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
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
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
All Day
52 Weeks of Black History from The Book Cloud Virtual Program
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Thursday, October 29, 2020
10:30 am - 11:00 am
It's Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Day! (Virtual Program)
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
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020
All Day
Rain Cloud in a Jar Virtual Program
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020
All Day
National Pickle Day Virtual Program
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Monday, November 16, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020
All Day
Princess Day Virtual Program
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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