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    PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN JEFFCO

    Sci-Fi & Fantasy Festival

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 1, 2015

    To wrap up our summer long celebration of all things Sci-Fi and Fantasy, join us for an all-day Sci-Fi and Fantasy Festival!

    - Author programs featuring fantasty author Katherine Harbour and award-winning authors Bobby Nash and Van Allen Plexico. Book signings to follow.

    - Discussion panels on costuming, tabletop gaming, Dr. Who and more.

    - An opportunity to play the Artermis Starship ...more


    Pre-Code Film Festival: A 1931 Classic

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 6, 2015

    We will show a 1931 classic was without a doubt one of the best films of the pre-Code era, filled with everything that defines pre-Code cinema.  Both dark and hilarious, this fast-paced,...more

    Teen Anime Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 6, 2015

    Enjoy reading manga, watching anime, or eating sushi?  Join the Teen Anime Club and dive into the world of Japanese culture.


    Bards & Brews Open Mic Poetry Event

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

    August 7, 2015

    Usually held on first Fridays, the popular poetry performance/beer tasting event is hosted by Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins. Live music starts at 6:30 and poetry at 7:00. Made possible in part...more

    Self–Defense for Women with Det. Juan Rodriquez

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 8, 2015

    The best way to prepare yourself to fight off an attacker is to take a self-defense class. Join us as Detective Juan Rodriquez, owner of Summit Training Academy, teaches you how to size up a...more

    AARP Smart Driver Course with Anne Walker

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 8, 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

    Purl @ the Plaza

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 8, 2015

    Knot just for knitters! Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider.


    Roberto Verdi

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 9, 2015

    Flamenco guitarist plays the gorgeous music of Spain.


    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    August 9, 2015

    Each month Avondale Regional Branch Library spotlights a movie and the book on which the film is based. These programs are free and open to the public. In celebration of Alfred...more

    Trivia Night

    Presented by Hoover Public Library

    August 10, 2015

    Round up your friends and test your wits while competing for great prizes like house cash at Hoover restaurant Beef 'O' Brady's


    Nature/Animal Documentary

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 10, 2015

    Explore the African rain forest with an adventurous young chimpanzee in this heart-warming nature film. The Hoover Library presents free screenings of classic and contemporary documentary films...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: The Mockingbird Next Door, by Marja Mills

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 11, 2015

    In 2001, Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills traveled to Monroeville, Alabama in search of something that no other journalist had been able to land: an interview with the reclusive Harper Lee....more

    Girls Who Code

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 11, 2015

    This club is geared towards empowering girls who are interested in the computer science field. Limited laptops will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own.


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

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 12, 2015

    Have you been wondering what all you can do with your iPad and iPhone? This workshop is geared towards the intermediate user. Join us as Jeff Mann, Apple® Certified trainer for Alabama...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Rosie Project

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 13, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. 

    Synopsis: The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept...more

    Pre-Code Film Festival: A 1933 Classic

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 13, 2015

    We will watch a 1933 pre-Code classic made at Warner Brothers, the golden-age studio with the grittiest style and the most “street cred.”  Barbara Stanwyck stars as a gutsy young woman...more

    Hitchcock Midday Marathon

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

    August 13, 2015

    Celebrate Alfred Hitchcock's birthday with a special midday marathon of classic films from the master of suspense. Popcorn—and birthday cake—provided.
     


    Grow It to Eat It

    Presented by Bessemer Public Library at Bessemer Library, Bessemer

    August 13, 2015

    Please join us on Thursday, August 13th at 10:00 a.m. for "Grow It to Eat It" presented by Sallie Lee, Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. Think you can't grow...more

    Junior Master Gardener

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 15, 2015

    The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and...more

    Rockin' in My School Shoes

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 15, 2015

    Get ready for school "Pete the Cat" style by celebrating some of our favorite Pete adventures!


    Second Annual Block Party, Homewood Library Foundation

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 15, 2015

    The Homewood Library Foundation’s Second Annual Block Party fundraiser will be filled with food and fun for the whole family! Sample food from some of Homewood’s best...more

    Monday Movie: Monsters University

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 17, 2015

    Join us for popcorn, drinks and a blockbuster family movie!


    The ABC’s of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 18, 2015

    Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? Karen Haiflich will answer all your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how...more

    The ABC’s of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 18, 2015

    Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? Karen Haiflich will answer all your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how...more

    Wee One's Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 18, 2015

    Join Ms. mary for a fun and energetic storytime for 24 months and under.

     


    I Survived Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 18, 2015

    We will be discussing Lauren Tarshis' "I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005".  Enjoy snacks, crafts, and book-specific activities for 4th-6th grade.  Registration required and begins...more

    Wiggleworm Wednesdays

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 19, 2015

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


    The Glass Jars

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 20, 2015

    Four piece band featuring viola, guitar, bass and percussion fuses indie rock with jazz, funk and blues.


    Pre-Code Film Festival: A 1932 Classic

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 20, 2015

    We will watch a 1932 pre-Code classic that is arguably the raunchiest movie Jean Harlow made at MGM. Harlow's character brazenly relishes both the sex and the posh life it wins for her. The lion's...more

    Play Day

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 20, 2015

    We'll provide the stations, and you provide the imagination for a fun morning of play with your child.  For ages three and under.


    PJ Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 20, 2015

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


    Amelia Earhart and the Pursuit of a Dream with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 21, 2015

    Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many...more

    1st Annual Birmingham Zine Fest Kick-off & Zine Reading

    Presented by Continental Bakery Downtown at Continental Bakery Downtown, Birmingham

    August 21, 2015

    "The 1st Annual Birmingham Zine Fest kicks off at Continental Bakery Downtown with a night of reading and performances from zine makers, poets, performers and more from Alabama, Tennessee and...more

    Monday at the Movies

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 24, 2015

    Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs,...more

    Monday Makerspace: Illustrated Birmingham

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 24, 2015

    Join local artist, Melissa Shultz-Jones, as we learn some basics about the art of illustration.

     


    Wee One's Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 25, 2015

    Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for 24 months and under.


    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Frog Music, by Emma Donoghue

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 26, 2015

    Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot...more

    Wiggleworm Wednesdays

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 26, 2015

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


    Melissa Shultz/Jones: Illustrated Birmingham Art Gallery

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 3 - August 27, 2015

    Melissa explores historic fiction life from the past and present.  Melissa guides us into thoughts of isolation, misconception, and alienation, that opens into hope for the future;...more

    Play Day

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 27, 2015

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


    Play Day

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 27, 2015

    We'll provide the stations, and you provide the imagination for a fun morning of play with your child. For ages three and under.


    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 29, 2015

    Meet and mingle with your fellow amateur poets and novelists. Flesh out your characters and tie-up those dangling plot threads! Swap material with other writers, or even read your work aloud....more

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy: What Time is it? Putting Your Ancestors in Historical Context

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

    August 29, 2015

    Travel through time with your ancestors to find what their lives may have been like and discover untapped sources. Locate contemporaries of your ancestor to determine what people and events...more

    Monday Movie: A Goofy Movie

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 31, 2015

    Join us for popcorn, drinks and a blockbuster family movie!


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

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 1, 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, how...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Of Mice and Men

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 3, 2015

    Join us as we discuss Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

    SynopsisOf Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck....more

    Layers of Meaning: Paintings by Matthew Mayes Exhibit

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

    July 9 - September 4, 2015

    To Create. To Desire. To Grow. To Nurture. To Dream. To Inspire. These words are not a slogan; they are the titles of paintings . . . paintings that fluidly progress in color, brushstroke by...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Me Before You, by JoJo Moyes

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 8, 2015

    Moyes introduces us first to Will Traynor, a formerly high-flying, thrill-seeking executive now confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic. Twentysomething Louisa “Lou” Clark has been...more

    50th Anniversary Family Night: Funikijam

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

    September 8, 2015

    50th ANNIVERSARY FAMILY NIGHT: FUNIKIJAM
    Help us celebrate the library's 50th anniversary with a music-filled Family Night. Start with a picnic dinner on the lawn at 5:30 pm, then stick...more

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

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 9, 2015

    Have you been wondering what all you can do with your iPad and iPhone? This workshop is geared towards the intermediate user. Join us as Jeff Mann, Apple® Certified trainer for Alabama...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Of Mice and Men

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 10, 2015

    Join us as we discuss Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

    SynopsisOf Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck....more

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