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Beekeeping

Monday, 4 May 2015 - 6:30pm
Learn about the importance of bees and how to get started in beekeeping. Presented by an expert from the Jefferson County Beekeepers Association. FREE. Adult Programming Room. 6:30 pm. 444-7840
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Introduction to Personal Computing

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 - 10:00am
This class is designed to introduce library patrons to the Windows operating system. It covers an introduction to the desktop and how to perform common tasks through the use of menus, toolbars and icons.

The class includes a demonstration of the basic features of the Windows operating system , along with guidance on how to maneuver through the menus and toolbars. The class includes step-by-step instruction on how to create, delete and rename folders and files.
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History of Southern Flight

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 11:30am
Bring your lunch and listen to local historian Jim Phillips present interesting facts, stories, and amusements about the region’s flight history. Drinks and sweets will be provided. 444-7840
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 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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Introduction to the Internet

Thursday, 7 May 2015 - 10:00am
This class is designed to acquaint you with the Internet. It
covers an introduction to the World Wide Web and how to
search for information quickly and effortlessly.
The class includes a demonstration of a browser’s basic features,
along with guidance on how to evaluate web sites.
The class also teaches how to search for information on the
net, as well as considerations for protecting yourself and
your computer from viruses and other malicious software.
The class is free of charge and designed for all library users
new to the Internet.
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First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Thursday, 7 May 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd.
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Steel City Jug Slammers

Thursday, 7 May 2015 - 6:30pm
Playing a mixture of traditional and homemade instruments, SCJS plays the delta blues and old-time music that hearkens back to early 1900s juke joints.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Homelessness 101

Friday, 8 May 2015 - 10:00am
Workshop presented by One Roof. Learn about homelessness, helpful resources and specific “do’s and don’ts” regarding interaction with people who are experiencing homelessness. FREE. Registration required. 444-7840
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Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 9 May 2015 - 1:00pm
Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts! Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider with us.

FREE EVENT!
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Waking Sleeping Beauty

Monday, 11 May 2015 - 2:00pm
Go inside the fabled animation studio and learn the secrets behind its
creative rebirth. Free admission and refreshments! (2009, PG, 86 minutes) 444-7840
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Helping Hands

Monday, 11 May 2015 - 3:00pm
Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society. 444-7840
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Waking Sleeping Beauty

Monday, 11 May 2015 - 6:30pm
Go inside the fabled animation studio and learn the secrets behind its
creative rebirth. Free admission and refreshments! (2009, PG, 86 minutes) 444-7840
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Trivia Night at Beef 'O' Brady's

Monday, 11 May 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
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Basic Word (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - 10:00am
This class is designed to introduce you to Microsoft Word, a word processing application. It covers an introduction to the application and how to perform common tasks through the use of menus and tool bars.

The class includes a demonstration of the application and its basic features, along with guidance on how to maneuver through the menus and tool bars. Includes step-by-step instructions on sentence and paragraph formatting, setting tabs, creating tables, setting margins, and printing documents.
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Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - 10:30am
Join us for a discussion of the book Brave Companions: Portraits in History by David McCullough.
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Spanish Conversation Club

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - 7:00pm
All Spanish fluency levels welcome to practice the language and learn about the culture with a native speaker.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - 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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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr.
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Basic Word (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 10:00am
This class is designed to introduce you to Microsoft Word, a word processing application. It covers an introduction to the application and how to perform common tasks through the use of menus and tool bars.

The class includes a demonstration of the application and its basic features, along with guidance on how to maneuver through the menus and tool bars. Includes step-by-step instructions on sentence and paragraph formatting, setting tabs, creating tables, setting margins, and printing documents.
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Science Fiction & Fantasy Triple Feature

Saturday, 16 May 2015 - 10:15am
Join us as we kick off our summer-long celebration of the science fiction and fantasy genres. Free admission and refreshments!

10:30 a.m. - The Princess Bride
1:00 p.m. - The Fifth Element
3:30 p.m. - Pacific Rim

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY THEATRE
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Excel: Crash Course!

Saturday, 16 May 2015 - 2:00pm
This class is designed to introduce new users to the basics of 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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Monday at the Movies: Back to the Future

Monday, 18 May 2015 - 2:00pm
When teenager Marty McFly is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown, he finds himself mixed up in a time-shattering chain reaction that could vaporize his future - and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time!

115 minutes - (1985) - PG

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY THEATRE
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Monday at the Movies: Back to the Future

Monday, 18 May 2015 - 6:30pm
When teenager Marty McFly is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown, he finds himself mixed up in a time-shattering chain reaction that could vaporize his future - and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time!

115 minutes - (1985) - PG

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY THEATRE
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 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 tool bars.

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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Glue Gun Gang: Dot Paintings

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 6:30pm
Try your hand at acrylic dot painting, a technique made famous by Australian Aboriginal artists in the 1970s. Adults only. FREE! Reservations required. Sign up begins May 1. 444-7840
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No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 10:30am
Join others to discuss your nonfiction book of choice in this month's genre: Travelogues. Stop by the Nonfiction Department for suggestions. 444-7840.
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 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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Glue Gun Gang: Dot Paintings

Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 10:30am
Try your hand at acrylic dot painting, a technique made famous by Australian Aboriginal artists in the 1970s. Adults only. FREE! Reservations required. Sign up begins May 1. 444-7840
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Art Reception - David Diodati

Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 5:30pm
Join us for a reception honoring May Featured Artist, David Diodate.
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After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite

Friday, 22 May 2015 - 7:00pm
Put on your game face on and team up with your fellow gamers! Have a favorite board game you want to share? Bring it with you, we'll have space!

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Business Blogging and Podcasting

Saturday, 23 May 2015 - 10:30am
Dr. Dale Callahan presents a seminar on how blogging and podcasting can help small businesses. 444-7840
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CLOSED - Memorial Day

Monday, 25 May 2015 (All day)

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.

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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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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

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

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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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