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Pass Christian Library plans events for summer


The Pass Christian Library has dozens of classes and activities for all ages this summer, as part of their 2022 Summer Literacy Program. Themed “Oceans of Possibilities,” registration for the program is open in person at the library, as well as online at harrison.lib.ms.us.


While preschool story time will be put on hold during the summer, dozens of other events, workshops and sessions will be offered.


On Saturday, May 28, there will be a children’s reading program from 10 a.m. until noon. Following that, every Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., there will be activities for youth ages ten through fourteen, including a cup-stacking coding challenge (June 7) and sessions about a plastic-free Gulf Coast (June 14), Aquarium in Motion (June 21) and sturgeons (June 28).


Wednesdays bring activities for children of all ages at 10 a.m., beginning with Octopus Garden (June 1), underwater drawing (June 8), litter (June 15), Coastal Mississippi Alphabet (June 22), animal science (June 29), a magic show (July 6), and a puppet theater and party (July 13). Additional programs about Monarch butterflies (July 20) and bees (July 27) will be held at 10 a.m. There will also be weekly story walks in the outdoor children’s area.


The party at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, will include snow cones and reading certificates and prizes for Literacy Program participants.


Teens ages twelve through eighteen can hang out at special “Art for Youth’s Sake” programs each Thursday, from 2 until 4 p.m. On June 9, there will be a beach jewelry workshop, followed by a pottery session (June 16), cartoon drawing (June 23), another pottery session (June 30) and assemblage art (July 7). On Saturday, July 9, the public is invited to an art show and donut brunch from 10 a.m. until noon.


On Wednesday, June 8, there will be a youth writing workshop from 2 until 4 p.m. for youth ages twelve through eighteen, and July will include the option for teens to participate in the “Lights! Camera! Action! Film Workshop” from July 11-15, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. There will also be a teen book club on Wednesday, July 6, at 2 p.m. for teens ages thirteen through eighteen.


Youth in fourth through sixth grades can join the “Fun with Food” workshop from July 18-20, from 2 until 4 p.m.


All programs are free, but space is limited, so activities require advance registration.


Another special summer offering will be sushi classes in June. Three sessions, led by instructor Steve DeWitt, will be offered for participants to learn how to make sushi rolls.


A family sushi-making class will be held on June 1 at 2 p.m. A teen class for ages twelve through eighteen will be on June 2 at 2 p.m., and an adult class will be held on June 3 at 3 p.m.


Due to the ingredients, enrollment is limited. A $5 refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot in a class.


Registration for the Summer Literacy Program and all events and workshops is available in-person at the library or by calling 228-452-4596. For additional information, visit the library’s Facebook page. The library is located at 111 Hiern Avenue.



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