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.

JellyBOX 3D Printer

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The JellyBOX has been awarded “Best for Schools” with its easy design and printing. We will be creating lots of little items with our JellyBOX 3D Printers. National Horse Day was Thursday, December 28, so naturally, we had to create a horse. The JellyBOX is held together with zip ties and the clear acrylic case allows for watching the 3D Printer in action.