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    LITERATURE

    Eat Drink Read Write Festival

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library

    October 3 - October 10, 2014

    Birmingham Public Library’s most popular event is back! The Eat Drink Read Write Festival will be held from October 3rd to 10th, 2014 and will feature the area’s best food and beverage offerings served up with a literary twist. Poetry paired with craft beer and soul food, an evening of storytelling and latte art, a cocktail contest with a Jazz Age literary theme—-these are just some of the ...more


    Peace Flag Workshop at Community of Readers Literacy Program

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    October 3, 2014

    Families are invited to join us for a "Prayer Flag Party" on October 3rd at 6:00 pm in BCRI's Rotunda. We will celebrate the arrival of the Dali Lama to Birmingham with books, snacks...more

    Kidz Kitchen with Hello Kitty

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 4, 2014

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


    Story Time on the Mountain

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    October 4, 2014

    October's story is "A Pinky Is a Baby Mouse" by Pam Munoz Ryan. This book will tell us in rhyme form about all the amazing names that baby animals...more

    Teen Writing Group

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

    October 8, 2014

    Come to the Teen Writing Group to get feedback on your work and give advice to fellow authors!


    EDRW - Literary Cocktail Competition at The Collins Bar

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library

    October 8, 2014

    The Collins Bar will host a happy hour cocktail contest with a Jazz Age theme featuring local bartending members of the United States Bartending Guild. USBG president William Batson of Bar Hops...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 9, 2014

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

    SYNOPSIS: Just after dawn, Caren walks the grounds of Belle Vie, the historic plantation house in...more

    Chelsea Berler "The Curious One" Book Signing

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

    October 9, 2014

    Birmingham resident and CEO of Solamar Agency, Chelsea Berler will be signing copies of her inspirational book, "The Curious One From Food Stamps to CEO: One Woman’s Journey Through...more

    Magic City Writers Read

    Presented by WBHM 90.3 FM at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    October 9, 2014

    Join Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM for Magic City Writers Read, a reading and book signing event featuring author Carla Jean Whitley, Oct. 9, 2014 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center....more

    Adaptations Screening Party

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

    October 12, 2014

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

    Book Discussion Group- The House Girl by Tara Conklin

    Presented by Irondale Public Library at Irondale Public Library, Irondale

    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 House Girl by Tara Conklin. New members are always welcome! Books are...more

    Read Your Own Adventure Book Group: Horror

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 13, 2014

    Share your favorite horror book with the group and discover other great reads.


    Homeschool Hangout: Haunted Shelby County

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    October 15, 2014

    Kim Johnston, author of the book Haunted Shelby County, Alabama, will share stories and evidence her paranormal team has collected at historical sites in and around Shelby County. Such sites...more

    The Big Reveal

    Presented by Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham at Workplay, Birmingham

    October 15, 2014

    Join us on October 15th as we launch Birmingham's Creative Industries and reveal our best kept secret.


    Bookmania: The Land of Stories

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

    October 23, 2014

    4th-6th graders, read The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer, then bring your friends to the library to enjoy pizza, games, and a chat about the book. Space is limited, so make sure to register.


    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 25, 2014

    Write Club is a monthly forum for local amateur writers to meet and discuss their work. The goal of Write Club is to inspire and encourage literary involvement in the community by providing an...more

    Genre Reading Group - Scary/Creepy/Thrilling

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

    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.


    Itty Bitty Book Club

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    September 29 - November 3, 2014

    Be a charter member of the McWane Science Center Itty Bitty Book Club and enjoy a very special story-time for ages 3 to 5 year olds. Guest readers will delight this very elite club with their...more

    Literary Lunch Bunch Book Group

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

    September 9 - November 4, 2014

    Tuesday, September 9
    The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Tell the Wolves I’m Home

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    November 6, 2014

    Join us as we discuss Carol Rifka Brunt's Tell the Wolves I'm Home

    SYNOPSIS: 1987. There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old...more

    Adaptations Screening Party

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

    November 9, 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

    Taziki’s @ Liberty Park Book Group

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

    September 11 - November 13, 2014

    Thursday, September 11, 6:30-7:30
    Defending Jacob by William Landay
    Join us for good books, wine & conversation! We’ll be discussing Defending...more

    One Hundred Years of Solitude Read-A-Thon

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

    November 15, 2014

     Be a part of an all-day and into-the-night, non-stop, out-loud reading of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude." There will also be a party following the...more

    Southern Tales: The Lady With All the Answers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 16, 2014

    Before there was Oprah, before there was Dr. Laura or Judge Judy, there was Ann Landers. For decades, the renowned advice columnist answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused...more

    Adaptations AfterParty - The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

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

    November 18, 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

    North Avondale Library Chapter Chatters Book Club

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

    August 27 - November 19, 2014

    Members will discuss the plot and characters of the title selected for the current book club meeting. Newcomers are welcome to join the book club at any meeting.   


    Bookmania: The Blood of Olympus

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

    November 20, 2014

    4th-6th graders, read The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan, then bring your friends to the library to enjoy pizza, games, and a chat about the book. Space is limited, so make sure to register.


    Genre Reading Group - Native & Early Americans

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

    Church & Oak Book Group

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

    October 2 - December 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...more

    NeedleWorks

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

    September 5 - December 5, 2014

    Love to knit, cross-stitch, or crochet? All levels of expertise are welcome - learn from and inspire each other! Bring your own supplies and we supply the snacks. First...more

    Time for Tales

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

    September 11 - December 11, 2014

    Calling all preschoolers! Join us for a morning filled with stories, songs, and lots of fun for everyone. Advance group registration appreciated.


    Time for Tales

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

    September 4 - December 11, 2014

    Join in the fun, storytime has just begun!! Mark your calendars as we embark on another season of storytime fun! We will explore many stories related to seasons and holiday all while having a...more

    Adaptations AfterParty - The Snow Queen

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

    December 16, 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

    Bookmania: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

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

    December 18, 2014

    4th-6th graders, read Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney, 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

    Genre Reading Group - World Holidays & Festivals

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

    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

    Great Books Reading & Discussion Group

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