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Monday at the Movies: Elf

Monday, 22 December 2014 - 2:00pm
This hilarious Christmas film tells the tale of a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf. Years later Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York City to find his true identity.

97 minutes - (2003) - PG

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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Monday at the Movies: Elf

Monday, 22 December 2014 - 6:30pm
This hilarious Christmas film tells the tale of a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf. Years later Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York City to find his true identity.

97 minutes - (2003) - PG

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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Excel: Crash Course!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 10:00am
This class is designed to introduce new users to the basics of Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet application. It covers an introduction to the application and how to perform common tasks through the use of menus and toolbars.
The class includes a demonstration of the application and its basic features, along with guidance on how to use the ribbon interface. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to create and edit spreadsheets.
The class is free of charge and designed for library patrons who are new to Microsoft Excel.
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Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Cuba

Sunday, 4 January 2015 - 2:30pm
Coffee-ol-ogy Café presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. In January, we'll explore the cuisine of Cuba. Complimentary samples provided.

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LIBRARY PLAZA
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Friends of the Hoover Library

Monday, 5 January 2015 - 10:00am
State of the City Address with Mayor Gary Ivey of Hoover.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments at 9:45 am Program at 10:00 am 444-7840

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First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

Thursday, 8 January 2015 - 10:00am
Thrity Umrigar will join us via Skype to discuss her book THE STORY HOUR.

An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients, but when she meets Lakshmi, a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. When Maggie and Lakshmi open up and share long-buried secrets, the revelations will jeopardize their close bond, shake their faith in each other, and force them to confront painful choices.

FREE EVENT
THEATRE LEVEL MEETING ROOMS
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Purl @ the Plaza + Beginner's Knitting Lessons

Saturday, 10 January 2015 - 1:00pm
New year, new projects! Bring your yarn to knit, crochet or embroider. Beginner's knitting lessons will be offered from 1-3 p.m. Registration required for knitting lessons: 444-7820.

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LIBRARY PLAZA
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Coupon Swap

Monday, 12 January 2015 - 10:00am
Bring coupons you don't need and swap for ones you do. 444-7840
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Secrets of Highclere Castle and Secrets of the Manor House

Monday, 12 January 2015 - 2:00pm
Join us for a pair of documentaries that explore life in England's historic manor houses, including the estate seen on PBS's Downton Abbey. Free admission and refreshments (TV-PG, 60 minutes each). 444-7840
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Helping Hands

Monday, 12 January 2015 - 3:00pm
Join us in making newspaper rolls for a local humane society.
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Secrets of Highclere Castle and Secrets of the Manor House

Monday, 12 January 2015 - 6:30pm
Join us for a pair of documentaries that explore life in England's historic manor houses, including the estate seen on PBS's Downton Abbey. Free admission and refreshments (TV-PG, 60 minutes each). 444-7840
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Neuroscience Cafe: Traumatic Brain Injury

Monday, 12 January 2015 - 6:30pm
A clinician and/or researcher from UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center will present a current topic in neuroscience.
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Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 10:30am
Join us to discuss this month's nonfiction selection, The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal. Call 444-7816 for more information
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Best Books of 2014

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 4:00pm
Get up close and personal with our favorite juvenile and teen fiction books of 2014. There will be speed booktalks, refreshments, and door prizes geared for parents, educators, and fellow librarians.
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Glue Gun Gang: Inspiration Board

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 6:30pm
Get inspired to stick to your New Year's resolutions by collaging your goals and dreams. Adults only. FREE. Reservations required. 444-7840
Adult Programming Room 6:30 pm
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