Friday, March 28

Crochet And Denim Put Together Like Flowers and Spring!


Spring has sprung at the Pearl Public Library in a most creative way! So, do not tell the circulation staff that Spring is not made of crochet because guess what?! It sure is! 
BEE-UTIFUL SPRING is what they call their desk decorations!(Above) 
 Mrs. Rachel got her fingers aworkin' and produced all the flowers, bees and the precious, red bird! WOW! That's a true gift! That lady can crochet like nobody's beeswax! Sara and Carolyn (who did all the lettering), along with the rest of the circulation staff, worked hard to get it all up!

Denim Window by Eleanor!
UHHH-HMMMMM!!!! Not to be outdone, Eleanor, from the Reference Dept., pulled out leftover denim from her Giving Tree Simply Crafts program and made all of THIS (above and below)!. Lettering, flowers, sun and grass border, all denim! Can you believe it! GREAT GOLLY, MISS MOLLY these folks are sure talented! Come by the library and see these bright, festive decorations!

Denim Spring Desk by Eleanor!


Monday, March 24

Cecelia is hitting a lot of home runs with her Chapter 1 Book Club at the Pearl Public Library,and she's on a winning streak now! Who doesn't love Mississippi's own homeboy, the late, Willie Morris?!

Willie was born in Jackson in 1934 and later moved to Yazoo City when he was six. He played baseball, football and basketball at Yazoo City High School as well as served as editor of the school newspaper. 

One of Mississippi's best-known writers, personal experiences is where Willie pulled from to produce his awe-inspiring work. Some of his best known pieces include North Toward Home, Yazoo, Good Old Boy, My Dog Skip and The Last of the Southen Girls. Willie died September of 1999.

Pick any book written by Willie Morris for the Chapter 1 Book Club meeting Apr., 10 at 6 p.m. Cecelia would love to see you. No reservation required and there are  always door prizes and light refreshments!

We will see you there!

Friday, March 21


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You've been asking about them, and starting in April, monthly, basic computer classes are BAAAAAAACK!

The Pearl Library's own Erica will show you how to do it all. There's Introduction to the Internet on Thurs. April 3, introduction to Email on Thurs. April 10 and Introduction to Microsoft Word on Thurs. April 17. All classes are at 4:00 p.m.

Don't miss out! Tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell somebody!!!!

Classes are free and no reservation required.  

We'll see you there!


Wood Slice Bird Magnets by Eleanor

Just so y'all know. Eleanor is back at it again.  She'll do whatever it takes for her Simply Crafts, adult program at the Pearl Public Library! Even if it means hauling wood. Uh-huh. That's right. 

April's craft is Wood Slice Bird Magnets on Tues. April 8 at 6:00 p.m.  

Obviously, the craft is made using wood slices. But, just where did the wood slices come from? "I found a tree limb by the pond behind my house," said Eleanor. "I dragged it into the yard for Jason (husband) to saw it up. I let him do all of the hard labor, but the craft was too cute to not put for the effort!"   

Don't you just know she was plumb tuckered out! But she did it! Oh, the sacrifices for craft night! KUDOS! I meeeeeean nothing but KUDOS for Eleanor and poor 'ol Jason!

The birds are from decorative bird napkins that Eleanor found at Dirt Cheap. Add a little mod podge and a paint brush and you got yourself a beautiful, decorative magnet! Wouldn't that would make a fine gift for someone?

Listen, don't miss out on this wonderful craft.  No reservation and no materials needed.

We'll see you there!



If you haven't heard by now, there's something mighty creative happening at the Pearl Library! It's crochet. It's hip. It's cool! Everyone's doing it!

Among the talented is library staffer, Rachel, truly gifted, who can weave the most beautiful works of crochet!  Fittingly she heads up the Sticks and Strings adult program the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m at the  Library.  Her next session is Thurs. April. 3.

"I love it," said Rachel of her program and the art. "I've been crocheting for years. I started when my children were little." Then other things in life started taking her attention from crochet. But, she's back at it, and has been for a long while now letting her hands work pretty magic.


Those brand new to crochet as well as the more advanced come to Sticks and Strings Rachel said.   "I have beginners in the group, so I'll try to have a little more simple project like a bow for them to do," she said.  

Then there are others who are more experienced, and for those Rachel may have a different project on hand.  Before anything gets underway, "I'll ask who has been working on something," said Rachel. "I'll tell them to show us what you have. Then, we'll go from there."

It's an informal session and there's no set agenda.  Folks just sit and crochet and visit. "They love it," Rachel said.  

No reservation is needed, but do bring your own materials. All are welcome!

We'll see you there!


That's what Skype is ya know. It's a derivative of SKY and PEER-TO-PEER that finally became SKYPE!

What it means is that you can talk to someone and see them at the same time! Not standing right beside you silly!  Over the computer OR your phone OR even your TV if it has Skye on it! 

You phone them and POOF! there they are! It's magic!  It's being together when you are apart. It's for every situation whether it be a party, business meeting or even a looooooooooove connection...oooh la la!

Let the Pearl Library's own, Keaura show you how it's done! Her informative, FREE, class is Monday, April 21 at 4 p.m. It's an hour-long class that needs no reservation. 

Don't miss this.  Let Keaura take you into the world of Skyping. She will tell you what Skype is, the services offered, the preparation it takes to use Skype, setting up a Skype account and how to make a call using Skype. 

Come on! Let's get your Skyping started! Oh, yeah! We will see you there!


After a few months' hiatus, the Brown Bag, adult program is BACK!!!!! 

To kick it off again, well, not too hard of a kick. You have to watch your back ya know! 

Candi Hilton with the Fowler ProChiropractic and Wellness Center - which uses the  "whole person approach" to wellness and which has been freeing people from pain since 2001 - will be the guest speaker April 25 at 12 - noon at the Pearl Public Library. Candi will talk about Trigger Point Therapy which relieves pain and stress from the body.

Located in Pearl, the ProChiropractic and Wellness Center, helps you achieve the highest in chiropractic wellness through combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum.

It's a free program. Bring your lunch, but the library will hook you up with  dessert and a drink. There will also be door prizes!

No reservations needed. Just show up! We'll see you there!


There's a reason, libraries are celebrated all over the United States for a whole week in April. This year it's April 14 -18. 

Hey!!!! Libraries are WORTH IT! Can you imagine life without libraries?! WAKE ME UP FROM THIS NIGHTMARE, SOMEBODY PLEASE!

I'm OK now. Thanks. 

There's one thing for sure. The Pearl Public Library is definitely celebrating! On tap are an Easter Egg hunt for adults, trivia and prizes.  Oh, what's this I hear! Eleanor says the bunny is leaving a cute little basket for the winner that finds that special egg!  Cooooooooooooool beans...uh, eggs I mean!  Don't miss it!

And, now, let's take a look at what some folks have to say about libraries...

--The public library is more than a repository of books. It's a mysterious, wondrous place with the power to change lives.Chicago Tribune literary editor Elizabeth Taylor

--It's an essential fight librarians are making, an age-old fight; yours is a battle for civilization. It's a fight for our country's founding values. Radio talk-show host Jim Hightower

--We must not think of learning as only what happens in schools. It is an extended part of life. The most readily available resource for all of life is our public library system. Author David McCullough

--The part of my education that has had the deepest influence wasn't any particular essay or even a specific class, it was how I was able to apply everything I learned in the library to certain situations in my life. . . The library takes me away from my everyday life and allows me to see other places and learn to understand other people unlike myself. Musician Gloria Estefan

--We all love to hear a good story. We save our stories in books. We save our books in libraries. Libraries are the storyhouses full of all those stories and secrets. Actor Kathy Bates

YES! YES! YES! That's what I'm talkin' about! And, that's why the Pearl Public Library will have some special, adult fun going on during National Library Week!

Please come by and support your library especially during this nationally recognized week!

We'll see you there!

Wednesday, March 12

This Pretty, Little Craft Night Gem Had Them By The Neck!

Eleanor's March Simply Crafts group, at the Pearl Library, show their beautifully made glass pendant necklaces for all to see!

The craft called for beveled glass tiles, scrapbook paper, Modge Podge and bails and chains!
"Everyone had such a good time," said Eleanor. "They really enjoyed the pendant craft!"
She can't wait for next month's gathering. Stay tuned to this blog to find out what that's gonna be!

Monday, March 3

The Agatha Christie Experience, For The First Time Again, Starting With Chapter 1!

Just what is Cecelia up to now with her Chapter 1 Book Club at the Pearl Public Library?

It's a mystery. It's a mystery of all mysteries! It's rediscovering Agatha Christie. How better to do that than to start at the beginning, right? Riiiiiiight!

The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie's first novel, was first published in 1920, and introduced super sleuth, Hercule Poirot.  The fictitious, Belgian detective Poirot would go on to star in 39 of Christie's novels. 

OK, let's see what's up....

Emily Inglethorp, of the English countryside manor Styles, is dead.  She's really dead. The poor lady was poisoned with strychnine! YIKES!

Who's the first person of interest? Of course, the husband.  After all, this guy, upon poor Emily's death, would be riiiiiiiiiiich!  But, hold it right there! Let's not get ahead of ourselves! Anyway, it's just not that simple.

Captain Hastings, a guest at Styles,  called his friend to help investigate to find out just what went down! And, guess who the friend is? YEP,  enter Poirot!

Oh, if it were just a simple case of the husband did it, but the timeline doesn't fit the crime. So, now Poirot must  delve into all the personal business of the family living at Styles! 

So, who dunnit?!?!?! Read the book and come join the Chapter 1 Book Club meeting Thurs. Mar. 13 at 6 p.m. You don't have to reserve a spot, and you don't have to be a member. Just come by and join the fun discussion and the whole, wonderful Agatha Christie experience!

And don't forget...there will be door prizes and light refreshments.

We'll see you there!