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Excel: Crash Course!

Saturday, 6 February 2016 - 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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Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Germany

Sunday, 7 February 2016 - 2:30pm
Coffee-ol-ogy Café presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. We'll explore German cuisine in February. Complimentary samples provided.
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Together with Twos - Love is in the Air

Monday, 8 February 2016 - 9:30am
Stories and crafts for two-year-olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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Together with Twos - Love is in the Air

Monday, 8 February 2016 - 10:30am
Stories and crafts for two-year-olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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Helping Hands

Monday, 8 February 2016 - 3:00pm
Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society.
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Reading Sidekicks - A Perfect Pair: Rebecca and Ed Emberley

Monday, 8 February 2016 - 6:30pm
A book club for emerging readers (ages 5-7) and
their parents. We provide a selection of books by
the featured author. Each pair reads a book then
completes a project together.
Registration required.
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Discoveries in the Making

Monday, 8 February 2016 - 6:30pm
The UAB Graduate School will speak about drones in practice and also their use in studying sea turtles. 444-7840
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Trivia Night at Beef 'O' Brady's

Monday, 8 February 2016 - 7:00pm
Round up your friends and compete for great prizes at your local Hoover restaurant Beef 'O' Brady's.
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Spanish Conversation Club

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 7:00am
Adults of all skill levels are invited to practice Spanish and learn about the culture of various Spanish speaking countries.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Father Goose - Hugs & Kisses

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 9:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for one-year-olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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Early Birds - Hugs & Kisses

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 10:00am
Stories, songs and fingerplays for birth to 12 months
and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Introduction to Personal Computing

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 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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Father Goose - Hugs & Kisses

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 10:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for one-year-olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 10:30am
Join the Daytime Nonfiction Book Group as we discuss Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.
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Be Our Valentine

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 6:30pm
A fun night of Valentine crafts, games and snacks. All ages
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English Classes for Adults

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 6:30pm
Basic and intermediate level English instruction for non-native speaking adults (ages 18+)
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Tiny Tot Tales - Happy Hearts

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Tiny Tot Tales - Happy Hearts

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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After Lunch Bunch - If You're Happy & You Know It

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 1:30pm
Skip dessert for a fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up.
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 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, 11 February 2016 - 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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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Lisette's List

Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland.

Synopsis: In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, André, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for André’s grandfather, Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures.
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Glue Gun Gang: Heart Pin Cushions

Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 10:30am
Make a pin cushion from a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Adults only. Reservations required. Sign up begins February 1. Call 444-7840 to sign up. FREE.
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Storytime Live - Hugs and Kisses

Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up.
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Lard Bucket Bluegrass Band

Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 6:30pm
CD release show by this upbeat bluegrass band featuring lightning fast picking and a good sense of humor.
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PJ Storytime - Sweet Treats

Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 6:30pm
Wear your pajamas for stories, songs and a bedtime snack. All ages.
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Introduction to Grant Writing

Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 6:30pm
Grant Writer Kim Richardson will teach a beginners class on how to write grants. 444-7840
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I ♥ Ladybug Girl

Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 10:30am
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy battle to make this the best Valentine's Day ever. Fun activities for all ages.
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Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 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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Young Artist Reception

Sunday, 14 February 2016 - 3:00pm
Celebrate our featured children's gallery artists. Refreshments served.
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Together with Twos - Fruits and Veggies

Monday, 15 February 2016 - 9:30am
Stories and crafts for two-year-olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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Together with Twos - Fruits and Veggies

Monday, 15 February 2016 - 10:30am
Stories and crafts for two-year-olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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Neuroscience Cafe: Light Therapy for Adults with ADHD

Monday, 15 February 2016 - 6:30pm
Presented by Karen Gamble, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Rachal Fargason, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Outpatient Clinics and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, as part of the Neuroscience Cafe series sponsored by the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center.

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Father Goose - Birthday Fun

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 9:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for one-year-olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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Basic Word (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 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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Early Birds - The Name Game

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 10:00am
Stories, songs and fingerplays for birth to 12 months
and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Father Goose - Birthday Fun

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 10:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for one-year-olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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High School Musical Karaoke

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 6:30pm
Come and sing-a-long with Troy and the gang. Snacks provided. Grades 7-12
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English Classes for Adults

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 6:30pm
Basic and intermediate level English instruction for non-native speaking adults (ages 18+)
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French Conversation Club

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 7:00pm
Adults of all skill levels are invited to practice French and learn about French culture.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Tiny Tot Tales - Let's Get Silly!

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 10:30am
This month's genre: Poetry 444-7840
Theatre Level Meeting Rooms 10:30 am
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Tiny Tot Tales - Let's Get Silly!

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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After Lunch Bunch - Cookies & Milk

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 1:30pm
Skip dessert for a fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up.
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 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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Basic Word (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 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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Storytime Live - Q is Quiet

Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up.
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NOYOKO

Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 6:30pm
Beatles tribute act that performs songs from the Fab Four’s entire catalog ranging from the biggest hits to the deepest cuts.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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PJ Storytime - Best Friends Forever

Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 6:30pm
Wear your pajamas for stories, songs and a bedtime snack. All ages.
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After Hours @ the Plaza: Library Bingo

Friday, 19 February 2016 - 7:00pm
Round up your family and friends to compete for great prizes while playing a classic game with a library twist. Refreshments provided. For more information, please call the Circulation Department at 444-⁠7800.
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