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    LITERATURE

    Teen Writing Workshop

    Presented by Irondale Public Library at Irondale Public Library, Irondale

    June 6 - June 27, 2017

    Spend an hour a week in June, writing and sharing your work in a safe and fun environment! Writers of all levels and genres are welcome. Led by experienced writing workshop leader, Katherine Webb. For people ages 11-18.

    __Tuesday, June 6    10:00 am

    __Tuesday, June 13   10:00 am

    __Tuesday, June 20  10:00 am

    __Tuesday, June 27  10:00 ...more


    Second Thursday Fiction Book Group

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    July 13, 2017

    Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood


    Junior Jedi Training

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 10 - July 15, 2017

    The Force will be strong with you if come to this program...you won't even need to use your hyperdrive to travel to a galaxy far, far away because it will be right here at the library. Open to...more

    Insatiable Readers Reading Group: Favorite Sports: Sweat or Strategy?

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    July 15, 2017

    Feed your need for great nonfiction titles and bookish conversations.  One Saturday each month, we'll explore nonfiction titles to add to your "To Be Read" list, enjoy great conversations...more

    G2K Cinderella

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    July 14 - July 16, 2017

    The charm and elegance of Cinderella take the stage in this specially crafted fairytale. G2K Cinderella features all the beloved songs and familiar characters of the story in a condensed script...more

    Bossypants Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 17, 2017

    Bossypants Book Club – The Children of Men by P.D. James

    Monday, July 17, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Nabeel’s Café

    If you love spiky humor,...more

    Homewood Senior Center Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Senior Center, Homewood

    July 18, 2017

    Homewood Senior Center Book Club – The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

    Tuesday, July 18, at 1 p.m. at the Homewood Senior...more

    Build it: Read It, Read It, Read It Party Time!

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

    July 18, 2017

    For all Avondale readers who have read many, many books this summer and earned a summer reading certificate, it's time to celebrate. Join us for a cool, indoor carnival at the library. Come and go...more

    Jazz House Poetry

    Presented by WordSpeak Literary Entertainment / We Are Rtists and REV Birmingham

    June 16, 2016 - July 20, 2017

    There is poetry, painting, opera! There will be amazing drinks (brought by You)!! This is the Ensley Your Grandparents remember.  The Ensley that is Alive with art!  The open mic at the...more

    Write Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    July 22, 2017

    Share your literary works and network with other aspiring writers.


    Hogwarts Academy – Quidditch Basics, Muggle Art, and Music

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 25, 2017

    Hogwarts Academy – Quidditch Basics, Muggle Art, and Music

    Tuesday, July 25, at 6 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Think you have what it takes to...more

    The Better Than Therapy Book Club – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 26, 2017

    The Better Than Therapy Book Club – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

    Wednesday, July 26, at 2 p.m. in the Boardroom

    Join us as the acclaimed,...more

    Alabama Heroes in the Words of Alabama Authors

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Vestavia Hills Civic Center & Wald Park, Vestavia Hills

    July 6 - July 27, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents Alabama Heroes in the Words of Alabama Authors.  

    July 6: Steve Suitts, author and founder of the Alabama Civil Liberties Union discusses Hugo...more

    Build a Better World

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 20 - July 31, 2017

    May 20 - July 31

    Whether you read or listen to fiction, nonfiction, or a little of both, sign up and join in!

    * Pick up a log at the Fiction or Nonfiction desk or register...more

    Summer Reading Program

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

    June 1 - August 1, 2017

    Have you signed up yet?

    Our Summer Reading Program for Adults kicks off June 1st, so be sure to register to Read & Win! In addition to weekly prizes for reading, we have a summer...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library

    August 8, 2017

    Tuesday, August 8, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. To the Bright Edge of the World by  Ewoyn Ivey

    In the winter of 1885,...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 12, 2017

    Tuesday, September 12, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu by  Joshua Hammer.   To save precious...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 10, 2017

    Tuesday, October 10, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. The Women in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.   

     Lo Blacklock, a...more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 14, 2017

    Tuesday, November 14, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. Eligable: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld....more

    Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 12, 2017

    Tuesday, December 12, at 6:30 pm in the Boardroom. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

    Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the...more

    Chapter Chatters Book Club

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

    January 25 - December 20, 2017

    Book club members meet to discuss the selected book for the month.


    Genre Reading Group 2017 Selections

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

    January 31 - December 26, 2017

    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 reading...more

    Beauty and the Beast

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham

    June 8 - July 1, 2018

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the...more

    The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    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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