Tuesday, February 22

Brown Bag Lunch @ Pearl Library

The program will feature Mississippi author, Hunter Cole.
Join us as Cole discusses his book The Legs Murder Scandal, a tale of Mississippi's own Lizzie Borden. Books may be purchased and signed by the author.

Friday, February 25
Noon-1:00 P.M.

Bring a brown bag lunch. Desserts and drinks are provided by the Friends of the Library.

Monday, February 14

Don't Forget Tonight's Special Event at the Flowood Library

Our Music, Our Culture- A Celebration of African-Americans in Jazz





The Flowood Library is proud to announce that Jazz musician Shenole Latimer will be performing at the library on Monday, February 14th at 7:00pm! Shenole will be presenting "Our Music, Our Culture," a multimedia presentation fusing a lecture with live performances. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. You do not need a library card nor do need to live in Flowood to attend. Seats are limited. RSVPS are appreciated, but not essential. Bring a friend!


"The history of jazz is reviewed from the early 1900's to today. Many jazz artists and their struggles are explored, including Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and John Coltrane. An emphasis is placed on visiting the African American roots of jazz, how jazz reflected the cultural phases that African Americans were experiencing through out the decades of the 20th century, and the cultural and sociological impact that jazz made in the United States and even the world. Learn why jazz has been called, America's Classical Music."

Wednesday, February 9

Come in from the Cold

Celebrate Library Lover's Month
Come in from the Cold and celebrate Library Lover’s Month with your favorite book! Enjoy a hot beverage and cookie on February 14-15, from 9:30-1:30 at the Pearl Public Library.

Donations will be accepted by the Friends of the Pearl Library. This event was made possible by the following businesses: Community Coffee, Sam's Club of Pearl, McAlister's Deli of Pearl, That Special Touch, Wal-Mart of Pearl/Brandon, Kroger of Pearl.

1040 Instruction booklets for 2010

Mendenhall Library has received 1040 Instruction booklets for 2010.  Thank you, patrons for your patience.

Monday, February 7

Preventing Teen and Senior Adult Suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death of those aged 14-25. Each year, 5,000 teens commit suicide; another 8% attempt suicide and an additional 27% consider taking their lives. Senior Adults over the age of 65 have the highest rate of suicide; there is 1 adult senior suicide committed every 90 minutes. Join us on:

Saturday, February 19th, 10:00am - 11:00am
G. Chastaine Flynt Memorial Library, Flowood
to learn how you can prevent your loved one from taking steps to end their life. This program is FREE and anyone can attend. Sponsored by Mississippi State Hospital.

Thursday, February 3

Federal Student Aid

The Mendenhall Library has received "Federal Student Aid at a Glance 2011-12" and "FAFSA on the Web Worksheet" 2011-2112 for those patrons who have been asking for them.

Tuesday, February 1

Celebrate Black History Month at the Flowood Library

The Flowood Library has some great events lined up for Black History Month! On Saturday, February 5th at 1:00pm, local African American author Bernice Rayford will be discussing her latest book, "Betty Bushy: She Will Make You Laugh." This is Ms. Rayford's 7th novel. Ms. Rayford was named the Person of the Day by the Jackson Free Press on January 25, 2011.


The library is also proud to announce that Jazz musician Shenole Latimer will be performing at the library on Monday, February 14th at 7:00pm! Shenole will be presenting "Our Music, Our Culture," a multimedia presentation fusing a lecture with live performances.
"The history of jazz is reviewed from the early 1900's to today. Many jazz artists and their struggles are explored,including Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and John Coltrane. An emphasis is placed on visiting the African American roots of jazz, how jazz reflected
the cultural phases that African Americans were experiencing through out the decades of the 20th century, and the cultural and sociological impact that jazz made in the United States and even the world. Learn why jazz has been called, "America's Classical Music."

Finally, local artist Jeffrey Yentz will be displaying his artwork in Flowood's art gallery starting Saturday, February 5th. Yentz focuses on the African American experience in Mississippi, with a concentration on the blues scene. The Flowood Library will be exhibiting Yentz' work during February for Black History Month. Yentz was recently interviewed by the Jackson Free Press http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/index.php/print_view/41834


Earl Hooker, Blues Guitarist
by Jeffrey Yentz

All events are free so come out and celebrate Black History Month at the Flowood Library!