Monday, November 29

Holiday Mail for Heroes

It’s that time of year again! The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes have teamed up for the fourth annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program. From now until December 9th you are invited to send holiday cards to our American service members, their families, and veterans all over the world. Anyone can send a card and you can send as many as you would like! 

The deadline for this year is December 9th.
The library will forward the cards to Pitney Bowes where they are sorted and sent to The American Red Cross. Red Cross workers deliver holiday greetings to service men and women in their communities. Unfortunately, if your cards are not dropped off to the library by December 9th they cannot be delivered.

Thursday, November 18

Great American Smokeout- Flowood

The Flowood Library would like to thank the Mississippi State
Department of Health for participating in the Great American Smokeout on November 18th. Hope Ladner, Legislative Liaison for the MSDH, spoke about the Smokefree Air Mississippi Initiative. The Department of Health received a grant to launch a media campaign targeted at informing Mississippians of the harmful effects of second-hand smoke. Television spots have already begun to air on local channels. For more information on the initiative, please contact Smokefree Air Mississippi by calling 1-866-724-6115 or by visiting their website at

Wednesday, November 17

Brown Bag Lunch @ Pearl

The program will feature America's Grandson, Todd Derstine. Join this gifted pianist/vocalist as he pays tribute to the WWII gengeration.

Friday, November 19, from 12 Noon-1:00 P.M.

Bring a brown bag lunch. Desserts and drinks are provided by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, November 9

Flowood's Veteran's Day Program a Huge Success

The Flowood Library would like to thank the NWR Middle School 6th grade choir, choir director Jennifer Freeman, NWR HS JROTC color guard, and Command Sergeant Major Benny Hubbard for making Flowood's Veteran's Day Tribute a success! We had 170 people in attendance with the crowd overflowing into the hall. The program began with the JROTC color guard entering the meeting room followed by the choir singing the National anthem.Command Sargent Major Benny Hubbard spoke about his time in Iraq. Refreshments consisted of two types of cake, cookies, cheese, pepperoni, crackers, and drinks.

Monday, November 8

Thank Goodness for the Library!

Our libraries are THANKFUL for our patrons! Without patrons, where would libraries be? You could win a $25 gift card if you tell us why you are thankful for the library! Your name will be placed in a drawing and the winner will be contacted at the end of the month. Please only submit one entry per adult. This contest runs November 1-30. This contest is running at the Pearl Public Library but you can tell your favorite librarian at any library why you are thankful for the library!

Friday, November 5

Great American Smokeout- Flowood


11:30 AM TO 12:30 PM

The Mississippi Department of Health will be sponsoring a program at the library in correlation with the Great American Smokeout. According to the American Cancer Society, “About half of all Americans who keep smoking will die because of the habit. Each year about 443,000 people in the United States die from illnesses related to tobacco use. Smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined."

Hope Ladner, Legislative Liaison for the MS. Dept. of Health will be speaking about the Smokefree Air Mississippi initiative.

This event is FREE to the public. A small luncheon, including sandwiches, drinks, and dessert will be served. RSVP is a must as seating is limited.

To reserve a seat, please contact the library at (601) 919-1911 ext. 13

Thursday, November 4

Chapter One Book Club

Join us at the Pearl Library, November 4 at 6:30 P.M.for a discussion of selected titles by Mississippi author Elizabeth Spencer.

Tuesday, November 2

Veteran's Day Tribute at the Flowood Library

Join us on Monday, November 8th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm to celebrate our military men and women. The North West Rankin High School JROTC color guard will open the program. The North West Rankin Middle School 6th grade choir will present a
melody of patriotic songs. Finally, Benny Hubbard, District Sargent Major for Gulf Region South, US. Army Corps of Engineers , will speak about his tour of duty in Iraq.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free to the public. You do not need a library card in order to attend. For more information, call the Flowood Library at (601) 919-1911.