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upcoming events
Children's Department
Sun, Jul 22, All day

Room 110
Sun, Jul 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Children's Department
Mon, Jul 23, All day

Round Auditorium
Mon, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Mon, Jul 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Round Auditorium
Mon, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Children's Department
Tue, Jul 24, All day

Large Auditorium
Tue, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:15am

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Room 101
Tue, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
This event is full

Large Auditorium
Tue, Jul 24, 3:30pm - 5:25pm

Canceled
Tue, Jul 24, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Tue, Jul 24, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Large Auditorium
Tue, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Jul 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
This event is full

Children's Department
Wed, Jul 25, All day

Wed, Jul 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Round Auditorium
Wed, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:15am

Round Auditorium
Wed, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's Department
Thu, Jul 26, All day

Round Auditorium
Thu, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:00am

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Jul 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Room 101
Thu, Jul 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Large Auditorium
Thu, Jul 26, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Large Auditorium
Thu, Jul 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Children's Department
Fri, Jul 27, All day

Large Auditorium
Fri, Jul 27, 10:30am - 11:15am

Large Auditorium
Fri, Jul 27, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Round Auditorium
Fri, Jul 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Children's Department
Sat, Jul 28, All day

Room 102
Sat, Jul 28, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Children's Department
Sun, Jul 29, All day

Children's Department
Mon, Jul 30, All day

Large Auditorium
Mon, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
This event is full

Children's Department
Tue, Jul 31, All day

Room 101
Tue, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
This event is full

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Room 106
Tue, Jul 31, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Large Auditorium
Tue, Jul 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Room 102
Thu, Aug 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Boardroom
Thu, Aug 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Round Auditorium
Fri, Aug 03, 10:30am - 11:15am

Room 101
Sat, Aug 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Round Auditorium
Sun, Aug 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Large Auditorium
Mon, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Mon, Aug 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Large Auditorium
Mon, Aug 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Large Auditorium
Tue, Aug 07, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Room 110
Tue, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Wed, Aug 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Large Auditorium
Wed, Aug 08, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Round Auditorium
Fri, Aug 10, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Parking Lot
Sat, Aug 11, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Large Auditorium
Mon, Aug 13, 10:00am - 11:00am

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Large Auditorium
Tue, Aug 14, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Aug 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Wed, Aug 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Room 102
Wed, Aug 15, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Computer Training Lab
Thu, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Large Auditorium
Fri, Aug 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Large Auditorium
Mon, Aug 20, 10:00am - 11:00am

Round Auditorium
Mon, Aug 20, 10:30am - 11:00am

Large Auditorium
Mon, Aug 20, 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Round Auditorium
Tue, Aug 21, 9:30am - 10:00am

Round Auditorium
Tue, Aug 21, 10:30am - 11:00am

Room 116
Tue, Aug 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

Computer Training Lab
Tue, Aug 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Room 102
Tue, Aug 21, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Room 116
Tue, Aug 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Large Auditorium
Tue, Aug 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Middle grade fiction
  • Heather
    • Prisoners of Ice & Snow
    • Orphan Island
    • Trials of Morrigan Crow
    • Amina's Voice
    • Refugee
    • Rules for Thieves
    • Hello Universe
    • All's Faire in Middle School
    • Short
    • Journey's End

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Popular Databases
Chilton Auto Manuals Online.
Chilton Auto Manuals Online. ChiltonLibrary, from Gale, part of Cengage Learning, provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today as well as many new vehicles! This continually updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures as well as troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) simplify even the most complicated tasks.
The Birmingham News
The Birmingham NewsArchives of the Birmingham News are available from 1993- today. This keyword searchable resource allows you to easily locate articles, information, and obituaries from the Birmingham News. From world, national, state and local news to business, culture, technology, religion, style, health, and more, the paper provides news coverage and insightful commentary to the people living in Alabama's largest metropolitan area.
Consumer Reports
Consumer ReportsThis database contains all issues of Consumer Reports from 1985 to the present. This magazine presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers.
Research Databases
The Alabama Virtual Library
The Alabama Virtual Library The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources is available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state.
JCLC Subscribed Database Directory
JCLC Subscribed Database Directory Please click on the link below to find a complete list of all of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative's research databases.
Reference USA
Reference USADirectory of U.S. businesses with detailed information including fax and toll free numbers, website and email addresses, and more. Residential information using the most recent US census.
Genealogy Databases
Heritage Quest
Heritage QuestHeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources--rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources--with coverage dating back to the 1700s--that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place's past.

Now powered by Ancestry, this amazing collection consists of the following core data sets:

U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1940, with every-name indexes for all years.
Genealogy and local history books and directories deliver more than 40,000 family histories, local histories, city directories, and other books.
Revolutionary War records contains original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.
Freedman's Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865-1874, and full-page register views, it offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the U.S. Civil War. It is considered one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research.
U.S. Serial Set records the memorials, petitions, private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789, with a total of more than 480,000 pages of information.
Periodical Source Index (PERSI) Archive (1800-2009), published by the Allen County Public Library, it contains more than 2.3 million records covering both English and French periodicals published around the world since 1800.
With a robust search interface, thumbnail images, hit highlighting, easy-to-use tools, and convenient in-library or remote access through the library portal, it's easy to see why HeritageQuest continues to be one of the most recommended resources by family history publications and genealogists.

The clues are out there waiting. Let HeritageQuest Online help you to find them.
Ancestry.com
Ancestry.comHomewood Public Library has a new resource that uses technology to make tracing family trees easier. Ancestry® Library Edition, a Web-based reference tool distributed by ProQuest, will allow you to start exploring your roots by searching a surname. Anyone can come into the library to dig into Ancestry Library Edition's millions of records - as far back as the 1400s.
Ancestry Library Edition is available only on the library's computers located in the lab, or on the Adult Services computers. You must come into the library to use this service. We suggest to get the most out of the experience, come prepared with a list of ancestors to research.
Once connected to Ancestry Library Edition, you'll find a friendly opening screen that asks for the name of the person to be searched. Key in the name, click on Search and Ancestry Library Edition scans its vast selection of U.S.federal and state census data, birth, marriage, and death records, military records, Social Security death records, and immigration lists.It also includes an extensive collection of information from the U.K., including images census records and civil registrations.Additionally, probate records dating back to the 1500 s are included from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.The information you find are pieces of a puzzle that you 'll assemble. These records have clues to the past - places where ancestors lived, names of relatives, birth or death dates, etc - that lead to more information.Names can be added to form the tree or searched to find more clues.
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,