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NEMiss.News Career readiness workshops at Itawamba Library



Free workshops in March, open to the public, focusing on locating and obtaining sustainable employment.


FULTON, Miss.- As the need for digital resource continues, the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library is stepping up to provide up to date resources, including new public computers, copiers, and rewiring the building to meet new industry standards and community needs.

To help meet these needs, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi donated $14,000 in support of the effort to increase online resources to Itawamba and surrounding counties.

“We are so thankful to the folks at Toyota for providing us with the means needed to modernize the library’s computers and copier and its technological infrastructure as a whole,” said Library Manager Jeffrey Martin. “The technological needs of library users are constantly changing, and we’re always working to find innovative solutions”

Martin plans to use the new technology to offer a series of career readiness workshops hosted by Career Coach Dr. Greg Yarbrough.

The workforce readiness workshops, in partnership with Itawamba Community College, will be held at the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial library on the first three Mondays in March from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM each day. The classes are free and open to the public, focusing on different aspects of locating and obtaining sustainable employment.

The first workshop, held on Monday, March 6, will focus on finding and applying for a job online. Dr. Yarbrough will show attendees how to navigate employment databases, distinguish between legitimate career opportunities and scams, and the dos and don’ts of the application process.

The second workshop will focus on crafting a resume that highlights your strengths and allows you to stand out from the competition.

The final workshop will be held on Monday, March 23, focusing on how to be prepared for the interview process.

For more information:

Jeffrey Martin, Library Manager

Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library

210 West Cedar Street

Fulton, Mississippi 38843

(662) 862-4926


TAC art graphics

The Tallahatchie Arts Council is making available some arts and crafts instruction classes over the next couple of months.

“We’re excited about the upcoming year,” TAC member Susie Brown said. “Some of the upcoming classes include melded glass, wood carving, beginning watercolor painting and thrown pots on a pottery wheel, to name a few.”

“Not only are we looking to provide different and interesting classes but looking at more outreach for children,” she continued. “Jill (Union County Heritage Museum Director Jill Smith) and I had the opportunity to meet earlier with one of the local home schooling groups. We want to understand what needs they have to fulfill art needs their children might have. We also have plans to outreach to the Boys and Girls Club.”

The current president of TAC is Jane Weingarten.

The first class is Intro to Pottery: Handbuilding with Shelby Toole.

Students will learn the beginning of all things ceramics as they build a base of foundational techniques as they make functional pottery such as pinch pots, trays and bottles.

The class will be Jan. 30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Art House, 205 Highland, and the cost is $35.

Call 662-538-0014 to register.

Next will be a Bob Ross Technique Class taught by a Bob Ross certified instructor, Deanna Washington Gregory.

This class will be Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9:30 a.m. until done, sometime mid-afternoon. There will be only 10 spots in the one-session class. Cost will be $45 and all supplies including a 16×24 canvas will be provided.

Call Gregory at 662-424-3040 to register.

The third class will be How to Take a Better Photograph with Heather Tisdale.

Topics covered will include introduction to fundamentals, landscapes, portraits and architecture. Participants will need to have a DSLR camera, digital snap and shoot or smart phone with USB connector.

The class will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the Union County Heritage Museum with a makeup day March 3.

Cost is $80 for the four sessions and preregistration is required. Call 662-538-0014 to register and you may pay through PayPal.Me/TAC205205.

Finally, a Beginning Chip Carving class will be Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Art House, 205 Highland St.

Cost is $30 and materials will be provided, although students should bring a basic chip carving knife.

Knives will be available for use during the class and some also will be available for sale at a cost of about $30.

For more information or to register, call 662-538-0014.