Monday, November 24, 2014

This Month's Adult Events From the Hoover Library

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First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Beautiful Ruins
Alabama's Best Restaurants Cookbook
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Italy
Coupon Swap
Helping Hands
Spanish Conversation Club
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Purl @ the Plaza
Coffee, Cocoa and Conversations
Old Fashioned Rhythm Band
Monday at the Movies: Elf
Holiday Hours & Closings
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.

Tuesday, December 2 - Sunday, December 30--Nonfiction Department

First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Beautiful Ruins

Join us for a discussion of Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next month's meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, December 4 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Alabama's Best Restaurants Cookbook

Hoover author Jon McClure takes you behind the scenes of Alabama's most loved restaurants. Book signing to follow. Free event. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Thursday, December 4 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Italy

Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe presents a FREE program on the food and coffee of Italy. Complimentary samples provided. Call 444-7821 for more information.

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

Coupon Swap

Bring coupons you don't need and swap for ones you do. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, December 8 at 10 am--Nonfiction Department

Helping Hands

Make newspaper rolls for a local humane society. Teens and adults welcome. Call 444-7840 for more information.

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

Spanish Conversation Club

All Spanish fluency levels welcome to practice and learn. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Tuesday, December 9 from 7 pm - 8 pm--Library Plaza

Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Join us for a discussion of Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next month's meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, December 11 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Room

Purl @ the Plaza

Finish old projects before the new year! Come knit, crochet or embroider. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Saturday, December 13 from 3 pm - 5 pm--Library Plaza

Coffee, Cocoa and Conversations

Enjoy light refreshments at our book group open house! Meet the book group leaders, see next year's selections and discover a group you'd like to attend. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Wednesday, December 17 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Old Fashioned Rhythm Band

Holiday favorites played Dixieland jazz style by Chuck King (trumpet), Jason Bailey (banjo) and Tom Dameron (tuba). Free performance. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza

Monday at the Movies: Elf

Join us for a screening of Elf (2003, PG, 97 minutes). Free admission and refreshments. Call 444-7820 for more information.

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

Holiday Hours & Closings

Monday December 1: LIBRARY CLOSED for Staff Training

Tuesday, December 23: Library Open 9 am - 6 pm

Wednesday, December 24: LIBRARY CLOSED

Thursday, December 25: LIBRARY CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31: LIBRARY CLOSED

Thursday, January 1: LIBRARY CLOSED

Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!

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

  • Minestrone Soup
  • Sicilian Bread Sticks
  • Tomato "Pie"nini
  • Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage
  • Tiramisu

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

Holiday Hours:
OPEN 9 am - 5:30 pm Dec. 23
CLOSED Dec. 24 - Dec. 25
OPEN 9 am - 5 pm Dec. 26, 29, & 30
OPEN Regular Hours Dec. 27 - Dec. 28
CLOSED Dec. 31 - Jan. 1

Phone: 205-987-0176

 
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Hunger Games Challenge in the Forest

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Celebrate the release of Mockingjay by competing in Library in the Forest's 3rd Annual Hunger Games Challenge on November 22 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Events include archery, camouflage, a call to arms video, weapon making, and more! To register, come by the Teen Department at the library or call 978-3683.

Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest
1221 Montgomery Highway
205.978.3683
http://vestavialibrary.org

 
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This Month's Adult Events From the Hoover Library

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Moss Rock Festival
Veterans Reception
Dolores Hydock Presents Soldiers in Greasepaint:
USO Camp Show Entertainers of World War II
Flag Folding Ceremonies
Thank a Vet Week: Week-long Activities
Adult English Classes
Friends of the Hoover Library: Veterans Day Program
Tips for Writing Grants
Medal of Honor
First Thursday Fiction Book Group:
Tell the Wolves I'm Home

The Onlys
Purl @ the Plaza
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Morocco
Frugalistics: Monthly Coupon Swap
Helping Hands
Neuroscience Cafe
Read Your Own Adventure Book Group
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Z
Write Club
Tradewinds Duo
Color in the Winter Landscape
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: Act of Congress
Spanish Conversation Club
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
Author Skype: Jennie Fields
After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite
Monday at the Movies: Cat Ballou
Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!
Library Holiday Hours & Closings
Moss Rock Festival

Join us at the 9th Annual Moss Rock Festival at the Preserve in Hoover. Explore nature, eco ideas, art + design at Alabama's premier eco-creative festival. Visit the library's booth to register for a library card, browse our book sale, sample Coffee-ol-ogy sweets or pick up a plantable bookmark. There will be great art, food and fun for all ages. For more information, visit http://www.mossrockfestival.com/.

Saturday, November 1 from 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, November 2 from 10 am - 4 pm
The Preserve in Hoover

Veterans Reception

A reception honoring veterans will kick off the Tenth Annual Thank A Vet Week at Hoover Library. Join us for music and a special presentation with refreshments catered by Coffee-ol-ogy. For more information, call 444-7810.

Sunday, November 2 from 2 pm - 3 pm--Library Plaza

Dolores Hydock Presents Soldiers in Greasepaint:
USO Camp Show Entertainers of World War II

Dolores Hydock tells the story of these diverse, hilarious, moving and inspiring entertainers. Free program. Limited seating. Call 444-7888 for more information.

Sunday, November 2 from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm--The Library Theatre

Flag Folding Ceremonies

Join us around the library flagpole for a Flag Folding Ceremony each day as we retire the colors with local scout groups. Call 444-7800 for more information.

Sunday, November 2 - Friday, November 7 at 4:45 pm

Thank a Vet Week: Week-long Activities

Holiday Mail for Heroes:
Add a personal message to a holiday card which will be donated to this annual Red Cross Project. 444-7840

Wall of Honor:
See pictures of veterans from all wars and submit your own family members' images to be added. 444-7747

Children's Poster Contest:
View posters created by school children in salute of veterans. 444-7830

Military Uniform Display:
See uniforms from various branches of the service. 444-7888

Art Galleries:
Be inspired by artwork that salutes veterans in our galleries. 444-7888

POW/MIA Table Display:
Be moved by this salute to veterans who are Prisoners of War or Missing in Action. 444-7888

Sunday, November 2 - Monday, November 10--Throughout the Library

Adult English Classes

Join us every Tuesday for English instruction. Classes are free and no registration is required. Basic and intermediate classes are offered. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Tuesday, November 4, 18 & 25 at 8 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
*Note: No class November 11*

Friends of the Hoover Library: Veterans Day Program

Chief Master Sergeant Dickie Drake, retired from the US Air Force after 42 years in military service, presents a Veterans Day program. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, November 3 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Tips for Writing Grants
Ashley Brouwer offers advice on grant writing for nonprofit organizations. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Monday, November 3 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

Medal of Honor

This powerful documentary traces the history of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for valor in combat, through personal accounts of bravery and daring by those who have served above and beyond the call of duty (2008, TV-14, 90 minutes). Free! Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, November 3 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

First Thursday Fiction Book Group:
Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Join us for a discussion of Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next month's meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, November 6 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

The Onlys

Classic rock & roll hits from the 50s through today will have you up and dancing. Free! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza

Purl @ the Plaza

Gather with like-minded yarn enthusiasts and enjoy a day of crafting! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Saturday, November 8 from 3 pm - 5 pm--Library Plaza

Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Morocco

Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe presents a FREE program on the food and coffee of Morocco. Complimentary samples provided. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, November 9 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

Frugalistics: Monthly Coupon Swap

Bring coupons you don't need and swap for ones you do. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, November 10 at 10 am--Adult Programming Room

Helping Hands

Make newspaper rolls for a local humane society. Teens and adults welcome. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, November 10 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm--Adult Programming Room

Neuroscience Cafe

The UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center presents "The Neurobiology of Suicide," featuring Yogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D. and Nina Kraguljac, M.D., M.A. of UAB's Department of Psychiatry. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, November 10 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Read Your Own Adventure Book Group

Share your favorite prize-winning novel and find other great reads. Call 444-7820 for information.

Monday, November 10 at 7 pm--Plaza Reading Room

Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Z

Join us for a discussion of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next month's meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, November 13 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Write Club

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

Saturday, November 15 at 10:30 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Tradewinds Duo

Carol Downey & John Taylor perform music ranging from Big Band to today's hits on piano, trumpet and vocals. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, November 16 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

Color in the Winter Landscape

From flowers to evergreens, fight the drab winter days with a punch of color. Presented by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, November 17 at 6:30 pm--Adult Programming Room

Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: Act of Congress

Join us for a discussion of Act of Congress by Robert G. Kaiser. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Tuesday, November 18 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

Spanish Conversation Club

All Spanish fluency levels are welcome to practice and learn. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Tuesday, November 18 at 7 pm--Library Plaza

No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

This month's genre: World War II

Wednesday, November 19 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

Author Skype: Jennie Fields

SKYPE with Jennie Fields, author of The Age of Desire. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, November 20 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite

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

Friday, November 21 from 7 pm - 10 pm--Library Plaza

Monday at the Movies: Cat Ballou

Join us for a screening of Cat Ballou (1965, NR, 97 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, November 24 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!

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

  • Harira
  • Moroccan Pizza
  • Olive Lemon Chicken with Vegetable Couscous
  • Date and Spice Cake

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
CLOSED Tuesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day
CLOSED Thursday, November 27 - Friday, November 28 for Thanksgiving
CLOSED Monday, December 1 for Staff Training


Phone: 205-987-0176

Library Holiday Hours & Closings

Tuesday, November 11: CLOSED

Wednesday, November 26: OPEN 10 am - 6 pm

Thursday, November 27: CLOSED

Friday, November 28: CLOSED

Saturday, November 29: OPEN 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday, November 30: OPEN 2 pm - 6 pm

Monday, December 1: CLOSED for Staff Training


 
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