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  • Sunday April 1, 2018 - Monday April 30, 2018
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    Not Your Average Book Club

    Check Out Virtual Book Club

    Do you love to read and discuss books with friends? Would you like to join a book club, but just don't have the free time to attend a meeting? Then Not Your Average Book Club is for you!

    We'll be reading one book a month and discussing it on our book club Facebook page. Just "like" the "Not Your Average Book Club" Facebook page and join in! It' s as easy as that! Post questions and discussions any time, anywhere!

    Join us for a book discussion on The Dry by Jane Harper during the month of April.

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

     

    Saturday April 21, 2018
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    Famous Lost Words: Recording and Preserving Oral History
    10:00 AM

    Road Scholar Maurice Gandy

    Alabamians are justly proud of their personal heritage, but unrecorded stories, anecdotes and legends within families (and communities) are often lost when storytellers pass on. This presentation, Famous Lost Words: Recording and Preserving Oral History, motivates participants to use basic techniques of interviewing and recording to save the human side of their family and community legacy. Following the presentation, please join us for more information on tips and resources at the Local History & Genealogy Division.

    Admission is free, but registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call 208-7093.

    Maurice Gandy is a teacher and writer who recently retired after three decades as a journalism, literature and creative writing instructor at Bishop State College in Mobile. He continues to teach American literature and technical writing as an adjunct English instructor at the University of South Alabama.

    Alabama Humanities Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (of which AHF is the state affiliate), as well as by corporate and individual donors. For more information on AHF and its programs, please visit www.alabamahumanities.org or call (205) 558-3980.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    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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    Qigong for Beginners
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Tiny Tales & Play Time!
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Poetry Month!

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

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Arts and Crafts Storytime
    11:00 AM

    All Ages

    Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

    Registration is recommended.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    14th Annual Poetry Slam-A-Rama Competition
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Due to building improvements being made during April, the 2018 Poetry Slam-A-Rama is cancelled.  We look forward to next year!

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

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

    Deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 18. For more information or to register, call 438-7075.

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

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

    All Ages

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

    For more information, call 470-7770.

     

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

    Calling All Teens

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

    For more information, please call 208-7570.

     


     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Destination Jazz

    The Jazz Studio, a program of the Mobile Big Band Society, Inc., proudly presents its third annual musical tribute, "Destination Jazz." Enjoy a special performance of The New Orleans Heritage School of Music. The Heritage School of Music, under the direction of Mr. Derek Douget, provides free, weekly after-school instruction to teen-agers from throughout the New Orleans region.

    General admission is $20 for adults and $10 for students (12 and Under). Tickets can be purchased at the door.

    The event is in partnership with the Mobile Public Library and is a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the ongoing, music education programs of The Jazz Studio. For more information call (251) 545-4244, or visit us online at www.thejazzstudio.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday April 23, 2018
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    Mystery Monday
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

    Celebrate Earth Day!

    Create your own potted plant.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

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

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Tuesday April 24, 2018
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    Basics of Excel I
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Reading PAWS
    3:00 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 the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    How to Succeed in the Restaurant Business
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Restaurant, Bar & Catering

    Are you interested in owning and operating a restaurant? Come meet George Dilemis and learn how to avoid common pitfalls and develop a successful business in the food industry.

    Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged.

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

    SCORE is America’s Premier source of small business mentoring. George Dilemis is a SCORE Business Advisor, Hospitality Executive, Restaurant Investor and Consultant. He has more than 35 years of hospitality, food and beverage experience in hotels around the world. During his career, he has developed cutting edge restaurant designs, concepts and menus as well as training programs and promotional initiatives for restaurants and catering departments. He is the proprietor of DiLemis Restaurant Consultants, LLC.

     

    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!

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

     

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

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

    Ages 8 and Up

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

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

     

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

    Knitting & Crocheting

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

    Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Wednesday April 25, 2018
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    Basics of Excel II
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Children Ages 0 to 14 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Wonderful Wednesdays!
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Join us after school for games and snacks.

    Let’s make the middle of the week wonderful!

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

     

     

     

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

    Ages 8 and Above

    Beginners and experienced players are welcome.

    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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    2018 Money Smart Week
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Money Matters

    Paying Yourself – discover the first ways you can save money for the future.

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

    Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, please call 208-7078 or 208-7085 or email jsigler@mplonline.org.

     

    Ms. Webb’s “Money Matters” programs are sponsored by Regions Bank. Participants attending both, the April 4 and 25 programs, will be eligible to participate in a drawing for a free bicycle.  

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday April 26, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 to 24 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Navigating Ancestry.com
    11:00 AM

    Techniques & Strategies

    While genealogists still need fundamental research techniques to find records, more and more of the information we seek can be found on the Internet. Mobile Genealogical Society member, Michelle Woodham will focus on search optimization techniques - strategies to help you sift through Ancestry’s massive online repository and limit the number of quality search matches, saving you time (and sanity).

    Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call 208-7093.

    An Air Force “brat,” Mrs. Woodham grew up in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University and continues to be an avid supporter of Auburn athletics. With ancestral roots in Michigan, Canada and England, she has been an avid genealogical researcher for the past 21 years. Michelle is an MGS Board Member, currently serving as Publication Officer. 

    LOCATION: Local History & Genealogy
     
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    Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    Marshall

    In 1940 Connecticut, Thurgood Marshall defends a black chauffeur accused of rape.

    The film runs 118 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 208-7098.

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

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up

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

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

     

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Lego Club
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

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    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    TGIT Club Days!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

    Enjoy a screening of Nut Job 2. The film runs 91 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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

    Ages 6 and Up

    Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Advanced Word
    6:00 PM

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

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Heart & Soul Book Club
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

    This month's topic of discussion is Behold the Dreamers: a Novel by Imbolo Mbue.

    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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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Saturday April 28, 2018
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    Out of This World Book Club
    10:00 AM

    Discussion via Skype

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

    This month’s topic of discussion is Daemon by Daniel Suarez.

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

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

    Ages 5 and Up!

    Visit with friends and make your own Craft Stick Harmonica.

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Arts and Crafts Storytime
    11:00 AM

    All Ages

    Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

    Registration is recommended.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Saturday Disney Adventure Movies
    2:00 PM

    In Search of the Castaways

    The film is about the search for a missing sea captain.

    The film runs 98 minutes and is rated G.

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

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

    Teen Anime Club

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

    For more information, please call 340-8555 or eamil lrainey@mplonline.org.

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

    All Ages

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

    For more information, call 470-7770.

     

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Sunday April 29, 2018
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    May is Jewish American Heritage Month
    1:30 PM

    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

    Join us for a special screening of Episodes 1 & 2 of the PBS series, The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama. Simon Schama takes us on a journey through Jewish history and discusses how medieval Jews struggled to preserve their identity under Christian and Islamic rule. For more information, please call 208-7079.

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

    Award-winning author and historian Simon Schama has written and presented 50 documentaries on art, literature, and history throughout his illustrious career. The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama, follows him as he travels from Russia and the Ukraine to Egypt, Israel and Spain, exploring the imprint that Jewish culture has made on the world and the drama of suffering, resilience and rebirth that has gone with it. The five-part series is, at the same time, a personal journey for Schama, who has been immersed in Jewish history since his postwar childhood in London.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday April 30, 2018
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    Mystery Monday
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

    Lego Challenge

    Use your imagination and create your best Lego construction.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

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

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Classics Revisited - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday May 1, 2018 - Thursday May 24, 2018
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    MPL Fan Made Commercial Competition

    Ages 8 and Up

    Calling all fans of the Mobile Public Library – express your love for your Library by creating a video Commercial highlighting your favorite aspects of the Library.

    Deadline to submit your Commercial is May 24. Send it via email to crhodes@mplonline.org.

    Staff from the Mobile Public Library will judge the Commercials May 25 – June 1. Winners will be announced at the Ben May Main’s Summer Library Program Kick-Off, June 2 and featured during the Library Price is Right Back to School Edition show on July 25.

    For more information, and a complete list of the rules regarding the competition, please call the children’s department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

     

     

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday May 1, 2018
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

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

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

    Ages 8 and Up

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

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

     

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

    Perfect Mother's Day Gift

    Join us in the "Teen Spot" to make Bath Bombs for you and your Mom.

    Supplies and snacks provided.

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

     

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

    The Birds

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

    This month’s feature is The Birds.

    The film runs 120 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Wednesday May 2, 2018
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    Advanced Word
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Computer Basics
    9:30 AM

    Computer Basics is a class for adult novice users and includes information on the keyboard and mouse.

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Children Ages 0 to 14 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    What's Up Wednesday
    3:15 PM

    Movie Day!

    An old man and a young explorer team up and take on the wilderness after the elderly salesman's plan to reach South America via helium balloons pays off.

    The film runs 96 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

    Ages 6 and Up

    Join us after school for games and snacks.

    Let’s make the middle of the week wonderful!

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Thursday May 3, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Toddler Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 15 to 24 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Children Ages 3 to 6

    Mr. Wayne from the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center presents lessons and projects fusing science and literature for preschool children.

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

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

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

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Darkest Hour

    U.K. prime minister Winston Churchill must rally the nation to war against the Nazis.

    The film runs 125 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 208-7098.

    image c. Focus Features

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

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    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    TGIT Club Days!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

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

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Friday May 4, 2018
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    Star Wars Day at Ben May!
    3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    May the 4th Be with You!

    Come join us for an afternoon screening of Rogue One at 3:30 p.m. The film runs 133 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    Watch a demonstration on how to build your own Lightsaber, then enter a drawing to win it. Visit the Mayker Lab for a special Star Wars 3D printing project, and so much more!

    Dressing up as your favorite Star Wars character is encouraged.

    For more information, please call the reference department at 208-7079, or email mkuipers@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    May the 4th Star Wars Party
    4:00 PM

    All Ages

    Come join us for Star Wars themed activities and snacks! Complete the Star Wars Scavenger Hunt and be entered into a drawing for a lightsaber. 

    Feel free to come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character!

    Registration is required.

    For more information or to register, please call 340-8671 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Saturday May 5, 2018
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    Help Me Grow Alabama
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    "Saturday Conversations"

    Autism: The Importance of Early Screening

    Come meet Amelia Leonard, Help Me Grow Care Coordinator for Region 8/South Alabama, as she discusses the importance of developmental screenings and how they help with early detection of developmental delays that could indicate that a child may be on the autism spectrum.

    Help Me Grow is an organization that wants to ensure that all children have the best possible start in life. Amelia Leonard joined the Help Me Grow Alabama Team as a Regional Care Coordinator in September 2016. She has over 7 years of experience as a Certified Information and Referral Call Specialist and Database Resource Manager for United Way 2-1-1.

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

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

    Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

     

     

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

    All Ages - Be Creative!

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

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Arts and Crafts Storytime
    11:00 AM

    All Ages

    Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

    Registration is recommended.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Reading PAWS
    2:00 PM - 3:00 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 the children’s department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

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

    All Ages

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

    For more information, call 470-7770.

     

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

    Calling All Teens

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

    For more information, please call 208-7570.

     


     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Sunday May 6, 2018
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    May is Jewish American Heritage Month
    1:30 PM

    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

    Join us for a special screening of Episodes 3 & 4 of the PBS series, The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama. Simon Schama discusses how for the Jews, enlightenment was a bright, hopeful moment. He travels to Eastern Europe to consider the Jews’ profound impact. For more information, please call 208-7079.

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

    Award-winning author and historian Simon Schama has written and presented 50 documentaries on art, literature, and history throughout his illustrious career. The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama, follows him as he travels from Russia and the Ukraine to Egypt, Israel and Spain, exploring the imprint that Jewish culture has made on the world and the drama of suffering, resilience and rebirth that has gone with it. The five-part series is, at the same time, a personal journey for Schama, who has been immersed in Jewish history since his postwar childhood in London.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday May 7, 2018
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    Mystery Monday
    3:15 PM

    Movie Day!

    On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise.

    The film runs 91 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

    image c. Summit Entertainment
    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Chess Club - All Ages
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

    image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Tuesday May 8, 2018
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    Basics of Powerpoint
    9:30 AM

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Looking For Grants - Through the Funding Information Network
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    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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    Reading PAWS
    3:00 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 the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Crafternoon
    4:00 PM

    All Ages - Be Creative!

    We provide the supplies, ideas and space - families can enjoy making fun projects.

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Lego Fun Tuesday
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

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

    Ages 8 and Up

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

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

     

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

    Calling All Families!

    Come play Bingo at the Library!

    Prizes will be awarded and lemonade and popcorn will be served. 

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    A Page in Time Book Club
    6:30 PM

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

    This month's topic of discussion is The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck.

    Summary: Three German women’s lives are abruptly changed when their husbands are executed for their part in an attempt to assassinate Hitler.

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

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Wednesday May 9, 2018
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    Basics of Powerpoint
    9:30 AM

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Children Ages 0 to 14 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Ages 8 and Up

    Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

    Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

    Registration is encouraged but not required. Please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    What's Up Wednesday
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 to 16

    Game Day!

    Come play some of your favorite Board games.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

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

    Learn Something New

    Enjoy hands on activities in Art, Gardening, Cooking and so much more!

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

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

    Ages 6 and Up

    Join us after school for games and snacks.

    Let’s make the middle of the week wonderful!

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Thursday May 10, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 to 24 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Thor: Ragnorak

    After being defeated in combat by his half-sister Hela, Thor ends up as an imprisoned gladiator on a distant world ruled by the Grandmaster.

    The film runs 130 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 208-7098.

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

    Girls Can Change the World!

    “Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

    Registration is encouraged.

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

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

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

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

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

    Ages 6 and Up

    Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Basics of Excel I
    6:00 PM

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

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

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

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Ebony Moments Book Club
    6:00 PM

    Ebony Moments is a book discussion designed to increase the awareness of African-American authors, both past and present, and to promote the love of reading for all.

    This month’s topic of discussion is If Only for One Night by Victoria Christopher Murray and Reshonda Tate Billingsley.

    Summary: From the outside, Angelique has the perfect life - a rich husband who adores her and gives her the world, except for what she craves most - his attention.

    For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

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

    Maze Runner: The Death Cure

    Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

    Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission.

    The film runs 141 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

    image c. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Saturday May 12, 2018
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    Help Me Grow Alabama
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    "Saturday Conversations"

    Learning Disabilities - A Parent's Guide to Getting Good Care

    Come meet Amelia Leonard, Help Me Grow Care Coordinator for Region 8/South Alabama, as she discusses how to determine if your child needs help and where to go for diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and other support.

    Help Me Grow is an organization that wants to ensure that all children have the best possible start in life. Amelia Leonard joined the Help Me Grow Alabama Team as a Regional Care Coordinator in September 2016. She has over 7 years of experience as a Certified Information and Referral Call Specialist and Database Resource Manager for United Way 2-1-1.

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

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

    Calling all children, ages 8 and Up!

    Visit with friends and learn how to make Felt Key Rings.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Arts and Crafts Storytime
    11:00 AM

    All Ages

    Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

    Registration is recommended.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Movie Time with Mr. Butch
    2:00 PM

    The Wild Life

    On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise.

    The film runs 91 minutes and is rated PG.

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

    image c. Summit Entertainment
    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Saturday Anime
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Teen Anime Club

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

    For more information, please call 340-8555 or eamil lrainey@mplonline.org.

    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 You Will Pay by Lisa Jackson.

    Summary: Investigating remains found at a summer camp where a prank gone wrong led to the disappearances of two teens decades earlier, senior detective Lucas Dalton struggles with his father's ties to the case while meeting with five former counselors, including an erstwhile crush, to piece together what happened.

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

     

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

    All Ages

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

    For more information, call 470-7770.

     

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Sunday May 13, 2018
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    May is Jewish American Heritage Month
    1:30 PM

    The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama and The Jewish Journey: America

    Join us for a special screening of Episode 5 of the PBS series, The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama, and the documentary, The Jewish Journey: America – Tracing the Migration of the Jews to America by award-winning director, Andrew Goldberg,

    Award-winning author and historian, Simon Schama examines how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel altered the Jewish identity. In  Andrew Goldberg’s The Jewish Journey: America, the director traces the Jewish immigration to America through the centuries.

    For more information, please call 208-7079.

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

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday May 14, 2018 - Tuesday May 15, 2018
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    Starting a Small Business
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Two-Day Workshop

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

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday May 14, 2018
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    Chess Club - All Ages
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

    image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Tuesday May 15, 2018
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    Advanced Publisher
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    Publisher 101 is required before taking Advanced Publisher.

    Registration is required.

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

     

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

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

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

    This month's topic of discussion is Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben.

    Summary: When he gets a lead on Maura, an ex who left him without explanation fifteen years earlier, Nap Dumas searches for answers and uncovers dark secrets about the woman he once loved and the real reason behind his twin brother's death.

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

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

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

    Ages 7 and Up!

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

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

    Design & Create

    Learn how to make Color Changing Slime.

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

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

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Tech Tuesdays
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

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

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

     

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

    Origami Flowers

    Join us in the "Teen Spot" and learn how to make Origami flowers.

    Supplies and snacks provided.

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Wednesday May 16, 2018
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    Computer Basics
    9:30 AM

    Computer Basics is a class for adult novice users and includes information on the keyboard and mouse.

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Children Ages 0 to 14 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Ages 8 and Up

    Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

    Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

    Registration is encouraged but not required. Please call 438-7075.

     

     

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

    Ages 6 and Up

    Join us after school for games and snacks.

    Let’s make the middle of the week wonderful!

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Thursday May 17, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 to 24 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Girls Can Change the World!

    “Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

    Registration is encouraged.

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

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    TGIT Club Days!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

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

    Teens ages 13 to 17

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

    The topic of discussion is Watchmen  by writer Alan Moore.

    As former members of a disbanded group of superheroes called the Crimebusters start turning up dead, the remaining members of the group try to discover the identity of the murderer before they, too, are killed.

    Get the latest information on new characters and series!

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

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

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

    Must have taken Excel Basics I before attending this class.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

    Summary: When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment.

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

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Friday May 18, 2018
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    Email 101
    3:00 PM

    The Basics of Email

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

    For more information, please call 470-7770.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Saturday May 19, 2018
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    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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    Qigong for Beginners
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Tiny Tales & Playtime Storytime!
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Stories & More!

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

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

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Arts and Crafts Storytime
    11:00 AM

    All Ages

    Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

    Registration is recommended.

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

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

    All Ages

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

    For more information, call 470-7770.

     

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

    Calling All Teens

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

    For more information, please call 208-7570.

     


     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday May 21, 2018
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    Chess Club - All Ages
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

    image c. Can Stock Photo

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

    Poetry Enthusiasts

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

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

    For more information call 438-7075.

    image c. Can Stock Photo

     

     

     

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

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday May 22, 2018
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    Basics of Excel I
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Reading PAWS
    3:00 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 the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

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

    Ages 7 and Up!

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Lego Build Night!
    4:00 PM

    All Ages

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Tech Tuesdays
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

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

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

     

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

    Knitting & Crocheting

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

    Learn and share with fellow crafters.

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

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Wednesday May 23, 2018
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    Basics of Excel II
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    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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    Gulf Coast Dementia Services
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Facts & Tips

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

    Speakers will be Janet Rich Pittman, "The BrainNerd;" David Johnson, Senior Care Authority; and Karissa Evans, Community Insurance Partners. Topics to be discussed include, What is Dementia? What is Medicare? and Finding Memory Care Facilities in Our Area.

    Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

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

     

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Children Ages 0 to 14 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Ages 8 and Up

    Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

    Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

    Registration is encouraged but not required. Please call 438-7075.

     

     

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

    Ages 6 and Up

    Join us after school for games and snacks.

    Let’s make the middle of the week wonderful!

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Thursday May 24, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 to 24 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Justice League

    The Justice League forms to defend humanity from an otherworldly threat called Steppenwolf.

    The film runs 110 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 208-7098.

    image c. Warner Brothers

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

    Girls Can Change the World!

    “Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

    Registration is encouraged.

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

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Let’s Go Build with Legos
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Computer Basics
    6:00 PM

    Computer Basics is a class for adult novice users and includes information on the keyboard and mouse.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Heart & Soul
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Poetry Readings

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

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

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

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    50’s Sock Hop & End of the School Year Party!
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Dance, Party & Film

    Dance to the music of the 50’s, enter a Hula Hoop competition, make your own glitter reading glasses, and enjoy a special screening of the movie, Back to the Future.  Movie runs 116 minutes and is rated PG.

    Root Beer Floats & Popcorn will be served.

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

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

    All Ages

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Saturday May 26, 2018
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    Out of This World Book Club
    10:00 AM

    Discussion via Skype

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

    This month’s topic of discussion is Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine.

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

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

    Ages 5 and Up!

    Visit with friends and make your own Tennis Ball Grabbers.

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Arts and Crafts Storytime
    11:00 AM

    All Ages

    Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

    Registration is recommended.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Saturday Disney Adventure Movies
    2:00 PM

    Treasure Island

    Robert Newton in the Disney version of the Stevenson classic.

    The film runs 96 minutes and is rated G.

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

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

    Teen Anime Club

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

    For more information, please call 340-8555 or eamil lrainey@mplonline.org.

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

    All Ages

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

    For more information, call 470-7770.

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Tuesday May 29, 2018
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    Games and More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up!

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

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

    Ages 8 and Up

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

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

     

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Wednesday May 30, 2018
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    Surfing the Net
    9:30 AM

    Learn how to use the Internet.

    Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Children Ages 0 to 14 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Ages 8 and Up

    Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

    Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn.

    Registration is encouraged but not required. Please call 438-7075.

     

     

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

    Ages 6 and Up

    Join us after school for games and snacks.

    Let’s make the middle of the week wonderful!

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Thursday May 31, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 to 24 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Girls Can Change the World!

    “Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include -  crafts, games, music and special guests.

    Registration is encouraged.

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

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    TGIT Club Days!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

    Enjoy a screening of LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles. The film runs 44 minutes and is not rated.

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

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

    All Ages

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Friday June 1, 2018
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    TGIF Afternoon Gaming
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Come play video games!

    Compete with other players, eat snacks, and have a great time with fellow Gamers.

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Saturday June 2, 2018
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    Saturday Disney Classic Movie
    1:00 PM

    Honey I Shrunk the Kids

    Kids are miniaturized by a nutty professor's invention.

    The film runs 86 minutes and is rated PG.

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

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

     

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Reading PAWS
    2:00 PM - 3:00 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 the children’s department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday June 4, 2018
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    Summer Movie Adventure
    10:00 AM

    Coco

    A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.

    The film runs 109 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

     

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Monday Funday
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Monday Fun!

    Come to the Library for games, crafts and so much more!

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

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

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

    image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    LEGO My Library Storytime
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    LEGO Builders Let Your Imaginations Go Wild!

    Families with young children are invited to listen to great books, and then build LEGO (Duplo) creations inspired by the stories.

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

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday June 5, 2018
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    DIY Musical Instruments
    10:00 AM

    Fun! Fun! Fun for the Family!

    Make your own xylophone using tasty snacks.

    Supplies are limited.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Tuesday Teen Matinees
    10:00 AM

    Superhero - The Black Panther

    A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world. Now, he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country's natural resources to fund an uprising.

    The film runs 135 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Terrific Tuesday Matinees @ Main
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Toy Story

    A tale of a rivalry between two dolls, a cowboy named Woody and space ranger Buzz Lightyear.

    The film runs 81 minutes and is rated G.  

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

     

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Libraries Rock Musical Matinees
    10:30 AM

    Mulan

    A Chinese maiden disguises herself as a man so that she can fight invading Huns. During an ambush, Mulan proves herself to be a brave and fearless leader.

    The film runs 90 minutes and is rated G.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

     

     

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    3:00 PM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

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

    Ages 8 and Up

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

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

     

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

    Pick Art

    Love music and art? Combine your love of both by creating unique art work using guitar picks.

    Supplies and snacks provided.

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional 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
    Wednesday June 6, 2018
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Children Ages 0 to 14 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    The Big Show
    10:00 AM

    Despicable Me 3

    Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions.

    The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    image c. Universal  Pictures

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Summerflix
    1:00 PM

    Despicable Me 3

    Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions.

    The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    image c. Universal  Pictures

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:30 PM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Matinee @ the Library
    2:00 PM

    The LEGO Batman Movie

    Join us for a film screening of The LEGO Batman Movie. Popcorn will be provided.

    The film runs 104 minutes and is rated PG.  

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

     

    image c. Warner Brothers

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Thursday June 7, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 to 24 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Summer Movie Time
    1:00 PM

    Despicable Me

    A supervillain schemes to steal the moon from the sky, but his evil machinations are undermined by three orphaned girls who see him as a father figure, despite his diabolical intentions.

    The film runs 119 minutes and is rated PG.

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

    image c. Universal Pictures

     

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Sing-a-Long Matinee in the Library
    2:00 PM

    Beauty and the Beast

    Join us to watch and sing-a-long to Beauty and the Beast.

    The film runs 85 minutes and is rated G.  

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

     

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Teen Art Space
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Ages 8 to 14

    Join artist Jaime Lee and other guest presenters, to explore and create unique projects using different art forms each week.

    Registration is required.

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Stay Active: Move to the Beat!
    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up

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

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

     

    image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Lego Club
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    All Ages

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    TGIT Club Days!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

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

    All Ages

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Friday June 8, 2018
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    Reading PAWS
    11:00 AM

    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 the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Boredom Busters
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    All Ages - Feeling Bored?

    Come by the Library Fridays between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.and check out our weekly boredom buster.

    We'll be crafting, building, creating and so much more!

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Rock Out at the Library!
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    All Ages

    Find your inner Rock Star at the Library!

    A karaoke machine and costumes will be provided.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Feature Fridays!
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Movies Based on Books & Crafts Too!

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

    The film runs 113 minutes and is rated PG.

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

    image c. Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Saturday June 9, 2018
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    Sew & Tell
    10:30 AM

    Calling all children, ages 8 and Up!

    Visit with friends and learn all about Loom Weaving.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Arts and Crafts Storytime
    11:00 AM

    All Ages

    Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

    Registration is recommended.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Saturday Disney Classic Movie
    1:00 PM

    That Darn Cat

    A feline becomes an FBI operative. Hayley Mills, Dorothy Provine, Dean Jones, Roddy McDowall, Neville Brand, Frank Gorshin.

    The film runs 116 minutes and is rated G.

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

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

     

     

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

    Teen Anime Club

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

    For more information, please call 340-8555 or eamil lrainey@mplonline.org.

    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 The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson.

    Summary: Leia finds her life is spiraling out of control. First she discovers she is pregnant from a one night stand, then she receives a phone call that her beloved grandmother is acting erratically. Meanwhile, she finds her stepsister in the middle of a marital crisis. Returning to her grandmother’s small hometown in Alabama to figure out the future, Leia is confronted by the past including a dark family secret.

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Monday June 11, 2018
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    Lego Challenge
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Monday Funday
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Monday Fun!

    Come to the Library for games, crafts and so much more!

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

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

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

    image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    LEGO My Library Storytime
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    LEGO Builders Let Your Imaginations Go Wild!

    Families with young children are invited to listen to great books, and then build LEGO (Duplo) creations inspired by the stories.

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

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday June 12, 2018
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Tuesday Teen Matinees
    10:00 AM

    Superheros - Justice League

    The Justice League forms to defend humanity from an otherworldly threat called Steppenwolf.

    The film runs 121 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

    image c. Warner Brothers

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Terrific Tuesday Matinees @ Main
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Lion King

    A royal lion cub is driven into exile after his uncle murders his father.

    The film runs 87 minutes and is rated G.

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

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Libraries Rock Musical Matinees
    10:30 AM

    The Lion King

    A royal lion cub is driven into exile after his uncle murders his father.

    The film runs 87 minutes and is rated G.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

     

     

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    3:00 PM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

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

    Ages 8 and Up

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

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

     

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

    Melted Crayon Pointillism

    Georges-Pierre Seurat was a French post-Impressionist painter who introduced the painting technique known as pointillism. Create your own unique piece of artwork using the pointillism technique and melted crayons.

    Supplies and snacks provided.

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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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.

    image c. Can Stock Photo

     

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Family Bingo Night
    6:00 PM

    Calling All Families!

    Come play Bingo at the Library!

    Prizes will be awarded and lemonade and popcorn will be served. 

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    A Page in Time Book Club
    6:30 PM

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

    This month's topic of discussion is The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova.

    Summary: Twentysomething Alexandra heads to Bulgaria to teach English and attempt to escape the pain of losing a family member. She ends up searching for a family when she realizes she accidentally kept one of their bags after helping them on her first day in the country.

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

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Wednesday June 13, 2018
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Children Ages 0 to 14 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    The Big Show
    10:00 AM

    Sing

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

    The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    image c. Universal Pictures

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 645-6840 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Summerflix
    1:00 PM

    Sing

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

    The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    image c. Universal Pictures

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:30 PM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Matinee @ the Library
    2:00 PM

    Finding Dory

    Join us for a film screening of Finding Dory. Popcorn will be provided.

    The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.  

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

     

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Thursday June 14, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 to 24 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Parent & Child Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Summer Movie Time
    1:00 PM

    Despicable Me 2

    Ex-supervillain Gru is adjusting to his new life as a suburban family man when he must come to the rescue and help to catch a fiendish criminal with the help of his new partner Lucy.

    The film runs 98 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Flag Day Arts & Crafts Story Time
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    It's Flag Day!

    Join us to celebrate Flag Day with a red, white and blue themed story time and craft

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Teen Art Space
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Ages 8 to 14

    Join artist Jaime Lee and other guest presenters, to explore and create unique projects using different art forms each week.

    Registration is required.

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Stay Active: Move to the Beat!
    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up

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

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

     

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Lego Club
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    All Ages

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Crafternoon
    4:00 PM

    All Ages - Be Creative!

    We provide the supplies, ideas and space - families can enjoy making fun projects.

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

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

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

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

    Ages 6 and Up

    Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack
    6:00 PM

    The BFG

    Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

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

    The film runs 117 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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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Friday June 15, 2018
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    Boredom Busters
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    All Ages - Feeling Bored?

    Come by the Library Fridays between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.and check out our weekly boredom buster.

    We'll be crafting, building, creating and so much more!

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Rock Out at the Library!
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    All Ages

    Find your inner Rock Star at the Library!

    A karaoke machine and costumes will be provided.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    TGIF Afternoon Gaming
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Come play video games!

    Compete with other players, eat snacks, and have a great time with fellow Gamers.

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Saturday June 16, 2018
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Qigong for Beginners
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

     

     

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

    All Ages - Be Creative!

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

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