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    Southern Voices Festival: An Evening With Wally Lamb

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at The Library Theatre, Hoover

    February 27, 2015

    Southern Voices warmly welcomes best-selling novelist Wally Lamb to our conference. After the presentation, we invite you to join Mr. Lamb on the Library Plaza for a book signing and reception. Books will be available for purchase.

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    Black History Month Trivia

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Powderly Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 2 - February 28, 2015

    In the month of February, test your knowledge about Black History Month facts in this quiz containing 25 questions. Prizes will be drawn at the end of the month for correct answers. 


    Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Creole cuisine

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 1, 2015

    Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. In March we discuss the wonderful world of Creole cuisine. Complimentary samples provided.


    BHEC Holocaust Film Series Presents Hannah Arendt

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    March 1, 2015

    Why do mediocre men commit profound acts of evil? When philosopher and German-Jewish refugee Hannah Arendt was sent to cover the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann for The New Yorker, her writings...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Construction Zone - Beware!

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 2, 2015

    Chuga, beep, vroom. We’re building up to some great fun at today’s Tot Time. Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or caregiver. 24-hour advance registration is...more

    Downton Abbey Tea & Trivia

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 2, 2015

    Are you a Downton Abbey fanatic? Come test your knowledge and enjoy delicious treats and teas. Bring your tea cup and saucer!  Costumes are also welcomed! Prizes will be awarded to trivia...more

    Monday Makerspace: Seuss Sculptures

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 2, 2015

    Celerate Dr. Seuss's 111th birthday by making some super silly Seuss sculptures!


    Gardening in Small Spaces

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 2, 2015

    From pots to straw bales, on patios or in your yard, learn how to grow where you are! Presented by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Free event. Theatre Level Meeting Rooms....more

    Alabama Storyteller: Leonard Lee Smith

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 2, 2015

    The stories of native Alabamian Leonard Lee Smith explore the humor and pathos of Southern family life from the Great Depression to the present. Presented by the Friends of the Hoover Public...more

    Technology Tuesdays: Get the Most Out of Your iPad and iPhone!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 3, 2015

    Have you been wondering what all you can do with your iPad and iPhone? This workshop is geared towards casual users. Topics covered: installing and organizing apps, managing passwords, tips for...more

    Technology Tuesdays: Get the Most Out of Your iPad and iPhone!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 3, 2015

    Have you been wondering what all you can do with your iPad and iPhone? This workshop is geared towards casual users. Topics covered: installing and organizing apps, managing passwords, tips for...more

    Knit One, Read Too Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 3, 2015

    Work on your WIPs and talk about books in this brand new genre book club! This month we’ll be talking about historical fiction. Bring your knitting (or crochet, or smocking, or sewing, etc.)...more

    Wee One's Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 3, 2015

    Join Ms. Mary for this new unique storytime for one-year-olds and their caregivers.


    Wiggleworm Wednesdays

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 4, 2015

    Join Ms. Mandy for our weekly all-ages storytime filled with music and fun!


    BHEC Speaker Series Presents Survival in the Forest: Isidore Karten

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    March 4, 2015

    Lisa Byrd, a teacher at Mortimer Jordan High School, introduces Survival in the Forest: Isidore Karten and the Partisans, a film by the Jewish Partisan Education Foundation. The documentary...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: A Constellation of Vital Pehnomena

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 5, 2015

    Join us as we discuss A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.

    SYNOPSIS: In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from...more

    Vulcan Eejits

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 5, 2015

    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day early with Vulcan Eejits, a Celtic trio featuring fiddle, guitar, flute and vocals.


    Mommy & Me

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 5, 2015

    Join Ms. NeNe for this special storytime just for our younger patrons and their friends.


    BHEC Holocaust Film Series Presents Ida

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    March 5, 2015

    In 1962, Poland was emerging from the shadow of the Holocaust and, temporarily, from communist rule. Anna, an 18-year-old novice on the eve of her vows, meets her estranged aunt Wanda, a cynical...more

    Man Food: Recipes from Pig Iron Rough Notes Magazine, 1928-1950

    Presented by Bessemer Public Library at Bessemer Library, Bessemer

    March 5, 2015

    Please join us on Thursday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. Karen Utz, Curator/Historian of Sloss Furnaces will present a PowerPoint program highlighting unique recipes submitted to Pig Iron Rough Notes...more

    An Evening with Joshilyn Jackson: A Friends Fundraiser

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 6, 2015

    Join us for a very special evening of laughter with Joshilyn Jackson, the New York Times bestselling author of six novels including gods in Alabama and...more

    Bards, Brews, and Haiku

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    March 6, 2015

    Bards & Brews, the popular poetry performance/beer tasting series, is usually held the first Friday of each month from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at various locations in Birmingham.

    The Central...more

    Free Tax Preparation Assistance

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Impact Alabama at West End Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    January 23 - March 7, 2015

    Impact Alabama will again be providing free tax preparation services during the 2014 tax season for households earning less than $50,000 a year with one or more children or $20,000 a year without...more

    Free Tax Preparation Assistance

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Impact Alabama at Woodlawn Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    January 22 - March 7, 2015

    Impact Alabama will again be providing free tax preparation services during the 2014 tax season for households earning less than $50,000 a year with one or more children or $20,000 a year without...more

    AARP Smart Driver Course with Anne Walker

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 7, 2015

    The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for older drivers. This course provides research-based...more

    Gallery Exhibit Opening for Source/Process: Work by Members of PaperWorkers Local

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    March 7, 2015

    An exhibit of work by PaperWorkers Local (PWL) members will be on display at the Central Library. PWL is a non-profit artist cooperative with an emphasis on printmaking, but including other work...more

    Adaptations Movie Matinee

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 8, 2015

    Each month Avondale Library spotlights a movie and the book on which the film is based. The film is featured with a screening at the library and copies of the book are available for checkout....more

    BHEC Holocaust Film Series Presents Lore

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    March 8, 2015

    Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German siblings, led by...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: March Mathness!

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 9, 2015

    2, 4, 6, 8, what do we appreciate? Tot Time! Please join us for fun songs and stories that celebrate MATH! Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or caregiver. 24-hour...more

    Game On!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 9, 2015

    Take a break from studying and enjoy some Wii games.  Board games and other classic fun activities will also be available. Refreshments will be served. 

    Open to all teens Grades...more

    Monday Movie: Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 9, 2015

    Come by the library after school for hot, fresh popcorn and some truffula tree fun!


    Basketball Documentary

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 9, 2015

    Five young basketball players go on a quest for greatness that will lead one of to become an NBA superstar. Join us as we kick off an ongoing series of documentaries! Hoover Public Library...more

    Balloon Magic

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at The Library Theatre, Hoover

    March 10, 2015

    Stories and balloon art by Dr. Magical Balloons.


    Write Club: Flash Fiction Night

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 10, 2015

     Come enjoy the local writing talent of Write Club members as they do readings of their works.

     


    1,2,3 Play With Me

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    February 10 - March 10, 2015

    1,2,3 Play with Me is an exciting interactive playgroup for kids—birth through age 3—and their parents. This fun-filled program includes activity centers, an art station, and...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 10, 2015

    Join us as we discuss the latest novel from the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr: the beautiful, stunningly ambitious bestseller about a blind French girl & a German boy...more

    Coding for Girls

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 10, 2015

    This new club is geared towards empowering girls Grade 6-12 who are interested in the computer science field. Navigate through the maze of coding with the experience of UAB’s Associate...more

    Wee One's Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 10, 2015

    Join Ms. Mary for this new unique storytime for one-year-olds and their caregivers.


    The Bookies Book Group

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    March 10, 2015

    The Bookies read a variety of popular fiction and nonfiction.  The group meets at 10:00 am in the Library's Conference Room.  New members are always...more

    1,2,3 Play With Me

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at North Birmingham Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 11 - March 11, 2015

    1,2,3 Play with Me is an exciting interactive playgroup for kids—birth through age 3—and their parents. This fun-filled program includes activity centers, an art station, and...more

    Wiggleworm Wednesdays

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 11, 2015

    Join Ms. Mandy for our weekly all-ages storytime filled with music and fun!


    BHEC Speaker Series Presents Tobi Kamornik Gerson: My Mother’s Story

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    March 11, 2015

    Esther Gerson Levy shares the story of her mother, Tobi Komornik Gerson, who was born in Poland in 1925. After the Germans invaded Poland, 14-year-old Tobi became part of the German labor force...more

    Next Step Wednesdays: I-Pads & I-Phone Intermediate Class

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 11, 2015

    Have you been wondering what all you can do with your iPad and iPhone? This workshop is geared towards the intermediate user.  Topics covered:  installing and organizing apps, managing...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Orphan Train

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 12, 2015

    Join us as we discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Synopsis: Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community...more

    1,2,3 Play With Me

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 12 - March 12, 2015

    1,2,3 Play with Me is an exciting interactive playgroup for kids—birth through age 3—and their parents. This fun-filled program includes activity centers, an art station, and...more

    There is a Price to Pay: Leading a Sober Life with Duke Ridolphi, LPC/LMFT

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 12, 2015

    Many people suffering from drug or alcohol addiction often mistakenly think they can overcome their addictions alone. While you or your loved one may have a strong desire to quit, successfully...more

    Mommy & Me

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 12, 2015

    Join Ms. NeNe for this special storytime just for our younger patrons and their friends.


    PJ Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 12, 2015

    Cozy up with this extra-special storytime in your comfiest pajamas in the round auditorium for nighttime tales and a bedtime snack!


    The Holocaust in Film

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library and Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    March 1 - March 12, 2015

    We are honored to once again partner with The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center to host this important film series.  

    For each film in the series, UAB history...more

    BHEC Holocaust Film Series Presents Le Grand Cahier

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    March 12, 2015

    Hungary, 1944, and a desperate mother sends her 13-year-old twin sons to live in the countryside with their estranged grandmother, who exhibits a cruelty towards her young charges that only fuels...more

    Operation HOPE's Home Ownership Workshop

    Presented by Opertaion HOPE at Woodlawn Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 12, 2015

    Operation HOPE’s Homeownership Program is designed to give those dreaming of a new home the keys to make their wish come true. The program features home buyer education...more

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