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Thursday December 1, 2016 -  Saturday December 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" Facbook page  and join in! It' s as easy as that! Post questions and discussions any time, anywhere!

Join us for a book discussion on The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George during the month of December.

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

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

Children Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

The Scorch Trials

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

They may have escaped the maze but Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD.

The film runs 132 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

image c. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

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

Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

It's time for our annual Gingerbread Decorating Party!

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Celebrate Our History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Alabama Day!

The Tristan de Luna Chapter NSDAR and the Mobile Public Library invite the public to celebrate  Alabama Day.

The topics are: Early Alabama History presented by  Dr. Gregory Waselkov, Archaeology Director, University of South Alabama and author of The Conquering Spirit; Researching Your Alabama Family presented by Valerie Ellis, Genealogist Local History and Genealogy Library; and a Preview of the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration presented by Jay Lamar, Executive Director Alabama 200.

Program will be in Bernheim Hall with a reception in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room following the program.

For more information, please call 208-7093.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Anime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Anime Club

Don’t have access to your favorite Anime?

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

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

 

 

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

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos.

For more information, please call 645-6840

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Holiday Ornaments Using Recycled Materials - Create your favorite Holiday themed caricatures with Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. Gay.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

Book Club - Ages 10 and Up

Join us every Monday to read a few chapters of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson.

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

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

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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

Ages 5 to 12

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

For more information, please call 675-2879.

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

Join Us in the Lab!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Publisher 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Basic computer, mouse and word processing skills are required.

Registration is required.

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

 

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

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

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

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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

Calling All Families!

Come play Bingo at the Library!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 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 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.

 

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

After School Fun

Move Day - Tim Burton's The Night Before Christmas

In the story, Jack Skellington is the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, a realm of reality where the inhabitants make it their life's work to scare humans on Halloween. He's good at his work, and is very popular around town, but it all bores him. In a funk one day, he wanders into a wood where every tree is the doorway to realms serving one or another human holiday, and falls through the doorway into Christmas.

It runs 76 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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

Ages 5 & Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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

This month's topic of discussion is The All Girls Filling Station Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg.

Summary: The best-selling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe presents a hilarious new mystery that, spanning decades, generations and America in the 1940s and today, centers around five women who worked in a Phillips 66 gas station during the WWII years.

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 Celebrate Christmas! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 and Up

Join us for hot cocoa and Christmas cookies!

Make your own Christmas wreath and ornaments – we will celebrate everything Christmas!

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

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 7:00 PM A Christmas Memory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Holiday Performance

The Ben May Main Library presents a dramatized version of Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory, performed by local theater veterans, E A Keeble and William W. Watts, and Maddox Lugo as the young Truman Capote. 

This humorous, touching tale is told by a young man remembering his life as a 7 year old boy in rural Alabama and his experiences with his "best friend," an elderly, eccentric cousin who embraces all of life with childlike wonder.  They are planning, as they do every Christmas season, to make fruitcakes with their hard earned pennies, collecting pecans and buying whiskey from a mysterious American Indian bootlegger named HaHa Jones.  What happens that Christmas is both reenactment of the rituals they perform each Christmas and a surprising adventure never to be repeated again.

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

William Watts, a local attorney, still remembers his first role as the Hawaiian King Kamehameha in the 6th Grade, and the glory of the handmade paper-mache crown of feathers his mother so finely crafted.  The experience set his course for a life on stage in high school, college, and, for the last 30 years, on the community theater stage in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.  Favorite roles have included Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (JJP), C S Lewis in Shadowlands (MTG), Stanley in Smoke on the Mountain (MTG), Norman in On Golden Pond (JJP), Salieri in Amadeus (JJP), Malvolio in Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Park) and Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (JJP). He was last seen on the JJP stage as Orgon in Tartuffe and recently performed with the Mobile Opera for its production of The Devil and Daniel Webster.

Bill Watts approached E.A. to do “A Christmas Memory” with him for a church gathering a few years ago, and she subsequently agreed with him that this Southern literary gem deserved a wider audience. The last time E.A. Keeble appeared on the Bernheim Hall stage was as 10-year-old Ethel Anne Kern, in a student piano recital, when her proudest accomplishment was a successful curtsey. Born & raised in Mobile, E.A. has won outstanding performance awards at three area community theaters.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Friday December 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

A handful of Walt Disney's best loved characters appear in this holiday compilation, which tells three different tales of the holiday season.

The film runs 70 minutes and is not rated.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures
    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday December 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Enjoy Tournament style video gaming and favorite board games.

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

 


 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading PAWS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meet, Greet & Read!

Come meet the Pet Therapy dogs and their owners.

Learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community.

Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend. 

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

 

 

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

Finding Dory

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

The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

Hot Teen Reads in the Library

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

Our topic of discussion is Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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Monday December 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Book-a-Month Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Book Club - Ages 10 and Up

Join us every Monday to read a few chapters of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mayker Mondays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Us in the Lab!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

 

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

Reconnect with the Classics

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

Topic of discussion is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

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

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

For more information, please call 208-7902.
 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday December 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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell.

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

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

For more information, please call 208-7097.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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

Design & Create

Make your own Book Ornaments.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Movie Mysteries @ Moorer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?

Enjoy wonderful classic Who Done It films with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. This month's feature is Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?

Max is a wealthy, world-class conoisseur of fine food, who cannot stop himself from eating when the food is first-class. His doctor has given him stern warnings that he must lose over one hundred pounds, or he will die of heart failure. The presence of so many four-star chefs in Europe is a hazard for him. When many of these same chefs are found murdered in inventive ways, each related to the chef's specialty, it begins to appear that Max is the prime suspect in their deaths.

The film runs 112 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday December 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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Special Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children - enjoy a special screening of Finding Dory

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

The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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Thursday December 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM PJ's & The Polar Express Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Wear your favorite jammies and join us for an afternoon showing of The Polar Express.  

Film runs 100 minutes and is rated G.

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

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

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Tuesday December 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

Knitting & Crocheting

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

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday December 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

CANCELED

Learn how to use the Internet.

Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday December 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 5th Thursday Overload Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children & Teens

Unwind with video games, crafts and snacks!

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Friday December 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM New Year's Eve Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages - Balloon Drop!

Join us for a kid friendly New Year’s Eve Party!

Enjoy arts, crafts, refreshments, complete with a final countdown and balloon drop at NOON!

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM New Year's Balloon Drop! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family Fun

Celebrate the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 with puzzles, Legos, crafts and stories.

Then join us in the Reading Room for the final countdown and balloon drop at Noon.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday January 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday January 4, 2017 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 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
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Thursday January 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Afterschool Special Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Angry Birds Movie

Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

This animated adaptation of the hugely popular video-game series follows three avian friends as they put their anger to good use by fighting back against a hostile force.

It runs 97 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Friday January 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

The BFG

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie and the titular "big friendly giant."

The film runs 117 minutes and is rated PG.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday January 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Anime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Anime Club

Don’t have access to your favorite Anime?

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

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

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Monday January 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Draw & Tell

Draw a picture that most represents you; then share thoughts with the group as to why this image is a reflection of you.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Introduction to Series Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Boxcar Children

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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

Ages 5 to 12

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

For more information, please call 675-2879.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Tuesday January 10, 2017 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 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 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 Southside with You.

Young Chicago lawyers Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama spend a sweltering summer afternoon visiting the art museum, eating lunch together, watching Do The Right Thing, getting some ice cream and sharing a first kiss in this dramatization of the President and First Lady's fateful first date.

The film runs 84 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
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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 Tinker Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Design & Create

Make your own Shrinky Dinks.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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

Great Fun for Teens!

Join us in the "Teen Spot" to make 3D art with our 3D pens.

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

 

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

Calling All Families!

Come play Bingo at the Library!

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

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 10 and Up

Bring your own projects to work on.

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

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 6:30 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 Victoria by Daisy Goodwin.

Summary: Drawing on Victoria’s diaries as well as her own brilliant gifts for history and drama, Daisy Goodwin brings the young queen even more richly to life in this magnificent novel.

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 January 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 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
 
misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Library Scavenger Hunt

Become more familiar with your Library and learn where to find the items you need by participating in our Library Scavenger Hunt.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
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Thursday January 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    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

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

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

 

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

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

 

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

This month’s topic of discussion is His Last Name by Daaimah Poole.

Summary: Five women try to balance success with the men in their lives, from Monique's affair with her son's NBA teammate to Zakiya trying to get rid of her husband's mistress in order to impress her church community with her perfect marriage.

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

For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday January 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

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

All Ages

Enjoy Tournament style video gaming and favorite board games.

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

 


 

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

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

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

Something for Everyone!

Join us for activities for all ages! 

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

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Couponing 101 with Deborah Blakely Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Maximize Your Dollars by Couponing

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

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

This month's topic of discussion is Blue by Danielle Steel.

Summary: When her husband and son are killed in a car accident days before Christmas, Ginny Carter tries to avoid her grief by becoming involved in human rights work in New York.

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Sunday January 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introduction to Qigong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Demonstration & Information

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

Registration is required. 

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

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday January 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

This month's topic of discussion is Truly, Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty.

Summary: A typical afternoon barbecue among friends becomes something much bigger when one pivotal moment of inattention leads to repercussions for all in attendance.

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

For more information, please call 208-7097.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

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

The Secret Life of Pets

This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home?

It runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, call 470-7766.

image c. Universal Pictures

    Location: Parkway 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 Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Key Largo

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

Frank McCloud, an embittered war veteran who travels to Key Largo in Florida, there to meet Nora Temple, the wife of his deceased war buddy.

The film runs 101 minutes and is not rated.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday January 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Advanced Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Advanced Word  - Tips and tricks for those with some Word experience.

This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
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misc_none 3:00 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
 
misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

A Poetic Tribute

Share your favorite poems and writings that honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

Join in the Fun

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Mobile Jewish Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fanny's Journey

Fanny's Journey is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one. In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. Suddenly left on their own, these 11 children will do the impossible to reach the Swiss border in order to survive.

The film runs 94 minutes and is not rated. French language with English subtitles.

Admission is $ 8.00 and $6.00 for students and seniors.

For further information or to make reservations, please contact the Mobile Are Jewish Federation at 251-343-7197 or mobilejewishfederation.org.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday January 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Ages 5 & Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Despicable Me 2

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

The film runs 98 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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

The basics of Office 2007 Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

This month's topic of discussion is The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.

Summary: Working in Gaborone, Botswana, Precious Ramotswe investigates several local mysteries, including a search for a missing boy and the case of the clinic doctor with different personalities for different days of the week.

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 January 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Discussion via Skype

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

This month’s topic of discussion is Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

To participate in the group chat, download and register for a Skype ID for free at: http://www.skype.com/en/. Once you’re registered, simply have the Skype program open, log in at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, and click or tap the answer button.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    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
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misc_none 10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

Visit with friends and enjoy making Snow Paint Snowmen.

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

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

The BFG

Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie and the titular "big friendly giant."

The film runs 117 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

Hot Teen Reads in the Library

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

Our topic of discussion is The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.

Summary: The best friend of a kid with superhuman qualities endeavors to have a life of his own that is both normal and extraordinary in the face of constant world-shaking challenges, threats against his school, and an elusive pretty girl.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

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

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos.

For more information, please call 645-6840

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Despicable Me 2

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

The film runs 98 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
Monday January 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Poetry Exchange

Share readings of your own poems or those of your favorite poets.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Introduction to Series Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Zack Files

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is The Zack Files by Dan Greenburg.

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

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 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.

 

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday January 24, 2017 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 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Resume Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Creating a Great Resume

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

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

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

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Job Hunting for Veterans Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tips for Veterans

Joel Sterling, a Veterans Employment Representative with the Alabama Career Center, will discuss the following topics - Job Assessment, the Interview and the Resume.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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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 Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM 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 January 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

The basics of Office 2007 Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 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
 
misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Game Day!

Come play your favorite, traditional, board games.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

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 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Ages 5 to 12

Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player.

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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

Ages 4 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Basics of Excel 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
Saturday January 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

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

Poetry Readings

Join members of Heart & Soul for an afternoon of poetry readings. 

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

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
Monday January 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Book-a-Month Storytime

Join us for a reading of  Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Introduction to Series Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Secrets of Droon

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Our topic of discussion is The Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 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 Antigone by Sophocles.

For more information, please call 208-7902.
 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
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 Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Family Movie Night: Sing-a-Long Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Film Screening & Sing-a-Long

Caractacus Potts, a failed inventor who lives in a big house with his two children -- Jemima Heather Ripley and Jeremy Adrian Hall -- and eccentric father Lionel Jeffries. Potts has to raise 30 shillings so his children can buy a broken-down racing car from the junkyard.

The film runs 145 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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

After School Fun

Book-a-Month Storytime

Join us for a reading of  Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

The Secret Life of Pets

Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home?

It runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Friday February 3, 2017 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 February 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Book-a-Month Storytime

Join us for a reading of  Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday February 7, 2017 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 Guess Who.

A man gets a very big surprise when he meets his prospective son-in-law.

The film runs 106 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
 
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
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misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 10 and Up

Bring your own projects to work on.

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

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Wednesday February 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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

After School Fun

Book-a-Month Storytime

Join us for a reading of  Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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

Book & Art Activity

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

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

 

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

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

This month’s topic of discussion is Believing in Magic by Cookie Johnson.

Summary: " In her poignant and intensely personal memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA icon Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, speaks for the first time about how her husband's 1991 HIV diagnosis sent her life and marriage into a frightening new direction"--Provided by publisher.

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

For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday February 11, 2017 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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

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

Maximize Your Dollars by Couponing

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

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
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Monday February 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Design & Create

Create your own Mardi Gras Masquerade Mask.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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

Ages 5 to 12

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

For more information, please call 675-2879.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Tuesday February 14, 2017 Go To Top
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 Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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

Calling All Families!

Come play Bingo at the Library!

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

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

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

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

This month's topic of discussion is Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist.

Summary: The impetuous Flossie Jayne -- a beautiful, budding artist who is handpicked by Louis Tiffany to help complete the Tiffany chapel -- takes on a colorful cast of characters to transform her Chicago boarding house into a home while making a name for herself in the art world.

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

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday February 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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

After School Fun

Puzzle Contest

How quickly can you put together a puzzle? Find out in our first of three competitions.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

Join in the Fun

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Thursday February 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Ages 5 & Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Secret Life of Pets

This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is: whatever they want!

The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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

This month's topic of discussion is El Paso by Winston Groom.

Summary: After feared outlaw and revolutionary Pancho Villa kidnaps his grandchildren, railroad tycoon John Shaughnessy, known as the Colonel, ventures to El Paso with his adopted son and a band of hired cowboys on a rescue mission.

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 February 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Discussion via Skype

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

This month’s topic of discussion is The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

To participate in the group chat, download and register for a Skype ID for free at: http://www.skype.com/en/. Once you’re registered, simply have the Skype program open, log in at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, and click or tap the answer button.

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 10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

Visit with friends and learn how to make Cookie Cutter Bird Cakes.

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

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

Hot Teen Reads in the Library

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

Our topic of discussion is The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Ruby breaks out of a government-run "rehabilitation camp" for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

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

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos.

For more information, please call 645-6840

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Secret Life of Pets

This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is: whatever they want!

The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday February 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After School Fun

Mardi Gras Crafts - Beads, Beads and More Beads!

Recreate Mardi Gras beads into beautiful framed art.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 Years Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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

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

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
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Tuesday February 21, 2017 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 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

Summary: Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.

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

For more information, please call 208-7097.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

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

The Jungle Book

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

The film runs 105 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Parkway 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.

 

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

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Movie Mysteries @ Moorer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Woman in Green

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

When a number of attractive women are found dead and with fingers missing, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate.

The film runs 90 minutes and is rated G.

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

image c. Universal Pictures

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday February 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

 

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

After School Fun

Mardi Gras Crafts - Beads, Beads and More Beads!

Recreate Mardi Gras beads into beautiful framed art.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
Thursday February 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

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 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 Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 to 12

Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player.

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
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Saturday February 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
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
Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
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
Thursday March 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Finding Dory

Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

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

It runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
Friday March 3, 2017 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 March 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 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
Tuesday March 7, 2017 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 Sully.

Tom Hanks stars in this portrait of airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, which depicts his successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in January 2009.

The film runs 96 minutes and is rated PG-13.

Reservations are required.

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

image c. Warner Brothers

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

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

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

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
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
Thursday March 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    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

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

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday March 11, 2017 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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Maximize Your Dollars by Couponing

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

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday March 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yarn Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 to 12

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

For more information, please call 675-2879.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Tuesday March 14, 2017 Go To Top
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 Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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

All Ages Welcome

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

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 470-7766.


 

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

Calling All Families!

Come play Bingo at the Library!

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

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crochet for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 10 and Up

Bring your own projects to work on.

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

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Wednesday March 15, 2017 Go To Top
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  -  4:30 PM Do-It Yourself Day - Ages 6 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join in the Fun

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
Thursday March 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Ages 5 & Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg.

Summary: The late citizens of a small Missouri community wake up underground after death and reconnect with loved ones over the course of 150 years before some of them begin to actually disappear, prompting a town-wide investigation.

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 March 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Discussion via Skype

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

This month’s topic of discussion is Neuromancer by William Gibson.

To participate in the group chat, download and register for a Skype ID for free at: http://www.skype.com/en/. Once you’re registered, simply have the Skype program open, log in at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, and click or tap the answer button.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

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

Hot Teen Reads in the Library

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

Our topic of discussion is Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken.

Summary: In the second installment of The Darkest Minds trilogy, Ruby joins forces with the revolutionary Children's League to find critical information about the epidemic that has torn both her life and America apart.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

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

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos.

For more information, please call 645-6840

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
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Monday March 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 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.

 

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday March 21, 2017 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 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance.

Summary: It's the poignant story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past.

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

For more information, please call 208-7097.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

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

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows

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

It runs 112 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information, call 470-7766.

image c. Paramount Pictures

    Location: Parkway 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 Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

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

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Movie Mysteries @ Moorer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

And Then There Were None

Enjoy wonderful classic Who Done It films with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. This month's feature is And Then There Were None.

Ten people are invited to a luxury mountaintop mansion, only to find that someone is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

The film runs 97 minutes and is not rated.

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

image c. Twentieth Century Fox Films

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
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
Thursday March 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

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 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Ages 5 to 12

Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player.

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
Saturday March 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday March 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 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
Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
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 Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Knitting & Crocheting

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

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

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

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
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
Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Children & Teens

Unwind with video games, crafts and snacks!

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
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Monday April 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 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
Tuesday April 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Afterschool Special Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The BFG

Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie and the titular "big friendly giant."

It runs 117 minutes and is rated PG.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
Friday April 7, 2017 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 April 8, 2017 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 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday April 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yarn Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 to 12

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

For more information, please call 675-2879.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Tuesday April 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Calling All Families!

Come play Bingo at the Library!

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

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Do-It Yourself Day - Ages 6 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join in the Fun

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
Thursday April 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    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

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

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday April 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hot Teen Reads in the Library

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

Our topic of discussion is In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken.

Summary: When the Children's League disbands, Ruby becomes a leader and forms an unlikely alliance with Liam's brother, Cole, but competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN and free psi children from the camps.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

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

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos.

For more information, please call 645-6840

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday April 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 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 April 18, 2017 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 LaRose by Louise Erdrich.

Summary: Horrified when he accidentally kills his best friend's five-year-old son while hunting, Landreaux Iron gives away his own young son to his friend's family according to ancient tradition, a decision that helps both families reach a tenuous peace that is threatened by a vengeful adversary.

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 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Evil Under the Sun

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

When noted stage star Arlena Marshall is found murdered while visiting a posh island resort, Poirot is called upon to find the culprit, but given Marshall's shrewish personality and propensity for making enemies, the question isn't "Who wanted to see her dead?" but "Who didn't?"

The film runs 117 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
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Thursday April 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM LEGO Challenge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 & Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
Saturday April 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday April 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 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
Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Tuesday Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 - 14

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

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

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

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Knit & Kaboodle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Knitting & Crocheting

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

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

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

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Ages 5 to 12

Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player.

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
Saturday April 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Discussion via Skype

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

This month’s topic of discussion is Rules for a Knight: the Last Letter of Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke by Ethan Hawke.

To participate in the group chat, download and register for a Skype ID for free at: http://www.skype.com/en/. Once you’re registered, simply have the Skype program open, log in at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, and click or tap the answer button.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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Monday May 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 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
Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday May 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Afterschool Special Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn, a 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.

It runs 136 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Friday May 5, 2017 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 May 6, 2017 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
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 12 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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Yarn Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 to 12

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

For more information, please call 675-2879.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Calling All Families!

Come play Bingo at the Library!

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

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Thursday May 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Book & Art Activity

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

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday May 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Poetry Enthusiasts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday May 16, 2017 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 Razor Girl by Carl Hiassen.

Summary: Involved in a car accident with a young scam artist, a man helplessly watches his life spiral out of control in the wake of a sand-stealing company, a Hawaiian-shirt-clad NYC mafia capo, a reality show accordionist and other eccentric characters.

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

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

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Movie Mysteries @ Moorer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Murder By Death

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

As penned by Neil Simon, this satire of movie mysteries is set in motion when several prominent detectives are invited to the mansion of the reclusive Lionel Twain . In Ten Little Indians fashion, the gathered sleuths are locked into the forbidding mansion, and subject to various death-dealing devices.

The film runs 94 minutes and is rated PG.

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

image c. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM LEGO Challenge Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 & Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Knitting & Crocheting

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

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

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

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Minecraft Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 5 to 12

Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player.

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hot Teen Reads in the Library

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

Our topic of discussion is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Summary: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday May 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
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.


 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Parkway Branch
Tuesday June 20, 2017 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 Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

Summary: The Cousins and the Keatings are two California families forever intertwined and permanently shattered by infidelity. Bert Cousins leaves his wife for Beverly Keating, leaving her to raise four children on her own.

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
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