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    LITERATURE

    From Page to Stage: James and the Giant Peach – A Reader’s Theater Workshop for Children

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at East Lake Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 25, 2017

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) and Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), would like to invite you to attend From Page to Stage: James and the Giant Peach – A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children.

    In anticipation of the upcoming BCT performance of James and the Giant Peach, BPL will be hosting free ...more


    Awesome Arts Workshop for Women

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

    April 1, 2017

    "Self Care for Sister Resisters" Awesome Arts Workshop for Women! 

    Spend the day of re-energizing, re-connecting, re-engaging, and re-juvenating you mind body and spirit with...more

    Forgotten Alabama

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    April 2, 2017

    Glen Wills takes us on a journey across Alabama as he documents the remnants of Alabama's past. What started as a chance encounter of noticing an old car along the highway and not having a camera...more

    From Page to Stage: James and the Giant Peach – A Reader’s Theater Workshop for Children

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

    April 2, 2017

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) and Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), would like to invite you to attend From Page to...more

    NovelTea Fiction Book Group

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 2, 2017

    Sunday NovelTea Fiction Book Group Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld will be discussed.


    Spring Reading Challenge

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

    March 15 - April 5, 2017

    The Spring Reading Challenge for children/teens in grades K-12 begins March 15 and runs through April 5, 2017. Register online to get reading suggestions, log your books, and win virtual...more

    The Women Gather

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    April 6, 2017

     An evening of poetry, drama and music featuring local artists to celebrate the contributions of women. April 6 at 6 pm at BCRI.


    Teen Poetry Workshop

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and Birmingham Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 6, 2017

    Teen Poetry Writing Workshop

    Thursday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in Room 101 (Lower Library Level)

    Join Ashley Jones, local poet and creative writing...more

    Read and Feed Book Group

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

    April 6, 2017

    Join us for a kid-free evening as we discuss "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult. Call Terri at 978-4678 for more info   Taziki's Liberty Park


    First Thursday Fiction Book Group

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 6, 2017

    Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng


    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 11, 2017

    Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

    In I Almost Forgot About...more

    Ms. Olivia's Evening Reads Book Group

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

    April 11, 2017

    At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier. Open to everyone!

    Historical Room


    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 13, 2017

    The Nest  by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney will be discussed.

     


    Insatiable Readers Reading Group: April Fools: It's Always Good to Laugh

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 15, 2017

    Feed your need for great nonfiction titles and bookish conversations.  One Saturday each month, we'll explore new nonfiction titles to add to your "To Be Read" list, enjoy great conversations...more

    Spoken Truth Poetry Festival

    Presented by Real Life Poets, Inc.

    April 15, 2017

    Real Life Poets, Inc. and Aura (UAB's Literary Arts Review) present The Spoken Truth Poetry Festival on April 15, 2017, from 12-8 p.m. This festival includes 3 workshops, and a high school and...more

    The Great Alabama Pre-K Book Giveaway Book Drive

    Presented by Barnes and Noble Booksellers at the Summit at Barnes & Noble at The Summit, Birmingham

    March 12 - April 16, 2017

    Help the Alabama Literacy Alliance give books to 4-year-olds in every county in Alabama by purchasing and donating one or several copies of Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School! All copies collected...more

    Homewood Senior Center Book Club – Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 18, 2017

    Homewood Senior Center Book Club – Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

    Tuesday, April 18, at 1 p.m. at the Homewood...more

    Hot Off the Press!

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

    January 19 - April 20, 2017

    Read a book that's hot off the press - something that was published within the last 6 months. Then sign up to come eat pizza and tell why that book was the best (or the worst!) new thing. 3rd -...more

    Hot Off the Press!

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

    January 19 - April 20, 2017

    Read a book that's hot off the press - something that was published within the last 6 months. Then sign up to come eat pizza and tell why that book was the best (or the worst!) new thing. 3rd -...more

    Vicki Covington

    Presented by Alabama Booksmith at Alabama Booksmith, Homewood

    April 20, 2017

    Author Vicki Covington will be doing a book signing at 5 p.m. at The Alabama Booksmith, 2626 19th Place South, Homewood, AL 35209  for her new novel, ONCE IN A BLUE MOON. Back...more

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 22, 2017

    Share your literary works and network with other aspiring writers.


    We Love Gee's Bend Day!

    Presented by The Birmingham Arts Journal at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    April 23, 2017

    In honor of the release of the paperback edition of LEAVING GEE'S BEND by Irene Latham, join us for a celebration of all things Gee's Bend! Members of the community will share quilts, stories and...more

    He Named Me Malala Documentary

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 25, 2017

    He Named Me Malala Documentary

    Tuesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    This 2015 film looks at the events leading up to the...more

    Storytime

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

    January 10 - April 25, 2017

    Children will participate in storytelling, music, hand puppets and body movement.


    Library Out Loud

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

    January 3 - April 25, 2017

    Stories, crafts, activities, and a snack for grades kindergarten - 2nd. Every Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:15 pm. Drop off and pick up at Storytelling Room or back door. No registration required. There...more

    PRIME TIME Family Reading Time

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

    March 14 - April 25, 2017

    PRIME TIME is a special six week program consisting of storytelling, reading, and discussion for parents and children ages 6 to 10. PRIME TIME not only helps improve reading skills, but also helps...more

    The Better Than Therapy Book Club – The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 26, 2017

    The Better Than Therapy Book Club – The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

    Wednesday, April 26,...more

    Preschool Storytime

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

    September 21, 2016 - April 26, 2017

    Visit the library for stories, songs, and fun! We'll feature some of our favorite stories every week!
     


    Mother Goose

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

    January 4 - April 26, 2017

    MOTHER GOOSE
    Stories, songs, and fingerplays with Miss SuSu for ages 12-24 months with a caregiver. Every Wednesday at 9:30 and 10:30. Call 205-879-0497 to register, or register online at ...more

    Movers & Makers

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

    January 4 - April 26, 2017

    MOVERS & MAKERS
    Bring your 3-5 year-old preschoolers on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 for stories and activities that build cooperation, reading, and school readiness. Caregivers...more

    Patty Cake

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

    January 5 - April 27, 2017

    PATTY CAKE
    Stories, songs, and fingerplays with Miss Rachel for ages 0-12 months with a caregiver. Every Thursday at 9:30 am and 10:30 am. Call 205-879-0497 to register, or register online...more

    Teen Poetry Writing Contest

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 1 - April 28, 2017

    In honor of National Poetry Month, the Homewood Public Library is holding a poetry contest for teens Grades 6-12. Get out your pen and paper (or your keyboard) and let your imagination soar!...more

    Magdala Ramirez, Medicine Woman: Walking in Many Worlds

    Presented by Embody Practice Center - Yoga, Tai Chi, Manual Therapy at Embody Practice Center, Birmingham

    April 29, 2017

    Magdala Ramirez: Her path and her work started very early in her life.  Being born of the linage of Maya-Mexica medicine woman, she has been initiated and trained by spirit to bring the...more

    Spring Classes Registration

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    January 9 - May 1, 2017

    Sign-up for spring classes at Samford's Academy of the Arts, continuing the traditions of Samford After Sundown and Preparatory Music.  Enjoy classes in music, art, languages, creative...more

    Introduction to Creative Writing w/ Southern Theme

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 6 - May 1, 2017

    Share your Southern experiences in fiction and nonfiction writing. This course is for beginner and intermediate writers.


    Narrative Poetry

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham

    April 3 - May 1, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents Narrative Poetry with Bob Lipman, retired poetry teacher.  The course is an exploration of narrative poems with each session focused on a different topic....more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 9, 2017

    Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

    The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 9, 2017

    Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of...more

    Building Characters That Stand the Test of Time: A Writer's Workshop with Author Michael Morris

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 13, 2017

    This workshop will feature writing exercises using photographs to develop ideas for historical or contemporary fiction. These exercises focus on developing compelling characters and settings that...more

    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 15, 2017

    Bossypants Book Club –Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

    Monday, May 15, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Nabeel’s Café

    If you love spiky...more

    Homewood Senior Center Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Senior Center, Homewood

    May 16, 2017

    Homewood Senior Center Book Club – The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson   

    Tuesday, May 16, at 1 p.m. at the Homewood Senior...more

    Homewood Senior Center Book Club- the Girl Who Stopped Swimming

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 16, 2017

    Homewood Senior Center Book Club –The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson    Laurel, a high-end quilt maker, sees...more

    Insatiable Readers Reading Group: Summer Reading Preview

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 27, 2017

    Feed your need for great nonfiction titles and bookish conversations.  One Saturday each month, we'll explore nonfiction titles to add to your "To Be Read" list, enjoy great conversations...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 31, 2017

    The Better Than Therapy Book Club – I’ll Take you There by Wally Lamb

    Wednesday, May 31, at 2 p.m. in...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 13, 2017

    Tuesday, June 13, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. the Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

    Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled,...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 11, 2017

    Tuesday, July 11, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. Good as Gone by  Amy Gentry

    Every family has its problems. But even among...more

    G2K Cinderella

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    July 14 - July 16, 2017

    The charm and elegance of Cinderella take the stage in this specially crafted fairytale. G2K Cinderella features all the beloved songs and familiar characters of the story in a condensed script...more

    Jazz House Poetry

    Presented by WordSpeak Literary Entertainment / We Are Rtists and REV Birmingham

    June 16, 2016 - July 20, 2017

    There is poetry, painting, opera! There will be amazing drinks (brought by You)!! This is the Ensley Your Grandparents remember.  The Ensley that is Alive with art!  The open mic at the...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library

    August 8, 2017

    Tuesday, August 8, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. To the Bright Edge of the World by  Ewoyn Ivey

    In the winter of 1885,...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 12, 2017

    Tuesday, September 12, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu by  Joshua Hammer.   To save precious...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 10, 2017

    Tuesday, October 10, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. The Women in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.   

     Lo Blacklock, a...more

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