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Fiction Book Club

August's pick is Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano. September's pick is The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict. October's pick is The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. This group meets in-person and virtually through Zoom. Register only if you plan to attend virtually. The Zoom information will be sent to you. Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Laura Gentry. Contact Email: laura.gentry@cobpl.org. Category: Clubs & Groups. Registration Required: No. Description: August's pick is Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano. September's pick is The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict. October's pick is The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. This group meets in-person and virtually through Zoom. Register only if you plan to attend virtually. The Zoom information will be sent to you. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithfield Book Club

Monthly book club meeting. Library: Smithfield Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Sequoria Lewis. Contact Email: sequoria.lewis@cobpl.org. Category: Authors & Literary Arts. Clubs & Groups. Reading. Registration Required: No. Description: Monthly book club meeting. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Library Board Meeting

Library Board meeting. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Category: Meetings. Description: Library Board meeting. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Mom Support Group

The Mom Support Group provides high quality instruction for single moms. Library: West End Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Lynn Hutchins. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4089. Contact Email: lynn.hutchins@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Registration Required: No. Description: The Mom Support Group provides high quality instruction for single moms. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Basic PC

Participants will be introduced to the computer, basic PC terms, components, hardware, peripherals, desktop features, and other applications. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Computer Lab (LH 4th Floor). Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Maurice Harley. Contact Phone Number: (205)226-3696. Contact Email: Maurice.Harley@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Computers & Technology. Registration Required: Yes. Description: Participants will be introduced to the computer, basic PC terms, components, hardware, peripherals, desktop features, and other applications. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit rlccbpl.wordpress.com.

Continue your education with the UAB Educational Opportunity Center

Representatives from the UAB Educational Opportunity Center will be at Woodlawn Library providing information about how adults can continue their education. The EOC's services include GED assistance; college and trade school application help; applying for financial aid and scholarships; tutoring and mentoring; and more! Plus, their services are free to eligible participants! Stop by and have your questions about continuing your education answered. Library: Woodlawn Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Zach Lukemire. Contact Phone Number: 205-595-2001. Contact Email: zachary.lukemire@cobpl.org. Category: Career & Employment. Registration Required: No. Description: Representatives from the UAB Educational Opportunity Center will be at Woodlawn Library providing information about how adults can continue their education. The EOC's services include GED assistance; college and trade school application help; applying for financial aid and scholarships; tutoring and mentoring; and more! Plus, their services are free to eligible participants! Stop by and have your questions about continuing your education answered. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Connection Series: Opportunities for Older Adults/Services For Senior Citizens

Representatives from 3-5 community service organizations will provide information about opportunities for older adults and services for senior citizens. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Grand Reading Room (East 1st floor). Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Jim Murray. Contact Phone Number: 2052263640. Contact Email: jim.murray@cobpl.org. Category: Civic & Community. Description: Representatives from 3-5 community service organizations will provide information about opportunities for older adults and services for senior citizens. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Chair Yoga with Ms. Bridgette

Join us for an hour of relaxation and meditation with yoga specialist, Ms. Bridgette Wimbleduff. This chair yoga program is perfect for seniors and anyone who is in the beginning stage of their yoga journey. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Health & Fitness. Registration Required: No. Description: Enjoy a relaxing hour of chair yoga with our instructor Ms. Bridgette. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Workout Wednesday

Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Health & Fitness. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Keyboarding

Public Computer Services trainers will show participants basics of working with the computer keyboard and the mouse. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Computer Lab (LH 4th Floor). Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Maurice Harley. Contact Phone Number: (205)226-3696. Contact Email: Maurice.Harley@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Computers & Technology. Audience: Adults. Registration Required: Yes. Description: Public Computer Services trainers will show participants basics of working with the computer keyboard and the mouse. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit rlccbpl.wordpress.com.

Club Create

Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Library: Avondale Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Ellen Griffin Shade. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4000. Contact Email: ellen.griffin@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Thursday, August 11, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Grab & Go Craft: Smiley Face

Celebrate National Smile Week by making your own smiley face with a Smiley Face Grab & Go kit from the North Birmingham Youth Department! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Celebrate National Smile Week by making your own smiley face with a Smiley Face Grab & Go kit from the North Birmingham Youth Department! Thursday, August 11, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Microsoft Word -- Business Memos

Learn the proper way to create business memos in Microsoft Word. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Computers & Technology. Classes & Workshops. Registration Required: Yes. Description: Learn the proper way to create business memos in Microsoft Word. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Friday, August 12, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Friday Movie Matinee

Join us for the summer movie season with Friday Matinees. Exciting movies will be presented FREE every Friday! Library: Woodlawn Branch Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tweens. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Earnest Wrenn. Contact Phone Number: 205-595-2001. Contact Email: earnest.wrenn@cobpl.org. Category: Film. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for the summer movie season with Friday Matinees. Exciting movies will be presented FREE every Friday! Friday, August 12, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Monday, August 15, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Beyond Your Ordinary Book (BYOB) Club

BYOB Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm at Springville Road Library. This isn’t your ordinary book club! In this group, members can read, listen to, or watch the media of their choice within a given topic and then discuss their selections with other participants. All are welcome to join in the fun! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Samuel Rumore. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4081. Contact Email: samuel.rumore@cobpl.org. Category: Clubs & Groups. Reading. Registration Required: No. Description: BYOB Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm at Springville Road Library. This isn’t your ordinary book club! In this group, members can read, listen to, or watch the media of their choice within a given topic and then discuss their selections with other participants. All are welcome to join in the fun! Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 2:00 AM – 3:00 AM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Internet Safety

Learn the ins and outs of surfing the net safely. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Russell Lee. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4013. Contact Email: russell.lee@cobpl.org. Category: Computers & Technology. Classes & Workshops. Registration Required: No. Description: Learn the ins and outs of surfing the net safely. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mom Support Group

The Mom Support Group provides high quality instruction for single moms. Library: West End Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Lynn Hutchins. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4089. Contact Email: lynn.hutchins@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Registration Required: No. Description: The Mom Support Group provides high quality instruction for single moms. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Continue your education with the UAB Educational Opportunity Center

Representatives from the UAB Educational Opportunity Center will be at Woodlawn Library providing information about how adults can continue their education. The EOC's services include GED assistance; college and trade school application help; applying for financial aid and scholarships; tutoring and mentoring; and more! Plus, their services are free to eligible participants! Stop by and have your questions about continuing your education answered. Library: Woodlawn Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Zach Lukemire. Contact Phone Number: 205-595-2001. Contact Email: zachary.lukemire@cobpl.org. Category: Career & Employment. Registration Required: No. Description: Representatives from the UAB Educational Opportunity Center will be at Woodlawn Library providing information about how adults can continue their education. The EOC's services include GED assistance; college and trade school application help; applying for financial aid and scholarships; tutoring and mentoring; and more! Plus, their services are free to eligible participants! Stop by and have your questions about continuing your education answered. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Connection Series: Education Opportunities for Children and Adults

Representatives from 3-5 community service organizations interact with the public about education opportunities for children and adults. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Grand Reading Room (East 1st floor). Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Jim Murray. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3640. Contact Email: jim.murray@cobpl.org. Category: Civic & Community. Description: Representatives from 3-5 community service organizations interact with the public about education opportunities for children and adults. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Workout Wednesday

Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Health & Fitness. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Wylam Book Club

Come and join in on the discussion about our book club selection of the month. Library: Wylam Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Selina Johnson. Contact Phone Number: (205) 785-0349. Contact Email: selina.johnson@cobpl.org. Category: Clubs & Groups. Authors & Literary Arts. Description: Come and join in on the discussion about our book club selection of the month. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

2022 Genetic Genealogy News

DNA ancestry test companies are consumer driven, and their efforts during the past year have focused on refining ethnicity estimates and match-sorting mechanisms. Paul Boncella shows where to find and how best to use these features in genealogical research, and he then answers questions on these and any other aspects of genetic genealogy. Library: Central Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Mary Beth Newbill. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3665. Contact Email: mary.newbill@cobpl.org. Category: Genealogy. Registration Required: Yes. Description: DNA ancestry test companies are consumer driven, and their efforts during the past year have focused on refining ethnicity estimates and match-sorting mechanisms. Paul Boncella shows where to find and how best to use these features in genealogical research, and he then answers questions on these and any other aspects of genetic genealogy. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Club Create

Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Library: Avondale Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Ellen Griffin Shade. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4000. Contact Email: ellen.griffin@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Art Attack

Express yourself! Learn about and create your own graffiti artwork! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Tweens. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Express yourself! Learn about and create your own graffiti artwork! Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 4:00 PM – Thursday, August 18, 2022, 5:00 PM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Thursday, August 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Grab & Go Craft: Creamsicle

Celebrate National Creamsicle Day. Make your own Creamsicle by picking up a Grab & Go kit from the North Birmingham Youth Department! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Celebrate National Creamsicle Day. Make your own Creamsicle by picking up a Grab & Go kit from the North Birmingham Youth Department! Thursday, August 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Microsoft Word -- Business Letters

Learn how to type business letters in Microsoft Word. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Computers & Technology. Classes & Workshops. Registration Required: Yes. Description: Learn how to type business letters in Microsoft Word. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Classic Anime Club

Our Classic Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation from years gone by. The club is intended for adults and older teens. Some screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while others will be English dubbed. Anime Club is open to everyone age 13 and up. Anime watched is considered to be rated G to PG-13. Light refreshments may be served. Library: Southside Branch Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Pamela Jessie. Contact Phone Number: 205-933-7776. Contact Email: pamela.jessie@cobpl.org. Category: Clubs & Groups. Description: Our Classic Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation from years gone by. The club is intended for adults and older teens. Some screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while others will be English dubbed. Anime Club is open to everyone age 13 and up. Anime watched is considered to be rated G to PG-13. Light refreshments may be served. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Friday, August 19, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Sewing: Beach Blanket Part 2

Each session will have a simple project that will teach different types of sewing skills. All materials provided. Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Laura Gentry. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4083. Contact Email: laura.gentry@cobpl.org. Hosting Library: 205-226-4083. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Each session will have a simple project that will teach different types of sewing skills. All materials provided. Friday, August 19, 2022, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Five Points Yarn Club

Do you knit? Crochet? Weave? Sew? Do any craft with yarn or thread? Do you never seem to have time to work on a project? Bring your supplies to Five Points West, and hang out with the Five Points Yarn Club. The Yarn Club meets for two hours every first and third Friday. Crafters can come together to chat and help keep each other focused while they work on those unfinished projects. So bring your yarn, your thread, your hooks, and your needles, and come hang out with the Five Points West Yarn Club. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Charlie Bodiford. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4013. Contact Email: charlie.bodiford@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Do you knit? Crochet? Weave? Sew? Do any craft with yarn or thread? Do you never seem to have time to work on a project? Bring your supplies to Five Points West, and hang out with the Five Points Yarn Club. The Yarn Club meets for two hours every first and third Friday. Crafters can come together to chat and help keep each other focused while they work on those unfinished projects. So bring your yarn, your thread, your hooks, and your needles, and come hang out with the Five Points West Yarn Club. All ages… Friday, August 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Friday Movie Matinee

Join us for the summer movie season with Friday Matinees. Exciting movies will be presented FREE every Friday! Library: Woodlawn Branch Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tweens. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Earnest Wrenn. Contact Phone Number: 205-595-2001. Contact Email: earnest.wrenn@cobpl.org. Category: Film. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for the summer movie season with Friday Matinees. Exciting movies will be presented FREE every Friday! Friday, August 19, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Monday, August 22, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Crafts, Conversation, and Community

Gather together to learn how to make a craft and enjoy good conversation! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Laura Gentry. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4083. Contact Email: laura.gentry@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Gather together to learn how to make a craft and enjoy good conversation! Monday, August 22, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Excel 2010 Advanced Part 1

Participants will advance their skills by learning to work with simple formulas, sorting, using charts, and other features. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Computer Lab (LH 4th Floor). Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Maurice Harley. Contact Phone Number: (205)226-3696. Contact Email: Maurice.Harley@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Computers & Technology. Audience: Adults. Registration Required: Yes. Description: Participants will advance their skills by learning to work with simple formulas, sorting, using charts, and other features. Monday, August 22, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM. For more info visit rlccbpl.wordpress.com.

Excel 2010 Advanced Part 2

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. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Computer Lab (LH 4th Floor). Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Maurice Harley. Contact Phone Number: (205)226-3696. Contact Email: Maurice.Harley@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Computers & Technology. Registration Required: Yes. Description: 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. Monday, August 22, 2022, 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit rlccbpl.wordpress.com.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

SCORE Steps to Starting Your Business

If you are thinking about starting a business of your own, but don't know where to begin, register now for this class presented by local representatives from SCORE, the nation's largest network of small business mentors.  Class participants will be given the opportunity to learn about the various aspects involved in planning, starting, and operating a business.  Each class will cover the same topics, but those who are interested are welcome to attend more than one day.  Registration link:  https://score.tfaforms.net/17?EventID=a105a000005rYnI. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Auditorium. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Jim Murray. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3640. Contact Email: jim.murray@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Business & Finance. Audience: Adults. Registration Required: Yes. Event URL: https://score.tfaforms.net/17?EventID=a105a000005rYnI. Description: If you are thinking about starting a business of your own, but don't know where to begin, register now for this class presented by local representatives from SCORE, the nation's largest network of small business mentors. Class participants will be given the opportunity to learn about the various aspects involved in planning, starting, and operating a business. Each class will cover the same topics, but those who are interested are welcome to attend more than one day. Registration link: https://score.tfa… Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

How Do I Turn This Thing On (Basic PC)

The very basics of learning to use the personal computer. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Rachel Marable. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: rachel.marable@cobpl.org. Category: Computers & Technology. Classes & Workshops. Registration Required: Yes. Description: The very basics of learning to use the personal computer. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Adventures in Storyland with Miss Pamela: Back 2 School

Head back to school with Miss Pamela with stories, songs, and a craft all about school. Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Head back to school with Miss Pamela with stories, songs, and a craft all about school. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – Thursday, August 25, 2022, 11:00 AM.

Continue your education with the UAB Educational Opportunity Center

Representatives from the UAB Educational Opportunity Center will be at Woodlawn Library providing information about how adults can continue their education. The EOC's services include GED assistance; college and trade school application help; applying for financial aid and scholarships; tutoring and mentoring; and more! Plus, their services are free to eligible participants! Stop by and have your questions about continuing your education answered. Library: Woodlawn Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Zach Lukemire. Contact Phone Number: 205-595-2001. Contact Email: zachary.lukemire@cobpl.org. Category: Career & Employment. Registration Required: No. Description: Representatives from the UAB Educational Opportunity Center will be at Woodlawn Library providing information about how adults can continue their education. The EOC's services include GED assistance; college and trade school application help; applying for financial aid and scholarships; tutoring and mentoring; and more! Plus, their services are free to eligible participants! Stop by and have your questions about continuing your education answered. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Deal Me In! Card Game Party

Enjoy a game of cards and meet some new friends! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Laura Gentry. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4083. Contact Email: laura.gentry@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Enjoy a game of cards and meet some new friends! Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Connection Series: Housing Assistance and Programs

Representatives from 3-5 community service organizations will be provide information about housing assistance and programs. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Grand Reading Room (East 1st floor). Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Jim Murray. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3640. Contact Email: jim.murray@cobpl.org. Category: Civic & Community. Description: Representatives from 3-5 community service organizations will be provide information about housing assistance and programs. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Workout Wednesday

Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Health & Fitness. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Fifty is Nifty! At long last the 1950 Census is here! (Also available via Zoom)

It's been 72 years, but now it's time to learn what's new, what's been dropped, and how you can use the 1950 Decennial Census to further your genealogy research. Class also available via Zoom. Please register for the Zoom class. Link information will be sent to you. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Computer Lab (LH 4th Floor). Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Maurice Harley. Contact Phone Number: (205) 226-3696. Contact Email: Maurice.Harley@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Computers & Technology. Audience: Adults. Registration Required: Yes. Description: It's been 72 years, but now it's time to learn what's new, what's been dropped, and how you can use the 1950 Decennial Census to further your genealogy research. Class also available via Zoom. Please register for the Zoom class. Link information will be sent to you. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit rlccbpl.wordpress.com.

Five Points West Adult Program

BINGO !! Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Seniors. Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: BINGO!! Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Club Create

Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Library: Avondale Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Ellen Griffin Shade. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4000. Contact Email: ellen.griffin@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Thursday, August 25, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Grab & Go Craft: Friendship Bracelet

Honor a friend by making a friendship bracelet with a Grab & Go kit! Pick up a Friendship Bracelet Craft Kit from North Birmingham Library while supplies last. Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Honor a friend by making a friendship bracelet with a Grab & Go kit! Pick up a Friendship Bracelet Craft Kit from North Birmingham Library while supplies last. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Microsoft Word -- Personal Letters

Learn how to type personal letters in Microsoft Word. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Computers & Technology. Classes & Workshops. Registration Required: Yes. Description: Learn how to type personal letters in Microsoft Word. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Friday, August 26, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Monday, August 29, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

12 Months to Being Your Own CEO: Rebirth That Business Idea

Interested in starting your own business?  Take the next step to realizing your entrepreneurial dreams by attending this series of classes taught by local Birmingham attorney, Neena Speer.  The classes are free and everyone is welcome to attend, no matter where you are on the path to becoming your own CEO.  Registration is required for each of the classes.  For more information about the series, as well as other small business resources available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library's Business, Science, and Technology Department by email at jim.murray@cobpl.org or by phone at 205-226-3640. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Auditorium. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Jim Murray. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3640. Contact Email: jim.murray@cobpl.org. Category: Business & Finance. Audience: Adults. Registration Required: Yes. Description: Interested in starting your own business? Take the next step to realizing your entrepreneurial dreams by attending this series of classes taught by local Birmingham attorney, Neena Speer. The classes are free and everyone is welcome to attend, no matter where you are on the path to becoming your own CEO. Registration is required for each of the classes. For more information about the series, as well as other small business resources available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library's Bu… Monday, August 29, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Back 2 School Scavenger Hunt

Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Library: North Birmingham Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Pamela Gordon. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4025. Contact Email: pamela.gordon@cobpl.org. Category: Gaming. Registration Required: No. Description: Search the youth department for clues in this back-to-school-themed scavenger hunt! Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Basic Internet

Public Computer Services trainers will introduce participants to the history of the Internet, how to access and surf the Web, what web browsers are , what search engines are available, and basic search methods. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Computer Lab (LH 4th Floor). Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Maurice Harley. Contact Phone Number: (205)226-3696. Contact Email: Maurice.Harley@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Computers & Technology. Audience: Adults. Description: Public Computer Services trainers will introduce participants to the history of the Internet, how to access and surf the Web, what web browsers are, what search engines are available, and basic search methods. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:15 AM. For more info visit rlccbpl.wordpress.com.

Continue your education with the UAB Educational Opportunity Center

Representatives from the UAB Educational Opportunity Center will be at Woodlawn Library providing information about how adults can continue their education. The EOC's services include GED assistance; college and trade school application help; applying for financial aid and scholarships; tutoring and mentoring; and more! Plus, their services are free to eligible participants! Stop by and have your questions about continuing your education answered. Library: Woodlawn Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Zach Lukemire. Contact Phone Number: 205-595-2001. Contact Email: zachary.lukemire@cobpl.org. Category: Career & Employment. Registration Required: No. Description: Representatives from the UAB Educational Opportunity Center will be at Woodlawn Library providing information about how adults can continue their education. The EOC's services include GED assistance; college and trade school application help; applying for financial aid and scholarships; tutoring and mentoring; and more! Plus, their services are free to eligible participants! Stop by and have your questions about continuing your education answered. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Health & Wellness Expo

Five Points West's First Annual Health & Wellness Expo held in conjunction with UAB, Jefferson County Department of Health, Archwell Health, Callahan Eye Clinic and many others. Free health screenings and Information. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Health & Fitness. Description: Five Points West's First Annual Health & Wellness Expo held in conjunction with UAB, Jefferson County Department of Health, Archwell Health, Callahan Eye Clinic and many others. Free health screenings and Information. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Community Connection Series: Early Intervention/Substance Abuse Recovery

Representatives from 3-5 community service organizations will provide information about early intervention/substance abuse recovery. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Grand Reading Room (East 1st floor). Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Jim Murray. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3640. Contact Email: jim.murray@cobpl.org. Category: Civic & Community. Registration Required: No. Description: Representatives from 3-5 community service organizations will provide information about early intervention/substance abuse recovery. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Workout Wednesday

Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Health & Fitness. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Internet Searches

Participants will learn how to use search engines such as Google or Bing. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Computer Lab (LH 4th Floor). Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Maurice Harley. Contact Phone Number: (205)226-3696. Contact Email: Maurice.Harley@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Computers & Technology. Audience: Adults. Registration Required: Yes. Description: Participants will lean how to use search engines such as Google or Bing. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit rlccbpl.wordpress.com.

Club Create

Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Library: Avondale Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Ellen Griffin Shade. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4000. Contact Email: ellen.griffin@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come to our 123-Play-With-Me. This program is for infants and toddlers. Families play and read together. Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Babies. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come to our 123-Play-With-Me. This program is for infants and toddlers. Families play and read together. Thursday, September 1, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Let’s Talk about Medicare: Questions & Answers

Birmingham licensed insurance advisor Albert McWilliams Sr. is providing his popular Medicare Q & A sessions in-person as well as virtual via Facebook to help BPL patrons learn more about their Medicare options and eligibility. McWilliams has been working as an insurance advisor in Birmingham since 2001; he has been a licensed Medicare advisor since 2001 and a licensed ACA (Affordable Care Act) advisor since 2013. Register to attend in-person by contacting Jim Murray at jim.murray@cobpl.org or by phoning (205) 226-3640 or visit the Birmingham Public Library Facebook page for video discussion on the scheduled date and time.  . Library: Online. Central Library. Central Room: Computer Lab (LH 4th Floor). Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Jim Murray. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3640. Hosting Library: Central Library / Business, Science and Technology Department. Category: Classes & Workshops. Lectures & Discussions. Description: Birmingham licensed insurance advisor Albert McWilliams Sr. is providing his popular Medicare Q & A sessions in-person as well as virtual via Facebook to help BPL patrons learn more about their Medicare options and eligibility. McWilliams has been working as an insurance advisor in Birmingham since 2001; he has been a licensed Medicare advisor since 2001 and a licensed ACA (Affordable Care Act) advisor since 2013. Register to attend in-person by contacting Jim Murray at jim.murray@cobpl.org or by… Thursday, September 1, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Classic Anime Club

Our Classic Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation from years gone by. The club is intended for adults and older teens. Some screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while others will be English dubbed. Anime Club is open to everyone age 13 and up. Anime watched is considered to be rated G to PG-13. Light refreshments may be served. Library: Southside Branch Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Pamela Jessie. Contact Phone Number: 205-933-7776. Contact Email: pamela.jessie@cobpl.org. Category: Clubs & Groups. Description: Our Classic Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation from years gone by. The club is intended for adults and older teens. Some screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while others will be English dubbed. Anime Club is open to everyone age 13 and up. Anime watched is considered to be rated G to PG-13. Light refreshments may be served. Thursday, September 1, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Quilting

Participants are taught one new quilting block each month. All materials provided. Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Laura Gentry. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4083. Contact Email: laura.gentry@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Participants are taught one new quilting block each month. All materials provided. Friday, September 2, 2022, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Five Points Yarn Club

Do you knit? Crochet? Weave? Sew? Do any craft with yarn or thread? Do you never seem to have time to work on a project? Bring your supplies to Five Points West, and hang out with the Five Points Yarn Club. The Yarn Club meets for two hours every first and third Friday. Crafters can come together to chat and help keep each other focused while they work on those unfinished projects. So bring your yarn, your thread, your hooks, and your needles, and come hang out with the Five Points West Yarn Club. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Charlie Bodiford. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4013. Contact Email: charlie.bodiford@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Do you knit? Crochet? Weave? Sew? Do any craft with yarn or thread? Do you never seem to have time to work on a project? Bring your supplies to Five Points West, and hang out with the Five Points Yarn Club. The Yarn Club meets for two hours every first and third Friday. Crafters can come together to chat and help keep each other focused while they work on those unfinished projects. So bring your yarn, your thread, your hooks, and your needles, and come hang out with the Five Points West Yarn Club. All ages… Friday, September 2, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

TGIF Crafts

Monthly make and take craft session. Library: Wylam Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Joan Inman. Contact Phone Number: 205-785-0349. Contact Email: joan.inman@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Monthly make and take craft session. Friday, September 2, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Bards & Brews Poetry Slam

Poetry Slam at Central. Bards & Brews is sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Grand Reading Room (East 1st floor). Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Weston Flippo. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3690. Contact Email: weston.flippo@cobpl.org. Category: Music & Performing Arts. Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/BardsandBrews. Registration Required: No. Description: Poetry Slam at Central. Bards & Brews is sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Friday, September 2, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tinker Tales

Join us for a STEM Storytime. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Story Castle (East 2nd Floor). Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Chelsea Rodriguez. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3655. Contact Email: chelsea.rodriguez@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for a STEM Storytime. Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Workout Wednesday

Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Health & Fitness. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Real Deal Film Club

Southside Film Club Members can look at movies on their device. Selection will be Genre based and films can be checked out from a library, streamed digitally from BPL’s Hoopla or other digital sites. Call 205-933-7776 for more information. Library: Southside Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Perdeta Long. Contact Phone Number: 205-933-7776. Contact Email: perdeta.long@cobpl.org. Category: Film. Registration Required: No. Description: Southside Film Club Members can look at movies on their device. Selection will be Genre based and films can be checked out from a library, streamed digitally from BPL’s Hoopla or other digital sites. Call 205-933-7776 for more information. Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Club Create

Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Library: Avondale Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Ellen Griffin Shade. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4000. Contact Email: ellen.griffin@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come to our 123-Play-With-Me. This program is for infants and toddlers. Families play and read together. Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Babies. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come to our 123-Play-With-Me. This program is for infants and toddlers. Families play and read together. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Library Board Meeting

Library Board meeting. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Category: Meetings. Description: Library Board Meeting. Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Mom Support Group

The Mom Support Group provides high quality instruction for single moms. Library: West End Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Lynn Hutchins. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4089. Contact Email: lynn.hutchins@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Registration Required: No. Description: The Mom Support Group provides high quality instruction for single moms. Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Chair Yoga with Ms. Bridgette

Join us for an hour of relaxation and meditation with yoga specialist, Ms. Bridgette Wimbleduff. This chair yoga program is perfect for seniors and anyone who is in the beginning stage of their yoga journey. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Health & Fitness. Registration Required: No. Description: Enjoy a relaxing hour of chair yoga with our instructor Ms. Bridgette. Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Workout Wednesday

Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Health & Fitness. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Club Create

Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Library: Avondale Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Ellen Griffin Shade. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4000. Contact Email: ellen.griffin@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come to our 123-Play-With-Me. This program is for infants and toddlers. Families play and read together. Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Babies. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come to our 123-Play-With-Me. This program is for infants and toddlers. Families play and read together. Thursday, September 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Classic Anime Club

Our Classic Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation from years gone by. The club is intended for adults and older teens. Some screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while others will be English dubbed. Anime Club is open to everyone age 13 and up. Anime watched is considered to be rated G to PG-13. Light refreshments may be served. Library: Southside Branch Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Pamela Jessie. Contact Phone Number: 205-933-7776. Contact Email: pamela.jessie@cobpl.org. Category: Clubs & Groups. Description: Our Classic Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation from years gone by. The club is intended for adults and older teens. Some screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while others will be English dubbed. Anime Club is open to everyone age 13 and up. Anime watched is considered to be rated G to PG-13. Light refreshments may be served. Thursday, September 15, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Five Points Yarn Club

Do you knit? Crochet? Weave? Sew? Do any craft with yarn or thread? Do you never seem to have time to work on a project? Bring your supplies to Five Points West, and hang out with the Five Points Yarn Club. The Yarn Club meets for two hours every first and third Friday. Crafters can come together to chat and help keep each other focused while they work on those unfinished projects. So bring your yarn, your thread, your hooks, and your needles, and come hang out with the Five Points West Yarn Club. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Charlie Bodiford. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4013. Contact Email: charlie.bodiford@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Do you knit? Crochet? Weave? Sew? Do any craft with yarn or thread? Do you never seem to have time to work on a project? Bring your supplies to Five Points West, and hang out with the Five Points Yarn Club. The Yarn Club meets for two hours every first and third Friday. Crafters can come together to chat and help keep each other focused while they work on those unfinished projects. So bring your yarn, your thread, your hooks, and your needles, and come hang out with the Five Points West Yarn Club. All ages… Friday, September 16, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Ahoy there! Come by the library to learn some pirate lingo, have fun with a pirate craft, and get some treasure! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Ahoy there! Come by the library to learn some pirate lingo, have fun with a pirate craft, and get some treasure! Monday, September 19, 2022, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Crafts, Conversation, and Community

Gather together to learn how to make a craft and enjoy good conversation! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Laura Gentry. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4083. Contact Email: laura.gentry@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Gather together to learn how to make a craft and enjoy good conversation! Monday, September 19, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Beyond Your Ordinary Book (BYOB) Club

BYOB Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm at Springville Road Library. This isn’t your ordinary book club! In this group, members can read, listen to, or watch the media of their choice within a given topic and then discuss their selections with other participants. All are welcome to join in the fun! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Samuel Rumore. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4081. Contact Email: samuel.rumore@cobpl.org. Category: Clubs & Groups. Reading. Registration Required: No. Description: BYOB Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm at Springville Road Library. This isn’t your ordinary book club! In this group, members can read, listen to, or watch the media of their choice within a given topic and then discuss their selections with other participants. All are welcome to join in the fun! Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 2:00 AM – 3:00 AM.

Mom Support Group

The Mom Support Group provides high quality instruction for single moms. Library: West End Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Lynn Hutchins. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4089. Contact Email: lynn.hutchins@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Registration Required: No. Description: The Mom Support Group provides high quality instruction for single moms. Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tinker Tales

Join us for a STEM Storytime. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Story Castle (East 2nd Floor). Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Chelsea Rodriguez. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3655. Contact Email: chelsea.rodriguez@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for a STEM Storytime. Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Workout Wednesday

Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Health & Fitness. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Wylam Book Club

Come and join in on the discussion about our book club selection of the month. Library: Wylam Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Selina Johnson. Contact Phone Number: (205) 785-0349. Contact Email: selina.johnson@cobpl.org. Category: Clubs & Groups. Authors & Literary Arts. Description: Come and join in on the discussion about our book club selection of the month. Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Club Create

Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Library: Avondale Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Ellen Griffin Shade. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4000. Contact Email: ellen.griffin@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come to our 123-Play-With-Me. This program is for infants and toddlers. Families play and read together. Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Babies. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come to our 123-Play-With-Me. This program is for infants and toddlers. Families play and read together. Thursday, September 22, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Junk Art

Mixed Media Arts and Crafts. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Story Castle (East 2nd Floor). Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Chelsea Rodriguez. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3655. Contact Email: chelsea.rodriguez@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Description: Mixed Media Arts and Crafts. Thursday, September 22, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

12 Months to Being Your Own CEO: Discover the Magic of Mentoring

Interested in starting your own business?  Take the next step to realizing your entrepreneurial dreams by attending this series of classes taught by local Birmingham attorney, Neena Speer.  The classes are free and everyone is welcome to attend, no matter where you are on the path to becoming your own CEO.  Registration is required for each of the classes.  For more information about the series, as well as other small business resources available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library's Business, Science, and Technology Department by email at jim.murray@cobpl.org or by phone at 205-226-3640. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Auditorium. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Jim Murray. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3640. Contact Email: jim.murray@cobpl.org. Category: Business & Finance. Audience: Adults. Registration Required: Yes. Description: Interested in starting your own business? Take the next step to realizing your entrepreneurial dreams by attending this series of classes taught by local Birmingham attorney, Neena Speer. The classes are free and everyone is welcome to attend, no matter where you are on the path to becoming your own CEO. Registration is required for each of the classes. For more information about the series, as well as other small business resources available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library's Bu… Monday, September 26, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Medicare 101

Susan Schmitz of Maust and Leone Medicare Advisors will present a Medicare 101 information session. Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Seniors. Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Laura Gentry. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4083. Contact Email: laura.gentry@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Health & Fitness. Description: Susan Schmitz of Maust and Leone Medicare Advisors will present a Medicare 101 information session. Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

SCORE Simple Steps to Starting Your Business

If you are thinking about starting a business of your own, but don't know where to begin, register now for this class presented by local representatives from SCORE, the nation's largest network of small business mentors.  Class participants will be given the opportunity to learn about the various aspects involved in planning, starting, and operating a business.  Each class will cover the same topics, but those who are interested are welcome to attend more than one day.  Registration link:  https://score.tfaforms.net/17?EventID=a105a000005rYnI. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Auditorium. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Jim Murray. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3640. Contact Email: jim.murray@cobpl.org. Category: Business & Finance. Classes & Workshops. Registration Required: Yes. Description: If you are thinking about starting a business of your own, but don't know where to begin, register now for this class presented by local representatives from SCORE, the nation's largest network of small business mentors.  Class participants will be given the opportunity to learn about the various aspects involved in planning, starting, and operating a business.  Each class will cover the same topics, but those who are interested are welcome to attend more than one day.  Registration link:  https://score.tfa… Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Workout Wednesday

Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Library: Five Points West Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Monica Cottrell. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4015. Contact Email: monica.cottrell@cobpl.org. Category: Health & Fitness. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for a low impact, energetic Workout Wednesday with chair yoga and and chair exercise. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Club Create

Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Library: Avondale Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Ellen Griffin Shade. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4000. Contact Email: ellen.griffin@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come to our 123-Play-With-Me. This program is for infants and toddlers. Families play and read together. Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Babies. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come to our 123-Play-With-Me. This program is for infants and toddlers. Families play and read together. Thursday, September 29, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Classic Anime Club

Our Classic Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation from years gone by. The club is intended for adults and older teens. Some screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while others will be English dubbed. Anime Club is open to everyone age 13 and up. Anime watched is considered to be rated G to PG-13. Light refreshments may be served. Library: Southside Branch Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Pamela Jessie. Contact Phone Number: 205-933-7776. Contact Email: pamela.jessie@cobpl.org. Category: Clubs & Groups. Description: Our Classic Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation from years gone by. The club is intended for adults and older teens. Some screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while others will be English dubbed. Anime Club is open to everyone age 13 and up. Anime watched is considered to be rated G to PG-13. Light refreshments may be served. Thursday, September 29, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Genealogy Programs with Michelle L. Spencer

Join professional genealogist Michelle L. Spencer (https://romamarygrace.com/) for two new genealogy workshops. Don't Forget to Misspell! Getting the Most from Online Newspaper Research Do you feel like you are missing something from online newspapers? Some online databases focus almost exclusively on birth, marriage and obituary news, leaving out many events that shaped our ancestors' lives. Learn methods to find the details of the lives of our elusive kin in the digital world. Sanborn Maps: A Genealogist’s Guide Sanborn maps are great tools to locate your family, but they can be equally effective to understand much more about our ancestors and how they lived. Michelle will share her tips for getting the most out of these maps using Birmingham and other cities. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Auditorium. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Mary Beth Newbill. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3665. Contact Email: mary.newbill@cobpl.org. Category: History & Heritage. Genealogy. Audience: Seniors. Adults. Teens. Registration Required: No. Description: Join professional genealogist Michelle L. Spencer (https://romamarygrace.com/) for two new genealogy workshops. Don't Forget to Misspell! Getting the Most from Online Newspaper Research Do you feel like you are missing something from online newspapers? Some online databases focus almost exclusively on birth, marriage and obituary news, leaving out many events that shaped our ancestors' lives. Learn methods to find the details of the lives of our elusive kin in the digital world. Sanborn Maps: A Genea… Saturday, October 1, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Crafts, Conversation, and Community

Gather together to learn how to make a craft and enjoy good conversation! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Laura Gentry. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4083. Contact Email: laura.gentry@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Gather together to learn how to make a craft and enjoy good conversation! Monday, October 3, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Remembering Henrietta Lacks

Join us to view the 2017 film "The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks.". Library: Central Library. Central Room: Grand Reading Room (East 1st floor). Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Weston Flippo. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3640. Contact Email: westonflippo@cobpl.org. Category: Film. Health & Fitness. Genealogy. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us to view the 2017 film "The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks.". Monday, October 3, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Remembering Henrietta Lacks

Join us for a lecture by UAB bioethicist, Dr. Gregory Pence. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Grand Reading Room (East 1st floor). Audience: Teens. Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Weston Flippo. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3640. Contact Email: westonflippo@cobpl.org. Category: Health & Fitness. Lectures & Discussions. Science & Nature. Authors & Literary Arts. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for a lecture by UAB bioethicist, Dr. Gregory Pence. Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Club Create

Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Library: Avondale Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Ellen Griffin Shade. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4000. Contact Email: ellen.griffin@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come to our 123-Play-With-Me. This program is for infants and toddlers. Families play and read together. Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Babies. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come to our 123-Play-With-Me. This program is for infants and toddlers. Families play and read together. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Let’s Talk about Medicare: Questions & Answers

Birmingham licensed insurance advisor Albert McWilliams Sr. is providing his popular Medicare Q & A sessions in-person as well as virtual via Facebook to help BPL patrons learn more about their Medicare options and eligibility. McWilliams has been working as an insurance advisor in Birmingham since 2001; he has been a licensed Medicare advisor since 2001 and a licensed ACA (Affordable Care Act) advisor since 2013. Register to attend in-person by contacting Jim Murray at jim.murray@cobpl.org or by phoning (205) 226-3640 or visit the Birmingham Public Library Facebook page for video discussion on the scheduled date and time.  . Library: Online. Central Library. Central Room: Computer Lab (LH 4th Floor). Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Jim Murray. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3640. Hosting Library: Central Library / Business, Science and Technology Department. Category: Classes & Workshops. Lectures & Discussions. Description: Birmingham licensed insurance advisor Albert McWilliams Sr. is providing his popular Medicare Q & A sessions in-person as well as virtual via Facebook to help BPL patrons learn more about their Medicare options and eligibility. McWilliams has been working as an insurance advisor in Birmingham since 2001; he has been a licensed Medicare advisor since 2001 and a licensed ACA (Affordable Care Act) advisor since 2013. Register to attend in-person by contacting Jim Murray at jim.murray@cobpl.org or by… Thursday, October 6, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Quilting

Participants are taught one new quilting block each month. All materials provided. Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Laura Gentry. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4083. Contact Email: laura.gentry@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Participants are taught one new quilting block each month. All materials provided. Friday, October 7, 2022, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

TGIF Crafts

Monthly make and take craft session. Library: Wylam Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Joan Inman. Contact Phone Number: 205-785-0349. Contact Email: joan.inman@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Monthly make and take craft session. Friday, October 7, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Bards & Brews Open Mic

Open Mic Night at Central. Bards & Brews is sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Grand Reading Room Exhibit Space (East 1st floor). Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Weston Flippo. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3690. Contact Email: weston.flippo@cobpl.org. Category: Music & Performing Arts. Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/BardsandBrews. Registration Required: No. Description: Open Mic Night at Central. Bards & Brews is sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Friday, October 7, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Crafts, Conversation, and Community

Gather together to learn how to make a craft and enjoy good conversation! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Laura Gentry. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4083. Contact Email: laura.gentry@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Gather together to learn how to make a craft and enjoy good conversation! Monday, October 10, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Library Board Meeting

The Birmingham Public Library Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.  The meetings are open to the public. Dates and locations are subject to change. Library: Central Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Category: Meetings. Registration Required: No. Description: The Birmingham Public Library Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. Dates and locations are subject to change. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. For more info visit www.cobpl.org.

Mom Support Group

The Mom Support Group provides high quality instruction for single moms. Library: West End Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Lynn Hutchins. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4089. Contact Email: lynn.hutchins@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Registration Required: No. Description: The Mom Support Group provides high quality instruction for single moms. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM.

Smoke Detector Installation Sign Up

As part of Fire Prevention Week, the Birmingham Fire Department will be here to sign up Birmingham residents for free smoke detector installation. These smoke detectors are free and will be installed in your home by the Birmingham Fire Department. Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Laura Gentry. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4083. Contact Email: laura.gentry@cobpl.org. Category: Civic & Community. Registration Required: No. Description: As part of Fire Prevention Week, the Birmingham Fire Department will be here to sign up Birmingham residents for free smoke detector installation. These smoke detectors are free and will be installed in your home by the Birmingham Fire Department. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tinker Tales

Join us for a STEM Storytime. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Story Castle (East 2nd Floor). Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Chelsea Rodriguez. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3655. Contact Email: chelsea.rodriguez@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for a STEM Storytime. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Club Create

Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Library: Avondale Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Ellen Griffin Shade. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4000. Contact Email: ellen.griffin@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Classic Anime Club

Our Classic Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation from years gone by. The club is intended for adults and older teens. Some screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while others will be English dubbed. Anime Club is open to everyone age 13 and up. Anime watched is considered to be rated G to PG-13. Light refreshments may be served. Library: Southside Branch Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Pamela Jessie. Contact Phone Number: 205-933-7776. Contact Email: pamela.jessie@cobpl.org. Category: Clubs & Groups. Description: Our Classic Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation from years gone by. The club is intended for adults and older teens. Some screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while others will be English dubbed. Anime Club is open to everyone age 13 and up. Anime watched is considered to be rated G to PG-13. Light refreshments may be served. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Beyond Your Ordinary Book (BYOB) Club

BYOB Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm at Springville Road Library. This isn’t your ordinary book club! In this group, members can read, listen to, or watch the media of their choice within a given topic and then discuss their selections with other participants. All are welcome to join in the fun! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Samuel Rumore. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4081. Contact Email: samuel.rumore@cobpl.org. Category: Clubs & Groups. Reading. Registration Required: No. Description: BYOB Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm at Springville Road Library. This isn’t your ordinary book club! In this group, members can read, listen to, or watch the media of their choice within a given topic and then discuss their selections with other participants. All are welcome to join in the fun! Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 2:00 AM – 3:00 AM.

Author visit with Father Goose

Come to the library and meet noted children's author Charles Ghigna, otherwise known as Father Goose. Learn how he creates stories and poetry into book form. Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Tweens. Teens. Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Authors & Literary Arts. Registration Required: No. Description: Come to the library and meet noted children's author Charles Ghigna, otherwise known as Father Goose. Learn how he creates stories and poetry into book form. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Mom Support Group

The Mom Support Group provides high quality instruction for single moms. Library: West End Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Lynn Hutchins. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4089. Contact Email: lynn.hutchins@cobpl.org. Category: Classes & Workshops. Registration Required: No. Description: The Mom Support Group provides high quality instruction for single moms. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Wylam Book Club

Come and join in on the discussion about our book club selection of the month. Library: Wylam Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Selina Johnson. Contact Phone Number: (205) 785-0349. Contact Email: selina.johnson@cobpl.org. Category: Clubs & Groups. Authors & Literary Arts. Description: Come and join in on the discussion about our book club selection of the month. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Club Create

Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Library: Avondale Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Ellen Griffin Shade. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4000. Contact Email: ellen.griffin@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

The Lantern Project: Newly Digitized Records of Enslaved Persons in Mississippi and Alabama

Library: Central Library. Central Room: Computer Lab (LH 4th Floor). Audience: Adults. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Mary Beth Newbill. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3665. Contact Email: mary.newbill@cobpl.org. Category: Genealogy. Registration Required: No. Description: Dallas Hanbury, of the Montgomery County Archives presents a hands-on workshop for researching newly digitized records of enslaved person in Mississippi and Alabama. The Lantern Project is a multi-institution effort to digitize and transcribe legal records of enslaved persons generously funded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the United States National Archives. Records featured in the project include probate records, bills of sale and receipts, wills, circuit court re… Saturday, October 22, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Crafts, Conversation, and Community

Gather together to learn how to make a craft and enjoy good conversation! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Laura Gentry. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4083. Contact Email: laura.gentry@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Gather together to learn how to make a craft and enjoy good conversation! Monday, October 24, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

SCORE Simple Steps to Starting Your Business

If you are thinking about starting a business of your own, but don't know where to begin, register now for this class presented by local representatives from SCORE, the nation's largest network of small business mentors.  Class participants will be given the opportunity to learn about the various aspects involved in planning, starting, and operating a business.  Each class will cover the same topics, but those who are interested are welcome to attend more than one day.  Registration link:  https://score.tfaforms.net/17?EventID=a105a000005rYnI. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Auditorium. Event Kind: One-time. Contact Name: Jim Murray. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3640. Contact Email: jim.murray@cobpl.org. Category: Business & Finance. Classes & Workshops. Description: If you are thinking about starting a business of your own, but don't know where to begin, register now for this class presented by local representatives from SCORE, the nation's largest network of small business mentors.  Class participants will be given the opportunity to learn about the various aspects involved in planning, starting, and operating a business.  Each class will cover the same topics, but those who are interested are welcome to attend more than one day.  Registration link:  https://score.tfa… Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tinker Tales

Join us for a STEM Storytime. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Story Castle (East 2nd Floor). Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Chelsea Rodriguez. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3655. Contact Email: chelsea.rodriguez@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for a STEM Storytime. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Club Create

Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Library: Avondale Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Ellen Griffin Shade. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4000. Contact Email: ellen.griffin@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Junk Art

Mixed Media Arts and Crafts. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Story Castle (East 2nd Floor). Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Chelsea Rodriguez. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3655. Contact Email: chelsea.rodriguez@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Description: Mixed Media Arts and Crafts. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Classic Anime Club

Our Classic Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation from years gone by. The club is intended for adults and older teens. Some screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while others will be English dubbed. Anime Club is open to everyone age 13 and up. Anime watched is considered to be rated G to PG-13. Light refreshments may be served. Library: Southside Branch Library. Audience: Teens. Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Pamela Jessie. Contact Phone Number: 205-933-7776. Contact Email: pamela.jessie@cobpl.org. Category: Clubs & Groups. Description: Our Classic Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation from years gone by. The club is intended for adults and older teens. Some screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while others will be English dubbed. Anime Club is open to everyone age 13 and up. Anime watched is considered to be rated G to PG-13. Light refreshments may be served. Thursday, October 27, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

12 Months to Being Your Own CEO: Do What Scares You

Interested in starting your own business?  Take the next step to realizing your entrepreneurial dreams by attending this series of classes taught by local Birmingham attorney, Neena Speer.  The classes are free and everyone is welcome to attend, no matter where you are on the path to becoming your own CEO.  Registration is required for each of the classes.  For more information about the series, as well as other small business resources available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library's Business, Science, and Technology Department by email at jim.murray@cobpl.org or by phone at 205-226-3640. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Auditorium. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Jim Murray. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3640. Contact Email: jim.murray@cobpl.org. Category: Business & Finance. Audience: Adults. Registration Required: Yes. Description: Interested in starting your own business? Take the next step to realizing your entrepreneurial dreams by attending this series of classes taught by local Birmingham attorney, Neena Speer. The classes are free and everyone is welcome to attend, no matter where you are on the path to becoming your own CEO. Registration is required for each of the classes. For more information about the series, as well as other small business resources available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library's Bu… Monday, October 31, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Storytime at Springville Road

Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Vincent Solfronk. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4085. Contact Email: vincent.solfronk@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Come hear stories, do crafts and have fun! Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tinker Tales

Join us for a STEM Storytime. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Story Castle (East 2nd Floor). Audience: Children. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Chelsea Rodriguez. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3655. Contact Email: chelsea.rodriguez@cobpl.org. Category: Storytime. Registration Required: No. Description: Join us for a STEM Storytime. Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Let’s Talk about Medicare: Questions & Answers

Birmingham licensed insurance advisor Albert McWilliams Sr. is providing his popular Medicare Q & A sessions in-person as well as virtual via Facebook to help BPL patrons learn more about their Medicare options and eligibility. McWilliams has been working as an insurance advisor in Birmingham since 2001; he has been a licensed Medicare advisor since 2001 and a licensed ACA (Affordable Care Act) advisor since 2013. Register to attend in-person by contacting Jim Murray at jim.murray@cobpl.org or by phoning (205) 226-3640 or visit the Birmingham Public Library Facebook page for video discussion on the scheduled date and time.  . Library: Online. Central Library. Central Room: Computer Lab (LH 4th Floor). Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Jim Murray. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-3640. Hosting Library: Central Library / Business, Science and Technology Department. Category: Classes & Workshops. Lectures & Discussions. Description: Birmingham licensed insurance advisor Albert McWilliams Sr. is providing his popular Medicare Q & A sessions in-person as well as virtual via Facebook to help BPL patrons learn more about their Medicare options and eligibility. McWilliams has been working as an insurance advisor in Birmingham since 2001; he has been a licensed Medicare advisor since 2001 and a licensed ACA (Affordable Care Act) advisor since 2013. Register to attend in-person by contacting Jim Murray at jim.murray@cobpl.org or by… Thursday, November 3, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Quilting

Participants are taught one new quilting block each month. All materials provided. Library: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Laura Gentry. Contact Phone Number: 205-226-4083. Contact Email: laura.gentry@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Participants are taught one new quilting block each month. All materials provided. Friday, November 4, 2022, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

TGIF Crafts

Monthly make and take craft session. Library: Wylam Branch Library. Audience: Adults. Event Kind: Recurring. Contact Name: Joan Inman. Contact Phone Number: 205-785-0349. Contact Email: joan.inman@cobpl.org. Category: Arts & Crafts. Registration Required: No. Description: Monthly make and take craft session. Friday, November 4, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Library Board Meeting

Library Board meeting. Library: Central Library. Central Room: Auditorium. Event Kind: One-time. Category: Meetings. Audience: Adults. Description: Library Board meeting. Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.