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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 MagazinesHomewood residents 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 iPhones 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
Sat, Aug 17, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 for the 6th... more
Join us on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 for the 6th annual Homewood Public Library Block Party! Purchase your tickets by clicking the registration button on the left.
Register

Mon, Aug 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
If you love spiky humor, quick wit, and brutal... more
If you love spiky humor, quick wit, and brutal honesty, this is the book club for you! We are taking book discussions to Urban Cookhouse to enjoy food and fun.

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

Canceled
Tue, Aug 20, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join us as Dr. Matt King, assistant Professor of... more
Join us as Dr. Matt King, assistant Professor of Philosophy at UAB deciphers three ethics puzzles in the law have been created by emerging technologies:

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

Canceled
Thu, Aug 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced... more
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced signer, it’s good to understand the different aspects of the language and the culture.

Mon, Aug 26, 10:00am - 10:45am
Large Auditorium
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Mon, Aug 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
The Amazon is the world’s mightiest river with... more
The Amazon is the world’s mightiest river with origins high in the Andes Mountains to its 200-mile wide mouth as it empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

Tue, Aug 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Learn how to create, send and receive messages... more
Learn how to create, send and receive messages using webmail.

Tue, Aug 27, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 106
The death of a pet can be one of the most... 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.

Tue, Aug 27, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Large Auditorium
This informational workshop is geared towards high... more
This informational workshop is geared towards high school students and parents who are overwhelmed with the college application process.

Tue, Aug 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Computer Training Lab
Learn how to manage and organize files in Windows 10.

Wed, Aug 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Boardroom
Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was... more
Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three.

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

Thu, Aug 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Training Lab
Learn some of the new features of Windows 10... more
Learn some of the new features of Windows 10 operating system.

Thu, Aug 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 101
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced... more
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced signer, it’s good to understand the different aspects of the language and the culture.

Thu, Aug 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Boardroom
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers... more
When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated.

Sat, Aug 31, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Round Auditorium
Before you can impact your community, workplace, or... 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, Sep 01, All day
The Library will be closed in celebration of Labor day.

Mon, Sep 02, All day
The Library will be closed in celebration of Labor day.

Wed, Sep 04, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 224
Join us for an overview of our most popular... more
Join us for an overview of our most popular eServices: Libby, Kanopy, Hoopla, and the Homewood App. September 2019

Thu, Sep 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 101
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced... more
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced signer, it’s good to understand the different aspects of the language and the culture.

Thu, Sep 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Boardroom
Talk, tempt, and taste during this recipe club... more
Talk, tempt, and taste during this recipe club discussion group that's all about food!

Fri, Sep 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Auditorium
As one of the most memorable voices in American... more
As one of the most memorable voices in American music, Nat Cole literally went from rags to riches while singing about love and loss.

Sun, Sep 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 224
Join us for an overview of our most popular... more
Join us for an overview of our most popular eServices: Libby, Kanopy, Hoopla, and the Homewood App. (September 2019)

Mon, Sep 09, 10:00am - 10:45am
Large Auditorium
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Tue, Sep 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Boardroom
No book reading required, discussion group only.

Tue, Sep 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Large Auditorium
Teens and parents are invited to join us for an... more
Teens and parents are invited to join us for an informational workshop on how to navigate the college application process.

Tue, Sep 10, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Boardroom
Join us monthly for this evening book club full of... more
Join us monthly for this evening book club full of fun discussion on the month's choice of popular fiction and some refreshments.

Wed, Sep 11, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Large Auditorium
This workshop is geared towards casual users. Join... 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.

Thu, Sep 12, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Large Auditorium
John Ford's landmark Western

Thu, Sep 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Round Auditorium
Pain relief is the most cited reason for using... more
Pain relief is the most cited reason for using medical marijuana.

Thu, Sep 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Boardroom
Regardless of your political persuasion, join us as... more
Regardless of your political persuasion, join us as we discuss this month’s book:

Fri, Sep 13, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Large Auditorium
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil... more
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Mon, Sep 16, 10:00am - 10:45am
Large Auditorium
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga... more
Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome.

Mon, Sep 16, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
If you love spiky humor, quick wit, and brutal... more
If you love spiky humor, quick wit, and brutal honesty, this is the book club for you! We are taking book discussions to Urban Cookhouse to enjoy food and fun.

Adult Reads
  • Leslie
    • The Book Charmer
    • The Burning Chambers
    • Dragonslayer
    • Fix Her Up
    • Gods of Jade and Shadow
    • Home for Erring & Outcast Girls
    • The Lager Queen of Minnesota
    • The Perfect Wife
    • See You in the Piazza
    • Surrounded by Idiots
Beginning Painting for Adults

Adult Services Blog
  • SmartAlec
  • HPL Mobile App
  • Niche Academy
  • Career Alabama
  • Libby
  • The New York Times
  • Kanopy
  • Hoopla
  • Flipster
  • Mango Languages
  • Amazon Smile
  • Chilton Auto Repair Manuals
  • Consumer Reports Online
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