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    Church & Oak Book Group

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

    October 2 - December 4, 2014

    Church & Oak is a new book group formed by co-founders Carrie Rollwagen, owner of Church Street Coffee and Books, and Amanda Westfall, research librarian at the Emmet O’Neal Library. The group meets on the first Thursday evening of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at Church Street Coffee and Books. Reading selections will primarily be paperbacks with ...more


    A Christmas Memory with Dolores Hydock

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

    December 7, 2014

    Join us for an annual tradition with Birmingham storyteller and actress Dolores Hydock as she presents A Christmas Memory. Truman Capote's poignant reminiscence of his boyhood in rural...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

    Oxmoor Page Turner’s Book Club: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 11, 2014

    The Jurdabralinskis’ gas station was nearly shuttered when all the area men joined up during WWII, but the family’s four girls bravely stepped up. Eldest daughter Fritzi was already a...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Tell the Wolves I'm Home

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    December 11, 2014

    Join us as we discuss Tell the Wolves  I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt.

    Synopsis: 1987. There’s only one person who has ever truly understood...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

    Reading Roadies Adult Book Club

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

    December 15, 2014

    This month the Roadies will be reading Boo Humbug by Rene Gutteridge. Come join the discussion. Light refreshments will be served. 


    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

    Teen Advisory Meeting & Book Club

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

    December 16, 2014

    Book club members meet monthly—from October to June—to discuss books selected by the group. Members will receive a copy of each month's book. Book club meetings are for students in...more

    The Better Than Therapy Book Club: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 17, 2014

    The Jurdabralinskis’ gas station was nearly shuttered when all the area men joined up during WWII, but the family’s four girls bravely stepped up. Eldest daughter Fritzi was already a...more

    The Chapter Chatters Book Club Holiday Party

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

    December 17, 2014

    Book club members will celebrate the season with good books, snacks, and music. 


    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

    Bart’s Books: The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    December 20, 2014

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected...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

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Story Hour

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    January 8, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar with the author via SKYPE.

    Synopsis: An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Story Hour

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    January 15, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar.

    Synopsis: An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. But when she...more

    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


    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    January 31, 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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