Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Closure!!!

The Hazlehurst Public Library will be closed Thursday, January 1, 2015 and Friday, January 2, 2015 to observe the new year.  The library will open again on Saturday, January 3, 2015.  Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Closure!!!

The Hazlehurst Library will be closed Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and Thursday, December 25, 2014 for the holidays.  The library will reopen Friday, December 26, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.  Our staff hopes that you and your family have a safe and happy holiday!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


The Hazlehurst Library will be closed Friday, December 19, 2014 for our Annual Staff Meeting.  The Library will reopen Saturday, December 20, 2014.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hook-Starring Robin Williams

The library has this movie in their collection.
Come visit the library and check it out. com

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Closure!!!

The Hazlehurst Library will be closed Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The library will reopen Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Magazines and Movies!

We have a selection of Magazines and Movies that are available to check out with a valid library card.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Veterans Day- Closure

The Hazlehurst Library will be closed Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of Veterans Day.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wordless Wednesday!!!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Stuart Woods- Paris Match

Attorney at law, CIA consultant and hotel proprietor, Stone Barrington is back in the latest novel of his series. Steamy nights, luxurious amenities and cat-and-mouse intrigue are all experienced against the backdrop of the City of Lights in Stuart Woods’ latest installment, “Paris Match.”
Barrington is in Paris to open l’Arrington, the latest edition in his chain of luxury hotels, all of which honor his late wife, who endowed him with the fortune for such a venture.
Woods turns up the pressure on Barrington in this latest thriller by creating problems in Paris and across the Atlantic. Barrington is enjoying the finer things in Paris while he awaits the grand opening of his hotel, but an old enemy is on the prowl and threatens his hotel ownership and more. Things also get personal with an exotic Parisian designer, who coincidently has a father and brother in high-ranking police positions.
On the other side of the pond, rumors from a mischievous blogger threaten to destroy the presidential prospects of Barrington’s long-time friend, Katherine Lee, and during the last leg of her election race. Barrington has to think fast as he juggles threats from all sides — and several different women.
Old friends and old enemies are both back in this latest edition to the series, which does not disappoint its readers as it offers up plenty of fast-paced action and deluxe experiences that keep the pages turning. Woods is masterful with his use of dialogue and creates natural and vivid scenes for his readers to enjoy.
While this latest novel is the astounding 31st in the series, Woods himself has penned around 57 novels. He has finished books that have yet to be released, and he is currently working on his 60th novel to date.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

As The Crow Flies BY: Craig Johnson

In his eighth adventure, Walt Longmire doesn’t have time for criminals. His daughter is getting married in two weeks and the wedding locale arrangements have just gone up in smoke signals. He needs to find a new site for the nuptials—fast. Unfortunately, his expedition to the Cheyenne Reservation is derailed by a grisly death. It’s not Walt’s turf, but he’s coerced into the investigation by Lolo Long, the beautiful new tribal police chief.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wordless Wednesday!!!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Movie Monday!!


In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bring Your Children To Visit The Library! It is One Big Adventure!!!


Friday, September 12, 2014

"A Chain of Thunder" By: Jeff Shaara

A Chain of Thunder is the second volume in the new 4-book series, covering Ulysses Grant's campaign against Confederate General John Pemberton, leading to the South's crushing loss of the citadel of Vicksburg.
As the war in the West turns badly for the South, the Union generals and their political commanders in Washington know that the one great barrier to Union control of the Mississippi River lies at the Confederate bastion of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Protected by high embankments, and a formidable presence of Confederate artillery, the Confederate forces there, under the command of John Pemberton, are confident that Vicksburg is a citadel that cannot fall. But Federal commander Ulysses Grant believes otherwise.
Encouraged by his superiors in Washington to do whatever it takes, Grant launches an overland campaign that avoids a direct frontal assault on the town from the river, and instead, maneuvers his army downstream, crossing from Louisiana into Mississippi where the Confederates are too weak to make an effective stand. Instead of pushing directly at Vicksburg, Grant employs an audacious strategy, slicing quickly through the Mississippi countryside toward the capital city of Jackson. Pemberton's army cannot match Grant's unpredictable moves, and the Southern forces begin to understand that their commander is no match for the ingenuity Grant brings to the campaign. Though Pemberton's superior, General Joseph Johnston arrives in Jackson, Johnston sees Pemberton's situation as hopeless, and thus, holds his own forces back from the fight, allowing Grant the freedom to focus all his energies on Vicksburg itself. Johnston's reluctance to engage Grant, and thus offer relief to Vicksburg, is one of the most controversial decisions of the war.
In May, 1863 Grant turns his enormous army toward Vicksburg, and discovers that Pemberton has not been idle. The city is protected by nine miles of entrenchments are earthworks, extending in an arc, each end anchored on the Mississippi River. After attempting two disastrous frontal assaults, Grant reluctantly accepts that the only effective way to capture the city is to besiege it. Thus, the Federal forces wrap Vicksburg in a tightening noose that Pemberton cannot hope to break through. After forty seven days, the Confederate troops, and the beleaguered civilians in the town endure hardships and privations none could have predicted, until, finally, Pemberton must accept the inevitable. It is a decision that will cause controversy for decades after, since the Confederate commander is in fact a northerner himself, having joined the Southern cause from his home state of Pennsylvania. Many of his own troops regard Pemberton's actions as little more than treachery.
The story is told primarily through the voices of Union General William T. Sherman, and, returning from the first volume (A Blaze of Glory), the young private from Wisconsin, Fritz Bauer. On the Southern side, the story is told through the eyes of Pemberton himself, as well as a young civilian woman in the town, Lucy Spence, who serves her cause the only way she can, be volunteering for nursing duties in the makeshift hospitals, enduring the kind of horror even the doctors are not prepared for.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Release!!

Since their mother’s sudden death, sixteen-year-old Carly and her eleven-year-old sister, Jen, have been walking and hitchhiking across the Southwest trying to find Teddy, the closest thing they have to a family. Carly desperately hopes Teddy will take them in and save them from going into foster care—and forgive them for the lies told by their mother.
But when the starving girls get caught stealing food on a Native American reservation, their journey gets put on hold. While the girls work off their debt, Carly becomes determined to travel onward—until Jen confesses a terrible secret that leaves both sisters wondering if they can ever trust again.
Set against the backdrop of the American Southwest, Walk Me Home and its resilient heroines will inspire readers and renew their faith in recovery and redemption.

Friday, August 29, 2014


The Hazlehurst Library will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Library Quotes!


Friday, August 15, 2014


The Hazlehurst Library will be closed Tuesday, August 19, 2014 for "System Update".  The library will re-open on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New Release!!!

Dean Koontz is at the peak of his acclaimed powers with this major new novel.
A young boy, a musical prodigy, discovering life’s wonders—and mortal dangers. 
His best friend, also a gifted musician, who will share his journey into destiny. 
His remarkable family, tested by the extremes of evil and bound by the depths of love . . . on a collision course with a band of killers about to unleash anarchy. 
And two unlikely allies, an everyday hero tempered by the past and a woman of mystery who holds the key to the future. 

These are the people of The City, a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart. Brilliantly illumined by magic dark and light, their unforgettable story is a riveting, soul-stirring saga that speaks to everyone, a major milestone in the celebrated career of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz and a dazzling realization of the evergreen dreams we all share.

Monday, August 11, 2014



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Visit Your Local Library Today!!!!


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Christian Fiction

The Secret Keeper (Home to Hickory Hollow #4)

Readers Eagerly Await the Latest from Beverly Lewis, the #1 Name in Amish Fiction
With her love for all things old-fashioned, Jennifer Burns has often been told she's an "old soul," but no one is prepared for the young woman's decision to set aside her modern life in favor of the Old Order Amish world. Yet Jenny does exactly that, adopting Plain dress and settling in with Samuel and Rebecca Lapp while she works as a mother's helper for the bishop's wife--a far cry from her former job as an x-ray technician.
The people of Hickory Hollow are curious about the beautiful young seeker among them, one handsome Amishman in particular. But he is not the only man vying for Jenny's affections, and Jenny faces many challenges in the Proving time the brethren have set for her...challenges of the heart, as well as the spirit.
Will Jenny's secrets keep her from the peace she longs for? Or will they lead the way home?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Reasons to Visit Your Local Library!!!!

You don’t have to be outdoors to have a fun summer. In fact, some of the most gratifying and enriching activities might happen within the four walls of one of our country’s 123,000 public libraries.
It’s easy to see why. Libraries offer an easy, accessible and low cost way to read books and magazines, watch videos and learn about new worlds in several languages, and enjoy a wide range of cultural events such as concerts and art exhibitions.
To receive all the benefits of a public library, you need a library card, which you can get for free at your local branch. So if you’re thinking of what to do this summer, consider these four reasons why you should visit a public library. You might be surprised!
1) Digital books. Libraries have adapted to changes in technology, and today many offer e-books which you can borrow for a certain time free of charge. You can check out e-books the same way as you do regular books, except you need an electronic device (e-reader). Some libraries even lend out e-book readers—check with your local library to see if an electronic reader is available for use. Besides print and digital books, you can also download audio books, music and videos at some libraries. Since many libraries have their own websites, you can access many of their services online from the comfort of your home.
2) Programs and events for the whole family.  Lots of libraries offer special summer programs for people of all ages, including computer classes, storytelling for children, fun and educational games, as well has reading activities, and more.
3) Specialized resources. For many people, the Internet is not a luxury but a necessity. Public libraries often have a computer room for people who do not have computers or Internet access at home – or for those who just want to browse the web in a relaxed atmosphere where they can concentrate. Libraries also have highly skilled professionals that can help you find what you’re looking for or recommend books and resources for practically anything – including the answer to the question “how long does summer last?”

Friday, July 25, 2014

Visit Your Local Library Today!!!!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Rainy Days Call For A Good Book!!!

Come visit us at the library today!  Rainy Days are great days to catch up on a good read!  So, come in out of the rain and check out one of our books.  If not, come check out one of our movies.  Make sure to bring your library card!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hazlehurst, Mississippi


Monday, July 14, 2014

SUMMER READING- Wednesday's in July!!!

Don't forget about the Summer Reading Program this Wednesday, July 16, 2014.  We will have Mr. William Durr here and he is bringing some of his puppet friends to entertain all of us.  It is going to be so much FUN!!!  It will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be over at 11:00 a.m.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Jase Robertson- "Good Call" Reflections on Faith, Family and Fowl

The closer we look at the Robertson family, the more we discover the substance and authenticity below the surface of these well-known TV characters. In this enlightening book, Jase Robertson gives us a deep look behind his funnyman exterior. In addition to stories of life in the Robertson family and epic tales of hunting of all kinds, readers will get an inside look at Jase’s personal faith in the Creator of the outdoors he so dearly loves: 

“My first thoughts about God came in a duck blind as I gazed upon the diversity and beauty of creation. There is nothing in nature that can be reproduced or equaled by humans. None of our computers, microchips, or cell phones can duplicate what God has put forth. Viewing the details of this magnificent earth is better than any sermon from any preacher I have heard about the evidence of God.” 

More than a behind-the-scenes look at this beloved Duck Dynasty character, readers will be inspired and encouraged to implement Jase’s “good call” reflections on faith, family, and fowl into their own lives.