Thursday, December 27

Magee: What a year it has been!

Well, 2018, has come and is just about gone. We have had over 44,700 people come through our doors, for all different reasons; checking out or checking in, copying, faxes, scanning, computers, studying or even just waiting on Mom or Dad to pick them up.

Our hottest ticket this year was our Printeron services. It is so easy to use. You can submit your print job through our Printeron app on your smart device or submit through our homepage. Any patron can choose Brandon, Pearl, Flowood, Forest, or here at Magee to pick up their copies.

Our top check outs at the Magee Library were:
  1. Wonder (DVD)
  2. The Dark Tower (DVD) 
  3. Coco (DVD) 
  4. Kong : Skull Island (DVD) 
  5. The Emoji Movie (DVD)

No books made the top 5! Can you believe that?

The Books & Lunch Club's top book was entitled, The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah. The book is set in 1970’s Alaskan Frontier. It is a coming of age for thirteen-year-old Leni and her mother, Cora, to finally learn to stand up and be strong.

Our top Summer Library Program this year was a tie between Inky the Clown and the all-time favorite, the Snakeman! You can look back at the pictures from Facebook here.

Our favorite family program was Mitch Warner with his steel drums. Loved how he gave the children and teens a chance to learn how to play the drums.

Tea & Coloring has been a surprise hit. When we have it, we usually have around twenty to twenty-five people here. This coming year, we will offer it at least once a month. We started out using mostly colored pencils and just a few Sharpie markers, now we use mostly Sharpie markers. I love going in and coloring and listening to all the conversations between people.


It has been a wonderful year, full of joy, thanks to all that come through our doors at the Magee Library. We hope this coming year will be even more joyful! 

Happy New Year from the Morton Public Library!


We hope everyone had a happy and safe Christmas. We are very excited for a new year and to have new programs for everyone to enjoy!

Preschool Story Time is every Tuesday morning at 10:00. Bring your little ones, and join us for stories, music, dancing, and crafts!

January’s themes are:

  • January 8th: Winter 
  • January 15th: Snow 
  • January 22nd: Snowmen 
  • January 29th: Frosty the Snowman 
Do you ever wish you could bring snow inside? With snow dough, you can! It's cold, squishy, moldable, and feels just like snow! So join us, January 3 at 5:00 p.m. for K-4th grade Craft Night to make snow dough! All supplies will be provided.

We will be having Tween Craft Night on January 10 at 5:00 p.m.! The tween group is grades 5-8. We will be making art using old CDs! You can make a winter themed CD, such as a snowman, or you can let your imagination run wild and come up with your own unique design! This event is free, and all supplies will be provided.

January 24, 4:30 p.m. we will be having Family Movie Night!
We will be watching "Disney's Christopher Robin" Produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Rating is (PG) Run time is 2 hours. This is a free event. Popcorn and soda will be provided while supplies last!

We look forward to seeing you at our programs!



Wednesday, December 19

Happenings at Flowood Library

The Flowood Library has a lot to offer and for the remainder of the month of December 2018 the following programs are scheduled:

Mugshots Trivia
We had a lot of fun at Mugshots Trivia last night, December 18, 2018, 6:30-8:00 p.m.  A special congratulations to our trivia prize winner, Morris Mermelstein, for winning first prize, a $15 gift card at Mugshots. Join us again on January 15, 2019, for another night of family-friendly fun at Mugshots Restaurant in Flowood. Presented by the Flowood and Reservoir Libraries. 

Flowood Book Club
January 15, 2019, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come and discuss their favorite books and, perhaps, learn of a few more good reads in the process. The selection for January is Guardian Angel by Sara Paretsky.
The club meets every third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. There shall be coffee and refreshments for attendees. We hope to see you there!

Crochet with Donna
January 17, 2018, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Join Pamela and Donna and learn to crochet. Must bring your own supplies.  Contact the library for more details. Preregistration is requested.

What Is Falun Dafa?
January 19, 2018, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Experience Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, at the Flowood Library. It is a meditation practice that brings about serenity and a higher level of awareness while also greatly benefiting your physical well-being.

FLOWOOD LIBRARY RECIPE CLUB
Meets every second Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join us on the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a meeting of the Flowood Library Recipe Club. Bring copies of your recipe to exchange along with a sample platter so everyone can try it! "Samples are optional and appreciated." Please preregister.

Mother Goose Lapsit
Mondays, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. 
Story Time for children up to 3 years old. This month's themes are Penguins, Polar Bears, and Happy Holidays! 

Peek-A-Boo Baby
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. 
Babies to 16 months; join Ms. Emmy for a fun time singing songs, reading stories, and developing fine motor skills through finger plays. This month's themes are Snow, Snowmen, Happy Holidays and Penguins! 

Preschool Story Time 
Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. & Every Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
For children ages, 3 to 6 yrs; Ms. Eleanor hosts a fun-filled story time every Wednesday and Thursday mornings! Come join us for songs, stories, and work on a neat craft that you get to keep! This month's themes are Bears, Winter, Happy Holidays, and New Year's. 



Kids' Hour

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. when school is in session 
Join Ms. Emmy for story time and crafts for children in kindergarten to sixth grade. This month's themes are Snow, Snowmen, and Happy Holidays!



Thursday, December 27, 6:30 pm 
Teens grab a hammer and get ready to make nail art. We'll have funky patterns to choose from or be creative and design your own.

Seniors
The Flowood Library offers something for everyone. Our Flowood Prime Time Seniors meet every Tuesday for Card Day 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  On the first Wednesday of the month they meet for Game Day 10:00 am.-12:00 p.m.  On the last Wednesday of the month they meet for BINGO, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
When our seniors are all played out, they come inside the library and check out books, audio CDs, DVDs, or simply stop by to say, “Hello.”  Our staff is available to assist them with their information needs.

Tuesday, December 18

December Fun at the Magee Library

Open Mic Night was a “Rocking” good time!
We had 12 people that performed at our Christmas Open Mic Night, Thursday, Dec. 13. The favorite song of the night was “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree,” performed by Julia Chencharick and then Walter Baldwin did his version of the song. We also had “Jingle Bells” performed by Danial Baldwin. My favorite was “Blue Christmas,” performed by Walter Baldwin. (Ok, now you know I am a big Elvis fan!) He also performed “White Christmas” and “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” which had us all laughing. Joshua Wickes recited an Edgar Allen Poe poem entitled “The Bells.” We had a trio of boys who even tried to rap “Silent Night!” Everyone enjoyed it when the moms stood up and sang, “Dashing Thru the Snow.” The Baldwin Family did a great job on “O Come, O Come, Emanuel.”

There were a few people that performed more than once. So, we did not have a first or second place; instead, everyone that participated in the event got to put their name in a drawing for one of three $5.00 gift cards from Walmart and one $10.00 gift card from McAlister’s Deli.

The winners: Walter Baldwin won the $10 gift card, Danial Baldwin won a $5.00 Walmart card, Micah Floyd won a $5.00 Walmart card, and Julie Baldwin won the last $5.00 Walmart card.
Santa visited the Magee Library!
Santa has come and gone so he could get back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve! But when he visited the library, we had sixty-five little ones come to get their picture made with Santa Claus. While they waited for their pictures “to develop” the children had refreshments of hot chocolate and cookies. The children made a Christmas ornament to take home with them. It was a foam craft of a snowman holding a candy cane with the year on it to mark the occasion. We are already looking forward to next December!

Check out the fun things going on for January (Bingo, Tea & Coloring and Snap circuits).

Monday, December 17

'Tis the Week Before Christmas and All Through the Pearl Library...

EVERYONE is stirrin'!

Yep! A lot going on. Don't miss out on these wonderful, free programs!

Lisa is ready to get you in the Christmas spirit with her December How -to Tuesdays offering...Make Your Own Handprint Snowman Ornament. Materials are furnished and no reservation required. So, plan on coming, and bring your friends for this fun holiday craft on Tues. Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.

Don't stop there though! Amy is hooking you up with a holiday classic for December's Third Thursday Flicks. Bring the whole family and enjoy White Christmas complete with popcorn, hot cocoa, and cookies. How can you possibly think about missing this chance to cozy up to a free Christmas movie and treats! That's Thursday, Dec. 20 at 5:30.
We'll see you there!

Friday, December 14

Merry Christmas from the Morton Public Library!



We are so excited that it is the holiday season! We have lots of Christmas displays and decorations for everyone to check out. We also have some fun and exciting holiday programs.


Santa Claus came to town and visited the Morton Library on December 13th. He posed for pictures, picked up letters and heard what you wished for under the Christmas tree! Of course, we couldn't invite Santa over without having his favorite snack, so there were milk and cookies for everyone! Check the CMRLS Facebook page for the pictures from his visit!
This month we will be starting a new program night for our tweens! Tweens are students in 5th – 8th grade. This month we will be making snow dough! It’s cold, squishy, moldable, and fun to play with. So, if you’re wishing for a white Christmas join us to make your own snow on December 20th at 5:00 p.m.


We hope to see you at a Library event.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

¯Santa Claus is com-ing to town¯
The children of Magee have been good this year; so Santa Claus is on his way! Santa will be here Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11:00 a.m. Each child will receive a FREE picture with him, enjoy his favorite snack - hot cocoa and cookies; and the little ones can make an ornament.


This is our third year for Santa to visit the Magee Library. Last year saw our biggest group ever. We want to make this year even bigger!

Wednesday, December 12

December at the Flowood Library

The Flowood Library is a community resource for the City of Flowood and the surrounding area. The Flowood Library has a lot to offer and for the remainder of the month of December 2018 the following programs are scheduled:


Mugshots Trivia
December 18, 2018, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Join us for a night of family-friendly fun. Trivia-Nite will be held at the Mugshots in Flowood. Presented by the Flowood and Reservoir Libraries.

Flowood Book Club
December 18, 2018, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come and discuss their favorite books and, perhaps, learn of a few more good reads in the process. This month's selection is Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten.

The Flowood Book Club meets every third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. There shall be coffee and refreshments for attendees. We hope to see you there!

Crochet with Donna
December 20, 2018, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Join Pamela and Donna and learn to crochet. Must bring your own supplies.  Contact the library for more details. Preregistration is requested.

What Is Falun Dafa?
December 15, 2018, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Experience Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, at the Flowood Library. It is a meditation practice that brings about serenity and a higher level of awareness while also greatly benefiting your physical well-being.

Flowood Library Recipe Club 
Meets every second Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join us on the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a meeting of the Flowood Library Recipe Club. Bring copies of your recipe to exchange along with a sample platter so everyone can try it! "Samples are optional and appreciated."
Please preregister.

Mother Goose Lapsit
Mondays, 9:30 & 10:30 AM
Story Time for children up to 3 years old.
This month's themes are Penguins, Polar Bears and Happy Holidays!
Peek-A-Boo Baby
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM
Babies to 16 months.
Join Ms. Emmy for a fun time singing songs, reading stories, and developing fine motor skills through finger plays. This month's themes are Snow, Snowmen, Happy Holidays and Penguins!

Preschool Story Time
Every Wednesday, 10:30 AM; Every Thursday, 10:30 AM
For children ages 3 to 6 years old.
Ms. Eleanor hosts a fun filled story time every Wednesday and Thursday mornings! Come join us for songs, stories, and work on a neat craft that you get to keep! This month's themes are: Bears, Winter, Happy Holidays and New Year's.

Kids' Hour
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm (when school is in session) 
Join Ms. Emmy for story time and crafts for children in kindergarten to sixth grade. This month's themes are Snow, Snowmen, and Happy Holidays!

Teen Night
Thursday, December 27, 6:30 pm
Teens grab your hammer and get ready to make nail art. We'll have funky patterns to choose from or be creative and design your own.

The Flowood Library offers something for everyone. Check out our New Book display. We have DVDs for movie enthusiasts. We have audio CDs for your listening pleasure. If you are working on a research project or need to be proctored for a test, the staff at Flowood Library can help you.

Check out our Used Book Sale or sit quietly reading a book in our living room. The outside patio is available for your use; however, we recommend you wear a coat because it’s cold outside.






Tuesday, December 11

Pajama Party

What can be more fun than a pajama party? A pajama party with a great story teller!
The Raleigh Public Library will be having a merry time Thursday, Dec 13th at 3:30 pm as we have a Pajama Party with Diane Butler. Diane is a great story teller so it should be a really fun time.
So put on your favorite Christmas pajamas (non pajama wearers welcome too) and come to the library to have some fun. And a party is not a party without some great refreshments.  See you there.

Monday, December 10

Quit rushing around; stop and get lost in a fairy tale.


This month our book club is reading Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen and what a great story to get lost in during the rush, rush of the season. I don’t know any other way to describe the book but as a fairy tale for adults. 


Take one man that loses his beloved wife in a freak accident (for which he blames himself), add a little girl that loses her dad unexpectedly and thinks he’s come back as a forest creature. Stir in a fortune the man receives for the accident that cost him his wife and an odd brother named Wolf that is intent upon taking the money for himself. Fold in a librarian’s story about a grum and his gold. Add in a grieving wife trying to move on, a forest, a cast of unique characters from a small town, a treehouse in the forest, a falling-down library, and $4 million in gold. Beat together a man and a little girl on an adventure that helps them reconcile their great loss, and you truly have the makings of a fairy tale.

All in the book club have wonderful things to say about this book. Charming! Enchanting! A true modern-day fairy tale! I have personally read this book twice and enjoyed it as much the second time as the first. Take our advice and read this delightful title. If you’re truly too busy now, it would be a great pastime for those cold January days.



Monday, December 3

December Programs Just Keep On Giving at the Pearl Public Library!

That's right! Don't miss out on these wonderful, free opportunities to get into the holiday spirit. 

Starting with the library's featuring of New Stage Theatre's Youth Acting Troupe as they present 'Twas the Opening Night Before Christmas  on Tues. Dec. 4 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.

Bring the whole family!

But, hey, if you aren't into live theater, come on in anyway and enjoy some crafting on the very same night!  Oh, yeah, the Pearl Library can hook you up there too! Come make Borax Crystals! Fun aaaannnnd beautiful! That's from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Keeping in the crafting spirit, don't forget about this month's How- to Tuesdays. Come on to the Pearl Library and make your own Handprint Snowman Ornament on Tues. Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. Wouldn't that be a great gift for yourself or someone special?!!!



Don't forget! All programs are free!


We'll see you there!