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Our final Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead of 2018 has a holiday twist.  Join Miss Anna Beth for Elf Engineering on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 4 p.m.  Kids ages 7-12 will face several Christmas-themed challenges:  

  • Construct a Christmas tree from various supplies
  • Build a set of stairs for the elves to use to get into Santa's sleigh
  • Design a Christmas stocking
  • Assist Santa in his flight with a telescope of your design
  • Complete the jingle bell challenge
  • Develop a Christmas catapult

Completing all challenges earns an elf's favorite snack: hot chocolate and Christmas cookies!  Registration is required for this event.  Sign up online or by phone (444-7830).

Hoover City Schools (and other local school districts) are off for the entire week of Thanksgiving. If you're looking for something to do, look no further than Hoover Library. We have three thematic programs that week, and you don't even have to register to be part of the fun!

  • Story Lab: Bird Brains
    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 4 p.m.

    This is Miss Katie Jane's weekly S.T.E.A.M.-powered storytime for ages 3-8.  One story prompts lots of hands-on activities.  This week's stations will include waterproof duck feathers, forkprint hatchlings, cereal turkeys, whirly twirly flying birds, bird poop art, and other bird-brained fun. 
  • Craft Cornucopia
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018at 10:30 a.m.

    Get into the holiday spirit with Miss Traci and Thanksgiving crafts for all ages.
  • Storytime Leftovers
    Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

    Join Miss Polly for stories, songs, and a short movie that celebrate family, food, and togetherness. This program is for all ages and will include a snack.  

The Hoover Library will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21.  We will also be closed Thursday, November 22 - Friday, November 23.  Happy Thanksgiving!

And the winner for Young People's Literature is . . . The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson & Eugene Yelchin
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
The Journey of Litle Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

We'll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper

See the winners in all categories on the National Book Awards website.