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    LITERATURE

    Alabama Launchpad Innovation Conference Poetry Contest

    Presented by Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA)

    August 29, 2014

    In partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) Foundation is holding a state-wide poetry contest. Contestants are asked to submit an original composition on the theme of innovation and creativity in Alabama. Three finalists will be asked to present their work at the Innovation Awards Ceremony Dinner, September 25, where the evening’s ...more


    IPC Focus on Faith

    Presented by The Focus on Faith Committee at Independent Presbyterian Church

    August 27, 2014

    IPC presents the Rev. Lillian Daniel, author of “When Spiritual but Not Religious is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church”, at 6:00 on Wednesday, August 27, at...more

    Burningham Redux 8: Fire Ant Film Fest (FAFF)

    August 30, 2014

    If you attend 1 festival this year make it AUDEMUS. Or burn with us at the PIONEER campground in Oak Mtn State Park. We burn the man at nightfall Saturday Aug 30. 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm.


    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

    Presented by The Wherehouse at The Wherehouse

    August 28 - August 31, 2014

    The show features three overachievers attempting to perform all thirty-seven of Shakespeare's plays in ninety-seven minutes. Fast paced, witty, and...more

    An Evening with Jan Karon

    Presented by Alabama Booksmith at Cathedral Church of the Advent

    September 2, 2014

    Jan Karon is going back to Mitford. Nearly a decade after the novelist announced she was done with her multimillion-selling Mitford Years series, she is back with the latest installment,...more

    Karen Abbott Book Signing

    Presented by Alabama Booksmith at Alabama Booksmith

    September 3, 2014

    Signing: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

    Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and "pioneer of...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Cutting Season

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 4, 2014

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

    SYNOPSIS: Caren Gray manages Louisiana's stately Belle Vie, an antebellum...more

    SNaP: Irene Latham Book Launch

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

    September 4, 2014

    Birmingham's own Irene Latham, author of Leaving Gee's Bend and Don't Feed the Boy, is releasing a brand new book of children's poetry called Dear Wandering Wildebeest. She'll...more

    Book Discussion Group- The Good House by Ann Leary

    Presented by Irondale Public Library at Irondale Public Library

    September 8, 2014

    Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2:00 pm for a lively book discussion! September's selection is The Good House by Ann Leary. New members are always welcome! Books are voted on...more

    Read Your Own Adventure Book Group: Southern Fiction

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 8, 2014

    Share your favorite Southern fiction and find other great reads. This book group meets once a month and discusses a different genre of fiction each time. 
     


    The Bookies Book Group: Salon Discussion, Book(s) of Choice

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

    September 9, 2014

    The Bookies meet at 10:00 am in the Library's Conference Room 

    According to ...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Author Michael Morris Will Be Our Special Guest

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    September 9, 2014

    Join us as we welcome Michael Morris, award-winning Birmingham author, to our book club. We will be discussing his latest, Man in the Blue Moon, a magical and mesmerizing page-turner rooted in...more

    Adaptations Screening Party

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

    September 14, 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

    This Just In!

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 15, 2014

    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...more

    An Evening with Joshilyn Jackson: A Friends Fundraiser

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Rosewood Hall at SoHo Square

    September 19, 2014

    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 most recently Some Else’s Love...more

    Bart’s Books: Jingle Dancer

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 20, 2014

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected...more

    Stephanie Perry Moore Author Visit

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

    September 22, 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 Avondale Branch Library (BPL)

    September 22, 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 Springville Road Regional Library (BPL)

    September 22, 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 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

    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

    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

    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.


    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

    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

    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, 2125 Second Ave. North, will host a happy hour cocktail contest with a Jazz Age theme featuring local bartending members of the United States Bartending Guild. USBG president...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

    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.


    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

    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

    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

    Great Books Reading & Discussion Group

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

    May 12, 2014 - May 11, 2015

    The Great Books Reading & Discussion Group is currently reading from "The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler" and a limited number are available for check out at the Emmet O'Neal...more

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