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    LITERATURE

    Eat.Drink.Read - Carolyn Haines, Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery Series

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery

    May 2, 2014

    Meet the Author of the much loved series Sarah Booth-Bones Mystery Books. Sarah Booth is a non-traditional Southern women whose real talent is "nosiness" which she uses to solve crimes in her hometown of Zinnia, Mississippi. Born and raised in the south, Carolyn claims to have had “the last golden childhood of the South.” She grew up in Lucedale, Mississippi, a town of 3,000 in the ...More


    The Secret Garden

    Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre

    April 12-April 26, 2014

    In an exciting new musical production of this familiar tale, Mary Lennox, a...More

    Mr. Mac

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

    January 4-April 26, 2014

    MR. MAC
    Stories, puppets, and songs with Mr. Mac for all ages with a...More

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    April 26, 2014

    Share your literary works and network with other amateur writers.


    Genre Reading Group - Poetry

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

    April 29, 2014

    In 2014, the Genre Reading Group will be celebrating a national holiday or...More

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: "The Supreme Macroni Company"by Adrinana Trigiani

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    April 30, 2014

    Join us as we discuss Adriana Trigiani’s The Supreme Macaroni Company,...More

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Son

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    May 1, 2014

    Join us as we discuss Philip Meyer's "The...More

    Free Comic Book Day

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

    May 3, 2014

    The Youth Department at Central Library will distribute free children's...More

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Chaperone

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    May 8, 2014

    Join us as we discuss THE CHAPERONE by Laura Moriarty. Snacks and drinks...More

    "Inside Acrylics" Demo & Booksigning with Phil Garrett

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center

    May 9, 2014

    This workshop will cover how to get Oil-like effects using Acrylic paints,...More

    A Negro Writer: A Gripping New Drama About the Life of Langston Hughes

    Presented by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame at Carver Theatre

    May 9-May 10, 2014

    A gripping new drama about the life of poet Langston Hughes. Hughes, more...More

    Read Your Own Adventure Book Group

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    May 12, 2014

    Read Your Own Adventure Book Group meets once a month and participants share...More

    University of Montevallo hosts "The Language of Comics" Exhibit

    Presented by University of Montevallo at University of Montevallo

    April 11-May 12, 2014

    The English and Foreign Language Department's are hosting “The...More

    Miss Olivia’s Evening Reads

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

    May 13, 2014

    The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg: Mrs....More

    The Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: The Immortal Lives of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    May 13, 2014

    From a single, abbreviated life grew a seemingly immortal line of cells that...More

    Author Time @ Hoover Library: Margaret Dilloway

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    May 15, 2014

    Skype with the author of The Care and Handling of Roses With Thorns....More

    Fizz Boom Bash

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    May 16, 2014

    It's time to geek-out Mad Scientist style at the Hoover Library...More

    Author Meet and Greet with Angela Correll

    Presented by Vapor Sports Ministries

    May 16, 2014

    Vapor welcomes acclaimed Southern author for a special book-signing...More

    Smart Art Festival

    Presented by City of Birmingham Mayor's Office Division of Youth Services at Boutwell Municipal Auditorium

    May 17, 2014

    The Smart Art Festival will expose Birmingham area youth to different...More

    Author Meet and Greet with Angela Correll

    Presented by Vapor Sports Ministries

    May 17, 2014

     Vapor welcomes acclaimed Southern author for a special book-signing...More

    Reading Roadies

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

    February 18, 2013-May 20, 2014

    Everyone welcome! Read the chosen book (call the Adult Department at...More

    Popular Reading Book Club

    Presented by Clay Public Library at Clay Public Library

    May 20, 2014

    Join the library's popular reading book club! We meet on 3rd...More

    TEENS: Writing Group

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

    April 9-May 28, 2014

    Like to write? Looking for an audience with which to share your work? The...More

    Download Free Library Books with your Kindle or Nook

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

    April 23-May 28, 2014

    Join us for one on one training in learning how to download free Library...More

    The Better Than Therapy Book Club: Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    May 28, 2014

    Join us as we discuss Someone Else's Love Story by the beloved and...More

    Alabama Phoenix Festival

    Presented by Alabama Phoenix Festival at Sheraton Hotel Downtown

    May 30-June 1, 2014

    The Alabama Phoenix Festival is a family-friendly, multi-genre, fan...More

    The Art of Storytelling: Writing

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

    June 2-June 6, 2014

    Grades 8-12 | Topics: Journalism, Creative Nonfiction
    Join us for a...More

    Book Discussion Group- The Round House by Louise Erdich

    Presented by Irondale Public Library at Irondale Public Library

    June 9, 2014

    Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2:00 pm for a lively book...More

    The Bookies Book Group: Dear Life by Alice Munro

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

    June 10, 2014

    The Bookies meet at 10:00 am in the Library's Conference...More

    The Art of Storytelling: Sounds & Images

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

    June 9-June 13, 2014

    Grades 8-12 | Topics: Radio, Journalism,...More

    Survivalist Scavenger Hunt

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    June 16, 2014

    Survive like Katniss and all the other post-apocalyptic heroes of fiction in...More

    Wocka, Wocka, Wocka: Making Comedy

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

    June 16-June 20, 2014

    Grades 8-12 | Topics: Comedy, Improv,...More

    Avondale Library and the Theory of Talent

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

    June 24, 2014

    After many years of research, we theorize that Avondale children are at the...More

    Genre Reading Group - LGBT

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

    June 25, 2014

    In 2014, the Genre Reading Group will be...More

    BINDCRAFT: The Art of Making Books

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

    June 23-June 27, 2014

    Grades 8-12 | Topics: Book-Binding, Print-Making, Screen Printing,...More

    Springville Road Literary Society

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

    January 24-June 27, 2014

    Discussion of fiction and nonfiction works and authors to provide additional...More

    Fizz Boom T-shirt Time

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

    July 1, 2014

    Drop off a NEW white T-shirt at the Youth Department desk no later than June...More

    Church & Oak Book Group

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library and Church Street Coffee and Books at Church Street Coffee & Books

    March 6-July 3, 2014

    Church & Oak is a new book group formed by co-founders Carrie Rollwagen,...More

    The Bookies Book Group: One Summer America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

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

    July 8, 2014

    The Bookies meet at 10:00 am in the Library's Conference...More

    Bookmania: SpaceHeadz

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

    June 10-July 8, 2014

    Rising 3rd graders, read SpaceHeadz by Jon Scieszka, then bring...More

    Shifty Shenanigans

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

    July 9, 2014

    If it looks like a duck and it quacks like a duck then...hey wait a minute,...More

    Food Stories

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

    July 7-July 11, 2014

    Grades 3-7 | Topics: Growing Plants, Preparing Food, Writing Recipes,...More

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    July 12, 2014

    Hereos in a halfshell are here for an awesome adventure. Cowabunga! ...More

    Dr. Who Party

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    July 14, 2014

    Travel through time and space and party Dr. Who style at our summer finale....More

    Book Discussion Group- Dog Stars by Peter Heller

    Presented by Irondale Public Library at Irondale Public Library

    July 14, 2014

    Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2:00 pm for a lively book...More

    Fizz, Boom, Read Explosive Fun!

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

    July 15, 2014

    For all readers who have read many, many books this summer and earned a...More

    Time for Tales

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

    June 5-July 17, 2014

    Preschool storytime with stories, songs, and lots of fun for everyone....More

    Summer Reading 2014: Fizz Boom Read

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    May 16-July 18, 2014

    Summer Reading program for babies through rising sixth grade  Sign up...More

    Teen Summer Reading 2014: Spark a Reaction

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    May 16-July 18, 2014

    For rising seventh through twelfth graders. Get 1 ticket for every 100 pages...More

    Desert Island Explorers

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

    July 14-July 18, 2014

    Grades 3-7 | Topics: Cartography,...More

    Bookmania: The Giver

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

    June 24-July 22, 2014

    Rising 4th - 6th graders, read The Giver by Lois Lowry, then...More

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