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    Photography Roundtable

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

    March 4, 2015

    Calling all Shutterbugs!  Join this informal group for discussions that center around your favorite hobby.  Amatuers to professionals are invited to attend this open forum.  Each month the group participates in a group sharing project...just load your photos onto a flash drive and bring along!  Get tips from your peers on capturing images!

    Discussion Topic: My camera's favorite ...more


    Database: Reference USA

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

    March 3, 2015

    Business, Science, and Technology Department staff will show participants how to utilize the Reference USA database, the go-to source for anyone in the business community. The ReferenceUSA...more

    Excel 2010 Basic Part 1

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

    March 3, 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

    March 3, 2015

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


    Database: Learn The Basics About Patents

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

    March 3, 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

    William M. Acker, Jr. Visiting Scholar Lecture

    Presented by Birmingham-Southern College

    March 4, 2015

    The Hon. Judge Margaret Ryan, member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University School of Law, will deliver the 2015...more

    Rudolf Steiner as Expressionist Architect

    Presented by Alabama Waldorf School at Alabama Waldorf School, Birmingham

    March 5, 2015

    Come hear University of Michigan German professor and Goethean Scholar Fred Amrine speak on Steiner’s Expressionist Architecture.

    Join us for two lectures in one 90-minute...more

    Reynolds Lecture

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

    March 6, 2015

    Bert Hansen, PhD, a Professor of History at Baruch College, The City University of New York, will present Louis Pasteur and the Pleasures of Art.


    Me & You & Paint & Glue

    Presented by ArtPlay and Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at ArtPlay - UAB Alys Stephens Center Arts Education & Outreach Program, Birmingham

    January 17 - March 7, 2015

    Ages 2 – 3 years + Guardian

    Saturdays 10:00 am – 10:45 am

    January 17 - March 7

    Teaching Artist: Alley Bulka

    Cost: $120 for one child and...more

    Creative Wacky Wonders

    Presented by ArtPlay and Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at ArtPlay - UAB Alys Stephens Center Arts Education & Outreach Program, Birmingham

    January 17 - March 7, 2015

    Ages 3 - 5

    January 17 – March 7

    Saturdays 9:00 – 9:45 am

    Teaching Artist: Alley Bulka

    Cost $120

    This mixed media art class with the Wacky Nanny...more

    Primary Ballet

    Presented by ArtPlay and Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at ArtPlay - UAB Alys Stephens Center Arts Education & Outreach Program, Birmingham

    January 17 - March 7, 2015

    Ages 4 – 6

    January 17 – March 7

    Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 am

    Teaching Artist: Shannon Boswell

    Cost $150

    Beginning students are introduced to...more

    Together Making Music

    Presented by ArtPlay and Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at ArtPlay - UAB Alys Stephens Center Arts Education & Outreach Program, Birmingham

    January 17 - March 7, 2015

    Ages 1-3

    For parents and children

    January 17 – March 7

    Saturdays 11:00 – 11:45 am

    Teaching Artist: Mary Elizabeth Neal

    Cost $150

    A class...more

    Introduction to the Study of Native Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 7, 2015

    This full-day introduction to the study of native plants will begin in the classroom and later move outside into The Gardens and greenhouses, where we will correlate much of what we have learned....more

    Free Tax Preparation Assistance

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

    January 23 - March 7, 2015

    Impact Alabama will again be providing free tax preparation services during the 2014 tax season for households earning less than $50,000 a year with one or more children or $20,000 a year without...more

    Free Tax Preparation Assistance

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Impact Alabama at Woodlawn Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    January 22 - March 7, 2015

    Impact Alabama will again be providing free tax preparation services during the 2014 tax season for households earning less than $50,000 a year with one or more children or $20,000 a year without...more

    2015 Alabama Money Expo

    Presented by Financial Education Outreach

    March 7, 2015

    The Alabama Money Expo will feature a variety of workshops and activites for youth and young adults to engage in interactive simulations to enhace their personal finance and life skills. Dont...more

    AARP Smart Driver Course with Anne Walker

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 7, 2015

    The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for older drivers. This course provides research-based...more

    The Changing Faces of Alabama's Schools, A Professional Development Workshop for Teachers

    Presented by Birmingham International Center at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 7, 2015

    Partnering with the Confucius Institute at Troy University and experts on Chinese history and culture, presentations will be given. All workshops are grade-level specific and feature activities...more

    Creative Gas Welding with Julie Carpenter

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    March 8, 2015

    Sign up quickly, this is one of our most popular classes. Learn how to build creatively with steel. You will learn how to weld the traditional way using an oxygen/acetylene fueled flame. Take home...more

    Throwing 101

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    March 8, 2015

    Join us for a fun, laid back introduction to ceramics and the potters wheel. Class size is kept small, giving you one-on-one time with our skilled instructor. The class is suitable for all skill...more

    Word 2010 Basic Part 1

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

    March 9, 2015

    This Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 training class is designed for students new to working with Microsoft Word in Windows. Students will learn to create, edit, and format Microsoft Word...more

    Word 2010 Basic Part 2

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

    March 9, 2015

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


    Business Writing Tips

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

    March 9, 2015

    This session covers workplace communication and business writing. Participants will also review writing elements and strategies, various communication formats, and grammar usage.


    1,2,3 Play With Me

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

    February 10 - March 10, 2015

    1,2,3 Play with Me is an exciting interactive playgroup for kids—birth through age 3—and their parents. This fun-filled program includes activity centers, an art station, and...more

    Coding for Girls

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 10, 2015

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

    Database: Women's Archive

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

    March 10, 2015

    Birmingham Public Library Archivists will introduce participants to resources on researching Women’s History & Genealogy.


    Database: Genealogy Basics

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

    March 10, 2015

    Do you want to learn how to do genealogical research? Come to this introductory class that will help get you started on your genealogical journey.


    Database: How To Find Funding For Your Non-Profit

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

    March 10, 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...more

    Database: Mango Online Language

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

    March 10, 2015

    Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language...more

    1,2,3 Play With Me

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

    February 11 - March 11, 2015

    1,2,3 Play with Me is an exciting interactive playgroup for kids—birth through age 3—and their parents. This fun-filled program includes activity centers, an art station, and...more

    BHEC Speaker Series Presents Tobi Kamornik Gerson: My Mother’s Story

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    March 11, 2015

    Esther Gerson Levy shares the story of her mother, Tobi Komornik Gerson, who was born in Poland in 1925. After the Germans invaded Poland, 14-year-old Tobi became part of the German labor force...more

    The Salvation Army Annual Dinner

    Presented by The Salvation Army at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    March 11, 2015

    The  Salvation Army Annual Dinner with special guest Dan T. Cathy. As president of one of the nation's largest family owned businesses, Chick-fil-A's Dan T. Cathy represents the next...more

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

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 11, 2015

    Have you been wondering what all you can do with your iPad and iPhone? This workshop is geared towards the intermediate user.  Topics covered:  installing and organizing apps, managing...more

    1,2,3 Play With Me

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

    February 12 - March 12, 2015

    1,2,3 Play with Me is an exciting interactive playgroup for kids—birth through age 3—and their parents. This fun-filled program includes activity centers, an art station, and...more

    There is a Price to Pay: Leading a Sober Life with Duke Ridolphi, LPC/LMFT

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 12, 2015

    Many people suffering from drug or alcohol addiction often mistakenly think they can overcome their addictions alone. While you or your loved one may have a strong desire to quit, successfully...more

    The Holocaust in Film

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library and Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    March 1 - March 12, 2015

    We are honored to once again partner with The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center to host this important film series.  

    For each film in the series, UAB history...more

    Glazing Techniques with Katie Elkins

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    March 5 - March 12, 2015

    This two week class will focus on rudimentary glaze techniques, such as pouring, dipping, wax resist, scraffito and brushwork. The goal of the class will be to explore several different...more

    Operation HOPE's Home Ownership Workshop

    Presented by Opertaion HOPE at Woodlawn Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 12, 2015

    Operation HOPE’s Homeownership Program is designed to give those dreaming of a new home the keys to make their wish come true. The program features home buyer education...more

    Birmingham Creative Roundtable

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

    March 12, 2015

    Join us for our February meeting at Trim Tab Brewing Company. We are kicking off a series on Birmingham Makers! Hear from Yellowhammer Creative's Brett Forsyth and Brandon Watkins as they...more

    Throwing 101

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    March 15, 2015

    Join us for a fun, laid back introduction to ceramics and the potters wheel. Class size is kept small, giving you one-on-one time with our skilled instructor. The class is suitable for all skill...more

    Wiggle, Giggle, Dance & Sing

    Presented by ArtPlay and Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at ArtPlay - UAB Alys Stephens Center Arts Education & Outreach Program, Birmingham

    January 26 - March 16, 2015

    Ages 3.5 - 5

    January 26 – March 16

    Mondays 10:00 – 10:45 am

    Teaching Artist: Mary Elizabeth Neal

    Cost $150

    Through a mixture of silly song,...more

    Word 2010 Advanced Part 1

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

    March 16, 2015

    Word 2010 Advanced Part 1 – Public Computer Services trainers will show participants how to use headers and footers, columns, tables, and work with images.


    Word 2010 Advanced Part 2

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

    March 16, 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 Word 2010.


    PowerPoint 2010 Basic Part 1

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

    March 16, 2015

    This introduction to PowerPoint 2010 is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint in...more

    The A, B, C’s of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 17, 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,...more

    Coding for Girls

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 17, 2015

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

    The Road to College

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 17, 2015

    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

    Downloadables: African-American Fiction Authors and TItles

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

    March 17, 2015

    Fiction Department staff will demonstrate searching the OverDrive catalog using mainly African American Authors and Titles. Simple and more advanced searches for both Audiobooks & E-Books will...more

    Job Searching Tips (with Jack Norris)

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

    March 17, 2015

    The program will cover various topics regarding job searching, including resume building, interviewing skills, networking, and, most important, keeping a positive attitude! Following the...more

    Database: How To Search For Jobs Using Alabama Joblink

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

    March 17, 2015

    Let a Business, Science, and Technology staff make your job search easier and more productive as we demonstrate how to navigate Alabama’s Joblink database. This dynamic job search tool...more

    Basic PC

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

    March 17, 2015

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


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