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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 MagazinesPatrons of Homewood Public Library 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® phones 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
Computer Training Lab
Thu, Mar 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn how to create, send... more
Learn how to create, send and receive messages using webmail.

Large Auditorium
Thu, Mar 21, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Christine ''Lady Bird''... more
Christine ''Lady Bird'' McPherson fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom,

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Mar 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
New Age Online Application... more
New Age Online Application Drill, Interview Performance Training

Large Auditorium
Fri, Mar 22, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
An insurance salesman lets... more
An insurance salesman lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme of the his lover’s husband.

Tue, Mar 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The on location book club... more
The on location book club for Brookdale Senior Living Facility.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Mar 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Prerequisite is Intro to... more
Prerequisite is Intro to Computers Part 1 or a good general understanding of computers. In this class you learn how to use and manage a computer. It is designed for the beginning computer user.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Mar 26, 3:30pm - 5:15pm
In 1942, when computers... more
In 1942, when computers were human and women were underestimated, a group of female mathematicians helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age. (1 hour)

Room 106
Tue, Mar 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The death of a pet can be... 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.

Boardroom
Wed, Mar 27, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Join us to discuss this... more
Join us to discuss this masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.

Large Auditorium
Wed, Mar 27, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Join us for this special... more
Join us for this special class with Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Mar 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn how to manage and... more
Learn how to manage and organize files in Windows 10.

Round Auditorium
Thu, Mar 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Research shows that a... more
Research shows that a chronic lack of sleep, or getting poor quality sleep, increases the risk of disorders including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, and obesity.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Mar 29, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
In the midst of a searing... more
In the midst of a searing heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Large Auditorium
Sat, Mar 30, All day
Optional practice session... more
Optional practice session from 3:30-5pm, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the Ball The Jane Austen Society of North America-Alabama Region invites you to join us for a Jane Austen Regency Ball.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Apr 01, 10:00am - 10:45am
Take time out of your busy... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Boardroom
Tue, Apr 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a brand new... 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…

Round Auditorium
Tue, Apr 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To register, contact... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Apr 04, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Personal & Career Strength... more
Personal & Career Strength Test, Resume Rehabilitation

Large Auditorium
Thu, Apr 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Prince Harry and Meghan... more
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married last May to the delight of millions.

Boardroom
Thu, Apr 04, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Talk, tempt, and taste... more
Talk, tempt, and taste during this recipe club discussion group that's all about food!

Large Auditorium
Fri, Apr 05, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
OLLI presents All About... more
OLLI presents All About Eve (1950) starring Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Apr 08, 10:00am - 10:45am
Take time out of your busy... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Apr 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
This gentle form of... more
This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Wear comfortable clothing & shoes.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Apr 09, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Spider-Man crosses... more
Spider-Man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Apr 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To register, contact... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Boardroom
Tue, Apr 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us monthly for this... more
Join us monthly for this evening book club full of fun discussion on the month's choice of popular fiction and some refreshments.

Large Auditorium
Wed, Apr 10, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
This workshop is geared... 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.

Large Auditorium
Thu, Apr 11, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
There’s rich, there’s... more
There’s rich, there’s filthy rich, and then there’s crazy rich. Chinese on the outside but all-American on the inside, funny with a heart.

Back Parking Lot
Fri, Apr 12, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Join us in Homewood... more
Join us in Homewood Library’s back parking lot to help the planet by shredding and recycling your documents and electronics!

Large Auditorium
Fri, Apr 12, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Join us as we welcome... more
Join us as we welcome beloved storyteller, Dolores Hydock, as she presents her latest show.
Register

Room 102
Sat, Apr 13, 9:30am - 4:00pm
The AARP Smart Driver... more
The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for older drivers.

Large Auditorium
Sat, Apr 13, 9:30am - 1:30pm
The best way to prepare... more
The best way to prepare yourself to fend off an attacker is to take a self-defense class.

Room 102
Sun, Apr 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Share your own poems or... more
Share your own poems or poems by other poets to share and discuss.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:45am
Take time out of your busy... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Boardroom
Mon, Apr 15, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Learn how to use Hoopla... more
Learn how to use Hoopla and Kanopy from your device.

Round Auditorium
Mon, Apr 15, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
(All Ages) Want to learn... more
(All Ages) Want to learn the ukulele, but don't know where to start? Join us to learn simple songs and strumming techniques.

Mon, Apr 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
If you love spiky humor,... 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.

Room 116
Tue, Apr 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Apr 16, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
This book club meets on... more
This book club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 1pm at the Homewood Senior Center. Everyone is welcome.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Apr 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To register, contact... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Room 116
Tue, Apr 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Apr 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
New Age Online Application... more
New Age Online Application Drill, Interview Performance Training

Round Auditorium
Thu, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join poets TJ Beitelman,... more
Join poets TJ Beitelman, Kwoya Fagin Maples, Emma Bolden, and Jessica Smith as they read from their new books of poetry.

Large Auditorium
Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Join the Historical... more
Join the Historical Society as they present Thermon Jones as he recounts the birth of Alabama.

Room 101
Sat, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenting a new topic... more
Presenting a new topic every month!

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • The Age of Light
    • Brave, Not Perfect
    • The Eulogist
    • The Gown
    • Golden State
    • Here and Now and Then
    • Rupture
    • The Suspect
    • A Serial Killer's Daughter
    • The Witches of St. Petersburg
Valentine's Dinner Theater - Love Letters

Adult Services Blog
  • HPL Mobile App
  • Libby
  • The New York Times
  • Kanopy
  • Hoopla
  • Flipster
  • mango Languages
  • Amazon Smile
  • Chilton Auto Repair Manuals
  • Consumer Reports Online
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