Events for Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

Computers & Smart Devices

Join Ron Wood, a representative of Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation, as he shares tips on using personal computers and the built-in features to aid the visually impaired.

Registration is encouraged. For more information please email westref@mplonline.org or visit http://www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/

Location: Mobile Public Library,West Regional Branch

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7th Annual History Series- Immigrant Communities on the Gulf Coast: Then to Now

Dr. James M. Morris, author and Professor Emeritus at Christopher Newport University, will speak on March 21 about the local Italian immigrants, including many of the founding citizens in Daphne, Alabama.  Dr. Morris will discuss the immigrant families, the areas of Italy where each family originated, how they came to America and how they wound up living on Mobile Bay.

Mrs. Jeanette Bornholt, a librarian at the Foley Public Library and head of the Genealogy & Alabama Division of that library, will speak on March 28 about German immigrants to Baldwin County.  The parents of Mrs. Bornholt were German immigrants in the Elberta community.

Dr. Kathryn Calogrides Coumanis, of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Mobile, will speak on April 4 about the Greek immigrants in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.  Mrs. Coumanis studied at Spring Hill College, Tulane and the University of Alabama.  She is a retired social worker and her resume includes Penelope House, the State Department of Human Resources, the Mobile County Department of Human Resources, and Spring Hill College.

Olga Villar, Columnist for The Catholic Weekly and Director of Hispanic Ministries for the Diocese of Mobile, will speak on April 11 about the more recent Hispanic immigrants to the Gulf Coast area.  Her talk will consider the similarities and differences between past and current immigrants.

Location: Daphne Civic Center

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Book Club – The Reader’s Choice

Hillbilly Elegy- Join us every third Tuesday for some lively book discussions and tips on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of books. This month’s topic of discussion is Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir Of a Family and Culture In Crisis by J.D. Vance.

For more information, please email westref@mplonline.org 

Location: Mobile Public Library, West Regional Branch

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Tea for Two: Fairhope Museum of History

Guests enjoy a cup of delicious Baldwin County tea, cookies and a lecture on an interesting aspect of Fairhope history.

Location: The Fairhope Museum of History

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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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Tuesday Great Movie Adventure -The Teenage Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows

Our feature is The Teenage Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows. After facing Shredder, who has joined forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the Turtles must confront an even greater nemesis: the notorious Krang.

This film runs 112 minutes and is rated PG-13.

For more information, please email  pwyref@mplonline.org  or visit http://www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/ 

Location: Mobile Public Library, Parkway Branch

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Lego Club

Welcoming ages 5 to 12!

We supply the blocks – you supply the imagination!

Registration is required. For more information or to register, please email the Children’s Department or youth services at westyou@mplonline.org or  westref@mplonline.org 

Location: Mobile Public Library, West Regional Branch

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Movie Mysteries - And Then There Were None

Enjoy a wonderful classic Who Done It film with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank.  This month’s feature is And Then There Were None.

The film runs 97 minutes and is not rated.

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

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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USA Electroacoustic Music Concert

The concert will feature works by internationally-renowned composers and exciting interpretations by world-class performers. David Z. Durant, professor of music at USA, will direct the program.

 

Location: Laidlaw Recital Hall

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Paint Party Sudios: Two for Tuesdays Paint & Sip

Pick what you want to paint. BYOB. Art supplies and instruction provided. Advance reservations recommended. Two painters, two 16×20″ canvases, $30 (approximately 3 hours), or two 11×14″ canvases for $25 (approximately 2 hours).

Location: Paint Party Studios

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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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