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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
Sat, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 101
Presenting a new topic every month!

Tue, Jul 23, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The on location book club for Brookdale Senior... more
The on location book club for Brookdale Senior Living Facility.

Wed, Jul 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
Essential oils are quite popular today with good... more
Essential oils are quite popular today with good reason, but knowing what an essential is and the why of using them, is really important if you’re going to make informed choices about the how.

Wed, Jul 24, 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, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
Joanne Bruer, retired professor of history,... more
Joanne Bruer, retired professor of history, presents the story of Lurleen Wallace. Lurleen was the wife of Governor George Wallace and succeeded him after he had fulfilled his second term.

Thu, Jul 25, 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, Jul 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
Coming at the close of the Civil War in 1865,... more
Coming at the close of the Civil War in 1865, Alabama found itself having to cope with a reordered society as fostered by the Thirteenth Amendment.

Mon, Jul 29, 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, Jul 30, 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.

Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Boardroom
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of... more
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood—and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
Joanne Bruer, retired professor of history,... more
Joanne Bruer, retired professor of history, presents the story of Lurleen Wallace. Lurleen was the wife of Governor George Wallace and succeeded him after he had fulfilled his second term.

Thu, Aug 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 102
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced... more
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced signer, it’s good to understand the different aspects of the language and the culture.

Thu, Aug 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Large Auditorium
Most Americans have derived their knowledge of... more
Most Americans have derived their knowledge of Helen Keller’s childhood from William Gibson’s play The Miracle Worker, which was transferred to the screen in 1962.

Thu, Aug 01, 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, Aug 02, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
Join us for the 1962 classic film highlighting the... more
Join us for the 1962 classic film highlighting the story of Anne Sullivan’s struggle to teach blind & deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

Sat, Aug 03, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Room 102
The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP... 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.

Sat, Aug 03, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Large Auditorium
The best way to prepare yourself to fend off an... more
The best way to prepare yourself to fend off an attacker is to take a self-defense class.

Sun, Aug 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 102
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. Register by clicking the "register" icon above.

Tue, Aug 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Boardroom
Join us for a brand new kind of genre book club.... 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…

Wed, Aug 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
A good night's sleep is just as important as... more
A good night's sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet.

Thu, Aug 08, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Large Auditorium
In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from... more
In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe.

Thu, Aug 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 102
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced... more
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced signer, it’s good to understand the different aspects of the language and the culture.

Thu, Aug 08, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
For nearly a century, three generations of the... more
For nearly a century, three generations of the Bankhead family from north Alabama distinguished themselves in American government and culture.

Thu, Aug 08, 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:

Fri, Aug 09, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Large Auditorium
You are invited to the Southern Social to learn... more
You are invited to the Southern Social to learn about OLLI’s Fall courses and classes.

Mon, Aug 12, 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, Aug 13, 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, Aug 14, 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.

Wed, Aug 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 101
Learn how easy it is to create your very own bath... more
Learn how easy it is to create your very own bath bombs!

Thu, Aug 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 102
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced... more
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced signer, it’s good to understand the different aspects of the language and the culture.

Sat, Aug 17, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 for the 6th... more
Join us on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 for the 6th annual Homewood Public Library Block Party! Purchase your tickets by clicking the registration button on the left.
Register

Mon, Aug 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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.

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • The Book of Pride
    • The City of Girls
    • Gather the Fortunes
    • Holy Envy
    • Lulu's Cafe
    • The Spies of Shilling Lane
    • The Time is Now
    • The Scent Keeper
    • Mostly Plants
    • I'll Never Tell
Beginning Painting for Adults

Adult Services Blog
  • SmartAlec
  • HPL Mobile App
  • 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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