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
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Friday, August 15, 2014

Library Booklovers, Bingo & Brews Event

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The Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest will host this fundraising event on Friday, August 22, from 7:00-8:30. Wine, beer, & fabulous prizes! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the library or online at vestavialibrary.org.

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

 
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This Month's Adult Events From the Hoover Library

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Love in the Library Authors Event
Love in the Library Local Authors Event
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Polynesia
The Library Theatre 2014-2015 Season Ticket Sales Begin
LifeSouth Community Blood Drive
First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The House Girl
Lard Bucket Bluegrass
Purl @ the Plaza
Read Your Own Adventure Book Group
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: The Disappearing Spoon
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Beginner's Goodbye
Run For Your Life
It's Not Bossy If You're the Boss
Frugalistics Monthly Coupon Swap
Neuroscience Cafe: Schizophrenia
Glue Gun Gang: Book Box
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
After Hours @ the Plaza: Kirstin Diable & The City
Write Club
Stacey Little: Alabama Author & Southern Food Blogger
Mollie McFarland
Monday at the Movies: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group: Midnight Rising
Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!
Love in the Library Authors Event

Topping off our summer-long celebration of romance, best-selling 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. Free event! Call 444-7820 or visit www.hooverlibrary.org/romance for more information.

Friday, August 1 at 7 pm--Library Plaza

Love in the Library Local Authors Event

Local authors Gayle Wilson, Jennifer Echols, Lexi George, Christy Reece and Ingrid Seymour will share their insights on romance writing. A book signing will follow featuring the speakers and a host of other local romance authors, brought to you by Southern Magic, Birmingham's chapter of Romance Writers of America. Free event! Call 444-7820 or visit www.hooverlibrary.org/romance for more information.

Saturday, August 2 from 1 pm - 3 pm--Library Plaza

Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Polynesia

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

Sunday, August 3 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

The Library Theatre 2014-2015 Season Ticket Sales Begin

TICKET SALES SCHEDULE:

Beginning Monday, August 4 at 8 am:
Last year's full-season subscribers may purchase a 2014-2015 full-season package.

Beginning Thursday, August 7 at 8 am:
New full-season subscribers may purchase a 2014-2015 full-season package.

Beginning Friday, August 8 at 8 am:
Open Sales (single and multi-show tickets)

Tickets may be purchased online at thelibrarytheatre.com, at the Box Office or by calling 444-7888. Regular Box Office hours are Monday - Friday, 11 am - 6 pm, with special hours for performances. Tickets are $25 each, plus processing fees. There is an order limit of six tickets per show, per patron until Monday, August 11 at 11 am.

LifeSouth Community Blood Drive

Do something amazing: give blood! LifeSouth Community Blood Center will have their mobile donation unit at the library. Please take this convenient opportunity to donate blood and save a life.

Thursday, August 7 from 9 am - 5 pm--Library Parking Lot

First 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 meeting. For more information, call 444-7820.

Thursday, August 7 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Lard Bucket Bluegrass

This upbeat bluegrass band features lightning fast picking and a good sense of humor. Free event! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Thursday, August 7 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza

Purl @ the Plaza
Stay cool this summer by crafting with your fellow hobbyists! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Saturday, August 9 from 3 pm - 5 pm--Library Plaza

Read Your Own Adventure Book Group

Share your favorite book of short stories and discover other great reads.

Monday, August 11 from 7 pm - 8 pm--Plaza Reading Room

Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: The Disappearing Spoon

Join us for a discussion of The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Tuesday, August 12 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

Second 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. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, August 14 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Run For Your Life

Hoover High School's Coach Devon Hind will share life lessons and stories of leadership to inspire us all. Book signing to follow. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Thursday, August 14 at 7 pm--Library Plaza

It's Not Bossy If You're the Boss

Tips for women in business presented by members of PROPS, whose motto is "Intentional Business, Amazing Women." Topics of discussion include "Don't Let Disorganization Be Your Boss," "Be the Boss of Your Web Domain," "Be a Media Boss" and "Be a Financial Boss." Call 444-7816 for more information.

Saturday, August 16 at 10:30 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, August 16 at 11 am--Adult Programming Room

Neuroscience Cafe: Schizophrenia

UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center presents "Schizophrenia: Lessons from the Clinic and the Laboratory." Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, August 18 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Glue Gun Gang: Book Box

Make a stylish hideaway out of a used hardback book. Adults only. Reservations required. Call 444-7840 to register.

Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 pm--Adult Programming Room
Thursday, August 21 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

This month's genre: Sports. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Wednesday, August 20 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

After Hours @ the Plaza: Kirstin Diable & The City

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Chris Rose put it best when he described Kirstin 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." Kirstin Diable is a legacy artist in training, and along with her band, The City, is pressing forward into full-blown rock-n-roll and proving to be one of New Orleans' fastest rising stars. Free beer tasting provided by Good People Brewing Company.

Call the Library Theatre Box Office at 444-7888 or visit www.thelibrarytheatre.com for ticket information.

Tickets $15--on sale August 1
Friday, August 22 at 8 pm--Library Plaza

Write Club

James Braziel and Tina Mozelle Braziel will present "Creating Character Voice in Fiction and Poetry." Call 444-7820 for more information.

Saturday, August 23 at 10:30 am--Library Plaza

Stacey Little: Alabama Author & Southern Food Blogger

The Southern Bite Cookbook contains recipes from Little's family and those submitted by his blog readers. Book signing to follow. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Saturday, August 23 at 2 pm--Adult Programming Room

Mollie McFarland

Join us for an afternoon of music with violist Mollie McFarland. Free event. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, August 24 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

Monday at the Movies: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Free admission and refreshments! (PG, 100 minutes) Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, August 25 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group: Midnight Rising

Join us for a discussion of Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz. Call 444-7816 for information.

Thursday, August 28 at 7 pm--Allen Board Room

Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!

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

  • Beach Soup
  • Polynesian Style Pork Sandwich
  • Savory Shrimp Entrée
  • Luau 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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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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