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    From Page to Stage: Play to Win – A Reader’s Theater Workshop for Children

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

    January 31, 2015

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) and Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), would like to invite you to attend From Page to Stage: Play to Win — A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children.

    In anticipation of the upcoming BCT performance of Play to Win, BPL will be hosting free workshops at several of its ...more


    Who Speaks for Birmingham?

    Presented by Bessemer Public Library at Bessemer Library, Bessemer

    February 5, 2015

    On Thursday, February 5th at 10:00 a.m., Samuel Pugh from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, will show a 1961 documentary reporting on the racial divide between the white and black communities...more

    Storytime Stew

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

    February 5, 2015

    Enjoy African-American folktales during Storytime Stew.


    Mandela

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    February 5 - February 8, 2015

    The world still needs role models. With recent demonstrations sweeping across our nation the need for people to seek out leaders who challenge us to be better is needed now more than ever. Mandela...more

    Genealogy for Beginners and Intermediates

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

    February 9, 2015

    Learn the basics of genealogy and family history research, including how to use the Ancestry website and online resources, with this workshop. Ideal for adults and families.


    The Men of Mississippi

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

    February 9, 2015

    Men like civil rights leader Medgar Evers and Emmet Till left an impact on not only on Mississippi, but the world. Stop in to catch the documentary, Free At Last: Civil Rights Heroes,...more

    I Have a Dream Vision Board Project

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

    February 9, 2015

    Participants will create vision boards that outline their dreams. Ideal for families.


    Cut, Shave, Edge Up - The Black Barbershop Experience

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

    February 10, 2015

    Pratt City barbershop owner Willie Hunt and other barbers discuss their lives behind the clippers.


    Madame C.J. Walker: A System of Natural Beauty and Culture

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

    February 11, 2015

    Learn more about Madame C.J. Walker and the “Walker System’’ with Elinor and Winfield Burks. Discover how some of Walker's products were made and the impact she had on the...more

    Black History Cool Facts and Trivia

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

    February 11, 2015

    Spend the morning learning cool facts and test your knowledge on Black History Month trivia. For all ages.


    I Have Dreams

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

    February 11, 2015

    Create a vision board of the dreams you have for your life. Martin Luther King Jr.'s words will be our inspiration. Ideal for all ages.


    Black History Month Program

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

    February 12, 2015

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute celebrates Black History Month with a program and discussion about the pivotal part of history that grew out of frustrations regarding the slow progress...more

    Storytime Stew

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

    February 12, 2015

    Enjoy African-American folktales during Storytime Stew.


    Birmingham, 1963

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

    February 12, 2015

    Birmingham foot soldiers Gwendolyn Sanders-Gamble and Janice Kelsey will discuss how the New York Fire Department issued a commendation in July 2014 in support of Birmingham foot soldiers and...more

    The Spirit of Harriet Tubman

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

    February 12, 2015

    Meet master storyteller Abayomi Goodall as she shares Tubman’s experiences from slave to soldier. Ideal for children and families.


    Movie Time

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

    February 13, 2015

    Come see a movie about an African-American family visiting Birmingham in 1968 for a family reunion.


    At the Movies

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

    February 13, 2015

    Take a trip back to the 1970s as you watch Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, and Lena Horne star in this 1978 musical remake of the popular Wizard of Oz film. For all...more

    Black Heritage Genealogy Fair

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

    February 14, 2015

    Discover your past and more during this annual fair, presented by the Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group Inc. An exhibit will be available from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. and a program...more

    Toby Richards and Adinkra Symbols

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

    February 16, 2015

    Birmingham artist Toby Richards will discuss the Adinkra symbols used by the Ashanti people of Ghana. She will also lead a craft. Ideal for adults and families. Registration is required.


    African-American Databases: African-American History Online

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

    February 2 - February 16, 2015

    Learn how to use library databases to find high-quality information about topics related to African-American history. Ideal for teenagers, but adults are welcome.


    National African-American Read-In

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

    February 16, 2015

    Pratt City Library will join South Hampton Elementary School students as they participate in the National African-American Read-In by reading Sharon Draper’s November Blues. The...more

    Black Inventors Trivia

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

    February 16, 2015

    Participants will be tested on their knowledge of black inventors. The winner will receive a prize.


    March for Mardi Gras

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

    February 17, 2015

    Grab your Mardi Gras beads, colorful attire, and decorative masks for this Mardi Gras kickoff, complete with music from jazz greats such as Louis Armstrong. Get ready for moon pies and...more

    The Life and Times of George Washington Carver

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

    February 18, 2015

    Elinor and Winfield Burks will use hands-on demonstrations to explore Carver's creations. Ideal for children and teenagers. Held in the Story Castle, second floor. For more information call...more

    Tweens & Books

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

    February 18, 2015

    Check out tweens and books by African-American authors.


    Book Discussion

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

    February 18, 2015

    Book discussion of Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas. This is the story of a young black woman from Detroit and how she bravely volunteers to spend the summer of 1964 in rural Mississippi....more

    African American Music for Storytime Stew

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

    February 19, 2015

    African American music will be enjoyed during Storytime Stew. 


    Country Girls In the City

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

    February 19, 2015

    Have you ever wondered the meaning behind certain country idioms, how hayrides got their start, or family reunion traditions? Pratt City Library employees Lenarria Creer and Fannie Jolly and...more

    Spark a Reaction - Black History Topics

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

    February 19, 2015

    Teens will discuss and give their opinions about black history topics and their future. Light refreshments will be served. 


    Black History Month Program- The Evolution of Hip Hop Part 1

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

    February 19, 2015

    The Evolution of Hip Hop Part 1 will be a open forum to discuss Hip Hop on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Woods Community Meeting Room. 


    Movie Time

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

    February 20, 2015

    The 1964 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery motivated Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. See history come to life in this 1999 made-for-television movie starring Jurnee...more

    Black History Trivia Game

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

    February 15 - February 20, 2015

    Submit your completed entry and be eligible for a prize. Ideal for adults and teens.


    The Evolution of Hip Hop Part 2: Spoken Word Event

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

    February 20, 2015

    The second part of The Evolution of Hip Hop features spoken word. The event takes place in BCRI's Community Meeting Room at 6:00 pm on Friday, February 20.


    “7 Visions of a King” and “Magic City: Field of Dreams”

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

    January 19 - February 22, 2015

    These two exhibits are sponsored by Huffman High School art teacher, Susan Pearson while the works are done by Huffman students from both 2014 and 2015. 7 Visions of a King highlights seven iconic...more

    “7 Visions of a King” and “Magic City: Field of Dreams”

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

    January 19 - February 22, 2015

    These two exhibits are sponsored by Huffman High School art teacher, Susan Pearson while the works are done by Huffman students from both 2014 and 2015. 7 Visions of a King highlights seven iconic...more

    Below the Surface: Art by Carol White

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

    January 13 - February 22, 2015

    “Below the Surface” is a compilation of Carol White’s multiple approaches to art making, her perspectives about human relationships and the many ways she has used materials. From...more

    Annual Helen Keller Art Show

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

    February 1 - February 22, 2015

    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.  


    Offerings of Black History with Miles College’s Theatre Program

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

    February 23, 2015

    Enjoy stories and songs that illustrate African-American history. Ideal for adults and families.


    African-American Databases: Oxford African American Studies Center

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

    February 9 - February 23, 2015

    Use library databases to find high-quality information on the lives and events that have shaped African-American and African history and culture. Ideal for teenagers, but adults are welcome.


    Cause for Celebration

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

    February 23, 2015

    North Birmingham Library celebrates Black History with entertainment and light refreshments.


    Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks

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

    February 23, 2015

    Explore Rosa Parks’ role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott in this 40-minute documentary. Light refreshments will be served. For grades 5 through adults.


    Adinkra Symbols with Toby Richards

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

    February 23, 2015

    Complete a work of art, using Adinkra stamps and proverbs. Also, learn about the Adinkra symbols of the Ashanti people of Ghana. Good for all ages. Workshop is limited to 20. Registration is...more

    Read it Forward with The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963

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

    February 23, 2015

    Stop by the Inglenook Library to get your free copy of The Watsons Go Birmingham, 1963, an award-winning book by Christopher Paul Curtis. Once you finish reading the book, look for the Read...more

    Movie Time

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

    February 24, 2015

    Enjoy a film about baseball great Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. He signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, and helped the Dodgers win the World...more

    Movie Time

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

    February 24, 2015

    A teenager from Detroit, Michigan, is knocked unconscious and finds himself transported to 1822, where he must adjust to living as a slave in South Carolina. In order to return to his own time...more

    Untold Stories: the Foot Soldiers

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

    February 3 - February 24, 2015

    Each Tuesday during February : 3,10.17.24. Visitors to the permanent gallery will have the opportunity to speak with and ask questions of a foot soldier from the Birmingham civil Rights...more

    Fun with Little-Known Black History Facts

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

    February 25, 2015

    Stop by the Story Castle and discover Black History fun facts with Elinor and Winfield Burks. For more information, call the Youth Department at 205-226-3655.


    Magic City Crossings

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

    February 25, 2015

    Race relations and more will be discussed in this metro Birmingham dialogue project based on Birmingham native and former Saturday Night Live writer Tanner Colby’s award-winning book,...more

    African-American Tales

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

    February 25, 2015

    Stop in for African-American tales around the library.


    Delayed but not Deterred: The Prom that Segregation Couldn't Stop

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

    February 25, 2015

    In 1963, seniors at Birmingham's Western-Olin High School (now Jackson-Olin High School) were prohibited from having a prom after participating in civil rights movement marches that year....more

    Offerings of Black History with the Miles College Theatre Program

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

    February 25, 2015

    The Miles College Theatre Program, under the direction of Chalethia Williams, will present prose, poetry, and song in this annual program.


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