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    Beginner Belly Dance - specializing in ATS format

    Presented by The Dance Foundation at The Dance Foundation, Birmingham

    January 5 - December 15, 2017

    Beginner bellydance class in American Tribal style.These classes include basic movements, group formations, posture and positive body awareness, zils (finger cymbals) and music! Each class will cover movements from our slow and fast tempo vocabulary, stretching and finger cymbal instruction. Some Info about American Tribal Style Bellydance: American Tribal Style belly dance's movements are ...more


    Zentangle Six Week Series of Art Classes

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    January 21 - February 25, 2017

    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

    Making Money with Photography - Workshop

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    February 25, 2017

    This workshop will explore the options for making money with photography.


    Linoleum Block Printing - Beginner Workshop

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    February 25, 2017

    Print making offers the chance to make something beautiful which can also be broadcast to the many. In the class, students will learn how to cut a printing block along with how to pull a print...more

    Sennelier Abstract Acrylic with April Levi

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    February 25, 2017

    Learn to create paintings using collage techniques. Begin by creating a series of small media experiments with acrylic paint on paper. Then use your experiments as texture and color within a...more

    Reiki 2 Certification Class

    Presented by Natural Forces Studio at Birmingham Yoga, Birmingham

    February 25, 2017

    This is the second level class in the Reiki degrees. This class takes the student deeper into the practice, raising the vibration, and opening more to the ray of energy. Symbols and mantras are...more

    UAB Department of Music presents the annual Jazz Summit

    Presented by UAB Department of Music at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    February 23 - February 25, 2017

    Legendary saxophonist Bob Mintzer and the Yellowjackets performing. Locations include the UAB Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall and Alys Stephens Center Jemison Concert Hall. A final, free...more

    UAB Department of Music presents the annual Jazz Summit

    Presented by UAB Department of Music at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    February 23 - February 25, 2017

    The 2017 UAB Jazz Summit will begin Thursday, February 23rd at 9:00am in the Hulsey Center. We will kick off the Summit with a concert featuring Bob Mintzer and the UAB Jazz Ensemble. After that,...more

    Women's Wood Craft Class

    Presented by /r/Birmingham

    February 25, 2017

    Women's Wood Working Class for beginners. No experience required and no tools required. Class size is limited to 8 and will be a fun, hands on class. You will learn about basic hand tools, power...more

    The Road to College

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 27, 2017

    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

    Promethean Board Basics

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

    February 27, 2017

    Are you interested in learning how to use an interactive whiteboard for teaching or presentations?  We’ll teach you with the library’s Promethean board, a touch-sensitive, drawing-capable...more

    Niki Sepsas Presents Twelve Hands and a Flag: The Raising of the Stars and Stripes over Iwo Jima

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 28, 2017

    Niki Sepsas Presents Twelve Hands and a Flag: The Raising of the Stars and Stripes over Iwo Jima

    Tuesday, February 28, at 3:30 p.m. in the Round...more

    A History of Birmingham Architecture

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

    February 7 - February 28, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents A HISTORY OF BIRMINGHAM ARCHITECTURE with instructors Jim Baggett, Head Archivist, Birmingham Library and Rebecca Dobrinski, local historian.  Topics...more

    Learn Cursive Writing and General Penmanship

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

    February 7 - February 28, 2017

    Tutors assist student in basic cursive writing techniques.


    Community Forum: Discussing the Immigrant/ Refugee Ban

    Presented by Birmingham Interfaith Human Rights Committee at UAB Mervyn Sterne Library, Birmingham

    February 28, 2017

    Join us for a panel-style discussion about the immigrant/ refugee ban led by local activists and community members. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and literature will...more

    POWER-UP 2017: Resiliency, Climate and Energy in Uncertain Times

    Presented by Alabama Environmental Council at Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham

    February 28, 2017

    Alabama Environmental Council will host the fifth POWER-UP Forum on February 28, 2017 to continue expanding its energy activities. AEC engages citizens in working toward sustainable policies and...more

    Money Matters Workshop – Your Credit Report

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

    March 1, 2017

    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

    Go Wild for Native Plants

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham and Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    March 2, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents GO WILD FOR NATIVE PLANTS with Susan Hammack, Master Gardener.  We will look at the importance of maintaining and expanding the number of native plants in...more

    Beginning Quilting

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

    March 3, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Psych Friday

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 3, 2017

    Your brain is the basis for everything you think, feel and do. Sessions and activities will explore what psychologists have discovered about brain, mind and behavior, from basic research to...more

    AARP Smart Driver Course

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 4, 2017

    The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for older drivers. Those who complete the course may be...more

    S.A.N.E. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Training Session

    Presented by Crisis Center at Crisis Center, Birmingham

    March 3 - March 4, 2017

    The Crisis Center seeks registered nurses with one year of experience for a specialized S.A.N.E. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) training. S.A.N.E. nurses provide medical care and forensic exams...more

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy – Digital Dixie 2

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

    March 4, 2017

    Do you have ancestors from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, or Texas? In this workshop, you will discover digital genealogy resources that you never knew existed from these...more

    Documentary Sunday - The World’s Most Enlightening Region by N.S. Xavier

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 5, 2017

    Documentary Sunday - The World’s Most Enlightening Region by N.S. Xavier

    Sunday, March 5, at 3 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    In a world of...more

    Reiki 1 Certification

    Presented by Natural Forces Studio at Birmingham Yoga, Birmingham

    March 5, 2017

    Reiki (pronounced Ray kee) is a natural healing system of healing for the body, mind and spirit. Reiki is a universal energy that supports us in all that we do.

    Have you ever wondered what...more

    Intro to 3D Printing

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

    March 6, 2017

    Curious about 3D printing and all you can do with the technology?  This class is the perfect introduction. You’ll learn how the MakerBot works as well as the basics of finding and...more

    Speaker Spotlight 2017 with Sir Ken Robinson

    Presented by Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation at Samford University Wright Center, Birmingham

    March 9, 2017

    The Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation is very excited to announce that the keynote speaker for its first Speaker Spotlight event will be Sir Ken Robinson, internationally acclaimed expert on...more

    3D Printing Open Lab

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

    March 9, 2017

    See the 3D printers in action and get your printing questions answered. The open lab will also offer tips for best practices to achieve a successful print from your model. Registration is not...more

    OLLI Bonus Program - Elections, Making Sense of It All

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 10, 2017

    OLLI Bonus Program - Elections, Making Sense of It All

    Friday, March 10, at 1 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Dr. Natalie Davis, Professor of...more

    Elections: Making Sense of it All

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

    March 10, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents ELECTIONS: MAKING SENSE OF IT ALL. with Dr. Natalie Davis, Professor of Political Science, Birmingham Southern University.  The November 2016 elections...more

    Quick-Sketch Oil Painting with Kim English

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    March 9 - March 11, 2017

    Award-winning artist and faculty member at the Rocky Mountain School of Art, Kim English’s paintings depict the simple beauty found in everyday life. Of his direct, quick-sketch style, Kim says,...more

    Small Books Workshop with Tamara Moan

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local at PaperWorkersLocal, Birmingham

    March 11, 2017

    Cut-Crease-Bind: Small Books Workshop with Tamara Moan, Saturday March 11, 2017 10am - 4pm. Small books are easy to make and customize. Fill them with lists, wishes, drawings and stories...more

    Author Talk with Sydney Nathans – A Mind to Stay

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

    March 13, 2017

    Author Sydney Nathans will discuss and sign copies of his book, A Mind to Stay. The event will be held in the Arrington Auditorium, 4th floor of the Linn-Henley Research...more

    Edward Jones Workshop & Luncheon - Tax-free Investing

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 14, 2017

    This workshop is a partnership between Edward Jones and the Homewood Public Library. You are cordially invited to the Edward Jones Tax-free Investing Workshop & Luncheon hosted by Rachel...more

    Genealogy 101 - Digital Dixie

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 14, 2017

    Genealogy 101 - Digital Dixie

    Tuesday, March 14, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 101 (Lower Level) 

    Do you have ancestors from Virginia, Maryland,...more

    Spanish Conversation Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 14, 2017

    Adults (17+) are welcome to practice their Spanish language skills!


    No Reading Required: Teamwork and The Walking Dead

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 14, 2017

    Are you a fan of The Walking Dead?

    Join the new “No Reading Required” group at Hoover Library on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 pm as we examine the different teamwork lessons found in this...more

    Apple Mobile Devices with Tech Ease

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

    March 14, 2017

    A Certified Apple Consultant answers your questions about Apple mobile products including iPhones, iPads and Macbooks. Registration is not required and everyone is welcome. Class takes place in...more

    One-on-One Tutorial: Downloadables

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

    March 15, 2017

    Want to take advantage of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks, but not sure how to get started? Learn how to browse, check-out and download eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive, the library’s...more

    Birmingham Public Library and the Birmingham Bar Foundation 2017 Student Mock Trial Program

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

    January 19 - March 16, 2017

    The Birmingham Public Library (Central Branch) and the Birmingham Bar Foundation, in conjunction with the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Alabama, announce the...more

    How to Get Published

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham and Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    March 16, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents HOW TO GET PUBLISHED with Suzanne La Rosa, Publisher of NewSouth Books in Montgomery, AL.  Explore what publishers want from writers, what it takes to get...more

    Revisiting Forgotten Alabama with Author Glenn Wills

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 17, 2017

    Come along on with author/photographer Glenn Wills as he describes his journey to document Alabama's forgotten and abandoned treasures. These images displayed in this book have been collected over...more

    Tailoring Techniques

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

    March 17, 2017

    Ms. Nona continues her series on classic tailoring techniques. This class is limited to those who have attended previous classes in the series or who have prior tailoring experience.


    An Evening with the Author Patrick deWitt

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

    March 18, 2017

    The exuberant young Canadian writer Patrick deWitt hit the ground running with his debut Ablutions: Notes for a Novel, a funny and dark addition to road fiction that would sit more than...more

    Lost Art of Letters Workshop with Tamara Moan

    Presented by Alabama Art Supply

    March 18, 2017

    In the age of e-mail, Facebook and Twitter, a real live letter in the mailbox still gives a thrill.  Through writing exercises we'll explore the structure of letters, how to capture a moment,...more

    Alabama Wildlife Center & Audubon Teaches Nature - Mysteries of Bird Migration

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center and Birmingham Audubon Society

    March 19, 2017

    Refreshments are offered at 1:30pm in the Observation Room at the Alabama Wildlife Center followed by the program at 2:00pm in the AWC auditorium.  Anne G. Miller, Guest Speaker....more

    Author Talk with Michael Fitzgerald – Reconstruction in Alabama

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

    March 20, 2017

    Historian Michael Fitzgerald will discuss and sign copies of his book Reconstruction in Alabama, the first new book on this topic in a century. The event will be held in the Arrington...more

    ABC'S of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 17 - March 21, 2017

    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

    Glue Gun Gang: Super Pretty Switch Plates

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 21, 2017

    Hand-sew a great Valentine's gift for yourself or someone else! 

    Adults only. 

    RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. 

    Theatre Conference Room


    Twitter 101

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

    March 21, 2017

    Learn how to get started using Twitter. We’ll help you send your first tweet, interact with other users, gain followers and more! Call Bethany at 205-978-4679 to register. Class...more

    iProduct Master Class: Photography Using iPads & iPhones

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 22 - March 22, 2017

    Join us as we Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease, a member of the Apple® Consultants Network, take a comprehensive look at photos for Apple iOS and macOS Sierra. Topics will...more

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