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  • Thursday October 1, 2020 - Saturday October 31, 2020
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    A Booklover's View from the Couch

    A MPL Facebook Discussion Group

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

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

    Join the discussion

     

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Boredom Busters Online
    Crafts, Puzzles and STEM Projects!
     
    Get inspiration and ideas of fun things to do while staying at home on our Children's Facebook and YouTube.
     
    Link to Children's Services Facebook: www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens/.
     
    Link to Children's Services YouTube playlist.
    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Brew with Me!

    Let's Make Tea!

    Join Jill Stewart for a series of videos about tea and how to brew from loose leaf varieties.

    Go to the YouTube playlist.

     

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Crafting for Teens and Adults

    Inspiration and Creation

    Relax and enjoy videos on arts and crafts you can do safely at home.

    Go to the YouTube playlist.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Fairy Tale Escape Room

    All Ages

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

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

    Test your skills. Begin here Fairy Tale Escape Room.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Learn to Cook!

    Cooking Tips & Recipes

    Learn all about Pressure Cooking with Francois and Cooking Basics with Lynn.

    Go to the YouTube playlist.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Not Your Average Book Club

    A Virtual Book Club

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

    We will discuss one book a month. The topic of discussion for the month of October is Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt.

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

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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Page to Screen Book Club

    Movie Versus the Book

    Each month, Page to Screen book club will feature a book that's been adapted into a movie. Join Our Facebook Page to chat about the book while you're reading! Then tune in for a live discussion via Google Meet on October 26 at 7 p.m. to discuss the movie vs the book. Enter Google Meet Room. Feel free to participate in one or both!

    Let the Right One In is available in print from the Mobile Public Library and as a digital download on Hoopla. The movie is available on DVD from the Mobile Public Library and as digital downloads on Hoopla and Kanopy

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

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Read. Watch. Eat. Repeat.

    Teens & Adults

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

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

    Go to the YouTube playlist.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Simple Hand Lettering Project

    Learning from the Comfort of Home  

    Ms. Christie demonstrates simple, hand lettering projects.   

    Go to the YouTube playlist.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Online Storytimes
    10:00 AM

    Storytime!

    Join us Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. as youth specialists from Mobile Public Library share stories and songs.
     
    Link to children's services facebook: www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens/.
     
    Storytime videos are also available on this YouTube playlist.
    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Wednesday October 28, 2020
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    Zoom Storytime with Ms. Emmie
    10:00 AM

    Preschoolers

    Join Ms. Emmie on Zoom for stories and songs!

    Please email westyou@mplonline.org to receive a link to join the group.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Sunday November 1, 2020 - Monday November 30, 2020
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    Page to Screen Book Club

    Movie Versus the Book

    Each month, Page to Screen book club will feature a book that's been adapted into a movie. Join Our Facebook Page to chat about the book while you're reading! Then tune in for a live discussion via Google Meet on November 30 at 7 p.m. to discuss the movie vs the book. Feel free to participate in one or both!

    Dracula is available in print and audio from the Mobile Public Library and as a digital download on Hoopla. Several versions/adaptations of the movie are available on DVD from the Mobile Public Library and as digital downloads on Hoopla and Kanopy

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

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Online Storytimes
    10:00 AM

    Storytime!

    Join us Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. as youth specialists from Mobile Public Library share stories and songs.
     
    Link to children's services facebook: www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens/.
     
    Storytime videos are also available on this YouTube playlist.
    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Thursday November 5, 2020
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    Early Learning with Your Baby Class
    2:00 PM

    Helping Your Baby to Learn & Grow

    Join the Mobile Public Library staff for a Zoom class designed to help you feel empowered with the knowledge and tools to help your baby's brain grow and thrive.

    Babies begin learning the moment they are born. You are your baby's first teacher and your baby needs you! We hope this class helps you to feel more confident in helping your baby to learn and get off to the best start.

    Please email westyou@mplonline.org to receive a link to join the group.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Saturday November 14, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual Book Club
    10:00 AM

    Discussion via Skype

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

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

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org to share your Skype name so you can be added to the group. Once you’re added, all you need to do is have your device (phone, tablet, or computer) open to Skype on book club day and answer when it rings.
     
    For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.
     
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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Thursday November 19, 2020
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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    Topic of discussion is The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.

    zoom.us/j/7096813568.

    Meeting ID: 7096813568 Password: 340148

    For more information, please call 494-4454 or email bffowler12@aol.com.

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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Friday November 20, 2020
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    Zoom Minute to Win It Game
    4:00 PM

    Ages 8 to 12

    Participants play simple games with common items in an attempt to win a prize.

    Register by November 16 to get a link to the competition and reserve a set of supplies. Then pick up your supplies from your choice of library locations. Use your supplies to play games and compete with other participants via a live Zoom link.

    Winner gets a fantastic, family strategy board game, Qwirkle.

    For more information or to register and receive your Zoom link, please call 251-340-1521 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Monday November 30, 2020
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    Classics and More! - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    Topic of discussion is My Sweet Charlie by David Westheimer.

    zoom.us/j/92915856214

    Meeting ID: 929 1585 6214 Password: 197599

    For more information, please call 340-1541 or email cecox@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Tuesday December 1, 2020 - Thursday December 31, 2020
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    Page to Screen Book Club

    Movie Versus the Book

    Each month, Page to Screen book club will feature a book that's been adapted into a movie. Join Our Facebook Page to chat about the book while you're reading! Then tune in for a live discussion via Google Meet on December 28 at 7 p.m. to discuss the movie vs the book. Feel free to participate in one or both!

    A Christmas Carol is available in print and audio from the Mobile Public Library and as a digital download on Hoopla. Several versions/adaptations of the movie are available on DVD from the Mobile Public Library and as digital downloads on Hoopla and Kanopy

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

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Online Storytimes
    10:00 AM

    Storytime!

    Join us Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. as youth specialists from Mobile Public Library share stories and songs.
     
    Link to children's services facebook: www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens/.
     
    Storytime videos are also available on this YouTube playlist.
    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Thursday December 3, 2020
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    Early Learning with Your Baby Class
    2:00 PM

    Helping Your Baby to Learn & Grow

    Join the Mobile Public Library staff for a Zoom class designed to help you feel empowered with the knowledge and tools to help your baby's brain grow and thrive.

    Babies begin learning the moment they are born. You are your baby's first teacher and your baby needs you! We hope this class helps you to feel more confident in helping your baby to learn and get off to the best start.

    Please email westyou@mplonline.org to receive a link to join the group.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Saturday December 12, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual Book Club
    10:00 AM

    Discussion via Skype

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

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

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

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Monday December 28, 2020
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    Classics and More! - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    Topic of discussion is The Thief of Always by Clive Barker.

    zoom.us/j/91350063739

    Meeting ID: 913 5006 3739 Password: 679522

    For more information, please call 340-1541 or email cecox@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual

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