Events for Saturday, Dec 02, 2017

Curiosity Day at the Exploreum

Join us for a family friendly day of curiosity, learning, and STEM related fun! Free for members (excluding IMAX) and general admission for non-members. AM/NS Calvert Drone Demonstrations 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Dr. Kirsten Seibach Member of the Science and Operations Team for the Mars Exploration Rover Meet and Greet 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Darryl Gaines Assistant to the Center Director NASA Johnson Space Center Meet and Greet 1:00 pm Curiosity Lab: Banana-Powered Gaming Participants will break down old video game controllers to learn about their components and how they work. We will then use bananas to make our own controllers. This might be George’s favorite workshop! Activities throughout the day (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.): Full-size inflatable Mars Rover replica on display Mars Landscape 3D Photo/Display Backdrop Space themed Activities NASA Giveaways (while supplies last)

Location: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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MPL: Maker Mornings

We provide the supplies, ideas and space - families feel free to experiment in the making of fun projects. For more information, please call 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

Location: Ben May Main Library

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MPL: Qigong for Beginners

Learn the techniques of Chinese healing energy art that combines breathing techniques, slow movements and focused intention and meditation to achieve harmony and balance.

Registration is required.  For more information or to register, please call 645-6840.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Semmes Branch

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MPL: Reading PAWS

Come meet Rex, a Pet Therapy dog and his owner. Learn all about the dogs and the services they provide the community. Practice your reading skills with a four-legged friend.  For more information, please call the children’s department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

Location: Ben Main Main Library

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MPL: Holiday Meet & Greet

Come meet and mingle with the local, talented artists and authors from the Semmes Community. Enjoy light refreshments, and perhaps pick up something special for that certain person on your gift list. For more information, please call 645-6840.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Semmes Branch

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MPL: Piney Woods School Presents

The Piney Woods School in Mississippi was founded in 1909 and is the largest of the four, remaining historical black boarding schools in the country. The Cotton Blossom Singers was formed in 1921and has received national acclaim as guests on many television programs and other appearances. The Choir will present a Variety Musical with some Christmas favorites for the Holiday season. Admission is free. Following the concert, please join us in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room for light refreshments. Refreshments are provided by the Greater Mobile Chapter, The Links, Incorporated. For more information, call 208-7097.

Location: Bernheim Hall, Ben May Main Mobile Public Library

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MPL: Heart & Soul Book Club

Heart & Soul Book Club is for those seeking to improve their life through Mind, Body, Heart and Soul.  We read and discuss motivational and inspirational books that enhance who we are as we journey to a deeper meaning of our life’s purpose.  This month's topic of discussion is Dear Mary: Lessons from the Mother of Jesus for the Modern Mom by Sarah Jakes. For more information, please call Cassandra at 209-3559 or email heartandsoulbookclub@gmail.com.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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Gulf Coast Exploreum: Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!

The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years – comes to life on September 23, 2017, at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. The new exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure. Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories published by Houghton Mifflin, the Curious George exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. The immersive exhibit environment takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat.

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Location: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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MMofA: A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MMofA: 5 Mobile Artists Exhibition

5 Mobile Artists presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region: John Cleverdon, James E. Conlon, Kaye Wall Hoffman, James E. Kennedy, and Tut Altman Riddick.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MMofA: Posing Beauty in African American Culture Exhibit

Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the understanding of how African and African American beauty has been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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University of Mobile Presents Photography of Steven Carey

University of Mobile presents the photography exhibit “Mostly Monochrome” showcasing the work of UM associate professor of biology and award-winning photographer Steven Carey of Fairhope, Alabama.

Carey will discuss his work at a free Artist Talk on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. in Ben May Hall. He is the author of “A Temporary Lack of Color – A Journey into a Monochromatic World,” a collection of photographs, to be published in December.

Location: Ben May Hall

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USA: 2017 Helen Keller Art Show

The 2017 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is currently on display in the first floor gallery of the University of South Alabama Marx Library. The show will be on exhibit from November 16, 2017 – January 31, 2018. It is free and open to the public during regular Library hours.

The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is an annual show for Alabama students who are visually impaired, blind, or deaf/blind. It was established in 1983 as a cooperative project between agencies serving children with visual impairments. The art show is open to students of all ages in Alabama public, private, residential, and home schools. The philosophy of the exhibit is that all participating students are considered winners and teachers are encouraged to incorporate visual arts into the individual educational plan of each student. The show provides students an opportunity to showcase their special talents and abilities. The artwork is unique with emphasis on creativity, color, and tactile media.

Every year, the art show travels throughout the state of Alabama and is displayed in museums, art galleries, and agencies. The grand prize winner’s art remains in a permanent collection at Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, Alabama, which is Helen Keller’s birthplace.

Support for the annual Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is provided through the sale of the art and through sponsors, including UAB Vision Science Research Center – Education and Outreach Module, UAB School of Optometry, UAB Program for Visual Impairments, UAB School of Education, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital, the Patty Johnson Award, the Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, the Nelson Family Award, and the Boyd Rogan Family Award.

Location: Marx Library, University of South Alabama

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