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    HISTORY + HERITAGE

    Antique Motorcycle Club of America Lucas Oil Vintage Motorcycle Classic

    Presented by Antique Motorcycle Club of America at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    May 27 - May 29, 2016

    AMCA is hosting a new AMCA National Event at the legendary Barber Motorsports Park.

    Event Highlights:

    * 850 acres of rolling parkland.
    * Fan Zone for non-parts vending and AMCA Chapter displays and gathering.
    * A flowing ribbon of asphalt that winds through 15 turns to make up a 2½-mile racetrack.
    * Just outside of that, place a swap-meet field with room for hundreds of ...more


    Handle with Care: Preserving Your Family Papers and Photographs

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

    June 7, 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

    Play Ball!

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

    June 7, 2016

    The Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) and the Birmingham Public Library are excited to share the newest museum to be added to the Birmingham community. Toby Richards, curator for the...more

    Every House Has a History: Researching Birmingham Area Houses, Buildings, and Churches

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

    June 8, 2016

    Jefferson County enjoys a rich architectural heritage. This talk will introduce you to sources available at the Birmingham Public Library Archives Department to help you locate vintage photos...more

    Patent Basics

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

    June 8, 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

    Handle with Care: Preserving Your Family Papers and Photographs

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

    June 9, 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

    My Mississippi Story

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    June 10, 2016

    Dee Green, North Shelby's warmest welcome, shares her memories of growing up in a small town in Mississippi and how her family has provided her with love, support and more than a few amusing...more

    20th Annual Down Home Psaltery Festival

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

    June 10 - June 11, 2016

    Morning workshops and lessons on playing the psaltery. Afternoon performances by psaltery players, young and old, professional and amateurs.


    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

    Handle with Care: Preserving Your Family Papers and Photographs

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

    June 14, 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

    Explore the Past with the Birmingham Public Library’s African-American History Online

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

    June 14, 2016

    Our database, African-American History Online, covers a multitude of topics associated with the African American experience. This fascinating resource uses primary documents, slideshows and...more

    Play Ball!

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

    June 14, 2016

    The Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) and the Birmingham Public Library are excited to share the newest museum to be added to the Birmingham community. Toby Richards, curator for the...more

    Juneteenth

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

    June 18, 2016

    An Annual free, family-oriented event that features music, contests, free admission to BCRI galleries and other special activities. The festivities start at 11:00 am and run until 8:00 pm at...more

    Journey to Mount Olympus

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 18, 2016

    We are journeying to Mount Olympus to learn about our favorite Greek Heroes and try our hand at some Olympic games.


    Journey to Mount Olympus

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 18, 2016

    We are journeying to Mount Olympus to learn about our favorite Greek Heroes and try our hand at some Olympic games.


    Father's Day Limited

    Presented by Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Calera

    June 18, 2016

    Make great memories with your Father and treat him to a day of fun this Father's Day on the Father's Day Limited! Take Dad on a relaxing one hour train ride through the scenic forests of Shelby...more

    Celebrating Loving Day in Alabama

    Presented by ROJO at ROJO, Birmingham

    June 18, 2016

    Come celebrate at the 4th annual Loving Day event in Birmingham. On June 12th, 1967, in the Loving v. Virginia case, interracial marriage bans were considered unconstitutional. This finally...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    June 18 - June 19, 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

    Life in 1916

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

    June 20, 2016

    What was life like in Birmingham 100 years ago in 1916?  Get a glimpse into the past as the Southern History Department takes you on a journey through the news, stories, and advertisements...more

    Explore the Past with the Birmingham Public Library’s African-American History Online

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

    June 22, 2016

    Our database, African-American History Online, covers a multitude of topics associated with the African American experience. This fascinating resource uses primary documents, slideshows and...more

    The First Americans: Empire Builders in the New World with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 24, 2016

    The First Americans: Empire Builders in the New World with Niki Sepsas

    Friday, June 24, at 1:00 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    A glimpse at the world of the Aztec, the Maya, 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

    Birmingham Black Rodeo

    Presented by Southeastern Rodeo Association, LLC at Legacy Arena at the BJCC, Birmingham

    June 25, 2016

    Come out on June 25, 2016 to The Legacy Arena at The BJCC to see Kountry Wayne, Live at the 3rd Annual Birmingham Black Rodeo.

    Southeastern Rodeo Association’s mission is...more

    Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection

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

    December 19, 2015 - June 26, 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

    Tapestry 2016: A retrospective

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

    April 25 - June 26, 2016

    Tapestry 2016 marks the second retrospective exhibit of BCRI’s personal collection, revealing for the first time, some pieces that have been graciously donated to the Institute as part of its...more

    Play Ball!

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

    June 27, 2016

    The Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) and the Birmingham Public Library are excited to share the newest museum to be added to the Birmingham community. Toby Richards, curator for the...more

    Play Ball!

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

    June 28, 2016

    The Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) and the Birmingham Public Library are excited to share the newest museum to be added to the Birmingham community. Toby Richards, curator for the...more

    Henna Tattoo Art

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 29, 2016

    Henna Tattoo Art

    Wednesday, June 29, at 3:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

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

    OLLI Bonus Program: Alabama Idioms with Jim Langley

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 30, 2016

    OLLI  Bonus Program: Alabama Idioms with Jim Langley

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

    Back by popular demand, Jim Langley, author and Oak Hill Cemetery...more

    Beginning Quilting

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

    July 1, 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

    Thunder on the Mountain

    at Five Points South, Birmingham

    July 4, 2016

    Thunder on the Mountain, Vulcan Park and Museum’s Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza, has been hailed as one of the largest and most exquisite Independence Day traditions in the state of...more

    Revolution Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 7 - July 5, 2016

    Join us for pizza and drinks and our summer book club series where we will read through the book Revolution by Deborah Wiles and learn about this era with the Birmingham...more

    Handle with Care: Preserving Your Family Papers and Photographs

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

    July 6, 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

    Trail of the Argonauts: The Great Klondike Gold Rush with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 6, 2016

    Trail of the Argonauts: The Great Klondike Gold Rush with Niki Sepsas

    Wednesday, July 6, at 1:00 p.m.in the Round Auditorium

    Join us, as Niki Sepsas tells this remarkable...more

    Every House Has a History: Researching Birmingham Area Houses, Buildings, and Churches

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

    July 7, 2016

    Jefferson County enjoys a rich architectural heritage. This talk will introduce you to sources available at the Birmingham Public Library Archives Department to help you locate vintage photos...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

    Life in 1916

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

    July 11, 2016

    What was life like in Birmingham 100 years ago in 1916?  Get a glimpse into the past as the Southern History Department takes you on a journey through the news, stories, and advertisements...more

    Play Ball!

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

    July 11, 2016

    The Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) and the Birmingham Public Library are excited to share the newest museum to be added to the Birmingham community. Toby Richards, curator for the...more

    Intro to Genealogy

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

    July 12, 2016

    Staff of the Southern History Department of the Birmingham Public Library will show patrons how to get started with researching their family trees.
     


    Handle with Care: Preserving Your Family Papers and Photographs

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

    July 12, 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

    Introduction to Genealogy

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

    July 12, 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

    Life in 1916

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

    July 13, 2016

    What was life like in Birmingham 100 years ago in 1916?  Get a glimpse into the past as the Southern History Department takes you on a journey through the news, stories, and advertisements...more

    2016 MIH Summer Performing Arts Academy

    Presented by Make It Happen Theatre Company and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    June 6 - July 15, 2016

    Make It Happen Theatre Company (MIH) has the exciting opportunity to collaborate with the Birmingham Civil...more

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy Workshop - Let’s Talk About It: Oral History

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

    July 16, 2016

    Relatives and family friends are important sources of information. Whom do you want to talk with (everyone) and what do you want to ask (everything)?Join us in this introduction to oral history....more

    Every House Has a History: Researching Birmingham Area Houses, Buildings, and Churches

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

    July 18, 2016

    Jefferson County enjoys a rich architectural heritage. This talk will introduce you to sources available at the Birmingham Public Library Archives Department to help you locate vintage photos...more

    Life in 1916

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at North Avondale Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    July 18, 2016

    What was life like in Birmingham 100 years ago in 1916?  Get a glimpse into the past as the Southern History Department takes you on a journey through the news, stories, and advertisements...more

    Explore the Past with the Birmingham Public Library’s African-American History Online

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

    July 19, 2016

    Our database, African-American History Online, covers a multitude of topics associated with the African American experience. This fascinating resource uses primary documents, slideshows and...more

    Patent Basics

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

    July 20, 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

    OLLI Bonus Program: Evangelism in America

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 21, 2016

    OLLI  Bonus  Program: Evangelism in America: A Case of Unintended Consequences with Shirley Worthington

    Thursday, July 21, 6:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium 

    By...more

    Beach Music Showcase

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

    July 23, 2016

    $20 Doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets includes a complimentary beverage reception. SCAC Members enjoy reserved seating.  All other seating is General Admission. 

    Break out...more

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