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 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
All Day
52 Weeks of Black History from The Book Cloud Virtual Program
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Monday, June 7, 2021 - Friday, July 9, 2021
All Day
2021 Summer Reading Program
All JHLS Library Branches, Jackson MS
Monday, June 7, 2021 - Friday, July 9, 2021
All Day
Virtual Fun at Freedom Ranch (Summer Reading Program)
All JHLS Library Branches, Jackson MS
Monday, June 7, 2021 - Friday, July 9, 2021
All Day
Virtual Story Time Summer Reading Fun with JSU's Prancing J-Settes
All JHLS Library Branches, Jackson MS
Monday, June 7, 2021 - Monday, July 5, 2021
All Day
Virtual Story Time with UnitedHealthcare's Dr. Healthy Hound! (Summer Reading Program)
All JHLS Library Branches, Jackson MS
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - Monday, July 5, 2021
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tommy Johns presents Tails of the FUN - Expected! (Summer Reading Program)
All JHLS Library Branches, Jackson MS
Thursday, June 17, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PBS BOOKS: A Juneteenth Commemoration: Lift Every Voice and Sing
All JHLS Library Branches, Jackson MS
Monday, June 21, 2021 - Friday, July 9, 2021
All Day
Who Am I? Virtual Program (Summer Reading Program)
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, Jackson Mississippi
Friday, June 25, 2021 - Tuesday, July 6, 2021
All Day
Virtual Summer Reading Fun with Mr. Corey Wright and the Mississippi Natural Science Museum
All JHLS Library Branches, Jackson MS
Monday, July 5, 2021
All Day
Independence Day Closure
All JHLS Library Branches, Jackson MS

 

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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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