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eBooks - AudioBooks - Magazines
Overdrive
OverdriveWith OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from our library's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection, a library card, and these three steps:

1. Browse
Use the library finder on overdrive.com or in OverDrive's mobile app to find our library's digital collection and browse for titles.

2. Borrow
Use your library card to borrow a title. Titles you've borrowed will appear on your bookshelf under your account.

3. Enjoy
On your bookshelf, you'll find options for enjoying each borrowed title, like Read (read an eBook in your browser using OverDrive Read), Play (stream a video in your browser), and Download (available for eBooks, audio-books, music, and some videos).
Hoopla - Digital done right.
Hoopla - Digital done right. Movies, Music, Audiobooks, eBooks, and comic books!
Free? Free!
hoopla is an innovative new service that partners with your local public library to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, audiobook, eBook, 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.
Zinio Online Magazines
Zinio Online MagazinesTo access Zinio magazines you must first enter the website through our secure link and create an account. You can access the Zinio secure link by clicking the link below. (You can only access this site by clicking this link through the library's website.) Once at the secure site, please make sure that the upper left corner of the webpage says 'Homewood Public Library.' Next, click the text 'create new account' in the upper right hand corner and fill in the information. (Passwords must contain 7 digits using a combination of letters and numbers.) Your email address will be your login ID. Also, it is important to remember your password because you will need this to download magazines. That's it, you're now ready to get started. Click on your magazine, login using your email and password, then enjoy your magazine. You can view the magazines available from your web browser, or you can use the Zinio for Libraries app from the Play or App store to read on your tablet or phone.


Online Learning
Universal Class
Universal ClassKnowledge is power. Why not learn something new today? UniversalClass(TM) offers hundreds of online classes taught by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. Start today, and let's learn together. You must use the link above and have a Homewood Library card and a valid email address to sign up for courses.
A verification link will be sent to your email address. Click the link in your email to confirm your account. You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses, and you have up to 6 months to finish each course. You have access to your courses 24/7 via the Internet. Attend class and do assignments on your schedule. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email. These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment. These courses are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.
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.
Learn Foreign Languages
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.
language learning for kids
language learning for kidsScientific research shows that learning a foreign language comes naturally for children when they start at an early age. Our program is specifically designed to promote language learning for children from ages 0 to 6 - the time when their brains are hard-wired to learn up to 3 languages with ease. Watch the video below to learn more about Mango Languages.
Duolingo
DuolingoLearn English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish and Turkish -- It's fast, fun and free.
Practice your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while playing a game! You'll improve your vocabulary and grammar skills by answering questions and completing lessons. Start with basic verbs, phrases, and sentences, and learn new words daily.
  • Job Search
  • The Road to College
  • The ABC
  • FIlm Festival
Adult Events
Large Auditorium
Mon, Feb 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
This informational workshop is geared towards high school students and parents who are overwhelmed with the college application process.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Feb 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Photographer Joe Rosenthal snapped a photo of six men raising a flag on the summit of Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima in one of the bloodiest fights in the Pacific during World War II.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Feb 28, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Room 102
Tue, Feb 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Andrea Wilson Woods is an ICF Certified Associate Certified Coach specializing in career and business coaching.

Boardroom
Thu, Mar 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Talk, tempt, and taste during this recipe club discussion group that's all about food!

Large Auditorium
Thu, Mar 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Home staging isn't just for vacant houses.

Room 102
Sat, Mar 04, 9:30am - 4:00pm
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, Mar 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Set in 1790s London

Large Auditorium
Sat, Mar 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tall, Dark & Dangerous Men

Large Auditorium
Sun, Mar 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
In a world of conflicts and extremism's, often connected with religion and culture, this documentary is about a great enlightening exception.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Mar 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Mar 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn the basics of operating a computer. (Beginning Computer Users)

Room 102
Tue, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Andrea Wilson Woods is an ICF Certified Associate Certified Coach specializing in career and business coaching.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Mar 07, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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.

Room 102
Tue, Mar 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The key to a successful job interview is practice, practice, practice.

Large Auditorium
Wed, Mar 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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
Fri, Mar 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dr. Natalie Davis, Professor of Political Science at Birmingham-Southern College, will examine the November 2016 election: how it happened the way it did and its ramifications.

Room 101
Tue, Mar 14, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Do you have ancestors from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia?

Large Auditorium
Tue, Mar 14, 11:30am - 1:00pm
This workshop is a partnership between Edward Jones and the Homewood Public Library.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Mar 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to browse the Internet easily & safely.

Room 116
Tue, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Andrea Wilson Woods is an ICF Certified Associate Certified Coach specializing in career and business coaching.

Boardroom
Tue, Mar 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us monthly for this evening book club full of fun discussion on the month's choice of popular fiction and some refreshments.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Mar 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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.

Room 116
Tue, Mar 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The key to a successful job interview is practice, practice, practice.

Room 110
Wed, Mar 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
If you love horses, this program is for you!

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Mar 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to create different types of documents and use basic Publisher functions. This is a beginner's class and it covers some of the entry level aspects of this program.

Large Auditorium
Thu, Mar 16, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lisa Cross is a Birmingham travel consultant specializing in Disney travel. She has personally been to Disney over 20 times and been on 4 Disney cruises.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Mar 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come along on with author/photographer Glenn Wills as he describes his journey to document Alabama's forgotten and abandoned treasures.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Mar 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Mon, Mar 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
If you love spiky humor, quick wit, and brutal honesty, this is the book club for you! We are taking book discussions across the street to Nabeel’s Café to enjoy food and fun.

Room 116
Tue, Mar 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Mar 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn how to create, send and receive messages using webmail.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Mar 21, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and radiant, spirited Isabel (Alicia Vikander) live together in married bliss on a remote, rugged island off the coast of Australia.

Room 116
Tue, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Room 102
Tue, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Andrea Wilson Woods is an ICF Certified Associate Certified Coach specializing in career and business coaching.

Room 102
Tue, Mar 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The key to a successful job interview is practice, practice, practice.

Round Auditorium
Wed, Mar 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The story of "the Rock" and the strategic role it has played over the centuries in determining the course of history in Europe and the Mediterranean.

Large Auditorium
Wed, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for this special class with Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease, a member of the Apple® Consultants Network, to take a comprehensive look at photos for Apple iOS and macOS Sierra.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Mar 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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
Thu, Mar 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The films in this series take a close look at the images of manhood durng this Pre-Code era.

Round Auditorium
Thu, Mar 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
It's no secret that women often gain weight as they get older. The sex hormone estrogen has an important, if underappreciated, role to play in those burgeoning waistlines.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Mar 24, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bib & Tucker Sew-Op will host three open sewing sessions at Homewood Public Library this winter a community art project

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • *4321
    • The Fifth Petal
    • Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
    • The Girl Before
    • Everything You Want Me To Be
    • Behind Her Eyes
    • The Second Mrs. Hockaday
    • This Is How It Always Is
    • Night of Fire
    • Lucky Boy

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Click here for a list of this month's events.

  • Hoopla
  • Overdrive
  • mango Languages
  • Chilton Auto Repair Manuals
  • Consumer Reports Online
  • The Birmingham News

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