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It's an Incredible Weekend!

It has been 14 YEARS since The Incredibles debuted in the theater!  That's a long time to wait for a sequel!  But Incredibles 2 opens this weekend . . . and the Hoover Public Library is having a party in celebration!

Drop by the Kid Zone this Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. for Incredibles Training.  You'll use your strength, speed and force fields to conquer our Incredible Obstacle Course.  Harness Mrs. Incredible's elastic power to save Jack Jack at the Jack Jack Rescue Game.  Use Frozone's abilities to defeat Syndrome's robot.  You'll also have a chance to make masks and cuffs (the ultimate in superhero training gear) and enjoy some of the Parr family's favorite snacks.  And, did I mention, you'll get to meet Mr. and Mrs. Incredible?  Now, that's some incredible news!

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Arthur Atsma Is Back!

Atlanta magician extraordinaire Arthur Atsma is returning to Hoover Library!  His show weaves cutting edge, fast paced, astonishing sleight of hand magic with mentalism.  Get ready for tricks with cards, coins, comedy, and audience participation. After the show, you'll want to try YOUR hand at magic.  Visit the Kid Zone nonfiction shelves.  Look for Dewey Decimal number 793.8.

Arthur Atsma
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

* IMPORTANT SEATING GUIDELINES *
Seating in the Library Theatre is restricted to 250 guests.  All guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis by library staff.  All parties must be present to be seated.  Saving seats is not allowed.  Please arrive early to ensure your spot!

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Bring Your Own Baby

This is the BYOB event you've been waiting for!  Join Miss Kaylen and Miss Polly for music, movement and creative play for babies birth – 24 months. All you have to bring is your baby! This lap sit program is designed especially for wee ones and their caregivers. We’ll jam out in circle time with egg shakers, scarves, fingerplays and songs the babies will love; then have a free play time with activities that promote the earliest of literacy skills.  Space is limited to 20 babies per session.  Please register online (click on the time slot in this blog) or by phone (444-7830).

Bring Your Own Baby: “Rock and Roll”
Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.
Registration begins 06/15/18.

Bring Your Own Baby: “Boot Scootin' Baby”
Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.
Registration begins 07/06/18.

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The escape room craze has hit summer reading . . . again!  Teens in grades 7-12 will have another chance to Breakout of the Hoover Library on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 6:30p.m.   You and your team will be locked in a room with a scenario and have 45 minutes to solve a series of riddles, decipher the clues and find the key to escape! The scenario is a surprise, but it's funny!  Register online or by phone (444-7826).  

Everyone's favorite graphic novel series is getting its own party -- Dogman to the Rescue!  Kids ages 6-12 can join us on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 4 p.m. for games and crafts inspired by Dog Man, a hero who is half dog, half police officer.  Learn how to dig, claw, roll over, sit and fight crime during Police Training then assemble your very own police hat and complete your uniform.  Defeat Dog Man's nemesis with deadly furballs at Knock Down Petey, and put together a crime-biting hero at Pin the Dog Head on the Man.  You'll learn to draw Dog Man and other favorite characters and receive your very own police pup to take home and train.  And don't forget, once you’ve graduated from the police academy, you can pretend you’re Dog Man’s partner and get your picture taken at our photo op.  You must register to be part of the fun, so make sure you sign up online or by phone (444-7830).  And, if you're looking for Dog Man books, look in the Graphic Novels under J  PIL.  There are currently four titles in the series.

That Puppet Guy presents Circus Fanta-Sea

That Puppet Guy Lee Bryan is back on the Library Theatre stage to present his Circus Fanta-Sea.  Join Captain Tater Tot, the Pirate Captain, and Ringmaster, who loses all his circus cargo in a mighty storm at sea.  This aquatic adventure features puppets made from recycled plastic bottles. Circus acts include: a tap dancing Octopus, a unicyclist Seahorse, and a tightrope walking Starfish. But did Seymore the Shark come to join the circus… or just eat it?

Madcap Puppets presents Circus Fanta-Sea
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

* IMPORTANT SEATING GUIDELINES *
Seating in the Library Theatre is restricted to 250 guests.  All guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis by library staff.  All parties must be present to be seated.  Saving seats is not allowed.  Please arrive early to ensure your spot!

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Movers & Shakers: Summer Edition

Get groovy with Miss Alyssa at the summer-sized version of Movers & Shakers! This high-energy movement and music program is open to children of all ages. We’ll sing and dance to songs by our favorite children’s artists and engage in creative story exploration using voice characterization, movement and improvisation.  No registration is required.  Just mark your calendars, then follow the stars to a moving experience.

Movers & Shakers: “We Got the Beat!”
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. 

Movers & Shakers: “Rock 'n' Roll Rumble”
Friday, June 29, 2018 at 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. 

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Teen 2000's Trivia

Think you know everything there is to know about 2000-2010?  Prove it at 2000's Trivia on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  Your team will have 45 seconds to talk and get your answer to the moderator at the front of the room.  If your team knows the most about that decade, you will be proclaimed the winners!  And nothing is more satisfying than the thrill of victory.  This event is open to rising 7th-12th graders.  Sign up online or by phone (444-7826).

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Music Collage with HCS Art Teacher

We have three Summer STEAM programs for 8-12 years olds this year!  The first one is Musical Collage on Thursday, June 14, 2018.  There will be two time slots --  4 pm and 6:30 pm.  Click on the time to register online.  You can also call us at 444-7830.  Ahmad Austin, the art teacher at South Shades Crest Elementary, will guide you in making art collages themed around musical elements.  The pieces are inspired by the artist Romare Bearden.

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Get Your Tabletop Game On!

This blog is about an event that is NOT listed in our print Summer Reading calendar, so make sure you pay close attention!  We will be hosting two Tabletop Games events this summer.  The first one is this Friday, June 8, 2018, and the second one is Friday, July 6, 2018.  Bring your family and friends to the library to play board games.  We'll have a wide selection available from 2 to 4 p.m. on each of those days.  You can also use your library card to check out a game to take home and play for a week.  Yep, we circulate board games!

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