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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, Jun 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 116
Have you been wondering about all the new changes... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
This book club meets on the third Tuesday of every... more
This book club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 1pm at the Homewood Senior Center. Everyone is welcome.

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Prerequisite is Intro to Word Part 1, or a good... 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.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 116
Have you been wondering about all the new changes... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Computer Training Lab
Learn to transfer text, files, and photos from one... more
Learn to transfer text, files, and photos from one program to another.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Learn to create spreadsheets and use basic Excel... 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

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Large Auditorium
Join AARP for free hands-on workshops, and learn... more
Join AARP for free hands-on workshops, and learn how to get the most from your mobile devices.

Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 101
Presenting a new topic every month!

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 10:45am
Large Auditorium
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Tue, Jun 25, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The on location book club for Brookdale Senior... more
The on location book club for Brookdale Senior Living Facility.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Learn to create different types of documents and... 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.

Tue, Jun 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 106
The death of a pet can be one of the most... 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.

Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 102
Ben Wieseman of REV Birmingham will discuss tools... more
Ben Wieseman of REV Birmingham will discuss tools for historic building rehab and revitalizing communities.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Boardroom
Join us to discuss this riveting, wrenching, and... more
Join us to discuss this riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting novel that reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
Join us for this special class with Apple®... more
Join us for this special class with Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Prerequisite is Intro to Excel Part 1, or a good... 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.

Fri, Jun 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Large Auditorium
Join us for an afternoon of solar system exploring... more
Join us for an afternoon of solar system exploring with the Birmingham Astronomical Society.

Sun, Jun 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Get the answers to your general questions about our... more
Get the answers to your general questions about our eServices: Libby, HPL App, Hoopla, Kanopy, Flipster, Mango, The New York Times, and more.

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Boardroom
Join us for a brand new kind of genre book club.... 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…

Thu, Jul 04, All day
The Library will be closed for Independence Day.

Sun, Jul 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 102
Share your own poems or poems by other poets to... more
Share your own poems or poems by other poets to share and discuss. Free class, but limited seating. Register by clicking the "register" icon above.

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 10:45am
Large Auditorium
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Boardroom
Join us monthly for this evening book club full of... more
Join us monthly for this evening book club full of fun discussion on the month's choice of popular fiction and some refreshments.

Wed, Jul 10, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
This workshop is geared towards casual users. Join... 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.

Thu, Jul 11, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Large Auditorium
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach... more
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach resort, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt down the beach.

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Room 116
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers... more
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated.

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Room 116
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers... more
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated.

Fri, Jul 12, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
OLLI presents Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)... more
OLLI presents Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) starring Jimmy Stewart as a naïve junior Senator that runs headlong into political corruption.

Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 10:45am
Large Auditorium
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

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

Tue, Jul 16, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Round Auditorium
Join Martha Haarbauer, founder of Seasoned... more
Join Martha Haarbauer, founder of Seasoned Performers, in discovering the actor in you.

Tue, Jul 16, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
This book club meets on the third Tuesday of every... more
This book club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 1pm at the Homewood Senior Center. Everyone is welcome.

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

Wed, Jul 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
A history of our flag whose design has been... more
A history of our flag whose design has been modified 27 times, & the story of how a few lines scribbled during wartime became our National Anthem.

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • The Book of Pride
    • The City of Girls
    • Gather the Fortunes
    • Holy Envy
    • Lulu's Cafe
    • The Spies of Shilling Lane
    • The Time is Now
    • The Scent Keeper
    • Mostly Plants
    • I'll Never Tell
Beginning Painting for Adults

Adult Services Blog
  • SmartAlec
  • HPL Mobile App
  • Career Alabama
  • Libby
  • The New York Times
  • Kanopy
  • Hoopla
  • Flipster
  • Mango Languages
  • Amazon Smile
  • Chilton Auto Repair Manuals
  • Consumer Reports Online
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