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    LITERATURE

    Classic Horror Double Feature: Frankenstein (1931) & Dracula (1931)

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 6, 2016

    Thursday, October 6, at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Join us for two iconic horror classics in our Halloween double feature. At 4:30 p.m., watch as Dr. Henry Frankenstein tries to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and creates a monster, played by Lon Chaney, who has to deal with living again. At 6 p.m., the ancient vampire Count Dracula (played by horror ...more


    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Sleepover

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    October 21 - October 22, 2016

    Calling all muggles: Grab your sleeping bag and cross Platform 9 ¾ to McWane’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Enjoy a fish and chips dinner in the Great Hall before heading to class to...more

    Walker Percy Centennial Celebration

    Presented by The Altamont School at Altamont School, Birmingham

    October 22, 2016

    Come one, come all to the inaugural Walker Percy Day, to be held Saturday, October 22, 2016, at The Altamont School in Birmingham! Hosted by the Altamont Alumni Association, the Walker Percy...more

    Family Fun Night Presents Stories on the Front Porch

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

    October 25, 2016

    Join Mrs. Eve on the “front porch” for a night of Halloween fun where books and stories are always a treat, no tricking! 24-hour advance registration required. No scary costumes please.


    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Heading Out to Wonderful

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 26, 2016

    Wednesday, October 26 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick

    It is the summer of 1948 when a handsome, charismatic stranger, Charlie Beale,...more

    Books not Bars: Youth Justice Awareness Month Book Drive

    Presented by Southern Poverty Law Center

    October 1 - October 31, 2016

    Did you know that hundreds of youth are kept in adult jails across Alabama each year? Children awaiting trial are often housed at local jails for long periods of time without access to education...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Sweetland

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 8, 2016

    Tuesday, November 1 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. Sweetland by Michael Crummey The scarcely populated town of Sweetland rests on the shore of a remote Canadian island. Its slow decline...more

    Author Visit – The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault

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

    November 10, 2016

    Celebrate Veterans Day and discover the story of Birmingham's own WWII aviation hero and member of the "Three Men on a Flying Trapeze." Author William C. McDonald III will present this book talk,...more

    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 14, 2016

    November 14, 2016

    Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

    June, 2016: 22 print, 5 CD in system (Overdrive has ebook...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Six Years

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 30, 2016

    Wednesday, November 30 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    Six Years by Harlan Coben

    Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man....more

    Time for Tales

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

    September 8 - December 8, 2016

    An action packed preschool storytime with stories, songs, and lots of fun for everyone. Groups welcome!


    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: At the Water's Edge

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 13, 2016

    Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom.

    At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

    After embarrassing themselves at the social...more

    Library Out Loud

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

    September 6 - December 13, 2016

    Stories, crafts, a movie, and a snack for grades kindergarten - 2nd. Every Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:15 pm. Drop off and pick up at Storytelling Room. No registration required, but an adult must be...more

    Mother Goose

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

    September 7 - December 14, 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

    September 7 - December 14, 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

    Patty Cake

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

    September 8 - December 15, 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 www.eolib.org.

    THERE...more

    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 19, 2016

    December 19, 2016

    Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

    September, 2012: 15 print (incl 1 LP),...more

    The Afterthoughts

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

    March 15 - December 20, 2016

    Nonfiction book group that meets during the day. We get together to discuss a pre-selected book we've read. Light refreshments served.
     


    Genre Reading Group 2016 Selections

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

    January 26 - December 27, 2016

    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 reading...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: The Rosie Project

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 28, 2016

    Wednesday, December 28 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

    Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who...more

    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 23, 2017

    January 23, 2017

    Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

    May, 2016: 20 print (incl 4 LP), 4 CD,...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!
     


    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

    The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    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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