Our Vision Board Party was lots of fun! We enjoyed chatting with new and old friends as we mapped out what this year will look like for us individually. We encouraged participants to hang their vision boards up at home so they get a constant reminder all year long!
If you were I’m interested in creating a vision board but couldn’t make the party, stop by the library to pick up a poster board and a couple magazines!
Santa Claus came to town and visited us! Patrons were able to get their photo taken with Santa and enjoy the hot chocolate bar and cookies!
Pokémon Go Players and those who wanted to know more about the game stopped by for our first meetup. The library is a Pokéstop so it was the perfect place to trade, battle and more!
LOOKOUT: We will be hosting these meetups MONTHLY!
Around three hundred children, adults, volunteers & vendors hung out with us at our “Trunk or Treat!” Our DJ had us jamming out to a few Halloween staples, popcorn was steadily popping, the vendors had the candy rolling, our Fire Marshall read a couple stories, we went on a bear hunt, but the 360 Photo Booth stole the show.
Congratulations to our winners for the Mummy Tournament and the winners for Best Trunk & Best Costumes!
We learned how important it is to pay attention to your body, having a support system and being willing to tell your story to others during our Breast Cancer Awareness Celebration. Nurses from Alcorn School of Nursing administered health checks and our DJ had us dancing to some classics.
Patrons were able to add their loved ones who may be battling with Breast Cancer or who have lost their fight to this illness to our display in the foyer of the library.
Teen Author, Avery Merino visited the Armstrong Library and we heard the very first reading “The Beagle Bros” read by Mark Grandinetti. The Beagle Bros are based on Avery’s dogs, Frodo & Sam!
A Q&A session followed the reading and we learned more about Avery’s journey of being an author.
Afterwards, we enjoyed a craft created by Avery, his mother & brother. They made puzzles out of Frodo & Sam for our kids to piece together.
Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM, we host story time & sing-alongs for our toddlers. This is a great way to get your children ready to start kindergarten.
The Natchez Festival of Music hosted a One Act Opera, The Three Little Pigs. Students from the University of Southern Mississippi were among the cast portraying the story of the Three Little Pigs. We all know the story, but this one had a special theme as it encouraged kids to go to the library. The third pig's house didn't fall down because she went to the library to read and learned the best way to build a house.
As the library filled with the aroma of movie theater-style popcorn, we enjoyed games like UNO, Charades, Connect 4 and more! We also introduced our new Virtual Reality goggles, Literacy Station and PlayStation 5! All games are available for in-library use in our Teen Zone! Come by and check them out!
#ConnectWithYourLibrary was the theme for National Library Week 2022.
In celebration of Read Across America Day 2022, the Judge George W. Armstrong Library hosted a Dr. Seuss Birthday Block Party sponsored by Save the Children! The Natchez Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Nu Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi partnered with the library for this well attended event! Over two hundred children and adults came out to enjoy story time with a couple of Dr. Seuss classics, Seuss-themed crafts and games, music, food, giveaways and prizes!
The MPB Literacy Tour stopped at the Judge George W. Armstrong Library for a Pinkalicious & Peterrific event! Families in attendance enjoyed an episode of Pinkalicious & Peterrific, a themed activity/craft, and a read aloud. MPB also provided lots of goodies and one lucky participate received a playtime tablet.
Our patrons designed Valentine's Cards and we delivered them to local Nursing Homes in Natchez, MS