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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
Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Join the Historical... more
Join the Historical Society as they present Thermon Jones as he recounts the birth of Alabama.

Room 101
Sat, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Before you can impact your... more
Before you can impact your community, workplace, or world at large, you need to start by taking a look at yourself as an individual.

Sun, Apr 21, All day
The Library will be closed... more
The Library will be closed all day for Easter

Large Auditorium
Mon, Apr 22, 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
Tue, Apr 23, 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. Wear comfortable clothing & shoes.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Apr 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The story of how a cluster... more
The story of how a cluster islands near French Guiana became the most feared penal colony in the world.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Apr 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn to create... more
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.

Round Auditorium
Tue, Apr 23, 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
Wed, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us to discuss this... more
Join us to discuss this story-driven collection of essays on the twelve powerful phrases we use to sustain our relationships

Large Auditorium
Wed, Apr 24, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Join us for this special... more
Join us for this special class with Apple® Certified trainers for Alabama Tech-Ease.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Apr 25, 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.

Large Auditorium
Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Author Ruth Cook provides... more
Author Ruth Cook provides a glimpse into the world of Aliceville’s POW camp during WWII,

Round Auditorium
Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Breast cancer affects over... more
Breast cancer affects over 200,000 women each year. With earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment, patients are living longer. Join us to for insights from neurological research.

Round Auditorium
Fri, Apr 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Alabama is perceived by... more
Alabama is perceived by the outside world as being isolated.

Large Auditorium
Fri, Apr 26, 6:30pm - 9:35pm
In the world of gin... more
In the world of gin cocktails, some classics are abuzz with honey and mint. Join author and bartender Clair McLafferty for an exploration of this delicious world. Ages 21 and up.
Register

Large Auditorium
Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Join the Historical... more
Join the Historical Society as they present Thermon Jones as he recounts the birth of Alabama.

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Apr 30, 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.

Large Auditorium
Tue, Apr 30, 3:30pm - 6:15pm
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk... more
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos.

Room 106
Tue, Apr 30, 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.

Wed, May 01, All day
The library will be closed... more
The library will be closed all day for staff training and support.

Computer Training Lab
Thu, May 02, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Personal & Career Strength... more
Personal & Career Strength Test, Resume Rehabilitation

Large Auditorium
Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us we welcome psychic... more
Join us we welcome psychic and medical intuitive Julie Ryan.

Boardroom
Thu, May 02, 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, May 03, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
OLLI presents Mildred... more
OLLI presents Mildred Pierce (1945) starring Joan Crawford in her Oscar winning role as a mother who starts a business to support her spoiled daughter.

Large Auditorium
Mon, May 06, 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.

Boardroom
Mon, May 06, 5:30pm - 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.

Boardroom
Tue, May 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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
Wed, May 08, 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.

Large Auditorium
Thu, May 09, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Debbie Ocean recruits a... more
Debbie Ocean recruits a team of specialists to plan and execute a heist in New York City.

Room 102
Sun, May 12, 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, May 13, 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.

Boardroom
Tue, May 14, 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.

Boardroom
Wed, May 15, 1:30pm - 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, May 16, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
New Age Online Application... more
New Age Online Application Drill, Interview Performance Training

Large Auditorium
Thu, May 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tallulah Bankhead... more
Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968), Alabama’s most celebrated actor, was born into a noted Alabama political family.

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • Cheer Up Mr. Widdicombe
    • American Moonshot
    • The Editor
    • The Path Made Clear
    • Glory Road
    • Library Lost and Found
    • Biased
    • The Old Drift
    • Wolfpack
    • White Elephant
A Celebration Tea

Adult Services Blog
  • SmartAlec
  • 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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