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    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 following authors will participate: Karen Abbot, Amy Green, James Scott, Jon Sealy, Thrity Umrigar, Meg Wolitzer, and Chelsea Cain

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    Shakespeare in Hollywood, by Ken Ludwig: A Reading & Reception to Benefit City Equity Theatre

    Presented by City Equity Theatre at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham

    March 5, 2015

    Shakespeare in Hollywood, by Ken Ludwig: a concert reading and reception to benefit City Equity Theatre.

    It’s 1934, and...more

    An Evening with Joshilyn Jackson: A Friends Fundraiser

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 6, 2015

    Join us for a very special evening of laughter with Joshilyn Jackson, the New York Times bestselling author of six novels including gods in Alabama and...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

    Life Is Your Song Premiere

    Presented by The Success House at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Concert Hall , Birmingham

    March 8, 2015

    Life Is Your Song Première and Red Carpet Event! Hosted by Hill Harper, Featuring Musiq Soul Child and Tonya Ware. Highlighting the 6 year journey of Author and International Recording...more

    "Life is Your Song" Premiere Hosted by Hill Harper featuring Musiq Soulchild and Tonya Ware

    Presented by The Success House at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Concert Hall , Birmingham

    March 8, 2015

    Life Is Your Song Première and Red Carpet Event! ?Hosted by Hill Harper, Featuring Musiq Soul Child and Tonya Ware. Highlighting the 6 year journey...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: March Mathness!

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

    March 9, 2015

    2, 4, 6, 8, what do we appreciate? Tot Time! Please join us for fun songs and stories that celebrate MATH! Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or caregiver. 24-hour...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 10, 2015

    Join us as we discuss the latest novel from the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr: the beautiful, stunningly ambitious bestseller about a blind French girl & a German boy...more

    The Bookies Book Group

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

    March 10, 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...more

    Localist Book Signing at Ex Voto Vintage

    Presented by The Localist

    March 10, 2015

    Come meet Carrie Rollwagen, author of The Localist, at Ex Voto Vintage. Books will be available to have signed and personalized, and you'll have the chance to browse Ex Voto Vintage's...more

    Localist Bham Birthday Bash

    Presented by The Localist at Carrigan's Public House, Birmingham

    March 11, 2015

    Come celebrate Birmingham and the birthdays of Morgan Trinker (Birmingham photographer) and Carrie Rollwagen...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Orphan Train

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 12, 2015

    Join us as we discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Synopsis: Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community...more

    Welcome to Whoville

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 14, 2015

    Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with your favorite characters. All ages.


    From Page to Stage: Robin Hood — A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Junior League of Birmingham at East Lake Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 14, 2015

    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...more

    From Page to Stage: Robin Hood — A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Junior League of Birmingham at Pratt City Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 14, 2015

    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...more

    From Page to Stage: Robin Hood — A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Junior League of Birmingham at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 15, 2015

    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...more

    From Page to Stage: Robin Hood — A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Junior League of Birmingham at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 15, 2015

    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...more

    Time for Tales with Ms. Charlotte

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

    March 16, 2015

    Sssss-lither on in to Tot Time for some great stories and songs about snakes! Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or caregiver. 24-hour advance registration is required.


    BHEC Speaker Series Presents A Survivor’s Story of Survival and Triumph

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    March 18, 2015

    Not a day goes by that Ruth Siegler does not remember things from her past. She often wonders why it was she who survived. She will never forget, but believes one has to forgive and look for the...more

    Bookmania: A Snicker of Magic

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

    March 19, 2015

    4th-6th graders, read A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd, then bring your friends to the library to enjoy pizza, games, and a chat about the book. Space is limited, so make sure to register.


    Say Hola to Spanish!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 21, 2015

    Join Ms. Erika for this fun and educational storytime. Learn Spanish while enjoying stories and a craft. All ages are welcome!


    From Page to Stage: Robin Hood — A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Junior League of Birmingham at Southside Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 21, 2015

    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...more

    From Page to Stage: Robin Hood — A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Junior League of Birmingham at West End Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 21, 2015

    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...more

    Watermelon Wine & the Poetry of Southern Music

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 22, 2015

    Frye Gaillard, Patti Callahan Henry and Anne E. DeChant take to the stage to perform and discuss songwriting from a uniquely Southern perspective. 


    From Page to Stage: Robin Hood — A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Junior League of Birmingham at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    March 22, 2015

    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...more

    From Page to Stage: Robin Hood — A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Junior League of Birmingham at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 22, 2015

    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...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Spring Into Show and Tell

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

    March 23, 2015

    Let’s Celebrate Spring with a Special Day of Show and Tell! Bring a favorite something from home for show and tell, and I’ll share something special, too! Tot Time is designed for...more

    I Survived Book Club: "I Survived the Japanese Tsunami 2011"

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 24, 2015

    Join Ms. Caitlin in "I Survived" book club, discussing Lauren Tarshis' "I Survived the Japanese Tsunami 2011."  Enjoy snacks, crafts, and book-specific activities for...more

    Bookmaking Workshop for Kids

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

    March 3 - March 24, 2015

    Scraps and Snippets: Reviving the Commonplace Book (Tuesdays in March)
    Grades 2-10 

    Long before Pinterest and Evernote, Commonplace books were used to gather and collect...more

    Comic Book & Manga Club for Kids

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

    March 5 - March 26, 2015

    Comic Book & Manga Club for Kids (Thursdays in March)

    All ages
    Come hang with other comics/manga lovers, talk about your favorite books, share tips on drawing characters and...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Hippity Hop!

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

    March 30, 2015

    What has 2 floppy ears, a pink twitchy nose, and a powder puff for a tail? Hop on over and find out during this fun filled Tot Time! Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or...more

    Journey to Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 1, 2015

     Journey to new destinations with some of our favorite travel stories for all ages.


    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

    Journey to France

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 2, 2015

    Get ready to make some French culinary creations with American Girl of the Year, Grace, and her literary friends Madeline and Eloise. Registration begins online March 9. (For ages 5 and up--limit...more

    Book Signing with Jerry Armor, Author of A Home for Wayward Boys

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 2, 2015

    Join us as we welcome author Jerry Armor as he discusses his book, A Home for Wayward Boys. The books tells of the inspiring story of the Alabama Boys' Industrial School school, its leaders,...more

    Say Hola to Spanish!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 4, 2015

    Join Ms. Erika for this fun and educational storytime. Learn Spanish while enjoying stories and a craft. This month we are going on a color hunt! All ages are welcome!


    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Dog "Tails"

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

    April 6, 2015

    We’ll be sharing lots of stories and songs about man’s best friend during today’s Tot Time – and that’s the long and short of it! Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year...more

    PJ Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 9, 2015

    Cozy up with this extra-special storytime in your comfiest pajamas in the round auditorium for nighttime tales and a bedtime snack!


    Reading, Writing, and Rhythms

    Presented by Better Basics and Junior League of Birmingham at Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham

    April 11, 2015

    Hear local bands all day at this family-friendly event at Avondale Brewery benefitting Better Basics and the Birmingham Reads project.


    Pigapalooza

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 11, 2015

    If you love Olivia, Peppa and Piggie, then join us for a morning filled with piggy fun!


    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

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Buzz Buzz

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

    April 13, 2015

    Is it a fly? Is it a bee? I hope it’s not a mosquito looking for me! Come on in to Tot Time and catch the buzz…. Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Leaving Time by Jodie Picoult

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 14, 2015

    Join us as we explore Jodi Picoult’s latest, Leaving Time. Picoult weaves elephant behavior into a search for a missing mother. The connection isn't as odd as it might sound at first,...more

    Birmingham Reads Day

    Presented by Better Basics and Junior League of Birmingham

    March 26 - April 16, 2015

    Volunteers visit pre-K through 5th-grade classrooms in Birmingham City Schools to read a book to students and give each of the children a copy of the book to keep.


    Little Critter Campout

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 16, 2015

    Bring your sleeping bags for stories, songs and snacks with Mercer Mayer's Little Critter.


    Birmingham Reads Book Drive

    Presented by Better Basics and Junior League of Birmingham at Colonial Brookwood Village, Birmingham

    April 17, 2015

    The Birmingham Reads project will be collecting new and gently used children's books at Brookwood Village for the Birmingham Reads Book Drive Challenge. Bring your books by to participate and...more

    I Survived Book Club: "I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912"

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 21, 2015

    Join Ms. Caitlin in "I Survived" book club, discussing Lauren Tarshis' "I Survived the sinking of the Titanic, 1912".  Enjoy snacks, crafts, and book-specific...more

    Bookmania: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

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

    April 23, 2015

    4th-6th graders, read Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos, 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

    Mr. Mac

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

    January 10 - April 25, 2015

    MR. MAC
    Stories, puppets, and songs with Mr. Mac for all ages with a caregiver. Every Saturday at 10:30 am. No registration required.

    CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT – OTHER...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Twinkle Toes

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

    April 27, 2015

    Get ready to wiggle and giggle during this last Tot Time before Summer Reading begins! Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or caregiver. 24-hour advance registration...more

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