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Recommended Travelogues

No Jacket Required – Travelogues, May 2015

The library’s genre group discussed Travelogues in May. The titles presented are listed below.

*Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads by Carolyn Sakowski
*The Nile Cruise by Shariff Sunbul
*Top Design Hostels by Mourad Boussaid
*Orient Express: A Personal Journey by James B. Sherwood
*Venice Simplon Orient-Express: The World's Most Celebrated Train by
Shirley Sherwood
*Adventures of a Lifetime by Janna Graber
*Better than fiction: true travel tales from great fiction writers
*Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery
*Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams
*Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu by Ted Lewin
*Lost City of the Incas by Hiram Bingham
*Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
*Fed, White, and Blue: Finding America with My Fork by Simon Majumdar

Our next session will be held on Wednesday, June 17 and the discussion will focus on “Real Life Heroes.”

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Celebrate Australia

The countdown to Aussie fun has begun!  The Hoover Public Library will Celebrate Australia on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.  There will be a sampling of Australian treats to eat, and the very brave can take The Vegemite Challenge.  Didgeridoo Down Under will also provide authentic musical entertainment on the Plaza.  Want to explore Australian culture further?  Adults can find lots of excellent fiction and nonfiction titles under the official display in the main hallway.  Are you a kid or a teen?  Check out one of these!

Aboriginal Australians by Diana Marshall
Are We There Yet?: A Journey Around Australia by Alison Lester
Australia by Colleen A. Sexton
Big Red Kangaroo by Claire Saxby
Cultural Traditions in Australia by Moly Aloian
Explore Australia and Oceania by Bobbie Kalman
Great Barrier Reef by Valerie Bodden
Koala Country: A Story of an Australian Eucalyptus Forest by Deborah Dennard
Meet Our New Student from Australia by Ann Weil
Not-for-Parents Australia: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know by Janine Scott
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under by Marianne Berkes
Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia's Desert Wilderness by Narelle Oliver
Spotlight on Australia by Xavier Niz
Stories from the Billabong by James Vance Marshall

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Unlimited Possibilities During National Library Week

National Library Week is here!  Celebrate each and every day April 12-18, 2015.  This year's theme is Unlimited Possibilities because there isn't just one way to have fun and learn and connect to your community via the Hoover Public Library.  You can read a story to your grandchild.  You can put on an impromptu puppet show for your dad.  You can create worlds with a Minecraft app on an iPad.  You can take a computer class or attend a book club or practice a foreign language.  Attend a storytime or a cultural cuisine demonstration.  And that's just for starters!

Yes, National Library Week is about YOU appreciating US, but we also want you to know how much WE appreciate YOU!  That's why we're offering a Jefferson County-wide fines coupon.  Click here to access the $5 coupon.  Don't delay!  The coupon is only valid April 12-18, 2015.