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  • Monday June 1, 2020 - Tuesday June 30, 2020
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    A Booklover's View from the Couch

    A MPL Facebook Discussion Group

    Just finished a great book and want to tell someone about it?  Interested in books others are raving about?

    Join MPL's book discussion group "A Booklover's View from the Couch." We will discuss the books we've read, are reading, or we're planning to read next. 

    Join the discussion: facebook.com/groups/672130980018856/.

     

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Digital Escape Rooms

    Challenge yourself from home with MPL's Digital Escape Rooms

     

    Kids and Families:

    Avengers: Do you have what it takes to be an Avenger?

    Pokemon: Battle gym leaders

    Stranger Mobile: Test you knowledge of Mobile in this stranger things themed digital escape room

     

    Teens and Adults:

    Middle Earth:  Escape the Nazguls to destroy the One Ring and save Middle Earth!

    Sherlock Holmes' New Assistant: Are you clever enough to assist Sherlock Holmes?

     

    Adults:

    Hollywood Murder Mystery: Choose Your Suspect

    Newsbank Escape Room: test your searching skills.

     

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Digital Quizzes

    Test your knowledge with our fun quizzes.

     

    Star Wars: The Skywalker clan and the rest of their universe.

    Literary Pop Quiz: Songs influenced by some of the biggest names in literature.

    Music Appreciation: Test your muisc knowledge.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Knitting Basics: Getting Started

    Knitting

    This is a basic guide to learning to knit for beginners. Go to www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBvSFfmvnJuBepCGFIjSyMQsn-hZkpd90

    You can access a full knitting course on Universal Class: library.universalclass.com/i/.

     

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Not Your Average Book Club

    A Virtual Book Club

    It's a book club for those who love reading and sharing great books with friends, but don't have the time to join a traditional book club? To participate go to our facebook page.

    We will discuss one book a month. The topic of discussion for the month of June is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.

    For more information, call Michele at 251-340-8561.

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    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Simple Hand Lettering Project

    Learning from the Comfort of Home  

    Ms. Christie demonstrates simple, hand lettering projects.   

    Go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpEaDbzBgH8.

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Watch. Read. Eat. Repeat.

    Teens & Adults

    Right now we're all doing a lot of watching, reading and eating.

    Our staff will be sharing their recommendations every Tuesday and Friday on Youtube. Please, come join the conversation and share some of your favorite books, movies and snacks. 

    www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBvSFfmvnJuDaRV-h5QVGQeDJbbg0KIkr 

     

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Online Storytimes
    10:00 AM

    Storytime!

    Join us Monday through Saturday at 10:00 a.m. as youth specialists from Mobile Public Library share stories and songs.
     
    Link to children's services facebook: www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens/.
     
    Storytime videos are also available on our YouTube: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBvSFfmvnJuCtdT11HfFseU3mOlqB4-bo.
    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
     
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    Boredom Busters Online
    1:00 PM
    Boredom Busters!
    Join us each afternoon Monday - Saturday at 1:00 p.m. for inspiration and ideas of fun things to do while staying home. 
    Building challenges, math puzzles, arts & crafts projects, etc.
     
    Link to children's services facebook: www.facebook.com/mobilepubliclibrarychildrens/.
     
    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Saturday June 27, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual 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 Coldest Girl in Coldtown - by Holly Black.

    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: Online/Virtual
    Monday June 29, 2020
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    Classics and More! - Book Club
    6:30 PM

    Zoom Book Club Meeting

    Topic of discussion is Watership Down by Richard Adams.

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    Meeting ID: 941 6141 3475 Password: 809405

    Mobile Public Library Patrons can get the book, audiobook, and movie through Curbside Holds Pickup www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/covid-19/curbside.php. The audiobook is also available for digital download on Hoopla www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/resources/index.php.

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

     

    LOCATION: Online/Virtual
    Saturday July 25, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual 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 A Darker Shade of Magic - by V.E. Schwab.

    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: Online/Virtual
    Saturday August 22, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual 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 The Thief of Always - by Clive Barker.

    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: Online/Virtual
    Saturday September 19, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual 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 A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine.

    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: Online/Virtual
    Saturday October 17, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual 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 Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.

    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: Online/Virtual
    Saturday November 14, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual 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 The Merchant and the Alchemist Gate by Ted Chiang.

    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: Online/Virtual
    Saturday December 12, 2020
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    Out of This World Virtual 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 Bloodchild by Octavia Butler.

    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: Online/Virtual

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