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Wednesday July 1, 2015 -  Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Not Your Average Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Check Out Virtual Book Club

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

We'll be reading one book a month and discussing it on our book club Facebook page. Just "like" the "Not Your Average Book Club" page  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Not-Your-Average-Book-Club-Mobile-Public-Library/359945192459?ref=hl  and join in! It' s as easy as that! Post questions and discussions any time, anywhere!

Join us for a book discussion on A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson during the month of July.

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

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Monday July 6, 2015 -  Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Weekly Shows with Super Performers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Super Hero Santa Magic: Christmas in July

Enjoy the magic and fun with Dr. Gee and Daffodil as they celebrate one of our favorite heroes, Santa Claus!

For a complete listing of dates, times, and locations, please go to http://slp.mplonline.org/weekly-special-events.html.

 

Monday July 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Games and Things 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 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 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
Tuesday July 7, 2015 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 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Beat the Heat Teen Anime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

School Rumble

Join us for more episodes of School Rumble Second Semester as we continue to follow the ups and downs of this comical love triangle.

Cool air and snacks provided!

For more information please call 208-7086.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM American Girl Book Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Kirsten Saves the Day is the topic of our discussion.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Teen Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

It's Kind of a Funny Story

In this New York City-set comedy-drama, 16-year-old Craig, stressed out from the demands of being a teenager, checks himself into a mental health clinic. There he learns that the youth ward is closed -- and finds himself stuck in the adult ward. One of the patients, Bobby, soon becomes both Craig's mentor and protege. Craig is also drawn to another 16-year-old, Noelle. With a minimum five days' stay imposed on him, Craig is sustained by friendships on both the inside and the outside as he learns more about life, love, and the pressures of growing up.

The film runs 101 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information, please call 340-8571.

 

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Yarn Art for Kids - Ages 3 to 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Creative Fun!

Have fun and make new friends while creating beautiful projects.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information please call 675-2879

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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 July 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Basics of Excel II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Must have taken Basics of Excel I to register.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
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 The Joneses by Sheila M. Goss.

Summary: Keeping up with the Joneses isn't all it's made out to be. In this intriguing novel full of drama and plot twists, one family tries to hold on to their 'perfect' life before their secrets, lies, and scandals are exposed.

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

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

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

For more information please call 675-2879

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Saturday July 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Sew & Tell - Ages 6 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Visit with friends and learn how to make Freeze Pop Holders.

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

 

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

Crochet for Everyone

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

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

For more information please call 645-6840.

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

This month's topics of discussion are Pastor Needs a Boo by Michele Andrea Bowen and Pegasus by Danielle Steel.

Pastor Needs a Boo - It was a regular New Jerusalem Gospel United Church work day for Reverend Denzelle Flowers when Veronica Washington, Keisha Jackson, and Marsha Metcalf showed up after losing their jobs on the same day, same morning, and almost at the same time.

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Monday July 13, 2015 -  Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Weekly Shows with Super Performers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Science of Super Heroes

Two epic members of the Gulf Coast Exploreum’s Science Squad bring the Science of Super Heroes to the Mobile Public Library!

Dr. Freeze, the master of Cryogenics and Argon the Magnificent, the fire and magic specialist, present a series of mystical and spectacular experiments!

The show makes learning fun as both heroic characters reveals  the secrets behind their super hero science!

For a complete listing of dates, times, and locations, please go to http://slp.mplonline.org/weekly-special-events.html.

 

Monday July 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Games and Things 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 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 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 5:30 PM Family Feature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Annie

Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan.

The film runs 118 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Reference USA for Job Seekers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bill Carlson, Senior Account Executive with Reference USA will present a workshop on how to use the database when looking for jobs.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Saving for Retirement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Saving & Planning

Adrienne Cross, Financial Education Coordinator for Regions Bank in the South Alabama/Florida Panhandle area will discuss when you should start saving for retirement and how to develop a savings plan.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Movie Time for Heroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Lego Movie

A lowly Lego figure joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy from the filmmakers behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

The film runs 101 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 340-8571.

 

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM 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 Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott.

Summary: Moving to the mill city of Lowell in 1832 to escape farm life, young Alice is disillusioned by the local factory's harsh working conditions and struggles to advocate on their behalf while recklessly falling in love with the mill owner's son.
 

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

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

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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

Learn and Share with Fellow Crafters

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

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

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

Learn the basics of jewelry making.

Please bring your own supplies for bending pins and wire jewelry.

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

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

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

The film runs 122 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, call 208-7097.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Next Chapter: Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Books-A-Million and AL.com have teamed up to host The Next Chapter, a celebration of one of America’s most significant literary events in decades -- the publication of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.

The Next Chapter brings storytellers, community leaders and nationally-acclaimed authors together for live readings and entertaining reflections on the themes in Harper Lee’s books and what those themes mean for the next generation of Alabamians. Popular authors, Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly will be featured, so arrive early to meet these authors and purchase your copy of Go Set A Watchman!

Books will be available for sale; cash or credit cards accepted.

Admission is free but registration is required.  Al.com members, be among the first to register and receive a free book!

For more information or to register, please go to www.alabamamediagroup.com/watchman.


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    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 Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story  by Rick Bragg.

Summary: The result of two years' worth of interviews, a chronicle of Lewis' life and career relates encounters with other musical legends and his lifelong rivalries with Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry for the title of king of rock and roll.

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

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

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

Video Games at the Library!

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

For more information please call 675-2879.

 

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
Saturday July 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 208-7093.

    Location: Local History & Genealogy
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Saturday Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Seventh Son

A powerful knight trains his young apprentice to do battle against a diabolical witch who is gathering an army to wage supernatural war on all of mankind in this adaptation of author Joseph Delaney's young-adult novel The Spook's Apprentice.

The film runs 102 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information please call 675-2879.

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
Monday July 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Games and Things 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 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 July 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Investment & Insurance Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Get Basic Information on How to Save for Your Future! 

Learn about programs like IRAs, 401k, etc., and why the need to start early. Discover the different kinds of basic investments and risk involved, and the common strategies used. 

Use this workshop as a basic tool before meeting with your own financial planner or retirement expert.

Workshop is presented by Scott Hehman, Counseling Services Coordinator for Lifelines Counseling Services.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM 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 American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld.

Summary: When her husband is elected president of the United States, Alice Blackwell finds her new life as first lady increasingly tumultuous as she reflects on the privileges and difficulties of her position as her private beliefs conflict with her public responsibilities.

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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Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Surfing the Net Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Basic computer knowledge required.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

 

 

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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 July 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Understanding Credit & Credit Reports Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This workshop explains how credit reporting affects so many areas of our lives, and is designed to help you understand Credit worthiness as seen through creditor’s eyes & all aspects of your personal credit report. 

Learn how to increase your score and qualify for better rates and offers.

Facilitator is Liz Merrow, a Certified Credit Counselor with Lifelines Counseling Services.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Summer Movies with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Upon his 11th birthday, Harry Potter, who lives in misery with an aunt and uncle that don't want him, learns from a giant named Hagrid that he is the orphaned son of powerful wizards.

The film runs 152 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday July 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 8 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Crochet for Everyone

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

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

For more information please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday July 27, 2015 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 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.

Summary: McMurphy, a criminal who feigns insanity, is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse.

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 July 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Parent or a Sequel?

The announcement of the publication of a second novel by Harper Lee prompted a firestorm of publicity.  Controversies raged over subjects such as the author’s mental competence, the author’s health, financial fraud and legal fraud.  Special guest, Nancy Anderson will lead a discussion of the pre-publication press, the novel Go Set a Watchman, and its reviews.  Discussion of the novel will, of course, make comparisons with To Kill a Mockingbird to consider the labels of “parent” (Lee’s label) or “sequel” (the publisher’s label).   

Nancy Anderson is an associate professor of English and director of Actions Build Community at the Auburn University at Montgomery.  She  has a particular interest in Southern literature, especially that of Alabama, and  has published work about Lella Warren, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Mary Ward Brown, Harper Lee, Clifton Taulbert, and Richard Marius.

For more information, please call 208-7097.

This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 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 July 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

Basics of Word - The very basics of word processing with Microsoft Word. This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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 July 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM Summer Movies with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger return for a second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where Headmaster Dumbledore, Professor Snape, Professor McGonagall, and Hagrid the Giant are joined by new faculty members Gilderoy Lockhart, a self-centered expert in Defense against the Dark Arts, and Sprout, who teaches Herbology.

The film runs 161 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Surfing the Net Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Basic computer knowledge required.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

 

 

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday August 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Happy #34 Harry Potter! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Something Special for Saturday!

It’s a day late (July 31), but let’s celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday!

Registration is encouraged.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Foreign Film Festival - English Subtitles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Lunchbox

2013 Indian Drama/Romance - A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

The film runs 104 minutes and is rated PG for thematic material and smoking.

For more information, please call 208-7097.

August 8 - Leviathan

August 15 - Wild Tales

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday August 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Gaming @ Moorer Ages 12 - 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tournament Style

Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Lego - Pirates of the Caribbean.

Registration required for groups.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Tuesday August 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM Game Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Play Cards

Join us in playing a variety of card games – Old Maid, Go Fish, Crazy Eights and more!

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Advanced Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Advanced Word  - Tips and tricks for those with some Word experience. This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM Summer Movies with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Island at the Top of the World

A concerned group of explorers travel to the Arctic Circle in 1908 to explore the uncharted wastes of the North Pole.

The film runs 95 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Pizza & a Movie Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Book Club

Enjoy some pizza while watching the movie, Catching Fire. The film runs 146 minutes and is PG-13.

Following the film showing, we will discuss the book written by Suzanne Collins.

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

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

Basics of Word - The very basics of word processing with Microsoft Word. This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

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

For more information please call 675-2879

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Saturday August 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 8 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Crochet for Everyone

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

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

For more information please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Foreign Film Festival - English Subtitles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Leviathan

2014 Russian Drama - On the outskirts of a small coastal town in the Barents Sea, where whales sometimes come to its bay, lives an ordinary family: Kolya , his wife Lilya and their teenage son Romka. The family is haunted by a local corrupted mayor, who is trying to take away the land, a house and a small auto repair shop from Kolya.

The film runs 140 minutes and is rated R for language and some sexuality/graphic nudity.

For more information, please call 208-7097.

August 15 - Wild Tales

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

This month's topics of discussion are The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford and Pompeii by Robert Harris.

The Pocket Wife - Dana is a ‘pocket wife’ because her lawyer husband barely gives her the time of day. One afternoon, she drunkenly argues with her neighbor Celia, takes a nap, then wakes to find Celia dead. Could she have murdered Celia?

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Monday August 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM Family Feature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The BoxTrolls

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

The film runs 100 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday August 11, 2015 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 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 House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons.

Summary: It's the spring of 1938 and no longer safe to be a Jew in Vienna. Nineteen-year-old Elise Landau realizes her only means of escape is to advertise her services as a domestic servant in England.
 

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 August 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The basics of Office 2007 Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

Learn and Share with Fellow Crafters

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

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday August 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Needle Crafts - Friendship Bracelets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Be Creative!

Please bring six to eight different colors of floss to make your own unique Friendship Bracelet.

Registration is encouraged.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Advanced Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Advanced Word  - Tips and tricks for those with some Word experience. This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
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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 One Night by Eric Jerome Dickey.

Summary: An unlikely couple from opposing areas of society checks into an upscale hotel and shares twelve hours of passion, con games, and violence that culminate in bliss--and murder.

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

For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday August 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 208-7093.

    Location: Local History & Genealogy
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Foreign Film Festival - English Subtitles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Wild Tales

2014 Argentinian Comedy/Drama/Thriller - This dark comedy consists of six short stories involving distressed people.

The film runs 122 minutes and is rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality.

For more information, please call 208-7097.

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

Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Paul Blart and his daughter Maya are  in Las Vegas for a security-guard expo when a band of menacing art thieves attempt a daring heist.

The film runs 94 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 675-2879.

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
Monday August 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Poetry Enthusiasts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday August 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 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 Epitaph: a Novel of the O.K. Corral by Mary Doria Russell.

Summary: A sequel to Doc is based on the true events of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Wyatt Earp's survival against a backdrop of volatile politics in 1881 America.

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

For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday August 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday August 20, 2015 Go To Top
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
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misc_none 6:00 PM Bayside Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy.

Summary: After an unfortunate marriage to Sergeant Troy and an affair with Farmer Boldwood, Bathsheba Everdene finally becomes the wife of the man who has always loved her.

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

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

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

Video Games at the Library!

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

For more information please call 675-2879.

 

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
Saturday August 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Sew & Tell - Ages 6 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Visit with friends and learn how to do a counted cross stitch Fall Leaf pattern.

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

 

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

Crochet for Everyone

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

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

For more information please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Tuesday August 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 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 August 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

Basic computer knowledge required.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

 

 

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
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
Monday August 31, 2015 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 Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Summary: Fermina Daza and Florentino Ariza consummate their passion at the beginning of the 20th century after having waited over 50 years.

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

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday September 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Family Game Night - For Toddlers to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

For more information please call 675-2879

    Location: Saraland Public Library
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Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topics of discussion are Prodigal Son by Danielle Steel.

Summary: Becoming bitter enemies after growing up in a peaceful hometown, twin brothers Michael and Peter reunite after twenty years amid shattering revelations that test their bond and survival.

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday September 8, 2015 Go To Top
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 Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende.

Summary: The story of a young woman's quest for love and fortune during the California Gold Rush in San Francisco.

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
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Ebony Moments Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month’s topic of discussion is The Favorite Son by Tiffany Warren.

Summary: Brothers Camden and Blaine put together a successful gospel group and are suddenly faced with new temptations that might tear the group and their family 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.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday September 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners - Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Registration is required.

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

 

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday September 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM Family Feature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

If I Stay

On a day that started like any other, Mia had everything: a loving family, an adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music. Suddenly, a family drive on a snowy day changes everything.

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

Summary: Rachel is a washed-up thirty-something who creates a fantasy about the seemingly perfect couple she sees during her daily train ride into London. When the woman goes missing,

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

For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Bayside Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry.

Summary: Eve and Cooper Morrison are Savannah's power couple. They're on every artistic board and deeply involved in the community. She owns and operates a letterpress studio specializing in the handmade; he runs a digital magazine featuring all things southern gentlemen. But things may not be as good as they seem.

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

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

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    Location: Parkway Branch
Saturday September 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners - Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Registration is required.

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

 

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday September 28, 2015 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 Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger.

Summary: Two children of the Glass family appear in separate stories set in twentieth-century New York.

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 September 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 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
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Family Game Night - For Toddlers to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

For more information please call 675-2879

    Location: Saraland Public Library
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Saturday October 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

It's Our Book Club's Anniversary!
Extravagant Readers Book Club members have so much to share; therefore, this day has been set aside to express their thoughts on Cooking, Reading, Modeling, Crocheting, Knitting, Writing, Poetry, Dancing, Acting, Singing, Drawing, Music, and so much more!

Excitement is in the air as we are Waiting to Express!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

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

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday October 8, 2015 Go To Top
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 topics of discussion are The Perfect Deception and The Perfect Revenge by Lutishia Lovely.

Summary: The Perfect Deception - Emerging from a four-year stay at a mental institution, Jessica makes an instant connection with attractive businessman Jonathan, who confronts tough decisions in the face of surprising revelations.

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

For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday October 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners - Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Registration is required.

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

 

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
Tuesday October 13, 2015 Go To Top
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 Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore.

Summary: It is the winter of 1952 when Isabel Carey moves to the East Riding of Yorkshire with her new husband, Philip, a medical doctor. While Philip spends long hours working away from home, Isabel finds herself lonely and vulnerable as she adjusts to the realities of being a housewife in the country. One evening, while Philip is on call, Isabel is woken by intense cold. When she hunts for extra blankets, she discovers an old RAF greatcoat hidden in the back of a cupboard.

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
Thursday October 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Bayside Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

Summary: Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout returns home to Maycomb to visit her father and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s.

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

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

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    Location: Parkway Branch
Tuesday October 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

Summary: A horrible act of violence occurs at the Pirriwee Public School’s trivia night fundraiser for parents, but what happened and who was involved?

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday October 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Saturday October 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners - Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Registration is required.

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

 

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Tuesday October 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 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 November 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Saturday November 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners - Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Registration is required.

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

 

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
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Wednesday November 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday November 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 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 December 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners - Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Registration is required.

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

 

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
Tuesday December 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 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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