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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, Nov 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Boardroom
Join us as we discuss Stephanie Barron’s latest... more
Join us as we discuss Stephanie Barron’s latest about the life and loves of Winston Churchill’s scandalous American mother, Jennie Jerome.

Wed, Nov 20, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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, Nov 21, 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, Nov 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Boardroom
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers... more
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated.

Sun, Nov 24, 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Boardroom
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering... more
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month.

Mon, Nov 25, 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.

Tue, Nov 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 106
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.

Thu, Nov 28, All day
The Library is closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays.

Fri, Nov 29, All day
The Library is closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays.

Sat, Nov 30, All day
The Library is closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays.

Sun, Dec 01, All day
The Library is closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays.

Mon, Dec 02, 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.

Wed, Dec 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
As we draw near to our state’s Bicentennial, join... more
As we draw near to our state’s Bicentennial, join us as Niki takes us on a tour of our state’s rich history.

Thu, Dec 05, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Boardroom
Join us for a brand new kind of genre book club.... more
Join us for a brand new kind of genre book club. Instead of all reading the same book, you get to do it your way…

Fri, Dec 06, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Large Auditorium
Alabama's Bicentennial year comes to a close with... more
Alabama's Bicentennial year comes to a close with Christmas stories from two of Alabama's most beloved, world-famous writers and storytellers: Kathryn Tucker Windham and Truman Capote.
Register

Sat, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
Before you can impact your community, workplace, or... more
Before you can impact your community, workplace, or world at large, you need to start by taking a look at yourself as an individual.

Sun, Dec 08, 2:30pm - 5:15pm
Large Auditorium
On the Basis of Sex is inspired by the true story... more
On the Basis of Sex is inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Register

Mon, Dec 09, 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.

Tue, Dec 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
The Forgotten History of Sylacauga’s Marble Industry

Tue, Dec 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 106
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, Dec 10, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Boardroom
Join us monthly for this evening book club full of... more
Join us monthly for this evening book club full of fun discussion on the month's choice of popular fiction and some refreshments.

Wed, Dec 11, 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, Dec 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
Alabama is famous for sports, rockets, &... more
Alabama is famous for sports, rockets, & restaurants. Author Mary Johns has traveled Alabama to find the most interesting itineraries for visitors and Alabamans alike.

Thu, Dec 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
Special guest Joe Breckenridge.

Thu, Dec 12, 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:

Thu, Dec 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Large Auditorium
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers... more
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated.

Fri, Dec 13, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
OLLI presents the 1957 Swedish classic Wild... more
OLLI presents the 1957 Swedish classic Wild Strawberries along with local film historians to discuss this film directed by Ingmar Bergman.

Fri, Dec 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
Join us as Ty Malugani tells the story of Erskine... more
Join us as Ty Malugani tells the story of Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra, known for their hit "Tuxedo Junction” which helped put Alabama Jazz on the national map in the late 1930s. Alabama jazz.

Sat, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Large Auditorium
2019 (All Ages) December 14, 1819 is Alabama’s... more
2019 (All Ages) December 14, 1819 is Alabama’s birthday, and we are celebrating with special guests, special giveaways and cake!

Mon, Dec 16, 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, Dec 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
If you love spiky humor, quick wit, and brutal... more
If you love spiky humor, quick wit, and brutal honesty, this is the book club for you! We are taking book discussions to Urban Cookhouse to enjoy food and fun.

Tue, Dec 17, 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, Dec 17, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
An incredible true story of the top-secret World... more
An incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb.

Wed, Dec 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Boardroom
This richly imagined novel tells the story behind... more
This richly imagined novel tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud.

Wed, Dec 18, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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, Dec 19, All day
The Library will be closed all day for staff... more
The Library will be closed all day for staff development and training.

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • The Book Charmer
    • The Burning Chambers
    • Dragonslayer
    • Fix Her Up
    • Gods of Jade and Shadow
    • Home for Erring & Outcast Girls
    • The Lager Queen of Minnesota
    • The Perfect Wife
    • See You in the Piazza
    • Surrounded by Idiots
Beginning Painting for Adults

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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