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eBooks - AudioBooks - Magazines
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 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 - Digital done right.
Hoopla - Digital done right. Movies, Music, Audiobooks, eBooks, and comic books!
Free? Free!
hoopla is an innovative new service that partners with your local public library to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, audiobook, eBook, 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.
Zinio Online Magazines
Zinio Online MagazinesTo access Zinio magazines you must first enter the website through our secure link and create an account. You can access the Zinio secure link by clicking the link below. (You can only access this site by clicking this link through the library's website.) Once at the secure site, please make sure that the upper left corner of the webpage says 'Homewood Public Library.' Next, click the text 'create new account' in the upper right hand corner and fill in the information. (Passwords must contain 7 digits using a combination of letters and numbers.) Your email address will be your login ID. Also, it is important to remember your password because you will need this to download magazines. That's it, you're now ready to get started. Click on your magazine, login using your email and password, then enjoy your magazine. You can view the magazines available from your web browser, or you can use the Zinio for Libraries app from the Play or App store to read on your tablet or phone.

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.
Learn Foreign Languages
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.
language learning for kids
language learning for kidsScientific research shows that learning a foreign language comes naturally for children when they start at an early age. Our program is specifically designed to promote language learning for children from ages 0 to 6 - the time when their brains are hard-wired to learn up to 3 languages with ease. Watch the video below to learn more about Mango Languages.
DuolingoLearn English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish and Turkish -- It's fast, fun and free.
Practice your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while playing a game! You'll improve your vocabulary and grammar skills by answering questions and completing lessons. Start with basic verbs, phrases, and sentences, and learn new words daily.
Adult Events
Room 106
Tue, May 30, 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 102
Tue, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
"How your internet... more
"How your internet footprint can make or break your job search".

Room 102
Tue, May 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The key to a successful... more
The key to a successful job interview is practice, practice, practice.

Wed, May 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
"I’ll Take You There"... more
"I’ll Take You There" centers on Felix, a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a Vaudeville theater.

Thu, Jun 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Talk, tempt, and taste... more
Talk, tempt, and taste during this recipe club discussion group that's all about food! This month's theme is "Farm to Table".

Round Auditorium
Thu, Jun 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
If you are thinking about... more
If you are thinking about retirement, this program is for you.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Jun 05, 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.

Room 102
Thu, Jun 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
If you frequent social... more
If you frequent social media or have been to a wedding, chances are you’ve seen how beautiful calligraphy can be.

Room 102
Sat, Jun 10, 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, Jun 12, 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.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to create documents... more
Learn to create documents and use basic Word functions. This is a beginner's class and it covers some of the entry level aspects of this program.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Jun 13, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
The Sandlot is a... more
The Sandlot is a coming-of-age story about a group of young boys growing up in California in 1962.

Tue, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn some of the new... more
Learn some of the new features of Windows 10 operating system.

Large Auditorium
Wed, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn how to use the most... more
Learn how to use the most popular social media site on the planet including how to add friends, upload photos, and more.

Round Auditorium
Thu, Jun 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
In April 1298 King Edward... more
In April 1298 King Edward I of England ordered his nobles, barons, senior clerics, and chief officials to assemble in the chapter house of York Minster.

Round Auditorium
Fri, Jun 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join historian Catherine... more
Join historian Catherine Haskins as she delves into the ancient Egyptian Empire of 3,000 years ago on an adventure of the ancient Egyptian Empire.

Mon, Jun 19, 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.

Mon, Jun 19, 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.

Room 116
Tue, Jun 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Jun 20, 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.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Prerequisite is Intro to... more
Prerequisite is Intro to Word Part 1, or a good working knowledge of using Word tools. This class dives deeper into creating Word documents and using Word features and tools.

Room 116
Tue, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Jun 20, 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.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to create different... 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.

Round Auditorium
Thu, Jun 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Home staging isn't just... more
Home staging isn't just for vacant houses.

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • Anything Is Possible
    • Miss You
    • Minds of Winter
    • All By Myself, Alone
    • The Burial Hour
    • Hillbilly Elegy
    • Rush of Blood
    • The Art of Invisibility
    • The Boy Who Knew Too Much
    • The Beautiful Dead

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