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    LITERATURE

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 11, 2016

    Join us as we discuss Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland.

    Synopsis: In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, Andre?, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for Andre??s grandfather, Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected ...more


    2nd Annual Fairy Tale Ball: Snow White

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 18, 2016

    Dress up the whole family and join us for a night of fun with Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and a forest full of animal friends!


    The Negro Southern League Museum Presents Pitch Talk

    Presented by Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) and Birmingham Association of Black Journalists

    February 18, 2016

    The Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) is gearing up to host its first event! It is called Pitch Talk. Please review the event flyer. Share this information with your family members,...more

    Anne Riley Book Signing

    Presented by Little Professor Bookcenter at Little Professor Book Center, Homewood

    February 18, 2016

    Anne Riley will be signing her new novel, Pull
    This looks like a fascinating book with shades of Kate Atkinson's Life After Life or the film Sliding Doors. 
    "Rosie...more

    Common Threads II 2016: Our Quilts, Our Souls, Our Heritage

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

    February 19, 2016

    Phyllis Lawson, author of Quilt of Souls, will give a talk about her book and being raised by her grandparents in Livingston, Alabama. Following the talk there will be an heirloom quilting...more

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 20, 2016

    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

    Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 22, 2016

    Science, math and other S.T.E.A.M. concepts are brought to life through picture books and fun activities to promote Kindergarten readiness.  For ages five and...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: It's a Pajama Party!

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

    February 22, 2016

    You wear your pajamas and I'll wear mine, but no sleeping allowed. Tot Time is geared for 2- to 4-year-olds with an individual caregiver; no groups please. 24-hour advance...more

    Storytime: African American Heritage Month

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

    February 8 - February 22, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate African American culture through children's literature, song, dance, and play! We will journey through literature that highlights African American characters, heritage, and...more

    Wee One's Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 2 - February 23, 2016

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


    Storytime: African American Heritage Month

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

    February 2 - February 23, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate African American culture through children's literature, song, dance, and play! We will journey through literature that highlights African American characters, heritage, and...more

    Young Leadership Tuesday

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

    January 26 - February 23, 2016

    We are developing leaders and readers at our Young Leadership Tuesday program! A child chosen from a group of participants will lead a reading program by reading a story at his/her comfort level...more

    NEDAwareness Week at Samford University

    Presented by Castlewood at The Highlands and Samford University at Samford University, Birmingham

    February 23, 2016

    National Eating Disorders Awareness Week:

    Join us 2/23 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Samford's Ben Brown Plaza for information on eating disorders, games, food, airbrush tattoos, and a photo...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Our Souls at Night

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 24, 2016

    Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

    In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf’s fiction, Addie...more

    Wiggleworm Wednesdays

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 3 - February 24, 2016

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


    Storytime: African American Heritage Month

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

    February 3 - February 24, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate African American culture through children's literature, song, dance, and play! We will journey through literature that highlights African American characters, heritage, and...more

    NEDAwareness Week Events at Univ. of Montevallo

    Presented by Castlewood at The Highlands at University of Montevallo, Montevallo

    February 24, 2016

    The National Eating Disorders Awareness Week:

    Join us 2/24 at Farmer Patio at The University of Montevallo for information on eating disorders, food, games, airbrush tattoos, and a photo...more

    Storyday with Nay Nay

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 4 - February 25, 2016

    Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for ages three and under!


    Storytime: African American Heritage Month

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

    February 5 - February 26, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate African American culture through children's literature, song, dance, and play! We will journey through literature that highlights African American characters, heritage, and...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: I Dig Good Books!

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

    February 29, 2016

    We'll be digging in to some fun at this very special storytime. Tot Time is geared for 2- to 4-year-olds with an individual caregiver; no groups please. 24-hour advance registration...more

    Tinker Toddlers

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 2, 2016

    This new monthly storytime for ages 5 and under encourages toddlers to explore their world through stories and play.


    First Thursday Fiction Book Group

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 3, 2016

    Join us as we discuss Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.

    Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native...more

    Book signing with Martha Wurtele & Jake Collins, Authors of Homewood

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 3, 2016

    Thursday, March 3, at 6:30p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Shades Valley was primarily used as a hunting ground by Native Americans until the arrival of the first white settlers in the 1830s....more

    Our World Our Library (O.W.O.L.)

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 5, 2016

    Join us to learn more about our world as we talk about and celebrate International Women's Day for the month of March with stories and a special craft.


    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Magic of Threes

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

    March 7, 2016

    Get ready to huff and puff with one of Mrs. Eve's favorite fairy tales.Tot Time is geared for 2- to 4-year-olds with an individual caregiver; no groups please. 24-hour advance...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: The Martian

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 8, 2016

    Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom.

    The Martian by Andy Weir

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure...more

    Fly a Kite with Dr. Seuss

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

    March 8, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday! The night will be filled with songs, dance, finger play, and fun stories! Registration is required. 

    "Did you ever fly a kite...more

    UAB Writers' Series Presents Tim Parrish

    Presented by UAB English Department at UAB - Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, Birmingham

    March 9, 2016

    Tim Parrish presents a free reading at UAB. Parrish is the author of three books: Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, a Memoir (University Press of...more

    Itty Bitty Book Club

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 3 - March 9, 2016

    Become a member of the McWane Science Center’s Itty Bitty Book Club and enjoy a very special story-time for ages 3 to 5 year olds. Guest readers will delight this elite club with their...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 10, 2016

    Join us as we discuss A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith.

    Synopsis: Cora Blake never dreamed she?d go to Paris. She?s hardly ever left the small fishing village where she grew up....more

    Cahaba Heights Book Group at the Pita Stop

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

    March 10, 2016

    Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its...more

    Through The Eyes of Three Sisters

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

    March 10, 2016

    As we are preparing for the publishing of our book, we would like to share some of the highlights of our stories and the direct contact we had as children with Dr. Martin...more

    Kami-Con Season 8

    at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    March 11 - March 13, 2016

    Kami-con is a 3-day convention that celebrates Japanese culture, geek culture, cosplay, anime and manga. Kami-con is also a uniquely interactive convention in that it features events which allow...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Pizza Pizza

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

    March 14, 2016

    Let's celebrate Pi Day with a pizza pie storytime. It's March Mathness! Tot Time is geared for 2- to 4-year-olds with an individual caregiver; no groups please. 24-hour advance...more

    Journey to Mount Olympus with George O’ Connor

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 14, 2016

    Monday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium
    Meet the illustrator of the Captain Awesome series and the writer/illustrator of the New...more

    Author Event: George O'Connor

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 14, 2016

    Join us as we host popular author George O'Connor.  He will be discussing some of his wonderful books, including the Captain Awesome series,...more

    Infinity Ring Book Club: Divide and Conquer

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 15, 2016

    Join us for pizza and drinks and our exciting new book club where we will read through the Infinity Ring series.  Registration required and begins online at www.homewoodpubliclibrary.org on...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Happy Easter

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

    March 21, 2016

    No egg-aggeration, this egg-stra special Tot Time is sure to put a spring in your step! Tot Time is geared for 2- to 4-year-olds with an individual caregiver; no groups...more

    Bossypants Book Club with Librarians of Homewood Library

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 21, 2016

    If you love spiky humor, quick wit and brutal honesty, this new book club is for you!  We are taking book discussions across the...more

    Spine Crackers: Teen Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 21, 2016

    Monday, March 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the Boardroom

    Our new teen book club will be diving into the world of Veronica Roth’s popular series Divergent. 


    Wee Ones

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 1 - March 22, 2016

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


    Write Club: Flash Fiction Night

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 22, 2016

    Come enjoy a night of poetry, fiction, and other readings from the members of Write Club.


    Wiggleworm Wednesdays

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 2 - March 23, 2016

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


    Storyday with Nay Nay

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 3 - March 24, 2016

    Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for ages three and under.


    Move & Groove Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 11 - March 25, 2016

    Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime for all ages filled with dance, yoga, and fun!


    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Going on Safari

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

    March 28, 2016

    Bring a sense of adventure as we go on safari at Tot Time. Tot Time is geared for 2- to 4-year-olds with an individual caregiver; no groups please. 24-hour advance registration...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: The Martian

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 30, 2016

    Wednesday, March 30 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    The Martian by Andy Weir

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure...more

    Best of Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 30, 2016

    This extra special storytime is full of our favorite stories and songs.  Join us for all ages fun this spring break!


    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Falling for Mother Goose

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

    April 4, 2016

    Join us for an energetic morning of Mother Goose games and stories. Tot Time is geared for 2- to 4-year-olds with an individual caregiver; no groups please. 24-hour advance...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Show and Tell

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

    April 11, 2016

    Be sure to bring a favorite "something" of yours for show and tell! Tot Time is geared for 2- to 4-year-olds with an individual caregiver; no groups please. 24-hour advance...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Burial Rites

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 12, 2016

    Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom.

    Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

    Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who,...more

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