Week 1: June 4 - 7
Week 2: June 11 - 14
Week 3: June 18 - 21
Week 4: June 25 - 28
Week 5: July 2 - 5
Week 6: July 9 - 12
Week 7: July 16 - 19
Week 8: July 23 - 26
Week 1: June 4 - 7

Tom Cornwell's Bug Songs

Monday, June 4th - Thursday, June 7th

Week 1: June 4 - 7

 

Tom Cornwell Bug Songs

Tom believes one of the best ways for children to learn is through songs. Sing and dance along with Tom and his learning songs about bugs.

  • Monday June 4th
    Saraland Library 10:30 a.m.
    Semmes Branch 1 p.m.
    Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday June 5th
    West Regional Library 11 a.m.
    Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday June 6th
    Ben May Main Library 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
    Parkway Branch 3 p.m.
  • Thursday June 7th
    Trinity Gardens Community Library 10 a.m.
    Toulminville Branch 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Week 1: June 4 - 7

David Stephens The Pied Picker

Monday, June 11th - Thursday, June 14th

Week 1: June 4 - 7

Peter Picker travels to the town of Hamlin seeking fame and fortune as a banjo picker. However, he finds the town has been taken over by a hoard of silly roaches!.

  • Monday June 11th
    Saraland Library 10:30 a.m.
    Semmes Branch 1 p.m.
    Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday June 12th
    West Regional Library 11 a.m.
    Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday June 13th
    Ben May Main Library 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
    Parkway Branch 3 p.m.
  • Thursday June 14th
    Trinity Gardens Community Library 10 a.m.
    Toulminville Branch 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Puppeteer David Stephens

Peter Picker travels to the town of Hamlin seeking fame and fortune as a banjo picker. However, he finds the town has been taken over by a hoard of silly roaches!.

 

Week 1: June 4 - 7

The Excelsior Band

Monday, June 18th - Thursday, June 21st

Week 1: June 4 - 7

 

The Excelsior Band

The Excelsior Band has a rich and colorful history, rooted in the tradition of carnival in Mobile and along the Gulf Coast. They have been performing in Mobile, the birthplace of Mardi Gras in the United States, since 1883. Founded by John A. Pope for the birth of his son, The Excelsior Band continues to perform and is recognized as ambassadors for the City of Mobile.

  • Monday June 18th
    Saraland Library 10:30 a.m.
    Semmes Branch 1 p.m.
    Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday June 19th
    West Regional Library 11 a.m.
    Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday June 20th
    Ben May Main Library 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
    Parkway Branch 3 p.m.
  • Thursday June 21st
    Trinity Gardens Community Library 10 a.m.
    Toulminville Branch 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Week 1: June 4 - 7

Dr. GEE's Magic and Balloons

Monday, June 25th - Thursday, June 28th

Week 1: June 4 - 7

Dr. GEE will bring fun game, astonishing magic, memorable works of music, and beautiful balloons to engage his audience. He combines his skills as a storyteller, balloon twister, classical music programmer and magician to produce a show guaranteed to knock the socks off the young and the old.

  • Monday June 25th
    Saraland Library 10:30 a.m.
    Semmes Branch 1 p.m.
    Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday June 26th
    West Regional Library 11 a.m.
    Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday June 27th
    Ben May Main Library 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
    Parkway Branch 3 p.m.
  • Thursday June 28th
    Trinity Gardens Community Library 10 a.m.
    Toulminville Branch 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Gee's Magic and Balloons

Dr. GEE will bring fun game, astonishing magic, memorable works of music, and beautiful balloons to engage his audience. He combines his skills as a storyteller, balloon twister, classical music programmer and magician to produce a show guaranteed to knock the socks off the young and the old.

Week 1: June 4 - 7

String Theory

Monday, July 2nd & Tuesday, July 3rd

Week 1: June 4 - 7

 

String Theory

String Theory is a husband and wife team of musicians, Karin and Eric Marrero, who play an eclectic mix of music spanning the 10th Century to Modern Day, featuring various instruments including folk harp, ukulele, saxophone and trumpet.

  • Monday July 2nd
    Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday July 3rd
    West Regional Library 11 a.m.
    Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m.

Phil Proctor

Monday, July 2nd & Thursday, July 5th

 

Taqi

Hailed as one of Mobile, Alabama's favorite singers and guitarists, Phil Proctor sings and plays an American mixture of bluegrass, folk, vintage country, and a little bit of everything else.

  • Monday July 2nd
    Saraland Library 10:30 a.m.
    Semmes Branch 1 p.m.
  • Thursday July 5th
    Toulminville Branch 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Week 1: June 4 - 7

Ron Anglin Modern Minstrel: Juggling & Music

Monday, July 9th - Thursday, July 12th

Week 1: June 4 - 7

Long Ago during the Dark Ages, the French Jongleurs traveled the Land Singing Songs, Telling Stories, and Performing Tricks. Today Ron Anglin does the Same 3 Things as a Modern Minstrel!

  • Monday July 9th
    Saraland Library 10:30 a.m.
    Semmes Branch 1 p.m.
    Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday July 10th
    West Regional Library 11 a.m.
    Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday July 11th
    Ben May Main Library 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
    Parkway Branch 3 p.m.
  • Thursday July 12th
    Toulminville Branch 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Ron Anglin

Long Ago during the Dark Ages, the French Jongleurs traveled the Land Singing Songs, Telling Stories, and Performing Tricks. Today Ron Anglin does the Same 3 Things as a Modern Minstrel!

 

Week 1: June 4 - 7

Sean Gaskell's West African Kora: An Ancient 21 String Harp

Monday, July 16th - Thursday, July 19th

Week 1: June 4 - 7

 

Sean Gaskell

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the Kora, a 21 string harp that he learned how to play throughout the course of multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, West Africa.

  • Monday July 16th
    Saraland Library 10:30 a.m.
    Semmes Branch 1 p.m.
    Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday July 17th
    West Regional Library 11 a.m.
    Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday July 18th
    Ben May Main Library 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
    Parkway Branch 3 p.m.
  • Thursday July 19th
    Toulminville Branch 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Week 1: June 4 - 7

Special Events for the Final Week

Monday, July 23rd - Thursday, July 26th

Week 1: June 4 - 7
  • Monday, July 23 - 10:30 a.m.
    Saraland Public Library
    Wanda Johnson - Storyteller  
    The National award-winning storyteller uses the age-old art of storytelling to excite, delight and entertain audiences of all ages.  

  • Monday, July 23 - 1 p.m.
    Semmes Regional Library
    End of Summer Bash  
    Local band Back Porch Boys And Friend  

  • Tuesday, July 24 - 11 a.m.
    West Regional Library
    Dr. Laura Moorer  
    Join us for a fun, interactive music and rhythm lesson  

  • Wednesday, July 25 - 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
    Ben May Main Library
    Library Price is Right!  
    Back to School Edition  

  • Thursday, July 26 - 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
    Toulminville Branch
    Makinde Gbolahan  
    African Percussionist & Storyteller  
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Summer Reading Celebration 2018 Performers

WEEK 1: Tom Cornwell Bug Songs

Monday, June 4th - Thursday, June 7th

  • Monday June 4th
    Saraland Library 10:30 a.m.
    Semmes Branch 1 p.m.
    Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m.

  • Tuesday June 5th
    West Regional Library 11 a.m.
    Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m.

  • Wednesday June 6th
    Ben May Main Library 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
    Parkway Branch 3 p.m.

  • Thursday June 7th
    Trinity Gardens Community Library 10 a.m.
    Toulminville Branch 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

WEEK 3: The Excelsior Band

Monday, June 18th - Thursday, June 21st

  • Monday June 18th
    Saraland Library 10:30 a.m.
    Semmes Branch 1 p.m.
    Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m.

  • Tuesday June 19th
    West Regional Library 11 a.m.
    Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m.

  • Wednesday June 20th
    Ben May Main Library 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
    Parkway Branch 3 p.m.

  • Thursday June 21st
    Trinity Gardens Community Library 10 a.m.
    Toulminville Branch 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

WEEK 5: String Theory

Monday, July 3rd - Thursday, July 6th

  • Monday July 2rd
    Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m.

  • Tuesday July 3th
    West Regional Library 11 a.m.
    Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m.

WEEK 5: Taqi

Monday, July 2nd & Thursday, July 5th

  • Monday July 2rd
    Saraland Library 10:30 a.m.
    Semmes Branch 1 p.m.

  • Thursday July 5th
    Toulminville Branch 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

WEEK 7: Sean Gaskell's West African Kora: An Ancient 21 String Harp

Monday, July 16th - Thursday, July 19th

  • Monday July 16th
    Saraland Library 10:30 a.m.
    Semmes Branch 1 p.m.
    Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m.

  • Tuesday July 17th
    West Regional Library 11 a.m.
    Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m.

  • Wednesday July 18th
    Ben May Main Library 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
    Parkway Branch 3 p.m.

  • Thursday July 19th
    Toulminville Branch 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

WEEK 2: David Stephens The Pied Picker

Monday, June 11th - Thursday, June 14th

  • Monday June 11th
    Saraland Library 10:30 a.m.
    Semmes Branch 1 p.m.
    Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m.

  • Tuesday June 12th
    West Regional Library 11 a.m.
    Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m.

  • Wednesday June 13th
    Ben May Main Library 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
    Parkway Branch 3 p.m.

  • Thursday June 14th
    Trinity Gardens Community Library 10 a.m.
    Toulminville Branch 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

WEEK 4: Dr. Gee's Magic and Balloons

Monday, June 25th - Thursday, June 28th

  • Monday June 25th
    Saraland Library 10:30 a.m.
    Semmes Branch 1 p.m.
    Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m.

  • Tuesday June 26th
    West Regional Library 11 a.m.
    Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m.

  • Wednesday June 27th
    Ben May Main Library 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
    Parkway Branch 3 p.m.

  • Thursday June 28th
    Trinity Gardens Community Library 10 a.m.
    Toulminville Branch 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

WEEK 6: Ron Anglin: Modern Minstrel, Juggling & Music

Monday, July 9th - Thursday, July 12th

  • Monday July 9th
    Saraland Library 10:30 a.m.
    Semmes Branch 1 p.m.
    Moorer/Spring Hill Branch 3 p.m.

  • Tuesday July 10th
    West Regional Library 11 a.m.
    Theodore Oaks Branch 2 p.m.

  • Wednesday July 11th
    Ben May Main Library 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
    Parkway Branch 3 p.m.

  • Thursday July 12th
    Toulminville Branch 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

WEEK 8: Special Events for the Final Week

Monday, July 23rd - Thursday, July 26th

  • Saraland Public Library
    Wanda Johnson - Storyteller
    The National award-winning storyteller uses the age-old art of storytelling to excite, delight and entertain audiences of all ages.
    Monday - 10:30 a.m.

  • Semmes Regional Library
    End of Summer Bash
    Local band Back Porch Boys And Friend
    Monday - 1 p.m.

  • West Regional Library
    Dr. Laura Moorer
    Join us for a fun, interactive music and rhythm lesson
    Tuesday - 11 a.m.

  • Ben May Main Library
    Library Price is Right!
    Back to School Edition
    Wednesday - 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

  • Toulminville Branch
    Makinde Gbolahan
    African Percussionist & Storyteller
    Thursday - 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.