Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This Month's Adult Events From the Hoover Library

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Adult Summer Reading
Win a Sci-Fi and Fantasy Gift Basket!
In Our Art Galleries
First Thursday Fiction Book Group
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: America
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group
Purl @ the Plaza
How to Find Grants
Art Histories and Mysteries: Intrigue at the MoMA
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle
Helping Hands
Trivia Night
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group
Glue Gun Gang: Terracotta Turtles
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
The Birmingham Seven
Digital Bookmobile
Friday Night at the Movies: Big Hero 6
Superhero Double Feature
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group
After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite
Write Club
The Matchcoats
Monday at the Movies: My Dog Skip
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Festival
Holiday Hours--Independence Day
Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!
Stump the Librarian

Draw a card, pick a question. If we can't answer it, you have a chance to win a gift card donated by the Friends of the Library. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Wednesday, July 1 - Friday, July 31--Nonfiction Department

Adult Summer Reading

Read or listen to books to register for great prizes donated by the Friends of the Library. Pick up a reading log in the Fiction or Nonfiction Departments through July 31. Call 444-7820 or 444-7840 for more information.

Win a Sci-Fi and Fantasy Gift Basket!
Play Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Graphic Novel BINGO to win a gift basket filled with books, games, gift cards and more. Pick up a BINGO card at the Fiction desk to participate. This prize, donated by the Friends of the Library, will be awarded at the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Festival event on August 1. You do not have to be present to win. Call 444-7820 for more information.
In Our Art Galleries

Enjoy the works on display by local and regional artists. Call 444-7888 for more information.

Friends Gallery: Cory Casella

Plaza Gallery: Vero Vanblaere

Administrative Gallery: Rachel Stout

First Thursday Fiction Book Group

Join us for a discussion of The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, July 2 at 10 am--Adult Programming Room

Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: America

Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe presents a program on the traditional foods of the United States. Complimentary samples provided. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, July 5 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

Second Thursday Fiction Book Group

Join us for a discussion of The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, July 9 at 10 am--Adult Programming Room

Purl @ the Plaza

Let your inner geek out to play by bringing your nerdy knits to share! Call 444-7821 fo more information.

Saturday, July 11 from 1 pm - 5 pm--Library Plaza

How to Find Grants

Learn to use the Foundation Center Cooperative database to find grants for nonprofits and individuals. Reservations required. Call 444-7816 to register for one of the sessions.

Sunday, July 12 at 2:30 pm & 4 pm--Training Center

Art Histories and Mysteries: Intrigue at the MoMA

Learn about the women who founded the Museum of Modern Art and how their legacies are in jeopardy. FREE. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Sunday, July 12 at 3 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

Check out the evolution of superheroes as they move from the page to the screen. Free admission and refreshments! Call 444-7840 for more information.

Part 3: A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978-present)
Plus: Pioneers of Television: Superheroes
(NR, 60 minutes each)

Monday, July 13 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

Helping Hands

Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society. Teens and adults welcome. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, July 13 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm--Adult Programming Room

Trivia Night

Round up your friends and compete for great prizes at local Hoover restaurant, Beef 'O' Brady's (5519 Grove Blvd.). Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, July 13 at 7 pm--Beef 'O' Brady's at the Grove

Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Join us for a discussion of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Tuesday, July 14 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

Glue Gun Gang: Terracotta Turtles

Use flower pots to create cute turtle decor for your patio. Adults only. FREE! Reservations required. Call 444-7840 to register, beginning July 1.

Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 pm--Adult Programming Room
Thursday, July 16 at 10:30 pm--Adult Programming Room

No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

The month's genre: Myths and Legends. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Wednesday, July 15 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

The Birmingham Seven

B7 is a straight-ahead jazz septet patterned after the small groups of the hard bop era. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Thursday, July 16 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza

Digital Bookmobile

Readers of all ages will experience new ways to enjoy digital books and more. Tour the bookmobile for a chance to win e-readers and gift cards; support the Friends of the Library at the dunking booth; bring your kids to jump in the bouncy castle; adopt a pet from the Humane Society; and learn about NOOks from Barnes & Noble--all in the Library parking lot! Free refreshments, including cotton candy! Call 444-7820 for more information.

Friday, July 17 from 10 am - 4 pm--Library Parking Lot

Friday Night at the Movies: Big Hero 6

FREE admission and refreshments! (PG, 102 minutes) All ages welcome. Call 444-7888 for more information.

Friday, July 17 at 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

Superhero Double Feature

We continue our celebration of Science Fiction and Fantasy with a superhero double-feature. FREE admission and refreshments. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13, 136 minutes)
Saturday, July 18 at 10:30 am--The Library Theatre

Guardians of he Galaxy (PG-13, 121 minutes)
Saturday, July 18 at 3 pm--The Library Theatre

Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group

Join us for a discussion of The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Thursday, July 23 at 7 pm--Allen Board Room

After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite

Put your game face on and meet up with your fellow gamers! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Friday, July 24 from 7 pm - 10 pm--Library Plaza

Write Club

Share your literary works and network with other aspiring writers. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Saturday, July 25 at 10:30 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

The Matchcoats

Country-blues and folk duo combines vocal harmonies with guitar playing reminiscent of Mississippi John Hurt. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, July 26 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

Monday at the Movies: My Dog Skip

Join us for a screening of My Dog Skip (PG, 95 minutes). Free admission and refreshments. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, July 27 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Festival

Join us for an all-day Sci-Fi and Fantasy Festival. Author programs feature fantasy author Katherine Harbour and award-winning authors Bobby Nash and Van Allen Plexico, with book signings to follow. Other programs include discussion panels, an opportunity to play the Artemis Starship Bridge simulator game, nerd trivia and more. The Festival will end with a costume contest followed by a costume party! Call 444-7820 or visit our webiste at www.hooverlibrary.org/sci-fi-fantasy for more information. FREE!

Saturday, August 1 from 10 am - 8 pm--Throughout the Library

Holiday Hours--Independence Day

Friday, July 3: CLOSED

Saturday, July 4: CLOSED

Sunday, July 5: OPEN, 2 pm - 6 pm

Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner! Coffee and desserts! Located on the Library Plaza. July's Global Cuisine, American, features:

  • All-American Chili
  • Burger Platter
  • Coney Island Dog
  • Apple Cobbler

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Phone: 205-987-0176

 
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Monday, June 22, 2015

This Month's Digital News From the Hoover Library

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This Month's Digital Library News
June 2015
Free Legal Forms at the Hoover Library!

Have you ever noticed that “free” online legal forms are not really free? Now you'll never have to worry about paying hundreds of dollars for legal forms again!

The Hoover Library is proud to offer Alabama Legal Forms, a premier database that offers free legal forms in a variety of categories, such as:

  • Wills & Estates
  • Real Estate
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Power of Attorney
  • Divorce
  • Bankruptcy

Anyone can access this resource at the library, but home access is only available to Hoover residents; just click on the image, scroll to the Alabama Legal Forms button and enter your name and library card number.

 
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Friday, May 29, 2015

This Month's Adult Events From the Hoover Library

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Adult Summer Reading
Win a Sci-Fi and Fantasy Gift Basket!
In Our Art Galleries
Homegrown Tomatoes
First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Aviator's Wife
Tabletop Board Game Day
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: France
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle
Helping Hands
Trivia Night
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: Five Days at Memorial
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Invention of Wings
Art Reception: Vero Vanblaere
Debbie Bond
5th Annual World Wide Knit-in-Public Day
Unknown Lyric
How to Find Grants
Erica B's D.I.Y. Style!
Glue Gun Gang: Patriotic Wrap Bracelet
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
Friday Night at the Movies: Into the Woods
Fantasy Film Double Feature: Labyrinth & The Dark Crystal
Monday at the Movies: Jumanji
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group: A Voyage Long and Strange
Write Club
Attention: Library "Makeover"
Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!
Adult Summer Reading

Read or listen to books to register for great prizes donated by the Friends of the Library. Pick up a reading log in the Fiction or Nonfiction Departments through July 31st.

Saturday, May 16 - Friday, July 31--Fiction and Nonfiction Departments

Win a Sci-Fi and Fantasy Gift Basket!

Play Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Graphic Novel BINGO to win a gift basket filled with books, games, gift cards and more. Pick up a BINGO card at the Fiction desk to participate. This prize, donated by the Friends of the Library, will be awarded at the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Festival event on August 1. You do not have to be present to win.

In Our Art Galleries

Enjoy the works on display by local and regional artists. Call 444-7888 for more information.

Friends Gallery: Vero Vanblaere

Plaza Gallery: David Diodate

Administrative Gallery: Taylor White

Homegrown Tomatoes

Learn how to grow the most popular of all homegrown vegetables. Presented by an expert from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, June 1 at 6:30 pm--Adult Programming Room

First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Aviator's Wife

Join us for a discussion of The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, June 4 at 10 am--Adult Programming Room

Tabletop Board Game Day

Join us for a day of tabletop board games. Have a game, but don't know how to play it? We'll be showing episodes of YouTube's Tabletop. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Saturday, June 6 from 10 am - 5 pm--Library Plaza

Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: France

Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe presents a program on the food and culture of France. Complimentary samples. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, June 7 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

The first two parts of this documentary series examine the dawn and legacy of the comic book genre from 1938-1977. Join us in July for part three. Free admission and refreshments! Call 444-7840 for more information.

Part 1: Truth, Justice, and the American Way 1938-1958 (NR, 60 minutes)
Part 2: Great Power, Great Responsibility 1959-1977 (NR, 60 minutes)

Monday, June 8 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

Helping Hands

Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society. Teens and adults welcome. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, June 8 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm--Adult Programming Room

Trivia Night

Round up your friends and compete for great prizes at local Hoover restaurant, Beef 'O' Brady's (5519 Grove Blvd.). Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, June 8 at 7 pm--Beef 'O' Brady's at the Grove

Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: Five Days at Memorial

Join us for a discussion of Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Tuesday, June 9 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Invention of Wings

Join us for a discussion of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, June 11 at 10 am--Adult Programming Room

Art Reception: Vero Vanblaere

Join us for this event honoring artist Veronique Vanblaere, and see new works from her collection titled Unreliable Flying Objects.Call 444-7888 for more information.

Thursday, June 11 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm--Friends Gallery

Debbie Bond

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Debbie Bond has been part of the Alabama blues scene for over 30 years, both as a bandleader as a player with the likes of Willie King and Eddie Kirkland. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza

5th Annual World Wide Knit-in-Public Day

Celebrate the wonderful world of knitting! Win door prizes! Sign up for basic knitting or crochet lessons by calling 444-7821.

Saturday, June 13--Library Plaza
Knitting & Crochet Lessons: 11 am - 1 pm
Purl at the Plaza: 1 pm - 5 pm


Unknown Lyric

This classical/fusion guitar and violin duo from Atlanta wowed attendees at the 2015 TEDxBirmingham conference. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, June 14 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

How to Find Grants

Learn to use the Foundation Center Cooperative database to find grants for nonprofits and individuals. Reservations required. Call 444-7816 to register.

Sunday, June 14 at 2:30 pm & 4 pm--Training Center

Erica B's D.I.Y. Style!

Sewing goddess and style blogger Erica Bunker discusses finding one's personal style, fashion trends and making pieces work for you and your budget. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Sunday, June 14 at 4 pm--Adult Programming Room

Glue Gun Gang: Patriotic Wrap Bracelet

Make a beaded bracelet to celebrate July 4. Adults only. FREE! Reservations required. Call 444-7840 to sign up, beginning June 1.

Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 pm--Adult Programming Room
Thursday, June 18 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

This month's genre: Real Life Heroes

Wednesday, June 17 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

Friday Night at the Movies: Into the Woods

Join us for a showing of Into the Woods (PG, 124 minutes) FREE admission and refreshments! Call 444-7888 for more information.

Friday, June 19 at 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

Fantasy Film Double Feature: Labyrinth & The Dark Crystal

We continue our celebration of Sci-Fi & Fantasy with two popular fantasy films. FREE admission and refreshments. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Labryinth (PG, 101 minutes)
Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 am--The Library Theatre

The Dark Crystal (PG, 120 minutes)
Saturday, June 20 at 2 pm--The Library Theatre

Monday at the Movies: Jumanji

Join us for a screening of Jumanji (PG, 105 minutes). FREE admission and refreshments! Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, June 22 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group: A Voyage Long and Strange

Join us for a discussion of A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horwitz. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Thursday, June 25 at 7 pm--Allen Board Room

Write Club

Share your literary works and network with other aspiring writers. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Saturday, June 27 at 10:30 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Attention: Library "Makeover"
During August, access to many areas will be limited due to a "makeover" that will bring new paint colors, carpet and furniture. You will still be able to check out requested items and browse new materials. Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe, the Plaza area and the Theatre Level will remain open. More details will be avialable in July. The Friends of the Library will be unable to accept donated items from August 1 - September 15.
Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner! Coffee and desserts! Located on the Library Plaza. June's Global Cuisine, French, features:

  • French Onion Soup
  • Strata Therese
  • Monte Cristo Sandwich
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Roasted Pear Tarts

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Phone: 205-987-0176

 
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