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    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Of Mice and Men

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 3, 2015

    Join us as we discuss Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

    SynopsisOf Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, ...more


    Maple & Willow Story Time

    Presented by Irondale Public Library at Irondale Public Library, Irondale

    September 12, 2015

    Join us for your favorite Maple & Willow stories and nature-inspired activities. Plus, don't forget that you can meet the books' author/illustrator, Lori Nichols, at 6:00 PM on September...more

    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    September 13, 2015

    Each month Avondale Regional Branch Library spotlights a movie and the book on which the film is based. These programs are free and open to the public. In celebration of Agatha...more

    Southern Writers' Festival

    Presented by Barnes and Noble Booksellers at the Summit at Barnes & Noble at The Summit, Birmingham

    September 13, 2015

    Come and support new local talent and perhaps discover your next favorite author! Laura McNeill, Kevin Herren, Mike Jenne, Nancee Cain, Angelo Willis, Jim Henninger, Timothy Best, and Julie...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Making New Friends at the Library

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

    September 14, 2015

    Join us for a fun-filled morning of stories, songs, and crafts as we kick off a new season! Tot Time is geared for 2 to 4 year olds with an individual caregiver, no groups please. 24-hour advance...more

    I Survived Book Club: "I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001"

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 15, 2015

    We will be discussing Lauren Tarshis' "I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2011".  Enjoy snacks, crafts, and book-specific activities.  Registration required and begins online 8 for...more

    Book Battle Buddies

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 15, 2015

    You decide what books are best from different chosen genres, from September through March, resulting in our March Madness winner!  Snacks and activities will be provided as we debate the best...more

    An Evening with Rick Bragg at The Florentine

    Presented by Urban Ministry, Inc.

    September 17, 2015

    To benefit the programs of URBAN Ministry celebrated Alabama author, Rick Bragg, will share his engaging stories over a delicious dinner in a beautiful setting.  The Florentine is a fully...more

    Melia Burrell Book Signing and Reading

    Presented by BAM! Publishing/Espresso Book Machine at Books-A-Million, Birmingham

    September 19, 2015

    BAM! Publishing is proud to present the Runner-Up of the First Annual BAM! Publishing Contest Melia Burrell signing her book, The End of the Standoff. This event will be held at...more

    Reading Roadies Adult Book Club

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

    June 15 - September 21, 2015

    This group meets to discuss a previously chosen book. Call 205-226-4083 for book choices.
     


    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Fall, Friendship, and Fun!

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

    September 21, 2015

    Wear your favorite fall colors as we celebrate fall with my favorite festive and funny stories. Tot Time is geared for 2 to 4 year olds with an individual caregiver; no groups please. 24-hour...more

    Bossypants Book Club with Librarians of Homewood Library

    Presented by Homewood Public Library

    September 21, 2015

    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

    Geronimo Stilton

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 22, 2015

    Spend some time in the world of your favorite newspaper mouse.  Games, crafts and snacks.  Register starting Sept. 8.  Grades 1-3


    Storyday with Nay Nay

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 3 - September 24, 2015

    Join Ms. Nay Nay every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. for this fun-filled storytime.  Children ages three and under and a parent or caregiver are invited to shake their beanbags and...more

    Bookmania: Land of Stories

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

    September 24, 2015

    4th-6th graders, read any book in the Land of Stories series 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...more

    Move & Groove Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 11 - September 25, 2015

    Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime for all ages every other Friday at 10:30 a.m.  We'll move, dance, do yoga, and HAVE FUN!


    Move & Groove Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 11 - September 25, 2015

    Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime for all ages, every other Friday at 10:30 a.m.  We'll dance, do yoga, move and have fun!


    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 26, 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

    The Little Red Hen

    Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham

    September 20 - September 26, 2015

    You may have heard the story before, the Little Red Hen asks for help making her bread but no one will help. That’s not the whole story though, no sirree. There’s much more to it! Come see the...more

    Psychic Fair

    Presented by Books, Beans & Candles Metaphysical Shoppe at Books, Beans & Candles Metaphysical Shoppe, Birmingham

    September 26, 2015


    Raven will be doing Tarot Readings at Books, Beans and Candles Psychic Fair.
    10 minute sessions are $10 (Advance purchase), $15 (day of), admission to the Fair is FREE. Many...more

    Real Life Poetry

    Presented by Sardis Missionary Baptist Church

    September 27, 2015

    John Paul Taylor, CEO of Real Life Poets, Inc. will discuss spoken word in order to engage the teens of Sadis Missionary Baptist Church in healthy, positive conversations about the world we...more

    Banned Books BINGO

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 28, 2015

    To celebrate Banned Books Week we are celebrating with a special BINGO game about our favorite banned books. Come and play with us for a chance to win fun prizes for...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: How Does My Fall Garden Grow?

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

    September 28, 2015

    I DIG fall vegetables, do you? Join us for some zany storytime fun! Tot Time is geared for 2 to 4 year olds with an individual caregiver, no groups please. 24-hour advance registration...more

    Great Big Biographies

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 29, 2015

    Who Was?  What Was?  Where is?  Discover the answer to this popular series' questions.  Register starting Sept. 14.  Grades 4-6


    Wee Ones

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 1 - September 29, 2015

    Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages 24 months and under and a caregiver.  Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.


    The Train to Crystal City: A Journey with Jan Jarboe Russell

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

    September 29, 2015

    Talk and book signing with Jan Jarboe Russell, author of the New York Times best seller, The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 30, 2015

    A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of...more

    Wiggleworm Wednesdays

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 2 - September 30, 2015

    Join Ms. mandy every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for our weekly all-ages storytime filled with music, wiggling, and fun!


    UAB Writers' Series Presents Greg Fraser and Chad Davidson

    Presented by UAB English Department at UAB - Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, Birmingham

    September 30, 2015

    UAB presents a free double reading of Greg Fraser and Chad Davidson. 

    Gregory Fraser is the author of three poetry collections: Strange Pietà (Texas...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 1, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.

    Synopsis: A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives...more

    Jane Austen Tea with Austen Scholar, Dr. Ted Benditt

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 1, 2015

    Jane Austen was a world renowned English author who created six timeless novels that have been translated into multiple languages, helping her stories transcend cultural boundaries. These six...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Farmyard Friends

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

    October 5, 2015

    We'll have a clucking good time at this barnyard themed storytime. Tot Time is geared for 2 to 4 year olds with an individual caregiver, no groups please. 24-hour advance registration...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Husband's Secret

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 8, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty.

    Synopsis: Cecilia Fitzpatrick lives to be perfect: a perfect marriage, three perfect...more

    Brewing in the Magic City: After Hours @ the Plaza

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 9, 2015

    Carla Jean Whitley will be here to discuss her new book, Birmingham Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Magic City, with a book signing to follow.

    Birmingham Beer traces...more

    Father Goose on the Loose

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 10, 2015

    Come hear Charles Ghigna read from his new books TINY TALES and A CARNIVAL OF CATS!  Little Professor Bookstore will host a book...more

    Star Wars Reads Day

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 10, 2015

    A short time from now, in a library close, close by...The Homewood Public Library and Little Professor Book Center present Star Wars Reads Day.  Star Wars Reads Day is...more

    The Reluctant Dragon

    Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham

    October 4 - October 11, 2015

    We’ve all heard the classic tale; an evil dragon takes captive a damsel in distress while a brave knight is forced to fight him in a blaze of fire and storm but what if there’s more to it than...more

    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    October 11, 2015

    Each month Avondale Regional Branch Library spotlights a movie and the book on which the film is based. These programs are free and open to the public. Our title for October is...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Creepy Crawly Spiders!

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

    October 12, 2015

    Whether it's the Bitsy Spider or Little Miss Muffet, these stories and songs will weave a web of delight. Tot Time is geared for 2 to 4 year olds with an individual caregiver, no groups please....more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 13, 2015

    A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of...more

    Bookmania: The Graveyard Book

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

    October 15, 2015

    4th-6th graders, read The Graveyard Book, a Newbery-award winner by Neil Gaiman, then bring your friends to the library to enjoy pizza, games, and a chat about the book. Space is limited, so make...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: I Love Peanut Butter!

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

    October 19, 2015

    It's ooey, it's gooey, it's a fun, sticky treat. Stories about peanut butter can't be beat. In recognition of peanut allergies, only imaginary peanut butter will be used. Tot Time is geared for 2...more

    Book Battle Buddies--Historical Fiction vs Biography

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 20, 2015

    You decide what books are best from different chosen genres from September through March, resulting in our March Madness winner! Snack and activities will be provided as we debate the best books...more

    I Survived Book Club:

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 20, 2015

    We will be discussing Lauren Tarshis' "I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, A.D. 79".  Enjoy snacks, crafts, and book-specific activities.  Registration required and begins online...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Happy Halloween!

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

    October 26, 2015

    Wear your Halloween costume as we celebrate Halloween with not-so-scary stories. We'll even trick or treat in the library! Tot Time is geared for 2 to 4 year olds with an individual caregiver, no...more

    The Great Pumpkin Caper

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

    October 27, 2015

    Pumpkins come and pumpkins go…but a jack-o-lantern steals the show. Join us for a family fun night that is truly a pumpkin lover’s delight. No scary costumes please. 24-hour advance...more

    Wee Ones

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 6 - October 27, 2015

    Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for ages 24 months and under and a caregiver.  Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.


    Better Than Therapy Book Club: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 28, 2015

    Harry August is on his deathbed–again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has...more

    Wiggleworm Wednesdays

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 7 - October 28, 2015

    Join Ms. Mandy every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for our weekly all-ages storytime filled with music, wiggling, and fun!


    Storyday with Nay Nay

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 1 - October 29, 2015

    Join Ms. Nay Nay every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. for this fun-filled storytime.  Children ages three and under and a parent or caregiver are invited to shake their beanbags and...more

    Move & Groove Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 9 - October 30, 2015

    Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime for all ages every other Friday at 10:30 a.m.  We'll dance, do yoga, move and have fun!


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