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Open Lab: Computer Help

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - 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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Advanced Office: Mail Merge

Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 10:00am
This class is designed to instruct patron in using Mail Merge, a feature of Microsoft Word. It covers an introduction to the feature and how to use it to create labels, letters, and envelopes.
Patrons should already be familiar with the Word and Excel applications.
The class is free of charge and designed for all library users new to personal computing.
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Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group

Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 7:00pm
Join us for a discussion of the book The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan. 444-7840
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Hero-Con!

Friday, 29 May 2015 - 7:00pm
Join your favorite superheroes for a mission like no other. Meet Batman, Superman, Big Hero 6, The Avengers and more! Free Event for all ages.
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Write Club

Saturday, 30 May 2015 - 10:30am
Meet and mingle with your fellow amateur poets and novelists. Flesh out your characters and tie-up those dangling plot threads! Swap material with other writers, or even read your work aloud. Share your stories and inspirations!

Write Club is a monthly forum for local amateur writers to meet and discuss their work. The goal of Write Club is to inspire and encourage literary involvement in the community by providing an environment in which local authors can network, share their writing and offer each other moral support and constructive criticism.

FREE EVENT
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Philos Moore

Sunday, 31 May 2015 - 2:30pm
Singer/songwriter from Birmingham performs a unique blend of Americana and alt-country.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Homegrown Tomatoes

Monday, 1 June 2015 - 6:30pm
Learn how to grown the most popular homegrown vegetable. Presented by an expert from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. 444-7840
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TomFoolery Juggling Extravaganza

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 - 10:30am
Juggling, Unicycle, Stilt Walking & Balancing Acts!
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TomFoolery Juggling Extravaganza

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 - 2:00pm
Juggling, Unicycle, Stilt Walking & Balance Acts!
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TomFoolery Juggling Extravaganza

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 - 6:30pm
Juggling, Unicycle, Stilt Walking & Balance Acts!
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Sumo!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 - 6:30pm
Calling all shin-deshi! Join us for our first ever sumo wrestling tournament to kickoff summer reading. Registration begins May 19.
Grades 7-12
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TomFoolery Juggling Extravaganza

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 - 10:30am
Juggling, Unicycle, Stilt Walking & Balancing Acts!
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TomFoolery Juggling Extravaganza

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 - 2:00pm
Juggling, Unicycle, Stilt Walking & Balance Acts!
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First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Thursday, 4 June 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss THE AVIATOR'S WIFE by Melanie Benjamin.
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TomFoolery Juggling Extravaganza

Thursday, 4 June 2015 - 10:30am
Juggling, Unicycle, Stilt Walking & Balancing Acts!
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TomFoolery Juggling Extravaganza

Thursday, 4 June 2015 - 2:00pm
Juggling, Unicycle, Stilt Walking & Balance Acts!
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Tabletop Board Game Day

Saturday, 6 June 2015 - 10:00am
Join us for a day of tabletop board games. Have a game, but don't know how to play it? We'll be showing episodes of YouTube's "Tabletop."

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: France

Sunday, 7 June 2015 - 2:30pm
Coffee-ol-ogy Café presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. We will explore French cuisine in June. Complimentary samples provided.

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LIBRARY PLAZA
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Dynamic Duo Storytime: Superheroes & Sidekicks

Monday, 8 June 2015 - 9:30am
For children under four.
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Dynamic Duo Storytime: Superheroes & Sidekicks

Monday, 8 June 2015 - 10:30am
For children under four.
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Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle: Parts 1 & 2

Monday, 8 June 2015 - 2:00pm
Part 1: Truth, Justice, and the American Way (1938-1958). Part 2: Great Power, Great Responsibility (1959-1977). Free admission and refreshments! (Not Rated, 60 minutes each) 444-7840
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Helping Hands

Monday, 8 June 2015 - 3:00pm
Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society.
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Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle: Parts 1 & 2

Monday, 8 June 2015 - 6:30pm
Part 1: Truth, Justice, and the American Way (1938-1958). Part 2: Great Power, Great Responsibility (1959-1977). Free admission and refreshments! (Not Rated, 60 minutes each) 444-7840
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Trivia Night at Beef 'O' Brady's

Monday, 8 June 2015 - 7:00pm
Round up your friends and compete for great prizes at local Hoover restaurant, Beef 'O' Brady's (5519 Grove Blvd.)

FREE EVENT
BEEF 'O' BRADY'S AT THE GROVE
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David Engle presents Superhero Training Academy

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 - 10:30am
Harness the powers of the Superheroes!
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Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 - 10:30am
Join us for a discussion of the book Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink.
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David Engle presents Superhero Training Academy

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 - 2:00pm
Harness the powers of the Superheroes!
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Trivia Craze

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 - 6:30pm
Think you know trivia? Compete on teams to see who knows the most facts. Registration begins May 26. Grades 7-12
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David Engel presents Superhero Training Academy

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 - 6:30pm
Harness the powers of the Superheroes!
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David Engle presents Superhero Training Academy

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 - 10:30am
Harness the powers of the Superheroes!
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David Engle presents Superhero Training Academy

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 - 2:00pm
Harness the powers of the Superheroes!
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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
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David Engle presents Superhero Training Academy

Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 10:30am
Harness the powers of the Superheroes!
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David Engle presents Superhero Training Academy

Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 2:00pm
Harness the powers of the Superheroes!
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Lego Superheroes

Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 4:00pm
Build your favorite superhero adventure out of bricks. Registration begins May 25. Grades 1-3
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Lego Superheroes

Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 6:30pm
Build your favorite superhero adventure out of bricks. Registration begins May 25. Grades 1-3
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Debbie Bond

Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 6:30pm
Singer, guitarist and songwriter Debbie Bond has been an active part of the Alabama blues scene for over 30 years. She regularly performed with the likes of Eddie Kirkland and Willie King, as well as fronting her own band.

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LIBRARY PLAZA
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World Wide Knit in Public Day

Saturday, 13 June 2015 - 11:00am
Join us for World Wide Knit in Public Day!

Knitting lessons: 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
Purl @ the Plaza: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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LIBRARY PLAZA
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Unknown Lyric

Sunday, 14 June 2015 - 2:30pm
Classical/fusion guitar & violin duo from Atlanta wowed attendees at the 2015 TEDxBirmingham conference.

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LIBRARY PLAZA
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How to Find Grants

Sunday, 14 June 2015 - 2:30pm
Learn to use the Foundation Center Cooperative database to find
grants for nonprofits and individuals. Reservations required. Call 444-7816.
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How to Find Grants

Sunday, 14 June 2015 - 4:00pm
Learn to use the Foundation Center Cooperative database to find
grants for nonprofits and individuals. Reservations required.
Call 444-7816.
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Erica B's D.I.Y. Style!

Sunday, 14 June 2015 - 4:00pm
Sewing goddess and style blogger Erica Bunker discusses finding one's personal style, fashion trends and making pieces work for you and your budget.
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Dynamic Duo Storytime: Monsters & Bad Guys

Monday, 15 June 2015 - 9:30am
For children under four.
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Dynamic Duo Storytime: Monsters & Bad Guys

Monday, 15 June 2015 - 10:30am
For children under four.
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Dinoman

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 10:30am
Superheroes of Science: From T-Rex to Tesla
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Dinoman

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 2:00pm
Superheroes of Science: From T-Rex to Tesla
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Glue Gun Gang: Patriotic Wrap Bracelet

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 6:30pm
Make a beaded bracelet to celebrate July 4. Adults only. FREE! Reservations required. Sign up begins June 1. Call 444-7840.
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Dinoman presents Superheroes of Science

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 6:30pm
Superheroes of Science: From T-Rex to Tesla
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Comic Book Wearables

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 6:30pm
Make a wallet, headband and bowtie with comic themes. Registration begins June 2. Grades 7-12
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No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 10:30am
Join others to discuss your nonfiction book of choice in this month's genre: Real Life Heroes. Stop by the Nonfiction Department for suggestions. 444-7840.
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