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    LITERATURE

    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. 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


    From Page to Stage: Play to Win – A Reader’s Theater Workshop for Children

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

    February 1, 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 to...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: I'm a Little Cowpoke

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

    February 2, 2015

    Calling all cowhands…mosey on over to the Tot Time corral where we’ll be having a roundup of our favorite western stories! Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or...more

    Behind the Mic Book Signing with Author and Former Radio Personality Roe Bonner

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

    February 2, 2015

    Former Birmingham WENN radio personality Roosevelt “Roe” Bonner will discuss his new book Behind the Mic, which chronicles important events in the history of the...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

    Wee One's Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 3, 2015

    Join us at 9:30 am or 10:30 am according to your schedule for songs, finger play, and short stories just right for your smallest readers-in-training!

    Wee One’s is a lap-sitting...more

    Knit One, Read, Too!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 3, 2015

    Work on your WIPs and talk about books in this brand new genre book club! This month we’ll be talking about female sleuths (sample reading list available on the...more

    Wiggleworm Wednesdays

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 4, 2015

    Storytime for all ages! Join us for music, puppets, dancing, and so much more in Storytime with Ms. Mandy. Look in the round auditorium every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for your Story Time pals!...more

    Rosa Parks Birthday Party - Benefit: The Birmingham Pledge - Civil Rights Hero Margaret Block and author Jonathan Odell

    Presented by Alabama Booksmith at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Birmingham, Birmingham

    February 4, 2015

    Nationwide book launch - on Rosa Parks' birthday. Benefit The Birmingham Pledge.

    Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League is the story of two...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

    Mommy & Me

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 5, 2015

    You can now choose between two back-to-back Storytimes on Thursday mornings; the first begins at 9:30 a.m., the second at 10:30 a.m.

    Come by the round auditorium for lots of music,...more

    Storytime Stew

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

    February 5, 2015

    Enjoy African-American folktales during Storytime Stew.


    Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

    Presented by South City Theatre at South City Theatre, Columbiana

    January 30 - February 7, 2015

    This powerful, highly-charged, moving story of a neurotic, dysfunctional Southern family with its rivalries, tensions, and avarice is also arguably one of Tennessee Williams best plays—and...more

    Murder in the Magic City

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 7, 2015

    Murder in the Magic City is a mystery conference presented by Sisters In Crime for fans of all sub-genres of mystery novels.  The conference consists of panel discussions and presentations by...more

    Authors Expo and Book Fair

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

    February 7, 2015

    Discover new books on mystery, romance, the civil rights movement, cooking, and more at this annual book event, which features nearly 100 authors selling their books and other products. Workshops...more

    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    February 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

    This Just In!

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 9, 2015

    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

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Happy Valentines Day!

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

    February 9, 2015

    Roses are red, violets are blue, Ihope to see you at Tot Time, too! Please bring your valentines to exchange with all your Tot Time friends! Signed: XOXO, Mrs. Eve. Tot Time is designed for 2...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 10, 2015

    Join us as we explore Nancy Horan’s brilliant debut Loving Frank. Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney's love story is little-known and often dismissed as scandal....more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Beautiful Ruins

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 12, 2015

    Join us as we discuss Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. 

    SYNOPSIS: The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young...more

    Bookmania: The Fourteenth Goldfish

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

    February 12, 2015

    4th-6th graders, read The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm, 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

    Storytime Stew

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

    February 12, 2015

    Enjoy African-American folktales during Storytime Stew.


    Kidz Kitchen with the Queen of Hearts

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 14, 2015

    Make some tarts for your sweethearts with the Queen of Hearts as this holiday starts! All ages.


    9th Annual Chinese New Year Festival

    Presented by Birmingham Chinese Festival Association

    February 14, 2015

    9th Annual Chinese New Year Festival to be held on Feb 14th1930 8th , 2015 11:00am - 2:30pm at Boutwell Auditorium.

    The Bimingham Chinese American community will be showcasing Chinese...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Let's Celebrate Chinese New Year!

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

    February 16, 2015

    Red, red, is the color I see, when that great big dragon is breathing fire at me. Join us as we ring in the Chinese New Year! Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or caregiver....more

    National African-American Read-In

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Pratt City Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 16, 2015

    Pratt City Library will join South Hampton Elementary School students as they participate in the National African-American Read-In by reading Sharon Draper’s November Blues. The...more

    I Survived Book Club: "I Survived the Nazi Invasion 1944"

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 17, 2015

    Join Ms. Caitlin for the first fully fledged "I Survived" book club, discussing Lauren Tarshis "I Survived the Nazi Invasion 1944."  Enjoy snacks, crafts, and...more

    Tweens & Books

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

    February 18, 2015

    Check out tweens and books by African-American authors.


    Book Discussion

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

    February 18, 2015

    Book discussion of Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas. This is the story of a young black woman from Detroit and how she bravely volunteers to spend the summer of 1964 in rural Mississippi....more

    1st Annual Fairy Tale Ball--Family Night

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 19, 2015

    Join us as we go INTO THE WOODS with your favorite fairy tale characters in a grand evening full of games, crafts and snacks, in the large auditorium. Come in costume (and bring a camera!) for...more

    Homewood Senior Center Book Signing

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 20, 2015

    Aimee Thornton, Homewood Senior Center Director, will be with us discussing the writing project of the Homewood Senior Center that resulted in Proceeding Over the Mountain: Life...more

    Love in the Library

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 20, 2015

    Join your favorite romantic fiction authors at Homewood Library! USA Today Bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks will kick off our evening with a talk about her Love at...more

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 21, 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

    Storybook Brunch

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 21, 2015

    A new once-a-month, action-packed Saturday storytime.  Served with a breakfast snack!  Great for all ages.


    Fairy Tale Ball

    Presented by ROY DOWNS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

    February 21, 2015

    Experience the magic as your child’s favorite fairy tales come to life. Explore the Super Hero’s Universe. Slide down the chimney with the chimney sweeps. Dance in the princess...more

    Say HOLA to Spanish!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 21, 2015

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


    Friends of Emmet O'Neal Library Book Sale

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

    February 20 - February 22, 2015

    After Santa’s elves clock out after Christmas, the Friends of the Emmet O’Neal Library elves get to work. Each year in late February is the giant...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Fun with Shapes!

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

    February 23, 2015

    Shapes are all around us, if you know where to look. This fun Tot Time is all about shapes! Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or caregiver. 24-hour advance...more

    The Meaning of Things: Stories in Everyday Objects

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

    January 26 - February 23, 2015

    Spend your afternoons as an explorer in one of Desert Island Supply Co.’s after-school workshops!  Please note that our workshops are free but require registration. All...more

    Read it Forward with The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963

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

    February 23, 2015

    Stop by the Inglenook Library to get your free copy of The Watsons Go Birmingham, 1963, an award-winning book by Christopher Paul Curtis. Once you finish reading the book, look for the Read...more

    Wee One's Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 24, 2015

    Join Ms. Mary for this new unique storytime for one-year-olds (ages 12-24 months) and their caregivers. 


    PJ Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 24, 2015

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


    Cirrusly: Finding Inspiration in the Clouds

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

    January 20 - February 24, 2015

    Spend your afternoons as an explorer in one of Desert Island Supply Co.’s after-school workshops!  Please note that our workshops are free but require registration. All...more

    Tiny Tot Tales in February

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 4 - February 25, 2015

    A short, action-packed storytime for children ages 3 and under.


    Woodlawn High School StoryLab

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

    January 21 - February 25, 2015

    This semester, Wednesdays at DISCO will be reserved for staff meetings of The Tattler, Woodlawn High School’s student-run newspaper. Staffers will work with local reporters,...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Ruth’s Journey: The Authorized Novel of Mammy by Donald McCaig

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 25, 2015

    Authorized by the Margaret Mitchell Estate, here is the first-ever prequel to one of the most beloved and bestselling novels of all time:  Gone with the...more

    Magic City Crossings

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at East Ensley Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 25, 2015

    Race relations and more will be discussed in this metro Birmingham dialogue project based on Birmingham native and former Saturday Night Live writer Tanner Colby’s award-winning book,...more

    African-American Tales

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

    February 25, 2015

    Stop in for African-American tales around the library.


    Storytime Live in February

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 5 - February 26, 2015

    Stories, songs, poetry, puppetry and more for ages 3 and up. Groups must register.


    PJ Storytime in February

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 5 - February 26, 2015

    Wear your pajamas to this storytime! Kids of all ages can enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, and a bedtime snack.


    Comic Book Club

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

    January 22 - February 26, 2015

    Spend your afternoons as an explorer in one of Desert Island Supply Co.’s after-school workshops!  Please note that our workshops are free but require registration. All...more

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