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upcoming events
Fri, Nov 17, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Round Auditorium
Fri, Nov 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Registration is now closed

Round Auditorium
Fri, Nov 17, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
This event is full

Children's Department
Fri, Nov 17, 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Children's Department
Sat, Nov 18, All day

Room 102
Sat, Nov 18, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Round Auditorium
Sat, Nov 18, 10:30am - 11:15am

Boardroom
Sat, Nov 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Boardroom
Sat, Nov 18, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Round Auditorium
Sat, Nov 18, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Children's Department
Sun, Nov 19, All day

Boardroom
Sun, Nov 19, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Round Auditorium
Sun, Nov 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's Department
Mon, Nov 20, All day

Round Auditorium
Mon, Nov 20, 10:00am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Mon, Nov 20, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Large Auditorium
Mon, Nov 20, 4:05pm - 5:00pm

Children's Department
Tue, Nov 21, All day

Round Auditorium
Tue, Nov 21, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Tue, Nov 21, 10:30am - 11:00am

Room 116
Tue, Nov 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Room 116
Tue, Nov 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Children's Department
Wed, Nov 22, All day

Canceled
Wed, Nov 22, 10:30am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Wed, Nov 22, 10:30am - 11:00am

Canceled
Wed, Nov 22, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Large Auditorium
Wed, Nov 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's Department
Thu, Nov 23, All day

Children's Department
Fri, Nov 24, All day

Children's Department
Sat, Nov 25, All day

Children's Department
Sun, Nov 26, All day

Children's Department
Mon, Nov 27, All day

Round Auditorium
Mon, Nov 27, 10:00am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Mon, Nov 27, 10:00am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Mon, Nov 27, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Large Auditorium
Mon, Nov 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Nov 28, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Tue, Nov 28, 10:30am - 11:00am

Boardroom
Tue, Nov 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Large Auditorium
Tue, Nov 28, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Nov 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Room 106
Tue, Nov 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Room 101
Tue, Nov 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
This event is full

Boardroom
Wed, Nov 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Round Auditorium
Wed, Nov 29, 10:30am - 11:00am

Boardroom
Wed, Nov 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Room 102
Wed, Nov 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Round Auditorium
Wed, Nov 29, 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Round Auditorium
Thu, Nov 30, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Thu, Nov 30, 10:30am - 11:00am

Room 102
Thu, Nov 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Round Auditorium
Thu, Nov 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Round Auditorium
Fri, Dec 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Registration opens Monday, November 27 2017 at 9:00am

Children's Department
Fri, Dec 01, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Room 102
Sat, Dec 02, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Round Auditorium
Sat, Dec 02, 10:30am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Sun, Dec 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Round Auditorium
Mon, Dec 04, 10:00am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Mon, Dec 04, 10:00am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Mon, Dec 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Room 102
Mon, Dec 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Large Auditorium
Mon, Dec 04, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Dec 05, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Tue, Dec 05, 10:30am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Wed, Dec 06, 10:30am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Wed, Dec 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Round Auditorium
Thu, Dec 07, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Thu, Dec 07, 10:30am - 11:00am

Room 101
Thu, Dec 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Boardroom
Thu, Dec 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Large Auditorium
Thu, Dec 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Round Auditorium
Fri, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Sat, Dec 09, 10:30am - 11:00am

Room 110
Sun, Dec 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Round Auditorium
Mon, Dec 11, 10:00am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Mon, Dec 11, 10:00am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Mon, Dec 11, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Room 102
Mon, Dec 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Room 102
Mon, Dec 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Dec 12, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Tue, Dec 12, 10:30am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Tue, Dec 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Boardroom
Tue, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Room 106
Tue, Dec 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Round Auditorium
Wed, Dec 13, 10:30am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Wed, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Round Auditorium
Wed, Dec 13, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Room 102
Wed, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Round Auditorium
Fri, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Registration opens Monday, December 11 2017 at 9:00am

Round Auditorium
Fri, Dec 15, 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Round Auditorium
Fri, Dec 15, 4:30pm - 5:00pm

Round Auditorium
Sat, Dec 16, 10:30am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Sat, Dec 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Thrilling eReads!
  • Heather
    • Bird Box
    • Descent
    • In the Woods
    • The 5th Wave
    • Armada
    • Killing Floor
    • Twilight Wife
    • I See You
    • Long Man
    • Girl Before

To see our entire collection of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, click here.

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Popular Databases
Chilton Auto Manuals Online.
Chilton Auto Manuals Online. ChiltonLibrary, from Gale, part of Cengage Learning, provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today as well as many new vehicles! This continually updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures as well as troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) simplify even the most complicated tasks.
The Birmingham News
The Birmingham NewsArchives of the Birmingham News are available from 1993- today. This keyword searchable resource allows you to easily locate articles, information, and obituaries from the Birmingham News. From world, national, state and local news to business, culture, technology, religion, style, health, and more, the paper provides news coverage and insightful commentary to the people living in Alabama's largest metropolitan area.
Consumer Reports
Consumer ReportsThis database contains all issues of Consumer Reports from 1985 to the present. This magazine presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers.
Research Databases
The Alabama Virtual Library
The Alabama Virtual Library The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.
JCLC Subscribed Database Directory
JCLC Subscribed Database Directory Please click on the link below to find a complete list of all of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative's research databases.
Reference USA
Reference USADirectory of U.S. businesses with detailed information including fax and toll free numbers, website and email addresses, and more. Residential information using the most recent US census.
Genealogy Databases
Heritage Quest
Heritage QuestHeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources--rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources--with coverage dating back to the 1700s--that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place's past.

Now powered by Ancestry, this amazing collection consists of the following core data sets:

U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1940, with every-name indexes for all years.
Genealogy and local history books and directories deliver more than 40,000 family histories, local histories, city directories, and other books.
Revolutionary War records contains original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.
Freedman's Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865-1874, and full-page register views, it offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the U.S. Civil War. It is considered one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research.
U.S. Serial Set records the memorials, petitions, private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789, with a total of more than 480,000 pages of information.
Periodical Source Index (PERSI) Archive (1800-2009), published by the Allen County Public Library, it contains more than 2.3 million records covering both English and French periodicals published around the world since 1800.
With a robust search interface, thumbnail images, hit highlighting, easy-to-use tools, and convenient in-library or remote access through the library portal, it's easy to see why HeritageQuest continues to be one of the most recommended resources by family history publications and genealogists.

The clues are out there waiting. Let HeritageQuest Online help you to find them.
Ancestry.com
Ancestry.comHomewood Public Library has a new resource that uses technology to make tracing family trees easier. Ancestry® Library Edition, a Web-based reference tool distributed by ProQuest, will allow you to start exploring your roots by searching a surname. Anyone can come into the library to dig into Ancestry Library Edition's millions of records - as far back as the 1400s.
Ancestry Library Edition is available only on the library's computers located in the lab, or on the Adult Services computers. You must come into the library to use this service. We suggest to get the most out of the experience, come prepared with a list of ancestors to research.
Once connected to Ancestry Library Edition, you'll find a friendly opening screen that asks for the name of the person to be searched. Key in the name, click on Search and Ancestry Library Edition scans its vast selection of U.S.federal and state census data, birth, marriage, and death records, military records, Social Security death records, and immigration lists.It also includes an extensive collection of information from the U.K., including images census records and civil registrations.Additionally, probate records dating back to the 1500 s are included from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.The information you find are pieces of a puzzle that you 'll assemble. These records have clues to the past - places where ancestors lived, names of relatives, birth or death dates, etc - that lead to more information.Names can be added to form the tree or searched to find more clues.
eBooks, eAudio, & eMagazines
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 - 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
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.
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,