The Emmet O'Neal Library, in the heart of Mountain Brook, Alabama, is one of our community's gems. In today's fast-paced world, we offer an amazing variety of resources and programs for people of all ages. In our award-winning library, you can enjoy the newest books, study an art collection online, read of ancient civilizations, learn a new language, research the latest business trends, or travel to distant worlds of the imagination.
Holiday hours begin Sunday, December 22nd and run through Thursday, January 3rd.
Sunday LIBRARY CLOSED
The library will be closed December 22-25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.
The library will be closed December 31st and January 1st in observance of the New Years holiday.
Church & Oak (meets at Church Street Coffee & Books)
1st Thursday of each month, 6:30pm
Genre Reading Bookgroup Last Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm
Great Books Reading and Discussion Group
2nd Monday of each month, 6:30pm
DOCUMENTARIES AFTER DARK
Select Tuesday each month, 6:30pm
February - no DocAD program
November 4 December 16
KNIT & KNIBBLE
Select Saturdays each month, 2-3:30pm
Book Clubs at EOL
The Bookies meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10am in the Library's Conference Room
December 10 - The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
January 14 - Wash by Margaret Wrinkle
February 11 - The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
March 11 - Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
April 8 - The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin
May 13 - Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro
June 10 - On Summer America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
July 8 - Transatlantic by Colum McCann
August 12 - Salon Discussion: Book(s) of Choice
Church & Oak is a new book group formed by co-founders Carrie Rollwagen, owner of Church Street Coffee & Books, and Amanda, research librarian at the Emmet O'Neal Library. The group meets on the first Thursday evening of every month at 6:30pm in the upstairs meeting room AT CHURCH STREET COFFEE & BOOKS.
December 5 - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Genre Reading Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Library's Conference Room
December 17 - Celebrity Gossip
In 2014, we'll be celebrating a holiday or a commemorative month or week at each meeting.
January 28 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Civil Rights Movement, nonfiction)
February 25 - Valentine's Day (famous couples, fiction & nonfiction)
March 25 - Women's History Month (fiction & nonfiction)
April 29 - National Poetry Month
May 27 - Jewish American Heritage Month (fiction & nonfiction)
June 24 - LGBT Pride Month (fiction & nonfiction)
July 29 - Parks and Recreation Month (national parks, nonfiction)
August 26 - VJ Day (WWII fiction & nonfiction)
September 30 - Labor Day (American workforce, nonfiction)
October 28 - Halloween (fiction & nonfiction)
November 25 - Thanksgiving (Native & early Americans, fiction & nonfiction)
December 30 - World Holidays/Festivals (any throughout the year, nonfiction)
Great Books Reading and Discussion Group meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the Library's Conference Room
December 9 - "Argument and Persuasion" by Donald Hall
January 13 - "My Date with Neanderthal Woman" by David Galef
February 10 - "A City of Churches" by Donald Barthelme