Saraland Public Library Closing

Saraland Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 thru Saturday, June 15, 2024, due to roof repair work.  Alternate locations are Virginia Dillard Smith/Toulminville Branch at 601 Stanton Rd., or Moorer/Spring Hill Branch at 4 S. McGregor Ave., or Ben May Main Library at 701 Government St.

Saraland Public Library will reopen on Monday, June 17, 2024.

Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Teens" group.

Adventure Art Contest

05/25/2024 @ 9:00am - 06/29/2024 @ 6:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Ben May Main Library
Room: Lobby (Main)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Contest/Challenge
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Show off your adventure through art!

Submit your art featuring adventures of all types to the library to win a prize at the end of summer! Submissions must be made by teens ages 12 to 18.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Outdoor Adventures Exhibit

All Day 6/3 - 7/31
All Ages
Library Branch: Ben May Main Library
Room: Lobby (Main)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibits
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Let’s learn about the great outdoors!

This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

Mad Science

10:00am - 11:00am
Ages 6-11
Library Branch: Monte L. Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library
Room: Meeting Room (Moorer)
Age Group: Ages 6-11
Program Type: STEAM

We have fun down to a science!

Bring your Child or Teen to the Moorer Branch to explore science with fun and wacky crafts! We’ll be conducting all sorts of experiments. This is suitable for ages 8-14.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Family Research with the DAR

10:00am - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Local History & Genealogy
Room: Local History & Genealogy
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy/History

Family Research with DAR at Local History & Genealogy

Learning about family history! Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division to assist you with your questions and research concerning your ancestors.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Dungeons and Dragons

11:30am - 1:30pm
Teens
Library Branch: Monte L. Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library
Room: Meeting Room (Moorer)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games

"We must never stop failing, because the minute we do, we've failed." -Dungeons and Dragons

Come roll some dice and go on an epic adventure with D&D at the Moorer Branch Library! Teens ages 12-18 are invited to come create heroes and venture into the unknown in the popular table-top adventure game.

Registration is recommended! For more information, please email Alec Broussard at abroussard@mplonline.org, or call 251-494-4140.

This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Chess Club for Everyone at Moorer

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages 6-11, Teens
Library Branch: Monte L. Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library
Room: Meeting Room (Moorer)
Age Group: Ages 6-11, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Details:

Beginners and experienced players welcome!

Playing chess improves concentration and problem-solving skills. Join us at Monte L. Moorer/Spring Hill Branch for chess club designed for ages 6 and up.

This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

Saturday Crafternoon- Paper parrot

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages 6-11
Library Branch: Theodore Oaks Branch Library
Room: Children's Area (Theodore Oaks)
Age Group: Ages 6-11
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
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Let’s enjoy making crafts together!

Join us every Saturday at the Theodore Oaks Branch to get creative and make a fun craft.

This Saturday, we will have fun creating a fabulous paper parrot.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device

10:00am - 11:00am
Adults
Library Branch: West Regional Library
Room: Quiet Study (West)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes

Need help with your digital device?

Bring your own tablet or phone and we will help you get our library apps and answer your questions. Please make sure your device is charged before the class starts.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Saraland Public Library
Room: Meeting Room (Saraland)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Classes
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It’s all about fire safety!

Join us at the Saraland Public Library to learn about fire safety and explore a fire truck with the Saraland Fire Department.

This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

Little Explorers Book Club

10:00am - 11:00am
Ages 6-11
Library Branch: Ben May Main Library
Room: Storytime Room (Main)
Age Group: Ages 6-11
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games, STEAM
Event Details:

Come on let’s explore together!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

By the “Book” Book Club

11:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Grand Bay Library
Room: Meeting Room (Grand Bay)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
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Join us at the Grand Bay Library for By The “Book” Book club!

Have you always wanted to join a book club but hesitated because of the assigned reading? Join us at the Grand Bay Library for our adult book club. We will read and discuss a selection of novels each month.

 This month, we will discuss Happy Place by Emily Henry. We hope to see you there!

This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Semmes Regional Library
Room: Meeting Room (Semmes)
Age Group: Ages 6-11, Teens
Program Type: Classes
Event Details:

Protect and Serve the community!

This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

CSI at Moorer

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages 6-11
Library Branch: Monte L. Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library
Room: Meeting Room (Moorer)
Age Group: Ages 6-11
Program Type: Classes
Event Details:

Theres no such thing as questions, just hidden answers. Follow the Evidence.

Join Moorer Branch and the Mobile Police Department in learning about canine teams and seeing police dogs in action!

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Parkway Branch Library
Room: Meeting Room (Parkway)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Special Events
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Juneteenth is a day of remembrance. 

Join us at the Parkway Branch with the youth division of SWM (Adriana & Aruiah) to present Celebrating Freedom with stories, songs, rhythm, and rhyme.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Microsoft Excel Basics at Main

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ben May Main Library
Room: AT&T Technology Center (Main)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes

Introduction to Microsoft Excel for adults!

Join us upstairs in the Technology Room to learn Microsoft Excel Basics. This class is designed to introduce the layout and beginning functions of working with spreadsheets, such as inserting and deleting data, auto sum and working with the fill handle

Registration is recommended! To register or for more information, please email Shatena Coleman at  scoleman@mplonline.org or call (251) 340-1478.

This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
Library Branch: West Regional Library
Room: Storytime Room (West)
Age Group: Ages 6-11
Program Type: Storytime

Join us in the West Regional Library’s Storytime Room for books, songs, and sign language!

Ages 1-12 and all abilities with an adult. Designed to be welcoming for neurodivergent children, this inclusive storytime incorporates movement, music and stories along with American Sign Language (ASL). Activities presented generally fall within a preschool interest level. Siblings and therapists are welcome.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Chess Club at West

4:00pm - 5:00pm
All Ages
Library Branch: West Regional Library
Room: Meeting Room (West)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Games

All ages club – beginners and experienced players welcome!

Join us in the Meeting Room every Monday to learn how to play or improve your skill at the game of chess! Playing chess improves concentration and problem-solving skills. No experience is necessary to join the club – just enthusiasm and good sportsmanship!

This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
Library Branch: West Regional Library
Room: Meeting Room (West)
Age Group: Ages 6-11
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Get your creativity flowing with Art Lab at West Regional!

Use your imagination to create your own work of art with various art supplies provided!

This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Read & Play Storytime

10:00am - 10:45am
Ages 0-5
Library Branch: Ben May Main Library
Room: Storytime Room (Main)
Age Group: Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytime

Join us in the youth programming room to enjoy storytime with books, songs, fingerplays, and more!

Stimulate your baby’s developing senses and help them build listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader. Enjoy meeting other parents and their little ones and making new friends.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Computer Education at Moorer

10:00am - 11:00am
Adults
Library Branch: Monte L. Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library
Room: Meeting Room (Moorer)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes

Join us as we explore the world of beginners’ computer literacy skills.

Whether you are learning a new skill or brushing up on your knowledge, we can accommodate all skill levels. We are offering computer classes to teach a variety of skills, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, Cricut Design, writing resumes, and online resources. There will also be time at the end of each session to ask questions about your devices.

 

This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

Slime Maker Day

10:00am - 11:00am
Ages 6-11
Library Branch: Virginia Dillard Smith/Toulminville Branch Library
Room: Meeting Room A/B (Toulminville)
Age Group: Ages 6-11
Program Type: Arts & Crafts

Where Fun and Slime Collide.

Join us at the Touminville Branch for an afternoon of fun and slime making!

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Storytime for Adults

10:00am - 11:00am
Adults
Library Branch: Ben May Main Library
Room: Emma Cortez Harris Conference Room (Main)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Storytime

Adults Like Storytimes, Too!

Join us in the Emma Cortez Harris room for adult storytime. Enjoy a 30-45 minute story followed by a brief discussion afterward.

Registration is recommended for individuals but required for groups. To register please or for more information, please email Shatena Coleman at scoleman@mplonline.org or call 251-340-1458.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

Good Listener’s Storytime at Parkway

10:00am - 11:30am
Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11
Library Branch: Parkway Branch Library
Room: Meeting Room (Parkway)
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11
Program Type: Storytime

Inspiring a passion for reading!

Join us for fun with stories, words that rhyme, games and crafts too! This storytime event is designed for ages 3 – 7. Children will have the opportunity to interact with others and practice social skills in a place where everyone is learning!

Registration is required. To register, or for more information, please email Ms. Gert at glaffiette@mplonline.org, or call her at (251) 494-4454.