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    Teen Poetry Writing Contest

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 1 - April 26, 2015

    In honor of National Poetry Month, we are holding a poetry contest for teens Grades 6-12.  Get out your pen and paper (or your keyboard) and let your imagination soar!  Create an original poem (maximum 2 pages in length) in any poetry style.

    Poems can be submitted to Judith Wright at the Homewood Public Library or via the ...more


    Auditions for The Tempest

    Presented by Grassroots Shakespeare Alabama and Grassroots Shakespeare Alabama at Avondale Park--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, Birmingham

    April 28, 2015

    Grassroots Shakespeare · Alabama is thrilled to be hosting our third season. As we grow, we are always looking for new actors of all ages! If you can't make this time and date,...more

    Mother Goose

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

    January 7 - April 29, 2015

    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

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 29, 2015

    Join us as we discuss Kate Alcott’s latest novel, A Touch of Stardust. Publicist and would-be screenwriter Julie Crawford is given a front-row seat to not one but...more

    Storytime

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

    March 11 - April 29, 2015

    Come and join us for stories, songs, and crafts! All ages welcome. Daycares welcome.


    Time for Tales with Ms. Charlotte

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

    January 8 - April 30, 2015

    Join us for a morning of preschool storytime fun! Group registration appreciated.


    Patty Cake

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

    January 8 - April 30, 2015

    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 (except April 2). Call 205-879-0497 to register, or...more

    Comic Book and Manga Club for Kids

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

    April 2 - April 30, 2015

    Comic Book & Manga Club for Kids (Thursdays in April) 
    All ages 
    Come hang with other comics/manga lovers, talk about your favorite books, share tips on drawing...more

    STANDING ROOM ONLY: Southeastern Foraging with Chris Bennett

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

    April 30, 2015

    Ages 21+ only

    Thursday, April 30th, 6:30 pm – Standing Room Only presents - An Evening With The Author Event with Chris Bennett, author of Southeast Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful...more

    Allen Johnson Book Signing

    Presented by Little Professor Bookcenter at Little Professor Book Center, Homewood

    May 1, 2015

    Allen Johnson will be here signing his Blackwater Trilogy.

    Annotation: Identical twins Johnny and Will are orphaned and separated as toddlers. Johnny is...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 5, 2015

    Join us as we discuss the latest novel from the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr: the beautiful, stunningly ambitious bestseller about a blind French girl & a German boy...more

    BIC International Women's Day Awards Dinner - Honoring Amy Chua, The Tiger Mom

    Presented by Birmingham International Center at The Club of Birmingham, Birmingham

    May 5, 2015

    On May 5, 2015, the Birmingham International Center (BIC) will host its annual International Women’s Day Dinner to honor ten local women with our “Motivating Women Awards” to...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Invention of Wings

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 7, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

    Synopsis: The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the...more

    Gin Phillips Launch Party

    Presented by Little Professor Bookcenter

    May 7, 2015

    Author Gin Phillips will be launching her latest book, A Little Bit of Spectacular

    Synopsis

    Olivia and her mom have just moved in with her...more

    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    May 10, 2015

    Each month Avondale Library spotlights a movie and the book on which the film is based. The film is featured with a screening at the library and copies of the book are available for checkout....more

    Great Books Reading & Discussion Group

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

    December 8, 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

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: All the Light We Cannot See

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 14, 2015

    Join us as we read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

    Synopsis: rom the highly acclaimed, multiple...more

    Kenwuan Meeks Book Signing

    Presented by Little Professor Bookcenter at Little Professor Book Center, Homewood

    May 16, 2015

    Kenwuan Meeks will be signing her new book, Trustworthy Eyes Can't See Everything

    Publisher Marketing:

    What do you see when you look in the...more

    PAINTING WITH PURPOSE

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    May 16, 2015

    About the Workshop:

    Terry Strickland’s highly realistic and refined portraits in oil represent a refined beauty acquired through years of work and dedication to her...more

    I Survived Book Club: "I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916"

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 19, 2015

    Join Ms. Caitlin "I Survived" book club, discussing Lauren Tarshis' "I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916".  Enjoy snacks, crafts, and book-specific activities for...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: We Are Water by Wally Lamb

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 27, 2015

    Join us as we explore Wally Lamb’s latest book We Are Water.  It is a layered portrait of marriage, family, and the inexorable need for understanding and connection, told in the...more

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 30, 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

    Super Red Riding Hood

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

    June 2, 2015

    The Springville Road Children's Department staff will present a skit based on a classic fairy tale—with a twist. Come see Red Riding Hood's super side as she takes on the Big...more

    C & C Company Presents Super Red Riding Hood

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

    June 2, 2015

    Join us for this fun-filled musical performance of an empowered young girl who knows how to take care of the Big Bad Wolf.  


    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Aviator's Wife

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 4, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin.

    Synopsis: When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Under the Wide and Starry Sky, by Nancy Horan

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 9, 2015

    From Nancy Horan, New York Times bestselling author of Loving Frank, comes her much-anticipated second novel, which tells the improbable love story of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and...more

    C & C Company Presents Super Red Riding Hood

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

    June 11, 2015

    Join us for this fun-filled musical performance of an empowered young girl who knows how to take care of the Big Bad Wolf.

     


    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Invention of Wings

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 11, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

    Synopsis: The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the...more

    Painting: Alla Prima Painting with Terry Strickland

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    June 13, 2015

    About the Workshop:

    Alla Prima, quick sketch paintings done in a single session, is an art form unto itself.

    ...more

    Ms. Renee's Super Summer Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 16, 2015

    Ms. Renee is here for a super special storytime in the Large Auditorium!


    Larry Moore - Power of Reading

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at East Lake Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    June 18, 2015

    Learn "Moore" about the power of reading within you through magic, comedy, mystery, and "Moore" fun than ever before.


    Countdown & Comics

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 16 - June 23, 2015

    Check out Countdown by Deborah Wiles and participate in discussion and crafts about the 1960s and the comics from that era.  For rising 4th-6th graders....more

    C & C Company Presents Super Red Riding Hood

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

    June 24, 2015

    Join us for this fun-filled musical performance of an empowered young girl who knows how to take care of the Big Bad Wolf.  


    Better Than Therapy Book Club: The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 24, 2015

    One summer night in 1930, Judge Joseph Crater steps into a New York City cab and is never heard from again. Behind this great man are three women, each with her own tale to tell: Stella, his...more

    Super Hair-O and the Barber of Doom

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

    June 30, 2015

    The Springville Road Children's Department Staff will present a one-of-a-kind skit about an unlikely superhero named Rocco, whose superpower resides in his long, unruly hair. He and his...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Rose Project

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    July 2, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.

    Synopsis: The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Aviator's Wife

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    July 9, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. 

    Synopsis: When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations,...more

    Super Red Riding Hood

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at East Lake Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    July 10, 2015

    The Springville Road Children’s Department Staff will present a skit based on a classic fairy tale—with a twist. Come see Red Riding Hood’s super side as she takes on the Big Bad...more

    Tot Time With Mrs. Eve

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

    June 1 - July 13, 2015

    Storytime designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or caregiver. Includes stories, songs, and lots of fun. 24-hour advance registration required.


    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Dead Wake, by Erik Larson

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 14, 2015

    WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants....more

    C & C Company Presents Captain Awesome

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

    July 16, 2015

    Join us for this fun-filled performance of an empowered young girl—Captain Awesome and her trusty sidekick, Nacho Cheese Girl—as they solve the mystery of the Missing Class...more

    Time for Tales with Ms. Charlotte

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

    June 4 - July 16, 2015

    Preschool storytime with stories, songs, and lots of fun for everyone! Groups welcome. 24-hour advance registration required.24-hour advance registration is required.


    C & C Company Presents Captain Awesome

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

    July 21, 2015

    Join us for this fun-filled performance of an empowered young girl—Captain Awesome and her trusty sidekick, Nacho Cheese Girl—as they solve the mystery of the Missing Class...more

    C & C Company Presents Captain Awesome

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

    July 22, 2015

    Join us for this fun-filled performance of an empowered young girl—Captain Awesome and her trusty sidekick, Nacho Cheese Girl—as they solve the mystery of the Missing Class...more

    Super Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 3 - July 22, 2015

    Join one of your favorite storytellers each week to learn about all the different heroes in your community!  All ages welcome.


    PRIMETIME Family Reading Time

    Presented by YWoodlawn Family Resource Center and YWCA Central Alabama

    June 11 - July 23, 2015

    What is it?

    PRIMETIME Family Reading Time is a unique humanities-based and family-focused program proven to help children succeed academically and bond...more

    C & C Company Presents Super Red Riding Hood

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

    July 27, 2015

    Join us for this fun-filled musical performance of an empowered young girl who knows how to take care of the Big Bad Wolf.  


    North Avondale Library Chapter Chatters Book Club

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

    March 25 - July 29, 2015

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


    Better Than Therapy Book Club: The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 29, 2015

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the...more

    Happy Birthday Harry!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 31, 2015

    Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by watching one of our favorite movies and eating a delicious birthday treat in honor of the boy wizard!  Families welcome!  


    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Husband's Secret

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 6, 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

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