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Thursday October 1, 2020 -  Saturday October 31, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png A Booklover's View from the Couch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A MPL Facebook Discussion Group

Just finished a great book and want to tell someone about it?  Interested in books others are raving about?

Join MPL's book discussion group "A Booklover's View from the Couch." We will discuss the books we've read, are reading, or we're planning to read next. 

Join the discussion

 

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
misc_none.png Boredom Busters Online Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
Crafts, Puzzles and STEM Projects!
 
Get inspiration and ideas of fun things to do while staying at home on our Children's Facebook and YouTube.
 
Link to Children's Services Facebook: www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens/.
 
Link to Children's Services YouTube playlist.
    Location: Online/Virtual
 
misc_none.png Brew with Me! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Let's Make Tea!

Join Jill Stewart for a series of videos about tea and how to brew from loose leaf varieties.

Go to the YouTube playlist.

 

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
misc_none.png Crafting for Teens and Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Inspiration and Creation

Relax and enjoy videos on arts and crafts you can do safely at home.

Go to the YouTube playlist.

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
misc_none.png Fairy Tale Escape Room Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Delve into a land of stories, puzzles, and magic.

Can you muster the courage it takes to follow the White Rabbit?

Test your skills. Begin here Fairy Tale Escape Room.

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
misc_none.png Learn to Cook! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Cooking Tips & Recipes

Learn all about Pressure Cooking with Francois and Cooking Basics with Lynn.

Go to the YouTube playlist.

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
misc_none.png Not Your Average Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Virtual Book Club

It's a book club for those who love reading and sharing great books with friends, but don't have the time to join a traditional book club? To participate go to our facebook page.

We will discuss one book a month. The topic of discussion for the month of October is Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt.

For more information, call Michele at 251-340-8561.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
misc_none.png Page to Screen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Movie Versus the Book

Each month, Page to Screen book club will feature a book that's been adapted into a movie. Join Our Facebook Page to chat about the book while you're reading! Then tune in for a live discussion via Google Meet on October 26 at 7 p.m. to discuss the movie vs the book. Enter Google Meet Room. Feel free to participate in one or both!

Let the Right One In is available in print from the Mobile Public Library and as a digital download on Hoopla. The movie is available on DVD from the Mobile Public Library and as digital downloads on Hoopla and Kanopy

Discussion throughout the month is encouraged in the Facebook group. Don't worry, this is a closed group, so only members can see what you post!

For more information, please call 251-340-8555 or email mtaylor@mplonline.org.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
misc_none.png Read. Watch. Eat. Repeat. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teens & Adults

Right now we're all doing a lot of watching, reading and eating.

Our staff will be sharing their recommendations every Tuesday and Friday on Youtube. Please, come join the conversation and share some of your favorite books, movies and snacks. 

Go to the YouTube playlist.

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
misc_none.png Simple Hand Lettering Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learning from the Comfort of Home  

Ms. Christie demonstrates simple, hand lettering projects.   

Go to the YouTube playlist.

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
misc_none.png 10:00 AM Online Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Storytime!

Join us Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. as youth specialists from Mobile Public Library share stories and songs.
 
Link to children's services facebook: www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens/.
 
Storytime videos are also available on this YouTube playlist.
    Location: Online/Virtual
Saturday October 24, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM Creole Family Reunion: Revitalizing Mobile's Creole Past Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

October is International Creole Heritage Month

Mobile has a deep, rich Creole history, often overlooked. The history is a fundamental thread to the fabric that is Mobile itself. Join us and the Mobile Creole Cultural & Historical Preservation Society as we present a month-long Facebook Live program celebrating this neglected history.

Our series concludes today at 10 a.m. with A Living Legacy, a special premiere event of the surviving members of Creole Fire No. 1

For more information, please call 251-494-2172 or email etheris@mplonline.org.

On Wednesday nights throughout the month of October we will have micro-reunions for those who preregister. Look for the micro-reunion event post on the Mobile Creole Cultural & Historical Preservation Society Facebook page.

This project is supported by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state partner with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Location: Online/Virtual
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Monday October 26, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM Classics and More! - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Zoom Book Club Meeting

Topics of discussion are The Haunting of Hill House and The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.

zoom.us/j/93959509599

Meeting ID: 939 5950 9599 Password: 141793

For more information, please call 340-1541 or email cecox@mplonline.org.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Online/Virtual
Tuesday October 27, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 11:00 AM Tea and New Book Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

New Books!

Join Lisa the librarian on Facebook Live for a preview of preordered titles coming to MPL in November.

Plus get a chance to win a free book every week!

 

    Location: Online/Virtual
Wednesday October 28, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM Zoom Storytime with Ms. Emmie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschoolers

Join Ms. Emmie on Zoom for stories and songs!

Please email westyou@mplonline.org to receive a link to join the group.

    Location: Online/Virtual
Friday October 30, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Halloween Story Quest! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family Fun

Join us for a Halloween Story Quest anytime between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Wear your costumes and enjoy an outdoor, interactive story at the library. Take home a craft and a treat!

For more information, please call 340-1507 or email  crhodes@mplonline.org.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday October 31, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Halloween Story Quest! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family Fun

Join us for a Halloween Story Quest anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wear your costumes and enjoy an outdoor, interactive story at the library. Take home a craft and a treat!

For more information, please call 340-8571 or email  westyou@mplonline.org.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled.

    Location: West Regional Library
Sunday November 1, 2020 -  Monday November 30, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png Page to Screen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Movie Versus the Book

Each month, Page to Screen book club will feature a book that's been adapted into a movie. Join Our Facebook Page to chat about the book while you're reading! Then tune in for a live discussion via Google Meet on November 30 at 7 p.m. to discuss the movie vs the book. Feel free to participate in one or both!

Dracula is available in print and audio from the Mobile Public Library and as a digital download on Hoopla. Several versions/adaptations of the movie are available on DVD from the Mobile Public Library and as digital downloads on Hoopla and Kanopy

Discussion throughout the month is encouraged in the Facebook group. Don't worry, this is a closed group, so only members can see what you post!

For more information, please call 251-340-8555 or email mtaylor@mplonline.org.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
misc_none.png 10:00 AM Online Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Storytime!

Join us Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. as youth specialists from Mobile Public Library share stories and songs.
 
Link to children's services facebook: www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens/.
 
Storytime videos are also available on this YouTube playlist.
    Location: Online/Virtual
Wednesday November 4, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime on the Patio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Toddlers

Join us on the patio for stories and songs!

Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.

For more information or to register, please email  westyou@mplonline.org.

    Location: West Regional Library
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime on the Patio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschoolers

Join us on the patio for stories and songs!

Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.

For more information or to register, please email  westyou@mplonline.org.

    Location: West Regional Library
Thursday November 5, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM Early Learning with Your Baby Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Helping Your Baby to Learn & Grow

Join the Mobile Public Library staff for a Zoom class designed to help you feel empowered with the knowledge and tools to help your baby's brain grow and thrive.

Babies begin learning the moment they are born. You are your baby's first teacher and your baby needs you! We hope this class helps you to feel more confident in helping your baby to learn and get off to the best start.

Please email westyou@mplonline.org to receive a link to join the group.

    Location: Online/Virtual
Saturday November 14, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM Out of This World Virtual 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 Merchant and the Alchemist Gate by Ted Chiang.

To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
 
For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.
 
image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Online/Virtual
Wednesday November 18, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime on the Patio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Toddlers

Join us on the patio for stories and songs!

Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.

For more information or to register, please email  westyou@mplonline.org.

    Location: West Regional Library
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misc_none.png 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime on the Patio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschoolers

Join us on the patio for stories and songs!

Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.

For more information or to register, please email  westyou@mplonline.org.

    Location: West Regional Library
Thursday November 19, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:00 PM Bayside Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Zoom Book Club Meeting

Topic of discussion is The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.

zoom.us/j/7096813568.

Meeting ID: 7096813568 Password: 340148

For more information, please call 494-4454 or email bffowler12@aol.com.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Online/Virtual
Friday November 20, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 4:00 PM Zoom Minute to Win It Game Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 to 12

Participants play simple games with common items in an attempt to win a prize.

Register by November 16 to get a link to the competition and reserve a set of supplies. Then pick up your supplies from your choice of library locations. Use your supplies to play games and compete with other participants via a live Zoom link.

Winner gets a fantastic, family strategy board game, Qwirkle.

For more information or to register and receive your Zoom link, please call 251-340-1521 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Online/Virtual
Wednesday November 25, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM Toddler Storytime on the Patio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Toddlers

Join us on the patio for stories and songs!

Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.

For more information or to register, please email  westyou@mplonline.org.

    Location: West Regional Library
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM Preschool Storytime on the Patio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschoolers

Join us on the patio for stories and songs!

Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.

For more information or to register, please email  westyou@mplonline.org.

    Location: West Regional Library
Monday November 30, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM Classics and More! - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Zoom Book Club Meeting

Topic of discussion is My Sweet Charlie by David Westheimer.

zoom.us/j/92915856214

Meeting ID: 929 1585 6214 Password: 197599

For more information, please call 340-1541 or email cecox@mplonline.org.

 

    Location: Online/Virtual
Tuesday December 1, 2020 -  Thursday December 31, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png Page to Screen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Movie Versus the Book

Each month, Page to Screen book club will feature a book that's been adapted into a movie. Join Our Facebook Page to chat about the book while you're reading! Then tune in for a live discussion via Google Meet on December 28 at 7 p.m. to discuss the movie vs the book. Feel free to participate in one or both!

A Christmas Carol is available in print and audio from the Mobile Public Library and as a digital download on Hoopla. Several versions/adaptations of the movie are available on DVD from the Mobile Public Library and as digital downloads on Hoopla and Kanopy

Discussion throughout the month is encouraged in the Facebook group. Don't worry, this is a closed group, so only members can see what you post!

For more information, please call 251-340-8555 or email mtaylor@mplonline.org.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
misc_none.png 10:00 AM Online Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Storytime!

Join us Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. as youth specialists from Mobile Public Library share stories and songs.
 
Link to children's services facebook: www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens/.
 
Storytime videos are also available on this YouTube playlist.
    Location: Online/Virtual
Thursday December 3, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 2:00 PM Early Learning with Your Baby Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Helping Your Baby to Learn & Grow

Join the Mobile Public Library staff for a Zoom class designed to help you feel empowered with the knowledge and tools to help your baby's brain grow and thrive.

Babies begin learning the moment they are born. You are your baby's first teacher and your baby needs you! We hope this class helps you to feel more confident in helping your baby to learn and get off to the best start.

Please email westyou@mplonline.org to receive a link to join the group.

    Location: Online/Virtual
Saturday December 12, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:00 AM Out of This World Virtual 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 Bloodchild by Octavia Butler.

To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
 
For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.
 
image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Online/Virtual
Monday December 28, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:30 PM Classics and More! - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Zoom Book Club Meeting

Topic of discussion is The Thief of Always by Clive Barker.

zoom.us/j/91350063739

Meeting ID: 913 5006 3739 Password: 679522

For more information, please call 340-1541 or email cecox@mplonline.org.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Online/Virtual
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