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eBooks - AudioBooks - Magazines
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 - Digital done right.
Hoopla - Digital done right. Movies, Music, Audiobooks, eBooks, and comic books!
Free? Free!
hoopla is an innovative new service that partners with your local public library to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, audiobook, eBook, 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.
Learn Foreign Languages
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.
language learning for kids
language learning for kidsScientific research shows that learning a foreign language comes naturally for children when they start at an early age. Our program is specifically designed to promote language learning for children from ages 0 to 6 - the time when their brains are hard-wired to learn up to 3 languages with ease. Watch the video below to learn more about Mango Languages.
Duolingo
DuolingoLearn English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish and Turkish -- It's fast, fun and free.
Practice your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while playing a game! You'll improve your vocabulary and grammar skills by answering questions and completing lessons. Start with basic verbs, phrases, and sentences, and learn new words daily.
Adult Events
Room 106
Tue, Mar 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
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.

Room 102
Tue, Mar 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Andrea Wilson Woods is an ICF Certified Associate Certified Coach specializing in career and business coaching.

Room 102
Tue, Mar 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The key to a successful job interview is practice, practice, practice.

Boardroom
Wed, Mar 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.

Large Auditorium
Thu, Mar 30, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tall, Dark & Dangerous Men

Large Auditorium
Sat, Apr 01, 9:30am - 1:30pm
The best way to prepare yourself to fight off an attacker is to take a self-⁠defense class.
This event is full

Large Auditorium
Mon, Apr 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Apr 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to create presentations using basic PowerPoint functions. This is a beginner's class and it covers some of the entry level aspects of this program.

Room 102
Tue, Apr 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
HOW TO Hunt for a Job-looking in all the right places.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Apr 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Think you know everything about Leslie Knope or Ron Swanson? Do you believe that Pawnee is the greatest town in America? Register

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Apr 04, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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 102
Tue, Apr 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The key to a successful job interview is practice, practice, practice.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Apr 06, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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, Apr 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Talk, tempt, and taste during this recipe club discussion group that's all about food!

Fri, Apr 07, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Join us in the back parking lot to help the planet by shredding and recycling your documents and electronics!

Large Auditorium
Mon, Apr 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
What do poetry and yoga have in common? A call to pay attention. An exploration of self. An invitation to notice.

Room 101
Tue, Apr 11, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Discover how genetic research can help you explore your family history. Find out what a gene sample can tell you about your ancestors’ geographic origins and more.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Apr 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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
Tue, Apr 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
HOW TO Write Killer Resumes – the four key ingredients

Boardroom
Tue, Apr 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us monthly for this evening book club full of fun discussion on the month's choice of popular fiction and some refreshments.

Tue, Apr 11, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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.

Room 102
Tue, Apr 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The key to a successful job interview is practice, practice, practice.

Large Auditorium
Wed, Apr 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Apr 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Apr 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Mon, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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, Apr 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

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

Room 102
Tue, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
How to Ace Your Next Job Interview – nail your “Tell Me About Yourself” story.

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

Room 102
Tue, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The key to a successful job interview is practice, practice, practice.

Room 101
Fri, Apr 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us as we separate fact from fiction regarding one of the most infamous and enigmatic characters of the American Wild West.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Apr 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
What do poetry and yoga have in common? A call to pay attention. An exploration of self. An invitation to notice.

Round Auditorium
Mon, Apr 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
One of the epic battles of World War I

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • Confessions of a Sociopath
    • The Boston Girl
    • Behind Her Eyes
    • The Fifth Letter
    • An Almond For My Parrot
    • Lincoln in the Bardo
    • The Girl Before
    • The Nest
    • The Fifth Element
    • Disclaimer

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Click here for a list of this month's events.

  • Hoopla
  • Overdrive
  • mango Languages
  • Chilton Auto Repair Manuals
  • Consumer Reports Online
  • The Birmingham News

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