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.
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Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Jun. 21, 6:00 PM

June's selection is Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.



For Zoom information, email adam@hpfc.lib.ms.us.

About the book:
In 1580’s England, during the Black Plague a young Latin tutor falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman in this “exceptional historical novel” (The New Yorker) and best-selling winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever.

A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a tender and unforgettable re-imagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, and whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down—a magnificent leap forward from one of our most gifted novelists.

 
Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Jun. 28, 11:30 am
Monthly Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Hattiesburg Library
Wednesday, Jun. 30, 12:00 PM

For June, the Lunch Book Club will be reading and discussing The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis.

From the publisher:

"Engaging and fast-paced, this gripping coming-of-age novel of chess, feminism, and addiction speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in four. Now a highly acclaimed Netflix series.

Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she’s competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting."



Please email Brittany for Zoom information.
brittany@hpfc.lib.ms.us
 
Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Jul. 19, 6:00 PM


July's selection is Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguru.



For Zoom information, email adam@hpfc.lib.ms.us.

About the book:
Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her.

Klara and the Sun is a thrilling book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

In its award citation in 2017, the Nobel committee described Ishiguro's books as "novels of great emotional force" and said he has "uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."

Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Jul. 26, 11:30 am
Monthly Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Aug. 16, 6:00 PM


Book selection to be determined.

Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Aug. 30, 11:30 am
Monthly Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Sep. 20


Book selection to be determined.

Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Sep. 27, 11:30 am
Monthly Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Oct. 18, 6:00 PM


Book selection to be determined.

Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Oct. 25, 11:30 am
Monthly Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Nov. 15, 6:00 PM


Book selection to be determined.

Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Nov. 29, 11:30 am
Monthly Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Dec. 20, 11:30 am
Monthly Board of Trustees Business Meeting
Hattiesburg Library
Monday, Dec. 20, 6:00 PM


Year-end wrap up/holiday party.

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