Allen Baswell Book Event - July 15

There will be an author event on Friday, July 15th from 11:30 – 1:00 at the Winston County Library. Choctaw native Allen Baswell will introduce his new book of poetry, “Mississippi Musings”. The Friends of the Library will provide brown bag lunches for participants.

Scott Hendrix Book Event - July 1

The Winston County Journal is pleased to host local author Scott Hendrix for a book talk and Q & A about his first novel, The Garden Spot. The event will take place Friday, July 1st at the library from 11:30 – 1:00. The Friends of the Library will provide brown bag lunches for the first 24 participants.

Scott Hendrix has lived in Louisville, Mississippi his entire life. He and his wife Nora Gay have two children, Sidney Louise who lives in Oxford, Mississippi and Hoyt Davis who is a senior at Mississippi State University.

Scott attended Louisville High School and graduated from Mississippi State University with a BA in Communication. He works as a Regional Sales Representative for a company based in New Jersey.

“The Garden Spot” is his first novel set in the fictional town of Lewiston, Mississippi. He is currently working on his second novel which will be a sequel. He has also written several short stories as well.

The Garden Spot, is listed as #10 on the Clarion Ledger’s Best Mississippi Reads!

Please follow his social media sites to find out when Scott’s next book will be available.

Facebook: S.D.Hendrix                 

Friends of Dean Park Presents a Friday Fish Fry Fundraiser

To benefit: The development of Friends of Dean Park's 3 1/2 acres of land for gardening and community center. Chef: Marion Jordan, County Supervisor

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

                                           JUNE 2022

The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:
  • Robyn Carr – A Family Affair
  • Davis Bunn – Prime Directive
  • Nancy Atherton – Aunt Dimity and the Enchanted Cottage
  • Kim Michele – The Book Woman’s Daughter
  • Chris Bohjalian – The Lioness
  • James Pattyerson – 22 Seconds
  • Robert B. Parker’s Revenge tour – Mike Lupica
  • D. J. Palmer – My Wife Is Missing
  • Adriana Trigiani – The Good Left Undone
  • Sally Hepworth – The Good Sister
  • Jennifer Weiner – The Summer Place
  • Mary Kay Andrews – The Homewrecker
  • Emma Straub – This Time Tomorrow
  • Jack Carr – In the Blood
  • Sara Paretsky – Overboard
  • Sarah Jio – With Love From London
  • Anne Hillerman – The Sacred Bridge
  • Karen White – The Shop on Royal Street
  • Allison Brenner – The Wrong Victim
  • Susan Mallery – The Vineyard at Painted Moon
  • Helen Hardt – Blaze
  • Carolyn Brown – Long, Hot Texas Summer
  • Janet Dailey – Hope Creek
  • Nancy Thayer – Summer Love
  • Amanda Quick -o When She Dreams
  • Tarryn Fisher – An Honest Lie
  • Karen Kingsbury – The Baxters: A Prequel
  • Don Winslow – City on Fire
  • Craig Johnson – Daughter of the Morning Star
The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:
  • The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor – the Truth and the Turmoil– Tina Brown
  • The Great Reset – Glenn Beck
  • Snake Eyes: Murder In A Southern Town – Bitty Martin
  • Killing the Killers: The Secret War Against Terrorists – Bill O’Reilly
  • Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior – Ric Prado
  • Finding Me – Viola Davis
  • Glucose Revolution: The Life-Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood Sugar –Jessie Inchauspe
  • The Liver Cure – Dr. Russel L. Blaylock
  • Menu Pause: Five Unique Eating Plans To Break Through Your Weight Loss Plateau and
  • Improve Mood, Sleep and Hot Flashes – Anna Cabeca

Sign Up For Summer Library Programs Now

This is our lobby at the Winston County Library! We are ready for the Summer Library Program! This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities” and children ages 2-18 are encouraged to sign up for the programs as soon as possible. Programs will be held throughout the month of June and this year we are returning to in-person programming at the library.

Free Health & Wellness Fair

 When: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 / 8:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Where: Family Center, 177 N. Columbus Ave. (Fair Elementary Campus: Building D)

Louisville, MS

Health Screenings Offered:

Blood Glucose Checks

Blood Pressure Checks

Cholesterol Screenings

Eye Pressure Checks

Additional Important Information Offered:

Healthy Living

Top Ten Health Benefits of Pottery

Excel By Five Tips

For Additional Information Call 662-773-4018

The Mississippi Poetry Society Festival - April 29 - May 1

THE MISSISSIPPI POETRY SOCIETY is holding its annual festival at Lake Tiak O’Khata in Louisville, Mississippi, April 29-May 1, 2022. Saturday morning, April 30, at 10:15, the winners of our student contest will be reading their winning poems for us. Visitors who would like to be present
for this special event will be welcome.

At 11:45 that day, our KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Dr. Benjamin Morris, will be presenting his lecture “From the Delta to the Coast: Recent Trends in Contemporary Mississippi Poetry.”

Dr. Morris, a native Mississippian residing in Hattiesburg, is an award-winning poet, writer, and researcher whose work appears in the United States and Europe. Please join us in Honeysuckle Hall for one or both of these special events. Visitors who come in at other times will also be welcome.

Admission is free to visitors.

For more information, call (662) 538-8630.

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

                                                       APRIL 2022

The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:
  • C. J. Box – Shadows Reel
  • Phillip Margolin – The Darkest Place
  • Harlan Coben – The Match
  • Gilly McMillan – The Long Weekend
  • Marie Benedict – Her Hidden Genius
  • Peter Swanson – Nine Lives
  • Ellery Lloyd – The Club
  • Annie Ward – Beautiful Bad
  • Erica Ferencik – Girl In Ice
  • Kristy Woodson Harvey – The Wedding Veil
  • M. C. Beaton – Death of a Green-Eyed Monster
  • Preston & Child – Diablo Mesa
  • Joanne Fluke – Caramel Pecan Roll Murder
  • Lucy Foley – The Paris Apartment
  • J. A. Jance – Nothing To Loose
  • Maisey Yates – Rancher’s Forgotten Rival
  • Helen Hardt – Follow Me Under
  • Janet Dailey – Calder Grit
  • Adele Parks – Woman Last Seen
  • Rosie Walsh – The Love of My Life
  • Joseph Kanon – The Berlin Exchange
  • Francine Rivers - The Lady’s Mine
  • Sarah J. Maas – House of Sky & Breath
  • Mark Greaney – Sierra Six
  • Danielle Steel – High Stakes
  • Robert Dugoni – The Silent Sisters
  • Stephen King – Gwendy’s Final Task
  • Dolly Parton & James Patterson – Run Rose Run
  • Christine Feehan – Phantom Game
  • W. E. B. Grifin – Rogue Agent
  • Brad Meltzer – The Lightning Rod
  • Greer Hendricks – The Golden Couple
  • Adele Myers – Tobacco Wives
  • Josie Silver – One Night On the Island
The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:

  • How To Win The Bachelor - Chad Kultgen
  • Coach K – Ian O’Connor
  • The Unofficial Guide To Disneyland 2022
  • Heiresses: The Lives of Million Dollar Babies – Laura Thompson
  • Shadow Man: An Elusive Psycho Killer and the Birth of FBI Profiling -Ron Franscell
  • South To America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon Line to Understand the Soul of A Nation – Imani Perry
  • Watergate: A New History – Garrett M. Graff
  • Hell’s Half-Acre: The Untold Story of the Benders, A Serial Killer Family on the American Frontier – Susan Jonusas
  • Scoundrel: How A Convicted Murderer Persuaded the Women Who Loved Him, the Conservative Establishment and the Courts to Set Him Free– Sarah Weinman
  • Hidden History of the Mississippi Sound – Josh Foreman
  • The President’s Man: The Memoirs of Nixon’s Trusted Aide -Dwight Chapin
  • Who Are You Following? Pursuing Jesus in a Media-Obsessed World-- Sadie Robertson Huff
  • The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America’s UFO Highway – Ben Mezrich
  • The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How the Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, And an Extraordinary Reckoning – Ben Raines
  • Delta Hot Tamales: History, Stories and Recipes – Anne Martin
  • Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain – Bradley Bale, M. D.
  • The Unofficial BTS Bible – Dianne Pineda-Kim

Memorial Day Services

Center Ridge Church will have their Memorial Service on Sunday, May 1, 2022 beginning at 11:00 AM with Bro. Mike Dowd bringing message. Lunch to follow in the fellowship hall.

Pleasant Hill Methodist Church will have their Memorial Service Sunday, May 8, 2022 beginning at 11:00 AM with Rodney Glover bringing message. Lunch to follow in the fellowship hall.

Winston County Library Celebrating Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month and the Winston County Library is celebrating with this wonderful display in their library. All books inside the case are by Mississippi women authors!

Steve Robertson Book Event - Mar. 23


Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

                                                    MARCH 2022

The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:

  • James Patterson – Steal
  • Helen Hardt – Follow Me Always
  • Sarah Jio – With Love From London
  • Brenda Janowitz – The Liz Taylor Ring
  • Tracie Peterson – Ever Constant
  • Christine Feehan – Savage Road
  • Heather Gudenkauf – The Overnight Guest
  • Dean Koontz – Quick Silver
  • Jacqueline Mitchard – The Good Son
  • Isabel Allende – Violetta
  • Katherine Faulkner – Greenwich Park
  • Stacey Abrams – Never Tell
  • Matt Coyle – Blood Truth
  • Tim Dorsey – Mermaid Confidential
  • Viola Shipman – The Scent of Snow
  • Toni Morrison – Recatatif
  • Brenda Jackson – Finding Home Again
  • Allison Buccola – Catch Her When She Falls
  • Maria Amparo Escandon – L. A. Weather
  • Nina de Gramont – The Christie Affair
  • Eliza Jane Brazier – Good Rich People
  • Charles Todd – A Game of Fear
  • Jonathan Kellerman – City of Death
  • J. D. Robb – Abandoned in Death
  • Karen White – The Attic on Queen Street
  • Alice Feeney – His & Hers
  • Gregg Hurwitz – Dark Horse

The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:
  • COPD: Answers To Your Most Pressing Questions – Donald A. Mahler, M.D.
  • The Caregivers Guide to Advanced Alzheimer Disease
  • The Caregivers Guide to Dementia
  • Hidden History of Jackson, MS – Josh Foreman
  • The Power of Thank You – Joyce Meyer
  • Beyond Keto: Burn Fat, Heal Your Gut and Reverse Disease – Don Colbert, M.D.
  • Chasing History – Carl Bernstein
  • The Big, Fun Baking Book for Kids
  • Doomsday Mother: Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell and the End of An American Family – John Glatt
  • All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team – Christina Soontornrat
  • Baby Steps Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth, and How You Can, Too – Dave Ramsey
  • The Defense Lawyer – James Patterson
  • The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland – Jim De Fede
  • The Secret History of Food: Strange But True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat – Matt Siegel
  • When a Killer Calls: A Haunting Story of Murder, Criminal Profiling and Justice in a Small Town – John Douglas

Help Name The New MMRLS Children’s Mascot!

Stop by the Winston County Library and give your name suggestion for the new MMRLS Children's Mascot.

Braves Bookworm Challenge

Students can win 2 free tickets to a 2022 Braves regular-season home game by reading 400 minutes by the end of March. That’s about 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 4 weeks. Very doable!

The deadline for the Mississippi Braves Bookworm Challenge is April 1st. A Parent/Guardian Letter verifying the child has read 400 hours must be turned in by April 1st. The letter is available at the library or can be downloaded at website.

February A Busy Month At The Library

The Winston County Library has a lot of activities planned for February. The overall theme is “Love Your Library Month.” People are encouraged to come to the library and fill out a heart-shaped card, letting us know why you LOVE your library.

February is also Family History Month. Anyone who fills out their “Love Your Library” card and wishes to can have their name entered into a drawing at the end of the month for one of three free 23andME saliva ancestry kits! That’s a $99 kit for free!

We will be celebrating Black History Month with many displays and a reception later in the month. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page or contact us for more information.

A much-needed mobile blood drive will be held on February 8 from 11 am- 2:30 pm. Call 662-773- 3212 to register!

Pokemon World Day will be celebrated February 28 - March 4 with plush Pokemon character giveaways (while supplies last), coloring sheets, and other fun activities.

Finally, we will encourage patrons to sign up for the Cozy Mystery Program. For every ten cozy mysteries patrons read, they will receive a free advance copy of an upcoming release.