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    Belly Dance Classes

    at The Dance Foundation, Birmingham

    May 28, 2015 - May 26, 2016

    What is American Tribal Style® Belly Dance?
    American Tribal Style® Belly Dance (ATS®) is an elegant system of steps danced with partners in duet, trio or quartet formations. Using cues, transitions and musical phrasing, we create improvisational choreographies to use for personal practice or performance. There’s something for everyone in ATS®!

    Getting Started ...more


    Body Changing

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

    May 15 - May 29, 2016

    Provides informal support in reaching healthy weight goals. Nutritional and exercise information is available, but no specific diet or plan is preferred. Provides a forum for discussion of common...more

    Wire Welding Skills: Beginner - Intermediate

    Presented by MAKEbhm

    May 29, 2016

    Spend an evening learning the basics of wire, or MIG (metal inert gas) welding from Julie Carpenter. You will learn while create something special to take home. This fast paced class is great for...more

    Teens Engineer BHM / STEM-L

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

    May 31, 2016

    Do you love technology? Want to know how to program a robot? Do you like to take things apart to see what makes them tick? Join us after school each Tuesday through the spring to work with UAB’s...more

    Coffee, Conversation, and Crafts

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

    May 2 - May 31, 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

    Basic Crochet Class

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

    May 3 - May 31, 2016

    If you are just learning how to crochet or need a refresher course, join in and learn all the basic techniques of crochet and have fun while you learn. Instructor, Joan Black.


    Yellowhammer Creative Print School

    Presented by MAKEbhm

    May 31, 2016

    Learn the basic skills of screen printing. This workshop provides attendees with a fun introduction to hand screen printing. Each 
    student will leave with their own screen printed...more

    Bye, Bye Tantrums: Parenting Program

    Presented by Hoover Public Library

    June 2, 2016

    Learn to control tantrums in very young children. Register 5/18-6/1


    Art & Conversation: The Art of the Brand

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    June 2, 2016

    Last year, the Museum went through the process of designing its new logo. BMA Creative Director James Williams takes us through the interesting steps involved in creating the Museum’s visual...more

    Bye, Bye Tantrums at Hoover Library

    Presented by Training Wheels Needed and Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 2, 2016

    What if I said you could end temper tantrums forever? 

    I'm Rachel Raybin, M.S.Ed., and Bye, Bye Tantrums is my solution. I’ve taken the lessons I learned from managing almost...more

    Jump Start Your Job Search with Andrea Wilson Woods

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 2, 2016

    Jump Start Your Job Search with Andrea Wilson Woods

    Thursday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Boardroom

    Andrea Wilson Woods is an ICF Certified Associate Certified Coach specializing...more

    Beginning Quilting

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

    June 3, 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

    ACT Prep Camp

    Presented by University of Montevallo at University of Montevallo, Montevallo

    May 31 - June 3, 2016

    One point can be the difference in receiving a scholarship! 

    Who: Up and coming sophomores, juniors and seniors

    Where: The University of Montevallo

    When:...more

    The Coosa Valley Prairies (field trip) A Hotspot for Biodiversity!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    The Coosa Valley Prairies site is a 900-acre conservation easement on industrial pinelands held by The Nature Conservancy, and is considered one of the most significantly biodiverse hotspots in...more

    Water Features of the Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, June 4| 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $65 members| $75 non-members

    The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a target...more

    Life in 1916

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

    June 6, 2016

    Staff from the Birmingham Public Library Archives Department will show and tell what it was like to live in Birmingham a hundred years ago.
     


    Steps to Starting Your Business

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

    June 6, 2016

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will host several small business seminars over the next several months beginning Monday, April 4, 2016. The seminars will take place at the Central Library....more

    Basic PC

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

    June 6, 2016

    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

    June 6, 2016

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


    Teens Engineer BHM / STEM-L

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

    June 7, 2016

    Do you love technology? Want to know how to program a robot? Do you like to take things apart to see what makes them tick? Join us after school each Tuesday through the spring to work with UAB’s...more

    The Rise and Fall of Atticus Finch

    Presented by North Shelby Library and Alabama Humanities Foundation at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    June 7, 2016

    Atticus Finch isn't a hero? A new generation of readers is bringing To Kill a Mockingbird before the bar of judgement. This presentation will explain why the song of the mockingbird has never...more

    Handle with Care: Preserving Your Family Papers and Photographs

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

    June 7, 2016

    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 talk introduces the fundamentals of home...more

    Fun with Devices

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

    June 7, 2016

    Would you like to learn about the cool things that you can try on your Android tablet or iPad? Join us to learn about fun game apps to download and play, as well as free ebooks and audiobooks...more

    Gifts of a Wordsmith

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

    June 7, 2016

    Free adult poetry workshop held in the First Floor Conferene Room of the Central Library. Come learn and share in a supportive environment. 


    Lunch & Learn: Native Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 8, 2016

    Speaker: John Manion
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn how to grow and use natives in flower...more

    Learn to Knit: Knitting Basics for Teens

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

    June 8, 2016

    Learn the basics of knitting. The teen class will cover how to start and make an even row to eventually make a potholder or the beginnings of a...more

    Every House Has a History: Researching Birmingham Area Houses, Buildings, and Churches

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

    June 8, 2016

    Jefferson County enjoys a rich architectural heritage. This talk will introduce you to sources available at the Birmingham Public Library Archives Department to help you locate vintage photos...more

    Patent Basics

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

    June 8, 2016

    Participants will learn about the different types of patents, why you might need one, and how to begin your patent search. Follow along as we go through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's...more

    Wire Welding Skills: Beginner - Intermediate

    Presented by MAKEbhm

    June 8, 2016

    Spend an evening learning the basics of wire, or MIG (metal inert gas) welding from Julie Carpenter. You will learn while create something special to take home. This fast paced class is great for...more

    Jump Start Your Job Search: Writing Killer Resumes

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 9, 2016

    Jump Start Your Job Search: Writing Killer Resumes

    Thursday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Boardroom

    Do you want to write a killer resume?  Learn the four key ingredients from...more

    Handle with Care: Preserving Your Family Papers and Photographs

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

    June 9, 2016

    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 talk introduces the fundamentals of home...more

    Urban Fiction

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at North Avondale Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    June 9, 2016

    Urban Fiction has become one of the most popular genres for our library patrons. Birmingham Public Library staff will provide an overview of the genre, discuss urban fiction publishers, authors,...more

    Summer Dance Intensive for 3rd-6th graders

    Presented by The Dance Foundation at The Dance Foundation, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 10, 2016

    Dance Intensive   //   entering 3rd-6th grade   //   $225

    Study the artistry of dance – technique in a variety of styles, improvisation, choreography, rehearsal and...more

    Urban Fiction

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

    June 10, 2016

    Urban Fiction has become one of the most popular genres for our library patrons. Birmingham Public Library staff will provide an overview of the genre, discuss urban fiction publishers, authors,...more

    The Secret Life of Bugs

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 10, 2016

    For children ages 4-5 years  
    June 6-10 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    A classic garden favorite returns! Explore The...more

    Growing Through Yoga

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 10, 2016

    For children entering grades 5K-4/Limited to 20 children.
    June 6-10 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members*|$200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Go on a yoga adventure in The...more

    Summer Paint & Clay Camp with Jayne Morgan and Lana Hobbs

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    June 6 - June 10, 2016

    Summer Paint and Clay Camp with Jayne Morgan and Lana Hobbs

    Jayne and Lana will teach students the skills of both painting and ceramics through several fun and exciting projects! Jayne...more

    Moving Ground Summer Tour

    Presented by Sanspointe Dance Company

    June 6 - June 10, 2016

    Sanspointe Dance Company will be hitting the road this summer (June 6-10th) for their second AL tour, Moving Ground.  The company will share old and new dance works with four cities in the...more

    Family Yoga in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 11, 2016

    For ages 3 and up 
    Instructor: Annie Damsky
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, June 11 | 9-10 a.m.
    $15 drop-in (child+1 adult)
    $5 for an additional...more

    Self–Defense for Women with Det. Juan Rodriquez

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 11, 2016

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

    Saturday, June 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the Large Auditorium

    The best way to prepare yourself to...more

    It's So Easy to Exercise!

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

    June 11, 2016

    Join us for a sample of a low impact/chair exercise program designed for cardiovascular activity, strength training, and flexibility techniques. Certified fitness instructor Russell...more

    Senior Lives Matter

    Presented by Neighborhood Housing Services of Birmingham, Inc.

    June 11, 2016

    Neighborhood Housing Services of Birmingham, Inc. Celebrating NeighborWorks Week Creating Opportunities for Seniors: Senior Lives Matter  


    Slow Art Sunday: Mountain Boulder, Chinese (Qing dynasty)

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    June 12, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your...more

    Fun with Devices

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

    June 13, 2016

    Would you like to learn about the cool things that you can try on your Android tablet or iPad? Join us to learn about fun game apps to download and play, as well as free ebooks and audiobooks...more

    Hiring Process for Jefferson County

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

    June 13, 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

    Handle with Care: Preserving Your Family Papers and Photographs

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

    June 14, 2016

    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 talk introduces the fundamentals of home...more

    Explore the Past with the Birmingham Public Library’s African-American History Online

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

    June 14, 2016

    Our database, African-American History Online, covers a multitude of topics associated with the African American experience. This fascinating resource uses primary documents, slideshows and...more

    Studio 104 with Trina Stogner

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

    June 14, 2016

    Studio 104 with Trina Stogner

    Fun adult evening classes with Trina Stogner.   Gather your friends and head out to the SCAC.  Bring your...more

    Books & Beads

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

    June 15, 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

    Learn to Knit: Knitting Basics for Adults

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

    June 15, 2016

    Learn the basics of knitting. From a simple cast-on to knitting and purling....more

    Jump Start Your Job Search: How to Ace Your Next Job Interview

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 16, 2016

    Jump Start Your Job Search: How to Ace Your Next Job Interview

    Thursday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Boardroom

    What is the best way for you to rock your next job interview? ...more

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