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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
Mon, Sep 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Round Auditorium
2019 (Parents & Caregivers) It's natural for... more
2019 (Parents & Caregivers) It's natural for children to worry at times, and some may worry more than others.

Tue, Sep 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Learn some of the new features of Windows 10... more
Learn some of the new features of Windows 10 operating system.

Tue, Sep 24, 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, Sep 24, 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, Sep 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 102
Presented by: Operation HOPE in partnership with... more
Presented by: Operation HOPE in partnership with Regions Bank.

Tue, Sep 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Large Auditorium
Join us as Pamela Sterne King, president of the... more
Join us as Pamela Sterne King, president of the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation, explores Prosperity and Preservation: Can Homewood Have Both?

Wed, Sep 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Boardroom
With layered characters and a gripping moral... more
With layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma, this book will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, & race.

Wed, Sep 25, 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, Sep 26, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Large Auditorium
When the news comes that a farmer has been murdered... more
When the news comes that a farmer has been murdered and his cattle stolen, the townspeople, joined by two drifters, form a posse to catch the perpetrators.

Thu, Sep 26, 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.

Thu, Sep 26, 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.

Thu, Sep 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Round Auditorium
Research has shown that contrary to popular belief,... more
Research has shown that contrary to popular belief, autistic drivers show no significant driving performance differences than other teens.

Sat, Sep 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Round Auditorium
Join us as Life Coaches, Angelik & Victor Sims,... more
Join us as Life Coaches, Angelik & Victor Sims, help you find & define the motivation & tools to navigate through this journey called life.

Sun, Sep 29, 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.

Mon, Sep 30, 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, Sep 30, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Large Auditorium
2019 (All Ages) The Homewood Public Library is... more
2019 (All Ages) The Homewood Public Library is thrilled to welcome astronaut Dr. Lawrence DeLucas as he shares his space story.

Tue, Oct 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Boardroom
No book reading required, discussion group only.... more
No book reading required, discussion group only. Sheri Bagwell will explore how shifting your energy from defensive judgment to free-flowing love, will change your life for the better.

Tue, Oct 01, 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, Oct 01, 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.
This event is full

Thu, Oct 03, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Large Auditorium
A comedy involving a newspaper editor who uses both... more
A comedy involving a newspaper editor who uses both his fiance and his ex-employee to get the scoop on an heiress and the results are terrible.

Thu, Oct 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 102
Depending on a woman’s life stage and personal... more
Depending on a woman’s life stage and personal priorities, managing finances will require valuable practices to help her secure her financial future.

Thu, Oct 03, 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!

Fri, Oct 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
A look at some of the unexplained phenomena on the... more
A look at some of the unexplained phenomena on the world’s oceans that continue to puzzle and amaze ghost hunters and oceanographers today.

Mon, Oct 07, 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, Oct 08, 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, Oct 08, 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.

Tue, Oct 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Large Auditorium
It’s no secret that recycling can be a little... more
It’s no secret that recycling can be a little confusing. From following guidelines that differ in each town, to those of each waste hauler you use–recycling properly takes research.

Wed, Oct 09, 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, Oct 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
This program shows how the Great Depression... more
This program shows how the Great Depression affected Alabama. Many photographs made in Alabama in this era have become national icons of hardship.

Thu, Oct 10, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Large Auditorium
Teenager Max Dennison, accidentally frees a coven... more
Teenager Max Dennison, accidentally frees a coven of evil witches who used to live in an abandoned house in Salem Mass.

Thu, Oct 10, 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:

Sat, Oct 12, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Large Auditorium
Seating is limited! Free for everyone, but all... more
Seating is limited! Free for everyone, but all participants should pre-register for each class you are interested in.

Tue, Oct 15, 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, Oct 15, 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, Oct 15, 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

Fri, Oct 18, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Large Auditorium
Murder has never been this funny. A spoof of all... more
Murder has never been this funny. A spoof of all crime thrillers ... it is good clean fun all the way.
Register

Sat, Oct 19, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Large Auditorium
Murder has never been this funny. A spoof of all... more
Murder has never been this funny. A spoof of all crime thrillers ... it is good clean fun all the way.
Register

Mon, Oct 21, 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, Oct 21, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
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, Oct 22, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Large Auditorium
Carlos Izcray the new, highly acclaimed, conductor... more
Carlos Izcray the new, highly acclaimed, conductor and director of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham is a native of Venezuela.

Tue, Oct 22, 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

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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