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 About Jackson Hinds Library System

• About Library System

We provide public library service to urban metropolitan Jackson and Hinds County Mississippi, the state capital. Our goal is to provide quality service through our 15 locations.

• Executive Director & Team

The executive director is chief administrative officer over all fifteen Jackson Hinds Library System locations. Learn more here about our executive director and talented library team that operate it.

• Board of Trustees

Board meetings are usually held at 4:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, excluding June and December. Meetings are usually held in the Ellen Douglas Room, Eudora Welty Library. Meetings open to public.

• Our Policies

The Jackson Hinds Library System has listed all of it's available policies for you to review. If you have any questions then please contact us.

• Community Links

Jackson Hinds Library System provides community links into the greater Jackson, Mississippi area. If you would like to be added then contact us.

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• Friends of the Library

Learn more about the friends of Jackson Hinds Library System.

• Employment Opportunities

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1) Mississippi Children's Museum

Community Links | If you are looking for a terrific educational resource that your children will rave about, check out the Mississippi Children's Museum. Adults must bring a child to be admitted to the fun.

2) Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Community Links | The MDAH collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state, administers museums and historic sites, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, among other things. Historic sites like the Mississippi Governor's Mansion, Eudora Welty House and Garden, Old Capitol Museum, and Manship House Museum are great educational resources for children and adults!

3) Open Discussion on Women's Health Issues

Calendar | Thursday, May 24th at 4:30 PM

Please join us at the Lois A. Flagg library as we host an open discussion on the health issues that women battle. Come and speak with other women who may battle with the same health issues. They will share recipes and other remedies that may aid with their health issue.

5) Color By Music

Calendar | Tuesday, June 5th at 1:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Relax your mind and get creative using colors to create your own masterpiece while listening to various types of music each week!

Bolden Moore Library, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

6) From Trash to Triumph

Calendar | Tuesday, June 5th at 11:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: Adults can act like a kid again by designing their own home-made musical instruments from items like soup cans, coffee cans, balloons and rubber bands.

Medgar Evers Library, 11:00 PM - 12:00 PM

7) Get to Steppin'

Calendar | Tuesday, June 5th at 4:30 PM

Summer Reading Event: Come join us for an exciting fun-filled experience with synchronized stepping to old school music!

Bolden Moore Library, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

8) Oh the Games We Used to Play: Musical Memories

Calendar | Tuesday, June 5th at 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Bring a picture, recall a favorite story, share the songs and games you played as a child, or a nursery rhyme/chant or common saying. Share your memories of your generation.

Ella Bess Austin Library, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9) Put a Spring in Your Step

Calendar | Tuesday, June 5th at 1:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Musical games and dance exercises for senior adults to participate and enjoy while learning new and informative health awareness.

Willie Morris Library, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

10) A Classical Musical Matinee for Adults

Calendar | Tuesday, June 5th at 3:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Came watch an 1850s Oregon bachelor who decides to kidnap a wife and bring her home to his farm with six brothers.

Quisenberry Library, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

12) Let Music Move You- Art Journaling

Calendar | Friday, June 8th at 2:30 PM

Summer Reading Event: Let music fill your day with inspiration and relaxation! Discover how music affects your creativity while art journaling and de-stress with some adult coloring sheets.

Eudora Welty Library, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

13) The Art of Music Art Contest

Calendar | 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

14) Color By Music

Calendar | Tuesday, June 12th at 1:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Relax your mind and get creative using colors to create your own masterpiece while listening to various types of music each week!

Bolden Moore Library, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

16) Let the Rhythm Move You

Calendar | Tuesday, June 12th at 4:30 PM

Summer Reading Event: Allow the rhythm of the drum to move you! Come move your body to the sound of ancient West African rhythms, drums, and songs.

Bolden Moore Library, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

17) Music Craft Day for Adults

Calendar | 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

18) Name that Tune!

Calendar | Tuesday, June 12th at 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: St Dominic's "New Direction" will join us playing a game of "Name That Tune!" There will be a trivia game of naming theme songs from television shows!

Richard Wright Library, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

19) MADDRAMA Presents!

Calendar | Wednesday, June 13th at 11:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: This will be theatrical tribute of music, drama, and dance that honors African-American women.

Medgar Evers Library, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

20) Musical Bingo with a Twist!

Calendar | Wednesday, June 13th at 10:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: Encourage adults and seniors to stay active, body, mind, and soul with music. Participants will enjoy musical games and activities.

Fannie Lou Hamer Library, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

21) Musical Matinee for Adults

Calendar | Wednesday, June 13th at 3:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Quisenberry Library, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

22) Movie Time for Adults

Calendar | Thursday, June 14th at 10:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: The audience will be viewing a great musical that tells the story of a young woman who takes a job as a governess to a large family while she decides whether to be come a nun or not.

Evelyn Taylor Majure Library, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

25) Color By Music

Calendar | Tuesday, June 19th at 1:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Relax your mind and get creative using colors to create your own masterpiece while listening to various types of music each week!

Bolden Moore Library, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

26) Get to Steppin'

Calendar | Tuesday, June 19th at 4:30 PM

Summer Reading Event: Come join us for an exciting fun-filled experience with synchronized stepping to old school music!

Bolden Moore Library, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

27) It's the Same Old Song: Motown Charades

Calendar | Tuesday, June 19 at 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Program: All you Rockin Robins, Get Ready to Dance in the Street and test your Motown knowlege in this competitve, fun and interactive Charades games based on the majestic sounds of Motown.

Ella Bess Austin Library, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

28) Musical Matinee for Adults

Calendar | Tuesday, June 19th at 3:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.

Quisenberry Library, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

29) Musical Film Series

Calendar | Friday, June 22nd at 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Experience the lives of some of your favorite musicians through film. This week we will watch a biopic on Ray Charles.

Eudora Welty Library, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

30) Rock and Roll Bingo!

Calendar | Friday, June 22nd at 11:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: We have replaced regular bingo numbers with 15-20 seconds bursts of the most toe-tapping, swinging sing-a-long songs from the past and present! The numbers on the bingo cards will be replaced with artists and the song name.

Medgar Evers Library, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

31) The Art of Music Art Contest

Calendar | 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

32) Color By Music

Calendar | Tuesday, June 26th at 1:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Relax your mind and get creative using colors to create your own masterpiece while listening to various types of music each week!

Bolden Moore Library, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

34) Electric Slide: Line Dancing for Adults

Calendar | Tuesday, June 26th at 11:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: This line dance program is for adults. It is a fun group dance in which the dancers stand side-by-side in one or more lines as they perform a series of dance moves in unison. The dance program is extremely fun for the adult audience.

Medgar Evers Library, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

35) Grease is the Word

Calendar | Tuesday, June 26th at 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Wear pink for Pink Lady or if you are a greaser jeans and t-shirt. Sit back and sip on your "Pink Lady" lemonade. Grease is the Word; come out and watch clips from the movie, analyze the characters and ponder on its lingering impact.

Ella Bess Austin Library, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

36) Let the Rhythm Move You

Calendar | Tuesday, June 26th at 4:30 PM

Summer Reading Event: Allow the rhythm of the drum to move you! Come move your body to the sound of ancient West African rhythms, drums, and songs.

Bolden Moore Library, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

37) Musical Matinee for Adults

Calendar | Tuesday, June 26th at 3:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

Quisenberry Library, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

39) Music with SOUL

Calendar | Thursday, June 28th at 1:30 PM

Summer Reading Event: Malaco Music Group's Vice President Mr. Gerald Stephenson will share stories behind some of R&B and gospel music greatest hits, and Mississippi's connection to them.

Fannie Lou Hamer Library, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

40) Musical Film Series

Calendar | Friday, June 29th at 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Experience the lives of some of your favorite musicians through film. This week we will watch a biopic on Johnny Cash.

Eudora Welty Library, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

41) The Color of Art Journaling

Calendar | 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

42) Color By Music

Calendar | Tuesday, July 3rd at 1:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Relax your mind and get creative using colors to create your own masterpiece while listening to various types of music each week!

Bolden Moore Library, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

43) Get to Steppin'

Calendar | Tuesday, July 3rd at 4:30 PM

Summer Reading Event: Come join us for an exciting fun-filled experience with synchronized stepping to old school music!

Bolden Moore Library, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

44) Musical Luminarias

Calendar | Tuesday, July 3rd at 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Want to light a pathway for an evening party or decorate a wedding book table? This craft is based on the Mexican tradtion of the vigil fire, chose your favorite song and come create a beautiful twinkling paper bag lantern. (Candles not included in this craft) Led batteries not included.

Ella Bess Austin Library, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

45) Musical Matinee for Adults

Calendar | Tuesday, July 3rd at 3:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

Quisenberry Library, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

46) Music Craft Day for Adults

Calendar | Friday, July 6th 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 AM

47) Musical Film Series

Calendar | Friday, July 6th at 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Experience the lives of some of your favorite musicians through film. This week we will watch a biopic on Aretha Franklin.

Eudora Welty Library, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

48) Books on CD

Calendar | Monday, July 9th at 10:30 AM

Summer Reading Event: Transform your love of music to the love of listening to books on CD. Try it when you are walking, running, flying away on a trip, and most of all driving. You Will Love It!

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

49) Broadway Pictionary

Calendar | Tuesday, July 10th, at 2:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Know your Broadway shows and show stopping tunes? Bring your own team or get included in the Pictionary bout of the decade! Think you can draw such tunes as "If I was A Rich Man", "Sunrise, Sunset", "Matchmaker" then this is for you. Can you name the musical these tunes are from? Yes, then please come.

Ella Bess Austin Library, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

50) Color By Music

Calendar | Tuesday, July 10th at 1:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Relax your mind and get creative using colors to create your own masterpiece while listening to various types of music each week!

Bolden Moore Library, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

51) The Decade Karaoke Night Talent Show

Calendar | Tuesday, July 10th at 3:30 PM

Summer Reading Event: Karaoke Decade Show Down! Let's go back into time, with music form the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90' and 20's.

Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 3:30 PM - 5:30 AM

52) Musical Matinee for Adults

Calendar | Tuesday, July 10th at 3:00 PM

Summer Reading Event: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Quisenberry Library, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

53) The Strings of Music

Calendar | Wednesday, July 11th at 11:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: Ms. Emily Williams will present the fundamental principles and early stages of the teaching of the violin and viola through a series of engaging video lectures and lesson demonstrations.

Medgar Evers Library, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

54) Color to Music

Calendar | Thursday, June 12th at 11:00 AM

Summer Reading Event: Join us for a relaxing time as we have an adult coloring time with music.

Evelyn Taylor Majure Library, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

56) Lois A Flagg Library

Library Locations | The Edwards Library, which is named for local educator, Lois A. Flagg, is located in the town of Edwards next to the Edwards Headstart Center. The library offers a wide variety of books for all ages as well as programming for children, teens and adults.

For more information contact: Patricia Moss, Branch Manager

57) Raymond Public Library

Library Locations | The Raymond Public Library is located in the annex of the Hinds Courthouse in Raymond, Mississippi. The library features a wide variety of programming for children, teens, and adults, including a weekly preschool story time on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. The Friends of the Raymond Library hosts a bimonthly Flips and Sips Book Chat at the library to casually chat about good books to read.