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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.

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We are so excited about next Saturday, April 18, 2015 !  That is the date of our book festival for kids, teens, and the young at heart.  Read.Write.Draw. will showcase five of our favorite authors and illustrators from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Come see your favorite author or stay all day!  The event is FREE!  Here's a quick rundown of the schedule.  You can find more detailed information on the official brochure (available at all Kid Zone desks) and on our website.

10:00  Small Bites for Big Readers
10:30  Jeff Mack
11:15  Break
11:30  Lori Nichols
12:00  Book signings with Jeff Mack and Lori Nichols
12:30  Lunch on your own
AND THE PLOT THICKENS: Writing for Kids and Teens
2:00   Amber McRee Turner
2:30   Lou Anders
3:00   Break
3:15   Sharon Cameron
3:45   Book signings with Lou Anders, Sharon Cameron, and Amber McRee Turner

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