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    Jungle Book - Missoula Children's theater Summer Camp

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

    June 22 - June 27, 2015

    Ever been abandoned in the jungle, adopted by wolves, taught by a bear, befriended by a panther and chased by a tiger? In the Missoula Children’s Theatre musical adaptation of THE JUNGLE BOOK, Mowgli the man-cub has all these adventures and more. Join him as he escapes from the Monkey-People, outwits a tiger, enlists the help of a rock-python, explores what it means to be human and learns a lesson from the ...more


    Database: Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

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

    May 26, 2015

    Let a Business, Science, and Technology staff show you how to use the Ferguson's Career Guidance Center database, with detailed and up-to-date profiles of more than 2,050 of today's most...more

    Book Signing with Mr. Roe Bonner, Author of Behind The Mic: The Rise and Fall of Personality Radio

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

    May 26, 2015

    Meet Mr. Roe Bonner, former radio disc jockey for WENN 107.7 FM and author of the book Behind The Mic: The Rise and Fall of Personality Radio. Bonner will be available to sign books and...more

    TEEN Writing Group

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

    September 10, 2014 - May 27, 2015

    Like to write? Looking for an audience with which to share your work? The Teen Department is offering a writing group where teens can build writing skills and provide feedback to one another....more

    Lunch and Learn: Luscious Lawns

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 27, 2015

    Growing and maintaining healthy lawns takes less effort than you might think.


    Power of Choice

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

    April 2 - May 28, 2015

    Bring your child and learn how to make informed food choices for better health.


    TEDxBirminghamWomen 2015

    Presented by TEDxBirmingham at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    May 29, 2015

    Momentum. Moving forward. Gaining speed. Building traction.

    At TEDxBirminghamWomen 2015, we’ll explore the bold ideas that create momentum in how we think, live and work. From the young...more

    Grubdown

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

    March 10 - May 30, 2015

    Come and meet the library's pets! We get each animal out for you to pet as we talk about it's grooming and care as well as it's native habitat.

     


    Basic PC

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

    June 1, 2015

    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 1, 2015

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


    Social Media: Pinterest

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

    June 1, 2015

    Pinterest is a free social media website, which offers visual discovery, storage and sharing. This class will introduce you to the basics of one of the most popular social networking sites. Get...more

    Word 2010 Basic Part 1

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

    June 2, 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

    June 2, 2015

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


    Job Search Tips with Jack Norris

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 3, 2015

    Local career counselor, Jack Norris, presents a program which will cover a variety of topics related to the job search process, including resume building; interviewing skills; networking; and,...more

    Clean Living for Healthy Living

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    June 3, 2015

    Improving your life one meal at a time. It's not a diet, it's a happy and healthy lifestyle. Join us for recipes, demos, and samples.


    The Art of Making Up Stuff: Fiction Camp!

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

    June 1 - June 4, 2015

    This camp will cover the basics of writing fiction, from landscape and setting to plot and character development. With plenty of writing prompts and games, campers will have fun creating stories...more

    Painting Vibrant Portraits

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council

    June 6, 2015

    Entertaining and informative workshop on creating bright, colorful Portraits. Her simple instruction includes sketching tips, loose application of paint, unique color schemes, blending, proportion...more

    Tangles Inspired by the Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6, 2015

    In this weekend workshop we will learn to use Tombow brush markers with water to create watercolor a large watercolor drawing of Zentangle® patterns that are inspired by the gardens. On...more

    Drawing Workshop with Artist Cory Casella

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

    June 6, 2015

    Artist Cory Casella will share his technique of drawing in pen with one continuous line. The event will be held in the Story Castle in the Children's Department located on the 2nd floor of the...more

    PowerPoint 2010 Part 1

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

    June 8, 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

    PowerPoint 2010 Part 2

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

    June 8, 2015

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


    Social Media: LinkedIn

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

    June 8, 2015

    LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site. This class will show you how to make professional connections using this social media tool.


    Unmask the Artist in You with Cherie Hunt

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

    June 9, 2015

    Local artist, Cherie Hunt, will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to complete their very own canvas masterpiece.


    CODING FOR GIRLS

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 9, 2015

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

    Word 2010 Advanced Part 1

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

    June 9, 2015

    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

    June 9, 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.


    Hunger Games

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    June 10, 2015

    The odds will be ever in your favor when you join Dynamic Education Adventures to explore the science of survival through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen. Participants will make Mockingjay pins as...more

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

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 10, 2015

    Have you been wondering what all you can do with your iPad and iPhone? This workshop is geared towards the intermediate user. Join us as Jeff Mann, Apple® Certified trainer for Alabama...more

    Lunch and Learn: Drink Your Garden

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 10, 2015

    Savor the fruits of your labor. Use botanicals to enhance flavor and add depth to create the perfect cocktail.


    How to Make Ladder Yarn Necklaces

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

    June 10, 2015

    Learn how to make ladder yarn necklaces. Easy to make, beautiful to wear.
     


    Unmask the Artist in You with Cherie Hunt

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Pratt City Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    June 11, 2015

    Local artist, Cherie Hunt, will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to complete their very own canvas masterpiece.


    Hunger Games

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

    June 11, 2015

    The odds will be ever in your favor when you join Dynamic Education Adventures to explore the science of survival through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen. Participants will make Mockingjay pins as...more

    Summer Once Upon a Ballet Camp

    Presented by Children's Dance Foundation at Children's Dance Foundation, Birmingham

    June 8 - June 12, 2015

    Entering 1st & 2nd Graders
    Discover familiar folktales of ballet! Learn classical dance steps and gestures of famous characters, make costumes, explore the use of props and dance along...more

    Y'all Connect Presented by Alabama Power

    Presented by Wade Kwon Consulting LLC

    June 12, 2015

    Y’all Connect Presented by Alabama Power is a blogging and social media conference taking place June 12, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala....more

    Up Close & Personal: Macrophotography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 13, 2015

    This course will focus on all aspects of capturing, processing and displaying macro-photographic (extreme close-up) images using the plants, features and environment of Birmingham Botanical...more

    Self–Defense for Women with Det. Juan Rodriquez

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 13, 2015

    The best way to prepare yourself to fight off an attacker is to take a self-defense class. Join us as Detective Juan Rodriquez, owner of Summit Training Academy, teaches you how to size up a...more

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy Workshop: Census and Sensibility Using and Interpreting U.S. Census

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

    June 13, 2015

    First taken in 1790, the U.S. census is probably a genealogist's most-used resource. Beginners and experts alike use the federal census as the starting point for their research. Learn the ins...more

    AARP Smart Driver Course with Anne Walker

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 13, 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

    Painting: Alla Prima Painting with Terry Strickland

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

    June 13, 2015

    About the Workshop:

    Alla Prima, quick sketch paintings done in a single session, is an art form unto itself.

    ...more

    Basic PC

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

    June 15, 2015

    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 15, 2015

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


    The ABC’s of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 16, 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, and how...more

    The ABC’s of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 16, 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, and how...more

    Hero Art Drawing Workshop with Artist Melissa Shultz-Jones

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

    June 16, 2015

    Artist Melissa Shultz-Jones will lead a "Hero Art" session for children and accompanying adult family members. The event will be held in the Story Castle in the Children's...more

    Google Docs

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

    June 16, 2015

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


    Downloadables: Ebooks & Audiobooks

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

    June 16, 2015

    Participants will be introduced to the digital library and how to download E--books and audiobooks onto various devices. (These classes are offered as part of our Summer Reading Programs.)


    Sloss Furnace Presents The Role of Convict Leasing

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    June 17, 2015

    The story of Alabama's convict leasing system, in effect from 1866 to 1928 (last state to outlaw this horrific system), is an infamous chapter in the state's history. Robert Patton, Alabama...more

    Organizing Your Time Effectively?

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

    June 18, 2015

    There seems to never be enough time to get things done. This program will provide you with accounting tips so you can approach next time with ease, plus have your company financials ready when...more

    The Normandy Invasion…What If? With Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 18, 2015

    Join us as writer Niki Sepsas explores the Normandy Invasion. It is hard to conceive the epic scope of this decisive battle that foreshadowed the end of Hitler’s dream of Nazi...more

    Escape Your Town with Brandon Smith

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

    June 18, 2015

    Join Brandon as he takes you on a look around the Birmingham area for quick and inexpensive fun trips!


    Hero Quilts

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

    June 19, 2015

    An interactive workshop that explores the African American tradition of quilt making. Participants will create a quilt square using an applique technique to highlight their own personal hero.


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