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Kid Lit Coffee Break: Summer Roast

Adults who love children's literature get a chance to relax and talk about books . . . with me!  I'm hosting a Kid Lit Coffee Break again this summer on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 3 p.m.  We'll meet in the Youth Program Room to drink coffee and eat delicious desserts, all from the library's very own East 59.  And we'll talk about all the amazing kid lit books we've been reading.  There will be door prizes -- books!  This event is open to parents, teachers, librarians, and the young at heart.  No registration is required.  Simply follow the stars and the smell of coffee.

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Summer Reading Kick-Off 2019

This summer, in a library not so far away . . . STAR WARS. [Cue the John Williams soundtrack.]

The Force is strong at this year's summer reading kick-off event.  Episode Fun will take over the entire walk-on floor of the Hoover Public Library on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7 p.m.  Like the franchise that inspired it, this party will be BIG.  Here's a quick guide to the galaxy to help make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun.

Take a picture with Jabba the Hutt outside the front entrance.
Mingle with members of the 501st.
Work with fellow fans to build a Death Star.
Make the jump to lightspeed in the Hyperspace Hall.
Enjoy Star Wars songs played by the Harlequin Halflings -- LIVE! -- while you eat your Rebel Rations of Han-burgers, Vader chips, and Wookiee Cookies in the Mos Eisley Cantina.
Float among the stars in General Organa's Space Swim.
Get an out-of-this-world hairstyle from the Paul Mitchell School in the Star Wars Salon.
Wear your fandom on your arm when you get an Airbrush Tattoo with Matthew Renda.
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Take your turn in the gunner's seat to bring down the Empire's space station in Death Star Assault.
Learn from the best in Blaster Training with Han Solo.
Search for droid parts in the Jawa Scrapyard.
Test your arm and aim in The Empire Strikes Back Cosmic Bowling Alley.
Use the Force to knock down a wall.
Manuever through the Dagobah Swamp Obstacle Course -- with Yoda on your back.
Feed Boba Fett to the Sarlacc.
Pin the Bun on Leia.

Capture the majesty of a Wookiee by making a Chewbacca Paper Portrait.
Use LEGO bricks to build Droid Protoypes.
Make a C-3PO or R2-D2 bag in the Droid Factory.
Will you make Vader or Yoda?  Choose you must in the Dark Side/Light Side Paper Plate Puppets.
Turn a rock into a pocketsize Jawa.
Create a glow-in-the-dark lightsaber necklace.
Forge a pool noodle lightsaber then train with Obi-Wan Kenobi . . . and bubbles.


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May the Fourth Be With You

Join us for a day in a galaxy far, far away at our Star Wars Movie Marathon! Whether you've seen them a million times or want your family to see them for the first time, come view these iconic films on the big screen in the Library Theatre! We will be showing the original trilogy on Saturday, May the 4th, 2019 -- Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.  Admission and refreshments are free.

  • Episode IV at 10:15 a.m.
  • Episode V at 1 p.m.
  • Episode VI at 3:15 p.m.

We'll also have coloring sheets, Origami Yoda folding, and a scavenger hunt set up all day long in the Kid Zone.  Drop by anytime.  And May the Fourth be with you.  Always.



With anything from classes, book discussion groups, your favorite fiction and nonfiction materials, to live music our adult services is sure to have something for everyone!