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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
DATE AND LOCATION CHANGE - November 16 at Quisenberry Library in Clinton
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 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

November 21, 2019 | Events for Adults

The Great American Smokeout is an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS). It is held on the third Thursday of November and focuses on encouraging Americans to quit tobacco smoking. This is a free event to the public and to all library patrons.

Guest Speaker: Mr. Andre Nathaniel MS Tobacco Free Coalition of Hinds County will be discussing the latest trends on Juul.

Free Screenings from Jackson Hinds Comprehensive Health Center: Blood pressure checks, glucose checks, BMI, and door prizes!

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

November 22, 2019 | Events for Toddlers

Come and celebrate your two favorite things: books and football! Join us to read some football stories, play a few games, and do a cool football craft! For families with children 12 and under.

10:00 AM

November 23, 2019 | Movie Events

Synopsis: This fun movie is about a young girl who having spent most of her life exploring the jungle sets out on the most dangerous adventure yet,-- High School! Accompanied by a ragtag group of teens and Boots the monkey, she embarks on a quest to save her parents while trying to solve the seemingly impossible mystery behind a lost Incan civilization. Movie starts at 11:00 AM and free popcorn will be served.

November 25, 2019 | Events for Adults

Join us at the Medgar Evers Library as we recognize one of Mississippi's historic places and discover her untold stories. In honor of Mississippi Day, we will feature the Eudora Welty House. Ms. Lauren Rhoades of the Eudora Welty House will be the presenter.

11:00 AM

Nov 25, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 | Events for All Ages

While the family is gathering for Thanksgiving, it's time for National Game and Puzzle Week. Challenge family members to a tournament at the library and create fun memories! Board games, dominos, chess and puzzles will be available all week long for creative fun. There will also be coffee, cookies and punch. We'll see you there! Call (601) 982-2867 for additional details.

Held during library hours, excluding the Thanksgiving closure.

November 26, 2019 | Events for All Ages

Gobble, gobble! Turkey Day is almost here, so let's celebrate library style! Families with children ages 12 and under are invited to enjoy a Thanksgiving story, and then build their own turkey-themed bingo boards and play a few rounds of Turkey BINGO! No registration needed. (All ages)

3:30 PM

November 27, 2019 | Events for Tweens or Teens

Thanksgiving drawing fun! For this fun activity, a Thanksgiving story will be read aloud. Tweens will draw their interpretations of the characters and settings on large pieces of paper. Small prizes will be awarded to the winners.

3:30 PM

November 29, 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.

November 30, 2019 | Events for Tweens or Teens

This Book Tasting program will be a wonderful way to get teens engaged in reading and familiarizing them with a wide variety of genres. As an extra bonus, they get to practice Read to Self and find good fit books. At the end of the tasting, they all end up with a list of books that they can't wait to read.

2:00 PM

November 30, 2019 | Movie Events

Come join us for this Holiday Classic. Synopsis: One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa's bag of toys and was raised as an elf. The baby grows into an adult three times larger than the biggest elf--and realizes that he will never truly fit in at the North Pole. This holiday season, the young man goes looking for his true place in the world--in New York City and finds his workaholic father--who's on Santa's "naughty" list, a new mother and a 10-year-old brother who doesn't believe in Santa Claus or elves. He now, discovers his destiny--to save Christmas for New York and the world!​ Free refreshments!

11:00 AM

 


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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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