Margaret Walker Alexander Library

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

2525 Robinson Street

Jackson, MS 39209-7030

Karen Wilson, Branch Manager

(601) 354-8911

alexander@jhlibrary.org

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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

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
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - Tuesday, November 30, 2021
All Day
52 Weeks of Black History from The Book Cloud Virtual Program
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Monday, November 1, 2021 - Tuesday, November 30, 2021
All Day
Fall Time Is Here and It's Time to Decorate! Virtual Program
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Monday, November 1, 2021 - Tuesday, November 30, 2021
All Day
The Rolling Pumpkin Virtual Story Time
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - Tuesday, November 30, 2021
All Day
Recording of Read for the Record Story Time
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - Tuesday, November 30, 2021
All Day
A Bizarre Day Called Button Day Virtual Program (Craft Kits on November 16)
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Systemwide Closure for Staff Training (Half Day)
All JHLS Library Branches, Jackson MS
Sunday, December 26, 2021 - Saturday, January 1, 2022
All Day
Alexander Virtual Story Time: Seven Candles for Kwanzaa
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi

 

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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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