Events for Saturday, Mar 11, 2017

2017 Young Authors’ Conference Irene Latham & Chandra Sparks Splond

Author and poet, Irene Latham will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Young Authors Conference. She is the award -winning author of two novels for children, Leaving Gee’s Bend and Don’t Feed the Boy. She also serves as poetry editor for Birmingham Arts Journal and has published three volumes of poetry for adults. Named the winner of the 2016 International Literary Association-Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award, her latest books are poetry for children. Titles include Dear Wandering Wildebeest, which was named an SCBWI Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor book, and Fresh Delicious: Poems from the Farmers' Market. She resides in Birmingham. In addition to the speaker’s presentation, students in grades 2-5 will be participating in a variety of writing activities. Our fourth Teen Writing Fair and Workshop will be held from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. for grades 6-12. Teens will have the opportunity to meet local authors and read their own works. Chandra Sparks Splond will be the keynote speaker for the Teens. Ms. Splond is a blogger, editor, speaker and award-winning author. Among her credits is her young adult novel, Spin It Like That which was chosen as a Popular Paperback for Young Adults by the Young Adult Library Services Association, and The Pledge which was a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. She too resides in Birmingham. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Mobile Public Library, the Metro Mobile Reading Council and the Mobile Public Library. 

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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Family Mayker Saturdays Celebrate PI Day!

Join us for activities for all ages!  There will be creative projects to make in the Storytime Room for the younger members of your family, and Tech Time in the Mayker Lab for 12 year olds and up.  Members of Mobile Makerspace will join us with Exhibits and Hands-On Fun! The Mayker Lab is on the second floor of the Library.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  

Location: Ben May Main Library

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Modern Directors Mini Marathons: The Coen Brothers

Join us for the fourth event in our Film Series II: Modern Directors Mini Marathons series featuring the Coen Brothers! Admission is pay what you can, and there will be free popcorn. We’ll start at 11 am with THE BIG LEBOWSKI followed by O’ BROTHER WHERE ART THOU at 1 pm, and we’ll finish with TRUE GRIT at 3 pm.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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Extravagant Readers Book Club

Topic of discussion is The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Toulminville Branch

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CCT: “Mobile Home, Sweet Home”

One of Mobile's favorite playwrights, Pat Cook, is back with Leonora Harrison directing.  This show runs from March 3- 12.

Location: Chickasaw Civic Theatre

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MSO: American Masters of Film

Mobile Symphony brings you some of the most Ultimate film scores of all time.

Location: Mobile Symphony Orchestra

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Mobile Ballet Presents: SLEEPING BEAUTY

The sumptuous fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, featuring gorgeous sets and costumes, is a visual delight for all ages to enjoy! The ballet tells the story of beautiful Princess Aurora who falls under a spell into a deep sleep for 100 years but awakens with a kiss from her Prince. Their fabulous wedding includes a parade of fairy tale characters that provide entertainment for all!

Location: Mobile Civic Center Theater

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CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama

This exhibition of William Christenberry’s work is organized on the occasion of the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration, and honors the artist’s exploration of themes related to this native state: Alabama’s landscape, structures, traditions, and people.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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Contemporary Alabama Photography

Guest Curator Richard McCabe (Curator of Photography at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans) selects work by various photography artists from throughout Alabama as part of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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