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    Best Books 2014

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    January 13, 2015

    Get up close and personal with our favorite juvenile and teen books of 2014. There will be speed book talks, refreshments and door prizes geared for parents, educators and fellow librarians. Theatre Level Meeting Rooms.

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    Bart’s Books: The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    December 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

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Story Hour

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    January 8, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar with the author via SKYPE.

    Synopsis: An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional...more

    Oxmoor Page Turner’s Book Club: The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    January 13, 2015

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist...more

    Download Free Library Books with your Nook

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    November 6, 2014 - January 28, 2015

    Join us for one on one training in learning how to download free Library Books with your Nook.  Call 978-0164 for an appointment


    Storytime Live in January

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    January 8 - January 29, 2015

    Stories, songs, poetry, puppetry and more for ages 3 and up. Groups must register.


    PJ Storytime in January

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    January 8 - January 29, 2015

    Wear your pajamas to this storytime! Kids of all ages can enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, and a bedtime snack.


    The Bookies Book Group

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

    October 14, 2014 - February 3, 2015

    The Bookies read a variety of popular fiction and nonfiction.  The group meets at 10:00 am in the Library's Conference Room.  New members are always welcome so make plans to join us!...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Orphan Train

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 5, 2015

    Join us as we discuss Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. 

    Synopsis: Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Beautiful Ruins

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 12, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.

    Synopsis: The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Beautiful Ruins

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 12, 2015

    Join us as we discuss Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. 

    SYNOPSIS: The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young...more

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 21, 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

    Southern Voices Festival: An Evening With Wally Lamb

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at The Library Theatre, Hoover

    February 27, 2015

    Southern Voices warmly welcomes best-selling novelist Wally Lamb to our conference. After the presentation, we invite you to join Mr. Lamb on the Library Plaza for a book signing and reception....more

    Southern Voices Festival: Author Conference

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    February 28, 2015

    Registration: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - The Library Theatre & The Library Plaza- Book sales and signings will follow the afternoon session. - Lunch on your own

    The...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: A Constellation of Vital Pehnomena

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 5, 2015

    Join us as we discuss A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.

    SYNOPSIS: In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from...more

    Bunny on the Shelf

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

    March 2 - April 2, 2015

    Each child will visit the library to find the bunny on the shelf and receive the prize. To participate a minimum of five books must be checked-out.  


    Egg-Cellent Time!

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

    April 2, 2015

    Have an egg-cellent time creating unique Easter eggs just in time for the Easter holiday. Bring a basket with you to carry home your creations. We will make paper egg collages. Featured book...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

    Genre Reading Group 2015 Selections

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

    January 27 - December 29, 2015

    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...more

    The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 17, 2010 - 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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