Blind Date with a Book Wrap Up is March 20

 Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a Book

The wrap up for the Blind Date with a Book program will be held Tuesday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. There will be refreshments, discussion and a prize drawing.

For more information call 228-467-5282.

Tax Assistance at Kiln and Waveland Public Libraries

Free tax assistance is available at the Kiln Public Library every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Waveland Public every Tuesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Some of our federal and state tax forms are arriving now. We will have forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ, along with few instruction booklets. We recommend you get your tax forms online. You may use our public computers, and print the forms out for 25 cents per copy. Other forms and instructions are available from the IRS website at and printed for 25 cents a copy. To order tax forms by mail, go to forms or call 1-800-829-3676.

Children's Story Hours held at all five branches

Children's story hours are held every day of the week at each of our five libraries. Story hours are designed for newborn to 5 years of age to create a love of reading and increase literacy. To see the themes, days and times, click here.

 The Secret Life of Zika Virus

The Secret Life of Zika Virus

Science Café to present “The Secret Life of Zika Virus” at Bay Library

Science Café on the Coast, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Library, will present The Secret Life of Zika Virus on Tuesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Dr. Ishrat Syed, a pediatric and general surgeon, will explain the Zika Virus, where it originated and when it was first seen. He will also discuss why its effects on the body can be dangerous as well as how it spreads. Syed’s research also informs us of how the mosquito, which is already very efficiently, spreading Dengue and Chikungunya, decides to acquire and transmit Zika.
Sccience Café on the Coast is a collaboration of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library, Harrison County Library System, Long Beach Public Library, Hancock County Library System and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston.
This event offers those with minimal background in science the chance to meet and discuss scientific issues in a relaxed social setting. Admission is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided.