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    Beginner Belly Dance - specializing in ATS format

    Presented by The Dance Foundation at The Dance Foundation, Birmingham

    January 5 - December 15, 2017

    Beginner bellydance class in American Tribal style.These classes include basic movements, group formations, posture and positive body awareness, zils (finger cymbals) and music! Each class will cover movements from our slow and fast tempo vocabulary, stretching and finger cymbal instruction. Some Info about American Tribal Style Bellydance: American Tribal Style belly dance's movements are ...more


    Microsoft Word

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    January 26, 2017

    This class offers practical experience using Microsoft Word to format text, insert illustrations, adjust pages and perform other popular functions. Call Bethany to register at...more

    ASQ 1501: Finding Your Rhythm

    Presented by ASQBhm1501 at Woodrow Hall, Birmingham

    January 26, 2017

    This is a great opportunity to participate in a fantastic musical learning experience.

    From http://www.getrhythmprograms.com/about-john-scalici/

    John Scalici is an...more

    Zentangle 3Z Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    January 27, 2017

    Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a wide...more

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy – DNA Genealogy Testing Services

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    January 28, 2017

    Explore the offerings of the three major DNA genealogy testing services, and learn how to make full use of their websites. Beyond the Basics of Genealogy workshops are free of charge, but...more

    American Sign Language (ASL) Class

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 10 - January 31, 2017

    An interpreter from the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind will instruct teens on the basics of ASL during this month long series. Classes will meet from 4-5 p.m. and participants must attend...more

    Beginner Blogging

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    January 31, 2017

     Have you thought about creating a blog?  Learn how to get started using Blogger.  We’ll discuss content ideas, how to post pictures and more! Call Bethany at...more

    Money Matters Workshop – Where to Invest Your College Money

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    February 1, 2017

    It’s never too late to start building a better understanding of your personal finances and begin developing a plan for the future. To assist you in this endeavor, the Birmingham Public Library...more

    Teen Anime Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 18 - February 1, 2017

    Love manga or anything Japanese related? Join the Teen Anime Club as we discuss and watch anime, while sampling various Japanese candies!              ...more

    One-on-One Tutorial: Basic Internet

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

    February 1, 2017

     Sign up for an one-on-one tutorial to ask questions and learn the common needs for using the internet. Call Bethany at 205-978-4679 to schedule your appointment. Classes...more

    Microsoft Excel

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    February 2, 2017

     Gain practical knowledge using Microsoft Excel to design spreadsheets. We’ll teach you how to format cells, use formulas, create charts and perform other popular functions.Call Bethany to...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 3, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Murder in the Magic City

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 4, 2017

    Murder in the Magic City

    Saturday, February 4, at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Large & Round Auditoriums

    Murder in the Magic City...more

    Skyscapes in Oil with Barbara Davis

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    February 4, 2017

    Join artist Barbara Davis for this one-day workshop offering instruction on painting luminous skyscapes with a limited oil palette. Refine your landscape painting by improving your...more

    What Archaeology Teaches Us About Our Religions and Ourselves

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Vestavia Hills Civic Center & Wald Park, Vestavia Hills

    January 9 - February 6, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents WHAT ARCHAEOLOGY TEACHES US ABOUT OUR RELIGIONS AND OURSELVES with instructor James Riley Strange, Associate Professor of Religion, Samford University....more

    Intro to 3D Printing

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    February 6, 2017

    Are you curious about 3D printing and all you can do with it? This class is the perfect introduction. You’ll also learn how the Makerbot works as well as the basics of finding and preparing...more

    Microsoft Publisher

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    February 7, 2017

    Do you want to design your own greeting cards, calendars, flyers, newsletters and menus? Learn how by using text boxes, images and other popular features in Microsoft Publisher. Call Bethany...more

    The Ann Dial McMillan Endowed Lectureship in Family & Child Health

    Presented by UAB School of Public Health at UAB Hill University Center Alumni Auditorium, Birmingham

    February 9, 2017

    This event features Brent M. Ewig, MHS, Director of Policy & Government Affairs for the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs in Washington, DC. This year's lecture is entitled...more

    3D Printing Open Lab

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    February 9, 2017

     See the 3D printers in action and get your printing questions answered. The open lab will also offer tips for best practices to achieve a successful print from your model. Registration...more

    Acrylic Textures with Lisa O.

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    February 11, 2017

    Lisa will teach you how to layer acrylic colors using brushes, palette knives and other tools, as well as how to use the many acrylic mediums available today to achieve dazzling effects and...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 11, 2017

    Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a wide...more

    Embody Winter Retreat

    Presented by Embody Practice Center - Yoga, Tai Chi, Manual Therapy

    February 11, 2017

    Join the therapists and teachers at Embody for a day to disconnect from outside stresses and reconnect with yourself. We will turn off our phones and plug into awareness through breath work, yoga,...more

    Tuskegee Airmen

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham and Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 13, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents TUSKEGEE AIRMEN by Daniel Haulman, Chief, Organizational Histories Branch, Air Force Historical Research Agency, Maxwell AFB, and author of Tuskegee...more

    Genealogy 101: Nonpopulation Schedules: A Sensible Guide to the Rest of the Census

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 14, 2017

    Genealogy 101: Nonpopulation Schedules: A Sensible Guide to

    the Rest of the Census

    Tuesday, February 14, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 101 (Lower...more

    Conversations About Great Statesman: Gov. Albert Brewer

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham

    February 14, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents CONVERSATION ABOUT A GREAT STATESMAN: GOV. ALBERT BREWER with Professor Howard Walthall of Samford University and Dr. Gerald Johnson of Auburn University....more

    Apple Mobile Devices with Tech Ease

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    February 14, 2017

    Certified Apple Consultants answer your questions about Apple mobile products including iPhones, iPads and Macbooks. Registration is not required and everyone is welcome. Class takes place in the...more

    Zentangle Valentine's Day Tangles

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 14, 2017

    Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a wide...more

    Small Business Workshop: Developing a Business Plan

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and Homewood Chamber of Commerce at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 15, 2017

    Small Business Workshop: Developing a Business Plan

    Wednesday, February 15, 12 p.m. in Room 116 (Lower Level)

    A business plan is an essential...more

    One-on-One Tutorial: Resume Help

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    February 15, 2017

    Get help creating a professional resume using Microsoft Word. Already have a resume? Polish your existing resume, create a customized cover letter or learn interviewing tips. Call Bethany at...more

    iMac 101

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    February 16, 2017

    Do you need to learn the basics of an iMac?  Learn how to personalize the computer, use the finder, change system preferences and more. Call Bethany at 205-978-4679 to...more

    Painting with Purose with Terry Strickland

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    February 18, 2017

    Terry Strickland's highly realistic portraits in oil represent a refined beauty acquired through years of hard work and dedication to her art. In this workshop, students will paint a single facial...more

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 11 - February 18, 2017

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, February 11| 9-noon
    Saturday, February 18| 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $100|Non-Members $120

    Capture...more

    S.A.N.E. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Training Session

    Presented by Crisis Center at Crisis Center, Birmingham

    February 17 - February 18, 2017

    The Crisis Center seeks registered nurses with one year of experience for a specialized S.A.N.E. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) training. S.A.N.E. nurses provide medical care and forensic exams...more

    ABC'S of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 17 - February 21, 2017

    Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? Karen Haiflich will answer all your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how...more

    iProduct Master Class: Photography Using iPads & iPhones

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 25 - February 22, 2017

    iProduct Master Class: Photography Using iPads & iPhones Wednesday,  at 2 p.m. in the Large Auditorium Join us as we Apple® Certified trainers for...more

    Fiber Arts on Fifth Avenue

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 22, 2017

    Knitters, crocheters, and other "fiber artists" of all skill levels can bring their supplies to this informal group to share tips and ideas! The library will have a limited supply of needles and...more

    Neuroscience Café: Interventional Neuroimaging: Brain Tumors

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 23, 2017

    Neuroscience Café: Interventional Neuroimaging:  Brain Tumors...more

    Cybersecurity

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Vestavia Hills Civic Center & Wald Park, Vestavia Hills

    February 16 - February 23, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents CYBERSECURITY with instructor Ashley Ewing, Office of Information Technology, University of Alabama.  Security breaches can affect you!  Learn some of...more

    Adult Contemporary Dance Class

    Presented by The Dance Foundation at The Dance Foundation, Birmingham

    January 12 - February 24, 2017

     

    This class is for dancers with some experience and will include choreography at the end of each class that will build week to week.   Drop-in to the classes you are...more

    Zentangle Six Week Series of Art Classes

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    January 21 - February 25, 2017

    Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a wide...more

    The Road to College

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 27, 2017

    This informational workshop is geared towards high school students and parents who are overwhelmed with the college application process. Admissions counselors from several local colleges and...more

    Niki Sepsas Presents Twelve Hands and a Flag: The Raising of the Stars and Stripes over Iwo Jima

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 28, 2017

    Niki Sepsas Presents Twelve Hands and a Flag: The Raising of the Stars and Stripes over Iwo Jima

    Tuesday, February 28, at 3:30 p.m. in the Round...more

    A History of Birmingham Architecture

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Vestavia Hills Civic Center & Wald Park, Vestavia Hills

    February 7 - February 28, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents A HISTORY OF BIRMINGHAM ARCHITECTURE with instructors Jim Baggett, Head Archivist, Birmingham Library and Rebecca Dobrinski, local historian.  Topics...more

    Money Matters Workshop – Your Credit Report

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    March 1, 2017

    It’s never too late to start building a better understanding of your personal finances and begin developing a plan for the future. To assist you in this endeavor, the Birmingham Public Library...more

    Go Wild for Native Plants

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham and Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    March 2, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents GO WILD FOR NATIVE PLANTS with Susan Hammack, Master Gardener.  We will look at the importance of maintaining and expanding the number of native plants in...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 3, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Psych Friday

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 3, 2017

    Your brain is the basis for everything you think, feel and do. Sessions and activities will explore what psychologists have discovered about brain, mind and behavior, from basic research to...more

    S.A.N.E. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Training Session

    Presented by Crisis Center at Crisis Center, Birmingham

    March 3 - March 4, 2017

    The Crisis Center seeks registered nurses with one year of experience for a specialized S.A.N.E. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) training. S.A.N.E. nurses provide medical care and forensic exams...more

    Elections: Making Sense of it All

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham and Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 10, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents ELECTIONS: MAKING SENSE OF IT ALL. with Dr. Natalie Davis, Professor of Political Science, Birmingham Southern University.  The November 2016 elections...more

    Birmingham Public Library and the Birmingham Bar Foundation 2017 Student Mock Trial Program

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    January 19 - March 16, 2017

    The Birmingham Public Library (Central Branch) and the Birmingham Bar Foundation, in conjunction with the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Alabama, announce the...more

    How to Get Published

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham and Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    March 16, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents HOW TO GET PUBLISHED with Suzanne La Rosa, Publisher of NewSouth Books in Montgomery, AL.  Explore what publishers want from writers, what it takes to get...more

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