It's tough to be a parent. Hoover Public Library has an excellent collection of books to help you navigate raising your child, but our parenting collection isn't the only thing we offer. We are starting a new program series called Practical Parenting. This series will provide useful information and strategies for dealing with everyday problems from early childhood through the teen years. You'll get practical answers to practical questions. The speakers are local health care professionals and UAB doctoral students in clinical psychology. Our first Practical Parenting session will be Monday, September 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. The theme will be Don't Lose Sleep Over Bedtime. 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. 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.