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    Coffee, Conversation, and Crafts

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

    August 1 - August 29, 2016

    A gathering of folks who want to meet new people, learn fun crafts, enjoy light refreshments, and feel like a part of the community. It is the happening place to be. All adults welcome and all instruction, materials, and refreshments are free!

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    Footprints in the Rainforest: The Explorers of Amazonia with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 2, 2016

    Footprints in the Rainforest: The Explorers of Amazonia with Niki Sepsas

    Friday, September 2, at 1:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Join us as Niki...more

    Farm Folk Weekend

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

    September 2 - September 5, 2016

    Join us in community over Labor Day weekend at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Alabama. The weekend will be full of opportunities to reconnect with your heritage and obtain forgotten knowledge leading...more

    Excel 2010 Basic Part 1

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

    September 6, 2016

    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

    September 6, 2016

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

     


    Money Matters Workshop – Risk and Protection

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

    September 7, 2016

    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

    Animal Behaviorism

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

    September 7, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents Animal Behaviorism with Dr. Lawrence Myers, former professor, Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine, and animal behavior researcher and consultant.  Dr....more

    Word 2010 Basic Part 1

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

    September 7, 2016

    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

    September 7, 2016

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


    Senior Resources Expo

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 9, 2016

    Senior Resources Expo

    Friday, September 9, at 1:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Attention seniors and their caregivers!  Join us on...more

    Job Readiness Resume Clinic

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

    September 9, 2016

    Representatives from New Rising Star will be on hand at the clinic to provide one-on-one advice on crafting both the content and format of your resume. The goal will be for all attendees to walk...more

    SUPERSTAR CARDIO DANCE BLAST with Megan Zema & Jenn Hall

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 9, 2016

    SUPERSTAR CARDIO DANCE BLAST with Megan Zema & Jenn Hall 

    Friday, September 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Kick-off the weekend with a...more

    Wearable Electronics

    Presented by Red Mountain Makers at Red Mountain Makers , Birmingham

    September 10, 2016

    Bring your laptop and your eagerness to learn as we teach you how to implement LEDs into your next wearable.


    Introduction to Botany - The Science of Plants (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 10, 2016

    Instructor: Instructor: Tom Diggs PhD, Asst. Professor, University of North Georgia
    Saturday, September 10 | 8:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members...more

    Acoustic Guitar & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

    September 9 - September 11, 2016

    During this workshop students will pursue pottery, hand marbling paper, and photography in a beautiful, encouraging atmosphere while others fully immerse themselves in acoustic guitar, their...more

    CO.STARTERS

    Presented by Create Birmingham and REV Birmingham

    September 12, 2016

    Ten weeks, and you are ready to turn your ideas into actions. Learn the in’s and out’s of how to start your business with CO.STARTERS, a program that equips current and aspiring creative...more

    Programming & Tech Career Development panel

    Presented by Women Who Code

    September 12, 2016

    Want to know what it takes to succeed in programming, computing and technology careers? Looking for information about how to map out a path through post-secondary education to give you the skills...more

    Hiring Process for Jefferson County

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

    September 12, 2016

    Jefferson County Human Resources staff members will explain the process of getting hired for Jefferson County jobs. Information will also be provided on how to master pre-employment tests...more

    BPL Database: Career Cruising

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

    September 12, 2016

    Business, Science and Technology staff will show how to make the most of the library's Career Cruising database.  Career Cruising features career guidance information, a directory of schools,...more

    Investing in the 21st Century Lunch & Learn

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 13, 2016

    Investing in the 21st Century Lunch & Learn

    Tuesday, September 13, at 11:30 a.m. in the Large Auditorium

    You are invited to the...more

    Lunch & Learn: All About Bulbs

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 14, 2016

    Speaker: Amanda Clark
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Easy care and low maintenance? Yes, and they bring...more

    I.D. Theft And Personal Protection

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

    September 14, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents ID Theft and Personal Protection with presenter Detective James Hester, Financial Crimes Unit, Hoover Police Department.  From the police who deal with...more

    Reverse Mortgages: Education Seminar

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    September 15, 2016

    Are they really beneficial for Seniors? How old do I have to be? Do I retain ownership of my home? Does my family inherit debt when I die? What is the difference between a Reverse Mortgage and a...more

    The Art of Making Paper from Native Plants (new elective)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 17, 2016

    Instructor: Instructor: Doug Baulos, Asst. Professor of Drawing and Book Arts, UAB
    Saturday, September 17 | 8:30 - 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $45 |...more

    Psychic Fair

    Presented by Books, Beans & Candles Metaphysical Shoppe at Books, Beans & Candles Metaphysical Shoppe, Birmingham

    September 17, 2016

    Saturday, September 17th, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. I will be reading Tarot at Books, Beans and Candles Psychic Faire. 10 minute sessions are $10 (Advance purchase), $15 (day of), admission...more

    Genealogy 101: Introduction to Genealogy

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 20, 2016

    Genealogy 101: Introduction to Genealogy 

    Tuesday, September 20, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 101 on the Lower Level

    Want to learn how to do...more

    The Road to College

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 20, 2016

    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

    Books & Beads

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

    September 21, 2016

    Join us for a jewelry-making adventure! Each class will feature a simple hands-on project and instruction, with tools and materials provided. Even if you've never tried beading before, you...more

    Reverse Mortgage Seminar with John Littlefeld (NMLS ID: 1452250)

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 21, 2016

    Reverse Mortgage Seminar with John Littlefeld (NMLS ID: 1452250)

    Wednesday, September 21, at 1:00 p.m. in Room 116 on the Lower Level

    Take...more

    Glue Gun Gang: Felt Feathered Owls

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 20 - September 22, 2016

    Make a cute hoot owl for a student in your life or to enjoy as autumn décor. Adults only. Free! Reservations required. Sign up begins September 1. Call 444-7840 for more...more

    Why does my child hate to read?

    September 22, 2016

    Schaeffer Eye Center is hosting My Child’s Vision: A FREE Learning Series for parents and educators. Pediatric Optometrist, Dr. Nicholas Onken will discuss a variety of topics...more

    Neuroscience Café : Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Overview

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 22, 2016

    Neuroscience Café : Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Overview

    Thursday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Join us as we learn about...more

    Teen CPR and First Aid Training

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 24, 2016

    Saturday, September 24, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Round Auditorium.

    The Homewood Public Library and the Homewood Fire and Rescue Service are proud to offer this...more

    Michael's Arts and Crafts Kid's Club

    August 6 - September 24, 2016

    They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian...more

    Teens and Tech

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    September 24, 2016

    September’s Teens and Tech event provides hands-on activities to introduce middle and high school students to careers in biotechnology. This event will be hosted by students from UAB’s Sci...more

    Self–Defense for Women with Det. Juan Rodriquez

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 24, 2016

    Self–Defense for Women with Det. Juan Rodriquez, Owner of Summit Training Academy

    Saturday, September 24, at 9:30 a.m. in the Large Auditorium...more

    Plant-Soil Relationships (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 24, 2016

    Instructor: Instructor: Henry Hughes, Director of Education, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, September  24 | 8:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens...more

    Coffee, Conversation, and Crafts

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

    September 6 - September 26, 2016

    A gathering of folks who want to meet new people, learn fun crafts, enjoy light refreshments, and feel like a part of the community. It is the happening place to be. All adults welcome and...more

    Writing From Your Heart

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

    September 6 - September 27, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents Learning to Write From Your Heart with instructor Philip Theibert, writing coach and author.   Philip coaches the hidding writer in each of us and brings...more

    Lunch & Learn: Transplanting and Caring

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 28, 2016

    Speaker: David Doggett
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover the tried and true techniques of planting,...more

    Homeschool Hour: Journalism with Jeh Jeh Pruitt

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 29, 2016

    Homeschool Hour: Journalism with Jeh Jeh Pruitt

    Thursday, September 29, at 1:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Interested in learning about...more

    Water And The Environment

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

    September 8 - September 29, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents Water and the Environment, with instructor James Lowery, retired Director of Management Support Services, UAB; serves on 9 environmental boards.  Each week...more

    Dating 101: What Parents Need to Know

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    September 29, 2016

    Facilitated by Amber Sutton from SafeHouse
    Learn about navigating the relationships of emerging teens including, identifying certain patterns of behavior, red flags and how to effectively...more

    Learn to Play Chess

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

    August 25 - September 29, 2016

    Chess teaches a higher level of thinking skills such as the ability to visualize, analyze, and think critically. Bring a friend and make a new friend and have fun learning the game of chess....more

    Autumn at Moss Rock Preserve (field trip)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 1, 2016

    Trip Leaders:
    Patrick Thompson, Arboretum Specialist, The Davis Arboretum at Auburn University
    John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday,...more

    Davis Lecture Series

    Presented by Samford University Howard College of Arts and Sciences at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    October 4, 2016

    Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) founder Bryan Stevenson will present the 2016 J. Roderick Davis Lecture at Samford University Oct. 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall. The university’s...more

    Teen Anime Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 4, 2016

    Teen Anime...more

    Money Matters Workshop – Family Money Skills

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

    October 5, 2016

    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

    Club Create

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

    October 5, 2016

    Come together to create something new! Each month we'll tackle a different craft project with instruction and materials provided. All adults are welcome, but registration is required to reserve...more

    Beginning Quilting

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

    October 7, 2016

    Members of the East Jefferson County Quilt Guild share their vast knowledge of their beloved craft. They demonstrate one new block each month. All materials and equipment are supplied, but if you...more

    Antiques at The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 6 - October 9, 2016

    2016 Public Show Hours

    Thursday, October 6, 11-4 p.m.
    Friday, October 7, 10-7 p.m.
    Saturday, October 8, 10-5 p.m.
    Sunday, October 9, 11-4 p.m.

    General...more

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