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Sunday May 1, 2016 -  Tuesday May 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Not Your Average Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Check Out Virtual Book Club

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

We'll be reading one book a month and discussing it on our book club Facebook page. Just "like" the "Not Your Average Book Club" 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 The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende during the month of May.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

Saturday May 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 3 and Up!

Come learn how to set a “proper” table.

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

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday June 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

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

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

 

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

 

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday June 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

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

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

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

Learn how to use the Internet.

Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday June 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Kick-Off 2016 Summer Library Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Arts, Crafts, Games & So Much More!

The Mobile Public Library and the Mobile Museum of Art invite all of our young readers and their families to the Kick-Off of the 2016 Summer Library Program at the beautiful Mobile Museum of Art.

Participate in arts and crafts; challenge yourself to a game of Jeopardy in the Maisel Art Theater.

Enjoy TomFoolery’s Juggling Extravaganza in the beautiful, spacious Lobby; shows at 11 a.m. and Noon.

The Mobile Museum of Art will offer free admission to the beautiful galleries.

Registration tables will be available for those not yet registered for the 2016 Summer Library Program. For more information, please call 208-7097.

Please be sure to check out the Mobile Museum of Art at http://www.mobilemuseumofart.com/.

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

For All Ages

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

For the beginners, we recommend you bring  #10 knitting needles or a J size crocheting needle, and a 7 oz. skein of worsted weight yarn.

For more information please call 645-6840.

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

This month's topic of discussion is I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai.

Summary: Describes the life of a young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley who survived an assassination attempt and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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
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Monday June 6, 2016 -  Thursday June 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Puppeteer David Stephens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff

Did you know that Little Red Riding Hood has a first name? Learn her name in David Stephens' production of Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff.

In this one-man performance utilizing hand, rod, and glove puppets, Stephens retells classic fairy tales as well as telling a few of his own original tales. You'll see what happens when three billy goats try to cross over a bridge belonging to a greedy troll in The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

For a complete list of dates, times, and locations please go to slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/index.php#1.

 

 

Monday June 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Monday Matinees - Morning & Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Air Bud

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

The film runs 97 minutes and is rated PG.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Summer Movie Fun! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Inside Out

Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco.

The film runs 102 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Monday Matinees - Morning & Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Air Bud

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

The film runs 97 minutes and is rated PG.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
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.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Advance Your Career

Learn the various steps in finding opportunities to advance your career and prepare for the next level of employment.

The facilitator for the workshop is Anthony McKinley, motivational speaker and author of The Real Enemy – The Inner Me.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Publisher 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Basic computer, mouse and word processing skills are required.

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Computers & Smart Devices for the Visually Impaired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tips & Features

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Book and Movie Club - Ages 5 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Tale of Despereaux

Come watch movies based on your favorite children’s books!

A diminutive mouse strives to make a mammoth change in his troubled kingdom in this adaptation of author Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal-winning children's book.

The film runs 93 minutes and is rated G.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

image c. Universal Pictures

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Game Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Jenga Game

Join us for a life-size Jenga Game using soda cartons.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Silver Screenings - Matinee for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us for Refreshments and a Film.

Our film is Fireproof.

A heroic fireman locked in a failing marriage accepts his father's challenge to take part in a 40-day experiment designed to teach both husband and wife the true meaning of commitment.

The film runs 122 minutes and is rated PG.

Reservations are required.

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

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM Tuesdays at Two - Calling All Teens! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pudding Pictionary

Get ready for messy hands...teams will draw pictures in pudding and then guess what the images are!

For more information, please call 208-7086.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

DIY Flip Flops

You bring the shoes; we'll supply the decorations to design your own unique look for Summer.

For more information, please call 340-8571.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Beach Blanket Bingo with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Families!

Bring your blankets, stretch out in the courtyard of the Library and play Bingo.

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

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Skype Video Book Discussion

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

You can download the Skype app and set up an account for free at http://www.skype.com/en/. Contact Jill at (251)470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org to share your skypename so you can be added to the group.

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

This month’s topic of discussion is The Steel Seraglio by Mike Carey.

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


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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday June 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

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

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

 

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Movie of the Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Minions

Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off in this summer tent-pole from Universal Pictures.

The film runs 91 minutes and is rated PG.

Registration required for Groups. For more information, please call 438-7075.

image c. Universal Pictures

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM SummerFlix Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

SpongeBob SquarePants and pals come to the real world in this sequel from director Paul Tibbitt, who previously worked as a screenwriter on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

The film runs 93 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

image c. Paramount Pictures

    Location: Semmes Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wii Games - Ages 7 - 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Friendly Competition!

Test your skills on a variety of Wii games.

Registration is required.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

 

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

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday June 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Summer Movies with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Minions

Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off in this summer tent-pole from Universal Pictures.

The film runs 91 minutes and is rated PG.

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

image c. Universal Pictures

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

Watch the Movie, Read the Book

Jack Black stars as acclaimed Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine in this feature-film adaptation of the popular YA book series. A teenager named Zach (Dylan Minnette) reluctantly moves from New York City to the quiet town of Madison, DE, where he quickly realizes that his reclusive new neighbor is in fact the horror author of the Goosebumps series.

The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.

Children under 10 should be accompanied by a caregiver.

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

 

image c. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! - Boys & Girls ages 6 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Water World

Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

Learn how to create interesting textures using certain watercolor techniques.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

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

Book & Art Activity

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

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

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

 

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
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 - Skype discussion with Sadeqa Johnson 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 Second House from the Corner by Sadeqa Johnson. Ms. Johnson will join us for the book discussion via Skype.

Summary: The story centers on the life of Felicia Lyons, a stay-at-home mother of three, drowning in the drudgeries of play dates, lost pacifiers and potty training who occasionally wonders what it would be like to escape the demands of motherhood.

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
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Friday June 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday June 11, 2016 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 no sew felt pillows.

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
Monday June 13, 2016 -  Thursday June 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none JiggleMan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Comedy for All Ages

JiggleMan appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman several times.

Come enjoy the commotion, whimsy and interactive play with our special guest.

For a complete list of dates, times, and locations, please go to slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/index.php#2.

 

 

Monday June 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Monday Matinees - Morning & Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Big Green

In this Disney comedy that bears a suspicious resemblance to The Mighty Ducks, the down-trodden cynical young misfits of a run-down Texas town, devastated by the closing of its one major industry, find renewed hope and spirit at the hands of a plucky British foreign-exchange teacher who introduces them to soccer.

The film runs 99 minutes and is rated PG for some mild language.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Monday Matinees - Morning & Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Big Green

In this Disney comedy that bears a suspicious resemblance to The Mighty Ducks, the down-trodden cynical young misfits of a run-down Texas town, devastated by the closing of its one major industry, find renewed hope and spirit at the hands of a plucky British foreign-exchange teacher who introduces them to soccer.

The film runs 99 minutes and is rated PG for some mild language.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
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.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fun at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Something for Everyone!

Bring the family to the Library for an evening of board games, trivia, Karaoke and a film. Our feature film is Woodlawn.

A school and football team combats racism in the 1970's in this religious-based period drama. After racial tensions begin to boil over at a high school, the school's football coach allows a local man preaching a message of positivity, faith and love to speak to his players.

The film runs 123 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 438-77075.

image c. Universal Pictures

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday June 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Computers and Smart Devices for the Visually Impaired Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Using Apple Devices

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

Bring your own device.

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Book and Movie Club - Ages 5 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Nanny McPhee

Come watch movies based on your favorite children’s books!

A nanny reveals ways of making children behave that are much more effective than a time-out in this fantasy comedy based on the Nurse Matilda books for children by Christianna Brand.

The film runs 97 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

image c. Universal Pictures

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Summer Movie Fun! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Lion Guard Return of the Roar

Kion, the son of Simba and Nala, unites the young animals of the African Savanna against the dangerous Hyenas in this sequel to The Lion King.

The film runs 60 minutes and is rated NR.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Tuesdays at Two - Calling All Teens! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

MayKer Lab

Sketch three-dimensional art with 3D pens.

The 3Doodler is a 3D printing pen that enables users to draw in midair and create 3D versions of their doodles and ideas.

Be sure and check out www.the3doodler.com.

For more information, please call 208-7086.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Tinker Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Design & Create

Learn how to make Stomp Rockets.

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

 


 

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Blackout Poetry

Find new words in old books using a sharpie.

For more information, please call 340-8571.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bingo for Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages Welcome

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

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 470-7766.


 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Beach Blanket Bingo with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Families!

Bring your blankets, stretch out in the courtyard of the Library and play Bingo.

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

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Tech Tuesdays at the Mobile Public Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basics of Google Drive

Learn the basics of Google’s free file storage and Google Drive.

Topics include: What is Google Drive, uploading files, file management, sharing files, and using Drive Help.  

You must have a Gmail address and registration is required.

For more details on the workshop or to register, please call 208-7078.

    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 Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks.

Summary: Brooks does it again, in this fascinating and richly detailed fictionalized account of the life and times of King David. We see David as he might actually have been: a charismatic leader of men, both brutal and conflicted.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday June 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

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

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

 

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

Learn how to use the Internet.

Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Movie of the Week - Ages 5 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Shaun the Sheep Movie

In this delightful family film, a sheep takes the day off to have some fun and gets more than he anticipated when a mix up with a farmer, a caravan and a steep hill leads to a big-city adventure. It becomes the whole flock's responsibility to embark on a whimsical mission and bring everyone home.

The film runs 85 minutes and is rated PG.

Registration required for Groups. For more information please call 438-7075.

image c. Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM SummerFlix Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Inside Out

Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco.

The film runs 102 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM American Girl - Ages 7 - 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Girl Book Club

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!

This month’s topic of discussion is The One and Only: A Maryellen Classic by Valerie Tripp.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Looking For Grants - Through the Funding Information Network Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

 


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

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday June 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Summer Movies with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Up

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and now in his 78th year he launches his house into the sky via thousands of balloons. Right after liftoff he discovers he has a stowaway in the form of an over optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. This hilarious journey takes you into a lost world with the least likely duo on Earth.

The film runs 96 minutes and is rated PG.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

Watch the Movie, Read the Book

Feisty, fearless Judy Moody is looking forward to the most super-duper, double-rare summer vacation ever. The trouble is, her parents are called out of town and her BFFs are going away with their own families. That leaves Judy trapped at home with her pesky brother Stink under the watchful eye of Aunt Opal. But with a little playful planning, and a lot of imagination, Judy turns a snoresville summer into the way-not-boring adventure of a lifetime!

The film runs 91 minutes and is rated PG.

Children under 10 should be accompanied by a caregiver.

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

 

image c. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! - Boys & Girls ages 6 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come Fly with Us

Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

Master the art of Origami to create paper airplanes.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

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

Ages 5 to 12

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with amazing LEGO science activities, a board game and a bridge building contest.

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

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

This month's topic of discussion is King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard.

Summary: A bold elephant hunter journeys to an unknown land in search of fabled lost treasure. But terrible dangers threaten anyone who approaches the wonderful diamond mines of King Solomon.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
Saturday June 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  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 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM World Wide Knit in Public at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Celebrate the Art & Craft of Knitting

Bring your latest knitting project and join individuals and organizations for a special time of fellowship and the love of knitting at the Ben May Main Library. There will be classes, door prizes, and a contest for the best project.

To participate in the contest, please bring your finished project to the Library by June 16. Projects will be on display and prize will be awarded at the close of the event.

For more details or a complete list of times and events, please email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

For more information on World Wide Knit in Public Day, please go to www.wwkipday.com/.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Crafting Saturdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family Fun

Come join us for a special craft session at the Library.

Create and decorate your own Paper Plate Kangaroo.

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


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

For All Ages

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

For the beginners, we recommend you bring  #10 knitting needles or a J size crocheting needle, and a 7 oz. skein of worsted weight yarn.

For more information please call 645-6840.

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

Norm of the North

In this animated comedy for the whole family, an oddball polar bear named Norm is outraged when he learns that human beings are planning to build condos in his Arctic home.

The film runs 86 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

image c. Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Monday June 20, 2016 -  Thursday June 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Didgeridoo Down Under Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Explore Australia!

Raihan Alam has been a Didgeridoo Down Under “edu-tainer” since 2008, and has performed at school, libraries and other venues throughout the U.S.  

He is committed to fostering appreciation for cultural diversity, empathy and cooperation.

For a complete list of dates, times, and locations, please go to slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/index.php#3.

 

 

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misc_none 10:00 AM Monday Matinees - Morning & Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Cool Runnings

A tale of pride, determination, and dignity based on the true story of four Jamaican athletes going to extremes to compete as Olympic bobsled racers and somehow make their impossible dreams come true.

The film runs 98 minutes and is rated PG for some mild language and brief violence.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Summer Movie Fun! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Cool Runnings

A tale of pride, determination, and dignity based on the true story of four Jamaican athletes going to extremes to compete as Olympic bobsled racers and somehow make their impossible dreams come true.

The film runs 98 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Monday Matinees - Morning & Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Cool Runnings

A tale of pride, determination, and dignity based on the true story of four Jamaican athletes going to extremes to compete as Olympic bobsled racers and somehow make their impossible dreams come true.

The film runs 98 minutes and is rated PG for some mild language and brief violence.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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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.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

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

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday June 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Book and Movie Club - Ages 5 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Curious George

Come watch movies based on your favorite children’s books!

The naughty little monkey from Margret Rey and H.A. Rey's beloved children's stories makes the leap to the big screen in this animated adaptation.

The film runs 86 minutes and is rated G.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

image c. Universal Pictures

    Location: Saraland Public 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 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

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

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

For more information, please call 208-7097.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Tuesdays at Two - Calling All Teens! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Around the World Ping Pong

Get ready to take Ping Pong to a whole new level!

Divide up into two equal groups at each end of the table. One person will hit the ball like a normal Ping Pong game. However, after hitting the ball, the person lays the paddle on the table and runs to the line on the other side. The same goes for the person returning the ball. Basically you are making your way around the table or shall we say "around the world."

For more information, please call 208-7086.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Manga Artist

Creating Comics is fun! Make your own Comic Book using the Manga drawing program.

For more information, please call 340-8571.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Beach Blanket Bingo with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Families!

Bring your blankets, stretch out in the courtyard of the Library and play Bingo.

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

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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Wednesday June 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

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

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

 

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Movie of the Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Inside Out

Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco.

The film runs 102 minutes and is rated PG.

Registration required for Groups. For more information, please call 438-7075.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM SummerFlix Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Max

A military dog from Afghanistan is adopted by his late handler's grieving family in the U.S., where his close bond with the soldier's brother leads to a life-altering revelation.

The film runs 111 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

image c. Warner Brothers

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

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

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday June 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Summer Movies with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Gnomeo & Juliet

Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?

The film runs 84 minutes and is rated G.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

Watch the Movie, Read the Book

While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races, Hiccup and Toothless journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds.

The film runs 102 minutes and is rated PG.

Children under 10 should be accompanied by a caregiver.

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

 

image c. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! - Boys & Girls ages 6 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Duct Tape Art

Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

Design and create ID lanyards and more, using duct tape.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go with Legos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

 

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

The basics of Office 2007 Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Friday June 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Game On! Ages 11 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Blast from the Past!

Enjoy favorite board games from yesteryear - Scrabble, Yahztee, Candyland, Jenga and more!

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

 


 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday June 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 6 and Up!

Join us to make Pom Pom Poppers.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday June 27, 2016 -  Thursday June 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Gulf Coast Exploreum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Science on the Go: Road Show

Members of the Science Squad will perform an array of experiments ranging from topics, such as chemical reactions, Bernoulli’s Principle, and vortexes – starting out small and going LARGE.

It’s guaranteed to be a BANG up success!

For a complete list of dates, times, and locations please go to slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/index.php#4.

 

 

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misc_none 10:00 AM Monday Matinees - Morning & Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Little Giants

A successful retired jock and his geeky younger brother play out their sibling rivalry by coaching rival little league football teams in this family comedy.

The film runs 106 minutes and is rated PG for rude language and pranks.

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

image c. Warner Brothers

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Monday Matinees - Morning & Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Little Giants

A successful retired jock and his geeky younger brother play out their sibling rivalry by coaching rival little league football teams in this family comedy.

The film runs 106 minutes and is rated PG for rude language and pranks.

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

image c. Warner Brothers

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
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.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Reconnect with the Classics

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

Topic of discussion is Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe.

Summary: The works of Thomas Wolfe cemented his legacy as one of the very best of the American Southern writers. Wolfe's largely autobiographical novel features Eugene Gant, who pines for a more expansive life after being born to a father whose bouts of maniacal raving are fueled by a prodigious appetite for drink.

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

For more information, please call 208-7902.
 

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday June 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Book and Movie Club - Ages 5 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Come watch movies based on your favorite children’s books!

Inspired by Ron and Judi Barrett's beloved children's book of the same name, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs follows inventor Flint Lockwood and a brainy weathergirl as they attempt to discover why the rain in their small town has stopped, and food is falling in its place.

The film runs 89 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

image c. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
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misc_none 10:30 AM Celebrate July 4th Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Craft Project for All Ages

Join us for a special art and craft project celebrating our Nation’s Independence Day.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Tuesdays at Two - Calling All Teens! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Murder Mystery

It's a classic "Who Done It?" in the style of Clue - only it's Library themed.

Clues are hidden throughout the Library and are color coded for each team. Gather the clues to eliminate suspects and figure out who murdered the Librarian.

For more information, please call 208-7086.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Duct Tape Wallets

Create your own Jacob's Ladder Wallet out of duct tape.

For more information, please call 340-8571.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tech Tuesdays at the Mobile Public Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

3D Printing

Discover the new technology of 3D printing and see it in action!

Topics include: how to navigate thingiverse.com and look for designs, the ins-and-outs of 3D printing for beginners, and a demonstration of Makerbot 5th generation printer and its software.  

Registration is encouraged.

For more details on the workshop or to register, please call 208-7078.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Beach Blanket Bingo with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Families!

Bring your blankets, stretch out in the courtyard of the Library and play Bingo.

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

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  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 June 29, 2016 Go To Top
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Basics of Word - The very basics of word processing with Microsoft Word.

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

 

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 9:30 AM 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 10:00 AM Movie of the Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Good Dinosaur

In this enchanting computer-animated fantasy, set in a world where the dinosaurs never went extinct, an amiable young Apatosaurus named Arlo loses his father in a storm and is swept away by a vicious river current, stranding him in a frightening new place far from his home.

The film runs 100 minutes and is rated PG.

Registration required for Groups. For more information, please call 438-7075.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM SummerFlix Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel owner Dracula is concerned that his half-human grandson Dennis isn't embracing his vampire heritage.

The film runs 89 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

image c. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art in the Afternoon - Ages 7 - 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Artist & His Technique

We will discuss the artist Georges Seurat and his technique of pointillism.

Following the discussion students will create their own works of art, using this interesting techmique.

Registration is required.

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

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

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday June 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Summer Movies with Mr. Butch 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 and co-director Chris McKay (Robot Chicken).

The film runs 101 minutes and is rated PG.

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

image c. Warner Brothers

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

Watch the Movie, Read the Book

Mark S. Waters's adaptation of the popular fantasy novels The Spiderwick Chronicles tells the tale of the Graces, a family who must adapt to their new strange surroundings. As the story begins, twin brothers Jared and Simon, along with their sister Mallory and their mother, move away from the big city to a mansion owned by their uncle. When a series of strange happenings suggest that Jared may be causing a number of disturbances, the siblings band together to figure out what is going on.

The film runs 101 minutes and is rated PG.

Children under 10 should be accompanied by a caregiver.

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

 

image c. Paramount Pictures

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! - Boys & Girls ages 6 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Recycled Team T-Shirt Tote Bag

Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

Learn a "no sew" technique to make a one of a kind tote bag.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
Tuesday July 5, 2016 Go To Top
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BayMobile Traveling Classroom

The BayMobile and the DISL Marine Educators will stop by the West Regional and Theodore Oaks Branches with their crowd-favorite Touch Table.

The Touch Table displays a wide variety of both wet and dry preserved specimens.  Guests are encouraged to touch and pick up marine creatures ranging from sharks, rays and bony fishes, to octopus, squid, and other invertebrates. Bones, shells, egg cases and more are also displayed, to the delight of adults and children alike.

For a schedule of times and locations, please go to slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/index.php#5.

 

 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM Book and Movie Club - Ages 5 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Come watch movies based on your favorite children’s books!

Judith Viorst's acclaimed children's book is brought to the big screen. The tale recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day.

The film runs 81 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Saraland Public Library
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misc_none 10:30 AM Summer Movie Fun! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monsters, Inc.

The big, blue and fuzzy James P. Sullivan and his opinionated, one-eyed roommate Mike Wzowski are two professional “scare specialists.” Their job is to harness the energy created when they make little kids scream. This energy is bottled and keeps their society going. When they accidentally let a young girl named Boo into their world behind the closets and under the beds, it throws their life into chaos. Boo finds out that the monsters are more scared of her than she is of them.

The film runs 92 minutes and is rated G.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Silver Screenings - Matinee for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us for Refreshments and a Film.

Our film is Courageous.

Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

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

Reservations are required.

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

image c. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday July 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

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

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
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Rich History and Tradition

Founded by John A. Pope to celebrate the birth of his son in Mobile, Alabama on November 23, 1883,  The Excelsior Band has marched the streets of downtown Mobile for over 100 years in various Mardi Gras parades.

The Band performs regularly along the Gulf Coast and is recognized for providing the unique sounds associated with the Carnival Season in Mobile, the birthplace of Mardi Gras in the United States. 

The Excelsior Band will be performing at the Ben May Main Library and the Parkway Branch.

For a schedule of times and locations, please go to slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/index.php#5.

 

 

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Movie of the Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Goosebumps

Jack Black stars as acclaimed Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine in this feature-film adaptation of the popular YA book series. A teenager named Zach reluctantly moves from New York City to the quiet town of Madison, DE, where he quickly realizes that his reclusive new neighbor is in fact the horror author of the Goosebumps series.

The film runs103 minutes and is rated PG.

Registration required for Groups. For more information, please call 438-7075.

image c. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM SummerFlix Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pan

An orphan boy discovers his destiny as Peter Pan in this vividly realized fantasy, and is whisked away to an enchanted land to battle the fearsome pirate Blackbeard with the help of the warrior woman Tiger Lily.

The film runs 111 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

image c. Warner Brothers

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wii Games - Ages 7 - 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Friendly Competition!

Test your skills on a variety of Wii games.

Registration is required.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
Thursday July 7, 2016 Go To Top
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Martial Arts Demo

The Demo team from the Shaolin Institute will demonstrate the Art of Kung Fu.

With 1500 years of history, Kung Fu is the oldest style of martial arts and is considered the origin of all martial arts.

The Team will demonstrate traditional Shaolin Ancient Forms, the art of bo staff weaponry, situation defense and reality survival techniques and basic meditation. 

For show times, please go to slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/index.php#5.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! - Boys & Girls ages 6 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Parkway Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Painted Accordion Photo Album

Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

Using recycled materials, create a beautiful, handmade album.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

In the conclusion of the global-phenomenon Hunger Games film series, Katniss Everdeen stakes her claim as the leader of District 13, and commands the revolution against the brutal dictatorship of President Snow and the Capitol.

The film runs 136 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

 

image c.Lions Gate Films, Inc.

 

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Friday July 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday July 11, 2016 -  Thursday July 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none The Environmental Studies Center’s Raptor Road Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Wonders of Native Birds of Prey

The Environmental Studies Center’s Raptor Road Show features rehabilitated, unreleasable raptors. The show engages and educates our audience about the wonders of native birds of prey. Learn about adaptations specific to nocturnal and diurnal birds of prey.

Live birds of prey may include screech owl, barred owl, great horned owl, barn owl, broad-winged hawk, red-shouldered hawk, peregrine falcon, osprey, and bald eagle.

The Environmental Studies Center in Mobile, Alabama is located at 6101 Girby Road. The Center, which is designed to give resource assistance and learning opportunities in environmental education and science, is an experimental facility for teaching.

For a complete list of dates, times, and locations, please go to slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/index.php#6.

 

 

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misc_none 10:00 AM Monday Matinees - Morning & Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Sandlot

Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball.

The film runs 101 minutes and is rated PG for some language and kids chewing tobacco.

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

image c. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Summer Movie Fun! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Good Dinosaur

In this enchanting computer-animated fantasy, set in a world where the dinosaurs never went extinct, an amiable young Apatosaurus named Arlo loses his father in a storm and is swept away by a vicious river current, stranding him in a frightening new place far from his home.

The film runs 100 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Monday Matinees - Morning & Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Sandlot

Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball.

The film runs 101 minutes and is rated PG for some language and kids chewing tobacco.

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

image c. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Fun at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Something for Everyone!

Bring the family to the Library for an evening of board games, trivia, Karaoke and a film. Tonight's film is Ant Man.

A con artist named Scott Lang gets a shot at redemption when his mentor asks him to protect a superpowered suit.

The film runs 117 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information, please call 438-77075.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday July 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Publisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Publisher 101 is required before taking Advanced Publisher.

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Book and Movie Club - Ages 5 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Cinderella

Come watch movies based on your favorite children’s books!

Kenneth Branagh directs Disney's 2015, live-action take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, which stars Lily James as the put-upon young women forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her stepmother after her father dies unexpectedly.

The film runs 112 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Game Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Jenga Game

Join us for a life-size Jenga Game using soda cartons.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
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misc_none 3:30 PM Tinker Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Design & Create

Learn how to make DIY Olympic Medals.

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

 


 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Tech Tuesdays at the Mobile Public Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Basics of Ancestry.com

Learn how to use the Library’s free access to Ancestry.com.

Topics include: what information is available, and how to search and retrieve it.  

You must have a basic knowledge of computers, and registration is required.

For more details on the workshop or to register, please call 208-7078.

    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 Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

Summary: Reunited when the elder's husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday July 13, 2016 Go To Top
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Basics of Word - The very basics of word processing with Microsoft Word.

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

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

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Movie of the Week 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 and co-director Chris McKay (Robot Chicken).

The film runs 101 minutes and is rated PG.

Registration is required for Groups. For more information, please call 438-7075.

image c. Warner Brothers

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM SummerFlix Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Shaun the Sheep

In this delightful family film, a sheep takes the day off to have some fun and gets more than he anticipated when a mix up with a farmer, a caravan and a steep hill leads to a big-city adventure.

The film runs 85 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

image c. Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM American Girl - Ages 7 - 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

American Girl Book Club

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!

This month’s topic of discussion is Lea Dives In by Lisa Yee.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday July 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! - Boys & Girls ages 6 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Team Shoes - Go Team!

Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

Design your own team logo on canvas shoes.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

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

Book & Art Activity

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

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

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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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.

You must have taken Excel Basics I.

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
Saturday July 16, 2016 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 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 Silver Linings by Debbie Macomber.

Summary: Since opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Jo Marie Rose has grown close to her handyman, Mark Taylor -- yet he still won't reveal anything about his past.

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Monday July 18, 2016 -  Thursday July 21, 2016 Go To Top
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Drums & So Much More!

Enjoy this four-piece percussion ensemble that uses traditional drums as well as found objects like soda bottles, brake drums and propane tanks to make music.

Members of the Iron Giant Percussion are Sam Herman, Brett Huffman, Seth Noble and Justin Wallace.

For a complete list of dates, times, and locations please go to slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/index.php#7.

 

 

Monday July 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Monday Matinees - Morning & Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Surf's Up

A surfing penguin currently riding the wave of success enters his first professional competition.

The film runs 85 minutes and is rated PG for mild language and some rude humor.

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

image c. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Monday Matinees - Morning & Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Surf's Up

A surfing penguin currently riding the wave of success enters his first professional competition.

The film runs 85 minutes and is rated PG for mild language and some rude humor.

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

image c. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Poetry Enthusiasts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday July 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Book and Movie Club - Ages 5 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Goosebumps

Come watch movies based on your favorite children’s books!

Jack Black stars as acclaimed Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine in this feature-film adaptation of the popular YA book series. A teenager named Zach reluctantly moves from New York City to the quiet town of Madison, DE, where he quickly realizes that his reclusive new neighbor is in fact the horror author of the Goosebumps series.

The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
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All Ages

Games to challenge your mind and body - play some of your favorite Board games.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson.

Summary: Set during the summer before the outbreak of World War I, follow the story of headstrong, independent Beatrice Nash and kind but stuffy surgeon-in-training Hugh Grange along with his formidable Aunt Agatha.

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 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

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

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

Learn how to use the Internet.

Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Movie of the Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Max

A military dog from Afghanistan is adopted by his late handler's grieving family in the U.S., where his close bond with the soldier's brother leads to a life-altering revelation.

The film runs 111 minutes and is rated PG.

Registration required for Groups. For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM SummerFlix Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Goosebumps

Jack Black stars as acclaimed Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine in this feature-film adaptation of the popular YA book series. A teenager named Zach reluctantly moves from New York City to the quiet town of Madison, DE, where he quickly realizes that his reclusive new neighbor is in fact the horror author of the Goosebumps series.

The film runs103 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

image c. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday July 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! - Boys & Girls ages 6 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sharpie Art

Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

Make cool, exciting artwork using Sharpie pens and rubbing alcohol.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

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

This month's topic of discussion is I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.

Summary: Describes the life of a young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley who survived an assassination attempt and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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 Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Friday July 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Game On! Ages 11 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Blast from the Past!

Enjoy favorite board games from yesteryear - Scrabble, Yahztee, Candyland, Jenga and more!

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

 


 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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Saturday July 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Skype Video Book Discussion

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

You can download the Skype app and set up an account for free at http://www.skype.com/en/. Contact Jill at (251)470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org to share your skypename so you can be added to the group.

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

This month’s topic of discussion is Foundation by Isaac Asimov.

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


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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
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Cars

A pedal-to-the-metal race car determined to prove his worth on the tracks discovers that life isn't always about crossing the finish line first in Toy Story director John Lasseter's mechanically minded tale of friendship and loyalty.

The film runs 116 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
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Space Jam

The entire Looney Tunes gang joins basketball superstar Michael Jordan for this magically entertaining live-action/animated feature about a winners-take-all basketball game with a ruthless group of unsavory outer space creatures.

The film runs 87 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM Monday Matinees - Morning & Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Cars

A pedal-to-the-metal race car determined to prove his worth on the tracks discovers that life isn't always about crossing the finish line first in Toy Story director John Lasseter's mechanically minded tale of friendship and loyalty.

The film runs 116 minutes and is rated G.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

Reconnect with the Classics

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

Topic of discussion is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

Summary: The book chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in nineteenth-century New England.

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 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Book and Movie Club - Ages 5 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pan

Come watch movies based on your favorite children’s books!

An orphan boy discovers his destiny as Peter Pan in this vividly realized fantasy, and is whisked away to an enchanted land to battle the fearsome pirate Blackbeard with the help of the warrior woman Tiger Lily.

The film runs 111 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
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Star Wars - The Force Awakens

In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn, scrappy desert dweller Rey, and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker.

The film runs 136 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Tech Tuesdays at the Mobile Public Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Social Media for Small Business & Sole Proprietors

Lisa Barnes with the Mobile Public Library and Lydia Noble, founder of Noble Events, will discuss ways of using social media to market your small business or sole proprietorship.

Topics include: the differences between a private, social media account and a business account, low cost marketing options available through social media, and how to get more followers across multiple platforms.  

You must have an email address and basic knowledge of social media.

Registration is encouraged. For more details on the workshop or to register, please call 208-7078.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
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 July 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

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

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

By appointment only.

Please call 438-7075.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
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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.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Movie of the Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pan

An orphan boy discovers his destiny as Peter Pan in this vividly realized fantasy, and is whisked away to an enchanted land to battle the fearsome pirate Blackbeard with the help of the warrior woman Tiger Lily.

The film runs 111 minutes and is rated PG.

Registration required for Groups. For more information, please call 438-7075.

image c. Warner Brothers

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 1:00 PM SummerFlix Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Minions

Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off in this summer tent-pole from Universal Pictures.

The film runs 91 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! - Boys & Girls ages 6 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Doodles-O-Motion

Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

Learn the Art of Doodles to create one of a kind photo frames.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

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

Learn how to use the Internet.

Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Silver Screenings - Matinee for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us for Refreshments and a Film.

Our film is The Grace Card.

Mac McDonald experiences 17 years of pain and bitterness, which erode his love for his family and relationship with God, after losing one of his sons in an accident. His attitude puts his job as a policeman and father on halt until he is partnered with a rising officer who is a part-time pastor and a big family man. Can these two men join forces to help one another and look past their differences?

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

Reservations are required.

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

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday August 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Publisher 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Basic computer, mouse and word processing skills are required.

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 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 Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay by William Boyd.

Summary: In her late 60s, Amory Clay recounts her life story which revolves around photography after her uncle Greville gives her a camera and some photography lessons.

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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Thursday August 11, 2016 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.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday August 13, 2016 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 topic of discussion is Brown-Eyed Girl by Lisa Kleypas.

Summary: Wedding planner Avery Crosslin may be a rising star in Houston society, but she doesn't believe in love-at least not for herself. When she meets wealthy bachelor Joe Travis and mistakes him for a wedding photographer, she has no intention of letting him sweep her off her feet.

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 15, 2016 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 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

Summary: Reunited when the elder's husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways.

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 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 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 18, 2016 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 Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen.

Summary: In describing her experiences managing a coffee plantation in Kenya, the author provides insight into the nature of African life.

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 August 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Skype Video Book Discussion

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

You can download the Skype app and set up an account for free at http://www.skype.com/en/. Contact Jill at (251)470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org to share your skypename so you can be added to the group.

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

This month’s topic of discussion is Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

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


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

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

For more information call 208-7093.

    Location: Local History & Genealogy
Tuesday August 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM Classics Revisited - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reconnect with the Classics

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

Topic of discussion is The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines.

Summary: The story of the long life of Miss Jane Pittman, who began her life as a slave in the South and who marched for her civil rights in the 20th century at the age of 110.

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 August 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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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 August 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday September 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Thursday September 8, 2016 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.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday September 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Publisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Publisher 101 is required before taking Advanced Publisher.

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Skype Video Book Discussion

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

You can download the Skype app and set up an account for free at http://www.skype.com/en/. Contact Jill at (251)470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org to share your skypename so you can be added to the group.

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

This month’s topic of discussion is Farside by Ben Bova.

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


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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday September 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 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 September 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Skype Video Book Discussion

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

You can download the Skype app and set up an account for free at http://www.skype.com/en/. Contact Jill at (251)470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org to share your skypename so you can be added to the group.

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

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

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


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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday November 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
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