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Eudora Welty Library

300 North State Street

Jackson, MS 39201-1705


Sue Prendergast, Reference Manager

Email | (601) 968-5809 | Map

About Eudora Welty Library

Eudora Welty Library is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Jackson at 300 North State Street. The 45,000 square foot building also houses the Information Resource Center with 40 public access computers, as well as the Mississippi Writer's Exhibit. The ILL department is housed at the reference desk and can be reached at reference@jhlibrary.org. The Administrative Offices for the library system are no longer at Welty Library. They are located at 1675 Lakeland Drive in the Regions Bank Building rear entrance.

Our children's area features a large collection of picture books and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. The Autism Resource Center is located on the first floor.

Please call the following numbers for assistance:

601-968-5811 for the Circulation Desk
601-968-5809 for the Reference Department
601-968-5825 for the Administrative Offices (M-F 8:00-5:00)
601-968-3519 for the Book Sale

Library Hours

Please Note Our New Hours Effective 10/16/17

Monday..........9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday.........9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday.......9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday........9 AM - 6 PM
Friday..........9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday........9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday..........CLOSED

Meeting Room Reservations Calendar

Meeting Room Calendar Reservations are available at this library location.
📅 Meeting Room Reservations Calendar

📋 Meeting Room Policy

All Day Rental Cost - $50.00
Half Day Rental Cost - $25.00

Eudora Welty Library Calendar

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May 06, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020 | Events for All Ages

There's a cool place where you can buy gently-used books for 50 cents each, and even kids' books cost one dollar for five! Guess where? The Book Sale at the Eudora Welty Library! Some books are like new. Open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed for lunch from 1-2 p.m.) For more information, call 601-968-3519.

Oct 23, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020 | Events for Adults

In the meeting room. Coloring sheets and colored pencils are provided. Space is limited! For ages 18 and up.

Wednesdays from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Jan 13, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020 | Events for School Aged Children

Theme: "Dreaming for a Better Future"

From January 13-February 21, children in grades 6-12 may submit a five-paragraph essay response to one of the essay topics in the guidelines (see PDF). Prizes of $25, $10, and $5 will be offered to the highest-scored essays.

For more information, call (601) 968-5800 or email sjohnson@jhlibrary.org.

Click the title to view submission guidelines.

Jan 13, 2020 - Jan 29, 2020 | Technology Classes

Learn how to use manage your info, privacy, and security, use Google resources for productivity, understand collaborating using Google Drive, and other exciting things included with a Google Account. This introductory class for adults is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. The class meets for one hour, twice a week, for three weeks. Call 601.968.5820 for more information.

Classes begin January 13, 2020 and will run through January 29, 2020

Jan 13, 2020 - Jan 29, 2020 | Technology Classes

This class will help you become familiar with the editing features of Microsoft Word to create stunning documents. This introductory class for adults is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. The class meets for one hour, twice a week, for three weeks. Call 601.968.5820 for more information.

Classes begin January 13, 2020 and will run through January 29, 2020

Jan 14, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | Events for All Ages

Enjoy card games such as Yu-Gi-Oh!, chess, and tabletop games. Come join us! For more information, call (601) 968-5811.

Tuesdays from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Jan 14, 2020 - Jan 30, 2020 | Technology Classes

Would you like to learn how to use a computer? The class on an introduction to computers is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. This class meets for one hour, twice a week, for three weeks. Call 601.968.5820 for more information.

Classes begin January 14, 2020 and will run through January 30, 2020

Jan 14, 2020 - Jan 30, 2020 | Technology Classes

Do you know the basics of a computer but want to know more? We have an intermediate computer class offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This class meets for one hour, twice a week, for three weeks. Call 601.968.5820 for more information.

Classes begin January 14, 2020 and will run through January 30, 2020

Jan 14, 2020 - Jan 30, 2020 | Technology Classes

This class will help you feel comfortable interacting with Microsoft Excel to organize and access information using spreadsheets. This introductory class for adults meets from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. This class meets for one hour, twice a week, for three weeks. Call 601.968.5820 for more information.

Classes begin January 14, 2020 and will run through January 30, 2020

January 30, 2020 | Movie Events

Adults can enjoy a free movie on Thursdays at 2:00 PM.

Synopsis: Black ballerina Misty Copeland is profiled in this documentary, which explores her career, her recovery from a serious injury and the lack of diversity in the world of dance.

For more information, call (601) 968-5811.

 


Calendar Legend:

Events for Toddlers Events for School Aged Children Events for Tweens or Teens Events for All Ages Events for Adults Events for Senior Adults Technology Classes Events for Preschool Children Autism Resource Center Summer Reading Program Event Movie Events Board of Trustees Meeting Friends of the Library Events

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