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Basic PowerPoint (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - 10:00am
This class introduces patrons to Microsoft PowerPoint, a
multimedia presentation application. It covers an introduction
to the application and how to perform common tasks
through the use of menus and toolbars.
Microsoft PowerPoint is a digital version of a the traditional
slide show. PowerPoint allows you to organize, illustrate,
and present your ideas in a multimedia presentation.
This class covers the use of clipart, WordArt, charts and
graphs, slide templates and presentation options.
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 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 PowerPoint (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 10:00am
This class introduces patrons to Microsoft PowerPoint, a
multimedia presentation application. It covers an introduction
to the application and how to perform common tasks
through the use of menus and toolbars.
Microsoft PowerPoint is a digital version of a the traditional
slide show. PowerPoint allows you to organize, illustrate,
and present your ideas in a multimedia presentation.
This class covers the use of clipart, WordArt, charts and
graphs, slide templates and presentation options.
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Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach * 444-7816
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After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite

Friday, 26 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Team up with your friends and fellow gamers and heed the call of the tabletop! We have a great selection of board games available, or bring your own to share.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Insatiable Readers: Summer Reading Preview

Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 10:30am
Feed your need for nonfiction titles and bookish conversations while you enjoy a cup of coffee! 444-7840
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Brother Joseph and the Grotto - Alabama documentary screening

Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 2:30pm
The “true fairy tale” of a Bavarian monk who built Ave Maria Grotto, a miniature city of recycled materials at Saint Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama (2013, approx. 2 hours). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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CLOSED - Memorial Day

Monday, 29 May 2017 (All day)
Holiday closing.
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One-on-One Tech Help

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 10:00am
This is a one hour open lab where patrons can ask questions about computers and related technology issues. Patrons must sign up ahead of time. One slot per patron. The class is free of charge.
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Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 10:30am
Singing and dancing from an unforgettable duo. Whoopty Whoop!
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Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Singing and dancing from an unforgettable duo. Whoopty Whoop!
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Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 6:30pm
Singing and dancing from an unforgettable duo. Whoopty Whoop!
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Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 10:30am
Singing and dancing from an unforgettable duo. Whoopty Whoop!
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Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Singing and dancing from an unforgettable duo. Whoopty Whoop!
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 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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First Thursday Fiction Book Group

Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 10:00am
TBA
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One-on-One Tech Help

Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 10:00am
This is a one hour open lab where patrons can ask questions about computers and related technology issues. Patrons must sign up ahead of time. One slot per patron. The class is free of charge.
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Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 10:30am
Singing and dancing from an unforgettable duo. Whoopty Whoop!
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Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 2:00pm
Singing and dancing from an unforgettable duo. Whoopty Whoop!
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Movers & Groovers: Construction Zone

Friday, 2 June 2017 - 11:00am
Movement and music for ages 2 and up.
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Coffee & Espresso 101: Discussion & Tasting

Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 10:00am
Learn about coffee, espresso, different methods of brewing, coffee sustainability practices and more. Class is $10 and includes light snacks & drink tastings. Limited seating! Reserve your spot at 205-518-6264.

East 59 Cafe on the Plaza, 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm
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Happy Birthday Hoover

Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 10:30am
Join us as we wish our city a fantastic birthday. Cake, games and crafts.
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Excel: Crash Course!

Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 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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Sunday NovelTea

Sunday, 4 June 2017 - 3:00pm
A new fiction book group!

For more information call 444-7820.
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Story Builders: Under the Trees

Monday, 5 June 2017 - 9:30am
Storytime for children under four
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Story Builders: Under the Trees

Monday, 5 June 2017 - 10:30am
Storytime for children under four
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Introduction to Personal Computing

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 - 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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TomFoolery Juggling Extravaganza

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 - 10:30am
Juggling, unicycle, stilt walking & balancing acts!
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TomFoolery Juggling Extravaganza

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 - 2:00pm
Juggling, unicycle, stilt walking and balancing acts!
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Sky Zone Hoover Trampoline Park

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 - 3:30pm
GO! Fly with Us! Jump and kickoff summer at Sky Zone. Space is limited, muster register to attend. Register 5/29-6/5 Grades 7-12
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TomFoolery Juggling Extravaganza

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 - 6:30pm
Juggling, unicycle, stilt walking & balancing acts!
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TomFoolery Juggling Extravaganza

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 10:30am
Sing Loud, Jump High & Dream Big!
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TomFoolery Juggling Extravaganza

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 2:00pm
Juggling, unicycle, stilt walking & balancing acts!
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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 10:00am
THEATER LEVEL MEETING ROOM
FREE EVENT
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One-on-One Tech Help

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 10:00am
This is a one hour open lab where patrons can ask questions about computers and related technology issues. Patrons must sign up ahead of time. One slot per patron. The class is free of charge.
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TomFoolery Juggling Extravaganza

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 10:30am
Juggling, unicycle, stilt walking & balancing acts!
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TomFoolery Juggling Extravaganza

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 2:00pm
Juggling, unicycle, stilt walking & balancing acts!
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Summer STEAM: Recycle-o-rama

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 4:00pm
Learn about recycling and create upcycled crafts. Ages 8-12 Register 5/25-6/7
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Elnora Spencer

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 6:30pm
Legendary Birmingham singer leads her band in a night of fiery blues.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Summer STEAM: Recycle-o-rama

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 6:30pm
Learn about recycling and create upcycled crafts.
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Family Movie Friday: Moana

Friday, 9 June 2017 - 10:30am
Bring the family and watch an animated flick on the Library Theatre big screen!
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Basic Crochet Class

Saturday, 10 June 2017 - 11:00am
Basic crochet class for Knit in Public Day. Please bring "chunky" yarn (thicker is easier to learn with) and appropriate size crochet needles. The skein of yarn should give you the needle size needed.
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Basic Knit Class

Saturday, 10 June 2017 - 11:00am
Basic knit class for Knit in Public day. Please bring "chunky" yarn (thicker is easier to learn with) and appropriate size knitting needles. The skein of yarn should give you the needle size needed.
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World Wide Knit in Public Day

Saturday, 10 June 2017 - 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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Baird, Deering, McGinnis Trio

Sunday, 11 June 2017 - 2:30pm
Two flautists and a euphonium player present an afternoon of chamber music.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Young Artist Reception

Sunday, 11 June 2017 - 3:00pm
Celebrate our featured children's gallery artists. Refreshments served.
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Story Builders: On the Farm

Monday, 12 June 2017 - 9:30am
Storytime for children under four
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Story Builders: On the Farm

Monday, 12 June 2017 - 10:30am
Storytime for children under four
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Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film by Ken Burns

Monday, 12 June 2017 - 2:00pm
Although he is known as America's greatest architect, designing over 800 buildings during his long career, Frank Lloyd Wright's achievements were often overshadowed by his turbulent personal life. In 92 years, he fathered seven children, was married three times, and was almost constantly embroiled in scandal. With exquisite live cinematography, fascinating interviews and rare archival footage, this riveting film brings Wright's unforgettable story to life (2004, 153 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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Helping Hands

Monday, 12 June 2017 - 3:00pm
Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society. Adults and teens. 444-7840
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