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Pascagoula Library offers Open House and Christmas Concert event


The Pascagoula Public Library will host an Open House and Christmas Concert event on Wednesday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with music and celebrations during the day.
The public is invited for a day filled with the joy of the holidays and to welcome the new Library Director, Angela Stewart and new Pascagoula Branch Manager, Jeanne Damiano.
The schedule will include: Colmer Middle School Choir at 10 a.m.; the JGRLS Singers at 12 noon; the reception for the new Library System Director and Branch Manager at 1 p.m.; and the Great Speckled Birds with Don Smith starting at 3 p.m.
Parents and friends are invited to hear the Colmer Choir as they present traditional holiday songs. Finish up as we “raise the roof” with Don Smith and the Great Speckled Birds in the atrium. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Pascagoula Public Library. Patrons may also join the Friends at this free event. For more information, call 228-769-3060. The Library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street, near downtown.

Libraries to Close for Thanksgiving

The branch libraries of the Jackson-George Regional Library System will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, and be closed Thursday, November 25, through Saturday, November 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Book drops will be open for returning items and all on-line services will be available for renewals, holds, and e-services for card holders. Visit www.jgrls.org for more information.
The libraries will reopen at regular hours on Monday, November 29. These include the branch libraries in East Central, Gautier, Lucedale, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, and Vancleave.

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

Gnome for the Holidays

The East Central Public Library will host a special creative craft program Gnome for the Holidays on December 14, at 4 p.m. in the meeting room.
Join us at the Library as we gear up for the Holiday Season with our creative crafter, Rebecca. Learn how to create your own friendly holiday gnome that you can keep or give to a friend. All materials will be provided and light refreshments will be offered by the Friends of the East Central Public Library.
For more information, call the library at 228-588-6263, or visit the library at 21801 Slider Road in Hurley.

GAUTIER LIBRARY

Gautier Bingo Christmas Special offered at the Gautier Library

The Gautier Public Library will offer Gautier Bingo Christmas Special on Thursday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m., in the meeting room.
It’s BINGO, Dirty Santa Style. Patrons can enjoy an evening of Bingo at the library and win prizes or lose 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.

Gautier Public Library offers Storytime and photos with Santa

The Gautier Public Library will host Storytime with Santa on Thursday, December 16, 10 a.m., and again on Saturday, December 18, 10 a.m., in the library meeting room.
Families are invited to gather around Santa as he reads aloud The Night Before Christmas. The book is a classic Christmas tale written by Clement C. Moore and Illustrated by Caroline Pedler. Once the reading is complete, Santa will answer questions about his reindeer, elves, the North Pole and more. His visit is never complete without allowing one-to-one visits and photo opportunities, too. Parents should bring a camera for personal photos.
This event is sponsored by JGRLS, Toys for Tots and Kiwanis of Gautier/Ocean Springs. For more information, call the library at 228-497-4531, or visit at 2100 Library Lane near the college.

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.

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.

Holiday Crafts for youth offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will offer Youth Winter Crafts in celebration of Christmas on Thursday, December 2, at 5 p.m., in the library meeting room.
Crafts will be a surprise, so come and see what two projects we have in store. All supplies will be provided. Make a craft to take home.
Call the library at 601-947-2123 for details. For more information about library programs, find us on Facebook or www.JGRLS.org. The library is located at 507 Oak St., across from City Park.

Lucedale Library to host Kids Bedtime Story-time

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host a special Bedtime Story-time for Kids Tuesday, December 14, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the library.
Children of all ages are welcome and may wear favorite PJs and listen to stories and visit with Santa. Enjoy songs, coloring pages, and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call 947-2123 or visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Lucedale Library to host Christmas Ornament Exchange event

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host a Christmas Tree Ornament Exchange on Thursday, December 9, at 3 p.m. in the library.
Families are invited to the library for a Christmas Tree Ornament Exchange. Please bring a new, unwrapped ornament priced between $3 to $7 to participate. This is a great time to have holiday fun in the community. Leave with an ornament to treasure and take home. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Lucedale-George County Public Library.
Call 947-2123 for more information. Seating is limited. Children under 12 must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian.
For more information or to sign up, visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

How we grow Christmas Trees program offered at Lucedale Library

The Lucedale/George County Public Library will host Ann Howard, MS Farm Bureau, for Forestry: How we grow Christmas Trees on Saturday, December 18, at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Ann will present a fascinating program, “Forestry: How we grow Christmas Trees” with a discussion about trees grown in Mississippi and how they get to the stores for sale. This program will be held in the library meeting room and is designed for children ages 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 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.

Lucedale Library to host Gingerbread House Crafting

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host Gingerbread House Crafting on Thursday, December 16, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the meeting room.
Families are invited to a gingerbread house crafting program and learn how to make a great holiday centerpiece. This event is for all ages. Come build a gingerbread house with others and enjoy a night of fun for the family. All supplies will be furnished. Children must be accompanied by an adult as supervision is required.
For more information or to sign up call 601-947-2123. Seating is limited. Visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

Lucedale Library to offer Garden Prep for Spring class

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Garden Prep for Spring Blooms on Saturday, December 4, at 10 a.m., in the meeting room.
Do you have unsightly shrubs? Or have you ever just thought, why don’t I trim my shrubs back a bit? Join us and learn about trimming shrubs down the right way. Mr. Tony Collier, from Rocky Creek Nursery, will teach when to trim, how to trim, and how to shape them to fit your needs. At the beginning of the program, tickets will be handed out for a drawing to win a free plant at the end of the program.
For more information or to sign up call 601-947-2123. Visit the library at 507 Oak Street across from City Park.

 

MOSS POINT LIBRARY

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.

Moss Point Library offers Roblox Club for students

Students interested in computer gaming are invited to join the Roblox Club at the Ina Thompson Moss Point Library on Monday, November 22, at 5 p.m.
Anyone age 10 and above may play Roblox with friends and others at the teen computer area - or bring your own laptop. All will be able to enjoy this fun-filled game whether beginner or advanced. Share new strategies and game worlds and get a chance to win fun prizes.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Moss Point Library.
The library is located at 4119 Bellview Street near downtown. Call 228-475-7462 for more information.

Moss Point Library offers Last Minute Gift Wrapping class

The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library will offer Last Minute Gift Wrapping Ideas on Wednesday, Dececmber 22, at 1 p.m., in the meeting room. Last minute gifts require last minute wrapping. However, participants can create unique and stylish wrapping in no time at all using fresh greenery, string and brown paper. Learn with Nichole as she inspires and creates wrapping that is as unique as the person receiving each gift. 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 Avenue 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. Amateur photographers in three ages groups are invited to submit their best work. 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.
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.

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.

Ocean Springs Library offers Video Games with Friends

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host “Video Game Day” for students on Saturday, December 4, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the library teen area.
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.

Ocean Springs Library offers Kids Trivia Game Night

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host Kids’ Trivia Game Night with Kahoot on Thursday, December 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Come early and enjoy one of the many board games we will have set out for families to play. Family trivia game day will include a fun-filled trivia theme of winter favorites with Board Games beginning at 5:30 p.m., and Kahoot Trivia at 6:00 p.m.
Youth may sign up to attend the trivia night and test your knowledge on everything winter. Those attending will need a phone or Internet device for this event - smartphone, tablet, or laptop. The host will give a short tutorial before the game begins. Compete with a series of short mini-games. The game host will give “rewards” to the winners of each round with a prize at the end.
Call 228-875-1193 and register before Game Night. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ocean Springs Library. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.

Ocean Springs Library offers Storytime and photos with Santa

The Ocean Springs Municipal Library will host Storytime with Santa on Thursday, December 9, 10 a.m., and again on Saturday, December 11, 10 a.m., in the library meeting room.
Families are invited to gather around Santa as he reads aloud The Night Before Christmas. The book is a classic Christmas tale written by Clement C. Moore and Illustrated by Caroline Pedler. Once the reading is complete, Santa will answer questions about his reindeer, elves, the North Pole and more. His visit is never complete without allowing one-to-one visits and photo opportunities, too. Parents should bring a camera for personal photos.
This event is sponsored by JGRLS, Toys for Tots and Kiwanis of Gautier/Ocean Springs. Call 228-875-1193 for more information. The Ocean Springs library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind City Hall.


PASCAGOULA LIBRARY

Pascagoula Library to host House Buying 101

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a free seminar with House Buying 101, on Wednesday, November 17, at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
So, you want to buy a House? Join us for Fall in Love with Your New Home, House Buying 101 in the meeting room. Learn what steps are involved in the home buying process and assess your home buying readiness. Presenters will include a local Realtor and lender at this event to answer specific questions and discuss the steps involved in the home buying process, dispelling myths, and more.
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.

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.

Pascagoula Library to host Escape Room Nightmare Before Christmas Edition

The Pascagoula Public Library will host “Escape Room: The Nightmare Before Christmas Edition” on Saturday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the meeting room.
Those attending will discover that Sandy Claws has been kidnapped. Solve the mystery of the who, what and the where escape room style. There will be four different chances to rescue Sandy Claws. The times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
There is limited space and registration is required by calling the library at 228-769-306. For more information, visit the library at 3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown.

Pascagoula Library to host “Whodunit Mystery #3”

The Pascagoula Public Library will host a special “Whodunit” Mystery Challenge #3 for families and friends on Thursday, December 9, 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 Friends host third annual ‘Ghoula-Con

The Pascagoula Public Library will host the Third Annual ‘Ghoula-Con on Saturday, January 15, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the library meeting room with free admission all day.
After skipping a year, the library is gearing up again for a bigger event for all ages. Everyone is invited to come celebrate the heroes and villains of movies, Sci-Fi, fantasy, comics, games, and fandom. Join in role-playing game demos, discussion panels celebrating the best in Cosplay, Gaming, Comics, Manga, Sci-Fi, Larping, art contest, and so much more.
Anyone may enter the ‘Ghoula-Con Cosplay Contest and win cash prizes provided by the Friends of the Library. There are two age groups; Adult and those under 14 years old. Vendor both spaces are available for a fee sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Call 228-769-3060, ext. 1249, for more information on contests or booth spaces.
The library is located at 3214 Pascagoula Street. For more information about the library, visit the website at www.jgrls.org, the Friends Facebook page @PascagoulaLibrary, or the library system page @JacksonGeorgeLibrary.

SINGING RIVER GENEALOGY

 

ST. MARTIN LIBRARY

LIBRARY IS CLOSED UNTIL FEBRUARY 1, 2022

 

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.

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.

Vancleave Library offers Show Me Nutrision classes for youth

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Show Me Nutrition youth cooking classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting November 3, and will be held twice a week from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.
Join other students each day for free cooking classes for youth ages 8 to 14. Ms. Naron, from the Jackson County MSU Extension office, will describe the benefits of healthy eating and show how to make healthy and delicious snacks. During this time, participants will learn how to garden, budget for shopping, and the best ways to pick and cook produce for healthy options on their own. Don’t miss out - attend both classes each week.
Dates are November 3 - 4, 10 -11, and 17 - 18. Registration is suggested. Visit the library or call 228-826-5857. For more information, visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.

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.

Vancleave Library offers Smooth Move Smoothies class

The Vancleave Public Library will offer Smooth Move Smoothie Making class on Thursday, December 2, at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Join others for a free family smoothie making class, where we show you three great recipes to make at home. Create your own healthy and delicious treat to hit the spot any time of year.
Registration is suggested as seating is limited - call 228-826-5857. For more information, visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.

Vancleave Library offers The Great Table-scape event

The Vancleave Public Library will offer The Great Table-scape event on Wednesday, December 8, at 4 p.m. in the meeting room.
Hosting the family for the holidays and need help with decorating ideas? Join others at the library for a family friendly presentation on table-scapes. In this presentation, learn some new takes on the classic table layout and some creative ideas. Pick up some easy things for what and how to showcase holiday themes within your home, and some great tips on holiday hosting.
Registration is suggested as seating is limited - call 228-826-5857. For more information, visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools.

Vancleave Library offers Night in Zimbabwe event for teens

The Vancleave Public Library will offer A Night in the Country of Zimbabwe for students on Thursday, December 16, at 6 p.m., in the meeting room.
Hear from Ms. Courtney about this fascinating country and have fun at this free event for students. See what it’s like at a night in the Country of Zimbabwe! Enjoy a native Zimbawean cookie recipe tutorial and tasting, as well as an interactive interview with Jon Williams describing the beauty of Zimbabwe! This program is suggested for ages 12 and up.
Call 228-826-5857 for group registration. For more information, visit the library at 12604 Highway 57, near the schools. For other information, visit the library website at www.JGRLS.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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