Tuesday, January 29

The Friends of the Pearl Library Book Sale Kicks off Library Lovers Month!

It's that time of year again...

Love is in the air as February approaches! In library-land, February is Library Lovers Month, and at the Pearl Library, we're starting our Feburary off with a bang! The Friends of the Pearl Library will be holding its annual book sale THIS weekend!

The sale runs from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1st and from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2nd.

But wait! Doesn't our library usually close at 5:00 p.m. on Fridays? It does, but for this special occasion, we're keeping the big event room open until 6:00 p.m. so that anyone who wants to drop by and shop for books, DVDs, and more can do so on the way home from work on Friday!

Please stop by! We've got children's books, art books, inspirational books, paperbacks, DVDs, and all kinds of stuff for you to peruse and purchase. Support the Friends of the Library and the Pearl Library, and come on by! We'll have coffee waiting for you!

Thursday, January 24

Dudley Sykes to speak at Pearl Library's Brown Bag Luncheon, January 25th

Books may be purchased in the library, or online at Amazon.com
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The Pearl Library is so excited that Dudley Sykes will be reading from and talking about his new novel, The Lynching of Malcolm Brown at this month's Brown Bag Luncheon on January 25th!

Sykes is a lifetime member of the Friends of the Pearl Library and has always been a huge supporter of this library. In his latest novel, he tells a fictionalized account of a lynching of a man in Jones County, Mississippi in 1941. Sykes wrote this novel in honor of his father, who stood up to a group of men who wanted him to lead a lynching mob. Sykes has already inspired several of our staff member to read this tale, and we hope that you'll come out to hear about it on Friday!

The Brown Bag Luncheon is on Friday at 12:00 p.m. in the Pearl Library meeting room. Bring a sack lunch, and the Friends of the Pearl Library will provide drinks and dessert. You may purchase The Lynching of Malcolm Brown for $16.99, and $2.00 will be donated to the Friends of the Library for each book purchased on this date.

Wednesday, January 23

Resume Workshops at The Pearl Library!

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Many patrons at the Pearl Library use our computers to search and apply for jobs and to write resumes. This process takes time and can often be frustrating and difficult. Luckily, as librarians, we have lots of resources at our fingertips, and we've decided to hold two resume workshops this month to help anyone who's currently in the process of looking for a job! We're partnering with the WIN Job Center of Pearl to offer the following classes:

Workshop 1: Thursday, January 24th, at 6:30 p.m. -- At this workshop, participants will get application building and resume writing skills, including how to search for jobs, how to target an application or resume for a particular job, and how to write functional or chronological resumes.

Workshop 2: Thusday, January 31st, at 6:30 p.m. -- At this workshop, a representative from the WIN Job Center will talk about interviewing skills. Participants will also have a chance to print out several copies of their resumes, free of charge.

These classes are free to the public, but we are asking for interested persons to register with us at the Reference Desk. Please call (601) 932-2562 and reserve your space today!