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    PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN JEFFCO

    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 obstacles, healthy recipes, encouragement, and successful tips.
     

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    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


    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

    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

    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

    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.


    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


    Basic PC

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

    June 6, 2016

    Participants will be introduced to the computer, basic PC terms, components, hardware, peripherals, desktop features, and other applications.


    Keyboarding

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

    June 6, 2016

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


    Ready, Set...Science!

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

    June 6, 2016

    The science of sports is all about motion and Newton knew sports. This engaging, fun, and educational show from Dynamic Education Adventures will explain Sir Isaac Newton's Laws of Motion and how...more

    Teens Engineer BHM / STEM-L

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

    June 7, 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

    Get Up and Go Tuesday!

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

    June 7, 2016

    Join us every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. for a “moving” activity. Kids in second through sixth grade will enjoy all kinds of new experiences. This week we’ll learn how to play Ping Pong with...more

    Teen Summer Reading: Library Olympics

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

    June 7, 2016

    Attend our opening ceremony for this year’s Teen Summer Reading and compete in our version of the Olympics! Face off in jousting, archery, and a host of secret trials that you won’t see in...more

    Birmingham Zoo

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 7, 2016

    If you can't make it out to the zoo, make it to the library to see some of the animal world's most athletic animals.  Don't miss out on the fun!


    On Your Mark, Get Set...Whee!

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

    June 7, 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

    On Your Mark, Get Set...Build!

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

    June 7, 2016

    Now is the time to step up to the table and prove to the LEGO world that you are truly ready to build. Successfully complete a number of LEGO challenges and claim your title as an Avondale Library...more

    Elephant and Piggie Adventures

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

    June 7, 2016

    The Springville Road Storytellers will present a skit based on the stories of Mo Willems's popular characters followed by a craft.
     


    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

    Fun with Devices

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

    June 7, 2016

    Would you like to learn about the cool things that you can try on your Android tablet or iPad? Join us to learn about fun game apps to download and play, as well as free ebooks and audiobooks...more

    Gifts of a Wordsmith

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

    June 7, 2016

    Free adult poetry workshop held in the First Floor Conferene Room of the Central Library. Come learn and share in a supportive environment. 


    LOLgo!: Olympic Challenge

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

    June 7, 2016

    Play wacky team challenge games on the lawn. This is like no Olympics you've ever seen! June 7 from 3:30 - 4:15. Rising kindergarten - 2nd graders. Sign in at the children's desk at...more

    Good Moos Music Show with Anna Moo

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

    June 7, 2016

    Enjoy a sing-along with Anna Moo and her moo-sical antics. June 7 at 10:30. All ages.

    CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT – OTHER REGULAR PROGRAMS THIS SUMMER

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    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

    Scales, Tails, and More!

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

    June 7, 2016

    Did you know that animals are natural born athletes that come outfitted with their own sports equipment and protection gear? Join Alabama 4-H and their cast of kid-friendly critters as they...more

    Ready, Set...Science!

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

    June 7, 2016

    The science of sports is all about motion and Newton knew sports. This engaging, fun, and educational show from Dynamic Education Adventures will explain Sir Isaac Newton's Laws of Motion and how...more

    ABCs of Medicare

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

    June 8, 2016

    Karen Haiflich, an Independent Benefits Advisor, provides 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 - June 8, 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

    Mythbusters

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 8, 2016

    MythBusters

    Wednesday, June 8, at 3:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Put commonly believed science myths to the test! Online registration required.

     


    Learn to Knit: Knitting Basics for Teens

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

    June 8, 2016

    Learn the basics of knitting. The teen class will cover how to start and make an even row to eventually make a potholder or the beginnings of a...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

    Scales, Tails, and More!

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

    June 8, 2016

    Did you know that animals are natural born athletes that come outfitted with their own sports equipment and protection gear? Join Alabama 4-H and their cast of kid-friendly critters as they...more

    Roger Day

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 7 - June 9, 2016

    Sing Loud, Jump High and Dream Big with Roger Day!


    Russell Lee Low Impact Exercise

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

    June 9, 2016

    Russell Lee, a popular local fitness instructor, will show us all how to safely and effectively exercise. Target Audience: Adult.


    Ready, Set, Read! Performer: Anna Moo

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

    June 9, 2016

    Singer Anna Moo performs her action-packed music show! Ages 3 and up.

     


    Get in the Game...Act Now!

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

    June 9, 2016

    Join Ms. Cas for a theatre/creative dramatics workshop and unmask the new you. Improvisation and role playing are just a few of the techniques that will be exercised. Limited space; registration...more

    Family Game Night

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 9, 2016

    We are having some family fun with sports and board games and more!  Don't miss out on the fun!


    Adult Trivia Night – World of Warcraft

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

    June 9, 2016

    Play solo or with a team, prizes for trivia winners and best costume. Questions based on the movie. Must be 19+ to attend.


    iTween: Good Luck Dolls

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 9, 2016

    iTween: Good Luck Dolls

    Thursday, June 9, at 3:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Make your very own Guatemalan good luck doll and see what good fortunes come your way. Online...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

    Urban Fiction

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

    June 9, 2016

    Urban Fiction has become one of the most popular genres for our library patrons. Birmingham Public Library staff will provide an overview of the genre, discuss urban fiction publishers, authors,...more

    SNaP: Minute to Win It

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

    June 9, 2016

    SNaP: MINUTE TO WIN IT
    What can you do in one minute? Find out and win prizes with this game show, Emmet O'Neal edition, on June 9 from 3:30 - 4:30. Rising 3rd-6th graders. No...more

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