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Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group

Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 7:00pm
Join us for a discussion of the book The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. 444-7840
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Write Club

Saturday, 29 August 2015 - 10:30am
Meet and mingle with your fellow amateur poets and novelists. Flesh out your characters and tie-up those dangling plot threads! Swap material with other writers, or even read your work aloud. Share your stories and inspirations!

Write Club is a monthly forum for local amateur writers to meet and discuss their work. The goal of Write Club is to inspire and encourage literary involvement in the community by providing an environment in which local authors can network, share their writing and offer each other moral support and constructive criticism.

FREE EVENT
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First Thursday Fiction Book Group: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck.
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CLOSED - Staff Training

Thursday, 3 September 2015 (All day)
Staff Training
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CLOSED - Library Renovation

Friday, 4 September 2015 (All day)
Restoration of services after renovation.
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CLOSED - Library Renovation

Saturday, 5 September 2015 (All day)
Restoration of services after renovation.
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CLOSED - Labor Day

Sunday, 6 September 2015 (All day)
closed
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CLOSED - Labor Day

Monday, 7 September 2015 (All day)
closed
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Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesday, 8 September 2015 - 10:30am
Daytime Book Group - Join us for a discussion of the book The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson.
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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Thursday, 10 September 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
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Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 1:00pm
Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts! Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider with us.

FREE EVENT!
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Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Greece

Sunday, 13 September 2015 - 2:30pm
Coffee-ol-ogy Café presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. We'll explore Greek cuisine in September. Complimentary samples provided.
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Together with Twos - Ooo! Doggie!

Monday, 14 September 2015 - 9:30am
Stories and crafts for twos and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Together with Twos - Ooo! Doggie!

Monday, 14 September 2015 - 10:30am
Stories and crafts for twos and their caregiver. Register each week.
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The World's Greatest Fair

Monday, 14 September 2015 - 2:00pm
Journey back to yesteryear and experience the marvels of the 1904
Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Free admission and refreshments! (2004, unrated, 113 minutes) 444-7840
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Helping Hands

Monday, 14 September 2015 - 3:00pm
Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society. 444-7840
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The World's Greatest Fair

Monday, 14 September 2015 - 6:30pm
Journey back to yesteryear and experience the marvels of the 1904
Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Free admission and refreshments! (2004, unrated, 113 minutes) 444-7840
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Father Goose - All Aboard

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 9:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for ones and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Early Birds - In My Nest

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 10:00am
Stories, songs and fingerplays for birth to 12 months
and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Father Goose - All Aboard

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 10:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for ones and their caregiver.
Register each week.
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Glue Gun Gang: Arm Knitting

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 6:30pm
Forget the needles! You can knit a scarf just using your arms. Adults
only. FREE. Reservations required. Sign up begins September 1. 444-7840
Adult Programming Room 6:30 pm
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Teen Library Board

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 6:30pm
Want to get volunteer credit for helping with special events? Join us for the TLB’s first meeting. Snacks served! For Hoover students grades 8-12.
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Tiny Tot Tales - A World of Colors

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Tiny Tot Tales - A World of Colors

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 10:30am
Join others to discuss your nonfiction book of choice in this month's genre: The American West. Stop by the Nonfiction Department for suggestions. 444-7840.
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After Lunch Bunch - Moo!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 1:30pm
Skip dessert for a fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up.
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Glue Gun Gang: Arm Knitting

Thursday, 17 September 2015 - 10:30am
Forget the needles! You can knit a scarf just using your arms. Adults
only. FREE. Reservations required. Sign up begins September 1. 444-7840
Adult Programming Room 6:30 pm
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Storytime Live - A is Awesome

Thursday, 17 September 2015 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up.
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Stephen McCullough Band

Thursday, 17 September 2015 - 6:30pm
Stephen McCullough Band plays a unique blend of deep-fried Southern funk, blues and soul that keeps your toes tapping and your ears happy.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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PJ Storytime - Pig Tales

Thursday, 17 September 2015 - 6:30pm
Wear your pajamas for stories, songs and a bedtime snack. All ages.
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The Day the Crayons Threw a Party

Saturday, 19 September 2015 - 10:30am
The crayons have quit, come home and now they are
taking over the library! Go crazy with dancing, crafts
and games! All ages.
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Ray Reach

Sunday, 20 September 2015 - 2:30pm
Pianist and vocalist Ray Reach performs jazz standards, as well as music from the Great American Songbook.
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Together with Twos - Color Mania!

Monday, 21 September 2015 - 9:30am
Stories and crafts for twos and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Together with Twos - Color Mania!

Monday, 21 September 2015 - 10:30am
Stories and crafts for twos and their caregiver. Register each week.
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This Just In!

Monday, 21 September 2015 - 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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"Do It Now, 'Later' Is Already Booked!"

Monday, 21 September 2015 - 6:30pm
Yes, you do have time for all the things that matter most! Zero in on tips and techniques to identify your priorities while working with your natural strengths. 444-7840
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Neuroscience Cafe: Unraveling the Mysteries of Frontotemporal Dementia

Monday, 21 September 2015 - 6:30pm
Presented by Erik Roberson, M.D., Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology and the Virginia B.
Spencer Scholar in Neuroscience, as part of the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center series Neuroscience Café. 444-7840
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Census Data For Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 9:00am
Presented by Gale Brock, a Data Disseminating Specialist from the Census Bureau.
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Father Goose - Head to Toe

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 9:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for ones and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Early Birds - Splish! Splash!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 10:00am
Stories, songs and fingerplays for birth to 12 months
and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Father Goose - Head to Toe

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 10:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for ones and their caregiver.
Register each week.
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Geronimo Stilton

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 4:00pm
Spend some time in the world of your favorite newspaper
mouse. Games, crafts and snacks. Register starting Sept. 8.
Grades 1-3
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Adult English Class

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 6:30pm
Basic and intermediate level English instruction for adult speakers of other languages.

FREE EVENT
THEATRE LEVEL MEETING ROOMS
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Tiny Tot Tales - Hot Diggity Dogs!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Tiny Tot Tales - Hot Diggity Dogs!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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After Lunch Bunch - Nutty Squirrels

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 1:30pm
Skip dessert for a fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up.
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Storytime Live - B is Bouncy

Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up.
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PJ Storytime - In My Neighborhood

Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 6:30pm
Wear your pajamas for stories, songs and a bedtime snack. All ages.
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Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group

Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 7:00pm
Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group - Join us for a discussion of the book The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel. 444-7840
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Blind Boys of Alabama

Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 7:30pm
Grammy Award Winners
Winners of five Grammy awards, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, four Dove awards, Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees and invited to sing at the White House by three different presidential administrations, the Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends in gospel music. Formed in the late 1930s at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in Talladega, The Blind Boys are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations and stirring harmonies in a career spanning over seven decades.
Tickets $25
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