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Sunday February 1, 2015 -  Saturday February 28, 2015 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" page  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Not-Your-Average-Book-Club-Mobile-Public-Library/359945192459?ref=hl  and join in! It' s as easy as that! Post questions and discussions any time, anywhere!

Join us for a book discussion on  A Sudden Light by Garth Stein during the month of February.

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

 

Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

It's a Party!

Come as your favorite Seuss character – enjoy crafts, cake and punch.

For more information, please call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners - Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the Art of Qigong, a Chinese system of repetitive slow movements.

Qigong combines exercise, meditation and breathing to reduce stress, maintain balance, and maximize ones sense of well being.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 8 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Crochet for Everyone

Needle crafters bring your special projects to work on at the Library.

For the beginners, we recommend you bring a J size hook and a 7 oz. skein of worsted weight yarn.

For more information please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tinker Session for Teens, Ages 12 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Flash Drive Bracelets

Come make bracelets out of macramé and flash drives.

Registration is encouraged.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Sunday March 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Celtic Celebration - The Kilted Man Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Celtic Music & Dance

Matthew Gurnsey, The Kilted Man delights audiences with his rousing performances of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Through the marriage of wit and finesse, he charms his audiences, sweeping them into tales of wayward voyages, unrequited love and the vibrantly colorful lives of the every-man beloved of many Irish tales.

His unique talents with traditional Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, bones and mandolin, add an air of authenticity to each piece and his stirringly rich bass voice provides the foundation for the hauntingly beautiful melodies.

Other participants include The McSharry's Pub Irish Trad Trio with Tom Morley (of Mithril) on fiddle, Scott Cox on guitar & vocals, and Fran Morley on bodhran), The Fairhope Irish Trad Explorers (a group of adult & student players led by Mr. Morley) and Ms. Julie Black and her students from the Maccrossan School of Irish Dance.

For more information, please call 208-7097.

For more information on The Kilted Man go to http://www.thekiltedman.com/.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday March 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6-16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mobile Symphony – Calling all music lovers...the Mobile Symphony returns with their Instrument Petting Zoo.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Tuesday Great Movie Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Air Bud

The heartwarming story of a boy, his dog and a basketball forms the basis of this family comedy from Disney.

The film runs 97 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crafternoon for Teens - Ages 11 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Recycled Art

Learn how to Decoupage a jar.  

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

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

Take the Challenge!

Come test your skills and challenge others in the games of Wii Sports.

For more information please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

For more information call the Children's Department at 208-7086.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
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Wednesday March 4, 2015 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 Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Computer Basics is a class for 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 10:00 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pencil Craft – Create your own "pencil pal" with the face of your favorite animal.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Pizza & a Movie Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Book Club

Enjoy some pizza while watching the movie, Jurassic Park. The film runs 127 minutes and is rated PG-13.

Following the film showing, we will discuss the book written by Michael Crichton.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM 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 6:00 PM Family Game Night - For Toddlers to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for an evening of old-fashioned, family fun!

The library will provide a variety of board games, card games and puzzles .

For more information please call 675-2879

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Game On! Ages 12 - 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Gamers! Tournament style games.

Come test your skills and challenge others in the games of Wii and X-Box Kinect.

Registration required for groups.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Teen Tech Week – March 7-15 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Kick Off!

Members of the Mobile Makerspace will offer demonstrations of 3D Printers, Quadcopter Drones, Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects, and so much more.

Door prizes include Raspberry Pi’s, Arduinos, and Makey Makeys.

Teen Tech Week is offered in partnership with Mobile Makerspace to kickoff “Engaging Teens for Technology,” a Library initiative supported through a grant from Wells Fargo Bank.

For more information, please call 208-7570.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sew & Tell - Ages 6 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Visit with friends and learn how to make Plastic Canvas Shamrocks.

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

 

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

This month's topics of discussion are The Bees by Laline Paull and Who Moved My Cheese  by Spencer Johnson.

The Bees - Set entirely in a beehive, the novel and its characters are so beautifully rendered that it could have been set anywhere. Societal codes and social mores combine with the ancient behavior rituals of bees, bringing forth a remarkable story that is sure to be a book club favorite

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
Sunday March 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Block Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come share the Fun! Use your imagination and challenge your building skills.

All ages are invited. Children under the age of five must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Instructors from the Centre for the Living Arts will help children, ages 6-12, create beautiful art projects.

This month’s project is Printmaking.

Space and materials are limited. For more information or to register, please call 470-7766.

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Family Feature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Think Like a Man Too

When the couples head to Las Vegas for a big wedding, everyone involved gets swept up in the glam and glitter of the indulgent desert oasis.

The film runs 106 minutes and is PG-13.

For more information please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday March 10, 2015 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 10:00 AM Centre for the Living Arts - Pre-K Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Instructors from the Centre for the Living Arts will help children, ages 3 - 5 create beautiful art projects.

This month’s project is Printmaking.

Space and materials are limited. Program will be held in the Meeting Room. For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Libretto Book Club - Manon Lescaut Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mobile Opera’s Scott Wright and Stacey Driskell will host a discussion of the book, Manon Lescaut by Abbè Prèvost. 

This short novel was the influence for Giacomo Puccini's Opera, Manon Lescaut.

Join the Libretto chat over coffee for a lively and informative discussion.

For more information go to http://www.mobileopera.org or call 251-432-6772..

 

 

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Instructors from the Centre for the Living Arts will help children, ages 6 - 12 create beautiful art projects.

This month’s project is Printmaking.

Space and materials are limited. Program will be held in the Meeting Room. For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

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

Take the Challenge!

Come test your skills and challenge others in the games of Wii Sports.

For more information please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

For more information call the Children's Department at 208-7086.

 

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

Ages 6 and Up

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
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misc_none 6:00 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 10 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Mysteries @ Moorer - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Mystery Lovers! We will discuss Immunity by Lori Andrews.

Summary: When his partner collapses and dies, DEA agent Castro Baxter refuses to believe that the cause of death was an overdose, a suspicion that is corroborated by tests which reveal a deadly contamination that could cost the lives of thousands.

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

For more information, please call Kay at 470-7770.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    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 Moloka'i by Alan Brennert.

Summary: Seven-year-old Rachel is forcibly removed from her family's 1890s Honolulu home when she contracts leprosy and is placed in a settlement, where she loses a series of new friends before new medical discoveries enable her to reenter the 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.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
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 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Water Smart Gardening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Master Gardener Marie Dyson will share ideas on basic landscaping that uses less water and helps to prevent water runoff. 

Registration is not required, but is encouraged.

For more information or to register for the workshop, please email jsigler@mplonline.org, or call 251-208-7078 or 251-208-7085.

 

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

Movietime

Join us for a screening of the film Matilda.

The film runs 98 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Instructors from the Centre for the Living Arts will help children, ages 6-12, create beautiful art projects.

This month’s project is Printmaking.

Space and materials are limited. For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Throwback Movies - Calling All Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

WarGames

Once more, a wise-guy teenager tries to prove he's smarter than any adult-and nearly destroys the whole world in the process-in Wargames.

The film runs 113 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday March 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Instructors from the Centre for the Living Arts will help children, ages 6-12, create beautiful art projects.

This month’s project is Printmaking.

Space and materials are limited. For more information or to register, please call the Children's Department at 208-7086.

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Family Feature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Dolphin Tale 2

A group of sympathetic humans help a dolphin with a damaged tail in this heartwarming sequel to the surprise 2011 hit.

The film runs 107 minutes and is rated PG.


For more information please call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
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misc_none 6:00 PM 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 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 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 Forever an Ex by Victoria Christopher Murray.

Summary: Three Los Angeles women who've helped each other overcome heartbreak are reunited eight years later when their troublesome exes come back into the picture in this follow up to Victoria Christopher Murray's bestselling novel The Ex Files.

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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Opera Insights - Puccini Lecture Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn More to Enjoy More

A look behind the scenes of Mobile Opera’s production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut.

Together we will explore how and why a great story came to become one of the most beloved operas of all time.

Discussion will be led by Mobile Opera Education Director, Stacey Driskell, and General Director, Scott Wright.

For more information, please contact the Mobile Opera at 251-432-6772.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday March 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 2015 Young Authors Conference with Guest Illustrator R. Gregory Christie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

R. Gregory Christie has illustrated over fifty books for young readers, as well as collaborated with clients on a variety of projects, such as the United States Post Office, New York City’s Subway System, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Vibe, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Kennedy Center, Pete Seeger, Queen Latifah , and Karyn Parsons. 

His books include:  Deaf Musicians (Pete Seeger), Make Way for Dyamonde Daniels (Nikki Grimes), Richard Wright and the Library Card (William Miller), Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan (Mary Williams), and many others.

Mr. Christie is a two time recipient of the New York Times’ 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year Award; the Boston Globe’s Horn Book Award; the NAACP’s Image Award; the Once Upon a World Children’s Book Award from the Museum of Tolerance; and a three time winner of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award in Illustration.

In addition to the morning Conference for students in grades 3-6, a Teen Writing Fair and Workshop is scheduled for the afternoon from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. for grades 7-12. Students will meet and talk to published authors and others who make a living from writing for newspapers, magazines, and websites. They will participate in writing activities and discussions as well.

For more information on the Conference, call 251-391-5376 or email gillespiee@gmail.com.

For more information on the author and his books, go to www.gas-art.com.

 This event is sponsored by First Community Bank, the Metro Mobile Reading Council and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Teen Tech Week – March 7-15 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

π Day Celebration!

Members of the Mobile Makerspace will offer demonstrations of 3D Printers, Quadcopter Drones, Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects, and so much more.

Door prizes include Raspberry Pi’s, Arduinos, and Makey Makeys.

Teen Tech Week is offered in partnership with Mobile Makerspace to kickoff “Engaging Teens for Technology,” a Library initiative supported through a grant from Wells Fargo Bank.

For more information, please call 208-7570.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners - Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the Art of Qigong, a Chinese system of repetitive slow movements.

Qigong combines exercise, meditation and breathing to reduce stress, maintain balance, and maximize ones sense of well being.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 8 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Crochet for Everyone

Needle crafters bring your special projects to work on at the Library.

For the beginners, we recommend you bring a J size hook and a 7 oz. skein of worsted weight yarn.

For more information please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tinker Session for Teens, Ages 12 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Scratch

Learn how to program your own interactive stories, games and animations with “Scratch.”

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.

Registration is encouraged.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Sunday March 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Mobile Opera - Afternoon of the Stars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Members of the cast of Mobile Opera's Manon Lescaut will perform their favorite musical selections.

The Stage Director will be on hand to describe the creative process behind the production of Manon Lescaut and Maestro Andy Anderson will provide commentary about the music and introduce the performers.

Come hear beautiful music and meet the stars over light refreshments following the performance. Admission is free.

For more information, please call 208-7097 or go to http://www.mobileopera.org.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday March 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Movietime

Join us for a screening of the film The Parent Trap.

The film runs 128 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register please 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 March 17, 2015 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 The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell.

Summary: Working as a typist for the NYC Police Department in 1923, Rose Baker documents confessions of harrowing crimes and struggles with changing gender roles while clinging to her Victorian ideals and searching for nurturing companionship before becoming obsessed with a glamorous newcomer and her world of bobbed hair, smoking and speakeasies.

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 Tuesday Great Movie Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Zookeeper

In Zookeeper, the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes. Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, Griffin decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job.

The film runs 102 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crafternoon for Teens - Ages 11 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Recycled Art

Learn how to make a Starlight jar.  

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

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

Take the Challenge!

Come test your skills and challenge others in the games of Wii Sports.

For more information please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

For more information call the Children's Department at 208-7086.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday March 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 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 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Treasure Box – Create your own treasure or keepsake box using recycled materials.

Please bring your own shoe boxes, wrapping paper and stickers.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Day - Boys & Girls ages 5-12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Learn to Weave.

Mrs. Patty Loebig will demonstrate basic weaving techniques on a floor loom.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
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misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Needle Crafts - Knitting & Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring your special needlecraft projects to work on at the Library.

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

For beginners we recommend you bring #10 Knitting needles or #G or #H crocheting needles.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7079.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday March 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needle Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Sew Pillow & Poncho

Please bring 1 yard (58” wide) polar fleece for poncho and ½ yard polar fleece for the pillow.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7079.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Matinee at the Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Hundred Foot Journey

An Indian teen in France goes to work for his father's culinary adversary in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais.

The film runs 122 minutes and is rated PG.  

For more information, call 208-7097.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

This month's topic of discussion is High Lonesome by Louis L’amour.

Summary: Determined to settle an old score and break into the seemingly impenetrable Obaro bank, Considine finds himself sidetracked when he joins an old man and his daughter in a last stand against a band of Apache warriors.

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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Game On! All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Video Games at the Library!

Come test your skills and challenge others in the games of Wii Sports and X-Box Kinect.

For more information please call 675-2879.

 

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
Saturday March 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Azalea City Bonsai Society's Day of Bonsai Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bonsai Workshop

The Azalea City Bonsai Society of Mobile is hosting a special workshop, "Deciduous Trees in Bonsai."

Presentations will be given by Mobile Bonsai artists, Joe Day and Russell Coker and a workshop with Lawrence LeClaire.

The workshop is $30 per person or $40 for couples; price includes BBQ lunch.

For more information or to register for the workshop,  please call 415-200-8967.


 

    Location: West Regional 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 - Children Ages 4 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Lets Go Fly a Kite!

Come make your own kites and then fly them.

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

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

Big Hero 6

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax.

The film runs 93 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 Southern Literary Trail - Directed by William Wyler & Jezebel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

2015 Southern Literary Trail

Margaret Tallichet, an aspiring actress and daughter of David Compton Tallichet of Demopolis, moved from Dallas to Hollywood where she married William Wyler, an established director with the Oscar-winning film, Jezebel already among his credits.

The Wylers' daughters Catherine and Melanie visit Mobile for Trailfest 2015 to introduce two of their father's films and a special screening of the documentary, Directed by William Wyler.  In Directed by William Wyler, produced by Catherine Wyler, the director was interviewed about his career just three days before his death on July 27. Catherine will introduce her film, followed by a screening of Jezebel with an introduction by Melanie Wyler.

Trailfest 2015 events in Alabama are made possible by major grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state agency of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This program is presented by the Southern Literary Trail with local partners, the Mobile Public Library, Mobile Arts Council, and the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.

Admission is free. For more information call 208-7097. For more information and full schedule of the 2015 Southern Literary Trail events, go to http://www.southernliterarytrail.org/events.html.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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Sunday March 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Southern Literary Trail - The Little Foxes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

2015 Southern Literary Trail

With nine Oscar nominations in 1941, The Little Foxes, directed by William Wyler, was the most Oscar-nominated movie about Alabama until Forrest Gump won Best Picture in 1994. The film was adapted from Lillian Hellman's stage hit inspired by her Demopolis family, the Marxes, who are buried in Mobile.

At the time of its release, The New Yorker declared Wyler's film as "a major screen achievement." Join special guests, Catherine Wyler and Melanie Wyler for a special screening of their father’s film. A reception to honor Catherine and Melanie will follow the film.

Trailfest 2015 events in Alabama are made possible by major grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state agency of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This program is presented by the Southern Literary Trail with local partners, the Mobile Public Library, Mobile Arts Council, and the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.

Admission is free. For more information call 208-7097. For more information and full schedule of the 2015 Southern Literary Trail events, go to http://www.southernliterarytrail.org/events.html.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday March 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6-16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Food Safety with Ms. McGrew  – Learn the do's and don'ts in food preparation.

Have fun and participate in a "food safety" jeopardy game.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

 image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday March 24, 2015 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 3:00 PM Tuesday Great Movie Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Happy Feet 2

The world’s most famous tap-dancing penguin, Mumble, and the love of his life, Gloria now have a son of their own, Erik. Erik is struggling to find his own particular talents in the Emperor Penguin world. But new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it’s going to take everyone working- and dancing – together to save them.

The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 470-7766.

 

image c. Warner Brothers

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

Take the Challenge!

Come test your skills and challenge others in the games of Wii Sports.

For more information please call 645-6840.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Book Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Explore America through the eyes of a different American Girl from the popular book series. In addition to the book discussions, there will be activities, crafts, and snacks. Lots to learn and opportunities to make new friends!

Aloha Kanani is the topic of our discussion.

Registration is encouraged.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

For more information call the Children's Department at 208-7086.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Knit & Kaboodle - Knitting & Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Steve Evans Onstage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

One Man Show

It’s an evening of outrageous and hilarious monologues written by and starring Steve Evans of Trained Monkey Productions.

In his original comic memoir, "My Life with the Shawnee", Evans looks back on the adventures he experienced and the lessons he learned performing in the outdoor historical drama, "Tecumseh," staged adjacent to a skunk-infested forest.

Admission is free.

For more information, please call 208-7097.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday March 25, 2015 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 Surfing the Net Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Surfing The Net: Learn how to use the Internet and get the BEST info out there.

Basic computer knowledge required.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

 

 

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Smoothies & Fruit Kabobs – Make your favorite berry kabob and enjoy delicious smoothies.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Throwback Movies - Calling All Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Weird Science

A wannabe hipster Gary and his nebbish weak-willed best friend, Wyatt are a pair of high-school geeks who are hapless with members of the opposite sex. Using Wyatt's computer, they create what they believe is the ideal woman.

The film runs 94 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information please call 340-8571.

image c. Universal Pictures

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday March 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! - Boys & Girls ages 6 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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 Basics of Excel I to register.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Friday March 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Darby O'Gill and the Little People

The story, based on the writings of H.T. Kavanagh, involves one Darby O'Gill, an Irish tall-tale spinner who works as a caretaker. On the night that he is replaced by a younger man, Darby heads home to tell his daughter Katie that he has lost his job. En route, he stumbles into the underground leprechaun kingdom.

The film runs 93 minutes and is rated G.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday March 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners - Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the Art of Qigong, a Chinese system of repetitive slow movements.

Qigong combines exercise, meditation and breathing to reduce stress, maintain balance, and maximize ones sense of well being.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 8 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Crochet for Everyone

Needle crafters bring your special projects to work on at the Library.

For the beginners, we recommend you bring a J size hook and a 7 oz. skein of worsted weight yarn.

For more information please call 645-6840.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
Sunday March 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Southern Literary Trail - The Reel Life of Eugene Walter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

2015 Southern Literary Trail

Donald Goodman, a Eugene Walter biographer (The Happy Table of Eugene Walter, Southern Spirits in Food and Drink) and manager of the Mobile writer's estate, presents "The Reel Life of Eugene Walter" with rarely-seen clips from the movies in which the writer appeared.

Walter enjoyed long sojourns in New York, Rome, and Paris when he wasn't at home in the South. He was a man of arts and letters who landed roles in many foreign films ranging from low-budget Italian thrillers to internationally renowned classics directed by Frederico Fellini. Through it all, Walter's world-view remained uniquely and steadfastly Southern.

Goodman will talk about Eugene Walter's interest in acting and performance that took him from summer theater in Mobile to foreign co-productions with Anais Nin and the films in Rome. The montage of clips with scenes or glimpses of Eugene will include The Pink Panther, 8 ½, Belle Starr, The Pyjama Girl Case, Two Weeks in Another Town, and Private Lessons.

Trailfest 2015 events in Alabama are made possible by major grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state agency of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This program is presented by the Southern Literary Trail with local partners, the Mobile Public Library, Mobile Arts Council, and the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.

Admission is free. For more information call 208-7097. For more information and full schedule of the 2015 Southern Literary Trail events, go to http://www.southernliterarytrail.org/events.html.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday March 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6-16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Building Project with Mrs. Gillespie  – Learn ow to make your own tower and geodesic dome using marshmallows, spaghetti, gumdrop balls and toothpicks.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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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 White Fang by Jack London.

Summary: The adventures in the northern wilderness of a dog who is part wolf and how he comes to make his peace with man.

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

For more information, please call 208-7902.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Tuesday Great Movie Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

DisneyNature Bears

Disneynature's Bears takes viewers on an educational and entertaining adventure through the Alaskan wilderness, where the documentary follows a fiercely protective mama bear named Sky and her two young cubs, Amber and Scout, over the course of an entire year.

The film runs 77 minutes and is rated G.

For more information please call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crafternoon for Teens - Ages 11 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Recycled Art

Learn how to make a Stained Glass jar.  

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

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

Take the Challenge!

Come test your skills and challenge others in the games of Wii Sports.

For more information please call 645-6840.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

For more information call the Children's Department at 208-7086.

 

                                                    image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday April 1, 2015 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. This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

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 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  -  10:30 AM Financial Literacy Month - Managing Your Money Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Managing Your Money

Kim Sigler from Regions Bank will discuss ways to set your financial goals; track your daily spending habits; and increase your income while decreasing your spending.

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 10:00 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Financial Literacy Month - Saving for Retirement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Saving for Retirement

Kim Sigler from Regions Bank will discuss when you should start saving for retirement and how to develop a savings plan.

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 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Decorating Cupcakes – Decorate delicious cupcakes in your own unique style.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
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Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Pizza & a Movie Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Book Club

Enjoy some pizza while watching the movie, Fahrenheit 451. The film runs 105 minutes and is NR.

Following the film showing, we will discuss the book written by Ray Bradbury.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.
 

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Celebrate Easter - Children ages 3-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

  

  We will read Easter books, make Easter baskets and enjoy an egg hunt in the Library.

  Bring your cameras and take a picture with special guest, Peter Rabbit!

  Groups must register.

  For more information or to register, please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Friday April 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Game On! Ages 12 - 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Gamers! Tournament style games.

Come test your skills and challenge others in the games of Wii and X-Box Kinect.

Registration required for groups.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday April 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Sew & Tell - Ages 6 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Visit with friends and learn how to make Button Trees.

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

 

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill 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 topics of discussion are Gray Mountain by John Grisham and The Color of Water  by James McBride.

Gray Mountain - Losing her job at New York City's largest law firm in the weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Samantha becomes an unpaid intern in a small Appalachian community where she stumbles upon dangerous secrets.

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 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6-16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Game Day – Enjoy playing some of your favorite board games.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

 image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday April 7, 2015 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
 
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Take the Challenge!

Come test your skills and challenge others in the games of Wii Sports.

For more information please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

For more information call the Children's Department at 208-7086.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday April 8, 2015 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
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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM All Day Anime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Part 2

The adventures continue for the two alchemist brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric who want to restore their bodies after a disastrous failed attempt to bring their mother back to life through alchemy.

The film is rated TV-14.

For more information please call 208-7086.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Movietime

Join us for a screening of the film Hop.

The film runs 94 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Instructors from the Centre for the Living Arts will help children, ages 6-12, create beautiful art projects.

This month’s project is Paper Marbling.

Space and materials are limited. For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday April 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Smart Food Shopping - Basics of Couponing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn How to Save Money Like a Pro!

Amelia Mitchell, Regional Extension Agent – Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation will show you old tips and new ways to reduce your grocery bill.

Topics include - where to locate coupons; how to organize them; coupon rules; and what to do with your stockpile.

For more information, please call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Instructors from the Centre for the Living Arts will help children, ages 6-12, create beautiful art projects.

This month’s project is Paper Marbling.

Space and materials are limited. For more information or to register, please call the Children's Department at 208-7086.

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Family Feature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boxtrolls

Subterranean trolls raise an orphaned boy, who helps them fight back against an evil exterminator and make peace with the fearful residents of an upper-crust Victorian-era town known for its world-class cheeses.

The film runs 100 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes 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 Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Computer Basics is a class for 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 The Replacement Wife by Tiffany Warren.

Summary: Gold digger Chloe, growing impatient as she awaits widower Quentin Chambers' decision about whether to marry her or his new nanny, Montana, decides to take matters into her own hands.

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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Family Game Night - For Toddlers to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for an evening of old-fashioned, family fun!

The library will provide a variety of board games, card games and puzzles .

For more information please call 675-2879

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Saturday April 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners - Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the Art of Qigong, a Chinese system of repetitive slow movements.

Qigong combines exercise, meditation and breathing to reduce stress, maintain balance, and maximize ones sense of well being.

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 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 8 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Crochet for Everyone

Needle crafters bring your special projects to work on at the Library.

For the beginners, we recommend you bring a J size hook and a 7 oz. skein of worsted weight yarn.

For more information please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Sunday April 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Block Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come share the Fun! Use your imagination and challenge your building skills.

All ages are invited. Children under the age of five must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday April 13, 2015 -  Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Starting a Small Business -Two Day Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

For a complete list of topics and 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
Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Instructors from the Centre for the Living Arts will help children, ages 6-12, create beautiful art projects.

This month’s project is Paper Marbling.

Space and materials are limited. For more information or to register, please call 470-7766.

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Family Feature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Maleficent

Robert Stromberg's Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie as the title character, who, as a teenager, is a powerful and respected winged fairy helping to rule a magical land full of strange creatures. Her homeland borders a country that is populated by humans and run by the cruel King Henry (Kenneth Cranham). One day, Henry's son Stefan (Jackson Bews) traipses into the fairy's land and meets Maleficent, causing the two crazy teens to fall into forbidden love. Year later, Henry seeks to take over the magical land next to his kingdom, but is thwarted in battle by Maleficent. He demands revenge, and eventually his now-grown son Stefan succeeds by betraying the fairy and clipping her wings. In response, an infuriated Maleficent swears revenge on Stefan; she gets her chance when the prince becomes king and has his first child, a daughter named Aurora (Elle Fanning).

The film runs 97 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Computers & Smart Devices for the Visually Impaired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Ron Wood, a representative of Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation as he shares tips on using personal computers and the built in features to aid the visually impaired.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 340-8561.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Centre for the Living Arts - Pre-K Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Instructors from the Centre for the Living Arts will help children, ages 3 - 5 create beautiful art projects.

This month’s project is Paper Marbling.

Space and materials are limited. Program will be held in the Meeting Room. For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Instructors from the Centre for the Living Arts will help children, ages 6 - 12 create beautiful art projects.

This month’s project is Paper Marbling.

Space and materials are limited. Program will be held in the Meeting Room. For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 10 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Mysteries @ Moorer - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Mystery Lovers! We will discuss The Impersonator by Mary Miley.

Summary: Several years after the sole heiress to a vast fortune disappears without a trace, a young vaudeville actress reluctantly takes the role of a lifetime when an unscrupulous relative entreats her to impersonate the missing girl.

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

For more information, please call Kay at 470-7770.

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    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 My Name is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner.

Summary: Only nine years old when she's kidnapped from her family's home in 1729 Jamaica by pirates, aristocrat's daughter Resolute Talbot is sold into slavery in New England, then taken prisoner by Native Americans, and finally sent to a Catholic orphanage in Quebec, where she learns to spin and weave.
 

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 April 15, 2015 Go To Top
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
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misc_none 9:30 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Computer Basics is a class for 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 10:00 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 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Day - Boys & Girls ages 5-12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School 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 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Needle Crafts - Knitting & Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring your special needlecraft projects to work on at the Library.

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

For beginners we recommend you bring #10 Knitting needles or #G or #H crocheting needles.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7079.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needle Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Making Beautiful Hair Bows

Please bring metal hair clasps and ribbon of your choice.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7079.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Matinee at the Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Theory of Everything

Enrolled as a graduate student at Cambridge, Stephen Hawking establishes himself as one of the leading minds of his generation, and begins to win the heart of Jane. After one of his earliest breakthroughs, Hawking is diagnosed with ALS, and he becomes less and less able to control his own body. With the loyal Jane at his side, he continues his work. However, as the years progress, Jane starts to feel more like a nurse than a wife, and Hawking begins to have feelings for a woman who is hired to care for him.

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

For more information, call 208-7097.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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 The Complete Stories of Truman Capote/Introduction by Reynolds Price.

Summary: A compendium of all the short fiction of Truman Capote includes such pieces as "Children on Their Birthdays" and "A Christmas Memory," as well as such lesser-known tales as "Master Misery" and "Jug of Silver.".

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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Game On! All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Video Games at the Library!

Come test your skills and challenge others in the games of Wii Sports and X-Box Kinect.

For more information please call 675-2879.

 

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Surfing the Net Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Surfing The Net: Learn how to use the Internet and get the BEST info out there.

Basic computer knowledge required.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

 

 

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Southern Literary Trail - Reflections on Emma Langdon Roche Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

2015 Southern Literary Trail

Sylviane A. Diouf is an award-winning historian and curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library. Her acclaimed books include Slavery's Exiles: The Story of American Maroons and Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America.

For her research of the “Clotilda,” Diouf was affected and inspired by Emma Langdon Roche, a Mobile artist and writer who published a book in 1914 about her journeys and those of other enslaved African-Americans along the Gulf Coast. The writings of Roche influenced future novelist Zora Neale Hurston, who was born in Alabama near Auburn, and some of her paintings survive today within the collections of the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.

The Historic Mobile Preservation Society partners with the Southern Literary Trail along with the Mobile Public Library and the Mobile Arts Council for this presentation by Diouf, who will speak on Roche's influence. Dr. Kern Jackson of African-American Studies at the University of South Alabama will provide the introduction. This event is supported with a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state agency of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Admission is free. For more information call the Society at 251-432-6161 or the Mobile Public Library at 251-208-7097. For more information and full schedule of the Southern Literary Trail events, go to http://www.southernliterarytrail.org/events.html.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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Saturday April 18, 2015 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 - Children Ages 4 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Butterfly Mania!

Come make hands on DIY Butterfly Projects.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, 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
   

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds Katniss Everdeen faced with a decision that could sway the fate of a nation.

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

For more information please call 675-2879.

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
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 21, 2015 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 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Computers and Smart Devices for the Visually Impaired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Using Zoom Text

Join Ron Wood, a representative of Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation, for a hands-on training with Zoom Text, a product that enlarges and enhances images on your computer screen, making all of your applications easy to see and use.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 340-8561.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Money Smart Week - Reverse Mortgage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Understanding Reverse Mortgage

Rick Zapata will help students understand the program requirements of a Reverse Mortgage; the benefits of using the equity in their home; and who is eligible to apply for the program.

Mr. Zapata is a Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

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.

Money Smart Week is a national public awareness campaign coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help individuals and families better manage their personal finances.



 

    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 The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith.

Summary: Cormoran Strike investigates the disappearance of a novelist who, in his most recent book, unflatteringly portrayed people from his life.

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
Wednesday April 22, 2015 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 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday April 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Money Smart Week - Buying Your First Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Buying Your First Home

Rick Zapata will discuss ways to help you with the purchase of your first home. Topics include: how credit affects the interest rate; how to repair a credit score; and how to find sources of funding for the purchase of your home.

Mr. Zapata is a Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

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.

Money Smart Week is a national public awareness campaign coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help individuals and families better manage their personal finances.



 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
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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. This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Brother Bear

In the Disney-animated adventure Brother Bear, Joaquin Phoenix provides the voice of Kenai, a young Native American boy whose brother, Sitka (voice of D.B. Sweeney), is killed by a mother bear protecting her cubs. With revenge in mind, Kenai sets out into the woods only to find himself magically transformed into a bear himself.

The film runs 85 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
Saturday April 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners - Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the Art of Qigong, a Chinese system of repetitive slow movements.

Qigong combines exercise, meditation and breathing to reduce stress, maintain balance, and maximize ones sense of well being.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 8 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Crochet for Everyone

Needle crafters bring your special projects to work on at the Library.

For the beginners, we recommend you bring a J size hook and a 7 oz. skein of worsted weight yarn.

For more information please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Retro Gaming! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Time

Come test your skills with today’s video games and consoles from the past.

For more information please call 208-7086.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Sunday April 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Block Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come share the Fun! Use your imagination and challenge your building skills.

All ages are invited. Children under the age of five must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Book Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Explore America through the eyes of a different American Girl from the popular book series. In addition to the book discussions, there will be activities, crafts, and snacks. Lots to learn and opportunities to make new friends!

Saige Paints the Sky is the topic of our discussion.

Registration is encouraged.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Knit & Kaboodle - Knitting & Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM 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
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Saturday May 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topics of discussion are Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson and Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

Robopocalypse - A tale set in the near future finds the world thrown into chaos by rebelling artificial intelligences under the leadership of a murderous technology called Archos that kills its creator and takes over the global network, triggering an unprecedented united front among all human cultures.

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
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday May 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Family Game Night - For Toddlers to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for an evening of old-fashioned, family fun!

The library will provide a variety of board games, card games and puzzles .

For more information please call 675-2879

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 10 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Mysteries @ Moorer - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Mystery Lovers! We will discuss Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent.

Summary: In 1861 London, Violet Morgan is struggling to establish a good reputation for the undertaking business that her husband has largely abandoned. She provides comfort for the grieving, advises them on funeral fashion and etiquette, and arranges funerals. Unbeknownst to his wife, Graham, who has nursed a hatred of America since his grandfather soldiered for Great Britain in the War of 1812, becomes involved in a scheme to sell arms to the South.

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

For more information, please call Kay at 470-7770.

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    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 Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal.

Summary: After German Luftwaffe bomb London, Maggie Hope--trained in math and code breaking, but only able to find a job as Winston Churchill's secretary--uses the access her position demands to try to unravel an assassinate plot.
 

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
Saturday May 16, 2015 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
Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
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 19, 2015 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 The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames by Kai Bird.

Summary: Author Kai Bird builds a comprehensive profile of CIA intelligence officer Robert Ames, who died in 1983 when the American Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, was bombed.

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
Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
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misc_none 6:00 PM Game On! All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Video Games at the Library!

Come test your skills and challenge others in the games of Wii Sports and X-Box Kinect.

For more information please call 675-2879.

 

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Mysteries @ Moorer - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Mystery Lovers! We will discuss Fatal Enquiry by Will Thomas.

Summary: Some years ago, Cyrus Barker matched wits with Sebastian Nightwine, an aristocrat and sociopath, and in exposing his evil, sent Nightwine fleeing to hide from justice somewhere in the far corners of the earth.

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

For more information, please call Kay at 470-7770.

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    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 Queen's Man by Sharon Kay Penman.

Summary: In the 12th century, Eleanor of Aquitaine hires Justin de Quincey, bastard son of the bishop of Chester, to find the murderer of one of her goldsmiths.
 

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
Saturday June 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topics of discussion are Hope to Die by James Patterson and Color of Justice by Gary Hardwick.

Hope to Die - Detective Alex Cross embarks on the most wrenching case of his career to secure the lives of family members who have been abducted by a psychotic genius.

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
Tuesday June 16, 2015 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 The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.

Summary: A middle-aged bookseller mourning his lost wife, a feisty publisher’s rep, and a charmingly precocious abandoned child come together on a small island off the New England coast in this utterly delightful novel of love and second chances.

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
Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday July 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday August 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday September 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
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Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday October 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday October 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday November 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday November 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 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 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
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