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Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: United States

Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 2:30pm
Coffee-ol-ogy Café presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. We'll explore the cuisine of the United States in July. Complimentary samples provided.
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Dynamic Duo Storytime: Firefighters & Police Officers

Monday, 6 July 2015 - 9:30am
For children under four.
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Dynamic Duo Storytime: Firefighters & Police Officers

Monday, 6 July 2015 - 10:30am
For children under four.
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Barbie: Princess Power

Monday, 6 July 2015 - 4:00pm
Wear some pink, add a curl and come party with Barbie. Registration begins June 15. Ages 3-10
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Barbie: Princess Power

Monday, 6 July 2015 - 6:30pm
Wear some pink, add a curl and come party with Barbie. Registration begins June 15. Ages 3-10
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BubbleMania!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 - 10:30am
High energy comedy and unbelievable bubbles.
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BubbleMania!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 - 2:00pm
High energy comedy and unbelievable bubbles.
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Movie Night: Guardians of the Galaxy

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 - 6:00pm
Bring your pillow and watch a group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the planet. Snacks provided.
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BubbleMania!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 - 6:30pm
High energy comedy and unbelievable bubbles.
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BubbleMania!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015 - 10:30am
High energy comedy and unbelievable bubbles.
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BubbleMania!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015 - 2:00pm
High energy comedy and unbelievable bubbles.
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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Thursday, 9 July 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin.
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Introducing: Google Photos

Thursday, 9 July 2015 - 10:00am
This is an open lab where patrons will learn about Google's new service: Google Photos. Learn how Google Photos can make storing, editing, and organizing your digital photos easier than ever! No sign-up is neccessary, and walk-ins are encouraged. The class is free of charge.
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BubbleMania!

Thursday, 9 July 2015 - 10:30am
High energy comedy and unbelievable bubbles.
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BubbleMania!

Thursday, 9 July 2015 - 2:00pm
High energy comedy and unbelievable bubbles.
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Be a Big Hero

Thursday, 9 July 2015 - 4:00pm
Come along with Hiro, Baymax and the crew as we train to battle the forces of evil. Registration begins June 29. Grades 1-3
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Be a Big Hero

Thursday, 9 July 2015 - 6:30pm
Come along with Hiro, Baymax and the crew as we train to battle the forces of evil. Registration begins June 29. Grades 1-3
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Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 11 July 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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How to Find Grants

Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 2:30pm
Learn to use the Foundation Center Cooperative database to find
grants for nonprofits and individuals. Reservations required.
Call for 444-7816.
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Art Histories and Mysteries: Intrigue at the MoMA

Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 3:00pm
Learn about the women who founded the Museum of Modern Art and how their legacies are in jeopardy. FREE.
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How to Find Grants

Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 4:00pm
Learn to use the Foundation Center Cooperative database to find
grants for nonprofits and individuals. Reservations required.
Call for 444-7816.
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Dynamic Duo Storytime: Cowboys & Pirates

Monday, 13 July 2015 - 9:30am
For children under four.
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Dynamic Duo Storytime: Cowboys & Pirates

Monday, 13 July 2015 - 10:30am
For children under four.
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Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle: Part 3

Monday, 13 July 2015 - 2:00pm
Part 3: A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978-Present). Plus, Pioneers of Television: Superheroes. Free admission and refreshments! (Not Rated, 60 minutes each) 444-7840
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Helping Hands

Monday, 13 July 2015 - 3:00pm
Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society.
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Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle: Part 3

Monday, 13 July 2015 - 6:30pm
Part 3: A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978-Present). Plus, Pioneers of Television: Superheroes. Free admission and refreshments! (Not Rated, 60 minutes each) 444-7840
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Trivia Night at Beef 'O' Brady's

Monday, 13 July 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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Introduction to Personal Computing

Tuesday, 14 July 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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Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 10:30am
Join us for a discussion of the book Liar, Temptress, Solider, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott.
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The Story Ship presents Pirate Goodie & The Magic Chest

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 10:30am
An amazing undersea adventure filled with magic, puppets, and laughs.
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The Story Ship presents Pirate Goodie & The Magic Chest

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 2:00pm
An amazing undersea adventure filled with magic, puppets, and laughs.
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Glue Gun Gang: Terracotta Turtles

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 6:30pm
Use flower pots to create cute turtle decor for your patio. Adults only. FREE! Reservations required. Sign up begins July 1. Call 444-7840.
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Friendship Bracelets

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 6:30pm
Make bracelets to give or trade with your friends. Registration begins June 30. Grades 7-12
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The Story Ship presents Pirate Goodie & The Magic Chest

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 6:30pm
An amazing undersea adventure filled with magic, puppets and laughs.
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No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 10:30am
Join others to discuss your nonfiction book of choice in this month's genre: Myths and Legends. Stop by the Nonfiction Department for suggestions. 444-7840.
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The Story Ship presents Pirate Goodie & The Magic Chest

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 10:30am
An amazing undersea adventure filled with magic, puppets, and laughs.
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The Story Ship presents Pirate Goodie & The Magic Chest

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 2:00pm
An amazing undersea adventure filled with magic, puppets, and laughs.
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Introduction to the Internet

Thursday, 16 July 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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The Story Ship presents Pirate Goodie & The Magic Chest

Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 10:30am
An amazing undersea adventure filled with magic, puppets, and laughs.
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Glue Gun Gang: Terracotta Turtles

Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 10:30am
Use flower pots to create cute turtle decor for your patio. Adults only. FREE! Reservations required. Sign up begins July 1. Call 444-7840.
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The Story Ship presents Pirate Goodie & The Magic Chest

Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 2:00pm
An amazing undersea adventure filled with magic, puppets, and laughs.
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Pokemon Adventure

Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 6:30pm
Come and catch ‘em all! Collect, train, and battle your favorite Pokémon creatures to become the Pokémon Master. Registration begins June 29. Grades 4-6
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The Birmingham Seven

Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 6:30pm
Birmingham Seven is a straight-ahead jazz septet patterned after the small groups of the hard bop era.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Friday Night at the Movies

Friday, 17 July 2015 - 6:30pm
Friday Movie Night
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Jedi Training

Saturday, 18 July 2015 - 10:30am
Hone your skills, use the force and aid the rebellion! Crafts and games for padawans of all ages.
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Superhero Double Feature

Saturday, 18 July 2015 - 10:30am
We'll be showing two superhero films. Free admission and free refreshments!

10:30 a.m. - Captain America: Winter Soldier (PG-13: 136 mins.)
2:00 p.m. - Guardians of the Galaxy (PG: 121 mins.)

FREE ADMISSION
LIBRARY THEATRE
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Excel: Crash Course!

Saturday, 18 July 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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Basic Word (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 21 July 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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Roger Day

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 - 10:30am
SING LOUD, JUMP HIGH & DREAM BIG!
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Roger Day

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 - 2:00pm
SING LOUD, JUMP HIGH & DREAM BIG!
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