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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
Canceled
Thu, Feb 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Explore This User Friendly... more
Explore This User Friendly App to Read eBooks and Listen to Audiobooks

Large Auditorium
Thu, Feb 21, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
An otherworldly fairy tale... more
An otherworldly fairy tale set in 1960s America where a woman’s life is changed forever after she discovers a secret experiment.

Canceled
Thu, Feb 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Free classes, but limited... more
Free classes, but limited seating.

Round Auditorium
Thu, Feb 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
UAB Presents Learn how to... more
UAB Presents Learn how to recognize the warning signs and symptoms of clinical depression and what to do to treat it with and without medication.

Large Auditorium
Thu, Feb 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The League of Women Voters... more
The League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham will host a public discussion on the history of school desegregation in Alabama

Large Auditorium
Sat, Feb 23, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Murder in the Magic City... more
Murder in the Magic City is a mystery conference presented by Sisters In Crime for fans of all sub-genres of mystery novels.
Register

Sat, Feb 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as David Weigel,... more
Join us as David Weigel, Director of Christenberry Planetarium, gives a talk on how to use telescopes and find the stars!

Large Auditorium
Mon, Feb 25, 10:00am - 10:45am
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
Mon, Feb 25, 3:30pm - 5:45pm
Teenager Starr Carter... more
Teenager Starr Carter witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer.

Tue, Feb 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The novel follows the... more
The novel follows the story of a dog, Enzo, and his owner Denny Swift, a race car driver, 

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Feb 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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. 02/26/2019

Room 106
Tue, Feb 26, 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, Feb 26, 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, Feb 26, 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. 02/26/2019

Boardroom
Wed, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us to discuss this... more
Join us to discuss this funny, charming and heart-wrenching novel

Large Auditorium
Wed, Feb 27, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Join us for this special... more
Join us for this special class with Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease.

Round Auditorium
Thu, Feb 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The dazzling costumes,... more
The dazzling costumes, spectacular floats, endless dancing, and frenetic energy that make Brazil’s annual celebration of Carnaval one of the world’s greatest parties.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Feb 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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. 02/28/2019

Large Auditorium
Fri, Mar 01, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for the 1962... more
Join us for the 1962 classic, To Kill a Mockingbird based on Alabama author Harper Lee‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning book.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Mar 04, 10:00am - 10:45am
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, Mar 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
If the thought of keeping... more
If the thought of keeping your own bees appeals to you, join us for an overview of the basics of beekeeping for the beginner. 

Mon, Mar 04, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Learn how to use Hoopla... more
Learn how to use Hoopla and Kanopy from your device.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Mar 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
This gentle form of... more
This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.

Boardroom
Tue, Mar 05, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a brand new... 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…

Large Auditorium
Tue, Mar 05, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
The story of iconic... more
The story of iconic writer, poet, actress, and activist Maya Angelou.

Rescheduled
Tue, Mar 05, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
New date Monday, March 04, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Learn how to use Hoopla... more
Learn how to use Hoopla and Kanopy from your device.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Mar 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To register, contact... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Round Auditorium
Wed, Mar 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
A cruise on the... more
A cruise on the Mississippi River and a glimpse of life along the “Father of Waters.”

Boardroom
Wed, Mar 06, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Explore these user... more
Explore these user friendly apps to read eBooks and listen to Audiobooks.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Mar 07, 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Personal & Career Strength... more
Personal & Career Strength Test, Resume Rehabilitation

Large Auditorium
Thu, Mar 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as Dr. Chris... more
Join us as Dr. Chris Metress asks: Can Atticus Finch survive the growing case against him?

Boardroom
Thu, Mar 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!

Large Auditorium
Fri, Mar 08, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Godfather (1972) The... more
The Godfather (1972) The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire over to his reluctant son.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Mar 11, 10:00am - 10:45am
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, Mar 11, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
(All Ages) Want to learn... more
(All Ages) Want to learn the ukulele, but don't know where to start? Join us to learn simple songs and strumming techniques.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Mar 12, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
The life and work of... more
The life and work of renowned primatology scientist Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Mar 12, 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, Mar 12, 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 13, 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, Mar 14, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
You can't change the... more
You can't change the government's formula for calculating the size of your benefit checks. But you can do a lot to improve the variables that go into it.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Mar 15, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bonnie & Clyde (1967) A... more
Bonnie & Clyde (1967) A waitress falls in love with an ex-con and together they start a violent crime spree through the country.

Room 102
Sat, Mar 16, 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.

Room 110
Sat, Mar 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Container gardening... more
Container gardening is ideal for those with little or no garden space. They add versatility, lend instant color, and can produce a wide variety of vegetable crops.  

Room 102
Sun, Mar 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Share your own poems or... more
Share your own poems or poems by other poets to share and discuss.

Large Auditorium
Mon, Mar 18, 10:00am - 10:45am
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, Mar 18, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Explore these user... more
Explore these user friendly apps to read eBooks and listen to Audiobooks.

Mon, Mar 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 to Jackson's Bistro to enjoy food and fun.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Mar 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
This gentle form of... more
This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.

Room 116
Tue, Mar 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Tue, Mar 19, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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 19, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
A look at the events... more
A look at the events leading up to the Taliban’s attack on Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Mar 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
To register, contact... more
To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council- 205-326-1925 or slyas@literacy-council.org

Room 116
Tue, Mar 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Have you been wondering... more
Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits?

Room 102
Tue, Mar 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us as speaker Collier... more
Join us as speaker Collier Neeley of the Alabama Historical Commission presents an introduction for homeowners on Historic Easements.

Boardroom
Wed, Mar 20, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Learn how to use Hoopla... more
Learn how to use Hoopla and Kanopy from your device.

Large Auditorium
Thu, Mar 21, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Christine ''Lady Bird''... more
Christine ''Lady Bird'' McPherson fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom,

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Mar 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
New Age Online Application... more
New Age Online Application Drill, Interview Performance Training

Rescheduled
Thu, Mar 21, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
New date Monday, March 18, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Explore these user... more
Explore these user friendly apps to read eBooks and listen to Audiobooks.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Mar 22, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
An insurance salesman lets... more
An insurance salesman lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme of the his lover’s husband.

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • The Age of Light
    • Brave, Not Perfect
    • The Eulogist
    • The Gown
    • Golden State
    • Here and Now and Then
    • Rupture
    • The Suspect
    • A Serial Killer's Daughter
    • The Witches of St. Petersburg
Valentine's Dinner Theater - Love Letters
Library Events
  • HPL Mobile App
  • Libby
  • The New York Times
  • Kanopy
  • Hoopla
  • Flipster
  • mango Languages
  • Amazon Smile
  • Chilton Auto Repair Manuals
  • Consumer Reports Online
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