Read or listen to books for a chance to win great prizes donated by the Friends of the Library. Sign up any time from May 21 - July 31 by picking up a reading log from the Fiction or Nonfiction service desks.
In addition to reading this summer, we've got ways to keep your body and mind moving! Want to fit more steps into your day or explore the outdoors? Curious about getting active, but don't know where to start? Love an epic adventure? Wondering how physical and mental activity keeps the brain and body young? We'll have all this and more! Visit www.hooverlibrary.org or call 444-7840 for more information about Adult Summer Reading programs.
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Mexican
Customs Cafe presents a program on the food and culture of Mexico. Complimentary samples provided. Call 444-7821 for more information.
Sunday, May 1 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza
Discoveries in the Making
UAB Graduate School students present their work on various topics. This week, Karen Albright gives a presentation on "All Men are Created Equal: Or Are They? Observations from the National Inpatient Sample" and Stephanie Momeni discusses "Exploring Bacteria that Cause Cavities and Their Role in Overall Human Health." FREE! Call 444-7840 for more information.
Monday, May 2 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
First Thursday Fiction Book Group
Join us for a discussion of The Guest Room and SKYPE with author Chris Bohjalian. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
The Onlys play classic rock & roll hits from the 50s through today and will have you up and dancing. FREE performance! Call 444-7821 for more information.
Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza
Larry Gatlin Trio--SOLD OUT!
With over a dozen Top 40 hits to his credit, Larry Gatlin is an icon in country music. His career, spanning four decades, has taken him from dusty Texas stages to the White House and from Broadway to the Grammy awards. Both shows are sold out, but visit www.thelibrarytheatre.com or call the Library Theatre Box Office at 444-7888 for waiting list information.
Tickets $25--SOLD OUT! Saturday, May 7 at 4 pm & 7:30 pm--The Library Theatre
A mama bear and her two cubs experience adventure and danger while trying to survive in the Alaskan wilderness (2014, G, 78 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! Call 444-7840 for more information.
Monday, May 9 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre
Round up your friends and compete for great prizes at local Hoover restaurant, Beef 'O' Brady's (5519 Grove Blvd.). Call 444-7820 for more information.
Monday, May 9 at 7 pm--Beef 'O' Brady's, The Grove
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group
Join us for a discussion of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Tuesday, May 10 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room
Spanish Conversation Club
Practice your Spanish and celebrate the culture! Some experience with Spanish is recommended. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Tuesday, May 10 from 7 pm - 8 pm--Library Plaza
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group
Join us for a discussion of Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Thursday, May 12 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Known primarily as the guitarist for the seminal New York no wave band Swans, Norman Westberg also crafts vast sonic soundscapes under his own name. Westberg's dark, ambient instrumental music stands in stark contrast to the walls of noise constructed by Swans, but is no less intense. He's touring in support of his recently-released album, 13. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased online at www.hooverlibrary.org/normanwestberg or call 444-7888.
Tickets $12.50 Friday, May 13 at 8 pm--Library Plaza
How to Find Grants
Learn how to use the Foundation Center Cooperative database to find grants for nonprofits and individuals. Reservations required. FREE! Call 444-7816 for more information.
Saturday, May 14 at 10:30 am--Training Center Sunday, May 15 at 2:30 pm--Training Center
Alabama-Where to Go, What to Do
Todd Keith, author of The Insider's Guide to Birmingham, shares ideas for fun (sometimes free) day trips, weekend getaways or family vacations. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Saturday, May 14 at 2 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Purl @ the Plaza
Organize your stash and talk about your ongoing craft projects! Call 444-7821 for more informaiton.
Saturday, May 14 from 1 pm - 5 pm--Library Plaza
Singer-songwriter Justin Cross' song "Drink the Water" has over two million views on YouTube. FREE performance! Call 444-7821 for more information.
Sunday, May 15 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza
Victor Mark, MD, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Gitendra Uswatte, PhD, Professor of Psychology, give a presentation on "Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for Paralyzing Neurological Disorders: Clinical Practice and the Underlying Science." FREE! Call 444-7840 for more information.
Monday, May 16 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Glue Gun Gang: Stampalooza
Explore different ways of making simple stamps and use them to print your designs on a set of notecards. Adults only. Reservations required. Call 444-7840 to register, beginning May 1. FREE!
Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 pm Thursday, May 19 at 10:30 am Adult Programming Room
Set Yourself Apart in a Job Interview
Are you looking to make a job change, re-enter the workforce or are you a recent graduate? This workshop will provide you with information that will help your interview be as successful as possible. Key points include appropriate interview attire, behavioral questions and responses, researching jobs and companies, social networking and follow up after the interview. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Room
French Conversation Club
Practice your French and learn about the culture. Some experience with French suggested. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Tuesday, May 17 from 7 pm - 8 pm--Library Plaza
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
This month, we will discuss books about health and fitness. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Wednesday, May 18 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room
Book It! 5K Run & Summer Reading Kickoff
The Friends of the Hoover Library present Book It! - a 5K to raise money and awareness for all that our Library offers. The run will be digitally timed and Hoover High School's Coach Devon Hind joins us as race MC. Following the race, the summer reading fun continues with games, inflatables, and the BMX Trickstars.
As part of ALA's Smart Money Week promotion, JCLC is making available a set of seven ebook titles for simultaneous access from April 15 - May 15 through our Overdrive service.
Overdrive has partnered with Harper Collins to promote the ALA's Smart Money Week. This program is part of their ongoing initiative to deliver alternative lending models at reduced prices for a limited time period. This new program falls in line with their highly successful Book Club and Big Library Read models.
"I appreciate being able to reserve books on-line and pick up items at my local branch. The delivery service is the best! Our libraries are part of what makes our community home." - Krista
The Public Libraries in Jefferson County are announcing plans for this year’s online fundraising campaign, “The Great Give.” It will take place Tues., May 17 - Wed., May 18 and will help further the significant work of the 40 municipal libraries in the Jefferson County area.
Jefferson County residents are encouraged to post a “selfie” with their favorite book or their library card when they donate to the campaign, along with a caption explaining why they are a “fan” of their local library. To promote the campaign on social media sites, the 40 Public Libraries in Jefferson County will be utilizing a hashtag- #TheGreatGive. Those that use the campaign hashtag will be entered into a drawing for an e-reader.
The Jefferson County Library Cooperative works behind-the-scenes to coordinate the services that link 40 libraries with “one card” for everyone in the county.
The Great Give fundraising campaign will assist the library cooperative as it works to continue linking our 40 libraries with Jefferson County residents. Those interested in donating to The Great Give May 17 and 18 will be able to do so by logging onto http://www.razoo.com/story/The-Great-Give-2016, by mailing in a donation to: Jefferson County Library Cooperative, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203, or by dropping off a donation at any local library.
All donations will be tax-deductible as the Jefferson County Library Cooperative, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
About Jefferson County Library Cooperative The mission of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative is to connect all citizens by providing resources and community-building opportunities that inspire life-long learning. The Public Libraries In Jefferson County have been cooperating since 1978 with 22 member libraries (40 locations). To learn more, visit www.PublicLibrariesInJC.org.
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The funds raised support the Children's Department. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the PALS webpage or by check sent to PALS at P.O. Box 661314, Vestavia Hills, AL 35266. Checks may also be left with an employee at the library circulation desk.
Celebrate National Library Week with a $5 coupon. National Library Week is April 10-16, 2016. This coupon good for up to $5 off your overdue charges. If you have ever researched a paper, checked out a bestseller, or attended a special program, you know what a great resource your library is.