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  • Wednesday February 1, 2017 - Tuesday February 28, 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 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi during the month of February.

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

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    Wednesday March 1, 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

    Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration!

    Share your favorite Dr. Seuss books, create bookmarks and so much more in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Thursday March 2, 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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    Afterschool Special Movie
    4:00 PM

    Finding Dory

    Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

    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 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 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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    Friday March 3, 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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    Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack
    4:00 PM

    The Great Gilly Hopkins

    Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

    A smart-mouthed 12-year-old girl bounces around from one foster home to the next, causing trouble at each stop with her unruly behavior.

    The film runs 99 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 March 4, 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 Shamrock Pins.

    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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    Sunday March 5, 2017
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    Carson McCullers
    2:00 PM

    A Centennial Celebration

    2017 marks the centennial of the birth of author/playwright Carson McCullers.

    It’s Good Weather for Fudge by former Alabama poet laureate Sue Brannan Walker offers a biographical portrait of McCullers in a long-form poem rich in allusions to the writer's published works. Dr. Walker imagines a conversation with McCullers, in which they share memories about growing up in the Deep South — McCullers in Georgia and Walker in South Alabama.

    Dr. Sue Walker, is a Professor Emerita at the University of South Alabama and Poet Laureate of Alabama from 2003-2012.

    For more information, please call 208-7097. Light refreshments and book signing will be held in the Armbrecht/Biskman Meeting Room following the presentation.

    This program is sponsored by the Mobile Public Library in partnership with the Southern Literary Trail. 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. www.southernliterarytrail.org/events-2015-al.html.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Monday March 6, 2017
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    Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16
    3:15 PM

    After School Fun

    STEAAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Arts, Mathmatics) Workshop with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

    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

    The A to Z Mysteries

    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 A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy.

    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 - 12 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 March 7, 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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    Silver Screenings - Matinee for Seniors
    11:00 AM

    Join Us for Refreshments and a Film.

    Our film is Sully.

    Tom Hanks stars in this portrait of airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, which depicts his successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in January 2009.

    The film runs 96 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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    Tinker Tuesday - Teen Tech Week
    4:00 PM

    Design & Create

    Make your own ArtBots.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Tuesday Tournament
    4:00 PM

    Ages 8 - 14

    Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    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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    Teen Tuesdays - Arts, Crafts & So Much More!
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Great Fun for Teens!

    Join us in the "Teen Spot" to make a Dragonskin cover for your water bottle.

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Wednesday March 8, 2017
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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

    STEAAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Arts, Mathmatics) Workshop with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Thursday March 9, 2017
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    Libretto Book Club
    10:00 AM

    Mobile Opera’s Puccini Project

    Join Mobile Opera’s Stacey Driskell and Scott Wright for a review of the libretto or “book” of Puccini’s dramatic opera, Suor Angelica.

    Gain insights into how the literature became an opera, and the background for Mobile Opera’s upcoming production of Suor Angelica.

    The libretto is available on Mobile Opera’s website at www.mobileopera.org/.

    For more information call Mobile Opera at 251-432-6772.

     

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

    Learn to play Chess!

    Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

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

    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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    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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    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

    Author Daniel Black via Skype

    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 Perfect Peace by Daniel Black. Mr. Black will join in on the discussion via Skype.

    Summary: After eight-year-old Perfect Peace's mother reveals that Perfect was born a boy, made into a girl and now must learn to be a boy again, his life goes out of control and his family is forced to question everything they thought they knew about gender, sexuality, unconditional love, and fulfillment.

    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 March 11, 2017
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    2017 Young Authors Conference
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Irene Latham & Chandra Sparks Splond

    Author and poet, Irene Latham will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Young Authors Conference. She is the award -winning author of two novels for children, Leaving Gee’s Bend and Don’t Feed the Boy.

    She also serves as poetry editor for Birmingham Arts Journal and has published three volumes of poetry for adults. Named the winner of the 2016 International Literary Association-Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award, her latest books are poetry for children. Titles include Dear Wandering Wildebeest, which was named an SCBWI Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor book, and Fresh Delicious: Poems from  the Farmers' Market. She resides in Birmingham.

    In addition to the speaker’s presentation, students in grades 2-5 will be participating in a variety of writing activities.

    Our  fourth Teen Writing Fair and Workshop will be held from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. for grades 6-12. Teens will have the opportunity to meet local authors and  read their own works. Chandra Sparks Splond will be the keynote speaker for the Teens.

    Ms. Splond is a blogger, editor, speaker and award-winning author. Among her credits is her young adult novel, Spin It Like That which was chosen as a Popular Paperback for Young Adults by the Young Adult Library Services Association, and The Pledge which was a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. She too resides in Birmingham.

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

    For more information on the Conference, please contact Young Authors Mobile at 251-391-5376 or youngauthorsmobile@yahoo.com.

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Retro Game On! Teen Tech Week
    10:00 AM - 12:00 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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    Qigong for Beginners
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

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

    Celebrate PI Day!

    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.  Members of Mobile Makerspace will join us with Exhibits and Hands-On Fun!

    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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    Couponing 101 with Deborah Blakely
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Maximize Your Dollars by Couponing

    Topics will include: where to find coupons, how to organize them and helpful websites on couponing.

    We will also review store coupon policies and learn how to stack coupons for the best deals.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

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    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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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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    Words Have Power
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Enjoy the Arts

    Members of Spoken Word of Mobile and T.C. Bright Productions Ministry invite the community to come out and enjoy a program of poetry readings, music, dance and so much more.

    Admission is free. Light refreshments following the program.

    For more information, please call 251-343-8138.

    This program is co-sponsored by Spoken Word of Mobile, T.C. Bright Productions Ministry and the Mobile Public Library.

    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 The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena.

    Summary: Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all - a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed.

    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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    Sunday March 12, 2017
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    Afternoon of the Stars
    3:00 PM

    Meet the Cast of Suor Angelica

    Members of the cast of Mobile Opera's production of Puccini’s, Suor Angelica will perform their favorite musical selections.

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

    Admission is free. For more information, please call 251-432-6772 or go to http://www.mobileopera.org.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Monday March 13, 2017
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    Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16
    3:15 PM

    After School Fun

    STEAAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Arts, Mathmatics) Workshop with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

    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

    Franny K. Stein

    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 Franny K. Stein 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 - 12 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 March 14, 2017
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    Medicare Basics
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Information & Resources

    Do you have questions concerning Medicare?

    James Roberson, Regional SHIP Coordinator with the South Alabama Planning Commission/Area Agency on Aging will discuss available Medicare programs.

    Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required.

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

    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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    Tuesday Tournament
    4:00 PM

    Ages 8 - 14

    Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    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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    Crochet for Everyone
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Ages 10 and Up

    Bring your own projects to work on.

    For our beginners, the Library will provide some hooks and yarn to create simple projects.

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

     

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
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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 And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer.

    Summary: Susanna has the perfect New York City life: a great job, a loving husband and a beautiful apartment. But when a random act of violence tears it apart, she's left to pick up the pieces alone.

    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 March 15, 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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    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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    Medicare Supplement Plans & Long Term Care
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Information & Resources

    James Roberson, Regional SHIP Coordinator with the South Alabama Planning Commission/Area Agency on Aging will discuss Medicare Supplement plans, as well as a brief discussion on Long Term Care.

    Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required.

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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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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    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

    STEAAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Arts, Mathmatics) Workshop with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Do-It Yourself Day - Ages 6 - 14
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Join in the Fun

    Learn something new – hands on activities in Art, Gardening, Cooking and so much more!

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

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    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Thursday March 16, 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

    Kung Fu Panda 3

    When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.

    The film runs 95 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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    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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    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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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg.

    Summary: The late citizens of a small Missouri community wake up underground after death and reconnect with loved ones over the course of 150 years before some of them begin to actually disappear, prompting a town-wide investigation.

    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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    Comedian Darryl Littleton
    6:30 PM

    Comediennes: Laugh Be  A Lady

    It wasn't until the 10th century that women were allowed to perform, and then only in rare incidences. Like many art forms, female comedy got its start in the church and expanded to stage, radio, film, and television.

    Come meet Darryl Littleton, author and stand-up comedian and comedy writer, as he describes the history of women in comedy. Startling facts are revealed and tributes are paid to the icons of yesteryear by the titans of today in their own words and sentiments.

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

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Saturday March 18, 2017
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    26th National Quilting Day
    10:00 AM

    Learn to Quilt

    Bring your needles, safety pins, quilting thread, thimble and scissors; cloth and batting will be provided.

    Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call 208-7079.

    National Quilting Day is observed annually on the third Saturday in March.  It is a day that is celebrated around the country with special quilting shows, classes, open museums and much more.  This is a day to appreciate and to recognize quilt makers, along with all of their long labor, love and skill that goes into the making of each quilt.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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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 Neuromancer by William Gibson.

    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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    Family Research
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to assist you with your questions and research for documentation concerning your ancestors.

    For more information call 208-7093.

    LOCATION: Local History & Genealogy
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    Something Special for Saturday
    10:30 AM

    Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

    Visit with friends and learn how to make Sock Bunnies.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Saturay Matinee
    2:00 PM

    The Secret Life of Pets

    This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is: whatever they want!

    The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

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    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
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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 Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken.

    Summary: In the second installment of The Darkest Minds trilogy, Ruby joins forces with the revolutionary Children's League to find critical information about the epidemic that has torn both her life and America apart.

    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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    Lego Fun Saturday
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos.

    For more information, please call 645-6840

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Craft Workshops with Mrs. Sharron Pettway
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Learn how to crochet 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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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    4:00 PM

    Kung Fu Panda 3

    When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.

    The film runs 95 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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    Monday March 20, 2017
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    Movie Day!
    3:00 PM

    Middle School the Worst Years of My Life

    Budding young artist Rafe transfers to a new middle school, where the rules-obsessed principal quickly punishes him for his failure to conform by destroying a book of his drawings.

    It runs 92 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

    Geronimo Stilton

    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 Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton.

    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 - 12 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 March 21, 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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    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 or to register, please call 340-8561.

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

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

    This month's topic of discussion is Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance.

    Summary: It's the poignant story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past.

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

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

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

    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows

    When the evil Shredder creates his own mutants, Bebop and Rocksteady, the Turtles must team up with April O'Neil, news reporter Vern Fenwick, and vigilante Casey Jones to defend New York City from destruction.

    It runs 112 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    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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    Tuesday Tournament
    4:00 PM

    Ages 8 - 14

    Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    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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    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

    And Then There Were None

    Enjoy wonderful classic Who Done It films with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. This month's feature is And Then There Were None.

    Ten people are invited to a luxury mountaintop mansion, only to find that someone is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

    The film runs 97 minutes and is not rated.

    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 March 22, 2017
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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 Day!
    3:00 PM

    Max

    A military dog from Afghanistan is adopted by his late handler's grieving family in the U.S., where his close bond with the soldier's brother leads to a life-altering revelation.

    It runs 111 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway 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 March 23, 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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    Minecraft Club
    4:00 PM

    Ages 5 to 12

    Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player.

    Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

    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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    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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    Saturday March 25, 2017
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    Qigong for Beginners
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

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    LOCATION: Semmes 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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    Monday March 27, 2017
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    Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16
    3:15 PM

    After School Fun

    Book-a-Month Storytime

    Join us for a reading of Almost Home by Joan Bauer.

    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

    Hank the Cowdog

    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 Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson.

    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 - 12 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 The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.
     

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Tuesday March 28, 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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    Team Puzzle Challenge - The Final Competition
    3:30 PM

    Calling All Boys & Girls, Ages 11 to 18

    How quickly can you and a friend put together a 200 piece puzzle?  Register your team and be in the running for a special prize!

    Space is limited for only ten teams of two players.

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

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Tuesday Tournament
    4:00 PM

    Ages 8 - 14

    Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    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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    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 March 29, 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 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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    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.

    image c. Can Stock Photo

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

    After School Fun

    Book-a-Month Storytime

    Join us for a reading of  Almost Home by Joan Bauer.

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

    image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Thursday March 30, 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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    5th Thursday Overload
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Children & Teens

    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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    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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    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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    Friday March 31, 2017
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    Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack
    4:00 PM

    Alice through the Looking Glass

    Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

    Alice returns to Wonderland after finding success in the real world as a ship's captain, only to discover that the Mad Hatter is suffering from severe depression.

    The film runs 113 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 April 1, 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 Tissue Holders.

    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 April 3, 2017
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    Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16
    3:15 PM

    After School Fun

    Book-a-Month Storytime

    Join us for a reading of Almost Home by Joan Bauer.

    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

    Big Nate

    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 Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce.

    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 - 12 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 April 4, 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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    Tuesday Tournament
    4:00 PM

    Ages 8 - 14

    Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    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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    Teen Tuesdays - Arts, Crafts & So Much More!
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Great Fun for Teens!

    Join us in the "Teen Spot" to learn the basics of Origami.

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Wednesday April 5, 2017
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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

    Book-a-Month Storytime

    Join us for a reading of  Almost Home by Joan Bauer.

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Thursday April 6, 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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    Afterschool Special Movie
    4:00 PM

    The BFG

    Kick back and enjoy some of your favorite films.

    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 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 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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    The Two Worlds of William March
    7:00 PM

    A World War I Hero & Author

    In celebration of the centennial date of America’s entry into World War I, the Mobile Public Library welcomes filmmaker, Robert Clem for a special preview screening of his new film, The Two Worlds of William March. William Campbell March won three decorations for bravery in World War I and acquired fame as the author of Company K and The Bad Seed.  

    The film tells the story of William Edward Campbell (1893-1954), a native of Mobile who spent his childhood in the dismal lumber camps of wiregrass Alabama before joining the U.S. Marines in 1917 where he saw intense combat in France, winning the Army and Navy Crosses and the French Croix de Guerre for his bravery in combat.   

    After the war, William Campbell joined the fledgling Waterman Steamship Corporation and found his fortune as a business executive, but also lived a second life as the eccentric and secretive writer, William March.  March’s 1933 novel, Company K is considered the finest American book about the war, and the most realistic.   He set many short stories and three novels in the fictional South Alabama town of Reedyville, writing with the same harsh realism as he did about war.  His final and most famous work was The Bad Seed, set in Mobile about an eight-year old child who commits multiple murders.  It was his final, ironic statement on the human capacity for evil, which he had seen firsthand in war.

    The film includes dramatization, as well as interviews with literary voices and people who knew William Campbell before his death in 1954. Since March left no memoir and kept his personal life a secret, the film relies on the work of biographer Roy Simmonds and recreates his interviews with March’s psychoanalyst Edward Glover, art dealer Klaus Perls and friends such as Kay Boyle and Clay Shaw.  The film includes excerpts from Robert Clem’s 2004 adaptation of Company K; a clip from the trailer for The Bad Seed; and short scenes from March’s most autobiographical stories, “This Heavy Load”, “Happy Jack” and “The Shoe Drummer.” For more information, please call 208-7097.

    The project is a collaboration between the Mobile Public Library and the Foundation for New Media and has been funded by the Ben May Charitable Trust; A.S. Mitchell Foundation; Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; Daniel Foundation of Alabama; and Monte Moorer Foundation.

    This program is in partnership with the Southern Literary Trail. 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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    Opera Tales - The Three Little Pigs
    10:00 AM

    Children Pre-K through 5th Grade

    The Alabama School of the Arts / University of Mobile Opera Theater invites students to an operatic version of the story of The Three Little Pigs based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart.

    While brother pigs Don Giovanni and Cherubino set off to make homes of sticks and straw, their sister, Despina, goes to the library to read up on "huff-proof, puff-proof" home construction. After Wolfgang Bigbad blows down the boys’ flimsy homes, they run to their sister’s sturdy new brick house quite ready to admit that going to the library and reading books is a pretty smart thing to do after all.

    The show runs approximately 40 minutes. For more information, go to the website of the author’s page at: http://www.operatales.com/three-little-pigs.shtml.

    Seating is limited; groups must make reservations.

    For more information or to reserve seats, please 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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    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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    Opera Tales - The Three Little Pigs
    1:00 PM

    Children Pre-K through 5th Grade

    The Alabama School of the Arts / University of Mobile Opera Theater invites students to an operatic version of the story of The Three Little Pigs based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart.

    While brother pigs Don Giovanni and Cherubino set off to make homes of sticks and straw, their sister, Despina, goes to the library to read up on "huff-proof, puff-proof" home construction. After Wolfgang Bigbad blows down the boys’ flimsy homes, they run to their sister’s sturdy new brick house quite ready to admit that going to the library and reading books is a pretty smart thing to do after all.

    The show runs approximately 40 minutes. For more information, go to the website of the author’s page at: http://www.operatales.com/three-little-pigs.shtml.

    Seating is limited; groups must make reservations.

    For more information or to reserve seats, please 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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    Saturday April 8, 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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    Game On!
    10:00 AM - 12:00 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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    Qigong for Beginners
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

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

    Easter Egg Hunt Too!

    Join us for activities for all ages! 

    Families are invited to make their own Easter Baskets in the Storytime Room and then join us for an Easter Egg Hunt throughout the Library.

    Children 12 years and up are encouraged to participate in Tech Time in the Mayker Lab.  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 Mean Streak by Sandra Brown.

    Summary: After being abducted from a mountain road in North Carolina, a pediatrician and avid runner, Dr. Emory Charbonneau, finds herself held captive by a violent man with a dark past who may ultimately end up being her savior.

    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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    Monday April 10, 2017
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    Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16
    3:15 PM

    It's Spring Break!

    Game Day!

    Come play your favorite, traditional, board games.

    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

    Judy Moody

    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 Judy Moody by Megan McDonald.

    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 - 12 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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    Starting a Small Business - Four Day Workshop
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Part 1 

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

    Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

    Part 2 will be Tuesday, April 11, 5  - 8 p.m.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Tuesday April 11, 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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    Tinker Tuesday
    4:00 PM

    Design & Create

    Make your own Catapults.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
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    Tuesday Tournament
    4:00 PM

    Ages 8 - 14

    Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    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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    Starting a Small Business - Four Day Workshop
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Part 2 

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

    Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

    Part 3 will be Wednesday, April 12, 5  - 8 p.m.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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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 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

    Summary: Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.

    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 April 12, 2017
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    Movie Day!
    3:00 PM

    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    The Baudelaire siblings, gadget freak Violet, bookworm Klaus, and baby Sunny, were living a fairy-tale existence with their parents until they died in a fire that destroyed the family home.

    It runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway 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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    Do-It Yourself Day - Ages 6 - 14
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Join in the Fun

    Learn something new – hands on activities in Art, Gardening, Cooking and so much more!

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

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    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Starting a Small Business - Four Day Workshop
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Part 3 

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

    Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

    Part 4 will be Thursday, April 13, 5  - 8 p.m.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Thursday April 13, 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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    Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Learn to play Chess!

    Beginners and experienced players are welcome - just bring your enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

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

    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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    Starting a Small Business - Four Day Workshop
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Part 4 

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

    Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

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

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

    Ages 3 and Up

    Make an Easter Bunny mask, create and Easter Egg mosaic and join in for an Easter Egg Hunt in the Library!

    Groups must register.

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

    LOCATION: Saraland Public 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 Vengeance by Zane.

    Summary: After fleeing from Atlanta years ago following a traumatic event, Caprice Tatum decides it's time to return to her roots--only this time, she's coming back as Wicket, the international pop sensation who's the very definition of fame and fortune.

    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 April 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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    Something Special for Saturday
    10:30 AM

    Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

    Join us for our annual "Let's Go Fly a Kite" activity!

    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 In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken.

    Summary: When the Children's League disbands, Ruby becomes a leader and forms an unlikely alliance with Liam's brother, Cole, but competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN and free psi children from the camps.

    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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    Lego Fun Saturday
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos.

    For more information, please call 645-6840

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Craft Workshops with Mrs. Sharron Pettway
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Learn how to make an Easter Wreath 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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    Monday April 17, 2017
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    Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16
    3:15 PM

    Crafts with Mrs. Kidd & Mrs. Russell

    Learn how to transfer photos onto wood.

    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

    Marvin Redpost

    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 Marvin Redpost by Louis Sachar.

    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 - 12 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 April 18, 2017
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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 LaRose by Louise Erdrich.

    Summary: Horrified when he accidentally kills his best friend's five-year-old son while hunting, Landreaux Iron gives away his own young son to his friend's family according to ancient tradition, a decision that helps both families reach a tenuous peace that is threatened by a vengeful adversary.

    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

    Pete's Dragon

    After his parents are killed in a car accident, a young boy named Pete finds an unlikely caregiver in the form of a dragon (whom he dubs "Elliot") living in a forest in the Pacific Northwest.

    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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    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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    Tuesday Tournament
    4:00 PM

    Ages 8 - 14

    Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    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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    Movie Mysteries @ Moorer
    5:30 PM

    Evil Under the Sun

    Enjoy wonderful classic Who Done It films with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. This month's feature is Evil Under the Sun.

    When noted stage star Arlena Marshall is found murdered while visiting a posh island resort, Poirot is called upon to find the culprit, but given Marshall's shrewish personality and propensity for making enemies, the question isn't "Who wanted to see her dead?" but "Who didn't?"

    The film runs 117 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 April 19, 2017
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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

    Crafts with Mrs. Kidd & Mrs. Russell

    Learn how to transfer photos onto wood.

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Thursday April 20, 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

    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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    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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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

    Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine.

    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 April 21, 2017
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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    4:00 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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    Saturday April 22, 2017
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    Qigong for Beginners
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Exercise Class – Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

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    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
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    Natural Solutions & Essential Oils
    1:00 PM

    Gifts from the Earth

    Whether you are a seasoned essential oil user, or are a beginner, this is the class for you.  

    Holly Moore, wellness advocate and essential oils expert, will discuss the history of essential oils, what they are, how to safely use them and what to look for in a quality oil. 

    Learn how you can use essential oils in your own home as natural solutions.  

    For more information, please call 208-7082.



     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main 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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    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 Shack by William P. Young.

    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 April 24, 2017
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    Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls ages 6 - 16
    3:15 PM

    After School Fun

    Creating Snacks!

    Create your own snack mix using some of your favorite treats.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
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    Discover New Worlds
    4:00 PM

    Katie Kazoo

    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 Katie Kazoo by Nancy Krulik.

    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 - 12 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 The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.
     

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Tuesday April 25, 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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    Tuesday Tournament
    4:00 PM

    Ages 8 - 14

    Come test your skills and challenge others in the game of Wii sport.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    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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    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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    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 April 26, 2017
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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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    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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    Minecraft Club
    4:00 PM

    Ages 5 to 12

    Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player.

    Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

    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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    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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    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 - 12 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 - 12 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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    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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    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

    Homework Day!

    Need some extra help with difficult concepts in Math, Reading, English or Foreign Languages? Join us for some helpful tips and advice.

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Game On!
    10:00 AM - 12:00 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Minecraft Club
    4:00 PM

    Ages 5 to 12

    Play the Minecraft game alone or with another player.

    Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things.

    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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    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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    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 8, 2017
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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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    Tuesday June 13, 2017
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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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    Thursday June 15, 2017
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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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    Tuesday June 20, 2017
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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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    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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    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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    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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