Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Friday, Sept. 26 at the Zoo: Western's Wine & Food Festival 2013 to benefit Emmet O'Neal Library

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Western's Wine & Food Festival

The Birmingham Zoo

Friday, September 26

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Tickets are available at the Emmet O'Neal Library and all Western Supermarkets.

Advance Tickets - $60
Purchased at the door - $75
Group discount for 10 or more tickets - $50 each

There will be over 500 wines to sample from growing regions around the world with wine experts on hand to answer questions.

Don't forget about our giant raffle!

 
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Tom Cox at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens Author Talk: Tom Cox, author of Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast, September 25 at 6 p.m. Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Ireland Room,Free Admission, Mr.Cox will be signing books after the presentation.

The Library at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham, AL 35223
205-414-3950

 
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

This Month's Adult Events From the Hoover Library

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Adult English Classes
First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Cutting Season
Are You Ready for Some COLLEGE Football?
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Greece
Not Just Books
Read Your Own Adventure Book Group: Southern Fiction
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: The Lost City of Z
Spanish Conversation Club
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The House Girl
Purl @ the Plaza
Chambless & Muse
Helping Hands
Neuroscience Cafe: Multiple Sclerosis
Glue Gun Gang: Craft Supplies Swap
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
Author Time @ Hoover Library: David Gillham
Frugalistics: Monthly Coupon Swap
Phil Vassar
Celebrate Banned Books Week!
Monday at the Movies: Yours, Mine and Ours
The Ukrainian Revolution
The Most Famous Challenged and Banned Books
Allen Tolbert Unit
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group: Brave Companions
After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite
Write Club
Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!
Adult English Classes

Join us every Tuesday for English instruction! Classes are free and no registration is required. Basic and intermediate classes are offered. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Tuesday, September 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 6:30 pm--
Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Cutting Season

Join us for a discussion of The Cutting Season by Attica Locke. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next month's meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, September 4 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Are You Ready for Some COLLEGE Football?

Mark Meadows, Executive Director of the Birmingham Bowl, will talk all things college football, including the new changes in the bowl system. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Thursday, September 4 at 7 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Greece

Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. This month features Greek cuisine. Complimentary samples provided. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, September 7 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

Not Just Books

Hoover Library's Amanda Borden will discuss exciting new programs for children, teens and adults at the Friends of the Library monthly meeting. Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.

Monday, September 8 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Read Your Own Adventure Book Group: Southern Fiction

Share your favorite Southern fiction and learn about other great reads. Refreshments provided. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, September 8 at 7 pm--Plaza Reading Room

Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: The Lost City of Z

Join us for a discussion of The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Tuesday, September 9 at 10:30 am--Allen Board Room

Spanish Conversation Club

Spanish speakers of all levels are invited to practice the language and learn about the culture. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Tuesday, September 9 at 7 pm--Library Plaza

Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The House Girl

Join us for a discussion of The House Girl by Tara Conklin. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next month's meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, September 11 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Purl @ the Plaza

Bring out the colors of fall by crafting with your fellow hobbyists! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Saturday, September 13 from 3 pm - 5 pm--The Library Plaza

Chambless & Muse

Flute and guitar duo Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse perform the music of Scotland and Ireland. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, September 14 at 2:30 pm--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, September 15 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm-- Nonfiction Department
Monday, September 29 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm-- Nonfiction Department

Neuroscience Cafe: Multiple Sclerosis

UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center presents "Multiple Sclerosis: How Does Your Immune System Talk to Your Brain?"

Monday, September 15 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Glue Gun Gang: Craft Supplies Swap

Bring in unneeded craft supplies for a casual swap, talk about your current craft projects, and eat cake! Adults only. No reservations required. Come to either or both events.

Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30 pm--Allen Board Room
Thursday, September 18 at 10:30 am--Theatre Level Meeting Room C

No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

This month's genre: pop culture.

Wednesday, September 17 at 10:30 am--Plaza Reading Room

Author Time @ Hoover Library: David Gillham

Skype with David Gillham, author of City of Women. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, September 18 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Frugalistics: Monthly Coupon Swap

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

Saturday, September 20 at 11 am--Nonfiction Department

Phil Vassar

With eight albums and three Songwriter of the Year awards, Phil Vassar is probably best known for his perennial favorite, "Just Another Day in Paradise." Call the Library Theatre Box Office at 444-7888 or visit their website at www.thelibrarytheatre.com for ticket information.

Tickets $25
Saturday, September 20 at 5:30 pm--The Library Theatre
Saturday, September 20 at 8 pm--The Library Theatre

Celebrate Banned Books Week!

Join us in celebrating the freedom to read during Banned Books Week. Check out our banned books display in the main hallway and see if your favorite books have ever been challenged or banned.

Sunday, September 21 - Saturday, September 27

Monday at the Movies: Yours, Mine and Ours

Join us for a screening of Yours, Mine and Ours (1968, NR, 111 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, September 22 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

The Ukrainian Revolution

UAB's Dr. George Liber will lead a discussion of how the events in Ukraine from November 2013 to the present increased tensions between Russia, the United States and the European Union. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, September 22 at 7 pm--Children's Programming Room

The Most Famous Challenged and Banned Books

Dr. William Hutchings from the UAB Department of English will talk about the most famous banned and challenged books. Then you can check them out from the library! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Tuesday, September 23 at 12 pm--Library Plaza

Allen Tolbert Unit

This acoustic trio featuring guitar, mandolin and bass is predominantly bluegrass, but also has jazz elements. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza

Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group: Brave Companions

Join us for a discussion of Brave Companions: Portraits in History by David McCullough. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Thursday, September 25 at 7 pm--Allen Board Room

After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite

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

Friday, September 26 from 7 pm - 10 pm--Library Plaza

Write Club

Share your literary works and network with other amateur writers. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Saturday, September 27 at 10:30 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!

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

  • Salad
  • Spinach-Orzo Soup
  • Mediterranean Chicken Wrap
  • Moussaka Entree
  • Glaktoboureko

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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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Food for Fines September 2014

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Food for Fines September 2014

How does it work?
$1.00 in fines will be waived for each food item donated in September for up to $10.00 per library card holder.

When and where can donations be made?
Donations will be accepted at all 40 Jefferson County public libraries circulation desks during September 2014.

What food items are preferred donations?

SUGGESTED donations

  • baby food
  • cereals
  • soup
  • canned juice
  • canned fruit
  • canned vegetables
  • peanut butter
  • crackers
  • rice or pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • dried beans
  • side dishes
  • snack food

Items which CANNOT be accepted

  • dented cans
  • rusted cans
  • damaged items
  • open packages
  • packages with expired dates
  • homemade food

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Kristin Diable & The City at the Hoover Public Library

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Kristin Diable & The City, Friday August 22, 2014 at 8 p.m. Free beer tasting provided by Good People Brewing Company, Tickets $15, 444-7888.
Chris Rose described Kristin Diable as "a young woman who has got some serious chops... a peroxide, leggy crooner with a soul like Lucinda Williams, the confidence of Grace Slick and the voice of a decades-ago Bonnie Raitt." Free beer tasting provided by Good People Brewing Company.

Hoover Public Library
200 Municipal Drive
Hoover, AL, 35216
205-444-7888
thelibrarytheatre.com

 
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