Pledge or Donate to the Public Libraries in Jefferson County through Birdies for Charity!
Charity begins on the golf course at the Regions Tradition. You have the opportunity to make the Public Libraries in Jefferson County a big winner by participating in the Birdies for Charity program. We will receive every single penny of the donations generated on our behalf! Additionally, you have a chance to win great prizes when you pitch in to help us! Simply make a pledge of $0.02 or more per birdie or make a flat pledge of $15 or more. To create additional excitement, the Regions Tradition is giving you the chance to "Guess the Birdies" that will be made during the tournament by the Champions Tour Players. If you guess correctly, you could win two tickets to the 2014 Iron Bowl at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama! It is expected that around 950 birdies are going to be made based on past tournaments.
Why is your pledge important? The top ten organizations that raise the most money will receive additional funds from Red Diamond on behalf of the Regions Tradition. The top 10 charities get "Red Diamond Bonus Bucks"with the top charity receiving $10,000.
MakingCents is a program made possible through Smart investing@your library®, a partnership between the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. It offers a number of resources both print and online as well as seminars and programs to assist anyone seeking to understand smart investing practices and to help people find ways to make the most of their money.
MakingCents is a free program provided by select public libraries in Birmingham and Jefferson and Shelby counties. It provides unbiased information to help people of all ages, economic circumstances and cultural backgrounds make good financial decisions and plan for the future.
YOUR LIBRARY - helping you make smart financial decisions for day-to-day money matters and long term investing.
BOOKS - ONLINE RESOURCES - SEMINARS
Dolores Hydock, Dr. Andreas Rauterkus, Ruth Brock, & Dr. John Kottmeyer
Financial Education for Seniors with Dr. Dale Callahan When: Mon Mar 3, 10am – 11am Where: Gardendale Public Library Description: How to get control of your finances with Dr. Dale Callahan
Money Smarts for Seniors Part I - Octavia Kuransky When: Wed Mar 5, 3:30pm – 4:30pm Where: Hoover Public Library
Ruth Brock - Identity Theft When: Thu Mar 6, 6pm – 7pm Where: Trussville Public Library
Couponing Basics with Heather Lebischak When: Mon Mar 10, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Where: Springville Road Regional Branch Library
Dr. Stephanie Yates When: Wed Mar 12, 10:30am – 11:30am Where: Five Points West Regional Library Description: Financial concerns of senior women
Saving & Investing - Dr. Andreas Rauterkus When: Thu Mar 13, 6pm – 7pm Where: Bessemer Public Library Description: Dr. Rauterkus will cover the basics of saving and investing. Topics will include: the role of saving and investing products, how to analyze savings products, and learn how to match appropriate savings and investment vehicles to specific financial goals (short term, mid term, long term)
John Kottmeyer - Managing & Eliminating Debt When: Tue Mar 18, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Where: Trussville Public Library
Money Smarts for Seniors Part II - Octavia Kuransky When: Wed Mar 19, 3:30pm – 4:30pm Where: Hoover Public Library
Angela Treadaway - Couponing When: Mon Mar 24, 11am – 12pm Where: Trussville Public Library Description: Learn the basics of savings with coupons
Personal Finance Basics with Ruth Brock When: Tue Mar 25, 10:30am – 11:30am Where: Hoover Public Library
The Fiction Department's free personalized service, Novel Destinations, provides a list of great reading suggestions tailored to your reading interests. Call 444-7820 or visit our website for more information.
NEW!! hoopla: Beginning March 3rd, Hoover residents can borrow free digital movies, TV shows, and music. No holds! No waiting! Stop by or call the Plaza desk at 444-7821 or visit www.hooverlibrary.org for more information.
Zinio: Download digital magazines 24/7 with no checkout periods or limits. Find out more at www.hooverlibrary.org or call the Nonfiction desk at 444-7840.
OneClickdigital: Download audiobooks by William Kent Krueger, Robyn Carr, Beverly Lewis, Ace Atkins, and more. No holds! No Waiting! Stop by or call the Plaza desk at 444-7821 or visit www.hooverlibrary.org for more information.
Overdrive: Download ebooks and audiobooks. Browse our digital catalog online or use the new Overdrive Media Station, located next to the Fiction desk, to send a link to any title to your favorite device via QR code, email, or text.
Universal Class: Reinvent yourself with over 500 online continuing education courses that are available to Hoover residents with a library card. Call the Nonfiction desk at 444-7840 or visit www.hooverlibrary.org for more information.
Hoover Library App: Download the FREE app from your smart phone's app store and access Hoover Library wherever you go! For more information, call the Plaza desk at 444-7821 or visit www.hooverlibrary.org.
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Louisiana Creole
Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe explores Creole culture and foods. Free samples. Call 444-7821 for information.
Sunday, March 2 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza
Friends of the Hoover Public Library
Susan Swagler, food editor for The Birmingham News, will speak at this month's meeting. Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public. Call 444-7840 for information.
Monday, March 3 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Workforce Investment Act
Learn about funding for education and career training. Reservatioins required. Call 444-7816 to register.
Tuesday, March 4 at 10:30 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Adult English Classes
Join us every Tuesday for English instruction. Classes are free and no registration is required. Questions? Call 444-7820.
Tuesday, March 4, 11, 18, & 25--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms 6:30 pm - 8 pm: Basic English 6:30 pm - 8 pm: Intermediate English
First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Me Before You
Join us as we discuss Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for information.
Thursday, March 6 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Purl @ the Plaza
Knot just for knitters! Bring your projects and drop in to visit with your fellow handcrafters. Call 444-7821 for information.
Saturday, March 8 from 3 pm - 5 pm--Library Plaza
Join us for an afternoon of Celtic fiddle music. FREE EVENT! Call 444-7821 for more information.
Sunday, March 9 at 2:30 pm--Library Plaza
NEW!! Read Your Own Adventure Book Group
Come share your favorite mystery book and learn about other great reads! Call 444-7820 for information.
Monday, March 10 at 7 pm--Plaza Reading Room
Daytime Nonfiction Book Group: Nothing to Envy
Join us as we discuss Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick. Call 444-7816 for information.
Tuesday, March 11 at 10:30 am--Theatre Conference Room
Spanish Conversation Club
Come practice your Spanish language skills! Beginners to fluent speakers are welcome to this free event. Call 444-7820 for more information.
Tuesday, March 11 from 7 pm - 8 pm--Library Plaza
Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: And the Mountains Echoed
Join us as we discuss And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Refreshments provided as well as books for the next meeting. Call 444-7820 for information.
Thursday, March 13 at 10 am--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Driving Miss Daisy
The Library Theatre presents Driving Miss Daisy. Tickets $25.
Saturday, March 15 at 4 pm--The Library Theatre--SOLD OUT! Saturday, March 15 at 8 pm--The Library Theatre
UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center presents Neuroscience Cafe: An Odyssey into the Mysterious World of Lou Gehrig's Disease. Call 444-7840 for more information.
Monday, March 17 at 6:30 pm--Theatre Level Meeting Rooms
Write Club: Flash Fiction Night
Come enjoy the local writing talent of Write Club members. Call 444-7820 for information.
Tuesday, March 18 at 7 pm--The Library Theatre
No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group
This month's genre: Intriguing Women. Call 444-7840 for information.
Wednesday, March 19 at 10:30 am--Theatre Conference Room