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    SCHOOL BREAK CAMPS + ACTIVITIES

    Summer Theater Camp:The Frog Prince with Missoula Children's Theater

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County High School, Columbiana

    June 27 - July 2, 2016

    This is a fun and exciting camp for students who love the stage! Missoula Children's Theatre will work with 50-60 campers to produce to FULL SCALE musical performance in just ONE WEEK! All children will have a role in the production. The camp will help reinforce educational components such as memorization and interpersonal relationship skills - all the while having FUN!

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    Ready, Set...Science!

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

    July 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

    Get in the Chemistry Game

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

    July 6, 2016

    Have some fun with chemical reactions and see that chemistry is cool. We'll be exploring states of matter by making elephant toothpaste, mixing Diet Coke with Mentos, and much more. Don't miss...more

    It’s So Easy to Exercise!

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

    July 6, 2016

    Join us for a sample of a low impact/chair exercise program designed for cardiovascular activity, strength training, and flexibility techniques. Certified fitness instructor, Russell Lee, will...more

    It’s So Easy to Exercise!

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

    July 6, 2016

    Join us for a sample of a low impact/chair exercise program designed for cardiovascular activity, strength training, and flexibility techniques. Certified fitness instructor, Russell Lee, will...more

    Get in the Game...Paint

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

    July 6, 2016

    Local artist Cherie Hunt will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to complete their very own canvas masterpiece. Limited space. Registration required. Target audience:...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...POP!

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

    July 7, 2016

    Join Mrs. Eve as she pops in and out and all about with her own style of storytime fun; the show is guaranteed to be very pop-ular. Groups welcome. 24-hour advance registration appreciated.


    Origami 101

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

    July 7, 2016

    Learn the basics of the Japanese art of paper folding. All supplies will be provided. For teens. Limit of 10 people.


    Every House Has a History: Researching Birmingham Area Houses, Buildings, and Churches

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

    July 7, 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

    Urban Fiction

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

    July 7, 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

    Scales, Tails, and More!

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

    July 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

    Get in the Chemistry Game

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

    July 7, 2016

    Have some fun with chemical reactions and see that chemistry is cool. We'll be exploring states of matter by making elephant toothpaste, mixing Diet Coke with Mentos, and much more. Don't miss...more

    Get in the Game...Paint

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

    July 7, 2016

    Local artist Cherie Hunt will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to complete their very own canvas masterpiece. Limited space. Registration required. Target audience:...more

    Get in the Game...Paint

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

    July 7, 2016

    Local artist Cherie Hunt will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to complete their very own canvas masterpiece. Limited space. Registration required. Target audience:...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set…Dance!

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

    July 7, 2016

    Come down to the library to learn the latest dance moves with M.A.D Skillz Dance Company. Dance is a great way to exercise and lots of fun at the same time. Learn to move and groove and have...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set…Dance!

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

    July 7, 2016

    Come down to the library to learn the latest dance moves with M.A.D Skillz Dance Company. Dance is a great way to exercise and lots of fun at the same time. Learn to move and groove and have...more

    Ronald McDonald

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

    July 7, 2016

    Join us for a fun morning with America's favorite clown, Ronald McDonald, as he performs his wonderful magic show. Target Audience: children. 


    Sushi and Spin Art

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

    July 7, 2016

    Create a fun piece of art and learn the art of making sushi...candy sushi. Target Audience: teens. 


    In the Zone

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

    July 7, 2016

    Get your head "In the Zone" for these exciting sports stories. Target Audience: children. 


    Guitar Pick Jewelry

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

    July 7, 2016

    Design a guitar pick and then make an original piece of jewelry from the pick. Target Audience: teens. 


    Gross Out Day Camp

    Presented by Fresh Air Family and Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 5 - July 8, 2016

    It's science, but please don't tell the kids! Gross Out Camp provides a week of full-day hands-on biology and chemistry -- from polar/non-polar molecules to identifying skinks in the creek bed....more

    Scales, Tails, and More!

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

    July 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

    Family Fun Night

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

    July 11, 2016

    Join us for a night of family fun! Complete with snacks, crafts, and stories! Visit the children’s desk or call 226-4085 to register.
     


    Fun with Devices

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

    July 11, 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

    Life in 1916

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

    July 11, 2016

    What was life like in Birmingham 100 years ago in 1916?  Get a glimpse into the past as the Southern History Department takes you on a journey through the news, stories, and advertisements...more

    Hiring Process for Jefferson County

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

    July 11, 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

    Play Ball!

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

    July 11, 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

    Get in the Game with Virtual Reality

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

    July 11, 2016

    Love to play video games? Ever thought about designing them? UAB’s ET (Enabling Technologies Laboratory) will provide an awesome, interactive presentation and discussion for teens regarding...more

    Action Storytime

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

    July 11, 2016

    Come join us for an action-packed storytime. We will be exercising our minds and our bodies for the summer! Youth Department Story Castle. Target audience: children. 


    On Your Mark, Get Set...Party!

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

    July 12, 2016

    For all Avondale readers who have read many, many books this summer and earned a summer reading certificate, it's time to celebrate. Join us for a cool, indoor carnival at the library. Come and go...more

    Handle with Care: Preserving Your Family Papers and Photographs

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

    July 12, 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

    Device Training - Downloadables

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

    July 12, 2016

    Summer is the ideal time to explore an interesting subject or learn something new. Would you like to learn how to download and read e-books or listen to audiobooks for free on your device? Library...more

    Introduction to Genealogy

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

    July 12, 2016

    Want to learn how to do genealogical research? Come to this introductory class that will help get you started on your genealogical journey. No registration is required. The same content will be...more

    Scales, Tails, and More!

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

    July 12, 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 Ensley Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    July 12, 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

    Get in the Game...Paint

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

    July 12, 2016

    Local artist Cherie Hunt will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to complete their very own canvas masterpiece. Limited space. Registration required. Target audience:...more

    Wonders of Weather

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

    July 12, 2016

    Join the Southern Museum of Flight as we explore the variety of instruments and weather issues that occur while flying. Students explore the four forces of flight, the properties of air and...more

    Get into Action with the Birmingham Fire Department!

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

    July 12, 2016

    The Birmingham Fire Department will be here with their equipment and fire truck to talk about safety. Target audience: children. 
     


    In the Zone

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

    July 12, 2016

    Get your head "In the Zone" for these exciting sports stories. Target Audience: children. 


    Paint Your Own T-Shirt

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

    July 12, 2016

    Bring your own clean white T-shirt before July 7 and create your own summer reading T-shirt on July 12. Target Audience: teens. 


    Book Bingo

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

    July 12, 2016

    Try your luck with library bingo. Come for the fun and maybe go home with a prize. Target Audience: children. 


    Ronald McDonald Magic Show

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

    July 13, 2016

    Come see one of the world’s most famous clowns perform a super cool magic show!
     


    Life in 1916

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

    July 13, 2016

    What was life like in Birmingham 100 years ago in 1916?  Get a glimpse into the past as the Southern History Department takes you on a journey through the news, stories, and advertisements...more

    Get in the Game...Paint

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

    July 13, 2016

    Local artist Cherie Hunt will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to complete their very own canvas masterpiece. Limited space. Registration required. Target audience:...more

    It’s So Easy to Exercise!

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

    July 13, 2016

    Join us for a sample of a low impact/chair exercise program designed for cardiovascular activity, strength training, and flexibility techniques. Certified fitness instructor, Russell Lee, will...more

    Action Movies @ the Library!

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

    July 6 - July 13, 2016

    Come to the Youth Department Story Castle and watch some fun movies. Refreshments will be provided.


    Book Bingo

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

    July 13, 2016

    Try your luck with library bingo. Come for the fun and maybe go home with a prize. Target Audience: children.


    Get in the Game...Paint

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

    July 13, 2016

    Local artist Cherie Hunt will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to complete their very own canvas masterpiece. Limited space. Registration required. Target audience:...more

    Paint Your Own Totes

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

    July 13, 2016

    Join our summer reading fun and decorate your own unique library tote. Target audience: adults. 


    On Your Mark, Get Set...Celebrate!

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

    July 14, 2016

    For all Eastwood Library readers who have read many, many books this summer and earned a summer reading certificate, it’s time to celebrate. Join us for a storytime adventure you won’t soon...more

    It’s So Easy to Exercise!

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

    July 14, 2016

    Join us for a sample of a low impact/chair exercise program designed for cardiovascular activity, strength training, and flexibility techniques. Certified fitness instructor, Russell Lee, will...more

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