Hinds CC libraries are participating in National Library Week April 11-15. Among the activities Hinds libraries have going on:


Monday | April 11 noon to 1 p.m. Open Mic, Courtyard,

Tuesday | April 12 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tommie Mabry, “A Dark Journey.”

Tommie Mabry is a graduate of Tougaloo College, a teacher and the author of “A Dark Journey to a Light Future,” an inspirational autobiography that became the best-selling title for the first three weeks at Westbow Press Publishing Company. “A Dark Journey to a Light Future” is Mabry’s story of how a young man can rise above his circumstances to be the man God intended him to be.

6 p.m. Movie Night

Wednesday | April 13 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Disability Services, Mark Palmer.

Thursday | April 14 2 p.m. Tonja Murphy, Author, “Icing on the Cupcake.”

Tonja Murphy is a graduate of Jackson State University and the author of “Icing on the Cupcake,” a collection of short stories about real-life situations and real people. She is founder of Jackson’s Ladybug Club, a community-based mentoring program for girls ages 6-14 designed to empower young ladies on how to become civic minded about family and community.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Game Night


Tuesday | April 12 9:30 a.m. Tommie Mabry, “A Dark Journey”


Monday-Friday | April 11-15

– Hashtag Drawings– Share our social media pages and include the hashtags #NAHLRC and #NLW2016. Prizes will be randomly awarded to those who share our pages.

– Guess how many books are in the NAHC library. Prize will be awarded Friday at noon.

– Bring small toys and items for Bates Elementary to use as prizes and incentives for their students. (Yo-yos, Play Doh, fun erasers and pencils)

Thursday-Friday | April 14-15

– Stop by the library to watch an episode of “Nurse Jackie.”


Monday-Friday | April 11-15

– Volunteer scavenger hunt for students and other patrons: Those who participate will receive candy and bookmark. All who participate will qualify for gift certificate drawing to be held at the end of the week.

The Vicksburg-Warren Campus is also participating in the National Library Week’s Libraries Transform public awareness initiative. As part of that initiative, patrons and librarians are asked to create their own “Because” statements by just filling in the blank and saying why libraries matter to them or their community.

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The national campaign will select one winner to receive a $100 gift card and a copy of “Secret Coders,” by Mike Holmes and Gene Luen Yang, the honorary chairs of National Library Week. For a chance to win in the national campaign, entrants should post to Twitter, Instagram or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page during National Library Week from noon April 10 to noon April16. Entries can be a picture or text. Creativity is encouraged. Just be sure to include the word “Because” and the hashtag #LibrariesTransform. Entries can also be submitted directly to the Libraries Transform website.

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