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    Railroad Park

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as "Birmingham's Living Room," Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family ...more


    Keyboarding

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

    May 5, 2016

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


    OLLI Summer Preview

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

    May 5, 2016

    Take a peek at OLLI of Greater Birmingham summer course listings as well as hear Dr. Ralph Voss discuss Harper Lee's two books.  Dr. Voss is retired Professor of English,...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

    Beginning Quilting

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

    May 6, 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

    Triumph Open House and Art Show

    Presented by Triumph Services

    May 6, 2016

    Join us for a FREE Open House and Art Show featuring live music, light snacks, and beer and wine. Art featured by local artists including individuals who have developmental disabilities. Family...more

    History and Mystery of Absinthe

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 6, 2016

    Rumor has it that drinking absinthe (a green aniseed-flavored liqueur) can drive you mad, but Ted Breaux reveals the truth behind this 200-year-old elixir. Learn all about absinthe, as well as how...more

    Bards & Brews Poetry Slam

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

    May 6, 2016

    Bards & Brews is a spoken word poetry performance/beer tasting event hosted by the Birmingham Public Library usually held on the first Friday of each month except December. Slams are held...more

    First Fridays Fiber Arts

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

    May 6, 2016

    Join us on the First Friday of each month for knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, crewel, embroidery, and smocking—all skill levels are welcome. Drop in and stay awhile!


    Party on the Porch - May 2016

    Presented by Alabama Outdoors at Alabama Outdoors, Homewood

    May 6, 2016

    Join us to kick off the season on Friday, May 6th, from 5:30-7:30PM. Head to our Homewood location for fun, food, beer, music and giveaways benefiting Ruffner Mountain.

    Special thanks...more

    Reconciling the Civil Rights History of Man's Best Friend”

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

    May 6, 2016

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) and Hand in Paw will present a community conversation called “Hand in Paw @ BCRI: Reconciling the Civil Rights History of Man's Best Friend” on...more

    Bazaar

    Presented by Gardendale Presbyterian Church

    May 7, 2016

    Church Bazaar: books, baked goods, crafts and food for sale.


    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Smith Mountain Fire Tower by Lake Martin

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 7, 2016

    The Smith Mountain Alpine Trail at Lake Martin is some twenty miles north of the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail. The highest elevation around Lake Martin, Smith Mountain is a jagged peak mountain in...more

    Our World Our Library (O.W.O.L.)

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 7, 2016

    Join us to learn more about our world as we talk about and learn about Lailat al Miraj with stories and a special craft.


    Color My World: Ikat

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

    May 7, 2016

    Join Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s...more

    2nd Annual Community Yard Sale Benefit

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Forest Park and South Avondale Merchant Association at Forest Park and South Avondale, Birmingham

    May 7, 2016

    2nd Annual Community Yard Sale benefit for Birmingham Public Library & Forest Park So. Avondale Merchant's Association Events (i.e. movies in the park) & Silent Auction at Naked...more

    Kentucky Derby “Watch, Wager & Win Party” at the Birmingham Race Course

    Presented by Birmingham Race Course

    May 7, 2016

    Enjoy the Kentucky Derby at the only place in Birmingham where you can watch “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” AND place bets on some of the world’s best race horses. Located at 1000...more

    Birmingham Rose Show

    Presented by Birmingham Rose Society at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 7 - May 8, 2016

    The Birmingham Rose Society invites you to come see, smell, photograph and enjoy roses Mother's day weekend at the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

    It's one of the largest...more

    Samford University Softball vs UNCG

    Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Bulldog Softball Field - Samford University, Birmingham

    May 7 - May 8, 2016

    The Bulldogs host UNCG.


    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Living River

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 8, 2016

    Living River, a nonprofit affiliated with the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley, is developing a camp and environmental center on the Cahaba River.   On May 8 Southeastern Outings...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Living River

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 8, 2016

    Living River, a nonprofit affiliated with the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley, is developing a camp and environmental center on the Cahaba River.   On May 8 Southeastern Outings...more

    Mother's Day Movie

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

    May 8, 2016

    Our feature for May is a comedy about moms who get a night off.
     


    Nature/Animal Documentary

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 9, 2016

    A mama bear and her two cubs experience adventure and danger while trying to survive in the Alaskan wilderness in this exciting nature film. The Hoover Library presents free screenings of classic...more

    Tutor Time

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 9, 2016

    Mondays, May 2 & 9, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium. Need some extra help? Middle and elementary school students are welcome to drop in for some free tutor assistance from...more

    Pipe Club Meeting

    Presented by Magic City Pipe Club

    May 9, 2016

    Open meeting for those interested in Smoking Pipes. Bring your pipes to show off and your tobbacco to sample. Cigars also welcome. Lighting up at 6:00 pm.


    7 Ways to Secure Your Business Data

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

    May 9, 2016

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will host several small business seminars in 2016 beginning in April and ending in November that will take place at the Central Library. The small business...more

    Google Docs

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

    May 9, 2016

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


    Hiring Process for Jefferson County

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

    May 9, 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, Career Cruising

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

    May 9, 2016

    Business, Science and Technology staff will show how to make the most of the library's Career Cruising database.  Career Cruising features career guidance information, a directory of schools,...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Station Eleven

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 10, 2016

    Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom.

    Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

    An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s...more

    Girls Who Code

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 10, 2016

    Tuesdays from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Round Auditorium.

    Coding for Girls is excited to transition to the first Alabama chapter of Girls Who Code. This national...more

    Ms. Olivia's Evening Book Group

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

    May 10, 2016

    Me before You by Jojo Moyes. Join us!  

     


    Teens Engineer BHM / STEM-L

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

    May 10, 2016

    Do you love technology? Want to know how to program a robot? Do you like to take things apart to see what makes them tick? Join us after school each Tuesday through the spring to work with UAB’s...more

    Wee Ones

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 3 - May 10, 2016

    Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for 24 months and under!


    Savvy Women, Smart Investing Workshop & Luncheon

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 10, 2016

    You are cordially invited to the Savvy Women, Smart Investing Workshop & Luncheon hosted by Rachel Reynolds, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. This exclusive event is designed to help you...more

    Neuroscience Cafe: The Reading Brain and Its Role in Autism

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

    May 10, 2016

    Welcome to Neuroscience Cafe, where UAB experts in the neurosciences present topics, create discussion, and answer questions for the community. 

    Our topic for this program is...more

    Word Advanced 2010 Part 1

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

    May 10, 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 Advanced 2010 Part 2

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

    May 10, 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. 


    After School City Center Art - Spring 2016

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 11 - May 11, 2016

    City Center Art (CCA) is Space One Eleven’s after school arts education program. Elementary and middle school students are...more

    ROI Professional Networking Meeting

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce and Radiant Professional Services, LLC

    May 11, 2016

    ROI* Professional Networking Group  (*ROI is an abbreviation for “Return on Investment.”) professionals are welcome to attend our free monthly meeting, 2nd Wednesday of each month...more

    Teen Knitting

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

    May 11, 2016

    Whether you’re new or a knitting wonder, join our team of expert and teen knitters weekly as we stitch our way to glory! We meet after school Wednesdays through spring. Knitting needles and...more

    Wiggleworm Wednesdays

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 11, 2016

    Join Ms. Mandy for our weekly all-ages storytime filled with music and fun!


    ABCs of Medicare

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

    May 11, 2016

    Karen Haiflich, an Independent Benefits Advisor, will provide simple, straightforward answers to help you better understand Medicare and all of the options available to you. Free and open to...more

    First Step Wednesdays - Get the Most Out of Your iPad and iPhone!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 11, 2016

    Wednesday, May 11, at 2:00 p.m. in the Round Auditorium This workshop is geared towards casual users. Join us as Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease answer your questions on how best...more

    Excel Advanced 2010 Part 1

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

    May 11, 2016

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


    Excel Advanced 2010 Part 2

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

    May 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 Excel 2010.


    Lunch & Learn: That WOW Factor

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 11, 2016

    Speaker: Pete Northcott - LAH Real Estate
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Hear from a realtor the tips...more

    Computer Skills Development

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

    May 11, 2016

    The Inglenook Branch Library will conduct a basic computer skills development class. A series of lessons ranging from keyboarding basics to troubleshooting tips and shutdown procedures will be...more

    Cahaba Heights Book Group

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

    May 12, 2016

    The Lake House by Kate Morton. Drop in!

     


    Steel City Hackers

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

    May 12, 2016

    What do Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat & Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook have in common? They’re both experts at coding! Hang with us on Thursdays to get your start in coding, building...more

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