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Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 9 August 2014 - 3:00pm
Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts. Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider.

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Read Your Own Adventure Book Group: Short Stories

Monday, 11 August 2014 - 7:00pm
Share your favorite book of short stories and find other great reads.

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PLAZA READING ROOM
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Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 10:30am
Join us to discuss this month's nonfiction selection, The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean. Call 444-7816 for more information.
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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler

Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss THE BEGINNER'S GOODBYE by Anne Tyler.

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It's Not Bossy If You're The Boss: Tips for Women in Business

Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 10:30am
It’s Not Bossy If You’re The Boss: Tips for Women in Business
Presented by PROPS – Intentional Business, Amazing Women

Session 1: Don't Let Disorganization Be Your Boss — Organization Tips – Presenter Lisa Phillips

Session 2: Be the Boss of Your Web Domain – Website Basics – Presenter Glyna Humm

Session 3: Be a Media Boss – Using Local Media to Pitch Your Business – Presenter Helen Todd

Session 4: Be a Financial Boss – Guidelines on Being Profitable and Secure - Presenter Donna Cates
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Frugalistics: Monthly Coupon Swap

Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 11:00am
Bring coupons you don't need and swap for ones you do. 444-7840.
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Neuroscience Cafe: Schizophrenia - Lessons from the Clinic and the Laboratory

Monday, 18 August 2014 - 6:30pm
A clinician and/or researcher from UAB's Comprehensive Neuroscience Center will present a program on a current topic in neuroscience.
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Open Lab: Computer Help

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 10:00am
This is an open lab where patrons can ask questions about computers and related technology issues. No sign-up is neccessary, and walk-ins are encouraged. The class is free of charge.
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Glue Gun Gang: Book Box

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 6:30pm
Make a special hide-away out of a used hardback book. Free event. Adults only. Reservations required. Call 444-7840.

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No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group - Sports Books

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 10:30am
Join others to discuss your nonfiction book of choice in this month's genre: Sports. Stop by the Nonfiction Department for suggestions. 444-7840.
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 6:00pm
This class is designed to introduce new users to Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet application. It covers an introduction to the application and how to perform common tasks through the use of menus and toolbars.
The class includes a demonstration of the application and its basic features, along with guidance on how to use the ribbon interface. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to create and edit spreadsheets.
The class is free of charge and designed for library patrons who are new to Microsoft Excel.
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Open Lab: Learning to Type

Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 10:00am
This is an open lab where patrons can use Keyboarding software to improve their typing skills. No sign-up is necessary, and walk-ins are encouraged. The class is free of charge.
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Glue Gun Gang: Book Box

Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 10:30am
Make a special hide-away out of a used hardback book. Free event. Adults only. Reservations required. Call 444-7840.
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Write Club

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 10:30am
James Braziel and Tina Mozelle Braziel will present "Creating Character Voice in Fiction and Poetry."

Write Club, the library's monthly forum for amateur writers, will encourage your literary aspirations by providing an environment for you to network, share your writing, receive moral support and offer constructive criticism.

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LIBRARY PLAZA
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Alabama Author and Blogger Stacey Little

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 2:00pm
Little's book, The Southern Bite Cookbook, contains recipes from his family and those submitted by his blog readers. His book tour has taken him around the state, as well as to New York City for a cooking demonstration on the Today Show.
Book signing to follow. 444-7840

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