Author and performance highlight Authors & Characters


Join us as history comes alive on Tuesday, May 8 at 11:45 a.m. at the next Authors & Characters program with the recently released biography of Fannye Cook, Mississippi’s trailblazing female conservationist and scientist. Author will be contributor and editor Libby Hartfield, co-host of MPB’s “Creature Comforts,” and retired director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. In addition, Cathy Shropshire, Ph.D., will be presenting the theatrical incarnation of Fanny herself, having performed as Miss Cook in venues throughout Mississippi. The program will be at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library.

Lunch is available for $10 payable to the Library Foundation at the door. Reservations are required. Call 228-467-5282 to make yours.

Gigantic Book Sale set for Bay St. Louis Library

A Gigantic Book sale is planned for the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library from Tuesday, May 1 through Saturday, May 5. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Books include hardback and paperback fiction, non-fiction, and books on literature, art, computers, music and much more. Hardback books will sell for $1, paperbacks for 50¢, DVDs and CD books for $1, magazines for 25¢ and sets, i.e., encyclopedias, $10.

Half price day is Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5 is $1.00 per yard. Proceeds from the book sale will be used for purchasing new books at all libraries.

More information on the book sale is available by calling 228-467-5282. The library can be found on the web at