West End Library Hosting Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia September 4

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts.

On Wednesday, September 4, from noon to 1:00 p.m., West End Branch Library is hosting Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia. Attendees will learn valuable information on detection, causes and risk factors, plus stages of the disease, treatment options, and much more. The class is being taught by prevention expert Rev. Dr. Tremain Davis.

The program is the second offered at the Birmingham Public Library to help prevent the dreaded memory lost disease that afflicts the aging. Statistics show Alabama has one of the highest numbers f Alzheimer’s victims in the nation.

Brain Jam, a Springville Road Regional Branch Library program designed to stimulate the minds of senior citizens, was one of five finalists for a $1,000 grant from the Awesome Foundation Birmingham. Kelly Laney, the founder of the Brain Jam program, made the pitch before judges August 26 at Carrigan's Public House brewery downtown on Morris

Understanding Alzheimer’s is one of several unique programs West End Library is offering over the next several weeks.

Here is a listing:

Check Out STREAM (Science Technology Reading Engineering Art and Math) Topic: The Human Body - Thursdays in September, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26 

Check Out STREAM affords students an opportunity to be exposed to STREAM disciplines in the library with activities primarily focused on students in 3rd - 6th grade.

Once a week, a live STREAM demonstration is held for students to participate through hands on activities. Limit of 20. To register, call (205) 226-4089.

Basic Crochet With Joan Black - Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. in September: September 3, September 10, September 17, September 24 

Whether you are just learning how to crochet or need a refresher course, join in and learn all the basic techniques of crochet and have fun while you learn. This class meets every Wednesday at the West End Branch Library. Joan Black's crochet class was featured on Fox 6 News in August 2018. 

Line Dance – “Move Over and Let Me Dance” Every Wednesday, noon to 12:45 p.m. beginning October 2 through November 13

West End Library brings back its popular adult line dance classes that debuted in 2018. What can be more fun than hanging out with friends and making new friends while learning how to line dance? Instructor George Mauldin will walk through the dance steps before dancing to the music. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear. Powderly Branch Library and West End Library both offer free adult line dance classes. 

Real MENtors: Fatherhood-Thursday, October 3, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

This monthly program will discuss the importance of a father's presence in a child's life. For more information, call West End Library at 205-226-4089. “Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” – Frank Pittman. The West End Fatherhood program is a part of a new male mentoring program BPL is launching this fall called Real MENtors Talk.