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Storytime Allstars: Creepy Crawlies

Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 10:30am
Saturdays, once-a-month action-packed storytime with a snack. All ages
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Insatiable Readers: Essays and Short Nonfiction

Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 10:30am
Feed your need for nonfiction titles and bookish conversations while you enjoy a cup of coffee! 444-7840
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Write Club

Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 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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PowerPoint: Crash Course!

Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 2:00pm
This class gives patrons a crash course in the fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint, a
multimedia presentation application. It covers an introduction
to the application and how to perform common tasks.
Microsoft PowerPoint is a digital version of a the traditional
slide show. PowerPoint allows you to organize, illustrate,
and present your ideas in a multimedia presentation.
This class covers the use of clipart, WordArt, charts and
graphs, slide templates and presentation options.
The class is free of charge and designed for all library users
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Andrew Raffo Dewar and Brad Davis

Sunday, 22 October 2017 - 2:30pm
Dewar and Davis's performance here will feature a special quadraphonic audio setup that they can rarely perform with.

Andrew Raffo Dewar is a composer, soprano saxophonist, and electronic musician whose work has been performed throughout North America, Southeast Asia and Europe. He appears on nearly two dozen recordings, including work with experimental music innovators Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, and others. Dewar is an Associate Professor in New College and the School of Music at the University of Alabama.
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Book Bites! - Furry Friends

Sunday, 22 October 2017 - 3:00pm
Sample Books.
Eat Snacks.
Have Fun!
For elementary-aged kids.
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Introduction to Genealogy

Sunday, 22 October 2017 - 3:00pm
Want to learn how to do genealogical research? Come to this introductory class that will help get you started on your genealogical journey. A member of Birmingham Public Library's Southern History Department will cover such topics as vital records, courthouse and church records, and the Federal Census. Program will last approximately one hour and there will be time for a question and answer session afterward. 444-7840
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Together with Twos: Once Upon a Time

Monday, 23 October 2017 - 9:30am
Stories and crafts for two year olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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Together with Twos: Once Upon a Time

Monday, 23 October 2017 - 10:30am
Stories and crafts for two year olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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Story Lab: Spies & Disguise

Monday, 23 October 2017 - 4:00pm
Listen, laugh and learn! One story prompts lots of hands-on activities designed for 3 to 8-year-olds.
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Mother Goose: Monkey Trouble

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 9:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for one-year-olds. Register each week.
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Early Birds--Leaves, Leaves

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 10:00am
Join Ms. Polly for 20 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays for children birth to 12 months and their caregivers. Register each week.
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One-on-One Tech Help

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 10:00am
This is a one hour open lab where patrons can ask questions about computers and related technology issues. Patrons must sign up ahead of time. One slot per patron. The class is free of charge.
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Mother Goose: Monkey Trouble

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 10:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for one-year-olds. Register each week.
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One-on-One Tech Help

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 11:00am
This is a one hour open lab where patrons can ask questions about computers and related technology issues. Patrons must sign up ahead of time. One slot per patron. The class is free of charge.
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Financial Planning Expo 2017

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 1:00pm
Learn how to create realistic financial goals and put them into action with help from the Financial Planning Association of North Alabama. Free one-on-one consultations available throughout the day. 444-7840

1:00 -1:10 pm Opening Remarks
1:10-1:55 pm "The ABCs of Medicare & Managing Health Care Expenses in Retirement"- Pat Burris
1:55-2:40 pm "New Strategies for Long Term Health Care Planning" - Babs W. Hart
2:40-3:25 pm "Savvy Social Security Planning" Pat Burris
3:25- 4:10 pm "Tips for Informed and Safe Investing" Alabama Securities Commission
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Adult ESL Classes

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 6:30pm
Beginner and intermediate level English instruction for adult speakers of other native languages. Classes are free and no registration is required.
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Spanish Conversations for Teens

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 6:30pm
Come practice Spanish and learn the culture! All fluency levels are welcome. Grades 9-12
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Story Sprouts - Monster Mania

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 9:30am
Wednesdays at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4 with Ms. Anna Beth!
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Advanced Excel: Pivot Tables & More!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 10:00am
This class is designed to introduce users to some of features of Microsoft Excel, such as Pivot Tables, Conditional Formatting, and more.
The class is free of charge and designed for library patrons who are new to Microsoft Excel.
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Story Sprouts - Monster Mania

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 10:30am
Wednesdays at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4 with Ms. Anna Beth!
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Patron Skype Interview

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 1:30pm
Patron Skype Interview

Computer Class

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 - 2:00pm
Basic instruction to Microsoft Word. Space is limited, register 10/11. Ages 9-12
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ExploraStory - Spooky Spiders

Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 10:30am
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, and hands-on activities.
Ages 3 & up
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English Conversation Club

Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 6:30pm
Informal English practice for speakers of other languages.

ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM
FREE EVENT
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PJ Storytime: Scared Silly

Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 6:30pm
Wear your pajamas for stories, songs and a bedtime snack. All ages
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Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group

Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 7:00pm
The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin by Steven Lee Myers 444-7816
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Halloween Heroes

Friday, 27 October 2017 - 7:00pm
Save the day at our annual Halloween Party! We are celebrating all heroes with Batman, Paw Patrol and Firemen to the rescue. Wear your best costume for some major heroic fun!
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Together with Twos: Monster Mash

Monday, 30 October 2017 - 9:30am
Stories and crafts for two year olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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Friends of the Hoover Library Board Meeting

Monday, 30 October 2017 - 10:00am
Board Meeting
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Together with Twos: Monster Mash

Monday, 30 October 2017 - 10:30am
Stories and crafts for two year olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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Monday at the Movies: Casper

Monday, 30 October 2017 - 2:00pm
October: Casper.

Casper (voiced by Malachi Pearson) is a kind young ghost who peacefully haunts a mansion in Maine. When specialist James Harvey (Bill Pullman) arrives to communicate with Casper and his fellow spirits, he brings along his teenage daughter, Kat (Christina Ricci). Casper quickly falls in love with Kat, but their budding relationship is complicated not only by his transparent state, but also by his troublemaking apparition uncles and their mischievous antics.

110 minutes | Rated PG

FREE EVENT
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Story Lab: Creatures of the Night

Monday, 30 October 2017 - 4:00pm
Listen, laugh and learn! One story prompts lots of hands-on activities designed for 3 to 8-year-olds.
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Raging Readers Teen Bookclub

Monday, 30 October 2017 - 6:30pm
Read the book "Scythe" by Neal Shusterman (book voted on by the group) and come discuss it with us! We'll pick the book for next month as well.
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Monday at the Movies: Casper

Monday, 30 October 2017 - 6:30pm
October: Casper

Casper (voiced by Malachi Pearson) is a kind young ghost who peacefully haunts a mansion in Maine. When specialist James Harvey (Bill Pullman) arrives to communicate with Casper and his fellow spirits, he brings along his teenage daughter, Kat (Christina Ricci). Casper quickly falls in love with Kat, but their budding relationship is complicated not only by his transparent state, but also by his troublemaking apparition uncles and their mischievous antics.

110 minutes | Rated PG

FREE EVENT
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Trick or Treat

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 9:00am
Wear your costume and trick or treat throughout the library.
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Mother Goose: Pumpkin Party

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 9:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for one-year-olds. Register each week.
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Early Birds--Pumpkin Patch

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 10:00am
Join Ms. Polly for 20 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays for children birth to 12 months and their caregivers. Register each week.
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Mother Goose: Pumpkin Party

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 10:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for one-year-olds. Register each week.
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Adult ESL Classes

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 6:30pm
Beginner and Intermediate level English instruction for adult speakers of other native languages. Classes are free and no registration is required.
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Story Sprouts - In Your Neighborhood

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 9:30am
Wednesdays at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4 with Ms. Anna Beth!
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One-on-One Tech Help

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 10:00am
This is a one hour open lab where patrons can ask questions about computers and related technology issues. Patrons must sign up ahead of time. One slot per patron. The class is free of charge.
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Story Sprouts - In Your Neighborhood

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 10:30am
Wednesdays at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4 with Ms. Anna Beth!
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One-on-One Tech Help

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 11:00am
This is a one hour open lab where patrons can ask questions about computers and related technology issues. Patrons must sign up ahead of time. One slot per patron. The class is free of charge.
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First Thursday Fiction Book Group

Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 10:00am
TBA
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ExploraStory - Robots Rule

Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 10:30am
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, and hands-on activities.
Ages 3 & up
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Inspiration and Perspiration

Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 6:30pm
Celebrating Hoover's leaders, old and new, as we look back over 50 years of our City. Sponsored by the Hoover Historical Society.
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PJ Storytime: Owl Tales

Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 6:30pm
Wear your pajamas for stories, songs and a bedtime snack. All ages
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Veterans Reception Set-Up

Friday, 3 November 2017 (All day)
Veterans Reception Set-Up
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Movers & Shakers: Dress Your Best

Friday, 3 November 2017 - 11:00am
Movement, music and school readiness for ages 3 to 5.
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