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Our debut performer of Summer Reading 2014 is also making his Hoover Public Library debut.  You'll have seven chances to see Doktor Kaboom perform his interactive comedy science show.  His blend of theatre arts and scientific exploration will keep you riveted with interest and rolling with laughter.  Join us for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate, and entertain.
Doktor Kaboom
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 5, 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!

It's the final Wednesday in May, which means it's the last post in my Mystery Month blog series.  And we're going out with a bang.  We're shifting from the Kid Zone to the Teen Spot.  Get familiar with these teen sleuths.
The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee (#1)
Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe
The Boxer and the Spy by Robert B. Parker
Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey
Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series by John Feinstein
Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
Code Name Komiko by Naomi Paul
The Cruisers: Checkmate by Walter Dean Myers
The Danger Box by Blue Balliett
Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk
Death Cloud by Andy Lane (#1)
Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery by Peter Abrahams (#1)
Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock (#1)
Fake ID by L. R. Giles
The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress
Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery by Susan Juby
The Girl Is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines (#1)

You don't need a brush to be an artist.  You can use a variety of random objects, including feathers and marshmallows.  Find out when you come to Paint with All the Things on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.  We'll provide the supplies.  You provide the artistic vision.  This event is open for rising 7th-12th graders.  Register online or by phone (444-7826).

Before or after the event, stop by the Teen Spot.  We have a great collection of art books, including the Drawing Made Easy series and the Artist's Library series.

Science can be an explorer . . . or a destroyer.  Don't believe me?  Take a closer look at BOMBS, ROCKETS & MISSILES.  (Click here for a printable list complete with call numbers.)

  1. America's Star Wars Program by Ann Byers
  2. The Atom Bomb: Creating and Exploding the First Nuclear Weapon by Tamra Orr
  3. Birmingham Sunday by Larry Dane Brimner
  4. Bomb-Sniffing Dogs by Sara Green
  5. Bomb Squad Specialist by Jil Fine
  6. Bomb: The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
  7. Bombers by Tim Cooke
  8. The Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki by Valerie Bodden
  9. The Cuban Missile Crisis: Cold War Confrontation by Heather Lehr Wagner
  10. Heavy Bombers: The B-52 Stratofortresses by Michael & Gladys Green
  11. Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Fire from the Sky by Andrew Langley
  12. Hiroshima: The Story of the First Atom Bomb by Clive A. Lawton
  13. How to Build a Fizzy Rocket by Lori Shores
  14. Long-Range Bombers: The B-1B Lancers by Michael & Gladys Green
  15. The M270 Multiple-Rocket Launcher by Steve Parker

The Hoover Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 26, 2014.  But we will be open on Saturday and Sunday, so stop by and stock up on books, movies, video games and more!  It would also be a great time to sign up for Summer Reading.  We have three different programs -- for kids, teens, and adults!