Thursday, August 28




Listen up! You have got to mark your calendars! Eleanor is on craft making  FIIIIIIIIIIUHHHH!  Uh-huh, she is red hot, blazing a nifty lineup of creative crafts all the way through December at the Pearl Public Library!  

Starting with a really cute Denim Photo Frame garnished with a pretty, bright flower for September's Simply Crafts on Tues. Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.  That is followed by an awesome  - Southern Living type craft - Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin on Tues. Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. Great stuff! 

Hey, who's feeling hootish?!? The jar lids make another stellar appearance as festive, colorful Jar Lid Owls on Tues. Nov. 11 at 6 p.m.. 

HO, HO, HO, Here comes Santa Claus. He's got quite a sweet, holiday smell. What is that? No, not cookies. Not this time.  It's CINNAMON!  You don't want to miss crafting Santa Cinnamon Sticks! No way! That's Tues. Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.

It would be terrible to miss out on any one of these. Remember, Simply Crafts is every second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. No reservations needed and all materials are supplied. 

We'll see you there!

Tuesday, August 26


Cecelia has picked another good title for her book clubbers!

The Chapter 1 Book Club, at the Pearl Public Library, will discuss author Sue Monk Kidd's most recent book, The Invention of Wings, a New York Times bestseller.   Kidd is also the author of The Secret Life of Bees, another bestseller and her first novel. 

The Invention of Wings was inspired by the true, 1830s story of southern, abolitionist sisters, Sarah and Angelina Grimke. The two were exiled from their home city of Charleston, S.C. for speaking against slavery and standing for liberty and equality. 

Kidd discovered that at the age of 11, Sarah's parents gave her the "human present" of 10-year-old slave girl Hetty as her handmaid. Sarah totally rebelled by teaching Hetty to read. It resulted in Hetty being punished with a beating so severe that it killed her. Kidd wanted her novel to bring Hetty back to life, and that's exactly what she did in this riveting story.

Published January of this year, The Invention of Wings, tells a lively story revolving around fictional Sarah and Hetty in a story of what might have been. Kidd begins the fictitious account with both girls cast in life circumstances they both despised, giving Hetty her own life of struggle and change. The story, which is immensely alive and believable, unfolds throughout years of the girls' lives.  

The Invention of Wings remained on the bestsellers' list for over five months. It has been translated into 20 languages, was chosen for Oprah's Book Club and there are plans to turn the book into a film.

Don't miss out on this sure-to-be stimulating discussion of The Invention of Wings. The Chapter 1 Book Club meeting is Thurs. Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. Don't miss out! No reservations needed. You don't even have to be a member to stop on by. Light refreshments and door prizes are always included.

We'll see you there!

Thursday, August 14


The Chapter 1 Book Club discussion of Tom Franklin's Crooked Letter Crooked, Crooked Letter, scheduled for tonight, Thurs. Aug. 14 at 6 p.m., has been moved to next Tues. Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. The book club will resume it's normal Thursday night schedule in September.

The Chapter 1 Book Club at the Pearl Public Library will feature Franklin's, Crooked Letter Crooked Letter Tues. Aug. 19 at 6 p.m.

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is set in the town of Chabot in the 1970s. Larry Ott, a product of a dysfunctional childhood with an overbearing, verbally abusive father, and Silas Jones were childhood pals. For that day and time, they could not have been more different.  Larry was white, from a middle class family and Silas was black, son of a single mother and poor.

A special friendship was shattered when tragedy struck. Larry's date that he had taken to a movie went missing. She was never found and everyone blamed Larry. Even though he never said he did it, in the local society's eyes, he was guilty as sin. Broken, Silas couldn't continue honoring the friendship and simply left town.

Larry never got passed the ostracism and pretty much kept to himself much as he had all his life outside the friendship with Silas. Two decades later, in a crazy twist of events, Silas returns as a constable.  He doesn't even cross paths with Larry until another girl goes missing,  Once again, Larry is blamed.  Now, it seems that the two, once friends, might just be on opposite ends of the law.

Franklin, an Alabama native, moved to Oxford, MS in 2000 as the John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence at Ole Miss. Franklin won a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship and taught at Sewannee during the 2002-2003 academic year. Today, Franklin and his wife, Beth Ann Fennelly, also an author, maintain a home in Oxford and both are English department faculty at Ole Miss. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is Franklin's third novel and was published in 2010.

You do not want to miss this Chapter 1 Book Club night. You don't need a reservation. You don't have to be a member and you don't even have to join. Just stop by. Light refreshments and door prizes included.

We'll see you there!

Thursday, August 7


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The Pearl Public Library is taking a break from teaching Facebook, Excel and PowerPoint this month. Yes, it's back to the basics, the real basics!

There will be three classes total starting with Introduction to the Internet today, Thurs. Aug. 7 at 4 p.m.  Following will be Introduction to Email on Thurs. Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. and Introduction to Microsoft Word on Thurs. Aug. 21 at 4 p.m.

No reservations required!

Now is the time to do what you have been putting off for a long time. Learning how to use the computer is easy and fun! And, it opens up a whole new world!

So, come on by.  It's free!

We'll see you there!