Friday, November 8

Duck Hunt at the Brandon Library!


Look for ducks hiding in the library from:
November 12-December 6!

When you find a duck, take it to the Circulation Desk and exchange it for an entry form for the Christmas Drawing from the Friends of the Brandon Library. 



The prize will be a $100 gift card.

Only one entry per day.
(That means you can only find one duck per day.)

Drawing will be at 
The Puppet Show Saturday, December 7 at 1 p.m.

Monday, November 4

Getting Cozy With Thanks at the Pearl Public Library!

Or is it coosie or maybe even Koosie? 

Doesn't really matter! It's a drink container sleeve that can help keep your drink cold or your hands protected from a hot beverage.   

And, you can make your very own during Simply Crafts, a FREE adult craft program, on Tues. Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. 

No reservation is needed and all materials are free.


Pretty good stuff, huh?! A pretty good gift idea too with you know what coming up next month!

Speaking of gifts for yourself or someone special and one that spells THANKS - literally -how about Tin Can Punched Votive candles?

That's coming up for the Pearl Library's How-To Tuesday November offering on Tues. Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. It's a FREE adult craft program. No reservation needed and all materials supplied.

So, come on and join in a festive atmosphere full of creativity and fun!

Talk about an atmosphere of fun, don't forget about Medieval Fest, the library's November Family Night program on Tues. Nov. 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. starring the SCA'S Shire of IronOx!
The Shire of IronOx will have displays on armor, weapons, costumes, daily life and have live hand-to-hand combat exhibitions of the Middle Ages.

The Shire of IronOx is the same Medieval reenactment group seen at CelticFest in Jackson.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish and enter the potluck contest for a feast fit for kings and queens. The contest will be held at 6 p.m. and the favorite dish wins the Best Potluck Dish trophy.

In addition to potluck offerings, Pizza Shack of Jackson, a big Pearl Library and Family Night supporter is generously donating pizza that will be available while the supply lasts.

Also feel free to dress in your finest Middle Ages costume. Bring the whole family and all your friends! 

It's all FREE!

Don't miss out!

We'll see you there!

November Happenings at the Rez


Fall Greetings!



Fall is officially here! The librarians at the Northwest Point Reservoir Library are excited that the cooler months of fall are finally here along with cooler weather, bonfires, and quiet evenings spent in front of the fire place cuddling up to read a good book.  We have so many fun and exciting events planned at the library for all of our patron from scary haunted ghost stories to fun trivia nights!

Picture Book Month

Come by the library Thursday,  November 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a special Picture Book Month Story Time! We will read some of the most poplar picture books of the 21st century and have a silly song and craft time.



International Games Week
Let the games begin! Come by the library during the week of November 4th through the 8th for  International Games Week to participate in any one of the many table top that will be placed around the library for your enjoyment! We will have some of the newest games as well as some beloved classics!

Ladies Under the Hood

Join us Tuesday, November 12th at 11:00 a.m. for a special visit from Allison Walker AKA the Lady Auto Mechanic host of Auto Correct on MPB. Allison will be returning to the Northwest Point Reservoir Library to educate us on how to get our cars ready for the South Mississippi Winter.




Mugshots Trivia 



Are you a Trivia Master looking for their next exciting game? Are you new to trivia and looking to get more involved? Come to Mugshots in Flowood Tuesday, November 19th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for another exciting game of Family Trivia! All experience levels are welcome! We will see you there!



Loose Knit Group

Are you a master knitter who is looking to pass on your knowledge to a new generation of knitters? Are you a beginner who is looking to learn from master knitters? Come by the Northwest Point Reservoir library every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  All experience levels are welcome as we work on our own projects.

Friday, November 1

Brandon: International Game Week and Other November Tidbits


Even though National Game Week is November 3-9 this year, The Brandon Library will be playing games all month.  Monday, November 4 at 5 p.m. our middle graders and teens  (ages 10+) will be trying out the digital version of the Operation!  Tuesday, November 5 the Brandon Library will host Trivia Night at Lost Pizza at 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 9 we are hosting our Ultimate Escape Room! However, you can’t just come. You must have a golden ticket!  Stop by the library to find out how to get your ticket today!

Our regular Video Game day is November 16. We are playing Minecraft.  Even our Family Night on Monday November 18 at 6 pm will be a game and puzzle adventure.

If you happen to miss all these fun days, do not worry we will have puzzles, card games, and board games out for all ages!  If you do not like board games or puzzles, we always have the Wii set up in the children’s department.

Since we are a library, not everything is games and puzzles. Other fun includes:
  •          Genealogy for Beginners on Thursday, November 14 at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, November 19 at 11 a.m. for those who are interested in researching your family tree. 
  • ·         Thursday November 7 at 6 p.m. come to the library to relax before the holiday rush and enjoy making Creative Zentangles. 
  •          Need help learning about Google Apps or buying a new computer?  We have Computer Literacy 101 to help with that! Wednesday, November 6 and 20 at 11 a.m.

Have any questions about any of our programs? Come on in or give us a call and we will be happy to help!


Monday, October 28

November's Third Thursday Flicks, a Holiday Favorite at the Pearl Public Library!

You just can't beat famed actors Steve Martin and John Candy in this 1987 Thanksgiving comedy. 

In Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Neal Page (Martin) and Del Griffith (Candy) are two strangers that are thrown together by a crazy snowstorm during holiday travel. 

Neal an uptight, successful executive and Del an underachieving, really laid back shower curtain ring salesman, go together like oil and water! Needles to say that Del annoys the mess out of Neal! Even as everything that could go wrong does, and Neal's grip on sanity - from time to time - seems to be slipping, the two end up forming a heartwarming bond. 

A really great movie! Thumbs up all the way!

If you have never seen Planes, Trains and Automobiles, you'll have the chance on Thurs. Nov. 21. at 6 p.m. It's Ben's pick for November's Third Thursday Flicks. 

A funny movie, a big screen and refreshments. What could be better? Well maybe if it were free...

IT IS FREE!

So, mark your calendars and plan on coming. It's wonderful, holiday entertainment for the whole family!


Don't miss out!

We'll see you there!

Friday, October 25

Brandon: Ultimate Escape Room!

Description:



The Brandon Public Library will host the ultimate escape room on Saturday, November 9 at 1:00 pm OR 2:30 pm!


But wait, you can't just come--you must have a golden ticket!

Where do you get a ticket? You must find one.


They are hidden around the Brandon Library. Stop by the Circulation Desk to get a clue for the location of your golden ticket. There are a limited number of tickets, so come get yours today!

Monday, October 21

HEAR YE! HEAR YE! Lords and Ladies! Come Partake in the Revelry of a Middle Ages Celebration in November at the Pearl Public Library!

That's right! 

Big News!

The Pearl Library's Family Night, Tues. Nov. 12 starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m, will feature the second annual Medieval Fest!

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) featuring the local chapter of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann's local group, the Shire of IronOx, will be back again to entertain in a big way!
The Shire of IronOx will have displays on armor, weapons, costumes, daily life and have live hand-to-hand combat exhibitions of the Middle Ages.


The Shire of IronOx is the same Medieval reenactment group seen at CelticFest in Jackson.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish and enter the potluck contest for a feast fit for kings and queens. The contest will be held at 6 p.m. and the favorite dish wins the Best Potluck Dish trophy.

“We are really excited to have the Shire of IronOx back at the Pearl Library,” Said Kristen Hillman, Youth Services Supervisor in charge of Family Night programming. “Everyone had a blast last year and we hope to have an even better turnout this year.”

In addition to potluck offerings, Pizza Shack of Jackson, a big Pearl Library and Family Night supporter is generously donating pizza that will be available while the supply lasts.

Also feel free to dress in your finest Middle Ages costume. Bring the whole family and all your friends! 

The Pearl Public Library holds a themed Family Night program every second Tuesday of the month. And, it's ALWAYS FREE!

We'll see you there!

Harrisville Happenings

It's hard to believe that we are just two months away from 2019 ending. It has been an amazing year at Harrisville Library but the fun is not over yet. We have some fun programs planned before the year comes to a close.

November Programs:

Tween Make & Take 

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.


Calling all kids in grades 5th -8th. Join Mrs. Kathie for a fun holiday painting class. 
We will be painting a turkey on a canvas. Supplies are free but limited. 
Please RSVP the library by October 31, to reserve your spot. 

Movies in the Morning 

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for our presentation of the 2019 Walt Disney Pictures, 
Aladdin.
This story of a lovable street urchin, a beautiful princess and a wise-cracking genie. 
This movie is rated PG and runs 2 hrs 9 mins.

Family Bingo Night

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Bring the family or bring a friend, it's bingo time again.
Join us for some good laughs, yummy snacks, and great prizes.


December Programs:

Trim the Tree

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Mrs. Kathie needs your help. Stop by the library to help Mrs. Kathie decorate the library tree. 
We will be making the ornaments for the tree. 
You will pick up your ornaments when you come back for a visit with Santa.

Visit with Santa

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Santa Claus is coming to town. He's making a list and checking it twice. 
Be sure to bring the kids to visit Santa before he heads back to the North Pole.

Family Bingo Night

Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Bring the family or bring a friend, it's bingo time again.
Join us for some good laughs, yummy snacks, and great prizes.


Movies in the Morning

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.


Join us for our presentation of the  2018, Universal Pictures,
 The Grinch
With the help of his loyal dog, Max. The Grinch hatches a plan to steal Christmas 
form all the Who's in Whoville.
This movie is rated PG and runs 1 hr 30 mins.






Friday, October 18

Brandon: Fall Festival is here!

The Brandon Public Library's Fall Festival Family Night is
Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
All ages are welcome! 



Want to wear your Halloween costume early? We'd love for you to show them off here with us! Plus, Ms. Janet will be doing spooky (and not-so-spooky) face painting for anyone who wants a cool addition to their costumes! 

We'll have tons of games, treats, candy, and hot dogs!
You can even get a chance to win some cool prizes during our spine-tingling bingo!

Monday, October 14

Why Color?

In recent years coloring has emerged as an adult activity to relax and lower stress. Most of us remember our childhood and coloring in our coloring books - first with those huge crayons and if we were lucky, eventually a huge box of Crayolas with that built-in sharpener in the back. Remember how fun that was? Today, there are numerous companies producing coloring books for adults. In addition, we are not limited to crayons anymore; today we have gel pens, markers, Sharpies, and colored pencils as choices.

Coloring can provide more than relaxation and stress reduction. When we participate in this activity in a group setting, it provides us with another activity that seems to be in short supply today in this electronic world in which we live - conversation. Live socializing with real people. While engaging your hands, you're free to talk with your neighbor across the table. Talk about your children (or grandchildren), reminisce, share the ups and downs of caring for a parent or spouse. The possibilities are endless.

CMRLS libraries have numerous coloring programs planned, and we would like to invite you to find a location near you and participate in one of these enjoyable events. Click on the link and enter "color" or "coloring" into the search field to see our upcoming programs.

Tuesday, October 8

Thursday Afterschoolers

By Thursday, you may be needing a break from all that school work. So why don't you stop by the Raleigh Public Library for an hour of fun. Each Thursday we will have a fun activity planned just for elementary kids and we are calling it Afterschoolers.


Each week there will be a different type of activity. It will have something to do with games, crafts, and books. The fun thing is you won't know what it is until you show up. This will be a little break from all that hard work. Come out, have some fun, and you might also find that next book to read.
Just remember to bring your library card.

Monday, October 7

It's That Time of Year and the Fun is Just Beginning at the Pearl Public Library!

Don't you just loooooooove this time of year when the leaves are fluttering to the ground so beautifully? The near 100 degree temps seem to be behind us, and the cool breeze just makes ya go aaaahhhhhhhh! 

LOVE IT!

It's also the time of year when we get a burst of energy and start thinking about maybe engaging in some crafting, fun programs and festivals!

Well you are in luck because the Pearl Public Library offers it all and at NO COST!
Just a reminder that the Fall Family Festival is Tues. Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. behind the library next to the Pearl Senior Center.  Costumes are encouraged!  It's a FREE, fun evening celebrating the entrance of fall with bounce houses, face painting and pizza, generously donated by the Pizza Shack of Jackson (Pizza available as long as the supply lasts.).  Oh yeah! That's like hitting the jackpot!

On Thurs. Oct. 10 you can hit another jackpot! BINGO! You guessed it. It's Bingo For Books at 6 p.m.It's a free program. So, come on in, play the game, win some books and enjoy light refreshments!
Save some energy though to enjoy How-To Tuesday on Tues. Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. October's feature is Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders.
No reservation is needed and all materials supplied. No reason to miss this festive evening and the opportunity to make yourself a gorgeous fall, decorative craft. Hey, this would make a nice gift for someone special too! 

We'll see you there!

Saturday, October 5

Harrisville Happenings

Harrisville has some big plans for the month of October. 

To celebrate October being Teen Read / Tech Month
we will be exploring electrical engineering with Snap Circuits.
Snap Circuits are a system of modules that magnetically
snap together to complete an electrical circuit.
We have 3 different kits to explore. 

Snap! It's electric!
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, @ 4:30 p.m.
for Tweens (5th - 8th grades)

Thursday, October 10, 2019, @ 4:30 p.m.
for Teens (9th -12th grades)


Movies in the Morning 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.

We will be watching the 1993,
Walt Disney Pictures, Hocus Pocus.
A young teenage boy releases a coven of evil witches.
With the help of his little sister,
new girlfriend and a magical cat,
they must steal the witches' book of spells
to stop them from becoming immortal. 
This movie is rated PG; runs 1 hr 36 mins.
Free event for the whole family! 


Family Bingo Night
Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 4:30 p.m.

Bring the family or bring a friend, it's bingo time again! 
Join us for some good laughs, yummy snacks, and great prizes.


Coffee and Cake with Friends
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.

Life is better with Friends!
Join the Friends of the Harrisville Library
for coffee and cake. 
Stop by and enjoy some cake and
learn more about what the Friends
do for the library as part of our membership drive.
October 21 - 25 is National Friends of the Library Week.

Harrisville's Candy Lane
Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m.

Join the Friends of the Harrisville Library for their annual
Candy Lane at the Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Every child will receive a punch card at the door.
Concessions will be available for purchase by the Friends.
Bring the family or bring a friend,
you are sure to have a great time.

If you would like to participate in Candy Lane by hosting a table,
please contact Mrs. Kathie at the Library for more information. 

Tuesday, October 1

October Happenings at the Rez.

October Happenings at the Rez


The Librarians are super excited that the Fall season is upon us! After the hot summer months, it is great to finally have a chance to have the crisp cool fall air return to the state of Mississippi! While you are getting ready for the months of fall and winter ahead, we hope that you will plan to join us for the fun and exciting events we have planned at the library!

Trick or Treat at the Library
Join us Thursday, October 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., for a day of Halloween Trick or Treating! Come by the library with your candy bags for some free candy! Remember to say, "Trick or Treat!"

Teen Read Month 
Come by the library during the month of October to celebrate TEENtober! All teens are encouraged to write about how any library, be it school, public, academic, or even the library in your own home, has impacted your life. All entries will be placed in a drawing for a gift card to Soulshine Pizza Factory!

Loose Knit Group

Are you a master knitter who is looking to pass on your knowledge to a new generation of knitters? Are you a beginner who is looking to learn from master knitters? Come by the Northwest Point Reservoir library every Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. All experience levels are welcome as we work on our own projects.

Halloween Camp Out!
Join us at the library Thursday, October 31st at 11:00 a.m., as we have a special Halloween camp out story time! We will read stories about Halloween and sing scary songs and have a Halloween inspired craft!

High Noon Book Club
Come by the Northwest Point Reservoir Library Thursday, October 17th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., for another exciting hour of fine dining and even finer literature as the High Noon Book Club has its October meeting. This month we will be reading our favorite horror story to get us in the mood for  Halloween. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Desserts will be provided.

Mugshots family Trivia
Are you a Trivia Master looking for their next exciting game? Are you new to trivia and looking to get more involved? Come to Mugshots in Flowood every third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., for an exhilarating game of Family Trivia! All experience levels are welcome! We will see you there!

Book Bubbles with Uno
Uno has been on vacation for a few months, but he is back and ready to help his fellow librarians serve their patrons at the Reservoir Library! Stop by to say hello to our pet library goldfish!

We hope that all our patrons have a great month of October! We are all ready for the cooler temperatures that get us in the mood for the holiday season! We also hope that all our patrons can join us for the exciting events we have planned.

Monday, September 30

October Programming Could Not Be Sweeter at the Pearl Public Library!

(The Pearl Public Library Book Sale scheduled for Thurs. Oct. 3, Fri. Oct. 4 and Sat. Oct 5 has been postponed. http://cmrls.evanced.info/signup)



Uh-huh!

 Swwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttt!

As in a HUGE jar full of the sweet stuff!  And, it all goes to the lucky person who comes the closest to guessing the number of candies in the jar! 

This confectionery guessing contest starts Tues. Oct 1 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 26. The drawing will take place on Mon. Oct. 28!  Stop on by and fill out an entry! What ya got to lose!


Also this week, is the Pearl Library's Book Sale!  Now, come on! You can just image what kind of sweet deals - at ridiculously low prices -  you'll be able to find! 

The book sale runs for three days, Thurs. Oct. 3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fri. Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat. Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.!

Hey! You know that books make great gifts right? Right!
Speaking of gifts. How how about a cute, little, Halloween craft that would make a sweet gift for yourself or someone special? 

Then don't miss Simply Crafts Tues. Oct 1 at 6 p.m.! It's Ghost in a Jar

This is a FREE program. No reservation required and all materials supplied!

This craft session is sure to get you in the FALL mood.

So, don't forget about the special Family  Night program coming up. 

An event full of honest to goodness sweet fun for the WHOLE family is the Fall Family Festival, co-sponsored by Pizza Shack of Jackson, on Tues. Oct. 8 starting at 5:30 p.m.  Bounces houses, face painting, pizza and more! ALL FREE!


You do not want to miss out on these delightful programs!

Stay tuned to this blog for more October programming at the Pearl Public Library!

We'll see you there!

Thursday, September 26

October 2019 Taylorsville Timeline To Do's

Outrageous October programming is coming to your Library in Taylorsville. Listed below are some of the October events we have planned for you to mark off of your To Do List.




October is the month we celebrate all things Teens with TeenTober. Here are some of the events we have coming up at the library here in Taylorsville.

For the entire month of October we invite Teens to come into the library and put your artistic twist on a bookmark and then step over to our YA area and put your mark on our table sized coloring page. On Wednesday, October 16th at 3:30 we will be dipping tiles to make marble-dipped coasters.




For our Magnolia Monday - Make & Take, Kindergarten to 6th grade children, we will be painting pumpkins on Monday, October 7th @ 3:30.





Each Wednesday at 11:00 am will be our Preschool Story Time.
Our Outrageous October themes are:
October 2nd:         Fall Leaves Fall
October 9th:          Boo! Said the Ghost
October 16th:        Halloween Upside Down?
October 23rd:        Paint a Pumpkin
October 30th:         All About Halloween






These preschool programs are filled with fun books, music, and crafts!

Our Adult and Senior Book Club meets on Tuesday, October 8th at 3:30. We will be discussing the various books our club members are reading. Since we all have different taste in the genre of books we read, we have a well-rounded discussion.

Our Friends of the Library Chapter invites you to join them on Tuesday, October 8th at 3:30, for their monthly meeting to discuss upcoming events and ways to help the library make them a success.

The week of October 20th to October 26th is Friends of the Library Week. The library staff will be hosting a reception on Tuesday, October 22nd at 2:00 to thank our current members for all they do for our library and welcome any new comers who would like to join our chapter here in Taylorsville.

All CMRLS libraries will be closed Monday, October 14th in observance of Columbus Day.

We look forward to helping you complete your Library To Do's.

Monday, September 23

Bringing in Fall Strong With Lots of Bounce at the Pearl Library!

JUMPIN' PUMPKINS!  Fall is officially here! 

That can only mean one thing!   

You know it!

The Pearl Public Library is throwing a partaaaaaay!

A FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL in fact!

This is the second annual Fall Family Festival, and Kristen, the library's Youth Services Supervisor and Family Night coordinator, says she can't wait!

"It really is a lot of fun," Kristen said. "We love seeing everyone come out and celebrate the beginning of fall!  We'll have face painting, bounce houses and more. This is an event for kids of ALL ages! It's a great time for the whole family!"

Pizza Shack, a huge Pearl Library and Family Night supporter, is generously donating their award winning pizza! Get there early as supplies are limited.

The Fall Family Festival is Tues. Oct. 8th at 5:30 p.m behind the library, next to the Pearl Senior Center. There is no admission fee and everything is FREE!

A reminder that Family Night is a free program every second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

We'll see you there!

Monday, September 16

Far Out Programs at the Pearl Public Library!

Taking it celestial September's How-To Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. is Painting Planets!


All you do is take acrylic painting paper, paint, Mason jar lids and, of course, a little imagination and there you have it! Galaxy art! 

If you are all about creativity and enjoying a relaxing time, this program is definitely for you!

The How-To Tuesday program, which is the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m., is free and all materials are supplied.  

But that's not all that's going on this week at the Pearl Library.

So, let's talk about really taking it out there OK!  

How about a dark, romantic comedy involving a 20-year-old boy and a 79-year-old woman. 

That would be Harold and Maude, the Pearl Library's September Third Thursday Flicks offering.



Harold and Maude directed by Hal Ashby was released in 1971.
A young boy named Harold Chasen (Bud Cort) is intrigued with death. He meets Maude, played by Ruth Gordon, at a funeral and develops a strong friendship with her.  Ruth teaches Harold the value of  living life to the fullest.
Far out, funny movie, on a big screen! What could possibly be better! And, it's free!  That's Thurs. Sept. 19 at 5:45. Refreshments will be served.
We'll see you there!

Friday, September 13

Fitness Is Not a Fad at Forest Library

In a world full of fads, women's fitness is not a craze or a novelty or even a whim. A fad is defined as an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived or without basis in the object's qualities. Synonyms include fixation, trend, fashion, or the latest thing; however, none of these terms apply to long-term women's health and fitness.


Forest Public Library and Clear Creek Bootcamp in Forest are partnering together to present FITNESS DAY @ THE LIBRARY on Saturday, September 21, from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. The focus of the event is to encourage and celebrate women's health and fitness as a lifestyle and not a fad. Branch Manager Dianne McLaurin understands the importance of this message. "In February of this year, I joined the local bootcamp to lose some extra pounds. For the first six-weeks of the program, I achieved all my goals and posted transformation pictures with zeal! Everyone was so excited that I had joined the "fitness craze" in Forest. However, it did not take long to realize that women's fitness is not a six-week program, but rather a lifestyle of nutrition, exercise and accountability. Fitness is not a fad."

The owner of Clear Creek Bootcamp and Forest firefighter, Jordan Barnes, compares this concept to a three-legged stool. Without all three legs of support -- sustained nutrition, regular exercise and personal accountability -- the stool will not provide the adequate foundation for a healthy lifestyle. When approached about partnering with the library about a FREE health and fitness workshop for women, Barnes stated that community collaboration is necessary to spread this important message.

National Women's Health and Fitness Day is celebrated each year on the last Wednesday of September and is the nation's largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. Even though the library could not participate in the official nationwide event on September 25, the local organizers wanted to focus attention on the importance of physical activity and healthy eating by hosting a Saturday September program. The city of Forest is designated as a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation Healthy Hometown, and McLaurin participated in the grant process by serving on the Healthy Hometown committee. The Central Mississippi Regional Library System was just recently awarded a grant to provide FIT KITS for checkout to patrons. These fitness kits include everything from Zumba and Pilates to weight-lifting and yoga.

In the past few years, the library has also partnered with Lackey Memorial Hospital to present health literacy programs for residents of all ages, from preschool to senior citizens. Hospital spokesperson Nicole Kennedy stated that the hospital will have a table set up during the event to provide handouts about breast cancer and bone density scans in preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Workshop participants can also register to win a free mammogram.

"What we all want Forest residents to understand is that women's health and fitness is not a fad. As someone nearing retirement years, I understand the idea of slowing down and enjoying life. Still, healthy eating and regular exercise are not "phases" that we outgrow or a "craze" that is no longer fashionable. I think the library and our partners have created an amazing program that will interest everyone and confirm our commitment to women's health and the overall health of our town," McLaurin added.

FITNESS DAY @ THE LIBRARY begins at 9:00 a.m. and the workshop schedule is as follows:
9:00 a.m. -- Jordan Barnes, Clear Creek Bootcamp
Accountability and Personal Training
Healthy Lifestyle Motivation and Management
Proper Use of Exercise Equipment
Exercise Modification for All Ages
10:00 a.m. -- Joanne Jones, Clear Creek Bootcamp
ZUMBA Class Demonstration
11:00 a.m. -- The Importance of Nutritious Meal Plans with Jordan Barnes
Meal Prepping for Busy Lives and Healthy Samples with Katie McLaurin
Healthy Shakes, Smoothies and Teas with C & C Power Nutrition

For more information concerning FITNESS DAY @ THE LIBRARY, please call 601-469-1481 or email fobm@cmrls.lib.ms.us. 

Thursday, September 12

September 2019 Taylorsville Timeline To Do's

As the fall season approaches, come 'Fall Into' some great programming at your Library in Taylorsville. Listed below are some of the September events we have planned for you to mark off of your To Do List.




September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. "A library card brings stories to life!" We would like to encourage each teacher in our community to come in and sign-up for a library card for your classroom as well as your personal use. As always, we encourage everyone to have a library card to access all the various services our library has to offer the community.


To encourage our young elementary age readers to sign-up for a library card, Elephant & Piggie will be visiting Taylorsville Elementary School on Tuesday, September 10th at 10:30 am. Elephant & Piggie are just two of the interesting characters from the children's author Mo Willems.



Each Wednesday at 11:00 am will be our Preschool Story Time. Our Fabulous Fall
themes are:
September   4th:   Time for School
September 11th:    Happy Grandparent's Day
September 18th:    Yo Ho Mates, It's a Pirate Kind of Day
September 25th:     "A" is for Apple















These programs are filled with fun books, music, and crafts!

Join us on Monday, September 9th at 3:30 we will celebrate International Dot Day with our after school program for grades Kindergarten to 6th grades.

       


Come by and see us on Wednesday, September 11th at 3:30, our Totally Teens Wednesday for Tweens and Teens will be able to make Stained Glass Jars using Sharpies and Mod Podge.


Our Adult and Senior Book Club meets on Tuesday, September 10th at 3:00. We will be reading and discussing a novel by: Sandra Brown, Tailspin.




Our Friends of the Library Chapter invites you to join them on Tuesday, September 10th at 3:30, for their monthly meeting to discuss upcoming events and ways to help the library make them a success.

We look forward to helping you complete your Library To Do's.