Weekly Kids Calendar June 12th – June 18th

Another week, another packed calendar! Our libraries continue to be a source for lots of fun activities and you can pick from crafts, storytimes or movies, a little something for everyone.  Zoo Members can take advantage of seeing the Birmingham Barons for free on Zoo Night!

Make sure to check out our Summer Flicks Guide to find out where to go for free and discounted movies around town. We update the calendar as we learn of new events so stop back by throughout the week to see what’s new!

It’s Not Our Fault if Your Kids Are Bored!

Monday July 12th

Movie Matinee – North Shelby Library
Princess and the Frog
All Ages, Snacks Served


Tuesday July 13th

The Magic of Reading, Russell Davis – North Shelby Library
All Ages – Experience a show filled with magic and comedy. No registration required

Terrific Tuesday  – Emmet O Neal
Water Wonders with The Activated Storytellers
Ages 3 and Up with a caregiver
10:30 and 3:30

Barnes and Noble –  Summit – Terrific Tuesday Storytime
Please join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss this month with a reading of Fox in Socks and also Go Dog Go by P.D. Eastman. See how much fun these stories can be to read aloud! Refreshments and activity to follow!

Roger Day – Hoover Library
A jam-packed musical concert that encourages kids to SING LOUD, JUMP HIGH and DREAM BIG!
10:30am, 1:30pm, 6:30pm


Wednesday July 14th

Birmingham Zoo Night – Birmingham Barons
Zoo members can enjoy complimentary Barons tickets! Be sure to take advantage of your Zoo membership and enjoy a night at the ballpark! Members must present current Membership Card and photo ID at the Regions Park ticket booth (sorry, no exceptions.)

Storytime – Barnes an Noble Patton Creek
Join us for this installment of the beloved ‘How Do Dinosaurs’ series. See all the many ways dinosaurs tell their parents “I love you” (even when they’re being mischievous!)

Family Story Time with Mr MacNorth Shelby Library
Storyteller Extraordinaire – Come join Mr Mac and his musical storytime complete with puppets! All Ages, no registration required.

Roger Day – Hoover Library
A jam-packed musical concert that encourages kids to SING LOUD, JUMP HIGH and DREAM BIG!
10:30am and 1:30pm


Thursday July 15th

Popcorn and Movie – Emmet O Neal Library
Princess and the Frog
Grades 2 – 6
10:30 – 12:10

Craft: Paper Plate Porthole – North Shelby Library
All Ages, Registration Required
Drop in anytime between 2:00 – 3:30.

PJ Storytime – North Shelby Library
All ages, no registration required

Summer Luau – Vestavia Hills Library
Games, crafts, and yummy treats to help cool off from the heat. Great for ages 5 & up.
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Color Splash Storytime – Hoover Library
Black and WhiteSummer storytime for children under four.


Friday July 16th

Wild about Books Story Time – Birmingham Zoo
Come join us for story and craft time with Books-A-Million at the Birmingham Zoo! Every Friday through summer on Grandma’s Front Porch in the Children’s Zoo area

First Annual Music and Movie Festival –
Free to the public. Held in the former HQ parking lot on Center Point Parkway next to the Roebuck Golden Corral Restaurant. Bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs and a great attitude to enjoy live entertainment, great water rides and a featured movie presentation at sunset.


Saturday July 17th

Breakfast with Animals – Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
Get an early morning look at some Alabama animals. Join us for a continental breakfast as we get some up-close looks and information from some of our animal ambassadors.  All ages welcome.
Reservations required.
$7 ($5 member).
To Make Reservations-
Voicemail: (205) 833-8264, ext. 20

Beach Party Bash – Emmet O Neal Library
You don’t have to go to the beach this summer to have fun! Just join us for a craft, games and food that will have you singing Surfin’ Safari all the way home!  Call 444-7833 to register June 28 – July 16

Helena Market Days/Farmers Market Helena Amphitheater
8:00am – 12:00pm

Urban Cookhouse Farmers Market – Downtown Homewood
7am – Noon

Pepper Place Saturday Market
We spread out of the parking lot to include 29th Street as we accommodate local farmers, artisans, music, art and food!
7:00am – Noon

Valleydale Farmers Market –
Valleydale Farmers Market is dedicated to bringing fresh, local produce to communities around Alabama and the Southeast.
Music, cooking demos and storytimes along with fresh produce a great way to spend a day!

Saturday Storytime at Barnes and Noble Summit
Please join us as we celebrate one of our newest favorite dogs. Our special story is Marley and the Kittens by John Grogan. See what happens when Marley welcomes two kittens, Lucky and Yow-Yow, to his home! A fun activity and refreshments to follow!

Fresh Market on the Green – Ross Bridge
Fresh Alabama grown fruits & vegetables, locally harvested honey, goat, cheese, fresh baked goods, coffee café, live music,arts and crafts, kids activity and more!
8am – Noon


Sunday July 18th

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Graduation Reunion – Brookwood Medical Center
Join us for this annual event for former Neontal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients and their families hosted by the physicians and nurses of Brookwood Medical Center’s NICU. Former patients and their families are invited to reunite and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon.
This annual event has been taking place for over 20 years. Physicians and staff enjoy visiting with the children they cared for as tiny infants.
Held in the Women’s Classrooms in the Womens Medical Center
2:00pm- 4:00pm

Christmas in July & Kids Eat Free – Birmingham Barons
One Free Kids Meal with Purchase of Full-Price Kids Ticket (Dreamland Ribs not included)


Open Daily

McWane Science Center

Mr Potato Head Exhibit – Families won’t want to miss The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD, a new interactive traveling exhibit that features the much-loved MR. POTATO HEAD character will lead young visitors and parents on a number of fun and educational adventures. From trips to outer space to jungle safaris and archeological digs, each activity will provide children with engaging learning experiences. Through Sept. 26

The Itty Bitty Magic City will be on display this summer in addition to The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head exhibit. The Itty Bitty City is a little bit smaller than usual, but favorite areas including the grocery store, Tot Spot area, crane, and factory are still in the city. The Itty Bitty Golf Course and a few other items were removed temporarily to make room for the new exhibit “The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head” that is also designed for an early childhood audience and they will return in the Fall.

NatureScope –  Explore the great outdoors from inside the museum. McWane Science Center and the Birmingham Audubon Society are partnering to create a new exhibit called NatureScope. Explore the science of the birds and the bugs in this new area! Get up close and personal with some resident creepy crawlies! Learn what role insects play in our ecosystem with the decomposition chamber. Meet large bugs including emperor scorpions, a tarantula, and even a giant African millipede!

Animalopolis at the IMAX – ANIMALOPOLIS will take you on a voyage into the magical world of animals. A bit fanciful, a bit “Seussian” perhaps, a place of good natured humor, beauty and just plain fun for kids and their parents.

Birmingham Zoo

Lorikeet Aviary – Our Lorikeet Aviary has more birds than ever! Zoo guests can feed these exotic birds every day. You and your family will see these birds’ behavior as they eat nectar out of your hand.
Weekends 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

PELICAN FEEDING – A great way to see our pelicans in action is to witness them eating their favorite treats near the pelican boardwalk.

RHINO ENCOUNTER – Embark on an African adventure and experience one of the world’s most extraordinary animals, the Southern White Rhino. Watch from only feet away as our zookeepers engage in hands-on interaction with the animals inside their African-themed exhibit. Don’t miss this exciting encounter with one of the largest mammals on the planet!
Weekdays: 3pm – 3:30pm
Weekends: 11:30am – Noon & 3pm – 3:30 pm

GIRAFFE FEEDING – This up close and personal animal encounter is a memory you and your family will have for a lifetime.
Weekday: 11am – Noon
Weekends: 10am – 11am  & 2pm – 3pm

Do you have or know of an event you would like to have added to our weekly calendar? Please email us at, subject line “Events Calendar” – We would love to hear from you!

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