Thursday, August 28, 2014

This Month's Adult Events From the Hoover Library

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Adult English Classes
First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Cutting Season
Are You Ready for Some COLLEGE Football?
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Greece
Not Just Books
Read Your Own Adventure Book Group: Southern Fiction
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: The Lost City of Z
Spanish Conversation Club
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The House Girl
Purl @ the Plaza
Chambless & Muse
Helping Hands
Neuroscience Cafe: Multiple Sclerosis
Glue Gun Gang: Craft Supplies Swap
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
Author Time @ Hoover Library: David Gillham
Frugalistics: Monthly Coupon Swap
Phil Vassar
Celebrate Banned Books Week!
Monday at the Movies: Yours, Mine and Ours
The Ukrainian Revolution
The Most Famous Challenged and Banned Books
Allen Tolbert Unit
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group: Brave Companions
After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite
Write Club
Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!
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, September 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 6:30 pm--
Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Cutting Season

Join us for a discussion of The Cutting Season by Attica Locke. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next month's meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

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

Are You Ready for Some COLLEGE Football?

Mark Meadows, Executive Director of the Birmingham Bowl, will talk all things college football, including the new changes in the bowl system. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Thursday, September 4 at 7 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Greece

Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. This month features Greek cuisine. Complimentary samples provided. Call 444-7821 for more information.

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

Not Just Books

Hoover Library's Amanda Borden will discuss exciting new programs for children, teens and adults at the Friends of the Library monthly meeting. Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.

Monday, September 8 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Read Your Own Adventure Book Group: Southern Fiction

Share your favorite Southern fiction and learn about other great reads. Refreshments provided. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, September 8 at 7 pm--Plaza Reading Room

Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: The Lost City of Z

Join us for a discussion of The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Tuesday, September 9 at 10:30 am--Allen Board Room

Spanish Conversation Club

Spanish speakers of all levels are invited to practice the language and learn about the culture. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Tuesday, September 9 at 7 pm--Library Plaza

Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The House Girl

Join us for a discussion of The House Girl by Tara Conklin. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next month's meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, September 11 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Purl @ the Plaza

Bring out the colors of fall by crafting with your fellow hobbyists! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Saturday, September 13 from 3 pm - 5 pm--The Library Plaza

Chambless & Muse

Flute and guitar duo Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse perform the music of Scotland and Ireland. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

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

Helping Hands

Join us in making newspaper rolls for a local humane society. Teens and Adults welcome. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, September 15 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm-- Nonfiction Department
Monday, September 29 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm-- Nonfiction Department

Neuroscience Cafe: Multiple Sclerosis

UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center presents "Multiple Sclerosis: How Does Your Immune System Talk to Your Brain?"

Monday, September 15 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Glue Gun Gang: Craft Supplies Swap

Bring in unneeded craft supplies for a casual swap, talk about your current craft projects, and eat cake! Adults only. No reservations required. Come to either or both events.

Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30 pm--Allen Board Room
Thursday, September 18 at 10:30 am--Theatre Level Meeting Room C

No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

This month's genre: pop culture.

Wednesday, September 17 at 10:30 am--Plaza Reading Room

Author Time @ Hoover Library: David Gillham

Skype with David Gillham, author of City of Women. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, September 18 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Frugalistics: Monthly Coupon Swap

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

Saturday, September 20 at 11 am--Nonfiction Department

Phil Vassar

With eight albums and three Songwriter of the Year awards, Phil Vassar is probably best known for his perennial favorite, "Just Another Day in Paradise." Call the Library Theatre Box Office at 444-7888 or visit their website at www.thelibrarytheatre.com for ticket information.

Tickets $25
Saturday, September 20 at 5:30 pm--The Library Theatre
Saturday, September 20 at 8 pm--The Library Theatre

Celebrate Banned Books Week!

Join us in celebrating the freedom to read during Banned Books Week. Check out our banned books display in the main hallway and see if your favorite books have ever been challenged or banned.

Sunday, September 21 - Saturday, September 27

Monday at the Movies: Yours, Mine and Ours

Join us for a screening of Yours, Mine and Ours (1968, NR, 111 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! Call 444-7820 for more information.

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

The Ukrainian Revolution

UAB's Dr. George Liber will lead a discussion of how the events in Ukraine from November 2013 to the present increased tensions between Russia, the United States and the European Union. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, September 22 at 7 pm--Children's Programming Room

The Most Famous Challenged and Banned Books

Dr. William Hutchings from the UAB Department of English will talk about the most famous banned and challenged books. Then you can check them out from the library! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Tuesday, September 23 at 12 pm--Library Plaza

Allen Tolbert Unit

This acoustic trio featuring guitar, mandolin and bass is predominantly bluegrass, but also has jazz elements. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza

Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group: Brave Companions

Join us for a discussion of Brave Companions: Portraits in History by David McCullough. Call 444-7816 for more information.

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

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, September 26 from 7 pm - 10 pm--Library Plaza

Write Club

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

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

Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!

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

  • Salad
  • Spinach-Orzo Soup
  • Mediterranean Chicken Wrap
  • Moussaka Entree
  • Glaktoboureko

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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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Food for Fines September 2014

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Food for Fines September 2014

How does it work?
$1.00 in fines will be waived for each food item donated in September for up to $10.00 per library card holder.

When and where can donations be made?
Donations will be accepted at all 40 Jefferson County public libraries circulation desks during September 2014.

What food items are preferred donations?

SUGGESTED donations

  • baby food
  • cereals
  • soup
  • canned juice
  • canned fruit
  • canned vegetables
  • peanut butter
  • crackers
  • rice or pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • dried beans
  • side dishes
  • snack food

Items which CANNOT be accepted

  • dented cans
  • rusted cans
  • damaged items
  • open packages
  • packages with expired dates
  • homemade food

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Kristin Diable & The City at the Hoover Public Library

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Kristin Diable & The City, Friday August 22, 2014 at 8 p.m. Free beer tasting provided by Good People Brewing Company, Tickets $15, 444-7888.
Chris Rose described Kristin Diable as "a young woman who has got some serious chops... a peroxide, leggy crooner with a soul like Lucinda Williams, the confidence of Grace Slick and the voice of a decades-ago Bonnie Raitt." Free beer tasting provided by Good People Brewing Company.

Hoover Public Library
200 Municipal Drive
Hoover, AL, 35216
205-444-7888
thelibrarytheatre.com

 
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Friday, August 15, 2014

Library Booklovers, Bingo & Brews Event

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The Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest will host this fundraising event on Friday, August 22, from 7:00-8:30. Wine, beer, & fabulous prizes! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the library or online at vestavialibrary.org.

Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest
1221 Montgomery Highway
205.978.0155
http://vestavialibrary.org

 
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This Month's Adult Events From the Hoover Library

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Love in the Library Authors Event
Love in the Library Local Authors Event
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Polynesia
The Library Theatre 2014-2015 Season Ticket Sales Begin
LifeSouth Community Blood Drive
First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The House Girl
Lard Bucket Bluegrass
Purl @ the Plaza
Read Your Own Adventure Book Group
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: The Disappearing Spoon
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Beginner's Goodbye
Run For Your Life
It's Not Bossy If You're the Boss
Frugalistics Monthly Coupon Swap
Neuroscience Cafe: Schizophrenia
Glue Gun Gang: Book Box
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
After Hours @ the Plaza: Kirstin Diable & The City
Write Club
Stacey Little: Alabama Author & Southern Food Blogger
Mollie McFarland
Monday at the Movies: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group: Midnight Rising
Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!
Love in the Library Authors Event

Topping off our summer-long celebration of romance, best-selling author Lauren Willig will speak, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A featuring Abbi Glines, Suzanne Johnson, and Beatriz Williams. The evening will also include a dessert reception and book signing. Free event! Call 444-7820 or visit www.hooverlibrary.org/romance for more information.

Friday, August 1 at 7 pm--Library Plaza

Love in the Library Local Authors Event

Local authors Gayle Wilson, Jennifer Echols, Lexi George, Christy Reece and Ingrid Seymour will share their insights on romance writing. A book signing will follow featuring the speakers and a host of other local romance authors, brought to you by Southern Magic, Birmingham's chapter of Romance Writers of America. Free event! Call 444-7820 or visit www.hooverlibrary.org/romance for more information.

Saturday, August 2 from 1 pm - 3 pm--Library Plaza

Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Polynesia

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

Sunday, August 3 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

The Library Theatre 2014-2015 Season Ticket Sales Begin

TICKET SALES SCHEDULE:

Beginning Monday, August 4 at 8 am:
Last year's full-season subscribers may purchase a 2014-2015 full-season package.

Beginning Thursday, August 7 at 8 am:
New full-season subscribers may purchase a 2014-2015 full-season package.

Beginning Friday, August 8 at 8 am:
Open Sales (single and multi-show tickets)

Tickets may be purchased online at thelibrarytheatre.com, at the Box Office or by calling 444-7888. Regular Box Office hours are Monday - Friday, 11 am - 6 pm, with special hours for performances. Tickets are $25 each, plus processing fees. There is an order limit of six tickets per show, per patron until Monday, August 11 at 11 am.

LifeSouth Community Blood Drive

Do something amazing: give blood! LifeSouth Community Blood Center will have their mobile donation unit at the library. Please take this convenient opportunity to donate blood and save a life.

Thursday, August 7 from 9 am - 5 pm--Library Parking Lot

First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The House Girl

Join us for a discussion of The House Girl by Tara Conklin. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. For more information, call 444-7820.

Thursday, August 7 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Lard Bucket Bluegrass

This upbeat bluegrass band features lightning fast picking and a good sense of humor. Free event! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Thursday, August 7 at 6:30 pm--Library Plaza

Purl @ the Plaza
Stay cool this summer by crafting with your fellow hobbyists! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Saturday, August 9 from 3 pm - 5 pm--Library Plaza

Read Your Own Adventure Book Group

Share your favorite book of short stories and discover other great reads.

Monday, August 11 from 7 pm - 8 pm--Plaza Reading Room

Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: The Disappearing Spoon

Join us for a discussion of The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Tuesday, August 12 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Beginner's Goodbye

Join us for a discussion of The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Thursday, August 14 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Run For Your Life

Hoover High School's Coach Devon Hind will share life lessons and stories of leadership to inspire us all. Book signing to follow. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Thursday, August 14 at 7 pm--Library Plaza

It's Not Bossy If You're the Boss

Tips for women in business presented by members of PROPS, whose motto is "Intentional Business, Amazing Women." Topics of discussion include "Don't Let Disorganization Be Your Boss," "Be the Boss of Your Web Domain," "Be a Media Boss" and "Be a Financial Boss." Call 444-7816 for more information.

Saturday, August 16 at 10:30 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Frugalistics Monthly Coupon Swap

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

Saturday, August 16 at 11 am--Adult Programming Room

Neuroscience Cafe: Schizophrenia

UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center presents "Schizophrenia: Lessons from the Clinic and the Laboratory." Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, August 18 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Glue Gun Gang: Book Box

Make a stylish hideaway out of a used hardback book. Adults only. Reservations required. Call 444-7840 to register.

Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 pm--Adult Programming Room
Thursday, August 21 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

This month's genre: Sports. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Wednesday, August 20 at 10:30 am--Adult Programming Room

After Hours @ the Plaza: Kirstin Diable & The City

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Chris Rose put it best when he described Kirstin Diable as "a young woman who has got some serious chops...a peroxide, leggy crooner with a soul like Lucinda Williams, the confidence of Grace Slick and the voice of a decades-ago Bonnie Raitt." Kirstin Diable is a legacy artist in training, and along with her band, The City, is pressing forward into full-blown rock-n-roll and proving to be one of New Orleans' fastest rising stars. Free beer tasting provided by Good People Brewing Company.

Call the Library Theatre Box Office at 444-7888 or visit www.thelibrarytheatre.com for ticket information.

Tickets $15--on sale August 1
Friday, August 22 at 8 pm--Library Plaza

Write Club

James Braziel and Tina Mozelle Braziel will present "Creating Character Voice in Fiction and Poetry." Call 444-7820 for more information.

Saturday, August 23 at 10:30 am--Library Plaza

Stacey Little: Alabama Author & Southern Food Blogger

The Southern Bite Cookbook contains recipes from Little's family and those submitted by his blog readers. Book signing to follow. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Saturday, August 23 at 2 pm--Adult Programming Room

Mollie McFarland

Join us for an afternoon of music with violist Mollie McFarland. Free event. Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, August 24 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

Monday at the Movies: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Free admission and refreshments! (PG, 100 minutes) Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, August 25 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm--The Library Theatre

Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group: Midnight Rising

Join us for a discussion of Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz. Call 444-7816 for information.

Thursday, August 28 at 7 pm--Allen Board Room

Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!

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

  • Beach Soup
  • Polynesian Style Pork Sandwich
  • Savory Shrimp Entrée
  • Luau Pie

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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