The public is invited to attend a free WaterWays Smithsonian program “The Legacy of our Forests and Rivers” at the Ocean Springs Municipal Library on Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m. Presenter and local history expert Else Martin will host a free presentation about the use of the first trees for dugout canoes called pirogues. Hear about use of the river and forest for commerce, raising cattle and who the cattlemen were, pine tar, turpentine, rosin for commerce, and other products pre 1850. Be sure to come and be impressed about how our natural environment helped shape our culture and society. Come early for best seating in the library meeting room. For more information, call the library at 228-875-1193. The library is located at 525 Dewey Avenue, behind Ocean Springs City Hall. For more information on public programs during the WaterWays exhibit, visit https:N2RH20.com. Community partners for the project include; Grand Bay National Estuarine Research and Reserve, MS-AL Sea Grant, Friends of the OS Library, Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library, USM GCRL Marine Education Center and Gunter Library, The Land Trust for the MS Coastal Plain, Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Loyalty Systems, LLC and Coffee News of South MS. For more information about the Ocean Springs Municipal Library, visit the library website at www.jgrls.org.