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eBooks, eAudio, & eMagazines
Libby from Overdrive
Libby from OverdriveMeet Libby. Discover ebooks and audiobooks from Homewood Public Library. Brought to you by OverDrive.

Did you know we have thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, free, using just the device in your hand.

1. Get out your library card
2. Open the Libby app
3. Find your Homewood Public Library
4. Search, sample, borrow, enjoy

It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book. Libby has a ground-breaking built-in ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player. If you prefer, you can send books to your Kindle for reading.

o Stay signed in for as long as you like

o Download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space

o Sample any book with a tap -- nothing to download or delete

o Try a zoomable graphic novel, or a picture book with readalong audio

o All your holds and loans are consolidated on a single shelf

o Tag titles as read, loved, hated, wishlist, schoolbook, beach-reading, whatever you like

o Your loans, holds, reading positions, bookmarks and notes are synchronized automatically across all your devices

o Keep track of your reading history in the Activity tab

Libby is the brand new app from OverDrive. We are trying to simplify and bring joy to every aspect of digital borrowing and reading. If you love it, you can use it instead of the OverDrive app. If you don't love it yet, feel free to keep using the OverDrive app.
Hoopla - eBooks, AudioBooks
Hoopla - eBooks, AudioBooksAudiobooks, eBooks, and comic books!
Free? Free!
Hoopla is an innovative new service that partners with your local public library to bring you thousands of AudioBooks, eBooks, and comic book titles for free. There are no costs or hassles. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet.

Why Hoopla?
From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling authors and artists, you're sure to find something you'll enjoy. But it's not just the latest titles - we also have an extensive catalog of educational materials, children's titles, foreign films, and other hard-to-find content not offered anywhere else.

No hassles.
The Hoopla web site and mobile apps are easy to use. We make an unlimited number of copies available to your library, so there are never any waiting lists. Start streaming immediately, or download a title to your phone or tablet for offline viewing later. We'll return it for you at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees.
Flipster Online Magazines
Flipster Online MagazinesHomewood residents can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library. Magazines can be downloaded to Android(TM) phones and tablets, Apple iPhones and tablets, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere.

Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links for quick access to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability. Your Patron ID is your library card number.

Online Learning
Learning Express Library
Learning Express LibraryThe Learning Express library of proprietary eLearning resources helps users build their skills in a wide array of core subjects for success in the classroom, on the job, and in life. Our innovative tools feature helpful instruction, instant diagnostic assessment, and feedback to maximize learning. Our online product platforms helps users prepare for high school equivalency and higher education, perform well on high-stakes exams, and position themselves for lifetime success.
Mango Languages
Mango LanguagesMango utilizes a proprietary methodology, engaging interface, and easy, intuitive interactive tool to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for a foreign language. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help you remember what you are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises.
Movies, Music, TV, Documentaries
Hoopla Movies, Music
Hoopla Movies, Music Music, Movies and so much more!
Free? Free!
Hoopla is an innovative new service that partners with your local public library to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, titles for free. There are no costs or hassles. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet.

Why hoopla?
From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling authors and artists, you're sure to find something you'll enjoy. But it's not just the latest titles - we also have an extensive catalog of educational materials, children's titles, foreign films, and other hard-to-find content not offered anywhere else.

No hassles.
The Hoopla web site and mobile apps are easy to use. We make an unlimited number of copies available to your library, so there are never any waiting lists. Start streaming immediately, or download a title to your phone or tablet for offline viewing later. We'll return it for you at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees.
Kanopy
KanopyKanopy offers one of the most unique and compelling collections of film on the planet. Their streaming catalog includes including award-winning documentaries, training films, indie and foreign films, classic must-see's and theatrical releases - on every topic imaginable. Kanopy's catalog of over 26,000 films is easy to search, whether you're looking for a subject or a specific filmmaker. Results can also be filtered by year of production, featured actors/personalities, language and more. Once you've found films you'd like to see, simply check them out and watch any time, anywhere, on any device (and Roku!). Best of all, Kanopy's titles are all instantly available - no holds, no waiting! Click on the Roku Icon below to download the Kanopy Channel, or click on the Kanopy icon below to access the online streaming service and to set up your account,
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Adult Events
Wed, Jan 29, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Boardroom
"Becoming" is the deeply personal reckoning of a... more
"Becoming" is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul & substance who has steadily defied expectations ; and whose story inspires us to do the same.

Thu, Jan 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Prerequisite is Intro to Excel Part 1, or a good... more
Prerequisite is Intro to Excel Part 1, or a good working knowledge of spreadsheets. This class deals primarily with the creation of graphs and formula use.
This event is full

Mon, Feb 03, 10:00am - 10:45am
Large Auditorium
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Mon, Feb 03, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Large Auditorium
Join us for pre-code classic! Nurse (Barbara... more
Join us for pre-code classic! Nurse (Barbara Stanwyck) enlists help to foil the sinister plot of chauffer (Clark Gable) to murder 2 children.

Tue, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Boardroom
Join us as Juanzetta Flowers helps you find your... more
Join us as Juanzetta Flowers helps you find your spirit animal. Working with your animal spirit guide’s ‘medicine’ can help enhance your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual abilities.

Tue, Feb 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Learn the basics of operating a computer.... more
Learn the basics of operating a computer. (Beginning Computer Users)

Tue, Feb 04, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Round Auditorium
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Tue, Feb 04, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Computer Training Lab
Learn to create spreadsheets and use basic Excel... more
Learn to create spreadsheets and use basic Excel functions. This is a beginner's class and it covers some of the entry level aspects of this program.

Wed, Feb 05, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom
Meeting

Thu, Feb 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Large Auditorium
(All ages) The whole family is invited to join us... more
(All ages) The whole family is invited to join us for an evening of wizarding fun as we celebrate the magic of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. Costumes encouraged!

Thu, Feb 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Boardroom
Talk, tempt, and taste during this recipe club... more
Talk, tempt, and taste during this recipe club discussion group that's all about food!

Sun, Feb 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
Birmingham Arts Journal Reading

Tue, Feb 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Round Auditorium
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Tue, Feb 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Boardroom
The gripping story of an obsession that led to... more
The gripping story of an obsession that led to bizarre & shocking crime, & one man's relentless pursuit of justice.

Wed, Feb 12, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
This workshop is geared towards casual users. Join... more
This workshop is geared towards casual users. Join us as Apple® certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease answer your questions on how best to use your Apple® device.

Thu, Feb 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Boardroom
Regardless of your political persuasion, join us as... more
Regardless of your political persuasion, join us as we discuss this month’s book: The Life & Death of Aida Hernandez by Aaron Borrow-Strain

Fri, Feb 14, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Large Auditorium
South City Theatre presents: The Odd Couple (Female... more
South City Theatre presents: The Odd Couple (Female Version) by Neil Simon.
Register

Sat, Feb 15, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Large Auditorium
South City Theatre presents: The Odd Couple (Female... more
South City Theatre presents: The Odd Couple (Female Version) by Neil Simon.
Register

Mon, Feb 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Food not provided by the library but participants... more
Food not provided by the library but participants are encouraged to purchase beverages/food to enjoy during the meeting as we discuss You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson.

Tue, Feb 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 116
Have you been wondering about all the new changes... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Feb 18, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Large Auditorium
Join us as the Seasoned Performers present: ... more
Join us as the Seasoned Performers present: "Because of Them, We Can", a play about black struggles to bring civil rights.

Tue, Feb 18, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
This book club meets on the third Tuesday of every... more
This book club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 1pm at the Homewood Senior Center. Everyone is welcome.

Tue, Feb 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Round Auditorium
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Tue, Feb 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 116
Have you been wondering about all the new changes... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Feb 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Computer Training Lab
Prerequisite is Intro to Excel Part 1, or a good... more
Prerequisite is Intro to Excel Part 1, or a good working knowledge of spreadsheets. This class deals primarily with the creation of graphs and formula use.

Thu, Feb 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Learn to create presentations using basic... more
Learn to create presentations using basic PowerPoint functions. This is a beginner's class and it covers some of the entry level aspects of this program.

Thu, Feb 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Round Auditorium
Whether in preparation for the April 4th Jane... more
Whether in preparation for the April 4th Jane Austen Regency Ball or just because you’d like to know the common dances of the Regency era, join us for free classes.

Sat, Feb 22, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Large Auditorium
Murder in the Magic City is a mystery conference... more
Murder in the Magic City is a mystery conference for fans of all sub-genres of mystery novels.
Register

Sat, Feb 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 101
Join us as we enjoy a cup of coffee & create a work... more
Join us as we enjoy a cup of coffee & create a work of art on a mini Canvas & Easel set.

Sun, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Large Auditorium
This film series will provide fascinating looks at... more
This film series will provide fascinating looks at the many problems within our society.

Mon, Feb 24, 10:00am - 10:45am
Large Auditorium
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Mon, Feb 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom
In hopes of sparking conversation around the issues... more
In hopes of sparking conversation around the issues our kids/tweens/teens are facing today, The Homewood Public Library is hosting a monthly book club for educators.

Tue, Feb 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Learn how to create, send and receive messages... more
Learn how to create, send and receive messages using *Outlook*

Tue, Feb 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 116
The death of a pet can be one of the most... more
The death of a pet can be one of the most devastating events that can happen to a person – yet one of the most misunderstood, too.

Tue, Feb 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Round Auditorium
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Wed, Feb 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Boardroom
Lisa Jewell weaves a suspenseful thriller about a... more
Lisa Jewell weaves a suspenseful thriller about a shocking murder in a picturesque English town. Who was watching?

Wed, Feb 26, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Large Auditorium
Join us for this special class with Apple®... more
Join us for this special class with Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease.

Thu, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Prerequisite is Intro to PowerPoint Part 1, or a... more
Prerequisite is Intro to PowerPoint Part 1, or a good working knowledge of using basic features in PowerPoint. This class focuses on learning how to enhance your presentations.

Thu, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Boardroom
The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal... more
The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal support to families experiencing the death of a child

Thu, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Round Auditorium
UAB Presents

Fri, Feb 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 102
Are you overwhelmed with the many choices available... more
Are you overwhelmed with the many choices available to you in locating the right independent, assisted, or memory care communities for yourself or your loved ones?

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • The Attempted Murder of Teddy Roosevelt
    • Blood of Empires
    • The Case of the Wandering Scholar
    • In the Dream House
    • Music Macabre
    • Once Night Falls
    • The Revisionaries
    • The Sacrament
    • Stay
    • The Wicked Redhead
Jingle All The Way - 2019

Adult Services Blog
  • SmartAlec
  • HPL Mobile App
  • Niche Academy
  • Career Alabama
  • Libby
  • The New York Times
  • Kanopy
  • Hoopla
  • Flipster
  • Mango Languages
  • Amazon Smile
  • Chilton Auto Repair Manuals
  • Consumer Reports Online
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