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    LITERATURE

    Book Signing with Mr. Roe Bonner, Author of Behind The Mic: The Rise and Fall of Personality Radio

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

    May 26, 2015

    Meet Mr. Roe Bonner, former radio disc jockey for WENN 107.7 FM and author of the book Behind The Mic: The Rise and Fall of Personality Radio. Bonner will be available to sign books and will discuss the business aspects of owning or managing a radio station.

    ...more


    Hunger Games: The Hero of the Arena

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 9, 2015

    The odds will be ever in your favor when you explore the science of survival through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen. ...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

    Local Author Signing Donald E. Wilson

    Presented by BAM! Publishing/Espresso Book Machine at Books-A-Million, Birmingham

    June 13, 2015

    Local Author Book signing, Saturday June 13th at 2:00 pm, BAM! Publishing and the Espresso Book Machine are proud to present local Birmingham Author Dr. Donald E. Wilson, Professor of History...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.


    To Kill A Mockingbird Page and Screen Night

    Presented by Barnes and Noble Booksellers at the Summit at Barnes & Noble at The Summit, Birmingham

    June 18, 2015

    Don’t Miss Out!

    Join in the discussion and activities all about Harper Lee’s classic, To Kill A Mockingbird, as we prepare for the release of the sequel, Go Set A Watchman, set...more

    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

    OLLI Bonus Program: The Founding Fathers with Dr. Richard Rhone

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 23, 2015

    The founding fathers were those political leaders who were part of the American Revolution and the founding of the new nation after independence
    was won. There were many who were considered...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

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 27, 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 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

    Adaptations Movie Matinee

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

    July 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

    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.


    Summer Reading at Irondale Public Library

    Presented by Irondale Public Library at Irondale Public Library, Irondale

    May 18 - July 18, 2015

    The Irondale Library is proud to once again present Summer Reading. This is an important annual event that encourages area children and teens to read and enjoy the many benefits that the library...more

    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

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    July 25, 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

    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!  


    Sci-Fi & Fantasy Festival

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 1, 2015

    To wrap up our summer long celebration of all things Sci-Fi and Fantasy, join us for an all-day Sci-Fi and Fantasy Festival! 

    - Author programs featuring fantasy author Katherine...more

    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

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: The Mockingbird Next Door, by Marja Mills

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 11, 2015

    In 2001, Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills traveled to Monroeville, Alabama in search of something that no other journalist had been able to land: an interview with the reclusive Harper Lee....more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Rosie Project

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 13, 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

    Dana Gynther Book Signing

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

    August 21, 2015

    Author, Dana Gynther, will be here to sign her latest book, The Woman in the Photograph

    Publisher Marketing:
    Set in the romantic glow of 1920s...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: Frog Music, by Emma Donoghue

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 26, 2015

    Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot...more

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 29, 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

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Of Mice and Men

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 3, 2015

    Join us as we discuss Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

    SynopsisOf Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck....more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: Me Before You, by JoJo Moyes

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 8, 2015

    Moyes introduces us first to Will Traynor, a formerly high-flying, thrill-seeking executive now confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic. Twentysomething Louisa “Lou” Clark has been...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Of Mice and Men

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 10, 2015

    Join us as we discuss Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

    SynopsisOf Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck....more

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 26, 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

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 30, 2015

    A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 1, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.

    Synopsis: A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives...more

    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Husband's Secret

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 8, 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

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 13, 2015

    A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of...more

    Better Than Therapy Book Club: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 28, 2015

    Harry August is on his deathbed–again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he...more

    TALENT NEEDED

    Presented by Andrea Lucas Studios at Andrea Lucas Studios, Irondale

    February 16 - October 31, 2015

    Talent needed - all types - all levels. Poets, storytellers, instrumentalist, vocalist, comedians, magicians, historians, etc! 5 talent events planned for the 2015 season. Please get in touch. No...more

    First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Things They Carried

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    November 5, 2015

    Join us as we discuss The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

    Synopsis: A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives...more

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