2022 Summer Library Celebration at the Mobile Public Library

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The following information was provided by the Mobile Public Library:

MPL Library Summer Celebration Registration Now Open

Early registration for the Mobile Public Library (MPL) Summer Celebration is now open! Sign up at any location in the mobile or online public library at slc.mobilepubliclibrary.org. All registrants will have a chance to win family passes to the Alabama Aquarium or the GulfQuest Maritime Museum.

The theme for the 2022 Library Summer Celebration is Oceans of Possibilities. The library invites the public to participate in a wide variety of activities for all ages, including special shows, reading challenges, crafts, games and more! The celebration lasts throughout June and July with the following special performances:

  • June 6-9: Didgeridoo Down Under
  • June 13-14: Musician Gabe Willis of Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet
  • June 15-16: Musician Ryan Balthrop
  • June 27-30: Mobile Baykeeper: By the Bay
  • July 11-14: Center for Environmental Studies Reptile Show
  • July 18-20: Juggler Ron Anglin: a good catch
  • July 25-28: Kit Bubble Lady Killingsworth

A vision of reconciliation with the descendants of Ben Raines and Clotilda at the Ben May Main Library

On the eve of June 16!

Saturday, June 18 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Ben May Main Library

The mobile public library celebrates 120 years of service to the community and is proud to present a panel discussion in honor of Juneteenth with Ben Raines, the award-winning environmental journalist, filmmaker, author and charter captain, who discovered the wreck of the Clotilda. The panel will include Darron Patterson and Joycelyn Davis of the Clotilda Descendants Association, as well as Vickii Howell, founder of the MOVE Gulf Coast CDC. They will discuss the importance of how our future actions will help define the character of our community and the quality of life for all residents of Africatown and Mobile. The panel will also answer questions from the public.

The discussion will be followed by a book signing and reception in the Armbrecht/Briskman meeting room. Raines Book Sales, The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of the Discovery of Clotilda, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Judgmentwill be provided by The haunted bookstore. For more information about the event, please email Ms. Ponder at [email protected] or call (251) 494-2298.

The Mobile Public Library is a public service agency. Our mission is to support literacy and connect our community. We offer books, ebooks, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, courses and special events. For more information visit: www.mobilepubliclibrary.org.

Locations (11 libraries): https://www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/locations/index.php

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