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    Best Books 2014

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    January 13, 2015

    Get up close and personal with our favorite juvenile and teen books of 2014. There will be speed book talks, refreshments and door prizes geared for parents, educators and fellow librarians. Theatre Level Meeting Rooms.

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    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    January 11, 2015

    Each month Avondale Library spotlights a movie and the book on which the film is based. The film is featured with a screening at the library and copies of the book are available for checkout....more

    This Just In!

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    January 12, 2015

    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

    Oxmoor Page Turner’s Book Club: The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 13, 2015

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist...more

    Storybook Brunch

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    January 24, 2015

    A new once-a-month, action-packed Saturday storytime.  Served with a breakfast snack!  Great for all ages.


    Download Free Library Books with your Nook

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

    November 6, 2014 - January 28, 2015

    Join us for one on one training in learning how to download free Library Books with your Nook.  Call 978-0164 for an appointment


    Storytime Live in January

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    January 8 - January 29, 2015

    Stories, songs, poetry, puppetry and more for ages 3 and up. Groups must register.


    PJ Storytime in January

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    January 8 - January 29, 2015

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


    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

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Orphan Train

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 5, 2015

    Join us as we discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. 

    Synopsis: Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster...more

    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    February 8, 2015

    Each month Avondale Library spotlights a movie and the book on which the film is based. The film is featured with a screening at the library and copies of the book are available for checkout....more

    This Just In!

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 9, 2015

    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

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Beautiful Ruins

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 12, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.

    Synopsis: The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Beautiful Ruins

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 12, 2015

    Join us as we discuss Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. 

    SYNOPSIS: The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young...more

    Kidz Kitchen with the Queen of Hearts

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 14, 2015

    Make some tarts for your sweethearts with the Queen of Hearts as this holiday starts! All ages.


    9th Annual Chinese New Year Festival

    Presented by Birmingham Chinese Festival Association

    February 14, 2015

    9th Annual Chinese New Year Festival to be held on Feb 14th1930 8th , 2015 11:00am - 2:30pm at Boutwell Auditorium.

    The Bimingham Chinese American community will be showcasing Chinese...more

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 21, 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

    Storybook Brunch

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 21, 2015

    A new once-a-month, action-packed Saturday storytime.  Served with a breakfast snack!  Great for all ages.


    Tiny Tot Tales in February

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 4 - February 25, 2015

    A short, action-packed storytime for children ages 3 and under.


    Storytime Live in February

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 5 - February 26, 2015

    Stories, songs, poetry, puppetry and more for ages 3 and up. Groups must register.


    PJ Storytime in February

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 5 - February 26, 2015

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


    Southern Voices Festival: An Evening With Wally Lamb

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at The Library Theatre, Hoover

    February 27, 2015

    Southern Voices warmly welcomes best-selling novelist Wally Lamb to our conference. After the presentation, we invite you to join Mr. Lamb on the Library Plaza for a book signing and reception....more

    Southern Voices Festival: Author Conference

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 28, 2015

    Registration: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - The Library Theatre & The Library Plaza- Book sales and signings will follow the afternoon session. - Lunch on your own

    The...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: A Constellation of Vital Pehnomena

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 5, 2015

    Join us as we discuss A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.

    SYNOPSIS: In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from...more

    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    March 8, 2015

    Each month Avondale Library spotlights a movie and the book on which the film is based. The film is featured with a screening at the library and copies of the book are available for checkout....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

    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    April 12, 2015

    Each month Avondale Library spotlights a movie and the book on which the film is based. The film is featured with a screening at the library and copies of the book are available for checkout....more

    Great Books Reading & Discussion Group

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

    December 8, 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

    Genre Reading Group 2015 Selections

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

    January 27 - December 29, 2015

    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...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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