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Thursday September 1, 2016 -  Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Not Your Average Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Check Out Virtual Book Club

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

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

Join us for a book discussion on The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman during the month of September.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

Tuesday September 27, 2016 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  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading PAWS - Need a Good Listener? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Set Up an Appointment to Read to Rex and His Friends

The Pet Therapy dogs are at the Library and ready to listen to a good story.

Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend.  

Time and space is limited.

To schedule your 10 minute reading time, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Needlework with Mrs. Sharron Pettway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn the basics of sewing and crocheting.

Supplies are limited and registration is required.

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

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

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tinker for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Celebrate Banned Books Week!

Join us in making your own Banned Bookmarks.

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

 


 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Knit & Kaboodle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Knitting & Crocheting

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

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday September 28, 2016 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 Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Celebrate Banned Books Week! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Teens!

Learn how to rearrange words on existing text or prose, and create your own poem through the use of Blackout Poetry.

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

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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

After School Fun

S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathmatics) Project

Design your own SNAP Circuit Lights - watch the amazing things music can do to these snap circuit lights.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Calling All Teens Ages 12 to 18

How quickly can you and a friend put together a 200 piece puzzle?

Register your team and be in the running for a special prize!

Space is limited for only ten teams of two players.

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

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

Children & Teens

Unwind with video games, crafts and snacks!

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Paper Towns

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

The film, based on the novel by John Green, is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one.

The film runs 109 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Getting Ready for College Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What Every College Bound High School Student Should Know

Calling all students, grades 9th through 12th and their parents - Join us for a jump start on your road to success.

Today’s workshop focuses on a number of topics including: how to achieve and maintain a high GPA (grade point average); the role of the parent in the student’s success, getting into great colleges, and finding scholarships to come out with little debt.

Mrs. Gloria Williams, manager of the Toulminville Branch, will be joined by a knowledgeable panel of recent college graduates and students.

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

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Feeding the Gulf Coast Program - Perennial Vegetable Gardening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Documentary Screening

Feeding the Gulf Coast (formerly Bay Area Food Bank) and the Mobile Public Library invite the public to a screening of *Perennial Vegetable Gardening with Eric Toensmeier*.

Eric Toensmeier has studied permaculture and useful plants of the world for over two decades. In his documentary, he introduces us to more than 100 species of little-known perennial vegetables. Perennial vegetables offer gardeners many benefits such as greater resistance to pests, little care, multiple years of harvests, improvement of soil structure, and much more!

Come learn how you can use these techniques in your garden for a larger yield with less work. Admission is free, but registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please contact Meghan Tanner at 251-653-1617, ext. 118, or mtanner@feedingthegulfcoast.org.

Feeding the Gulf Coast is a non-profit food bank that assists in feeding people in need. The garden program is aimed at growing organic food for hungry people and teaching both children and adults how they can grow food for themselves.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sew & Tell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Visit with friends and learn how to make Glove Monsters.

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

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

Maximize Your Dollars by Couponing

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

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Anime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Anime Club

Don’t have access to your favorite Anime?

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

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

 

 

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

Poetry Readings

Join members of Heart & Soul Book Club for an afternoon of poetry readings at the Main. 

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Fall Teen Art Project

Join Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. Gay in creating a beautiful Fall tree.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Book-a-Month Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Book Club - Ages 10 and Up

Join us every Monday to read a few chapters of The Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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

Ages 5 to 12

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

For more information, please call 675-2879.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mayker Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us in the Lab!

The public is invited to come to the Mayker Lab to tinker or to work on their ongoing projects.

The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7570.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Silver Screenings - Matinee for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us for Refreshments and a Film.

Our film is Miracles from Heaven.

In this religious drama based on a true story, a mother is devastated to learn that her ten-year-old daughter Anna has an incurable digestive disorder that causes her chronic pain. But when Anna is mysteriously cured of the ailment following a serious accident in which she falls three stories, her mom begins to believe that her recovery is a miracle.

The film runs 109 minutes and is rated PG.

Reservations are required.

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

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

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Needlework with Mrs. Sharron Pettway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn the basics of sewing and crocheting.

Supplies are limited and registration is required.

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

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

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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

Great Fun for Teens!

Bring your "Super Bulky" yarn and learn all about Arm Knitting.

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

 

  image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

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

Ages 10 and Up

Bring your own projects to work on.

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

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Workshop Development Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Job Seekers - Create Your Professional Profile & Find That Job!

Learn how to appropriately complete an online job application.

Facilitator is Darcy Bross, a member of the USA’s Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Registration is encouraged.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Appointments Only

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

To schedule an appointment, please call 438-7075.

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 9:30 AM Surfing the Net Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to use the Internet.

Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

After School Fun

Fall Teen Art Project

Join Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. Gay in creating a beautiful Fall tree.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Libretto Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Devil and Daniel Webster

Mobile Opera’s Libretto Book Club takes you to the source of the operas, and lets you read and discuss the stories that inspired the compositions.

October’s focus is “The Devil & Daniel Webster,” a short story by Steven Vincent Benet and an opera by Douglas Moore.

Join Scott Wright and Stacey Driskell for an exploration of American history and entertaining story telling combined.  

For more information, please contact Mobile Opera at (251) 432-6772 or go to www.mobileopera.org.

 

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

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Hocus Pocus

Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

Halloween night will never be the same after three 17th century witches are accidentally conjured up in present-day Salem where they brew a hilarious cauldron of mischief and mayhem.

It runs 95 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM Family Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Sing-A-Long

Join us for a special Lions, Tigers and Bears Sing-A-Long screening of The Wizard of Oz.

The film runs 101 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
 
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 Lost Antebellum Alabama Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Forgotten or Not Forgotten?

Come meet Jim Phillips as he discusses lesser known facts regarding pioneer development of Alabama.

Tonight’s topics include -  the lost treasures from Dauphin Island and Perdidio Bay; the haunting of Alabama plantations; and Mobile riverboat tragedies of the era.  Enjoy a display of antebellum artifacts and relics from his collection.

Jim Phillips is a lecturer on Antebellum Alabama. His lectures are held throughout the south, including Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee.

For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday October 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

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

All Ages

Enjoy Tournament style video gaming and favorite board games.

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

 


 

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

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

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

Something for Everyone!

Join us for activities for all ages! 

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

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Needle Arts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For All Ages

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

For the beginners, we recommend you bring  #10 knitting needles or a J size crocheting needle, 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

It's Our Book Club's Anniversary!

Dressed to Express is the theme of our Book Club’s Anniversary Celebration!

Members and guests are encouraged to dress in delightful ways to express their favorite heroes, teams, holidays, or book characters.

Program includes discussions on book selections from November 2015 - September 2016.

Join us for a celebration long to be remembered. For more information, call 438-7075.

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Sunday October 9, 2016 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 The Devil and Daniel Webster will perform their favorite musical selections. Stage Director, Paul Houghtaling and Maestro Curtis Tucker will also be on hand to discuss the production of the Mobile Opera.

Enjoy beautiful music and meet the stars over light refreshments following the performance. 

Admission is free. For more information, please call 208-7097.

The Mobile Opera will perform The Devil and Daniel Webster at The Temple Downtown, 351 St Francis Street, October 21 at 8 p.m. and October 23 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 251-432-6772 or go to http://www.mobileopera.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Publisher 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Basic computer, mouse and word processing skills are required.

Registration is required.

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

 

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

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Needlework with Mrs. Sharron Pettway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn the basics of sewing and crocheting.

Supplies are limited and registration is required.

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

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

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

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

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

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

Celebrate Teen Read Week!

Make your own book logs and bookmarks.

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

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bingo for Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages Welcome

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

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 470-7766.


 

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

Calling All Families!

Come play Bingo at the Library!

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

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
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 Telling by Jo Baker.

Summary: A ghost story of the most unusual kind, The Telling is a thrilling--and sometimes chilling--tale about two women, separated by almost two centuries, grappling with change and loss.

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 October 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Take & Make Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Celebrate Teen Read Week!

Take it and make it - an Edible Book.

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

 

 


 

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

After School Fun

Lego Math Challenge - test your skills!

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

Join in the Fun

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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

Book & Art Activity

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

Kids Studio is a free after-school class that helps children investigate themes relevant to Alabama’s culture and heritage through literature and art while using the current exhibition, History Refused to Die.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Basics of 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 A Sinful Calling by Kimberla Lawson Roby.

Summary: Two years ago, to everyone's surprise, Dillon Whitfield Black, the secret son of Reverend Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a woman named Raven, decided he was going to become a minister and then founded a church right in the center of his living room. Today he's pastor of an 800-plus-member congregation, and new members are joining weekly.

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

For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Live from Avalon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Paw Paws Medicine Cabinet

Alabama's Gulf Coast has been a hidden mecca for music...gumbo of diverse cultural influences. The result is a vibrant music community resonating with a sound and rhythm that reflects life in this southern Avalon.

Come enjoy a night of spectacular local music with Paw Paws Medicine Cabinet.

This is a live recorded show highlighting local music to be shown on Alabama Public Television - Be proud of your local music Mobile and come out and be a part of this exciting event. Doors open at 6 p.m.

TICKETS ARE $15 AND CAN BE PURCHASED BY CLICKING HERE OR AT THE DOOR.

CLICK HERE FOR LISTING OF UPCOMING SHOWS!

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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Friday October 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

The Fault in Our Stars

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

The film runs 126 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Mobile Literary Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Special Guest Thom Gossom, Jr.

The Mobile Literary Festival offers readers and writers a day packed with literary entertainment including a local author showcase, workshops, a panel discussion on the publishing industry with the area’s leading literary professionals, and an author chat with author, actor, and athlete Thom Gossom, Jr. Mr. Gossom will hold an Author Chat at 1 p.m. in Bernheim Hall.

Thom Gossom Jr. is a professional actor, writer, and communications consultant. He received his Bachelor of Arts in communication from Auburn University where he was the first Black athlete to graduate. A walk-on, Gossom defied the odds, earned a scholarship and became a three-year starter. He is featured in the HBO special, Breaking the Huddle, about the integration of Southern College Football.

As an actor, Gossom starred as the title character, Israel, in the NYPD Blue Emmy winning episode, “Lost Israel,” and in the recurring roles of City Councilman Ted Marcus on In The Heat Of The Night, Judge Blake Winters in Boston Legal, as Judge Shepard on the CBS Series Reckless and as Roy Carnahan on the CW Network Series Containment. Film credits include, Fight Club, Jeepers Creepers 2, and Miss Ever’s Boys.

Gossom’s writing credits include his published memoir, Walk-On: My Reluctant Journey To Integration at Auburn University, (State Street Press, 2008) and the Slice of Life Collection. Writing and production credits include the documentary, Quiet Courage: The James Owens Story about the trailblazing football scholarship athlete who integrated the Auburn University football team in 1969. Mr. Gossom's visit to Mobile is sponsored by AT & T.

The Mobile Literary Festival promises to be yet another great offering under the growing partnership between the Mobile Writers’ Guild and the Mobile Public Library. Booksales provided by Barnes & Noble Booksellers and direct from local authors.  

For more information or a schedule of Festival events, please contact the Mobile Writers Guild at http://mlf.mobilewritersguild.com.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Skype Video Book Discussion

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

You can download the Skype app and set up an account for free at http://www.skype.com/en/. Contact Jill at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org to share your skypename so you can be added to the group.

Once you’re added all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings. 

This month’s topic of discussion is Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire.

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

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

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

For more information call 208-7093.

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

Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

Learn how to make Pine Cone Bats.

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

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

Teenage Mutant Turtles Out of the Shadows

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

The film runs 112 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

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

Hot Teen Reads in the Library

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

Today’s topic of discussion is Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

Summary: Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protege of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

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

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Thomas Perez - Author & Playwright Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reading & Book Signing

Local author and playwright Thomas Perez will read excerpts from his new novel, Sister Mary Bartholomew’s Basic Training Manual for Religious Tyrants, a comic satire of a 13 year-old troublemaker growing up Catholic on the Gulf Coast.  For more information, please call 208-7097.

Thomas Joseph Perez is a native of Mobile. A satirical playwright, he produces his works under the theater he founded in 1985, The South of the Salt Line Theatre  . . . of Comedy, Satire, and Deeper Meaning.

For more information on the author and his books, you can contact Thomas Joseph Perez on Facebook, or email at tojoperez@yahoo.com.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Fun Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos.

For more information, please call 645-6840

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Holograms

Mrs. Chapman will help you create your own hologram using a "Smart" device.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Book-a-Month Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Book Club - Ages 10 and Up

Join us every Monday to read a few chapters of The Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mayker Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us in the Lab!

The public is invited to come to the Mayker Lab to tinker or to work on their ongoing projects.

The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7570.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
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 October 18, 2016 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 1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.

Summary: We come to know three generations of Whitshanks--a family with secrets and memories that are sometimes different than what others observe. The book’s timeline moves back and forth with overlapping stories, just like thread on a spool.

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

For more information, please call 208-7097.

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

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM Tuesday Movie Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

San Andreas

In this high-octane thriller, the infamous San Andreas Fault gives way, producing a devastating earthquake across California. A highly skilled helicopter pilot races to save his ex-wife in Los Angeles before the complete destruction of the city.

The film runs 114 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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

Laura

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

A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.

The film runs 88 minutes and is not rated.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Appointments Only

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

To schedule an appointment, please call 438-7075.

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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

After School Fun

Appetizer Sampler

Mrs. Chapman will show you how to create your own appetizers from some of your favorite snacks.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Ages 5 & Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM 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 - Author Mark Johnson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meet the Author

This month's topic of discussion is Apprehensions & Convictions by Mark Johnson.

Mark Johnson is a retired detective with the Mobile Police Department, where he was decorated several times for service and bravery. Prior to his police career, Johnson spent twenty years as a pub­lic relations director and local executive director for the United Way.

Mr. Johnson joins the group tonight to discuss his personal story of how he overcame his own demons to find a new sense of purpose and identity in midlife.

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

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Video Game Night! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fun for All

Come test your skills and challenge others with virtual reality.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Friday October 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel owner Dracula is concerned that his half-human grandson Dennis isn't embracing his vampire heritage. He and his fellow ghouls put Dennis through a "monster-in-training" boot camp, but their efforts are complicated by the arrival of Dracula's dad, a traditionalist vampire named Vlad.

The film runs 89 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday October 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

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    Location: Semmes Branch
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Needle Arts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For All Ages

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

For the beginners, we recommend you bring  #10 knitting needles or a J size crocheting needle, 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 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Heart & Soul Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is Lost & Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life by Sarah Jakes.

Summary: The daughter of one of the most influential megachurch pastors in the nation, who became pregnant at 13 and was shunned both at school and church, reveals how the God she'd given up on turned her pain into His perfection, setting her life on a new course.

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

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Halloween Bingo

Play Bingo and win some tasty Halloween Treats!

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Book-a-Month Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Book Club - Ages 10 and Up

Join us every Monday to read a few chapters of The Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mayker Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us in the Lab!

The public is invited to come to the Mayker Lab to tinker or to work on their ongoing projects.

The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7570.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday October 25, 2016 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  -  4:30 PM Games and More! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading PAWS - Need a Good Listener? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Set Up an Appointment to Read to Rex and His Friends

The Pet Therapy dogs are at the Library and ready to listen to a good story.

Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend.  

Time and space is limited.

To schedule your 10 minute reading time, 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
   

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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

Knitting & Crocheting

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

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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misc_none 6:30 PM Reflections on a Concentration Camp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Encountering Bergen-Belsen

Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp was liberated by the British on April 15, 1945.  It was a prisoner exchange camp until late in the war, when overcrowding led to massive malnutrition and epidemics. It is in this camp that Anne Frank and her sister, Margot, died in 1945.

Dr. David Meola visited the Bergen-Belsen camp this summer to identify English language resources for his students.  Join us as he compares his experience to an earlier visit and offers observations about the nature of the site, then and now.  

Dr. Meola is Bert & Fanny Meisler Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of South Alabama. This program is sponsored by the Gulf Coast Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education and the Mobile Public Library.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibit “Filming of the Camps: From Hollywood to Nuremberg,” on display at the History Museum of Mobile, August 29 through January 16, 2017. The exhibit is sponsored by the History Museum of Mobile, Memorial de la Shoah and SNCF (French National Railways). For information on the exhibit please go to www.museumofmobile.com/filming-the-camps.

For more information on this program, please call 208-7097.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

The basics of Office 2007 Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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

After School Fun

Spark Your Creativity

Learn how to Code with Mrs. Shaw and Ms. Mosley.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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

 Ages 5 and Up

Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player.

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

 

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

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

Must have taken Excel Basics I before attending this class.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 6:00 PM Halloween Spooktacular! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Spooky Crafts & Treats - Fun for All

Join us for Monster Hand Punch and Graveyard Pudding Cups!

Try on different Halloween costumes, make some crafts, and Trick or Treat throughout the Library.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Live from Avalon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Excelsior Band

Alabama's Gulf Coast has been a hidden mecca for music...gumbo of diverse cultural influences. The result is a vibrant music community resonating with a sound and rhythm that reflects life in this southern Avalon.

Come enjoy a night of spectacular local music with The Excelsior Band.

This is a live recorded show highlighting local music to be shown on Alabama Public Television - Be proud of your local music Mobile and come out and be a part of this exciting event. Doors open at 6 p.m.

TICKETS ARE $15 AND CAN BE PURCHASED BY CLICKING HERE OR AT THE DOOR.

CLICK HERE FOR LISTING OF UPCOMING SHOWS!

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday October 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM A Halloween Celebration! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 3 and Up!

Join us for Pumpkin Paintings, crafts, and “Trunk or Treating” in the parking lot.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Movie Day!

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world.

The film runs 91 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Book-a-Month Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Book Club - Ages 10 and Up

Join us every Monday to read a few chapters of The Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Halloween Fun @ the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fun for All Ages

Put on your costumes and join us for crafts and Trick or Treating throughout the Library.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Trick or Treat @ the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Don't Forget Your Bags

Calling all children – put on your costume and join us for Trick or Treating throughout the Library.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mayker Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us in the Lab!

The public is invited to come to the Mayker Lab to tinker or to work on their ongoing projects.

The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7570.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Classics Revisited - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reconnect with the Classics

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

Topic of discussion is The Neverending Story by Michael Ende.

Summary: Bastian, a lonely boy, steps through the pages of a book and finds himself caught up in a dangerous quest in a magical kingdom known as Fantastica.

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

For more information, please call 208-7902.
 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday November 1, 2016 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
   

Tips & Features

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
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misc_none 6:00 PM Workshop Development Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Job Seekers -  Create Your Professional Profile & Find That Job!

The workshop will focus on resume development.

Facilitator is Darcy Bross, a member of the USA’s Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Registration is encouraged.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Appointments Only

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

To schedule an appointment, please call 438-7075.

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday November 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Afterschool Special Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Jungle Book

Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

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

It runs 105 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Friday November 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday November 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

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

Something for Everyone!

Join us for activities for all ages! 

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

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Needle Arts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For All Ages

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

For the beginners, we recommend you bring  #10 knitting needles or a J size crocheting needle, 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz.

Summary: Returning to the Oregon small town where fellow members of a research team were killed two years earlier, psychic counselor Gwen Frazier, convinced that her mentor's untimely death is related, searches for answers at the side of psychic investigator Judson Coppersmith, who is haunted by urgent dreams and a primal attraction to Gwen.

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

Poetry Readings

Join members of Heart & Soul Book Club for an afternoon of poetry readings at the Main. 

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mayker Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us in the Lab!

The public is invited to come to the Mayker Lab to tinker or to work on their ongoing projects.

The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7570.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Publisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn more about Microsoft Publisher 2007 to design signs, flyers, bookmarks, business cards and so much more!

Publisher 101 is required before taking Advanced Publisher.

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

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

Ages 10 and Up

Bring your own projects to work on.

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

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Family Bingo Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Families!

Come play Bingo at the Library!

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

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

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

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.

Summary: The daughter of Jewish refugees, Rachel Pomié grows up on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, but dreams of traveling to Paris, the home of her ancestors. Instead, her father arranges for her to marry Isaac, a local widower with three children.

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 November 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Do-It Yourself Day - Ages 6 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join in the Fun

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday November 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Book & Art Activity

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

Kids Studio is a free after-school class that helps children investigate themes relevant to Alabama’s culture and heritage through literature and art while using the current exhibition, History Refused to Die.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

 

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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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 Just Can't Let Go by Mary B. Morrison.

Summary: New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison delivers an explosive second novel about the unforgettable Crystal women, a family battling to stay together as desire, deception, and ever-elusive happiness threaten to tear them apart.

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

For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.
 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Live from Avalon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Mulligan Brothers

Alabama's Gulf Coast has been a hidden mecca for music...gumbo of diverse cultural influences. The result is a vibrant music community resonating with a sound and rhythm that reflects life in this southern Avalon.

Come enjoy a night of spectacular local music with The Mulligan Brothers.

This is a live recorded show highlighting local music to be shown on Alabama Public Television - Be proud of your local music Mobile and come out and be a part of this exciting event. Doors open at 6 p.m.

TICKETS ARE $15 AND CAN BE PURCHASED BY CLICKING HERE OR AT THE DOOR.

CLICK HERE FOR LISTING OF UPCOMING SHOWS!

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday November 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Sew & Tell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Visit with friends and learn how to do turkey plate weaving.

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

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

Teen Anime Club

Don’t have access to your favorite Anime?

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

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

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Spoken Word of Mobile - Open House 2016 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meet and Greet Other Poets, Writers & Artists!

Share your work and ideas, trade business cards, or just sit back and enjoy the beauty of the spoken and written word, and the visuals arts. 

Registration is encouraged, but is not required to attend.

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

 

 

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

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos.

For more information, please call 645-6840

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday November 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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

Ages 5 to 12

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

For more information, please call 675-2879.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mayker Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us in the Lab!

The public is invited to come to the Mayker Lab to tinker or to work on their ongoing projects.

The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7570.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday November 15, 2016 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 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Computers and Smart Devices for the Visually Impaired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Using Apple Devices

Join Ron Wood, a representative of Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation for a demonstration of the built in features on the Apple devices that aid the visually impaired.

Bring your own device.

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
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 Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows.

Summary: It is 1938 in a rural West Virginia town and a young woman arrives to write the town’s history. Layla doesn’t really know what to expect from the town, and the town doesn’t know what to make of her.

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

For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 3:15 PM Tuesday Movie Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

McFarland USA

In this inspiring Disney sports drama based on actual events, Kevin Costner plays a high-school football coach who ends up leading a cross-country track team made up of lower-class Latino students to a state championship.

The film runs 128 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday November 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Appointments Only

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

To schedule an appointment, please call 438-7075.

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday November 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM LEGO Challenge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 & Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

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

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

This month's topic of discussion is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Summary: Set during World War II Europe, this novel is sobering without being sentimental. The tension builds as the alternating, parallel stories of Werner and Marie-Laure unfold, and their paths cross.

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 Video Game Night! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fun for All

Come test your skills and challenge others with virtual reality.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Live from Avalon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Willie Sugarcapps

Alabama's Gulf Coast has been a hidden mecca for music...gumbo of diverse cultural influences. The result is a vibrant music community resonating with a sound and rhythm that reflects life in this southern Avalon.

Come enjoy a night of spectacular local music with Willie Sugarcapps.

This is a live recorded show highlighting local music to be shown on Alabama Public Television - Be proud of your local music Mobile and come out and be a part of this exciting event. Doors open at 6 p.m.

TICKETS ARE $15 AND CAN BE PURCHASED BY CLICKING HERE OR AT THE DOOR.

CLICK HERE FOR LISTING OF UPCOMING SHOWS!

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday November 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Enjoy Tournament style video gaming and favorite board games.

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

 


 

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

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

For more information call 208-7093.

    Location: Local History & Genealogy
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

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    Location: Semmes Branch
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Needle Arts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For All Ages

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

For the beginners, we recommend you bring  #10 knitting needles or a J size crocheting needle, 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 Saturday Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Alice Through the Looking Glass

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

The film runs 113 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

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

Hot Teen Reads in the Library

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

Today’s topic of discussion is Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo.

Summary: Hunted across the True Sea and haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret.

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

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

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

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

This month's topic of discussion is Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven by T.D. Jakes.

Summary: Shares uplifting advice about the virtues of forgiveness, offering strategic and biblically based advice on how to achieve peace and personal fulfillment by letting go of past wrongs.

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

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Monday November 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mayker Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us in the Lab!

The public is invited to come to the Mayker Lab to tinker or to work on their ongoing projects.

The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7570.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
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 November 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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

Knitting & Crocheting

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

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday November 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Skype Video Book Discussion

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

You can download the Skype app and set up an account for free at http://www.skype.com/en/. Contact Jill at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org to share your skypename so you can be added to the group.

Once you’re added all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings. 

This month’s topic of discussion is The High Crusade by Poul Anderson.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday November 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mayker Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us in the Lab!

The public is invited to come to the Mayker Lab to tinker or to work on their ongoing projects.

The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7570.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
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 In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.

Summary: An account of the senseless murder of a Kansas farm family and the search for the killers.

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

For more information, please call 208-7902.
 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday November 29, 2016 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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday November 30, 2016 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 Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday December 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Afterschool Special Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Frozen

Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sprightly sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell.

It runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday December 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Needle Arts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For All Ages

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

For the beginners, we recommend you bring  #10 knitting needles or a J size crocheting needle, 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck.

Summary: When 13-year-old Eddie recieves only a sweater for Christmas from his single mother, he is obviously disappointed. He throws the sweater on the floor of his room and quickly forgets about it. But when tragedy strikes soon after, Eddie begins to see that the best kind of gift is one given with love.

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

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

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

Poetry Readings

Join members of Heart & Soul Book Club for an afternoon of poetry readings at the Main. 

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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Monday December 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mayker Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us in the Lab!

The public is invited to come to the Mayker Lab to tinker or to work on their ongoing projects.

The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7570.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday December 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

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

Ages 10 and Up

Bring your own projects to work on.

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

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Workshop Development Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Job SeekersCreate Your Professional Profile & Find That Job!

Members of the USA's Society for Human Resource Management will assist participants in resume critiques and mock interviews.

Facilitator is Darcy Bross, a member of the USA’s Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Registration is encouraged.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday December 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Do-It Yourself Day - Ages 6 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join in the Fun

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday December 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Book & Art Activity

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

Kids Studio is a free after-school class that helps children investigate themes relevant to Alabama’s culture and heritage through literature and art while using the current exhibition, History Refused to Die.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

 

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

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

This month’s topic of discussion is Every Woman's Dream by Mary Monroe.

Summary: Two best friends embark on online dating adventures trying to make up for lost time and failed marriages, only to become involved in a deadly game, in the first novel of a new series from the author of Bad Blood.

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

For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Friday December 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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Saturday December 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

It's time for our annual Gingerbread Decorating Party!

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

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

Teen Anime Club

Don’t have access to your favorite Anime?

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

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

 

 

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

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos.

For more information, please call 645-6840

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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

Ages 5 to 12

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

For more information, please call 675-2879.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mayker Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us in the Lab!

The public is invited to come to the Mayker Lab to tinker or to work on their ongoing projects.

The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7570.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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

Calling All Families!

Come play Bingo at the Library!

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

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

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

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

This month's topic of discussion is All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani.

Summary: Reimagines the career of actress Loretta Young, tracing the decades she shared with her assistant Alda, a former nun, as they face successes, scandals, and obstacles that threatened their bond.

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 December 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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

Ages 5 & Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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misc_none 6:00 PM Video Game Night! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fun for All

Come test your skills and challenge others with virtual reality.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Saturday December 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Enjoy Tournament style video gaming and favorite board games.

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

 


 

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

Finding Dory

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

The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

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

Hot Teen Reads in the Library

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

Today’s topic of discussion is Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo.

Summary: The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Alina forges new alliances as she and Mal search for Morozova's last amplifier. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that alters her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

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

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God by Jep & Jessica Robertson.

Summary: The youngest son of "Duck Commander" Phil Robertson recounts his early years with his wife, revealing his experiences with being molested as a child and his battles with substance abuse while Jessica discusses her painful first marriage and struggles with faith.

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

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Monday December 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mayker Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us in the Lab!

The public is invited to come to the Mayker Lab to tinker or to work on their ongoing projects.

The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information or to register, please call 208-7570.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
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 December 20, 2016 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 Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell.

Summary: Explains why major changes in society often happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Also describes the personality types who are natural originators of new ideas and trends.

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

For more information, please call 208-7097.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday December 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday December 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
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 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

Summary: The tragic story of two itinerant ranch hands on the run--one is the lifelong companion to the other, a developmentally disabled 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
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Knitting & Crocheting

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

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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Children & Teens

Unwind with video games, crafts and snacks!

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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