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    Learn to Draw!

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

    April 7 - April 28, 2015

    An introductory class that offers a fun experience!  Instructor Jerry Roldan will explain the equipment and what an artist looks for when he makes a work.  Drawing is the signature of the artists....if you can write your name - you can draw! Classes focus on individual topics such as Line Drawing - Still Life - Self Portrait First class - Introductory Fee $10.00.  After the first class fee is $15/a ...more


    Manga Cartooning & Lettering

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

    April 29, 2015

    Marika Johnson will be teaching various tricks of Manga and Cartooning. Tweens will be allowed to participate as room allows.


    Brown Bag Lunch Series - April 2015

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    April 1 - April 29, 2015

    The doors open at noon and the program begins promptly at 12:30 pm. Please bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert provided. For more information, contact Katie at 205-445-1118 or...more

    Music Lessons: Voice and Guitar

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

    April 1 - April 30, 2015

    The Shelby County Arts Council is committed to providing Shelby County residents high-quality and affordable private music instruction. All of our instructors are Professional Musicians as well as...more

    Comic Book and Manga Club for Kids

    Presented by Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO) at Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), Birmingham

    April 2 - April 30, 2015

    Comic Book & Manga Club for Kids (Thursdays in April) 
    All ages 
    Come hang with other comics/manga lovers, talk about your favorite books, share tips on drawing...more

    Free Adult Computer Classes

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    April 2 - April 30, 2015

    The Five Points West will be sponsoring free adult computer classes. All adults were welcome. Registration is required. Mondays at 6:30 pm; Thursdays at 9:30 am.

    4/2 - Keyboarding II,...more

    "Failure is Not an Option" Workshop

    Presented by Guided Missiles Event Mentoring

    May 2, 2015

    "Failure is Not an Option" Workshop will be a one day event, and will consist of three segments:

    "Like a Boss" (the keys to...more

    Westwood Irish Fall registration and classes

    Presented by Westwood Irish a Drake School of Irish Dance Affiliate

    August 25, 2014 - May 4, 2015

    Enroll Now - Irish dance is a modest, rhythmic art-form. One free class per child. Classes begin Monday, August 25th.


    Basic PC

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

    May 4, 2015

    Participants will be introduced to the computer, basic PC terms, components, hardware, peripherals, desktop features, and other applications


    Keyboarding

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

    May 4, 2015

    Public Computer Services trainers will show participants basics of working with the computer keyboard and the mouse.


    Basic Internet and Safety

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

    May 4, 2015

    Public Computer Services trainers will introduce participants to the Internet and how to access the Web, while covering tips, strategies, and skills to protect themselves, their computers, and...more

    BUILD! THROW! FIRE! Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery

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

    March 31 - May 5, 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

    Sidewalk Salon and Cinco de Mayo

    Presented by ROJO at ROJO, Birmingham

    May 5, 2015

    Tuesday, May 5

    Cinco de Mayo!!!  Happy hour prices on Mexican Beers all day long. Margaritas are $1 off

    *and*

    Sidewalk Salon 6:00 PM. Topic is Grant Writing: How to...more

    Downloadables: E-Books

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

    May 5, 2015

    Participants will be introduced to the digital library and how to download free E-Books onto their computers and devices, such as smartphones and tablets.


    Downloadables: Audiobooks

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

    May 5, 2015

    Participants will be introduced to the digital library and how to download free audiobooks onto their computers and devices, such as smartphones and tablets.


    Social Media: LinkedIn

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

    May 5, 2015

    LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site. This class will show you how to make professional connections using this social media tool.


    Teen Writing Workshop with Jennifer Echols

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 7, 2015

    Interested in becoming a writer? Join Young Adult / New Adult author, Jennifer Echols, who has authored over 15 books, as she helps students with their creative process. Registration is required,...more

    Beginning Zentangle

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 8, 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

    Homelessness 101 Workshop

    Presented by Hoover Public Library and One Roof at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 8, 2015

    Learn about helpful resources and specific "do's and don'ts" regarding interaction with people who are experiencing homelessness. This free workshop is presented by One Roof...more

    Acting Up:

    Presented by South City Theatre at South City Theatre, Columbiana

    March 9 - May 9, 2015

    Registration is now open for SCT's Spring ACTING UP Workshop to be led by Berry Middle School Theatre Teacher Dianne Daniels! Classes begin March 9, with performances on Thursday May 7, Friday...more

    Share Care: An Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy

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

    May 9, 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

    Photo Weekend in Birmingham

    Presented by Rocky Mountain School of Photography

    May 9 - May 10, 2015

    Calling all photographers in the Birmingham area! Join Rocky Mountain School of Photography for our upcoming Photo Weekend being held on May 9 and 10 in Birmingham. We're sending two...more

    Birmingham Rose Show

    Presented by Birmingham Rose Society at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 9 - May 10, 2015

    The Birmingham Rose Society invites you to come see, smell, photograph and enjoy roses Mother's day weekend at the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

    It's one of the largest...more

    Preserving Your Family Papers and Photos

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

    May 11, 2015

    There are many basic and inexpensive things you can do to ensure that your family letters, scrapbooks and photographs are preserved for the future. This workshop explores web sources on home...more

    Creating a Photo Album Slideshow (MS PowerPoint 2010)

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

    May 11, 2015

    Learn to create a slideshow using the Photo Album feature in PowerPoint 2010.


    Working With Images (MS Word 2010)

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

    May 11, 2015

    Patrons will learn the basics of working with images, including incorporating images into documents and modifying these images in various ways.


    Database: Learn The Basics About Patents

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

    May 11, 2015

    Are you interested in inventing? Join us for a class on the basics of patents and trademarks. Learn the differences between them and more about the process of patent searching. A hands-on...more

    Coding for Girls

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 12, 2015

    This new club is geared towards empowering girls Grades 6-12 who are interested in the computer science field.  Navigate through the maze of coding with the experience of UAB’s...more

    Hidden: A Holocaust Survivor’s Testimony

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 12, 2015

    Ben Benninga was born in 1934 in a small town in Eastern Holland, only five miles from the German border. Ben and his family lived a quiet life until the Germans invaded on May 10, 1940.  By...more

    Tips For Travel Planning

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

    May 12, 2015

    The best trips involve a little planning. Join us to explore useful websites while learning practical tips to make your trip more enjoyable.


    Copyrighting Your Music

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

    May 12, 2015

    Learn the basics of protecting your compositions, songs and recordings. Determine if you need to register your copyright, the difference between a sound recording and a song, and how to register a...more

    Database: How To Find Funding For Your Non-Profit

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

    May 12, 2015

    Business, Science, and Technology staff will provide a hands-on demonstration of the Foundation Directory Online Professional database. Developed by the Foundation Center, the database provides...more

    Hidden: A Holocaust Survivor's Testimony

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 12, 2015

    The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, Homewood Public Library, and the Henry Frohsin Family are pleased to bring Ben Karel Benninga and his story of survival to the Birmingham community. Born...more

    City Center Art After School | Spring 2015

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 12 - May 13, 2015

    City Center Art (CCA) is Space One Eleven's after school art program for youth in grades 2 - 8. In addition to studio based...more

    Begining Wheel Throwing with Lana

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    April 8 - May 13, 2015

    This is a 6 week introduction or refresher course designed to get you comfortable on the wheel. You will learn all of the steps necessary to take your clay from a lump of mud to a finished...more

    Next Step Wednesdays: I-Pads & I-Phone Intermediate Class

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 13, 2015

    Have you been wondering what all you can do with your iPad and iPhone? This workshop is geared towards the intermediate user. Join us as Jeff Mann, Apple® Certified trainer for Alabama...more

    ARTfix! Figure Drawing and Portraiture with Andy Jordan

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 15 - May 14, 2015

    Space One Eleven is offering an ongoing figure drawing and portraiture class led by artist Andy Jordan, 2011 recipient of the Glenda Knight Keyes Prize for Outstanding Talent and Salutatorian of...more

    Introduction to Genealogy with Laura Gentry

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 14, 2015

    Genealogy is an increasingly popular passion for many Americans complemented by increasing access to historical information and data. Join us for this introductory class that will help get you...more

    Birmingham Creative Roundtable

    at Trim Tab Brewing Co., Birmingham

    May 14, 2015

    Join us for our next Birmingham Creative Roundtable at TrimTab Brewing Company as founder and owner Harris Stewart talks about the journey of opening TrimTab, the inspiration behind the community...more

    Infinite Banking Concept Bootcamp

    Presented by Nowlin & Associates

    May 15, 2015

    At this event you will finally learn how to take control of your financial future by understanding what financial institutions and big businesses know but won't teach you. Becoming Your...more

    PAINTING WITH PURPOSE

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

    May 16, 2015

    About the Workshop:

    Terry Strickland’s highly realistic and refined portraits in oil represent a refined beauty acquired through years of work and dedication to her...more

    Cajun Weekend

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo

    May 15 - May 17, 2015

     Our first annual Cajun Weekend is going to be a blast! We are thrilled to have the talented Savoy Family Cajun Band as instructors with Wilson teaching accordion, Joel teaching Fiddle, Ann...more

    Excel 2010 Basic Part 1

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

    May 18, 2015

    Public Computer Services trainers will introduce participants to Microsoft Excel 2010. Registrants will learn skills to create, edit, format, and other basic features and applications of...more

    Excel 2010 Basic Part 2

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

    May 18, 2015

    This class serves as a continuation of Part 1 of the basic class, focusing on basic features and applications of Microsoft Excel 2010.


    Social Media: Pinterest

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

    May 18, 2015

    Pinterest is a free social media website, which offers visual discovery, storage and sharing. This class will introduce you to the basics of one of the most popular social networking sites. Get...more

    The ABC’s of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 19, 2015

    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

    The ABC’s of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 19, 2015

    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

    Excel 2010 Advanced Part 1

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

    May 19, 2015

    Participants will advance their skills by learning to work with simple formulas, sorting, using charts, and other features.


    Excel 2010 Advanced Part 2

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

    May 19, 2015

    This class serves as a continuation of Part 1 of the advanced class, focusing on more intermediate to advanced features and applications of Microsoft Excel 2010.


    Excel 2010 Q &A

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

    May 19, 2015

    Is there a specific feature or function in Excel 2010 you would like to learn or review? This is your chance to ask our Public Computer Services trainers about features that are not covered in our...more

    Small Business Seminar & Brown Bag Lunch: Getting the Most From Your Employees

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 20, 2015

    Did you know 87% percent of American workers are disengaged at their job?  What will it take to turn this around and have happy, productive, and engaged employees?  Or...more

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