Monday, October 26


Any of the above titles would make for a wonderful book club discussion in November at the Pearl Public Library. Wanna know why? Because they were all made into movies! 

That's what the  November's Chapter 1 Book Club is all about. It's reader's choice, any book that was made into a movie! WOW! Could the selection be any more vast?! The book club meeting is Thurs. Nov. 12 at 6 p.m.

So, select any book that was made into a movie and come join in the discussion. You don't have to be a member, and you don't even have to join. No reservations needed. As always, there will be light refreshments and door prizes. You don't want to miss it!

We'll see you there!

Friday, October 23


Doilies are great! Dainty, lacy and delicate, they are made of fabric or paper! You see them everywhere. Under beautiful cakes and other sweet treats, as head decorations and, sometimes, they are used to adorn clothing!  

Even when they don't have anything else going on, doilies are very beautiful to behold.  Like art. YES! That's it! ART!

The Pearl Public Library's own Lana, queen of Simply Crafts, thinks so too!  So, her Tues., Nov. 10 Simply Crafts at 6 p.m. features doilies on canvas.  "This craft is versatile in wall decor," she said. "You can frame it or you can put it up. Simply place the doily on the canvas, choose your color of spray paint and VOILA - a work of art!

That's not all. Lana also says it's really "therapeutic" too. Can't beat that with a stick!

Don't miss out. Remember, Simply Crafts is every second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. It's a free, adult program. No reservations needed and all materials are supplied!

We'll see you there!

Thursday, October 22


Building a website? Hmmmm? That might sound pretty intimidating to a lot of people. 

Becky, a Pearl Library Reference Services staffer who morphs into a computer instructor once a month, grins and says "No! It's a lot of fun!"

Many see website building as only for business use in this big world of the internet. "You can do all sorts of things with a website," Becky says. "If you have hobbies, you can build a website for that too."

No matter why you want to build a website, it all has to start with the basics. That's what Becky's Thurs. November 5 class at 6 p.m. at the Pearl Library is all about. It's called Website Development: Introduction to HTML.  Oh, boy! Did the class title just send you right back into intimidation mode?!?!?!  WHAT IS HTML? Good question! It's actually fairly simple.

HTML sounds like  a foreign language, right?! That's because it is a type of language. HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language used to create web pages.  Web browsers (or browsers) read HTML files like one would read a coded message. Then the browser changes the code into easily identifiable information that looks like a webpage. TADA! 

Becky will make the class so much fun and easy to understand. It's free and comes in three parts. The introduction class will be followed by two other website building classes on Thurs. Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. and Thurs. Jan.7 at 6 p.m.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to enter a world of building something for yourself. Whether it's a website for fun or business, Becky has you covered!

We'll see you there!

Wednesday, October 21


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Save the date! HECK, save the whole month on your calendar because November will be worth it at the Pearl Public Library!

First of all, there's Thankful for the Library, a free adult program that comes with, not A CHANCE to win, but two chances to win a $25 Wal-mart gift card! That's right. The Pearl Walmart Supercenter donated two $25 gift cards.  What do you have to do to? Glad ya asked!

Adult patrons fill out an entry telling why they are thankful for the library. Their names get put into a drawing to be held Mon. Nov. 30.  How easy is that?! There will be two winners!

That's not all! Also in November there will be a massive book sale! You win big there on all the great deals! The two-day book sale is Fri. Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It's sponsored by the Friends of the Pearl Library! All proceeds benefit the Friends group.

Well, that's all the November highlights folks....NOOOOOT!  Uh-uh!!! How about during a season full of Thanksgiving, you learn a little history about some of the characters who were present from the very beginning of this season of grace and peace. Not pilgrams.... Yep, we are talking Native Americans.  The Pearl Library has a special program on tap.

On Tues. Nov. 10 at 6 p.m., the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will present this free, adult program, Natchez Indian Mythology and Folklore. So, come in and learn about the Natchez Indians.

There's so much going on in November at the library, how could you not come by?! Don't miss out!

We'll see you there!

Tuesday, October 6


Reference Supervisor, Amy Lee and spirit winner Karen Winstead.
Pearl Public Library Reference Supervisor and Adult Program Coordinator, Amy Lee presents the September's CMRLS Spirit Days 2015 winner, Karen Winstead, of Pearl, with a $10 Wal-Mart gift card and $10 voucher to be used for library fines. The contest runs through the month of November. Another winner will be selected for the month of October and November.  Here's how to get your name in the drawing. Wear Blue and Gold to the library on any Friday and check out one library item. That's it! Your name goes into the monthly drawing for a $10 Walmart gift card and $10 voucher.

Monday, October 5


WOW! You just know book clubbers from all around have been discussing this momentous piece of writing since the book published in July!  Famous, award winning author, Harper Lee's (first name Nelle), lastest release, Go Set a Watchman, is a must read!

It's the Pearl Public Library's Chapter 1 Book Club pick for their Thurs. Oct. 8 meeting at 6 p.m.

Until this year, Lee, 89, had only published one book, To Kill A Mockingbird, which was published in 1960. A classic, the book addresses issues of racial injustice, destruction of innocence, class, courage, compassion and gender roles. It was automatically a tremendous success garnering the Pulitzer Prize in 1961.

Go Set a Watchman is actually an earlier work of Lee's  which was written in the 1950s, before To Kill A Mockingbird. It depicts the later lives of some of the characters from Lee's famous best seller.

Lee was born April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, AL. She later moved to New York to pursue a literary career. She lived there many years before moving back to Alabama to live with her sister Alice, who, by the way, retired from law at 100 years old (Alice died Nov. 17, 2014. She was 103). Never a fan of celebrity or media attention, Harper Lee remained tight lipped to any reporter wanting an interview. But, in 2001, that all changed. The sisters let Marja Mills, a Chicago Tribune journalist, get  up close and personal. The result: Marja Mills' The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee which was published last year.

Don't miss out on a great book discussion.You don't have to be a member, and you don't have to join either. You certainly don't need a reservation, and there are always light refreshments and door prizes.

We'll see you there!

Friday, October 2


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Here we are right into the month of OCTOBER, and the Pearl Public Library is definitely "getting jiggy with it" That's right! I said JIGGY!  Meaning, of course, we are hip to all October brings, mainly Halloween in this case! 

The library is featuring Scare Up A Good Book for adults, enticing you to check out a thriller. There are many to choose from among the vast library offerings. Check out a thriller, pick up a sweet treat and fill out an entry to win a cool prize!  The drawing for a winner will be Mon. Nov. 2.

Scare Up A Good Book runs the whole month of October. That's plenty of time for you to scare up greats reads. And, hey, if thrillers aren't your scene, that's cool too. There are lots of other books to check out; something for everyone!

Come on in.  Let the friendly library staff help find whatever thrills you!!!!!!

We'll see you there!