Monday, April 20, 2015

Raise Your Hand For The Great Give

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Pat Ryan
Pat Ryan, Executive Director

Dear Library Friends:

It's that time of year again!

I hope you will become our "public partner" and make our 2015 #TheGreatGive campaign a success! Our goal is to raise $15,000 over the span of two days, Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13.

The Public Libraries In Jefferson County are launching a campaign this year, similar to the campaign in May of 2014, to raise money for cooperative services that link all of our 40 libraries under one card. You can donate by logging onto http://www.razoo.com/story/The-Great-Give-2015.

We need your help for this campaign as you send our message to all of your families and friends on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, or by forwarding our emails. We will be using #TheGreatGive to promote the campaign on social media sites.

One exciting addition to this year's campaign is that those that share a "selfie" or a comment with the hashtag- #TheGreatGive will be entered into a drawing for an E-reader!

Please tell your friends about our downloadable collection of 20,614 eBooks and eAudiobooks. And don’t forget about all the wonderful programs for all ages that our 40 library locations plan weekly. Each local library and their city fund their local library (staff, building and operations).

When you donate, you are helping us to link all of our libraries as part of our "40 Libraries . 1 County . 1 Card" cooperative system. Our computer system, online catalog and databases, internet connectivity and delivery service are all funded by the Jefferson County Library Cooperative, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.

Please today and commit to a partnership with your library cooperative which includes all 40 libraries in Jefferson County. Help us meet our goal of $15,000 over two days in May. Any amount you can give is appreciated!

Sincerely,

Patricia F. Ryan
Executive Director
Jefferson County Library Cooperative, Inc.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Casino Royale at the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

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Pals 4th Annual Casino Royale Fundraiser & Silent Auction at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest  Saturday, April 25, 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets $40.00 in advance, $50.00 at the door. Presented by David Dutton, ERA King Real Estate. Benefiting the Vestavia Hills Children's Department

Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest
1221 Montgomery Highway
205.978.3683
http://vestavialibrary.org

 
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

read.write.draw.

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read.write.draw.  Hoover Public Library, a book festival for kids, teens and the young at heart, Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., A free event featuring authors Lou Anders, Sharon Cameron, Jeff Mack, Lori Nichols and Amber McRee Turne.    For more information, visit: hooverlibrary.org/rwd

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Monday, April 13, 2015

SAVE THE DATE

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*SAVE THE DATE*

Public Libraries in Jefferson County to host “The Great Give” Fundraising Campaign in May

May 12 & 13 Online Campaign Will Benefit 40 Local Municipal Libraries

The Public Libraries in Jefferson County are announcing plans for this year’s online fundraising campaign, “The Great Give.” It will take place on Tues., May 12 and Wed., May 13 and will help further the significant work of the 40 municipal libraries in the Jefferson County area.

“I am thrilled about this year’s campaign for The Great Give,” said Patricia Ryan, Jefferson County Library Cooperative Executive Director. “Alabamians are known for our generosity and it is with pleasure that I share news about The 2015 Great Give campaign. We can’t wait to celebrate the difference the community’s kindness will make in even two short days. It's two days to support the 40 Public Libraries In Jefferson County that make our area special, and it provides the opportunity for Jefferson County residents to make a difference in their area.”

Jefferson County residents are encouraged to post a “selfie” with their favorite book or their library card when they choose to donate to the campaign, along with a caption explaining why they are a “fan” of their local library. To promote the campaign on social media sites, the 40 Public Libraries in Jefferson County will be utilizing a hashtag- #TheGreatGive. Those that use the campaign hashtag will be entered into a drawing for an e-reader.

The library cooperative is using the campaign for continued assistance to keep the “40 Libraries. 1 County. 1 Card.” system alive.

The Jefferson County Library Cooperative works behind-the-scenes to coordinate the services that link 40 libraries with “one card” for everyone in the county. The core services made available to all county residents are as follows:

  • Nearly 2 million items in 40 libraries countywide
  • In person, or online holds on items at any library in the county
  • Delivery service - the items residents want where they want to pick them up
  • 24/7 catalog, downloadable audio (7,174) & E-books (13,440)
  • Information databases
  • Internet access –Plus Free WiFi available in 40 libraries
  • Books-By-Mail for the homebound
  • IT Support for member libraries

The Great Give fundraising campaign will assist the library cooperative as it works to continue linking our 40 libraries with Jefferson County residents. Those interested in donating to The Great Give on May 12 and 13 will be able to do so by logging onto http://www.razoo.com/story/The-Great-Give-2015, by mailing in a donation to: Jefferson County Library Cooperative, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203, or by dropping off a donation at any local library.

All donations will be tax-deductible as the Jefferson County Library Cooperative, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

About Jefferson County Library Cooperative
The mission of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative is to connect all citizens by providing resources and community-building opportunities that inspire life-long learning. The Public Libraries In Jefferson County have been cooperating since 1978 with 22 member libraries (40 locations). To learn more, visit www.PublicLibrariesInJC.org.

 
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

$5.00 coupon

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Celebrate National Library Week with a $5.00 coupon. National Library Week is April 12-18, 2015. We are providing a coupon good for $5 to pay your overdue charges. Offer good only during National Library Week at any Public Library in Jefferson County.
Celebrate National Library Week with a $5 coupon. National Library Week is April 12-18, 2015. This coupon good for up to $5 off your overdue charges. If you have ever researched a paper, checked out a bestseller, or attended a special program, you know what a great resource your library is.

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Jefferson County, Alabama

 
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

This Month's Adult Events From the Hoover Library

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Aron Kallay
First Thursday Fiction Book Group:
All the Light We Cannot See
Friends of the Hoover Library Membership Coffee
Adult English Classes
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group:
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Cirque Montage
Purl @ the Plaza
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Sweden
Helping Hands
Witness: Tornado Swarm 2011 and Superstorm 2012
Master Your Credit, Not Your Card
Trivia Night
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: The Nine
Glue Gun Gang: Paper Plate Weaving
Spanish Conversation Club
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
What Stands in the Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley
Gene Fambrough
Neuroscience Cafe: Early Life Trauma and Resilience
Five-Star Trails: Birmingham
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group
Artist Reception: Mohammad Dolatabadi
Write Club: Special Guest Author Joe Samuel Starnes
Monday at the Movies: Field of Dreams
Celebrate Australia
Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!
Aron Kallay

Grammy nominated pianist Aron Kallay is a modern renaissance man: performer, educator, innovator, festival director and more. Presented in conjuction with the Birmingham Art Music Alliance. FREE PERFORMANCE. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 pm--The Library Theatre

First Thursday Fiction Book Group:
All the Light We Cannot See

Join us for a discussion of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, April 2 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Friends of the Hoover Library Membership Coffee

Stop by for refreshments, learn about the Friends' activities and join or renew your membership. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, April 6 at 10 am--Library Plaza

Adult English Classes

FREE Basic or Intermediate English Classes. No registration required. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Second Thursday Fiction Book Group:
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Join us for a discussion of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next month's meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, April 9 at 10 am--Allen Board Room

Cirque Montage

For nearly a decade, WonderWorld Entertainment has provided Cirque inspired theatrical shows of all types featuring former artists of Cirque du Soleil's Mystere, O, KA and Wintuk. Call the Box Office at 444-7888 or go online to www.thelibrarytheatre.com for ticket information.

Tickets $25
Thursday, April 9 at 8 pm--The Library Theatre

Friday, April 10 at 8 pm--The Library Theatre
Saturday, April 11 at 8 pm--The Library Theatre

Purl @ the Plaza

Spring flowers bring bright knits. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Saturday, April 11 from 1 pm - 5 pm--Library Plaza

Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Sweden

Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe presents a program on the food and culture of Sweden. Complimentary samples provided. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, April 12 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

Helping Hands

Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society. Teens and adults welcome. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, April 13 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm--Nonfiction Department

Witness: Tornado Swarm 2011 and Superstorm 2012

Join us for National Geographic's look back at 2011's historic April 26-27 tornado outbreak and 2012's Hurricane Sandy. (2 films, 45 min. each)Free admission and refreshments! Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, April 13 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

Master Your Credit, Not Your Card

Operation HOPE: HOPE Coalition of America presents a free program on how to understand and increase your credit score. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Monday, April 13 at 7 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Trivia Night

Round up your friends and compete for great prizes at local Hoover restaurant, Beef 'O' Brady's (5519 Grove Blvd.). Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, April 13 at 7 pm--Beef 'O' Brady's at the Grove

Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: The Nine

Join us for a discussion of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Tuesday, April 14 at 10:30 am--Theatre Conference Room

Glue Gun Gang: Paper Plate Weaving

Weave a colorful yarn doily using a paper plate. Free! Adults only. Reservations required. Call 444-7840 to register, beginning April 1.

Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 pm--
Theatre Conference Room

Thursday, April 16 at 10:30 am--
Theatre Level Meeting Room C

Spanish Conversation Club

All Spanish fluency levels welcome to practice and learn. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Tuesday, April 14 at 7 pm--Library Plaza

No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

This month's genre: What's Your Hobby? Call 444-7840 for more information.

Wednesday, April 15 at 10:30 am--Plaza Reading Room

What Stands in the Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley

Join author Kim Cross as she reflects on this historic 2011 event. Her book captures not only the storms, but the best of the human spirit which brought people together in unimaginable circumstances. Book signing to follow. With special guest - meteorologist, James Spann (weather permitting). Call 444-7840 for more information.

Thursday, April 16 at 6 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Gene Fambrough

UAB music professor performs works for solo percussion. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, April 19 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

Neuroscience Cafe: Early Life Trauma and Resilience

Merida Grant, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Lori McMahon, Ph.D, Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, will present this informative program as part of the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center series "Neuroscience Café." Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, April 20 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Five-Star Trails: Birmingham

Alabama author Thomas Spencer's book covers the best hiking trails for all fitness levels. Book signing to follow. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Wednesday, April 22 at 7 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group

Join us in a discussion of The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Thursday, April 23 at 7 pm--Allen Board Room

Artist Reception: Mohammad Dolatabadi

Join us to celebrate our featured artist, Mohammad Dolatabadi. Artwork on display all month. Call 444-7888 for more information.

Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 pm--Friends Gallery

Write Club: Special Guest Author Joe Samuel Starnes

Joe Samuel Starnes will speak about his latest book, Red Dirt, the Rocky of tennis novels. Book signing to follow. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Saturday, April 25 at 10:30 am--Library Plaza

Monday at the Movies: Field of Dreams

Join us for a screening of Field of Dreams (PG, 107 minutes). Free admission and refreshments. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, April 27 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

Celebrate Australia

Enjoy treats and entertainment from the land down under. Fun for the whole family with a performance by Didgeridoo Down Under.

Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza

Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!

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

  • Smorrebrad Appetizer
  • Smorgastarta Sandwich
  • Swedesh Meatballs with Dill Noodles
  • Stockholm Apple Pie

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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