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eBooks, eAudio, & eMagazines
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.
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,
Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • An American Marriage
    • Everything You Love Will Burn
    • Hormonal
    • Hush
    • The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore
    • The Masterpiece
    • Surprise Me
    • White Houses
    • Woman in the Water
    • Woman in the Window
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Adult Events
Room 116
Tue, Feb 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Feb 20, 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, Feb 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Round Auditorium
Wed, Feb 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The life of Captain James... more
The life of Captain James Cook, the great British navigator whose three voyages around the world in the 18th century added an unprecedented amount of knowledge of our planet.

Round Auditorium
Thu, Feb 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Symbolic gestures,

Large Auditorium
Fri, Feb 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sam Frazier, Jr., who... more
Sam Frazier, Jr., who appeared on the “Country Boy Eddie” show for 14 years, is in the Birmingham Records Hall of Fame and Alabama Blues Hall of Fame.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Feb 26, 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, Feb 27, 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.
This event is full

Large Auditorium
Tue, Feb 27, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Gentle farmer Arthur... more
Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet at a county fair.

Room 106
Tue, Feb 27, 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.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The N.E. Miles Jewish Day... more
The N.E. Miles Jewish Day School invites you to a screening of Better Together - Names, Not Numbers.

Large Auditorium
Wed, Feb 28, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Join us for this special... more
Join us for this special class with Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease.

Boardroom
Thu, Mar 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, Mar 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
If you are thinking about... more
If you are thinking about retirement, this program is for you.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Since March is Women’s... more
Since March is Women’s History Month, we consider the reality or myth that Betsy Ross actually created the first American Flag.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Mar 05, 11:30am - 2:00pm
You are cordially invited... more
You are cordially invited to the Edward Jones Investments Workshop & Luncheon hosted by Rachel Reynolds, Financial adviser with Edward Jones.

Tue, Mar 06, 9:00am - 4:30pm
A Workshop for LPCs, ALCs,... more
A Workshop for LPCs, ALCs, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Psychologists, and other Mental Health Clinicians.
Register

Boardroom
Tue, Mar 06, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a brand new... more
Join us for a brand new kind of genre book club.

Round Auditorium
Wed, Mar 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The story of how the... more
The story of how the Vikings became the most feared seagoing raiders of northern Europe and transitioned into colonists whose trade network stretched from the Arctic to present-day Iraq.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Mar 12, 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, Mar 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
Wed, Mar 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.

Room 110
Thu, Mar 15, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Arbor Place meets on the 3... more
Arbor Place meets on the 3 Thursday each month.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Mar 19, 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 Homewood Public Library
Mon, Mar 19, 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, Mar 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Mar 20, 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.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Mar 20, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Nightclub sensation Velma... more
Nightclub sensation Velma murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn , is set to defend her.

Room 116
Tue, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Large Auditorium
Thu, Mar 22, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
In celebration of... more
In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us for an evening of movers and shakers!

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