Events for Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

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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MPL: Movie Marathon- Three Films

It’s a day full of fun movies – Finding Dory at 11:30 a.m., The Secret Life of Pets at 1 p.m. and Pete’s Dragon at 3 p.m.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Toulminville 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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MPL: Tinker Tuesday- Design & Create

Make your own Catapults.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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MPL: Starting a Small Business Four - Day Workshop

Starting a Small Business from Scratch is a four day workshop with Rick Zapata, Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

Location: Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room- Ben May Main Library

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MPL: A Page in Time- Historical Fiction

If you love Historical Fiction this book club is for you. This month's topic of discussion is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. 

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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Paint Party Studios: 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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