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    PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN JEFFCO

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 28, 2016

    Wednesday, September 28 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal

    December 1941. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C., along with special agent Maggie Hope. Posing as his typist, she is accompanying the prime minister as he meets with President Roosevelt to negotiate the United States’ entry into World ...more


    Sensory Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 30, 2016

    Friday, September 30, at 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. in the Round Auditorium.
    Our new monthly all ages storytime will introduce stories and songs in a variety of engaging ways in a sensory friendly...more

    Preschool Story Time

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

    September 9 - September 30, 2016

    This is a story time designed for 3-5 year olds with a parent or caregiver. Daycare groups are welcome. Programs include stories, songs, and movement.


    Western's Wine & Food Festival

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library and Western Supermarkets at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    September 30, 2016

    Mark your calendar for Western’s Wine & Food Festival benefitting Emmet O’Neal Library, Birmingham Zoo, East Lake Initiative, and the Junior League of Birmingham on Friday, September...more

    Recovering the Classics Exhibit and Contest

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

    September 1 - September 30, 2016

    Recovering the Classics is a crowdsourced collection of original covers for classic books in the public domain created by illustrators, typographers, and designers of all stripes. The Birmingham...more

    Preschool Storytime

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

    September 9 - September 30, 2016

    A story time designed for 3-5 year olds with a parent or caregiver. Programs include stories, songs, and movement. Daycare groups are welcome to attend.


    Parade of Puppies with Charles Ghigna

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 1, 2016

    Join us for a wonderful morning of storytelling fun with poet and author Charles Ghigna. We will celebrate the release of his new board book, Parade of Puppies. The Greater Birmingham...more

    Eat Drink Read Write – An Evening with Chef Bryant Terry

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

    October 1, 2016

    Chef Bryant Terry is a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership award-winning chef, author, and food-justice activist as well as the Chef-In-Residence at San Francisco’s Museum of the African...more

    Library Yoga

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 3, 2016

    Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India. Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome....more

    Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 3, 2016

    Are you looking to become involved at your Library?  Consider applying for the new Teen Advisory Board (TAB). TAB is open to teens Grades 6-12 who want to take an active role at the Homewood...more

    Family Campout Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 3, 2016

    Put on your PJs and get out your sleeping bag and for fun camping stories and songs!


    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: I Love My ABCs

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

    October 3, 2016

    "A B C. It's easy as 1 2 3. As simple as do re mi A B C, 1 2 3. Baby, you and me." Join us for a fun-filled storytime as we sing and dance our way through the alphabet. Storytime designed for...more

    Discoveries in the Making

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 3, 2016

    Discoveries are part of every day at UAB. The talented trainees and faculty mentors devote endless hours to their research in the lab, the classroom, and the field, working to find solutions to...more

    Jump Start Your Job Search with Andrea Wilson Woods

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 3, 2016

    Jump Start Your Job Search with Andrea Wilson Woods

    Monday, October 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Boardroom

    Andrea Wilson Woods is an...more

    Eat Drink Read Write – Children’s Adventurous Food Art Reception

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

    October 3, 2016

    Delve into the minds of local children’s interpretations of adventurous food through this juried exhibit of artwork located in the First Floor Gallery at the Central Library. The Junior League...more

    Thyme to Read Book Club

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 4, 2016

    When: October 74
    Title: My Southern Journey
    Author: Rick Bragg

    6:00 p.m.


    Audubon Society Introduction to Birding

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and Birmingham Audubon Society at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 4, 2016

    Audubon Society Introduction to Birding

    Tuesday, October 4, at 2:00 p.m. in the Room 101 (Lower Level)

    Like birds, but don’t know how to make...more

    1-2-3 Play with Me

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    September 6 - October 4, 2016

    Playing with your baby is not only important for bonding, but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time and place for you to come to the public library and...more

    Eat Drink Read Write – Fermented & Foraged Food Panel Discussion

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

    October 4, 2016

    Pete Halupka and Lindsay Whiteaker of Harvest Root Farm & Ferment, Cameron Strouss of Deep Roots Apotheké, and Chef Thyme Randle of the Underground Cooking Academy will discuss fermented and...more

    Money Matters Workshop – Family Money Skills

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

    October 5, 2016

    It’s never too late to start building a better understanding of your personal finances and begin developing a plan for the future. To assist you in this endeavor, the Birmingham Public Library...more

    Club Create

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

    October 5, 2016

    Come together to create something new! Each month we'll tackle a different craft project with instruction and materials provided. All adults are welcome, but registration is required to reserve...more

    Reading Buddies

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 5, 2016

    Practice your reading aloud skills each month on a different group of people (or animals). This program is for K-3rd grade and online registration is required at www.homewoodpubliclibrary.org.


    1-2-3 Play with Me

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

    September 7 - October 5, 2016

    Playing with your baby is not only important for bonding, but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time and place for you to come to the public library and...more

    Read and Feed at The Ridge

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

    October 6, 2016

    This book group meets at a different restaurant each ‘semester’ to eat, drink, and discuss books. Seriously, does it get any better than that? This fall we’re meeting at The Ridge located on...more

    SNAP: Game On

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

    September 8 - October 6, 2016

    Play video games with your buddies. First Thursday of every month (exception: second Thursday of September). 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Grades 3-6. No registration required.

    CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT...more

    Let's Dish Cookbook Club: Tailgate Food

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 6, 2016

    Let's Dish Cookbook Club: Tailgate Food
    Thursday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom...more

    Making Sense of Medicare Workshop

    Presented by Bessemer Public Library at Bessemer Library, Bessemer

    October 6, 2016

    Turning 65? Speaker, Maria Watkins will take the time to help you understand the ABCDs of the program and the wealth of healthcare resources it provides. 


    Classic Horror Double Feature: Frankenstein (1931) & Dracula (1931)

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 6, 2016

    Thursday, October 6, at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Join us for two iconic horror classics in our Halloween double feature. At 4:30 p.m., watch as Dr....more

    Eat Drink Read Write – Happy Hour with Literary Cocktails at The Wine Loft

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at The Wine Loft, Birmingham

    October 6, 2016

    The Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals board is presenting an evening of literary cocktails at the Wine Loft with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Several of Birmingham’s top...more

    Beginning Quilting

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

    October 7, 2016

    Members of the East Jefferson County Quilt Guild share their vast knowledge of their beloved craft. They demonstrate one new block each month. All materials and equipment are supplied, but if you...more

    Bards & Brews Poetry Slam

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

    October 7, 2016

    Bards & Brews is a spoken word poetry performance/beer tasting event hosted by the Birmingham Public Library usually held on the first Friday of each month except December. Slams are held...more

    Upcycle City: Let’s Tangle! Zentangle Series

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    October 7, 2016

    This fall Upcycle City is focusing on the art of Zentangle, and artist Darla Williamson from Tangled Stones Studio will be teaching all classes. Light snacks and wine provided; must be 21+ to...more

    Spiritual Abuse

    Presented by Andrea Mathews, LPC, LLC and Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 7, 2016

    Spiritual Abuse

    A Workshop for LPCs, ALCs, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurses, Addiction Counselors and other Mental Health...more

    A Spirited Whiskey Seminar

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 7, 2016

    A Spirited Whiskey Seminar

    Friday, October 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Even if the memory of a whiskey-fueled night haunts you to...more

    Eat Drink Read Write – Bards & Brews Slam!

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

    October 7, 2016

    The library’s popular Bards & Brews spoken word poetry and craft beer tasting event will close the festival. Poets will compete in a slam for cash prizes while attendees sample beer from...more

    Allegiant Movie

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

    October 8, 2016

    Movie will be shown. Light refreshments.


    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    October 9, 2016

    What do you get when you mix a classic Jane Austen novel with zombies, and then make it into a film? Come find out! We'll bring the popcorn.


    Southern Breeze Author Book Signing

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 9, 2016

    Join us for a very special event as the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators wraps up their conference at the Homewood Public Library. Bruce Coville, the author of over 100...more

    Family Flix - The Jungle Book

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 10, 2016

    Watch the 2016 version of this jungle classic with a box of popcorn and cup of lemonade!


    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Calling All Firefighters

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

    October 10, 2016

    Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck (Hands on steering wheel) Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck. Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck. Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell) Join us as we learn...more

    Knight Chess Tournament

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 10, 2016

    Knight Chess Tournament               ...more

    Jump Start Your Job Search: Writing Killer Resumes

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 10, 2016

    Jump Start Your Job Search: Writing Killer Resumes

    Monday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the Boardroom

    Do you want to write a...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Second Life

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 11, 2016

    Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom.

    Second Life by S.J. Watson

    The sensational new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep...more

    Girls Who Code

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 11, 2016

    Tuesdays from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Round Auditorium. Coding for Girls is excited to transition to the first Alabama chapter of Girls Who Code. This national program...more

    Ms. Olivia’s Evening Reads Book Group

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    October 11, 2016

    This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and guests are welcome! This month’s book is “My Name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout. 


    Purge the Paper Piles

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 11, 2016

    Learn how to tackle the papers in your home, office and file cabinet. Presented by Lisa Phillips of SimpleWorks.


    First Step Wednesdays - Get the Most Out of Your iPad and iPhone!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 11 - October 12, 2016

    First Step Wednesdays: Get the Most Out of Your iPad and iPhone!

    2:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    This workshop is geared towards casual users....more

    Color Club

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

    October 12, 2016

    Come together to explore the new trends in coloring for adults. We'll provide coloring sheets, colored pencils, and snacks.


    Adult Tai Chi Classes

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    October 13, 2016

    Free classes offered twice monthly and taught by certified instructor; open for all ages over 18+. No registration, free & open to everyone.


    Health Matters Series: Hypertension and Stroke

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    October 13, 2016

    October’s speaker is Jasmine Vickers, MPH, and UAB Ph.D candidate (Public Health Education and Promotion). Your health matters! Free event, no registration.

     


    SNAP: Crafts

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

    September 15 - October 13, 2016

    It's time to make! You bring the creativity, we'll bring the materials. 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Grades 3-6. No registration required.

    September 15: CD Art - Create something new out of an old...more

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