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Upcoming Events

Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 6:00pm
This class is designed to introduce new users to 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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Basic Publisher (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 10:00am
This class is designed to introduce the student to Microsoft
Publisher, a desktop publishing application that helps create
eye-catching newsletters, flyers, brochures, programs, and
web sites.
The class includes a demonstration of the application and its
basic features, along with guidance on how to maneuver
through the menus and toolbars. Includes step-by-step instructions
on how to create and edit publications will also be
included.
This class covers formatting text, indentations and tabs, the
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Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group

Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 7:00pm
Join us for a discussion of the book Midnight Rising by Tony Horwitz.
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CLOSED - Labor Day

Sunday, 31 August 2014 (All day)
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CLOSED - Labor Day

Monday, 1 September 2014 (All day)
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Mother Goose: An Apple A Day

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - 9:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for 12-23 months and their caregivers.
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Early Birds - Feathered Friends

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - 10:00am
Join Ms. Polly for 20 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays for children birth to 12 months and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Friends of the Hoover Library Board Meeting

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - 10:00am
Board Meeting
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Mother Goose: An Apple A Day

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - 10:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for 12-23 months and their caregivers.
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Adult English Classes

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - 6:30pm
Join us every Tuesday for English instruction! Classes are free and no registration is required. Basic and intermediate classes are offered.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Animal Fair

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Animal Fair

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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After Lunch Bunch - Zoom!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 1:30pm
A fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up!
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First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss THE CUTTING SEASON by Attica Locke.

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Caren Gray manages Louisiana's stately Belle Vie, an antebellum plantation-turned-tourist attraction where the past and the present coexist uneasily. Outside the gates, an ambitious corporation snaps up sugarcane fields from struggling families, replacing local employees with illegal laborers. Tensions mount when a female migrant worker is found in a shallow grave on the edge of the plantation property, her throat cut clean through.
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Storytime Live - Under the Sea

Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up.
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Open Lab: Computer Help

Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 2:00pm
This is an open lab where patrons can ask questions about computers and related technology issues. No sign-up is neccessary, and walk-ins are encouraged. The class is free of charge.
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Toastmasters

Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 5:00pm
Adult Programming
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PJ Storytime: Birds of a Feather

Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 6:30pm
Wear your pajamas for stories, songs and a bedtime snack. ALL AGES
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Are You Ready For Some "College" Football?

Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 7:00pm
Mark Meadows, Executive Director of the Birmingham Bowl, will discuss changes in the collegiate bowl system.
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Woody's Roundup

Saturday, 6 September 2014 - 10:30am
Join Woody and Jessie on an old-fashioned western adventure. Free event for all ages.
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Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Greece

Sunday, 7 September 2014 - 2:30pm
Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. Complimentary samples provided.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Together With Twos - Coloriffic

Monday, 8 September 2014 - 9:30am
Join Mr. Jeremy for Stories and crafts designed for two year olds and their caregivers. Register each week.
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Friends of the Hoover Library

Monday, 8 September 2014 - 10:00am
Hoover Library's Amanda Borden will discuss the upcoming events for children, teens and adults.
Refreshments at 9:45 a.m.
Free and open to the public.
444-7840
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Together With Twos - Coloriffic

Monday, 8 September 2014 - 10:30am
Join Mr. Jeremy for Stories and crafts designed for two year olds and their caregivers. Register each week.
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Read Your Own Adventure Book Group: Southern Fiction

Monday, 8 September 2014 - 7:00pm
Share your favorite Southern fiction and find other great reads.

FREE EVENT
PLAZA READING ROOM
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Mother Goose: Get Dressed Up

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 - 9:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for 12-23 months and their caregivers.
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Early Birds - Rub-a-Dub-Dub

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 - 10:00am
Join Ms. Polly for 20 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays for children birth to 12 months and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Introduction to Personal Computing

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 - 10:00am
This class is designed to introduce library patrons to the Windows operating system. It covers an introduction to the desktop and how to perform common tasks through the use of menus, toolbars and icons.

The class includes a demonstration of the basic features of the Windows operating system , along with guidance on how to maneuver through the menus and toolbars. The class includes step-by-step instruction on how to create, delete and rename folders and files.
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Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 - 10:30am
Join us to discuss this month's nonfiction selection, The Lost City of Z by David Grann. Call 444-7816 for more information.
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Mother Goose: Get Dressed Up

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 - 10:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for 12-23 months and their caregivers.
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Adult English Classes

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 - 6:30pm
Join us every Tuesday for English instruction! Classes are free and no registration is required. Basic and intermediate classes are offered.
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Spanish Conversation Club

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 - 7:00pm
Spanish speakers of all levels are invited to practice the language and learn about the culture.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Teddy Bear Time

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Teddy Bear Time

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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After Lunch Bunch - Dog Tails

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 1:30pm
A fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up!
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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: House Girl by Tara Conklin

Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss HOUSE GIRL by Tara Conklin.

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Introduction to the Internet

Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 10:00am
This class is designed to acquaint you with the Internet. It
covers an introduction to the World Wide Web and how to
search for information quickly and effortlessly.
The class includes a demonstration of a browser’s basic features,
along with guidance on how to evaluate web sites.
The class also teaches how to search for information on the
net, as well as considerations for protecting yourself and
your computer from viruses and other malicious software.
The class is free of charge and designed for all library users
new to the Internet.
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Storytime Live - Pets on Parade

Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up.
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PJ Storytime: Dinosaur Drama

Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 6:30pm
Wear your pajamas for stories, songs and a bedtime snack. ALL AGES
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Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 3:00pm
Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts. Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider.

FREE EVENT
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Chambless & Muse

Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 2:30pm
Guitar and flute duo perform the music of Scotland and Ireland.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Together With Twos - Diggin' Dinosaurs

Monday, 15 September 2014 - 9:30am
Join Mr. Jeremy for Stories and crafts designed for two year olds and their caregivers. Register each week.
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Together With Twos - Diggin' Dinosaurs

Monday, 15 September 2014 - 10:30am
Join Mr. Jeremy for Stories and crafts designed for two year olds and their caregivers. Register each week.
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Helping Hands

Monday, 15 September 2014 - 3:00pm
Join us in making newspaper rolls for a local humane society. Teens and adults. 444-7840
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This Just In!

Monday, 15 September 2014 - 6:30pm
A new-books book club for grades 4-6! Which of the latest are really the greatest? Read a book published in the last six months. Meet and make a commercial to spread the word.
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Neuroscience Cafe - Multiple Sclerosis

Monday, 15 September 2014 - 6:30pm
A clinician and/or researcher from UAB's Comprehensive Neuroscience Center will present a program on "Multiple Sclerosis: How Does Your Immune System Talk to Your Brain?"
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Mother Goose: I Spy

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 9:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for 12-23 months and their caregivers.
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Early Birds - Bugs 'n' Stuff

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 10:00am
Join Ms. Polly for 20 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays for children birth to 12 months and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Basic Word (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 10:00am
This class is designed to introduce you to Microsoft Word, a word processing application. It covers an introduction to the application and how to perform common tasks through the use of menus and tool bars.

The class includes a demonstration of the application and its basic features, along with guidance on how to maneuver through the menus and tool bars. Includes step-by-step instructions on sentence and paragraph formatting, setting tabs, creating tables, setting margins, and printing documents.
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Mother Goose: I Spy

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 10:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for 12-23 months and their caregivers.
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