‘Anti-Valentine’s Day’ party planned at Bay public library
Feb 12, 2013, 18:32
Does Cupid make you cringe? Does the color pink make you feel punk’d? Do fresh cut flowers make you feel funked? Did you and your significant other have a bad break up? Well, the Hancock County Library System has the answer!
Come and commiserate with others at the first annual Anti-Valentine’s Day party at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library this Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for ages 13 and up.
Activities will include a Break-Up Graffiti Wall (please no bad words), broken heart cookies, plenty of romance novel covers to deface, Name That Break-up song, and Break-up Scrabble tournaments, and prizes.
For more info, call Marie Ritson at 467-5282.
Pearlington Library opens Friday in original building
The Pearlington Public Library will open Friday, Feb.y 15 at 10 a.m. in its original building. The building was flooded during Hurricane Isaac, and had moved into the Pearlington Gym.
Services will include public Internet computers, laptops, wireless Internet service inside and outside the building, along with books and other items for check out.
The children’s library and the teen area will be open, along with the Baxter Meeting Room.
Hours for the library are Mondays, closed; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Preschool story hours are on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 533-0755 or 467-5282.
Library system sets movies in February
The Matinee in the Bay Movie is set for Thursday, Feb.14 at 2 p.m. in the Seal Meeting Room of the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. The movie, starring Michael Douglas and Annette Bening, is about the President of the United States, a widower, who meets and falls in love with a lobbyist. Refreshments served.
On Saturday, February 16 at 2 p.m., there will be a Teen Saturday Afternoon Movie at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. In this movie, Travis Pastrana and his tight-knit, highly-skilled, adrenaline-addicted friends bring their impossible, ridiculous, insane and hysterical adventures to the big screen. Refreshments served.
The Pearlington Afternoon Movie will be Thursday, Feb. 21 at p.m. in the Pearlington Library. It is the story set in Paris about a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide. He must come to the rescue of the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster's clutches. Refreshments served.
An Oscar nominated movie highlights the Brown Bag Friday Night Movie on Friday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Seal Meeting Room of the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, a six-year-old girl must learn the ways of courage and love. Bring your brown bag dinner and we’ll provide the desserts and drinks.
The Kiln Morning Movie will be Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the Curet Meeting Room of the Kiln Public Library. It is about an urbane fox who cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. George Clooney and Meryl Streep are voices in the movie. Refreshments served.
Authors & Characters @ Your Library
Pat Murphy to give history of 100 Men DBA Hall
Pat Murphy, Bay native, photographer, musician and president of the 100 Men DBA Hall board, will discuss the history of the treasured local landmark at the next Authors & Characters @ Your Library on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 11:45 a.m. in the Seal Room of the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library.
The 100 Men DBA Hall was a longtime center of African American social life and entertainment. Built in 1922 by the One Hundred Members’ Debating Benevolent Association, it is located at 303 Union Street in Bay St. Louis.
Over the years the Association sponsored many events and also rented the hall to promoters who brought in blues, rhythm and blues, and jazz acts. Local residents have recalled performances by Etta James, Big Joe Turner, Guitar Slim, Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, Ernie K-Doe and numerous others.
On June 17, the 100 Men DBA Hall was officially added to The Mississippi Blues Trail, and an historical marker was dedicated to the Hall. The Mississippi Blues Trail markers tell stories through words and images of bluesmen and women, their times and their music.
Lunch is available for the program for $10 payable at the door. Reservations are required. Call 467-5282 to hold your spot.