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Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry

New Fiction

Fiction fans - look no further! Here are the newest page-turners added to our collection.

New for Teens

The great thing about young adult literature is that it has mass appeal! Check out our newest young adult fiction and nonfiction titles.

New for Kids

Check out our new and engaging picture books and juvenile fiction and non-fiction books!

New African American Fiction

Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels can be fiction, nonfiction, history, fantasy or anything in-between. Graphic novels are generally stand-alone stories with more complex plots than your typical comic book.

The vault of the Blade Rare Book Room houses a variety of historical objects, including a set of Christmas paintings commissioned by the Public Works Administration Art Project in 1934.

Continue Reading: The Night Before Christmas: Public Works of Art With Local Ties

So many books, so little time. A short list that includes notable fiction titles from 2018 and lots of "best of the year" lists to explore for further reading.

Continue Reading: 10 Best Fiction Books of 2018

2018 is heading to a close! It's time to look back on the best comics and graphic novels of the year.

Continue Reading: Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2018


Poetry Speaks

Wednesday Dec. 19
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Experienced writers and novices alike are invited to participate in a Winter Writing Workshop.

Event Details for Poetry Speaks

Madd Poets Society

Saturday Dec. 22
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: South

The Madd Poets Society uses poetry as a holistic means of touching others using powerful messages of self-expression that can heal the human spirit. Come find the inner poet in you.

Event Details for Madd Poets Society

Open Mic at Birmingham

Thursday Jan. 3
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Birmingham’s got talent! Come show off your skills at the Birmingham Library! Singing, dancing, rapping, comedy, bands, or poetry readings to name a few.

Event Details for Open Mic at Birmingham

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