National Library Week 2023

There are many events for all ages at branches of FRL during National Library Week!
Click the name of any branch to see hours, locations, and contact info.

DeSoto County

Hernando Public Library
Spring Sensory Bin
Passive program for kids
Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:00

Preschool Storytime
Thursday, April 27, 10:00

Horn Lake Public Library
Book Tasting: Cake Decorating
Join us to learn about exciting new books and
decorate your cake. Inspired by the TV series,
Nailed It. Ages 12 – 17
Tuesday, April 25, 4:00

Animation Voice-Over Artist Willie Hampton
Have you ever thought about becoming a voice-over artist?
Join us to learn about this career opportunity. Ages 12 – 17.
Space is limited. Please call the library to register.
Wednesday, April 26, 4:00

Performance Spotlight
Be the star of the show when you read your favorite poem
or shareone of your own. Special music, dance, or
dramatization also welcome! All ages.
April 27 (and each Thursday in April) at 4:30

Mommy & Me (Mami y Yo)
Day of the Child Celebration
Dia de los niños. Ages 0-5
Friday, April 28, 10:30 a.m.

Movie Matinee
Enjoy a fun family movie. Call the library
for more info.
Saturday, April 29, 11:00

Olive Branch Public Library
All About Snakes with Andi Lehman
Saturday, April 22, 10:30-11:30

Multi-Author Booksigning with Ten Local Authors
Sunday, April 23, 2:00-5:00

Mandala Dot Painting  (Register)
Monday, April 24, 10:00-12:15

Jewelry Making with Beads (Register)
Tuesday, April 25, 10:00-11:00

Book Worms Storytime (Ages 3-5)
Wednesday, April 26, 10:00-10:30

Books & Box Lunches with Local Author
Tracy Crump (Register)
Wednesday, April 26, 12:00 Noon

Make & Take Origami Book Marks (Ages 6-12)
Wednesday, April 26, 3:30- 5:30

Game Afternoon (Adults)
Thursday, April 27, 2:00-4:00

Family Storytime
Thursday, April 27, 6:00-6:30

Wiggle Worms Storytime (Ages 2-3)
Friday, April 28, 10:00-10:30

Southaven Public Library
An Evening with Tara Stringfellow,
author of Memphis. Books available for
purchase and signing, thanks to Friends of
Southaven Library.
Tuesday, April 25, 6:00 pm

Painting with the Dixon Gallery
Thursday, April 27, 1:30 pm
Adult program, register at 662-342-0102

Joys of Journaling
Thursday, April 27, 6:00 pm

Children’s Publishing Workshop
Local authors give tips on become an
author of books for children.
Saturday, April 29, 2:00 pm
Please register at 662-342-0102

Walls Public Library
All week: Play “Guess How Many Books
in the Library”, prizes

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, April 25, 11:00 am

Coffee & Conversation
Wednesday, April 26, 11:00 am

Lafayette County 

Lafayette County & Oxford
Public Library
Library-related Storytimes this week:
Family Storytime
Monday, April 24, 6:00 pm
Baby Storytime
Tuesday, April 25, 9:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Friday, April 28, 10:30 am

Come visit LCOPL at the
Oxford Community Market
Tuesday, April 25

NLW OXCM Tasting
Thursday, April 27, 4:00-6:30 pm

Panola County

Batesville Public Library
Tasty Treat Monday
(Apple Nachos)
Monday, April 24, 3:30-4:30

Young Adult Crochet Club
Tuesday, April 25, 3:00-5:00

Toddler Time
Thursday, April 27, 11:00

Teen Poetry Cafe
Thursday, April 27, 4:00-6:00

An Afternoon at the Library
Poetry Slam
Saturday, April 29, 3:30-6:00

Como Public Library
Butterfly Heart
Craft & Storytime
Wednesday, April 26, 11:00

Friends of the Como Public Library Meeting
Celebrate National Library Week by joining the
Friends of the Emily J. Pointer Public Library in Como!
Thursday, April 27, 2023 * 5:30 pm

Boredom Buster with Board Games
Let’s bust that boredom with some board games!
Join us for an afternoon of gaming for all ages.
Bring your friends and neighbors to join us for
a variety of board games. Bring your own
board games or use one of ours.
Friday, April 28, 1:00-5:00

Crenshaw Public Library
Library Scavenger Hunt
Ages 6-12
Monday, April 24, 3:00-4:00

What Are You Reading?
Teens & Adults
Friday, April 28, 3:00-4:00

Sardis Public Library
Library Scavenger Hunt
Ages 6-12
Wednesday, April 26, 3:00-4:00

What Are You Reading?
Teens & Adults
Thursday, April 27, 4:00-5:00

Tate County

Coldwater Public Library
Teens: Come paint pots made last week
Monday, April 24, All Day

Kids: Make a “Why I Love the Library”
piece of art

Adults: Stop by and enter your vote to
decide Coldwater’s Favorite Author

Senatobia Public Library
Library Themed Storytime for Kids
Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 am

Come in and take a Shelfie with your
favorite book and tell us about your
favorite library services.

Tunica County

Tunica Public Library
Piece it Together @ Your Library
Stop by the library during National Library Week to
solve puzzles and crosswords and take part in our library
themed scavenger hunt and escape room!