Tuesday, March 27

Florence -Annual Chocolate Tasting

Chocolate Tasting!
March 31, 2012
10am to 12 NOON

Come Enjoy homemade chocolate goodies!
@ the Florence Public Library

Adults $5.00 * Children $3.00(under 10 yrs)

Pay at the door
To go bags available for the same price .

sponsored by the Friends of the Florence Library
For more information contact the Florence Library 601-845-6032

Monday, March 26

Mendenhall Library Book Club

Cover Art for The devil's punchbowl
Join the Mendenhall Library Book Club for their discussion of Greg Iles The Devil's Punchbowl on Thursday, April 19 at 2:00 pm.  All interested patrons welcome!

Wednesday, March 21

Florence Library Preschool Story Time


The Florence Public Library would like to invite you and your child to attend our weekly Preschool Story Time. We meet each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Where Ms. Tina Clyburn (Youth Services) has created an inviting space for your child to enjoy a fun, literacy-rich, hands-on experience in an interactive and caring environment. Preschool Story Times are filled with stories, crafts, music, and more. Our Story Times are aimed at children birth-5 years of age and are approximately 30-40 minutes in length; no sign-up is required. Siblings and friends are welcome to attend. We hope you will take the opportunity to visit our Preschool Story Time.

Florence Public Library
115 West Main Street
Florence, MS 39073
Phone: 601-845-6032

M and Th 9:30-7:00
Tu and W 9:30-5:00
F 1:00-5:00
Sa 9:00-12:30

Florence- Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat


The Florence Library would like to thank Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat as well as Ms. Dorothy and Ms. Kathy for visiting us this past Monday. Having you join us was a real treat. We would also like to thank everyone who attended for helping to make it such a wonderful program


For information on upcoming programs at the Florence Library call 601-845-6032 or feel free to stop by and check us out. You can also find information on upcoming programs on the Calendar of Events at http://www.cmrls.lib.ms.us/calendar.html

Florence Public Library
115 West Main Street
Florence, MS 39073
Phone: 601-845-6032

M and Th 9:30-7:00
Tu and W 9:30-5:00
F 1:00-5:00
Sa 9:00-12:30

Monday, March 19

Fluff n' Fudge Book Club


We're combining two of our loves here at Brandon: books and chocolate! Join us this Wednesday, March 21st at 10:30 to discuss The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.

We will have Mint Chocolate Fudge!



Ingredients:
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (divided)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup (6 oz.) white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon pure peppermint extract
1 teaspoon gel green food coloring.


Directions:
  1. Line an 8 or 9 inch pan with wax paper.
  2. Melt  semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1 cup of sweetened condensed milk in a sauce pan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  3. Spread half of the mixture into prepared pan and chill for about 10 minutes (hold remaining mixture at room temperature).
  4. Melt white candy with remaining with remaining sweetened condensed milk in sauce pan over low heat. Add peppermint extract and food coloring.
  5. Spread on chilled chocolate layer and then chill for 10 minutes lover or until firm.
  6. Spread reserved chocolate.

Florence - Crochet/ Knitting Club


March 22, 2012
5:00 - 6:30



Florence Library Crochet /Knitting Club Invites You to come Join the Fun! These are fun, fairly inexpensive ways to create handmade treasures. Come join us at the Florence Public Library where you can share your love of yarn with like-minded individuals in a safe environment. Bring your crochet or knitting projects to each meeting where we will gather together to swap patterns and discuss various day to day topics. If working on a new project and you find yourself stuck, feel free to seek the guidance of other members.









Saturday, March 17

Brown Bag @ Pearl


Join us for our Brown Bag lunch Friday, March 23 @ noon where Mississippi author, Dr. Dudley Sykes, will discuss his latest research on The Free State of Jones. Bring your own sack lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided by the Friends of the Pearl Library. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 8

Florence - Adult Book Club




Come join the Florence Library Adult Book Club which meets Mar 14, 2012 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM). Read a book by your favorite author and tell the group about it, while enjoying coffee and great conversation.



Tuesday, March 6

Simply Crafts @ Pearl Library


Have you ever tried looking for a four-leaf clover? It's like trying to find a needle in a haystack! But why search for good luck when you can make your own? Join us Tuesday, March 13 @ 6 p.m. for Simply Crafts, where we will be making four-leaf clover pendants and magnets. If these don't bring you good luck, at least you can avoid being pinched on St. Patrick's Day! All materials will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Florence - Crochet Club

Florence Library Crochet Club Invites You to come Join the Fun! Crocheting is a fun, fairly inexpensive way to create handmade treasures. Come join us at the Florence Public Library where you can share your love of yarn with like-minded individuals in a safe environment. Bring your crochet projects to each meeting where we will gather together and crochet as we swap patterns and discuss various day to day topics. If working on a new project and you find yourself stuck, feel free to seek the guidance of other members.




Our Free take home pattern for the week is for this lovely Rose.

Saturday, March 3

Chapter One Book Club @ Pearl



Any history buffs out there? Join us for this month’s Chapter One Book Club @ Pearl Library, where we will discuss The Free State of Jones.

“From 1863 to 1865, residents of Jones County, Mississippi engaged in an insurrection against the Confederacy that would have repercussions far beyond the scope of the Civil War. Their defiance became legendary, and the line between fact and fiction faded with each passing year. Until now…”

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8. There will be door prizes! Light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Friday, March 2

Homemade Soda?

Homemade Soda

I took a look at this book mostly out of curiosity! Can I really make soda at home? Fruit fizzes I know about, but homemade soda? I had a mental picture of the old westerns we used to watch and the one teetotaler cowboy that asks the bartender for a sarsaparilla.

Well I've not started my own "lib-blogger bottling" but I did find recipes that sounded great and there weren't too many ingredients or sound like something too difficult. The author, Andrew Schloss, gives recipes for sodas that you would expect to find on most any grocery store shelf--cola, root beer, fruit flavors and then there are those that I'm not sure I would try just because I'm not much of an experimentalist when it comes to sodas. I first saw them listed on the cover--"herbal and healing waters, sparkling teas and coffees, shrubs and switchels, cream sodas and floats, and other carbonated concoctions". I thought, floats are good, anything with ice cream on top. However, someone who does like to experiment with tastes could truly check out this book and have fun with it. Schloss makes it sound easy and fun, and he does explain what shrubs and switchels are!

If you are looking for something different to do for those hot summer days or just want to really be sure of what your family is drinking, check out Homemade Soda, by Andrew Schloss!