Wednesday, May 18

LAKE: Crafts aren't just for kids!

Young or old we all love to get our hands a little dirty and make something.  This month in Lake the adults and some young adults got the chance to do some painting. A huge shout out to our talented teacher Vickie Hester. I haven't found anything she can't do.  We try to do monthly crafts but this month was a huge success.  We hope to keep the momentum going through the summer and on into the fall.  We discussed other crafts we've wanted to try such as crocheting and even quilting.  What are you interested in?  If you have something that you have wanted to learn about but it hasn't been offered at your local library yet, don't be afraid to ask.  You might be surprised at what they can come up with for you.  Or you might find out it's being taught at a library right around the corner. And don't forget to check out our calendar of events where you can break down your search by branch, age category or perhaps a keyword that you looking for like knit or beading.  You might be surprised at what new adventure is already out there waiting on you.  

Monday, May 2

The Month Of May Brings More Than Flowers At The Pearl Library!


      The month of May brings great adult programming to the Pearl Public Library!   
      For starters, the Chapter 1 Book Club will feature Neil Hayes’ When the Game Stands Tall: The Story of the De La Salle Spartans and Football’s Longest Winning Streak on Tuesday, May 10 from 6-7 p.m.
     “The Streak” it’s called. That’s the California high school’s phenomenal 151-game football winning streak from 1992 -2004.   Interestingly enough, the school’s legendary coach, Bob Ladouceur was teaching these young men more about life than about how to set a national football game winning record.   When the Game Stands Tall features Coach Lad, who was also a religious studies teacher as well as the football coach, and the inspiration he imparts to his players.
    What a great story! You don’t want to miss this Chapter 1 Book Club! It's a free adult program, and remember, you don't have to be a member to come join in the discussion. Light refreshments and door prizes provided.
      (Note: The Chapter 1 Book Club has changed nights from the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. to the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.)

     If making crafts is your type of fun, May’s Simply Crafts is decorative Mason jars with a peep hole! But, that’s not all! Part two of the this craft night on Thursday, May 19,  from 6-7 p.m. is a homemade salt scrub using Epsom salt, olive oil and fragrant vanilla! Mmmmm, leaves your skin oh-so-soft, and it’s very relaxing! Couldn’t be easier to make. What better vessel to carry the salt scrub than the decorative Mason jar! See! Two crafts in one!
    Simply Crafts is free and all materials supplied! No reservations needed!
    (Note: Simply Crafts has moved from Tuesday to Thursday nights from 6 -7 p.m. for the months of May, June and July.)

Ending the month on a high note, Mississippi attorney and author, Diane Baugh Roy (D. Baugh Roy) comes to the Pearl Library on Tuesday, May 31 at 4 p.m. to talk about her latest book.  Unjust Rewards, the first in the Haley Browder Series, involves murder, the FBI  and stolen millions in Hurricane Katrina recovery funds. 
    Refreshments will be served.

You don't want to miss any of these programs!

We'll see you there!