April 7, 2017

Hinds CC libraries plan activities for National Library week

Hinds Community College libraries are celebrating National Library Week, which is April 9-15. The theme this year is “Libraries Transform.” Among the activities hosted by the libraries are the following:…
BY: Cathy Hayden

Hinds Community College libraries are celebrating National Library Week, which is April 9-15. The theme this year is “Libraries Transform.” Among the activities hosted by the libraries are the following:

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April 9-15 Art work of local artists Maurice Calvert and Josiah Calvert will be featured at Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center. The art exhibit is called “Like Father Like Son: A Journey in the Making of a Visual Artist.” The exhibit will demonstrate the process that a visual artist goes through in his or her beginning stages at a very young age and how their art develops from youth to adulthood.

April 11 Please join us for an artist talk 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 12 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arts and Crafts Fun – Library Staff will host a vision board party where patrons can create collages to reflect their short and long term goals.

The ATC library and its Sunset Readers Book Club is doing a Community Service project for Dawson Elementary School. The library and club are collecting school supplies and will deliver the supplies during National Library Week. Dawson Elementary is in need of pencils, erasers, writing tablets, scissors, pens, wide-ruled paper, and printer paper. Anyone interested in contributing can drop off items to the Jackson ATC library between now and April 14.


Rankin Campus

The Rankin Library is hosting Mississippi’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places exhibit. As part of the exhibit, Lolly Barnes, executive director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust, will be giving a speech in the George Wynne Lecture Hall at 10 a.m., Monday, April 10. All are invited.


Raymond Campus

April 11 6 p.m. Open Mic Night

April 9-11 Guessing Games

April 12 Library Tea – Past & Present Learning Resource Employees, Centennial event

April 13 10 a.m. Author Tonja Murphy- “The Lost Coin”

Tonja Murphy is a graduate of Jackson State University. Her experience includes working with families and youth in the Jackson area with her current role as Employment Readiness Specialist for a local non-profit. In 2005, Murphy founded The Ladybug Club, a nonprofit organization committed to working with girls and their mothers on self-empowerment, community service, education and putting family first. In addition to her work with The Ladybug Club, Ms. Murphy is founder and principal facilitator for JAG Consulting, LLC. Ms. Murphy also serves on a number of nonprofit boards which include Parents for Public Schools of Greater Jackson, Girls on The Run, and B.A.M. (Business Association of Midtown) and is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.


Utica Campus

April 10 11 a.m. A local poet, Robert Anderson, will be holding a poetry reading and book sale.

All are invited.

April 10-13 The library will be hosting a Trivia Contest.


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Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.