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Saturday April 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 208-7093.

    Location: Local History & Genealogy
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday - Mad Hatter Un-Birthday Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 4 to 7 - It's a birthday party for everyone!

The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland will be the theme of games and crafts as we celebrate everyone's birthday on one special day.

Registration required for groups.

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


    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Family Feature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Frozen

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 675-2879.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wii Game Day: Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 9 - 17 - Get your game on and have some fun!

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
Monday April 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Poetry Enthusiasts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday April 22, 2014 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 3:30 PM Teen Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Hunger Games - Catching Fire

The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) take a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plots their downfall during preparations for the Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol's victory over the districts.

The film runs 146 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information please call 340-8571.

image c. Lions Gate Films

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

Beginner and veteran knitters, bring your special needlecraft projects to work on at the Library.

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday April 23, 2014 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 1:00 PM Spotlight on Composers: Rodgers & Hammerstein Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The King and I

Join us for special screenings of films spotlighting the music of composers, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Members of the Mobile Symphony staff will introduce each film with a brief commentary. 

Anna Leonowens is an English school teacher who comes to teach the children of the King Mongut of Siam in the middle 1860s.

The film runs 133 minutes.

For more information please call 208-7097.

image c. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 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 call 438-7075.

 

                                                    image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM Family Feature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Frozen

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 645-6840.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Semmes Branch
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! - Boys & Girls ages 6-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway 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.

 

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Azalea City Bonsai Society Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Spring Bonsai Exhibit

The Azalea City Bonsai Society of Mobile is hosting a Bonsai Display at the front of the Library.

Members will be available to discuss the horticulture and art of bonsai and provide educational information to the public.

For more information please call 208-7097. 


 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
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 April 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Special Film Screening

In celebration of jazz appreciation month, MOJO (Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed) and the Mobile Public Library present a special screening of the 1986 film, Round Midnight.

A French music lover befriends a once-great American jazz artist and attempts to save him from self-destruction. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon portrays Dale Turner, a fictional musician inspired by a number of famed jazz figures, including Bud Powell and Lester Young. Director Bertrand Tavernier pays great attention to the visual and aural details of the jazz world, with outstanding musical supervision provided by Herbie Hancock. The film runs 131 minutes and is rated R.

Tickets will be sold at the door; $5 for MOJO members and $8 for non members.  Following the screening anyone presenting a ticket stub at the OK Bike Shop will receive a free appetizer from a limited selection. 

For more information call 251-459-2298.

This event is sponsored by MOJO (Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed) and the Mobile Public Library.

image c. Warner Brothers

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday April 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Book Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Josefina is the focus of our program this month.

Registration is encouraged.

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

 image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday April 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Spotlight on Composers: Rodgers & Hammerstein Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Sound of Music

Join us for special screenings of films spotlighting the music of composers, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Members of the Mobile Symphony staff will introduce each film with a brief commentary. 

A young girl named Maria is uncertain about her decision to enter a religious order. While deciding what to do, she becomes the governess of the seven Von Trapp children who live with their widowed father, a former captain in the Austrian navy

The film runs 174 minutes.

For more information please call 208-7097.

image c. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 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 call 438-7075.

 

                                                    image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday May 1, 2014 Go To Top
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 Eclectic Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The topic of discussion is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

Summary: Close to aging out of the foster care system, Molly Ayer takes a position helping an elderly woman named Vivian and discovers that they are more alike than different as she helps Vivian solve a mystery from her past.

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

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

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

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

For more information please call 675-2879

    Location: Saraland Public Library
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM It's All Relative: Genealogy for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

  Participants learn how to search their family roots using various data bases provided by the Mobile Public Library and other organizations.

  Different topics will be presented each session. Participants may attend all sessions, or pick and choose as they desire.

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

  This program is being presented in partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

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Sessions will be held twice monthly through May.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Friday May 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 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 340-8565.

 

 

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday May 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Saturday Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug

The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

The film runs 161 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information please call 645-6840.

image c. New Line Cinema

    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 Blue Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas.

Summary: Returning to town two years after marrying a man of whom her family disapproves, rebellious heiress Haven Travis is determined to never again fall for the wrong man, until she meets Hardy Cates, a sexy Texan who is an enemy of her family.

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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wii Game Day: Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 9 - 17 - Get your game on and have some fun!

Registration is encouraged.

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


image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday May 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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
Tuesday May 6, 2014 -  Tuesday May 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM Cafe Corner Lunch Series - Information for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In celebration of Older Americans Month – please join us each week in May for a noon presentation on valuable information and programs sponsored by

the South Alabama Planning Commission/Area Agency on Aging. Bring a lunch and we will provide a free beverage.

For more information please call 208-7072.

May 6 – Services Offered by the Area Agency on Aging with Della Sanchez, LGSW, AL Cares Coordinator.

May 13 –Medicare Cost Saving Programs: Extra Help and Medicare Savings with James Roberson, M.H.A., Regional SHIP Coordinator.

May 20SenioRX Program – Prescription Assistance with Larraine Martin, Regional Coordinator for SenioRX Prescription Assistance.

May 27Living Well Alabama and A Matter of Balance with Marie Cafferty, LPTA, Health and Wellness Regional Coordinator.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday May 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Advanced Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Advanced Word - Class for experienced Word users who are interested in learning more. This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Job Hunting 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Explore job search techniques and tips that will get you on the road to a successful job search.

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

Registration is required.

For more information or to register please call 251-208-7078 or 251-208-7085.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 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 call 438-7075.

 

                                                    image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
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Thursday May 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM Pizza & a Movie Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Club

Enjoy some pizza while watching the movie, The Great Gatsby.

Following the film showing we will discuss the differences between the movie and the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The film runs 143 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

image c. Warner Brothers
 

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's project is Pattern Tar Paper Paintings.

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

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library with funding provided by the Ben May Charitable Trust.

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

Advanced Word - Class for experienced Word users who are interested in learning more. This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

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 Player & the Game by Shelly Ellis.

Summary: After being swindled by a con man, Stephanie joins private investigator Keith Hendricks in the hunt for the perpetrator, a situation complicated by their mutual growing attraction.

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

For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday May 10, 2014 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
Monday May 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's project is Tar Paper Paintings.

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

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library with funding provided by the Ben May Charitable Trust.

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

Dolphin Tale

Based on true events, this family film is about Winter, a young dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap, and Sawyer, the introverted 11-year-old boy who befriends her. Sawyer meets the rescued dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a marine rehabilitation center where she lives. Sawyer rallies friends and family alike to save Winter by convincing a pioneering doctor to create a unique prosthetic appendage to restore the dolphin's ability to swim.

The film runs 113 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 438-7075.

image c. Warner Brothers

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday May 13, 2014 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 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Centre for the Living Arts - Pre-K Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's project is Pattern Tar Paper Paintings.

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

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library with funding provided by the Ben May Charitable Trust.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Resume Writing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Registration is required.

For more information or to register please call 251-208-7078 or 251-208-7085.

 

 

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

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

This month's project is Pattern Tar Paper Paintings.

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

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library with funding provided by the Ben May Charitable Trust.

    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 6:00 PM Mysteries @ Moorer - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Mystery Lovers! We will discuss An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd.

Summary: Tending to the soldiers in the trenches of France during the First World War, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford can't help but notice the photo of a young pilot's wife every time she tends to him. But then at the railway station, in a mob of troops leaving for the front, Bess glimpses a familiar face--the pilot's wife? Back in France, Bess sees a newspaper with a drawing of the woman's face on the front page, and is soon on the search for a devious and very dangerous killer.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

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

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly.

Summary: In 1927, as the Mississippi river threatens to burst its banks and engulf all in its path, two federal revenue agents investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents on the trail of a local bootlegger and make a discovery that pits them against a saboteur, forcing them to make desperate choices.

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

For more information, contact Michele at 340-8561.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday May 14, 2014 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 3:00 PM  -  4:30 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 call 438-7075.

 

                                                    image c. Can Stock Photo

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

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

This month's project is Pattern Tar Paper Paintings.

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

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library with funding provided by the Ben May Charitable Trust.

    Location: Toulminville 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 208-7079 for more information.

 

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday May 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Matinee at the Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Enough Said

Divorced mom Eva may be falling for Albert, a sweet, funny, like-minded divorced man. But as their relationship blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne, who's always complaining about her ex-husband. When Eva realizes that Albert is the target of Marianne's rants, she begins to question her own perceptions about first impressions and second chances.

The film runs 93 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information please call 208-7097.

image c.Fox Searchlight Pictures

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan.

Summary:Violet Minturn, a half-Chinese/half-American courtesan who deals in seduction and illusion in Shanghai, struggles to find her place in the world, while her mother, Lucia, tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
Friday May 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 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 340-8565.

 

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday May 17, 2014 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 Pirate Fairy

This animated swashbuckler follows fiercely intelligent dust-keeping fairy named Zarina (voiced by Christina Hendricks) whose antics lead her out of Pixie Hollow and into the hands of the Pirates of Skull Rock. The duplicitous pirates make Zarina their captain, leaving Tinker Bell and her pals to find the wayward fairy and remove her from harm's way.

The film runs 80 minutes and is NR.

For more information please call 675-2879.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Saraland Public Library
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wii Game Day: Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 9 - 17 - Get your game on and have some fun!

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
Monday May 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Poetry Enthusiasts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday May 20, 2014 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 isThe Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Summary: The best-selling author of  Eat, Pray, Love traces the multi-generational saga of the Whittaker family, whose progenitor makes a fortune in the quinine trade before his daughter, a gifted botanist, researches the mysteries of evolution while falling in love with an utopian artist against a backdrop of the Age of Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution.

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 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!

Samantha is the focus of our program this month.

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 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM It's All Relative: Genealogy for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

  Participants learn how to search their family roots using various data bases provided by the Mobile Public Library and other organizations.

  Different topics will be presented each session. Participants may attend all sessions, or pick and choose as they desire.

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

  This program is being presented in partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

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Sessions will be held twice monthly through May.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday May 21, 2014 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 1:00 PM Encore Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Bridges of Madison County

The brief, illicit love affair between an Iowa housewife and a post-middle-age free-lance photographer is chronicled in this powerful romance based on the best-selling novella by Robert James Waller.

The story begins as globetrotting National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid journeys to Madison County in 1965 to film its lovely covered bridges. Upon his arrival, he stops by an old farmhouse to ask directions. There he encounters housewife, Francesca Johnson, whose spouse and two children are out of town. Thus begins their four-day affair, a liaison that fundamentally changes them both. 

The film runs 135 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information please call 208-7097.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 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 call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday May 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Needle Crafts - Knitting & Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring your special needle craft projects to work on at the Library.

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register please call 208-7079.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Friday May 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM TGIF: After School Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Universal Pictures presents this sequel to the wildly successful 2010 animated picture following Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), the ex-scheming evildoer-turned-parental figure, from animation company Illumination Entertainment.

The film runs 98 minutes and is rated PG.

Groups must register.

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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Saturday May 24, 2014 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 May 27, 2014 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 3:30 PM Teen Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Warm Bodies

A tormented zombie experiences a profound transformation after entering into an unusual relationship with the daughter of a military leader charged with eradicating the walking dead. As the unlikely pair builds a tenuous bridge between the living and the dead, those on both sides of the battle begin to sense that nothing in their world will ever be the same again.

The film runs 98 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information please call children's department at 340-8571.

 

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

Beginner and veteran knitters, bring your special needlecraft projects to work on at the Library.

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday May 28, 2014 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
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 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 call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday May 29, 2014 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 2007 Excel spreadsheet software - Part I

Call 340-8561 for more information.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Friday May 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 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 340-8565.

 

 

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday June 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Encore Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Secondhand Lions

In this family-friendly comedy drama, Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is a shy and bookish boy just short of his teens whose mother impulsively decides to leave him for the summer with his eccentric grand-uncles, Hub (Robert Duvall) and Garth (Michael Caine). Walter isn't especially happy about being left in the middle of Texas with two old men, while Hub and Garth aren't too pleased to be stuck minding a boy, especially one who isn't accustomed to hunting, fishing, or firearms. When Walter starts hearing local gossip about his uncles' wild and wooly pasts, he begins asking a few questions, and while Hub and Garth don't enjoy having the boy poking into their pasts, as they start telling tales of their youthful adventures, they find themselves itching for some new adventures in their lives. Soon Walter is a semi-willing accomplice as his elderly guardians rediscover the wild, impulsive spirit of youth.

The film runs 110 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 208-7097.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday June 5, 2014 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 2007 Excel spreadsheet software - Part II.

Excel Basics I is required before taking Excel Basics II.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

 

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

The topic of discussion is The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.

Summary: This novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore.

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday June 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM Family Feature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Hunger Games - Catching Fire

The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) take a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plots their downfall during preparations for the Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol's victory over the districts.

The film runs 146 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday June 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Mysteries @ Moorer - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Mystery Lovers! We will discuss Death without Company by Craig Johnson.

Summary: When a resident at the Durant Home for Assisted Living is found poisoned, Sheriff Longmire finds her death proving as dramatic as her life, which was marked by connections to the coal-bed methane industry and an abusive husband.

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

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

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

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Light in the Ruins by  Chris Bohjalian.

Summary: Hoping to safeguard themselves from the ravages of World War II within the walls of their ancient villa in Florence, the noble Rosatis family become prisoners in their home when eighteen-year-old Cristina's courtship by a German lieutenant prompts the Nazis to take over the estate, a situation that leads to a serial murder investigation years later.
 

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 June 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Advanced Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Advanced Word - Class for experienced Word users who are interested in learning more. This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Looking For Grants Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Michael Reimer, Grant Collection Supervisor, will conduct an orientation class focused on looking for grants in the West Regional Computer Lab. Mr. Reimer will demonstrate two computer programs and a number of books that list grants.

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

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

 


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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday June 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Thursdays for Teens - Teen Anime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Evangelion: 1.0: You Are Not Alone

The fate of the world is threatened by seemingly monstrous entities known as Angels. NERV is an organisation set up to counter this threat and it is up to young pilots to protect Earth but exactly what are the real motives behind NERV?

Japanese with English subtitles.

The film runs 100 minutes and is rated TV14.

For more information please call children's department at 208-7086.

 


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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

Meet the Author

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 Available Wife by Carla Pennington. Carla Pennington will join the group for a lively discussion of her book.

Summary: Niquole, the CEO of a rising record label, devises a plan to leave her husband for her lover Kingston, but as problems start to mount against her, Niquole tries manipulative tactics in order to hold onto her lifestyle and Kingston's love.

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
Monday June 16, 2014 -  Tuesday June 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Starting a Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Registration is required.

For more information or to register for the workshop please call 251-208-7078 or 251-208-7085.

 

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday June 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Adventure Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Frozen

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway 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
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Tuesday June 17, 2014 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 Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly.

Summary: In 1927, as the Mississippi river threatens to burst its banks and engulf all in its path, two federal revenue agents investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents on the trail of a local bootlegger and make a discovery that pits them against a saboteur, forcing them to make desperate choices.

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 2:00 PM Beat the Heat - Teen Anime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Evangelion: 1.0: You Are Not Alone

The fate of the world is threatened by seemingly monstrous entities known as Angels. NERV is an organisation set up to counter this threat and it is up to young pilots to protect Earth but exactly what are the real motives behind NERV?

Japanese with English subtitles.

The film runs 100 minutes and is rated TV14.

For more information please call children's department at 340-8571.

 


    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday June 18, 2014 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 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 June 19, 2014 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 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

Summary: Receiving a horrific essay from a GED student with a traumatic past, high-school English teacher Jake Epping is enlisted by a friend to travel back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a mission for which he must befriend troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald.

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

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

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    Location: Parkway 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
Wednesday June 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday June 26, 2014 Go To Top
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
Monday June 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Adventure Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Iron Giant

A boy's best friend is his robot in this animated adventure from Brad Bird, best known for his TV work on such series as The Simpsons, King of the Hill, and The Critic. Set in 1957, The Iron Giant focuses on Hogarth (voice of Eli Marienthal), an imaginative nine-year-old boy who daydreams of alien invasions and doing battle with Communist agents. One day, Hogarth hears a local fisherman talk about something that surpasses anything he could dream up: a fifty-foot robot that fell from the sky into a nearby lake. Needless to say, Hogarth's mom, Annie (voice of Jennifer Aniston) finds this a little hard to swallow, but when Hogarth finds the robot (voice of Vin Diesel) and fishes him out of the water, his pal Dean (voice of Harry Connick Jr.), a beatnik sculptor who also runs a junkyard, offers to help by hiding the robot with his salvage.

The film runs 84 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
Wednesday July 2, 2014 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
Thursday July 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Advanced Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Advanced Word - Class for experienced Word users who are interested in learning more. This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

The topic of discussion is Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand.

Summary: The story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
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Tuesday July 8, 2014 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 Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by  Jennifer Chiaverini.

Summary: A fictionalized account of the friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her dressmaker Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave.
 

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 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday July 10, 2014 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 A Woman Wanted by Eric Jerome Dickey.

Summary: Set up by her employers after a job gone wrong puts her on a hit list by a ruthless gang, a sophisticated assassin taps the assistance of an equally talented and alluring associate to outmaneuver both the gang and her employers.

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
Monday July 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM Family Feature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Frozen

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 438-7075.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday July 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Advanced Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Advanced Word - Class for experienced Word users who are interested in learning more. This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday July 17, 2014 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
Monday July 21, 2014 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.

 

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday July 23, 2014 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 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 1:00 PM Encore Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Seabiscuit

For his sophomore effort, director Gary Ross re-teams with Tobey Maguire and William H. Macy, stars of his directorial debut Pleasantville, for this depression-era sports drama about the legendary racehorse, Seabiscuit. Unlike 1949's fictionalized The Story of Seabiscuit starring Shirley Temple, this version attempts to present a factual account of the story, which centers around the three men who saw the famed horse to victory. Charles Howard, an entrepreneur who owns the unlikely racehorse teams with partially blind boxer-turned-jockey Red Pollard and horse trainer Tom Smith. Together, the three men work to help the famed horse to several symbolic victories that inspired a downtrodden 1930s America.

The film runs 129 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information please call 208-7097.

image c. Universal Pictures

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday July 24, 2014 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 2007 Excel spreadsheet software - Part II.

Excel Basics I is required before taking Excel Basics II.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday July 31, 2014 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 2007 Excel spreadsheet software - Part II.

Excel Basics I is required before taking Excel Basics II.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
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Thursday August 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Eclectic Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The topic of discussion is Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters.

Summary: The award-winning author of The Financial Lives of the Poets presents his most romantic and enjoyable novel yet that follows a young Italian innkeeper and his almost-love affair with a beautiful American starlet, which draws him into a glittering world filled with unforgettable characters.

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
Tuesday August 12, 2014 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 Firebird by  Susanna Kearsley.

Summary: A modern day woman with psychic abilities helps uncover the provenance of a small wooden carving, tracing it all the way back to eighteenth century Scotland and Russia.
 

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 August 14, 2014 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 Prodigal Son by Kimberla Lawson Roby.

Summary: After dropping out of Harvard to be with his girlfriend Racquel and their new baby, Matthew Black discovers that fatherhood isn't what he expected. His relationship with Racquel has become strained, and while he wants to be a good husband, he soon finds himself attracted to another woman. Meanwhile, Curtis and Charlotte are having their own problems. Curtis's long-lost-son Dillon has settled into their household and Charlotte feels he's trying to take Matthew's place in Curtis's heart. She is determined to get Dillon out of the house, but doing so won't be as easy as she thinks. Dillon quickly figures out what Charlotte is up to and launches his own plan to turn Curtis against her

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
Monday August 18, 2014 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
Wednesday August 20, 2014 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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Encore Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

This dynamic and commanding adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play focuses on a troubled Southern family and the discord over their dying father's millions.

The film runs 108 minutes and is rated NR.

For more information please call 208-7097.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday September 9, 2014 Go To Top
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Enjoy Historical fiction? Please come to our book club, A Page in Time.

This month's topic of discussion is Fever by  Mary Beth Keane.

Summary: In 1883, Irish immigrant Mary Mallon arrives in New York to pursue her dream of becoming a cook. Success seems within reach when she's hired by a wealthy Manhattan family, but quickly recedes when her employers fall violently ill. She flees, but the pattern repeats itself and the death toll rises until the New York Department of Health catches up to her. As an asymptomatic carrier of salmonella typhi, the strain of bacteria responsible for typhoid fever, Mary appears healthy but is capable of infecting others. Dubbed "Typhoid Mary," the city's notorious patient zero is placed under quarantine and spends the rest of her life alternately campaigning for her freedom and, despite the danger to all involved, attempting to return to the work she loves.
 

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 September 17, 2014 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 October 14, 2014 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 Other Typist by  Suzanne Rindell.

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

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

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday October 15, 2014 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 18, 2014 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 Outcasts by  Kathleen Kent.

Summary: A taut, thrilling adventure story about buried treasure, a manhunt, and a woman determined to make a new life for herself in the old west. It's the 19th century on the Gulf Coast, a time of opportunity and lawlessness. After escaping the Texas brothel where she'd been a virtual prisoner, Lucinda Carter heads for Middle Bayou to meet her lover, who has a plan to make them both rich, chasing rumors of a pirate's buried treasure. Meanwhile Nate Cannon, a young Texas policeman with a pure heart and a strong sense of justice, is on the hunt for a ruthless killer named McGill who has claimed the lives of men, women, and even children across the frontier. Who--if anyone--will survive when their paths finally cross? As Lucinda and Nate's stories converge, guns are drawn, debts are paid, and Kathleen Kent delivers an unforgettable portrait of a woman who will stop at nothing to make a new life for herself.
 

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 19, 2014 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.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
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Tuesday December 9, 2014 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 Good Lord Bird by  James McBride.

Summary: Mistaken for a girl on account of his curly hair, delicate features, and sackcloth smock, 12-year-old slave Henry Shackleford realizes that his accidental disguise affords him greater safety and decides to remain female. Dubbed "Little Onion" by his liberator, abolitionist John Brown, Henry accompanies the increasingly fanatical Brown on his crusade to end slavery -- a picaresque journey that takes them from Bloody Kansas to Rochester, New York, where they attempt to enlist the support of such notables as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman before embarking on the infamous, ill-fated 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry.
 

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
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