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  • Wednesday September 1, 2021 - Thursday September 30, 2021
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    Not Your Average Book Club

    Do you like sharing and discussing books with friends, but don't have the time to join a traditional book club? If so, we have a fantastic book club for adults on Facebook that allows you to join the conversation on your own time.

    All you have to do to jump right into the discussion about each month's book is to like the Not Your Average Book Club – Mobile Public Library Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Not-Your-Average-Book-Club-Mobile-Public-Library-359945192459).

    This month’s title is The Letter Keeper by Charles Martin. Audio and ebook copies are available on Hoopla (at www.hoopladigital.com), and your library card allows you to borrow 10 instant titles per month for free!

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Wednesday September 1, 2021 - Sunday October 31, 2021
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    Genre Reading Challenge

    Challenge yourself to read beyond what you can imagine!

    Stretch your reading skills and explore new genres, or specific types of books. Expanding what you read can strengthen your reading comprehension and spark your imagination! Read new books and complete activities to earn badges on Beanstack!

    Visit Beanstack's website at https://mobilepubliclibrary.beanstack.org/ or download the Beanstack Tracker app on your smartphone to get started. If you have questions or need additional information, please email Ms. Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-8561.

     

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Monday September 27, 2021
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    Take and Make Mondays

    Making Mondays Marvelous!

    Stop by the Saraland Library every Monday in September and grab a 'Take and Make' craft bag. We will provide a new craft bag every week designed with school-aged children in mind. Keep their creative juices flowing with a fun, free activity.

    For more information, please email Ms. Atwood at katwood@mplonline.org or call her at  (251) 675-2879.  

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
    Monday September 27, 2021 - Friday October 22, 2021
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    Blakeley Bluff & The Delta Exhibit

    Learn more about local history!

    This is a free history exhibit showcasing the history of Blakeley Bluff and the Delta with special focus on the intriguing relationship between the residents and the land on which they live. This project, funded by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, is in partnership with the Delta Fellows, the University of South Alabama’s Office of Community Engagement, and the University of South Alabama’s Honors College. 

    The exhibit will be available for viewing in the lobby accessed from the Washington Street entrance.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday September 27, 2021
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    Classics and More! - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    Topic of discussion is The Fireman's Fair by Josephine Humphreys.

    Click this link to join Zoom Meeting.

    For more information, please call 340-1541 or email cecox@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Tuesday September 28, 2021
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    Read and Play Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Make learning fun!

    Join us in Bernheim Hall for a socially distant storytime event. Masks are required. Children enjoy 20 minutes of books, songs, manipulatives, and rhymes, with an emphasis on repetition for their developing minds. Story and book time is followed by a time of free play with a sensory activity. For additional information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org, or call (251) 340-1521.

    Registration is encouraged. To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/vjx8ew8riQNaD6E26

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Tea & New Book Tuesday
    11:00 AM

    Facebook Live

    Want to hear about October's new books super early? Join Lisa on Facebook Live for a preview of titles MPL preordered, set to release in August. Plus a chance to win a free book!

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Board Game Arena Online
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Come make some new friends and play board games online with us – an activity for teens and adults that is wonderful exercise for the brain! We have a Board Game Arena subscription, so it is free for you to play on your computer, phone, or tablet. 

    Registration is required and you will need two free apps to get started – one for Discord and one for Board Game Arena. We will meet in Discord to discuss and vote on which games to play – there are more than 250 titles we can choose from – classics like Chess or new games like Sushi Go and Via Magica. 

    For more information on how to register, please email the Ben May Main reference desk at mainref@mplonline.org or give us a call at 251-340-1458.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Wednesday September 29, 2021
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    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for stories and songs and lots of fun! 

    Storytimes act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music, and more. 

    This story time event is designed with preschool aged children in mind, but all ages are welcome! Masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

    For more information, please call (251) 662-9676 or email the Theodore Oaks Circulation Desk at theocir@mplonline.org.
     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Window Walk Story & Craft
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Families participate at their own pace in this interactive activity!

    Come to the West Regional Library and enjoy a relaxing Window Walk storytime and craft featuring the story, We're Going On a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger. The activity will be made available from 10 am until noon every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday in September starting on September 8th.

    For more information, please email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-8571. 

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Knit & Crochet
    3:00 PM

    Relax, Unwind & Craft!

    Join us in the Meeting Room to work on your knit and crochet projects, and chat with fellow yarn crafters. Beginners are welcome! If you'd like to learn to knit or crochet, we'd be happy to teach you. Space is limited to allow for social distancing, and masks are required.

    This class is designed for adults. For additional information, please call (251) 340-8561 or email Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Thursday September 30, 2021
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    Window Walk Story & Craft
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Families participate at their own pace in this interactive activity!

    Come to the West Regional Library and enjoy a relaxing Window Walk storytime and craft featuring the story, We're Going On a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger. The activity will be made available from 10 am until noon every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday in September starting on September 8th.

    For more information, please email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-8571. 

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Beginning Hand Lettering Class
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Want to try something new?

    West Regional Library is offering a class on beginning hand-lettering. Hand-lettering is a version of calligraphy, not handwriting. This class will be held in the Meeting Room; space is limited to allow for social distancing and masks are required. 

    This class is designed for adults and will last for about an hour. If you have questions or would like more information, please email Christie Lovvorn at clovvorn@mplonline.org or call (251) 344-8555. 

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday October 2, 2021
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    LEGO Creators
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    LEGO-building fun time!

    Meet up outside under the Portico to show off your LEGO building proficiency! Every other Saturday beginning in October, we will build on a new design theme or challenge and help children develop engineering skills. Have your creation displayed in the library for everyone to see!

    While this program is outside, we request that you still keep a safe social distance from anyone not living in your household. If you have questions, please email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-8571 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Saturday Crafternoons: Fall Leaves Craft
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Fun for the whole family!

    Join us every Saturday to get creative and make a fun fall craft! Supplies are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Masks are required and we will practice safe social distancing. If you need additional information, please email the Theodore Oaks Branch Circulation desk at theocir@mplonline.org or call (251) 662-9676.

     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
    Tuesday October 5, 2021
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    Read and Play Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Make learning fun!

    Join us in Bernheim Hall for a socially distant storytime event. Masks are required. Children enjoy 20 minutes of books, songs, manipulatives, and rhymes, with an emphasis on repetition for their developing minds. Story and book time is followed by a time of free play with a sensory activity. For additional information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org, or call (251) 340-1521.

    Registration is encouraged. To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/vjx8ew8riQNaD6E26

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Lego Fun Tuesday
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Come build with us! 

    Use your imagination with Lego activities that help develop engineering skills! This program is designed for children ages 6 - 18. Masks are required and we request that you keep a safe social distance from anyone not living in your household.

    Registration is encouraged; to register or for more information, please email Ms. Lee at jlee@mplonline.org or call (251) 494-4935.

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
    Wednesday October 6, 2021
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    Baby's First Storytime
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us outside on the Portico to enjoy storytime with books, songs, fingerplays, and more! 

    Stimulate your baby's developing senses and help them build listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader! This program is for babies who aren't yet walking. Enjoy meeting other parents and their little ones and make new friends!

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Music and Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books and a whole lot of music and grooving!

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind. We'll read a few books with lots of songs and dancing in between. We ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Storytime with Mr. Butch
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Outdoor Event (weather dependent) 

    Join us on the patio every Wednesday in October for a storytime designed with preschool and elementary school children in mind. We will read several stories, sing songs, and do a craft project related to the stories.

    Please bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy the event more comfortably. While this program is outside, we request that you still keep a safe social distance from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call (251) 494-4132 or email Mr. Butch at ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for stories and songs and lots of fun! 

    Storytimes act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music, and more. 

    This story time event is designed with preschool aged children in mind, but all ages are welcome! Masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

    For more information, please call (251) 662-9676 or email the Theodore Oaks Circulation Desk at theocir@mplonline.org.
     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Back Porch Storytime
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Improving Language and Listening Skills with Outdoor Storytime!

    This storytime will be conducted at the Saraland Public Library location on the porch. Ms. Kathy will be reading from the "Big Books" so everyone can see while sitting social distanced. Please bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the story comfortably.

    Registration is encouraged. Please email katwood@mplonline.org or call 251-675-2879 to register. 
    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us for stories, songs, and dances!

    Early reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and stimulates the imagination in young children. This half-hour program is designed for children ages 3 - 6 and will help promote their passion for reading.
     
    Registration is required for groups and encouraged for all others, as capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. To register or for more information, please email Ms. Lee at jlee@mplonline.org or call (251) 494-4935. Please note that masks are required inside the library for school-aged children and adults. 

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Tales for Toddlers
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards toddlers!

    Reading to toddlers sets the foundation for later independent reading. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents and their little ones. We do ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Preschool Power Storytime
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards preschoolers!

    Early reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and stimulates the imagination in young children. This half-hour program will help promote your preschooler's passion for reading.
     
    We ask that you please maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Knit & Crochet
    3:00 PM

    Relax, Unwind & Craft!

    Join us in the Meeting Room to work on your knit and crochet projects, and chat with fellow yarn crafters. Beginners are welcome! If you'd like to learn to knit or crochet, we'd be happy to teach you. Space is limited to allow for social distancing, and masks are required.

    This class is designed for adults, but teens and children accompanied by adults are also welcome. For additional information, please call (251) 340-8561 or email Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Wacky Wednesdays
    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Stay informed about fun for the family! 

    Want to know what MPL has to offer for children and families? Looking for new craft ideas? Want to hear about new books in the children's section of the library? Join Mr. Butch, Ms. Lee & Ms. Rhodes on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. to get the latest and possibly win a free book!

    To join us on Facebook live, visit our Children's Services page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens OR join us using the Zoom Meeting Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89354578467.

    If you have questions or need additional information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-1507.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Thursday October 7, 2021
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    Baby's First Storytime
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us outside on the Portico to enjoy storytime with books, songs, fingerplays, and more! 

    Stimulate your baby's developing senses and help them build listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader! This program is for babies who aren't yet walking. Enjoy meeting other parents and their little ones and make new friends!

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Music and Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books and a whole lot of music and grooving!

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind. We'll read a few books with lots of songs and dancing in between. We ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Tales for Toddlers
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards toddlers!

    Reading to toddlers sets the foundation for later independent reading. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents and their little ones. We do ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Preschool Power Storytime
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards preschoolers!

    Early reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and stimulates the imagination in young children. This half-hour program will help promote your preschooler's passion for reading.
     
    We ask that you please maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Early Readers Book Club
    4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

    Supporting young readers - a book club for ages 5 - 7!

    Join us on the first Thursday of every month to help us encourage young readers in grades K – 2. The goal of this book club is to support beginning reading skills of kids who have graduated from storytime and are learning to read in school. This program does not teach kids to read, but is meant to introduce kids to awesome books for beginning readers, to get them excited about books and reading, and to help them develop social skills through interacting with their peers.

    For the months of October and November the program will be held in Bernheim Hall. Masks will be required indoors, and the capacity will be limited to provide for adequate social distancing. For more information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org, or call her at (251) 340-1507.
    Registration is encouraged, but not required. To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/uei3zQ5PM7qYd7jD8

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

    Beginners and experienced players welcome - masks required!

    Semmes Regional Library Chess Club is designed for children and teens ages 6 - 18. Playing chess improves concentration and problem-solving skills. No experience is necessary - just enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

    Registration is encouraged as capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. To register please email Ms. Lee at jlee@mplonline.org or for more information, please call (251) 494-4935.

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
    Saturday October 9, 2021
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    Arts & Crafts Storytime
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Get creative and make learning fun!

    Join us for an all-ages storytime followed by an arts and crafts project. This is Saturday fun the whole family can enjoy!

    While this program is outside, we request that you still keep a safe social distance from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call (251) 340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org. 

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Hispanic Heritage Month Movie: McFarland, USA
    11:00 AM - 1:15 PM

    Join us in Bernheim Hall to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this heart-warming film! 

    In partnership with the Hispanic American Business Association of the Gulf Coast, we are proud to present this family-friendly (PG) film that was inspired by actual events. Kevin Costner plays a California track coach that shapes an Hispanic team into state champions in this uplifting sports drama set in the 1980s. 

    Masks are required, and capacity will be limited to allow for social distancing. Doors open at 10:30am, and seating will be first come, first served. We request that you choose seats at least 6 feet from individuals not living in your household. For additional information, please email Ms. Ponder at mponder@mplonline.org or call her at (251) 494-2298. 

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Extravagant Reader's Book Club
    3:00 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    This month’s topic of discussion is Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger.

    Join us for Zoom Meeting.

    For more information, contact Wilhemina Davis at wdavis@mplonline.org.

     
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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Saturday Crafternoons: Autumn Tree Painting
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Fun for the whole family!

    Join us every Saturday to get creative and make a fun fall craft! Supplies are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Masks are required and we will practice safe social distancing. If you need additional information, please email the Theodore Oaks Branch Circulation desk at theocir@mplonline.org or call (251) 662-9676.

     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
    Tuesday October 12, 2021
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    Create! Play! Learn!
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Rain or shine outdoor event! 

    Join us under the portico for some hands on fun and learning, and wear play clothes because things might get messy! Registration is not required, however supplies are limited. The maximum capacity for the event is 30 participants - first come, first served.

    We will practice social distancing and request that you remain at least six feet away from anyone not living in your household. If you have questions or need additional information, please email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-8571.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Read and Play Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Make learning fun!

    Join us in Bernheim Hall for a socially distant storytime event. Masks are required. Children enjoy 20 minutes of books, songs, manipulatives, and rhymes, with an emphasis on repetition for their developing minds. Story and book time is followed by a time of free play with a sensory activity. For additional information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org, or call (251) 340-1521.

    Registration is encouraged. To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/vjx8ew8riQNaD6E26

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Page in Time Book Club
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    If you love Historical Fiction this book club is for you!

    This month's topic of discussion is The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner.

    Join us for Zoom Meeting.

    For more information, please call 340-8590 or email meli@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Mad Scientist Club
    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Outdoor Event (weather dependent)

    Join Mr. Butch on the patio to encourage your child's intellectual curiosity with a hands-on experiment learning about chemistry for the kitchen! We will make an emulsion using eggs, lemon juice/vinegar, veggie oil, and salt (aka mayonaise).

    Please bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy the program more comfortably. We request that you keep a safe social distance from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call (251) 494-4132 or email Mr. Butch at ftigner@mplonline.org.

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

    Come build with us! 

    Use your imagination with Lego activities that help develop engineering skills! This program is designed for children ages 6 - 18. Masks are required and we request that you keep a safe social distance from anyone not living in your household.

    Registration is encouraged; to register or for more information, please email Ms. Lee at jlee@mplonline.org or call (251) 494-4935.

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
    Wednesday October 13, 2021
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    Baby's First Storytime
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us outside on the Portico to enjoy storytime with books, songs, fingerplays, and more! 

    Stimulate your baby's developing senses and help them build listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader! This program is for babies who aren't yet walking. Enjoy meeting other parents and their little ones and make new friends!

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Music and Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books and a whole lot of music and grooving!

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind. We'll read a few books with lots of songs and dancing in between. We ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Storytime with Mr. Butch
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Outdoor Event (weather dependent) 

    Join us on the patio every Wednesday in October for a storytime designed with preschool and elementary school children in mind. We will read several stories, sing songs, and do a craft project related to the stories.

    Please bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy the event more comfortably. While this program is outside, we request that you still keep a safe social distance from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call (251) 494-4132 or email Mr. Butch at ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for stories and songs and lots of fun! 

    Storytimes act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music, and more. 

    This story time event is designed with preschool aged children in mind, but all ages are welcome! Masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

    For more information, please call (251) 662-9676 or email the Theodore Oaks Circulation Desk at theocir@mplonline.org.
     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Back Porch Storytime
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Improving Language and Listening Skills with Outdoor Storytime!

    This storytime will be conducted at the Saraland Public Library location on the porch. Ms. Kathy will be reading from the "Big Books" so everyone can see while sitting social distanced. Please bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the story comfortably.

    Registration is encouraged. Please email katwood@mplonline.org or call 251-675-2879 to register. 
    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us for stories, songs, and dances!

    Early reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and stimulates the imagination in young children. This half-hour program is designed for children ages 3 - 6 and will help promote their passion for reading.
     
    Registration is required for groups and encouraged for all others, as capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. To register or for more information, please email Ms. Lee at jlee@mplonline.org or call (251) 494-4935. Please note that masks are required inside the library for school-aged children and adults. 

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Tales for Toddlers
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards toddlers!

    Reading to toddlers sets the foundation for later independent reading. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents and their little ones. We do ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Preschool Power Storytime
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards preschoolers!

    Early reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and stimulates the imagination in young children. This half-hour program will help promote your preschooler's passion for reading.
     
    We ask that you please maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Knit & Crochet
    3:00 PM

    Relax, Unwind & Craft!

    Join us in the Meeting Room to work on your knit and crochet projects, and chat with fellow yarn crafters. Beginners are welcome! If you'd like to learn to knit or crochet, we'd be happy to teach you. Space is limited to allow for social distancing, and masks are required.

    This class is designed for adults, but teens and children accompanied by adults are also welcome. For additional information, please call (251) 340-8561 or email Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Awesome Wednesday Art Space
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Join us every 2nd Wednesday of the month!

    Artist Jaime Lee and other guest presenters will teach you how to make a different art form each month. We will help engage children's senses and support the development of their cognitive, social-emotional and multisensory skills. This program is designed for children ages 8 -14.

    Registration is encouraged as capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. Masks are required. To register please email Ms. Lee at jlee@mplonline.org or for more information, please call 251-494-4935. 

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
    Thursday October 14, 2021
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    Baby's First Storytime
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us outside on the Portico to enjoy storytime with books, songs, fingerplays, and more! 

    Stimulate your baby's developing senses and help them build listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader! This program is for babies who aren't yet walking. Enjoy meeting other parents and their little ones and make new friends!

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Music and Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books and a whole lot of music and grooving!

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind. We'll read a few books with lots of songs and dancing in between. We ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Tales for Toddlers
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards toddlers!

    Reading to toddlers sets the foundation for later independent reading. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents and their little ones. We do ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Preschool Power Storytime
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards preschoolers!

    Early reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and stimulates the imagination in young children. This half-hour program will help promote your preschooler's passion for reading.
     
    We ask that you please maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Coding Club
    4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

    STEM learning and fun for ages 8 & up! 

    Coding Club is a monthly club where kids will learn coding skills using Makey Makeys and LEGO Mindstorms. The October event will be held in the Meeting Room. Masks will be required indoors, and the capacity will be limited to provide for adequate social distancing. 

    Supplies will be provided, and registration is required. To register please visit: https://forms.gle/RhRfrPvyjhpBWeuP9. For more information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org, or call her at (251) 340-1507.

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Beginning Hand Lettering Class
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Want to try something new?

    West Regional Library is offering a class on beginning hand-lettering. Hand-lettering is a version of calligraphy, not handwriting. This class will be held in the Meeting Room; space is limited to allow for social distancing and masks are required. 

    This class is designed for adults and will last for about an hour. If you have questions or would like more information, please email Christie Lovvorn at clovvorn@mplonline.org or call (251) 344-8555. 

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

    Beginners and experienced players welcome - masks required!

    Semmes Regional Library Chess Club is designed for children and teens ages 6 - 18. Playing chess improves concentration and problem-solving skills. No experience is necessary - just enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

    Registration is encouraged as capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. To register please email Ms. Lee at jlee@mplonline.org or for more information, please call (251) 494-4935.

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
    Saturday October 16, 2021
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    Halloween Under the Oaks
    10:00 AM

    Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun!

    Wear your costume, and join us under the oaks on the Scott Street side of the Ben May Main Library for Halloween stories, crafts and games. This event was created for children ages two to seven, but we encourage the whole family to attend!

    For more information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-1507.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Out of This World Virtual Book Club
    10:00 AM

    SciFi/Fantasy Book Club

    Join us from the comfort of your home. Meetings will be conducted entirely over Zoom video chat. 

    This month’s topic of discussion is Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh.

    Click this link to join Zoom Discussion.

    For more information, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org

     
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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    LEGO Creators
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    LEGO-building fun time!

    Meet up outside under the Portico to show off your LEGO building proficiency! Every other Saturday beginning in October, we will build on a new design theme or challenge and help children develop engineering skills. Have your creation displayed in the library for everyone to see!

    While this program is outside, we request that you still keep a safe social distance from anyone not living in your household. If you have questions, please email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-8571 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    STEAM Club
    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Develop creative and critical thinking skills!

    Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with hands-on activities! This program is designed for children in grades K-5 and will be held in outside on the portico. We ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet away from anyone not living in your household. 

    Registration is required, as supplies are limited. Please register here: https://forms.gle/CpUEGcMciJbC3mpw9. If you have questions, or need additional information, please call (251) 340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Saturday Crafternoons: Funny Frankenstein Craft
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Fun for the whole family!

    Join us every Saturday to get creative and make a fun fall craft! Supplies are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Masks are required and we will practice safe social distancing. If you need additional information, please email the Theodore Oaks Branch Circulation desk at theocir@mplonline.org or call (251) 662-9676.

     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
    Monday October 18, 2021
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    Homeschool Connect
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Supporting homeschool families!

    Homeschool families are encouraged to join us for fun and engaging monthly programs for the whole family. Activities for ages birth through preschool include storytime, movement, and music. School-age children will enjoy scavenger hunts, Lego, and STEAM challenges just to name a few. Our tweens and teens will develop much-needed college and career ready research skills in our computer lab and will view our all-new teen space that will open soon. Parents will also have access to adult resources as they visit with their children.

    Everyone will meet outside under the Portico, and then will split off into groups for age-appropriate activities. The activities will be held under the Portico, on the back patio, and in the Computer Lab. Masks will be required for indoor activities, and we request that you keep a safe social distance from anyone not in your household both indoors and outside. For more information, please email Ms. Lancaster at dlancaster@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-8571.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Tuesday October 19, 2021
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    Read and Play Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Make learning fun!

    Join us in Bernheim Hall for a socially distant storytime event. Masks are required. Children enjoy 20 minutes of books, songs, manipulatives, and rhymes, with an emphasis on repetition for their developing minds. Story and book time is followed by a time of free play with a sensory activity. For additional information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org, or call (251) 340-1521.

    Registration is encouraged. To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/vjx8ew8riQNaD6E26

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    The Reader's Choice Book Club
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join us in the Meeting Room at West Regional Library!

    Every third Tuesday we will meet for some lively book discussions and tips on what's hot and what's not in the world of books. October's topic of discussion is The Water Dancer by
    Ta-Nehisi Coates.

    Masks are required and we ask that you choose a seat at least six feet away from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please email the West Regional Reference Desk at westref@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-8561.

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

    Come build with us! 

    Use your imagination with Lego activities that help develop engineering skills! This program is designed for children ages 6 - 18. Masks are required and we request that you keep a safe social distance from anyone not living in your household.

    Registration is encouraged; to register or for more information, please email Ms. Lee at jlee@mplonline.org or call (251) 494-4935.

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
    Wednesday October 20, 2021
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    Baby's First Storytime
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us outside on the Portico to enjoy storytime with books, songs, fingerplays, and more! 

    Stimulate your baby's developing senses and help them build listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader! This program is for babies who aren't yet walking. Enjoy meeting other parents and their little ones and make new friends!

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Music and Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books and a whole lot of music and grooving!

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind. We'll read a few books with lots of songs and dancing in between. We ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Storytime with Mr. Butch
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Outdoor Event (weather dependent) 

    Join us on the patio every Wednesday in October for a storytime designed with preschool and elementary school children in mind. We will read several stories, sing songs, and do a craft project related to the stories.

    Please bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy the event more comfortably. While this program is outside, we request that you still keep a safe social distance from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call (251) 494-4132 or email Mr. Butch at ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for stories and songs and lots of fun! 

    Storytimes act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music, and more. 

    This story time event is designed with preschool aged children in mind, but all ages are welcome! Masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

    For more information, please call (251) 662-9676 or email the Theodore Oaks Circulation Desk at theocir@mplonline.org.
     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Back Porch Storytime
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Improving Language and Listening Skills with Outdoor Storytime!

    This storytime will be conducted at the Saraland Public Library location on the porch. Ms. Kathy will be reading from the "Big Books" so everyone can see while sitting social distanced. Please bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the story comfortably.

    Registration is encouraged. Please email katwood@mplonline.org or call 251-675-2879 to register. 
    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us for stories, songs, and dances!

    Early reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and stimulates the imagination in young children. This half-hour program is designed for children ages 3 - 6 and will help promote their passion for reading.
     
    Registration is required for groups and encouraged for all others, as capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. To register or for more information, please email Ms. Lee at jlee@mplonline.org or call (251) 494-4935. Please note that masks are required inside the library for school-aged children and adults. 

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Tales for Toddlers
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards toddlers!

    Reading to toddlers sets the foundation for later independent reading. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents and their little ones. We do ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Preschool Power Storytime
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards preschoolers!

    Early reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and stimulates the imagination in young children. This half-hour program will help promote your preschooler's passion for reading.
     
    We ask that you please maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Knit & Crochet
    3:00 PM

    Relax, Unwind & Craft!

    Join us in the Meeting Room to work on your knit and crochet projects, and chat with fellow yarn crafters. Beginners are welcome! If you'd like to learn to knit or crochet, we'd be happy to teach you. Space is limited to allow for social distancing, and masks are required.

    This class is designed for adults, but teens and children accompanied by adults are also welcome. For additional information, please call (251) 340-8561 or email Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Thursday October 21, 2021
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    Baby's First Storytime
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us outside on the Portico to enjoy storytime with books, songs, fingerplays, and more! 

    Stimulate your baby's developing senses and help them build listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader! This program is for babies who aren't yet walking. Enjoy meeting other parents and their little ones and make new friends!

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Music and Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books and a whole lot of music and grooving!

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind. We'll read a few books with lots of songs and dancing in between. We ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Tales for Toddlers
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards toddlers!

    Reading to toddlers sets the foundation for later independent reading. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents and their little ones. We do ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Preschool Power Storytime
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards preschoolers!

    Early reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and stimulates the imagination in young children. This half-hour program will help promote your preschooler's passion for reading.
     
    We ask that you please maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Art Club
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Calling young artists ages 6-10!

    Join us in Bernheim Hall to learn about and experience new media and techniques in these free hour-long art club sessions. Supplies are provided and registration is encouraged. Masks are required, and seating will be limited in order to maintain social distancing.

    To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/v2z9BeDTVvP9LqN6A. For additional information, please email Ms. Williamson at awilliamson@mplonline.org or call her at (251) 340-1507.

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

    Beginners and experienced players welcome - masks required!

    Semmes Regional Library Chess Club is designed for children and teens ages 6 - 18. Playing chess improves concentration and problem-solving skills. No experience is necessary - just enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

    Registration is encouraged as capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. To register please email Ms. Lee at jlee@mplonline.org or for more information, please call (251) 494-4935.

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Bayside Book Club
    6:00 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    Topic of discussion is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

    Join us for Zoom Meeting. Zoom Meeting ID: 989 6087 4315 Passcode: 593781

    For more information, please call 251-494-4454 or email Ms. Fowler at bffowler12@aol.com.

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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Saturday October 23, 2021
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    Arts & Crafts Storytime
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Get creative and make learning fun!

    Join us for an all-ages storytime followed by an arts and crafts project. This is Saturday fun the whole family can enjoy!

    While this program is outside, we request that you still keep a safe social distance from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call (251) 340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org. 

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Saturday Crafternoons: Silly Scarecrow Craft
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Fun for the whole family!

    Join us every Saturday to get creative and make a fun fall craft! Supplies are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Masks are required and we will practice safe social distancing. If you need additional information, please email the Theodore Oaks Branch Circulation desk at theocir@mplonline.org or call (251) 662-9676.

     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
    Monday October 25, 2021
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    Classics and More! - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    Topics of discussion are Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

    Click this link to join Zoom Meeting.

    For more information, please call 340-1541 or email cecox@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Tuesday October 26, 2021
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    Read and Play Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Make learning fun!

    Join us in Bernheim Hall for a socially distant storytime event. Masks are required. Children enjoy 20 minutes of books, songs, manipulatives, and rhymes, with an emphasis on repetition for their developing minds. Story and book time is followed by a time of free play with a sensory activity. For additional information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org, or call (251) 340-1521.

    Registration is encouraged. To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/vjx8ew8riQNaD6E26

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Lego Fun Tuesday
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Come build with us! 

    Use your imagination with Lego activities that help develop engineering skills! This program is designed for children ages 6 - 18. Masks are required and we request that you keep a safe social distance from anyone not living in your household.

    Registration is encouraged; to register or for more information, please email Ms. Lee at jlee@mplonline.org or call (251) 494-4935.

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
    Wednesday October 27, 2021
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    Baby's First Storytime
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us outside on the Portico to enjoy storytime with books, songs, fingerplays, and more! 

    Stimulate your baby's developing senses and help them build listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader! This program is for babies who aren't yet walking. Enjoy meeting other parents and their little ones and make new friends!

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Music and Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books and a whole lot of music and grooving!

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind. We'll read a few books with lots of songs and dancing in between. We ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Storytime with Mr. Butch
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Outdoor Event (weather dependent) 

    Join us on the patio every Wednesday in October for a storytime designed with preschool and elementary school children in mind. We will read several stories, sing songs, and do a craft project related to the stories.

    Please bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy the event more comfortably. While this program is outside, we request that you still keep a safe social distance from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call (251) 494-4132 or email Mr. Butch at ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for stories and songs and lots of fun! 

    Storytimes act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music, and more. 

    This story time event is designed with preschool aged children in mind, but all ages are welcome! Masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

    For more information, please call (251) 662-9676 or email the Theodore Oaks Circulation Desk at theocir@mplonline.org.
     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Back Porch Storytime
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Improving Language and Listening Skills with Outdoor Storytime!

    This storytime will be conducted at the Saraland Public Library location on the porch. Ms. Kathy will be reading from the "Big Books" so everyone can see while sitting social distanced. Please bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the story comfortably.

    Registration is encouraged. Please email katwood@mplonline.org or call 251-675-2879 to register. 
    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us for stories, songs, and dances!

    Early reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and stimulates the imagination in young children. This half-hour program is designed for children ages 3 - 6 and will help promote their passion for reading.
     
    Registration is required for groups and encouraged for all others, as capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. To register or for more information, please email Ms. Lee at jlee@mplonline.org or call (251) 494-4935. Please note that masks are required inside the library for school-aged children and adults. 

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Tales for Toddlers
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards toddlers!

    Reading to toddlers sets the foundation for later independent reading. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents and their little ones. We do ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Preschool Power Storytime
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards preschoolers!

    Early reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and stimulates the imagination in young children. This half-hour program will help promote your preschooler's passion for reading.
     
    We ask that you please maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Knit & Crochet
    3:00 PM

    Relax, Unwind & Craft!

    Join us in the Meeting Room to work on your knit and crochet projects, and chat with fellow yarn crafters. Beginners are welcome! If you'd like to learn to knit or crochet, we'd be happy to teach you. Space is limited to allow for social distancing, and masks are required.

    This class is designed for adults, but teens and children accompanied by adults are also welcome.For additional information, please call (251) 340-8561 or email Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Thursday October 28, 2021
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    Baby's First Storytime
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Join us outside on the Portico to enjoy storytime with books, songs, fingerplays, and more! 

    Stimulate your baby's developing senses and help them build listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader! This program is for babies who aren't yet walking. Enjoy meeting other parents and their little ones and make new friends!

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Music and Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books and a whole lot of music and grooving!

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind. We'll read a few books with lots of songs and dancing in between. We ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Tales for Toddlers
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards toddlers!

    Reading to toddlers sets the foundation for later independent reading. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents and their little ones. We do ask that you maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. 

    For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Preschool Power Storytime
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Join us outside under the portico for books, songs, and fun geared towards preschoolers!

    Early reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and stimulates the imagination in young children. This half-hour program will help promote your preschooler's passion for reading.
     
    We ask that you please maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from anyone not living in your household. For more information, please call 251-340-8571 or email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Beginning Hand Lettering Class
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Want to try something new?

    West Regional Library is offering a class on beginning hand-lettering. Hand-lettering is a version of calligraphy, not handwriting. This class will be held in the Meeting Room; space is limited to allow for social distancing and masks are required. 

    This class is designed for adults and will last for about an hour. If you have questions or would like more information, please email Christie Lovvorn at clovvorn@mplonline.org or call (251) 344-8555. 

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

    Beginners and experienced players welcome - masks required!

    Semmes Regional Library Chess Club is designed for children and teens ages 6 - 18. Playing chess improves concentration and problem-solving skills. No experience is necessary - just enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

    Registration is encouraged as capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. To register please email Ms. Lee at jlee@mplonline.org or for more information, please call (251) 494-4935.

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
    Saturday October 30, 2021
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    LEGO Creators
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    LEGO-building fun time!

    Meet up outside under the Portico to show off your LEGO building proficiency! Every other Saturday beginning in October, we will build on a new design theme or challenge and help children develop engineering skills. Have your creation displayed in the library for everyone to see!

    While this program is outside, we request that you still keep a safe social distance from anyone not living in your household. If you have questions, please email West Regional Youth Services at westyou@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-8571 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Saturday Crafternoons: Halloween Treat Bag Decorating
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Fun for the whole family!

    Join us every Saturday to get creative and make a fun fall craft! Supplies are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Masks are required and we will practice safe social distancing. If you need additional information, please email the Theodore Oaks Branch Circulation desk at theocir@mplonline.org or call (251) 662-9676.

     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
    Tuesday November 2, 2021
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    Read and Play Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Make learning fun!

    Join us in Bernheim Hall for a socially distant storytime event. Masks are required. Children enjoy 20 minutes of books, songs, manipulatives, and rhymes, with an emphasis on repetition for their developing minds. Story and book time is followed by a time of free play with a sensory activity. For additional information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org, or call (251) 340-1521.

    Registration is encouraged. To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/vjx8ew8riQNaD6E26

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Wednesday November 3, 2021
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    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for stories and songs and lots of fun! 

    Storytimes act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music, and more. 

    This story time event is designed with preschool aged children in mind, but all ages are welcome! Masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

    For more information, please call (251) 662-9676 or email the Theodore Oaks Circulation Desk at theocir@mplonline.org.
     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Knit & Crochet
    3:00 PM

    Relax, Unwind & Craft!

    Join us in the Meeting Room to work on your knit and crochet projects, and chat with fellow yarn crafters. Beginners are welcome! If you'd like to learn to knit or crochet, we'd be happy to teach you. Space is limited to allow for social distancing, and masks are required.

    This class is designed for adults, but teens and children accompanied by adults are also welcome. For additional information, please call (251) 340-8561 or email Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Wacky Wednesdays
    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Stay informed about fun for the family! 

    Want to know what MPL has to offer for children and families? Looking for new craft ideas? Want to hear about new books in the children's section of the library? Join Mr. Butch, Ms. Lee & Ms. Rhodes on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. to get the latest and possibly win a free book!

    To join us on Facebook live, visit our Children's Services page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens OR join us using the Zoom Meeting Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89354578467.

    If you have questions or need additional information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-1507.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Thursday November 4, 2021
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    Early Readers Book Club
    4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

    Supporting young readers - a book club for ages 5 - 7!

    Join us on the first Thursday of every month to help us encourage young readers in grades K – 2. The goal of this book club is to support beginning reading skills of kids who have graduated from storytime and are learning to read in school. This program does not teach kids to read, but is meant to introduce kids to awesome books for beginning readers, to get them excited about books and reading, and to help them develop social skills through interacting with their peers.

    For the months of October and November the program will be held in Bernheim Hall. Masks will be required indoors, and the capacity will be limited to provide for adequate social distancing. For more information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org, or call her at (251) 340-1507.
    Registration is encouraged, but not required. To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/uei3zQ5PM7qYd7jD8

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday November 8, 2021
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    Homeschool Connect
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Supporting homeschool families!

    Homeschool families are encouraged to join us for fun and engaging monthly programs for the whole family. Activities for ages birth through preschool include storytime, movement, and music. School-age children will enjoy scavenger hunts, Lego, and STEAM challenges just to name a few. Our tweens and teens will develop much-needed college and career ready research skills in our computer lab and will view our all-new teen space that will open soon. Parents will also have access to adult resources as they visit with their children.

    Everyone will meet outside under the Portico, and then will split off into groups for age-appropriate activities. The activities will be held under the Portico, on the back patio, and in the Computer Lab. Masks will be required for indoor activities, and we request that you keep a safe social distance from anyone not in your household both indoors and outside. For more information, please email Ms. Lancaster at dlancaster@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-8571.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Tuesday November 9, 2021
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    Read and Play Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Make learning fun!

    Join us in Bernheim Hall for a socially distant storytime event. Masks are required. Children enjoy 20 minutes of books, songs, manipulatives, and rhymes, with an emphasis on repetition for their developing minds. Story and book time is followed by a time of free play with a sensory activity. For additional information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org, or call (251) 340-1521.

    Registration is encouraged. To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/vjx8ew8riQNaD6E26

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Page in Time Book Club
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    If you love Historical Fiction this book club is for you!

    This month's topic of discussion is Under the Tulip Tree by Michelle Shocklee.

    Join us for Zoom Meeting.

    For more information, please call 340-8590 or email meli@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Wednesday November 10, 2021
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    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for stories and songs and lots of fun! 

    Storytimes act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music, and more. 

    This story time event is designed with preschool aged children in mind, but all ages are welcome! Masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

    For more information, please call (251) 662-9676 or email the Theodore Oaks Circulation Desk at theocir@mplonline.org.
     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Knit & Crochet
    3:00 PM

    Relax, Unwind & Craft!

    Join us in the Meeting Room to work on your knit and crochet projects, and chat with fellow yarn crafters. Beginners are welcome! If you'd like to learn to knit or crochet, we'd be happy to teach you. Space is limited to allow for social distancing, and masks are required.

    This class is designed for adults, but teens and children accompanied by adults are also welcome. For additional information, please call (251) 340-8561 or email Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday November 13, 2021
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    Out of This World Virtual Book Club
    10:00 AM

    SciFi/Fantasy Book Club

    Join us from the comfort of your home. Meetings will be conducted entirely over Zoom video chat. 

    This month’s topic of discussion is The Test by Sylvain Neuvel.

    Click this link to join Zoom Discussion.

    For more information, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org

     
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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Extravagant Reader's Book Club
    3:00 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    This month’s topic of discussion is Deacon King Kong by James McBride.

    Join us for Zoom Meeting.

    For more information, contact Wilhemina Davis at wdavis@mplonline.org.

     
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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Tuesday November 16, 2021
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    Read and Play Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Make learning fun!

    Join us in Bernheim Hall for a socially distant storytime event. Masks are required. Children enjoy 20 minutes of books, songs, manipulatives, and rhymes, with an emphasis on repetition for their developing minds. Story and book time is followed by a time of free play with a sensory activity. For additional information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org, or call (251) 340-1521.

    Registration is encouraged. To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/vjx8ew8riQNaD6E26

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Wednesday November 17, 2021
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    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for stories and songs and lots of fun! 

    Storytimes act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music, and more. 

    This story time event is designed with preschool aged children in mind, but all ages are welcome! Masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

    For more information, please call (251) 662-9676 or email the Theodore Oaks Circulation Desk at theocir@mplonline.org.
     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Knit & Crochet
    3:00 PM

    Relax, Unwind & Craft!

    Join us in the Meeting Room to work on your knit and crochet projects, and chat with fellow yarn crafters. Beginners are welcome! If you'd like to learn to knit or crochet, we'd be happy to teach you. Space is limited to allow for social distancing, and masks are required.

    This class is designed for adults, but teens and children accompanied by adults are also welcome. For additional information, please call (251) 340-8561 or email Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Thursday November 18, 2021
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    Art Club
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Calling young artists ages 6-10!

    Join us in Bernheim Hall to learn about and experience new media and techniques in these free hour-long art club sessions. Supplies are provided and registration is encouraged. Masks are required, and seating will be limited in order to maintain social distancing.

    To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/v2z9BeDTVvP9LqN6A. For additional information, please email Ms. Williamson at awilliamson@mplonline.org or call her at (251) 340-1507.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday November 23, 2021
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    Read and Play Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Make learning fun!

    Join us in Bernheim Hall for a socially distant storytime event. Masks are required. Children enjoy 20 minutes of books, songs, manipulatives, and rhymes, with an emphasis on repetition for their developing minds. Story and book time is followed by a time of free play with a sensory activity. For additional information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org, or call (251) 340-1521.

    Registration is encouraged. To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/vjx8ew8riQNaD6E26

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Wednesday November 24, 2021
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    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for stories and songs and lots of fun! 

    Storytimes act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music, and more. 

    This story time event is designed with preschool aged children in mind, but all ages are welcome! Masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

    For more information, please call (251) 662-9676 or email the Theodore Oaks Circulation Desk at theocir@mplonline.org.
     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Knit & Crochet
    3:00 PM

    Relax, Unwind & Craft!

    Join us in the Meeting Room to work on your knit and crochet projects, and chat with fellow yarn crafters. Beginners are welcome! If you'd like to learn to knit or crochet, we'd be happy to teach you. Space is limited to allow for social distancing, and masks are required.

    This class is designed for adults, but teens and children accompanied by adults are also welcome. For additional information, please call (251) 340-8561 or email Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Monday November 29, 2021
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    Classics and More! - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    Topic of discussion is The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V. E. Schwab.

    Click this link to join Zoom Meeting.

    For more information, please call 340-1541 or email cecox@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Tuesday November 30, 2021
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    Read and Play Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Make learning fun!

    Join us in Bernheim Hall for a socially distant storytime event. Masks are required. Children enjoy 20 minutes of books, songs, manipulatives, and rhymes, with an emphasis on repetition for their developing minds. Story and book time is followed by a time of free play with a sensory activity. For additional information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org, or call (251) 340-1521.

    Registration is encouraged. To register, please visit: https://forms.gle/vjx8ew8riQNaD6E26

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Wednesday December 1, 2021
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    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for stories and songs and lots of fun! 

    Storytimes act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music, and more. 

    This story time event is designed with preschool aged children in mind, but all ages are welcome! Masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

    For more information, please call (251) 662-9676 or email the Theodore Oaks Circulation Desk at theocir@mplonline.org.
     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Wacky Wednesdays
    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Stay informed about fun for the family! 

    Want to know what MPL has to offer for children and families? Looking for new craft ideas? Want to hear about new books in the children's section of the library? Join Mr. Butch, Ms. Lee & Ms. Rhodes on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. to get the latest and possibly win a free book!

    To join us on Facebook live, visit our Children's Services page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens OR join us using the Zoom Meeting Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89354578467.

    If you have questions or need additional information, please email Ms. Rhodes at crhodes@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-1507.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Wednesday December 8, 2021
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    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for stories and songs and lots of fun! 

    Storytimes act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music, and more. 

    This story time event is designed with preschool aged children in mind, but all ages are welcome! Masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

    For more information, please call (251) 662-9676 or email the Theodore Oaks Circulation Desk at theocir@mplonline.org.
     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
    Saturday December 11, 2021
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    Out of This World Virtual Book Club
    10:00 AM

    SciFi/Fantasy Book Club

    Join us from the comfort of your home. Meetings will be conducted entirely over Zoom video chat. 

    This month’s topic of discussion is This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone.

    Click this link to join Zoom Discussion.

    For more information, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org

     
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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Extravagant Reader's Book Club
    3:00 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    This month’s topic of discussion is Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber.

    Join us for Zoom Meeting.

    For more information, contact Wilhemina Davis at wdavis@mplonline.org.

     
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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Monday December 13, 2021
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    Homeschool Connect
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Supporting homeschool families!

    Homeschool families are encouraged to join us for fun and engaging monthly programs for the whole family. Activities for ages birth through preschool include storytime, movement, and music. School-age children will enjoy scavenger hunts, Lego, and STEAM challenges just to name a few. Our tweens and teens will develop much-needed college and career ready research skills in our computer lab and will view our all-new teen space that will open soon. Parents will also have access to adult resources as they visit with their children.

    Everyone will meet outside under the Portico, and then will split off into groups for age-appropriate activities. The activities will be held under the Portico, on the back patio, and in the Computer Lab. Masks will be required for indoor activities, and we request that you keep a safe social distance from anyone not in your household both indoors and outside. For more information, please email Ms. Lancaster at dlancaster@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-8571.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Tuesday December 14, 2021
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    Page in Time Book Club
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    If you love Historical Fiction this book club is for you!

    This month's topic of discussion is Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher.

    Join us for Zoom Meeting.

    For more information, please call 340-8590 or email meli@mplonline.org.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

     

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Wednesday December 15, 2021
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    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for stories and songs and lots of fun! 

    Storytimes act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music, and more. 

    This story time event is designed with preschool aged children in mind, but all ages are welcome! Masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

    For more information, please call (251) 662-9676 or email the Theodore Oaks Circulation Desk at theocir@mplonline.org.
     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
    Wednesday December 22, 2021
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    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for stories and songs and lots of fun! 

    Storytimes act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music, and more. 

    This story time event is designed with preschool aged children in mind, but all ages are welcome! Masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

    For more information, please call (251) 662-9676 or email the Theodore Oaks Circulation Desk at theocir@mplonline.org.
     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
    Monday December 27, 2021
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    Classics and More! - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    Topic of discussion is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

    Click this link to join Zoom Meeting.

    For more information, please call 340-1541 or email cecox@mplonline.org.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

     

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Wednesday December 29, 2021
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    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join us for stories and songs and lots of fun! 

    Storytimes act as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music, and more. 

    This story time event is designed with preschool aged children in mind, but all ages are welcome! Masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

    For more information, please call (251) 662-9676 or email the Theodore Oaks Circulation Desk at theocir@mplonline.org.
     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch

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