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The Hoover Public Library is starting to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up and the sound down, so you can enjoy your favorite films in a safe and accepting environment.  Patrons can move around or exit as needed, and we will have some noise-cancelling headphones available. Our first Sensory Friendly Movie will be shown in the Library Theatre on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 10 a.m.   Enjoy Charlotte's Web, E.B. White's charming tale of a spider that befriends a piglet.  This 1973 animated feature is rated G and runs 94 minutes.  Refreshments will be provided.  And, of course, everything is free! 

Our next Practical Parenting session will be this Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3 p.m.  The theme will be Sleep Help.  Children commonly have trouble sleeping—-whether falling asleep or sleeping in their own beds. We’ll talk about ways parents can improve their children’s sleep.  The speakers, Haley Bednarz and Helen Root, are graduate students in UAB's Medical Clinical Psychology Program.  We'll also have parenting books that address sleep problems as well as picture books about bedtime to check out and share with your children.  There is no need to register to be part of this session.  Simply follow the stars through the Kid Zone to the Youth Program Room.

So I think most of you know that my name is Katie Jane.  And that I like books.  I also like to talk about books.  And, when I go into the schools, I'm always having teachers and parents say they'd love to sit down and talk books with me somewhere that isn't school.  I have good news!  I'm taking my show on the road!

I'm launching a new outreach initiative for adults who want to talk about kid lit.  KJ's Reader Getaways will take place once a month.  The day of the week and the time of day will change, in order to fit into a variety of people's schedules.  The location will also change.  I'll be stopping by a variety of local eateries all over our great city.  I'll buy a tasty treat, sit down, and talk about books.  Which ones will I talk about?  Whatever everyone else is interested in discussing!  The first one is fast approaching, so mark your calendar!  I'll go ahead and give you a sneak peek for the other fall Getaway, too.  Click on this link to access a printable flyer complete with addresses.

KJ's Reader Getaway - I Scream for Ice Cream and Books!
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4 p.m.
The Whole Scoop

KJ's Reader Getaway - Wild About Books
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Wild Roast Cafe



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