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  • Wednesday September 12, 2018 - Tuesday October 23, 2018
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    PBS The Great American Read

    Mobile Celebrates The Help

    The Mobile Public Library is one of 50 libraries from across the country selected to receive a community programming grant to support The Great American Read created by PBS.  
    The Great American Read is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and books. The book list contains 100 titles or series that have the greatest influence on Americans today. 

    The Great American Read is interactive.  By visiting pbs.org/greatamericanread , readers and viewers alike can vote for their favorite title.  In the weeks leading up to the final reveal of America’s top choice, people of all ages can vote online, by phone, or by text.  

    The Mobile Public Library will celebrate a specific title, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, during the following programs:

     

     

    Film Showing and Discussion of The Help  
    Tuesday, September 18 - 6 p.m.
    West Regional Library

    Guest Speaker - Southern Cookbook Author & The Help Consultant
    Martha Foose

    Thursday, September 27
    6p.m.  book signing/reception
    7 p.m. program
    Ben May Main Library

    Which Book Comes Out on Top?
    Final Episode Book Reveal Live Streaming Party
    Tuesday, October 23 
    6 p.m. reception 
    7 p.m. broadcast 
    Ben May Main Library  

    And much more - including a reading challenge at every library location. Help us celebrate The Great American Read!

     

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday October 23, 2018
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    PBS The Great American Read
    7:00 PM

    The Vote is In!

    Join us in Bernheim Hall for a special streaming of the PBS Great American Read Live Broadcast with Meredith Vieira.  

    Find out the results of a nationwide vote by millions of readers over the past four months to choose America’s best-loved book.  

    The evening celebration begins with light refreshments in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room at 6:30 p.m. Live Broadcast takes place in Bernheim Hall at 7 p.m.

    For more information, please call 208-7079.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Thursday October 25, 2018 - Wednesday October 31, 2018
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    The Haunted Graveyard
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Scary Fun for Teens & Adults

    Take a stroll through our Haunted Graveyard inside the Ben May Main Library.

    It’s a unique, haunted house experience for ages 12 and up.

    For more information, please call 208-7079.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Monday October 29, 2018
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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
    Thursday November 1, 2018 - Tuesday November 13, 2018
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    Kindness Rocks!

    All Ages

    World Kindness Day is Nov. 13th, and the Theodore Oaks Branch will celebrate with many fun events from Nov. 1st to Nov. 13th.

    All events can be done 'on the fly' with no registration needed. Play Kindness Bingo, design a kindness rock, check out a book, and share your kind acts on our Kindness Board. 

    For more information, please call 653-5012.

    LOCATION: Theodore Oaks Branch
    Monday November 5, 2018
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    Helping the Homeless
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Homeless Agencies Fair

    Come meet the staff and organizations that provide assistance and services to the homeless in the Mobile area.

    They will be sharing information and answering questions to all who stop by their tables.

    For more information, call 208-7078 or 208-7085 or email jsigler@mplonline.org.

    LOCATION: Ben May Main Library
    Tuesday November 13, 2018
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    The Homeschool Helpers
    3:00 PM

    Library Resources

    Attention Homeschoolers! Bring your children for some fun, group play while the Staff shows you the many resources the Library can provide the Homeschool Families.

    Registration is encouraged.

    For more information or to register, please call 675-2879.

    LOCATION: Saraland Public Library
    Saturday November 17, 2018
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    Spoken Word of Mobile - Open House 2018
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

     Celebrate the Arts!

    Join the members and friends of Spoken Word of Mobile for its annual open house.

    Meet and greet other poets, writers and artists. Share your work and ideas, trade business cards, or just sit back and enjoy the beauty of the spoken and written word, and the visuals arts. 

    For more information, please call 438-7075.

     

     

     

    LOCATION: Toulminville Branch
    Monday November 19, 2018
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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
    Monday December 17, 2018
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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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