criminals. Can you tell who did what and why? You’re on the clock to solve the mysteries. Active Participation recommended. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be provided. All stories used are adaptations from a collection of Tim Dedopulos Mysteries.
Registration is suggested by calling 228-769-3060 or e-mail outreach@jgrls.org to sign-up.
For more information, visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library to host DIY Holiday Tacky T-shirt craft

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a special DIY Holiday Tacky T-shirt craft event for families on Tuesday, November 16, at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
The public is invited to a night of fun by creating an ugly Christmas tee. A limited number of black t-shirts will be supplied, or you may bring a specific size or color from home. Masks are required - please register as seating and supplies will be limited.
Call 228-769-3060 or stop by the library to reserve a seat. Children must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian.
For more information, visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY

 

ST. MARTIN LIBRARY

St. Martin Library offers Free Bingo afternoons

Attend free Bingo at the St. Martin Public Library every second Tuesday at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Relax and have fun with others at Bingo held the second Tuesday each month. Those age 17 and older will enjoy bingo and be able to win prizes. Prizes and light refreshments are provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library.
For more information, call the library at 392-3250 or the library website at www.JGRLS.org. The library is located at 15004 Lemoyne Boulevard next to the community center.

St. Martin Library offers Pumpkin Decoupage Crafts

The St. Martin Public Library will offer Do it yourself Pumpkin Decoupage on Tuesday, October 26, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
The public is invited to create a pumpkin using decoupage with easy to find materials. Supplies will be provided, but a limited number of pumpkins are availible. Patrons may also bring a pumpkin. Use bright colors and abstract shapes to make an energetic, stained glass effect. Limited to ages 17 and up please. Space is limited. Sign up is required before event.
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.

 

VANCLEAVE LIBRARY

Vancleave Library offers Domino Day each month

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Domino Day on Thursday, November 18, beginning at 1 p.m., in the meeting room. This event will be held on the third Thursday of each month.
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.

Teen Scary Story contest offered at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Public Library area teens to enter the Teen Scary Story Contest for Halloween beginning October 1. Entries will be taken at the Library.
All submissions must be submitted in an attached Microsoft Office Word
Submit a Word.doc by email to cobrien@jgrls.org.
Entries may be submitted between October 22 and 28
Submissions must be free of vulgarity.
Submissions must be original works.
The winner will be chosen on October 29. Enter before October 22.
For more information about free programs, call the library at 826-5857 or visit at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers First Tuesday Book Club


There is a new book club at the Vancleave Public Library on the first Tuesday of each month. The First Monday Book Club will start in August at 1 p.m.
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.

Book Talk at the ‘Cleave offered at Vancleave Library


Adults in the Vancleave area will be able to join “Book Talk at the ‘Cleave” reading group at the Vancleave Public Library. This group will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m.
The public is invited to bring a book and a friend to this new club. The group is open to adults who love to talk about books and all things book related. Discuss a current or favorite book. Meet with others who like to share good reads and reading lists.
Beverages will be provided by the Friends of the Vancleave Public Library. To sign up, call the library at 826-5857 or visit at 12604 Highway 57.

“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 the second Tuesday each month at 5:30 p.m.
This club is perfect for Forensics Files-o-philes, Murderinos, 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.
For more information about the club, call the library at 228-826-5857.

Fun with Food Cooking Camp offered at Vancleave Library

The Vancleave Public Library area youth are invited to Fun with Food Cooking Camp beginning October 27 through October 29, from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., each day.
Join others each day as Ms. Naron, from the Jackson County MSU Extension office, will instruct youth the benefits of healthy eating. She will demonstrate how to make healthy and delicious snacks to do yourself. Participants may attend all 3 days. This free program is intended for ages 8 to 14 years of age.
For more information about free programs, call the library at 826-5857 or visit at 12604 Highway 57.

Vancleave Library offers Sewing Classes twice a month


The Vancleave Public Library will offer free Sewing Class twice monthly beginning in September. 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 Youth Budgeting Workshop

The Vancleave Public Library will offer a free workshop on Teen Budgeting and Shopping on
Thursdays, November 4 and 18, from 3:45 to 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Students are invited to learn to shop smart with this 2-part program. Find out how to budget for upcoming holidays, ways to save money online with sales and coupons, and how to shop smart for groceries. This program is suggested for ages 12 and up.
To register for both days, call 228-826-5857. For more information, visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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