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...


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!


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, 
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! 


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.