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    Alabama Charcoal: Portfolio Development and College Readiness for Teens

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 13 - May 14, 2015

    Alabama Charcoal is dedicated to helping high school students prepare for advanced education and career paths in the fields of art and design. By building competitive visual art portfolios and enhancing their technical drawing skills, students further their opportunities for college and professional opportunities. Mentors and guest artists visit Alabama Charcoal to conduct special classes and workshops, and to ...more


    Painting Vibrant Animals Workshop

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council

    January 31, 2015

    Entertaining and informative workshop on creating bright, colorful animals Her simple instruction includes sketching tips, loose application of paint, unique color schemes, blending, proportion...more

    Share Care: An Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy

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

    January 31, 2015

    Join Physical Therapist Rene' Danos Yerby for this day long seminar and learn techniques to relieve pain and promote relaxation. This class will explore the history of CranioSacral Therapy and...more

    From Page to Stage: Play to Win – A Reader’s Theater Workshop for Children

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Southside Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    January 31, 2015

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) and Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), would like to invite you to attend From Page to...more

    From Page to Stage: Play to Win – A Reader’s Theater Workshop for Children

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    January 31, 2015

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) and Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), would like to invite you to attend From Page to...more

    From Page to Stage: Play to Win – A Reader’s Theater Workshop for Children

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

    February 1, 2015

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) and Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), would like to invite you to attend From Page to...more

    From Page to Stage: Play to Win – A Reader’s Theater Workshop for Children

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

    February 1, 2015

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) and Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), would like to invite you to attend From Page to...more

    Outbreaks to Epidemics: Ebola, 1976-2015

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 2, 2015

    Do you want to know the facts about Ebola and not the hype? Outbreaks to Epidemics: Ebola, 1976 – 2015, a lecture presented by Dr. Pat Greenup, who taught academic courses in clinical...more

    Computer Class - Basic PC

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

    February 2, 2015

    Learn computer basics. The class is free but registration is required due to limited seating.


    Computer Class - Keyboarding

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

    February 2, 2015

    Participants learn the basics of working with the computer keyboard and the mouse. FREE but registration is required due to limited seating.


    Learn How to Do Catalog Searches on African-American Authors and Titles

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

    February 2, 2015

    This class will teach you how to perform a catalog search for African-American fiction authors and book titles.


    Art Nouveau and the Work of Antoni Gaudi

    Presented by Independent Presbyterian Church at Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham

    February 2, 2015

    As part of the 2015 Religious Arts Festival, "A Taste of Spain," local architect Andrew Hicks will present an illustrated program on the work of the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi.


    Behind the Mic Book Signing with Author and Former Radio Personality Roe Bonner

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

    February 2, 2015

    Former Birmingham WENN radio personality Roosevelt “Roe” Bonner will discuss his new book Behind the Mic, which chronicles important events in the history of the...more

    BUILD! THROW! FIRE! Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    January 6 - February 3, 2015

    Pottery: Beginning Free-Form Pottery with Amy Pickens • Create Unique handbuilt pottery serving pieces!
    • Beginning handbuilding class designed to develop skills in the art of...more

    Technology Tuesdays: Get the Most Out of Your iPad and iPhone!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 3, 2015

    Have you been wondering what all you can do with your iPad and iPhone? This workshop is geared towards casual users. Topics covered: installing and organizing apps, managing passwords, tips for...more

    Computer Class - Excel 2010 Basic Part 1

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

    February 3, 2015

    Introduces people to Microsoft Excel 2010, the spreadsheet software in the Microsoft 2010 Office Suite. FREE but registration is required due to limited seating.


    Computer Class - Excel 2010 Basic Part 2

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

    February 3, 2015

     Introduces people to Microsoft Excel 2010, the spreadsheet software in the Microsoft 2010 Office Suite. FREE but registration is required due to limited seating.


    Database: Reference USA

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

    February 3, 2015

    This is the go-to source for anyone in the business community. The Reference USA database provides access to information on over 25 million businesses and more than 262 million consumers. Business...more

    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    February 5, 2015

    William J. Benjamin, OD, MS, PhD, an Associate Dean at the UAB School of Optometry and a Professor of Optometry & Vision Sciences, will present Lewis & Clark: First Eye Care...more

    The Alchemy of Eros: Lust and Longing, Love and Loss with Jungian Analyst Lucie Magnus

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 5, 2015

    Most people have been touched by love, burned by love, changed by love, wounded and healed by love’s vagaries and mysteries. In this presentation, Birmingham based Jungian analyst Lucie...more

    Library Skills 102

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 6, 2015

    Learn how to navigate the Alabama Virtual Library and other online resources. Perfect for homeschoolers, grades 4-12. Registration begins January 20.


    Painting with Purpose with Terry Strickland

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    February 7, 2015

     Terry Strickland's highly realistic portraits in oil represent a refined beauty aquired through years of hard work and dedication to her art. Her skillful delicacy with a brush is...more

    Being the Body: the yoga of sacred presence

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

    February 7, 2015

    Mind.Body.Spirit
    for all bodies, all levels, all traditions

    This morning workshop places a gentle focus on deepening into the power of who you are right now. In a safe and...more

    Herbs in the Boudoir

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

    February 7, 2015

    How to SPICE up your night life with fun herbal preparations that are safe for the yoni and make everyone tingle!
    We will learn how to make:
    ~ Warming Circulation Tonic
    ~...more

    Plant-Soil Relationships

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 7, 2015

    Explore the physical, chemical, and biological properties of natural soils after the characteristics of the native plant communities growing in them. Plant growth reciprocally modifies soil...more

    Authors Expo and Book Fair

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

    February 7, 2015

    Discover new books on mystery, romance, the civil rights movement, cooking, and more at this annual book event, which features nearly 100 authors selling their books and other products. Workshops...more

    Dessertissements - Je t'aime Paris

    Presented by Alabama Youth Ballet Guild and Alabama Youth Ballet Company (AYBC) at Stevan Grebel Center for Dance, Pelham

    February 8, 2015

    Je t'aim - A Valentine in Paris or............ Dessertissements Parisien-Style
    Pelham, January 19, 2015: Dessertissements - A Valentine in Paris, is the 7th annual event benefiting the...more

    Computer Class - Word 2010 Basic Part 1

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

    February 9, 2015

     Introduces people to Word 2010, a word processing application that is part of the Microsoft Office suite. FREE but registration is required due to limited seating.


    Database: Mango Online Language

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

    February 9, 2015

    This class will teach you the basics of Mango, an online language learning system. You will develop real conversation skills for practical communication. Mango makes learning a language fast, fun...more

    Computer Class - Word 2010 Basic Part 2

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

    February 9, 2015

    Introduces people to Word 2010, a word processing application that is part of the Microsoft Office suite. FREE but registration is required due to limited seating.


    Genealogy for Beginners and Intermediates

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

    February 9, 2015

    Learn the basics of genealogy and family history research, including how to use the Ancestry website and online resources, with this workshop. Ideal for adults and families.


    Pottery Workshop: Creating Pottery Sculptures with Nelson Grice

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    January 13 - February 10, 2015

    Professional Potter - Nelson Grice - Will lead the class through the process of transferring clay into a work of art. Visit his website:...more

    Pottery: Beginning Free-Form Pottery with Amy Pickens

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    January 6 - February 10, 2015

    Make a unique hand-built vessel your very first class! Work with clay and learn the techniquesof  hand building. Develop and improve skills and become more accomplished in the art...more

    Spanish Conversation Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 10, 2015

    Join us to practice your Spanish language speaking skills. All fluency levels welcome from native speakers to new learners!


    Computer Class - Excel 2010 Advanced Part 1

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

    February 10, 2015

    Introduces people to Microsoft Excel 2010, the spreadsheet software in the Microsoft 2010 Office Suite. FREE but registration is required due to limited seating.


    Computer Class - Excel 2010 Advanced Part 2

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

    February 10, 2015

     Introduces people to Microsoft Excel 2010, the spreadsheet software in the Microsoft 2010 Office Suite.


    Database: African-American Archive

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

    February 10, 2015

    Birmingham Public Library Archivists will be introducing patrons to resources available to those researching African American History and Genealogy.  


    Diabetes Education Classes

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at East Ensley Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 3 - February 10, 2015

    If you've been diagnosed with diabetes or have borderline diabetes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are offering these free diabetes self-management education classes. Learn how...more

    Cut, Shave, Edge Up - The Black Barbershop Experience

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Pratt City Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 10, 2015

    Pratt City barbershop owner Willie Hunt and other barbers discuss their lives behind the clippers.


    Madame C.J. Walker: A System of Natural Beauty and Culture

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Ensley Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 11, 2015

    Learn more about Madame C.J. Walker and the “Walker System’’ with Elinor and Winfield Burks. Discover how some of Walker's products were made and the impact she had on the...more

    Contract Employees vs Full Time Employees - Presented by Renasant Bank

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

    February 12, 2015

    Contract Employees vs Full Time Employees
    Melva Tate, HR Consultant

    Do you know the difference? Come and learn from an expert. Do you know the issues to avoid? Leave with...more

    Zentangle Tangles from Nature

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    January 22 - February 12, 2015

    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

    Intermediate Zentangle Cross Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 12, 2015

    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! After you've...more

    Beginning Zentangle

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 12, 2015

    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...more

    Birmingham, 1963

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Smithfield Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 12, 2015

    Birmingham foot soldiers Gwendolyn Sanders-Gamble and Janice Kelsey will discuss how the New York Fire Department issued a commendation in July 2014 in support of Birmingham foot soldiers and...more

    Glue Gun Gang: Heart Pins

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 12, 2015

    Wear your heart on your sleeve! Make a pretty felt heart pin for Valentine's Day. Adults only. Reservations required. Call 205-444-7840 to sign up.


    At the Movies

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Smithfield Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 13, 2015

    Take a trip back to the 1970s as you watch Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, and Lena Horne star in this 1978 musical remake of the popular Wizard of Oz film. For all...more

    Native Woody Plants: The Basics and Beyond

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 14, 2015

    As somewhat permanent elements in landscapes, both cultivated and natural, native woody plants play numerous important roles. This in-depth look at basic plant types (tree, shrub, vine, deciduous,...more

    For the Love of Chocolate

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 14, 2015

    Few foods inspire such passion in humanity as our beloved chocolate. Learn about the plants that make it possible as well as its fascinating history of ritual, medicine and passion reaching back...more

    Black Heritage Genealogy Fair

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

    February 14, 2015

    Discover your past and more during this annual fair, presented by the Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group Inc. An exhibit will be available from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. and a program...more

    Floral Design Workshop

    Presented by Rosegolden Flowers

    February 15, 2015

    From Brooklyn with Love: An Afternoon with Flowers Holly Carlisle of Rosegolden Flowers in Birmingham and Amy Febinger of Bourgeon Flowers in Brooklyn will be co-teaching a floral design...more

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