Paintings by Joan Curtis on display on the Theatre Level. Call 444-7888 for more information.
Sunday, September 1 - Monday, September 30--Friends Gallery
Adult English Classes
Join us every Tuesday for English instruction! Two classes are offered at different levels of proficiency: Basic English and Intermediate English. Both are free and no registration is required. Call 444-7820 for information.
Tuesday, September 3, 10, 17, & 24 at 6:30pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
First Thursday Fiction Book Club: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn't heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. In his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold Fry embarks on an urgent quest.
Join us as we discuss Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Refreshments provided, as well as books for the following month's meeting. For more information, call 444-7820.
Thursday, September 5 at 10:00 am-- Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
DIY @ the Plaza: Gardening Containers and Flower Boxes
Jones-Warren Construction and Home Depot demonstrate how you can make your own gardening containers and flowers boxes. Free and open to the public. Call 444-7821 for information.
Saturday, September 7 at 10:30 am--Library Plaza
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Greek Foods & Coffees
Travel the world through Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe's Global Cuisine presentations and experience diverse cultures through food. In September, we explore the rich tradition of Greek foods and coffees. Complimentary samples provided. Call 444-7821 for more information.
Sunday, September 8 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza
Friends of the Hoover Public Library: September Meeting
Author Heather Jones Skaggs will discuss her book, Bluff Park, a pictoral history of the neighborhood atop Shades Mountain. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. For more information, call 444-7840.
Monday, September 9 at 10:00 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Learn to Use Your NOOK!
Barnes & Noble partners with the library to provide training on different NOOKs. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Monday, September 9--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
6:30 pm: NOOK Simple Touch Class 7:30 pm: NOOK HD/HD+ Class
NEW!! Daytime Nonfiction Book Club
Join us for a discussion of The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson. Call 444-7816 for information.
Tuesday, September 10 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room
Second Thursday Fiction Book Club: Remarkable Creatures
On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. After enduring bitter cold, thunderstorms, and landslips, her challenges only grow when she falls in love with an impossible man.
Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Thursday, September 12 at 10:00 am-- Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Dailey & Vincent
Three-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Entertainers of the Year, three-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year and two-time Grammy nominees, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music. The concoction of the fantastically instinctive vocal blends of Dailey’s tenor and Vincent’s reedy harmonies, combined with four award-winning studio albums and heavy touring schedules, has gained them well-deserved praise for their own distinctive style and worldwide recognition as bluegrass gold.
Wednesday, September 11 at 8:00 pm--The Library Theatre Thursday, September 12 at 8:00 pm--The Library Theatre (SOLD OUT) Friday, September 13 at 8:00 pm--The Library Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Purl @ the Plaza
Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts. Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider. Call 444-7821 for more information.
Saturday, September 14 at 3:00 pm--Library Plaza
Instrumentalists @ the Plaza: Mollie Garrigan
Mollie Garrigan combines elements of jazz, soul and country for a richly textured sound. Her melodies and lyrics are finely crafted, delivered simply by a hauntingly vulnerable voice and a guitar.
Free performance. Call 444-7821 for more information.
Sunday, September 15 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza
Stop by the Nonfiction department to make newspaper rolls that will be donated to a local humane society. Teens and adults welcome. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Tuesday, September 17 at 2:30 pm--Adult Programming Room
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
Join others to discuss a recently read nonfiction book in this month's genre: Biographies. Stop by the Nonfiction Department and check out our bookmarks for suggestions. Call 444-7840 for information.
Wednesday, September 18 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room
Author Time @ Hoover Library: Joanne Fluke
Join us in welcoming Joanne Fluke to discuss her newest novel, Red Velvet Cupcake Murder. Joanne will Skype with us to chat and answer questions during her hour-long session. Visit hooverlibrary.org/authortime to RSVP, or if you don't have a computer, call us at 444-7820 to reserve a space!
Thursday, September 19 at 10:00 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Kimberly Richardson, author of The Official Federal Grants Prep Guide, will teach a class on securing federal grants. Book signing to follow. For more information, call 444-7816.
Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Access to Justice
This program will feature information about the Access to Justice Commission, as well as the numerous free and local legal services offered to the public. Reservations required. Call 444-7816 to register.
Monday, September 23 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room
Monday @ the Movies: Somewhere In Time
Young writer Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to "Come back to me". Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s, Elise McKenna. Richard manages to travel back in time where he meets and falls in love with her. (1980, PG, 103 minutes)
Free admission and refreshments. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Monday, September 23 at 2:00 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre
Frugalistics: Coupon Swap
Bring coupons you don't need and swap for ones you do. Call 444-7840 for information.
Tuesday, September 24 at 2:30 pm--Adult Programming Room
Playing @ the Plaza: Debbie Bond
Singer, guitarist and songwriter Debbie Bond has been an active part of the Alabama blues scene for over 30 years. She regularly performed with the likes of Eddie Kirkland and Willie King, as well as fronting her own band. FREE PROGRAM. Call 444-7821 for information.
Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza
Nonfiction Book Club
Join us for a discussion of The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr: A Tale of Homicide, Intrigue and a Father's Worst Fear by H. W. Brands. Call 444-7816 for information.
Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 pm--Allen Board Room
After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite
Enjoy your favorite classic Nintendo games, Xbox and Wii games, Apples to Apples, Scrabble and more! We even have space for you to bring your own favorite board games and set up. Free beer tasting. ID required. Call 444-7821 for more information.
Friday, September 27 at 7:00 pm--Library Plaza
Write Club: Plotting for "Pantsers"
Suzanne Johnson, author of The Sentinels of New Orleans trilogy, will present a proven 12-step technique to plot a novel from start to finish. Come prepared to think in a new way about an idea that needs to be fleshed out. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Saturday, September 28 at 10:30am--Library Plaza
Download the Hoover Library App!
Take Hoover Public Library wherever you go. Download our FREE mobile app and search the library catalog, renew items, make requests, access library databases, download e-books and audiobooks, and more! Available for all major Smartphones and Tablets. Search for "Hoover Library" in your device's app store or download from our website.
Enjoy eBooks & more from the Public Libraries In Jefferson County with the all-new OverDrive Media Console v3.0!
Reading eBooks from our digital library, http://downloadable.jclc.org/, is now easier than ever. The app to enjoy digital titles on your mobile device, OverDrive Media Console (OMC), has been completely redesigned with ease of use top of mind. A new version of the app will be available Today, August 20. Check out a preview of the new app here. Some highlighted features include:
A redesigned user interface with an all-new look, streamlined navigation, and a one-stop reorganized menu.
Sync bookmarks and reading progress across multiple devices using a free, opt-in registration service called OverDrive One.
Variable speed playback for iOS.Audiobook users’ most requested feature.
System Requirements: OMC v3.0 for Android users requires Android OS v4.0 (or newer). OMC for Android v2.6.5 will remain available for download. OMC for iOS requires iOS 6 (or newer).
If you already have OverDrive Media Console installed on your device, you will be prompted to update, or it will happen automatically depending on your device settings. To install OverDrive Media Console, or for more information, visit http://omc.overdrive.com. Happy reading!
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