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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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Computer Training Lab
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Computer Training Lab
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Round Auditorium
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Large Auditorium
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Round Auditorium
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Large Auditorium
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Mon, Jan 21, All day
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The library will be closed all day.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Jan 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Round Auditorium
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Computer Training Lab
Tue, Jan 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Boardroom
Tue, Jan 22, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Learn how to use Hoopla... more
Learn how to use Hoopla and Kanopy from your device.

Computer Training Lab
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Large Auditorium
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Join us for this special class with Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease.

Round Auditorium
Thu, Jan 24, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
UAB Presents

Tue, Jan 29, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Computer Training Lab
Tue, Jan 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Prerequisite is Intro to... more
Prerequisite is Intro to Computers Part 1 or a good general understanding of computers. In this class you learn how to use and manage a computer. It is designed for the beginning computer user.

Room 106
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Boardroom
Wed, Jan 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us to discuss this... more
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Computer Training Lab
Thu, Jan 31, 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.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Feb 01, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
OLLI presents the 1931... more
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Room 102
Sun, Feb 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Share your own poems or... more
Share your own poems or poems by other poets to share and discuss. Free class, but limited seating.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Feb 04, 10:00am - 10:45am
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.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Feb 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
This gentle form of... more
This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Feb 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for a brand new... more
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Boardroom
Tue, Feb 05, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Explore This User Friendly... more
Explore This User Friendly App to Read eBooks and Listen to Audiobooks

Round Auditorium
Tue, Feb 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To register, contact... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Round Auditorium
Wed, Feb 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Inspired by a real box of... more
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Computer Training Lab
Thu, Feb 07, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Free classes, but limited... more
Free classes, but limited seating.

Large Auditorium
Thu, Feb 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The whole family is... more
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Boardroom
Thu, Feb 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
To participate, prepare a... more
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Round Auditorium
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Round Auditorium
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Tue, Feb 12, 10:00am - 11:30am
Learn how to use Hoopla... more
Learn how to use Hoopla and Kanopy from your device.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Feb 12, 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, Feb 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us monthly for this... more
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Large Auditorium
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This workshop is geared... more
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