August is Here!

WOW! It's already August and for many, it is back to school. Just because it's that time, it doesn't mean we stop here at the library. We have some great programs this month, for our adults, on Monday August it's DIY Sun Catchers. August 13 relax and enjoy coloring and then on August 20 & 27 we are back to DIY projects Wine Glass Lamp and DIY Leaf Bowl.

Tuesday at the library we have fun with our Babies & Toddlers. This month we have some fun crafts scheduled, No David Goes to School, Paper Plate Farm Animals, Tooth Fairy and Colorful Dog Day. Wednesday fun is with our Young Adults (7th-12th Grade). On August 1st we had Sand Art in Bottles, next week to beat the heat it's a STEM project Ice Cream in a Bag, can it be that easy, yes it can and it taste just like ice cream. On the 15th of August, we have game day! Monopoly, UNO, Dominos, Family Fued, we have a closet of games to choose from. We end the month with a couple of DIY projects, Dream Catchers and a Glass Bead Candle Holder. We can't forget our K-6th Graders, we meet on Thursdays, 4:30pm. This month, Storm in a Jar, Root Beer Float, LEGO Day, Sun Catcher and Paper Bag Kite . . . there is lots on the schedule this month for all ages and we are back to our regular schedule now that school is back in session.

Hope to see you at the library!

Summer Reading Program

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July wraps up our Summer Reading Program. Readers can begin turning in logs on July 9 and the last day is July 21. On July 26 at 3pm it's a Library Fun Day, we will have bouncers, games and hand out certificates those who participated in the Summer Reading Program.

July is here!

Have you looked at the July calendar yet? Let us fill you in on some exciting events coming up. The Yarbrough Educational Reptile Show is coming on July 18. If you didn't see them last year, you will want to see them this year! It is truly an educational program, they bring turtles, snakes (venomous and non-venomous), exotic snakes, lizards and a hand-raised American Alligator. It's a great experience for all ages.

On July 19, this is Movie Day at the library. Great for all ages and this year we are showing Sherlock Gnomes. The movie starts at 3pm, we have popcorn, juice and a fun time!

Meridian Reads

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 The FOG MACHINE by Susan Follett
In the epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement, a 12-year-old white Catholic girl, a young black Baptist woman who flees to Chicago, and a Jewish Freedom Summer volunteer from New York each question what freedom means and the price they’ll pay to have it.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Half a century later, a 16-year-old black girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend by police searches for her voice amid racism, police brutality, discrimination, and prejudice.

Available at:
Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library
Order 0nline: Barnes & Noble and Amazon

Stories from Civil Rights History, Then and Now
Experience an afternoon of reflection and fellowship
Saturday, June 23, 1:00-4:00
First Union Missionary Baptist Church 610 38th Avenue
Co-hosts: Meridian natives Susan Follett and Eric Porter
Free and open to the public
RSVP: susan@susanfollett.com

Sponsored by:  

* Panel discussion: Sadie Clark Martin, one of the Meridian 5; Eric Porter, son of Rev. R.S. Porter; Weston Lindemann, Councilman; Susan Follett, moderator

  • Freedom songs: performed by local musicians
  • Interpretive dance: Unity Dancers
  • Slide show: photos courtesy 1964 Meridian Freedom School Principal Mark Levy
  • Community dialogue with light refreshments

Blind Date with a Book

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Our February promotion this month was "Blind Date with a Book". We wrapped several books and placed them on a table. Patrons could check out the books, read them and then answer a short survey. Names were put in a hat and Ron Duett was the winner of a gift card.

Tornado in a Jar

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Yesterday during our teen program, our activity for the day was tornado in a jar. Yes, you read that right. Add a little dish soap and a little vinegar, shake and you have a tornado in a jar. We try our best to come up with activities that will interest our young minds. We have made slime, snowstorm in a jar and now a tornado. If you are in grades 6th-12th Grade, we would love to see you at the library on Wednesdays at 4:30. It last an hour and its FREE to public.