Friday, November 22

It's Ladies' Night and the reading is right at the Pearl Library!

Front Cover

That title! It's soooooo Kool & The Gang, right! Oh, yes, it's ladies' night and the feeling's right! Oh, yes it's ladies' night...Oh what a night....OOOH WHAT A NIGHT!....
Wait a minute! Stop the singing! This is a book remember!

See, it's all about Grace Stanton's life. She has everything going on for herself, but then it all goes south after she finds out her lowdown husband is cheating on her! Poor Grace. She really doesn't handle it well at all and ends up losing everything! She's even court ordered to divorce recovery therapy. Grace moves in with mom who lives above the Sandbox, a beach bar. Not Grace's ideal life.  But, things start looking up as these divorce recovery sessions turn into "Ladies' Night" sessions and major bonds are formed. 

Want to know the rest of the story? Read the book and then join Cecelia and her Chapter 1 Book Club meeting Thur., Dec. 12 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Pearl Public Library where they will be all up in Grace's life!  Cecelia says new members are always welcome to the book club which meets every second Thursday of the month. Copies of Mary Kay Andrews' Ladies' Night are available at the Pearl Library's circulation desk.


   We all know it. Saturdays and rummage sales go together like books and libraries. Throw in the holiday season and that’s one bargain-filled good time!
   The Pearl Public Library and the  Friends of the Pearl Library have combined it all for a grand rummage and book sale on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Public donations for the rummage sale are encouraged and will be accepted starting Saturday, Nov. 30. No commercial items such as refrigerators  and no adult clothes please. Baby clothes will be fine. So, if you have anything to do donate BRING IT ON IN! 
   Hey, you wanna know how diligent some Pearl staffers are being? This is OFF THE CHAIN!!! Reference supervisor, Eleanor Jones, spotted a rummage sale contender right in a neighbors garbage pile! A bicycle! She wanted her husband Jason to get it. OH, BUT NO, was pretty much what Jason said OK! "Well, I guess Jason is not into dumpster diving like I am," Eleanor quipped! Eleanor said she's going to fix up that little two-wheeled, fun ride and see just how fast she can sell it!  YOU GO GIRL!
    Oh, how much fun this is going to be! We sure hope to see you at this great big sale! All proceeds will go to benefit the Friends of the Pearl Library.



Want to get into the holiday spirit? Then the Pearl Public Library is the place for the whole family to come and get the joyful mood in motion! The library's annual Holiday Open House will be held Tues, Dec. 3 starting at 5:30 and going until 7:00 p.m. The star of the show will be the first grade choir of the Pearl Lower Elementary School at 6:00 p.m.! It's a must-see performance!  There will also be refreshments for all and crafts for the kiddies! We'll see you then!

Monday, November 18


Get some holiday cheer at the Flowood Public Library with these great events!
Christmas Story Time, Dec. 7th at 9:30 am & 11:30 am
Open House featuring The Bells of Faith, Dec. 12th at 6:00 pm
1st Annual Christmas Cookie Contest Swap, Dec. 21st at 1:00 pm

The Flowood Library, part of the Central Mississippi Regional Library System, is hosting several Christmas programs that are guaranteed to delight! The library is hosting three programs this year, including its first annual Cookie Contest and Swap! 

"Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year!" Ashley Biggs, Branch Manager, said. "I'm really excited that we're able to have these great events. We can't wait!"

The program to kick off the holiday season is "Story Time and Cookies with Santa," set for December 7th at 9:30 am & 11:00 am. Ms. June, Children's Librarian, will be reading Christmas stories while kids line up to see Santa! (Parent's, bring you camera!) Tickets are FREE but are limited to "first come, first served" and will be released three weeks prior to the program.

The Friends of the Flowood Library will be hosting an Open House on December 12th at 6:00 pm. Come and join the Friends for a performance by the Bells of Faith, the hand bell choir from The Mustard Seed! All are welcome to come and socialize and learn about all the wonderful volunteer opportunities available to them through the Friends of the Flowood Library. Light refreshments will be served.

The final Christmas program is something new! The library is hosting a Cookie Contest and Swap on December 21st, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Bake your best and bring it to the library where the celebrity judge, Mr. Jim Stewart of Fat-Cake Guy, will judge! You only need two dozen cookies to participate, and prizes will be awarded! Fun for the whole family! Special thanks to the Flowood Chamber, the Flowood Young Professionals, State Farm, and others for donating milk and prizes! Registration is not required but is recommended--or just bring your entry on the day of the contest! 

For further information, contact staff by email: or phone: 601-919-1911.