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    LITERATURE

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    July 23, 2016

    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. Share your stories and inspirations!

    Write Club is a monthly forum for local amateur writers to meet and discuss their work. The goal of Write Club is to inspire and encourage literary involvement in the ...more


    Dinosaurs Love Underpants & Aliens Love Dinopants Storytime

    Presented by Barnes & Noble Patton Creek at Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Patton Creek, Hoover

    August 6, 2016

    Join us for a wacky celebration of underpants from a bestselling author/illustrator team featuring Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Aliens Love Dinopants. Coloring and activities to follow. 


    Magiccityreggaefestiival.com

    Presented by SLS Exprrres and Birmingham City Council

    August 5 - August 6, 2016

    A two day event kick of Fri 6:00 pm -11:00 pm on short 20st n in front of the City Hall, standing walking traffic ,vendor space is available ,Social service tables ,and art and craft vendors to...more

    Half-Price Summer Fun Days

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    July 23 - August 7, 2016

    Visit the Zoo during Half-Price Summer Fun Days to take advantage of discounted half-price admission, half-price rides, discounted merchandise in the Gift Shop, and $1 hot dogs in the cafes! In...more

    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

    The Negro Southern League Museum Presents Pitch Talk-The Man Behind the Collection

    Presented by Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM)

    August 11, 2016

    Get up close and personal with the man behind the collection. Join the Negro Southern League Museum as we welcome one of the preeminent experts on black baseball in America. 

    Dr....more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: In the Unlikely Event

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 11, 2016

    Join us for a lively discussion of Judy Blume's In the Unlikely Event. Light refresments will be served. 

    SYNOPSIS:  In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns...more

    Milk Goes To School Storytime

    Presented by Barnes & Noble Patton Creek at Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Patton Creek, Hoover

    August 13, 2016

    The first days of school are tough and making new friends is even tougher. Join Milk on her journey at Storytime featuring the back-to-school, must-have picture book of the year Milk Goes to...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.
     


    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 15, 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

    Infinity Ring Book Club - Cave of Wonders

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 16, 2016

    Join us for pizza and drinks and our exciting new book club where we will read through the Infinity Ring series.  Register online at www.homewoodpubliclibrary.org.  4th-6th grade.


    OLLI Bonus Program: Dolley Madison: Political Player with Joann Bruer

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 19, 2016

    Friday, August 19, at 12:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium Most Americans know Dolley Madison as the brave First Lady who saved the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington during the British...more

    OLLI Fall Registration and Open House

    Presented by OLLI at UA, Greater Birmingham Chapter

    August 25, 2016

    OLLI at UA, Greater Birmingham Chapter welcomes all to attend their Fall Registration and Open House. Refreshments will be served and include a brief overview of courses, bonus classes and field...more

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 27, 2016

    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

    Harry Potter Trivia Night

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 29, 2016

    Harry Potter Trivia Night
    Monday, August 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Join us for an evening wizarding...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Disclaimer

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 31, 2016

    Wednesday, August 31 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    Disclaimer by Renée Knight

    Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges documentary filmmaker Catherine...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Nightingale

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 1, 2016

    Join us for a lively discussion of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Light refreshments will be...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: The Art of Crash Landing

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 13, 2016

    Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom

    The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo

    Mattie Wallace has really screwed up this time. Broke and knocked up, she’s got...more

    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 19, 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

    Adult Nonfiction Book Club

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

    September 15, 2015 - September 20, 2016

    The first book will be Don't Shoot by David M. Kennedy. Future nonfiction book selections will be made by the group at the organizational meeting September 15, 2015. Participants will read...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 28, 2016

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

    Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal

    December 1941. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Second Life

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 11, 2016

    Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom.

    Second Life by S.J. Watson

    The sensational new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep...more

    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

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Sweetland

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 1, 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

    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

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

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 6, 2016

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

    At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

    After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia...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

    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

    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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