Wednesday, December 28
Thursday, December 15
We gave door prizes to three unsuspecting guests. Lauren Grantham and Loree Clark won tickets to see the Mississippi Braves and Tristan Shivers won the rocking chair donated by Garrett's Furniture.
Friday, December 9
Thursday, December 8
How could the evening be complete without something special and nice for all tiny tots! There will be crafts for the kiddies and hey, Santa himself – great lover of all cookies and children - will be making a jolly appearance! Bring your camera to capture wonderful photo opportunities all evening, especially as St. Nick brings smiles and joy to all! We’ll see you there!
Monday, December 5
Yes, it's that time again! The Flowood Library is having its annual Open House . . . otherwise known as "Swing in to the Holidays." The festivities will begin at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 6th! The fabulous lineup includes:
During the event, patrons will have the opportunity to place bids on The Friends of the Flowood Public Library silent auction gift baskets. These baskets are filled to the brim with lots great items for anyone of your Christmas gift list. Also, patrons will be able to browse a selection of hand painted crafts from The Mustard Seed gift shop.
Thursday, December 1
|Mendenhall Book Club Dec. Selection|
Who doesn’t like to pour over great recipes that are easy to make? It can stimulate the appetite. Creamy Ham ‘n’ Macaroni, Cheesy Corn Bites, Randy’s Good Ol’ Fashioned Swiss Chicken, and Squash Casserole - the pages go on with mouthwatering recipes.
"Putting the cookbook together was a lot of fun" said Totsy Hayes, Friends vice-president, credited for doing much of the leg work. “Reading all the recipes made me hungry. It’s all so good,” she said.
Pecan Cream Cheese Pie, Mother’s Sweet Potato Pie and Blueberry Pound Cake - doesn’t that sound like the holidays? Although the Taste of Pearl Cookbook ($15) is right in time for them, it didn’t start out that way. “When we started talking about doing a cookbook, we didn’t know it would be Christmastime when we got it published,” chuckled West. “It makes a great birthday gift too!”
The Friends actually started work on the cookbook about five months ago. Hayes and Friends member, Bobbie Johns, got busy soliciting recipes and creating pages. “Totsy and Bobbie did a good job putting it (cookbook) together,” said West proudly. “The two of them did it all.”
Hayes won’t have any of that kind of talk. She maintains it took all the Friends, many of whom have recipes in the cookbook, to make the cookbook bloom. "It was a group effort," said Hayes, “It took time and patience to get it done.” That’s not only because of writing and editing. No, the Friends took it a step further.
They made calls to some state officials and were pleased to get recipe submissions. Would you like to know what Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann likes to prepare? What about Congressman, Gregg Harper or even, yes, Governor Haley Barbour? They’re in there.
Luscious Lemon Ring, now that’s what West has her eyes on. “It is a thing of beauty. I’ve seen it. I’ve eaten it, and it is delicious,” she said with conviction. “I definitely want to make it.”
Wednesday, November 23
Here are links for two great collections of recipes and food information: CMRLS Quick Reference Recipes and Food Preparation and Internet Public Library (IPL2)-Food . This is a link for a Google SEARCH for recipes and before you even type in an ingredient there are more than 252 million pages found!
We hope these links are helpful!
The staff of the CMRLS libraries wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!
Tuesday, November 22
Monday, November 21
Monday, November 14
Thursday, November 10
Bring your lunch! We'll provide drinks and dessert!
For information, contact the Brandon Public Library @ 601-825-2672
Monday, November 7
Sunday, November 6
Thursday, November 3
Tuesday, November 1
View Purple Hearts, Service Medals & Displayer Weapons and listen to some interesting war stories!
For more information, contact Nora at the Brandon Public Library!
Brandon Public Library
1475 W. Government
Brandon, MS 39042
Crafts Of The Day
Hanging scented sachet
Come join the fun and take home the items you make!
Monday, October 31
Friday, October 28
For those who attend the program we will provide a free copy of the pattern for the Christmas Stocking in the picture below. We hope to see you there.
Wednesday, October 19
Contents: $25.00 Kroger Gift card and Fixing’s for a fine Turkey Dinner (or Ham if you choose)
Green Bean Casserole, Stuffing, Potato’s, Mac -n-Cheese, Pumpkin Pie mix and decoration.
We hope you will join us in celebrating the season of thankfulness by purchasing a ticket. All proceeds go to the Florence Children’s Library fund.
Drawing will be held November 12, 2011 after the Florence Day Festival. Winner will be notified by Monday, November 14, 2011.
Be sure to buy plenty of tickets for more chances to win!
Thank You and Good Luck!
(Raffle is sponsored by The Florence Children's Library Friends)
Come Join us for Fun, Food and more...Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Florence Library. Where we will be hosting our annual Family Fall Fest. Program time will be 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. You are welcome to dress in costume, but please no scary or revealing costumes. This is a FREE program and all are welcome. We hope to see you there.
For more information contact: Gwen Davis/ Tina Clyburn
Florence Public Library
115 West Main Street
Florence, MS 39073
M & Th 9:30-7:00
Tu & W 9:30-5:00
Tuesday, October 11
You will the enjoy the camaraderie.
Monday, October 10
Wednesday, October 5
Monday, October 3
Please join us at the Florence Public Library on Wednesday, October 12 at 11:00 a.m. for our monthly Adult Book Club. This month we will be joined by our special guest author Joe Lee he will have a book talk and signing. We hope to see you there.
Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Joe Lee has a background in radio, television, and journalism. He is the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Dogwood Press, a small but traditional publishing company in Brandon, Mississippi, and has published fellow Mississippi authors John M. Floyd, Jim Ritchie, Mike Windham, and Barbie Bassett.
Lee is the author of the legal thriller ON THE RECORD, the murder mystery DEAD AIR, JUDGMENT DAY, and THE MAGNOLIA TRIANGLE. The latter two are the first two volumes of a suspense series set in fictional Oakdale, Mississippi; Lee's latest novel, THE LONG ROAD HOME, is Part III of the series and was released in September, 2011. Lee is a graduate of Mississippi State University and lives with his family in Brandon, Mississippi.
(Information taken from amazon.com, This biography was provided to amazon by the author or their representative. )
Saturday, October 1
Join us on Saturday, October 15th at 1:00 pm for this FREE program.
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!
From Ms. Heiskell's publishers website:
Elizabeth Heiskell was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, an agricultural area bordered by the Mississippi River where food and fun go hand in hand. With her passion for food, fun, and adventure, Elizabeth started her culinary journey with courses at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Chef Heiskell has prepared food for such notables as the Duchess of York, Vice President Al Gore, and a host of Mississippi governors.
As Lead Culinary Instructor at the Viking Cooking School in nearby Greenwood, world headquarters of the Viking Range Corporation, she has represented Viking on exclusive SilverSea cruises through Spain, Portugal, and Hawaii, as well as television and public appearances, and a multitude of culinary events adding fun and vitality to every class she teaches.
She now maintains an active catering company of her own based in Cleveland, Mississippi, where she lives with her husband, Luke, a cotton farmer, and their three daughters.
In addition to sharing some delicious recipes, Ms. Heiskell signed copies of her latest book.
Everyone had a great time. Don't forget to join us on October 25th at 6:30pm for Whitney Miller and on November 15th at 11:00 am for Martha Foose!
Friday, September 23
Thursday, September 22
Thursday, September 15
Elizabeth Heiskell--> Tuesday, September 20th at 6:00 pm. Mississippi Delta native, Elizabeth Heiskell, will be discussing recipes from her latest book, Somebody Stole the Cornbread for My Dressing. Ms. Heiskell is the former Lead Instructor at the Viking Cooking School. She has prepared meals for the Duchess of York, Vice President Al Gore, and a host of Mississippi governors. Ms. Heiskell will concentrate on speaking about tailgating . . . just in time for football season.
Whitney Miller--> Tuesday, October 25th at 6:30 pm. Poplarville native, Whitney Miller, will be discussing recipes from her latest book, Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm. Ms. Miller is the first winner of Fox TV's MasterChef contest which featured contestants from all over the country. Whitney was dubbed the "Pastry Princess" because of her talent with deserts.
and Finally . . .
Martha Hall Foose!--> Tuesday, November 15th at 11:30 am. Another Mississippi Delta native, Martha Hall Foose, will be at the Flowood Library just in time for the holidays. Martha is the author of two books, Screen Doors and Sweet Tea and A Southerly Course: Recipes & Stories from Close to Home.
All events are FREE to the public. Books will be available for purchase. We hope to see you here.