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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
Thu, Oct 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Prerequisite is Intro to Excel Part 1, or a good... more
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.

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

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

Thu, Oct 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Learn to create different types of documents and... more
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.

Thu, Oct 24, 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.

Fri, Oct 25, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Join paranormal investigators for this rare... more
Join paranormal investigators for this rare opportunity to participate in an investigation of the haunted Homewood Library.

Sat, Oct 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room 102
Operation HOPE’s home buyer education workshop is... more
Operation HOPE’s home buyer education workshop is recommended for those first-time shoppers who are warming up to the possibility.

Sat, Oct 26, 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, Oct 27, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 101
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering... more
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. Learn more about it at this kick off event.

Canceled
Mon, Oct 28, 10:00am - 10:45am
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 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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.

Tue, Oct 29, 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, Oct 29, 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 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Auditorium
Planning for retirement can be complicated. Learn... more
Planning for retirement can be complicated. Learn how to make sound investment decisions to assist you in investing in a wise and systematic manner.

Wed, Oct 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Boardroom
Join us as we discuss Sarah Pinborough’s Behind... more
Join us as we discuss Sarah Pinborough’s Behind Her Eyes, a book that shrewdly transforms a romantic suspense novel into an eerie thriller.

Wed, Oct 30, 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, Oct 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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.

Fri, Nov 01, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
OLLI presents "Good Morning, Vietnam"

Sun, Nov 03, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Fill a grocery bag with books, movies, and other... more
Fill a grocery bag with books, movies, and other items for only $5 per bag! Bags provided by the Friends of the Homewood Public Library.

Sun, Nov 03, 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 04, 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 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Boardroom
No book reading required, discussion group only.... more
No book reading required, discussion group only. Join us as Medium Karen Smith reveals the differences between psychics and mediums.

Tue, Nov 05, 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

Wed, Nov 06, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
Join us as FBI Victim Specialist, Helen Smith,... more
Join us as FBI Victim Specialist, Helen Smith, explores the human sex trafficking epidemic that is thriving right here in Alabama.

Thu, Nov 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
Join us as Marvin Clemons, author of Great Temple... more
Join us as Marvin Clemons, author of Great Temple of Travel: A Pictorial History of Birmingham Terminal Station, 1909-1969

Thu, Nov 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 102
Presented by: Operation HOPE in partnership with... more
Presented by: Operation HOPE in partnership with Regions Bank.

Thu, Nov 07, 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, Nov 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
Alabama is a remarkable place, never more apparent... more
Alabama is a remarkable place, never more apparent than when seen through the lens of the talented John Dersham.

Fri, Nov 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Large Auditorium
Wands out! Join bartender, author, and Potions... more
Wands out! Join bartender, author, and Potions Master Clair McLafferty as she mixes some delightful and familiar beverages from the wizarding world.
Register

Sun, Nov 10, 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 11, All day
The Library will be closed in honor of Veteran's Day.

Tue, Nov 12, 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, Nov 12, 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, Nov 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
Birmingham was born due to the vast mineral... more
Birmingham was born due to the vast mineral resources of the vicinity.

Wed, Nov 13, 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, Nov 14, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Large Auditorium
The rise to success of the iconic band Queen and... more
The rise to success of the iconic band Queen and the dark struggles of its lead singer Freddie Mercury.

Thu, Nov 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Round Auditorium
with the UAB Pain Collective

Thu, Nov 14, 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, Nov 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Large Auditorium
The Southern Ghost Girls will unveil their findings... more
The Southern Ghost Girls will unveil their findings from the most recent paranormal investigation in the Library.

Fri, Nov 15, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Join us in Homewood Library’s back parking lot to... more
Join us in Homewood Library’s back parking lot to help the planet by shredding and recycling your documents and electronics!

Fri, Nov 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
The story of how the 11th of November came to be... more
The story of how the 11th of November came to be the day we honor all veterans of the U.S. military.

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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