Date(s) - Monday, November 2, 2020 - Sunday, February 28, 2021
All Day

Fannie Lou Hamer Library


We’ll explore the sheer beauty of how differences play a part in life’s magnificent tapestry. Whether it be in nature, people, places, or things, differences are the rainbow colors, the delectable spices, and the intriguing threads that bind our world together. We’ll investigate how the interlocking landscape of cultures, seasons, plants, animals, space and etc., are universally connected. We will also continue the Curiosity segments Did You Know? and Curiosity Corner.

Hosted by Fannie Lou Hamer Library.

Two hands facing up and next to each other with a world map painted on the palms and fingers. Cloudy sky in background.


Join the Fannie Lou Hamer Library as we expand our Global Diversity series and debut our Better Together sub-series.

transparent earth as drop of water landing on water surface with ripples. Quote above says Individually, we are as one drop. Together, we are an Ocean. Ryunosuke Satoro

The earth, the trees, the oceans, the animals, and the billions of human beings living on this planet are all connected in so many ways. We have a responsibility, together, to respect and care for our home, and those that share this beautiful place with us.


Differences make our world amazingly beautiful.




December Children’s Programs

Join the Hamer Library as we celebrate Read a New Book Month. Select a new book or an old book that’s new to you and have fun. Why stop at one? Read as many as you desire. Check out the Jackson/Hinds Library System collection. There’s something for everyone!

Enjoy our featured book, Library Lion.

Mindy Sterling, older Caucasian woman with glasses, brown blouse and children's book. Head tilted and smiling.

Read by Mindy Sterling

• Written by: Michelle Knudsen
• Illustrated by: Kevin Hawkes
• Published by: Candlewick
• Read by: Mindy Sterling
• Suggested grade level: K – 2nd
• Run time: 12 minutes

Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren’t any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how.





Fun Facts from the Curiosity Corner

Outspoken Ostrich – Weird But True Shorts | National Geographic Kids

Click the image below to watch.

Outspoken Ostrich video thumbnail



Lion facts for kids – Fun facts about animals for children (from Dino Lingo)


December 2020 Story Times

December 14-31, 2020

Children’s Story Time


The Elves and the Shoemaker

Chrissy Metz, young Caucasian woman with burgundy blouse and denim jacket, smiling.

Read by Chrissy Metz

• Written by: Brothers Grimm & Jim LaMarche
• Illustrated by: Jim LaMarche
• Published by: Chronicle Books
• Read by: Chrissy Metz
• Suggested grade level: 2nd – 3rd
• Run time: 6 minutes

The story is a simple one, of a poor shoemaker and his wife who suddenly find they are getting help from a mysterious source. They discover their helpers are little elves, whom are working long and hard to finish making shoes. When the man and woman become rich because of the elves, they decide they must give back to the elves in return.





Did You Know…

Are your sneakers part of the plastic problem?