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eBooks - AudioBooks - Magazines
Overdrive
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 overdrive.com 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.
Duolingo
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
Large Auditorium
Fri, Apr 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Prep for the Kentucky... more
Prep for the Kentucky Derby with bartender and writer Clair McLafferty's discussion of bourbon's role in the annual event.
Register

Large Auditorium
Mon, May 01, 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, May 02, 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

Room 102
Tue, May 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
"How to Hunt for a... more
"How to Hunt for a Job-looking in all the right places".

Large Auditorium
Tue, May 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The N.E. Miles Jewish... more
The N.E. Miles Jewish School and the Birmingham Holocaust Educational Center invite you to a screening of Names, Not Numbers:

Computer Training Lab
Tue, May 02, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn the basics of... more
Learn the basics of operating a computer. (Beginning Computer Users)

Room 102
Tue, May 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The key to a successful... more
The key to a successful job interview is practice, practice, practice.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, May 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn the basics of... more
Learn the basics of operating a computer. (Beginning Computer Users)

Boardroom
Thu, May 04, 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 "Fiesta".

Room 101
Fri, May 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us as we explore... more
Join us as we explore Native American culture, history, customs, dress, food, and practices with Eloise Josey, the Director of Alabama Indian Affairs.

Large Auditorium
Fri, May 05, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
In this new show,... more
In this new show, storyteller Dolores Hydock brings a collection of new stories of hope, possibility, and the simple things that keep us going no matter how crazy the world gets.
Register

Room 102
Sat, May 06, 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 101
Tue, May 09, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Using Government Websites... more
Using Government Websites for Genealogy Research...

Computer Training Lab
Tue, May 09, 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 116
Tue, May 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
"How to write a killer... more
"How to write a killer resume by learning the 4 key ingredients".

Boardroom
Tue, May 09, 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.

Room 116
Tue, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The key to a successful... more
The key to a successful job interview is practice, practice, practice.

Round Auditorium
Wed, May 10, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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.

Large Auditorium
Mon, May 15, 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, May 15, 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, May 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, May 16, 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 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn some of the new... more
Learn some of the new features of Windows 10 operating system.

Large Auditorium
Tue, May 16, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
the colorful true story of... more
the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess,

Room 102
Tue, May 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
How to rock your next job... more
How to rock your next job interview by nailing your “Tell Me About Yourself” story.

Room 116
Tue, May 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Round Auditorium
Tue, May 16, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Love bath bombs? Learn how... more
Love bath bombs? Learn how to make them yourself! Local artist, September Reed, will show you how easy it is to make your very own bath bombs at home with different colors and scents.

Tue, May 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn to browse the... more
Learn to browse the Internet easily & safely.

Room 102
Tue, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The key to a successful... more
The key to a successful job interview is practice, practice, practice.

Thu, May 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to browse the... more
Learn to browse the Internet easily & safely.

Large Auditorium
Thu, May 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The tradition of sending... more
The tradition of sending postcards did not appear out of thin air.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, May 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to transfer text,... more
Learn to transfer text, files, and photos from one program to another.

Tue, May 23, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Get ready for summer with... more
Get ready for summer with us! Put on your running shoes and participate in a one-mile fun run benefiting the Homewood Library Foundation. Registration opens April 23rd.
Register

Canceled
Tue, May 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to create, send... more
Learn how to create, send and receive messages using web-mail.

Canceled
Tue, May 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The key to a successful... more
The key to a successful job interview is practice, practice, practice.

Large Auditorium
Wed, May 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for this special... more
Join us for this special class with Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease, a member of the Apple® Consultants Network, to take a comprehensive look at photos for Apple iOS and macOS Sierra.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, May 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn how to create, send... more
Learn how to create, send and receive messages using web-mail.

Room 102
Thu, May 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
"How to create an all-star... more
"How to create an all-star LinkedIn profile – and why you need one".

Round Auditorium
Thu, May 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Inflammation is your... more
Inflammation is your body’s first line of defense against infection and injury and normally shuts down after healing occurs.

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • A conjuring of light
    • Hillbilly Elegy
    • Minds of Winter
    • Rush of Blood
    • The Forgotten Girls
    • The Beautiful Dead

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