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Margaret Walker Alexander Library

2525 Robinson Street

Jackson, MS 39209-7030


Karen Wilson, Branch Manager

Email | (601) 354-8911 | Map

About Margaret Walker Alexander Library

The Margaret Walker Alexander Library, conveniently located on Robinson Street, is named for Mississippi author, Margaret Walker Alexander, author of the novel Jubilee and poetry book For My People, among other books. The library houses the Margaret Walker African American Literature Center which contains a wide variety of literature and books about the African American cultural experience. The library features a rain forest-themed area for children and several exhibit cases about the life and work of Margaret Walker Alexander.

Library Hours

Please note our new hours effective 10/10/16

Monday..........9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday..........9 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday....9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday........9 AM - 6 PM
Friday.............9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday........10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday...............CLOSED

Margaret Walker Alexander Library Calendar

( 19 found ) 
June 04, 2018 | Events for All Ages

Monday, June 4th at 9:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: Come join us as we celebrate "Percy King Day" at Margaret Walker Alexander Library with a live DJ outside along with special games and activities inside thelibrary.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

June 04, 2018 | Events for School Aged Children

Monday, June 4th at 3:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Join Bridget Archer and the City of Jackson Recreation crew to learn new dance moves in a fun, musical program.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jun 04, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018 | Events for Teens

From June 4th through June 29th

Summer Reading Event: Each participating teen will help create a fun G or PG rated film full of fun and music. Pick up a rule sheet and guidelines at the library.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, June 4th - June 29th

June 05, 2018 | Events for School Aged Children

Tuesday, June 5th at 10:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: Each page of a story will be mounted to boards throughout the library. Children will explore the library and read the book as they move through the shelves.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

June 06, 2018 | Events for Toddlers

Wednesday, June 4th at 10:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: Radio Personality Michelle Boyd (Chell B) will come out to read a story to the children and create their very own musical instruments after story time.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

June 08, 2018 | Events for Teens

Friday, June 8th at 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Join us as we allow teens to showcase their musical talents and "Rock" the library.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

June 11, 2018 | Events for Adults

Monday, June 11 at 10:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: Come show off your passion for music through the arts coloring contest. Enjoy adult coloring pictures to stimulate your mind.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

June 11, 2018 | Events for School Aged Children

Monday, June 11th at 10:30 AM

Summer Reading Event: Kids will listen to their favorite music while using the rhythm to paint a work of art.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018 | Events for School Aged Children

From June 11th through June 22nd

Summer Reading Event: Kids are encouraged to listen to music and write the best short story that will be judged and a winner will be selected and recognized during the end of the Summer Reading ceremony. Rules and sign up will be in the library.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, June 11th - June 22nd

June 12, 2018 | Events for Adults

Tuesday, June 12th at 4:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Want to own a musical instrument? Don't buy it, make it with your own hands and have more fun doing it.

Margaret Walker Alexander, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

June 13, 2018 | Events for Teens

Wednesday, June 13th at 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Pictures will be displayed of various artists and tunes will be played by various artists. Teens will team up and which ever team guess the most answers correctly will win a prize.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

June 14, 2018 | Events for Toddlers

Thursday, June 14th at 10:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: "Myrtle the Turtle" will be out and giving useful information about how to keep our state beautiful through song and dance.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018 | Events for Toddlers

From June 18th through June 22nd

Summer Reading Event: Kids will use the Summer Reading theme "Libraries Rock" to create the best book mark, there will be judges and the winner will be announced at the end of SR ceremony and have their book mark reproduced and used in our library until the amount printed (100) is exhausted. Rules should be picked up at library. For Preschool.

Margaret Walker Alexander, June 18th - June 22nd

June 19, 2018 | Events for Teens

Tuesday, June 19th at 10:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: Community will be educated about how important June 19th is and the Mayor of Jackson will be the keynote speaker. There will also be musical entertainment.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

June 22, 2018 | Events for Adults

Friday, June 22 at 10:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: Come show off your passion for music through the arts coloring contest. Enjoy adult coloring pictures to stimulate your mind.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

June 25, 2018 | Events for Teens

Monday, June 25th at 1:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Learn How the motion of the Lava Lamp can relate to musical pieces. Teens will have supplies to create their own Lava Lamp and learn how they relate to music.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

June 27, 2018 | Events for Toddlers

Wednesday, June 27th at 10:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: Join a park ranger from the Natchez Trace Parkway as they explore so of the sounds that could be heard along the Natchez Trace throughout history. Children will discover songs of the past, and sounds of today along the Natchez Trace.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

June 28, 2018 | Events for School Aged Children

Thursday, June 28th at 10:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: Educate the children on the risks and harm that are associated with smoking in a very fun and informal way. Terrance the R.A.T. mascot will be in attendance.

Margaret Walker Alexander, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

June 29, 2018 | Events for Adults

Friday, June 29th at 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Art Journaling: What do you look like on paper? Come create a creative self-care artist journal from the depth of your soul.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

   


Calendar Legend:

Events for Toddlers Events for School Aged Children Events for Teens Events for All Ages Events for Adults Events for Senior Adults Technology Classes Margaret Walker Alexander Centennial Events Autism Resource Center Summer Reading Program Event Movie Events Board of Trustees Meeting Friends of the Library Events

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