Tuesday, February 28

Encore: Marta Szlubowska @ Flowood


Marta Szlubowska, Violinist and Concertmaster of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, will be performing at the Flowood Library on Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30 pm.

Some reviews of Marta's previous performances:

"Especially gripping was Szlubowska's performance of the Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin by the unjustly neglected Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1960). Its hints of Bartok and neoclassical rigor suited Szlubowska's no-nonsense demeanor well; she held interest from first note to last..."

- The Washington Post

Washington, DC

"Her (Szlubowska's) tender, sweet, highest tones were exceptional. She played with strength and vigor throughout the Tchaikovsky Concerto. The cadenza was especially noteworthy for its wide range of expression and nuance, not to mention the technical feats."

- The News & Observer

Raleigh, North Carolina

For more information about Marta, please see Mississippi Symphony Orchestra or Marta Szlubowska.

Wednesday, February 22

Black History Film Series @ Brandon Library

Join us @ the Brandon Library for a Black History Film Series this Saturday from Noon to 4pm!!
We will be showing fascinating films delving into various aspects of Black History!
On the film roll: History Channel's "America's Black Warriors: Two Wars to Win" about the Tuskagee Airmen,History Channel's "Underground Railroad," and... History Channel's "Slave Catchers, Slave Resisters"
Stop by and enjoy all these films... or just one!

Friday, February 17

Florence - Library Lover's Month Raffle

Congratulations, Frankie Musgrove for Winning the Florence Library Lover's Month Raffle. We would also like to Thank Avon Rep. Tanisha Varnado for donating the Basket of goodies and The Friends of the Library for all of their support.

Tuesday, February 7

Library Lovers Month @ Pearl Library

In order to celebrate Library Lovers' Month, the Friends of the Pearl Library will serve FREE coffee and cookies Monday, Feb. 13 through Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. During the three-day celebration, the Pearl Library’s huge meeting room will be transformed into a used book and movie store, where you are sure to find ridiculously low prices on some real treasures! The sale will be open during regular library hours. So stop, have some fun, and support your library!! We'll see you there!

Monday, February 6

Florence - Adult Book Club

Come join the Florence Library Adult Book Club which meets Feb. 8, 2012(11:00 AM - 12:00 PM).
Read a book by your favorite author and tell the group about it, while enjoying coffee and great conversation.

Sunday, February 5

Florence Friends of Library Hold Raffle

Florence Public Library Raffle
for Library Lovers Month
Valentine Basket
$1.00 per ticket

Basket donated by Avon Rep: Tanisha R. Varnado
all proceeds will go to the Friends of the Library.

Thursday, February 2

***New Computer Classes***

The Pearl Library and Brandon Library are teaming up and teaching a new series of computer classes. Registration is requested so that we can make the proper accomodations. Please call the Pearl Public Library at 601-932-2562. The classes are taught at the Pearl Public Library's computer lab which accomodates 24 students!

Branch managers Linda Wolfe and Mara Villa will be offering one class each Thursday during February and March.

The class schedule is below:

Feb. 2--Advance Microsoft Word (6:00-7:30)
Feb. 9--How to make a Card Using Microsoft Publisher (6:00-7:00)
Feb. 16--Introduction to Microsoft Excel (6:00-7:30)
Feb. 23--Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint (6:00-7:30)

Mar. 1--Advance Microsoft Word (6:00-7:30)
Mar. 8--How to make a Card Using Microsoft Publisher (6:00-7:00)
Mar. 22--Introduction to Microsoft Excel (6:00-7:30)
Mar. 29--Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint (6:00-7:30)

Chapter One Book Club @ Pearl

Join us for Chapter One Book Club Thursday, February 9 where we will be discussing books about Sullivan's Hollow in south Mississippi and the notorious "Wild Bill" Sullivan. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Simply Crafts @ Pearl Library

Join us this Valentines Day (Tuesday, February 14) for Simply Crafts where we will make beautiful flowers from tissue paper. You can give them to your valentine, but you might want to keep them for yourself! The fun starts at 6 p.m. We hope to see you there!