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    Photography: What's This Button Do?

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 30, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $50 | Non-Members $60 

    This class is designed for those who have just gotten their first digital camera, or for those who have had one for a while but never really felt comfortable shooting in any mode other than full auto - point and shoot.

    The class will consist of ...more


    Basic Internet

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

    May 2, 2016

    Public Computer Services trainers will introduce participants to the history of the Internet, how to access and surf the Web, what web browsers are, what search engines are available, and basic...more

    Internet Safety

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

    May 2, 2016

    Public Computer Services trainers will show participants tips, strategies, skills, and mindset needed to protect themselves, their computers, and their privacy when accessing and connected to the...more

    Teens Engineer BHM / STEM-L

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

    May 3, 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

    Alabama 4H: Herp Journey

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

    May 3, 2016

    Join the Alabama 4H Science School for an afternoon of hands-on-fun as they introduce some of Alabama’s most famous reptiles—turtle, snake, gator, and more, oh my! This program is made...more

    Word Basic 2010 Part 1

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

    May 3, 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 Basic 2010 Part 2

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

    May 3, 2016

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


    Adult Contemporary Dance Class

    Presented by The Dance Foundation

    September 8, 2015 - May 4, 2016

    Adult Contemporary Dance

    Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30  //  January 5-May 3, 2016 // Studio 5

    Beginner/Intermediate Level taught by Sara Wallace.

    $10/class, drop-in...more

    Teen Knitting

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

    May 4, 2016

    Whether you’re new or a knitting wonder, join our team of expert and teen knitters weekly as we stitch our way to glory! We meet after school Wednesdays through spring. Knitting needles and...more

    Excel Basic 2010 Part 1

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

    May 4, 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 Basic 2010 Part 2

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

    May 4, 2016

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


    Beginning Zentangle Class - half price!

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    May 4, 2016

    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

    Steel City Hackers

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

    May 5, 2016

    What do Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat & Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook have in common? They’re both experts at coding! Hang with us on Thursdays to get your start in coding, building...more

    Alabama 4H: Herp Journey

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

    May 5, 2016

    Join the Alabama 4H Science School for an afternoon of hands-on-fun as they introduce some of Alabama’s most famous reptiles—turtle, snake, gator, and more, oh my! This program is made...more

    Art & Conversation: All the Colors of the Rainbow

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

    May 5, 2016

    Curator Don Wood introduces us to this special exhibition of Uzbekistan Ikat robes and accessories from the collection of Peggy Slappey, opening a window into a culture and tradition that is not...more

    Basic PC

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

    May 5, 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

    May 5, 2016

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


    The History and Mystery of Absinthe

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 6, 2016

    History and Mystery of Absinthe
    Friday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium
    Rumor has it that drinking absinthe...more

    Beginning Quilting

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

    May 6, 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

    History and Mystery of Absinthe

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 6, 2016

    Rumor has it that drinking absinthe (a green aniseed-flavored liqueur) can drive you mad, but Ted Breaux reveals the truth behind this 200-year-old elixir. Learn all about absinthe, as well as how...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class - half price!

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    May 6, 2016

    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

    Our World Our Library (O.W.O.L.)

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 7, 2016

    Join us to learn more about our world as we talk about and learn about Lailat al Miraj with stories and a special craft.


    Cajun Weekend

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

    May 6 - May 8, 2016

    We are thrilled to have the talented Savoy Family Cajun Band as instructors with Wilson teaching accordion, Joel teaching Fiddle, Ann teaching guitar and Marc teaching Cajun music. This a great...more

    Toastmasters District 77 Spring Conference

    Presented by Toastmasters District 77 at Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park, Birmingham

    May 6 - May 8, 2016

    The Toastmasters District 77 Spring Conference will be May 6-8 in Birmingham at the Hilton Perimeter Park. The conference will have a variety of activities including the Evaluation Speech...more

    Tutor Time

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 9, 2016

    Mondays, May 2 & 9, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium. Need some extra help? Middle and elementary school students are welcome to drop in for some free tutor assistance from...more

    7 Ways to Secure Your Business Data

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

    May 9, 2016

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will host several small business seminars in 2016 beginning in April and ending in November that will take place at the Central Library. The small business...more

    Google Docs

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

    May 9, 2016

    This class introduces participants to Google Docs, a free cloud-based word processor and its features.


    Hiring Process for Jefferson County

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

    May 9, 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

    May 9, 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

    BUILD THROW FIRE! Adult Throwing Class

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

    April 5 - May 10, 2016

    Six-weeks pottery class- majority wheel throwing with some hand building Learn pottery techniques through productively working; on the wheel or through hand-built pieces Learn new skills or...more

    Teens Engineer BHM / STEM-L

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

    May 10, 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

    Savvy Women, Smart Investing Workshop & Luncheon

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 10, 2016

    You are cordially invited to the Savvy Women, Smart Investing Workshop & Luncheon hosted by Rachel Reynolds, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. This exclusive event is designed to help you...more

    Neuroscience Cafe: The Reading Brain and Its Role in Autism

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

    May 10, 2016

    Welcome to Neuroscience Cafe, where UAB experts in the neurosciences present topics, create discussion, and answer questions for the community. 

    Our topic for this program is...more

    Word Advanced 2010 Part 1

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

    May 10, 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 Advanced 2010 Part 2

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

    May 10, 2016

    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. 


    After School City Center Art - Spring 2016

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 11 - May 11, 2016

    City Center Art (CCA) is Space One Eleven’s after school arts education program. Elementary and middle school students are...more

    Teen Knitting

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

    May 11, 2016

    Whether you’re new or a knitting wonder, join our team of expert and teen knitters weekly as we stitch our way to glory! We meet after school Wednesdays through spring. Knitting needles and...more

    ABCs of Medicare

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    May 11, 2016

    Karen Haiflich, an Independent Benefits Advisor, will provide simple, straightforward answers to help you better understand Medicare and all of the options available to you. Free and open to...more

    Excel Advanced 2010 Part 1

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

    May 11, 2016

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


    Excel Advanced 2010 Part 2

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

    May 11, 2016

    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.


    Lunch & Learn: That WOW Factor

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 11, 2016

    Speaker: Pete Northcott - LAH Real Estate
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Hear from a realtor the tips...more

    ARTfix! Figure Drawing and Portraiture with Andy Jordan

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 14 - May 12, 2016

    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

    Steel City Hackers

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

    May 12, 2016

    What do Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat & Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook have in common? They’re both experts at coding! Hang with us on Thursdays to get your start in coding, building...more

    Birmingham Speaks: The Future of Public Art in Birmingham

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

    May 12, 2016

    Throughout the world, art has played a critical role in making cities vibrant and friendly. Often, these spaces encourage discourse and gathering, and have provided communities with a source of...more

    ARC Stories Roots: Stories about the Nature of the South

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 13, 2016

    Friday May 13 | 6:30 pm
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Formal Garden
    General Admission $10

    Arc Stories features true, personal stories told live in front of an...more

    Alabama Charcoal (now on Saturdays!)

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 16 - May 14, 2016

    Alabama Charcoal is an art program for committed high school students. The program is designed to enhance technical drawing skills and allow students to explore concepts of their...more

    Family Yoga in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    For ages 3 and up 
    Instructor: Annie Damsky
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, May 14 | 9-10 a.m.
    $15 drop-in (child+1 adult)
    $5 for an additional...more

    MS PowerPoint Part 1

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

    May 16, 2016

    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

    MS PowerPoint Part 2

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

    May 16, 2016

    This class serves as a continuation of Part 1 of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.


    Common Questions Regarding Your Personal Insurance

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

    May 16, 2016

    Risk in personal life can cause significant financial loss and hardship. Homeowner’s may have limited knowledge or understanding on how to determine the proper insurance coverage for their...more

    Teens Engineer BHM / STEM-L

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

    May 17, 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

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