A new year means new events to add to your calendar. Check our list of concerts, book sales and more as you make plans this month.

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•The Isaacs in Concert

January 16 + 17 // Library Theatre



The Isaacs will entertain audiences at the Hoover Public Library Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 and Friday, Jan. 17. Frequent performers at the Grand Ole Opry, The Isaacs are a Nashville-based, multi-award winning family group, consisting of siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Rebecca Isaacs Bowman and their mother, Lily Isaacs. The band’s unique style showcases tight family harmony and blends their multi-genre musical influences of bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, country and southern gospel, earning them two Grammy nominations, eight Dove awards and numerous high profile collaborations, as well as select dates with Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw who produced their two latest projects, Nature’s Symphony in 432 and Favorites.

•State of the City Address

January 16 // Hyatt-Regency – The Wynfrey Hotel

Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato will deliver the annual state of the city address at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership luncheon at 11:15 a.m. Free parking for the event will be available between the hotel and Belk. To register, go to Hooverchamberal.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/669.

•Live on the Plaza: George Griffin and the Firebirds

January 29 // Hoover Library Plaza

Singer, songwriter and guitarist George Griffin heads up George Griffin and the Firebirds. You may know George from his time in George and the G-Men. This is a new team of talented folks who back George’s gutsy style in a way no one else can. George Griffin and the Firebirds will bring their unique flavor of southern rock to the Hoover Public Library’s Plaza on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m.

•Friends Midwinter Book Sale

January 30 + 31 // Hoover Public Library

Come on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. for the preview sale, or just hit the regular sale starting at 9 a.m. the next day. The sale includes hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s books, DVDs, audiobooks, music and more. Most items are priced under $1, so it won’t break the bank. Plus, all proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

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WHAT TO DO IN SHELBY COUNTY

Jan. 2
First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Reckoning
Hoover Public Library
10 a.m.

Jan. 5
Sunday NovelTea: Dear Wife
Hoover Public Library
3 p.m.

Jan. 9
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Where the Crawdads Sing
Hoover Public Library
10 a.m.

Jan. 11
Insatiable Readers: The Roaring Twenties
Hoover Public Library
10:30 a.m.

Jan. 11
Purl on the Plaza
Hoover Public Library
11 a.m.

Jan. 12
Young Artist Reception: South Shades Crest Elementary
Hoover Public Library
3 p.m.

Jan. 19
Top Shelf: Classic Cocktails from the 1920s
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Jan. 23
Trivia Night: The 2010s
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Jan. 23
Nonfiction Book Group: Hidden Figures
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Jan. 24
Vintage Videos: Father of the Bride (1950)
Hoover Public Library
2 p.m.

Jan. 26
Practical Parenting – #relationshipgoals
Hoover Public Library
3 p.m.

Jan. 28
Hoover New Horizons Luncheon with Mayor’s State of the City Address
Hoover Senior Center
11 a.m.

Jan. 30
Jammin’ on the Plaza
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

AROUND TOWN

Dec. 28
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Alabama Theatre

Dec. 31
Cheers! The New Years Eve Concert Presented by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Alys Stephens Center

Jan. 7-12
Les Miserables
BJCC Concert Hall

Jan. 10-11
Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Alys Stephens Center

Jan. 12
Branford Marsalis Quartet
Alys Stephens Center

Jan. 16
Tonight at the Wright Movie Night presents The Karate Kid
Samford University Wright Center

Jan. 17-18
Symphonie FantastiqueAlabama Symphony Orchestra
Alys Stephens Center

Jan. 23-Feb. 9
Cabaret
Virginia Samford Theatre

Jan. 24
Robben Ford
Alys Stephens Center

Jan. 27
Drum Tao 2020
Alys Stephens Center

Jan. 28
An Acoustic Evening with Travis Tritt
Alabama Theatre

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email emily.sparacino@hooversmagazine.com to submit yours.