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  • Sunday February 10, 2019 - Monday March 25, 2019
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    Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition

    50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons

    The Ben May Main Library is hosting the Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition, a retrospective of original works sure to delight both children and adults alike. The author and illustrator of more than 50 children’s books, Sendak is best known for the 1963 children’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are.

    Where the Wild Things Are has been adapted into an animated short, a feature length film, and an opera. This classic tale has sold over 19 million copies and translated into many, different languages. It is frequently voted the number one picture book by several publications, including School Library Journal, and was also awarded the 1964 Caldecott Medal Award.

    The Exhibit is comprised of 50 original works by Sendak from his earliest pencil drawings done while in high school to a bronze sculpture, presented to the author as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators.

    In addition to housing the Exhibit, the Library is offering special programming in relation to the Exhibit for both children and adults. An illustrator workshop, themed story times, crafts, movies, and a custom built children’s area featuring Max’s boat from Where the Wild Things Are are on tap during the Exhibit’s display.

    For more information, please call 251-494-2298 or visit our website at www.mobilepubliclibrary.org.

    For more information on the Exhibit go to sendakexhibition.com/about/.

    A special thanks to the Friends of the Mobile Public Library for their generous sponsorship of the Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Saturday February 23, 2019 - Thursday June 6, 2019
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    The Bicentennial Art Exhibit

    Celebrate Our Local Artists

    The Semmes Regional Library is hosting a local, Bicentennial Art Show. The Exhibit features a wide array of art mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography and needle art.

    Join us for an Opening Reception on Saturday, February 23 from 2 - 4 p.m.

    For more information, please call 251-494-4870.

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
    Friday March 1, 2019 - Sunday March 31, 2019
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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 All We Ever Wanted by Emily Griffin during the month of March.

    If you have any questions, contact Michele at 340-8590.

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    Wednesday March 6, 2019 - Friday March 29, 2019
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    Teen Time! Mondays through Fridays
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 13 to 19

    Gather in the Teen Corner for video games, Rap sessions, Maker Lab projects and so much more!

    For more information, please call 580-6144 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Wednesday March 20, 2019
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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 340-1458 for more information.

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

    Learn how to use the Internet.

    Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

    Call 340-8555 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional 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 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    We LOVE Sendak Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Storytime for Preschoolers

    Headstart programs, schools and families are invited to a special Storytime in Bernheim Hall.

    Program consists of songs, stories and a Readers Theater tailored just for ages 4 to 7. 

    Registration required.

    For more information or to register, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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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 675-2879 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 494-4870 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

    For more information or to register, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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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 494-4132 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 580-7144.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up
    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    What's Up at the Library?

    Join us for movies, arts & crafts, games, poetry, music and many more activities!

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Teen Hang Out!
    3:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Join us in the new Teen Space each week for gaming, journaling, maker projects and all kinds of cool activities!

    For more information, please call 494-2271.

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday March 21, 2019
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    BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Storytime
    9:30 AM

    Children Ages 0 to 12 Months

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

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschoolers & Caregivers

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

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

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

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Parent and Child Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    You Can, with Canva!

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

    Basic computer skills required. Registration is encouraged.

    For more information or to register, please call 340-1458.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    LEGO Club
    3:00 PM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

     

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Thumbs Up Thursday!
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up

    Explore technology and compete in gaming and karaoke tournaments!

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 494-4870.

     

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    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Craft Day with Mr. Butch
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 5 and Up!

    Join Mr. Butch as we make Shamrock Art.

    Groups must register.

    For more information or to register, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    TGIT Club Days!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

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

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

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

    This month's topic of discussion is Underground Airlines by Ben Winters.

    Summary: In these particular United States, the Civil War never happened and slavery is still legal in four states. Sent to Indiana, where he's tasked with locating a fugitive slave, Victor, an African-American U.S. Marshal, infiltrates abolitionist circles and risks blowing his cover when he decides to aid a struggling family he meets along the way.

    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 494-2298.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Friday March 22, 2019
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    Block Party!
    10:00 AM

    Preschoolers

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional 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 Library
     
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    Movies with Mr. Butch
    4:00 PM

    Christopher Robin

    Winne the Pooh ventures into London to turn a middle-aged Christopher Robin's life around with the help of Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger. Robin is now stuck in an oppressive white collar job that prevents him from spending time with his family.

    The film runs 120 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Saturday March 23, 2019
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    The How-to-Workshop for Artists Who Can’t Draw
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Ages 10 and Above

    Join Steven Moore, illustrator and author of The How to Book for Artists Who Can’t Draw for a fun and easy to follow workshop that helps develop eye-hand skills and build creative confidence with easy to follow exercises designed to help the true beginner learn to draw.

    It is for those who have absolutely no ability to draw and believe they cannot learn to draw. Supplies will be provided.

    Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call the children's department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    For more information on the Illustrator and his book go to grimtrojan.com/tips_page.htm.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    LEGO Storytime
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Family Fun - LEGOs & Stories!

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

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

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

     

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

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

     

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

    Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

    For more information or to register, please call 494-4870.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Raising Amazing Kids
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Family Workshop

    Amelia Boles, Regional Coordinator with Help Me Grow Alabama will help parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 8 years old to recognize and understand the developmental milestones for social emotional domains.

    Registration is required. For more information, please call Amelia at 251-431-5100 or call Jaime Lee at 494-4870 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    For more information on Help Me Grow Alabama, please go to helpmegrowalabama.org/what-we-do/.

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Crafternoon
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    All Ages - Be Creative!

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

    For more information, please call 340-1507 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 494-4140.

     

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Tech Time
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

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

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

     

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Heart & Soul
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Spoken Word

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

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

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Monday March 25, 2019
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    Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up
    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Fun at the Library

    Join us after school for fun, games, arts & crafts, prizes and surprises!

    Refreshments too!

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

     

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

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Computer Basics
    6:00 PM

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

    Call 340-8555 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    MOJO Jazz Jambalaya
    6:30 PM

    "John Coltrane"

    MOJO (Mystic Order of Jazz Obsessed) brings its Jazz Jambalaya to the Library. Enjoy an evening of live jazz!

    Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed brings an ensemble of the Gulf Coast's best jazz musicians to reprise a Jazz Jambalaya program first performed ten years ago. Saxophonist Rebecca Barry, joined by Jimmy Roebuck (drums), Tom Latenser (bass) and a special guest pianist, will interpret the bebop, hard bop and free jazz of one of the most influential saxophonists in music history.

    Tickets can be purchased at the door; $10 for members, $15 for guests and $12 for students/Military with ID. Special Snowbird discount, $10 with ID.

    For more information, go to www.mojojazz.org/.

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday March 26, 2019
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    Basics of Excel I
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 340-1458 for more information.

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

    Ages 3 to 5

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

    For more information, please call 580-6144.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    March Movies
    1:00 PM

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    An enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history’s most beloved entertainers.

    The film runs 132 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 340-1458.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Meet, Greet & Play Time for Families
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Children Ages 3 to 6

    Join us Tuesday afternoons to play and meet new friends!

    Toys are provided.

    Don’t forget – Mr. Wayne from The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center joins us on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month.

    For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Games & More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 580-6144 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Movie Tuesday
    3:15 PM

    Guardians of the Galaxy 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 470-7766.

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

    Ages 6 & Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 494-4870.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    LEGOS and MORE!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    All Ages

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS, Magna-Tiles, spinning gears or a Marble Run.

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    It's Elementary - A Book Club
    5:00 PM

    Kids Who Love Books!

    Join us as we discuss the different genres, chapter books and the wide array of Library Resources you find at your Library.

    For more information, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Dragon Hill Fantasy Book Club
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Join us as we read and discuss Fantasy Books.

    Tell us about the books you have read and enjoyed.

    For more information, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Wednesday March 27, 2019
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    Basics of Excel II
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 340-1458 for more information.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Basics of Word
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 340-8555 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional 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 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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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 675-2879 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 494-4870 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

    For more information or to register, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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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 494-4132 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 580-7144.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up
    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    What's Up at the Library?

    Join us for movies, arts & crafts, games, poetry, music and many more activities!

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Teen Hang Out!
    3:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Join us in the new Teen Space each week for gaming, journaling, maker projects and all kinds of cool activities!

    For more information, please call 494-2271.

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday March 28, 2019
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    BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Storytime
    9:30 AM

    Children Ages 0 to 12 Months

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

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Library Resources Tour
    9:30 AM

    Tips & Tour

    Jill Stewart provides an overview of services and resources provided by the Mobile Public Library.

    Participants receive a library Tour, 3D printer demo, and hands on practice with Research Databases, apps, and other eResources.

    For more information, please call 494-4140 or email vmccoo@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschoolers & Caregivers

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

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

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

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Parent and Child Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Thrilling Thursday: It's a Mystery
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up

    Who knows what you will find! Special guests, games, karaoke, crafts and so much more!

    Registration is encouraged, but not required.

    For more information or to register, please call 580-6144 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

     

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

    Express Yourself!

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

    Supplies and snacks provided.

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

     

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 494-4870.

     

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    LOCATION: Semmes Regional 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 more.

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    LEGOS PLUS!
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Enjoy building with a variety of items, LEGOS, Gears, Marble Runs, and participating in other STEM activities

    For more information, please call 494-4132 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    5:30 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    True Colors
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Adult Coloring Club

    Adult colorists – color within the line or venture outside. It’s your choice!

    Coloring supplies will be available or feel free to bring your own.

    For more information, please call 494-4140 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

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

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday March 30, 2019
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    Arts and Crafts Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

    Bring the whole family for stories, songs, and a craft.

    Registration is recommended.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Out of This World Book Club
    10:00 AM

    Discussion via Skype

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

    This month’s topic of discussion is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill Stewart at 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 jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Something Special for Saturday
    10:30 AM

    Family Fun

    Calling all children, ages 5 and Up!

    Join us as we make Solo Cup Stained Glass.

    For more information, please call 494-4132 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

     

    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 email lrainey@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional 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 494-4140.

     

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    K-Club for Drama!
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join Us at the Library

    Enjoy the latest and hottest Korean TV. Make new friends and enjoy some snacks, too!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Monday April 1, 2019 - Tuesday April 30, 2019
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    Teen Time! Mondays through Fridays
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 13 to 19

    Gather in the Teen Corner for video games, Rap sessions, Maker Lab projects and so much more!

    For more information, please call 580-6144 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Monday April 1, 2019
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    Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up
    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Fun at the Library

    Join us after school for fun, games, arts & crafts, prizes and surprises!

    Refreshments too!

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

     

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

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional 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 340-8555 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Tuesday April 2, 2019
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Ages 3 to 5

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

    For more information, please call 580-6144.

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

    Children Ages 18 Months to 3 Years

    Join us for some hands on fun and learning.

    Wear play clothes because things might get messy!

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

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

    Children Ages 3 to 5 Years

    Join us for some hands on fun and learning.

    Wear play clothes because things might get messy!

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

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

    A Star is Born

    A Star is Born stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture.

    Seasoned musician Jackson Maine, discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

    The film runs 135 minutes and is rated R.

    For more information, please call 340-1458.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Children Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Games & More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 580-6144 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Movie Tuesday
    3:15 PM

    Uncle Drew

    A young black man recruits a crew of septuagenarians for the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem. This anti-ageist basketball comedy features performances from six real-life NBA legends in geriatric makeovers.

    The film runs 103 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

    Ages 6 & Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 494-4870.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Tinker Tuesday
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Design & Create

    Learn how to make Glowing Balls.

    For more information, please call 494-4140 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot!
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Be Creative!

    Create your own, Mini Zen Garden

    Supplies and snacks provided.

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Wednesday April 3, 2019
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    Advanced Word
    9:30 AM

    Tips and tricks for those with some experience with Microsoft Word.

    Call 340-8555 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional 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 340-1458 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 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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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 675-2879 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 494-4870 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

    For more information or to register, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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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 494-4132 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 580-7144.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up
    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    What's Up at the Library?

    Join us for movies, arts & crafts, games, poetry, music and many more activities!

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Teen Hang Out!
    3:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Join us in the new Teen Space each week for gaming, journaling, maker projects and all kinds of cool activities!

    For more information, please call 494-2271.

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday April 4, 2019
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    BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Storytime
    9:30 AM

    Children Ages 0 to 12 Months

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

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Email 101
    9:30 AM

    Using Email

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

    For more information, please call 494-4140 or email vmccoo@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschoolers & Caregivers

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

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

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

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Parent and Child Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Thumbs Up Thursday!
    3:15 PM

    Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up

    Explore technology and compete in gaming and karaoke tournaments!

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 494-4870.

     

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    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Craft Day with Mr. Butch
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 5 and Up!

    Join Mr. Butch as we make Paper Mâche Easter Eggs.

    Groups must register.

    For more information or to register, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    TGIT Club Days!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Notable Thursday Night
    5:00 PM

    Mary, Queen of Scots

    Scottish Queen Mary Stuart becomes a political and romantic rival to her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, ultimately challenging her claim to the throne.

    The film runs 124 minutes and is rated R.

    For more information, please call 340-1458.

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

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Friday April 5, 2019
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    After School Special
    3:30 PM

    Ready! Set! Play!

    Come by the Library to play games and enjoy some popcorn!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional 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 Library
    Saturday April 6, 2019
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    LEGO Storytime
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Family Fun - LEGOs & Stories!

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

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

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

     

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

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

     

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

    Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

    For more information or to register, please call 494-4870.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Reading PAWS
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    All Ages

    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 Library
     
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    Crafternoon
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    All Ages - Be Creative!

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

    For more information, please call 340-1507 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 494-4140.

     

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Tech Time
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 8 and Up

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

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

     

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Sunday April 7, 2019
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    The Jazz Studio Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Showcasing The Jazz Studio

    The Jazz Studio, a program of the Mobile Big Band Society, Inc., proudly presents its 4th annual musical tribute showcasing the students of The Jazz Studio under the direction of Hosea London.

    Tickets can be purchased at the door. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 13. Free admission for children under 3.

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday April 8, 2019
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    Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up
    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Fun at the Library

    Join us after school for fun, games, arts & crafts, prizes and surprises!

    Refreshments too!

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

     

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

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Tuesday April 9, 2019
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    Basics of Powerpoint
    9:30 AM

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 340-1458 for more information.

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

    Ages 3 to 5

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

    For more information, please call 580-6144.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Professional Email Set-Up & the Basics of On-line Job Applications
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Tips for Job Seekers

    Your resume is outstanding and shows a clear and positive picture of you, your references are glowing, and you have your interview technique down to a science. But, there’s one item that could send your information into the pile of applicants that were not selected for possible job opportunities. Your email address!

    Your email address is one of the first things an employer sees. An unprofessional email address could turn a potential employer off before even viewing your resume and/or employment application. 

    Facilitator is Mia, McGee, Ph.D, CEO/Senior Consultant for AHP Consulting & Business Solutions.

    Registration is encouraged.

    For more information or to register, please call 251-340-1458 or 251-340-1538 or email jsigler@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    Creed

    Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.

    The film runs 132 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 340-1458.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Meet, Greet & Play Time for Families
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Children Ages 3 to 6

    Join us Tuesday afternoons to play and meet new friends!

    Toys are provided.

    Don’t forget – Mr. Wayne from The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center joins us on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month.

    For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Games & More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 580-6144 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Movie Tuesday
    3:15 PM

    Return to Oz

    Dorothy faces villains in a destroyed Emerald City.

    The film runs 110 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

    Ages 6 & Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 494-4870.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Mad Scientist Club
    5:00 PM

    Family Fun!

    Join us for Kid Friendly Experiments and discover the outcome and results of the scientific methods we use.

    For more information, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

     

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

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

    This month's topic of discussion is I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon.

    Summary: An evocative retelling of the Anastasia survival myth follows the appearance of a traumatized, badly scarred young woman who claims to be the youngest Romanov daughter, launching a half-century of questions, accusations and changing perspectives on identity as conveyed by her supporters and detractors.

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

    For more information, contact Michele Eli at 340-8590.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Wednesday April 10, 2019
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    Basics of Powerpoint
    9:30 AM

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 340-8555 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional 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 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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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 675-2879 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 494-4870 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

    For more information or to register, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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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 494-4132 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 580-7144.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up
    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    What's Up at the Library?

    Join us for movies, arts & crafts, games, poetry, music and many more activities!

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Teen Hang Out!
    3:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Join us in the new Teen Space each week for gaming, journaling, maker projects and all kinds of cool activities!

    For more information, please call 494-2271.

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    D.I.Y. Do It Yourself Day!
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 6 to 14

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

    For more information, please call 494-4870.

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
    Thursday April 11, 2019
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    Basics of Word
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 340-1458 for more information.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Storytime
    9:30 AM

    Children Ages 0 to 12 Months

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

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Online Shopping
    9:30 AM

    Information & Tips

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

    For more information, please call 494-4140 or email vmccoo@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschoolers & Caregivers

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

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

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

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Parent and Child Storytime
    10:00 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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    Word/Play with ACAC
    10:00 AM

    Family Storytime

    Staff from the Alabama Contemporary Art Center join us for Family Storytime on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

    Preschoolers will 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 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    LEGO Club
    3:00 PM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

     

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Learn How to Paint Like Bob Ross
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Create Something Special!

    Want to create beautiful paintings but have no idea how to begin.

    Join us and learn how to paint like Bob Ross.

    Supplies and snacks provided.

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

     

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 494-4870.

     

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    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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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 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    LEGOS PLUS!
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Enjoy building with a variety of items, LEGOS, Gears, Marble Runs, and participating in other STEM activities

    For more information, please call 494-4132 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Notable Thursday Night
    5:00 PM

    The Favourite

    In early 18th-century England, a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne, and her closest friend, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), governs the country while tending to Anne’s health.

    The film runs 118 minutes and is rated R.

    For more information, please call 340-1458.

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

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Ebony Moments Book Club
    6:00 PM

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

    This month’s topic of discussion is A Sister's Survival by Cydney Rax.

    Summary: To keep their family ties strong, the five Reeves sisters meet regularly to give each other a reality check.

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

    For more information contact Betty Kidd at 580-7012.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Throwback Thursdays
    6:00 PM

    The Princess Bride

    Join us for Cult Classics and movies from the 80's and 90's.

    Buttercup loves Westley, but when he is captured by pirates, she is chosen by the evil Prince to be his bride, beginning a series of fantastic efforts to free her.

    The film runs 98 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 494-4140 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

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

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Friday April 12, 2019
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    Block Party!
    10:00 AM

    Preschoolers

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday April 13, 2019
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    Arts and Crafts Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

    Bring the whole family for stories, songs, and a craft.

    Registration is recommended.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Second Saturday with Catherine Eddins
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Cemetery Care & Preservation

    Catherine Eddins from the Florida Chapter of Association for Gravestone Studies will talk about cemetery care and preservation.

    For more information, please call 494-2172 or email mobilealabamacreoles@gmail.com.

    This program is a collaboration between the Mobile Creole Cultural and Historical Preservation Society and the Mobile Public Library. For more information on the Mobile Creole Cultural and Historical Preservation Society, please go to mobilecreolesociety.weebly.com.

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

    Ages 5 and Up!

    Visit with friends and learn all about Soda Bottle Yarn Basket Weaving.

    For more information, please call 494-4132 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Reading PAWS
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    All Ages

    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 Library
     
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    Springtime Storytime!
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for a special celebration of Spring!

    Enjoy stories, crafts and so much more!

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Game of Thrones Trivia
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Contest & Prize

    When you play the Game of Thrones (Trivia), you win or you die go home without a trophy.

    Come join House MPL for a fun round of trivia centering around the hit HBO program, Game of Thrones. Enter the Trivia contest for a chance to win a unique Iron Throne Trophy or just watch and enter to win the Hodor Door Prize. 

    Registration for Trivia contest is recommended, please call 340-1478. 

     

    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 email lrainey@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Extravagant Readers - Adult Book Club
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This month's topic of discussion is The Mistress by Danielle Steel.

    Summary: The innocent mistress of a Russian oligarch gradually finds independence through her own efforts and a friendship with the artist son of a world-renowned painter in a tale set in the South of France, London and Paris.

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

    For more information, please call 580-7144.

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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 494-4140.

     

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    K-Club for Drama!
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join Us at the Library

    Enjoy the latest and hottest Korean TV. Make new friends and enjoy some snacks, too!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Monday April 15, 2019 - Thursday April 18, 2019
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    Spring Fling for Families!

    Something for Everyone

    Bring the family to the Library for a fun filled week of all kinds of activities, including movies, stories, games and a Teen Puzzle contest.

    For more information or a complete schedule of events, please call 580-6144 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Monday April 15, 2019
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    Homeschoolers Meetup
    2:00 PM

    Share Ideas

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

    Activities for children and teens will be provided.

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

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

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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

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

    Call 340-8555 for more information.

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

    Poetry Enthusiasts

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

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

    For more information call 580-6144.

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    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Tuesday April 16, 2019
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Ages 3 to 5

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

    For more information, please call 580-6144.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Writing a Resume
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Tips for Writing a Resume

    Making a first impression with employers takes on a new meaning in today’s job market. Oftentimes, the first point of contact is your resume.

    Learn strategies to making a great first impression by writing a winning resume and cover letter that appeals to potential employers and get the phones to ringing.

    Facilitator is Pamela G. Ware, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at SWAPTE (Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment).

    Registration is encouraged.

    For more information or to register, please call 251-340-1458 or 251-340-1538 or email jsigler@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    Fantastic Beasts II: The Crimes of Grindlewald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.

    At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

    The film runs 134 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 340-1458.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main 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 Calypso by David Sedaris.

    Summary: A latest collection of personal essays by the best-selling author of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls and Me Talk Pretty One Day shares even more revealing and intimate memories from his upbringing and family life.

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

    For more information, please call 208-7097.

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Meet, Greet & Play Time for Families
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Children Ages 3 to 6

    Join us Tuesday afternoons to play and meet new friends!

    Toys are provided.

    Don’t forget – Mr. Wayne from The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center joins us on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month.

    For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Glow: How to Be the Brightest Version of Yourself
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Ages 13 to 18

    Teens, be the best you can be! Join Ms. Ayla Goodson as she shares tips and resources on dealing with bullying, developing love and care for oneself through health and fitness goals that brings out the BEST version of yourself.

    Ayla Goodson is the founder/CEO of Gemini Studioz in Mobile, Al and Baton Rouge, LA. She is a mentor, public speaker, and life coach. She is currently a mentor to cheerleaders and provides cheer classes, camps and clinics to middle and high schools in the Mobile County Public School System.

    For more information, please call 340-1458.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    LEGO Club - Ages 4 & Up
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Building on a Theme

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

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

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

     

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

    Ages 6 & Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 494-4870.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Tinker Tuesday
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Design & Create

    Learn how to make Stress Balls.

    For more information, please call 494-4140 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Teen Tuesdays in the Teen Spot!
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Be Creative!

    Make your own Music Video!

    Supplies and snacks provided.

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Sean Connery 007 Film Festival
    5:30 PM

    Diamonds are Forever

    Enjoy the movies featuring our favorite James Bond, Sean Connery, with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank. 

    This month’s feature is Diamonds are Forever.

    The film runs 114 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Wednesday April 17, 2019
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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 340-1458 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 340-8555 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional 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 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Spring Break Hangout!
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    All Ages

    Enjoy your time off from school at the Library!

    We’ll have video games, board games, snacks and More!

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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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 675-2879 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 494-4870 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

    For more information or to register, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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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 494-4132 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 580-7144.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Teen Hang Out!
    3:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Join us in the new Teen Space each week for gaming, journaling, maker projects and all kinds of cool activities!

    For more information, please call 494-2271.

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday April 18, 2019
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    BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Storytime
    9:30 AM

    Children Ages 0 to 12 Months

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

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschoolers & Caregivers

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

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

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

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Parent and Child Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 494-4870.

     

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    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Craft Day with Mr. Butch
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Ages 5 and Up!

    Join Mr. Butch as we make Paper Mache Easter Eggs.

    Groups must register.

    For more information or to register, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    TGIT Club Days!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

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

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Notable Thursday Night
    5:00 PM

    Vice

    Christian Bale in his Oscar-nominated role as Dick Cheney in this epic tale of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world.

    The film runs 132 minutes and is rated R.

    For more information, please call 340-1458.

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

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

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

    This month's topic of discussion is I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven.

    Summary: A young priest with a short time to live is sent to a parish of Kwakiutl Indians, where he learns not to fear death

    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 494-2298.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    6:30 PM

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Friday April 19, 2019
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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 Library
     
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    Movies with Mr. Butch
    4:00 PM

    Hoel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

    The monster family embarks on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel, and they indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer.

    The film runs 120 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Saturday April 20, 2019
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    LEGO Storytime
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Family Fun - LEGOs & Stories!

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

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

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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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 494-2172.

    LOCATION: Local History & Genealogy
     
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    EGGStravaganza!
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Fun!

    Join us in a search for the “prize” egg, create an art project and meet the Easter Bunny!

    Refreshments will be provided.

    For more information, please call 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

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

    Exercise Class for Ages 18 and Up

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

    Registration is required. 

    For more information or to register, please call 494-4870.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Game On!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

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

    For more information, please call 340-1507 or email lcoleman@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 494-4140.

     

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Monday April 22, 2019
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    Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up
    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Fun at the Library

    Join us after school for fun, games, arts & crafts, prizes and surprises!

    Refreshments too!

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

     

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

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Advanced Word
    6:00 PM

    Tips and tricks for those with some experience with Microsoft Word.

    Call 340-8555 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Tuesday April 23, 2019
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    Basics of Excel I
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 340-1458 for more information.

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

    Ages 3 to 5

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

    For more information, please call 580-6144.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Job Hunting
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Tips on Job Hunting

    Explore job search techniques and tips that will get you on the road to a successful job search.

    Facilitator is Pamela G. Ware, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at SWAPTE (Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment).

    Registration is encouraged.

    For more information or to register, please call 251-340-1458 or 251-340-1538 or email jsigler@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    Jumanji Welsome 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 340-1458.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Meet, Greet & Play Time for Families
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Children Ages 3 to 6

    Join us Tuesday afternoons to play and meet new friends!

    Toys are provided.

    Don’t forget – Mr. Wayne from The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center joins us on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month.

    For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Games & More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 580-6144 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Movie Tuesday
    3:15 PM

    Moonrise Kingdom

    Two 12-year-olds fall in love at a summer camp and run off together into the wilderness, leaving various adults and friends to search for them as a violent storm approaches.

    The film runs 94 minutes and is not rated.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

    Ages 6 & Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 494-4870.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    LEGOS and MORE!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    All Ages

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS, Magna-Tiles, spinning gears or a Marble Run.

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

     

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Dragon Hill Fantasy Book Club
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Join us as we read and discuss Fantasy Books.

    Tell us about the books you have read and enjoyed.

    For more information, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Wednesday April 24, 2019
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    Basics of Excel II
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 340-1458 for more information.

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

    Learn how to use the Internet.

    Must have a basic knowledge of computers.

    Call 340-8555 for more information.

    LOCATION: West Regional 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 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Music & Movement Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Jazz Appreciation Storytime
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Storytime for Preschoolers

    Headstart programs, schools and families are invited to a special Storytime in Bernheim Hall.

    Program consists of songs, stories and a Readers Theater tailored just for ages 4 to 7. 

    Registration required.

    For more information or to register, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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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 675-2879 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 494-4870 or email jlee@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    11:00 AM

    Preschool & School Age Children

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

    Registration is required for Groups.

    For more information or to register, please call 494-4132 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Preschool Power!
    11:00 AM

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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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 494-4132 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 580-7144.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    What's Up Wednesday - Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up
    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    What's Up at the Library?

    Join us for movies, arts & crafts, games, poetry, music and many more activities!

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call 470-7766.

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    LOCATION: Parkway Branch
     
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    Teen Hang Out!
    3:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Join us in the new Teen Space each week for gaming, journaling, maker projects and all kinds of cool activities!

    For more information, please call 494-2271.

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Meet the Author - Alan L. Samry
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    April is Limb Awareness Month

    As a congenital amputee, Alan Samry is comfortable talking openly about his differences and his book, Stump the Librarian: A Writer’s Book of Legs. Among the many topics, Stump the Librarian includes his memoir, personal experiences with limb difference, and several biographies of other amputees, historical and mythical.

    Mr. Samry was a patient at Shriners Hospital and had a role as an amputee extra in the movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage. Currently, Mr. Samry is a librarian at the Fairhope Public Library. Come meet author/librarian Alan Samry as he discusses his life, work and challenges.

    Books are available for sale. For more information, please call 340-1458.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday April 25, 2019
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    BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby Storytime
    9:30 AM

    Children Ages 0 to 12 Months

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

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Library Resources Tour
    9:30 AM

    Tips & Tour

    Jill Stewart provides an overview of services and resources provided by the Mobile Public Library.

    Participants receive a library Tour, 3D printer demo, and hands on practice with Research Databases, apps, and other eResources.

    For more information, please call 494-4140 or email vmccoo@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschoolers & Caregivers

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

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

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

    Children Ages 12 to 24 Months

    This storytime is designed with the active toddler in mind.

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Parent and Child Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
     
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    Toddler Tales
    10:30 AM

    Ages 2 & 3 Years

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

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

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

    Ages 3 - 5 Years

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    LEGO Club
    3:00 PM

    All Ages

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

    For more information, please call 675-2879.

     

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
     
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    Teen Art Scene @ the Library
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Express Yourself!

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

    Supplies and snacks provided.

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

     

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

    Learn to play Chess!

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

    For more information, call 494-4870.

     

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    LOCATION: Semmes Regional 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 more.

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    LEGOS PLUS!
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Enjoy building with a variety of items, LEGOS, Gears, Marble Runs, and participating in other STEM activities

    For more information, please call 494-4132 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Notable Thursday Night
    5:00 PM

    Green Book

    A white bouncer bonds with a black musician while chauffeuring him around the Jim Crow South.

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

    For more information, please call 340-1458.

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

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    True Colors
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Adult Coloring Club

    Adult colorists – color within the line or venture outside. It’s your choice!

    Coloring supplies will be available or feel free to bring your own.

    For more information, please call 494-4140 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

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

    All Ages

    Join us for an evening storytime for the whole Family!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Friday April 26, 2019
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    Block Party!
    10:00 AM

    Preschoolers

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

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday April 27, 2019
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    Arts and Crafts Storytime
    10:00 AM

    All Ages

    Bring the whole family for stories, songs, and a craft.

    Registration is recommended.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Out of This World Book Club
    10:00 AM

    Discussion via Skype

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

    This month’s topic of discussion is Severance by Ling Ma.

    To participate in the group chat, download the Skype app and set up an account for free at: www.skype.com/en/.  Contact Jill Stewart at  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 jstewart@mplonline.org.

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    LOCATION: West Regional 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 email lrainey@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Poetry Slam-A-Rama
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Annual Poetry Competition

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

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

    Deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 24.

    For more information or to register, please call 580-7626 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org.

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

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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 494-4140.

     

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Heart & Soul Book Club
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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

    This month's topic of discussion is Becoming by Michelle Obama.

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

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    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    K-Club for Drama!
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join Us at the Library

    Enjoy the latest and hottest Korean TV. Make new friends and enjoy some snacks, too!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Monday April 29, 2019
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    Mystery Monday - Boys & Girls Ages 6 and Up
    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Fun at the Library

    Join us after school for fun, games, arts & crafts, prizes and surprises!

    Refreshments too!

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

     

     

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

    Come enjoy the fun!

    Learn to play chess or improve your skills.

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

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

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 340-8555 for more information.

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

    Reconnect with the Classics

    Topic of discussion is Deliverance by James Dickey.

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

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday April 30, 2019
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    Good Listeners Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Ages 3 to 5

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

    For more information, please call 580-6144.

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Matinee @ the Main
    1:00 PM

    Creed II

    Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring.

    The film runs 117 minutes and is rated PG-13.

    For more information, please call 340-1458.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Meet, Greet & Play Time for Families
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Children Ages 3 to 6

    Join us Tuesday afternoons to play and meet new friends!

    Toys are provided.

    Don’t forget – Mr. Wayne from The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center joins us on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month.

    For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Games & More!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Ages 7 and Up

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

    For more information, please call 580-6144 or email glaffiette@mplonline.org or tvlecirc@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Movie Tuesday
    3:15 PM

    The Jungle Book (2016)

    A panther leads a human boy on a trek through the jungle in order to reunite him with his kind. Along the way, the boy encounters a lazy bear, a devious snake and an orangutan who dreams of controlling fire.

    The film runs 105 minutes and is rated PG.

    For more information, please call 470-7766.

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

    Ages 6 & Up

    Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with LEGOS.

    For more information, please call 494-4870.

     

     

    LOCATION: Semmes Regional Library
     
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    Tinker Tuesday
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Design & Create

    Create your own Lip Gloss.

    For more information, please call 494-4140 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Wednesday May 1, 2019
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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 340-1458 for more information.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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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 580-7144.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Teen Hang Out!
    3:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Join us in the new Teen Space each week for gaming, journaling, maker projects and all kinds of cool activities!

    For more information, please call 494-2271.

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday May 2, 2019
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    Email 101
    9:30 AM

    Using Email

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

    For more information, please call 494-4140 or email vmccoo@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschoolers & Caregivers

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

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main 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 more.

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Notable Thursday Nights - The New Classics
    5:00 PM

    Drive

    A getaway wheelman must save his pretty neighbor and her son after he incurs the wrath of L.A.'s most-feared criminal kingpin during a botched heist.

    The film runs 100 minutes and is rated R.

    For more information, please call 340-1458.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Friday May 3, 2019
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    After School Special
    3:30 PM

    Mother's Day Will Soon Be Here!

    Come by the Library to make a beautiful card for your Mother!

    Snacks will be provided.

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
    Saturday May 4, 2019
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    LEGO Storytime
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Family Fun - LEGOs & Stories!

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

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

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

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Reading PAWS
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    All Ages

    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 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 494-4140.

     

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    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
    Monday May 6, 2019
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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 Library
    Tuesday May 7, 2019
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    Basics of Powerpoint
    9:30 AM

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Powerpoint presentation software.

    Call 340-1458 for more information.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Toddlers - Create! Play! Learn!
    10:00 AM

    Children Ages 18 Months to 3 Years

    Join us for some hands on fun and learning.

    Wear play clothes because things might get messy!

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

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

    Children Ages 3 to 5 Years

    Join us for some hands on fun and learning.

    Wear play clothes because things might get messy!

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

    LOCATION: West Regional Library
     
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    Marvelous May
    1:00 PM

    Glass

    David Dunn hunts down the Beast, as Mr. Glass begins to put his own plans into action.

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

    For more information, please call 340-1458.

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    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Children Ages 3 to 6

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

    For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Wednesday May 8, 2019
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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 580-7144.

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
     
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    Teen Hang Out!
    3:30 PM

    Calling All Teens

    Join us in the new Teen Space each week for gaming, journaling, maker projects and all kinds of cool activities!

    For more information, please call 494-2271.

     
    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday May 9, 2019
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    Basics of Word
    9:30 AM

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

    Call 340-1458 for more information.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Online Shopping
    9:30 AM

    Information & Tips

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

    For more information, please call 494-4140 or email vmccoo@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch
     
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    Family Storytime
    10:00 AM

    Preschoolers & Caregivers

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

    For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    Word/Play with ACAC
    10:00 AM

    Family Storytime

    Staff from the Alabama Contemporary Art Center join us for Family Storytime on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

    Preschoolers will 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 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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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 340-1507 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
     
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    LEGOS PLUS!
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Ages 6 and Up

    Enjoy building with a variety of items, LEGOS, Gears, Marble Runs, and participating in other STEM activities

    For more information, please call 494-4132 or email mlmref@mplonline.org.

     

    LOCATION: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch