Tuesday, May 15
Monday, May 7
You read that right! Summer is almost upon us and the Pearl Public Library is gearing up for the annual six week, Summer Library Program that runs from June 4 through July 14. The 2018 Summer Library Program is themed Libraries Rock!
PRE-REGISTRATION STARTS MONDAY, MAY 21!
The six-week program, formerly for years a children's season, has morphed into a celebration that embraces all ages... children, teens and adults! Libraries Rock connotes a musical theme, but in addition to that it simply means, libraries are AWESOME!!!!
The Pearl Library's program lineup shows that too. There's some music involved and then there's some other really cool programs!
Don't miss out on Dancin' Dan the Banjo Man who headlines adult programming the whole family can enjoy! That's Thursday, June 7 at 3 p.m.
There's loads of program you and your family do not want to miss. There's something for everyone. Pearl Puppets, The Snakeman, Animal Tales, Dorian the Magician and Inky the Clown are on tap for children.
Black Light Painting, African Instrument Making, "I Pick You": Guitar Pick Bracelets, Rock 'n' Roll Trivia Madness and Pre 4th of July Cookout and Games for Teens.
For adults there's Karaoke Night. Watch a musical on the big screen and enjoy popcorn and drinks. There's story time for adults where you can enjoy short stories and music. Read a biography about any famous musician and come talk about it at the Chapter 1 Book Club meeting!
See! There's something for everyone. Check out the EVENTS Calendar on the Central Mississippi Regional Library website at www.cmrls.lib.ms.us to find more information on Summer Library Program dates and times for not only the Pearl Library, but all 20 CMRLS libraries.
We'll see you there!
Tuesday, April 17
Hey, Nothing makes folks happier than a good ol' library book sale. And, the Pearl Library has a mighty fine one coming up!
The Friends of the Pearl Library Big Book Sale will run for three days starting Thurs. May 3 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fri. May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat. May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
According to Carolyn, the library's circulation supervisor and book sale coordinator, there's a whole lot to choose from. There's, as they say, something for everyone!
Among the inventory are plenty of adult fiction and nonfiction books and books for the kiddos and young adults. There are cookbooks galore and paperbacks, audio/visual material including DVDs and some CDs (audio books). Hey, there's even vintage books from the time period between 1920 and 1970. And, yes, this too. A favorite of so many... National Geographic Magazine!
OMG! I just cannot wait. What a book sale this is going to be! But, there's more!
For the E-N-T-I-R-E last day of the book sale (that's Sat. May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m), it's five-bucks-a-bag-sale! Oh, yeah! Everything you can get into a large, plastic, grocery bag for $5. The whole day long! What?! What?! Yes! Yes!
The book sale is cash only, no checks or cards please. For the first two days of the book sale, prices will range from .25 cents to $5.
It's called the Friends of the Pearl Library Big Book Sale for a reason. Book sales are the primary fundraisers to help the Friends' group, and they deserve it! The Friends support the library in many ways such as in buying equipment, volunteering for and funding library programs.
By the way, this is a wonderful time to join the Friends of the Pearl Library! Registration forms will be available for anyone interested in becoming a member. An individual membership is $5 a year. Anyone wishing to donate to the Friends can also make donations during the book sale. You know donations are ALWAYS welcome!
Don't miss out on this BIG time!
We'll see you there!
Friday, March 30
Stop By the Pearl Library, Swap Howdies with a Staffer during National Library Week and Win a Sweet Treat!
April is a big month for libraries everywhere. That's when National Library Week is celebrated. This year it's April 8 -14 with the theme "Libraries Lead."
You know what? Libraries as leaders is nothing new!
You see, back in 1958 is when the first National Library Week was observed by the American Library Association (ALA).
This is how it came about. Back in the 1950s folks were spending less time on reading books. Yep, they were into radio, television and music, especially musical instruments. Well, that really got the attention of the ALA and the American Book Publishers. They formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954.
Let me tell you this committee had some big goals that ranged from encouraging people to use their leisure time to read to "improving incomes and health" and "developing strong and happy family life."
See what I mean? Libraries as important role models for communities has been part of libraries' goals and accomplishments for years!
In 1957 a plan was developed for National Library Week in an effort to motivate people to read so that they would support and use libraries. In 1958 sporting the theme "Wake Up and Read!", the first National Library Week was observed. National Library Week was observed again in 1959 and continued yearly. When the National Book Committee disbanded in 1974, the ALA assumed the lead sponsorship.
At the Pearl Library, the goal is to make National Library Week very special. So, in an effort to get patrons connected not only to the Pearl Library, but to library staffers, Amy, the adult program coordinator, has come up with a sweet, great way to do that!
Oh, yes! Come on in and introduce yourself to a staffer April 9 -13, write the staffer's name on a slip of paper provided for you and get a sweet treat in return.
We'll see you there!
Monday, March 26
Yes, That's right. Thank you Pearl School District students for sharing your creative side during Youth Art Month (YAM) at the Pearl Public Library! The library has been covered in the students' art all month long!
Tuesday, March 13
Have you noticed how many ads you see now with fathers holding, playing and caring for their tiny little babies? You see it even in real life too. But, hey, years ago, it really wasn't like that.
No sireeedeedee! Uh-uh!
Remember? It was considered the "woman's job" to deal with the stress of pregnancy on her own and to see about the little kiddies when they arrived. Dad's job was bringing home the bacon and well, cuttin' the lawn! The baby would cry and good 'ol dad would alert mom that the baby was in fact crying. Like she couldn't hear it herself! A poopy diaper would send dad gagging and running out of the house! LOL!!!!!!! OK, maybe not that bad!
Not now though. More and more dads are getting involved very early on, even during the pregnancy.
And, then there are men out there that still don't have a clue, but would love to know more.
Well, thank goodness that Amy, the Pearl Public Library's adult program coordinator, is on top of things!
To help new dads learn how to effectively prepare for the world of pregnancy, the Pearl Library is hosting a Magnolia Health, FREE, "Dads" program Thursday, March, 22 at 6 p.m.
The program will be based on a book titled Dad: Little Word, Big Deal. Your Guide to the Father Situation, provided by the Centene Corporation, the parent company to Magnolia Health. A free copy of the book will be given to all program attendees.
“It’s really an open conversation talking about emotions that his partner goes through during pregnancy. It’s to help the father or father-to-be with what’s going on with his significant other,” said Becky Hill Martin, Community Relations Representative for Magnolia Health. Basically it’s “what to expect while expecting,” she said.
It's so important for dads to be involved in their children's lives. According to the Centene Corporation (www.centene.com), children are more likely to live in poverty and abuse drugs, be abused and neglected and develop emotional or behavioral problems when the father is not present in the child’s life.
What an important program new dads and moms too simply cannot miss! No registration required!
We'll see you there!
Thursday, March 8
Oh, yeah! Craic is good. Pronounced (crack), it's an Irish slang word that means a fun, entertaining time! And, a good time is what everyone loves!
You know where you can find it? Uh-huh, at the Pearl Public Library.
Here's a real cool, free event to get you all geared up for St. Patrick's Day.
Come on into the library and see the Jackson Irish Dancers next Tuesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. It's family night directed by Tonia, the Youth Services Supervisor at the library, and she's not about to let you down!
Thursday, March 1
“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one
alive who is you-er than you!”
Tuesday, February 6
So What Does Love Really Have To With It? A Lot this Library Lovers' Month at the Pearl Public Library!
Yes, February is Library Lovers' Month, and it's a time that the Pearl Public Library staff and their patrons have a real love fest! This is the 10-year anniversary of the library's Come In From the Cold With a Good Book program that offers the patrons free cookies, donuts and coffee.
The program will run for three days on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14 (VALENTINE'S DAY!) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.!
It's a must participate in event when the library transforms the front entrance into a lovely cafe complete with a huge Community Coffee bar and wonderful donuts and cookies. It's a free program with all goodies donated by Community Coffee, Dunkin Donuts, The Donut Factory, Sam's of Pearl, Walmart of Pearl, Simply Southern and That Special Touch. Thanks so much to our business partners!
The program, also sponsored by the Friends of the Pearl Library, serves as a Friends membership drive. There will be Friends members on hand to answer questions and take membership applications. Donations to the Friends will, of course, be happily accepted.
But, that's not all the library has going on this month!
On Thursday, Feb. 15, while you are getting your sweet tooth and caffeine on, Amy, the reference supervisor in charge of all adult programming says save room for some Chinese food treats starting at 6 p.m.
That's right. It's a Chinese New Year celebration with speaker the Reverend Linda Smith, a former missionary in China. There will also be some tasty Chinese food sampling. So, come and get it while supplies last! It's free!
Speaking of free, special programs...
...starting tonight Simply Crafts, led by Becky, will merge with the Crochet Group. That's every first Tuesday of the month, from 5:30 to 7:30. Two fun times in one. Can't beat that with stick!
There's something for everyone. How about a good book?! One can always be found with the Chapter 1 Book Club, led by Amy!
This month's book is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. The book club is free and meets every second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.
Again all these programs are free with no reservation required!
You don't want to miss any of them!
We'll see you there!
Thursday, December 21
Tuesday, October 31
For several years now, online stores have reported the Monday after Thanksgiving Day is their busiest. It is Cyber Monday and we have come to expect the big annual savings we find for gift items, and without standing in the long lines on Black Friday. Central Mississippi Regional Library System libraries are offering big savings for Cyber Monday, also.
Wednesday, September 13
Friday, August 25
The Solar Eclipse May Have Darkened things for a Bit, But the Light Is Shining Brightly Now on the Pearl Library's HIGHLIGHT Adult Programs! s
Starting with last night's Personal Safety & Situational Awareness, a big August highlight, free program featuring Madison County Sheriff Deputy and Senior Director for St. Dominic's Health Services, Bill Scruggs at 6 p.m. Let's check in with Amy to see how it went!
Amy Lee, who heads up all the Pearl Library's adult programming was SOLD! She thought Mr. Scruggs' presentation was right on point and a huge help to everyone that attended.
"The Pearl public library is honored to have had such a wonderful talk presented by Mr. Scruggs and St. Dominic's "New directions for over 55" program," she said. "This program and Mr. Scrugg's information was very essential to me. In today's world, ensuring safety everywhere you go is key. Most important, you have to make sure you have a plan in place so you can be prepared in any situation.
Let's segue right into September. It's the month when the season of fall begins, leaves are falling, people smiling and wonderful library treats are on hand! September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Amy has designed a drawing for the event. Every time you use your library card or sign up for another one, you earn an entry in the drawing to receive a FABULOUS PRIZE! Don't miss out! Note: If you have had a card before,there is a replacement fee of $3.00 to get a new one.
Posted by Pearl Library at 2:18 PM
Wednesday, August 16
Poor Carolyn, Katrina and Beverly - Circulation Librarians! One call after the other, here at the Pearl Library, today after broadcast television news help spread the word that some libraries would be giving out eclipse glasses. The same response to eager callers. "Yes, We will be giving out eclipse glasses. Not today though."
" We've had 91 calls so far today Katrina excitingly tells a blog writer. I bet 80 of them have been about the glasses folks thought we were giving out today.
But one thing is for sure, you just can't beat that wonderful feeling of community coming together for a common interest! 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! HERE WE COME!!!
After all, according to NASA statistics, at https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov, it's been 38 years since we've been treated to such a glorious moment! A total Solar Eclipse is a celestial event, a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.
Don't miss out! Watch the Total Solar Eclipse! Just be safe! Don't forget the GLASSES!!!!
Monday, August 7
Thursday, August 3
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Who doesn't think about personal safety these days? Great job, Amy, the library's adult coordinator on securing this gem! St. Dominic's "New Directions for Over 55" Program will present a free program for all adults on personal safety, situational awareness, and how you can protect yourself against situations, such as identity theft. No reservation required.
We'll see you there!
Friday, July 21
- August 2nd - Back to School
- August 9th - School House Rock
- August 16th - Piggin' Out
- August 23rd - Let's Scream for Ice Cream!
- August 30th - Tracks on the Farm
Richland Writers – Monday, August 7th at 6:00 P.M. Richland Writers is for anyone who is interested in meeting with other people to discuss the craft of writing.
Coloring and Conversation – Thursday, August 18th at 6:00 P.M. Join us for fun informal coloring. You can bring your own coloring sheet or choose from one of our patterns.
Coffee and Books – Tuesday, August 18th at 10:30 A.M. This month we will be talking about Bone to be Wild by Carolyn Haines, an author with Mississippi ties and the 2004 CMRLS Patron's Choice Award for Crossed Bones.
Friends of the Library Meeting – Thursday, August 24th at 6:00 P.M. The Friends of the Richland Library will have a special guest, Mary H. Coleman who will be talking about her book “Mary’s Story and Song”.
For more information on the above meetings/programs, please call the Richland Library at 601-932-1846. Check the Events calendar for future programs.
Wednesday, July 12
You don't want to miss out on this. Amy has set up a fantastic adult 2017 Summer Library Program that helps build community in many ways for the Pearl Public Library! And, as we all know building a better community is building a better WORLD!
Summer Library Program 2017
Thursday, June 22
And, if you don't know Becky, from the Pearl's Reference Department, you should stop by and meet her. She's the crafts and sewing queen of the place. She even makes doll clothes for crying out loud! It is something to see. There is no idea one can put before her, that she cannot make happen.
If it's artsy, she has a vision. If it's creative, she'll make MAGIC! And, by the by, the lady wastes NOTHING! An unused piece of tissue, well that becomes a beautiful flower!
That's our BECKY!
Granted, she's just getting started as the Simply Crafts - monthly adult program - leader. But, already, June's birdhouse/feeders made from plastic soda pop containers was a huge hit! Simply Crafts meets every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. It's free. No reservation is required and all materials are supplied! WOW! What a deal! July's Simply Crafts (Thurs. July 20) will be Rolled Paper Crafts. Dazzling creations made from such simplicity! SIMPLY CRAFTS! SIMPLY AMAZING! You don't want to miss out! We'll see you there!