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    LITERATURE

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: The Truth According to Us

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 25, 2016

    Wednesday, May 25 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

    In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck’s father, a United States senator, cuts off her allowance and demands that she find employment on the Federal Writers’ Project, a New Deal jobs program. Within days, Layla finds herself far from her accustomed social whirl, assigned to cover the history of the remote ...more


    Urban Fiction

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

    June 9, 2016

    Urban Fiction has become one of the most popular genres for our library patrons. Birmingham Public Library staff will provide an overview of the genre, discuss urban fiction publishers, authors,...more

    SNaP: Minute to Win It

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

    June 9, 2016

    SNaP: MINUTE TO WIN IT
    What can you do in one minute? Find out and win prizes with this game show, Emmet O'Neal edition, on June 9 from 3:30 - 4:30. Rising 3rd-6th graders. No...more

    Urban Fiction

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

    June 10, 2016

    Urban Fiction has become one of the most popular genres for our library patrons. Birmingham Public Library staff will provide an overview of the genre, discuss urban fiction publishers, authors,...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Carrying Albert Home

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 14, 2016

    Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom.

    Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam

    Big Fish meets The Notebook in this emotionally evocative story about a man,...more

    The Bookies Book Group

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

    January 12 - June 14, 2016

    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! Call the...more

    Elephant and Piggie Adventures

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

    June 15, 2016

    Come see your favorite characters from Mo Willems’ beloved series. Gerald and Piggie are sure to tickle your funny bone with silliness galore.


    Journey to Mount Olympus

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 18, 2016

    We are journeying to Mount Olympus to learn about our favorite Greek Heroes and try our hand at some Olympic games.


    Journey to Mount Olympus

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 18, 2016

    We are journeying to Mount Olympus to learn about our favorite Greek Heroes and try our hand at some Olympic games.


    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 20, 2016

    If you love spiky humor, quick wit and brutal honesty, this new book club is for you!  We are taking book discussions across the...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...Wacky!

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

    June 21, 2016

    Hands on your hips, a smile on your lips, spirit in your heart, we’re ready to start! It’s another action morning of wacky stories and fun when Mrs. Eve is doing the telling. This is an event...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...Color!

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

    June 21, 2016

    Drop off a NEW white T-shirt at the starting line (Avondale Youth Department desk) no later than June 19. We will screen your shirt and have it ready for you to paint during the On Your Mark, Get...more

    David Stephens

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 21 - June 23, 2016

    David Stephens presents Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff
    In this one-man performance utilizing hand, rod and glove puppets, Stephens retells this classic.


    If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!

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

    June 23, 2016

    We will present a skit and storytime about alligators along with a craft.


    SNaP: Perler Beads

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

    June 23, 2016

    SNaP: PERLER BEADS
    Create your own Perler bead design and melt it together on June 23 from 3:30 - 4:30. Rising 3rd-6th graders. No registration required.

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    On Your Mark, Get Set...POP!

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

    June 24, 2016

    Join Mrs. Eve as she pops in and out and all about with her own style of storytime fun; the show is guaranteed to be very pop-ular. Groups welcome. 24-hour advance registration appreciated.


    Book-Film-Movie

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

    June 3 - June 24, 2016

    Bring the family and enjoy an exciting movie that is based on a good book.
     


    Super Summer Comic Book-to-Film Series

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

    June 5 - June 26, 2016

    Join us every Sunday in June for a different super hero movie!


    Tot Time

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

    June 6 - June 27, 2016

    Storytime designed for 2- to 4-year-olds with a parent or caregiver; no groups please. Includes stories, songs, and lots of fun. 24-hour advance registration required.
     


    On Your Mark, Get Set...Fables!

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

    June 28, 2016

    And they're off! Join Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy, for another exciting day at the races as "The Tortoise and the Hare" weaves its way through the tales of "The Lion and the Mouse" and...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...POP!

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

    June 28, 2016

    Join Mrs. Eve as she pops in and out and all about with her own style of storytime fun; the show is guaranteed to be very pop-ular. Groups welcome. 24-hour advance registration appreciated.


    Young Leadership Tuesday

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

    June 7 - June 28, 2016

    We are developing leaders and readers at our Young Leadership Tuesday program! A child chosen from a group of participants will lead a reading program by reading a story at his/her comfort level...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Girl Waits with Gun

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 29, 2016

    Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

    Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in...more

    Kids Movie at the Library

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

    June 15 - June 29, 2016

    Bring along a friend (or two) and come enjoy a movie (give us a call for the movie title)! A snack will be provided.
     


    OLLI Bonus Program: Alabama Idioms with Jim Langley

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 30, 2016

    OLLI  Bonus Program: Alabama Idioms with Jim Langley

    Thursday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Back by popular demand, Jim Langley, author and Oak Hill Cemetery...more

    SNaP: Science of Sports

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

    June 30, 2016

    SNaP: SCIENCE OF SPORTS
    See and participate in wacky science experiments that explain the magic of sports. June 30 from 3:30 - 4:30. Rising 3rd-6th graders. No registration...more

    Revolution Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 7 - July 5, 2016

    Join us for pizza and drinks and our summer book club series where we will read through the book Revolution by Deborah Wiles and learn about this era with the Birmingham...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...POP!

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

    July 7, 2016

    Join Mrs. Eve as she pops in and out and all about with her own style of storytime fun; the show is guaranteed to be very pop-ular. Groups welcome. 24-hour advance registration appreciated.


    Urban Fiction

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

    July 7, 2016

    Urban Fiction has become one of the most popular genres for our library patrons. Birmingham Public Library staff will provide an overview of the genre, discuss urban fiction publishers, authors,...more

    Book-Film-Movie

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

    July 1 - July 8, 2016

    Bring the family and enjoy an exciting movie that is based on a good book.
     


    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    July 10, 2016

    Join us for a Jurassic July as we we watch the 2015 return to the island of dinosaurs first presented in ...more

    Great Books Reading & Discussion Group

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

    July 13, 2015 - July 11, 2016

    The Great Books Reading & Discussion Group is currently reading from "Even Deadlier: A Sequel to The 7 Deadly Sins Sampler" and a limited number are available for check out at...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Landline

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 12, 2016

    Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom

    Landline by Rainbow Rowell

    Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still...more

    Bookmania: Comic Squad: Recess

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

    June 21 - July 12, 2016

    Rising 3rd graders, read Comic Squad: Recess Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, then bring your friends to the library to enjoy pizza, games, and a chat about the book. Space is limited, so make...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...Celebrate!

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

    July 14, 2016

    For all Eastwood Library readers who have read many, many books this summer and earned a summer reading certificate, it’s time to celebrate. Join us for a storytime adventure you won’t soon...more

    SNaP: Quidditch

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

    July 14, 2016

    SNaP: QUIDDITCH
    Team up with your friends and see who can win the quidditch cup on July 14 from 3:30 - 4:30. Rising 3rd-6th graders. No registration required....more

    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 18, 2016

    If you love spiky humor, quick wit and brutal honesty, this new book club is for you!  We are taking book discussions across the...more

    Bookmania: Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

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

    June 20 - July 18, 2016

    Rising 4th-6th graders, read Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein, then bring your friends to the library to enjoy pizza, games, and a chat about the book. Space is limited,...more

    Young Leadership Tuesday

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

    July 5 - July 19, 2016

    We are developing leaders and readers at our Young Leadership Tuesday program! A child chosen from a group of participants will lead a reading program by reading a story at his/her comfort level...more

    B Ready Boot Camp

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 15 - July 20, 2016

    Get ready for fun as we learn different concepts through story, song, play and activities. For ages 5 and under.


    Mother Goose

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

    June 1 - July 20, 2016

    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. Register online at ...more

    Movers & Makers

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

    June 1 - July 20, 2016

    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

    Our World Our Library (O.W.O.L.)

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 16 - July 21, 2016

    Join us to learn more about our world as we talk about and learn about different cultures with stories and a special craft.


    OLLI Bonus Program: Evangelism in America

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 21, 2016

    OLLI  Bonus  Program: Evangelism in America: A Case of Unintended Consequences with Shirley Worthington

    Thursday, July 21, 6:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium 

    By...more

    Patty Cake

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

    June 2 - July 21, 2016

    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. Register online at...more

    Move & Groove Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 6 - July 25, 2016

    Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime for all ages filled with dance, yoga, and fun!


    Better Than Therapy Book Club: The Boys in the Boat

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 27, 2016

    Wednesday, July 27 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

    Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of...more

    Storytime All Stars

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 8 - July 27, 2016

    Join Ms. Mandy for our weekly all ages storytime filled with music and fun!


    Summer Reading 2016: On Your Mark, Get Set. . . Read!

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 23 - August 3, 2016

    Summer Reading program for babies through rising sixth grade  Sign up at the library May 23 through July 18.  Read for fun and receive prizes! Last day to redeem prizes is August 3.


    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: The Boys in the Boat

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 9, 2016

    Wednesday, August 9 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

    Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of...more

    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    August 14, 2016

    You know his name: Join us for a screening of the Matt Damon film that started the series.
     


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