Look for the Biloxi Public Library to host its grand opening on Friday, Sept. 30 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The library, which is at 580 Howard Avenue, is part of a $19.7 million site that also includes the Biloxi Civic Center.
This will be the first chance for the public to visit the local history section of the library, which represents ‘a library within a library.’
The library will open the normally off-limits archive room, where the voluminous collection of vintage photographs and documents are stored in high-density shelving protected by a fire-suppressant system that employs gas instead of water.
<<<<< check out the video on the left of the Half Shell Oyster House ribbon cutting ceremony
This three-hour event will enable visitors to sample a menu of east Biloxi digestables:
- Barq’s root beer, which was originally produced blocks away on Keller Avenue
- Pusharatas from the Slavonian Ladies Auxiliary
- Potato salad from the Fleur De Lis Society
- Fresh French bread from Le Bakery owner Sue Nguyen
- Jambalaya from Matthew Dubaz and Company
In addition, the male choir from Greater St. John AME Church will perform.
News You Can Use:
[Click Here] to view several key components of the city’s recently approved municipal budget posted on the city website:
- The combined funds statement
- Statement of revenues
- Departmental summaries
[Click Here] to listen to Jane Shambra, who oversees the local history library, discuss the grand opening of last week’s City Desk webcast
[Click Here] to view details from Main Street Biloxi about the Cruisin’ the Coast block party next week
To find out more about the Coastal City of Biloxi, [Click Here] and you will be directed to its public website.
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This column was prepared for publication by Hank Richards, knotmove.com writer for Huntsville, Alexandria the Gulport/Biloxi/Gulcoast Restoration Region, Gulf Coast Political Buzz and press pool reporter for the British Petroleum Recovery Program.
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