Whether you’re ready to battle other monsters to become the King of Tokyo, satisfy your need for brains in Zombie Dice, or settle and cultivate a newly-established colony in Catan — there is sure to be a game for you! The Adult Board Game Collection is comprised of award-winning designer games, as well as fan-favorites and ranges from strategy games to party games. Visit the Adult Fiction Department and check one out today!
In Our Art Galleries
Enjoy the works of local and regional artists on display in the library:
Friends Art Gallery: Samford University Advanced Painting Class Plaza Gallery: Pebble Fig Administrative Gallery: Susan Baird
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Cuban
Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe presents a program on the food and culture of Cuba. Complimentary samples provided. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.
Sunday, January 3 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza
Friends of the Hoover Library Meeting
Mayor Gary Ivey will give a State of the City Address at the January Friends of the Library meeting. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Monday, January 4 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society. Teens and adults welcome. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Monday, January 4 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm--Adult Programming Room
First Thursday Fiction Book Group
Join us for a discussion of Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal and Skype with the author! Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Thursday, January 7 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Southern Voices Tickets On Sale!
Friday, January 8, 9 am - 11 am ONLINE AND PHONE SALES ONLY
Please purchase your tickets early, as we expect to sell out. If any tickets remain, they will be available during regular Box Office hours: M - F, 11 am - 6 pm. Mail orders not accepted.
To purchase by phone...Call the Library Theatre Box Office at 205-444-7888.
An Evening with Erik Larson--$35 Limit 4 Tickets Friday, February 26 at 7 pm--The Library Theatre Reception to follow on the Library Plaza.
Author Conference--$40 Limit 6 Tickets Saturday, February 27 from 9:30 am - 4 pm--The Library Theatre OR Library Plaza Featuring Natalie Baszile, Beth Ann Fennelly, Tom Franklin, Craig Johnson, Jamie Mason, Laura Lane McNeal and Mark Pryor. Book sales and signings will follow the afternoon session.
New year, new projects! Bring your latest craft projects to work on and share with others. Beginners can also take a free knitting lesson, but registration is required. To sign up, call 444-7821.
Saturday, January 9--Library Plaza and Reading Room Knitting Lessons: 11 am - 1 pm Purl @ the Plaza: 1 pm - 5 pm
Bailey Ingle is the Hoover-based singer/songwriter who sang a duet with Keith Urban on stage at Oak Mountain Ampitheatre last year. Free performance. Call 444-7821 for more information.
Sunday, January 10 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza
The Gold Rush
The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848 led to explosive growth in California and the transformation of the American West. The Gold Rush gives a vivid portrait of one of the seminal events in American history (2006, TV-PG, 120 minutes). Free admission and refreshments. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Monday, January 11 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre
Neuroscience Cafe: Aphasia After Stroke
Jerzy P. Szaflarski, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology and Director, UAB Epilepsy Center gives a talk on experiencing aphasia after a stroke. Presented by the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center. Free! Call 444-7840 for more information.
Monday, January 11 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group
Join us for a discussion of The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel. Call 444-7816 for more information.
Tuesday, January 12 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group
Join us for a discussion of Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Thursday, January 14 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
The Perfect Resume
Join business consultant and writer Ruth Beaumont Cook as she teaches participants how to write the perfect resume. Call 444-7816 for more information.
Thursday, January 14 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room
Local blues legend vocalist and bandleader Elnora Spencer has shared the stage with B. B. King, Bobby "Blue" Bland and others. Free performance. Call 444-7821 for more information.
Thursday, January 14 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza
All Day Color & Chill
What a wonderful way to relax! Bring your friends,choose a picture page and let the colors flow as you chat and unwind. Adults and teens welcome. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Friday, January 15 from 9 am - 5:30 pm--Adult Programming Room
How to Find Grants
Learn how to use the Foundation Center Cooperative database to find grants for nonprofits and individuals. Free, but reservations are required. Call 444-7816 to register.
Saturday, January 16 at 10:30 am--Training Center Sunday, January 17 at 2:30 pm--Training Center
Dianne Reeves--SOLD OUT
Dianne Reeves is THE pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world. As a result of her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings - a Grammy first in any vocal category. Call the Library Theatre Box Office at 444-7888 or visit www.thelibrarytheatre.com for waiting list information.
Tickets $25--SOLD OUT Sunday, January 17 at 4 pm & 7:30 pm--The Library Theatre
Glue Gun Gang: Vision Boards
Create a collage of your goals for 2016. Adults only. Free, but reservations required. Call 444-7840 to sign up beginning January 2.
Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms Thursday, January 21 at 10:30 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
This month's genre: Presidential Biographies. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Wednesday, January 20 at 10:30 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite
Put your game face on and team up with your fellow gamers. Bring your favorite board game or check out one from our new circulating collection. Call 444-7821 for more information.
Friday, January 22 from 7 pm - 10 pm--Library Plaza
Share your literary works and network with other aspiring writers. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Saturday, January 23 at 10:30 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Monday at the Movies: The Theory of Everything
Join us for a screening of The Theory of Everything (PG-13, 120 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! Call 444-7820 for more information.
Monday, January 25 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre
Let's Get Organized
From desk to closet to kitchen, learn how to develop the right mindset for simplifying your life with proven principles that will reshape your space. Presented by Lisa Phillips, SimpleWorks. Free!
Monday, January 25 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group
Join us for a discussion of Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. Call 444-7816 for more information.
Thursday, January 28 at 7 pm--Allen Board Room
Friday, January 1: CLOSED for New Year's Day
Monday, January 18: CLOSED for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner! Coffee and desserts! Located on the Library Plaza. January's Global Cuisine, Cuban, features:
Black Bean Soup
Pineapple Cake with Dulce de Leche Salsa
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday-Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Sunday: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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