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LIBRARY CLOSED
LIBRARY CLOSED @ Downtown Library
Jan 1 all-day
Libraries closed for New Year’s Holiday.
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Prog. Christianity 9:30 am
Prog. Christianity @ Valley Methodist Church
Jan 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Glenn Nettleton Progressive Christianity is defined on progressivechristianity.org/the-8-points/. The group discusses Bishop Spong’s newsletters and other aspects of Christianity. For directions or additional information, contact Glenn Nettleton at glennet@knology.net.
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UkeQUESTors Jam 2:00 pm
UkeQUESTors Jam @ Downtown Library, 2nd Floor Events Room
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Keith Fukumitsu As a follow-on to the LearningQUEST Beginner Ukulele Class, the special interest group will be an opportunity for ukulele players of all levels to meet to refine and expand their skills, and to[...]
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Monday Hiking 9:00 am
Monday Hiking @ Various
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am
Leaders: Sue Campbell, Bruce Martin and Jeannie Mackay Explore a variety of local hiking trails with hiking Leaders Sue Campbell, Bruce Martin and Jeannie Mackay. Hikes are generally 4 to 5 miles in length and[...]
Mah Jongg 1:00 pm
Mah Jongg @ Downtown Library, A/B
Jan 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Janet Tedrow Mah Jongg players of all levels meet weekly on Mondays to play. Beginning class is available upon request. For information, contact Janet Tedrow at wftedrow@aol.com.
Great Conversations 3:00 pm
Great Conversations @ St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Jan 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Instructors: Kathleen Redman and Bob Stagg Great Conversations is a literacy discussion group. We read one selection each week and discuss the author, the time period in which the piece was written, and relevance in[...]
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Hand & Foot 1:00 pm
Hand & Foot @ Downtown Library, A/B
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Betsy Prescott and Janet Tedrow Everyone, beginner to expert, is welcome to play the Hand and Foot variation of Canasta. Instruction and “cheat sheets” provided upon request. For information, contact Betsy Prescott at momprescott@comcast.net
Jason’s Deli Fundraiser 5:00 pm
Jason’s Deli Fundraiser @ Jason's Deli
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LearningQUEST Fundraiser – Just say you are with LearningQUEST when you pay your bill.
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UkeQUESTors Jam 2:00 pm
UkeQUESTors Jam @ Downtown Library, 2nd Floor Events Room
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Keith Fukumitsu As a follow-on to the LearningQUEST Beginner Ukulele Class, the special interest group will be an opportunity for ukulele players of all levels to meet to refine and expand their skills, and to[...]
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Monday Hiking 9:00 am
Monday Hiking @ Various
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am
Leaders: Sue Campbell, Bruce Martin and Jeannie Mackay Explore a variety of local hiking trails with hiking Leaders Sue Campbell, Bruce Martin and Jeannie Mackay. Hikes are generally 4 to 5 miles in length and[...]
Knitting 10:00 am
Knitting @ Downtown Library, A/B
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Barbara Ward Knitters of all skill levels meet to share their talents, ideas, and projects. We seldom solve world problems but we always have fun. For information, contact Barbara Ward at bward@hiwaay.net
Mah Jongg 1:00 pm
Mah Jongg @ Downtown Library, A/B
Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Janet Tedrow Mah Jongg players of all levels meet weekly on Mondays to play. Beginning class is available upon request. For information, contact Janet Tedrow at wftedrow@aol.com.
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Rally Day 9:30 am
Rally Day @ First Baptist Entrance 7
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Rally Day – a time to pick up a catalog, learn about courses, trips, & special programs, talk with instructors & coordinators and register for programs. Best of all, it’s time to enjoy the morning with[...]
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Baseball: An American Experience 9:30 am
Baseball: An American Experience @ Downtown Library Auditorium
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Instructor: Guy Collins This class will explore baseball from its beginnings in New York, during the 1920s Golden Age, through today as an international sport and will present excerpts from documentarian Ken Burns’ film. The[...]
Jewelry Making 10:00 am
Jewelry Making @ Downtown Library, A/B
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Leaders: Joy Anderson Come visit this jewelry making group; bring unfinished projects, and create with other crafters. This special interest group is also for anyone who needs help with a new technique or has a[...]
Hand & Foot 1:00 pm
Hand & Foot @ Downtown Library, A/B
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Betsy Prescott and Janet Tedrow Everyone, beginner to expert, is welcome to play the Hand and Foot variation of Canasta. Instruction and “cheat sheets” provided upon request. For information, contact Betsy Prescott at momprescott@comcast.net
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Computers, Cameras & Questing 9:30 am
Computers, Cameras & Questing @ Downtown Library, 2nd Floor Events Room
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Glenn Nettleton This SIG starts with several videos and images that will stir your imagination. A few of the newsletter technology topics are discussed; then we have an extended group Q & A time.[...]
Genomics: Today and Tomorrow 9:30 am
Genomics: Today and Tomorrow @ Hudson Alpha
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Instructor: This course examines how genomics will shape the world of tomorrow. Also, it explores the content and concepts behind the cutting-edge genomics research taking place right here in the Rocket City. Participants will enjoy[...]
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UkeQUESTors Jam 2:00 pm
UkeQUESTors Jam @ Downtown Library, 2nd Floor Events Room
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Keith Fukumitsu As a follow-on to the LearningQUEST Beginner Ukulele Class, the special interest group will be an opportunity for ukulele players of all levels to meet to refine and expand their skills, and to[...]
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Monday Hiking 9:00 am
Monday Hiking @ Various
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am
Leaders: Sue Campbell, Bruce Martin and Jeannie Mackay Explore a variety of local hiking trails with hiking Leaders Sue Campbell, Bruce Martin and Jeannie Mackay. Hikes are generally 4 to 5 miles in length and[...]
Mah Jongg 1:00 pm
Mah Jongg @ Downtown Library, A/B
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Janet Tedrow Mah Jongg players of all levels meet weekly on Mondays to play. Beginning class is available upon request. For information, contact Janet Tedrow at wftedrow@aol.com.
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Nat Geo Landscape Photography 10:00 am
Nat Geo Landscape Photography @ Downtown Library Auditorium
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Tom Bryant This class leads participants through a gallery of photographs while an excellent photographer explains the photos and provides tips. The DVD series features two master photographers describing the art in 24 lectures.
Board Meeting 1:00 pm
Board Meeting @ Downtown Library
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
 
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Baseball: An American Experience 9:30 am
Baseball: An American Experience @ Downtown Library Auditorium
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Instructor: Guy Collins This class will explore baseball from its beginnings in New York, during the 1920s Golden Age, through today as an international sport and will present excerpts from documentarian Ken Burns’ film. The[...]
Hand & Foot 1:00 pm
Hand & Foot @ Downtown Library, A/B
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Betsy Prescott and Janet Tedrow Everyone, beginner to expert, is welcome to play the Hand and Foot variation of Canasta. Instruction and “cheat sheets” provided upon request. For information, contact Betsy Prescott at momprescott@comcast.net
Handcrafted Cards #1 1:00 pm
Handcrafted Cards #1 @ Bailey Cove Library
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Instructor: Carol Edwards Participants will create one or two cards with envelopes. The first course will be  Greeting Cards along with a 3-D item. The focus of this course will be on Valentine’s Day, St.[...]
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Friday Hiking 9:00 am
Friday Hiking @ Various
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am
Leader: Barbara L. Roberts Explore a variety of local hiking trails with hiking Leader Barbara Roberts. Enjoy leisure hikes, several on paved greenways that allow you time to enjoy the local flora and fauna. Meet[...]
Genomics: Today and Tomorrow 9:30 am
Genomics: Today and Tomorrow @ Hudson Alpha
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Instructor: This course examines how genomics will shape the world of tomorrow. Also, it explores the content and concepts behind the cutting-edge genomics research taking place right here in the Rocket City. Participants will enjoy[...]
Memories of 9/11 11:30 am
Memories of 9/11 @ Downtown Library Auditorium
Jan 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Instructor: John Mahoney On September 11, 2001, John Mahony was working on the 19th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. His presentation relives the attacks from the impact of the jets[...]
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UkeQUESTors Jam 2:00 pm
UkeQUESTors Jam @ Downtown Library, 2nd Floor Events Room
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Keith Fukumitsu As a follow-on to the LearningQUEST Beginner Ukulele Class, the special interest group will be an opportunity for ukulele players of all levels to meet to refine and expand their skills, and to[...]
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Monday Hiking 9:00 am
Monday Hiking @ Various
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am
Leaders: Sue Campbell, Bruce Martin and Jeannie Mackay Explore a variety of local hiking trails with hiking Leaders Sue Campbell, Bruce Martin and Jeannie Mackay. Hikes are generally 4 to 5 miles in length and[...]
Resurrecting Skeletons 10:00 am
Resurrecting Skeletons @ Downtown Library Auditorium
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Hilda Dulin Lee In this course, published author Hilda Dulin Lee will share how she unearthed the truth about a murder that happened in her family 100 years ago (through the use of old[...]
Mah Jongg 1:00 pm
Mah Jongg @ Downtown Library, A/B
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Janet Tedrow Mah Jongg players of all levels meet weekly on Mondays to play. Beginning class is available upon request. For information, contact Janet Tedrow at wftedrow@aol.com.
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Basic Chinese 9:30 am
Basic Chinese @ 2nd Floor Events Room
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Instructor: Confucius Institute The Confucius Institute Instructor will introduce the origins of Chinese characters and their relationship with traditional culture. The main objective of this course is to cultivate learners’ communication skills that will help[...]
Bunco 9:30 am
Bunco @ Downtown Library AB
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Joy Anderson Come join us for a fun-filled morning of Bunco. Bunco is a social dice game played in teams of four involving 100% luck and very little skill. The rules are simple and[...]
Nat Geo Landscape Photography 10:00 am
Nat Geo Landscape Photography @ Downtown Library Auditorium
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Tom Bryant This class leads participants through a gallery of photographs while an excellent photographer explains the photos and provides tips. The DVD series features two master photographers describing the art in 24 lectures.
Editing Smartphone Images 1:00 pm
Editing Smartphone Images @ 2nd Floor Events Room
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Instructor: Charles Gattis Students will be introduced to the value of editing photos for various uses. Snapseed, a free app, will be the primary editing tool used. Students will be encouraged to bring their own[...]
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Early Alabama Stories 9:00 am
Early Alabama Stories @ Downtown Library, Auditorium
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Instructor: John H. Allen This course will be presented in four separate lectures, with two stories per lecture. As an example, Lecture 1 will present “Before the white man: American Indians migrated all over Alabama,”[...]
Written Expression 10:00 am
Written Expression @ Downtown Library, 2FL
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Leader: Mathias Freese This workshop offers formal instruction and concrete strategies to assist participants in writing with care and facility. Class members will develop their creative side in written expression through self-clarification and awareness exercises[...]
Organ Recital 1:00 pm
Organ Recital @ First United Methodist Church
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Award-winning international performing organist Jillian Gardner will present a varied organ recital with something for every listener. The recital will include music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Claude Debussy, Max Reger, Ad Wammes, Cesar Franck, Georg[...]
When Back Surgery Doesn’t Work 1:00 pm
When Back Surgery Doesn’t Work @ Downtown Library 2FL
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Jay Austin Back pain that will not go away is the most common type of chronic pain in the US. Anyone living with severe pain might be thinking about surgery. While that is a[...]
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Baseball: An American Experience 9:30 am
Baseball: An American Experience @ Downtown Library Auditorium
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Instructor: Guy Collins This class will explore baseball from its beginnings in New York, during the 1920s Golden Age, through today as an international sport and will present excerpts from documentarian Ken Burns’ film. The[...]
Hand & Foot 1:00 pm
Hand & Foot @ Downtown Library, A/B
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Betsy Prescott and Janet Tedrow Everyone, beginner to expert, is welcome to play the Hand and Foot variation of Canasta. Instruction and “cheat sheets” provided upon request. For information, contact Betsy Prescott at momprescott@comcast.net
Handcrafted Cards #1 1:00 pm
Handcrafted Cards #1 @ Bailey Cove Library
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Instructor: Carol Edwards Participants will create one or two cards with envelopes. The first course will be  Greeting Cards along with a 3-D item. The focus of this course will be on Valentine’s Day, St.[...]
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Friday Hiking 9:00 am
Friday Hiking @ Various
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am
Leader: Barbara L. Roberts Explore a variety of local hiking trails with hiking Leader Barbara Roberts. Enjoy leisure hikes, several on paved greenways that allow you time to enjoy the local flora and fauna. Meet[...]
Genomics: Today and Tomorrow 9:30 am
Genomics: Today and Tomorrow @ Hudson Alpha
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Instructor: This course examines how genomics will shape the world of tomorrow. Also, it explores the content and concepts behind the cutting-edge genomics research taking place right here in the Rocket City. Participants will enjoy[...]
Golden Age of Aviation 9:30 am
Golden Age of Aviation @ Downtown Library, 2FL; AUD
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Instructor: Jamie Dodson Mr. Dodson will explore aviation pioneers during the period of 1927-1947. This “Golden Age” was dominated by single individuals who, through vision, courage, and skill, transformed aviation from a barnstorming curiosity to[...]