Wednesday, December 28
Thursday, December 15
Thanks to Friends of the Library, Comfort Inn, Garrett's Furniture and Peoples Bank we had a wonderful turnout for the Mark Twain storytelling. We had 62 in attendance! We would like to say a special thank you to our patrons and Kathy Bradshaw, from HQ, for coming out to support us.
We gave door prizes to three unsuspecting guests. Lauren Grantham and Loree Clark won tickets to see the Mississippi Braves and Tristan Shivers won the rocking chair donated by Garrett's Furniture.
Friday, December 9
Thursday, December 8
Do You Hear What I Hear? Yes! Christmas is Coming! The Pearl Public Library presents a special night of Christmas fun for the entire family. The library’s Holiday Open House is Thurs. Dec. 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Join us for a night of delights! We’ll Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells and share Joy to the World as we eat, drink and be oh-so-merry! You’ll hear holiday favorites by the Pearl Upper Elementary Choir, and enjoy yummy cookies and punch provided by the Friends of the Pearl Public Library. Hmmm, now, is that all for the festive evening? Let’s check this list twice. HO! HO! HO! Of course not!
How could the evening be complete without something special and nice for all tiny tots! There will be crafts for the kiddies and hey, Santa himself – great lover of all cookies and children - will be making a jolly appearance! Bring your camera to capture wonderful photo opportunities all evening, especially as St. Nick brings smiles and joy to all! We’ll see you there!
Monday, December 5
Yes, it's that time again! The Flowood Library is having its annual Open House . . . otherwise known as "Swing in to the Holidays." The festivities will begin at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 6th! The fabulous lineup includes:
During the event, patrons will have the opportunity to place bids on The Friends of the Flowood Public Library silent auction gift baskets. These baskets are filled to the brim with lots great items for anyone of your Christmas gift list. Also, patrons will be able to browse a selection of hand painted crafts from The Mustard Seed gift shop.
Thursday, December 1
|Mendenhall Book Club Dec. Selection|
Who doesn’t like to pour over great recipes that are easy to make? It can stimulate the appetite. Creamy Ham ‘n’ Macaroni, Cheesy Corn Bites, Randy’s Good Ol’ Fashioned Swiss Chicken, and Squash Casserole - the pages go on with mouthwatering recipes.
"Putting the cookbook together was a lot of fun" said Totsy Hayes, Friends vice-president, credited for doing much of the leg work. “Reading all the recipes made me hungry. It’s all so good,” she said.
Pecan Cream Cheese Pie, Mother’s Sweet Potato Pie and Blueberry Pound Cake - doesn’t that sound like the holidays? Although the Taste of Pearl Cookbook ($15) is right in time for them, it didn’t start out that way. “When we started talking about doing a cookbook, we didn’t know it would be Christmastime when we got it published,” chuckled West. “It makes a great birthday gift too!”
The Friends actually started work on the cookbook about five months ago. Hayes and Friends member, Bobbie Johns, got busy soliciting recipes and creating pages. “Totsy and Bobbie did a good job putting it (cookbook) together,” said West proudly. “The two of them did it all.”
Hayes won’t have any of that kind of talk. She maintains it took all the Friends, many of whom have recipes in the cookbook, to make the cookbook bloom. "It was a group effort," said Hayes, “It took time and patience to get it done.” That’s not only because of writing and editing. No, the Friends took it a step further.
They made calls to some state officials and were pleased to get recipe submissions. Would you like to know what Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann likes to prepare? What about Congressman, Gregg Harper or even, yes, Governor Haley Barbour? They’re in there.
Luscious Lemon Ring, now that’s what West has her eyes on. “It is a thing of beauty. I’ve seen it. I’ve eaten it, and it is delicious,” she said with conviction. “I definitely want to make it.”