Wednesday, January 8, 2020

What's up in 2020 for the Flowood Teens?

We are starting off 2020 with a Teen Game Night at the Flowood Library on Thursday, January 9th at 6pm. The XBox One is all updated and ready to go. We'll bring out the old Wii for a dance off. Board games and card games will be ready. All we need is a fun group of teens ready to challenge each other to game! We will have pizza and sodas so no one gets hangry while they play. If you have a favorite library appropriate game that you want to bring and share, we'd love to see it. Let's play...

Looking forward to seeing you there!  

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Let's Paint!

One of my favorite things to do on a lazy Saturday afternoon is to find a rerun of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. That guy was as mellow as they come! But, he was also very talented. He made painting look so easy!

I have never been good at painting. You name it, I stink at it. Water colors, house, abstract, even finger painting is difficult for me. You may be the same. But, that all changes this month!

We will have a special guest come to the Magee Library and teach us how to paint in the dark! Yes, I said in the dark. It's called Blacklight Painting and it is cool! Miss Kristen will be our "Bob Ross" and make it so simple even I can do it!

So if you are a Tween, grades 5th to 8th, join us January 13th at 4 p.m.

Teens, 9th to 12th grade, you will be up on January 27th at 4 p.m.

Either way, this is an event you do not want to miss. Regardless of your abilities, you will leave with a masterpiece! So, lights out, PAINT!

Friday, January 3, 2020

What's New @ Brandon With The New Year?

Hello Teens!

We've made it! It's a new year, and a new decade! May this year bring you all nothing but joy, laughter, and peace!

Our "What's The Title?" guessing game has now been updated for January! Try to guess the title of the shredded novel in the jar to earn a prize at the end of the month! Last month's novel title was [🥁]: Winter by Marissa Meyer (the final book in the Lunar Chronicles)! Congrats to the winners and good luck for this month's round!

Here's a brief look at some of our upcoming events for middle graders & teens (at 5:00 pm on Mondays):

January 6: Middle Grade Monday-Snap Circuits
January 13: Teen Time-DIY Hot Chocolate
January 27: Middle Grade Monday AND Teen Time-Make Your Own Zen Garden

Also, don't forget about our January Family Night Thursday, the 23rd. Join in our Mad Hatter Tea Party and see which hat you voted for me to wear in the Hat's Off To Winter contest. Please keep chuckles to a minimum; if you're going to laugh, just laugh and don't hold back 😎.

See you soon!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Dashing Through the...Snow?

Hello Teens!

The holidays are here! Just to remind everyone, we will be closed for the days of December 24th and 25th, while closing at 3:00pm on the 23rd and the 31st. We will also be closed January 1st of the new year. Have fun and be safe, no matter what or how you celebrate!

Speaking of safety, the time is growing near for several of you to experience that exciting, yet tedious milestone of driver's testing. Have no fear; the library is here! Through our website, you have access not only to a FREE copy of the MS Driver's Handbook, but also several practice tests and study aids! For those of you who have already passed the test, we also have some other vehicular resources you might need, including Auto Repair Source and VIN Decoder. Just go to, then find the Digital Library tab, then click Virtual Reference Collection. All three links are near the center of the page. Don't hesitate to ask a librarian for help if you need it!

Happy holidays and good luck to you all!

See you soon!

Friday, December 13, 2019

What's Happening With Brandon?

Hello Teens!

Guess what? Our guessing game "What's The Title?" has now been updated for the month of December! Try to guess the title of the shredded novel in the jar to earn a prize at the end of the month! Last month's novel title was [🥁]: The Hate U Give! Congrats to the winners and good luck for this month's round!

We now have a display for the AWESOME resource of Talking Books! This service is available through the Mississippi Library Commission and is for those who have visual impairments or reading disabilities. More information is available either through the Mississippi Library Commission's website ( or from this wonderful display.

Don't forget to keep up with our upcoming teen and middle grade events! We have some fun programs heading your way on Mondays, so don't miss out!

Also, remember to get your vote in for our Hat's Off To Winter contest. If you don't vote, you don't get to see me in the ridiculous hat of your choice in January. So vote now!

See you soon!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Great Holiday Fun is Happening at the Brandon Library!

Come for our Christmas Puppet Show on Saturday, December 7 at 1 p.m. There will be a yummy donuts wreath treat and a refreshing walk to read the December story walk book while singing carols.  The drawing for the Duck Hunting prize will be announced during this show.  Thank you, Friends of the Brandon Library, for this fun activity!

For our Family Night on December 12 at 6 p.m. Santa will be at the library! 
Music will be provided by the Northwest Rankin Middle School Holiday Caroling group. We will make a Christmas craft and have cookies and hot chocolate! 

Teens bring your sweet tooth and your decorative skills to Teen Time on Monday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m.  where we will be doing Cupcake Wars!

Beading Class will be beading and partying at 4 p.m. on December 9.  Bring your jewelry tools and a snack to share.