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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
Large Auditorium
Mon, Aug 20, 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, Aug 20, 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, Aug 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Aug 21, 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.

Tue, Aug 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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, Aug 21, 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.

Room 116
Tue, Aug 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Large Auditorium
Tue, Aug 21, 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.

Wed, Aug 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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, Aug 22, 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, Aug 23, 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.

Room 102
Sat, Aug 25, 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.

Canceled
Sun, Aug 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Do you love words? Do you... more
Do you love words? Do you love reading them? How about writing them?

Tue, Aug 28, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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
Tue, Aug 28, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
From frigid mountains to... more
From frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest, filmmaker Lu Chuan follows the adventures of three animal families in China:

Room 106
Tue, Aug 28, 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.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Aug 28, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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.

Wed, Aug 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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.

Boardroom
Wed, Aug 29, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
"Kiss Carlo" by Adriana... more
"Kiss Carlo" by Adriana Trigiani

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Aug 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn some of the new... more
Learn some of the new features of Windows 10 operating system.

Room 110
Tue, Sep 04, 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, Sep 06, 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.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Sep 06, 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.

Boardroom
Thu, Sep 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Talk, tempt, and taste... more
Talk, tempt, and taste during this recipe club discussion group that's all about food!

Large Auditorium
Fri, Sep 07, 1:00pm - 3:45pm
The story of a man... more
The story of a man (Humphrey Bogart) who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, (a city in Morocco) who discovers his old flame (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband .

Large Auditorium
Mon, Sep 10, 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.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Sep 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sparsely inhabited by... more
Sparsely inhabited by native people, Costa Rica developed from a forgotten corner among Spain’s New World possessios

Boardroom
Tue, Sep 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
No book reading required,... more
No book reading required, discussion group only. Join us as Katie Rogers, Feng Shui Specialist discuss the ancient Chinese art of feng shui.

Room 101
Tue, Sep 11, 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, Sep 11, 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, Sep 12, 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, Sep 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Birmingham was founded on... more
Birmingham was founded on the fire of the steel mills that shaped the city.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Sep 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Oshler Lifelong... more
The Oshler Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is an exciting academic cooperative that provides mature adults with opportunities for intellectual, cultural development, and social interaction.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Sep 17, 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.

Round Auditorium
Mon, Sep 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Want to learn the ukulele,... more
Want to learn the ukulele, but don't know where to start? Join us to learn simple songs and strumming techniques.

Mon, Sep 17, 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 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

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

Room 101
Tue, Sep 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To register, contact... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Sep 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn some of the new... more
Learn some of the new features of Windows 10 operating system.

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • The Girl : Marilyn Monroe
    • Love & Ruin
    • The High Season
    • All the Ever Afters
    • The Best Cook in the World
    • War on Peace
    • Murder in Greenwich Village
    • She Has Her Mother's Laugh
    • Fascism: Awakening
    • White Houses = RB#3113876
Harry Potter Adult Potions Class
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