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    LITERATURE

    Book Signing: George Saunders - Lincoln in the Bardo

    Presented by Alabama Booksmith at Alabama Booksmith, Homewood

    February 21, 2017

    In his long-awaited first novel, American master George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a literary experience unlike any other.

    February 1862. The Civil War rages while President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son is ...more


    Sunday NovelTea: Girl Waits With Gun

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 5, 2017

    Join us on the first Sunday of each month from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm for Sunday NovelTea, our version of book group lite! Tea and cookies from East 59 Cafe?, will be served during a lively discussion...more

    Author Talk with Sydney Nathans – A Mind to Stay

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

    March 13, 2017

    Author Sydney Nathans will discuss and sign copies of his book, A Mind to Stay. The event will be held in the Arrington Auditorium, 4th floor of the Linn-Henley Research...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 14, 2017

    Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett  Bert Cousins, the deputy district attorney, shows up at Franny Keating's...more

    Booksigning with Carolyn Roberson

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 15, 2017

    Booksigning with Carolyn Roberson, Author of Where the Miracle Continues

    If you love horses, this program is for you! Local author Carolyn Roberson has been...more

    Revisiting Forgotten Alabama with Author Glenn Wills

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 17, 2017

    Come along on with author/photographer Glenn Wills as he describes his journey to document Alabama's forgotten and abandoned treasures. These images displayed in this book have been collected over...more

    Insatiable Readers Reading Group: Celebrate Women's History

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 18, 2017

    Feed your need for great nonfiction titles and bookish conversations.  One Saturday each month, we'll explore new nonfiction titles to add to your "To Be Read" list, enjoy great conversations...more

    An Evening with the Author Patrick deWitt

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

    March 18, 2017

    The exuberant young Canadian writer Patrick deWitt hit the ground running with his debut Ablutions: Notes for a Novel, a funny and dark addition to road fiction that would sit more than...more

    Author Talk with Michael Fitzgerald – Reconstruction in Alabama

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

    March 20, 2017

    Historian Michael Fitzgerald will discuss and sign copies of his book Reconstruction in Alabama, the first new book on this topic in a century. The event will be held in the Arrington...more

    Flash Fiction

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 21, 2017

    Come enjoy a night of poetry, fiction, and other readings from the members of Write Club. 


    Bib & Tucker Sewing Opportunity

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and Bib & Tucker Sew-Op at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    February 24 - March 24, 2017

    Bib & Tucker Sew-Op will host three open sewing sessions at Homewood Public Library this winter as part of year three of The March Quilts: a community art project. This year's theme is the...more

    Storytime

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

    January 16 - March 27, 2017

    Bring your child or group and enjoy wonderful songs, hands on activities, and short stories. This is a wonderful way to introduce children to the library.


    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 11, 2017

    Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

    In I Almost Forgot About...more

    Hot Off the Press!

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

    January 19 - April 20, 2017

    Read a book that's hot off the press - something that was published within the last 6 months. Then sign up to come eat pizza and tell why that book was the best (or the worst!) new thing. 3rd -...more

    Hot Off the Press!

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

    January 19 - April 20, 2017

    Read a book that's hot off the press - something that was published within the last 6 months. Then sign up to come eat pizza and tell why that book was the best (or the worst!) new thing. 3rd -...more

    Storytime

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

    January 10 - April 25, 2017

    Children will participate in storytelling, music, hand puppets and body movement.


    Library Out Loud

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

    January 3 - April 25, 2017

    Stories, crafts, activities, and a snack for grades kindergarten - 2nd. Every Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:15 pm. Drop off and pick up at Storytelling Room or back door. No registration required. There...more

    Preschool Storytime

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

    September 21, 2016 - April 26, 2017

    Visit the library for stories, songs, and fun! We'll feature some of our favorite stories every week!
     


    Mother Goose

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

    January 4 - April 26, 2017

    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. Call 205-879-0497 to register, or register online at ...more

    Movers & Makers

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

    January 4 - April 26, 2017

    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

    Patty Cake

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

    January 5 - April 27, 2017

    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. Call 205-879-0497 to register, or register online...more

    Teen Poetry Writing Contest

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 1 - April 28, 2017

    In honor of National Poetry Month, the Homewood Public Library is holding a poetry contest for teens Grades 6-12. Get out your pen and paper (or your keyboard) and let your imagination soar!...more

    Magdala Ramirez, Medicine Woman: Walking in Many Worlds

    Presented by Embody Practice Center - Yoga, Tai Chi, Manual Therapy at Embody Practice Center, Birmingham

    April 29, 2017

    Magdala Ramirez: Her path and her work started very early in her life.  Being born of the linage of Maya-Mexica medicine woman, she has been initiated and trained by spirit to bring the...more

    Spring Classes Registration

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    January 9 - May 1, 2017

    Sign-up for spring classes at Samford's Academy of the Arts, continuing the traditions of Samford After Sundown and Preparatory Music.  Enjoy classes in music, art, languages, creative...more

    Introduction to Creative Writing w/ Southern Theme

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 6 - May 1, 2017

    Share your Southern experiences in fiction and nonfiction writing. This course is for beginner and intermediate writers.


    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 9, 2017

    Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

    The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 9, 2017

    Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 13, 2017

    Tuesday, June 13, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. the Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

    Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled,...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 11, 2017

    Tuesday, July 11, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. Good as Gone by  Amy Gentry

    Every family has its problems. But even among...more

    G2K Cinderella

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    July 14 - July 16, 2017

    The charm and elegance of Cinderella take the stage in this specially crafted fairytale. G2K Cinderella features all the beloved songs and familiar characters of the story in a condensed script...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

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library

    August 8, 2017

    Tuesday, August 8, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. To the Bright Edge of the World by  Ewoyn Ivey

    In the winter of 1885,...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 12, 2017

    Tuesday, September 12, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu by  Joshua Hammer.   To save precious...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 10, 2017

    Tuesday, October 10, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. The Women in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.   

     Lo Blacklock, a...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 14, 2017

    Tuesday, November 14, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. Eligable: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld....more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 12, 2017

    Tuesday, December 12, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

    Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the...more

    Chapter Chatters Book Club

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

    January 25 - December 20, 2017

    Book club members meet to discuss the selected book for the month.


    Genre Reading Group 2017 Selections

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

    January 31 - December 26, 2017

    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

    The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens is the largest public horticultural library in the Southeast and is open to the public. Simply present your Jefferson County Library Card to check out...more

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