5 ways to experience the best of Birmingham from home

Birmingham from home
School may be out, but reading books from libraries in Birmingham from home is still in. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

We love Birmingham, but we don’t love the high gas prices. These high prices and the heat may be making us want to stay at home, but don’t worry! We know of five ways you can still take part in the fun and amazing experiences offered in Birmingham from home—keep reading for details.

1. Bake Cookie Fix cookies at home

Cookie Fix
We’re hungry just thinking about these cookies. (Cooke Fix / Facebook)

Is there anything better than snacking on warm cookies while you’re watching a movie from home? Pick up frozen cookie dough or ship it to your home from Bham’s beloved cookie store, Cookie Fix. We’re curious how many cookies will be left after the walk from the kitchen to your couch.

2. Cheer for a Birmingham’s sports team

You don’t need to go in person to root for our home teams. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

We have some amazing sports teams in Bham that we love to cheer for. But you don’t have to go out to the ball game to support these local teams. You can cheer on these teams in Birmingham from home—particularly on your couch. Find a live stream or radio broadcasting of the games and have fun rooting on these teams:

3. Listen to Jim Reed’s podcast

Interview with Jim Reed
Jim Reed is surrounded by all of his treasures. (Lauren Moore / Bham Now)

If you’ve ever been to Jim Reed Books, then you’ve had a conversation with Jim Reed himself. A lover of books and conversations about books, he always seems to draw in his customers to talk about their current reads and favorite books on the shelf. It may be hard to beat these in-person convos, but Jim Reed is bringing his knowledge and passion straight to your home. Listen to his podcast, Jim Reed’s Red Clay Diary, online

4. Read books from libraries in Birmingham from home+ take part in summer reading programs

Mt Laurel Library
Reading = fun. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

While we’re on the topic of reading, why not join a summer reading program through your local library? While summer reading programs are usually just for students, this is a perfect opportunity to include whole family. To cool off during these hot summer evenings, spend a night in the AC and read out loud as a family.

5. Try out a McWane Science Center’s home experiment

McWane Science Center
The excitement and wonder of science is coming home. (McWane Science Center)

Birmingham, have you ever done a science experiment from home? Now’s the time to become a scientist from your very own home. McWane Science Center’s experiments online offer a fun way to experience the excitement of science with items you already have at home.

Do you have a favorite at-home activity to do? Let us know on social media @bhamnow!

Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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