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:
Hattiesburg Library
Saturday, Dec. 5, 12:00-4:00 PM
Books transcend social distancing. Support the connectivity of reading by becoming a Friend of the Library! Our party will look different this year. You can drop by with your membership dues and pick up a goody bag while supplies last or you can mail it to us. We appreciate your support!!

P.S. If you drop by, remember your mask!

Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Dec. 14, 6:00 PM

Join us for our year-end holiday wrap-up meeting. We will revisit the selections from the last year and discuss favorite books read outside of book club. We will also discussion Charles Dickens' classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol. 

Email for Zoom meeting information and link. 
329 Hardy Steet
Monday, Dec. 21, 11:30 am
regular business meeting of the Library Baord of Trustees
Hattiesburg Library
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 12:00 PM

The Wednesday Lunch Book Club is now on Zoom!

There is no book for December. The group will meet to discuss all the books we loved or hated this year, including both book club books and personal reads. 

Email for Zoom meeting information and link. 

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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. 

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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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