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    LITERATURE

    Itty Bitty Book Club

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    September 29 - November 3, 2014

    Be a charter member of the McWane Science Center Itty Bitty Book Club and enjoy a very special story-time for ages 3 to 5 year olds. Guest readers will delight this very elite club with their storytelling skills. Educational activities will also be included in this unique hourof fun! Reservations are required.

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    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 25, 2014

    Write Club is a monthly forum for local amateur writers to meet and discuss their work. The goal of Write Club is to inspire and encourage literary involvement in the community by providing an...more

    Ghost Storytelling and Home Tour

    Presented by West Jefferson County Historical Society

    October 26, 2014

    Ghost Storytelling with stories by Alabama's legendary author Kathryn Tucker Windham • Celebrity Storyteller Jane Trechsel, regional actress, author and poet • Tour of the 19th...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Trick or Treat!

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

    October 27, 2014

    Join Mrs. Eve for some not so spooky Halloween stories, songs, and fun. Tot Time is geared for 2 to 4 year olds with a caregiver (no groups please). All little Trick-or-Treaters are encouraged to...more

    Genre Reading Group - Scary/Creepy/Thrilling

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

    October 28, 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

    Book-tacular Family Fun Night

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

    October 28, 2014

    Join us for a family night filled with stories, songs, and games guaranteed to tickle every little funny bone. No scary costumes please. 24-hour advance registration required.


    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Orphan Train by Christina Kline Baker

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 29, 2014

    Join us as we explore Christina Kline Baker’s novel Orphan Train, a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding...more

    PJ Storytime in October

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 2 - October 30, 2014

    Wear your pajamas to this storytime! Kids of all ages can enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, and a bedtime snack.


    Hall-o-Read

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

    October 30, 2014

    This program will feature a movie with a book tie-in and a candy giveaway. Limited to 50 participants. 


    October Workshops:

    Presented by Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO) at Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), Birmingham

    October 1 - October 30, 2014

    This October we have a new array of workshops available at Desert Island Supply, Co.!

    With Halloween fast approaching, we decided to add a...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Show and Tell – My Favorite Things!

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

    November 3, 2014

    You bring something special for show and tell, and I will too! Join Mrs. Eve for a fun-filled morning of show stopping stories and songs. Tot Time is geared for 2 to 4 year olds with a caregiver...more

    Adaptations Screening Party

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

    November 9, 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

    Altamont Theatre Presents "Shuddersome: Tales from Poe"

    Presented by The Altamont School at Altamont School, Birmingham

    November 7 - November 9, 2014

    Please join us for Altamont Theatre's production of "Shuddersome: Tales from Poe" in the new Cabaniss-Kaul Center for the Arts at The Altamont School. The thumping of a heartbeat....more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: It’s My UN-Birthday!

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

    November 10, 2014

    Happy un-birthday to you, Happy Un-birthday to me. Happy un-birthday Avondale children. Happy un-birthday to us! Please join Mrs. Eve for a silly un-birthday celebration filled with stories and...more

    Southern Tales: The Lady With All the Answers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 16, 2014

    Before there was Oprah, before there was Dr. Laura or Judge Judy, there was Ann Landers. For decades, the renowned advice columnist answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused...more

    This Just In!

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    November 17, 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....more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Peas Porridge Hot

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

    November 17, 2014

    We will be cooking up some really yummy fun at this storytime! Join Mrs. Eve as she presents stories, songs, and crafts geared for 2 to 4 year olds with a caregiver. 24-hour advance registration...more

    Magic Tree House Adventure

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    November 18, 2014

    Join Jack and Annie as they take Junie B. on an exciting escapade. Registration begins November 4. Grades 1-3


    Adaptations AfterParty - The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

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

    November 18, 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

    After Lunch Bunch in November

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    November 5 - November 19, 2014

    Skip dessert for a fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up, right after lunch.


    Tiny Tot Tales in November

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    November 5 - November 19, 2014

    A short, action-packed storytime for children under 4.


    Bookmania: The Blood of Olympus

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

    November 20, 2014

    4th-6th graders, read The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan, then bring your friends to the library to enjoy pizza, games, and a chat about the book. Space is limited, so make sure to register.


    Let the Hunger Games Begin

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    November 21, 2014

    Represent Districts 1-12 at our fun-filled Hunger Games party with games, challenges and lots of prizes. Registration begins November 3. Grades 6-12


    1st Edition Book Festival of the Levite Jewish Community Center

    Presented by Levite Jewish Community Center at Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham

    November 2 - November 23, 2014

    Join us for 3 exciting weeks of Book and Author Discussions for all ages.
    Free and Open to the Public. Enjoy a Book Sale in the LJCC Main Lobby during the Festival.

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    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Happy Thanksgiving

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

    November 24, 2014

    It is Turkey Time gobble, gobble! Join Mrs. Eve as she presents stories, songs, and crafts geared for 2 to 4 year olds with a caregiver. 24-hour advance registration required.


    Mother Goose in November

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    November 4 - November 25, 2014

    Stories, songs, finger plays, and a snack for one-year-olds. Must register. Space is limited to 15 children.


    Story Feast

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    November 26, 2014

    Thanksgiving stories for all ages!


    NeedleWorks

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

    September 5 - December 5, 2014

    Love to knit, cross-stitch, or crochet? All levels of expertise are welcome - learn from and inspire each other! Bring your own supplies and we supply the snacks. First...more

    Together with Twos in December

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    December 8, 2014

    Stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft for two-year-olds. Must register. Space is limited to 15 children.


    Mother Goose in December

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    December 2 - December 9, 2014

    Stories, songs, finger plays, and a snack for one-year-olds. Must register. Space is limited to 15 children.


    Early Birds in December

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    December 2 - December 9, 2014

    Stories, songs, and finger plays for babies up to 12 months. Must register. Space is limited to 15 children.


    After Lunch Bunch in December

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    December 3 - December 10, 2014

    Skip dessert for a fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up, right after lunch.


    Tiny Tot Tales in December

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    December 3 - December 10, 2014

    A short, action-packed storytime for children under 4.


    Time for Tales

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

    September 11 - December 11, 2014

    Calling all preschoolers! Join us for a morning filled with stories, songs, and lots of fun for everyone. Advance group registration appreciated.


    Time for Tales

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

    September 4 - December 11, 2014

    Join in the fun, storytime has just begun!! Mark your calendars as we embark on another season of storytime fun! We will explore many stories related to seasons and holiday all while having a...more

    Chelsea Berler

    Presented by 2nd and Charles at 2nd and Charles, Hoover

    December 14, 2014

    Birmingham resident and CEO of Solamar Agency, Chelsea Berler will be signing copies of her book, "The Curious One From Food Stamps to CEO: One Woman’s Journey Through Struggle,...more

    This Just In!

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    December 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 limited to...more

    Adaptations AfterParty - The Snow Queen

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

    December 16, 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

    Bookmania: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

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

    December 18, 2014

    4th-6th graders, read Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney, then bring your friends to the library to enjoy pizza, games, and a chat about the book. Space is limited, so make sure to...more

    Genre Reading Group - World Holidays & Festivals

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

    December 30, 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

    The Bookies Book Group

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

    October 14, 2014 - February 3, 2015

    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!...more

    Bunny on the Shelf

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

    March 2 - April 2, 2015

    Each child will visit the library to find the bunny on the shelf and receive the prize. To participate a minimum of five books must be checked-out.  


    Egg-Cellent Time!

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

    April 2, 2015

    Have an egg-cellent time creating unique Easter eggs just in time for the Easter holiday. Bring a basket with you to carry home your creations. We will make paper egg collages. Featured book...more

    Great Books Reading & Discussion Group

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

    May 12, 2014 - May 11, 2015

    The Great Books Reading & Discussion Group is currently reading from "The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler" and a limited number are available for check out at the Emmet O'Neal...more

    The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 17, 2010 - 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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