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  • Tuesday May 1, 2018 - Thursday May 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 The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti during the month of May.

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

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    Saturday May 26, 2018
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    Out of This World Book Club
    10:00 AM

    Discussion via Skype

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

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

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

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

    Ages 5 and Up!

    Visit with friends and make your own Tennis Ball Grabbers.

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

     

     

     

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

    All Ages

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

    Registration is recommended.

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

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

    Treasure Island

    Robert Newton in the Disney version of the Stevenson classic.

    The film runs 96 minutes and is rated G.

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

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

    Teen Anime Club

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

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

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

    All Ages

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

    For more information, call 470-7770.

     

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Monday May 28, 2018
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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 May 29, 2018
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    Games and More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up!

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

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

    Ages 8 and Up

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

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

     

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

    Learn how to use the Internet.

    Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Children Ages 0 to 14 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Ages 8 and Up

    Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis.

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

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

     

     

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

    Ages 6 and Up

    Join us after school for games and snacks.

    Let’s make the middle of the week wonderful!

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

     

     

     

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

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 to 24 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

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

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Girls Can Change the World!

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

    Registration is encouraged.

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

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

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

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

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

    All Ages

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

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

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

    Calling All Teens

    Come play video games!

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

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Saturday June 2, 2018
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    2018 Summer Library Kick-Off
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Libraries Rock!

    Staff members from the Moorer/Spring Hill, Semmes and Theodore Oaks Branches join the staff at the West Regional Branch for a special Kick-Off of the 2018 Summer Library Program. Drop by the registration table and sign up for eight weeks of fun and entertainment. Enjoy games, crafts, a Rock Petting Zoo and display from the Mobile Rock and Gem Society, and dance to the music of DJ Kristen Raley!

    The Mobile Public Library’s Summer Library Program is an eight-week program for all ages, including adults. During the eight weeks of Summer Library Program, each library throughout the system will host special performers and events with the focus on the importance of reading.

    For more information, call the children’s department at 340-8571. For a complete listing of activities, please check out the website at slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    2018 Summer Library Program Kick-Off
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Libraries Rock!

    Staff members from the Saraland Public Library, the Parkway and Toulminville Branches, and the Bookmobile join the staff at the Ben May Main Library for a special Kick-Off of the 2018 Summer Library Program. Drop by the registration table and sign up for eight weeks of fun and entertainment.

    Enjoy games, crafts and JazZooLA, a special concert by The Excelsior Band at 11 a.m.in Bernheim Hall. Following the concert, everyone is invited to participate in an instrument petting zoo. This program is a collaborative project between the Mystic Order of Jazz Obsessed (MOJO) and the Mobile Public Library. JazZooLA is funded, in part, by a grant from the Alabama Contemporary Art Center.

    The Mobile Public Library’s Summer Library Program is an eight-week program for all ages, including adults. During the eight weeks of Summer Library Program, each library throughout the system will host special performers and events with the focus on the importance of reading.

    For more information, call the Ben May Main Library Children’s Department at 208-7086 or crhodes@mplonline.org. For a complete listing of activities, please check out the website at slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Saturday Disney Classic Movie
    1:00 PM

    Honey I Shrunk the Kids

    Kids are miniaturized by a nutty professor's invention.

    The film runs 86 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Reading PAWS
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Meet, Greet & Read!

    Come meet the Pet Therapy dogs and their owners.

    Learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community. Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend. 

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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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 June 4, 2018 - Thursday June 7, 2018
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    Libraries Rock!

    Tom Cornwell "Bug Songs"

    Tom believes one of the best ways for children to learn is through songs. Tom is having plenty of fun going to schools, libraries and other venues to share his passion for music and fun education.

    Sing and dance along with Tom and his learning songs about bugs. For more information on Tom go to www.bugsongs.com/.

    For a complete list of dates, times and Library locations, please go to  slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/performers.php#week1.

    Monday June 4, 2018
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    Summer Movie Adventure
    10:00 AM

    Coco

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

    The film runs 109 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Funday Monday!

    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 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional 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 June 5, 2018
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Tuesday Teen Matinees
    10:00 AM

    Superhero - The Black Panther

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

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

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

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

    Toy Story

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

    The film runs 81 minutes and is rated G.  

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

     

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

    Mulan

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

    The film runs 90 minutes and is rated G.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

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    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    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 470-7766.

    LOCATION: Parkway 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

    Pick Art

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

    Supplies and snacks provided.

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Family Bingo Night
    6:00 PM

    Calling All Families!

    Come play Bingo at the Library!

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

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

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Tuesdays in Bernheim
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Libraries Rock!

    Lauren Murphy is a Veteran Singer/Songwriter based out of Fairhope, Alabama who boasts nearly two decades of experience in the San Francisco Rock Arena. Compared to Janis Joplin & Grace Slick, Murphy's powerhouse vocals & passion have a grit all her own. Best known for her time in ZERO with Bob Weir guitarist, Steve Kimock and her late husband, The Judge, Lauren has been dubbed "Lady Willpower" by Relix Magazine.

    Lauren Murphy is not just a breath of fresh air, but a throw-back to the days of true performance art. She is an essence performer with real 'Star Quality' that reaches a spiritual human connection with her audience. Murphy moves "with" and "into", truly 'becoming' the Music; a sentiment that resonates with anyone lucky enough to experience her solo or with one of her fine ensembles. For more information, go to  www.laurenmurphymusic.com/index/.

    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 June 6, 2018
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    Basics of Word
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Computer Basics
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Children Ages 0 to 14 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

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

    Despicable Me 3

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

    The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Despicable Me 3

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

    The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

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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

    The LEGO Batman Movie

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

    The film runs 104 minutes and is rated PG.  

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

     

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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 June 7, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 to 24 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

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

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Build a Better Resume
    11:00 AM

    Take Home a Free Printed Copy of Your Resume!

    Just graduated and looking for a job? Ready to change your career?

    Stacie Taylor, Reference Librarian, will share tips on creating and/or updating your current resume.   She will also show participants how to find the leading job search sites online.

    For more information, please call the reference department at 340-8561 or email westref@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 Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    Pitch Perfect 3

    The Bellas reunite for a USO tour in Europe.

    The film runs 93 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

    Despicable Me

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

    The film runs 119 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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

    Beauty and the Beast

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

    The film runs 85 minutes and is rated G.  

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

     

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

    Ages 8 to 14

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

    Registration is required.

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

     

     

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

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up

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

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

     

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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.

    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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    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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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

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

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

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

    Meet, Greet & Read!

    Come meet the Pet Therapy dogs and their owners.

    Learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community. Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend. 

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

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

    All Ages - Feeling Bored?

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

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

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

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

    All Ages

    Find your inner Rock Star at the Library!

    A karaoke machine and costumes will be provided.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

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

    Movies Based on Books & Crafts Too!

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

    The film runs 113 minutes and is rated PG.

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

    image c. Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Saturday June 9, 2018
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    3rd Annual Worldwide Knit in Public Day @ the Library
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Celebrate the Art & Craft of Knitting

    Bring your latest knitting project, needles and yarn, for a special time of fellowship and love of knitting at the Ben May Main Library. For the beginners, experienced knitters will be available to help you with your projects.

    There will be light refreshments and door prizes throughout the event.

    Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged.  For more information or to register, please call 208-7072 or 208-7085, or email emoyd@mplonline.org.

    For more information on World Wide Knit in Public Day, please go to www.wwkipday.com/.

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

    Calling all children, ages 8 and Up!

    Visit with friends and learn all about Loom Weaving.

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

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

    All Ages

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

    Registration is recommended.

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

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

    That Darn Cat

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

    The film runs 116 minutes and is rated G.

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

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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 The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson.

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

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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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 June 11, 2018 - Thursday June 14, 2018
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    Libraries Rock!

    David Stephens "The Pied Picker"

    Peter Picker travels to the town of Hamlin seeking fame and fortune as a banjo picker. However, he finds the town has been taken over by a hoard of silly roaches!

    For over 20 years, David Stephens has been delighting family audiences with his humorous interpretations of classic fairy tales. Working exclusively as a solo puppeteer, he has traveled extensively throughout the United States.

    For more information on David Stephens and go to www.allhandsproductions.com/.

    For a complete list of dates, times and Library locations, please go to  slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/performers.php#week2.

    Monday June 11, 2018
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    Lego Challenge
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

    Monday Fun!

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    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.

    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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    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 June 12, 2018
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    Publisher 101
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

    Basic computer, mouse and word processing skills are required.

    Registration is required.

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

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    DIY Musical Instruments
    10:00 AM

    Fun! Fun! Fun for the Family!

    Make your own xylophone using tasty snacks.

    Supplies are limited.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Tuesday Teen Matinees
    10:00 AM

    Superheros - Justice League

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

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

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

    image c. Warner Brothers

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

    The Lion King

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

    The film runs 87 minutes and is rated G.

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

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

    The Lion King

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

    The film runs 87 minutes and is rated G.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

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

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

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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

    Melted Crayon Pointillism

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

    Supplies and snacks provided.

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Bingo for Books
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    All Ages Welcome

    Fun for all! Winners get to choose prizes from our table of gently used books.

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Family Bingo Night
    6:00 PM

    Calling All Families!

    Come play Bingo at the Library!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Tuesdays in Bernheim
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Libraries Rock!

    Lisa Mills takes her audiences on a musical, and often humorous, emotional journey with charm and panache that is melodic, raw, unfettered and, most important, searingly honest: expect blues, country, gospel and soul influences…

    The confluence of influences that comprise the namesake river of Lisa Mills’ native Mississippi are indeed “mighty”. However, to lump her interpretation of those blues, country, gospel and soul influences under the catch-all “roots music” moniker is both right…and entirely wrong.

    Her defiance of description is what makes Lisa Mills a singular talent. She takes the best of each these genres, whether self-penned or carefully chosen covers that speak to her in some way, and utterly transforms them. By taking all those ingredients and adding the occasional dollop of jazz inflection, Mills serves up her own savoury-sweet mix that goes beyond the expected. The result is at least equal to, often surpassing the historic best that each of those genres have to offer. She is one of those rare artists that, once you’ve heard her, cannot possibly be mistaken for anyone else. For more information, go to lisamills.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 June 13, 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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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Children Ages 0 to 14 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

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

    Sing

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

    The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    Sing

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

    The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

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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 Dory

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

    The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG.  

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

     

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

    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 June 14, 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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    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 Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    The Wiz Live!

    Oz comes to life in a musical journey about young Dorothy and her adventures in a magical land. The cast includes Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Common and Elijah Kelley.

    The film runs 180 minutes and is rated TV-G.

    For more information, please call 208-7079.

    image c. Universal Pictures

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

    Despicable Me 2

    Ex-supervillain Gru is adjusting to his new life as a suburban family man when he must come to the rescue and help to catch a fiendish criminal with the help of his new partner Lucy.

    The film runs 98 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Flag Day Arts & Crafts Story Time
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    It's Flag Day!

    Join us to celebrate Flag Day with a red, white and blue themed story time and craft

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

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

    Ages 8 to 14

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

    Registration is required.

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

     

     

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

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up

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

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

     

    image c. Can Stock Photo

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

    All Ages

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Crafternoon
    4:00 PM

    All Ages - Be Creative!

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

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

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

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

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

    Ages 6 and Up

    Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

     

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

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

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    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 Foolish by Anna Black.

    Summary: After a string of bad luck, November is offered a solution by Tracy Stone that turns into a whirlwind romance, but soon Tracy's real personality is revealed.

    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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    Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack
    6:00 PM

    The BFG

    Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie!

    Orphan meets a "big friendly giant," and together they explore a magical world and collect dreams.

    The film runs 117 minutes and is rated PG.

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

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

    All Ages

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Friday June 15, 2018
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    Boredom Busters
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    All Ages - Feeling Bored?

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

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

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

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

    All Ages

    Find your inner Rock Star at the Library!

    A karaoke machine and costumes will be provided.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    TGIF Afternoon Gaming
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Come play video games!

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

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Saturday June 16, 2018
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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    Family Research
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

    For more information call 208-7093.

    LOCATION: Local History & Genealogy
     
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    Qigong for Beginners
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

     

     

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

    All Ages - Be Creative!

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

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

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

    All Ages

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

    Registration is recommended.

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

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

    Angels in the Outfield

    A young baseball fan prays for help for his losing team and his prayers are answered by an angel. A remake of the 1951 film of the same name.

    The film runs 120 minutes and is rated PG.

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

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

    All Ages

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

    For more information, call 470-7770.

     

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

    Calling All Teens

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

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

     


     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday June 18, 2018 - Thursday June 21, 2018
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    Libraries Rock!

    The Excelsior Band

    The Excelsior Band has a rich and colorful history, rooted in the tradition of carnival in Mobile and along the Gulf Coast. They have been performing in Mobile, the birthplace of Mardi Gras in the United States, since 1883.  Founded by John A. Pope for the birth of his son, The Excelsior Band continues to perform and is recognized as ambassadors for the City of Mobile.

    For more information, go to www.excelsiorband1883.com/index.html.

    For a complete list of dates, times and Library locations, please go to   slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/performers.php#week3.

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    Summer Movie Adventure
    10:00 AM

    Wonder

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

    The film runs 113 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

    Monday Fun!

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    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
     
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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 June 19, 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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    Storytime with Mrs. Stallworth
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

    Join Mrs. Stallworth 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 - Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man learns the ropes of being a superhero under the tutelage of Tony Stark, all while juggling his responsibilities as high schooler Peter Parker. Eager to prove himself to Stark, Parker soon gets tangled up with a villain known as the Vulture.

    The film runs 133 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 Incredibles

    The adventures of a superhero crimefighter and his family, who return to adventuring after spending years living "normal" lives.

    The film runs 111 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
     
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    Libraries Rock Musical Matinees
    10:30 AM

    The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

    Animated musical prequel about the misadventures of Ariel as a teen mermaid.

    The film runs 77 minutes and is rated G.

    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 Camino Island by John Grisham.

    Summary: A young woman is recruited to recover priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts that were stolen during a daring heist.

    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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    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 Duct Tape Earbud Holder.

    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

    Black Out Poetry

    Express yourself! Using existing text in pages of old books, black out segments to make new words and poetic phrases.

    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!

    Mobile Vocal Arts presents: “The Greatness of America” – A Patriotic Concert.

    This Patriotic Celebration of our Country will feature both Classic Americana fare by such composers as Berlin and Guthrie along with original, modern day anthem – compositions reflective of our countrie’s Great Spirit and Patriotic Pride that is America. There will be a wide variety of musical favorites and reflective works based upon our country’s long history, conquests and legacy. “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor”, along with “This Land Is Your Land”, and “God Bless America” are but a few of the selections.

    Mobile Vocal Arts” – formerly “The Greater Mobile Bay Area Choral Association” is continuing its twenty year tradition of bringing a wide variety of musical genre selections and concerts to the Greater Gulf Coast area. The Choral Society presents six to twelve concerts a year in both Mobile and on the Eastern Shore as well as to extension sites such as Tanner Williams, Alabama, Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana.

    The Choir of 35-45 members is composed of singers/musicians from both Mobile and Baldwin Counties. This vocal organization is open to all individuals of all walks of life and musical ability. Members of this organization have given two performances in Carnegie Hall and have presented European Concerts. Mobile Vocal Arts welcomes new members at any point throughout the year. Mobile Vocal Arts is under the Artistic Direction of Terry D. Maddox, M.M.

    Admission is free. For more information, contact Terry D. Maddox at 251 406-1454 or terrydalemaddox.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Wednesday June 20, 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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    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

    The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

    Animal pals attempt to destroy a gaudy amusement park that's replaced their beloved home.

    The film runs 91 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

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

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

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

    Animal pals attempt to destroy a gaudy amusement park that's replaced their beloved home.

    The film runs 91 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

    The Adventures of Milo and Otis

    Join us for a film screening of The Adventures of Milo and Otis. Popcorn will be provided.

    The film runs 76 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 June 21, 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 Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    Katy Perry: Part of Me

    This documentary profiles Katy Perry and provides a look at her California Dreams Tour.

    The film runs 97 minutes and is rated PG.

    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

    Despicable Me 3

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

    The film runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 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

    Frozen

    Join us to watch and sing-a-long to Frozen.

    The film runs 108 minutes and is rated PG.  

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

     

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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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.

    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 Books of Doom  by writer Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Pablo Raimondi.

    Books of Doom presents the adventures of the Fantastic Four's battles with their enemy Von Doom.

    Get the latest information on new characters and series!

    For more information, please call 340-8571.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

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

    This month's topic of discussion is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

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

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

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Friday June 22, 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

    High-school students moonlight as ninjas, and fight to defend their island of Ninjago.

    The film runs 90 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 June 23, 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 Planetfall by Emma Newman.

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

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

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

    Ages 5 and Up!

    Visit with friends and make your own Spray Bottle Art.

    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 Cat from Outer Space

    A space-traveling feline makes an emergency landing on Earth.

    The film runs 103 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    WIT & WRATH: The Life & Times of Dorothy Parker
    2:00 PM

    A One Woman Show Written and Performed by Claudia Baumgarten and Directed by Diana E.H. Shortes

    Dorothy Parker was a wit, a social observer with an acid tongue, a brilliant writer of poetry, short stories, book and drama critiques and a compassionate advocate for the less fortunate.

    In Wit & Wrath, Claudia Baumgarten, as Mrs. Parker, skewers, martini in hand, the Jazz Age, her fellow Round Table writers, the cultural desert of Hollywood and especially herself and her tumultuous love life. Wit & Wrath is an edgy, fleshy, literary homage to Mrs. Parker, the most widely read and quoted woman of the 1920s.  Why are her biting theater critiques, incisive social observations and poignant short-stories still relevant and entertaining in the 21st century?  Audiences now have the opportunity to discover why and to appreciate anew the truly phenomenal, outrageous Dorothy Parker and her writings, which have stood the test of time. 

    Admission is free.  Light refreshments following the performance. For more information, please call (251) 208-7097.

    Claudia Baumgarten has had a 10-year romance with the writings of Dorothy Parker.  After having read almost every work written by or about Mrs. Parker, Ms. Baumgarten created this solo show highlighting her fascinating life and memorable work. Wit & Wrath was performed to sold-out audiences at the New Orleans Tennessee Williams Festival in both 2014 and 2015 and at the 2017 Washington, D.C. Capital Fringe Festival.  

    Claudia has spent three decades performing and creating original work.  A natural story-teller, she also enjoys performing with and for children at schools and libraries. Her newest project is working with Women of the Tricentennial, a troupe of actor/historians in period dress who share the numerous contributions of New Orleans women, past and present, to the City of New Orleans. 

     Ms. Baumgarten and Ms. Shortes are delighted to bring this original work to Mobile.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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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 June 25, 2018 - Thursday June 28, 2018
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    Libraries Rock!

    Rock Your Library with Magic!

    Dr. GEE will bring fun GAMES, astonishing MAGIC,  memorable works of MUSIC, and beautiful BALLOONS to engage his audience. He combines his skills as a storyteller, balloon twister, classical music programmer and magician to produce a show guaranteed to knock the socks off the young and the old.

    For more information go to www.facebook.com/DrGeesMagicandBalloons/.

    For a complete list of dates, times and Library locations, please go to   slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/performers.php#week4.

    Monday June 25, 2018
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    Lego Challenge
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

    Monday Fun!

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    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.

    image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: West Regional 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 438-7075.

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

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.

    For more information, please call 208-7902.

    image used with permission from Syndetics Solutions, Inc.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday June 26, 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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    Building with Mrs. Gillespie
    10:00 AM

    Lets Build!

    Mrs. Gillespie will show us how to build geodesic domes and towers.

    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 - Wonder Woman

    An Amazon princess leaves her island home and journeys to the outside world, which is being consumed by a massive war. With the help of an American pilot, she works to put an end to the conflict.

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

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

    image c. Warner Brothers

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

    Finding Nemo

    A clown fish searches for his missing son in this animated adventure.

    The film runs 101 minutes and is rated G.  

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

     

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

    Enchanted

    A princess is dispatched from her fairy-tale realm by and resurfaces in modern-day Manhattan. She meets a divorced lawyer who takes her in while she awaits the arrival of her Prince Charming.

    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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    Lego Club - Ages 5 & Up
    3:00 PM

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    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

    Zentangle

    Learn the basics of Zentangle. Create beautiful images from using repetitive patterns.

    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!

    Shelby Brown is a country singer from Elberta, AL. and was a semi-finalist on Season 9 of NBC's The Voice.

    She is influenced a lot by several artists including Miranda Lambert, Leann Rimes, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton and so many more. She also likes to mix in a little bit of rock into some of her own music.

    For more information, go to facebook.com/shelbybrownmusic/.

    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 June 27, 2018
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    Basics of Excel II
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 208-7079 for more information.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Computer Basics
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 340-8561 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    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

    The Emoji Movie

    An outcast emoji goes on a journey across various apps in this comedy set inside a smartphone.

    The film runs 86 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    image c. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

    LOCATION: Semmes Branch
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:30 AM

    Ages 3 to 6

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

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

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

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

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

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

    The Emoji Movie

    An outcast emoji goes on a journey across various apps in this comedy set inside a smartphone.

    The film runs 86 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 645-6840.

    image c. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

     

     

    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

    The Lion King

    Join us for a film screening of The Lion King. Popcorn will be provided.

    The film runs 87 minutes and is rated G.  

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

     

    image c.Walt Disney Pictures

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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    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 June 28, 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 Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    Michael Jackson's This is It

    A behind-the-scenes look at Michael Jackson rehearsing for the concert tour This Is It, which would never come to fruition after his tragic death in 2009.

    The film runs 111 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 208-7079.

    image c. Columbia  Pictures Industries, Inc.

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

    Minions

    A trio of small yellow minions are recruited by a supervillainess and her inventor husband as part of a plan to steal the British royal crown.

    The film runs 91 minutes and is rated PG.

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

    image c. Universal  Pictures

     

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    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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    Stay Active: Move to the Beat!
    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up

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

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

     

    image c. Can Stock Photo

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

    All Ages

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    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 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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    Let’s Go Build with Legos
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Use your imagination and build something spectacular!

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

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Basics of 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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    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 Before We Were Yours: a Novel by Lisa Wingate.

    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 stories, songs, rhymes and so much more!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Friday June 29, 2018
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    Boredom Busters
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    All Ages - Feeling Bored?

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

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

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

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

    All Ages

    Find your inner Rock Star at the Library!

    A karaoke machine and costumes will be provided.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    TGIF Afternoon Gaming
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Come play video games!

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

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Saturday June 30, 2018
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    Qigong for Beginners
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

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

     

     

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

    Stories & More!

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

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

     

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

    All Ages

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

    Registration is recommended.

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

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

    Pete's Dragon

    Disney film of a boy and his dragon.

    The film runs 134 minutes and is rated G.

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

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

     

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    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 July 2, 2018 - Tuesday July 3, 2018
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    Libraries Rock!

    String Theory

    String Theory is a husband and wife team of musicians, Karin and Eric Marrero, who play an eclectic mix of music spanning the 10th Century to Modern Day, featuring various instruments including folk harp, ukulele, saxophone and trumpet.

    For more information go to www.ericmarrero.com/home.html.

    For a complete list of dates, times and Library locations, please go to slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/performers.php#week5.

    Monday July 2, 2018 - Thursday July 5, 2018
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    Libraries Rock!

    Taqi

    Taqi plays an electric violin incorporating the art of dance, and slick soul enchanting violin harmonies that you can hear in his live sets, a combination of cover music and original music. 

    Nahshon, who also goes by his middle name Taqi, began his studies at the age of 15 under Jim Lichtenberger, a strings instructor at Murphy High School and violinist with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra. Naturally gifted with an ear for music and a tireless work ethic, Nahshon later joined the Mobile Youth Symphony Orchestra under the conduction of Dr. Robert Seabacher.

    Following his graduation from high school, Nahshon was offered a chance to perform with seasoned jazz guitarist Dennis Fingeroll Nelson at Bayfest, opening up for Mary J Blige.

    For more information, go to Fox Studio 10 Interview.

    For a complete list of dates, times and Library locations, please go to slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/performers.php#week5b.

    Monday July 2, 2018
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    Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    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 470-7766.

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Kids Studio - Ages 8 to 13
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Funday Monday!

    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 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional 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.

    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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    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 3, 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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    Rock Project - Share Your Thoughts
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

    Take the time to jot down inspirational and motivational words on rocks to show how your Library inspires you and your family every day

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Tuesday Teen Matinees
    10:00 AM

    Superhero - Thor: The Dark World

    Thor must team up with his mischievous brother Loki in order to defeat a Dark Elf who's plotting to destroy all of existence. Meanwhile, his true love Jane Foster is possessed by a cosmic force.

    The film runs 112 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

    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 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

     

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

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

    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 675-2879.

    image c. Walt Disney Pictures

     

     

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

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

      image c. Can Stock Photo

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

    Ages 8 and Up

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

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

     

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

    Origami Shooting Stars

    In celebration of the 4th of July, make your own Shooting Stars!

    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
    Thursday July 5, 2018
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    Family Storytime
    9:30 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

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

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

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

    Children Ages 15 to 24 Months

    Join us for Nursery Rhymes, songs and fingerplay.

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

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

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Preschool Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    The LEGO Ninjago Movie

    High-school students moonlight as ninjas, and fight to defend their island of Ninjago.

    The film runs 90 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

    Moana

    Join us to watch and sing-a-long to Moana.

    The film runs 113 minutes and is rated PG.  

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

     

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    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
     
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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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    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 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 6, 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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    Feature Fridays!
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Movies Based on Books & Crafts Too!

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

    The film runs 96 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
    Saturday July 7, 2018
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    Sew & Tell
    10:30 AM

    Calling all children, ages 8 and Up!

    Visit with friends and learn how to do a Counted Cross Stitch Fox.

    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 Shaggy D.A.

    A lawyer is turned into a pooch.

    The film runs 91 minutes and is rated G.

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

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Reading PAWS
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Meet, Greet & Read!

    Come meet the Pet Therapy dogs and their owners.

    Learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community. Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend. 

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    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 No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts.

    Summary: A tale inspired by The Great Gatsby is set in the contemporary South and follows the difficulties endured by an extended black family with colliding visions of the American dream.

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    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 9, 2018 - Thursday July 12, 2018
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    Libraries Rock!

    Ron Anglin: Modern Minstrel, Juggling & Music

    Long Ago during the Dark Ages, the French Jongleurs traveled the Land Singing Songs, Telling Stories, and Performing Tricks. Today Ron Anglin does the Same 3 Things as a Modern Minstrel!

    For more information go to quiteacatch.net/.

    For a complete list of dates, times and Library locations, please go to slp.mobilepubliclibrary.org/performers.php#week6.

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    Summer Movie Adventure
    10:00 AM

    Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle

    Four teenagers are sucked into a jungle-themed video game.

    The film runs 119 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

    Monday Fun!

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

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

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

    Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Tuesday Teen Matinees
    10:00 AM

    Superheros - Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

    Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

    The film runs 137 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 Little Mermaid

    A young mermaid strikes a deal with a sea witch to become human in order to land the man of her dreams, even though her father has forbidden her to swim to the surface.

    The film runs 83 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

    Moana

    From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people.

    The film runs 113 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

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

    We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

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

     

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 645-6840.

     

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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

    Creative Writing 101

    Have a great story idea but not sure where to begin? Bring your ideas and learn how to plot out your story, develop your characters and so much more.

    Supplies and snacks provided.

    For more information, please call