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Medgar Evers Library

4215 Medgar Evers Boulevard

Jackson, MS 39213-5210


Anne Sanders, Branch Librarian

Email | (601) 982-2867 | Map

About Medgar Evers Library

The Medgar Evers Library, which was named for the Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers, is located in northwest Jackson. The library celebrates the Medgar Evers Homecoming each June, and a historic statue of Evers is located on the library grounds. The library also hosts the annual Juneteenth Celebration.
We have Summer Reading Programs, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest, the annual Health Fair, Storytime Wednesdays and Fantastic Friday Storytimes at 10:00 AM, teen programs, and Showtime Movie Matinees every Saturday at 11:00 AM. Contact Anne Sanders for more information at (601) 982-2867.

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

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All Day Rental Cost - $50.00
Half Day Rental Cost - $25.00

Medgar Evers Library Calendar

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Apr 13, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 | Technology Classes

Come to the Medgar Evers Library from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM for technical advice and guidance to individuals and small businesses in the community.

March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8 - Featured class: Photoshop 101 from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
July 13
August 10
September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14

May 20, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 | Events for School Aged Children

Do you have homework assignments or a project due? The purpose of the Homework Club program is to provide K-4th grade students with a resource for completing daily school assignments and special projects during the academic year. The program is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 PM at the Medgar Evers Library. Please call 601-982-2867 for additional information.

Aug 10, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 | Events for Tweens or Teens

Teens! Come join the Spark-O-Matic Robotics Club! This STEM education program, aligns the skills and knowledge needed to bridge the gap between secondary education and college/career success. Students develop critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving skills while utilizing real-world applications. In addition, teens are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. Teens meet every Saturday at 10:00 AM at the Medgar Evers Library. Join today!

Aug 10, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 | Events for Tweens or Teens

Have a love of superheroes, illustrated literature, or just an interest in comic books and manga?

Come join us at the Medgar Evers Library on the second and fourth Saturday of every month for our new Teen Comic Book Club, "The Brick X Wall"! Teens will read and discuss a new graphic novel, comic book or manga title each month.

There will also be discussions about movies based on comics! To get a copy of this month's title, swing by the Medgar Evers Library today!

3:00 PM

Aug 17, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 | Events for Tweens or Teens

Calling all tweens and teens ages 12-17! Come enjoy a different game each month on the Wii U. Play old favorites or learn a new one! Game On!

First and Third Saturdays at 3:30 PM

Aug 20, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 | Events for Adults

Beginner yoga classes will be held at the Medgar Evers Library every Tuesday evening starting August 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM until 6:30 PM. La'Desha Jones of Eternal Yoga is the instructor. This program is for teens and adults. Yoga mats will be provided (up to 10 mats) with water.

August 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Aug 21, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 | Events for Adults

Patrons, come learn to speak Spanish! This Spanish language program is a course in which patrons will get exposure to basic Spanish. Through fun games and instruction, students will learn the fundamentals of reading, writing, and conversation in a friendly environment. All levels are welcome to attend.

The Spanish classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 PM-3:30 PM. Registration is required.

Contact the Medgar Evers Library for additional information at 601-982-2867.

Aug 22, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 | Events for All Ages

The English as a Second Language class consists of lessons and activities designed to primarily improve English conversational skills. Listening and comprehension will be achieved through an all-English immersive environment.

English language learners of various levels are welcome. Adolescents, adults, and senior adults are all welcome. Registration at the Medgar Evers Library is required. The ESL classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday at the Medgar Evers Library from 2:30-3:30 PM. Mr. James Hampton is the instructor.

For more information, call (601) 982-2867.

Sep 06, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019 | Events for School Aged Children

September 6 through December 21, the Metro Jackson Section of the National Council for Negro Women conducts the program. Girls Who Code (GWC) is a national computer coding program that has been in operation for the last seven years to train girls how to code. Registration is required to participate.

Every Friday, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Grades 3-5
Every Saturday, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Grades 6-12

For more information about the program, visit https://www.girlswhocode.com.

Sep 07, 2019 - Dec 07, 2019 | Events for All Ages

Chess Club - It's your move! Want to increase your memory and concentration or practice logical thinking skills? Instruction is offered the first half hour for beginners followed by an hour of play for attendees of all levels at the Medgar Evers Library. Chess boards are provided and library materials are available for further learning. This is a recurring event and takes place on the first Saturday of each month at 2:00 PM starting September 7. Contact the Medgar Evers Library for additional information at (601) 982-2867.

September 7
October 5
November 2
December 7
2:00 PM

Sep 10, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 | Events for Tweens or Teens

Tweens and teens, come share your love of reading and enter our Book Face Contest any time during Library Card Sign-up Month, September 2019. See our display at the front desk for suggested books, or find your own book with a great cover. Then, take your own book face selfie! Every photo emailed to evers@jhlibrary.org with the subject line "Book Face Contest" will be one entry in the prize drawing. Or, stop by the front desk if you'd rather have a librarian take your picture for you. Either way, you'll be entered to win! Prize drawing will be held Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 PM. There will also be refreshments! We'll see you there.

Sep 18, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 | Events for Preschool Children

Held on third Wednesdays, the OrganWise Guys will teach kids about total wellness and the importance of taking care of ourselves from the inside out. Includes story time. Fun starts at 10:00 AM! Come join us! For more information, call (601) 982-2867.

September 20, 2019 | Events for Toddlers

Cluck on down to the Medgar Evers Library as we read "Chicken Story Time" by Sandy Asher and "Chicken Big" by Keith Graves. Stay for more fun as you make your own moving chicken! Fun starts at 10:00 AM!

September 21, 2019 | Movie Events

Movie synopsis: Two top secret agents fight off a new alien threat and discover a mole in the organization in this sci-fi comedy film. Come join us for popcorn and a great Saturday film. Fun starts at 11:00 AM. See you there!

September 25, 2019 | Events for Preschool Children

Fall into the Medgar Evers Library as we celebrate autumn! We will read "Leaf Trouble" by Caroline Jayne Church and "Fall Leaves Fall!" by Zoe Hall. Stay for more fun and make your own finger fall tree! Fun starts at 10:00 AM!

September 26, 2019 | Events for Toddlers

We are inviting all little wigglers, crawlers, and walkers to roll on down to the Medgar Evers Library at 10:00 AM for our early literacy program. Enjoy bonding with your baby through books, songs, rhymes and movement. Ages 0-4.

10:00 AM

September 27, 2019 | Events for Adults

Calling all adults and senior adults! Come have some fun playing multiple rounds of everyone's favorite game -- BINGO! Free prizes awarded! No registration necessary! 11:00 AM every last Friday of each month at the Medgar Evers Library.

September 27, 2019 | Events for All Ages

Join Ms. Erica Cousin of Safe Kids MS for a child passenger safety program (car seat, booster seats, etc.) in the format of a PowerPoint game show. The game show will be interactive with music, video clips and a question-and-answer session. There will also be fun coloring and activity sheets for the kids. The program starts at 10:00 AM at the Medgar Evers Library on September 27. See you there!

10:00 AM

September 28, 2019 | Movie Events

Movie synopsis: This family-friendly movie is the story of a lion cub's journey to adulthood and acceptance of his royal destiny. The young cub begins life as an honored prince, the son of the powerful king. The cub's happy childhood soon turns tragic when his evil uncle murders his father and drives him away from the kingdom. In exile, the young lion befriends the comically bumbling pair of a warthog and a meerkat, and the adventure begins. Fun starts at 11:00 AM. See you there!

 


Calendar Legend:

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

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