Thursday, December 21
Tuesday, October 31
For several years now, online stores have reported the Monday after Thanksgiving Day is their busiest. It is Cyber Monday and we have come to expect the big annual savings we find for gift items, and without standing in the long lines on Black Friday. Central Mississippi Regional Library System libraries are offering big savings for Cyber Monday, also.
Wednesday, September 13
Friday, August 25
The Solar Eclipse May Have Darkened things for a Bit, But the Light Is Shining Brightly Now on the Pearl Library's HIGHLIGHT Adult Programs! s
Starting with last night's Personal Safety & Situational Awareness, a big August highlight, free program featuring Madison County Sheriff Deputy and Senior Director for St. Dominic's Health Services, Bill Scruggs at 6 p.m. Let's check in with Amy to see how it went!
Amy Lee, who heads up all the Pearl Library's adult programming was SOLD! She thought Mr. Scruggs' presentation was right on point and a huge help to everyone that attended.
"The Pearl public library is honored to have had such a wonderful talk presented by Mr. Scruggs and St. Dominic's "New directions for over 55" program," she said. "This program and Mr. Scrugg's information was very essential to me. In today's world, ensuring safety everywhere you go is key. Most important, you have to make sure you have a plan in place so you can be prepared in any situation.
Let's segue right into September. It's the month when the season of fall begins, leaves are falling, people smiling and wonderful library treats are on hand! September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Amy has designed a drawing for the event. Every time you use your library card or sign up for another one, you earn an entry in the drawing to receive a FABULOUS PRIZE! Don't miss out! Note: If you have had a card before,there is a replacement fee of $3.00 to get a new one.
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Wednesday, August 16
Poor Carolyn, Katrina and Beverly - Circulation Librarians! One call after the other, here at the Pearl Library, today after broadcast television news help spread the word that some libraries would be giving out eclipse glasses. The same response to eager callers. "Yes, We will be giving out eclipse glasses. Not today though."
" We've had 91 calls so far today Katrina excitingly tells a blog writer. I bet 80 of them have been about the glasses folks thought we were giving out today.
But one thing is for sure, you just can't beat that wonderful feeling of community coming together for a common interest! 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! HERE WE COME!!!
After all, according to NASA statistics, at https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov, it's been 38 years since we've been treated to such a glorious moment! A total Solar Eclipse is a celestial event, a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.
Don't miss out! Watch the Total Solar Eclipse! Just be safe! Don't forget the GLASSES!!!!
Monday, August 7
Thursday, August 3
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Who doesn't think about personal safety these days? Great job, Amy, the library's adult coordinator on securing this gem! St. Dominic's "New Directions for Over 55" Program will present a free program for all adults on personal safety, situational awareness, and how you can protect yourself against situations, such as identity theft. No reservation required.
We'll see you there!
Friday, July 21
- August 2nd - Back to School
- August 9th - School House Rock
- August 16th - Piggin' Out
- August 23rd - Let's Scream for Ice Cream!
- August 30th - Tracks on the Farm
Richland Writers – Monday, August 7th at 6:00 P.M. Richland Writers is for anyone who is interested in meeting with other people to discuss the craft of writing.
Coloring and Conversation – Thursday, August 18th at 6:00 P.M. Join us for fun informal coloring. You can bring your own coloring sheet or choose from one of our patterns.
Coffee and Books – Tuesday, August 18th at 10:30 A.M. This month we will be talking about Bone to be Wild by Carolyn Haines, an author with Mississippi ties and the 2004 CMRLS Patron's Choice Award for Crossed Bones.
Friends of the Library Meeting – Thursday, August 24th at 6:00 P.M. The Friends of the Richland Library will have a special guest, Mary H. Coleman who will be talking about her book “Mary’s Story and Song”.
For more information on the above meetings/programs, please call the Richland Library at 601-932-1846. Check the Events calendar for future programs.
Wednesday, July 12
You don't want to miss out on this. Amy has set up a fantastic adult 2017 Summer Library Program that helps build community in many ways for the Pearl Public Library! And, as we all know building a better community is building a better WORLD!
Summer Library Program 2017
Thursday, June 22
And, if you don't know Becky, from the Pearl's Reference Department, you should stop by and meet her. She's the crafts and sewing queen of the place. She even makes doll clothes for crying out loud! It is something to see. There is no idea one can put before her, that she cannot make happen.
If it's artsy, she has a vision. If it's creative, she'll make MAGIC! And, by the by, the lady wastes NOTHING! An unused piece of tissue, well that becomes a beautiful flower!
That's our BECKY!
Granted, she's just getting started as the Simply Crafts - monthly adult program - leader. But, already, June's birdhouse/feeders made from plastic soda pop containers was a huge hit! Simply Crafts meets every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. It's free. No reservation is required and all materials are supplied! WOW! What a deal! July's Simply Crafts (Thurs. July 20) will be Rolled Paper Crafts. Dazzling creations made from such simplicity! SIMPLY CRAFTS! SIMPLY AMAZING! You don't want to miss out! We'll see you there!
Tuesday, June 6
Wednesday, May 17
Summer Library Program 2017 for children, teens and adults, is right around the corner starting June 5, but Amy has a jump on things. The SLP theme is Build A Better World. For the whole month of May, come on in and tell us how to Build a Better World in your own environment and be entered to win one cool PRRIZE! Oh yeah! The winner will be chosen Thursday, June 1.
Speaking of all things cool, Becky has the cutest Simply Crafts creation for Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m. Little crafted critters. Hang them up or display them where ever you would like. Remember Simply Crafts is every third Thursday at 6 p.m. No reservations need, and all materials supplied. And, it's FREE!
The last thing you think of when you hear or see the word FREE is anything medical. Am I right? I'm right. This is what makes the highlight adult program of May a treasure.
Friday, May 5
Many impressive items to choose from. A big item that people like to have in their home libraries is National Geographic Magazine. A nice supply is available in beautiful, maroon dated binders and on CD ROM. Get to the book sale as fast you can, these may be plentiful, but won’t last long!
Tuesday, April 4
Hopping, Popping, Gardening And Mysteries, BINGO! It Must Be April and National Library Week At the Pearl Library! OH YEEAAAH!
National Library Week 2017 runs from April 9 -15, with the theme Libraries Transform. That has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? Libraries DO transform. They transform people. They transform communities. Libraries offer so much! Like what, you ask? During the entire month of April, the lineup of events at the Pearl Public Library will transform and amaze. Ready? Here we go!
When it comes to adult programming in April, just follow Amy's trail. She says, when you hippity hop right into the library during April; tell us why you visited and get entered into a drawing for a sweet prize. The drawing will be Monday, May 1st.
Monday April 10th is NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK KICKOFF - from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., come to the library and fill out a survey and tellus how we can improve our services. You'll be entered into a drawing scheduled the very next day, April 11th, and the chance to win a cool prize. Now, that's not all that's happening on this day!
The Tuesday of every annual National Library Week is set to honor librarians. It's called NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKERS' DAY. You probably already know how ridiculously awesome the Pearl Library staff is, don't you? Of course you do! Sooo, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. We want you to stop by the library, enjoy a snack and tell us why your favorite librarian is a star.
Drum roooooollll please. This one is a biggie! The Friends of the Pearl Library along with the Chapter 1 Book Club present award-winning, local mystery and suspense writer, John M. Floyd. Uh-huh. Right here on Tuesday April 11th at 6 p.m. Patsy, the Chapter 1 Book Club facilitator has a fine program set up. John will talk about this latest book, Dreamland and sign books. The program is free. There will be light refreshments and door prizes.
Hopping right along, Bingo for Books is Thursday April 13th at 6 p.m. Celebrate National Library Week with a game of Bingo and a chance to win your choice of a variety of books.
Speaking of digging, there's nothing bunnies love more than carrots! YUM-O! Covvverrred! Yes, Amy's Simply Crafts - free adult program - will be making Easter Carrots Rice Krispie Treats at 6 p.m. on Thurs. April 20. No reservation is required and all ingredients supplied!
Well, maybe you are into a different type of digging. It is that time of year when gardening is becoming the center of attention. Wouldn't you know that the Pearl Library has a great program to help you out. The Rankin County Master Gardeners will be at the library on Thursday April 27th at 6 p.m. to share expert gardening tips. All free.
Thursday, March 2
They say, "A picture is worth a thousand words". WOW! That means there will be a whole lotta words flying around (and not just from all the books) at the Pearl Library. Artwork created by Pearl School District students will grace our library during the entire month of March. It all begins today, and in a wink, art will be everywhere. It will be as if, during March, the library transforms into an art gallery. This is a very special time for art students culminating in the Youth Art Month Reception on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm, when hundreds of patrons, including proud family and friends, converge at the library to view the students' art. Refreshments will be provided.
If art is not your thing, then hoops might be. Amy says, come show it! That's right! March Madness...basketball RULES!! So, she says how's about coming on into the Pearl Library, anytime during the month of March, and filling out an entry listing which basketball team you are cheering for. Oh, yeah, it's that simple to get entered for a chance to win a great prize!! The drawing will take place on Friday, March 31st.
So, that takes care of events which include the whole month of March. Now, there are those special 'one night only' events like the one Amy has planned for Thursday, March 9th at 6:00 pm, The Center for Violence Prevention will present a program discussing issues of domestic abuse or violence. It's a free program and no registration is required.
Patsy's Chapter 1 Book Club March selection is Predator by Terry Blackstock. This month's meeting is Tuesday, March 14th at 6 pm. No reservation or membership is required. There will be door prizes and light refreshments.
Amy has a lucky Simply Crafts program this month on Thursday, March 16th at 6:00 pm. The group will be making beautiful paper Shamrocks. No reservation is needed. All materials supplied.
You don't want to miss out, in March, at the Pearl Public Library!
We'll see you there!
Monday, February 6
If it's February, then it must be Library Lovers' Month! If it's Library Lovers' Month, then it's the Pearl Public Library's time to shine! Oh yeah, baby! It's one of the most fun and sweet programs the library hosts all year. This is the Ninth Annual Come In From the Cold With a Good Book on Valentine's Day February 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m and Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m . to 5:30 p.m.
Patrons will be treated to free coffee, donated by Community Coffee and free donuts and cookies donated by Pearl businesses - Walmart, Dunkin Donuts, Donut Factory, Sam's Club and That Special Touch Cakes and Flowers and Simply Southern Cafe and Grill in Flowood. The main entrance to the library will be transformed into a sweet cafe! Seriously, now. Do you really want to miss out on this?! I didn't think so! Come in and enjoy the decorations and treats!
While you are at the library any time during the month of February, write a couple of words telling why you love the library. Your entry will go into a Library Lovers' Month drawing to be held on March 1 for one sweet prize! Amy will be sure to take care of that!
There's more. Amy has a Valentine's Day Strawberry Sugar Scrub for you lovely people that want to help your skin stay moist and smooth. Uh-huuuuuuuh! Amy's free, Simply Crafts group will be making this scrub on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. No reservation is needed and all materials are supplied! Remember, Simply Crafts is every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.
Another Valentine's Day highlight is Patsy's Chapter 1 Book Club meeting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 14. Their book selection is Buried Secrets, the second book in the Heart of the Amazon Series by Margaret Daley. It's a free book club. No registration is required. There will be light refreshments and door prizes. The Chapter 1 Book Club meets every second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.
Don't miss out. We'll see you there!
Tuesday, January 10
That's right folks! Right here at the Pearl Public Library, Amy has the answer to your New Year's resolution to save money. Yep! You know that pesky, high electric bill that just WON'T QUIT?! Every time you look at the bill it just makes you want to faint.
Well then, you absolutely do not want to miss out on the library's energy saving tips program, featuring the Entergy Company, on Thurs. Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. It's a free, adult program.