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  • Wednesday February 21, 2018
    Dark Tourism and the Holocaust
    6:00 PM

    Amsterdam & Auschwitz

    Dr. Michele Strong and graduate student, Ms. Becky Ardrey will discuss issues surrounding Dark Tourism with regard to the memorization of the Holocaust.

    This program is sponsored by the Gulf Coast Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education and the Mobile Public Library.

    For more information on this program, please call 251-460-6867.


    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday February 26, 2018
    MOJO Jazz Jambalaya
    6:30 PM

    "Next Generation: Passing the Legacy Torch"

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

    Enjoy an evening of live jazz, with The Jazz Studio, a project of the Mobile Big Band Society (Hosea London, Director); the Davidson High School Jazz Band Septet (Jeremy Messer, Director); and the PowerLines Poetry Troupe.

    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
    Saturday March 3, 2018
    2018 Mobile Literary Festival
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    A Day to Discover!

    Celebrate Mobile’s literary community and discover new literary obsessions with the local author book sale, stories behind the stories with the Beyond Book Club readers’ discussion panels, and story creation techniques in the Emerging Writers’ Workshop.

    Discover poetry, book publicity methods, and children’s and youth activities throughout the day.

    Brought to you by the Mobile Public Library, Mobile Writers’ Guild, and the Metro Mobile Reading Council, this free festival is open to the public and features the area’s top literary talent. For more information, please call 251-208-7097.

    For times and locations of each activity, check out the complete 2018 Mobile Literary Festival schedule at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MobileLiteraryFestival/?ref=group_cover.



    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Sunday March 4, 2018
    Afternoon of the Stars
    3:00 PM

    Meet the Cast of La Boheme

    Members of the cast of Mobile Opera's production of Puccini’s La Boheme. 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 La Boheme at The Temple Downtown, 351 St Francis Street, March 16 at 8 p.m. and March 18 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, go to mobileopera.org or call 251-432-6772.


    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday March 6, 2018
    The Kilted Man
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    A Celtic Celebration

    Matthew Gurnsey delights audiences with his rousing performances of traditional Irish and Scottish music.

    Through the marriage of wit and finesse, he charms his audiences, sweeping them into tales of wayward voyages, unrequited love and the vibrantly colorful lives of the every-man beloved in many Irish tales. His unique talents with traditional Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, mandolin, penny whistle, and bowed psaltery, add an air of authenticity to each piece and his stirringly rich bass voice provides the foundation for the hauntingly beautiful melodies. 

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

    For more information on The Kilted Man go to www.thekiltedman.com/.



    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Saturday March 17, 2018
    2018 Young Authors Conference
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Come Meet Jerry Pallotta

    Children’s author, Jerry Pallotta will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Young Authors' Conference.

    Mr. Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction and non-fiction, including The Icky Bug Alphabet Book; The Construction Alphabet Book; Who Will Win Book series, which include Komodo Dragon Vs. King Cobra, as well as many other books. Mr. Pallotta loves writing books and visiting schools all over the United States. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information on Jerry Pallotta go to www.jerrypallotta.com/.

    Following Mr. Pallotta’s presentation, students in grades 2-5 will break into small groups and participate in a variety of writing activities. For more information on the Conference, please contact Young Authors Mobile at 251-391-5376 or youngauthorsmobile@yahoo.com.

    This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Mobile Public Library, the Metro Mobile Reading Council and the Mobile Public Library.

    LOCATION: West Regional Branch
    Friday May 4, 2018
    May the 4th Star Wars Party
    4:00 PM

    All Ages

    Come join us for Star Wars themed activities and snacks! Complete the Star Wars Scavenger Hunt and be entered into a drawing for a light saber. 

    Feel free to come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character!

    Registration is required.

    For more information or to register, please call 340-8671 or email westyou@mplonline.org.


    LOCATION: West Regional Branch

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