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Wednesday September 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Credit Repair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to understand a Credit Report and how to repair your Credit Score.

Rick Zapata, Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will conduct today’s workshop.

Registration is required.

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

 

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Duct Tape Crafts with Rachel Garner – Learn how to make wallets, purses and more using duct tape.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday September 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Unemployment - Returning to Work Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to do an internet job search; develop a skills based resume; prepare for an interview; and develop a job search network. 

Rick Zapata, Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, will conduct today’s workshop.

Registration is required.

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

 

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

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The film recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

The film runs 100 minutes and is rated R for language, some sexual content and violence.

For more information please call 208-7097.

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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. This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

This month's topic of discussion is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.

Summary: A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years-from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding-that puts the violence, fear, hope and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives-the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness-are inextricable from the history playing out around them. Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love-a stunning accomplishment.

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

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

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Game On! Ages 8 - Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Video Games at the Library!

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

For more information please call 675-2879.

 

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
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Friday September 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Game On! Ages 10 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Gamers! Tournament style games.

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

Registration required for groups.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday September 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 208-7093.

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

The Amazing Spider Man 2

The web-slingin' wall-crawler hits the screens once again in this follow-up to Marc Webb's 2012 reboot of the series. Andrew Garfield returns as Peter Parker, who squares off against the villainous Electro, played by Jamie Foxx.

The film runs 142 minutes and is PG-13.

For more information please call 675-2879.

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
Sunday September 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Block Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come share the Fun! Use your imagination and challenge your building skills – from “My First Zoo” to the “Hogwarts Castle”; “SpongeBob” to “Star Wars”; and everything in between!

All ages are invited. Children under the age of five must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Banned in Boston... and Everywhere! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In celebration of National Banned Books Week, Tom Perez and actors and aficionados from his company ‘South of the Salt Line Foundation’ will present readings from several classic books banned in the past ten years.

After each reading, Mr. Perez will cite the location in which the book was banned or challenged, as well as the reason it was banned.

The audience is encouraged to participate with questions and comments. For more information call 208-7097.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday September 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Resources for Small Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Finding the Ways to Achieve Success!

Representatives from local agencies will discuss their roles and the support they offer small businesses of our community.

The panel consists of Melvin Washington with the Small Business Development Center at USA; Sherman Blosser, Director of the Women’s Business Center; Brent McMahan, Senior Area Manager with the Small Business Administration; Paula Webb, Government Documents Librarian at USA; and Rick Zapata, Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Registration is required.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Appetizer Sampler – Learn how to create simple, nutritious snacks from basic ingredients.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday September 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

Using IPads and IPhones

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Discovery Tuesdays - Boys & Girls ages 8-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Acrylic 101 - Learn the basic techniques of acrylic and the color wheel theory. Children will create a beautiful painting on canvas paper. This month's project is "Sea Life Stenciling."

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Book Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Isabelle is the focus of our program today.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Knit & Kaboodle - Knitting & Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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 September 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Advanced Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 9:30 AM 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 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Candy Sushi- Make your own candy sushi using favorite sweet treats.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Needle Crafts - Embroidery, Quilting and Sewing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Would you like to learn more about embroidery, quilting, or reading a pattern for a sewing project?

Please bring your own supplies and projects. We will learn and share tips with fellow crafters.

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

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat! - Boys & Girls ages 6 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Banned Books Week Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

This epic is the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug.

The film runs 170 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Friday September 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Game On! Ages 10 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Gamers! Tournament style games.

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

Registration required for groups.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Banned Books Week Movie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Perks of Being a Wallflower

Author Stephen Chbosky adapts his own best-selling novel about a withdrawn teen who attempts to remain hopeful for the future while dreading every day of the present.

The film screening runs 103 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information please call 208-7086.

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tinker Session for Teens, Ages 12 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to make pictures with glow sticks, flash lights and other lighted objects using long exposure settings on a digital camera.

Registration is encouraged.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday September 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Math Challenge with Mrs. Elizabeth Gillespie – Join in the fun with our math challenge and win cool prizes.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Discovery Tuesdays - Boys & Girls ages 8-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Travel to Uganda - Mrs. Schrock will talk about the culture and customs  of Uganda.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 645-6840.

 

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The basics of Office 2007 Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Soda Science - Learn cool things in Science and have fun with our Soda Science experiments.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Lifelines Counseling - Managing Stress Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tips on Managing Stress

Chandra Brown, Executive Director with Lifelines Counseling Services will discuss how to identify your stressors, and show us what tools and techniques are available to lessen your stress.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Pizza & a Movie Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Club

Enjoy some pizza while watching the movie, Warm Bodies.

Following the film showing we will discuss the book written by Isaac Marion.

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

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

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

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

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

For more information please call 675-2879

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Rocks in My Bed - Duke Ellington and His Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Actor and playwright Cedric Liqueur will perform his one-man show, “Rocks In My Bed: Duke Ellington and His Music.”

Developed with the cooperation and input of Duke Ellington’s estate, Liqueur’s one-man show is a musical event celebrating the works and life of Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, an orchestral jazz musician and band leader during the early to mid-20th century. His career spanned 50 years and won many awards, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This production is nationally sponsored by Crosley Radio.

Cedric Liqueur is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has performed a number of solo performances representing historical figures, from baseball player Satchel Paige to William Shakespeare’s King Lear.

A Meet and Greet Artist reception follows the presentation. Admission is free. For more information call 208-7097.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Friday October 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Game On! Ages 10 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Gamers! Tournament style games.

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

Registration required for groups.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday October 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

It’s a Special Edition of the Extravagant Reader Book Club (ERBC) as we go down memory lane to revisit the books reviewed over the past year.

Deborah Johnson, author of The Secret of Magic will join us by way of a Skype appearance.

Please check out Ms. Johnson's website at http://deborahjohnsonbooks.com/.

For more information on the Book Club, please call Diane at 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
Sunday October 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Block Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come share the Fun! Use your imagination and challenge your building skills – from “My First Zoo” to the “Hogwarts Castle”; “SpongeBob” to “Star Wars”; and everything in between!

All ages are invited. Children under the age of five must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday October 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sign Language 101 with Mrs. Richardson – Learn a new skill while having fun.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday October 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Libretto Book Club - Werther Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Members of the Mobile Opera will host a discussion of the book, The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

This loosely autobiographical novel is the basis for Jules Massenet's Opera, Werther. 

For more information, contact Mobile Opera at  251.432.6772.

 

The Mobile Opera will perform Werther at the Civic Center Theater, October 24 at 8 p.m. and October 26 at 2:30 p.m. For more information go to http://www.mobileopera.org or call 251-432-6772..

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crafternoon for Teens - Ages 11 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teens test your creativity!

Learn how to make fun and useful items out of duct tape.  

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Discovery Tuesdays - Boys & Girls ages 8-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Origami Techniques - Mrs. Mary Rodning will instruct the children in origami techniques. This month’s project is nocturnal creatures.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 645-6840.

 

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday October 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Breast Cancer - Don't Miss the Warning Signs! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mrs. Wilma Baliem, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with the Mitchell Cancer Institute will discuss the different types of breast cancer and breast cancer prevention.

Mrs. Baliem has worked for the University of South Alabama healthcare system for 30 years as a Registered Nurse, a Nurse Manager, a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Educator, and a Nurse Practitioner in the Adult Acute Care population.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Movietime

Join us for a screening of the film The Lego Movie.

The film runs 101 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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

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

This month’s project is Collage.

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

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8571.

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

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

Basic computer knowledge required.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

 

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month’s project is Collage.

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

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Family Feature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Oz the Great and Powerful

When Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora and Glinda, who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting.

The film runs 127 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 645-6840.

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

The very basics of Office 2007 Excel spreadsheet software - Part I.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
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
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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 Family of Lies by Mary Monroe.

Summary: Gold digger Vera Lomax schemes against the daughter of one of her rich older husband's mistresses in order to ensure his fortune remains his.

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
Friday October 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Game On! Ages 10 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Gamers! Tournament style games.

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

Registration required for groups.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday October 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Beyond Sight Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Paranormal Investigation

Beyond Sight is a local organization that investigates paranormal events. These are events or perceptions occurring without scientific explanation.

Come learn about the methods and procedures used in their investigations, and what their findings revealed from a "Night in the  Library."

This event is open to all ages. For more information please call 208-7086.


    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:45 PM Trunk or Treat! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Competition & Treats

From 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. families are invited to “Trick or Treat” around decorated car trunks in the Library parking lot.

Judging of the Trunks will take place an hour earlier. Awards will be given on the basis of three categories, Best in Show, Most Creative and Most Scary.  

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

Deadline for registration is October 10.


    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Sunday October 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Mobile Opera - Afternoon of the Stars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Members of the cast of Mobile Opera's Werther will perform their favorite musical selections.

Stage Director, Fenlon Lamb, will be on hand to describe the creative process behind the production of Werther, and Maestro Andy Anderson will provide commentary about the music and introduce the performers.

Enjoy beautiful music and meet the stars over light refreshments following the performance.

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

 

The Mobile Opera will perform Werther at the Civic Center Theater, October 24 at 8 p.m. and October 26 at 2:30 p.m. For more information go to http://www.mobileopera.org or call 251-432-6772.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month’s project is Collage.

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

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Robocop

A powerful multinational conglomerate attempts to bring robotic law enforcement to the United States by transforming a critically injured police officer into a cyborg cop in this remake of the subversive 1987 sci-fi classic. 

The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information please call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday October 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Publisher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Publisher 101 is required before taking Advanced Publisher.

Registration is required.

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

 

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

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

This month’s project is Collage.

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

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

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

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

This month’s project is Collage.

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

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Discovery Tuesdays - Boys & Girls ages 8-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Pop Art - Professor Oszuscik will share the history of Pop Art. Children will learn to create Pop Art paintings.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 645-6840.

 

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 10 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Mysteries @ Moorer - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Mystery Lovers! We will discuss Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill.

Summary: Forced to relocate to rural Thailand with her eccentric family, crime reporter Jimm Juree fears that her career is over until the bodies of two hippies are discovered in a local farmer's field and a Buddhist abbot is murdered, a case that implicates a monk and a nun.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

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

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Other Typist by  Suzanne Rindell.

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

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Anti-Bullying Week - Student Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Mobile playwright, Tom Perez, and his cast of students from the Mobile and Baldwin County middle schools for a performance of Bullies and Lady-Dogs, a one-act play that promotes anti-bullying.

The ten skits encourage a Zero Tolerance of bullying and offer the audience creative ways to handle bullying, often with humor. 

The program is sponsored by the South of the Salt Line Foundation, the Mobile Public Library, and the Mobile County Coalition Against Bullying.

For more information, call 208-7097.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday October 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stop-Motion Animation – Learn the basics of Stop-Motion Animation and create your own one-of-a-kind short film with the Centre for the Living Arts.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Needle Crafts - Ribbon Flowers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to make ribbon flowers.

Registration is encouraged.

For more information, a list of recommended supplies, or to register, please call 208-7079.

 

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Breast Cancer Awareness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Finding Great Resources Online

USA Marx Library Government Documents Department is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. One in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. However, the good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

Join Paula L. Webb, Government Documents Librarian at USA GovDocs, as she guides us to quality information and resources online.

Registration is required.

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

 

 

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

The Invisible Woman

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

The film runs 111 minutes and is rated R for some sexual content.

For more information please call 208-7097.

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

The very basics of Office 2007 Excel spreadsheet software - Part II.

Excel Basics I is required before taking Excel Basics II.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

 

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

This month's topic of discussion is Falling to Earth by Kate Southwood.

Summary: Paul Graves and his family face the resentment of their small town community as it struggles to rebuild following a devastating tornado that left the Graves' home and business unscathed.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Game On! Ages 8 - Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Video Games at the Library!

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

For more information please call 675-2879.

 

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
Friday October 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Game On! Ages 10 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Gamers! Tournament style games.

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

Registration required for groups.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday October 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 208-7093.

    Location: Local History & Genealogy
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Sew & Tell - Ages 8 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Visit with friends and learn to sew simple projects.

Participants will design and sew small, monster bean bags out of  felt.

Registration is required for groups.

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

 

 

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

Godzilla

The king of all monsters returns in this Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures production helmed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters).

The film runs 123 minutes and is PG-13.

For more information please call 675-2879.

 

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teens Fall Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teens Fall for Fun - Games, Prizes & a Film!

A costume contest, cake walk, and a film screening of the 2014 Godzilla are all part of the special events.

Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

The Godzilla screening begins at 3:30 p.m. The film runs 123 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information and a schedule of all events please call 438-7075.

 


    Location: Toulminville Branch
Sunday October 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Block Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come share the Fun! Use your imagination and challenge your building skills – from “My First Zoo” to the “Hogwarts Castle”; “SpongeBob” to “Star Wars”; and everything in between!

All ages are invited. Children under the age of five must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday October 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Art Space – Create your own Fall wreath using simple materials.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 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 October 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The basics of Office 2007 Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 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 One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson.

Summary: Recounts the story of a pivotal cultural year in the United States when mainstream pursuits and historical events were marked by contributions by such figures as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and Al Capone.

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 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Discovery Tuesdays - Boys & Girls ages 8-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Game Day- Come test your skills and challenge others in the games of Wii and board games.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Book Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Molly is the focus of our program today.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday October 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Surfing the Net Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Basic computer knowledge required.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

 

 

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Food Handling Tips – Learn basic food handling tips with Ms. Amelia McGrew.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Friday October 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Game On! Ages 10 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Gamers! Tournament style games.

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

Registration required for groups.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Email Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join local IT professional, Jake Beaton to learn more about email. Whether you are new to email or you simply want to learn more about this essential communication tool, this class is for you.

We will explore the basics of email communication, from sending messages to emailing photos, in a friendly, casual environment.

Users without an active email address should plan to arrive 15 minutes before class.

For more information, please call 340-8561.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tinker Session for Teens, Ages 12 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn how to make Stomp Rockets out of recycled materials and then take them out to the Plaza and let them fly.

Registration is encouraged.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Halloween Masks Mrs. Gillespie will teach us how to make our own unique Masks.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

 image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:15 PM Tuesday Movie Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Divergent

In a world where the population is divided into factions by personality types, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is classified as Divergent. When she uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all Divergents, she teams with the mysterious Four (Theo James) to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them.

The film runs 140 minutes and is PG-13.

For more information please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Discovery Tuesdays - Boys & Girls ages 8-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Music of the Dulcimer - Mrs. Betty Barnes will share her musical talents through a dulcimer demonstration.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 645-6840.

 

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Knit & Kaboodle - Knitting & Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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 October 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mobile Myths & Legends Amy Raley, historian with the Local History & Genealogy will talk about the myths and legends of Mobile.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8571.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Halloween Special! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Spooky Buddies & Trick or Treating in the Library!

Calling all children - Wear your costumes and enjoy a snack and special screening of Spooky Buddies in the meeting room followed by “Trick or Treating” throughout the Library.

The film runs 88 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Halloween Spooktacular! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Masks & Spooky Treats

Wear your costume and come create your very own Halloween mask.

Then Trick or Treat throughout the Library and enjoy some Monster Hand Punch and Graveyard Cake.

Fun for all!

For more information please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Fall Festival! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Crafts! Games! Treats!

The Library is the place for Halloween! Jack-O-Fruits, ghostly checkers, pumpkin bowling, and more.

Wear your favorite costume. There’s something for everyone!

Groups must register.

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


    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Sunday November 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Block Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come share the Fun! Use your imagination and challenge your building skills – from “My First Zoo” to the “Hogwarts Castle”; “SpongeBob” to “Star Wars”; and everything in between!

All ages are invited. Children under the age of five must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday November 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Game Day – Come play your favorite Board game.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday November 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Centre for the Living Arts - Pre-K Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month’s project is Oil Pastel Flowers.

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

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM Tuesday Movie Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Amazing Spider Man 2

The web-slingin' wall-crawler hits the screens once again in this follow-up to Marc Webb's 2012 reboot of the series. Andrew Garfield returns as Peter Parker, who squares off against the villainous Electro, played by Jamie Foxx.

The film runs 142 minutes and is PG-13.

For more information please call 470-7766.

image c.Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

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

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

This month’s project is Oil Pastel Flowers.

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

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Discovery Tuesdays - Boys & Girls ages 8-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Travel to Thailand - Mrs. Nimit will talk about the culture and customs of Thailand.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 645-6840.

 

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Mysteries @ Moorer - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Mystery Lovers! We will discuss A Long Finish by Michael Dibdin.

Summary: With the future of a new wine vintage at stake, Aurelio Zen takes on another unorthodox assignment, to investigate the case of the jailed heir to an important wine-growing family, accused of a brutal murder.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Movietime

Join us for a screening of the film The Little Rascals Save the Day.

The film runs 93 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM Teen Anime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

King of Bandits Jing

Story about master-thief Jing and his exploits to steel everything he deems valuable in the world.

The film screening runs 90 minutes and is rated TV-PG.

For more information please call 340-8571.

 

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

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

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

For more information please call 675-2879

    Location: Saraland Public Library
Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Game On! Ages 10 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Gamers! Tournament style games.

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

Registration required for groups.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday November 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 8 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Crochet for Everyone

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

For the beginners, learn to crochet with Ms. Lydia Smith.

We recommend you bring a J size hook and a 7 oz. skein of worsted weight yarn.

For more information please call 645-6840.

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

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

This month’s project is Oil Pastel Flowers.

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

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Tyler Perry's The Single Mom's Club

Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club follows five single mothers from different walks of life who come together when their teen kids, who all attend the same exclusive school, get in trouble for smoking and vandalism.

The film runs 111 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Recycling 101 with Keep Mobile Beautiful – Learn cool tips on recycling and then test your skills in our recycling game.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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

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

This month’s project is Oil Pastel Flowers.

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

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Israel: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In several ways it is the worst of times for Israel – facing likely existential nuclear threat from Iran, constant rockets from Islamic fundamentalists and a possible threat from ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

And yet Israel has emerged as a global hi-tech power, well integrated in the world economy, developing strong relations with Russia, China and, for the first time ever, gaining support from the Sunni Arab states.  Which is it?  

Dr. Jonathan Adelman, editor, consultant in international affairs, and professor of International Studies at the University of Denver, will present a realistic, yet hopeful, view of Israel’s future in the world.

The program is sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North America, the Mobile Area Jewish Federation and the Mobile Public Library. 

For more information contact the Mobile Area Jewish Federation 251-343-7197.      

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month’s project is Oil Pastel Flowers.

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

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Family Feature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Nanny McPhee Returns

A struggling mother receives some much-needed assistance tending to the family farm and raising a group of spirited children while her military husband is fighting overseas in this sequel to the whimsical 2005 fantasy comedy Nanny McPhee.

The film runs 109 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 645-6840.

image c. Universal Pictures

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
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 Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith.

Summary: Befriended by some of America's most successful and wealthy black men, a talented African-American lawyer working out of a Queens storefront accepts their invitation to a weekend getaway only to learn that they are part of a secret organization that would promote white slavery.

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
Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Game On! Ages 10 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Gamers! Tournament style games.

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

Registration required for groups.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Research Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

For more information call 208-7093.

    Location: Local History & Genealogy
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday - The Giving Tree Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 2 and Up!

Mrs. Rhodes will read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Following the storytime everyone will create their own Giving Tree with all of the things and people you are thankful for in your life.

Registration required for groups.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Sunday November 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Block Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come share the Fun! Use your imagination and challenge your building skills – from “My First Zoo” to the “Hogwarts Castle”; “SpongeBob” to “Star Wars”; and everything in between!

All ages are invited. Children under the age of five must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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Monday November 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fall Craft Project – Join us as we create a Fall tree using handprints.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

 image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
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 November 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.

Summary: The world of Olive Kitteridge, a retired school teacher in a small coastal town in Maine, is revealed in stories that explore her diverse roles in many lives, including a lounge singer haunted by a past love, her stoic husband, and her own resentful son.

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 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Discovery Tuesdays - Boys & Girls ages 8-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sumi-E Resist Painting - Mrs. Mary Rodning will instruct the children in the techniques of Sumi-E resist painting.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Book Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Kit is the focus of our program today.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Bingo for Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up

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 6:30 PM A Page in Time Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Outcasts by  Kathleen Kent.

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

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Basics of Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 438-7075 for more information.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fall Craft Project – Join us as we create a Fall tree using handprints.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Matinee at the Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Belle

The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.

The film runs 104 minutes and is rated PG for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images.

For more information please call 208-7097.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Game On! Ages 8 - Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Video Games at the Library!

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

For more information please call 675-2879.

 

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
Friday November 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Game On! Ages 10 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Gamers! Tournament style games.

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

Registration required for groups.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 8 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Crochet for Everyone

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

For the beginners, learn to crochet with Ms. Lydia Smith.

We recommend you bring a J size hook and a 7 oz. skein of worsted weight yarn.

For more information please call 645-6840.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday November 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Movietime

Join us for a screening of the film Frozen.

The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

 image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Tuesday Movie Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Brave

This film follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land.

The film runs 93 minutes and is rated PG. 

For more information please call 470-7766.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Discovery Tuesdays - Boys & Girls ages 8-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Holiday Recipes form Mobile's Past - Historian Amy Raley will share holiday recipes and a few historical facts about the ingredients listed in The Gulf City Cook Book, published in 1876.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 645-6840.

 

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

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

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

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

 

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday November 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Sew & Tell - Ages 8 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Visit with friends and learn to sew simple projects.

Participants will sew stockings out of red and white felt.

Registration is required for groups.

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

 

 

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All About the Holidays – Create your own ornaments and learn some tips on holiday wrapping.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Tuesday Movie Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Disney's 1993 remake of the 1963 hit The Incredible Journey, follows three household pets as they travel across mountains and plains on their way to find their owners.

The film runs 85 minutes and is rated G. 

For more information please call 470-7766.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Discovery Tuesdays - Boys & Girls ages 8-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Holiday Snacks - Monica Merifield will share easy, holiday snack recipes to make perfect gifts for friends and family.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 645-6840.

 

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Holiday Jewelry – Learn how to make simple jewelry from recycled materials.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8571.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Game On! Ages 10 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Gamers! Tournament style games.

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

Registration required for groups.

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

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 8 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Crochet for Everyone

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

For the beginners, learn to crochet with Ms. Lydia Smith.

We recommend you bring a J size hook and a 7 oz. skein of worsted weight yarn.

For more information please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
Monday December 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month’s project is Drip Paintings.

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

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 to 17 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Muppets Most Wanted

Disney’s "Muppets Most Wanted" takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit.

The film runs 112 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 438-7075.

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday December 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Centre for the Living Arts - Pre-K Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month’s project is Drip Paintings.

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

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM Tuesday Movie Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Pirate Fairy

This animated swashbuckler follows fiercely intelligent dust-keeping fairy named Zarina (voiced by Christina Hendricks) whose antics lead her out of Pixie Hollow and into the hands of the Pirates of Skull Rock. The duplicitous pirates make Zarina their captain, leaving Tinker Bell and her pals to find the wayward fairy and remove her from harm's way. The film runs 80 minutes and is not rated.  

The film runs 80 minutes and is not rated. 

For more information please call 470-7766.

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

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

This month’s project is Drip Paintings.

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

Today’s program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Discovery Tuesdays - Boys & Girls ages 8-14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Recycled Ornaments - Make your own holiday ornaments from a variety of recycled materials.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 645-6840.

 

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

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

Registration is not required, but encouraged.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Crochet for Everyone - Ages 10 and Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Mysteries @ Moorer - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Mystery Lovers! We will discuss A Christmas Guest by Anne Perry.

Summary: During a holiday visit to the home of Charlotte Pitt's parents, Grandmama is called upon to play the role of amateur detective when a fellow guest--an outcast from her own family--is murdered.

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

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

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

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Good Lord Bird by  James McBride.

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

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

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday December 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 -14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Movietime

Join us for a screening of the film Up.

The film runs 96 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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

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

This month’s project is Drip Paintings.

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

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Centre for the Living Arts - Kids Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month’s project is Drip Paintings.

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

The program is sponsored by the Centre for the Living Arts and the Mobile Public Library.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Family Feature Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Muppets Most Wanted

Disney’s "Muppets Most Wanted" takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit.

The film runs 112 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information please call 645-6840.

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
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 Hidden Riches by Felicia Mason.

Summary: After Ana Mae Futrell--who, unbeknownst to her family, had won the lottery--passes away, she tasks the surviving members of her family with solving a mystery that she stitched into her quilt, with victor to inherit her fortune.

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
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Friday December 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM Game On! Ages 10 - 14 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all Gamers! Tournament style games.

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

Registration required for groups.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Saturday December 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Something Special For Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Gingerbread Man

Mrs. Rhodes will tell the story of The Gingerbread Man. After the storytime everyone will receive a gingerbread man to decorate. Lemonade and water will be provided for those wanting to eat their creation.

Registration is required for groups.

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

 

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday December 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Poetry Enthusiasts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

For more information call 438-7075.

 

 

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
Tuesday December 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Good House by Ann Leary.

Summary: Successful real-estate broker, family woman and raging alcoholic Hildy Good embarks on a life of denial and loneliness while resenting the intervention of her loved ones and becoming embroiled in a scandal in her New England town that involves two craggy seniors.

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

For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM American Girl Book Club - Ages 7 to 12 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Samantha is the focus of our program today.

Registration is encouraged.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit - Ages 8 to Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8571.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Game On! Ages 8 - Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Video Games at the Library!

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

For more information please call 675-2879.

 

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    Location: Saraland Public Library
Tuesday December 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Knit & Kaboodle - Knitting & Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

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

 

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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