Events for Saturday, Mar 18, 2017

Out of This World Book Club- 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 Neuromancer by William Gibson. To participate in the group chat, download and register for a Skype ID for free at: http://www.skype.com/en/. Once you’re registered, simply have the Skype program open, log in at 10 a.m. on the day of the meeting, and click or tap the answer button.

For more information or help with Skype set up, contact Jill Stewart at jstewart@mplonline.org.

Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch, 4 South McGregor Ave.

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Something Special for Saturday

Visit with friends and enjoy making Sock Bunnies! 

For more information, please email ftigner@mplonline.org.

Location: Mobile Public Library

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MPL: Family Research- Information & Brochures

Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to assist you with your questions and research for documentation concerning your ancestors.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Local History and Genealogy Division

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Saturday Matinee- The Secret Life of Pets

This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home?

It runs 90 minutes and is rated PG. 

Location: Saraland Public Library

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Crescent Theater- LION

Crescent Theater is Mobile, Alabama's premier independent movie theater, bringing you the best in independent film, locally-produced cinema and live performances.

LION - Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

MPAA Rating: PG-13

For more information info@crescenttheater.com

Location: Crescent Theater

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Teen Book Club

Hot Teen Reads in the Library- 

Make new friends and join in the book discussion of some of the best YA Literature for Teens. The topic of discussion is Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken.

For more information, please email the children’s department at  westref@mplonline.org. 

Location: West Regional Branch

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Lego Fun Saturday

Welcoming ages 6 and Up!

Use your imagination and challenge your building skills with Legos! 

For more information, please email semref@mplonline.org. 

Location: Mobile Public Library,Semmes Branch

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Craft Workshops with Mrs. Sharron Pettway

Welcoming ages 8 and Up!

Join us for a Crochet Workshop. Supplies are limited and registration is required.

For more information please email  pwyref@mplonline.org.

Location: Mobile Public Library - Parkway Branch Library

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MPL: Movie Time with Mr. Butch- Two Screenings

The featured film for February is Kung Fu Panda 3. The film runs 95 minutes and is rated PG.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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Crescent Theater-LION

Crescent Theater is Mobile, Alabama's premier independent movie theater, bringing you the best in independent film, locally-produced cinema and live performances.

LION - Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

MPAA Rating: PG-13

For more information info@crescenttheater.com

Location: Crescent Theater

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JJP: Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most imaginative and exuberant comedies, contrasting two pairs of lovers in a witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes.  Love is in the air when Don Pedro’s army, drunk with victory from the war, descends upon Leonato’s country estate in Messina. Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick and Claudio. While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter Hero. Meanwhile, Benedick and Leonato’s lively niece Beatrice hide their mutual attraction behind a volley of witty insults.

The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage. In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. But their world is shattered when the villainous Don John, with the help of his allies Conrade and Borachio, plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins. Claudio, influenced by a scheming malcontent, levels a shocking accusation at Hero.  A linguistically challenged guard and his sidekicks uncover the plot, casting a beam of hopefulness in this tempestuous landscape of love.

Location: Joe Jefferson Players

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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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