TEMPORARY HOURS: 9 AM – 6 PM Monday-Thursday, 9 AM-5 PM Friday & Saturday

Margaret Walker Alexander Library

2525 Robinson Street

Jackson, MS 39209-7030

About Margaret Walker Alexander Library

The Margaret Walker Alexander Library, conveniently located on Robinson Street, is named for Mississippi author Margaret Walker Alexander, author of the novel Jubilee and poetry book For My People, among other books.

Literature Center

The library houses the Margaret Walker African American Literature Center, which contains a wide variety of literature and books about the African American cultural experience.

Children’s Area

The library features a rainforest-themed area for children.

Additional Exhibits

Several exhibit cases about the life and work of Margaret Walker Alexander are on display.

Upcoming Events

Date/TimeEvent
Saturday, September 5, 2020 - Wednesday, September 30, 2020
All Day
STEM Easter Egg Rocket Virtual Program
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - Wednesday, September 30, 2020
All Day
Grow Your Own Garden: Vlog 1 (Virtual Program)
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - Wednesday, September 30, 2020
All Day
Build A Family Crest Virtual Program
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - Wednesday, September 30, 2020
All Day
Fairy Dough Virtual Program
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Library Card Sign-up Month Extravaganza
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - Saturday, October 31, 2020
All Day
Grow Your Own Garden: Vlog 2 (Virtual Program)
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - Saturday, October 31, 2020
All Day
Virtual Story Time: The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Saturday, October 31, 2020
All Day
Teen Yarn Art Virtual Program
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - Saturday, October 31, 2020
All Day
Make a Difference Day: Your Voice Matters Virtual Program for Teens (Tentative Date)
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Friday, October 30, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020
All Day
Virtual Harvest Fest
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi

 

View a calendar by month below.

All JHLS meeting rooms are temporarily unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Address

2525 Robinson Street,
Jackson, MS 39209
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Library Hours

Monday……….9 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday……….9 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday….9 AM – 6 PM
Thursday……..9 AM – 6 PM
Friday………….9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday……..10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday……………CLOSED

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