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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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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 31, 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 Saturdays at 2:00 PM starting September 7. Contact the Medgar Evers Library for additional information at (601) 982-2867.

2:00 PM

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.

Oct 01, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 | Events for Adults

Throughout the month of October, the Medgar Evers Library will have display information for Breast Cancer Awareness Month from the American Cancer Society. Stop by the information table located in the main lobby.

Oct 12, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019 | Events for All Ages

Offered by the Institute of Southern Jewish Life, the Our Reading Family program build on previously established literacy skills and fosters a positive regard toward reading. This program introduces children and adults to new ways of engaging with literacy. This positive program also improve literacy skills in children and adults through reading interventions and parent resource sessions.

Held on the following Saturdays:

October 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration required. Space is limited. For more information, call (601) 982-2867.

Oct 14, 2019 - Oct 21, 2019 | Events for Adults

Visitors will view a display of information on how to raise awareness about the need for adoptive homes for Mississippi children.

Available during library hours October 14-21 at the Medgar Evers Library.

Exhibit by the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services.

October 16, 2019 | Events for Preschool Children

The OrganWise Guys are here! Come visit us at the Medgar Evers Library as Sir Rebrum teaches about total wellness and the importance of taking care of ourselves from the inside out. We will read "Click on Your Sir Rebrum" by Michelle Lombardo and "Keeping Your Pets Healthy" by Michelle Lombardo. See you at 10:00 AM!

October 17, 2019 | Movie Events

Movie: Come enter the not-so-distant future where boxing has gone high-tech by 2,000 pounds and eight-foot-tall steel robots have taken over the ring. Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter turned small-time promoter. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in this thrill-packed arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback. This family film is visually stunning and complete with pulse-pounding, inspirational adventure and is filled with heart and soul. Popcorn will be served. We'll see you there!

2:00 PM

October 18, 2019 | Events for All Ages

Presenter: Amy Ainsworth, staff interpreter for the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services

Patrons will learn some basic signs and how to introduce oneself to a deaf person, and they will also learn some of the basics of deaf culture.

3:00 PM

Oct 19, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019 | Events for School Aged Children

Come get creative with LEGOs! This is a recurring monthly program on third Saturdays. All LEGOs are provided.

October 19
November 16
December 21
1:30 PM

October 24, 2019 | Events for Toddlers

Calling all wigglers, walkers and crawlers: Join us for a musical bubbly story time at the Medgar Evers Library as we shake, shimmy, move and groove with bubbles to the beat of our favorite songs! Moving and grooving starts at 10:00 AM. This program is for ages 0-4.

October 24, 2019 | Movie Events

Movie: Come join us for this blockbuster film! A young lion prince takes an unforeseen journey to find his way into a new life after the untimely death of his father. Instead of ascending the throne at a young age, Simba is forced out of his home in fear that his uncle will reveal that he is the reason the king is dead. Years after his disappearance, Simba is reintroduced to his childhood friend and realizes his mistakes that lead to the downfall of his kingdom. He must face the challenges of coming to terms with the reality of his father's death to save his kingdom and his family. Popcorn will be served. We'll be looking for you!

2:00 PM

October 25, 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.

October 26, 2019 | Events for All Ages

Mr. Andre Nathaniel with the Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition will give a presentation the dangers of vaping and tobacco use. This program is for children, teens and adults.

12:00 PM

October 30, 2019 | Events for Adults

Need help figuring out your smartphone or e-reader? Drop in for one-on-one assistance from library staff. Registration required.

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

October 30, 2019 | Events for Preschool Children

When you're feeling low, make funny faces! Join us at the Medgar Evers Library as we read "Pumpkin Hill" by Elizabeth Spurr and "Pumpkin Hat" by Anne Mortimer. Stay for more fun and create your own pumpkin funny face flip book! We'll see you there!

10:00 AM

October 31, 2019 | Movie Events

Movie: Come join us as a take-no-prisoners matriarch battles ghouls and ghosts on Halloween night, all while making sure a teenage relative doesn't sneak off to a frat party she's forbidden to attend. Come watch this fun-filled family movie with us! Popcorn will be served!

2:00 PM

 


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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