Weekend Ticket: Library events, Easter egg hunts slated for weekend

Published 12:10 am Thursday, April 17, 2014

NATCHEZ — Residents will have an opportunity to find small, circular hidden treasures or celebrate at their local library this weekend in the Miss-Lou.

Sunny skies are forecast today and are expected to last throughout the weekend with temperatures reaching the low 80s Saturday.

National Library Week

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The Judge George W. Armstrong Library will host events today and Friday to celebrate National Library Week, which is a nationwide event highlighting the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.

“National Library Week is a time we want everyone to come together to highlight our library and let everyone know what we have available,” library director Pam Plummer said. “This is a great time we can let the community and our library patrons know how much we appreciate them and open our doors for anyone who wants to come and learn more about their local library.”

From 5 to 6:30 p.m. today, a representative from the Mississippi Library Commission will help patrons get comfortable checking eBooks out from the library.

Help will be offered for those interested in learning more about eBooks and audiobooks available through the MagicWall program.

The library also offers free, individual help for those who want to use their eReaders, tablets and smart phones to access the library’s digital resources.

Refreshments will be served.

From 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, the library will host a book talk and signing by Natchez native Alana Watkins, author of “My Granny Used to Say.”

Watkins will discuss her recently published devotional and sign copies of the book.

Watkins, who was born and raised in Natchez, lives in Katy, Texas, with her husband, the Rev. Greg Watkins. Alana is an English teacher, teaching 12th grade English and instructing freshman and sophomore classes as an adjunct English instructor at Lone Star College.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information on either event, call 601-445-8862.

Easter egg hunts

Several churches and organizations will host Easter egg hunts Saturday with anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 eggs available to be found.

The following Easter egg hunts will be on Saturday:

• 10 a.m. at Duncan Park ball field for children 1 to 8 years old.

• 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Crosspoint Church, 285 Highland Blvd.

• 10:30 a.m. at Natchez State Park.

• 1 p.m. at Community Chapel Church of God, 100 Oakland Drive off Morgantown Road.

• 2 p.m. Saturday at Morgantown Baptist Church, 2164 Second St.

Prayer walk

The Prayer Walk for Miss-Lou Schools event will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Natchez High School.

The event is organized by NHS assistant principal Shannon Doughty, but is not affiliated with the school district.

The event is intended to bring people from all over the community together in prayer for all of the area’s schools.

Anyone interested in joining should meet in the front circle drive at NHS.

Individual citizens, clubs, churches and local businesses are encouraged to attend.