Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Library of Hattiesburg Petal Forrest County! All events are free and open to the public.
 Limit by audience:
 
via Zoom
Friday, Aug. 14, Noon
Part of our Mississippi History Zoomed to You Series.

Hattiesburg has has its shares of close calls. Hattiesburg native and historian Benjamin Morris talks about how if things had gone differently things might not be quite the same in the Hub City.

For registration information click the link - https://bit.ly/2SUKLL4
 

This program is financially assisted by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Mississippi Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sponsored by Mississippi Humanities Council and The Library of Hattiesburg Petal & Forrest County.
329 Hardy Steet
Monday, Aug. 31, 11:30 am
regular business meeting of the Library Baord of Trustees
War & Society Roundt
Hattiesburg Library
Tuesday, Sep. 8, 6:00 pm
The War & Society Roundtable is now on Zoom.

This month's book is We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman.

Email sean@hpfc.lib.ms.us for Zoom meeting id/link
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via Zoom
Friday, Sep. 25, Noon
Part of our Mississippi History Zoomed to You Series.

Spence Townsend will lead a discussion of how murals can serve not only as works or art, but can also be a source of civic pride and history while contrubuting to a sense of community.

For registration information click the link - https://bit.ly/2SUKLL4
 

This program is financially assisted by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Mississippi Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sponsored by Mississippi Humanities Council and The Library of Hattiesburg Petal & Forrest County.
329 Hardy Steet
Monday, Sep. 28, 11:30 am
regular business meeting of the Library Baord of Trustees
Hattiesburg Library
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6:00 pm
The War & Society Roundtable is now on Zoom.

This month's book is The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz and a Villageg Caught Inbetween by Michael Dobbs.

Email sean@hpfc.lib.ms.us for Zoom meeting id/link
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via Zoom
Friday, Oct. 16, Noon
Part of our Mississippi History Zoomed to You Series.

How did file get in your gumbo? Where do peace pipes come from? Why did Native people call that place on the Mississippi River Bulbancha before it was called New Orleans. Learn the answers to these questions and more from USM Historian Joshua Haynes.

For registration information click the link - https://bit.ly/2SUKLL4
 

This program is financially assisted by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Mississippi Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sponsored by Mississippi Humanities Council and The Library of Hattiesburg Petal & Forrest County.
329 Hardy Steet
Monday, Oct. 26, 11:30 am
regular business meeting of the Library Baord of Trustees
via Zoom
Friday, Nov. 13, Noon
Part of our Mississippi History Zoomed to You Series.

Diane Williams leads our investigation into the great B.B. King. This presentation juxtaposes his life, his mission of spreading word about blues music around the world, and early reflections on Blues and its connection to spirituals and gospel music. The discussion will reflect on the past, present, and the continued preservation of the music. The intent is to understand the journey of B.B. King, born in poverty just before the Great Mississippi Flood and Great Depression–on through the Jim Crown and Civil Rights eras, to a time when black musicians were becoming more recognized for the music, due in part to King.

For registration information click the link - https://bit.ly/2SUKLL4
 

This program is financially assisted by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Mississippi Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sponsored by Mississippi Humanities Council and The Library of Hattiesburg Petal & Forrest County.
329 Hardy Steet
Monday, Nov. 30, 11:30 am
regular business meeting of the Library Baord of Trustees
329 Hardy Steet
Monday, Dec. 21, 11:30 am
regular business meeting of the Library Baord of Trustees
via Zoom
Friday, Jan. 15
Part of our Mississippi History Zoomed to You Series.

USM historian Max Grivno examines how, In the wake of the American Revolution, the United States had a tenuous hold on the Gulf Coast. Spain maintained several outposts, native confederacies controlled most of the land, and Spain and France cast covetous on the region.  This lecture examines how the War of 1812 transformed the Gulf Coast, creating a world dominated by the United States and in which native peoples found their economic and political freedom more and more circumscribed. 


For registration information click the link - https://bit.ly/2SUKLL4

 

This program is financially assisted by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Mississippi Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sponsored by Mississippi Humanities Council and The Library of Hattiesburg Petal & Forrest County.
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