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    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 out the interior genius that exists within all.  He give little exercises that force the creative genius to spill out on paper.  He unleashes the unspoken stories inside all of us and encourages the writing that ...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

    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

    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

    An Examination of Gardens, Design Styles, Historical Influences and Future Development

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 29, 2016

    Instructor: Fred Spicer, Garden Designer & Public Garden Professional
    September 29 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members-Only|Free...more

    Know Your Rights Workshop

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

    September 29, 2016

    Do you know what your rights are if you were pulled over by the police? Are you aware that certain moves by drivers can make police officers fearful, thus putting your life and others in the car...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

    Harvest Flower Crown Workshop

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 1, 2016

    Instructor: Meagan Winningham of Alabama Eden
    Saturday, October 1|10-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $25 general admission

    There's no better way to...more

    Eat Drink Read Write – An Evening with Chef Bryant Terry

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

    October 1, 2016

    Chef Bryant Terry is a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership award-winning chef, author, and food-justice activist as well as the Chef-In-Residence at San Francisco’s Museum of the African...more

    Eat Drink Read Write – Children’s Adventurous Food Art Reception

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

    October 3, 2016

    Delve into the minds of local children’s interpretations of adventurous food through this juried exhibit of artwork located in the First Floor Gallery at the Central Library. The Junior League...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

    Audubon Society Introduction to Birding

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and Birmingham Audubon Society at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 4, 2016

    Audubon Society Introduction to Birding

    Tuesday, October 4, at 2:00 p.m. in the Room 101 (Lower Level)

    Like birds, but don’t know how to make...more

    Word 2010 Basic Part 1

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

    October 4, 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

    October 4, 2016

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


    Eat Drink Read Write – Fermented & Foraged Food Panel Discussion

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

    October 4, 2016

    Pete Halupka and Lindsay Whiteaker of Harvest Root Farm & Ferment, Cameron Strouss of Deep Roots Apotheké, and Chef Thyme Randle of the Underground Cooking Academy will discuss fermented and...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

    Excel 2010 Basic Part 1

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

    October 5, 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

    October 5, 2016

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


    Making Sense of Medicare Workshop

    Presented by Bessemer Public Library at Bessemer Library, Bessemer

    October 6, 2016

    Turning 65? Speaker, Maria Watkins will take the time to help you understand the ABCDs of the program and the wealth of healthcare resources it provides. 


    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

    Spiritual Abuse

    Presented by Andrea Mathews, LPC, LLC and Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 7, 2016

    Spiritual Abuse

    A Workshop for LPCs, ALCs, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurses, Addiction Counselors and other Mental Health...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

    The Art of Soy Candle Making

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

    October 9, 2016

    The Art of Soy Candle Making class will take you step by step into how to handcraft highly fragrant soy candles at home. Everyone will be able to take home a newly crafted soy candle. All tools...more

    Introduction to Raspberry Pi

    Presented by Women Who Code at Innovation Depot, Birmingham

    October 10, 2016

    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

    Meet n' greet - Bring your cards, meet women working in IT & tech, learn what other people are doing, bring your best questions! Bring your...more

    Basic PC

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

    October 10, 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

    October 10, 2016

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


    Hiring Process for Jefferson County

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

    October 10, 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: Ferguson's Guidance Center

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

    October 10, 2016

    Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive career research database, providing detailed and up-to-date profiles of more than 2,050 of today's most popular jobs in more than 94...more

    Word 2010 Advanced Part 1

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

    October 11, 2016

    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

    October 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 Word 2010.


    Lunch & Learn: Ask the Experts!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 12, 2016

    Speaker: TBD
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Bring your garden related questions and ask the panel. Trees,...more

    Excel 2010 Advanced Part 1

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

    October 12, 2016

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


    Excel 2010 Advanced Part 2

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

    October 12, 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. 


    Nearsighted Epidemic: How can I save my child from myopia

    October 13, 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

    The Titanic

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

    October 13, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents The Titanic, with Julie Williams, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Samford University and author.  Professor Williams describes her great-uncle's story...more

    AARP Smart Driver Course with Joe Ross

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 15, 2016

    AARP Smart Driver Course with Joe Ross

    Saturday, October 15, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Boardroom

    The AARP Smart Driver Course,...more

    American Girl Girls Just Like Me: Monarch Butterfly Journey with Lanie

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 16, 2016

    For children age 5 and above
    Instructor: Robin Geurs
    Sunday, October 16 | 2-4 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $20 Members | $25 Non-Members

    Inspired by...more

    Old Time Music & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

    October 13 - October 16, 2016

    During this workshop quilters, basket makers and painters pursue their arts in a beautiful, encouraging atmosphere while others fully immerse themselves in old-time music, their days and nights...more

    Preserving Your Family Papers & Photos

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

    October 17, 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

    Researching Your House History

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

    October 17, 2016

    This class will introduce participants to sources available at the library and on-line to help them research the history of a house in Jefferson County. Participants can learn when a house was...more

    ABC'S of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 20 - October 18, 2016

    Tuesday, at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in Room 116 (Lower Level)

    Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? Karen Haiflich will answer all your...more

    Genealogy 101:Piles of Paper and Digital Dilemmas: Organizing Your Genealogy Research

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 18, 2016

    Genealogy 101: Piles of Paper and Digital Dilemmas: Organizing Your Genealogy Research

    Tuesday, October 18, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 101 (Lower...more

    BPL Database: Financial Literacy

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

    October 18, 2016

    Business, Science and Technology staff will demonstrate the features and functions of the library's new financial literacy database.  Although the database was designed with high school...more

    Patent Basics

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

    October 18, 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

    Books & Beads

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

    October 19, 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

    Find My Past (Genealogy Database)

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

    October 19, 2016

    This hands-on class will introduce you to Findmypast, our newest genealogy database.  Findmypast is an ever-expanding collection of over 2 billion historical records from around the...more

    Book Wedsites: Not Just for Librarians Anymore

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

    October 19, 2016

    A library staff member will guide attendees on an exploration of book websites for the general or avid reader. Some sites may be familiar; others will probably be new discoveries. Come and explore...more

    The Seige Of Leningrad In W.W.II

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

    October 20, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents the Siege of Leningrad with Peter Kirchikov, Ukraine native, historian, and author.  Learn how the Russians held off the Nazis for 900 days in the longest...more

    The History of Birmingham’s Oak Hill Cemetery

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and Oak Hill Cemetery at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 20, 2016

    The History of Birmingham’s Oak Hill Cemetery

    Thursday, October 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Oak Hill Cemetery is ...more

    MS PowerPoint Part 1

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

    October 24, 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

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