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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Monday, October 27, 2014

The Lady With All The Answers at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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The Lady with All the Answers by David Rambo, drawn from the life and letters of Ann Landers with the cooperation of Margo Howard, performed by Dolores Hydock, Sunday, November 16, 2 pm, Linn Henley Lecture Hall, $20 General Admission.

The Library at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham, AL 35223
205-414-3950

 
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Walking Dead in the Forest

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Join us for our Walking Dead Trivia Blowout this Halloween! Prizes awarded for trivia and costume contest winners. Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks will be served; must be 21 to attend. Free event.

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

 
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Monday, October 13, 2014

You are invited to participate in the Library Big Read.

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You are invited to participate in the Library Big Read.

Public Libraries In Jefferson County
40 Libraries. 1 County. 1 Card.
Jefferson County, Alabama
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Monday, September 29, 2014

This Month's Adult Events From the Hoover Library

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Alabama Woodworkers Guild Annual Show
Adult English Classes
First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Z
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Poland
Birmingham Treasures: The Historic Lyric Theater
Top 10 Trees for Fall Color
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group:
The Cutting Season

Alabama Ghost Stories
Purl @ the Plaza
Frugalistics: Monthly Coupon Swap
Helping Hands
Read Your Own Adventure Book Group
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: Spillover
Glue Gun Gang: Mummy Head Candy Pot
Spanish Conversation Club
Author Skype: Chris Bohjalian
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
Mingusphere
Glen Tolbert and Friends
Art Histories and Mysteries: Tattoos of Thailand
Neuroscience Cafe
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group
Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Write Club
Alabama Ghost Stories
Monday at the Movies: The Birds
Access to Capital for Start-Ups and Existing Small Businesses
New Digital Services!
Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!
Alabama Woodworkers Guild Annual Show

The Alabama Woodworkers Guild Annual Show will be on display in the Theatre Level of the Library.

Sunday, October 5 - Sunday, October 12--Friends Gallery, Theatre Level

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, October 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Z

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

Thursday, October 2 at 10:00 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Poland

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

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

Birmingham Treasures: The Historic Lyric Theater

Glenny Brock presents a history of the Lyric Theater. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, October 6 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Top 10 Trees for Fall Color

Discover the best trees to add excitement and beauty to your fall home landscape. Presented by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, October 6 at 6:30 pm--Adult Programming Room

Second 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, October 9 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Alabama Ghost Stories

Local historian Jim Phillips will delight adults with spooky stories about Alabama ghosts. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Thursday, October 9 at 2 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Purl @ the Plaza

Get ready for winter by crafting with your fellow hobbyists! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Saturday, October 11 at 3 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, October 13 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, October 13 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm--Adult Programming Room
Monday, October 27 from 3 pm - 8:30 pm--Adult Programming Room

Read Your Own Adventure Book Group

Share your favorite horror book and find out about other great reads. Call 444-7820 for more information.

Monday, October 13 at 7 pm--Plaza Reading Room

Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: Spillover

Join us for a discussion of Spillover by David Quammen. Call 444-7816 for more information.

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

Glue Gun Gang: Mummy Head Candy Pot

Make a fun place to stash your Halloween candy. Adults only. Reservations required. Free!

Tuesday, October 14 at 6:30 pm--
Adult Programming Room

Thursday, October 16 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, October 14 at 7 pm--Library Plaza

Author Skype: Chris Bohjalian

SKYPE with Chris Bohjalian, the best-selling author of Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands. No reservations needed. Call 444-7820.

Wednesday, October 15 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

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

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

Mingusphere

All-star band of Alabama jazz luminaries plays the music of Charles Mingus. FREE! Call 444-2821 for more information.

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

Glen Tolbert and Friends

Local bluegrass legend will be joined by friends for an afternoon of hot picking. FREE! Call 444-7821 for more information.

Sunday, October 19 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza

Art Histories and Mysteries: Tattoos of Thailand

Explore the beauty and magic of Thai Buddhist tattoos with Art "Nerdstorian" Angie May. Free! Call 444-7840 for more information.

Sunday, October 19 at 3 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Neuroscience Cafe

UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center presents Neuroscience Cafe: Brain Tumors and Glial Biology. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Monday, October 20 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group

Join us for a discussion of The Color of Water by James McBride. Call 444-7816 for more information.

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

Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks

With an eclecticism ranging from proto-psychedelia to western swing and jazz, and from Tin Pan Alley to country blues, Dan Hicks is widely acknowledged as one of the defining figures in American roots music. For ticket information, call the Library Theatre Box Office at 444-7888 or go online to www.thelibrarytheatre.com.

Tickets $25
Thursday, October 23 at 8 pm--The Library Theatre
Friday, October 24 at 8 pm--The Library Theatre

Write Club

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

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

Alabama Ghost Stories

Local historian Jim Phillips will delight with spooky stories about Alabama ghosts. Appropriate for all ages. Call 444-7840 for more information.

Saturday, October 25 at 2:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

Monday at the Movies: The Birds

Join us for a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (PG, 119 min.) Free admission and refreshments!

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

Access to Capital for Start-Ups and Existing Small Businesses

Operation HOPE: HOPE Coalition America and ACCION present Access to Capital for Start-Ups and Existing Small Businesses. Call 444-7816 for more information.

Monday, October 27 at 7 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms

New Digital Services!

Alabama Legal Forms: This database offers access to legal forms concerning bankruptcy, real estate, divorce, wills and many more popular legal areas. It also includes sample letters, legal definitions and a state attorney directory. Hoover residents can access from anywhere. All patrons can access within the library. Call 444-7816 for more information.

hoopla: FREE audiobooks, digital movies, TV shows and movies for Hoover residents. No Holds! No Waiting! Visit www.hooverlibrary.org, call 444-7821 or visit the Plaza desk for more information.

Coffee-ol-ogy Coffee Cafe!

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

  • Pierogies
  • Polish Sausage Panini
  • Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
  • Makowiec--Lemon Poppy Seed 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
Phone: 205-987-0176

 
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