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Sunday October 1, 2017 -  Tuesday October 31, 2017
     Not Your Average Book Club  
   

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 Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry during the month of October.

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

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Tuesday October 17, 2017
   9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint  
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club  
   

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 Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.

Summary: An intruder in the middle of the night leaves Lo Blacklock feeling vulnerable. Trying to shake off her fears, she hopes her big break of covering the maiden voyage of the luxury cruise ship, the Aurora, will help.

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
   3:00 PM Tuesday Movie Adventure  
   

Smurfs: The Lost Village

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.

It runs 89 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and Things!  
   

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
   4:00 PM Tinker Tuesday  
   

Design & Create

Make your own Glove Monster.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above  
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up  
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot!  
   

Great Fun for Teens!

Join us in the "Teen Spot" and make Melted Crayon Art.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   9:30 AM Advanced Word  
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
   9:30 AM Computer Basics  
   

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
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit  
   

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
   3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Tasty Treat!

Learn how to create your own Pinwheel sandwiches.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch

Thursday October 19, 2017
   9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily  
   

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
   10:00 AM Family Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls  
   

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
   4:00 PM TGIT Club Days!  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18  
   

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
   6:00 PM Basics of Excel I  
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
   6:00 PM Bayside Book Club  
   

This month's topic of discussion is It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis.

Summary: It is 1936. America has just elected Berzelius Windrip to the presidency-and his fascist policies turn the U.S. into a totalitarian state.

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
   6:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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 October 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Research  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Maker Mornings  
   

All Ages - Be Creative!

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

Teens, please join us in the MaYker Lab upstairs for 3D Printing Fidgit Spinners!

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   11:00 AM Arts and Crafts Storytime  
   

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 October 23, 2017
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Halloween Fun!

Join Mrs. Gillespie for a create your own Halloween Masks program.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years  
   

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 October 24, 2017
   9:30 AM Basics of Excel I  
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and Things!  
   

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above  
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday  
   

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
   5:30 PM Film Noir at Moorer  
   

Gaslight

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

This month’s feature is Gaslight.

The film runs 114 minutes and is NR.

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

image c. Warner Brothers

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   9:30 AM Basics of Excel II  
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint  
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit  
   

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
   3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday  
   

Halloween Movie Day!

An elite sorcerer takes on an unlikely apprentice to help defend Manhattan from his archnemesis.

The film runs 109 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

image c. Walt Disney Pictures
    Location: Parkway Branch

Thursday October 26, 2017
   9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily  
   

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
   10:00 AM Family Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM Stay Active: Move to the Beat!  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

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

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call 470-7766.

 

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    Location: Parkway Branch
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls  
   

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
   4:00 PM TGIT Club Days!  
   

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

Scooby-Doo and his pals investigate strange happenings at Camp Little Moose, where campfire ghost stories have a tendency to come to life.

The film runs 25 minutes and is NR.

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

image c. Warner Brothers
    Location: Ben May Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos  
   

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
   6:00 PM Basics of Excel II  
   

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

Must have taken Excel Basics I before attending this class.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
   6:00 PM Halloween Spooktacular!  
   

Spooky Crafts & Treats - Fun for All!

Wear your costumes and join us for some Halloween crafts, and Trick or Treating throughout the Library.

For more information, please call 675-2879.

 

    Location: Saraland Public Library
   6:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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 October 27, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Spooky Movie Afternoon  
   

Hotel Transylvania

A human unwittingly checks in at Dracula's five-star resort, where the guests are all monsters.

It runs 91 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    Location: Ben May Main Library

Saturday October 28, 2017
   10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club  
   

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 Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey.

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.

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
   10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday  
   

Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

Visit with friends and learn how to make sock pumpkins.

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

 

 

 

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
   11:00 AM Arts and Crafts Storytime  
   

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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Anime  
   

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
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Fall Fun Fest!  
   

Fun for the Entire Family

Join us for games, Trivia, Bingo, a cake walk and so much more!

Registration is encouraged.

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

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
   4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch  
   

Frankenweenie

Suburban schoolboy Victor resurrects his deceased dog Sparky as part of a science experiment, and he must contend with the unexpected complications of having an undead house pet.

The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

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

image c. Walt Disney Pictures
    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Heart & Soul Book Club  
   

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 Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck.

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 October 30, 2017
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

More Halloween Fun!

Join us for Halloween Bingo! Winners will receive Halloween Treats.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years  
   

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
   6:30 PM Classics Revisited - Book Club  
   

Reconnect with the Classics

Topic of discussion is Dracula by Bram Stoker.

For more information, please call 208-7902.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and Things!  
   

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above  
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Halloween Fun @ the Library  
   

All Ages

Put on your costumes and join us for crafts and Trick or Treating throughout the Library.

Registration required for Groups.

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot!  
   

Great Fun for Teens!

Join us in the "Teen Spot" and make Ghostly photos.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
   4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Trick or Treat @ the Library!  
   

Don't Forget Your Bags!

Calling all children – put on your costume and join us for Trick or Treating throughout the Library.

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

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
   5:00 PM Family Movie Sing-a-Long  
   

Words to the Songs on Screen

A tornado whisks young Kansas native Dorothy and her dog Toto away to the magical land of Oz, where they befriend a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion on their journey to confront the Wicked Witch of the West and visit the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

The film runs 101 minutes and is rated G.

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

image c. Warner Brothers

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Thursday November 30, 2017
     Not Your Average Book Club  
   

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.

 


Wednesday November 1, 2017
   9:30 AM Computer Basics  
   

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
   9:30 AM Computer Basics  
   

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
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit  
   

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
   3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Book-A-Month Storytime

Join us as we read and discuss One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch

Thursday November 2, 2017
   9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily  
   

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
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Living with Dementia  
   

Tips & Resources

Professionals from Gulf Coast Dementia Services will discuss several topics on the care and available resources for those suffering from dementia.

Facilitators are Dr. Daniel Spriggs, MD, Clara Carter, Pharma. D. Pharmacy Resident, Rebecca Dacovich, CarePatrol and Hasten Taylor, Veteran Service Officer.

Topics include – House Calls, Home Health and Hospice; Medications Used to Treat Dementia; and When is it Time to Transition to Memory Care?

Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged.

For more information or to register, email rebeccad@carepatrol.com or call 251-509-6390.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   10:00 AM Family Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls  
   

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
   4:00 PM TGIT Club Days!  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18  
   

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
   6:00 PM Computer Basics  
   

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
   6:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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 November 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne  
   

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 November 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up  
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Maker Mornings  
   

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
   11:00 AM Arts and Crafts Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club  
   

This month's topic of discussion is In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.

Summary: On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy.

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Heart & Soul  
   

Poetry Readings

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch

Sunday November 5, 2017
   2:00 PM Belles' Letters 2  
   

Stories by Alabama Women

Join editors, Don Noble and Jennifer Horne, as they introduce several of the contributing writers from Belles’ Letters 2, Contemporary Stories by Alabama Women.  

It’s an afternoon of readings and a celebration of the life and stories that range geographically from the Gulf Coast to north Alabama.

Guests include Dr. Sue Walker, Carolyn Haines, Mary Murphy, Suzanne Hudson, Patricia Lou Taylor, Loretta Cobb and Pat Mayer.

Light refreshments and book signings will be held in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room following the presentation.

For more information, please call 208-7097.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library

Monday November 6, 2017
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Book-A-Month Storytime

Join us as we read and discuss One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years  
   

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 November 7, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Publisher  
   

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

Publisher 101 is required before taking Advanced Publisher.

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   11:00 AM Silver Screenings - Matinee for Seniors  
   

Join Us for Refreshments and a Film.

Our film is The Intern.

A 70-year-old man takes an internship at a fashion start-up, and bonds with its young CEO.

The film runs 121 minutes and is rated PG-13.

Reservations are required.

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

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    Location: Toulminville Branch
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Watercolor Basics for Everyone  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and Things!  
   

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above  
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot!  
   

Great Fun for Teens!

Join us in the "Teen Spot" and make Washi Tape Dry Eraser Frames.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   3:30 AM  -  4:30 PM D.I.Y. Do It Yourself Day!  
   

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
   9:30 AM Surfing the Net  
   

Learn how to use the Internet.

Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Basics of Word  
   

Learn the very basics of word processing with Microsoft Word.

Customers will learn how to create, save and print documents.

Space is limited; Registration is required.

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

    Location: Parkway Branch
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit  
   

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
   3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Book-A-Month Storytime

Join us as we read and discuss One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch

Thursday November 9, 2017
   9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily  
   

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
   10:00 AM Family Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13  
   

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos  
   

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
   6:00 PM Basics of Word  
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   6:00 PM Ebony Moments Book Club  
   

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 Seeking Sarah by Reshonda Tate Billingsley.

Summary: From the time Brooke Green was seven years old, she has lived with the pain of losing her mother. Her father has done the best job he could in raising her, but a piece of her always felt empty. On the day of her father’s funeral, her grandmother breaks the shocking news: her mother, Sarah, is very much alive

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

For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: West Regional Branch
   6:00 PM Surfing the Net  
   

Learn how to use the Internet.

Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
   6:00 PM Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack  
   

Before I Fall

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

A popular, selfish high schooler keeps reliving the same day over and over again, which ends with her and her friends getting into a fatal car accident. In time, she must learn how to prevent the accident while becoming a better, kinder person.

The film runs 99 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
   6:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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 November 11, 2017
   10:30 AM Sew & Tell  
   

Calling all children, ages 8 and Up!

Visit with friends and learn how to make fox cozies.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
   11:00 AM Arts and Crafts Storytime  
   

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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Anime  
   

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
   4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch  
   

Pocahontas

The tale of a native American girl who saves colonist John Smith.

The film runs 85 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

Monday November 13, 2017
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Book-A-Month Storytime

Join us as we read and discuss One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years  
   

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 November 14, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and Things!  
   

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above  
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up  
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday  
   

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
   6:00 PM Family Bingo Night  
   

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
   6:30 PM A Page in Time Book Club  
   

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

This month's topic of discussion is News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

Summary: In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people.

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

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

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: West Regional Branch

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   9:30 AM Basics of Word  
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
   9:30 AM Computer Basics  
   

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
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit  
   

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
   3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Puddle Jumper Minute to Win It Game

Line up three cups with water and place a ping pong cup in the first one. The goal of the game is to blow a ping pong ball from one water-filled cup to the next.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch

Thursday November 16, 2017
   9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily  
   

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
   10:00 AM Family Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls  
   

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
   4:00 PM TGIT Club Days!  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18  
   

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
   6:00 PM Bayside Book Club  
   

This month's topic of discussion is Little Bee by Chris Cleave.

Summary: The fates of a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-to-do British couple seeking to repair their strained marriage with a free holiday are joined when the couple decide to stray beyond the walls of their holiday resort on a Nigerian beach.

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
   6:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Masterpieces - Michael Miner  
   

Documentary & Filmmaker

Since 2002, Hollywood filmmaker Michael Miner has devoted his career to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, documenting the master architect’s buildings in such films as Sacred Spaces, A Child of the Sun, and Romanza, which covers the California work of Mr. Wright.

Come meet Mr. Miner for a special screening of his most recent film, Masterpieces.  The film includes segments on Wright’s finest buildings, including Fallingwater, the Johnson Wax Administration Building, and many others. Following the screening Mr. Milner will hold a Q & A.

The admission price is $10.00 (cash or check). Tickets can be purchased at the door. 

This program is co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and the Mobile Public Library.

For more information, please call 208-7097. For more information on Mr. Miner’s film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q9tGer5EOg.

    Location: Ben May Main Library

Saturday November 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Saving Your Photos  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Research  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners  
   

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
   11:00 AM Arts and Crafts Storytime  
   

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
   2:00 PM Game On!  
   

Calling All Teens

Enjoy video games, ping pong and some of your favorite board games.

For more information, please call 208-7570.

 


 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Spoken Word of Mobile Open House  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club  
   

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
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years  
   

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
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Spoken Word of Mobile  
   

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
   9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint  
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club  
   

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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Thanksgiving Placemats  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and Things!  
   

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
   4:00 PM Tinker Tuesday  
   

Design & Create

Join us for Arm Knitting.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above  
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot!  
   

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
   6:00 PM Email 101  
   

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
   10:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit  
   

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

Saturday November 25, 2017
   11:00 AM Arts and Crafts Storytime  
   

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
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years  
   

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
   6:30 PM Classics Revisited - Book Club  
   

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
   9:30 AM Basics of Excel I  
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and Things!  
   

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above  
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday  
   

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
   5:30 PM Film Noir at Moorer  
   

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
   9:30 AM Advanced Word  
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
   9:30 AM Basics of Excel II  
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit  
   

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
   3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday  
   

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
   9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily  
   

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
   10:00 AM Family Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls  
   

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
   4:00 PM TGIT Club Days!  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18  
   

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
   6:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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
     Not Your Average Book Club  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up  
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Maker Mornings  
   

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
   11:00 AM Arts and Crafts Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club  
   

All Ages

Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

For more information, call 470-7770.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Heart & Soul Book Club  
   

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
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years  
   

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
   9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint  
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Watercolor Basics for Everyone  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and Things!  
   

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above  
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

image c. Can Stock Photo

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot!  
   

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
   9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint  
   

Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
   9:30 AM Computer Basics  
   

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
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit  
   

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
   3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday  
   

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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM D.I.Y. Do It Yourself Day!  
   

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
   9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily  
   

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
   10:00 AM Family Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls  
   

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
   4:00 PM TGIT Club Days!  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18  
   

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
   6:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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
   6:30 PM The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology  
   

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
   10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club  
   

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
   10:30 AM Sew & Tell  
   

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
   11:00 AM Arts and Crafts Storytime  
   

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
   2:00 PM Alabama Day!  
   

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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Anime  
   

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
   4:00 PM Movie Time with Mr. Butch  
   

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
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years  
   

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
   9:30 AM Basics of Excel I  
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Looking For Grants - Through the Funding Information Network  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Games and Things!  
   

Ages 6 and Up!

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

For more information, please call 438-7075.

 

 

    Location: Toulminville Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above  
   

Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

 

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up  
   

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday  
   

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
   6:00 PM Family Bingo Night  
   

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
   6:30 PM A Page in Time Book Club  
   

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
   9:30 AM Basics of Excel II  
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   9:30 AM Computer Basics  
   

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
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Job Search  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club - All Ages  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit  
   

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
   3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday  
   

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
   9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily  
   

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
   10:00 AM Family Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13  
   

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos  
   

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
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime!  
   

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
   6:00 PM Basics of Word  
   

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

Call 208-7079 for more information.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   6:00 PM Ebony Moments Book Club  
   

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
   6:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Family Research  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Qigong for Beginners  
   

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
   2:00 PM Game On!  
   

Calling All Teens

Enjoy video games, ping pong and some of your favorite board games.

For more information, please call 208-7570.

 


 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Polar Express Pajama Party  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years  
   

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
   6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Spoken Word of Mobile  
   

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
   6:30 PM Classics Revisited - Book Club  
   

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
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Publisher 101  
   

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
   1:00 PM The Reader's Choice Book Club  
   

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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ornament Making Workshop  
   

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
   4:00 PM Tinker Tuesday  
   

Design & Create

Enjoy making Book Page Ornaments.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Fun Tuesday  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot!  
   

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
   6:00 PM Email 101  
   

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
   9:30 AM Computer Basics  
   

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
   9:30 AM Surfing the Net  
   

Learn how to use the Internet.

Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Learn to Knit  
   

Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

Registration is required. Please call 340-8561.

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    Location: West Regional Branch

Thursday December 21, 2017
   9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily  
   

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
   10:00 AM Family Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM The Polar Express  
   

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.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   3:00 PM PJs & The Polar Express  
   

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.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18  
   

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
   6:00 PM Bayside Book Club  
   

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.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
   6:00 PM Celebrate Christmas!  
   

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
   6:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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 22, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Home Alone Party!  
   

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.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library

Saturday December 23, 2017
   10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday  
   

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
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   11:30 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   1:30 PM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

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
   9:30 AM Storytime with Ms. Emily  
   

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
   10:00 AM Family Storytime  
   

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
   10:00 AM Toddler Storytime  
   

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
   10:30 AM Parent & Child Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Good Listener Storytime  
   

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
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Let’s Go Build with Legos  
   

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
   6:30 PM Family Storytime  
   

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
   11:00 AM Noon Year's Eve Party  
   

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

Monday January 8, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Starting a Small Business  
   

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
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Starting a Small Business  
   

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.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library

Wednesday January 10, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Starting a Small Business  
   

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.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library

Thursday January 11, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Starting a Small Business  
   

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.

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    Location: Ben May Main Library

Thursday January 18, 2018
   6:00 PM Bayside Book Club  
   

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.

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    Location: Parkway Branch

Saturday January 20, 2018
   10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club  
   

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.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

Saturday February 17, 2018
   10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club  
   

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

Saturday March 31, 2018
   10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club  
   

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

Saturday April 28, 2018
   10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club  
   

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.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

Saturday May 26, 2018
   10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club  
   

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

Saturday June 23, 2018
   10:00 AM Out of This World Book Club  
   

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.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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