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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
Tue, Oct 16, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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 116
Tue, Oct 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Oct 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.

Room 116
Tue, Oct 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, Oct 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To register, contact... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Wed, Oct 17, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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.

Round Auditorium
Wed, Oct 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Julie Williams, author of... more
Julie Williams, author of Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes, relays the story of the founders of Southern Literature…all with the first name of Joe.

Boardroom
Thu, Oct 18, 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.
This event is full

Round Auditorium
Thu, Oct 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Legend has it that... more
Legend has it that historic Sloss Furnace is haunted by workers who died gruesomely on the job. Museum Curator Karen Utz will discuss the paranormal activity.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Oct 19, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
South City Theatre... more
South City Theatre presents an outstanding Broadway success, written by Lucille Fletcher and directed by JJ Marrs. 
Register

Large Auditorium
Sat, Oct 20, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
South City Theatre... more
South City Theatre presents an outstanding Broadway success, written by Lucille Fletcher and directed by JJ Marrs. 
Register

Tue, Oct 23, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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, Oct 23, 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

Large Auditorium
Tue, Oct 23, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
The teenage son of an... more
The teenage son of an Indian restaurateur finds work with his dad's culinary foe across the street.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To register, contact... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Large Auditorium
Tue, Oct 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
A family lives in complete... more
A family lives in complete silence to avoid being eaten by creatures that hunt through sound.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Oct 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Prerequisite is Intro to... more
Prerequisite is Intro to PowerPoint Part 1, or a good working knowledge of using basic features in PowerPoint. This class focuses on learning how to enhance your presentations.

Wed, Oct 24, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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, Oct 24, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Join us for this special... more
Join us for this special class with Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease.

Canceled
Thu, Oct 25, 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.

Canceled
Thu, Oct 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Learn how to recognize the... more
Learn how to recognize the warning signs and symptoms of clinical depression and what to do to treat it with and without medication.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Oct 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
This program seeks to set... more
This program seeks to set the record straight on many gardening myths.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Oct 26, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
World-renowned sculptor... more
World-renowned sculptor Craigger Browne will discuss art and artists: their public works, personal works and role in communicating with society.

Room 102
Sat, Oct 27, 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.

Boardroom
Sun, Oct 28, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Join other local NaNoWriMo... more
Join other local NaNoWriMo participants in the library's Boardroom to work on your novel without the noise and distractions of home or the coffee shop.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Oct 29, 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.

Tue, Oct 30, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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.

Canceled
Tue, Oct 30, 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.

Room 106
Tue, Oct 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.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Oct 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To register, contact... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Wed, Oct 31, 10:00am - 2:00pm
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 116
Wed, Oct 31, 11:00am - 1:30pm
BNI meets every Wednesday.

Boardroom
Wed, Oct 31, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
"I Let You Go"- Clare... more
"I Let You Go"- Clare Mackintosh

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Nov 01, 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.

Boardroom
Thu, Nov 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!

Round Auditorium
Thu, Nov 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Spirit Communication... more
The Spirit Communication and Research Group will be with us to unveil their findings from the three paranormal investigations in the Homewood Public Library last month.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Nov 02, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
An American Captain (Cary... more
An American Captain (Cary Grant) is in charge of a submarine on a secret mission. He doesn’t know its destination until he opens a letter in route.

Canceled
Fri, Nov 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Osher Lifelong... more
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is an exciting academic cooperative that provides mature adults with opportunities for intellectual, cultural development, and social interaction.

Room 101
Sun, Nov 04, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Fill a grocery bag with... more
Fill a grocery bag with books, movies, and other items for only $5 per bag!

Boardroom
Sun, Nov 04, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Join other local NaNoWriMo... more
Join other local NaNoWriMo participants in the library's Boardroom to work on your novel without the noise and distractions of home or the coffee shop.

Room 102
Sun, Nov 04, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Join us for an overview of... more
Join us for an overview of our most popular eServices: Libby, Kanopy, Hoopla, and the Homewood App.

Mon, Nov 05, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us as Dr. David... more
Join us as Dr. David Weigel, Director of Christenberry Planetarium, gives a talk on how to use telescopes and find the stars!

Boardroom
Tue, Nov 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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…

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Nov 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn the basics of... more
Learn the basics of operating a computer. (Beginning Computer Users)

Room 110
Tue, Nov 06, 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
Thu, Nov 08, 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.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Nov 09, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Bartender and author Clair... more
Bartender and author Clair McLafferty discusses what makes vodka vodka, and how this spirit took America by storm.
Register

Boardroom
Sun, Nov 11, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Join other local NaNoWriMo... more
Join other local NaNoWriMo participants in the library's Boardroom to work on your novel without the noise and distractions of home or the coffee shop.

Tue, Nov 13, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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, Nov 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to browse the... more
Learn to browse the Internet easily & safely. (Beginning Computer Users)

Large Auditorium
Tue, Nov 13, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
The adventures of writer... more
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Nov 13, 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, Nov 13, 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.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Nov 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Audrey Atkins’ book... more
Audrey Atkins’ book provides a nostalgic and hilarious look at growing up in a small South Alabama town and how that upbringing still influences her today. Books available for purchase.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Nov 13, 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.

Room 110
Wed, Nov 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dr. Pate has revised... more
Dr. Pate has revised Pickett's Alabama History which contains a study of the state's earliest history: colonial, territorial, and foundational.

Large Auditorium
Wed, Nov 14, 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
Thu, Nov 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Davis will discuss the... more
Davis will discuss the ethical and moral aspects of America's secret wars. Issues of freedom of speech and of the press will be covered.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Nov 15, 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.

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • The Collectors Apprentice
    • A Conspiracy of Truths
    • The Craftsman
    • You Were Always Mine
    • The Paris Seamstress
    • Reagan: An American Journey
    • Love Ripening: Rumi on the Heart's Journey
    • The Little Shop of Found Things
    • Heartland: A Memoir
    • Go to My Grave
Harry Potter Adult Potions Class
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