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:
 
Petal Library
Thursday, Jan. 17, 10:00 am

Story Time is a special time for young children.
 
We read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and have fun with "storytimercize."  We will make a craft after story time.  
Hattiesburg Library
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2:00 & 5:30

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
All Locations
Monday, Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Hattiesburg Library
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10am
This is a 6-week program for babies, ages birth to 2 years.  The focus is early literacy through nursery rhymes,bounces, tickles, songs, music, and stories.
Hattiesburg Library
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:00 - 10:45

Story Time is a special time for young children.
 
We read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and have fun with "storytimercize."  We will make a craft after story time.  
Hattiesburg Library
Thursday, Jan. 24, 10:00 AM
Petal Library
Thursday, Jan. 24, 10:00 am

Story Time is a special time for young children.
 
We read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and have fun with "storytimercize."  We will make a craft after story time.  
Hattiesburg Library
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2:00 & 5:30

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.
Hattiesburg Library
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10am
This is a 6-week program for babies, ages birth to 2 years.  The focus is early literacy through nursery rhymes,bounces, tickles, songs, music, and stories.
Petal Library
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10:00 AM
Hattiesburg Library
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 10:00 - 10:45

Story Time is a special time for young children.
 
We read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and have fun with "storytimercize."  We will make a craft after story time.  
Hattiesburg Library
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 12:00 & 1:15
Hattiesburg Library
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6:00 pm
FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Andrew Haley, a history professor at USM has researched how women shaped the communities they lived in by publishing cookbooks. Besides providing unique recipes, these publications often benefited local charitable  endeavors. For the last five years, Haley has worked with Special Collections at Southern Miss to build the Mississippi Community Cookbook project into an impressive collection of more than 8,000 volumes. Come learn about both the significance of cookbooks to local communities and how you can be a part of this ever-expanding project.

FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY
Thousands of our fellow Mississippians deal with food shortfalls as a part of their daily lives. The Library is teaming with Extra Table to help combat hunger by providing food pantries and soup kitchens with new and healthy food. Your donation to Extra Table through January 29 reserves a seat at the Cookbooks for a Cause Program. To help even more, and to encourage greater participation in its work, Extra Table is raffling off a Viking cookware set and autographed cookbooks. Visit the website (qrs.ly/bs98mv5) and help out! Donations are not required, but highly encouraged, for attendance at Cookbooks for a Cause. 
Petal Library
Thursday, Jan. 31, 10:00 am

Story Time is a special time for young children.
 
We read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and have fun with "storytimercize."  We will make a craft after story time.  
Hattiesburg Library
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2:00 & 5:30


The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town's sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches. Based on the beloved children's classic book.
Hattiesburg Library
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10:00 - 10:45

Story Time is a special time for young children.
 
We read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and have fun with "storytimercize."  We will make a craft after story time.  
Petal Library
Thursday, Feb. 7, 10:00 am

Story Time is a special time for young children.
 
We read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and have fun with "storytimercize."  We will make a craft after story time.  
Hattiesburg Library
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 10:00 - 10:45

Story Time is a special time for young children.
 
We read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and have fun with "storytimercize."  We will make a craft after story time.  
Petal Library
Thursday, Feb. 14, 10:00 am

Story Time is a special time for young children.
 
We read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and have fun with "storytimercize."  We will make a craft after story time.  
Petal Library
Thursday, Feb. 21, 10:00 am

Story Time is a special time for young children.
 
We read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and have fun with "storytimercize."  We will make a craft after story time.  
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