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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
Sat, May 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 101
Presenting a new topic every month!

Sun, May 26, All day
The Library will be closed for the Memorial Day... more
The Library will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend.

Mon, May 27, All day
The Library will be closed for the Memorial Day... more
The Library will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend.

Tue, May 28, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The on location book club for Brookdale Senior... more
The on location book club for Brookdale Senior Living Facility.

Tue, May 28, 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.

Wed, May 29, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Boardroom
Join us to discuss this rich, complex novel that... more
Join us to discuss this rich, complex novel that explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others.

Thu, May 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Training Lab
Prerequisite is Intro to Computers Part 1 or a good... 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.

Sat, Jun 01, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Room 102
The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP... 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.

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Round Auditorium
It takes more than soil, water, and sunshine to... more
It takes more than soil, water, and sunshine to make the world green. At least 30% of the world's crops and 90% of all plants require cross-pollination to spread and thrive,

Sun, Jun 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Boardroom
Share your own poems or poems by other poets to... more
Share your own poems or poems by other poets to share and discuss. Free class, but limited seating. Register by clicking the "register" icon above.

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 102
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…

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Learn to create documents and use basic Word... more
Learn to create documents and use basic Word functions. This is a beginner's class and it covers some of the entry level aspects of this program.

Wed, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
The story of the incidents surrounding “Operation... more
The story of the incidents surrounding “Operation Overlord” which could have altered the outcome of the invasion and the course of history.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 102
Teens are invited to this three-week series that... more
Teens are invited to this three-week series that will cover the basics of learning the Japanese language

Thu, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Room 116
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.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Room 106
Join us for this organizational meeting.

Fri, Jun 07, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
OLLI presents 1947’s Life With Father about a man... more
OLLI presents 1947’s Life With Father about a man who wants to be master of his house, but finds his wife & children ignoring him.

Mon, Jun 10, 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, Jun 11, 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, Jun 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, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
Join us as Dr. Marty Olliff describes how the... more
Join us as Dr. Marty Olliff describes how the Alabama home-front responded to mobilization in World War I and how that response changed the state and its people's institutions.

Thu, Jun 13, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Large Auditorium
During an adventure into the criminal underworld,... more
During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 102
Teens are invited to this three-week series that... more
Teens are invited to this three-week series that will cover the basics of learning the Japanese language

Fri, Jun 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Large Auditorium
In the 1820s, politicians used barbecue to entice... more
In the 1820s, politicians used barbecue to entice voters.

Mon, Jun 17, 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, Jun 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, Jun 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, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Prerequisite is Intro to Word Part 1, or a good... more
Prerequisite is Intro to Word Part 1, or a good working knowledge of using Word tools. This class dives deeper into creating Word documents and using Word features and tools.

Tue, Jun 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, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Computer Training Lab
Learn to transfer text, files, and photos from one... more
Learn to transfer text, files, and photos from one program to another.

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 102
Teens are invited to this three-week series that... more
Teens are invited to this three-week series that will cover the basics of learning the Japanese language

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Large Auditorium
Join AARP for free hands-on workshops, and learn... more
Join AARP for free hands-on workshops, and learn how to get the most from your mobile devices.

Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 101
Presenting a new topic every month!

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • The Art of Happy Moving
    • The Better Sister
    • The Binding
    • Courting Mr. Lincoln
    • Eight Dates - Essential Conversations
    • A Good Enough Mother
    • The Invited
    • Miracle Creek
    • Nanaville
    • The Moment of Lift
Beginning Painting for Adults

Adult Services Blog
  • SmartAlec
  • HPL Mobile App
  • 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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