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    EDRW - Food Writers Fair

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

    October 5, 2014

    Chef Clayton Sherrod of the Lawson State Community College’s Culinary Arts Program and chefs Adam Elliott and Deborah Harris will do a cooking demo of Sherrod’s Bananas Foster. Sherrod will also sell and sign copies of his cookbook Truly Southern.  Also Chris Bennett of Hollow Spring Farm will speak on foraging. Erin Bass from Deep South Magazine will discuss food writing and ...more


    Stephanie Perry Moore Author Visit

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Powderly Branch Library (BPL)

    September 23, 2014

    Stephanie Perry Moore is a young adult novelist with more than 60 titles full of heart, sass, and grit that moves young audiences. Her words leave readers wanting MOORE. For information on Moore,...more

    Stephanie Perry Moore Author Visit

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

    September 23, 2014

    Stephanie Perry Moore is a young adult novelist with more than 60 titles full of heart, sass, and grit that moves young audiences. Her words leave readers wanting MOORE. For information on Moore,...more

    Stephanie Perry Moore Author Visit

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL)

    September 23, 2014

    Stephanie Perry Moore is a young adult novelist with more than 60 titles full of heart, sass, and grit that moves young audiences. Her words leave readers wanting MOORE. For information on Moore,...more

    PJ Palooza Family Fun Night

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

    September 23, 2014

    Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal for a night of PJ stories, songs, and fun! 24-hour advance registration required. Please note that peanut butter will be served.


    A Conversation with BCRI Human Rights Fellow Tammi Sharpe (Part II)

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    September 23, 2014

    Join us on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:00 pm in the Woods Community Meeting Room for a discussion on "Reconciling With the Past -- The Post-Civil War United States and the Legacy of...more

    The Better Than Therapy Book Club: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    September 24, 2014

    Join us as we explore Sue Monk Kidd’s Invention of Wings, an inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké, Kidd paints a moving...more

    Stephanie Perry Moore Author Visit

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Smithfield Branch Library (BPL)

    September 24, 2014

    Stephanie Perry Moore is a young adult novelist with more than 60 titles full of heart, sass, and grit that moves young audiences. Her words leave readers wanting MOORE. For information on Moore,...more

    Stephanie Perry Moore Author Visit

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

    September 24, 2014

    Stephanie Perry Moore is a young adult novelist with more than 60 titles full of heart, sass, and grit that moves young audiences. Her words leave readers wanting MOORE. For information on Moore,...more

    BACHE Visiting Writers' Series: Chantel Acevedo

    Presented by UAB College of Arts and Sciences at UAB - Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall

    September 24, 2014

    Chantel Acevedo has received many awards for her fiction, including the Latino International Book Award and an Alabama State Council on the Arts Literature Fellowship. A Cuban-American born and...more

    Author Talk “Conifers in the Landscape – A Native Son Returns” Speaker: Tom Cox,

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 25, 2014

    Cox will be signing books after the presentation. Books will be available for purchase at the event or in Leaf n Petal at the Gardens before the event.


    Bookmania: Star Wars Jedi Academy

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

    September 25, 2014

    4th-6th graders, read Star Wars Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown, 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

    Stephanie Perry Moore Author Visit

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

    September 25, 2014

    Stephanie Perry Moore is a young adult novelist with more than 60 titles full of heart, sass, and grit that moves young audiences. Her words leave readers wanting MOORE. For information on Moore,...more

    Stephanie Perry Moore Author Visit

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL)

    September 25, 2014

    Stephanie Perry Moore is a young adult novelist with more than 60 titles full of heart, sass, and grit that moves young audiences. Her words leave readers wanting MOORE. For information on Moore,...more

    Stephanie Perry Moore Author Visit

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

    September 25, 2014

    Stephanie Perry Moore is a young adult novelist with more than 60 titles full of heart, sass, and grit that moves young audiences. Her words leave readers wanting MOORE. For information on Moore,...more

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 27, 2014

    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 community by providing an...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: A Kaleidoscope of Color Fun!

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

    September 29, 2014

    We’ll be "mixing it up" during this storytime about colors! Join Mrs. Eve as she presents stories, songs, and crafts geared for 2 to 4 year olds with a caregiver.


    ArtBreak: Lit(art)ure 101

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 30, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Genre Reading Group - American Workers

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

    September 30, 2014

    In 2014, the Genre Reading Group will be celebrating a national holiday or commemorative month at each meeting. Participants are encouraged to pick ANY book relating to the topic...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    October 2, 2014

    Join us as we discuss Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Ann Fowler.

    SYNOPSIS: When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott...more

    Red Diamond Lecture Series: Mario Buatta

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 3, 2014

    Mario Buatta
    Designer and Author of Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration


    Kidz Kitchen with Hello Kitty

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    October 4, 2014

    Make Halloween inspired treats that are adorable and delicious!  All ages are welcome.


    EDRW - Literary Cocktail Competition at The Collins Bar

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library

    October 8, 2014

    The Collins Bar will host a happy hour cocktail contest with a Jazz Age theme featuring local bartending members of the United States Bartending Guild. USBG president William Batson of Bar Hops...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    October 9, 2014

    Join us as we discuss The Cutting Season by Attica Locke.

    SYNOPSIS: Just after dawn, Caren walks the grounds of Belle Vie, the historic plantation house in...more

    Chelsea Berler "The Curious One" Book Signing

    Presented by Little Professor Bookcenter at Little Professor Book Center

    October 9, 2014

    Birmingham resident and CEO of Solamar Agency, Chelsea Berler will be signing copies of her inspirational book, "The Curious One From Food Stamps to CEO: One Woman’s Journey Through...more

    Eat Drink Read Write Festival

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library

    October 3 - October 10, 2014

    Birmingham Public Library’s most popular event is back! The Eat Drink Read Write Festival will be held from October 3rd to 10th, 2014 and will feature the area’s best food and beverage...more

    Adaptations Screening Party

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

    October 12, 2014

    Adaptations is Avondale Library's book-to-film group. For each title, we host a screening party (where we watch a companion film) and an AfterParty (where we discuss the selected title)....more

    Book Discussion Group- The House Girl by Tara Conklin

    Presented by Irondale Public Library at Irondale Public Library

    October 13, 2014

    Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2:00 pm for a lively book discussion! October's selection is The House Girl by Tara Conklin. New members are always welcome! Books are...more

    Read Your Own Adventure Book Group: Horror

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    October 13, 2014

    Share your favorite horror book with the group and discover other great reads.


    Homeschool Hangout: Haunted Shelby County

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library

    October 15, 2014

    Kim Johnston, author of the book Haunted Shelby County, Alabama, will share stories and evidence her paranormal team has collected at historical sites in and around Shelby County. Such sites...more

    The Big Reveal

    Presented by Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham at Workplay

    October 15, 2014

    Join us on October 15th as we launch Birmingham's Creative Industries and reveal our best kept secret


    Adaptations AfterParty - Chocolat

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

    October 21, 2014

    Adaptations is Avondale Library's book-to-film group. For each title, we host a screening party (where we watch a companion film) and an AfterParty (where we discuss the selected title)....more

    Bookmania: The Land of Stories

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

    October 23, 2014

    4th-6th graders, read The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer, 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.


    Genre Reading Group - Scary/Creepy/Thrilling

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

    October 28, 2014

    In 2014, the Genre Reading Group will be celebrating a national holiday or commemorative month at each meeting. Participants are encouraged to pick ANY book relating to the topic...more

    PJ Storytime in October

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    October 2 - October 30, 2014

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


    Literary Lunch Bunch Book Group

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

    September 9 - November 4, 2014

    Tuesday, September 9
    The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk...more

    Adaptations Screening Party

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

    November 9, 2014

    Adaptations is Avondale Library's book-to-film group. For each title, we host a screening party (where we watch a companion film) and an AfterParty (where we discuss the selected title)....more

    Taziki’s @ Liberty Park Book Group

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

    September 11 - November 13, 2014

    Thursday, September 11, 6:30-7:30
    Defending Jacob by William Landay
    Join us for good books, wine & conversation! We’ll be discussing Defending...more

    One Hundred Years of Solitude Read-A-Thon

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

    November 15, 2014

     Be a part of an all-day and into-the-night, non-stop, out-loud reading of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude." There will also be a party following the...more

    Southern Tales: The Lady With All the Answers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    November 16, 2014

    Before there was Oprah, before there was Dr. Laura or Judge Judy, there was Ann Landers. For decades, the renowned advice columnist answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused...more

    Adaptations AfterParty - The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

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

    November 18, 2014

    Adaptations is Avondale Library's book-to-film group. For each title, we host a screening party (where we watch a companion film) and an AfterParty (where we discuss the selected title)....more

    North Avondale Library Chapter Chatters Book Club

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

    August 27 - November 19, 2014

    Members will discuss the plot and characters of the title selected for the current book club meeting. Newcomers are welcome to join the book club at any meeting.   


    Bookmania: The Blood of Olympus

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

    November 20, 2014

    4th-6th graders, read The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan, 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.


    Genre Reading Group - Native & Early Americans

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

    November 25, 2014

    In 2014, the Genre Reading Group will be celebrating a national holiday or commemorative month at each meeting. Participants are encouraged to pick ANY book relating to the topic...more

    NeedleWorks

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

    September 5 - December 5, 2014

    Love to knit, cross-stitch, or crochet? All levels of expertise are welcome - learn from and inspire each other! Bring your own supplies and we supply the snacks. First...more

    Time for Tales

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

    September 11 - December 11, 2014

    Calling all preschoolers! Join us for a morning filled with stories, songs, and lots of fun for everyone. Advance group registration appreciated.


    Time for Tales

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL)

    September 4 - December 11, 2014

    Join in the fun, storytime has just begun!! Mark your calendars as we embark on another season of storytime fun! We will explore many stories related to seasons and holiday all while having a...more

    Adaptations AfterParty - The Snow Queen

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

    December 16, 2014

    Adaptations is Avondale Library's book-to-film group. For each title, we host a screening party (where we watch a companion film) and an AfterParty (where we discuss the selected title)....more

    Bookmania: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

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

    December 18, 2014

    4th-6th graders, read Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney, 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

    Genre Reading Group - World Holidays & Festivals

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

    December 30, 2014

    In 2014, the Genre Reading Group will be celebrating a national holiday or commemorative month at each meeting. Participants are encouraged to pick ANY book relating to the topic...more

    The Bookies Book Group

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (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

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