Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Eat Drink Read Write Festival - An Evening with Chef Bryant Terry

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Chef Bryant Terry is a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership award-winning chef, author, and food-justice activist as well as the Chef-In-Residence at San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora. Terry will present a dynamic program in which he will discuss the need for a healthy, just, and sustainable food system as well as his passion for good food.

Expect to be entertained with stories of how jazz, reggae, and soul music have influenced Chef Terry’s cooking. His unconventional presentation style with hip hop interludes will delight you. Several local restaurants will offer samples of adventurous dishes for attendees to enjoy. Purchase tickets.

 

Date and Time
Sat, October 1, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Location
Birmingham Public Library Central Branch
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, AL

Cost
$20.00
Purchase Tickets

All proceeds from ticket sales will contribute to future public programming at the Birmingham Public Library.

  For more information about Eat Drink Read Write (EDRW) and to learn about other EDRW events, go to http://www.bplonline.org/eatdrinkfest.aspx

2100 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203
205-226-3600
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

This Month's Adult Events From the Hoover Library

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Adult English Classes
First Thursday Fiction Book Group
How to Find Grants
Labor Day - CLOSED
The Library Theatre 25th Anniversary Season:
Tickets Available Online & by Phone
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group
Hiroya Tsukamoto
All Day Color & Chill
Purl @ the Plaza
Friends of the Hoover Library: Bicycling the East Coast
Helping Hands
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group
Spanish Conversation Club
James Mullis
Glue Gun Gang: Felt Feathered Owls
French Conversation Club
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group
After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite
Color & Chill at Game Nite
Write Club
Neuroscience Cafe: Huntington's Disease
Banned Books Week
English Conversation Club
The Theatre Level Is Getting A Makeover!
New Cafe Coming October 16!
Adult English Classes

Basic or intermediate English classes resume in September. FREE! No registration required. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Tuesdays, September 13, 20 & 27 from 6:30 pm - 8 pm--Training Center

First Thursday Fiction Book Group

Join us for a discussion of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, September 1 at 10 am--Adult Program Room

How to Find Grants

Learn how to use the Foundation Center Cooperative database to find grants for nonprofits and individuals. Reservations required. FREE! Call 444-7816 to register for one of two weekend sessions.

Saturday, September 3 at 10:30 am
Sunday, September 4 at 2:30 pm
Training Center

Labor Day - CLOSED
The Hoover Library will be closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.
The Library Theatre 25th Anniversary Season:
Tickets Available Online & by Phone

This year's 25th Anniversary Season includes performances by Marc Cohn, Dailey & Vincent, Rhythmic Circus, Molly Ringwald, Zoe Speaks, The Celtic Tenors, Alabama Troubadours and Phil Vassar. Tickets are available online at www.thelibrarytheatre.com or by calling 205-444-7888.

Beginning Tuesday, September 6 at 10 am:
Last year's full-season ticket subscribers may purchase a 2016-2017 full-season package.

Beginning Thursday, September 8 at 10 am:
New full-season subscribers may purchase a 2016-2017 full-season package.

Beginning Friday, September 9 at 10 am:
Open Sales (individual and multi-show tickets) are available online or by calling the Library Theatre Box Office.

Beginning Monday, September 12 at 10 am:
Regular Box Office hours resume: Monday - Friday, 11 am - 6 pm, with special hours for performances.

Second Thursday Fiction Book Group

Join us for a discussion of After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, September 8 at 10 am--Adult Program Room

Hiroya Tsukamoto

Japanese guitarist and singer Hiroya Tsukamoto performs original acoustic music and Japanese folk songs. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza

All Day Color & Chill

Coloring books aren't just for kids! Bring your friends, choose a picture page and let the colors flow as you chat and unwind. Adults and teens welcome. FREE! Call 444-7840 for more information.

Friday, September 9 from 9 am - 5 pm--Adult Program Room

Purl @ the Plaza

Fall into autumn knitting! Bring your projects and make new friends. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Saturday, September 10 from 1 pm - 5 pm--Library Plaza

Friends of the Hoover Library: Bicycling the East Coast

Join us for a presentation on "Bicycling the East Coast from Key West to Canada." FREE! Refreshments provided. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, September 12 at 10 am--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, September 12 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm--Adult Program Room

Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Join us for a discussion of In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Tuesday, September 13 at 10:30 am--Adult Program Room

Spanish Conversation Club

Practice your Spanish and celebrate the culture! Some experience with Spanish is suggested. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Tuesday, September 9 from 7 pm - 8 pm--Library Plaza

James Mullis

James Mullis, a Birmingham based singer/songwriter, blends modern day folk with soft blues. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, September 18 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

Glue Gun Gang: Felt Feathered Owls

Make a cute hoot owl for a student in your life or to enjoy as autumn decor. Adults only. FREE, but reservations required. Call 444-7840 to register, beginning September 1.

Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 pm
Thursday, September 22 at 10:30 am
Adult Program Room

French Conversation Club

Practice your French and celebrate the culture! Some experience with French is suggested. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Tuesday, September 20 from 7 pm - 8 pm--Library Plaza

No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

In celebration of Banned Books Week, bring your favorite banned book to share with the group. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Wednesday, September 21 at 10:30 am--Adult Program Room

Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group

Join us for a discussion of Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date by Robert X. Cringley. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Thursday, September 22 at 7 pm--Allen Board Room

After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite

Put your game face on and team up with your fellow gamers! Bring your favorite board game or try out one from the library's collection. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Friday, September 23 from 7 pm - 10 pm--Library Plaza

Color & Chill at Game Nite

Take a break between games and join us for a pop-up edition of our popular adult coloring page event. FREE! Call 444-7840 for more information.

Friday, September 23 from 7 pm - 10 pm--Library Plaza

Write Club

Share and network with other aspiring writers. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Saturday, September 24 at 10:30 am--Adult Program Room

Neuroscience Cafe: Huntington's Disease

Michelle Gray, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Victor W. Sung, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, discuss "Advances in Huntington's Disease: New Therapeutic Strategies and the Cutting Edge of Medical Science." Presented by the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center. FREE! Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, September 26 at 6:30 pm--Youth Program Room

Banned Books Week

Dr. William Hutchings from the UAB Department of English talks about the most famous banned and challenged books. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Thursday, September 29 at 12 pm--Library Plaza

English Conversation Club

Join us for an informal gathering for speakers of other languages to practice their English. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, September 29 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm--Library Plaza

The Theatre Level Is Getting A Makeover!

In August and September, we will be renovating the Theatre Level to better serve you, our patrons! A redesign of the lobby and meeting rooms will mean more function and event space, as well as an updated look to the entire level.

During these months, this level will be inaccessible. Please call 444-7888 and the Arts Staff will assist you with meeting rooms, art gallery inquiries and The Library Theatre season information.

New Cafe Coming October 16!
East 59 Cafe will be opening on the Library Plaza on Sunday, October 16.

The Library will not have any food or beverage service from September 1 - October 15, 2016.
 
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