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Step into Spring at The Jackson-George Regional Library

Events for all ages and interests

Step into Spring at The Jacskon-George Regional Library, where there is an event for every age and interest!
From art projects, to mystery meals, and even Pokemon go, the JGRL is a tremendous asset to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Check out all of their fantastic Spring events below!


For more information contact:

George Broadus branch manager – 228-588-6263

Pokemon Jubilee! Celebrate Pokemon Day 

HURLEY, MS __ The East Central County Public Library will host a  Pokémon Jubilee with trivia and crafts for all ages on Thursday, March 2, at 4:30 pm to celebrate National Pokemon Day.  Bring a friend, test your knowledge, and learn all about Pokémon with like-minded individuals in our community. Refreshments will be provided by Friends of the East Central Public Library.  To sign up, call 228-588-6263 before the event day.

Spring Origami Bouquets with Miss Ella  

HURLEY, MS __ Join us at the East Central Library after school on March 23rd at 4 pm for a relaxing origami craft. Miss Ella Harvard will present a workshop on how to make gorgeous tulips out of paper.

These flowers make perfect spring decorations or the perfect gift for family and friends. This program is intended for ages 12 and up.

Storytime with Community Heroes: Sherriff Friends  

HURLEY, MS __ The East Central County Public Library will host story time on March 23, 10 am with Ms. Leah and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department for a special “Community Heroes” storytime. Come read  stories, sing songs, and learn about safety from our local  community heroes. Photo opportunities will be available  after story time with the sheriff’s deputies and their  vehicles.

   Painting Paws On Patrol  

HURLEY, MS __ Bring your friends and family to the East Central Public Library on March 27, 4 pm to paint some of the most important pups! We will be hosting a K-9 painting event to honor these furry, four-legged veterans. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the East Central Public Library. Materials will be provided for this program. Limited spots will be available, please call to sign up!


For more information contact:

Melinda “Ann” Rushing, Branch Manager – 228-497-4531

St. Patrick’s Day Puzzle Competition 

GAUTIER, MS __ Do you have the luck of the Irish? Bring your four-leaf clover to the Gautier Public Library on March 15, 5:30 pm, for the St Patrick’s Day Puzzle Competition! Challenge your skills with a 350-piece puzzle. Gather a team (2 to 4 people) and sign up. Will you be the team to solve the puzzle first and win the prize? For patrons 12 and older. Under 18 must be on a team with an adult.

Meal and a Mystery 

GAUTIER, MS __ Join us for our “Meal and a Mystery” event on March 30; dinner at 5:30 pm and mystery at 6:00 pm. Have fun solving the Last Prey Mystery Box by Deadbolt Mystery Society. There is no cost for this event. Please call to sign up at 228 497-4531; space is limited. This program is for ages 18 and older.


For more information contact:

Cynthia Morgan, Branch Manager (601) 947-2123

How to Catch a Leprechaun 

LUCEDALE, MS __ The Lucedale-George County Public Library invites library patrons ages 12 and under to help build a leprechaun trap with us and learn a little about leprechaun lore, on March 16th @ 4 pm.  Parents must be present with any child under 10. Materials provided.  Bring your friends  

Collage & Sip! 

LUCEDALE, MS __ Break out the scissors and join us at the Lucedale-George County Public Library to sip and relax while you create a wonderful collage on March 20th at 5 pm.  This program is intended for ages 17 and up. The Friends of the Library will provide supplies. Please call the library at 601-947-2123 to reserve a seat. Seating is limited.

Youth Crochet Club 

LUCEDALE, MS __ Join us every other Thursday at 3 pm beginning March 30th for the youth crochet club in the teen section. All skill levels are welcome! Intended for youth in 5th grade and older. Materials Provided by the Friends of the Library. Invite Your Friends!

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia with Liz Hoop 

LUCEDALE, MS __ Join us at the Lucedale- George County Public Library on March 30th to learn the differences between Alzheimer’s and Dementia and treatments to address some symptoms. Best-selling international author and CEO of Hoop Cares LLC, Liz Hoop, will teach us everything we need to know! Please call to reserve a spot! 601-947-2123.


For more information contact:

Yvonne Parton, Branch Manager (228) 769-3130

OS Library Teen Sci-Café Presents: Behind the Camera & In Front of the Mic  

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS __ The Ocean Springs Municipal Library’s Teen Sci-Café presents: Behind the Camera & In Front of the Mic, March 16th @ the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center, Visual Arts – 2nd floor. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and the program will begin at 6:30 pm.  Jesse Hill, owner of Hilltree Marketing and Senior Engineer at 1600 Studios will share some of his videography, podcasting, and sound engineering expertise.


For more information contact:

Jim Thompson branch manager – 228-769-3060

Addams Family Bingo Night 

PASCAGOULA, MS __ The Pascagoula Public Library will host “A Night Addams Family Bingo” on March 9th, 6:00 pm.  Bring the family to test your knowledge of the Addams Family, win prizes, and have a lot of fun. Refreshments and prizes will be provided by Friends of the Pascagoula Library.  Call the library for more information at 228-769-3060.

LEGO Club  

PASCAGOULA, MS __ Come let your children explore the limits of their imagination and utilize their creativity to build architectural Lego masterpieces, March 28, 4 pm.  Legos provided by the library, inspiration provided by you. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Call 228-769-3060 for more information or visit the library.

R.E.A.D! Children’s Book Club 

PASCAGOULA, MS __ If you are a homeschooler in 3rd to 5th grade? Do you want a place to read and discuss books with others your age? Do you like reading about pirates (fact or fiction)? If you answered yes, the R.E.A.D Book Club is for you! Read a pirate-themed book of your choosing and join us at the Pascagoula Library on March 30 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

Sit! Stay! [email protected] the Library? 

PASCAGOULA, MS __ Join the fun! 3rd Saturdays, 12-2 pm for  Join us for Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi! Read Stories to Pets! “Sit! Stay! Read!” To help improve their reading skills, children read one-on-one to licensed pet therapy dogs! Dogs enable kids to tackle the serious issue of childhood illiteracy in a fun way. Because pets accept people without conditions, children are free of the stress of judgments and expectations. Children must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or adult guardian.


For more information contact:

Amber Schultze, Branch Manager – 228-392-3250 

Beginner Crochet for Youth 

ST. MARTIN, MS __ It’s National Crochet Month! March 13th, 3:30 pm, Youth will learn basic crochet techniques in this beginner class. Those who attend will leave this class with either a simple bracelet, bookmark, or necklace. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 228-392-3250 to reserve your spot today!

Crochet for Beginners 

ST. MARTIN, MS __ Join us on Saturdays, March 4, April 14, and May 13, from 10 am to 12 pm for an introductory class for beginning crocheters. The class is for beginners, but any skill-level crocheter is welcome to attend.  Bring your crochet hooks for this class and your favorite yarn if you already have a skein of your own!  Space is limited. To register, call 228-392-3250.  Space is limited.

Fantasy Fiction for the Reading Addicted  

ST. MARTIN, MS __ Join us on March 6, April 3, and May 8, at 5 pm at the St. Martin Library.  Are you a fan of fantasy stories? Have you ever wanted to try reading the fantasy genre? Join us monthly for book recommendations and discussions focusing on the fantasy genre. This program is intended for those ages 17 and up. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library.

Coding for Cookies 

ST. MARTIN, MS __ Do you enjoy robotics, computers, and building? Join us on March 20, 3:30 -5:30  at the St. Martin Library for some “Cookies Coding” fun. Children are invited to enjoy various STEM activities where they will exercise their problem-solving skills through science, technology, engineering, and math. Upon completion, each child will receive a certificate and a cookie. Friends of the St. Martin Library provides refreshments. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 228-392-3250 to sign up today!

Bumble Bee Canvas Art  

ST. MARTIN, MS __ Join us and paint a delightful bumblebee on canvas, on March 23rd, 5:30 pm, just in time for spring! All materials will be provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library. Please call to sign up at 228 392-3250; space is limited. This program is intended for those ages 17 and up.

St. Martin Free Bingo Tuesday  

ST. MARTIN, MS __ Bring your friends and play FREE Bingo! Try this exciting game and an afternoon out with friends on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Prizes will be given away! Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of the St. Martin Public Library. This program is intended for those ages 17 and up. For more information, call 228-392-3250.


For more information contact:

Lauria Barton, Branch manager – 228-826-5857

Vancleave Library Lego Club  

VANCLEAVE, MS __ Join the Vancleave Library on the last Tuesday of the month, 5:00 pm for family fun with Legos. Join our club! Legos are provided.

Vancleave Library’s Gnome Creation  

VANCLEAVE, MS __ Join the Vancleave Library and make adorable gnomes for St. Patrick’s

day! March 16th, 4 pm.  Please provide your sock, green is preferred. All other supplies will be provided. Open to ages 13 and above! Space is limited. Sign up today at the desk or call 228-826-5857.

Vancleave Hoppy Easter Craft  

 VANCLEAVE, MS __ Bring a sock and hop over to the library on March 14, 5 pm. to make sock bunnies with us! All other supplies are provided. Space is limited. Ages 5-12.  Sign up today at the front desk or call 228-826-5857

Vancleave Homeschoolers Building Bridges  

VANCLEAVE, MS __ Homeschoolers, put your engineering and team-building skills to the test on  March 15, 1 pm at the Vancleave Public Library. Each team will build a bridge and compete to see which model can hold the most weight. Open to homeschool students of all ages. Supplies are limited. Call 228-826-5857 to reserve your spot.   

Vancleave Bob Ross Challenge    

VANCLEAVE, MS __ Do you think you could paint along with Bob Ross? Join us on March 21st, 5 pm and find out; there will be a twist! Seats are limited and open to ages 12-17.   Call 228-826-5857 to reserve your spot!




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