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eBooks, eAudio, & eMagazines
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,
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.
Duolingo
DuolingoLanguage is ultimately a communication tool. Duolingo takes a functional approach by focusing on what learners actually want to do with a language.

Lessons focus on a real-life goal — for instance, ordering at a restaurant. Learners develop the vocabulary and grammar needed to achieve that goal through lots of varied practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
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.
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Adult Events
Sun, Feb 28, All day
(All Ages) Celebrate Black History Month with us by... more
(All Ages) Celebrate Black History Month with us by joining our Beanstack Reading Challenge.
Register

Mon, Mar 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Adult Virtual Room
Take time out of your busy schedule for our free... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for our free yoga classes sponsored by Homewood Library.

Tue, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Adult Virtual Room
“Great minds discuss ideas. Average Minds discuss... more
“Great minds discuss ideas. Average Minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” Discussion group. All you need is an enquiring mind. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 2pm.

Wed, Mar 03, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers a... more
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers a wide variety of intellectually stimulating, non-credit courses and learning opportunities designed for people “50 and better”.

Wed, Mar 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Adult Virtual Room
Broaden your horizons as Niki Sepsas presents... more
Broaden your horizons as Niki Sepsas presents another of his colorful programs featuring gorgeous travel destinations and fascinating historical adventures.

Wed, Mar 03, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Admin-Teen Virtual Room
Learn to create presentations using basic... more
Learn to create presentations using basic PowerPoint functions. This is a beginner's class and it covers some of the entry level aspects of this program.

Mon, Mar 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Adult Virtual Room
Take time out of your busy schedule for our free... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for our free yoga classes sponsored by Homewood Library.

Tue, Mar 09, 10:00am - 11:30am
Adult Virtual Room
Craft with us

Tue, Mar 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Kid's Virtual Room
We will be meeting virtually to discuss Abbi... more
We will be meeting virtually to discuss Abbi Waxman's The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

Wed, Mar 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers a... more
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers a wide variety of intellectually stimulating, non-credit courses and learning opportunities designed for people “50 and better.”

Wed, Mar 10, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Admin-Teen Virtual Room
Prerequisite is Intro to PowerPoint Part 1, or a... more
Prerequisite is Intro to PowerPoint Part 1, or a good working knowledge of using basic features in PowerPoint. This class focuses on learning how to enhance your presentations.

Wed, Mar 10, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Adult Virtual Room
This workshop is geared towards casual users. Join... more
This workshop is geared towards casual users. Join us as Apple® certified trainers for Connect It Company answer your questions on how best to use your Apple® device.

Mon, Mar 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Adult Virtual Room
Take time out of your busy schedule for our free... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for our free yoga classes sponsored by Homewood Library.

Mon, Mar 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
This is a Zoom Book Club for educators during the... more
This is a Zoom Book Club for educators during the 2020-2021 school year. Each month we will read and discuss a different Juvenile or YA title. Registration required.

Tue, Mar 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Adult Virtual Room
Have you been wondering about all the new changes... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Mar 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Adult Virtual Room
Have you been wondering about all the new changes... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Wed, Mar 17, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Adult Virtual Room
UAB CAPPI Chat is a public lecture series in local... more
UAB CAPPI Chat is a public lecture series in local libraries. Once per month, experts from UAB speak on timely topics related to addiction and/or pain.

Wed, Mar 17, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Admin-Teen Virtual Room
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, Mar 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adult Virtual Room
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.

Thu, Mar 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us each month as UAB neuroscientists and... more
Join us each month as UAB neuroscientists and clinicians present and discuss how neuroscience research is improving life in your community.UAB Presents

Mon, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Adult Virtual Room
Take time out of your busy schedule for our free... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for our free yoga classes sponsored by Homewood Library.

Tue, Mar 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adult Virtual Room
Show off your Knope knowledge!

Wed, Mar 24, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Admin-Teen Virtual Room
Learn how to create, send and receive messages... more
Learn how to create, send and receive messages using webmail.

Thu, Mar 25, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Adult Virtual Room
Join us for this special class with Apple®... more
Join us for this special class with Apple® Certified trainers for Connect It Company.

Mon, Mar 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Adult Virtual Room
Take time out of your busy schedule for our free... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for our free yoga classes sponsored by Homewood Library.

Tue, Mar 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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.

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • The Mystery of Mrs. Christie
    • The Royal Governess
    • Nick
    • This One & Precious Life
    • This Was Hollywood
    • The War Widow
    • White Feminism
    • The Wife Upstairs
    • Written in the Stars
    • The Wrong Family
Adult Services Blog
24/7 Library
  • Niche Academy
  • HPL Mobile App
  • Tax Forms
  • Flipster
  • New York Times
  • SmugMug
  • Kids Kanopy
  • Tumblebooks
  • Kanopy
  • Duolingo
  • The Alabama Virtual Library
  • Hoopla
  • Career Alabama
  • Chilton Auto Repair Manuals
  • Consumer Reports Online
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