BPL Summer Learning in July: Mrs. Eve Storytime, Rattlesnake Virtual Program


As 2021 Birmingham Public Library Summer Learning enters its last two weeks, there are plenty of fun and informative virtual programs available for patrons of all ages. The Wylam Book Club is also meeting in person again at Wylam Branch Library.  

Among the upcoming programs:

* Popular storyteller Mrs. Eve 

* A virtual story program featuring a live rattlesnake from Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve 

* A virtual program for adults sharing tips on how to research your house history

* A virtual program featuring animals from the McWane Science Center in downtown Birmingham

* The return in-person of the Wylam Book Club at Wylam Branch Library (July 14)  

Here is a listing and synopsis below (All except if indicated will air virtually on BPL Facebook page)

Youth Programs

Tuesday, July 6, 8:00 a.m.  - Tails and Tales with Mrs. Eve: Family Pets   

Dogs and cates make wonderful family pets, but I am curious. Why do dogs always wash their paws after eating, and why do dos like to chase cats? Join Mrs. Eve as she shares these stories and more about our favorite family pets.

Tuesday, July 6, 2:00 p.m. - Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad... Wolf? 

Everyone knows the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood. But do you know what happens when Red meets a dinosaur instead? And not just any dinosaur, but a T. Rex? What will happen? Sit back and enjoy this retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

Wednesday, July 7, 8:00 a.m. - Time for Tails: A Sneaky Snake Tale

This virtual story program is a tail-tattler, with crazy facts, exciting stories and a live rattlesnake at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

Monday, July 12, 10:00 a.m. - Simple Science: How Do Animals Stay Warm During the Winter?

Have you ever wondered how penguins, polar bears, and whales stayed warm? Simple Science demonstrates a science experiment based on a very simple question: How do animals stay warm during the winter? We will learn how animals that live in colder climates are able to stay warm by performing a science experiment using every day, households items.  

Monday, July 12, 2:00 p.m. - Dragon Tales Storytime

Wait... a dragon on a farm? Join us for a roaring good time with an action rhyme, counting activity, story, and more!

Wednesday, July 14, 8:00 a.m. - Time for Tails: A Shiny Sea Tale

Not every animal has a tail, but they do all have tales to tell. Dive in with us at the McWane Center and discover some unusual, unbelievable animals in this virtual story adventure. 

Teen Programs

Tuesday, July 6, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.(Virtual program by Zoom only) -Girls Code 205

This is a STEM program available online for girls in grades 6-12 who previously registered. For details,  click here 

Wednesday, July 7, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Tie Dye Craze

Join the tie-dye craze in this craft for teens. Craft kits are available at participating libraries. For details, click here

Thursday, July 8, 10:00 a.m.  - Virtual Dance Class

Dancing is a fun, energetic full body workout. This dance will increase endurance, improve blood flow and help with balance and coordination. A 30-45 minute dance class can burn just as many calories, if not more, than actually jogging. Let's dance!

Friday, July 9, 10:00 a.m. - Birmingham Museum of Art Grab & Go Craft

Swing by our libraries and pick up a grab-and-go craft kits with the supplies you need to participate. For details, click here

Adult Programs 

Tuesday, July 6, 10:00 a.m. -  Researching Your House History

Wednesday, July 7, and Wednesday, July 14, both days at 10:00 a.m. - Wellness Wednesdays

Looking to lose weight or stay in shape? Join us on Wednesdays for a morning workout from the comfort of your home. Let's get moving!

Tuesday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 13, both days at 2:00 p.m. - Tech Tuesday

Having trouble with your device? Working on a project and you're stuck on the next step? Join us for a live Tech Tuesday session and get your questions answered. To register for Tech Tuesday, click here 

Thursday, July 8, 10:00 a.m. - Researching Your House History

This workshop will introduce viewers to resources at the Birmingham Public Library that can tell you when your house was built, who has lived there over time, and more. Registration is required; click here  

Wednesday, July 14, 12:00 p.m. - Beginners Quilting: Quilt Block of the Month: Rolling Stone

Have you ever wanted to learn how to quilt, but did not know where to begin? Mrs. Shirley will teach a quilting pattern called Rolling Stone in this virtual class.  Packets are available for pickup at Springville Road Regional Library and North Avondale Branch Library. Each packet will include pattern directions and materials. For details, click here 

Wednesday, July 14, 11:00 p.m. - Wylam Book Club

Join this popular book club is now meeting in person at Wylam Branch Library. New participants are welcome. For more information on the Wylam Book Club, call Selina Johnson of Wylam Library at (205) 785-0349.