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    HISTORY + HERITAGE

    African American Genealogy for Beginners and Intermediates

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

    February 8, 2016

    Learn the basics of genealogy and family research, including how to use the Ancestry website and online resources.

    ...more


    *Valentines Dinner Theatre Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 12 - February 13, 2016

    Friday & Saturday, February 12 & 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    South City Theatre presents Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling. The play is about the bond a group of...more

    In The Park After Dark - Valentin's Mega Zip!

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    February 14, 2016

    IN THE PARK AFTER DARK-VALENTINE’S MEGA ZIP!

    Take an exciting nighttime zip line adventure on the 1,000 foot Mega Zip from the top of the Kaul Adventure Tower! Make this Valentine’s...more

    Dream Catchers Program

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

    February 2 - February 16, 2016

    This program is designed to help children find their inner MLK by allowing each child to add a hand to a large "Dream Catcher." 


    Active Living @ Your Library

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

    February 17, 2016

    The Active Living group will enjoy a game of Black History Jeopardy.


    The Negro Southern League Museum Presents Pitch Talk

    Presented by Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) and Birmingham Association of Black Journalists

    February 18, 2016

    The Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) is gearing up to host its first event! It is called Pitch Talk. Please review the event flyer. Share this information with your family members,...more

    Common Threads II 2016: Our Quilts, Our Souls, Our Heritage

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

    February 19, 2016

    Phyllis Lawson, author of Quilt of Souls, will give a talk about her book and being raised by her grandparents in Livingston, Alabama. Following the talk there will be an heirloom quilting...more

    Storytime: African American Heritage Month

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

    February 8 - February 22, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate African American culture through children's literature, song, dance, and play! We will journey through literature that highlights African American characters, heritage, and...more

    Storytime: African American Heritage Month

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

    February 2 - February 23, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate African American culture through children's literature, song, dance, and play! We will journey through literature that highlights African American characters, heritage, and...more

    Storytime: African American Heritage Month

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

    February 3 - February 24, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate African American culture through children's literature, song, dance, and play! We will journey through literature that highlights African American characters, heritage, and...more

    Movie and Popcorn

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

    February 24, 2016

    This award-winning movie is a chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. 


    Celebrate Black History - The Harmon Family: A Photographic Journey

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

    February 24, 2016

    The presentation will highlight Sherriell Poole, who discovered her ancestral family in a photograph that was exhibited in a Birmingham Public Library photography exhibit.
     


    Black History Month Bingo

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

    February 25, 2016

    Come join us for Black History Month bingo. Learn something new while winning some great prizes!
     


    Storytime: African American Heritage Month

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

    February 5 - February 26, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate African American culture through children's literature, song, dance, and play! We will journey through literature that highlights African American characters, heritage, and...more

    Reading Between the Lines: Charles Brooks and the American Presidential Campaign Exhibit

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

    January 5 - February 26, 2016

    In honor of the 2016 presidential elections, the Birmingham Public Library will exhibit Reading Between the Lines: Charles Brooks and the American Presidential Campaign in the Fourth...more

    Paranormal Investigations at the Homewood Public Library

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 26 - February 27, 2016

    Friday & Saturday, February 26 & 27, from 7-10 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Join authors and paranormal investigators, Kim Johnston and Shane Busby, from Spirit Communications and...more

    Wenonah High School Choir Presents Negro Spirituals

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

    February 29, 2016

    Wenonah High School Choir will perform negro spirituals and varied songs of African American heritage.
     


    Annual Helen Keller Student Art Show

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    February 1 - February 29, 2016

    Art show featuring visually and hearing impaired children in the State of Alabama. Grand prize winners will be displayed in the historic Helen Keller birthplace in Tuscumbia, AL.  


    Alabama Theatre Tour

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    March 2, 2016

    Join us for a tour of the historic Alabama Theatre, the Showplace of the South. The tour begins in the ticket lobby and leads you all the way up to the balcony, concluding in the auditorium with a...more

    Henna Tattoo Art

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 3, 2016

    Thursday, March 3, at 4:00 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Learn the ancient art of henna tattoos. Teens will learn how to create henna designs and receive a temporary henna tattoo. Online...more

    Book signing with Martha Wurtele & Jake Collins, Authors of Homewood

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 3, 2016

    Thursday, March 3, at 6:30p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Shades Valley was primarily used as a hunting ground by Native Americans until the arrival of the first white settlers in the 1830s....more

    37th Annual Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections

    March 4, 2016

    Medical Residency in the United States: Past, Present and Future

    by Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MD, Washington University, Professor, Department of Medicine and Mabel Dorn Reeder...more

    Remember Their Voices: two Holocaust stories

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Lyric Theatre, Birmingham

    March 5, 2016

    The BHEC is presenting “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” and “For a Look or a Touch” on March 5, 2016, at the newly-renovated Lyric Fine Arts Theatre. You may...more

    Scottsboro: An American Tragedy - documentary

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 7, 2016

    This Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of 9 African-American teenagers wrongly convicted of a shocking crime in 1931. The public outrage surrounding this case helped give birth to the...more

    UAB Writers' Series Presents Tim Parrish

    Presented by UAB English Department at UAB - Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, Birmingham

    March 9, 2016

    Tim Parrish presents a free reading at UAB. Parrish is the author of three books: Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, a Memoir (University Press of...more

    Through The Eyes of Three Sisters

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

    March 10, 2016

    As we are preparing for the publishing of our book, we would like to share some of the highlights of our stories and the direct contact we had as children with Dr. Martin...more

    Ocean Oasis - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    June 15, 2015 - March 17, 2016

    Ocean Oasis, a giant-screen film, is a fascinating journey into the bountiful seas and pristine deserts of two remarkably different, but inextricably linked worlds — Mexico’s Sea of...more

    Alabama Gun Collectors Association Spring Show

    Presented by Alabama Gun Collectors Association at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    March 19 - March 20, 2016

    The Alabama Gun Collector's Association is presenting it's annual "Salute to Veterans" gun show. This gun show features firearms used by our veterans while they defended our liberties and firearms...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    March 19 - March 20, 2016

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...more

    Shamrocks, Leprechauns, and Danny Boy – Ireland with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 22, 2016

    Tuesday, March 22, at 1 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Join us as Niki Sepsas discusses the legendary tales and majestic landscapes along the epic coast of the island of Ireland. With cities...more

    “Little Giants: Children of the Civil Rights Movement”

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    January 12 - March 27, 2016

    Huffman High School art students, led by teacher Susan Pearson, explore their artistic talents in watercolor, pencil and pastel to portray the young, yet strong heroes of the American Civil Rights...more

    Alabama Theatre Tour

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    April 6, 2016

    Join us for a tour of the historic Alabama Theatre, the Showplace of the South. The tour begins in the ticket lobby and leads you all the way up to the balcony, concluding in the auditorium with a...more

    Antarctica documentary

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 11, 2016

    This Oscar-nominated film introduces some of the people who live and work on the remote continent of Antarctica, showing what it takes to survive in one of the harshest environments on Earth. The...more

    Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    April 26, 2016

    Instruments and Devices: Exploring Past Medical Practices through the Material Culture of Medicine … A ‘Hidden’ History?

    by Shelley McKellar, PhD, Jason A. Hannah Chair in the...more

    The Infanttree Project, by Larry Thompson

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    September 11, 2015 - April 29, 2016

    Since September 11, 2001, The United States has been involved in two wars. 2.5 million American soldiers have or are serving in these wars, yet a large portion of our society is unaware of the...more

    Alabama Theatre Tour

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    May 4, 2016

    Join us for a tour of the historic Alabama Theatre, the Showplace of the South. The tour begins in the ticket lobby and leads you all the way up to the balcony, concluding in the auditorium with a...more

    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

    Sloss Furnaces: Then and Now

    February 5 - May 6, 2016

    The exhibit will include the Furnace's history as well as a focus on the Sloss Furnaces Metal Arts Program. The program was founded in 1985 and teaches metalworking, pattern making, casting and...more

    Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection

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

    December 19, 2015 - May 15, 2016

    In both African and European traditions, flags and banners are symbols of identity, power, and authority. When used in Vodoun ceremonies, flags represent the loa spirits and are...more

    Seeing Things

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

    January 15 - May 20, 2016

    “The way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe.” John Berger

    When you engage in the act of ‘seeing’, you do so through the lens of your own thoughts and...more

    21st Annual Rickwood Classic

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Rickwood Field, Birmingham

    June 1, 2016

    The Birmingham Barons and The Friends of Rickwood will welcome baseball fans back to legendary Rickwood Field for the 21st Annual Rickwood Classic presented by Levy's Fine Jewelry. Set for...more

    Anytown Alabama

    Presented by YWCA Social Justice Department at YWCA Birmingham, Birmingham

    June 5 - June 11, 2016

    Anytown Alabama is a summer camp where high school students develop leadership skills that they bring back to their school and community. Student “delegates” come from all over Birmingham and...more

    Anytown Alabama

    Presented by YWCA Central Alabama

    June 5 - June 11, 2016

    Anytown Alabama is a summer camp where high school students develop leadership skills that they bring back to their school and community. Student “delegates” come from all over Birmingham and...more

    BAO's Smith Lake Poker Run

    Presented by BAO (Birmingham AIDS Outreach)

    June 24 - June 25, 2016

    Smith Lake Poker Run is an annual event benefiting BAO. Guests play $50 per person to participate and enjoy a registration party with food & beverage on Friday evening, as well as a day of fun...more

    All the Colors of the Rainbow: Uzbekistan Ikats from the Collection of Peggy Slappey

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

    March 19 - July 10, 2016

    For the past decade, ikat patterns have permeated the fashion and design industry, touching everything from clothing and furniture to decorative arts. Despite its recent ubiquity, the ikat...more

    Introduction to Genealogy

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

    January 3 - December 20, 2016

    Want to learn how to do genealogical research? Come to this introductory class that will help get you started on your genealogical journey. No registration is required. The same content will be...more

    Alabama Mining Museum

    Presented by Alabama Mining Museum at Alabama Mining Museum, Dora

    Ongoing

    Focusing on the total concept of coal mining in Alabama from 1890 to 1940. In 1984 the Alabama Mining Museum was designated by the Alabama State Senate as "The Official State Coal Mining...more

    Alabama Veterans Memorial

    Presented by Alabama Veterans Memorial Park at Alabama Veterans Memorial, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Alabama Veterans Memorial is far more than just a park... It is a message from all Alabamians, recognizing the price of freedom and peace.

    Amid peaceful Alabama woodlands, you can...more

    Bessemer Hall of History

    Presented by Bessemer Hall of History Museum at Bessemer Hall of History , Bessemer

    Ongoing

    The Bessemer Hall of History offers something for everyone. Plan to visit the Hall soon to "relive" the history of the area through photographs, machinery, books and many other...more

    Alabama Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Alabama Museum of Natural History at Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa

    Ongoing

    Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology,...more

    Birmingham History Center

    Presented by Birmingham History Center at Birmingham History Center, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Birmingham History Center collects and preserves an array of historic objects, books, clothing, photographs, machinery, documents and other items of historic significance to Birmingham and...more

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