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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
Wed, Sep 19, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Get connected with HPL's... more
Get connected with HPL's FREE eServices to read, watch, listen, or learn! Make an appointment with our Informationist for one-on-one help.

Room 102
Wed, Sep 19, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Join us as Social Media... more
Join us as Social Media Strategist Mitzi Eaker shows you how to harness the power of social media to grow your business and your brand.

Boardroom
Thu, Sep 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for an overview of... more
Join us for an overview of our most popular eServices: Libby, Kanopy, Hoopla, and the Homewood App.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Sep 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Prerequisite is Intro to... 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.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Sep 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
This program seeks to set... more
This program seeks to set the record straight on many gardening myths.

Room 102
Sat, Sep 22, 9:30am - 4:00pm
The AARP Smart Driver... 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.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Sep 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Take time out of your busy... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Tue, Sep 25, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Get connected with HPL's FREE eServices to read, watch, listen, or learn! Make an appointment with our Informationist for one-on-one help.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Sep 25, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
A would-be music promoter... more
A would-be music promoter sees something special in a girl group of four Australian singers and takes them to Vietnam to perform for American troops.

Room 106
Tue, Sep 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The death of a pet can be... 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.

Room 101
Tue, Sep 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To register, contact... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Wed, Sep 26, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Get connected with HPL's FREE eServices to read, watch, listen, or learn! Make an appointment with our Informationist for one-on-one help.

Boardroom
Wed, Sep 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
"the Last Castle"- Denise... more
"the Last Castle"- Denise Kiernan

Large Auditorium
Wed, Sep 26, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Join us for this special... more
Join us for this special class with Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease.

Boardroom
Thu, Sep 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for an overview of... more
Join us for an overview of our most popular eServices: Libby, Kanopy, Hoopla, and the Homewood App.

Round Auditorium
Thu, Sep 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Learn how activity can... more
Learn how activity can help restore or improve movement, flexibility, and help prevent falls in neurological disorders.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Oct 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Take time out of your busy... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Tue, Oct 02, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Get connected with HPL's... more
Get connected with HPL's FREE eServices to read, watch, listen, or learn! Make an appointment with our Informationist for one-on-one help.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Oct 02, 11:30am - 1:00pm
You are cordially invited... more
You are cordially invited to the Savvy Women, Smart Investing Workshop & Luncheon hosted by Rachel Reynolds, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones.

Boardroom
Tue, Oct 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a brand new... 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…

Room 110
Tue, Oct 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To register, contact... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Wed, Oct 03, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Get connected with HPL's... more
Get connected with HPL's FREE eServices to read, watch, listen, or learn! Make an appointment with our Informationist for one-on-one help.

Boardroom
Thu, Oct 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for an overview of... more
Join us for an overview of our most popular eServices: Libby, Kanopy, Hoopla, and the Homewood App.

Boardroom
Thu, Oct 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Talk, tempt, and taste... more
Talk, tempt, and taste during this recipe club discussion group that's all about food!

Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 04, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Why do some spirits move... more
Why do some spirits move on while others stay earthbound? S.C.A.R.E. members provide insightful guidance for coping with paranormal events.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Oct 05, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Spoiled heiress (Claudette... more
Spoiled heiress (Claudette Colbert) marries a scheming man that caused her father to spirit her away on his yacht.

Fri, Oct 05, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Join authors and... more
Join authors and paranormal investigators Kim Johnston and Shane Busby for this rare opportunity to participate in a night time investigation of the haunted Homewood Library.

Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
This visual journey to... more
This visual journey to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Inca, follows in the footsteps of Professor Hiram Bingham who stumbled onto this archaeological treasure in the Andes in 1911.

Tue, Oct 09, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Get connected with HPL's... more
Get connected with HPL's FREE eServices to read, watch, listen, or learn! Make an appointment with our Informationist for one-on-one help.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Oct 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to create... 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.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To register, contact... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Boardroom
Tue, Oct 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us monthly for this... more
Join us monthly for this evening book club full of fun discussion on the month's choice of popular fiction and some refreshments.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Oct 09, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn to create... 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.

Wed, Oct 10, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Get connected with HPL's FREE eServices to read, watch, listen, or learn! Make an appointment with our Informationist for one-on-one help.

Large Auditorium
Wed, Oct 10, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
This workshop is geared... 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 11, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Get connected with HPL's... more
Get connected with HPL's FREE eServices to read, watch, listen, or learn! Make an appointment with our Informationist for one-on-one help.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Oct 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn to transfer text,... more
Learn to transfer text, files, and photos from one program to another.

Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Overwhelmed with the price... more
Overwhelmed with the price tag of your child’s college education?

Thu, Oct 11, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us for an evening... more
Join us for an evening dedicated to the galaxies as David Weigel, Christenberry Planetarium Director, highlights all that the solar system has to offer.

Round Auditorium
Mon, Oct 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Want to learn the ukulele,... more
Want to learn the ukulele, but don't know where to start? Join us to learn simple songs and strumming techniques.

Mon, Oct 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
If you love spiky humor,... more
If you love spiky humor, quick wit, and brutal honesty, this is the book club for you! We are taking book discussions across the street to Nabeel’s Café to enjoy food and fun.

Tue, Oct 16, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Get connected with HPL's FREE eServices to read, watch, listen, or learn! Make an appointment with our Informationist for one-on-one help.

Room 116
Tue, Oct 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Oct 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
This book club meets on... more
This book club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 1pm at the Homewood Senior Center. Everyone is welcome.

Room 116
Tue, Oct 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To register, contact... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Wed, Oct 17, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Get connected with HPL's... more
Get connected with HPL's FREE eServices to read, watch, listen, or learn! Make an appointment with our Informationist for one-on-one help.

Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Julie Williams, author of... more
Julie Williams, author of Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes, relays the story of the founders of Southern Literature…all with the first name of Joe.

Boardroom
Thu, Oct 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for an overview of... more
Join us for an overview of our most popular eServices: Libby, Kanopy, Hoopla, and the Homewood App.

Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Legend has it that... more
Legend has it that historic Sloss Furnace is haunted by workers who died gruesomely on the job. Museum Curator Karen Utz will discuss the paranormal activity.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Oct 19, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
South City Theatre... more
South City Theatre presents an outstanding Broadway success, written by Lucille Fletcher and directed by JJ Marrs. 
Register

Adult Reads
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    • Everything Trump Touches Dies
    • Fear
    • The Glass Ocean
    • The Good Neighbor
    • Cross Hear Heart
    • The Silence of the Girls
    • The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    • Trust Me
    • Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit
    • In Pieces
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