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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
Sun, Jul 22, All day
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Join our EASY, FUN, and REWARDING Summer Reading contest for ages 18+!

Mon, Jul 23, All day
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Join our EASY, FUN, and REWARDING Summer Reading contest for ages 18+!

Tue, Jul 24, All day
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Join our EASY, FUN, and REWARDING Summer Reading contest for ages 18+!

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Jul 24, 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.
This event is full

Large Auditorium
Tue, Jul 24, 3:30pm - 5:25pm
T'Challa, after the death... more
T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

Tue, Jul 24, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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, Jul 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 25, All day
Join our EASY, FUN, and... more
Join our EASY, FUN, and REWARDING Summer Reading contest for ages 18+!

Wed, Jul 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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
Wed, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
"A Gentleman in Moscow" by... more
"A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles

Large Auditorium
Wed, Jul 25, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Join us for this special... more
Join us for this special class with Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease.

Thu, Jul 26, All day
Join our EASY, FUN, and... more
Join our EASY, FUN, and REWARDING Summer Reading contest for ages 18+!

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Jul 26, 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.
This event is full

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Jul 26, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Tina Thornton prepares you... more
Tina Thornton prepares you for the job of your dreams!

Boardroom
Thu, Jul 26, 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.

Fri, Jul 27, All day
Join our EASY, FUN, and... more
Join our EASY, FUN, and REWARDING Summer Reading contest for ages 18+!

Large Auditorium
Fri, Jul 27, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Join us as Robert Kolar, a... more
Join us as Robert Kolar, a Professional Engineer, will feature TED talks and YouTube illustrations of climate change together with audience discussion.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Jul 27, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Ages 21 and up. Tickets... more
Ages 21 and up. Tickets are $12.50 and include two adult beverages and light refreshments.
Register

Sat, Jul 28, All day
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Join our EASY, FUN, and REWARDING Summer Reading contest for ages 18+!

Room 102
Sat, Jul 28, 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.

Room 110
Sat, Jul 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
This program seeks to set... more
This program seeks to set the record straight on many gardening myths.

Sun, Jul 29, All day
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Join our EASY, FUN, and REWARDING Summer Reading contest for ages 18+!

Mon, Jul 30, All day
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Join our EASY, FUN, and REWARDING Summer Reading contest for ages 18+!

Tue, Jul 31, All day
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Join our EASY, FUN, and REWARDING Summer Reading contest for ages 18+!

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Jul 31, 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.

Room 106
Tue, Jul 31, 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.

Boardroom
Thu, Aug 02, 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, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn the basics of... more
Learn the basics of operating a computer. (Beginning Computer Users)

Boardroom
Thu, Aug 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Talk, tempt, and taste... more
Talk, tempt, and taste during this recipe club discussion group that's all about food!

Large Auditorium
Thu, Aug 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as renowned... more
Join us as renowned storyteller, Dolores Hydock, reminisces about Alabama’s Chandler Mountain community in this Alabama Bicentennial presentation.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Aug 06, 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.

Boardroom
Tue, Aug 07, 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…

Wed, Aug 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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
Wed, Aug 08, 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.

Round Auditorium
Fri, Aug 10, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Join us as Helen Pruett,... more
Join us as Helen Pruett, retired History instructor from Mountain Brook Middle School, explores the world of ancient Egypt.

Parking Lot
Sat, Aug 11, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
The Homewood Library... more
The Homewood Library Foundation's Fifth Annual Block Party fundraiser will be filled with food and fun for the whole family!
Register

Large Auditorium
Mon, Aug 13, 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, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to browse the... more
Learn to browse the Internet easily & safely.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Aug 14, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
This documentary tells the... more
This documentary tells the captivating tales of the people and events behind one of humanity’s greatest achievements in exploration: NASA’s Voyager mission.

Boardroom
Tue, Aug 14, 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, Aug 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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.

Wed, Aug 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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, Aug 15, 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, Aug 16, 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, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn how to create, send... more
Learn how to create, send and receive messages using webmail.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Aug 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
This program seeks to set... more
This program seeks to set the record straight on many gardening myths.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Aug 20, 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, Aug 20, 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, Aug 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Aug 21, 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.

Tue, Aug 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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, Aug 21, 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 116
Tue, Aug 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Large Auditorium
Tue, Aug 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
This informational... more
This informational workshop is geared towards high school students and parents who are overwhelmed with the college application process.

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