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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


    Learn the Game of Chess

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

    May 5 - May 26, 2016

    Chess teaches a higher level of thinking skills such as the ability to visualize, analyze, and think critically. Bring a friend make new friends and have some fun learning the game of chess....more

    Bye, Bye Tantrums at North Shelby Library

    Presented by Training Wheels Needed and North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    May 26, 2016

    What if I said you could end temper tantrums forever? 

    I'm Rachel Raybin, M.S.Ed., and Bye, Bye Tantrums is my solution. I’ve taken the lessons I learned from managing almost...more

    Family Movie Night

    Presented by Bessemer Public Library at Bessemer Library, Bessemer

    May 26, 2016

    Join us for Family Movie Night @ the library, featured movie, The Peanuts Movie. Light refreshments will be served. 


    On Your Mark, Get Set...Use the Force!

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

    May 26, 2016

    The Summer Reading Kick Off event at the Eastwood Regional Branch Library will have a Star Wars theme—there will be some major figures from the Star Wars universe on hand as...more

    Free Adult Computer Classes

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

    May 26, 2016

    Free adult computer classes. The subject of the class is "basic PC." Registration required. 
     


    Radio Free Alabama presents: Iron City Slam!

    Presented by Radio Free Alabama at Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), Birmingham

    May 26, 2016

    Nationally honored poet Quang Do will be hosting the first installment of Iron City Slam! presented by Radio Free Alabama. The open mic portion of the evening starts at 5:30 PM at Desert Island...more

    Charlotte Manning Exhibit

    Presented by Red Dot Gallery at Red Dot Gallery, Birmingham

    May 27, 2016

    Red Dot Gallery's newest exhibit features the oil paintings of Charlotte Manning, a Red Dot student for six years. Meet the artist, have some wine and snacks, and enjoy Charlotte's strong and...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Reclining Nude

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

    May 29, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your...more

    Body Changing

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

    May 15 - May 29, 2016

    Provides informal support in reaching healthy weight goals. Nutritional and exercise information is available, but no specific diet or plan is preferred. Provides a forum for discussion of common...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz

    May 29, 2016

    Each summer, MCSJ presents JAZZ IN THE PARK, a series of free performances in various local parks. Local Alabama jazz musicians open for headlining acts, thereby providing a platform for them to...more

    Memorial Day at Alabama Veterans Memorial Park

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

    May 29, 2016

    The Alabama Veterans Memorial Park in partnership with Boy Scouts from the Greater Alabama Council will honor veterans on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the Alabama Veterans Memorial...more

    Memorial Day at the Alabama National Cemetery

    Presented by Support Committee Alabama National Cemetery

    May 28 - May 30, 2016

    Memorial Day Observance will be held at the Alabama National Cemetery on Monday May 30, 2016 at 9:00 am. We will also have a Flag Placement Ceremony on Saturday May 28, 2016 at 9:00 am. The...more

    Libraryflix

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 31, 2016

    Tuesday, May 31, at 3:30 pm. in the Large Auditorium.

    Ethan and his team take on their most impossible mission yet: eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization...more

    Teens Engineer BHM / STEM-L

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

    May 31, 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

    Coffee, Conversation, and Crafts

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

    May 2 - May 31, 2016

    A gathering of folks who want to meet new people, learn fun crafts, enjoy light refreshments, and feel like a part of the community. It is the happening place to be. All adults welcome and...more

    Grubdown

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

    May 3 - May 31, 2016

    Drop by and we’ll introduce you to our scaly, crawly, furry, and friendly library pets. You can pet them and learn about how we feed, groom, and care for them.


    Basic Crochet Class

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

    May 3 - May 31, 2016

    If you are just learning how to crochet or need a refresher course, join in and learn all the basic techniques of crochet and have fun while you learn. Instructor, Joan Black.


    Durand Seay

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    April 1 - May 31, 2016

    A collection of Durand Seay's surreal pieces will be on display at the Eddie and Kay Aldridge Arts and Historical Collections Museum during April and May. Come and see how...more

    Summer Reading Kickoff Party

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

    May 31, 2016

    On your mark, get set, and go to the Inglenook Branch Library for the Summer Reading Kickoff Party! There will be snacks, community leaders, and a special performance by the Springville Road...more

    LOLgo!: Game On

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    May 31, 2016

    Play in video game tournaments with your buddies. May 31 from 3:30 - 4:15. Rising kindergarten - 2nd graders. Sign in at the children's desk at drop-off.

    CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT...more

    Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff Puppet Show

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    May 31, 2016

    All Hands Productions' David Stephens presents a puppet version of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff." May 31 at 10:30. All ages.

    CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT – OTHER REGULAR PROGRAMS...more

    Children's Summer Reading Kickoff!

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

    June 1, 2016

    Let the games begin! Do you have what it takes to be a summer reading champion? Celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading by joining us for games, crafts, and prizes!
     


    Bye, Bye Tantrums: Parenting Program

    Presented by Hoover Public Library

    June 2, 2016

    Learn to control tantrums in very young children. Register 5/18-6/1


    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    June 2, 2016

    Join the Birmingham Art Crawl every first Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, rain or shine, as downtown Birmingham, Alabama transforms into a walking art gallery full of artists, performers,...more

    Ready, Set, Read! Official Kickoff!

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

    June 2, 2016

    Join us for a Beatin’ Path Rhythm performance followed by free Kona Ice. Special bags will be given to all who sign up for Summer Reading on this day, plus it will be the grand opening of our...more

    Bye, Bye Tantrums at Hoover Library

    Presented by Training Wheels Needed and Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 2, 2016

    What if I said you could end temper tantrums forever? 

    I'm Rachel Raybin, M.S.Ed., and Bye, Bye Tantrums is my solution. I’ve taken the lessons I learned from managing almost...more

    ALCHEMY BLOCK PARTY

    Presented by ALCHEMY and Birmingham Art Crawl

    June 2, 2016

    Alchemy will host a block party at 217 20th St N Birmingham, AL in conjunction with the Birmingham Art Crawl. Fashion show to occur at storefront as well. 


    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The House We Grew Up In

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 2, 2016

    Join us as we discuss The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell.


    Beginning Quilting

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

    June 3, 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

    Bards & Brews Open Mic at Avondale Library

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

    June 3, 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

    June 3, 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!


    On Your Mark, Get Set...Whee!

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

    June 3, 2016

    Join Ms. Cas for a delightful, super, spectacular, fantastic, astonishing, awesome filled afternoon of adventure, stories, and fun. Groups welcome. 24-hour advance registration required....more

    Opening Reception for AEIVA's 3 Summer Exhibitions

    Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    June 3, 2016

    Opening Reception
    Friday, June 3 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Please join us for the opening reception for the exhibits ...more

    Special Performance by Artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons

    Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    June 3, 2016

    Join us Friday, June 3, for a free performance by exhibiting artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons at 5:00 pm in the Hess Family Lecture Hall at AEIVA.

    Immediately following the performance...more

    SHRED DAY

    Presented by Jimmie Hale Mission

    June 3, 2016

    Shred your documents, get peace of mind, and benefit our ministries at our annual SHRED Day!

    On Friday, June 3rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Secure Destruction will be at our Mission...more

    American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day 2016

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day will bring together outdoor enthusiasts across the country on Saturday, June 7, 2014, for the 24th annual celebration of America's magnificent...more

    Woodlawn Street Market

    Presented by REV Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    Woodlawn Street Market is an urban street market, in the heart of Historic Woodlawn, conceived for those who are always searching for unique, specialty creations. Patrons can expect merchants...more

    Color My World: Ikat

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

    June 4, 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

    Eco Wheels 2016

    Presented by My Green Birmingham at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    Come learn about the most current trends in alternative transportation, including, hybrid, diesel, high MPG, compressed natural gas and plug-in electric cars, scooters, and bicycles. ...more

    Southeastern Outings Kayak and Canoe Trip on the Locust Fork River in Blount County, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    June 4, 2016

    A fun Southeastern Outings canoe and kayak trip on Section 1 of the Locust Fork River in Blount County.  This stretch, which several of us have canoed previously, is fairly easy and without...more

    Never Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle! Women's Conference 2016

    Presented by Kingdom Works

    June 4, 2016

    This event will be for women ages 13-75, come out for a day of fashion, food and togetherness! As women in the Birmingham area, we desperatly need to come together and stand as sisters! We need...more

    "Great Temple of Travel"

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

    June 5, 2016

    The Bessemer Hall of History Museum is pleased to present a book signing event featuring Marvin Clemons, author of Great Temple of Travel. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, as a young teen Marvin...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Raven Transformation Mask

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

    June 5, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your...more

    Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: France

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 5, 2016

    Coffee-ol-ogy Café presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. We'll explore French cuisine in June. Complimentary samples provided.


    Life in 1916

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

    June 6, 2016

    Staff from the Birmingham Public Library Archives Department will show and tell what it was like to live in Birmingham a hundred years ago.
     


    Family Night T-Shirt Decorating Party

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

    June 6, 2016

    Let’s create a special summer reading T-shirt! Bring a clean, plain, white T-shirt to the children’s desk from Tuesday, May 31, to Friday, June 3, and we’ll screen print it with a...more

    Steps to Starting Your Business

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

    June 6, 2016

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will host several small business seminars over the next several months beginning Monday, April 4, 2016. The seminars will take place at the Central Library....more

    Summer Reading Kick-Off Jam

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

    June 6, 2016

    Exercise your mind and body with music that will make you want to get up and dance! George Griffin and The Firebirds will play a free concert with songs from their new CD.


    Heels & Wheels

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 6, 2016

    Do you want to get fit and healthy? Or get back in shape? Come hear the experts from Fleet Feet Sports Birmingham and Brick Alley Bicycles give tips of the best shoes, bikes, clothing,...more

    Food Wars

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 6, 2016

    Food Wars!

    Monday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Kick off Summer Reading by testing out your culinary skills and see what crazy creations you can make


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