Free Movies @ your Library
Come see Hunger Games on Saturday, August 25 at 1 pm. Popcorn and drinks provided.
Kick Off the Natchez Food & Wine Festival @ your library
The Natchez Food and Wine Festival has become one of the most anticipated events in the area. With an agenda taking you from one remarkable experience to the next, you will find yourself constantly surrounded with some of the region's most prominent chefs and restaurants, and indulged in the finest of food, wine, and entertainment.
To get you in the mood to truly enjoy the Festival, Armstrong Library has two great FREE programs.
|Thursday, July 26, 4 - 6 pm|
Come enjoy the ultimate foodie movie
Julie & Julia
Friday, July 27, 3 - 4:30
Join Martha Behara on a fascinating journey into
2012 Summer Library Program for Adults
June 7 - July 12
3 - 5 pm
Schedule will be posted here as available.
|June 7||Showing the 1985 madcap comedy movie Clue, including popcorn and soft drinks.|
|June 14||How to Get a Good Night's Sleep. Tips for making over your bedroom for maximum relaxation and decorating a Dream Journal with Teri Roddy of Patina Home|
|June 21||Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows. The second Sherlock Holmes thriller starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law|
|June 28||A talk by Dr R Scott Anderson, radiation oncologist from Anderson Cancer Center in Meridian, on his new book, The Uncommon Thread, a compilation of he family columns.|
|July 5||NO PROGRAM|
|July 12||Ice Cream Social finale|
Free Movie @ Your Library
Come and enjoy a showing of The Help at the Armstrong Library on Tuesday, March 20, 1 - 3:30 pm. Plus we even provide free popcorn and drinks.
Adapted from the New York Times best seller of the same name by Mississippi native Tate Taylor, the movie and the book were based in Jackson in the 1960s. "Skeeter (Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen (Davis), Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up -- to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories -- and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly -- and unwillingly -- caught up in the changing times." IMBD The movie received several Oscar nominations and Octavia Spencer won for Best Supporting Actress.
More movies coming.
Film & Conversation
Sunday June 5, 2:30 - 5:30 pm at the City Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Prince Among Slaves is an award winning PBS documentary about the fascinating life of Abdul Rahman, a West African prince enslaved in Natchez, Mississippi for 40 years, who through improbable circumstances won his freedom and became one of the most famous men of his day.
The Armstrong Library, along with numerous partners, is pleased to be able to bring this film to Natchez, along with an opportunity for conversation with noted experts and members of our community.
How to Avoid Internet Scams & Protect Yourself
Presented by Bill White, computer & security specialist
Wednesday, August 4 at 4 pm
We use computers for everything from banking and investing to shopping and communicating with others through email or chat programs. Although you may not consider your communications top secret, you probably do not want strangers reading your email, using your computer to attack other systems, sending forged email from your computer, or examining personal information stored on your computer (such as financial statements). Intruders (also referred to as hackers, attackers, or crackers) may not care about your identity. Often they want to gain control of your computer so they can use it to launch attacks on other computer systems. Having control of your computer gives them the ability to hide their true location as they launch attacks, often against high profile computer systems such as government or financial systems. Even if you have a computer connected to the Internet only to play the latest games or to send email to friends and family, your computer may be a target. Intruders may be able to watch all your actions on the computer, or cause damage to your computer by reformatting your hard drive or changing your data.
We periodically offer classes and other programs that are open to the public and which are generally free.
Our Children's Librarian does Storytime every week for preschoolers.
We also have an Annual Poetry Contest for Children.
We offer Computer Classes for real beginners.
Together with the Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration, we host the Chocolate Milk Cafe every year.
We occasionally offer other programs as the need arises. We held a mock Presidential debate and a discussion on global warming. We've had classes on genealogy, flower arranging, making ornaments, and other topics. If you have an idea for a class or program, email us.
And in February, we celebrate Library Lovers Month.