Thursday, June 22

Simply Crafts, at the Pearl Public Library, just got BECKY-FIED!

   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

SLP!, SLP!, SLP! It's underway at the Pearl Library! Boom! Bah! Bish! YAY!

BUILD A BETTER WORLD! That's the theme across the board for children's, teens' and the adult 2017 Summer Library Program. How else to build a better world than starting with community, and the Pearl Public Library brings it all together with topnotch, energetic, FREE programs!

   The first day of SLP for teens begins with actually building things via video game. You guessed it! Minecraft on Monday, June 5th at 6 p.m. It’s a time to bring that wonderful creativity and imagination into play and build anything you like…your own kingdom even!! Because seating is limited, pre-registration is required.
    Another teens highlight is a special presentation by accomplished journalist, Associated Press Writer, Emily Wagster Pettus, who will speak about how to detect fake news.That’s Monday, June 12 at 6 p.m.
      Some of the highlights for children/family nights include the Central Mississippi Regional Library’s (CMRLS) Puppets on Tuesday, June 6th at 6 p.m. The next week, there’s Magician Dorian LaChance on Tuesday, June 13th at 6 p.m. The Snakeman, Terry Vandeventer, will slither in on Tuesday, June 20th at 6 p.m. Dianne Butler, the Story Teller, will be here July 11 at 6 p.m.
      Adult SLP kicks off Thursday. June 8 at 6 p.m with free Adult Trivia Night that comes complete with a great prize. Bring your friends and team up to answer challenging trivia questions to be eligible to win.
       Movie Night for Adults will be Thursday, June 22nd at5:30 p.m. Relax and enjoy the free show on the big screen. Complimentary popcorn and drinks will be served.
      The Adult Show and Tell Craft Fair will be held on June 29th at 6 p.m. If you like to hand make items, bring your work of art to show and be inspired by others as they share their creativity and tips. The craft fair is a free program. To enter your craft for showing, please sign up or call the library by Wednesday, June 28th.
On, Thursday, July 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., The Pearl Public Library will be hosting a free blood drive, provided by Mississippi Blood Services. All blood types are needed and welcome! “Build a Better World” by saving lives!  
    Remember that programs listed above are only a few of the total programs for children, teens and adults. To see the total SLP lineup for the Pearl Public Library, as well as all CMRLS libraries, check out the EVENTS CALENDAR at
    If you have any questions or need more information, please call the Pearl Library at 601-932-2562, and ask for Adrianne Manning, Youth Services Supervisor if your questions are children or teen related. For adult SLP questions ask for Amy Lee, Reference Supervisor.

You do not want to miss a thing!

We'll see you there!

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. 
     The Pearl Public Library is hosting a free heart health program, presented by Magnolia Health, a physician-driven, Mississippi-based, Medicaid Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), on Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m.
       Called “Listening to Your Healthy Heart Matters,” the program is designed to follow its namesake, the book entitled, Listening to Your Healthy Heart Matters, written by Michelle Bain, with Dr. Sharon Cresci. Participants will receive free copies of the program book. 
        “Latresa Robb, RN will present the seminar,” said Becky Martin, Magnolia Health’s Community Relations Representative.  “The presentation is for those with heart disease and those who want to prevent it.  It covers how the heart works, warning signs of a heart attack, risk factors, nutrition, heart disease and exercise, cardiac testing, and treatment options. There will be opportunities to ask questions.”
      Martin and Robb visited the Pearl Public Library in 2016 for another relevant health program which was on Diabetes.

Friday, May 5


     Have you heard that the Friends of the Pearl Library  has expanded their annual (sometimes bi-annual) Big Book Sale to three days?! Yep. Three days!  Thurs. May 11 from 4 p.m .to 7 p.m., Fri. May 12 from 9 4 p.m. and Sat. May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oh, yes! This is big news for the Pearl Public Library.  Big! BIG!!!
     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!
      Interested shoppers will also have a fine selection of fiction and nonfiction books to choose from as well as DVDs and CDs (audiobooks and music – some classical).
      Book sale prices range from .25cents to $5.00.  Please note that ONLY at the end of the last day of the book sale (Saturday) and not before, leftover items will be on a special, bag-for-a-buck, bargain.  It’s everything you can fit into a grocery bag for $1.
      For anyone interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Pearl Library, there will be registration forms available at the book sale. Individual membership is $5 a year. As always, donations to the Friends are also welcome.

You do not want to miss out on this fun, great BIG BOOK SALE!

We'll see you there!

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.

Whew! All this hopping has me feeling a little hungry. Oh great! We have that covered too. Free POPCORN! On Friday, April 14th end National Library Week with free popcorn from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come by and meet your library staff. We will be serving up this wonderful treat! Can you dig it? Sure you can!
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. 

Really impressive stuff going on at the Pearl Library! All programs are free! You don't want to miss out on anything.

We'll see you there!

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 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

A Can't-Miss Electrifying Event!

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.
That's definitely a highlight program of the month, but don't forget about the Pearl Library's popular monthly events too!  Patsy's Chapter 1 Book Club (which meets the second Tuesday of every month) selected Cop Town by Karin Slaughter for their Tues. Jan. 10 group discussion. The book club is free. No reservation or membership required. And, as always, there will be a door prize and light refreshments! 

Two women struggling to be good cops in Atlanta in the 1970s, find themselves up against extraordinary heat. Oh yeah! Now, that's a book you can grab a nice mug of Joe or cocoa and snuggle up with, right? Right!!! 

Speaking of mugs, don't miss January's Simply Crafts! Amy has just the right craft in store on Thurs. Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. "You decorate ceramic mugs with a a paint pen," Amy said. "Then you place them in a low oven to set them and prevent them from bleeding. Really cool idea!" Indeed, Amy. It sure is!!! Simply Crafts meets every third Thursday of the month. No reservation required. All materials are supplied!

You don't want to miss any of these January events! 

We'll see you there!