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Information on events, library related happenings, and other deep thoughts from our library staff.

Friday, July 18, 2014 is the last day you can register for the Kid Zone or Teen Spot Summer Reading program.  That's today, people!  Make sure you come to the Hoover Public Library sometime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Once you sign up, you can record any books you've read since May 17.  And you'll still have until August 1 to earn your tickets.

This year's Summer Reading Finale features the one and only Roger Day!  Sing and dance along to Roly Poly, Mosquito Burrito, Open Up the Coconut, and the rest of your favorites.  And remember that you can find Roger Day at the Hoover Public Library every single day!  We have his CDs in the PERFORMERS section of the Kid Zone music collection, and we have his DVDs under the letter R in the Kid Zone's entertainment movie collection.

Roger Day
Tuesday, July 22 2014
10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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!

Dusty is flying back into movie theaters on July 18, 2014 for Planes: Fire & Rescue.  He's part of a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting a national park from wildfire.  Find out more about real-life rescue vehicles when you read these books!

Combat Rescue Helicopters: The MH-53 Pave Lows by Bill Sweetman
Emergency Rescue! by Frances Ridley
Emergency Vehicles by Penelope Arlon
Emergency Vehicles by Seymour Simon
First Response: By Air by Barbara A. Somervil
Rescue Helicopters in Action by Rebecca Olien
Rescue Vehicles by Daniel Gilpin & Alex Pang

We have 10 copies of Planes on DVD and 1 copy on Blu-Ray.  Check one out today!

These blogs can be so difficult.  I mean, I want to make sure that fans of The Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan know about the newest book in the series.  And I want them to be as excited about it as I am.  But I don't want to spoil the series for people who are just-now-as-they-read-this-blog discovering it.  I'll do my best to find the perfect balance.  The first three books cover one story arc.  The fourth book, Slaves of Socorro (July 15, 2014), begins a new chapter in the lives of these young warriors.  The Heron crew will encounter old rivalries, make new friends, and test peace treaties in their pursuit of a notorious pirate and slave trader.  It's at the top of my to-read list for July.  Maybe you'll put it at the top of your list, too.

She blinded me with science.  He deafened me with science.  Yet I still feel the pull of science.  Take a closer look at LIGHT, SOUND & MAGNETISM.  (Click here for a printable list complete with call numbers.)

  1. Adventures in Sound with Max Axiom, Super Scientist by Emily Sohn
  2. Attract and Repel: A Look at Magnets by Jennifer Boothroyd
  3. Bangs and Twangs: Science Fun with Sound by Vicki Cobb
  4. Day Light, Night Light: Where Light Comes From by Franklyn M. Branley
  5. Easy Genius Science Projects with Light: Great Experiments and Ideas by Robert Gardner
  6. The Energy We See: A Look at Light by Jennifer Boothroyd
  7. Experiments with Sound and Hearing by Chris Woodford
  8. Feel the Noise!: Sound Energy by Anna Claybourne
  9. Glow-in-the-Dark Animals by Natalie Lunis
  10. Jazzy Science Projects with Sound and Music by Robert Gardner
  11. Light by Penelope Arlon
  12. Light by Mari Schuh
  13. Light: An Investigation by John Gorman
  14. Light and Sound by Mike Goldsmith
  15. Light and Sound: The Best Start in Science by Clint Twist
  16. Light: Shadows, Mirrors, and Rainbows by Natalie M. Rosinsky
  17. Loud or Soft? High or Low?: A Look at Sound by Jennifer Boothroyd
  18. Magnet Power! by Shar Levine & Leslie Johnstone