FREE basic or intermediate English classes are offered every Tuesday evening this fall. No registration is required. Call 444-7820 for more information. Due to construction in the library, classroom location will vary. Follow signs for directions.
Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
English Conversation Club
Mingle on the Library Plaza for informal English practice with native speakers of other languages. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm--Library Plaza
This Atlanta classical/fusion guitar and violin duo return for an inspiring afternoon of music. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.
Sunday, October 2 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza
Friends of the Hoover Library
Marvin Clemons, author of Great Temple of Travel reveals the history of Birmingham's Terminal Station. FREE program. Refreshments provided. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Monday, October 3 at 10 am--Library Plaza
Discoveries in the Making
UAB Graduate students share their research. This month: Jessica Hoffman discusses "A Canine Model of Aging and Disease" and Ijeoma Obi discusses "Early Life Stress and Cardiovascular Disease." Presented by the UAB Graduate School. FREE! Call 444-7840 for more information.
Monday, October 3 at 6:30 pm--Adult Program Room
First Thursday Fiction Book Group
Join us for a discussion of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Thursday, October 6 at 10 am--Adult Program Room
Traditional Instruments Reimagined: Matt Bryant and Holland Hopson
A ukulele and banjo combine with sampling, looping and other electronic flourishes. Free performance. Call 444-7821 for more information.
Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza
Purl @ the Plaza
Recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month by knitting chemo caps and lap blankets. Call 444-7821 for more information.
Saturday, October 8 from 1 pm - 5 pm--Library Plaza
Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society. Adults and teens welcome. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Monday, October 10 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm--Adult Progam Room
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group
Join us for a discussion of The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Tuesday, October 11 at 10:30 am--Adult Program Room
Purge the Paper Piles
Learn how to tackle the papers in your home and office with Lisa Phillips. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm--Adult Program Room
Spanish Conversation Club
Practice your Spanish and celebrate the culture. Some knowledge of the language is recommended. Adults 17+ only, please. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Tuesday, October 11 from 7 pm - 8 pm--Library Plaza
Second Thursday Fiction Book Club
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, October 13 at 10 am--Adult Program Room
Marc Cohn--SOLD OUT!
This artist burst onto the music scene with the Grammy award winning hit, "Walking in Memphis," which solidified his place as one of this generation's most compelling singer/songwriters. For tickets or waiting list information, visit www.thelibrarytheatre.com or contact the Box Office at 444-7888.
Tickets $25 Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 pm--SOLD OUT! Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm--SOLD OUT! The Library Theatre
Share and network with other aspiring writers. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Saturday, October 15 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room
Last Will. & Testament
It's the greatest literary mystery of all time: Who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Join us for a screening of Last Will. & Testament (2013, 85 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! Call 444-7840 for more information.
Monday, October 17 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre
Neuroscience Cafe: Brain Signature of Autism
Rajesh Kana, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cognition, Brain & Autism Laboratory, and Sarah O'Kelly, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, give a presentation on "Autism: The Road from Brain to Clinic." Sponsored by the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Monday, October 17 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Financial Planning Expo
Presented by the Financial Planning Association of North Alabama, the program includes:
"The ABCs of Medicare & Managing Health Care Expenses in Retirement" - Pat Burris
"The No Rate Increase Solutions to Long Term Care Planning" - Babs W. Hart
"Savvy Social Security Planning" - Pat Burris
"Safe and Informed Investing" - Alabama Securities Commission
"Leaving a Legacy" - Stewart Welch
FREE one-on-one consults with financial planners will be available throughout the day. Call 444-7816 for more information.
Tuesday, October 18 from 1 pm - 5 pm--Theatre Level
Glue Gun Gang: Ghost in a Jar
Create your own pet ghost and trap him in a spooky jar. Adults only. FREE! Reservations required. Call 444-7840 to register, beginning October 1.
Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30 pm Thursday, October 20 at 10:30 am Adult Program Room
French Conversation Club
Practice your French and celebrate the culture! Some experience with the language is recommended. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Tuesday, October 18 from 7 pm - 8 pm--Library Plaza
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
Share your favorite reads and discover new books on different topics each month. October's theme is "Unsolved Mysteries." Call 444-7840 for more information.
Wednesday, October 19 at 10:30 am--Adult Program Room
2nd Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasty Fest
In partnership with the Alabama Phoenix Festival, the Hoover Library brings you the ultimate in convention weekends! Featuring discussion panels on Star Wars, Star Trek, comics, costuming, gaming, fables and fairy tales; cosplay workshops and contest; tabletop gaming room; guest panelists, professional writers, artists, cosplayers and performers; Saturday morning cartoons and movies and much more. Call 444-7821 or visit our Facebook page for more information. FREE!
Friday, October 21 from 7 pm - 11 pm Saturday, October 22 from 8 am - 11 pm Sunday, October 23 from 12 pm - 6 pm Throughout the Library and Hoover Senior Center
Monday at the Movies
Join us for a screening of the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus (PG, 96 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! Call 444-7820 for more information.
Monday, October 24 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre
All Day Color and Chill
Drop in any time to relax during this all-day coloring event. Adults and teens welcome. FREE! Call 444-7840 for more information.
Thursday, October 27 from 9 am - 9 pm--Adult Program Room
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group
Join us for a discussion of The Case Against the Supreme Court by Erwin Chemerinsky. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Thursday, October 27 at 7 pm--Allen Board Room
East 59th Cafe Coming Soon!
East 59th Cafe will be opening soon on the Library Plaza. Check out their website at wwww.east59.net for more details.
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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