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Saturday August 1, 2020 -  Monday August 31, 2020 Go To Top
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A MPL Facebook Discussion Group

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

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

Join the discussion

 

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
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Children & Teens

Enter our drawing to win a Doggie Bubble Machine!

Read any book about a dog, fiction or nonfiction, and submit the title for each book read.  To increase your chances to win, submit pictures reading to a pet, any pet. There will be five lucky winners!

To fill out your form, please go to www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/pdf/Dog-Days-of-Summer.pdf.

For more information, please call 251-340-1528 or emailrglaser@mplonline.org.

Winners will be notified to schedule a time to pick up their prize at one of our locations. No prizes will be shipped.

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
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All Ages

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

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

Test your skills. Begin here Fairy Tale Escape Room.

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
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Knitting

This is a basic guide to learning to knit for beginners. Go to the YouTube playlist.

You can access a full knitting course on Universal Class

 

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A Virtual Book Club

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

We will discuss one book a month. The topic of discussion for the month of August is The Radium Girls by Kate Moore.

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

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Movie Versus the Book

Each month, Page to Screen book club will feature a book that's been adapted into a movie. Join Our Facebook Page to chat about the book while you're reading! Then tune in for a live discussion via Google Meet on August 31 at 7 p.m. to discuss the movie vs the book. Feel free to participate in one or both!

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

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

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Teens & Adults

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

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

Go to the YouTube playlist.

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
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Learning from the Comfort of Home  

Ms. Christie demonstrates simple, hand lettering projects.   

Go to the YouTube playlist.

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
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All Ages

Calling all trainers! The Ben May Main Library has a Pokemon in one of the windows waiting to be found.

If you find him, let us know facebook.com/mobilepubliclibraryteens. BUT, don't make it easy for the others, and don't tell them where he is!

Come back next week for a new Pokemon to find.

    Location: Online/Virtual
 
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Storytime!

Join us Monday through Saturday at 10:00 a.m. as youth specialists from Mobile Public Library share stories and songs.
 
Link to children's services facebook: www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens/.
 
Storytime videos are also available on this YouTube playlist.
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Boredom Busters!
Join us each afternoon Monday - Saturday at 1:00 p.m. for inspiration and ideas of fun things to do while staying home. 
Building challenges, math puzzles, arts & crafts projects, etc.
 
Link to children's services facebook: www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens/.
 
Enjoy a variety of crafts on this YouTube playlist.
    Location: Online/Virtual
Saturday August 22, 2020 Go To Top
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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 Thief of Always - by Clive Barker.

To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
 
For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.
 
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Saturday September 19, 2020 Go To Top
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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 A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine.

To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
 
For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.
 
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    Location: Online/Virtual
Saturday October 17, 2020 Go To Top
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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 Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.

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

    Location: Online/Virtual
Saturday November 14, 2020 Go To Top
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Discussion via Skype

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

This month’s topic of discussion is The Merchant and the Alchemist Gate by Ted Chiang.

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

    Location: Online/Virtual
Saturday December 12, 2020 Go To Top
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Discussion via Skype

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

This month’s topic of discussion is Bloodchild by Octavia Butler.

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

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