Dial-A-Story July 18-25

Winston County Library
Dial-A-Story
662-773-3566
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Guest Reader: Landon Sanders
Student at Nanih Waiya
July 18- July 25

Children can call Dial-A-Story 24 hours a day and listen to a new story each week. Dial-A-Story is made possible by funding from Mid-Miss Regional Library System.

Project in Works for Restoration of Slave Cemetery

As many in the community know, there is an old cemetery behind the Poplar Flat Cemetery used as a burial place for slaves during that era of Louisville's history. This cemetery has fallen on severe disrepair and neglect.

Because of modern technology and a renewed interest in ancestry, I have been contacted by William A. Cooper, M.D. from Marietta, GA, who has traced his great, great, great grandfather to this cemetery. Dr. Cooper is very interested in playing a part in the restoration of this very special place.

With this impetus and with the blessings of the Poplar Flat Cemetery Committee, we are asking anyone and everyone interested in participating in the restoration of this historical site to contact me at esqreb22@gmail.com.

Our first "meeting" will be held at 6:30 a.m. this Wednesday, July 19th at the Poplar Flat Cemetery where we will be met by Roy Roberts, Chairman of the PF Cemetery Committee. Roy will walk us to the burial site to have a first look and where we will attempt to tape off the work area. It is early in the morning, but please join us for this very unique experience. Don't forget to wear boots and insect repellent !

STEAM Camp 2017 Dance Performance

There will be a dance performance from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm on July 21, 2017 at the Louisville High School Auditorium. The performance will mark the end of the two week camp Hidden Figures: Bringing Books to Life STEAM Camp 2017 held at LHS for girls 6th-12th grades. The public is invited to attend.

For more information please contact: Dr. Melissa Davis, BGR at 662-803-6940 or Kristi Jernigan, LHS TSA at 662-773-3431.





BACK TO SCHOOL/STAY IN SCHOOL RALLY-JULY 22

THE 10TH ANNUAL NAACP’S DISTRICT-WIDE BACK TO SCHOOL/ STAY IN SCHOOL RALLY, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LOUISVILLE MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, IS BEING HELD SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017, STARTING AT 12 NOON.

KINDERGARTEN – 6TH GRADE ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE AT LOUISVILLE ELEMENTARY (LES), 300 N. COLUMBUS AVENUE.
  • FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED
  • PARENTS MUST ACCOMPANY STUDENTS

7TH – 12TH GRADE ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE AT LOUISVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (LHS), 200 IVY AVENUE.

  • FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED
  • PARENTS MUST ACCOMPANY STUDENTS

THE NAACP RALLY WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE LOUISVILLE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM AT 4:00 P.M.

SPEAKER IS DR. SAMUEL JONES

NEW EVENTS ON THE CAMPUSES OF LES AND LHS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  • NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
  • PRE-REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES
  • TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS & CLASS SCHEDULING
  • REFRESHMENTS
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

CHARLES HAMPTON 662-803-0635, NAACP

HILUTE HUDSON 662-773-3431, LOUISVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

LINDA ESTES 662-773-3258, LOUISVILLE ELEMENTARY

Winston County Farmers Market

The Winston County Farmers Market will be held every Friday at the Louisville Coliseum from 3:30 pm - 5:30 p.m. For more information you may contact Janice Hopkins at 662-705-2019 or Jean Harper at 662-312-8004.

Wess Chapel Baptist Church VBS--July 24-27

Wess Chapel Baptist Church on McLeod Road will host Fun Factory Vacation Bible School July 24-27. The event will be held 6:00-8:00 nightly and children ages kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to attend.

July Quick Bites Programs

Midsummer heat & humidity got you down? Come in out of the heat and join us at your local extension office in July for these programs.

 Date: July 6, 2017
Title: Art in Bloom
Presenter: Lynette McDougald, Instructor, Plant and Soil Sciences
Description: Floral is an art form itself but taking florals and translating them to mimic or interpret a particular piece of art can challenge and push the creativity of a designer. Spend an hour with flowers and art!

Date: July 13, 2017
Title: Drought Tolerant Plants for Hot Dry Times
Presenter: Dr. Lelia Kelly, Consumer Horticulture Specialist, North MS Research & Extension Center
Description: Even though we have had abundant rain so far this year, we know that the hot dry times are coming… Join us to learn more about drought tolerant plants that will grow in our Mississippi summers.

Date: July 27, 2017
Title: Diseases of Backyard Fruits and Vegetables
Presenter: Rebecca Melanson, Assistant Extension Professor, Central MS Research & Extension Center
Description: Each year, commercial producers as well as home gardeners in Mississippi are affected by plant diseases that attack their crops, gardens, and trees. These plant diseases can significantly affect the outcome of a harvest. Dr. Rebecca Melanson, MSU Extension plant pathologist, will discuss disease development, the diagnostic process, and disease management in vegetables, fruits, and nuts. The presented information will help prepare home gardeners for tackling disease problems in their own backyard.

Interested individuals must contact their county office in order to participate in any interactive video program.









McMillin Reunion - August 5-6

The 67th Reunion of the McMillin & Related Families of Louisville & Winston County, Mississippi will be held on August 5 & 6 at Lake Tiak O'Khata.

Saturday, Aug 5 Cookout a 6 pm at the Pineridge Lodge. Bring side or dessert.

Sunday, Aug 6 10:30 am - 3 pm Colonial Room Program, Business Meeting & Buffet Luncheon $16.75

RSVP to Sylvia McMillin 423.313.1969 or jsmcmillin@comcast.net

Volunteers Needed at The Noxubee Refuge Visitor For Sunday Afternoons

The Friends' Board would like to start opening the Refuge's Visitor Center on Sunday afternoons but to do so, they need volunteers to be at the front desk to greet and meet folks that might come in. And of course, they will train you in advance. The main requirement is that you have a love for the refuge and are willing to devote a few hours to help with this endeavor.

Until they know how many folks might volunteer, they don't know specifically how often or how long at the time any volunteer might be utilized. They just need "a show of hands" to get started!

If interested, please call the Visitor Center at (662) 323-5548. Thank You.

Teen's Summer Reading Program at the Library

June 5th-Graphic Artist Andy Childress
June 12th- Mayor Will Hill-Rebuilding Louisville
June 19th-Ceramist, Susan Clark
June 26th-Awards Day

Extension Office In Need Of Sewing Machines

Sewing machines needed! If anyone has a portable sewing machine that is in good working condition that you would like to donate to the Extension office, they will be happy to take it. They have 4-Her's that are interested in learning to sew and volunteers willing to help them learn, but they do not have any  sewing machines. Please give them a call if you have one to donate. 773-3091 They can pick it up.




Library Storytime and Dial-A-Story Will Be a Blast!

The Winston County Library invites you to bring your child or children and join us the second Tuesday of each month for Storytime With Andrea. Storytime is from 9:30 – 10:30. Children will enjoy stories, music, games, arts and crafts, puppet shows, treats and many more fun and educational activities. Also, parents, remember to call Dial-A-Story so your child can listen to a different fun story read by Miss Andrea or a surprise reader. The Dial-A-Story line is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and is free. If your child would like to be a Dial-A-Story reader, contact the library at 662-773-3212. Dial-A-Story is brought to you by the Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System.

Winston County Library eBook PSA

Spring is around the corner, and along with spring and summer come travel plans and road trips.
Don’t forget to save room in your luggage by loading free eBooks from your local library onto your electronic devices.

Winston County Library Patrons with a library card can download free eBooks and audio books by using the Axis 360 app, which can be found in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Simply install the app and find your library, which will be listed as Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System. You will be taken to a website with several lists featuring current Bestsellers in a number of categories.

Patrons may download 2 eBooks and begin reading. For more information, or for assistance in setting up the lending program, please call the Winston County Library 662-773-3212.

The Winston County Library New Dial-A-Story Promotion

The Winston County Library is starting new Dial-A-Story promotion. Dial-A-Story is a 24/7 story service brought to you by the Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System and a Mississippi Library Commission LSTA Grant. This free program is aimed for an audience from pre-school age through fourth grade. However, anyone – old or young – can call and listen to a good story! The main purpose of the program is to acquaint children with reading and books and to get the attention of the non-interested child.

New Library Hours


The Winston County Library will now be open every Thursday from 8:30 – 12:00 to the public.  The change is being made effective January 22, 2013.