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  • Thursday February 1, 2018 - Wednesday February 28, 2018
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    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 All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood during the month of February.

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

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    Friday February 23, 2018
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    Email 101
    3:00 PM

    The Basics of Email

    Learn how to effectively set up your email, compose and send emails, and more!

    For more information, please call 470-7770.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Saturday February 24, 2018
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    Who Are Your Folks and Where Did They Come From?
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    An Alabama Bicentennial Celebration Event

    The Tristan de Luna Chapter, Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution invite the public to a Genealogy Seminar with special guest, Elizabeth Crabtree Wells.

    Participants are encouraged to bring their basic family chart or information to help facilitate questions and discussions on how to proceed in their family research. Sign in and coffee available beginning at 9 a.m., with the first session starting at 9:30 a.m.  We will break for lunch from 12:15 – 1 p.m.

    Session 1: Alabama's state birthday is December 1819 so let’s look at pioneers who came, who stayed, who moved on, the records they left, and where to find these people and records.
    Session 2: Alabama growing up as a state. Statehood caused growing pains, more people, a few disagreements (wars), and additional records to search. 
    Session 3: Alabama – The modern state, looking at records then and now.
    Session 4: The people I can’t seem to find. How do I search and where can they be? Individual problems and records that may help in the search.   

    Registration is required. Fee for the workshop is $35.00, which includes handouts and a box lunch for each participant. Make checks payable to Tristan de Luna Chapter NSDAR. Mail checks and registration information (name, address, email & telephone number) to Susan Crowson, Genealogy Seminar, 1219 Elmira Street, Mobile, AL 36604-2347. Checks must be received no later than February 17.

    For more information on the workshop, please contact Susan Crowson at 251-438-4739 or email shcrowson@bellsouth.net.
     
    Elizabeth Crabtree Wells is a lecturer at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), speaker at NGS and FGS conferences, and presenter at state and regional genealogical and historical organizations. She holds a B.A. from Judson College, an M.A. from Auburn University, an M.L.S. from the University of Alabama, and an honorary doctorate from Judson College.

     

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Tiny Tales & Play Time!
    10:30 AM

    Celebrate Black History Month

    Families with young children are invited for a time of stories, crafts and play.

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Qigong for Beginners
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Chess Club
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    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
     
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    Game On!
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Calling All Teens

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

    For more information, please call 208-7570.

     


     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday February 26, 2018
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    Mystery Monday
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

    STEAAM Day!

    Join Mrs. Irby to learn how to make homemade slime and ice cream. Enjoy penny math and learning about the cleaning power of Taco Sauce, too.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Chess Club - All Ages
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    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
     
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    Fun & Fitness
    6:00 PM

    Life is a Journey - Let's Have Fun along the Way!

    Join Ms. Cynthia for a high powered session of aerobics, featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.

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

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Classics Revisited - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

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

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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

    "Next Generation: Passing the Legacy Torch"

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

    Enjoy an evening of live jazz, with The Jazz Studio, a project of the Mobile Big Band Society (Hosea London, Director); the Davidson High School Jazz Band Septet (Jeremy Messer, Director); and the PowerLines Poetry Troupe.

    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 February 27, 2018
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    Basics of Excel I
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Celebrate African-American History Month
    1:00 PM

    Barack Obama

    Join us for a special streaming of the documentary, Becoming Barack: Evolution of a Leader in Bernheim Hall.

    The film runs 60 minutes.

    Streaming is made possible by Kanopy. To find out more about Kanopy, check out our website at www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/resources/emovies.php.

    For more information, please call 208-7079.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Games and More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up!

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Lego Fun Tuesday
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Tech Tuesdays
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Join us as we explore the world of technology through a variety of projects and resources.  

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

     

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Knit & Kaboodle
    6:00 PM

    Knitting & Crocheting

    Beginner and veteran needle crafters bring your special projects to work on at the Library.

    Learn and share with fellow crafters.

    For beginners wanting to learn how to crochet we suggest you bring an H, I or J size hook and yarn of choice; for knitting a US 7 – 10 needle of choice.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Heart & Soul Book Club
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Wednesday February 28, 2018
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    Basics of Excel II
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Mother Goose Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 0 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
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    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
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listener Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:30 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:30 PM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Learn to Knit
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    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 encouraged but not required. Please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Realism: A Proper Standard
    3:00 PM

    Ages 10 and Above

    Drawing Guru, Kendrick Grove will teach a class guided by the ideals of realism, and a collaboration of eye and hand.

    Paper and pencils will be supplied.

    Registration is encouraged.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    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
     
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    What's Up Wednesday
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

    STEAAM Day!

    Join Mrs. Irby to learn how to make homemade slime and ice cream. Enjoy penny math and learning about the cleaning power of Taco Sauce, too.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
    Thursday March 1, 2018 - Saturday March 31, 2018
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    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 Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn during the month of March.

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

     

    Thursday March 1, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 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
     
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    Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    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.

    Following the program, we encourage parents and children to stay and participate in crafts, play, and social time.

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listener Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    Wonder

    A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment.

    The film runs 113 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 208-7098.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

    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
     
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    TGIT Club Days!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Advanced Word
    6:00 PM

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

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Women Who Make America
    6:00 PM

    Join us for a special viewing of Season 1 of the PBS series, Makers: Women Who Make America.

    Episode 1 Awakenings

    The story of the birth of the modern Women's Movement.  The episode runs 59 minutes.

    For more information, please call 208-7079.

    Streaming of this three-part series is made possible by Kanopy. To find out more about Kanopy, check out our website at www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/resources/emovies.php.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    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 March 3, 2018
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    2018 Mobile Literary Festival
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    A Day to Discover!

    Celebrate Mobile’s literary community and discover new literary obsessions with the local author book sale, stories behind the stories with the Beyond Book Club readers’ discussion panels, and story creation techniques in the Emerging Writers’ Workshop.

    Discover poetry, book publicity methods, and children’s and youth activities throughout the day.

    Brought to you by the Mobile Public Library, Mobile Writers’ Guild, and the Metro Mobile Reading Council, this free festival is open to the public and features the area’s top literary talent. For more information, please call 251-208-7097.

    For times and locations of each activity, check out the complete 2018 Mobile Literary Festival schedule at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MobileLiteraryFestival/?ref=group_cover.

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Sew & Tell
    10:30 AM

    Calling all children, ages 8 and Up!

    Visit with friends and learn how to make sock owls.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    2:00 PM

    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.

    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
     
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    Saturday Anime
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Teen Anime Club

    Watch some great Anime, eat popcorn and make some new friends!

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

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

    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
    Sunday March 4, 2018
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    Afternoon of the Stars
    3:00 PM

    Meet the Cast of La Boheme

    Members of the cast of Mobile Opera's production of Puccini’s La Boheme. 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 La Boheme at The Temple Downtown, 351 St Francis Street, March 16 at 8 p.m. and March 18 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, go to mobileopera.org or call 251-432-6772.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday March 5, 2018
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    Teen Tech Week
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Retro Museum

    Join us for a week of exploration into the world of technology through a variety of projects and resources. 

    Come by today and take a look at a display of technology from days gone by.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Mystery Monday
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

    STEAAM Day!

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Chess Club - All Ages
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    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
     
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    Fun & Fitness
    6:00 PM

    Life is a Journey - Let's Have Fun along the Way!

    Join Ms. Cynthia for a high powered session of aerobics, featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.

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

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Tuesday March 6, 2018
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    Basics of Powerpoint
    9:30 AM

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Watercolor Basics with Jaime Lee
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Ages 18 and Up

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

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

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

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

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

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Games and More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up!

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Teen Tech Week
    4:00 PM

    ArtBot

    Create your own ArtBot.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

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

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Tech Tuesdays
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Join us as we explore the world of technology through a variety of projects and resources.  

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

     

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot!
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Manga Bookmarks

    Love Manga and need a bookmark? Join us in the "Teen Spot" to make your own Manga bookmark.

    Supplies and snacks provided.

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival
    5:30 PM

    Vertigo

    Enjoy the films of Alfred Hitchcock with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. 

    This month’s feature is Vertigo.

    The film runs 128 minutes and is PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    The Kilted Man
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    A Celtic Celebration

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

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

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

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

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Wednesday March 7, 2018
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    Teen Tech Week
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    3D Printer

    Check out our 3D Printer demonstration.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Computer Basics
    9:30 AM

    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
     
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    Computer Basics
    9:30 AM

    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
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Mother Goose Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 0 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
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    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
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listener Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:30 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:30 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:30 PM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Learn to Knit
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    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 encouraged but not required. Please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Realism: A Proper Standard
    3:00 PM

    Ages 10 and Above

    Drawing Guru, Kendrick Grove will teach a class guided by the ideals of realism, and a collaboration of eye and hand.

    Paper and pencils will be supplied.

    Registration is encouraged.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    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
     
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    What's Up Wednesday
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

    STEAAM Day!

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Wonderful Wednesdays!
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Join us after school for games and snacks.

    Let’s make the middle of the week wonderful!

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Thursday March 8, 2018
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    Teen Tech Week
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Makey Makey Demo

    Learn how to connect everyday objects to computer programs.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 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
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listener Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    Crooked House

    A private detective heads to an English manor to investigate the murder of a wealthy patriarch, but soon realizes that everyone is a suspect—including his former lover. Based on the novel by Agatha Christie.

    The film runs 115 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 208-7098.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    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
     
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    Lego Club
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

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

    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
     
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    Basics of Powerpoint
    6:00 PM

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Ebony Moments Book Club
    6:00 PM

    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 Deadly Rumors by Cheris Hodges.

    Summary: When a criminal targets private investigator Zoe Harrington, FBI agent Carver Banks resolves to protect her, but must invent a cold case that requires her help in order to get near Zoe, who is still angry about a past encounter.

    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
     
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    Women Who Make America
    6:00 PM

    Join us for a special viewing of Season 1 of the PBS series, Makers: Women Who Make America.

    Episode 2 Changing the World

    In the early 1970s, feminism became a force that reshaped the relationships between men and women in the most fundamental ways.  The episode runs 55 minutes.

    For more information, please call 208-7079.

    Streaming of this three-part series is made possible by Kanopy. To find out more about Kanopy, check out our website at www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/resources/emovies.php.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    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 March 9, 2018 - Saturday March 10, 2018
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    Teen Tech Week
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Two Days of EggBot demos

    Design and create with EggBot.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Friday March 9, 2018
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    Email 101
    3:00 PM

    The Basics of Email

    Learn how to effectively set up your email, compose and send emails, and more!

    For more information, please call 470-7770.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Saturday March 10, 2018
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    Qigong for Beginners
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Maker Mornings
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    All Ages - Be Creative!

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

    TEENS - Stop by the MaYker Lab upstairs for a Teen Tech Week Maker Fair! Meet members of the Mobile Makerspace for some great hands on exhibits and so much more!

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Chess Club
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    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
     
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    Game On!
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Calling All Teens

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

    For more information, please call 208-7570.

     


     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday March 12, 2018
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    Mystery Monday
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

    STEAAM Day!

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Chess Club - All Ages
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    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
     
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    Fun & Fitness
    6:00 PM

    Life is a Journey - Let's Have Fun along the Way!

    Join Ms. Cynthia for a high powered session of aerobics, featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.

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

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Tuesday March 13, 2018
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Games and More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up!

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Lego Fun Tuesday
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Tech Tuesdays
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Join us as we explore the world of technology through a variety of projects and resources.  

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

     

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Bingo for Books
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    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
     
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    Family Bingo Night
    6:00 PM

    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
     
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    A Page in Time Book Club
    6:30 PM

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

    This month's topic of discussion is The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd.

    Summary: A remarkable young woman whose actions were far ahead of her time, teenager Eliza Lucas, running her family's plantations, discovers that they are in danger of losing everything.

    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 March 14, 2018
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    Surfing the Net
    9:30 AM

    Learn how to use the Internet.

    Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Mother Goose Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 0 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
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    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
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listener Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:30 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:30 PM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Learn to Knit
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    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 encouraged but not required. Please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Realism: A Proper Standard
    3:00 PM

    Ages 10 and Above

    Drawing Guru, Kendrick Grove will teach a class guided by the ideals of realism, and a collaboration of eye and hand.

    Paper and pencils will be supplied.

    Registration is encouraged.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    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
     
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    What's Up Wednesday
    3:15 PM

    Movie Day!

    A kindhearted woman takes in a smart-mouthed girl who's been bouncing around between foster homes.

    The film runs 99 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

    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
     
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    Wonderful Wednesdays!
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Join us after school for games and snacks.

    Let’s make the middle of the week wonderful!

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Thursday March 15, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 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
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listener Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    A Dog's Purpose

    This dramedy follows a dog as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Over the course of multiple lifetimes, the canine's existence intersects with that of a young boy who rescued him in 1962.

    The film runs 120 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 208-7098.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

    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
     
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    TGIT Club Days!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Comic Club
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Teens ages 13 to 17

    Join us on the third Thursday of each month as we discuss and explore new, graphic novels.

    Today our topic of discussion is The Dark Knight Returns  by writer Frank Miller. 

    The Dark Knight Returns tells an alternative story of Bruce Wayne, who at 55 years old returns from retirement to fight crime and faces opposition from the Gotham City police force and the United States government. The story introduces Carrie Kelley as the new Robbin and culminates with a confrontation against Superman.

    Get the latest information on new characters and series!

    For more information, please call 340-8571.


    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Basics of Excel I
    6:00 PM

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

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Basics of Word
    6:00 PM

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

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

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

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

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

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Women Who Make America
    6:00 PM

    Join us for a special viewing of Season 1 of the PBS series, Makers: Women Who Make America.

    Episode 3 Charting a New Course

    As the Movement achieved long-sought goals, a new generation of women are re-evaluating some of its most basic assumptions, especially the balance between work and family. The episode runs 55 minutes.

    For more information, please call 208-7079.

    Streaming of this three-part series is made possible by Kanopy. To find out more about Kanopy, check out our website at www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/resources/emovies.php.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Meet the Author - Ruthi Postow Birch
    6:30 PM

    Growing Up in South Alabama

    Ruthi Postow Birch grew up on a red-dirt road in south Alabama without any idea of what she would become in this world. When her father built her a new piano bench, not knowing a thing about how to do it, he passed on an important lesson.  “There is always just one right next step—and you know it because it’s the only one that makes sense. Find that and do it. Then look for the next. If there is something you can’t do, figure out who can do it for you.”

    Ruthi took that advice from Petain Street all the way to an office on K Street in Washington D.C., where she built her own successful staffing firm from the ground up. In her new book, How to Build a Piano Bench: Lessons from a Red-Dirt Road in Alabama, she chronicles her humorous journey, and the important tokens of wisdom she captured along the way. For more information, please call 208-7097.

    Ruthi is a successful businesswoman, author and speaker who has made people her life’s work. She currently lives in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. For more information on Ruthi Postow Birch go to www.ruthipostowbirch.com/.



     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Saturday March 17, 2018
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    2018 Young Authors Conference
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Come Meet Jerry Pallotta

    Children’s author, Jerry Pallotta will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Young Authors' Conference.

    Mr. Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction and non-fiction, including The Icky Bug Alphabet Book; The Construction Alphabet Book; Who Will Win Book series, which include Komodo Dragon Vs. King Cobra, as well as many other books. Mr. Pallotta loves writing books and visiting schools all over the United States. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information on Jerry Pallotta go to www.jerrypallotta.com/.

    Following Mr. Pallotta’s presentation, students in grades 2-5 will break into small groups and participate in a variety of writing activities. For more information on the Conference, please contact Young Authors Mobile at 251-391-5376 or youngauthorsmobile@yahoo.com.

    This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Mobile Public Library, the Metro Mobile Reading Council and the Mobile Public Library.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Family Research
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    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
     
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    Something Special for Saturday
    10:30 AM

    Ages 5 and Up!

    Visit with friends and make your own pine cone lambs.

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Saturday Disney Adventure Movies
    2:00 PM

    20,000 Leagues under the Sea

    A marine scientist joins forces with a sea captain to track down a mysterious deep water beast menacing sailors.

    The film runs 127 minutes and is rated G.

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

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures
    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Saturday Anime
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Teen Anime Club

    Watch some great Anime, eat popcorn and make some new friends!

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Chess Club
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    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 March 19, 2018
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    Library Day!
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    The LEGO Batman Movie

    School is out so come to the Library for an afternoon of fun!

    Enjoy gaming, a film screening of The LEGO Batman Movie, popcorn and so much more.

    The film runs 104 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
     
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    Matinee @ the Library
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    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.

    It runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

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

    image c. Universal Pictures

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Chess Club - All Ages
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

    image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Fun & Fitness
    6:00 PM

    Life is a Journey - Let's Have Fun along the Way!

    Join Ms. Cynthia for a high powered session of aerobics, featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.

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

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Spoken Word of Mobile
    6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    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.

    image c. Can Stock Photo

     

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Classics Revisited - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topics of discussion are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday March 20, 2018
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    Advanced Publisher
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    Publisher 101 is required before taking Advanced Publisher.

    Registration is required.

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

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    First Day of Spring!
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

    Join us for a special Spring Storytime and craft.  

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

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    The Reader's Choice Book Club
    1:00 PM

    Join us every third Tuesday for some lively book discussions and tips on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of books.

    This month's topic of discussion is Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

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

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

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Tuesday Great Movie Adventure!
    3:00 PM

    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.

    The film runs 104 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

    image c. Warner Brothers
    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Games and More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up!

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

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

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Tech Tuesdays
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Join us as we explore the world of technology through a variety of projects and resources.  

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

     

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot!
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Galaxy Jars

    Join us in the "Teen Spot" to make your own Galaxy in a jar.

    Supplies and snacks provided.

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Wednesday March 21, 2018
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    Basics of Word
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Computer Basics
    9:30 AM

    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
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Mother Goose Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 0 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
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    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
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listener Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:30 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:30 PM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Learn to Knit
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    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 encouraged but not required. Please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Realism: A Proper Standard
    3:00 PM

    Ages 10 and Above

    Drawing Guru, Kendrick Grove will teach a class guided by the ideals of realism, and a collaboration of eye and hand.

    Paper and pencils will be supplied.

    Registration is encouraged.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    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
     
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    What's Up Wednesday
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

    Connecting with MPL's E-Resources

    Learn how to use Cloud Library, Tutor.com, Novelist Plus and so much more!

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Wonderful Wednesdays!
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Join us after school for games and snacks.

    Let’s make the middle of the week wonderful!

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Thursday March 22, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 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
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listener Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    Victoria and Abdul

    Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

    The film runs 112 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 208-7098.

    image c. Focus Features

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Stay Active: Move to the Beat!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up

    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.

     

    image c. Can Stock Photo

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

    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
     
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    Lego Club
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    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
     
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    TGIT Club Days!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

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

    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
     
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    Basics of Excel II
    6:00 PM

    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
     
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    Heart & Soul
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Poetry Readings

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

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

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

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    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 March 24, 2018
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Easter Egg Hunt!
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Fun!

    Join us for a very “Bunny” storytime and craft, and an Easter Egg Hunt in the Library.

    Take photos with our special guest, the Easter Bunny.

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Qigong for Beginners
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Chess Club
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    All Ages

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

    For more information, call 470-7770.

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Game On!
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Calling All Teens

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

    For more information, please call 208-7570.

     


     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday March 26, 2018
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    Mystery Monday
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

    Springtime Craft

    Learn how to make Q-Tip flowers.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Chess Club - All Ages
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

    image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Fun & Fitness
    6:00 PM

    Life is a Journey - Let's Have Fun along the Way!

    Join Ms. Cynthia for a high powered session of aerobics, featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.

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

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Tuesday March 27, 2018
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    Basics of Excel I
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Games and More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up!

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Tinker Tuesday for Teens
    4:00 PM

    Design & Create

    Learn how to make Water Marbling Eggs.

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

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

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Tech Tuesdays
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Join us as we explore the world of technology through a variety of projects and resources.  

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

     

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Knit & Kaboodle
    6:00 PM

    Knitting & Crocheting

    Beginner and veteran needle crafters bring your special projects to work on at the Library.

    Learn and share with fellow crafters.

    For beginners wanting to learn how to crochet we suggest you bring an H, I or J size hook and yarn of choice; for knitting a US 7 – 10 needle of choice.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Wednesday March 28, 2018
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    Advanced Word
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Mother Goose Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 0 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
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    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
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listener Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:30 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:30 PM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Learn to Knit
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    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 encouraged but not required. Please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Realism: A Proper Standard
    3:00 PM

    Ages 10 and Above

    Drawing Guru, Kendrick Grove will teach a class guided by the ideals of realism, and a collaboration of eye and hand.

    Paper and pencils will be supplied.

    Registration is encouraged.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    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
     
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    What's Up Wednesday
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

    Lego Challenge

    Use your imagination and create your best Lego construction.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Wonderful Wednesdays!
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Join us after school for games and snacks.

    Let’s make the middle of the week wonderful!

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Thursday March 29, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 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
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listener Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    The Glass Castle

    A woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents. Now married to a man who works in finance in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she's betrayed their values.

    The film runs 127 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 208-7098.

    image c. Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

    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
     
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    TGIT Club Days!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

    Enjoy a sreening of Emoji Movie. The film runs 86 minutes and is not rated.

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

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Celebrate Easter!
    6:00 PM

    Ages 3 and Up

    It’s a celebration of all things Easter – arts and crafts and an egg hunt in the Library.

    Bring your cameras and take a picture with special guest, the Easter Bunny!

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

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    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 March 31, 2018
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    Out of This World 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 An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock.

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Saturday Anime
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Teen Anime Club

    Watch some great Anime, eat popcorn and make some new friends!

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Chess Club
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    All Ages

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

    For more information, call 470-7770.

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Sunday April 1, 2018 - Monday April 30, 2018
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    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 In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume during the month of April.

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

     

    Monday April 2, 2018
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    Chess Club - All Ages
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

    image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Tuesday April 3, 2018
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Watercolor Basics with Jaime Lee
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Ages 18 and Up

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

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

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

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

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

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Matinee @ the Library
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    The BFG

    Orphan meets a "big friendly giant," and together they explore a magical world and collect dreams.

    It runs 117 minutes and is rated PG.

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

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Games and More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up!

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Lego Fun Tuesday
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Tech Tuesdays
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Join us as we explore the world of technology through a variety of projects and resources.  

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

     

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot!
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Mini Origami

    Join us in the "Teen Spot" and learn how to make mini origami creations.

    Supplies and snacks provided.

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival
    5:30 PM

    North by Northwest

    Enjoy the films of Alfred Hitchcock with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. 

    This month’s feature is North by Northwest.

    The film runs 136 minutes and is not rated.

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

    image c. Warner Brothers

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Wednesday April 4, 2018
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Mother Goose Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 0 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
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    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
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listener Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:30 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:30 PM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Learn to Knit
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    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 encouraged but not required. Please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Realism: A Proper Standard
    3:00 PM

    Ages 10 and Above

    Drawing Guru, Kendrick Grove will teach a class guided by the ideals of realism, and a collaboration of eye and hand.

    Paper and pencils will be supplied.

    Registration is encouraged.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    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
     
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    What's Up Wednesday
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

    Game Day!

    It's Spring Break - come play some of your favorite Board games.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Wonderful Wednesdays!
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Join us after school for games and snacks.

    Let’s make the middle of the week wonderful!

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Financial Literacy Month
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Saving for Your Future

    Learn how to build a budget and manage your finances.

    Facilitator is Paula Webb, Government Documents Librarian at the University of South Alabama.

    Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged.

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday April 5, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Toddler Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 15 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
     
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    Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    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.

    Following the program, we encourage parents and children to stay and participate in crafts, play, and social time.

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listener Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    Roman J. Israel, Esq.

    A lawyer gets involved in a complicated murder case, which offers him an opportunity to get rich if he compromises his ethics.

    The film runs 117 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 208-7098.

    image c. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Matinee @ the Library
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Pete's Dragon

    Boy lives in the woods with a dragon as his caregiver, until a forest ranger finds and adopts him. However, his newfound happiness is threatened by a man who wants to hunt down his magical friend.

    It runs 102 minutes and is rated PG.

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

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

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

    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
     
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    TGIT Club Days!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    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 April 7, 2018
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    Qigong for Beginners
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Maker Mornings
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    All Ages - Be Creative!

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

    TEENS - be sure and check out the MaYker Lab upstairs!

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Chess Club
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    All Ages

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

    For more information, call 470-7770.

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Game On!
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Calling All Teens

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

    For more information, please call 208-7570.

     


     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday April 9, 2018
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    Mystery Monday
    3:15 PM

    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
     
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    Chess Club - All Ages
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

    image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Tuesday April 10, 2018
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Games and More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up!

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

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

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Tech Tuesdays
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Join us as we explore the world of technology through a variety of projects and resources.  

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

     

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Family Bingo Night
    6:00 PM

    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
     
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    A Page in Time Book Club
    6:30 PM

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

    This month's topic of discussion is To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin.

    Summary: Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young widow and an engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love.

    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 April 11, 2018
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Mother Goose Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 0 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
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    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
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listener Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:30 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:30 PM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Learn to Knit
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    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 encouraged but not required. Please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Realism: A Proper Standard
    3:00 PM

    Ages 10 and Above

    Drawing Guru, Kendrick Grove will teach a class guided by the ideals of realism, and a collaboration of eye and hand.

    Paper and pencils will be supplied.

    Registration is encouraged.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

    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
     
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    Wonderful Wednesdays!
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Join us after school for games and snacks.

    Let’s make the middle of the week wonderful!

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Thursday April 12, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 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
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listener Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    The Big Sick

    Pakistani-American man falls for white grad student, and hides their romance from his family. However, their relationship gets more serious when she develops a mysterious illness, which in turn forces him to bond with her parents.

    The film runs 119 minutes and is rated R.

    For more information, please call 208-7098.

    image c. Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    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
     
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    Lego Club
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

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

    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
     
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    Ebony Moments Book Club
    6:00 PM

    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 Mother of Black Hollywood: a Memoir by Jenifer Lewis.

    Summary: The star of "Black-ish" traces her journey from poverty to fame, sharing insights into her battles with undiagnosed mental illness and sex addiction while citing the support of loving friends and her philosophy about self-acceptance that enabled her success.

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

    For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

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

    The Scorch Trials

    Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

    They may have escaped the maze but Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD.

    The film runs 129 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
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    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 April 14, 2018
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    Sew & Tell
    10:30 AM

    Calling all children, ages 8 and Up!

    Visit with friends and learn how to make a drawstring pouch.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    2:00 PM

    Spark: A Space Tail

    A teen monkey pledges to defeat a warlord who destroyed his home planet and wiped out his family.

    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
     
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    Saturday Anime
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Teen Anime Club

    Watch some great Anime, eat popcorn and make some new friends!

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Chess Club
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    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 April 16, 2018
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    Outdoor Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Its Springtime!

    Join us on the Patio for an outside Storytime.

    We’ll enjoy books, songs, bubbles and so much more!  If it rains, we will bring the fun indoors.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Mystery Monday
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

    Game & Prizes

    Come participate in our Minute-to-Win-It game.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Chess Club - All Ages
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

    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 April 17, 2018
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    The Reader's Choice Book Club
    1:00 PM

    Join us every third Tuesday for some lively book discussions and tips on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of books.

    This month's topic of discussion is The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott.

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

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

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Tuesday Great Movie Adventure!
    3:00 PM

    The Dark Tower

    A gunslinger battles the sinister Man in Black in a fantasy world that's connected to Earth.

    The film runs 95 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Games and More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up!

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Tinker Tuesday for Teens
    4:00 PM

    Design & Create

    Learn how to make Duct Tape Wallets.

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

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

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Tech Tuesdays
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Join us as we explore the world of technology through a variety of projects and resources.  

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

     

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Violence in the Workplace
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Workplace Awareness

    John Conrad, Assistant Director at the Bayview Professional Associates, will discuss the current statistics regarding the prevalence of workplace violence in our society.  He will also share tips on, identifying the warning signs of violence in the workplace; understanding the key to disciplined communication; and knowing how to act and react during a potential lethal workplace incident.

    Mr. Conrad has over twenty-five years’ experience in the field of mental health and substance abuse treatment.

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

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot!
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Spring into Flash Fiction

    Join us in the "Teen Spot" and exercise your creative side by writing a story with a few hiundered words or less..

    Supplies and snacks provided.

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Wednesday April 18, 2018
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Mother Goose Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 0 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
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    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.