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Sunday January 1, 2017 -  Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Not Your Average Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Check Out Virtual Book Club

Do you love to read and discuss books with friends? Would you like to join a book club, but just don't have the free time to attend a meeting? Then Not Your Average Book Club is for you!

We'll be reading one book a month and discussing it on our book club Facebook page. Just "like" the "Not Your Average Book Club" Facbook page  and join in! It' s as easy as that! Post questions and discussions any time, anywhere!

Join us for a book discussion on Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley during the month of January.

If you have any questions, contact Michele at 340-8561.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

Tuesday January 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The very basics of Office Excel spreadsheet software - Part I.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Resume Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Creating a Great Resume

Making a first impression with employers takes on a new meaning in today’s job market. Oftentimes, the first point of contact is your resume.

Learn strategies to making a great first impression by writing a winning resume and cover letter that appeals to potential employers and get the phones to ringing.

Facilitator is Pamela G. Ware, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Mobile Works.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

For more information or to register, email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Hunting for Veterans Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

CANCELED

Tips for Veterans

Joel Sterling, a Veterans Employment Representative with the Alabama Career Center, will discuss the following topics - Job Assessment, the Interview and the Resume.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

For more information or to register, email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Knit & Kaboodle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Knitting & Crocheting

Beginner and veteran needle crafters bring your special projects to work on at the Library.

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

For beginners wanting to learn how to crochet we suggest you bring an H, I or J size hook and yarn of choice; for knitting a US #7 – 10 needle of choice.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email mlmref@mplonline.org

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The very basics of Office Excel spreadsheet software - Part II.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The basics of Office 2007 Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Game Day!

Come play your favorite, traditional, board games.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Staying active is fun when you meet new friends and learn basic dance steps and movement by way of Wii dance games.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 to 12

Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player.

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Basics of Excel I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The very basics of Office Excel spreadsheet software - Part I.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday January 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

Learn the techniques of Chinese healing energy art that combines breathing techniques, slow movements, and focused intention and meditation to achieve harmony and balance.

Registration is required. 

For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Heart & Soul Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Poetry Readings

Join members of Heart & Soul for an afternoon of poetry readings. 

Students and adults are encouraged to share readings of their own works or works from their favorite poets.

For more information, please call Cassandra at 209-3559 or email heartandsoulbookclub@gmail.com.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Monday January 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Book-a-Month Storytime

Join us for a reading of  Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Discover New Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Secrets of Droon

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is The Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Classics Revisited - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reconnect with the Classics

Ms. Donna Jackson is the facilitator of the book club and welcomes your book suggestions.

Topic of discussion is Antigone by Sophocles.

For more information, please call 208-7902.
 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Family Movie Night: Sing-a-Long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Words to the Songs on Screen

Caractacus Potts, a failed inventor who lives in a big house with his two children -- Jemima Heather Ripley and Jeremy Adrian Hall -- and eccentric father Lionel Jeffries. Potts has to raise 30 shillings so his children can buy a broken-down racing car from the junkyard.

The film runs 145 minutes and is rated G.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Computer Basics is a class for adult novice users and includes information on the keyboard and mouse.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 9:30 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Computer Basics is a class for adult novice users and includes information on the keyboard and mouse.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Book-a-Month Storytime

Join us for a reading of  Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Parkway Branch
Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM Afterschool Special Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Secret Life of Pets

Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home?

It runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or crhodes@mplonline.org.

image c. Universal Pictures

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Basics of Excel II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The very basics of Office Excel spreadsheet software - Part II.

Must have taken Excel Basics I before attending this class.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM 2017 Southern Literary Trail - A Toast to Eugene Walter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Readers' Theater in the "Monkey Bar"

Eugene Walter was Mobile’s own Renaissance Man and Master Raconteur.

Join us at Eugene’s Monkey Bar & Grill in the Hilton Garden Inn Mobile Downtown for a Readers’ Theater production of Eugene Walter’s The Byzantine Riddle.

The cast consists of Tom Mason of Tom Mason Communications, Carolyn Haines, novelist, journalist and Harper Lee Award Winner, Sue Walker, Professor Emerita at the University of South Alabama and Poet Laureate of Alabama from 2003-2012, and Nancy Anlage, special events coordinator with the Mobile Public Library. 

For more information, please call 208-7097.

For more information on the Hilton Garden Inn Mobile Downtown, please check out www.mobiledowntown.hgi.com.

This program is sponsored by the Mobile Public Library in partnership with the Southern Literary Trail. THE SOUTHERN LITERARY TRAIL® is America's only tri-state literary trail connecting mythic places that influenced great novelists and playwrights of the 20th Century.  The 2017 trail celebrates Trailfest! During Trailfest, special commemorations will be held at Southern Literary Trail sites throughout Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.  For further information, go to www.southernliterarytrail.org.

Friday February 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

Mr. Wayne from the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center presents lessons and projects fusing science and literature for preschool children.

For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Notebook

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

Nicholas Sparks's bestselling novel revolves around Noah Calhoun's regular visits to a female patron in an area nursing home.

The film runs 123 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday February 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Sew & Tell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 8 and Up!

Visit with friends and learn how to make Cross Stitch Hearts.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Reading PAWS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meet, Greet & Read!

Come meet the Pet Therapy dogs and their owners.

Learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community.

Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend. 

For more information, please call 208-7074 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Anime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Anime Club

Don’t have access to your favorite Anime?

Join our Anime Club for two hours of some of your favorite Anime films.

For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Monday February 6, 2017 -  Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none African-American Read-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Books, Poetry, Skits & Songs

Come out and join our special guests and community partners as we celebrate Black Heritage in reading, poetry, storytelling and songs.
 
AARI is a national literacy initiative ongoing since 1989, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) beginning in 1990, and later endorsed by the International Reading Association.
 
For more information or a complete schedule of events, please call 438-7075.
    Location: Toulminville Branch
Monday February 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Book-a-Month Storytime

Join us for a reading of  Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Discover New Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Jones.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Publisher 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2007 to design signs, flyers, bookmarks, business cards and more!

Basic computer, mouse and word processing skills are required.

Registration is required.

For more information or to register for the workshop please call 208-7079.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Silver Screenings - Matinee for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us for Refreshments and a Film.

Our film is Guess Who.

A man gets a very big surprise when he meets his prospective son-in-law.

The film runs 106 minutes and is rated PG-13.

Reservations are required.

For more information or to reserve a space, please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays - Arts, Crafts & So Much More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Great Fun for Teens!

Join us in the "Teen Spot" to make your  DIY Galaxy in a Jar.

For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 10 and Up

Bring your own projects to work on.

For our beginners, the Library will provide some hooks and yarn to create simple projects.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Wednesday February 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Surfing the Net Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to use the Internet.

Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Book-a-Month Storytime

Join us for a reading of  Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Parkway Branch
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Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Book & Art Activity

Participants are invited to explore contemporary art and music through hands-on and minds-on activities that stimulate and deepen their understanding of art.

For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basics of Word - The very basics of word processing with Microsoft Word.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Celebrate Valentine's Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 and Up

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, join us for cookie decorating, Valentine Book Bingo and much more!

For more information, please call 675-2879.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Computer Basics is a class for adult novice users and includes information on the keyboard and mouse.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Ebony Moments Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ebony Moments is a book discussion designed to increase the awareness of African-American authors, both past and present, and to promote the love of reading for all.

This month’s topic of discussion is Believing in Magic by Cookie Johnson.

Summary: " In her poignant and intensely personal memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA icon Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, speaks for the first time about how her husband's 1991 HIV diagnosis sent her life and marriage into a frightening new direction"--Provided by publisher.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday February 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Enjoy Tournament style video gaming and favorite board games.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

 


 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

Learn the techniques of Chinese healing energy art that combines breathing techniques, slow movements, and focused intention and meditation to achieve harmony and balance.

Registration is required. 

For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Mayker Saturdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Something for Everyone!

Join us for activities for all ages! 

There will be creative projects to make in the Storytime Room for the younger members of your family, and "Tech Time" in the Mayker Lab for 12 years old and up. 

The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

For more information, please call 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Couponing 101 with Deborah Blakely Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Maximize Your Dollars by Couponing

Topics will include: where to find coupons, how to organize them and helpful websites on couponing.

We will also review store coupon policies and learn how to stack coupons for the best deals.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is Sweet Tomorrows by Debbie Macomber.

Summary: Jo Marie Rose and Mark Taylor return in the conclusion to this wonderful series set in Cedar Cove, as new guests check in to the Rose Harbor Inn—where happily ever afters await those who need them most.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Monday February 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Design & Create

Create your own Mardi Gras Masquerade Mask.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Discover New Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Junie B. Jones

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yarn Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 to 12

Have fun creating all kinds of arts and crafts with yarn.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Tuesday February 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tinker Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Design & Create

Make your own Friendship Bracelets.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Family Bingo Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Families!

Come play Bingo at the Library!

Prizes will be awarded and lemonade and popcorn will be served. 

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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misc_none 6:30 PM A Page in Time Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Enjoy Historical fiction? Please come to our book club, A Page in Time.

This month's topic of discussion is Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist.

Summary: The impetuous Flossie Jayne -- a beautiful, budding artist who is handpicked by Louis Tiffany to help complete the Tiffany chapel -- takes on a colorful cast of characters to transform her Chicago boarding house into a home while making a name for herself in the art world.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, contact Michele Eli at 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday February 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basics of Word - The very basics of word processing with Microsoft Word.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 9:30 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Computer Basics is a class for adult novice users and includes information on the keyboard and mouse.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Puzzle Contest

How quickly can you put together a puzzle? Find out in our first of three competitions.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Do-It Yourself Day - Ages 6 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join in the Fun

Learn something new – hands on activities in Art, Gardening, Cooking and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Thursday February 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM LEGO Challenge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 & Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Secret Life of Pets

This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is: whatever they want!

The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

image c. Universal Pictures
    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Bayside Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is El Paso by Winston Groom.

Summary: After feared outlaw and revolutionary Pancho Villa kidnaps his grandchildren, railroad tycoon John Shaughnessy, known as the Colonel, ventures to El Paso with his adopted son and a band of hired cowboys on a rescue mission.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call Betty Fowler at 476-2600 or 208-7097.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
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misc_none 6:00 PM Surfing the Net Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to use the Internet.

Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday February 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Discussion via Skype

Join us for a SciFi/Fantasy book club from the comfort of your home. Meetings will be conducted entirely over Skype video chat. 

This month’s topic of discussion is The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

To participate in the group chat, download and register for a Skype ID for free at: http://www.skype.com/en/. Once you’re registered, simply have the Skype program open, log in at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, and click or tap the answer button.

For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to assist you with your questions and research for documentation concerning your ancestors.

For more information call 208-7093.

    Location: Local History & Genealogy
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

Visit with friends and learn how to make Cookie Cutter Bird Cakes.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Saturday Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Storks

Eager to have a younger sibling, a lonely kid beseeches the storks to deliver a baby to his workaholic parents -- despite the fact that the birds have long since gotten out of the baby business, and now courier packages for an Internet merchant.

The film runs 89 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hot Teen Reads in the Library

Make new friends and join in the book discussion of some of the best YA Literature for Teens.

Our topic of discussion is The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Ruby breaks out of a government-run "rehabilitation camp" for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Fun Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos.

For more information, please call 645-6840

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Craft Workshops with Mrs. Sharon Pettway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Join us for a Jewelry Making Workshop. Our focus will be on Mardi Gras jewelry.

Supplies are limited and registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call 470-7766.

 

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Secret Life of Pets

This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is: whatever they want!

The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

image c. Universal Pictures
    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday February 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Mardi Gras Crafts - Beads, Beads and More Beads!

Recreate Mardi Gras beads into beautiful framed art.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Discover New Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Goosebumps

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is Goosebumps by R.L. Stine.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Poetry Enthusiasts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join members of Spoken Word of Mobile for an evening of poetry readings at the Toulminville Branch.

Students and adults are encouraged to share readings of their own works or works from their favorite poets.

For more information call 438-7075.

 

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday February 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The very basics of Office Excel spreadsheet software - Part I.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us every third Tuesday for some lively book discussions and tips on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of books.

This month's topic of discussion is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

Summary: Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Tuesday Great Movie Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Jungle Book

In this reimagining of the classic collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, director Jon Favreau uses visually stunning CGI to create the community of animals surrounding Mowgli, a human boy adopted by a pack of wolves.

The film runs 105 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Movie Mysteries @ Moorer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Woman in Green

Enjoy wonderful classic Who Done It films with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. This month's feature is The Woman in Green.

When a number of attractive women are found dead and with fingers missing, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate.

The film runs 90 minutes and is rated G.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

image c. Universal Pictures

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday February 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Advanced Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Advanced Word  - Tips and tricks for those with some Word experience.

This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The very basics of Office Excel spreadsheet software - Part II.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Mardi Gras Crafts - Beads, Beads and More Beads!

Recreate Mardi Gras beads into beautiful framed art.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
Thursday February 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Staying active is fun when you meet new friends and learn basic dance steps and movement by way of Wii dance games.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 to 12

Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player.

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basics of Word - The very basics of word processing with Microsoft Word.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday February 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

Learn the techniques of Chinese healing energy art that combines breathing techniques, slow movements, and focused intention and meditation to achieve harmony and balance.

Registration is required. 

For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Heart & Soul Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Heart & Soul Book Club is for those seeking to improve their life through Mind, Body, Heart and Soul. We read and discuss motivational and inspirational books that enhance who we are as we journey to a deeper meaning of our life’s purpose.  

This month's topic of discussion is The Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes.

Summary: The creator of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" details the one-year experiment with saying "yes" that transformed her life, revealing how accepting unexpected invitations she would have otherwise declined enabled powerful benefits.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call Cassandra at 209-3559 or email heartandsoulbookclub@gmail.com.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
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Thursday March 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Afterschool Special Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Finding Dory

Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents.

It runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or crhodes@mplonline.org.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
Friday March 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

Mr. Wayne from the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center presents lessons and projects fusing science and literature for preschool children.

For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Great Gilly Hopkins

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

A smart-mouthed 12-year-old girl bounces around from one foster home to the next, causing trouble at each stop with her unruly behavior.

The film runs 99 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

image c. Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday March 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Sew & Tell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 8 and Up!

Visit with friends and learn how to make Shamrock Pins.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Anime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Anime Club

Don’t have access to your favorite Anime?

Join our Anime Club for two hours of some of your favorite Anime films.

For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Monday March 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Discover New Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The A to Z Mysteries

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is The A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday March 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Silver Screenings - Matinee for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us for Refreshments and a Film.

Our film is Sully.

Tom Hanks stars in this portrait of airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, which depicts his successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in January 2009.

The film runs 96 minutes and is rated PG-13.

Reservations are required.

For more information or to reserve a space, please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tinker Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Design & Create

Make your own ArtBots.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays - Arts, Crafts & So Much More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Great Fun for Teens!

Join us in the "Teen Spot" to make a Dragonskin cover for your water bottle.

For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday March 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Book & Art Activity

Participants are invited to explore contemporary art and music through hands-on and minds-on activities that stimulate and deepen their understanding of art.

For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Ebony Moments Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ebony Moments is a book discussion designed to increase the awareness of African-American authors, both past and present, and to promote the love of reading for all.

This month’s topic of discussion is Perfect Peace by Daniel Black.

Summary: After eight-year-old Perfect Peace's mother reveals that Perfect was born a boy, made into a girl and now must learn to be a boy again, his life goes out of control and his family is forced to question everything they thought they knew about gender, sexuality, unconditional love, and fulfillment.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday March 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Enjoy Tournament style video gaming and favorite board games.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

 


 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

Learn the techniques of Chinese healing energy art that combines breathing techniques, slow movements, and focused intention and meditation to achieve harmony and balance.

Registration is required. 

For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Couponing 101 with Deborah Blakely Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Maximize Your Dollars by Couponing

Topics will include: where to find coupons, how to organize them and helpful websites on couponing.

We will also review store coupon policies and learn how to stack coupons for the best deals.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Reading PAWS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meet, Greet & Read!

Come meet the Pet Therapy dogs and their owners.

Learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community.

Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend. 

For more information, please call 208-7074 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena.

Summary: Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all - a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call 438-7075.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Monday March 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Discover New Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Franny K. Stein

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is Franny K. Stein by Jim Benton.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yarn Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 to 12

Have fun creating all kinds of arts and crafts with yarn.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Tuesday March 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Information & Resources

Do you have questions concerning Medicare?

James Roberson, Regional SHIP Coordinator with the South Alabama Planning Commission/Area Agency on Aging will discuss available Medicare programs.

Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required.

For more information or to register, email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bingo for Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages Welcome

Fun for all! Winners get to choose prizes from our table of gently used books.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 470-7766.


 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Family Bingo Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Families!

Come play Bingo at the Library!

Prizes will be awarded and lemonade and popcorn will be served. 

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 10 and Up

Bring your own projects to work on.

For our beginners, the Library will provide some hooks and yarn to create simple projects.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM A Page in Time Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Enjoy Historical fiction? Please come to our book club, A Page in Time.

This month's topic of discussion is And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer.

Summary: Susanna has the perfect New York City life: a great job, a loving husband and a beautiful apartment. But when a random act of violence tears it apart, she's left to pick up the pieces alone.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, contact Michele Eli at 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday March 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Medicare Supplement Plans & Long Term Care Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Information & Resources

James Roberson, Regional SHIP Coordinator with the South Alabama Planning Commission/Area Agency on Aging will discuss Medicare Supplement plans, as well as a brief discussion on Long Term Care.

Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required.

For more information or to register, email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Looking For Grants - Through the Funding Information Network Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Michael Reimer, grant collection supervisor, will show the class how to search internet sites that list grants.

Registration is required due to the limited amount of computer workstations.

For additional information or to register, please call the Reference Department at 340-8561 or e-mail westref@mplonline.org.

 


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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Do-It Yourself Day - Ages 6 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join in the Fun

Learn something new – hands on activities in Art, Gardening, Cooking and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Thursday March 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM LEGO Challenge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 & Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Kung Fu Panda 3

When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.

The film runs 95 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

image c. 20th Cenbtury Fox Films
    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Bayside Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg.

Summary: The late citizens of a small Missouri community wake up underground after death and reconnect with loved ones over the course of 150 years before some of them begin to actually disappear, prompting a town-wide investigation.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call Betty Fowler at 476-2600 or 208-7097.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Parkway Branch
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Saturday March 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Discussion via Skype

Join us for a SciFi/Fantasy book club from the comfort of your home. Meetings will be conducted entirely over Skype video chat. 

This month’s topic of discussion is Neuromancer by William Gibson.

To participate in the group chat, download and register for a Skype ID for free at: http://www.skype.com/en/. Once you’re registered, simply have the Skype program open, log in at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, and click or tap the answer button.

For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to assist you with your questions and research for documentation concerning your ancestors.

For more information call 208-7093.

    Location: Local History & Genealogy
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

Visit with friends and learn how to make Sock Bunnies.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hot Teen Reads in the Library

Make new friends and join in the book discussion of some of the best YA Literature for Teens.

Our topic of discussion is Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken.

Summary: In the second installment of The Darkest Minds trilogy, Ruby joins forces with the revolutionary Children's League to find critical information about the epidemic that has torn both her life and America apart.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Fun Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos.

For more information, please call 645-6840

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Craft Workshops with Mrs. Sharron Pettway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn how to crochet with Mrs. Sharron Pettway.

Supplies are limited and registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Kung Fu Panda 3

When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.

The film runs 95 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

image c. 20th Cenbtury Fox Films
    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday March 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Discover New Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Geronimo Stilton

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Poetry Enthusiasts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join members of Spoken Word of Mobile for an evening of poetry readings at the Toulminville Branch.

Students and adults are encouraged to share readings of their own works or works from their favorite poets.

For more information call 438-7075.

 

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday March 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us every third Tuesday for some lively book discussions and tips on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of books.

This month's topic of discussion is Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance.

Summary: It's the poignant story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Tuesday Great Movie Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows

When the evil Shredder creates his own mutants, Bebop and Rocksteady, the Turtles must team up with April O'Neil, news reporter Vern Fenwick, and vigilante Casey Jones to defend New York City from destruction.

It runs 112 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information, call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Movie Mysteries @ Moorer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

And Then There Were None

Enjoy wonderful classic Who Done It films with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. This month's feature is And Then There Were None.

Ten people are invited to a luxury mountaintop mansion, only to find that someone is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

The film runs 97 minutes and is not rated.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday March 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Staying active is fun when you meet new friends and learn basic dance steps and movement by way of Wii dance games.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 to 12

Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player.

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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Saturday March 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

Learn the techniques of Chinese healing energy art that combines breathing techniques, slow movements, and focused intention and meditation to achieve harmony and balance.

Registration is required. 

For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Heart & Soul Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Poetry Readings

Join members of Heart & Soul for an afternoon of poetry readings. 

Students and adults are encouraged to share readings of their own works or works from their favorite poets.

For more information, please call Cassandra at 209-3559 or email heartandsoulbookclub@gmail.com.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Monday March 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Discover New Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hank the Cowdog

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Classics Revisited - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reconnect with the Classics

Ms. Donna Jackson is the facilitator of the book club and welcomes your book suggestions.

Topic of discussion is The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury.

For more information, please call 208-7902.
 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Knit & Kaboodle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Knitting & Crocheting

Beginner and veteran needle crafters bring your special projects to work on at the Library.

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

For beginners wanting to learn how to crochet we suggest you bring an H, I or J size hook and yarn of choice; for knitting a US #7 – 10 needle of choice.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email mlmref@mplonline.org

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 5th Thursday Overload Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children & Teens

Unwind with video games, crafts and snacks!

For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Friday March 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Alice through the Looking Glass

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

Alice returns to Wonderland after finding success in the real world as a ship's captain, only to discover that the Mad Hatter is suffering from severe depression.

The film runs 113 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday April 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Sew & Tell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 8 and Up!

Visit with friends and learn how to make Tissue Holders.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Anime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Anime Club

Don’t have access to your favorite Anime?

Join our Anime Club for two hours of some of your favorite Anime films.

For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Monday April 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Discover New Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Big Nate

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday April 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays - Arts, Crafts & So Much More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Great Fun for Teens!

Join us in the "Teen Spot" to learn the basics of Origami.

For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Afterschool Special Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The BFG

Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie and the titular "big friendly giant."

It runs 117 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or crhodes@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Friday April 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

Mr. Wayne from the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center presents lessons and projects fusing science and literature for preschool children.

For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday April 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Enjoy Tournament style video gaming and favorite board games.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

 


 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

Learn the techniques of Chinese healing energy art that combines breathing techniques, slow movements, and focused intention and meditation to achieve harmony and balance.

Registration is required. 

For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is Mean Streak by Sandra Brown.

Summary: After being abducted from a mountain road in North Carolina, a pediatrician and avid runner, Dr. Emory Charbonneau, finds herself held captive by a violent man with a dark past who may ultimately end up being her savior.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call 438-7075.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Monday April 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Discover New Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Judy Moody

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is Judy Moody by Megan McDonald.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yarn Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 to 12

Have fun creating all kinds of arts and crafts with yarn.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
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misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Starting a Small Business - Four Day Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Part 1 

Starting a Small Business from Scratch is a four day workshop with Rick Zapata, Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

Part 2 will be Tuesday, April 11, 5  - 8 p.m.

For more details on the workshop or to register, please email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday April 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tinker Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Design & Create

Make your own Catapults.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Starting a Small Business - Four Day Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Part 2 

Starting a Small Business from Scratch is a four day workshop with Rick Zapata, Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

Part 3 will be Wednesday, April 12, 5  - 8 p.m.

For more details on the workshop or to register, please email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Family Bingo Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Families!

Come play Bingo at the Library!

Prizes will be awarded and lemonade and popcorn will be served. 

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM A Page in Time Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Enjoy Historical fiction? Please come to our book club, A Page in Time.

This month's topic of discussion is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

Summary: Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, contact Michele Eli at 340-8561.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Do-It Yourself Day - Ages 6 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join in the Fun

Learn something new – hands on activities in Art, Gardening, Cooking and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Starting a Small Business - Four Day Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Part 3 

Starting a Small Business from Scratch is a four day workshop with Rick Zapata, Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

Part 4 will be Thursday, April 13, 5  - 8 p.m.

For more details on the workshop or to register, please email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
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Thursday April 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Book & Art Activity

Participants are invited to explore contemporary art and music through hands-on and minds-on activities that stimulate and deepen their understanding of art.

For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Starting a Small Business - Four Day Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Part 4 

Starting a Small Business from Scratch is a four day workshop with Rick Zapata, Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

For more details on the workshop or to register, please email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

image c. Can Stock Photo

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Ebony Moments Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ebony Moments is a book discussion designed to increase the awareness of African-American authors, both past and present, and to promote the love of reading for all.

This month’s topic of discussion is Vengeance by Zane.

Summary: After fleeing from Atlanta years ago following a traumatic event, Caprice Tatum decides it's time to return to her roots--only this time, she's coming back as Wicket, the international pop sensation who's the very definition of fame and fortune.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday April 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to assist you with your questions and research for documentation concerning your ancestors.

For more information call 208-7093.

    Location: Local History & Genealogy
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

Join us for our annual "Let's Go Fly a Kite" activity!

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hot Teen Reads in the Library

Make new friends and join in the book discussion of some of the best YA Literature for Teens.

Our topic of discussion is In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken.

Summary: When the Children's League disbands, Ruby becomes a leader and forms an unlikely alliance with Liam's brother, Cole, but competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN and free psi children from the camps.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Fun Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos.

For more information, please call 645-6840

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Craft Workshops with Mrs. Sharron Pettway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn how to make an Easter Wreath with Mrs. Sharron Pettway.

Supplies are limited and registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
Monday April 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Discover New Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Marvin Redpost

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is Marvin Redpost by Louis Sachar.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Poetry Enthusiasts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join members of Spoken Word of Mobile for an evening of poetry readings at the Toulminville Branch.

Students and adults are encouraged to share readings of their own works or works from their favorite poets.

For more information call 438-7075.

 

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday April 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us every third Tuesday for some lively book discussions and tips on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of books.

This month's topic of discussion is LaRose by Louise Erdrich.

Summary: Horrified when he accidentally kills his best friend's five-year-old son while hunting, Landreaux Iron gives away his own young son to his friend's family according to ancient tradition, a decision that helps both families reach a tenuous peace that is threatened by a vengeful adversary.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call 208-7097.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Movie Mysteries @ Moorer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Evil Under the Sun

Enjoy wonderful classic Who Done It films with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. This month's feature is Evil Under the Sun.

When noted stage star Arlena Marshall is found murdered while visiting a posh island resort, Poirot is called upon to find the culprit, but given Marshall's shrewish personality and propensity for making enemies, the question isn't "Who wanted to see her dead?" but "Who didn't?"

The film runs 117 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday April 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday April 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM LEGO Challenge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 & Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Finding Dory

In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents.

The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Bayside Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call Betty Fowler at 476-2600 or 208-7097.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Parkway Branch
Friday April 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Finding Dory

In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents.

The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday April 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

Learn the techniques of Chinese healing energy art that combines breathing techniques, slow movements, and focused intention and meditation to achieve harmony and balance.

Registration is required. 

For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Heart & Soul Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Heart & Soul Book Club is for those seeking to improve their life through Mind, Body, Heart and Soul. We read and discuss motivational and inspirational books that enhance who we are as we journey to a deeper meaning of our life’s purpose.  

This month's topic of discussion is The 5 Love Languages: the Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman.

For more information, please call Cassandra at 209-3559 or email heartandsoulbookclub@gmail.com.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Monday April 24, 2017 Go To Top
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Katie Kazoo

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is Katie Kazoo by Nancy Krulik.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Classics Revisited - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reconnect with the Classics

Ms. Donna Jackson is the facilitator of the book club and welcomes your book suggestions.

Topic of discussion is The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick.

For more information, please call 208-7902.
 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 6:00 PM Knit & Kaboodle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Knitting & Crocheting

Beginner and veteran needle crafters bring your special projects to work on at the Library.

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

For beginners wanting to learn how to crochet we suggest you bring an H, I or J size hook and yarn of choice; for knitting a US #7 – 10 needle of choice.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email mlmref@mplonline.org

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Staying active is fun when you meet new friends and learn basic dance steps and movement by way of Wii dance games.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 to 12

Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player.

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday April 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Discussion via Skype

Join us for a SciFi/Fantasy book club from the comfort of your home. Meetings will be conducted entirely over Skype video chat. 

This month’s topic of discussion is Rules for a Knight: the Last Letter of Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke by Ethan Hawke.

To participate in the group chat, download and register for a Skype ID for free at: http://www.skype.com/en/. Once you’re registered, simply have the Skype program open, log in at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, and click or tap the answer button.

For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday May 1, 2017 Go To Top
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The Time Warp Trio

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is The Time Warp Trio by Jon Scieszka.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays - Arts, Crafts & So Much More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Great Fun for Teens!

Join us in the "Teen Spot" to create a new summer bag from one of your old t-shirts.

Bring your t-shirt and we'll provide everything else.

For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday May 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Afterschool Special Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn, a scrappy desert dweller Rey, and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker.

It runs 136 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or crhodes@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Friday May 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

Mr. Wayne from the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center presents lessons and projects fusing science and literature for preschool children.

For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday May 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware.

Summary: Leonora Shaw is a crime writer who lives a solitary life in London until she receives an invitation to a hen party for a friend she hasn't seen in nearly ten years.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Discover New Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Dear Dumb Diaries

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is Dear Dumb Diaries by Jim Benton.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yarn Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 to 12

Have fun creating all kinds of arts and crafts with yarn.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
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Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tinker Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Design & Create

Make your own Duct Tape Wallets.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Family Bingo Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Families!

Come play Bingo at the Library!

Prizes will be awarded and lemonade and popcorn will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM A Page in Time Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Enjoy Historical fiction? Please come to our book club, A Page in Time.

This month's topic of discussion is The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham.

Summary: After twenty years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris, Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, contact Michele Eli at 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday May 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Book & Art Activity

Participants are invited to explore contemporary art and music through hands-on and minds-on activities that stimulate and deepen their understanding of art.

For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Ebony Moments Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ebony Moments is a book discussion designed to increase the awareness of African-American authors, both past and present, and to promote the love of reading for all.

This month’s topic of discussion is Man On the Run by Carl Weber.

Summary: It was the night before his wedding, fifteen years ago, that the nightmare began for Jay Crawford--locked up for a crime he never committed. Now, he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Friday May 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ghostbusters

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

Two paranormal researchers join forces with a nuclear engineer and a subway attendant to fight off a slew of ghosts that have invaded New York City.

The film runs 116 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Sew & Tell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 8 and Up!

Visit with friends and learn how to make Tooth Fairy Pockets.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Anime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Anime Club

Don’t have access to your favorite Anime?

Join our Anime Club for two hours of some of your favorite Anime films.

For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Monday May 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Discover New Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Nate the Great

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Poetry Enthusiasts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join members of Spoken Word of Mobile for an evening of poetry readings at the Toulminville Branch.

Students and adults are encouraged to share readings of their own works or works from their favorite poets.

For more information call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us every third Tuesday for some lively book discussions and tips on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of books.

This month's topic of discussion is Razor Girl by Carl Hiassen.

Summary: Involved in a car accident with a young scam artist, a man helplessly watches his life spiral out of control in the wake of a sand-stealing company, a Hawaiian-shirt-clad NYC mafia capo, a reality show accordionist and other eccentric characters.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Movie Mysteries @ Moorer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Murder By Death

Enjoy wonderful classic Who Done It films with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. This month's feature is Murder By Death.

As penned by Neil Simon, this satire of movie mysteries is set in motion when several prominent detectives are invited to the mansion of the reclusive Lionel Twain . In Ten Little Indians fashion, the gathered sleuths are locked into the forbidding mansion, and subject to various death-dealing devices.

The film runs 94 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM LEGO Challenge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 & Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Zootopia

In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens.

The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Bayside Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr.

Summary: A debut collection of evocative short fiction explores the complex mysteries of the human condition--grief, transformation, fractured relationships, and mending hearts.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call Betty Fowler at 476-2600 or 208-7097.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
Friday May 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Zootopia

In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens.

The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Enjoy Tournament style video gaming and favorite board games.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to assist you with your questions and research for documentation concerning your ancestors.

For more information call 208-7093.

    Location: Local History & Genealogy
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Craft Workshops with Mrs. Sharron Pettway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn the basics of sewing with Mrs. Sharron Pettway.

Supplies are limited and registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
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Magic Treehouse

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope Osborne.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Classics Revisited - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reconnect with the Classics

Ms. Donna Jackson is the facilitator of the book club and welcomes your book suggestions.

Topic of discussion is The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera.

For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
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Knitting & Crocheting

Beginner and veteran needle crafters bring your special projects to work on at the Library.

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

For beginners wanting to learn how to crochet we suggest you bring an H, I or J size hook and yarn of choice; for knitting a US #7 – 10 needle of choice.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email mlmref@mplonline.org

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 to 12

Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player.

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

Visit with friends and learn how to make Macrame Pot Holders.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

 

 

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hot Teen Reads in the Library

Make new friends and join in the book discussion of some of the best YA Literature for Teens.

Our topic of discussion is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Summary: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Heart & Soul Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Poetry Readings

Join members of Heart & Soul for an afternoon of poetry readings. 

Students and adults are encouraged to share readings of their own works or works from their favorite poets.

For more information, please call Cassandra at 209-3559 or email heartandsoulbookclub@gmail.com.

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday May 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call the Children's Department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Family Movie Night: Sing-a-Long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Words to the Songs on Screen

As Nazism takes over Austria, a governess and a widowed father fall in love and escape the country with his large family of musically-talented children.

The film runs 145 minutes and is rated G.

For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

  image c. Can Stock Photo

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bingo for Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages Welcome

Fun for all! Winners get to choose prizes from our table of gently used books.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
Thursday June 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Bayside Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave.

Summary: When war is declared Mary North signs up at the War Office, where she is made a teacher. Tom Shaw and his roommate Alistair enlist. When Mary and Alistair meet, love and war tests them in ways they could never imagine.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call Betty Fowler at 476-2600 or 208-7097.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
Tuesday June 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us every third Tuesday for some lively book discussions and tips on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of books.

This month's topic of discussion is Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

Summary: The Cousins and the Keatings are two California families forever intertwined and permanently shattered by infidelity. Bert Cousins leaves his wife for Beverly Keating, leaving her to raise four children on her own.

Find out more about this book, find similar books, read reviews and more at Novelist.

For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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