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Tuesday August 1, 2017 -  Thursday August 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 Art Forger by Barbara A. Shapiro during the month of August.

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

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Monday August 21, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM The Great American Solar Eclipse  
   

Live Streaming from NASA

Join us in Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library to watch the live stream of the Solar Eclipse from NASA. The Eclipse Preview Show, hosted from Charleston, South Carolina, will begin at 11 a.m.

The show will cover the path of totality the eclipse will take across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. The program will feature views from NASA research aircraft, high-altitude balloons, satellites and specially-modified telescopes.

It also will include live reports from Charleston, as well as from Salem, Oregon; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Beatrice, Nebraska; Jefferson City, Missouri; Carbondale, Illinois; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; and Clarksville, Tennessee.

For more information please go to https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Lego Construction

Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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 August 22, 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
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Toulminville 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
   5:30 PM Film Noir at Moorer  
   

Double Indemnity

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

This month’s feature is Double Indemnity.

The film runs 106 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 August 23, 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 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
   10:30 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

Game Day!

Come play some of your favorite board games.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch

Thursday August 24, 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
   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!

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine.

The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    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
   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 August 26, 2017
   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
   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 Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton.

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 August 28, 2017
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Cool & Tasty Treat!

Learn how to make your own lemonade slushy.

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
   6:30 PM Classics Revisited - Book Club  
   

Reconnect with the Classics

Topic of discussion is Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

For more information, please call 208-7902.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   6:30 PM MOJO Jazz Jambalaya  
   

Ray Charles: His Music

MOJO (Mystic Order of Jazz Obsessed) brings its Jazz Jambalaya to the Library.

Enjoy an evening of live jazz, celebrating the music of Ray Charles with musicians, Sean Dietrich, Tom Latenser, Fred Domulot and Chuck Schwarz.

Tickets can be purchased at the door; $10 for members, $15 for guests and $12 for students/Military with ID.

For more information, go to www.mojojazz.org/.

    Location: Ben May Main Library

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Toulminville 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
   5:00 PM Family Movie Sing-a-Long  
   

Words to the Songs on Screen

Adaptation of the Broadway hit about a con man who convinces a small town to form a marching band to keep the local youngsters out of trouble.

The film runs 151 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
   6:30 PM Meet the Author - Miriam C. Davis  
   

True Crime in New Orleans

From 1910 to 1919, New Orleans suffered at the hands of its very own Jack the Ripper-style killer. The story has been the subject of websites, short stories, novels, a graphic novel, and most recently the FX television series American Horror Story.

Come meet Miriam C. Davis as she introduces her latest work, The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story. It's the true story of a serial killer who targeted Italian grocers in the second decade of the twentieth century, and of two men who were wrongly convicted of one of the murders by corrupt officials with coerced testimony.

Recently, the book received a favorable mention in the New York Times Book Review. Booklist gave it a starred review and called it “a riveting story of a serial killer investigation long before … the term ‘serial killer’ was invented.”

Miriam C. Davis has a PhD in history and is the author of Dame Kathleen Kenyon, a biography of the most important female archeologist of the twentieth century. She lectures for Smithsonian Journeys and lives in Montgomery, Alabama.

There will be a book signing following the presentation. For more information, please call 251-208-7097.

 

    Location: West Regional Branch

Wednesday August 30, 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
   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.

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    Location: West Regional Branch
   3:15 PM What's Up Wednesday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Be an Engineer!

Create your best engineering project using gumdrops, craft sticks, cubes and toothpicks.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch

Thursday August 31, 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 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
   6:00 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
   6:30 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 September 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 September 2, 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Reading PAWS  
   

Meet, Greet & Read!

Come meet the Pet Therapy dogs and their owners.

Learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community.

Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend. 

For more information, please call 208-7074 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

 

    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

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Toulminville Branch
   11:00 AM Silver Screenings - Matinee for Seniors  
   

Join Us for Refreshments and a Film.

Our film is The Impossible.

A tsunami separates a family during a vacation at a beach resort in Thailand.

The film runs 107 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
   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 create your own Smartphone Projector.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch

Wednesday September 6, 2017
   9:30 AM Advanced Word  
   

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

This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

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.

  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  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Learning Can Be Fun!

Join Mrs. Shaw and Ms. Mosley to learn the art of encryption and decryption using cipher codes.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch

Thursday September 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
   6:00 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
   6:30 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 September 9, 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 Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.

Summary: All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear.

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 September 11, 2017
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

Movie Day!

Oscar-winning CGI-animated delight about the misadventures of the last robot on Earth, circa 2800, who romances a sleek, high-tech android.

The film runs 98 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

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Advanced Publisher  
   

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

Publisher 101 is required before taking Advanced Publisher.

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library

Tuesday September 12, 2017 -  Wednesday September 13, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Starting a Small Business  
   

Two Day Workshop

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

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

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

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    Location: Ben May Main Library

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Toulminville 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading PAWS  
   

School Aged Children

Children reading or learning to read can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified Reading Dog.

For more information, or to sign up for a session, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: West Regional 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  -  6:00 PM Bingo for Books  
   

All Ages Welcome

Fun for all! Winners get to choose prizes from our table of gently used books.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch
   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 The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson.

Summary: Fans of Simonson’s Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand have reason to rejoice. She has created another engaging novel full of winsome characters, this time set during the summer before the outbreak of World War I.

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 September 13, 2017
   9:30 AM Basics of Powerpoint  
   

The basics of Office 2007 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.

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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

Library Resources

Learn more about E-Books, Accelerated Reader Books and Basic Computer Training.

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 September 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
   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 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
   6:00 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 Never Trust a Stranger by Mary Monroe.

Summary: Taking incrementally greater risks to pursue the love and excitement they have always craved, best friends Lola Poole and Joan Proctor-Riley are drawn in by the fantasy life of seemingly kind and responsible trucker Calvin, whose talented sexual healing leads to the revelation of a deadly secret.

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
   6:00 PM Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack  
   

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

After moving, a teen tries to regain her popularity.

The film runs 96 minutes and is rated PG.

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM PolitiFact  
   

Fake News or Not?

Fed up with fake news? Having trouble sorting out fact from fiction on the Internet, on cable TV or in Washington?

Join editors and reporters from the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website PolitiFact to learn how they sort out fact from fiction on a daily basis. PolitiFact has published more than 13,500 fact-checks since its launch in 2007, rating claims by politicians and pundits on a scale of True to Pants on Fire false.

In this 90-minute forum, you’ll learn more about PolitiFact’s process and history, get some tips on how you can fact-check the claims you see, and get a chance to ask fact-checkers anything that’s on your mind.

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

This program is in partnership with the Mobile Public Library.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library

Saturday September 16, 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 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

To participate in the group chat, download and register for a Skype ID for free at: http://www.skype.com/en/. Once you’re registered, simply have the Skype program open, log in at 10 a.m. on the day of the meeting, and click or tap the answer button.

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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Essential Oils for Everyday Use  
   

Saturday Conversations - Part 1

Come meet Holly Moore, wellness advocate and essential oils expert, as she conducts a three–part series of discussions on how to safely, easily and effectively use essential oils in your everyday life. Today's topic is how to Detox Your Home, Detox Your Life. Following the presentations there will be a Q & A session.

Join us September 23 for Essential Oils and Emotional Health;  and on September 30,  Support Your Family with Essential Oils

Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call 208-7082.

    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 Sew & Tell  
   

Calling all children, ages 8 and Up!

Visit with friends and learn how to make scented sachet bags.

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  
   

Sing

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine.

The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

Monday September 18, 2017
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Book-A-Month Storytime

Join us as we read and discuss Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes.

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 September 19, 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
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Job Hunting for Veterans  
   

Finding a Job

Mark Brown, a Veterans Employment Representative with the Alabama Career Center, will discuss the following topics - Job Assessment, the Interview and the Resume.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

For more information or to register, email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

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

Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Toulminville Branch
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Talk Like a Pirate Day!  
   

All Ages

Enjoy storytime at 11 am and crafts for all ages!

Children who say a hardy "Argh!" to the staff will receive a prize. Children who dress up will receive a bag of goodies. 

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

 

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
   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 Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller.

Summary: After witnessing a murder in Olso, elderly former Marine sniper and watch repairman Sheldon Horowitz flees to safety with the newly orphaned son of the victim and becomes haunted by memories of his own son who died in Vietnam.

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
   3:00 PM Tuesday Movie Adventure  
   

MIddle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Boy breaks every rule at his middle school in order to fight back against the conformist principal.

It runs 92 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

Learn how to make Scratch Art.

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  -  5:00 PM Talk Like a Pirate Day!  
   

All Ages

Dress and talk like a pirate and get a free video rental at the checkout desk.

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

Great Fun for Teens!

Join us in the "Teen Spot" and make a Firefly Lamp.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch
   6:00 PM Email 101  
   

Learn the basics of setting up and using email.

Must have basic knowledge of computers.

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

    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

Wednesday September 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 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
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Veterans Benefit Project  
   

Identifying & Understanding Your Benefits

Andrew McNair will address several topics on identifying and receiving the benefits that help the Veterans to pay their living expenses.

Andrew McNair is the President and Founder of the Veteran Benefit Project, a Non-Profit Organization, dedicated to helping veterans to get the benefits they deserve.

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

For more information or to register, email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

    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

Book-A-Month Storytime

Join us as we read and discuss Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch

Thursday September 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 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 A Spool of Blue Thread by Ann Tyler.

Summary: In this book, we come to know three generations of Whitshanks--a family with secrets and memories that are sometimes different than what others observe.

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 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
   6:30 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 September 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Essential Oils for Everyday Use  
   

Saturday Conversations - Part 2

Come meet Holly Moore, wellness advocate and essential oils expert, as she conducts a three–part series of discussions on how to safely, easily and effectively use essential oils in your everyday life. Today's topic is Essential Oils and Emotional Health. Following the presentations there will be a Q & A session.

Join us on September 30 for Support Your Family with Essential Oils

Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call 208-7082.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   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
   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

Monday September 25, 2017
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Book-A-Month Storytime

Join us as we read and discuss Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes.

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
   6:30 PM Classics Revisited - Book Club  
   

Reconnect with the Classics

Topic of discussion is The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy.

For more information, please call 208-7902.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library

Tuesday September 26, 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
   10:00 AM Good Listeners Storytime  
   

Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    Location: Toulminville 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading PAWS  
   

School Aged Children

Children reading or learning to read can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified Reading Dog.

For more information, or to sign up for a session, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: West Regional 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
   5:30 PM Film Noir at Moorer  
   

This Gun for Hire

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

This month’s feature is This Gun for Hire.

The film runs 80 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 September 27, 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 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
   10:30 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 Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch

Thursday September 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
   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!

Derivative Disney fantasy about a high school for superheroes.

The film runs 100 minutes and is rated PG.

For more information, please 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 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  -  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  -  7:00 PM An Evening with Paula Webb  
   

Discussion & Reception

Local Semmes author, Paula Webb, will discuss the research and the historical resources used for the writing of her book, Mobile Under Siege: Surviving the Union Blockade.

Following the presentation, there will be a book signing and reception. 

For more information, please call 645-6840.

 

 

    Location: Semmes Branch
   6:00 PM 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
   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 September 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Essential Oils for Everyday Use  
   

Saturday Conversations - Part 3

Come meet Holly Moore, wellness advocate and essential oils expert, as she conducts a three–part series of discussions on how to safely, easily and effectively use essential oils in your everyday life. Today's topic is Support Your Family with Essential Oils. Following the presentations there will be a Q & A session.

Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call 208-7082.

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   10:30 AM Something Special for Saturday  
   

Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

Visit with friends and learn how to make plastic bottle bird feeders.

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  
   

The LEGO Batman Movie

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self described leading man of that ensemble LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

The film runs 104 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

Monday October 2, 2017
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Lego Math Challenge

Challenge your Math and Lego skills.

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 October 3, 2017
   11:00 AM Silver Screenings - Matinee for Seniors  
   

Join Us for Refreshments and a Film.

Our film is The Pursuit of Happyness.

A failed salesman tries to care for his young son after they lose their home.

The film runs 117 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
   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 bookmarks.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch

Wednesday October 4, 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
   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

Fall Fun!

Join us for a Fall Festival - Cake Walk, Games and More!!!

For more information, please call 470-7766.

 

    Location: Parkway Branch

Thursday October 5, 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 Advanced Word  
   

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

This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

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 October 6, 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 October 7, 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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mobile's Got Talent!  
   

Talent Show for All Ages

Can you sing, dance, play a musical instrument, or recite poetry?  

Sign up and showcase your talent!

Judges will confer and the winners will be announced.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   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  -  3:30 PM Reading PAWS  
   

Meet, Greet & Read!

Come meet the Pet Therapy dogs and their owners.

Learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community.

Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend. 

For more information, please call 208-7074 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club  
   

It's Our Book Club's Anniversary!

Express Yourself: Motown Style is the theme of our Book Club’s Anniversary Celebration!

Members and guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite Motown characters or anyone who represents the Motown Pop influence.

Program includes discussions on book selections from November 2016 - September 2017.

Join us for a celebration long to be remembered.

For more information, 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
   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.

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    Location: West Regional Branch

Sunday October 8, 2017
   3:00 PM Afternoon of the Stars  
   

Meet the Cast of Cosi Fan Tutte

Members of the cast of Mobile Opera's Cosi Fan Tutte will perform their favorite musical selections.

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

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

The Mobile Opera will perform Cosi Fan Tutte at The Temple Downtown, 351 St Francis Street, October 20 at 8 p.m. and October 22 at 2:30 p.m. For more information go to http://www.mobileopera.org or call 251-432-6772.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Publisher 101  
   

Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2007 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
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Self Defense  
   

Tips & Skills

Corporal John C. Young with the Mobile Police Department will demonstrate the Strategic Self-Defense Grappling and Tactics system.

It is a system incorporating striking and grappling skills developed by Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsui Black Belt Johnny Lee Smith.  

Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

For more information or to register, email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading PAWS  
   

School Aged Children

Children reading or learning to read can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified Reading Dog.

For more information, or to sign up for a session, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: West Regional 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
   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 The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.

Summary: A village in 1850s Ireland is mystified by what appears to be a miracle--a little girl seems to be thriving after months without food.

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 October 11, 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 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
   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  
   

Movie Day!

Big cats in the African savanna are followed as they teach their young about survival in the wild.

The film runs 89 minutes and is rated G.

For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    Location: Parkway Branch

Thursday October 12, 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 Powerpoint  
   

The basics of Office 2007 Powerpoint presentation software.

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional 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 Sin of a Woman by Kimberla Lawson Roby.

Summary: Using the methods of her vindictive ex-husband to fix her damaged reputation after a humiliating public divorce, Raven Black is horrified when her choices have consequences for innocent people.

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 Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack  
   

Middle School: Worst Years of My Life

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

A boy breaks every rule at his middle school in order to fight back against the conformist principal.

The film runs 92 minutes and is rated PG.

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 October 14, 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
   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
   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 October 16, 2017
   3:15 PM Mystery Monday  
   

Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

Game Day!

Come play some of your favorite board games.

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 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.

This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

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 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 Basics of Excel I  
   

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

Call 340-8561 for more information.

    Location: West Regional Branch
   6:30 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.

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.

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    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading PAWS  
   

School Aged Children

Children reading or learning to read can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified Reading Dog.

For more information, or to sign up for a session, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: West Regional 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  
   

The basics of Office 2007 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.

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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  
   

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.

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    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.

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    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
   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 and register for a Skype ID for free at: http://www.skype.com/en/. Once you’re registered, simply have the Skype program open, log in at 10 a.m. on the day of the meeting, and click or tap the answer button.

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.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill 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.

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    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.

 

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    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.

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    Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Reading PAWS  
   

Meet, Greet & Read!

Come meet the Pet Therapy dogs and their owners.

Learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community.

Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend. 

For more information, please call 208-7074 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   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

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 2007 to design signs, flyers, bookmarks, business cards and so much more!

Publisher 101 is required before taking Advanced Publisher.

Registration is required.

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

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   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
   10:30 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  
   

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.

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    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading PAWS  
   

School Aged Children

Children reading or learning to read can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified Reading Dog.

For more information, or to sign up for a session, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: West Regional 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

Saturday November 18, 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
   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

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.

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    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 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading PAWS  
   

School Aged Children

Children reading or learning to read can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified Reading Dog.

For more information, or to sign up for a session, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: West Regional 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
   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.

This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

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.

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    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.

 

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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

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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Reading PAWS  
   

Meet, Greet & Read!

Come meet the Pet Therapy dogs and their owners.

Learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community.

Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend. 

For more information, please call 208-7074 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library
   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 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.

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    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.

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    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
   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 Origami Ornaments.

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

 

    Location: West Regional Branch

Wednesday December 6, 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 Basics of Powerpoint  
   

The basics of Office 2007 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

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

Saturday December 9, 2017
   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  -  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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Reading PAWS  
   

School Aged Children

Children reading or learning to read can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified Reading Dog.

For more information, or to sign up for a session, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

 

 

    Location: West Regional 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
   10:30 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
   10:30 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.

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

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.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

 

    Location: Ben May Main Library

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Publisher 101  
   

Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2007 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

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.

image c. Warner Brothers

    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.

 

  image c. Can Stock Photo

    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.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    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

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.

image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Parkway Branch

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