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    PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN JEFFCO

    College Planning 101: CAMP Workshop

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

    May 1, 2016

    Take the stress out of this confusing process! College Admissions Made Possible (CAMP) presents College Readiness from 9-12th Grade, which will cover the steps to take at each grade level to prepare for college such as test preparation, obtaining scholarships, choosing a college, standing out on an admissions application, the do's and don’ts for parents, and more. Both parents and students are welcome.

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    Teen Knitting

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

    May 4, 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

    OLLI Presents: Harper Lee's Books & OLLI Social

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

    May 5, 2016

    Ralph Voss will compare and contrast “To Kill A Mockingbird” and “Go Set A Watchman” followed by a Social with light appetizers and beverages.


    Steel City Hackers

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

    May 5, 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

    Alabama 4H: Herp Journey

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

    May 5, 2016

    Join the Alabama 4H Science School for an afternoon of hands-on-fun as they introduce some of Alabama’s most famous reptiles—turtle, snake, gator, and more, oh my! This program is made...more

    Ghost Tour Reveal with S.C.A.R.E.

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 5, 2016

    The Spirit Communication and Research (S.C.A.R.E.) Group will be with us to unveil their findings from the three paranormal investigations in the Homewood Public Library this Spring. They will...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

    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

    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

    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!


    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.


    Mother/Daughter Self-Defense Workshop

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

    May 7, 2016

    Learn hands-on self-defense tactics from Vestavia Hills Police Officers and certified instructors. The workshop will cover awareness tips and risk reduction as well as hands-on tactics. Drinks and...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    iTween: Zentangle

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 12, 2016

    Thursday, May 12, at 4 p.m. in the Round Auditorium.  Join us for an introductory workshop about Zentangle, an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful drawings....more

    Preschool Playtime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 5 - May 12, 2016

    We'll provide the stations, and you provide the imagination for a fun morning of play with your child.  For ages three and under.  Daycare groups must call 205-332-6619 in advance to...more

    UAB Presents Discoveries in the Making

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 12, 2016

    Thursday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium. At UAB, talented trainees and faculty mentors devote endless hours to their research in the lab, the classroom, and the field, working...more

    Dynamic Education Adventures - Fizz, Boom, and WOW Show

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

    May 13, 2016

    This program is just fizzing and booming with fantastically fiery feats and radical reactions. Participants will be blown away by the explosive experiments and combustible chaos. Target...more

    Norman Westberg (of SWANS)

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 13, 2016

    NORMAN WESTBERG // IRON GIANT PERCUSSION // BRAD DAVIS NORMAN WESTBERG: Known primarily as the guitarist for the seminal New York no wave band Swans, Norman...more

    ARC Stories Roots: Stories about the Nature of the South

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 13, 2016

    Friday May 13 | 6:30 pm
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Formal Garden
    General Admission $10

    Arc Stories features true, personal stories told live in front of an...more

    Alabama: Where to Go, What to Do

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 14, 2016

    Todd Keith, author of Insiders’ Guide to Birmingham, shares ideas and tips for fun (and sometimes free) day trips, weekend getaways or family vacations. Hoover Public Library on Saturday,...more

    Library Yoga

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 16, 2016

    Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India. Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome....more

    Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 16, 2016

    Monday, May 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lucretia M. Somers Boardroom Are you looking to become involved at your Library?  Consider applying for the new Teen Advisory Board (TAB). TAB is open to...more

    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 16, 2016

    If you love spiky humor, quick wit and brutal honesty, this new book club is for you!  We are taking book discussions across the...more

    Neuroscience Cafe: Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for Paralyzing Neurological Disorders

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 16, 2016

    Victor Mark, MD, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Gitendra Uswatte, PhD, Professor of Psychology, will present this informative program as part of the UAB...more

    Common Questions Regarding Your Personal Insurance

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

    May 16, 2016

    Risk in personal life can cause significant financial loss and hardship. Homeowner’s may have limited knowledge or understanding on how to determine the proper insurance coverage for their...more

    Teens Engineer BHM / STEM-L

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

    May 17, 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

    Setting Youself Apart in a Job Interview

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 17, 2016

    This workshop will provide key points for appropriate attire, behavioral questions/responses, researching job/company and follow up.

    Presented by Sylinda Daniel, Board Member for the...more

    Read to Rover with GBHS

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 17, 2016

    The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is bringing some of their animal friends to the library so that you can practice your reaading and storytelling skills. The animals will be available for...more

    The ABC’s of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 17, 2016

    Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? Karen Haiflich will answer all your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how...more

    The ABC’s of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 17, 2016

    Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? Karen Haiflich will answer all your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how...more

    Golden Girls Trivia

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 17, 2016

    "Thank you for being a friend!" Think you know everything about Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia? You and your teammates can prove your knowledge! Up to 4 people per team. Online...more

    Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Bessemer Public Library at Bessemer Library, Bessemer

    May 17, 2016

    Page Turners Book Club meet every third Tuesday @ 10:00 a.m. please come and join in the book discussions. Check website or newsletter for titles being discussed each month.  Hope to see you...more

    OLLI Presents: TED Talks: Great Ideas in Eighteen Minutes

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

    May 19, 2016

    Rebecca Dobrinski, Chair of TEDx Birmingham, will discuss this series of exciting, community centered TED Talks that are changing the world.

     


    Extended Library Hours for Exams

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

    May 17 - May 19, 2016

    The library will have extended hours until 9:00 p.m. on May 17, 18, and 19. Make sure to take advantage of the extra time to get all of your studying completed!


    Exam Study Breaks

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

    May 17 - May 19, 2016

    Need a break from studying? The Teen Department at the Vestavia Hills Library is offering 30 minute study breaks at 3, 5, and 7 p.m. for teens to take a load off after some last minute...more

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