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    OLLI Presents: Harper Lee's Books & OLLI Social

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

    May 5, 2016

    Ralph Voss will compare and contrast “To Kill A Mockingbird” and “Go Set A Watchman” followed by a Social with light appetizers and beverages.

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    Ms. Mandy's Musical Meetup

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 21, 2016

    Join us once a month for a marvelous mish-mash of musical magic!  We'll look, listen, and learn as musicians from amateur to expert share their musical talents with us.


    Spine Crackers: Teen Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 23, 2016

    Monday, May 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Boardroom. Our new teen book club will be discussing some of our favorite teen books that have been turned into movies.


    Better Than Therapy Book Club: The Truth According to Us

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 25, 2016

    Wednesday, May 25 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

    In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck’s father, a United States senator, cuts off her...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...Whee!

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

    June 3, 2016

    Join Ms. Cas for a delightful, super, spectacular, fantastic, astonishing, awesome filled afternoon of adventure, stories, and fun. Groups welcome. 24-hour advance registration required....more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...Whee!

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

    June 7, 2016

    Join Ms. Cas for a delightful, super, spectacular, fantastic, astonishing, awesome filled afternoon of adventure, stories, and fun. Groups welcome. 24-hour advance registration required....more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...Build!

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

    June 7, 2016

    Now is the time to step up to the table and prove to the LEGO world that you are truly ready to build. Successfully complete a number of LEGO challenges and claim your title as an Avondale Library...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...BINGO!

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

    June 8, 2016

    It's time to take your place and get ready for a lightning fast round of BINGO mania. You'll be surprised at the array of library prizes you may win when you yell out BINGO. 24-hour advance...more

    Urban Fiction

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

    June 10, 2016

    Staff from the Fiction Department of the Birmingham Public Library will discuss the genre of Urban Fiction—what it is, who writes it, and who reads it.


    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Carrying Albert Home

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 14, 2016

    Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom.

    Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam

    Big Fish meets The Notebook in this emotionally evocative story about a man,...more

    The Bookies Book Group

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

    January 12 - June 14, 2016

    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 welcome so make plans to join us! Call the...more

    Elephant and Piggie Adventures

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

    June 15, 2016

    Come see your favorite characters from Mo Willems’ beloved series. Gerald and Piggie are sure to tickle your funny bone with silliness galore.


    Journey to Mount Olympus

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 18, 2016

    We are journeying to Mount Olympus to learn about our favorite Greek Heroes and try our hand at some Olympic games.


    Journey to Mount Olympus

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 18, 2016

    We are journeying to Mount Olympus to learn about our favorite Greek Heroes and try our hand at some Olympic games.


    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 20, 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

    On Your Mark, Get Set...Wacky!

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

    June 21, 2016

    Hands on your hips, a smile on your lips, spirit in your heart, we’re ready to start! It’s another action morning of wacky stories and fun when Mrs. Eve is doing the telling. This is an event...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...Color!

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

    June 21, 2016

    Drop off a NEW white T-shirt at the starting line (Avondale Youth Department desk) no later than June 19. We will screen your shirt and have it ready for you to paint during the On Your Mark, Get...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...POP!

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

    June 24, 2016

    Join Mrs. Eve as she pops in and out and all about with her own style of storytime fun; the show is guaranteed to be very pop-ular. Groups welcome. 24-hour advance registration appreciated.


    Super Summer Comic Book-to-Film Series

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

    June 5 - June 26, 2016

    Join us every Sunday in June for a different super hero movie!


    Tot Time

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

    June 6 - June 27, 2016

    Storytime designed for 2- to 4-year-olds with a parent or caregiver; no groups please. Includes stories, songs, and lots of fun. 24-hour advance registration required.
     


    On Your Mark, Get Set...Fables!

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

    June 28, 2016

    And they're off! Join Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy, for another exciting day at the races as "The Tortoise and the Hare" weaves its way through the tales of "The Lion and the Mouse" and...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...POP!

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

    June 28, 2016

    Join Mrs. Eve as she pops in and out and all about with her own style of storytime fun; the show is guaranteed to be very pop-ular. Groups welcome. 24-hour advance registration appreciated.


    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Girl Waits with Gun

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 29, 2016

    Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

    Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in...more

    Revolution Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 7 - July 5, 2016

    Join us for pizza and drinks and our summer book club series where we will read through the book Revolution by Deborah Wiles and learn about this era with the Birmingham...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...POP!

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

    July 7, 2016

    Join Mrs. Eve as she pops in and out and all about with her own style of storytime fun; the show is guaranteed to be very pop-ular. Groups welcome. 24-hour advance registration appreciated.


    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    July 10, 2016

    Join us for a Jurassic July as we we watch the 2015 return to the island of dinosaurs first presented in ...more

    Great Books Reading & Discussion Group

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

    July 13, 2015 - July 11, 2016

    The Great Books Reading & Discussion Group is currently reading from "Even Deadlier: A Sequel to The 7 Deadly Sins Sampler" and a limited number are available for check out at...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Landline

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 12, 2016

    Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom

    Landline by Rainbow Rowell

    Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...Celebrate!

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

    July 14, 2016

    For all Eastwood Library readers who have read many, many books this summer and earned a summer reading certificate, it’s time to celebrate. Join us for a storytime adventure you won’t soon...more

    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 18, 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

    B Ready Boot Camp

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 15 - July 20, 2016

    Get ready for fun as we learn different concepts through story, song, play and activities. For ages 5 and under.


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

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 16 - July 21, 2016

    Join us to learn more about our world as we talk about and learn about different cultures with stories and a special craft.


    Move & Groove Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 6 - July 25, 2016

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


    Better Than Therapy Book Club: The Boys in the Boat

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 27, 2016

    Wednesday, July 27 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

    Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of...more

    Storytime All Stars

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 8 - July 27, 2016

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


    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: The Boys in the Boat

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 9, 2016

    Wednesday, August 9 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

    Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of...more

    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 15, 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

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Disclaimer

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 31, 2016

    Wednesday, August 31 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    Disclaimer by Renée Knight

    Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges documentary filmmaker Catherine...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: The Art of Crash Landing

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 13, 2016

    Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom

    The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo

    Mattie Wallace has really screwed up this time. Broke and knocked up, she’s got...more

    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 19, 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

    Adult Nonfiction Book Club

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

    September 15, 2015 - September 20, 2016

    The first book will be Don't Shoot by David M. Kennedy. Future nonfiction book selections will be made by the group at the organizational meeting September 15, 2015. Participants will read...more

    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...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

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Heading Out to Wonderful

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 26, 2016

    Wednesday, October 26 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick

    It is the summer of 1948 when a handsome, charismatic stranger, Charlie Beale,...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Sweetland

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 1, 2016

    Tuesday, November 1 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. Sweetland by Michael Crummey The scarcely populated town of Sweetland rests on the shore of a remote Canadian island. Its slow decline...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Six Years

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 30, 2016

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

    Six Years by Harlan Coben

    Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man....more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: At the Water's Edge

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 6, 2016

    Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom.

    At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

    After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia...more

    The Afterthoughts

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

    March 15 - December 20, 2016

    Nonfiction book group that meets during the day. We get together to discuss a pre-selected book we've read. Light refreshments served.
     


    Genre Reading Group 2016 Selections

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

    January 26 - December 27, 2016

    Tired of the same old discussion month after month?  Join the Emmet O'Neal Library's Genre Reading Group!  GRG is not your typical bookgroup.  Instead of all participants reading...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: The Rosie Project

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 28, 2016

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

    The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

    Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who...more

    The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens is the largest public horticultural library in the Southeast and is open to the public. Simply present your Jefferson County Library Card to check out...more

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