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  • Monday August 21, 2017
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    The Great American Solar Eclipse
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    LIve Streaming from NASA

    Join us in Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library to watch the live stream of the Solar Eclipse from NASA. The Eclipse Preview Show, hosted from Charleston, South Carolina, will begin at 11 a.m.

    The show will cover the path of totality the eclipse will take across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. The program will feature views from NASA research aircraft, high-altitude balloons, satellites and specially-modified telescopes.

    It also will include live reports from Charleston, as well as from Salem, Oregon; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Beatrice, Nebraska; Jefferson City, Missouri; Carbondale, Illinois; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; and Clarksville, Tennessee.

    For more information please go to https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Monday August 28, 2017
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    MOJO Jazz Jambalaya
    6:30 PM

    Ray Charles: His Music

    MOJO (Mystic Order of Jazz Obsessed) brings its Jazz Jambalaya to the Library.

    Enjoy an evening of live jazz, celebrating the music of Ray Charles with musicians, Sean Dietrich, Tom Latenser, Fred Domulot and Chuck Schwarz.

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

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

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Thursday September 14, 2017
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    PolitiFact
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Fake News or Not?

    Fed up with fake news? Having trouble sorting out fact from fiction on the Internet, on cable TV or in Washington?

    Join editors and reporters from the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website PolitiFact to learn how they sort out fact from fiction on a daily basis. PolitiFact has published more than 13,500 fact-checks since its launch in 2007, rating claims by politicians and pundits on a scale of True to Pants on Fire false.

    In this 90-minute forum, you’ll learn more about PolitiFact’s process and history, get some tips on how you can fact-check the claims you see, and get a chance to ask fact-checkers anything that’s on your mind.

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

    This program is in partnership with the Mobile Public Library.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Tuesday September 19, 2017
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    Talk Like a Pirate Day!
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    All Ages

    Enjoy storytime at 11 am and crafts for all ages!

    Children who say a hardy "Argh!" to the staff will receive a prize. Children who dress up will receive a bag of goodies. 

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

     

     

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
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    Talk Like a Pirate Day!
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    All Ages

    Dress and talk like a pirate and get a free video rental at the checkout desk.

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Saturday October 7, 2017
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    Mobile's Got Talent!
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Talent Show for All Ages

    Can you sing, dance, play a musical instrument, or recite poetry?  

    Sign up and showcase your talent!

    Judges will confer and the winners will be announced.

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

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Sunday October 8, 2017
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    Afternoon of the Stars
    3:00 PM

    Meet the Cast of Cosi Fan Tutte

    Members of the cast of Mobile Opera's Cosi Fan Tutte will perform their favorite musical selections.

    Enjoy beautiful music and meet the stars over light refreshments following the performance. 

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

    The Mobile Opera will perform Cosi Fan Tutte at The Temple Downtown, 351 St Francis Street, October 20 at 8 p.m. and October 22 at 2:30 p.m. For more information go to http://www.mobileopera.org or call 251-432-6772.

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
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    Saturday October 28, 2017
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    Fall Fun Fest!
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Fun for the Entire Family

    Join us for games, Trivia, Bingo, a cake walk and so much more!

    Registration is encouraged.

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

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
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