Special Events

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western's wine & food festival

Friday, September 30 
At the Birmingham Zoo

Advance Tickets: $60
At the Door: $75
10 or more tickets: $50 each

Tickets available at Western Markets, Emmet O'Neal Library, the Junior League, or

Over 650 wines to sample from growing regions around the world with winery and industry representatives on hand to answer questions. Foods for the evening will focus on Alabama grown and made products. Recipes and wine pairing suggestions will also be available.

Proceeds to benefit the Emmet O'Neal Library, Birmingham Zoo, East Lake Initiative, and Junior League of Birmingham.

yoga & poetry with marie blair

Oct. 8 & Oct 29
10:30am - 12:00pm


What do poetry and yoga have in common? A call to pay attention. An exploration of self. An invitation to notice. Yoga teacher and librarian Marie Blair brings movement and words together in a four-week series. Bring your curiosity. Wear comfortable clothes.


Nightmare on oak street

Saturday, October 15  5-9pm
Free  Ages 18+

Horror movie double feature. Dinner will be served.


an afternoon with the author: dan klasing

Sunday, October 16 

Dan Klasing, local author of The Klass (Book One) and Doyens (Book Two) will read and sign copies of the two books in the series.

Literary Trivia: Halloween Edition

Thursday, October 27


Call 205-445-1121 to register your team of 2-4 people. Registration ends Oct. 7.


Winter Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  |  Wed - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  |  Fri, Sat - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Sun - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  |  Tue - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  |  Fri, Sat - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Sun - Closed