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Medgar Evers Library

4215 Medgar Evers Boulevard

Jackson, MS 39213-5210

Anne Sanders, Branch Librarian

Email | (601) 982-2867 | Map

About Medgar Evers Library

The Medgar Evers Library, which was named for the Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers, is located in northwest Jackson. The library celebrates the Medgar Evers Homecoming each June, and a historic statue of Evers is located on the library grounds. The library also hosts the annual Juneteenth Celebration.
We have Summer Reading Programs, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest, the annual Health Fair, Storytime Wednesdays and Fantastic Friday Storytimes at 10:00 AM, teen programs, and Showtime Movie Matinees every Saturday at 11:00 AM. Contact Anne Sanders for more information at (601) 982-2867.

Library Hours

Please note our new hours effective 10/10/16

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

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

Medgar Evers Library Calendar

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Jan 02, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | Events for Adults

The English as a Second Language class consists of lessons and activities designed to primarily improve English conversational skills. Listening and comprehension will be achieved through an all-English immersive environment.

English language learners of various levels are welcome. Adolescents, adults, and senior adults are all welcome. Registration at the Medgar Evers Library is required. The ESL classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday at the Medgar Evers Library from 2:30-3:30 PM. Mr. James Hampton is the instructor.

For more information, call (601) 982-2867.

Jan 03, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | Events for School Aged Children

The Metro Jackson Section of the National Council for Negro Women conducts the program. Girls Who Code (GWC) is a national computer coding program that has been in operation for the last seven years to train girls how to code. Registration is required to participate.

Every Friday, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Grades 3-5

Every Saturday, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Grades 6-12

For more information about the program, visit

Jan 04, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | Events for All Ages

Chess Club - It's your move! Want to increase your memory and concentration or practice logical thinking skills? Instruction is offered the first half hour for beginners followed by an hour of play for attendees of all levels at the Medgar Evers Library. Chess boards are provided and library materials are available for further learning. This is a recurring event and takes place on Saturdays at 2:00 PM. Contact the Medgar Evers Library for additional information at (601) 982-2867.

2:00 PM

Jan 04, 2020 - Jan 28, 2020 | Events for School Aged Children

During the month of January, you are invited to help us at the Medgar Evers Library create colorful mural posters celebrating Black History Month. Come color an individual page, and we'll assemble and display the finished posters featuring some of the famous faces of Black History. Together, we will create something beautiful and meaningful at the library. For all ages.

Jan 04, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | Events for Tweens or Teens

Calling all tweens and teens ages 12-17! Come enjoy a different game each month on the Wii U. Play old favorites or learn a new one! Game On!

First and Third Saturdays at 3:30 PM

Jan 04, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | Events for Tweens or Teens

Teens! Come join the Spark-O-Matic Robotics Club! This STEM education program, aligns the skills and knowledge needed to bridge the gap between secondary education and college/career success. Students develop critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving skills while utilizing real-world applications. In addition, teens are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. Teens meet every Saturday at 10:00 AM at the Medgar Evers Library. Join today!

Jan 06, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | Events for Adults

Patrons, come learn to speak Spanish! This Spanish language program is a course in which patrons will get exposure to basic Spanish. Through fun games and instruction, students will learn the fundamentals of reading, writing, and conversation in a friendly environment. All levels are welcome to attend.

The Spanish classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 PM-3:30 PM. Registration is required.

Contact the Medgar Evers Library for additional information at (601) 982-2867.

Jan 06, 2020 - Dec 30, 2020 | Events for School Aged Children

Do you have homework assignments or a project due? The purpose of the Homework Club program is to provide K-4th grade students with a resource for completing daily school assignments and special projects during the academic year. The program is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 PM at the Medgar Evers Library. Please call (601) 982-2867 for additional information.

Jan 07, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | Events for Adults

Beginner yoga classes will be held at the Medgar Evers Library every Tuesday evening from 5:30 PM-6:30 PM. La'Desha Jones of Eternal Yoga is the instructor. This program is for teens and adults. Yoga mats will be provided (up to 10 mats) with water.

Jan 11, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020 | Events for All Ages


The program by the Institute of Southern Jewish Life is a six-week literacy program designed for families with children ages 6-10 to learn, play, read and grow together. Includes fun literacy activities, storytelling, writing workshops, parent workshops and lunch. Parents will also receive information and resources from local agencies.

NOTE: The weekly Movie Matinee will be held on Thursdays at 3:30 PM while the program is in session.

Jan 11, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020 | Events for Tweens or Teens

Come play Bookopoly for fun and prizes. Pick up your game board and instructions at the Medgar Evers Library and play Bookopoly from January 11 through February 29. Work your way around the game board by completing tasks, such as checking out a book, visiting our website or getting out into the community.

Completing color sets earns you an entry slip for a small prize. Complete the entire board to enter into a drawing to win the GRAND prize! The contest ends February 29 and all prizes will be awarded on March 7. For adults and teens.

Registration required.

Jan 11, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | Events for Tweens or Teens

Have a love of superheroes, illustrated literature, or just an interest in comic books and manga?

Come join us at the Medgar Evers Library on the second and fourth Saturday of every month for our new Teen Comic Book Club, "The Brick X Wall"! Teens will read and discuss a new graphic novel, comic book or manga title each month.

There will also be discussions about movies based on comics! To get a copy of this month's title, swing by the Medgar Evers Library today!

3:00 PM

Jan 17, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | Events for Preschool Children

Held on third Fridays, the OrganWise Guys will teach kids about total wellness and the importance of taking care of ourselves from the inside out. Includes story time. Fun starts at 10:00 AM! Come join us! For more information, call (601) 982-2867.

Jan 24, 2020 - Mar 20, 2020 | Events for Adults

Come join us and tap into your creative side with the newest relaxation craze: coloring for grownups. Colored pencils and markers will be provided along with intricate abstract and themed design sheets. This program is for adults. Lights snacks provided. Come join us!

January 24
February 21
March 20

January 25, 2020 | Events for Tweens or Teens

January 18 and 25, 2019

Members of the CHEC (Christian Home Educators Connection) ACT 30+ Club will facilitate the program.

The purpose of the workshops is to help high school students successfully prepare for the ACT college entrance exam by providing test strategies, tips, one-on-one tutoring, and free/low-cost test prep resources. If you are interested in attending one or both of the sessions, please sign up at the front desk!

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

January 30, 2020 | Movie Events

No movie this Saturday due to a special program, so come out this Thursday at 3:30 PM.

Movie: A super-lazy, clumsy and out-of-shape panda bear who secretly wants to be a master of kung fu. Come join the laughs. Popcorn will be served.

Jan 31, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | Events for Adults

Calling all adults and senior adults! Come have some fun playing multiple rounds of everyone's favorite game -- BINGO! Free prizes awarded! No registration necessary! 11:00 AM every last Friday of each month at the Medgar Evers Library.


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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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