Registration Open For June 2016 Classes

Registration is now open for staff and the public for the June 2016 Computer Class Schedule.  During this month, we include our popular computer classes, such as Basic PC and Keyboarding, as well as job search classes.  All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) of the Central (downtown) LibraryPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.

Please note that registration does not necessarily guarantee you a spot in the class. You will receive an email confirming your registration for classes.  You may also call to confirm your registration.

To register for any class, please email us at cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.   You may also download and print a pdf copy of June 2016 Computer Class Schedule to bring to a Computer Commons staff member on your next library visit. Please note that the June 2016 Computer Class Schedule pdf can be sent to us as an email attachment.

June 2016 Computer Class Schedule

Registration Open For May 2016 Classes

Registration is now open for staff and the public for the May 2016 Computer Class Schedule.  During this month, we include our popular computer classes, such as Basic PC and Internet Safety.  All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) of the Central (downtown) LibraryPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.

Please note that registration does not necessarily guarantee you a spot in the class. You will receive an email confirming your registration for classes.  You may also call to confirm your registration.

To register for any class, please email us at cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.   You may also download and print a pdf copy of  May 2016 Computer Class Schedule to bring to a Computer Commons staff member on your next library visit. Please note that the May 2016 Class Schedule pdf can be sent to us as an email attachment.

May 2016 Computer Class Schedule

Registration Open For April 2016 Classes

Registration is now open for staff and the public for the April 2016 classes.  During this month, we include our popular computer classes, as well as a variety of personal development classes.  All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) of the Central (downtown) LibraryPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.

Please note that registration does not necessarily guarantee you a spot in the class. You will receive an email confirming your registration for classes.  You may also call to confirm your registration.

To register for any class, please email us at cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.   You may also download and print a pdf copy of the April 2016 class schedule to bring to a Computer Commons staff member on your next library visit. Please note that the April 2016 class schedule can also be sent to us as an attachment.

April 2016 classes

Registration Open For March 2016 Classes

 

Registration is now open for staff and the public for the March 2016 classes.  During this month, we include our popular computer classes, as well as a variety of personal development classes.  All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) of the Central (downtown) LibraryPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.

Please note that registration does not necessarily guarantee you a spot in the class. You will receive an email confirming your registration for classes.  You may also call to confirm your registration.

To register for any class, please email us at cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.   You may also download and print a pdf copy of the March 2016 class schedule to bring to a Computer Commons staff member on your next library visit. Please note that the March 2016 class schedule can also be sent to us as an attachment attachment.

March 2016 Computer Class Schedule

 

 

Podcasts For The Spirit

Winter Image

The winter season can be a quiet, beautiful time, giving us the opportunity for thought and reflection.  Just pause and think about the beauty in nature.  During this time of year, look around you at the bright red holly berries, dramatically dark sky with shimmering stars, vivid sunsets with deep red, gold and purple hues, and finally stop and enjoy the comforting warm scent of fresh pine.  We hope you take some time out to relax and enjoy nature during this season.  What better way to improve your spirit than sitting and observing the quiet beauty found in nature?  Spending quiet time outdoors, at night, gazing at the stars can dramatically improve your mood.

Try these tips for coping with stress during this time of year:

  1. Try volunteering your time helping others.
  2. Seek community, religious or social events for support and comfort.
  3. Spend time outdoors.
  4. Remember healthy habits including a good diet, physical activity and getting a good night’s sleep.
  5. Accept family and friends for who they truly are.
  6. Remember your budget

Patrons often ask librarians for book recommendations, as well as movie and audio recommendations.  Now, with digital media, we can offer podcast recommendations.  Podcasts are audio, radio or video episodes available for free online.  They usually are one hour-long and come out about once a week.  You can subscribe to a podcast or download individual episodes to your computer, tablet or other mobile device.

I would like to recommend a few outstanding podcasts that deliver lessons on spirituality and creativity.  Listen to these podcasts for helpful discussions on thinking deeply, reducing stress, boosting your creativity, finding your true self, and discovering happiness.

The Daily Boost – This podcast is described as “the world’s most popular daily motivation program.”  Find inspiration, master life skills, reduce stress and stay motivated.  What better way to start the New Year?

A Quiet Mind with Robert Jackson – This self-improvement podcast will inspire, motivate and change the way you approach life.  Listen for practical ways to improve your well-being.

The Greater Good Podcast –  In this podcast, researchers and thinkers discuss the roots of morality, happiness and compassion.  This is an intelligent and inspirational podcast that will change your life approach.

Stuff To Blow Your Mind – This podcast explores the wonders of the universe including cosmic mysteries, neurological tidbits, evolutionary marvels and other science fascination.

I hope you enjoy listening to these podcasts and discover some new favorites.  Spend quiet time this winter season to remember what truly matters.

If you listen to podcasts, tell us about some of your favorites.

 

Registration Open For February 2016 Classes

Registration is now open for staff and the public for the February 2016 Classes.  During this month, we include our popular computer classes, such as Patent Basic and employment assistance classes.  All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) of the Central (downtown) LibraryPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.

Please note that registration does not necessarily guarantee you a spot in the class. You will receive an email confirming your registration for classes.  You may also call to confirm your registration.

To register for any class, please email us at cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.   You may also download and print a PDF copy of February 2016 Classes to bring to a Computer Commons staff member on your next library visit. Please note that the February 2016 Class Schedule pdf can be sent to us as an email attachment.

February 2016 Classes

Registration Open For January 2016 Classes

Registration is now open for staff and the public for the January 2016 Classes.  During this month, we include our popular computer classes, such as Patent Basic and employment assistance classes.  All classes are held in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) of the Central (downtown) LibraryPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.

Please note that registration does not necessarily guarantee you a spot in the class. You will receive an email confirming your registration for classes.  You may also call to confirm your registration.

To register for any class, please email us at cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.   You may also download and print a January 2016 Classes to bring to a Computer Commons staff member on your next library visit. Please note that the January 2016 Class Schedule pdf can be sent to us as an email attachment.

January 2016 Classes

January 2016 Class Schedule