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  • Saturday April 1, 2017 - Sunday April 30, 2017
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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" Facbook 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 Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff during the month of April.

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

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    Wednesday April 26, 2017
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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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    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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    Chess Club - All Ages
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

    For more information,  please call 438-7075.

     

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
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    Learn to Knit
    3:00 PM - 5:00 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 required. Please call 340-8561.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16
    3:15 PM

    After School Fun

    Earth Day!

    Celebrate Earth Day by creating spring flower pot mini muffins.

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Meet the Author - Vicki Covington
    6:30 PM

    Welcome Home to Alabama

    Come meet author Vicki Covington as she introduces her new book, Once in a Blue Moon.

    The novel is set in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 2008 Presidential election campaign, where tenants of a benevolent landlord in a neighborhood that has seen better days, form their own brand of community. Follow them as they join together to lift each other up and bring hope for a better future back into their lives.

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

    Vicki Covington received a B.A. in sociology followed by a Masters in Social Work at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. She worked as an outpatient therapist for twelve years in Birmingham. Her husband, writer Dennis Covington, helped her discover that there was a writer inside her waiting to come out. Her stories were published in Boston Globe Magazine, The New Yorker, and the Southern Humanities Review among others. She was the author of several novels, including Bird of Paradise, Night Ride Home, The Last Hotel for Women and Gathering Home. She was also the “Meditations for Bad Girls” columnist at The Oxford American for a number of years.

    The Covingtons now live near their grandchildren in Lubbock, TX, with their dachshund named Pablo.

    Once in a Blue Moon is her love letter to the community she used to call home in Birmingham. For more information go to http://www.blairpub.com/alltitles/onceinabluemoon.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Thursday April 27, 2017
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    Stay Active: Move to the Beat!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

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

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information call 470-7766.

     

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

    Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

    “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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    After School Kids: Gaming Days!
    4:00 PM

    Let the Games Begin!

    Come play video games, board games, and a special game chosen by our Librarian!

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

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

    Ages 4 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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    Advanced Word
    6:00 PM

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

    This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Jacqueline Allen Trimble
    6:30 PM

    Poetry Readings

    Come meet Jacqueline Allen Trimble as she shares readings from her new book, American Happiness, an eclectic collection of verse.

    Ms. Trimble’s new work addresses everything from the death of parents, to racial tension, to the encroachment of coyotes into urban spaces. On her poetic journey, in which takes us from the personal to the political, Trimble probes our racial divide. She is compassionate and fierce, cutting at our hypocrisy with the knife of her words and willing us toward our better common humanity.  

    A book signing will be held in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room.

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

    For more information on American Happiness check out www.newsouthbooks.com/americanhappiness.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Saturday April 29, 2017
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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 Rules for a Knight: the Last Letter of Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke by Ethan Hawke.

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

    For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Financial Literacy Series
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Legal Financial Blitz

    Learn about foreclosure prevention and bankruptcies.

    This program is in partnership with the Mobile Public Library and Consumer Credit Counseling Services, a Division of Lifelines Counseling Services.

    For more information on the class, please call 251-602-0011. To reserve a space, please call 251-208-7085 or eamil jsigler@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    13th Annual Poetry Slam-A-Rama Competition
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In celebration of National Poetry Month, the library will hold a poetry competition open to children ages 8-19.

    Judging will be based on originality, creativity, clarity, and presentation. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

    Deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 26. For more information or to register, call 438-7075.

    This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Mobile Public Library.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
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    Monday May 1, 2017
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    Movie Day!
    3:00 PM

    FInding Dory

    In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents.

    It runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Discover New Worlds
    4:00 PM

    The Time Warp Trio

    Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

    Our topic of discussion is The Time Warp Trio by Jon Scieszka.

    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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    Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years
    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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    Tuesday May 2, 2017
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    Silver Screenings - Matinee for Seniors
    11:00 AM

    Join Us for Refreshments and a Film.

    Our film is Loving.

    Interracial couple fight Virginia's miscegenation laws, and their case reaches the Supreme Court.

    The film runs 123 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    Reservations are required.

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

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

    Ages 6 and Up!

    Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

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

    Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

     

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Teen Tuesdays - Arts, Crafts & So Much More!
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Great Fun for Teens!

    Join us in the "Teen Spot" to create a new summer bag from one of your old t-shirts.

    Bring your t-shirt and we'll provide everything else.

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Wednesday May 3, 2017
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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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    Chess Club - All Ages
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

    For more information,  please call 438-7075.

     

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
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    Learn to Knit
    3:00 PM - 5:00 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 required. Please call 340-8561.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16
    3:15 PM

    After School Fun

    Popsicle Stick Art

    Create unique pieces of art using popsicle sticks.

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Thursday May 4, 2017
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    Computers & Smart Devices for the Visually Impaired
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Tips & Features

    Join Ron Wood, a representative of Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation, as he shares tips on using personal computers and the built in features to aid the visually impaired.

    Registration is encouraged.

    For more information, please call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

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

    Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

    “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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    Afterschool Special Movie
    4:00 PM

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

    In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn, a scrappy desert dweller Rey, and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker.

    It runs 136 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Basics of Powerpoint
    6:00 PM

    The basics of Office 2007 Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    A Tribute to Albert Murray
    6:30 PM

    Alabama Writers' Hall of Fame

    Paul Devlin, Murray scholar and long time friend, will discuss the life and writing of Mobile native and 2015 inaugural Alabama Writers Hall of Fame inductee, Albert Murray. Devlin accepted the Alabama Writers’ Hall of Fame medal for Murray, who died in 2013.  Following the presentation, Jeanie Thompson, executive director of the Alabama Writers’ Forum, a partnership program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and co-director of the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame, will moderate a public discussion with Devlin.

    Following the presentation, people are invited to gather in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room for cake and punch in celebration of Mr. Murray’s 101st birthday coming up May 12. Admission is free. For more information, please call 251 208-7097.

    Paul Devlin is co-editor (with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.) of the Library of America's definitive edition of Albert Murray's work. Volume one, non-fiction and memoirs, was published in October 2016. Volume two, fiction and poetry, will be published in 2018.

    Devlin edited a collection of Murray's previously uncollected and unpublished interviews and music writings, Murray Talks Music: Albert Murray on Blues and Jazz (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), and Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones as told to Albert Murray (Minnesota, 2011), a finalist for the Jazz Journalists Association's book award. Devlin’s writing has appeared in many publications, including newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals. He teaches at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.

    The program is collaboration among the Mobile Public Library, the Alabama Writers’ Hall of Fame, and the Southern Literary Trail, and is funded by Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mobile Public Library, and the Alabama Writers’ Forum, a partnership program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

    THE SOUTHERN LITERARY TRAIL® is America's only tri-state literary trail connecting mythic places that influenced great novelists and playwrights of the 20th Century.  The 2017 trail celebrates Trailfest! During Trailfest, special commemorations will be held at Southern Literary Trail sites throughout Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.  For further information, go to www.southernliterarytrail.org/events-2015-al.html.

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Friday May 5, 2017
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    Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne
    10:30 AM - 11:30 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.

    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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    Saturday May 6, 2017
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

    Registration is required.

    For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Family Mayker Saturdays
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Something for Everyone!

    Join us for activities for all ages! 

    There will be creative projects to make in the Storytime Room for the younger members of your family, and "Tech Time" in the Mayker Lab for 12 years old and up. 

    The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

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

    This month's topic of discussion is In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware.

    Summary: Leonora Shaw is a crime writer who lives a solitary life in London until she receives an invitation to a hen party for a friend she hasn't seen in nearly ten years.

    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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    South Alabama Chess Club
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    All Ages - Youth & Adults

    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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    Monday May 8, 2017
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    Movie Day!
    3:00 PM

    The BFG

    Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie and the titular "big friendly giant."

    It runs 117 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Discover New Worlds
    4:00 PM

    Dear Dumb Diaries

    Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

    Our topic of discussion is Dear Dumb Diaries by Jim Benton.

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

    Ages 5 to 12

    Have fun creating all kinds of arts and crafts with yarn.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
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    Tuesday May 9, 2017
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    Advanced Publisher
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    Publisher 101 is required before taking Advanced Publisher.

    Registration is required.

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

     

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

    Ages 6 and Up!

    Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
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    Tinker Tuesday
    4:00 PM

    Design & Create

    Make your own Duct Tape Wallets.

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

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

    Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

     

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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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 Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham.

    Summary: After twenty years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris, Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child.

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

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Wednesday May 10, 2017
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    Advanced Word
    9:30 AM

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

    This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Chess Club - All Ages
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

    For more information,  please call 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
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    Learn to Knit
    3:00 PM - 5:00 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 required. Please call 340-8561.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16
    3:15 PM

    Popsicle Stick Art

    Come make popsicle stick tulips with Mrs. Kidd and Ms. Russell.

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Thursday May 11, 2017
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    The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

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

    Book & Art Activity

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

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

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

    Ages 4 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 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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    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 Man On the Run by Carl Weber.

    Summary: It was the night before his wedding, fifteen years ago, that the nightmare began for Jay Crawford--locked up for a crime he never committed. Now, he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family.

    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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    Friday May 12, 2017
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    Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack
    4:00 PM

    Ghostbusters

    Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

    Two paranormal researchers join forces with a nuclear engineer and a subway attendant to fight off a slew of ghosts that have invaded New York City.

    The film runs 116 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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    Saturday May 13, 2017
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    Sew & Tell
    10:30 AM

    Calling all children, ages 8 and Up!

    Visit with friends and learn how to make Tooth Fairy Pockets.

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

     

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

    Teen Anime Club

    Don’t have access to your favorite Anime?

    Join our Anime Club for two hours of some of your favorite Anime films.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Monday May 15, 2017
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    Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16
    3:15 PM

    After School Fun

    Lego Challenge

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Discover New Worlds
    4:00 PM

    Nate the Great

    Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

    Our topic of discussion is Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat.

    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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    Poetry Enthusiasts
    6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Join members of Spoken Word of Mobile for an evening of poetry readings at the Toulminville Branch.

    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
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    Tuesday May 16, 2017
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    Gulf Coast Dementia Services - Dementia Workshop
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Lifting the Spirits of the Patients & Their Caregivers

    Gina Germany, President Gulf Coast Dementia Services, will be joined by several guests in the discussion of the care and treatment of family or friends suffering from dementia.

     Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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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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    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 Razor Girl by Carl Hiassen.

    Summary: Involved in a car accident with a young scam artist, a man helplessly watches his life spiral out of control in the wake of a sand-stealing company, a Hawaiian-shirt-clad NYC mafia capo, a reality show accordionist and other eccentric characters.

    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

    Jumanji

    Jumanji is a visually elaborate fantasy about an enchanted board game that opens a magical portal to a jungle universe.

    It runs 105 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

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

    Ages 6 and Up!

    Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

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

    Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

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

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

    Registration is required.

    For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Movie Mysteries @ Moorer
    5:30 PM

    Murder By Death

    Enjoy wonderful classic Who Done It films with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. This month's feature is Murder By Death.

    As penned by Neil Simon, this satire of movie mysteries is set in motion when several prominent detectives are invited to the mansion of the reclusive Lionel Twain . In Ten Little Indians fashion, the gathered sleuths are locked into the forbidding mansion, and subject to various death-dealing devices.

    The film runs 94 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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    Wednesday May 17, 2017
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    Basics of Powerpoint
    9:30 AM

    The basics of Office 2007 Powerpoint presentation software.

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

    Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

    For more information,  please call 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
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    Learn to Knit
    3:00 PM - 5:00 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 required. Please call 340-8561.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16
    3:15 PM

    After School Fun

    Game Day!

    Come play Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader.

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Thursday May 18, 2017
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    The LUV Club - Living Up to Values for Girls
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Calling All Girls Ages 7 - 18

    “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 Challenge Club
    4:00 PM

    Ages 5 & Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    4:00 PM

    Zootopia

    In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens.

    The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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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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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr.

    Summary: A debut collection of evocative short fiction explores the complex mysteries of the human condition--grief, transformation, fractured relationships, and mending hearts.

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

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

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Friday May 19, 2017
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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    4:00 PM

    Zootopia

    In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens.

    The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Saturday May 20, 2017
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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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    Saturay Matinee
    2:00 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.

    The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

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    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
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    Reading PAWS
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Meet, Greet & Read!

    Come meet the Pet Therapy dogs and their owners.

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

    Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend. 

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Craft Workshops with Mrs. Sharron Pettway
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Learn the basics of sewing with Mrs. Sharron Pettway.

    Supplies are limited and registration is required.

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

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    South Alabama Chess Club
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    All Ages - Youth & Adults

    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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    Monday May 22, 2017
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    Discover New Worlds
    4:00 PM

    Magic Treehouse

    Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

    Our topic of discussion is Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope Osborne.

    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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    Classics Revisited - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Ms. Donna Jackson is the facilitator of the book club and welcomes your book suggestions.

    Topic of discussion is The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Tuesday May 23, 2017
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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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    Games and More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 6 and Up!

    Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

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

    Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Wednesday May 24, 2017
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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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    Chess Club - All Ages
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

    For more information,  please call 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
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    Learn to Knit
    3:00 PM - 5:00 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 required. Please call 340-8561.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Thursday May 25, 2017
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    After School Kids: Gaming Days!
    4:00 PM

    Let the Games Begin!

    Come play video games, board games, and a special game chosen by our Librarian!

    For more information, call the Ben May Main Library 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 4 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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    Computer Basics
    6:00 PM

    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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    Saturday May 27, 2017
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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 Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie.

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

    For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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

    Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

    Visit with friends and learn how to make Macrame Pot Holders.

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Teen Book Club
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Hot Teen Reads in the Library

    Make new friends and join in the book discussion of some of the best YA Literature for Teens.

    Our topic of discussion is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

    Summary: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

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

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Heart & Soul
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Poetry Readings

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

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

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

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Tuesday May 30, 2017
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    Games and More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 6 and Up!

    Games to challenge your mind and body - Xbox, Wii, Scrabble, Monopoly and many, many, more!

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

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

    Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Family Movie Night: Sing-a-Long
    5:30 PM

    Words to the Songs on Screen

    As Nazism takes over Austria, a governess and a widowed father fall in love and escape the country with his large family of musically-talented children.

    The film runs 145 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Wednesday May 31, 2017
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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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    Chess Club - All Ages
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Mr. Ronald Reece will instruct children and adults on how to play the game of chess.

    For more information,  please call 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
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    Learn to Knit
    3:00 PM - 5:00 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 required. Please call 340-8561.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Thursday June 1, 2017
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    End of School Year Party!
    4:00 PM

    All Ages!

    Celebrate the end of the school year with games and crafts. 

    Snacks will be provided.

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Game On!
    4:00 PM

    All Ages

    Enjoy Tournament style video gaming and favorite board games.

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

     


     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Surfing the Net
    6:00 PM

    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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    Friday June 2, 2017
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    Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne
    10:30 AM - 11:30 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.

    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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    Saturday June 3, 2017
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    Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is Defender by Diana Palmer.

    Summary: Investigating a stalking case involving a Texas millionaire's daughter-turned-assistant district attorney whose heart he broke three years earlier, FBI agent Paul Fiore struggles to regain her trust after discovering the truth about her nightmarish youth and the damage he caused by leaving her.

    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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    South Alabama Chess Club
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    All Ages - Youth & Adults

    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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    Monday June 5, 2017
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    Monday Movies
    10:00 AM

    Meet the Robinson

    Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

    An orphaned science whiz is whisked into the future in a time machine.

    It runs 96 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Summer Movie Adventure
    10:00 AM

    Big Hero 6

    A young tech whiz named Hiro must save his city with the help of his inflatable robot Baymax, as well as his friends Go Go Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred.

    It runs 102 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Monday Movies
    1:00 PM

    Meet the Robinson

    Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

    An orphaned science whiz is whisked into the future in a time machine.

    It runs 96 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years
    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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    Tuesday June 6, 2017
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    Book & Movie Matinee - Children Ages 5 and Up
    10:30 AM

    Pete's Dragon

    Come watch movies based on some of the most beloved children’s books!

    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, call 675-2879.

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    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
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    Tuesdays for Teens
    2:00 PM

    Great Fun for Teens!

    Beat the heat and join us for Anime!

    For more information or a complete list of activities, please call the children’s department at 208-7086 or email lcoleman@mplonline.org.

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18
    3:00 PM - 4:00 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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    Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

     

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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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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    Wednesday June 7, 2017
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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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    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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    Movie of the Week
    10:00 AM

    Finding Dory

    In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents.

    The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
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    Summer Flix
    1:00 PM

    The BFG

    Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie and the titular "big friendly giant."

    It runs 117 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, call 645-6840

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    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Wednesday Movie Matinee - All Ages
    2:00 PM

    Zootopia

    A rabbit cop must solve a missing-persons case in a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.

    It runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, call 340-8571.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Learn to Knit
    3:00 PM - 5:00 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 required. Please call 340-8561.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Thursday June 8, 2017
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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    1:00 PM

    The Boxtrolls

    Subterranean trolls raise an orphaned boy, who helps them fight back against an evil exterminator and make peace with an upper-crust town known for its cheeses.

    It runs 100 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Let's Create!

    Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Stay Active: Move to the Beat!
    2:30 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

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

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information call 470-7766.

     

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Block Party: LEGOS in the Library
    3:00 PM

    All Ages

    Come and “Build a Better World” with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

     

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
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    Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Book & Art Activity

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

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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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 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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    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 Stalker by Brenda Hampton.

    Summary: After a brutal divorce, Abigal Wilson vowed to never love again, but when Brent Carson crosses her path, she simply can't resist his good-guy persona that exemplifies perfection, but then he gives her the bad news.

    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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    Friday June 9, 2017
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    Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack
    2:00 PM

    Summer Reading List Edition - Bridge to Terabithia

    Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

    Two kids have adventures in a fantasy kingdom they create in their minds.

    The film runs 95 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Saturday June 10, 2017
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    Saturday Anime
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Teen Anime Club

    Don’t have access to your favorite Anime?

    Join our Anime Club for two hours of some of your favorite Anime films.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Disney Classic Movies
    4:00 PM

    The Aristocats

    The adventures of a feline and her three kittens.

    The film runs 78 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Monday June 12, 2017
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    Lego Challenge
    10:00 AM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6-16

    Join us where creativity and imagination connects.

    Registration required for groups.

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

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Monday Movies
    10:00 AM

    Robots

    Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

    With the help of his misfit mechanical friends, a small town robot named Rodney embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as he heads for the big city to pursue his dreams and ultimately proves that anyone can shine no matter what they're made of.

    It runs 91 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Monday Movies
    1:00 PM

    Robots

    Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

    With the help of his misfit mechanical friends, a small town robot named Rodney embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as he heads for the big city to pursue his dreams and ultimately proves that anyone can shine no matter what they're made of.

    It runs 91 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years
    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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    Tuesday June 13, 2017
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    Publisher 101
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2007 to design signs, flyers, bookmarks, business cards and more!

    Basic computer, mouse and word processing skills are required.

    Registration is required.

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

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Book & Movie Matinee - Children Ages 5 and Up
    10:30 AM

    Alice through the Looking Glass

    Come watch movies based on some of the most beloved children’s books!

    Alice journeys into the past in order to save the Mad Hatter's family. Elsewhere, the deposed Red Queen also attempts to go back in time and heal old wounds.

    It runs 113 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, call 675-2879.

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    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
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    Tuesdays for Teens
    2:00 PM

    Great Fun for Teens!

    Get creative with 3D Pens.

    For more information or a complete list of activities, please call the children’s department at 208-7086 or email lcoleman@mplonline.org.

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18
    3:00 PM - 4:00 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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    Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

     

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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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 Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies.

    Summary: When Gwendolyn Hooper comes to Ceylon as a young bride, she has no idea that she’s entering a region on the cusp of political upheaval or that she’s living with a widower and his secret-filled past.

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

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Wednesday June 14, 2017
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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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    Movie of the Week
    10:00 AM

    The Secret Life of Pets

    Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding, and must find their way home. During their journey, they encounter a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity.

    The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
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    Summer Flix
    1:00 PM

    Finding Dory

    In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents.

    The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

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    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Looking For Grants - Through the Funding Information Network
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Michael Reimer, grant collection supervisor, will show the class how to search internet sites that list grants.

    Registration is required due to the limited amount of computer workstations.

    For additional information or to register, please call the Reference Department at 340-8561 or e-mail westref@mplonline.org.

     


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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Learn to Knit
    3:00 PM - 5:00 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 required. Please call 340-8561.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Thursday June 15, 2017
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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    1:00 PM

    Storks

    A stork and his human pal must team up to transport a baby girl to her expectant family, despite the fact that storks now work as couriers for an Internet merchant after getting out of the baby-delivery business.

    The film runs 89 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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    Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Let's Create!

    Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Stay Active: Move to the Beat!
    2:30 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

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

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information call 470-7766.

     

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Block Party: LEGOS in the Library
    3:00 PM

    All Ages

    Come and “Build a Better World” with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

     

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
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    Game On!
    4:00 PM

    All Ages

    Enjoy Tournament style video gaming and favorite board games.

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

     


     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    LEGO Challenge Build Club
    4:00 PM

    Ages 5 & Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS!

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Basics of Word
    6:00 PM

    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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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave.

    Summary: When war is declared Mary North signs up at the War Office, where she is made a teacher. Tom Shaw and his roommate Alistair enlist. When Mary and Alistair meet, love and war tests them in ways they could never imagine.

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

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

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Saturday June 17, 2017
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    10:00 AM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

    Registration is required.

    For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

     

    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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    Reading PAWS
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Meet, Greet & Read!

    Come meet the Pet Therapy dogs and their owners.

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

    Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend. 

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Disney Classic Movies
    4:00 PM

    Peter Pan

    Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

    The film runs 77 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Monday June 19, 2017
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    Monday Movies
    10:00 AM

    Around the World in 80 Days

    Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

    Slapstick-heavy take on Jules Verne's fantasy with Jackie Chan as Phileas Fogg's valet.

    It runs 120 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Summer Movie Adventure
    10:00 AM

    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, call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Monday Movies
    1:00 PM

    Around the World in 80 Days

    Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

    Slapstick-heavy take on Jules Verne's fantasy with Jackie Chan as Phileas Fogg's valet.

    It runs 120 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years
    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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    Poetry Enthusiasts
    6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Join members of Spoken Word of Mobile for an evening of poetry readings at the Toulminville Branch.

    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
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    Tuesday June 20, 2017
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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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    Book & Movie Matinee - Children Ages 5 and Up
    10:30 AM

    The Boxtrolls

    Come watch movies based on some of the most beloved children’s books!

    Subterranean trolls raise an orphaned boy, who helps them fight back against an evil exterminator and make peace with an upper-crust town known for its cheeses.

    It runs 100 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, call 675-2879.

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    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
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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 Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

    Summary: The Cousins and the Keatings are two California families forever intertwined and permanently shattered by infidelity. Bert Cousins leaves his wife for Beverly Keating, leaving her to raise four children on her own.

    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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    Tuesdays for Teens
    2:00 PM

    Great Fun for Teens!

    Cupcake Wars! Be amazed at the crazy topings and the tasty treats

    For more information or a complete list of activities, please call the children’s department at 208-7086 or email lcoleman@mplonline.org.

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18
    3:00 PM - 4:00 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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    Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

     

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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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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    Wednesday June 21, 2017
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    Advanced Word
    9:30 AM

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

    This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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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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    Movie of the Week
    10:00 AM

    Storks

    A stork and his human pal must team up to transport a baby girl to her expectant family, despite the fact that storks now work as couriers for an Internet merchant after getting out of the baby-delivery business.

    The film runs 89 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
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    Summer Flix
    1:00 PM

    Kubo and the Two Strings

    A young Japanese boy embarks on a journey to learn the truth about his missing father. Along the way, he battles the vengeful Moon King and two evil twin sisters with his shamisen, a magical stringed instrument.

    It runs 101 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, call 645-6840

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    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    2:00 PM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

    Registration is required.

    For more information or to register, please call the Children’s Department at 340-8571.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Learn to Knit
    3:00 PM - 5:00 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 required. Please call 340-8561.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Thursday June 22, 2017
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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    1:00 PM

    Moana

    A teen girl and a demigod embark on an adventure as they search for a legendary island.

    The film runs 113 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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    Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Let's Create!

    Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Stay Active: Move to the Beat!
    2:30 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

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

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information call 470-7766.

     

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Block Party: LEGOS in the Library
    3:00 PM

    All Ages

    Come and “Build a Better World” with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

     

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
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    Mayker Afternoons
    4:00 PM

    Get Your STEM On!

    Beat the boredom by using your inventive, creative, engineering minds to solve problems and complete challenges with random items pulled from a box. 

    For more information, please call 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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    Advanced Word
    6:00 PM

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

    This class uses Microsoft Word 2007.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Friday June 23, 2017
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    Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack
    2:00 PM

    Summer Reading List Edition - The Secret Life of Bees

    Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

    Based on the best-selling novel, a young girl and her nanny take up residence with a trio of independent African-American sisters who own their own honey farm.

    The film runs 110 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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    Saturday June 24, 2017
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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 The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin.

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

    For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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

    Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

    Visit with friends and learn how to make lightning bugs.

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

     

     

     

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

    Teen Anime Club

    Don’t have access to your favorite Anime?

    Join our Anime Club for two hours of some of your favorite Anime films.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Disney Classic Movies
    4:00 PM

    Robin Hood

    Animated retelling of the classic.

    The film runs 83 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Heart & Soul Book Club
    4:00 PM - 5:30 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 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Monday June 26, 2017
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    Lego Challenge
    10:00 AM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6-16

    Join us where creativity and imagination connects.

    Registration required for groups.

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

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Monday Movies
    10:00 AM

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

    Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

    Flint and friends must battle an army of food-animal hybrids created by his invention in an effort to prevent them from escaping from an island and wreaking havoc around the world.

    It runs 94 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Monday Movies
    1:00 PM

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

    Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

    Flint and friends must battle an army of food-animal hybrids created by his invention in an effort to prevent them from escaping from an island and wreaking havoc around the world.

    It runs 94 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Chess Club - Ages 9 - 17 Years
    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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    Classics Revisited - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Ms. Donna Jackson is the facilitator of the book club and welcomes your book suggestions.

    Topic of discussion is Beloved by Toni Morrison.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Tuesday June 27, 2017
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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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    Building Geodesic Domes
    10:00 AM

    Test Your Building Skills

    Join Mrs. Gillespie and find out how to build a geodesic dome and other amazing structures.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Book & Movie Matinee - Children Ages 5 and Up
    10:30 AM

    Charlotte's Web

    Come watch movies based on some of the most beloved children’s books!

    E.B. White's charming tale of a spider that befriends a piglet.

    It runs 96 minutes and is rated G.

    For more information, call 675-2879.

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    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
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    Tuesdays for Teens
    2:00 PM

    Great Fun for Teens!

    Beat the heat and join us for Anime!

    For more information or a complete list of activities, please call the children’s department at 208-7086 or email lcoleman@mplonline.org.

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18
    3:00 PM - 4:00 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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    Chess Club - Ages 8 and Above
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

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

     

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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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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    Wednesday June 28, 2017
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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

    The basics of Office 2007 Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Movie of the Week
    10:00 AM

    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, call 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
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    Summer Flix
    1:00 PM

    Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life

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

    It runs 92 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, call 645-6840

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    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Learn to Knit
    3:00 PM - 5:00 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 required. Please call 340-8561.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Thursday June 29, 2017
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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    1:00 PM

    The Jungle Book

    A panther leads a human boy on a trek through the jungle in order to reunite him with his kind. Along the way, the boy encounters a lazy bear, a devious snake and an orangutan who dreams of controlling fire.

    The film runs 105 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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    Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Let's Create!

    Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Stay Active: Move to the Beat!
    2:30 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

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

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information call 470-7766.

     

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Block Party: LEGOS in the Library
    3:00 PM

    All Ages

    Come and “Build a Better World” with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

     

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
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    Game On!
    4:00 PM

    All Ages

    Enjoy Tournament style video gaming and favorite board games.

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

     


     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    5th Thursday Overload
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Kids of All Ages

    Unwind with video games, crafts and snacks!

    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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    Basics of Powerpoint
    6:00 PM

    The basics of Office 2007 Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Saturday July 1, 2017
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    Disney Classic Movies
    4:00 PM

    The Absent-Minded Professor

    A scientist inadvertently creates a gravity-defying goo after he flubs an experiment.

    The film runs 97 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Monday July 3, 2017
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    Family Movie Night: Sing-a-Long
    3:00 PM

    Words to the Songs on Screen

    Five children from around the world win golden tickets to tour the mysterious candy factory, where they meet the manufacturer and learn life lessons about honesty, punishment and reward.

    The film runs 98 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Wednesday July 5, 2017
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    Summer Flix
    1:00 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, call 645-6840.

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    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Wednesday Movie Matinee - All Ages
    2:00 PM

    The Secret Life of Pets

    Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding, and must find their way home. During their journey, they encounter a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity.

    The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Thursday July 6, 2017
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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    1:00 PM

    Strange Magic

    Mythical creatures attempt to take control of a potion in this animated tale loosely adapted from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

    The film runs 99 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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    Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Let's Create!

    Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Game On!
    4:00 PM

    All Ages

    Enjoy Tournament style video gaming and favorite board games.

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

     


     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Friday July 7, 2017
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    Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack
    2:00 PM

    Summer Reading List Edition - Because of Winn Dixie

    Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

    Based on the best-selling book, Because of Winn Dixie, it is a heartwarming "tail" of a young girl whose life is changed by a scruffy, fun-loving pooch she names Winn-Dixie.

    The film runs 106 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Saturday July 8, 2017
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    Saturday Anime
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Teen Anime Club

    Don’t have access to your favorite Anime?

    Join our Anime Club for two hours of some of your favorite Anime films.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Disney Classic Movies
    4:00 PM

    101 Dalmations

    In their small London flat, Dalmatians Pongo and Perdy, along with their human pets Roger and Anita, are overjoyed by the arrival of their litter of 15 puppies. But when the spotted-fur-loving Cruella De Vil and her clumsy cohorts, Jasper and Horace, dognap the litter along with every other Dalmatian pup in London, it will be up to Pongo and Perdy to rally the town's animals to aid in the puppies rescue.

    The film runs 80 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Tuesday July 11, 2017
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    Tuesdays for Teens
    2:00 PM

    Great Fun for Teens!

    Get your game on with videogames, basketball, ping pong and more!

    For more information or a complete list of activities, please call the children’s department at 208-7086 or email lcoleman@mplonline.org.

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18
    3:00 PM - 4:00 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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    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 Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave.

    Summary: When war is declared Mary North signs up at the War Office, where she is made a teacher. Tom Shaw and his roommate Alistair enlist. When Mary and Alistair meet love and war tests them in ways they could never imagine.

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

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Wednesday July 12, 2017
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    Summer Flix
    1:00 PM

    The Secret Life of Pets

    Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding, and must find their way home. During their journey, they encounter a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity.

    The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

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    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Thursday July 13, 2017
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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    1:00 PM

    Norm of the North

    A polar bear and three lemming pals travel to NYC to confront a real-estate developer who's planning to build condos in their Arctic home.

    The film runs 86 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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    Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Let's Create!

    Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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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 Finding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey.

    Summary: Calling in support from the beautiful Hawks when his latest job takes an unprecedented toll, jet-setting contract killer Gideon launches a plan to take down his nemesis, Midnight, who has assembled a team of mercenaries targeting Gideon's loved ones.

    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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    Saturday July 15, 2017
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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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    Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is Just Mercy: a Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.

    Summary: The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.

    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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    Disney Classic Movies
    4:00 PM

    Cinderella

    Disney's classic, with music, about the glass-slippered maiden.

    The film runs 74 minutes and is not rated.

    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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    Monday July 17, 2017
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    Poetry Enthusiasts
    6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Join members of Spoken Word of Mobile for an evening of poetry readings at the Toulminville Branch.

    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
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    Tuesday July 18, 2017
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    Tuesdays for Teens
    2:00 PM

    Great Fun for Teens!

    Library Breakout! Can you solve the puzzle and escape the Library?

    For more information or a complete list of activities, please call the children’s department at 208-7086 or email lcoleman@mplonline.org.

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18
    3:00 PM - 4:00 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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    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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    Wednesday July 19, 2017
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    Summer Flix
    1:00 PM

    Storks

    A stork and his human pal must team up to transport a baby girl to her expectant family, despite the fact that storks now work as couriers for an Internet merchant after getting out of the baby-delivery business.

    The film runs 89 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

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    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Thursday July 20, 2017
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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    1:00 PM

    Finding Dory

    In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents.

    The film runs 103 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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    Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Let's Create!

    Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Game On!
    4:00 PM

    All Ages

    Enjoy Tournament style video gaming and favorite board games.

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

     


     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Friday July 21, 2017
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    Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack
    2:00 PM

    Summer Reading List Edition - The Book Thief

    Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

    The profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany.

    The film runs 131 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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    Saturday July 22, 2017
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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 Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein.

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

    For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at 470-7770 or jstewart@mplonline.org.

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

    Teen Anime Club

    Don’t have access to your favorite Anime?

    Join our Anime Club for two hours of some of your favorite Anime films.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Disney Classic Movies
    4:00 PM

    The Sword in the Stone

    Animated fable about the young King Arthur.

    The film runs 75 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Heart & Soul
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Poetry Readings

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

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

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

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Tuesday July 25, 2017
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    Tuesdays for Teens
    2:00 PM

    Great Fun for Teens!

    Watergun Fight! Waterguns provided, but please bring your own towel.

    For more information or a complete list of activities, please call the children’s department at 208-7086 or email lcoleman@mplonline.org.

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18
    3:00 PM - 4:00 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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    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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    Wednesday July 26, 2017
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    Summer Flix
    1:00 PM

    Zootopia

    A rabbit cop must solve a missing-persons case in a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.

    It runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, call 645-6840

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    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Thursday July 27, 2017
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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    1:00 PM

    The Secret Life of Pets

    Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding, and must find their way home. During their journey, they encounter a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity.

    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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    Teen Art Space - Ages 8 to 14
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Let's Create!

    Join artist Jaime Lee and her guest presenters each week to explore different art forms and create unique pieces of art. 

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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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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    Monday July 31, 2017
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    Classics Revisited - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Ms. Donna Jackson is the facilitator of the book club and welcomes your book suggestions.

    Topic of discussion is Animal Farm by George Orwell.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Tuesday August 8, 2017
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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 isThe Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.

    Summary: Just hearing that name likely brings a smile to your face, as you picture the mischievous wild-haired scientist with the twinkle in his eye.

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

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Thursday August 10, 2017
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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 Inheritance by Rochelle Alers.

    Summary: A widowed attorney, still stinging from her late husband’s infidelities, returns home to the Garden District in New Orleans and convinces three of her friends to help her turn her family’s 200 year-old DuPont House into an inn.

    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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    Saturday August 12, 2017
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    Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.

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

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
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    Saturday August 19, 2017
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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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    Monday August 21, 2017
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    Poetry Enthusiasts
    6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Join members of Spoken Word of Mobile for an evening of poetry readings at the Toulminville Branch.

    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
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    Saturday August 26, 2017
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    Heart & Soul Book Club
    4:00 PM - 5:30 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 Love Warrior by Glennon Doyl Melton.

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Monday August 28, 2017
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    Classics Revisited - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Ms. Donna Jackson is the facilitator of the book club and welcomes your book suggestions.

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

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Thursday September 14, 2017
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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 Never Trust a Stranger by Mary Monroe.

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

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

    For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Saturday September 23, 2017
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    Heart & Soul
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Poetry Readings

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

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

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

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Saturday October 7, 2017
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    Heart & Soul Book Club
    4:00 PM - 5:30 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 Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck.

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Saturday November 4, 2017
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    Heart & Soul
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Poetry Readings

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

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

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

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Saturday December 2, 2017
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    Heart & Soul Book Club
    4:00 PM - 5:30 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 Dear Mary: Lessons from the Mother of Jesus for the Modern Mom by Sarah Jakes.

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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