Thursday, July 24, 2014

Love in the library

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"Love in the Library" Local Authors Event Saturday, 2 August 2014 - 1:00 pm
"Love in the Library" Local Authors Event, Saturday, 2 August 2014 - 1:00 pm, More Love in the Library with local romance author panel Gayle Wilson, Ingrid Seymour, Jennifer Echols, Christy Reece (Ella Grace), and Lexi George.

Hoover Public Library
200 Municipal Drive
Hoover, AL 35216
205-444-7821
http://www.hooverlibrary.org/

 
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Adult Summer Concert: Erin Mitchell Cornelius

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Join us for our last concert of the summer! Erin is Birmingham's premier blues and soul singer-songwriter, and we're excited to have her performing here again. Be sure to bring chairs or blankets!
Join us for our last concert of the summer! Erin is Birmingham's premier blues and soul singer-songwriter, and we're excited to have her performing here again. Be sure to bring chairs or blankets!

Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest
1221 Montgomery Highway
205.978.0155
http://vestavialibrary.org

 
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie

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In an effort to provide additional funding for educational programs at the Birmingham Public Library, the library's Young Professionals will host a fundraiser on Thursday, July 24 at Rogue Tavern, 2312 Second Ave. North. It will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Proceeds will help support library initiatives such as Summer Reading, teen poetry and early childhood computer stations.
I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie: Join BPL's YPs at Rogue Tavern July 24

What: I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie Fundraiser for the Birmingham Public Library

Why:
To raise money to support ongoing programming at the Birmingham Public Library

When:
Thursday, July 24 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where:
Rogue Tavern, 2312 Second Ave. North

Price:
$10

To buy tickets: www.bigbooks.eventbrite.com

Silent auction:
There will be a silent auction with items such as a Bose Bluetooth stereo, a mountain bike, a two-week boot camp training session, art, wine gift baskets, jewelry and more. The Trey Lewis Duo will perform. There will be food and beer specials during the event.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Library in the Forest - Trivia Night: Mad Men

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Trivia Night: Mad Men - July 11, 7:00-8:30 pm Bring your friends, drink some beer, and win cool prizes! Prizes awarded for place winners and for the hippest "Mad Men" threads. Must be 21 or older. Free, but space is limited; please register by calling 978-4674.
Trivia Night: Mad Men - July 11, 7:00-8:30 pm Bring your friends, drink some beer, and win cool prizes! Prizes awarded for place winners and for the hippest “Mad Men” threads. Must be 21 or older. Free, but space is limited; please register by calling 978-4674.

Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest
1221 Montgomery Highway
205.978.0155
http://vestavialibrary.org

 
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Monday, June 30, 2014

This Month's Adult Events From the Hoover Library

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Celebrate Romance: Romance BINGO
Adult Summer Reading: "Literary Elements"
Stump the Librarian
English Practice
First Thursday Fiction Book Group:
The Beginner's Goodbye

Holiday Closing
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: American Classics
Helping Hands
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: Who Stole the American Dream?
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group:
The Forgotten Garden

Travel to Paris
Friday Night at the Movies:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Purl @ the Plaza
CEFA Free Career Training Opportunities
Read Your Own Adventure Book Group
Glue Gun Gang: Pretty Parasol Wreath
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
Author Time @ Hoover Library: Sarah MacLean
Sweet Licks Jazz Band
Frugalistics: Monthly Coupon Swap
Eating Fresh from the Garden with Chef "E"
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group: The Man in the Rockefeller Suit
After Hours on the Plaza: Game Nite
Write Club
Justin Cross
Monday @ the Movies: Casablanca
Love in the Library Authors Event
Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!
Celebrate Romance: Romance BINGO

Win a "Love Basket" filled with romance books, chocolates, a gift card to a local restaurant and more by playing Romance BINGO. Pick up a BINGO card at the Fiction desk to participate. The prize will be awarded at our After Hours "Love in the Library" Authors Event on Friday, August 1, featuring bestselling romance author Lauren Willig and a panel of romance authors, including Abbi Glines, Suzanne Johnson and Beatriz Williams. Call 444-7821 for program information.

Friday, May 16 - Friday, August 1--Fiction Department

Adult Summer Reading: "Literary Elements"

Do you love to read or listen to books? Yes? Well, pick up a reading log and get started so you can register for great prizes donated by the Friends of the Library! You could win an e-reader, gas cards, movie tickets or gift cards to local restaurants. For more information, call 444-7840 or 444-7820.

Friday, May 16 - Thursday, July 31--Fiction and Nonfiction Departments

Stump the Librarian

Test the knowledge of the Nonfiction librarians by asking a question from a popular trivia game. If they're wrong, you can register for a chance to win a Galleria gift card donated by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call 444-7840.

Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31--Nonfiction Department

English Practice

Beginner and intermediate level English practice for non-native speakers. For information, call 444-7820.

Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza

First Thursday Fiction Book Group:
The Beginner's Goodbye

Join us for a discussion of The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. For more information, call 444-7820.

Thursday, July 3 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Holiday Closing
Hoover Library will be closed on Friday, July 4, to observe Independence Day. Regular library hours resume Saturday, July 5, at 10 am.
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: American Classics

Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe explores American culture and foods. Complimentary samples provided. Call 444-7821 for information.

Sunday, July 6 at 2:30pm--Library Plaza

Helping Hands

Join us in making newspaper rolls for a local humane society. Teens and adults welcome. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, July 7 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm--
Adult Programming Room
Monday, July 21 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm--
Adult Programming Room

Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: Who Stole the American Dream?

Join us for a discussion of Who Stole the American Dream? by Hedrick Smith. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Tuesday, July 8 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

Second Thursday Fiction Book Group:
The Forgotten Garden

Join us for a discussion of The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, July 10 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Travel to Paris

Photo blogger Virginia Jones presents hints and tips for traveling to the City of Light. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Thursday, July 10 at 2 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Friday Night at the Movies:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Free admission and refreshments! (PG-13, 146 min.) Call 444-7888 for more information.

Friday, July 11 at 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

Purl @ the Plaza

Learn to crochet a lace bookmark. Reservations required. Call 444-7821 to register. Following the class, join us for an afternoon of crafting on the plaza.

Saturday, July 12--Library Plaza
1 pm - 3 pm: Lace Crochet Class (Reservations required)
3 pm - 5 pm: Purl @ the Plaza

CEFA Free Career Training Opportunities

The Construction Education Foundation of Alabama (CEFA) will teach you how to get FREE training in electrical, plumbing, masonry, welding, HVAC and other high demand trades.

Monday, July 14 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

Read Your Own Adventure Book Group

Share your favorite adventure fiction book and learn about more great reads. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, July 14 at 7 pm--Plaza Reading Room

Glue Gun Gang: Pretty Parasol Wreath

Make a colorful wreath using mini beach umbrellas to celebrate summer. Adults only. Reservations required. Call 444-7840 to register.

Tuesday, July 15 at 6:30 pm--Adult Programming Room
Thursday, July 17 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

This month's genre: from book to box office. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Wednesday, July 16 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

Author Time @ Hoover Library: Sarah MacLean

Skype with Sarah MacLean, the bestselling author of No Good Duke Goes Unpunished. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, July 17 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Sweet Licks Jazz Band

Sweet Licks Dixieland Jazz Band performs music from the early days of jazz like Louis Armstrong through mid-century bands like the Dukes of Dixieland. The band features Doug McCullough on banjo, John Taylor on trumpet, Larry Wade on clarinet and Ron Alexander on upright bass. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Thursday, July 17 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza

Frugalistics: Monthly Coupon Swap

Bring coupons you don't need and swap for ones you do. Call 444-7840.

Saturday, July 19 at 11 am--Adult Programming Room

Eating Fresh from the Garden with Chef "E"

A demonstration using fresh herbs and veggies to make delicious meals. Reservations required. Call 444-7840 to register.

Monday, July 21 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group: The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

Join us for a discussion of The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Thursday, July 24 at 7 pm--Allen Board Room

After Hours on the Plaza: Game Nite

Put your game face on and team up with your fellow gamers. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Friday, July 25 from 7 pm - 10 pm--Library Plaza

Write Club

Jeanie Thompson, poet, educator and director of the Alabama Writers' Forum, will preview her current writing project, The Myth of Water: Poems from the Life of Helen Keller, in "Writing Ourselves into History through Persona Poetry." Call 444-7820 for more information.

Saturday, July 26 at 10:30 am--Library Plaza

Justin Cross

Justin Cross is a Birmingham based singer/songwriter. His songs explore faith, mortality and the grand questions of life. His song "Drink the Water" has over 1,000,000 views on YouTube. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, July 27 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

Monday @ the Movies: Casablanca

Free admission and refreshments! (NR, 102 minutes) Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, July 28 at 2 pm and 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

Love in the Library Authors Event

Topping off our summer-long celebration of romance, best-selling romance author Lauren Willig will speak, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A featuring Abbi Glines, Suzanne Johnson and Beatriz Williams. The evening will also include a dessert reception and book signing, with book sales provided by Barnes & Noble. Call 444-7821 for more information or visit our website at www.hooverlibrary.org/romance.

Friday, August 1 from 7 pm - 10 pm--Library Plaza

Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner! Coffee and desserts! Located on the Library Plaza. July's Global Cuisine, American, features:

  • All-American Chili
  • Burger Platter
  • Coney Island Dog
  • Apple Cobbler

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Phone: 205-987-0176

 
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