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  • Sunday July 1, 2018 - Tuesday July 31, 2018
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    Not Your Average Book Club

    Check Out Virtual Book Club

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

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

    Join us for a book discussion on Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris during the month of July.

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

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    Monday July 2, 2018 - Friday July 27, 2018
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    Wade Hall Traveling Postcard Exhibit

    Main Streets and Historical Buildings

    Dr. Wade Hall was an avid "postcard collector". He collected approximately 25,000 vintage postcards from all over the world during his travels. The quality and size of his collection is impressive because he built it at a time when good, historical postcards were scarce. The dates of these postcards range from the early 1900s to the 1960s. Hall donated his collection to the Troy University Archives on the Troy Campus. The Troy University Libraries and the Troy University Department of Art and Design have made part of his collection available through two traveling postcard exhibits.

    The Main Streets exhibit features these cities: Albany (Decatur), Anniston, Athens, Birmingham, Brewton, Carbon Hill, Citronelle, Cullman, Decatur, Demopolis, Dothan, Enterprise, Eufaula, Eutaw, Evergreen, Fairfax (Valley), Foley, Gadsden, Greensboro, Hamilton, Hartselle, Huntsville, Jacksonville, Jasper, Luverne, Mobile, Montgomery, Opelika, Ozark, Prattville, Red Bay, Selma, Silverhill, Sylacauga, Troy, Tuscaloosa, Union Springs, and Uniontown.

    The Historical Buildings exhibit features these cities: Alexander City, Athens, Auburn, Bay Minette, Bessemer, Birmingham, Boaz, Brewton, Calera, Centre, Centreville, Dauphin Island, Dothan, Enterprise, Evergreen, Florence, Foley, Fort Rucker, Gadsden, Greenville, Guntersville, Huntsville, LaFayette, Livingston, Marion, Mobile, Montgomery, Point Clear, Selma, Scottsboro, Talladega, Tallassee, Troy, Tuscaloosa, Tuscumbia, Tuskegee, Union Springs, and Wetumpka.

    The exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours. For further information on the postcard collection, see Troy University’s webpage at: trojan.troy.edu/library/wadehall/index.html.

    In addition to this exhibit, please be sure and check out the Postcard display at our Local History & Genealogy Division, 753 Government Street. For  more information, please call 207-7097.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Monday July 16, 2018 - Thursday July 19, 2018
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    Sean Gaskell West African Kora

    Libraries Rock!

    Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the Kora, a 21 string harp that he learned how to play throughout the course of multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, West Africa. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh, both of Brikama, Gambia. He has been featured at a number of music festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.

    For more information please go to seangaskell.com/.

    For a complete list of dates, times and Library locations, please go to slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/performers.php#week7.

    Tuesday July 17, 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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    Storytime with Mrs. Stallworth
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

    Join us for stories and crafts.

    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 - Man of Steel

    Clark Kent assumes the identity of Superman and defends Earth from the villainous General Zod.

    The film runs 142 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

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

    Babe

    After being separated from his family, a young pig learns to herd sheep in an effort to save his own life.

    The film runs 92 minutes and is rated G.  

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

     

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Libraries Rock Musical Matinees
    10:30 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 675-2879.

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    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    The Reader's Choice Book Club
    1:00 PM

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

    This month's topic of discussion is About Grace by Anthony Doerr.

    Summary: Possessing an unsettling ability to predict random future events, Anchorage resident David Winkler foresees his infant daughter's drowning death and travels thousands of miles to Ohio and the Caribbean to prevent the tragedy.

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

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    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.

     

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

    Design & Create

    Learn how to make Alcohol Ink Necklaces.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill 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

    Washi Tape Dry Erase Frame

    Need a useful tool to jot down a list or two? Come make a cool, Washi Tape Dry Erase Frame.

    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
     
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    Tuesdays in Bernheim
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Libraries Rock!

    Leland Clay has been writing music a little over 20 years. He loves all kinds of music and influences range from equal parts country blues like Mississippi John Hurt, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee to Island music of the early Wailers & the Maytals. You can also hear a love of southern music history, Dixie Land and of course good ol Rock & Roll, as well as experimental sound. For more information, go to lelandclay1.bandcamp.com/

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

    This concert series is in partnership with Gulf Coast Today on NBC 15.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Wednesday July 18, 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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    The Big Show
    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 438-7075.

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    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

    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 645-6840.

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    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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    Wednesday Movie Matinee
    2:00 PM

    Toy Story

    Join us for a film screening of Toy Story. Popcorn will be provided.

    The film runs 81 minutes and is rated G.  

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

     

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    LOCATION: West Regional 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
    Thursday July 19, 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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    Musical Matinees @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    La La Land

    Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.

    The film runs 128 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 208-7079.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Summer Movie Time
    1:00 PM

    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 470-7770 or emaill ftigner@mplonline.org.

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

    The Little Mermaid

    Join us to watch and sing-a-long to The Little Mermaid.

    The film runs 83 minutes and is rated G.  

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

     

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Canva Class
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    You Can, with Canva!

    Need to create a flyer for your event? Need a brochure for your business? Learn how to make flyers, brochures and so much more using Canva.com.

    Basic computer skills required. Registration is encouraged.

    For more information or to register, please call 208-7571.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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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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    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 Journey to the Center of the Earth. The film runs 93 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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    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 V for Vendetta  by writer Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd.

    Set in a futuristic totalitarian England, a country without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything,a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.

    Get the latest information on new characters and series!

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

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

    This month's topic of discussion is Alex and Me by Irene M. Pepperberg.

    Summary: The story of a famous African Grey parrot documents his thirty-year relationship with his trainer and the ways in which his life has changed scientific understanding about language and thought.

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

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

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    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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    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 July 20, 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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    LEGO Fridays!
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Build with LEGOS while Watching a LEGO Movie

    An average Lego figure is mistaken for a legendary adventurer, and joins a league of superheros in order to defeat a ruthless tyrant.

    The film runs 101 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Saturday July 21, 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 Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez.

    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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    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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    Something Special for Saturday
    10:30 AM

    Ages 5 and Up!

    Visit with friends and create your own Glitter Seashell Picture Frame.

    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

    The Ugly Dachshund

    A household full of dogs and madcap comedy.

    The film runs 93 minutes and is not rated.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    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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    Make & Take Musical Instruments
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    All Ages

    Come make your own drum, maracas, castanets or mandolins!

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public 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
    Monday July 23, 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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    Wanda Johnson - Storyteller
    10:30 AM

    All Ages

    National award-winning storyteller, Wanda Johnson, uses the age-old art of storytelling to excite, delight and entertain audiences of all ages.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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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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    End of Summer Bash!
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for a party!

    Let's wrap up the Summer Library Program with fun, food and school supply giveaways!

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Monday Mystery Mix
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Which Activity Will It Be?

    Join us each Monday for a variety of fun filled activities and projects.

    Will it be stories, crafts, karaoke, Maker Lab Time or video and board games? Come by and find out.

    Registration is encouraged.

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

    LOCATION: Toulminville 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.

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    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
     
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    Fun & Fitness
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Life is a Journey – Let’s Have Fun Along the Way!

    Join Ms. Cynthia for an hour of fun and fitness and special guests with tips on preparing healthy snacks and meals.

    Registration is recommended.

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

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Tuesday July 24, 2018
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    Basics of Powerpoint
    9:30 AM

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Tuesday Teen Matinees
    10:00 AM

    Superhero - Iron Man 3

    Iron Man battles an enigmatic terrorist called the Mandarin with the help of Col. James Rhodes and a precocious young boy.

    The film runs 131 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

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

    The Wizard of Oz

    A tornado whisks young Kansas native Dorothy and her dog Toto away to the magical land of Oz, where they befriend a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion on their journey to confront the Wicked Witch of the West and visit the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

    The film runs 101 minutes and is rated G.  

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

     

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

    Frozen

    A young woman must break a curse that has plunged her kingdom into eternal winter. In order to do so, she must find her estranged sister with the help of a mountaineer and a reindeer.

    The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

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    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Music & Rhythm!
    11:00 AM

    All Ages

    Join us for a fun, interactive music and rhythm lesson from University of South Alabama vocal professor, Dr. Laura Moore.

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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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.

     

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    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

    Music Video

    Want to tell a story and add just the right song too? Come learn  how to make your own music video.

    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
     
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    Tuesdays in Bernheim
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Libraries Rock!

    People have said that Abe Partridge sounds older than his chronological age, and there’s a very good reason for that – he’s packed a lot of living into his 37 years.

    Those experiences, ranging from the earthy to the surreal, the spiritual light to the depths of depression, come together with gripping intensity on Partridge’s second full-length album, Cotton Fields and Blood for Days. Over the course of ten songs, this troubadour draws listeners in with a combination of southern gothic storytelling and a dark humor reminiscent of the late Townes Van Zandt – delivered in a gravelly tone that conjures up images of Tom Waits in his barstool warming days.

    Partridge may have a gift for communing with ghosts, but he’s not consumed by them. Listening to him unspool tales like “Prison Tattoos” and “Out of Alabama Blues,” it’s impossible to ignore his knack for separating the wheat from the chaff, the gold from the muck as he ponders the further reaches of the region where he’s spent so much of his life. For more information, go to www.abepartridge.com/.

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

    This concert series is in partnership with Gulf Coast Today on NBC 15.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Wednesday July 25, 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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    Library Price is Right: Back to School Edition
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

    Participants receive a number as they enter Bernheim Hall. Opening bidding begins for participants to come up on stage.

    Players on stage will play pricing games on "back to school" supplies. All participants receive a prize for playing.

    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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    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

    Cars 3

    Race car Lightning McQueen suffers a severe crash while trying to compete with a younger rival named Jackson Storm. Afterwards, McQueen embraces new technologies as he trains for a return to the racetrack.

    The film runs 109 minutes and is rated G.

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    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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    Library Price is Right: Back to School Edition
    11:00 AM

    All Ages

    Participants receive a number as they enter Bernheim Hall. Opening bidding begins for participants to come up on stage.

    Players on stage will play pricing games on "back to school" supplies. All participants receive a prize for playing.

    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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    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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    Library Price is Right: Back to School Edition
    1:00 PM

    All Ages

    Participants receive a number as they enter Bernheim Hall. Opening bidding begins for participants to come up on stage.

    Players on stage will play pricing games on "back to school" supplies. All participants receive a prize for playing.

    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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    Summerflix
    1:00 PM

    Cars 3

    Race car Lightning McQueen suffers a severe crash while trying to compete with a younger rival named Jackson Storm. Afterwards, McQueen embraces new technologies as he trains for a return to the racetrack.

    The film runs 109 minutes and is rated G.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

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    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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    Wednesday Movie Matinee
    2:00 PM

    Finding Nemo

    Join us for a film screening of Finding Nemo. Popcorn will be provided.

    The film runs 101 minutes and is rated G.  

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

     

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    LOCATION: West Regional 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
    Thursday July 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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    African Percussionist & Storyteller
    1:00 PM

    All Ages

    Makinde Gbolahan plays a variety of instruments that are native to the continent of Africa.  His program combines music with stories to enlighten, encourage and entertain his audience.

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

    Makinde Gbolahan is founder of the Universal Childhood Enlightenment Council, chairman of Mobile’s Kwanza Committee and founder of the Rapha Natural Health Institute.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Musical Matinees @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends

    An intimate look at the life and career of beloved crooner Tony Bennett that utilizes interviews with the octogenarian vocalist and rare performance footage that illustrates how Bennett has influenced American music and culture for more than sixty years.

    The film runs 175 minutes and is not rated.

    For more information, please call 208-7079.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Summer Movie Time
    1:00 PM

    Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets

    The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione's magical abilities and courage.

    The film runs 160 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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    Family Dance Party!
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Boogie Down at the Library!

    Bring the whole family to the Library to explore all kinds of music and movement.

    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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    African Percussionist & Storyteller
    2:30 PM

    All Ages

    Makinde Gbolahan plays a variety of instruments that are native to the continent of Africa.  His program combines music with stories to enlighten, encourage and entertain his audience.

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

    Makinde Gbolahan is founder of the Universal Childhood Enlightenment Council, chairman of Mobile’s Kwanza Committee and founder of the Rapha Natural Health Institute.

    LOCATION: Toulminville 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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    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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    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 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The film runs 94 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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    Surfing the Net
    6:00 PM

    Learn how to use the Internet.

    Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

    Poetry Readings

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

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

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

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Friday July 27, 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 July 28, 2018
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    Summer Reading Celebration - Back to School Bash!
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for games, crafts and snacks.

    Back to school supplies will be given out as door prizes to some lucky winners.

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Summer Reading Celebration - Back to School Bash!
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for arts and crafts, games, karaoke and more!

    Care giver required for children under 10 years of age.

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

     

    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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    Harry Potter Birthday Party!
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Happy Birthday Harry!

    Calling All Ages! Join us for a special Harry Potter Birthday Party!

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Saturday Disney Classic Movie
    1:00 PM

    The Mighty Ducks

    An egotistical young lawyer convicted of drunken driving is sentenced to coach a kids' hockey team made up of misfits..

    The film runs 100 minutes and is PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Chess Club
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    All Ages

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

    For more information, call 470-7770.

     

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Monday July 30, 2018
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    Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13
    4:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Art & Music

    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 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville 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.

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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 Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday July 31, 2018
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    Chess Club - Ages 6 to 18
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

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

    Art & Music

    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 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill 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

    Sharpie Tie Dye T-Shirts

    Create your own Tie Dye T-Shirt without the mess - lets use Sharpies!

    Supplies and snacks provided.

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Wednesday August 1, 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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    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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    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
    11:00 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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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:00 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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    Chess Club
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

     

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday August 2, 2018
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    Parent and Child 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

    Preschoolers & Caregivers

    Join us for stories, songs, dancing, fingerplays, felt boards, rhythm instruments and simple art activities.

    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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    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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    Sing & Dance with Mr. Butch!
    4:00 PM

    Ages 6 to 12

    Join Mr. Butch for an hour of singing, dancing and Karaoke too!

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

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill 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 more.

    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 Word
    6:00 PM

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

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Saturday August 4, 2018
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    Arts and Crafts Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

    Bring the whole family for stories, songs, 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 Conversations
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    The Benefits of Yoga

    Come meet Noel Hanley, teacher and owner of Sway Downtown, yoga and dance studio. Discover the benefits of doing Yoga and how you can achieve balance in body, mind and soul.  For more information, please call 208-7079.

    Noel Hanley is a native of Brandon, Mississippi and studied at the Mississippi Metropolitan Dance Academy and graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance, where she was a member of the Alabama Repertory Dance Theater for four years. After college, Noel danced professionally for two seasons with Alabama Ballet.

    Noel began practicing yoga as a way to move and stretch when she stopped dancing professionally. She fell in love with the movement to breath and the way she began to feel after practice. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She completed her 200 hour teacher training with Kindness Yoga in Denver, CO under Jen Hicks and Lindsay Gonzalez. She is also certified in Progressing Ballet Technique, an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.

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

    All Ages

    Visit with friends and learn how to stitch your initial on Burlap.

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

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Moorer LEGO Movie Time
    2:00 PM

    The LEGO Movie

    An average Lego figure is mistaken for a legendary adventurer, and joins a league of superheros in order to defeat a ruthless tyrant.

    The film runs 101 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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    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 Wired by Julie Garwood.

    Summary: When Agent Liam Scott recruits a beautiful hacker, Allison Trent, to find a leak within the FBI, he uses her cousin’s criminal record as leverage. As they try to deny their growing attraction, the computer program Allison developed is stolen.

    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.

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Monday August 6, 2018
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    Online Shopping
    9:30 AM

    Information & Tips

    Learn how to safely navigate online shopping and discover some tips and tricks for finding the best buys.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill 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 August 7, 2018
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    Basics of Powerpoint
    9:30 AM

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Toddlers - Create! Play! Learn!
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 18 Months to 3 Years

    Join us for some hands on fun and learning.

    Wear play clothes because things might get messy!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Preschoolers - Create! Play! Learn!
    11:00 AM

    Children Ages 3 to 5 Years

    Join us for some hands on fun and learning.

    Wear play clothes because things might get messy!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Games & 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 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

     

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

    Ages 6 & Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland Film Festival
    5:30 PM

    Classic Films

    Enjoy the films of Errol Flynn and his leading lady, Olivia de Havilland with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. 

    This month’s feature is Captain Blood. Swashbuckling saga about a 17th-century Irish doctor who becomes a heroic buccaneer after commandeering a Spanish galleon in Jamaica and setting sail on the high seas.

    The film runs 99 minutes and is not rated.

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

    image c. Warner Brothers

     

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Wednesday August 8, 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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    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

    Join us for books and a lot of songs and dancing in between!

    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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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for Toddlers.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:00 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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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for preschoolers!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:00 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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    Chess Club
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday August 9, 2018
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    Basics of Word
    9:30 AM

    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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    BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Storytime
    9:30 AM

    Children Ages 0 to 12 Months

    Bring your Baby for a fun storytime with books and songs.

    Enjoy meeting other Moms and their little ones, while making new friends.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Parent and Child 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

    Preschoolers & Caregivers

    Join us for stories, songs, dancing, fingerplays, felt boards, rhythm instruments and simple art activities.

    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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    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

    Join us for books and a lot of songs and dancing in between!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for Toddlers.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for preschoolers!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    LUV Club
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 8 to 18

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

    Registration is encouraged.

    For more information or to register, please call 438-7075 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    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 - 5:30 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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    Family Storytime
    5:30 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack
    5:30 PM

    Wonder

    Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

    A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade.

    The film runs 113 minutes and is rated PG.

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

    image c. Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    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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    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 A Sister's Secret by Cydney Rax.

    Summary: Burgundy Reeves tries to maintain her perfect life as she provides her younger sister Elyse with a stable home, but when a family secret is revealed, Burgundy and her other sisters must try to hold their family together.

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

    For more information contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Friday August 10, 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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    Matinee @ the Library
    3:30 PM

    Ratatouille

    Delectable tale of a rat who dreams of becoming a gourmet chef.

    The film runs 111 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
    Saturday August 11, 2018
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    LEGO Storytime
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Family Fun - LEGOs & Stories!

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

    Duplo blocks will be provided to children under the age of 4.

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

     

    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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    Chess Club
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    All Ages

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

    For more information, call 470-7770.

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

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

    Calling All Teens

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

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

     


     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday August 13, 2018
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    Got Google?
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Google Docs, Google Sheets & Google Drive!

    Learn to create documents, spreadsheets and more using a Google account.

    Basic computer skills required. Registration is encouraged.

    For more information or to register, please call 208-7571.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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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 August 14, 2018
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Games & 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 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

     

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

    Building on a Theme

    We provide a theme and you show off your LEGO design and building skills.

    Let us display your creation in the Library for everyone to see!

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

     

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

    Ages 6 & Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    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 I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott.

    Summary: In Washington, Eliza becomes an adored member of society, respected for her fierce devotion to Hamilton as well as her grace. Behind closed doors, she astutely manages their expanding household, and assists her husband with his political writings.

    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 August 15, 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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    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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    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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    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

    Join us for books and a lot of songs and dancing in between!

    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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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for Toddlers.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:00 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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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for preschoolers!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:00 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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    D.I.Y. Do It Yourself Day!
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 6 to 14

    Learn something new – 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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    Chess Club
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday August 16, 2018
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    BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Storytime
    9:30 AM

    Children Ages 0 to 12 Months

    Bring your Baby for a fun storytime with books and songs.

    Enjoy meeting other Moms and their little ones, while making new friends.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Email 101
    9:30 AM

    Using Email

    Learn how to set up and use email, including tips for business use.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Parent and Child 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

    Preschoolers & Caregivers

    Join us for stories, songs, dancing, fingerplays, felt boards, rhythm instruments and simple art activities.

    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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    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

    Join us for books and a lot of songs and dancing in between!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Game Day with Mr. Butch
    10:30 AM

    Ages 6 to 12

    Join us for an UNO Tournament!

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for Toddlers.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for preschoolers!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Canva Class
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    You Can, with Canva!

    Need to create a flyer for your event? Need a brochure for your business? Learn how to make flyers, brochures and so much more using Canva.com.

    Basic computer skills required. Registration is encouraged.

    For more information or to register, please call 208-7571.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    LUV Club
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 8 to 18

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

    Registration is encouraged.

    For more information or to register, please call 438-7075 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

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

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

    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
    5:30 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

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

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

    This month's topic of discussion is The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson.

    Summary: A posthumous story collection by the National Book Award-winning author of Jesus' Son contemplates subjects ranging from old age and mortality to the unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe manifest, depicting haunted characters who would atone for the past, remember departed loved ones or come to terms with lifelong obsessions.

    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 an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Saturday August 18, 2018
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    Arts and Crafts Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

    Bring the whole family for stories, songs, 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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    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 Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan.

    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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    Family Research
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

    For more information call 208-7093.

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

    Ages 5 and Up!

    Visit with friends and create your own Craft Stick Catapults.

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

     

     

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Herbie the Love Bug Film Series
    2:00 PM

    The Love Bug

    A magical Volkswagen has human characteristics.

    The film runs 108 minutes and is rated G.

    For more information, please call 470-7770 or emaill 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.

     

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Monday August 20, 2018
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    Email 101
    9:30 AM

    Using Email

    Learn how to set up and use email, including tips for business use.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Homeschoolers Meetup
    2:00 PM

    Share Ideas

    Join other Homeschoolers at the Library to make new friends and have some fun!

    Activities for children and teens will be provided.

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

    Poetry Enthusiasts

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

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

    For more information call 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Tuesday August 21, 2018
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

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

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

    This month's topic of discussion is The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn.

    Summary: A menacing psychological thriller that starts out like Rear Window and then veers off into unexpected places.

    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 & 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 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

     

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

    Ages 6 & Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot!
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Candy Sushi

    Join us in the Teen Spot to make your own Candy Sushi.

    Supplies and snacks provided.

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Knit & Kaboodle
    6:00 PM

    Learn and Share with Fellow Crafters

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

    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 August 22, 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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    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

    Join us for books and a lot of songs and dancing in between!

    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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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for Toddlers.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:00 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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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for preschoolers!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:00 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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    Chess Club
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

     

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday August 23, 2018
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    BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Storytime
    9:30 AM

    Children Ages 0 to 12 Months

    Bring your Baby for a fun storytime with books and songs.

    Enjoy meeting other Moms and their little ones, while making new friends.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Parent and Child 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

    Preschoolers & Caregivers

    Join us for stories, songs, dancing, fingerplays, felt boards, rhythm instruments and simple art activities.

    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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    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

    Join us for books and a lot of songs and dancing in between!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for Toddlers.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for preschoolers!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    LUV Club
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 8 to 18

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

    Registration is encouraged.

    For more information or to register, please call 438-7075 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Teen Art Scene @ the Library
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Express Yourself!

    Want to create and expand your artistic endeavors? Bring your ideas to the Teen Spot. Enjoy the time and space to be creative.

    Supplies and snacks provided.

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

     

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

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

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

    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 - 5:30 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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    Family Storytime
    5:30 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    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 Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince.

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Friday August 24, 2018
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    Block Party!
    10:00 AM

    Preschoolers

    Kick-start your child’s imagination and motor skills. We’ll provide a variety of building materials and have some building fun!

    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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    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 August 25, 2018
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    LEGO Storytime
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Family Fun - LEGOs & Stories!

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

    Duplo blocks will be provided to children under the age of 4.

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Maker Storytime
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    All Ages

    Families with young children are invited for a time of exploring science, technology, engineering and math through stories and making projects together.

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

     

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

    Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Crafternoon
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    All Ages - Be Creative!

    Join us for an hour devoted solely to the joys of crafting.

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

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

    All Ages

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

    For more information, call 470-7770.

     

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Tech Time
    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
    Monday August 27, 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 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
     
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    Classics Revisited - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday August 28, 2018
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    Basics of Excel I
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Games & 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 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

     

    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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    LEGO Fun Tuesday
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 6 & Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Dragon Hill Fantasy Book Club
    4:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Join us as we read and discuss Fantasy Books.

    Tell us about the books you have read and enjoyed.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Comic Club: Books vs. Movies
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Watch a movie based on a comic and follow it up with a discussion about the book vs. the movie.

    Cosmic outlaws face an interstellar villain who seeks to control the universe with a powerful orb. Together, Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer may be the galaxy's only hope for thwarting Ronan's sinister plan.

    The film runs 121 minutes and is rated PG-13.  Popcorn will be provided.

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

     

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Wednesday August 29, 2018
    misc_none
    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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    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

    Join us for books and a lot of songs and dancing in between!

    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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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for Toddlers.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:00 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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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for preschoolers!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:00 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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    Chess Club
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday August 30, 2018
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    BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Storytime
    9:30 AM

    Children Ages 0 to 12 Months

    Bring your Baby for a fun storytime with books and songs.

    Enjoy meeting other Moms and their little ones, while making new friends.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Online Shopping
    9:30 AM

    Information & Tips

    Learn how to safely navigate online shopping and discover some tips and tricks for finding the best buys.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Parent and Child 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

    Preschoolers & Caregivers

    Join us for stories, songs, dancing, fingerplays, felt boards, rhythm instruments and simple art activities.

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
    misc_none
    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

    Join us for books and a lot of songs and dancing in between!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for Toddlers.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for preschoolers!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    LUV Club
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 8 to 18

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

    Registration is encouraged.

    For more information or to register, please call 438-7075 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

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

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
    misc_none
    Family Storytime
    5:30 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
    misc_none
    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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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Friday August 31, 2018
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    Game On!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 5 to 12 years

    Have fun at the Library!

    Challenge your gaming skills with a variety of board and video games, and enjoy some snacks too!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Saturday September 1, 2018
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    Arts and Crafts Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

    Bring the whole family for stories, songs, 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 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 Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.

    Summary: In this poignant, charming debut, 69-year-old Arthur Pepper stopped engaging with life a year ago, when his wife of 40 years died. But the discovery among her things of a charm bracelet he'd never seen before prompts a quest to discover the origins of the bracelet and all of its charms.

    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
    Tuesday September 4, 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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    Toddlers - Create! Play! Learn!
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 18 Months to 3 Years

    Join us for some hands on fun and learning.

    Wear play clothes because things might get messy!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Preschoolers - Create! Play! Learn!
    11:00 AM

    Children Ages 3 to 5 Years

    Join us for some hands on fun and learning.

    Wear play clothes because things might get messy!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Games & 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 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

     

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

    Ages 6 & Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot!
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Bookmarks

    Want a bookmark that will fit every book you read? Join us in the Teen Spot and learn how to make Button Ribbon Bookmarks.

    Supplies and snacks provided.

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland Film Festival
    5:30 PM

    Classic Films

    Enjoy the films of Errol Flynn and his leading lady, Olivia de Havilland with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. 

    This month’s feature is The Adventures of Robin Hood. Epic swashbuckler about the regal outlaw hero and loyal-to-King-Richard defender of the realm who, with the help of his merry men, takes on usurping traitor Prince John and his mutinous minions.

    The film runs 102 minutes and is not rated.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Wednesday September 5, 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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    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

    Join us for books and a lot of songs and dancing in between!

    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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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for Toddlers.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:00 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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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

    Join us for books, songs and fun geared just for preschoolers!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    1:00 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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    Chess Club
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

     

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday September 6, 2018
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    BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Storytime
    9:30 AM

    Children Ages 0 to 12 Months

    Bring your Baby for a fun storytime with books and songs.

    Enjoy meeting other Moms and their little ones, while making new friends.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Email 101
    9:30 AM

    Using Email

    Learn how to set up and use email, including tips for business use.

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Parent and Child 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

    Preschoolers & Caregivers

    Join us for stories, songs, dancing, fingerplays, felt boards, rhythm instruments and simple art activities.

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library