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Glue Gun Gang: Wordy Wall Art

Thursday, 15 May 2014 - 10:30am
Use paint and collage to create Pinterest-worthy wall art. Adults only.
Free event. Reservations required. 444-7840.
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Burgin Matthews & Doc Adams

Sunday, 18 May 2014 - 2:30pm
Local jazz legend Frank “Doc” Adams and author Burgin Mathews trace Birmingham’s jazz history through storytelling and musical performance based on their book. Enjoy this opportunity to hear tales from Birmingham’s jazz age with a man who saw it all first-hand. Book signing to follow.

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Monday at the Movies: Hairspray

Monday, 19 May 2014 - 2:00pm
Tracy Turnblad is an overweight high-school student whose only dream is to be on a local teen dance program. She eventually wins a spot on the show, dances with the cutest guy in school, and tries to alleviate the racial tensions of the time.

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117 minutes

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Neuroscience Cafe: Targeting genes to improve memory

Monday, 19 May 2014 - 6:30pm
Presented by David Sweatt, Ph.D., UAB Professor and Chair of Neurobiology


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Monday at the Movies: Hairspray

Monday, 19 May 2014 - 6:30pm
Tracy Turnblad is an overweight high-school student whose only dream is to be on a local teen dance program. She eventually wins a spot on the show, dances with the cutest guy in school, and tries to alleviate the racial tensions of the time.

PG
117 minutes

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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 10:00am
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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Frugalistics: Basics of Food Preservation

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 10:30am
Angela Treadaway from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will demonstrate some of the basics of food preservation. 444-7840
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No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group - Living in the South

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 - 10:30am
Join others to discuss your nonfiction book of choice in this month's genre: Living in the South. Stop by the Nonfiction Department for suggestions. 444-7840.
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 10:00am
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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Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group

Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 7:00pm
Join us for a discussion of the book "Who Stole the American Dream" by Hedrick Smith.
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After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite

Friday, 23 May 2014 - 7:00pm
Enjoy video games, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Munchkin, Fluxx and more.
Have a game you’d like to share? Bring it with you! 7:00 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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Open Lab: Computer Help

Saturday, 24 May 2014 - 2:00pm
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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Open Lab: Learning to Type

Thursday, 29 May 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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Iron Giant Percussion

Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 6:30pm
Four-piece percussion ensemble uses traditional drums as well as found objects like soda bottles, brake drums and propane tanks to make music. Their performance at UAB last year was given a perfect 5-star review by The Birmingham News and described as a “riveting concert.”

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Write Club

Saturday, 31 May 2014 - 10:30am
Meet fellow poets and novelists, flesh out your characters, tie up those dangling plot threads and share your inspirations!

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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