Special Events

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antiques & treasures with john jones


Saturday, April 29  10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm

We invite you to an appraisal event with Antiques Roadshow's John Jones & guests. Each ticketholder may bring 3 items (no jewelry please) for appraisal. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase at the Reference Desk.

This event benefits the Friends of the Library.


standing room only
weaving workshop with the ivory hand


2 Part Workshop. Please plan to attend both sessions
Friday, April 14 & 28  6:30pm  Ages 21+ only

$10 supply fee
Email Amanda at to register

Apryl Rowe crafts one of a kind fiber weavings with hand-dyed twine and found objects as The Ivory Hand. Complete your own mini weaving from scratch during our two part workshop in April. On April 14th, we will learn about natural dying techniques and learn weaving basics. On April 28th, we will return with our supplies and complete our weavings. A $10 supply fee provides for all supplies and tools that you can keep. Space is limited for this workshop.

Standing Room Only is the library's event series for adults in their 20s and 30s.




money smart week @ eol


April 22-29

Celebrate Money Smart Week with us at EOL!

Download the flyer here.

UAB neuroscience cafe

Alzheimer's Disease Update
Thursday, May 11  6:30pm

Join us for this partnership with UAB's Comprehensive Neuroscience Center.

community conversation on aging

Sunday, May 13  2:00pm

Please join us for a community conversation on aging sponsored by Choice Home Care and the Emmet O'Neal Library. Your insights on the issues that matter to you and your family members will help us plan a series of programs meants to help the aging members of our community and their caregivers.

For more information, please contact Katie Moellering at 205-445-1118 or

summer reading kickoff carnival

Sunday, May 21  3:00pm

Register for Adult Summer Reading to take home a free bag, free book and learn how to win one of three amazing prize baskets!







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