The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun August 4th – August 6th

The Market at Pepper Place Yes, we know that this isn’t an event special to this weekend, but we thought it was worth a mention that the summer is winding down and if you haven’t had your fill of fresh summer veggies yet, you need to make it down for a relaxing morning strolling through ... Read More

Sun-Day on Saturday at McWane Science Center

The sun is so bright, you’ll have to wear shades. Join the McWane Science Center for a day of solar exploration as they gear up for the solar eclipse on August 21. Learn more about this spectacular phenomenon as well as design your own devices to safely view the eclipse. Then make plans to attend ... Read More

Back to School Bucket List for Moms

You made it! Summer 2017 is thisclose to being in the books and you’re still standing. The house, might be a different story, but now that their Summer Bucket List is complete, how about a list of things for you now that the little darlings are headed back to school. Brunch! Brunch with your best ... Read More

World Elephant Day at the Birmingham Zoo

One of our favorite things to see at the zoo are the elephants! Visit the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, August 12 for a day full of activities to celebrate the Zoo’s largest animal! Guests are encouraged to “go grey for elephants” by wearing grey to the Zoo on August 12. Please see below for a list of ... Read More

The Beauty of Basic Invite

If there’s anything my wonderfully southern Grandmother, Mama Lil, taught me, it’s to send a card for every occasion. And if there’s anything any southern lady knows it’s that you’ve got to have the right colors. To quote Shelby in Steel Magnolias “my colors are blush and bashful”. The right shade is important. That’s why, ... Read More

5 Tips for viewing the Solar Eclipse with your Kids

As you may have heard, a total solar eclipse will hit the skies on August 21st, 2017. While Birmingham isn’t in the total phase of this solar eclipse, it can be observed here as a partial eclipse. Total solar eclipses occur when the New Moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest ... Read More

The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun July 28th – July 30th

3rd Annual SciFi/Fantasy Fest Hoover Library The Hoover Library, in partnership with Kingdom Comics, brings you the ultimate in convention weekends! Featuring -Discussion panels on Star Wars, Star Trek, comics, costuming, fables and fairy tales, gaming and much, much more! -Cosplay workshops and contest -Tabletop gaming room -Guest panelists, professional writers, artists, cosplayers and performers ... Read More

National Night Out 2017

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors ... Read More

5 Back to School Book Recommendations

From the Children’s Department of the North Shelby Library All of these books are available to checkout at the North Shelby Library! All you need is a Shelby County Library card. A new school year can be exciting and scary for children, help ease some of those back to school jitters with some of these ... Read More

Random Rocks of Kindness

Have you noticed beautifully painted rocks in random places this summer? You’re not the only one! It is becoming a very popular hobby to paint rocks and even add encouraging sayings and hide them in parks, outside of stores, or restaurants in hopes of brightening the finder’s day. Once you find a rock, you can ... Read More