What's Happening at the Hoover Public Library.
Information on events, library related happenings, and other deep thoughts from our library staff.
Get Your Pumpkins, Get Your Paint
It's almost time for the Thirteenth Annual Pumpkin Painting Contest at Hoover Public Library! Bring a painted pumpkin to the Kid Zone, October 7-30, 2014. You'll receive a prize and a chance to win a basket full of seasonal treats. Plus, everyone who comes to the library will get to see your amazing creation! Entry forms are available online or in our pumpkin patch. The grand prize drawing will take place on Friday, October 31 at 9 a.m.
If you have a pumpkin but lack crafting supplies, consider coming to our Pumpkin Painting Workshop on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. We'll have tons of paint and plenty of fun! You don't have to register for this event. Simply follow the stars through the Kid Zone to the Program Room.
Happy Hallo-Tween! It's Going to Be Spooktacular!
If you've looked at our fall calendar, you'll know that the title of this blog is referencing two upcoming programs. If you haven't, guess what? This blog is about two upcoming programs! One is our Hallo-Tween Video Game Spectacular on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 4: 30 p.m. Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders can dress up as their favorite video game hero while they play video games and eat snacks with fellow enthusiasts. The other is Spooktacular Shirts and More on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. First, second, and third graders bring a t-shirt to turn into unique ghoulish wear. Registration is required for both events. You can register online or by phone (444-7830). Registration dates and links are listed below.
The Sounds of Spooks
In October, everyone seems to want books and DVDs with a hint of spine-tingling chills. And we have plenty of them to go around. But did you know that we also have some music CDs perfect for this spooky season? Many of them can be found in our HOLIDAY section of the Kid Zone music collection. Take a look!
- Disney Villains: Simply Sinister Songs
- Halloween Sound Effects
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban soundtrack
- Hunk-ta Bunk-ta Spooky!
- Kids' Halloween Party
- Kidz Bop Halloween
- Kidz Bop Halloween Hits
- The Little Monster: And Other Silly-Scary Stories and Songs
- Love, Cake & Monsters
- Monsters Vs Aliens soundtrack
- Night at the Museum soundtrack
- The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack
- ParaNorman soundtrack
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice
- Spooky Favorites
- Wicked 4 Kids
- Wiggly Halloween
October DVD Spinner -- Scared Silly
I'm not the bravest librarian in the world. But even I want to watch something spooky during October. If you want to be Scared Silly this month, give our seasonal DVD spinner a whirl. You'll find Halloween classics like these:
- Alvin & the Chipmunks: Halloween Collection
- The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That: Tricks and Treats
- Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
- Dora's Halloween Parade
- Goosebumps series
- The Haunted Mansion
- Haunting Hour series
- Hocus Pocus
- Hotel Transylvania
- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
- Little Monsters
- Monster High: Ghouls Rule
- Monster House
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie
- Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers
- Something Wicked This Way Comes
- The Watcher in the Woods
- The Witches
Supernatural Teen Fun
Supernatural fans have a couple of important Tuesdays coming up. Tuesday, October 7, 2014 is the season ten premiere on the CW at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 is Some Supernatural Fun at the Hoover Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Fans of Sam, Dean and Castiel will meet to make anti-possession necklaces, eat pie, and talk about the show. We want to know just how many fans to expect, so please let us know you're coming. You can register online or by phone (444-7826). This event is limited to grades 7-12.