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    LITERATURE

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Girl Waits with Gun

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 29, 2016

    Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom.

    Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

    Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, ...more


    Book-Film-Movie

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

    July 1 - July 8, 2016

    Bring the family and enjoy an exciting movie that is based on a good book.
     


    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    July 10, 2016

    Join us for a Jurassic July as we we watch the 2015 return to the island of dinosaurs first presented in ...more

    Great Books Reading & Discussion Group

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

    July 13, 2015 - July 11, 2016

    The Great Books Reading & Discussion Group is currently reading from "Even Deadlier: A Sequel to The 7 Deadly Sins Sampler" and a limited number are available for check out at...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Landline

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 12, 2016

    Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom

    Landline by Rainbow Rowell

    Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still...more

    Bookmania: Comic Squad: Recess

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

    June 21 - July 12, 2016

    Rising 3rd graders, read Comic Squad: Recess Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, then bring your friends to the library to enjoy pizza, games, and a chat about the book. Space is limited, so make...more

    On Your Mark, Get Set...Celebrate!

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

    July 14, 2016

    For all Eastwood Library readers who have read many, many books this summer and earned a summer reading certificate, it’s time to celebrate. Join us for a storytime adventure you won’t soon...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The House We Grew Up In

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    July 14, 2016

    Join us we discuss The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell.


    SNaP: Quidditch

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

    July 14, 2016

    SNaP: QUIDDITCH
    Team up with your friends and see who can win the quidditch cup on July 14 from 3:30 - 4:30. Rising 3rd-6th graders. No registration required....more

    Becoming a Better Writer

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    July 16, 2016

    Karin B. Hoyle, recipient of the Literary Classics Seal of Approval and the winner of the Silver Book Award for YA Science Fiction (2015) will be presenting on the following...more

    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 18, 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

    Bookmania: Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

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

    June 20 - July 18, 2016

    Rising 4th-6th graders, read Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein, then bring your friends to the library to enjoy pizza, games, and a chat about the book. Space is limited,...more

    Young Leadership Tuesday

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

    July 5 - July 19, 2016

    We are developing leaders and readers at our Young Leadership Tuesday program! A child chosen from a group of participants will lead a reading program by reading a story at his/her comfort level...more

    Family Night

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

    July 19, 2016

    Join us for a family night story adventure. A light dinner will be served. Registration required. 
     


    B Ready Boot Camp

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 15 - July 20, 2016

    Get ready for fun as we learn different concepts through story, song, play and activities. For ages 5 and under.


    Mother Goose

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

    June 1 - July 20, 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

    June 1 - July 20, 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

    Our World Our Library (O.W.O.L.)

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 16 - July 21, 2016

    Join us to learn more about our world as we talk about and learn about different cultures with stories and a special craft.


    OLLI Bonus Program: Evangelism in America

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 21, 2016

    OLLI  Bonus  Program: Evangelism in America: A Case of Unintended Consequences with Shirley Worthington

    Thursday, July 21, 6:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium 

    By...more

    Patty Cake

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

    June 2 - July 21, 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...more

    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....more

    Move & Groove Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 6 - July 25, 2016

    Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime for all ages filled with dance, yoga, and fun!


    Better Than Therapy Book Club: The Boys in the Boat

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 27, 2016

    Wednesday, July 27 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

    Storytime All Stars

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 8 - July 27, 2016

    Join Ms. Mandy for our weekly all ages storytime filled with music and fun!


    Percy Jackson Film Festival

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

    July 29, 2016

    In celebration of Percy Jackson's upcoming August birthday, come to our Percy Jackson film festival in the Story Castle. Refreshments will be provided. 
    Target audience: tweens.


    Summer Reading 2016: On Your Mark, Get Set. . . Read!

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 23 - August 3, 2016

    Summer Reading program for babies through rising sixth grade  Sign up at the library May 23 through July 18.  Read for fun and receive prizes! Last day to redeem prizes is August 3.


    First Thursday Fiction Book Group:

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 4, 2016

    Join us for a lively discussion of Laura Lippman's After I'm Gone. Light refreshments will be served.

    Synopis: When Felix Brewer meets Bernadette “Bambi”...more

    The Quotable Amelia Earhart: Lecture & Book Signing with Editor Michele Albion

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 5, 2016

    Friday, August 5 at 1:00 p.m. in the Large auditorium

    Join us as we welcome author Michele Albion, editor of The Quotable Amelia Earhart, as...more

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...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

    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

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