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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
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.
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
Rescheduled
Tue, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
New date Tuesday, April 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn to browse the... more
Learn to browse the Internet easily & safely.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Apr 24, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Part of the NASA @ My... more
Part of the NASA @ My Library Grant

Room 106
Tue, Apr 24, 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
Tue, Apr 24, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Learn how to read ebooks... more
Learn how to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks with this free, user friendly app.

Tue, Apr 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn to browse the... more
Learn to browse the Internet easily & safely.

Wed, Apr 25, 10:00am - 11:30am
Join us for an overview of... more
Join us for an overview of our most popular eServices: Libby, Kanopy, Hoopla, and the Homewood Library App.

Boardroom
Wed, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
"the Hideaway"- Lauren Denton

Large Auditorium
Wed, Apr 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.

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

Boardroom
Thu, Apr 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Learn how to read ebooks... more
Learn how to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks with this free, user friendly app.

Boardroom
Thu, Apr 26, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Learn how to stream or... more
Learn how to stream or download movies, tv shows, documentaries, foreign films, eBooks, audiobooks and comic books with Kanopy and Hoopla!

Round Auditorium
Thu, Apr 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
UAB Presents

Large Auditorium
Fri, Apr 27, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Dolores Hydock Spring Show Register

Large Auditorium
Mon, Apr 30, 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, May 01, 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…

Boardroom
Tue, May 01, 5:30pm - 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.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, May 03, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Tina Thornton prepares you... more
Tina Thornton prepares you for the job of your dreams! Free classes, but limited seating.

Boardroom
Thu, May 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Talk, tempt, and taste... more
Talk, tempt, and taste during this recipe club discussion group that's all about food!

Children's Department
Fri, May 04, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bring the entire family... more
Bring the entire family and celebrate all 40 local libraries and join us for food and activities and fun!

Room 102
Sat, May 05, 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
Sat, May 05, 9:30am - 1:30pm
The best way to prepare... more
The best way to prepare yourself to fight off an attacker is to take a self-defense class.

Sat, May 05, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
The library will be... more
The library will be closing early so we can participate in the We Love Homewood Day Parade! The parade will leave the library and travel west on Oxmoor Road to the Edgewood Business District.

Large Auditorium
Mon, May 07, 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.

Large Auditorium
Mon, May 07, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
In a galaxy far far away... more
In a galaxy far far away there was a trivia competition so fierce that only the truest fans knew the answers!

Round Auditorium
Tue, May 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
History comes alive on... more
History comes alive on this ramble across Greece....

Computer Training Lab
Tue, May 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn the basics of... more
Learn the basics of operating a computer. (Beginning Computer Users)

Boardroom
Tue, May 08, 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, May 08, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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.

Large Auditorium
Wed, May 09, 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.

Boardroom
Thu, May 10, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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, May 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to browse the... more
Learn to browse the Internet easily & safely.

Round Auditorium
Thu, May 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lisa Cross is a Birmingham... more
Lisa Cross is a Birmingham travel consultant specializing in Disney travel.

Large Auditorium
Fri, May 11, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Come to an OLLI Open House... more
Come to an OLLI Open House to learn about OLLI and learn about the Summer Semester schedule!!!!

Large Auditorium
Mon, May 14, 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 116
Tue, May 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, May 15, 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, May 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn how to create, send... more
Learn how to create, send and receive messages using webmail.

Room 116
Tue, May 15, 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, May 15, 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.

Room 102
Wed, May 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Do you love words? Do you... more
Do you love words? Do you love reading them? How about writing them? Seating is limited please register.

Boardroom
Thu, May 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Learn how to read ebooks... more
Learn how to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks with this free, user friendly app.

Boardroom
Thu, May 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Learn how to read ebooks... more
Learn how to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks with this free, user friendly app.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, May 17, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Tina Thornton prepares you... more
Tina Thornton prepares you for the job of your dreams! Free classes, but limited seating.

Thu, May 17, 5:30pm - 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
Fri, May 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us as Dr.Ronald... more
Join us as Dr.Ronald Fritze, professor of history at Athens State University, examines Hernando de Soto’s expedition (1539-1543),

Large Auditorium
Mon, May 21, 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.

Across from the Library
Mon, May 21, 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.

Large Auditorium
Mon, May 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
New to grant proposal writing?

Computer Training Lab
Tue, May 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn to transfer text,... more
Learn to transfer text, files, and photos from one program to another.

Large Auditorium
Tue, May 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The wedding of Prince... more
The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is due to take place on 19 May 2018 at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England.

Large Auditorium
Wed, May 23, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Join us for this special... more
Join us for this special class with Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease.

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • The Astrology of You & Me
    • A Breath After Drowning
    • A Death of No Importance
    • Ecstasy
    • The Female Persuasion
    • First Person
    • Paris By The Book
    • School For Psychics
    • Varina
    • Without Lying Down

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