Events for Thursday, Mar 15, 2018

MPL: The LUV Club

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include - crafts, games, music and special guests. Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

Location: Toulminville Branch

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MPL: Chess Club

Learn to play Chess! Beginners and experienced players are welcome. For more information, call 645-6840.

Location: Semmes Branch

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Thursdays at MMofA

Free admission and access to all galleries; special programs. Thursday, 10 AM - 9 PM.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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Mobile Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn Lumiscape

This free event, open to the public, features a presentation on garden lighting by Dave Paton. Bring your own lunch.

Location: Jon Archer Ag Center

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MPL: Matinee @ the Main

Join us every Thursday in March for some of the best, contemporary films. For a complete list of films, please call 208-7098, or check out our website at www.mobilepubliclibrary.org.

Location: Ben May Main Library

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MPL: The LUV Club

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include - crafts, games, music and special guests. Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

Location: Mobile Public Library Toulminville Branch

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MPL: TGIT! Club Days

Thank goodness it's Thursday! Have fun with LEGO challenges, arts & crafts, a variety of games and even a movie! For more information, please call the children’s department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

Location: Ben May Main Library

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MPL: Comic Club

Join us on the third Thursday of each month as we discuss and explore new, graphic novels. Today our topic of discussion is The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. Get the latest information on new characters and series! For more information, please call 340-8571.

Location: West Regional Branch

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MPL: A Celebration of Women’s History Month

Join us for a special viewing of Season 1 of the PBS series, Makers: Women Who Make America. Streaming of this three-part series is made possible by Kanopy. To find out more about Kanopy, check out our website at www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/resources/emovies.php. For more information, please call 208-7079.

Location: Bernheim Hall at the Ben May Main Library

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MPL: Bayside Book Club

This month's topic of discussion is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. For more information, please call Betty Fowler at 476-2600 or 208-7097.

Location: Parkway Branch

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MPL: Ruthi Postow Birch

Ruthi Postow Birch grew up on a red-dirt road in south Alabama without any idea of what she would become in this world. When her father built her a new piano bench, not knowing a thing about how to do it, he passed on an important lesson.  “There is always just one right next step—and you know it because it’s the only one that makes sense. Find that and do it. Then look for the next. If there is something you can’t do, figure out who can do it for you.”

Ruthi took that advice from Petain Street all the way to an office on K Street in Washington D.C., where she built her own successful staffing firm from the ground up. In her new book, How to Build a Piano Bench: Lessons from a Red-Dirt Road in Alabama, she chronicles her humorous journey, and the important tokens of wisdom she captured along the way. For more information, please call 208-7097

Ruthi is a successful businesswoman, author and speaker who has made people her life’s work. She currently lives in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. For more information on Ruthi Postow Birch go to www.ruthipostowbirch.com/.

Location: West Regional Branch

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MMofA: do it

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself. To test the idea, they invited 12 artists to propose artworks based on written “scores” or instructions that can be openly interpreted every time they are presented. The instructions were then translated into 9 different languages and circulated internationally as a book.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MMofA: Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Tuesdays, February 20 – March 27
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$175/$130 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$110 members
Register by 02/06/2018 for Early Bird Price 

Build on basic pottery wheel skills in this eight-week intermediate class. Participants will learn to refine their forms, throw larger pieces, and create more complex forms such as lidded jars. Students registering for Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel must have prior wheel throwing experience and the ability to center by themselves.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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