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Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Not Your Average Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Check Out Virtual Book Club

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

We'll be reading one book a month and discussing it on our book club Facebook page. Just "like" the "Not Your Average Book Club" Facebook page and join in! It' s as easy as that! Post questions and discussions any time, anywhere!

Join us for a book discussion on The Dinner by Herman Koch during the month of November.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

Saturday November 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Saving Your Photos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Saturday Conversations

Join Barbara Ledet as she shows you the steps to preserving your irreplaceable, family photo memories.

Focusing on “pre-digital” printed photos and outdated media, topics include: Organizing Your Photos - Why Digitize?; Scanning Terminology and DIY Digitizing Basics; and Creative Ways to Enjoy and Share Your Collection.

Following the presentation, participants are invited to move to the Local History & Genealogy Division to learn how to scan their photos. Please, no more than 10 photos per customer.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, please email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7079 or 208-7085.

Barbara Ledet is a personal photo scanning service provider with Your Family Photos and Memories

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

Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Arts and Crafts Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Registration is recommended.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Teens

Challenge your gaming skills with a variety of videogames and gaming consoles!

For more information, please call 208-7570.

 


 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Spoken Word of Mobile Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

It's a Celebration!

Open House 2017 celebrates the 15th Year Anniversary of Spoken Word of Mobile.

Join us for special tributes and honors, and meet and greet other poets, writers and artists.

Share your work and ideas, trade business cards, or just sit back and enjoy the beauty of the spoken and written word, and the visuals arts. 

For more information, please call 438-7075.

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

All Ages

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call 470-7770.

 

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday November 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Art Project

Join us as we learn how to do the Art of Leaf Rubbing.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

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

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Spoken Word of Mobile Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Poetry Enthusiasts

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

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 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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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 Moonglow: a Novel by Michael Chabon.

Summary: A grandson sits by his dying grandfather’s bedside as his grandfather slowly reveals the light and shadows of a marriage and of a family that kept secrets as a way of life.

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

For more information, please call 208-7097.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Thanksgiving Placemats Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Children are invited to share what they are thankful for, and create and decorate their own Thanksgiving placemats for their Holiday table.

Registration is required.

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

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

Ages 6 and Up!

Board & video games, movies and Karaoke for the afterschool crowd!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

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

Design & Create

Join us for Arm Knitting.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Lego activities.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Great Fun for Teens!

Join us in the "Teen Spot" and make new Art from old Books.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Email 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Email Basics

Learn the basics of setting up and using email.

Must have basic knowledge of computers.

For more information, please call 470-7770.
 

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages Birth to 14 Months

Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 to 6

Come enjoy fingerplays, stories, crafts, and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-2879 or email katwood@mplonline.org.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 to 6

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-6840 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Parents are encouraged to accompany their child or children as they learn or sharpen their skills in the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

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

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday November 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Arts and Crafts Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Registration is recommended.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
Monday November 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Movie Day!

Andy's toys land in day-care after he leaves for college, and hatch a daring escape plan with the help of some new friends. But some of the toys aren't quite what they seem.

The film runs 103 minutes and is rated G.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

image c. Can Stock Photo

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

Reconnect with the Classics

Topic of discussion is The Godfather by Mario Puzo.

For more information, please call 208-7902.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

Ages 6 and Up!

Board & video games, movies and Karaoke for the afterschool crowd!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Lego activities.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM Film Noir at Moorer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Angels with Dirty Faces

Enjoy wonderful classic films with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. 

This month’s feature is Angels with Dirty Faces.

The film runs 97 minutes and is NR.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday November 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Advanced Word Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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
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misc_none 10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages Birth to 14 Months

Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 to 6

Come enjoy fingerplays, stories, crafts, and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-2879 or email katwood@mplonline.org.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 to 6

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-6840 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Parents are encouraged to accompany their child or children as they learn or sharpen their skills in the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

  image c. Can Stock Photo

 

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

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Movie Day!

Morgan Freeman narrates this fine documentary about the mating rituals of penguins living in Antarctica.

The film runs 85 minutes and is rated G.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

image c. Warner Brothers
    Location: Parkway Branch
Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for Storytime as we learn about letters, numbers, shapes, animals and Holidays!

For more information, please call 653-8176 or email elepage@mplonline.org.

    Location: Theodore Oaks Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy crafts, play, and social time immediately following the program.

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

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

Children Ages 15 Months to 24 Months

Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

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

Girls Can Change the World!

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

Have fun with LEGO challenges, arts & crafts, and a variety of games.

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
Friday December 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Not Your Average Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Check Out Virtual Book Club

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

We'll be reading one book a month and discussing it on our book club Facebook page. Just "like" the "Not Your Average Book Club" Facebook page and join in! It' s as easy as that! Post questions and discussions any time, anywhere!

Join us for a book discussion on The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge by Charles C. Lovett during the month of December.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

Friday December 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday December 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

 

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

Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

 

 

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

All Ages - Be Creative!

We provide the supplies, ideas and space - families feel free to experiment in the making of fun projects.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Arts and Crafts Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Registration is recommended.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Reading PAWS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meet, Greet & Read!

Come meet Rex, a Pet Therapy dog and his owner.

Learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community. Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend. 

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Holiday Meet & Greet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Artists & Authors

Come meet and mingle with the local, talented artists and authors from the Semmes Community.

Enjoy light refreshments, and perhaps pick up something special for that certain person on your gift list.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM The Piney Woods School - Cotton Blossom Singers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Holiday Concert

The Piney Woods School in Mississippi was founded in 1909 and is the largest of the four, remaining historical black boarding schools in the country. The Cotton Blossom Singers was formed in 1921and has received national acclaim as guests on many television programs and other appearances.

The Choir will present a Variety Musical with some Christmas favorites for the Holiday season. Following the concert, please join us for light refreshments in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room. Refreshments are provided by the Greater Mobile Chapter, The Links, Incorporated.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call 470-7770.

 

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Heart & Soul Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is Dear Mary: Lessons from the Mother of Jesus for the Modern Mom by Sarah Jakes.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Monday December 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Lego Challenge

Use your imagination and build your best "Christmas" themed, Lego construction.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

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

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Watercolor Basics for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Painting with Jaime Lee

Beginners and veteran watercolor enthusiasts bring your projects to the Library and join us for Watercolor Basics.

For beginners, wanting to learn watercolor basics, we suggest you bring the following supplies: a 9” x 12” or 11” X 14” watercolor pad, a Watercolor paint set of 12 colors, synthetic or nylon brushes (small round #4, 5 or 6, an angled shadier size ½” or ¾”and a big flat -2”), a 10-well plastic palette or an old dinner plate.

Additional supplies may include 2B drawing pencil/ mechanical pencil, an eraser, paper towels or old towel, and a container for water.

Space is limited so registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

This program is in partnership with the Mary Ellen Ward Art Guild.

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

Ages 6 and Up!

Board & video games, movies and Karaoke for the afterschool crowd!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Lego activities.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Great Fun for Teens!

Join us in the "Teen Spot" and make Origami Ornaments.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
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Ages 3 to 6

Come enjoy fingerplays, stories, crafts, and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-2879 or email katwood@mplonline.org.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 to 6

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-6840 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Parents are encouraged to accompany their child or children as they learn or sharpen their skills in the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

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

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Holiday Decorations

Learn how to make unique ornaments to decorate your Christmas Tree.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM D.I.Y. Do It Yourself Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn Something New

Enjoy hands on activities in Art, Gardening, Cooking and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
Thursday December 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for Storytime as we learn about letters, numbers, shapes, animals and Holidays!

For more information, please call 653-8176 or email elepage@mplonline.org.

    Location: Theodore Oaks Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy crafts, play, and social time immediately following the program.

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

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

Children Ages 15 Months to 24 Months

Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

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

Girls Can Change the World!

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

Registration is encouraged.

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

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

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

Have fun with LEGO challenges, arts & crafts, games and movies.

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Heroic Timeline

Join Military Historian, Dr. Daniel L. Haulman, for a presentation about the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black pilots in American military service.

Dr. Haulman will discuss all the strands of their story, including origins, training, missions the Tuskegee Airmen flew for the Twelfth and Fifteenth Air Force, and what they did after World War II. Learn about the types of aircraft they flew, the types of aircraft they escorted, the number of enemy aircraft they shot down, the number of bombers they lost to enemy aircraft (less than the other groups), and their significance in the history of the American military and the history of civil rights. 

Books will be available for sale. For more information, please call 208-7097.

Dr. Daniel L. Haulman is Chief, Organizational Histories, at the Air Force Historical Research Agency. He is the author of several books, including The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday December 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Discussion via Skype

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

This month’s topic of discussion is Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey.

To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill at (251) 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
 
For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM Sew & Tell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 8 and Up!

Visit with friends and learn how to make unique ornaments.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Arts and Crafts Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Registration is recommended.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Alabama Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Celebrate Our History!

The Tristan de Luna Chapter, Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Mobile Public Library invite the public to celebrate Alabama Day.

Guest speakers include: Dr. Gregory Waselkov, USA Department of Archaeology chairman; Michael Bunn, Director of Operations, Blakely State Historic Park; and John Sledge, author of These Rugged Days: Alabama in the Civil War.

Following the program join us in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room for light refreshments.

For more information, please call 208-7093.

 

 

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

Teen Anime Club

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

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

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

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Enjoy two of our favorite Holiday films!

The two films run 95 minutes and are rated TV-G.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday December 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:15 PM Mystery Monday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Holiday Decorating

Help us to decorate the Library's Christmas Tree.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

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

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
Tuesday December 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Looking For Grants - Through the Funding Information Network Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

 


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

Ages 6 and Up!

Board & video games, movies and Karaoke for the afterschool crowd!

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Lego activities.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

Calling All Families!

Come play Bingo at the Library!

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

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
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 Belgravia by Julian Fellowes.

Summary: Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is people by a rich cast of characters.

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 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Basics of Excel II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Explore the various job search engines, create a successful username and password, and learn how to upload resumes and cover letters to employment applications.

Space is limited; Registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call 470-7766.

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 to 6

Come enjoy fingerplays, stories, crafts, and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-2879 or email katwood@mplonline.org.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 to 6

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-6840 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Parents are encouraged to accompany their child or children as they learn or sharpen their skills in the game of chess.

For more information,  please call 438-7075.

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

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Holiday Decorating

Help us to decorate the Library's Christmas Tree.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
Thursday December 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for Storytime as we learn about letters, numbers, shapes, animals and Holidays!

For more information, please call 653-8176 or email elepage@mplonline.org.

    Location: Theodore Oaks Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy crafts, play, and social time immediately following the program.

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

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

Children Ages 15 Months to 24 Months

Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

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

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

Join staff from the Alabama Contemporary Art Center to explore contemporary art and music through hands-on and minds-on activities that stimulate and deepen their understanding of art.

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

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

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Family Holiday Event

Calling all children for our Holiday Pajama Storytime!

Enjoy an evening of Holiday stories, games & songs. Light refreshments will be served too!

Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, please call 438-7075 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org.

 

 

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

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

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

This month’s topic of discussion is The One I've Waited For by Mary B. Morrison.

Summary: Mercedes resolves to hold onto her hard-won life when the man she married for security begins to fall in love with a manipulative mistress, while her television star sister, Devereaux, is shattered by revelations about her fiancé.

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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misc_none 6:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday December 16, 2017 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  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Teens

Challenge your gaming skills with a variety of videogames and gaming consoles!

For more information, please call 208-7570.

 


 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Polar Express Pajama Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Holiday Treat!

Wear your favorite Jammies and enjoy some popcorn and a showing of a Holiday favorite, The Polar Express.  

A doubting 8-year-old boy is whisked to the North Pole on a magical train for a meeting with Santa. Meanwhile, the train's conductor, along with the other young passengers, help turn the boy's crisis in faith into a wondrous journey of self-discovery.

It runs 100 minutes and is not rated.

For more information, contact the children's department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson.

Summary: Two unlikely travel companions take it upon themselves to spread Christmas joy across the country along Route 66 in an extremely festive decorated RV.

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

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

All Ages

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call 470-7770.

 

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Monday December 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come enjoy the fun!

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Spoken Word of Mobile Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Poetry Enthusiasts

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

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

For more information call 438-7075.

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

Reconnect with the Classics

Topic of discussion is Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.

For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday December 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Publisher 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Basic computer, mouse and word processing skills are required.

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 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 Lost City of the Monkey God: a True Story by Douglas Preston.

Summary: The co-author of the FBI Agent Pendergast series presents a high-suspense account of the discovery of a lost civilization, contemporaries of the Mayans who lived deep in the Honduran jungle.

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

For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ornament Making Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Children and parents are invited to make their own ornaments for some added Holiday cheer for their homes.

Enjoy some Holiday treats, too!

Registration is required.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Tinker Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Design & Create

Enjoy making Book Page Ornaments.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Lego activities.

For more information, please call 645-6840.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Great Fun for Teens!

Join us in the "Teen Spot" and make a Washi Tape Cellphone Holder.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Email 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Email Basics

Learn the basics of setting up and using email.

Must have basic knowledge of computers.

For more information, please call 470-7770.
 

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday December 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Computer Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

Learn how to use the Internet.

Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 to 6

Come enjoy fingerplays, stories, crafts, and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-2879 or email katwood@mplonline.org.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
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Ages 3 to 6

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-6840 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday December 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for Storytime as we learn about letters, numbers, shapes, animals and Holidays!

For more information, please call 653-8176 or email elepage@mplonline.org.

    Location: Theodore Oaks Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy crafts, play, and social time immediately following the program.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 10:00 AM The Polar Express Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Aboard!

Pick up a free ticket at the Children’s desk anytime December 1 – December 21.

Wear your favorite Christmas PJs and join us for a showing of The Polar Express in our grand, old theater.

“Melted Snow” and hot popcorn will be served.

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

image c. Warner Brothers

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

Children Ages 15 Months to 24 Months

Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM PJs & The Polar Express Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Wear your favorite Jammies, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate for an afternoon showing of The Polar Express.  

Film runs 100 minutes and is rated G.

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

image c. Warner Brothers

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

Learn to play Chess!

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

For more information, call 645-6840.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith.

Summary: The editor of "The Review of Applied Ethics" and a curious lover of puzzles, Isabel Dalhousie decides to investigate when she witnesses the fatal fall of a young man and discovers that he had been probing misdeeds at his brokerage firm.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Parkway Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM Celebrate Christmas! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 and Up

Join us for hot cocoa and Christmas cookies!

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

Groups must register.

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

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
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Friday December 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Home Alone Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contest & Film

Wear your favorite sweater and mittens and enjoy an ice cream party celebrating one of our favorite Holiday films, Home Alone.

Prizes will be given for the most unique sweaters & mittens.

Join us for a special screening of Home Alone at 3 pm.

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

image c. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday December 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

It's time for our annual Gingerbread Decorating Party!

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

 

 

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Wednesday December 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 to 6

Come enjoy fingerplays, stories, crafts, and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-2879 or email katwood@mplonline.org.

    Location: Saraland Public Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 to 6

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

For more information, please call 645-6840 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

Registration is required for Groups.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Thursday December 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for Storytime as we learn about letters, numbers, shapes, animals and Holidays!

For more information, please call 653-8176 or email elepage@mplonline.org.

    Location: Theodore Oaks Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy crafts, play, and social time immediately following the program.

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

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

Children Ages 15 Months to 24 Months

Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Preschool & School Age Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

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

Ages 6 and Up

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday December 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM Noon Year's Eve Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

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

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

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

 

 

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Tuesday January 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Watercolor Basics for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Painting with Jaime Lee

Beginners and veteran watercolor enthusiasts bring your projects to the Library and join us for Watercolor Basics.

For beginners, wanting to learn watercolor basics, we suggest you bring the following supplies: a 9” x 12” or 11” X 14” watercolor pad, a Watercolor paint set of 12 colors, synthetic or nylon brushes (small round #4, 5 or 6, an angled shadier size ½” or ¾”and a big flat -2”), a 10-well plastic palette or an old dinner plate.

Additional supplies may include 2B drawing pencil/ mechanical pencil, an eraser, paper towels or old towel, and a container for water.

Space is limited so registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

This program is in partnership with the Mary Ellen Ward Art Guild.

    Location: Semmes Branch
Thursday January 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy crafts, play, and social time immediately following the program.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TGIT Club Days! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

Have fun with LEGO challenges, arts & crafts, games and movies.

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

 
    Location: Ben May Main Library
Friday January 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Sunday January 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Sing-A-Long with the Mobile Opera Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Seriously… It’s a Sing-A-Long! 

Follow the yellow brick road with the Mobile Opera! And to make it even more fun, come dressed as your favorite character from the movie.

Costume and vocal talent not required.

Admission is free and presented in partnership with the Mobile Public Library. 

For more information, please call the Mobile Opera at 251-432-6772.

image c. Warner Brothers

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday January 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Starting a Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Part 1 

Four-Day Workshop

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

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

Part 2 will be Tuesday, January 9, 5:30  - 7:30 p.m.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday January 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Starting a Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Part 2 

Four-Day Workshop

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

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

Part 3 will be Tuesday, January 10, 5:30  - 7:30 p.m.

image c. Can Stock Photo

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Wednesday January 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Starting a Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Part 3 

Four-Day Workshop

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

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

Part 4 will be Tuesday, January 11, 5:30  - 7:30 p.m.

image c. Can Stock Photo

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday January 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy crafts, play, and social time immediately following the program.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

Join staff from the Alabama Contemporary Art Center to explore contemporary art and music through hands-on and minds-on activities that stimulate and deepen their understanding of art.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Starting a Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Part 4 

Four-Day Workshop

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

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

image c. Can Stock Photo

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday January 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

 

 

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

All Ages - Be Creative!

We provide the supplies, ideas and space - families feel free to experiment in the making of fun projects.

TEENS - Stop by the MaYker Lab upstairs and be creative with 3D Pens!

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Teens

Challenge your gaming skills with a variety of videogames and gaming consoles!

For more information, please call 208-7570.

 


 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday January 16, 2018 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 Manhatten Beach: a Novel by Jennifer Egan.

Summary: Anna and her father Eddie arrive at the home of Dexter Styles on Manhattan Beach searching for a job during the Depression. After Eddie goes missing five years later, Anna supports her mother and sister by working at the Brooklyn Naval Yard.

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
Thursday January 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy crafts, play, and social time immediately following the program.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TGIT Club Days! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

Have fun with LEGO challenges, arts & crafts,games and movies.

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

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson.

Summary: The son of a singer mother whose career forcibly separated her from her family and an influential father who runs an orphan work camp, Pak Jun Do rises to prominence using instinctive talents and eventually becomes a professional kidnapper and romantic rival to Kim Jong Il.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Parkway Branch
Saturday January 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Discussion via Skype

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

This month’s topic of discussion is The Explorer's Guild: A Passage to Shambhala by Jonathan Baird.

To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill at (251) 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
 
For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Tuesday January 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Heart & Soul Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Poetry Readings

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday January 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy crafts, play, and social time immediately following the program.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TGIT Club Days! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

Have fun with LEGO challenges, arts & crafts,games and movies.

Enjoy a sreening of Wreck-It Ralph. The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

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

 
    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday January 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Teens

Challenge your gaming skills with a variety of videogames and gaming consoles!

For more information, please call 208-7570.

 


 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday January 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM Classics Revisited - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reconnect with the Classics

Topic of discussion is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

For more information, please call 208-7902.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday February 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy crafts, play, and social time immediately following the program.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TGIT Club Days! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

Have fun with LEGO challenges, arts & crafts,games and movies.

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

 
    Location: Ben May Main Library
Friday February 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday February 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Watercolor Basics for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Painting with Jaime Lee

Beginners and veteran watercolor enthusiasts bring your projects to the Library and join us for Watercolor Basics.

For beginners, wanting to learn watercolor basics, we suggest you bring the following supplies: a 9” x 12” or 11” X 14” watercolor pad, a Watercolor paint set of 12 colors, synthetic or nylon brushes (small round #4, 5 or 6, an angled shadier size ½” or ¾”and a big flat -2”), a 10-well plastic palette or an old dinner plate.

Additional supplies may include 2B drawing pencil/ mechanical pencil, an eraser, paper towels or old towel, and a container for water.

Space is limited so registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

This program is in partnership with the Mary Ellen Ward Art Guild.

    Location: Semmes Branch
Thursday February 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy crafts, play, and social time immediately following the program.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

Join staff from the Alabama Contemporary Art Center to explore contemporary art and music through hands-on and minds-on activities that stimulate and deepen their understanding of art.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday February 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

 

 

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

All Ages - Be Creative!

We provide the supplies, ideas and space - families feel free to experiment in the making of fun projects.

Participants are invited to make masks and decorate bags to catch their Mardi Gras throws.

TEENS - Stop by the MaYker Lab upstairs and 3D Print your own Mardi Gras Beads.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Teens

Challenge your gaming skills with a variety of videogames and gaming consoles!

For more information, please call 208-7570.

 


 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday February 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy crafts, play, and social time immediately following the program.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TGIT Club Days! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

Have fun with LEGO challenges, arts & crafts,games and movies.

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

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

This month's topic of discussion is The Curious Charms of arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.

Summary: In this poignant, charming debut, 69-year-old Arthur Pepper stopped engaging with life a year ago, when his wife of 40 years died. But the discovery among her things of a charm bracelet he'd never seen before prompts a quest to discover the origins of the bracelet and all of its charms.

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

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

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    Location: Parkway Branch
Saturday February 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Discussion via Skype

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

This month’s topic of discussion is Waypoint Kangaroo by Curtis C. Chen.

To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill at (251) 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
 
For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Tuesday February 20, 2018 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 Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

Summary: Living with his grandparents and toddler sister on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his tormented mother's addictions and his grandmother's terminal cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope.

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
Thursday February 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All Ages

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the whole family.

Enjoy crafts, play, and social time immediately following the program.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM TGIT Club Days! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

Have fun with LEGO challenges, arts & crafts,games and movies.

Enjoy a sreening of Despicable Me 3. The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

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

 
    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday February 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Teens

Challenge your gaming skills with a variety of videogames and gaming consoles!

For more information, please call 208-7570.

 


 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Monday February 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM Classics Revisited - Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Reconnect with the Classics

Topic of discussion is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday February 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Heart & Soul Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman.

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

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    Location: West Regional Branch
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Friday March 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday March 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Watercolor Basics for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Painting with Jaime Lee

Beginners and veteran watercolor enthusiasts bring your projects to the Library and join us for Watercolor Basics.

For beginners, wanting to learn watercolor basics, we suggest you bring the following supplies: a 9” x 12” or 11” X 14” watercolor pad, a Watercolor paint set of 12 colors, synthetic or nylon brushes (small round #4, 5 or 6, an angled shadier size ½” or ¾”and a big flat -2”), a 10-well plastic palette or an old dinner plate.

Additional supplies may include 2B drawing pencil/ mechanical pencil, an eraser, paper towels or old towel, and a container for water.

Space is limited so registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

This program is in partnership with the Mary Ellen Ward Art Guild.

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM The Kilted Man Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Celtic Celebration

Matthew Gurnsey delights audiences with his rousing performances of traditional Irish and Scottish music.

Through the marriage of wit and finesse, he charms his audiences, sweeping them into tales of wayward voyages, unrequited love and the vibrantly colorful lives of the every-man beloved in many Irish tales. His unique talents with traditional Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, mandolin, penny whistle, and bowed psaltery, add an air of authenticity to each piece and his stirringly rich bass voice provides the foundation for the hauntingly beautiful melodies. 

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

For more information on The Kilted Man go to www.thekiltedman.com/.

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Thursday March 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

Join staff from the Alabama Contemporary Art Center to explore contemporary art and music through hands-on and minds-on activities that stimulate and deepen their understanding of art.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday March 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

 

 

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

All Ages - Be Creative!

We provide the supplies, ideas and space - families feel free to experiment in the making of fun projects.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Teens

Challenge your gaming skills with a variety of videogames and gaming consoles!

For more information, please call 208-7570.

 


 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday March 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Bayside Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This month's topic of discussion is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

Summary: Homegoing opens in 18th-century West Africa and introduces two half-sisters whose fates could not be more different. There's Effia, who becomes the mistress of a British slave-trader, and Esi, who survives the Middle Passage only to live out her days in bondage on an American plantation.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Parkway Branch
Tuesday March 20, 2018 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 Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

Summary: In the 1920s, a string of unsolved murders rocked the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. Made rich by oil rights, the Osage were already victimized by unscrupulous businessmen and societal prejudice, but these murders were so egregious, the newly formed FBI was brought in to investigate.

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
Thursday March 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Heart & Soul Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Poetry Readings

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday March 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Teens

Challenge your gaming skills with a variety of videogames and gaming consoles!

For more information, please call 208-7570.

 


 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
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Saturday March 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Discussion via Skype

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

This month’s topic of discussion is An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock.

To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill at (251) 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
 
For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Tuesday April 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Watercolor Basics for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Painting with Jaime Lee

Beginners and veteran watercolor enthusiasts bring your projects to the Library and join us for Watercolor Basics.

For beginners, wanting to learn watercolor basics, we suggest you bring the following supplies: a 9” x 12” or 11” X 14” watercolor pad, a Watercolor paint set of 12 colors, synthetic or nylon brushes (small round #4, 5 or 6, an angled shadier size ½” or ¾”and a big flat -2”), a 10-well plastic palette or an old dinner plate.

Additional supplies may include 2B drawing pencil/ mechanical pencil, an eraser, paper towels or old towel, and a container for water.

Space is limited so registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

This program is in partnership with the Mary Ellen Ward Art Guild.

    Location: Semmes Branch
Friday April 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday April 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Teens

Challenge your gaming skills with a variety of videogames and gaming consoles!

For more information, please call 208-7570.

 


 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday April 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

Join staff from the Alabama Contemporary Art Center to explore contemporary art and music through hands-on and minds-on activities that stimulate and deepen their understanding of art.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday April 17, 2018 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 Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott.

Summary: A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn.

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
Saturday April 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Teens

Challenge your gaming skills with a variety of videogames and gaming consoles!

For more information, please call 208-7570.

 


 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday April 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Heart & Soul Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is Behold the Dreamers: a Novel by Imbolo Mbue.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday April 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Discussion via Skype

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

This month’s topic of discussion is Daemon by Daniel Suarez.

To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill at (251) 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
 
For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Tuesday May 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Watercolor Basics for Everyone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Painting with Jaime Lee

Beginners and veteran watercolor enthusiasts bring your projects to the Library and join us for Watercolor Basics.

For beginners, wanting to learn watercolor basics, we suggest you bring the following supplies: a 9” x 12” or 11” X 14” watercolor pad, a Watercolor paint set of 12 colors, synthetic or nylon brushes (small round #4, 5 or 6, an angled shadier size ½” or ¾”and a big flat -2”), a 10-well plastic palette or an old dinner plate.

Additional supplies may include 2B drawing pencil/ mechanical pencil, an eraser, paper towels or old towel, and a container for water.

Space is limited so registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

This program is in partnership with the Mary Ellen Ward Art Guild.

    Location: Semmes Branch
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Friday May 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Children Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Saturday May 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Teens

Challenge your gaming skills with a variety of videogames and gaming consoles!

For more information, please call 208-7570.

 


 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday May 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

Join staff from the Alabama Contemporary Art Center to explore contemporary art and music through hands-on and minds-on activities that stimulate and deepen their understanding of art.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Tuesday May 15, 2018 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 Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben.

Summary: When he gets a lead on Maura, an ex who left him without explanation fifteen years earlier, Nap Dumas searches for answers and uncovers dark secrets about the woman he once loved and the real reason behind his twin brother's death.

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
Saturday May 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

Registration is required. 

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

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Game On! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling All Teens

Challenge your gaming skills with a variety of videogames and gaming consoles!

For more information, please call 208-7570.

 


 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
Thursday May 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Heart & Soul Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Poetry Readings

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
Saturday May 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Discussion via Skype

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

This month’s topic of discussion is Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine.

To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill at (251) 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
 
For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Tuesday June 19, 2018 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 Camino Island by John Grisham.

Summary: A young woman is recruited to recover priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts that were stolen during a daring heist.

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
Saturday June 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Discussion via Skype

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

This month’s topic of discussion is Planetfall by Emma Newman.

To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill at (251) 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
 
For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
Thursday June 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Heart & Soul Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is Before We Were Yours: a Novel by Lisa Wingate.

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: West Regional Branch
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