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    The Better Than Therapy Book Club: Man in the Blue Moon by Michael Morris

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    July 30, 2014

    Join us as we welcome Michael Morris, award-winning Birmingham author, to our book club.

    We will be discussing his latest, Man in the Blue Moon, a magical and mesmerizing page-turner rooted in hardscrabble Florida during WWI, based in part on a true family story. Ella Wallace is scrambling to keep her three sons and herself from the poorhouse after her opium-addicted husband vanishes. She owns a piece of ...more


    Book Discussion Group- The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

    Presented by Irondale Public Library at Irondale Public Library

    August 11, 2014

    Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2:00 pm for a lively book discussion! August's selection is The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. New members are always welcome! Books are voted...more

    Read Your Own Adventure Book Group: Short Stories

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    August 11, 2014

    Share your favorite book of short stories and find other great reads. Whether you're a fan of classics from Anton Checkov or you love modern masters like Haruki Murakami, this is the place to...more

    The Bookies Book Group: Transatlantic by Colum McCann

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

    August 12, 2014

    The Bookies meet at 10:00 am in the Library's Conference Room   

    From amazon.com

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NAMED ONE...more

    Oxmoor Page Turner’s Book Club: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 12, 2014

    Join us as we explore Mark Haddon's bitterly funny debut novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a murder mystery of sorts--one told by an autistic version of Adrian Mole....more

    Run for Your Life!

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    August 14, 2014

    Hoover High School's Coach Devon Hind will share life lessons and stories of leadership to inspire us all. Book signing to follow. Coach Hind has coached cross-country and track at Hoover High...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Beginner's Goodbye

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    August 14, 2014

    Join us as we discuss Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye. Refreshments are provided.

    SYNOPSIS: Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron grew up fending off a sister who...more

    Carla Jean Whitley Book Signing

    Presented by Church Street Coffee and Books at Church Street Coffee & Books

    August 19, 2014

    An estimated four hundred gold records have been recorded in the Muscle Shoals area. Many of those are thanks to Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, dubbed “the...more

    Rally for Reading

    Presented by The Literacy Council at Avondale Brewing Company

    August 21, 2014

    It’s that time of year! Get off the sidelines! Join the Junior Board of The Literacy Council at Avondale Brewery to kick off the college football season with the 4th Annual Rally for...more

    EarFilms - The U.S. Premiere of "To Sleep To Dream"

    Presented by Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center

    August 19 - August 22, 2014

    Experience the U.S. premiere of EarFilms’ cuttingedge, award-winning, feature-length film, To Sleep To Dream, in the intimate setting of the Odess blackbox theatre. »...more

    Write Club: James Braziel and Tina Mozelle Braziel

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    August 23, 2014

    James Braziel and Tina Mozelle Braziel will present "Creating Character Voice in Fiction and Poetry."

    Write Club, the library's monthly forum for amateur writers, will...more

    American Girl: Back to School Party

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    August 26, 2014

    Start the year off with Samantha and her friends, as they help you make some special school accessories of your own. Registration begins Aug. 5. Grades K-6


    Adaptations AfterParty - Catching Fire

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

    August 26, 2014

    Adaptations is Avondale Library's book-to-film group. For each title, we host a screening party (where we watch a companion film) and an AfterParty (where we discuss the selected title)....more

    Genre Reading Group - World War II

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

    August 26, 2014

    In 2014, the Genre Reading Group will be celebrating a national holiday or commemorative month at each meeting. Participants are encouraged to pick ANY book relating to the topic...more

    The Better Than Therapy Book Club: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 27, 2014

    Join us as we explore Paul McLain’s The Paris Wife. This is the story of Hadley Richardson, a quiet 28 year old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest...more

    IPC Focus on Faith

    Presented by The Focus on Faith Committee at Independent Presbyterian Church

    August 27, 2014

    IPC presents the Rev. Lillian Daniel, author of “When Spiritual but Not Religious is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church”, at 6:00 on Wednesday, August 27, at...more

    Craig Darch, Author of From Brooklyn to the Olympics: Career of Auburn Track Coach Mel Rosen

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 28, 2014

    Join us as we welcome author Craig Darch discusses his book, From Brooklyn to the Olympics, which follows Mel Rosen from the streets of Brooklyn during the 1930s–’40s to his selection...more

    Burningham Redux 8: Fire Ant Film Fest (FAFF)

    August 30, 2014

    If you attend 1 festival this year make it AUDEMUS. Or burn with us at the PIONEER campground in Oak Mtn State Park. We burn the man at nightfall Saturday Aug 30. 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm.


    Church & Oak Book Group

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library and Church Street Coffee and Books at Church Street Coffee & Books

    March 6 - September 4, 2014

    Church & Oak is a new book group formed by co-founders Carrie Rollwagen, owner of Church Street Coffee and Books, and Amanda Westfall, research librarian at the Emmet O’Neal Library. The...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Cutting Season

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 4, 2014

    Join us as we discuss The Cutting Season by Attica Locke. Refreshments provided.

    SYNOPSIS: Caren Gray manages Louisiana's stately Belle Vie, an antebellum...more

    Book Discussion Group- The House Girl by Tara Conklin

    Presented by Irondale Public Library at Irondale Public Library

    September 8, 2014

    Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2:00 pm for a lively book discussion! September's selection is The House Girl by Tara Conklin. New members are always welcome! Books are...more

    Read Your Own Adventure Book Group: Southern Fiction

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 8, 2014

    Share your favorite Southern fiction and find other great reads. This book group meets once a month and discusses a different genre of fiction each time. 
     


    The Bookies Book Group: Salon Discussion, Book(s) of Choice

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

    September 9, 2014

    The Bookies meet at 10:00 am in the Library's Conference Room 

    According to ...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The House Girl

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 11, 2014

    Join us as we discuss Tara Conklin's The House Girl. Refreshments are provided. 

    Virginia, 1852. Seventeen-year-old Josephine Bell decides to run from the failing tobacco...more

    Adaptations Screening Party

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

    September 14, 2014

    Adaptations is Avondale Library's book-to-film group. For each title, we host a screening party (where we watch a companion film) and an AfterParty (where we discuss the selected title)....more

    This Just In!

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 15, 2014

    A book club for grades 4-6!  Which of the latest are really the greatest? Read a book published in the last six months. Make a commercial to spread the word. 

    Space is...more

    Bart’s Books: Jingle Dancer

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 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

    Adaptations AfterParty - The Monuments Men

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

    September 23, 2014

    Adaptations is Avondale Library's book-to-film group. For each title, we host a screening party (where we watch a companion film) and an AfterParty (where we discuss the selected title)....more

    Genre Reading Group - American Workers

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

    September 30, 2014

    In 2014, the Genre Reading Group will be celebrating a national holiday or commemorative month at each meeting. Participants are encouraged to pick ANY book relating to the topic...more

    ArtBreak: Lit(art)ure 101

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 30, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Red Diamond Lecture Series: Mario Buatta

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 3, 2014

    Mario Buatta
    Designer and Author of Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration


    Kidz Kitchen with Hello Kitty

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    October 4, 2014

    Make Halloween inspired treats that are adorable and delicious!  All ages are welcome.


    Adaptations Screening Party

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

    October 12, 2014

    Adaptations is Avondale Library's book-to-film group. For each title, we host a screening party (where we watch a companion film) and an AfterParty (where we discuss the selected title)....more

    Book Discussion Group- The Good House by Ann Leary

    Presented by Irondale Public Library at Irondale Public Library

    October 13, 2014

    Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2:00 pm for a lively book discussion! October's selection is The Good House by Ann Leary.

    New members are always welcome! Books are...more

    Adaptations AfterParty - Chocolat

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

    October 21, 2014

    Adaptations is Avondale Library's book-to-film group. For each title, we host a screening party (where we watch a companion film) and an AfterParty (where we discuss the selected title)....more

    Genre Reading Group - Scary/Creepy/Thrilling

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

    October 28, 2014

    In 2014, the Genre Reading Group will be celebrating a national holiday or commemorative month at each meeting. Participants are encouraged to pick ANY book relating to the topic...more

    PJ Storytime in October

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    October 2 - October 30, 2014

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


    Genre Reading Group - Native & Early Americans

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

    November 25, 2014

    In 2014, the Genre Reading Group will be celebrating a national holiday or commemorative month at each meeting. Participants are encouraged to pick ANY book relating to the topic...more

    Genre Reading Group - World Holidays & Festivals

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

    December 30, 2014

    In 2014, the Genre Reading Group will be celebrating a national holiday or commemorative month at each meeting. Participants are encouraged to pick ANY book relating to the topic...more

    Great Books Reading & Discussion Group

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

    May 12, 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...more

    The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 17, 2010 - on going

    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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