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    PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN JEFFCO

    Glue Gun Gang: Book Box

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    August 19 - August 21, 2014

    Make a stylish hideaway out of used hardback books. Free event. Adults only. Reservations required. Call 444-7840 to sign up.
    Pick one session.

    Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 pm
    Thursday, August 21 at 10:30 am
     

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    American Girl: Back to School Party

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    August 26, 2014

    Start the year off with Samantha and her friends, as they help you make some special school accessories of your own. Registration begins Aug. 5. Grades K-6


    Genre Reading Group - World War II

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

    August 26, 2014

    In 2014, the Genre Reading Group will be celebrating a national holiday or commemorative month at each meeting. Participants are encouraged to pick ANY book relating to the topic...more

    Adaptations AfterParty - Catching Fire

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

    August 26, 2014

    Adaptations is Avondale Library's book-to-film group. For each title, we host a screening party (where we watch a companion film) and an AfterParty (where we discuss the selected title)....more

    Word Advance 2010

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

    August 26, 2014

    Learn advance skills of word processing.


    Active Living @ Your Library

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

    August 13 - August 27, 2014

    The Active Living participants will enjoy movies, learn new skills, and create beautiful crafts. Light refreshments will be provided.


    Brown Bag Lunch Series - August 2014

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

    August 6 - August 27, 2014

    The doors open at noon and the program begins promptly at 12:30pm. Please bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert provided. For more information, contact Katie at 205-445-1118 or...more

    Movie Time

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL)

    August 28, 2014

    Looking for a great movie? We got you covered. Bring a friend, sit back and relax. The movie is on us.


    Free Adult Computer Classes

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

    August 5 - August 28, 2014

    The Five Points West will be sponsoring free adult computer classes. All adults were welcome. Registration is required.

    Class schedule:

    • 8/5/2014 - Microsoft...more

    Bank On Birmingham Snack & Learn Financial Education Event

    Presented by Bank On Birmingham at Bessemer Library

    August 28, 2014

    At the Snack & Learn Events, we will discuss the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls we all face in our financial lives. We will present some ways to potentially avoid the pitfalls and...more

    Bank on Birmingham

    Presented by Bessemer Public Library at Bessemer Library

    August 28, 2014

    Please join us on Thursday, August 28th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. for Bank on Birmingham Financial Education Snack & Learn.  A light meal and some heavy knowledge will be...more

    Free Saturday Movie Matinee

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

    August 30, 2014

    The Five Points West Library presents a free Saturday afternoon movie matinee. We will be screening a newly released Webslinger movie. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.


    Technology Tuesdays: Get the Most Out of Your iPad and iPhone with Jeff Mann

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    September 2, 2014

    Have you been wondering what all you can do with your iPad and iPhone? Apple releases their newest operating system in late September, and Jeff Mann will spend a portion of this session preparing...more

    Church & Oak Book Group

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library and Church Street Coffee and Books at Church Street Coffee & Books

    March 6 - September 4, 2014

    Church & Oak is a new book group formed by co-founders Carrie Rollwagen, owner of Church Street Coffee and Books, and Amanda Westfall, research librarian at the Emmet O’Neal Library. The...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Cutting Season

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 4, 2014

    Join us as we discuss The Cutting Season by Attica Locke. Refreshments provided.

    SYNOPSIS: Caren Gray manages Louisiana's stately Belle Vie, an antebellum...more

    Are You Ready For Some "College" Football?

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 4, 2014

    Mark R. Meadows, Executive Director of the Birmingham Bowl, will be at Hoover Library to discuss college football and what the new bowl changes mean for the sport.


    SNaP: Irene Latham Book Launch

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

    September 4, 2014

    Birmingham's own Irene Latham, author of Leaving Gee's Bend and Don't Feed the Boy, is releasing a brand new book of children's poetry called Dear Wandering Wildebeest. She'll...more

    Bards & Brews Open Mic Poetry Event at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    September 5, 2014

    Enjoy the perfect blend of free beer samples and a night of poetry during the Birmingham Public Library's monthly Bards and Brews, Friday, September 5, at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, 6:30...more

    Woody's Roundup

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 6, 2014

    Join Woody and Jessie on an old-fashioned western adventure.  All ages


    Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Greece

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 7, 2014

    Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. Complimentary samples provided. In September, we explore the foods and coffees of Greece.

     


    Book Discussion Group- The Good House by Ann Leary

    Presented by Irondale Public Library at Irondale Public Library

    September 8, 2014

    Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2:00 pm for a lively book discussion! September's selection is The Good House by Ann Leary. New members are always welcome! Books are voted on...more

    Read Your Own Adventure Book Group: Southern Fiction

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 8, 2014

    Share your favorite Southern fiction and find other great reads. This book group meets once a month and discusses a different genre of fiction each time. 
     


    The Bookies Book Group: Salon Discussion, Book(s) of Choice

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

    September 9, 2014

    The Bookies meet at 10:00 am in the Library's Conference Room 

    According to ...more

    Bank On Birmingham Snack & Learn Financial Education Event

    Presented by Bank On Birmingham at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL)

    September 9, 2014

    At the Snack & Learn Events, we will discuss the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls we all face in our financial lives. We will present some ways to potentially avoid the pitfalls and...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Author Michael Morris Will Be Our Special Guest

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    September 9, 2014

    Join us as we welcome Michael Morris, award-winning Birmingham author, to our book club. We will be discussing his latest, Man in the Blue Moon, a magical and mesmerizing page-turner rooted in...more

    How to Care for Orchids

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

    September 9, 2014

    Master Gardener Richard Healy will lead a free workshop on how to care for orchids on Tuesday, September 9, 6:30 p.m., at the Springville Road Library.

    There are more 2,000 orchid species,...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The House Girl

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 11, 2014

    Join us as we discuss Tara Conklin's The House Girl. Refreshments are provided. 

    Virginia, 1852. Seventeen-year-old Josephine Bell decides to run from the failing tobacco...more

    Flower Arrangement

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL)

    September 11, 2014

    Flower arrangement has been a popular art for centuries. Get step-by-step instructions and learn how to create the perfect balance. Instructor: Jamie Reeves. 


    Logotherapy & the Search for Meaning in Life with Charles McLafferty, Jr., PhD

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    September 11, 2014

    Logotherapy was developed by Holocaust survivor Dr. Viktor Frankl, who noted that each person is motivated by the need for a unique sense of meaning and purpose in life. Many individuals find...more

    Purl @ the Plaza

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 13, 2014

    Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts. Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider.


    British TV viewing - Doctor Who Fan Club

    Presented by The Blue Box Companions - Doctor Who Fan Club at Homewood Public Library

    September 13, 2014

    The Blue Box Companions of Birmingham is a Doctor Who and British Television fan club located in Birmingham, Alabama. Our group meets once a month to watch Doctor Who as well as other British...more

    Adaptations Screening Party

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

    September 14, 2014

    Adaptations is Avondale Library's book-to-film group. For each title, we host a screening party (where we watch a companion film) and an AfterParty (where we discuss the selected title)....more

    This Just In!

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 15, 2014

    A book club for grades 4-6!  Which of the latest are really the greatest? Read a book published in the last six months. Make a commercial to spread the word. 

    Space is...more

    Outside the Lines Program: Astrology, More Than Just Your Sun Sign, With Andrea Mathews

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    September 15, 2014

    Astrology is not just about your Sun sign. Nor does it forecast your future. These are the myths that have surrounded astrology as its skeptics declare it unfounded. Astrology is much more than...more

    Mr. P's Just Art

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 16, 2014

    Create your own one of a kind masterpiece with Mr. P. All ages are welcome.


    The A, B, C’s of Medicare with Karen Haiflich

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    September 16, 2014

    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

    Essential Oils, Aromatherapy and Your Health with Cheryl Burnette

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    September 16, 2014

    Essential oils use is not limited to aromatherapy. There are hundreds of ways to use essential oils and those who use them find new applications everyday! Using essential oils in your everyday...more

    Documentaries After Dark - The Fine Wine War

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

    September 16, 2014

    From Amazon.com:
    A film about power, passion and the fine wine game. Something unprecedented is happening to the fine wine market and that something is China. While the dragon economy...more

    Bank On Birmingham Snack & Learn Financial Education Event

    Presented by Bank On Birmingham at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL)

    September 16, 2014

    At the Snack & Learn Events, we will discuss the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls we all face in our financial lives. We will present some ways to potentially avoid the pitfalls and...more

    Brown Bag Workshop - Reference USA

    Presented by Irondale Public Library and Greater Irondale Chamber of Commerce at Irondale Public Library

    September 16, 2014

    ReferenceUSA is one of the most powerful and diverse databases in the Jefferson County collection of business databases. The up-to-date, national data can help the established business track...more

    After-School Special: Be-at Your Best

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

    September 17, 2014

    Mark Seymour brings his inspirational music show to remind us to be-at our best.


    Brown Bag Lunch Series event for National Medicare Education Week

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

    September 17, 2014

    National Medicare Education Week (NMEW) is an official week dedicated to helping baby boomers, Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers learn more about Medicare. This free event will...more

    EDRW - Jr. Pitmasters Cookbook Recipe Contest

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

    August 19 - September 17, 2014

    Dreamland Bar-B-Que and the Birmingham Public Library invite K-8 classrooms to put on their chef hats and create a kid-friendly Dreamland recipe. One winning classroom will be treated to a...more

    Get Ready for Kindergarten with License to Read

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at North Avondale Branch Library (BPL)

    September 3 - September 17, 2014

    A presentation on "How to Use the Library" will be presented to kindergartners. Students will enjoy a short library thematic story and also be offered library card applications.


    Glue Gun Gang: Craft Supply Swap, Show and Tell

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 16 - September 18, 2014

    Bring your extra arts and crafts supplies for a casual swap. Show off your current projects. Stop by and say hello! Adults only. Free event. Reservations are NOT required. Call 444-7840 for more...more

    How Do I Make Money with My Website - Presented by Renasant Bank

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

    September 18, 2014

    How Do I Make Money with My Website
    Andrea Walker, Corporate Communications Manager, Walter Energy

    All businesses are becoming more digital due to the growth of social...more

    Game Time

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL)

    September 18, 2014

    Teens relax with a friend and enjoy the Wii, board games, and more.


    Neuroscience Café: Exploring the Biology of Depression

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    September 18, 2014

    About one in six people in the U.S will succumb to depression at some point during their life span. Depression is a common, long-lasting and diverse psychiatric syndrome that significantly affects...more

    Disaster Preparedness

    Presented by Gardendale Martha Moore Public Library at Gardendale–Martha Moore Public Library

    September 22, 2014

    Craig Wooten from the Jefferson/ Shelby chapter of the American Red Cross will be here to present a program on preparing for disasters. There will be a power pont presentation, and he will answer...more

    Teen Library Board

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 23, 2014

    Want to get volunteer credit for helping plan library programs? Join us for the TLB's first meeting. Snacks served! 

    For Hoover students grades 7-12.


    Calling All Teens: Movie & Pizza Party

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    September 23, 2014

    Join us for an amazing recently released movie and your fill of pizza!.Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that...more

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