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eResources
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 - 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.
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.
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,
Adult Events
Large Auditorium
Wed, Aug 23, 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, Aug 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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.

Room 102
Sat, Aug 26, 9:00am - 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, Aug 26, 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.

Room 116
Sat, Aug 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Planting fall crops may be... more
Planting fall crops may be the last thing on your mind during the dog days of summer,

Large Auditorium
Sun, Aug 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
In this penetrating... more
In this penetrating memoir, Determined to Survive:

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Aug 29, 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.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Aug 29, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
After his career is... more
After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

Room 106
Tue, Aug 29, 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, Aug 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Not sure how to pay for... more
Not sure how to pay for college?

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Aug 29, 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

Boardroom
Wed, Aug 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
After besting (and... more
After besting (and arresting) a ruthless silk factory owner and his gang of thugs in Girl Waits with Gun, Constance Kopp became one of the nation’s first deputy sheriffs.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Aug 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.

Sun, Sep 03, All day
The library will be closed... more
The library will be closed September 3 - 4 for the Labor Day Holiday.

Mon, Sep 04, All day
The library will be closed... more
The library will be closed September 3 - 4 for the Labor Day Holiday.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Sep 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn some of the new... more
Learn some of the new features of Windows 10 operating system.

Boardroom
Thu, Sep 07, 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 "International Cuisine".

Large Auditorium
Mon, Sep 11, 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
Tue, Sep 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
On December 6, 1889, the... more
On December 6, 1889, the Christmas Season in New Orleans was saddened when Jefferson Davis died of unknown causes at the age of 81.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Sep 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn the basics of... more
Learn the basics of operating a computer. (Beginning Computer Users)

Boardroom
Tue, Sep 12, 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.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Sep 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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.

Large Auditorium
Wed, Sep 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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, Sep 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The role played by Claire... more
The role played by Claire Chenault, “Pappy” Boyington, and Edward O’Hare in the air war in the Pacific during World War II.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Sep 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to browse the... more
Learn to browse the Internet easily & safely.

Large Auditorium
Thu, Sep 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Hubble Space... more
The Hubble Space Telescope’s intergalactic travels are showcased in this film.

Round Auditorium
Thu, Sep 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Losing a spouse or partner... more
Losing a spouse or partner is a stressful event. Yet, during this time, you must complete a variety of tasks and make important financial decisions.

Mon, Sep 18, 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, Sep 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Sep 19, 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, Sep 19, 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.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Sep 19, 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.

Tue, Sep 19, 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, Sep 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Sep 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn how to create, send... more
Learn how to create, send and receive messages using webmail.

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • Letting Go of Good
    • The Child
    • The Bookshop at Water's Edge
    • Magpie Murders
    • Swimming With Bridgeport Girls
    • Watch Me Disappear
    • Radium Girls
    • Kiss Carlo
    • The Clockwork Dynasty
    • The Bedlam Stacks

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