Wednesday, October 20
Monday, October 18
Scott County Sports Stars scheduled to be in attendance are Marlo Perry, formerly of the Buffalo Bills; Todd Pinkston, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles; Deuce McAllister, formerly of the New Orleans Saints; Rashard Anderson, formerly of the Carolina Panthers; and Willie Richardson, also a Mississippian, formerly of the Baltimore Colts.
The group will be bringing pictures, pencils, and balls to give away. They will be autographing these items or personal sports mementos for the public. All sports fans and Scott Countians will enjoy this afternoon of hometown appreciation. For more information, call the Forest Public Library at 601-469-1481.
Saturday, October 16
Local artist, Susan Weimer, was discussing her art at the Flowood Library on October 14th. Ms. Weimer is currently displaying her artwork in Flowood's exhibit hallway. Susan brought her easel and chalks and sketched a portrait of patron Alean M. Adams (photo: right). Ms. Weimer sketches and colors with chalk and uses water to blend colors on her work space.
Wednesday, October 13
U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper, Mayor Brad Rogers, along with others from the community, were present to cut a watermelon that was grown in the garden.
"Betty Newman, President of the Spring Lake Garden Club, is the lead gardener. Newman attended master gardener training in the spring of 2010 and began looking for a project to put her skills to work on. The Pearl Urban Forestry Board was looking for an opportunity to implement a program for children to learn about nature through hands-own experiences. The two were a perfect fit.
Children can view the garden from inside the library or take a short walk to the back of the building and explore first hand the plants, rocks, soil, butterflies, bees and other wildlife habitat. In addition, a children’s gardening program is hosted by the Spring Lake Garden Club at 4:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. Children of all ages are invited.
Over 50 types of plants are on display in the learning garden including annual and perennial flowers, vegetables, herbs, shrubs and tree seedlings. The goal is to teach children about gardening through the seasons and to give them the opportunity to explore nature first hand. The garden was funded through an urban and community forestry grant from the Mississippi Forestry Commission and donations from Keep Pearl Beautiful and the Rankin County Master Gardeners."
Monday, October 11
The Mendenhall Friends of the Library are selling chances on a gift basket of "Rizzoli and Isles" items. "Rizzoli and Isles" is a new television series on TNT. Items included in the basket are a T-shirt, puzzle, tea cup and saucer, and a book. Chances are $1.00 each. Drawing TBA.
Posted by senecacindy at 12:08 PM
The Mendenhall Junior High Library, in conjunction with the Mendenhall Public Library had a book giveaway.
The library still has books to give away. The books are a discontinued Scott Foresman reading series. The library has sets of 5th, 6th, and 8th grade readers. The library also also has some other junior high level books available.
Posted by senecacindy at 12:05 PM
Thursday, October 7
Are you interested in writing? There are several opportunities during the month in CMRLS Libraries to help you follow your interest, whether it is a group to discuss critiquing and publishing or meeting a published author.
- 10/7, 5:00 p.m., Raleigh Library - Author John Floyd discusses and signs newest book, Clockwork
- 10/7, 5:30 p.m., Pearl Library - Author Renee Allen McCoy, new book Kiss of Judas
- 10/8, 12:00 noon, Flowood Library - Southern Writers Group meets
- 10/8, 1:30 p.m., Flowood Library - Red Dog Writers Workshop
- 10/9, 9:00 a.m., Flowood Library - Poets Anonymous meets
- 10/11, 6:00 p.m., Richland Library - Richland Writers meets
- 10/16, 10:00 a.m., Flowood Library - Magnolia State Romance Writers meets
- 10/16, 1:00 p.m., Flowood Library - Author John Floyd discusses and signs newest book, Clockwork
- 10/22, 12:00 noon, Pearl Library - Author John Floyd discusses and signs newest book, Clockwork
- 10/28, 6:30 p.m., Flowood Library - Southern Writers Group meets