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    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Hippity Hop!

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

    March 30, 2015

    What has 2 floppy ears, a pink twitchy nose, and a powder puff for a tail? Hop on over and find out during this fun filled Tot Time! Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or caregiver. 24-hour advance registration is required.

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    Say Hola to Spanish!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 4, 2015

    Join Ms. Erika for this fun and educational storytime. Learn Spanish while enjoying stories and a craft. This month we are going on a color hunt! All ages are welcome!


    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Dog "Tails"

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

    April 6, 2015

    We’ll be sharing lots of stories and songs about man’s best friend during today’s Tot Time – and that’s the long and short of it! Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 9, 2015

    Join us for a discussion of Anthony Marra's A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.

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

    How To Become A Published Author

    Presented by Canterbury United Methodist Church at Canterbury United Methodist Church , Birmingham

    April 10, 2015

    How to Become a Published Author Friday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Canterbury UMC
    Lunch provided
    Do you dream of becoming a published author?...more

    Pigapalooza

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 11, 2015

    If you love Olivia, Peppa and Piggie, then join us for a morning filled with piggy fun!


    Publishing Your Book with a Traditional Author

    Presented by Canterbury United Methodist Church at Canterbury United Methodist Church , Birmingham

    April 11, 2015

    Part 1:  Understanding Traditional Book Publishing The traditional book publishing market has changed drastically in the past few years. Part 1 of this Boot Camp addresses these foundational...more

    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    April 12, 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

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Buzz Buzz

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

    April 13, 2015

    Is it a fly? Is it a bee? I hope it’s not a mosquito looking for me! Come on in to Tot Time and catch the buzz…. Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Leaving Time by Jodie Picoult

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 14, 2015

    Join us as we explore Jodi Picoult’s latest, Leaving Time. Picoult weaves elephant behavior into a search for a missing mother. The connection isn't as odd as it might sound at first,...more

    Birmingham Reads Day

    Presented by Better Basics and Junior League of Birmingham

    March 26 - April 16, 2015

    Volunteers visit pre-K through 5th-grade classrooms in Birmingham City Schools to read a book to students and give each of the children a copy of the book to keep.


    Birmingham Reads Book Drive

    Presented by Better Basics and Junior League of Birmingham at Colonial Brookwood Village, Birmingham

    April 17, 2015

    The Birmingham Reads project will be collecting new and gently used children's books at Brookwood Village for the Birmingham Reads Book Drive Challenge. Bring your books by to participate and...more

    Live @ the Library

    Presented by Samford University Library

    April 17, 2015

    Samford University Library is excited to welcome Jerry Armor for Live @ the Library, April 17th, 6:30 p.m. Mr. Armor will be presenting his latest book, "A Home for Wayward Boys: the Early...more

    Read.Write.Draw.

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 18, 2015

    A book festival for kids, teens and the young at heart.

    A free event featuring authors Lou Anders, Sharon Cameron, Jeff Mack, Lori Nichols and Amber McRee Turner.
     


    I Survived Book Club: "I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912"

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 21, 2015

    Join Ms. Caitlin in "I Survived" book club, discussing Lauren Tarshis' "I Survived the sinking of the Titanic, 1912".  Enjoy snacks, crafts, and book-specific...more

    Five Star Trails: Birmingham

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 22, 2015

    Five Star Trails: Birmingham

    Alabama author Thomas Spencer’s book covers the best hiking trails for all fitness levels. Book signing to follow. Free event....more

    Bookmania: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

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

    April 23, 2015

    4th-6th graders, read Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos, then bring your friends to the library to enjoy pizza, games, and a chat about the book. Space is limited, so make sure to...more

    Teen Poetry Writing Workshop

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and Birmingham Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 23, 2015

    Join T.J. Beitelman, from the Alabama School of Fine Arts, as he dives into the world of POETRY.  All levels of poets welcomed. Open to teens Grades 6-12.

    Registration is required for...more

    Mr. Mac

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

    January 10 - April 25, 2015

    MR. MAC
    Stories, puppets, and songs with Mr. Mac for all ages with a caregiver. Every Saturday at 10:30 am. No registration required.

    CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT – OTHER...more

    Write Club: Special Guest Author Joe Samuel Starnes

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 25, 2015

    Joe Samuel Starnes will speak about his latest book, Red Dirt, which has been described as "the Rocky of tennis novels."...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Twinkle Toes

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

    April 27, 2015

    Get ready to wiggle and giggle during this last Tot Time before Summer Reading begins! Tot Time is designed for 2 to 4 year olds with a parent or caregiver. 24-hour advance registration...more

    West End Storytime

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

    January 12 - April 27, 2015

    Bring your child or group and enjoy wonderful songs, nursery rhymes, hands-on activities, and short stories. It's also a great way to introduce children to the library. Storytime at 11:00...more

    Poetry Workshop for Kids

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

    April 6 - April 27, 2015

    Poetry Workshop for Kids (Mondays in April)

    Grades 4 through 9

    This April, join Birmingham area poets for weekly workshops celebrating National Poetry Month. In addition to reading...more

    Library Out Loud

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

    January 6 - April 28, 2015

    Stories, crafts, a movie, 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...more

    Nature Writing & Art Workshop for Kids

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

    April 7 - April 28, 2015

    A Month of Trees: Nature Writing and Art Workshop for Kids
    Grades 2-9  (Tuesdays in April)
    April is Earth Month, and in honor of our beautiful planet, we’ll speak for the...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

    The 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

    Wee One's Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 5, 2015

    Join Ms. Mary for this new unique storytime filled with music and fun!


    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

    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

    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 12, 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

    Wee One's Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 12, 2015

    Join Ms. Mary for this new unique storytime for one-year-olds and their caregivers.


    Wiggleworm Wednesdays

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 13, 2015

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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.


    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.  


    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

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