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Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol

Sunday, 17 December 2017 - 2:30pm
Take a new look at an old favorite, as we discuss Dickens' best seller with Dr. Daniel Seigel, from UAB's English Department, followed by a viewing of the 1951 holiday classic starring Alastair Sim (NR, 86 minutes)
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Monday at the Movies: Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Monday, 18 December 2017 - 2:00pm
December: Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).

105 minutes | Rated PG

FREE EVENT
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Monday at the Movies: Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Monday, 18 December 2017 - 6:30pm
December: Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).

105 minutes | Rated PG

FREE EVENT
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PowerPoint: Crash Course!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 10:00am
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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Christmas Karaoke

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 6:30pm
Sing your favorite Christmas tunes while enjoying a hot beverage and holiday cookies. Grades 7-12
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Holiday Sing-Along Storytime

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 10:30am
Join us in the Library Theatre for jingle bells and a flurry of fa-la-las for the whole family!
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Christmas Movie: Arthur Christmas

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 2:00pm
Santa's son must ensure the children of the world receive their presents by Christmas morning.
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CLOSED - Christmas

Saturday, 23 December 2017 (All day)
Holiday closing.
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CLOSED - Christmas

Sunday, 24 December 2017 (All day)
Holiday closing.
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CLOSED - Christmas

Monday, 25 December 2017 (All day)
Holiday closing.
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CLOSED - Christmas

Tuesday, 26 December 2017 (All day)
Holiday closing.
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Movie: Cars 3

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 10:30am
Race car Lightning McQueen suffers a severe crash while trying to compete with a younger rival named Jackson Storm. Afterwards, McQueen embraces new technologies as he trains for a return to the racetrack.
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Intro to the Digital Media Lab

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 2:00pm
This session is an introduction to the software and equipment available in the Library's Digital Media Lab.
The class is free of charge.
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Walt Disney: Part 1 - documentary screening

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 2:00pm
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of America’s master storyteller. Walt Disney created some of the most beloved cartoon characters in history; conceived the first-ever feature-length animated film; and designed the world’s first theme park. Few creative figures before or since have held such a long-lasting place in American life and popular culture. Yet despite the success he achieved, he was driven and restless, a demanding perfectionist on whom decades of relentless work would take their toll (2015, TV-PG, 120 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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Walt Disney: Part 1 - documentary screening

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - 6:30pm
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of America’s master storyteller. Walt Disney created some of the most beloved cartoon characters in history; conceived the first-ever feature-length animated film; and designed the world’s first theme park. Few creative figures before or since have held such a long-lasting place in American life and popular culture. Yet despite the success he achieved, he was driven and restless, a demanding perfectionist on whom decades of relentless work would take their toll (2015, TV-PG, 120 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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Walt Disney: Part 2 - documentary screening

Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 2:00pm
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of America’s master storyteller. Walt Disney created some of the most beloved cartoon characters in history; conceived the first-ever feature-length animated film; and designed the world’s first theme park. Few creative figures before or since have held such a long-lasting place in American life and popular culture. Yet despite the success he achieved, he was driven and restless, a demanding perfectionist on whom decades of relentless work would take their toll (2015, TV-PG, 120 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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Walt Disney: Part 2 - documentary screening

Thursday, 28 December 2017 - 6:30pm
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of America’s master storyteller. Walt Disney created some of the most beloved cartoon characters in history; conceived the first-ever feature-length animated film; and designed the world’s first theme park. Few creative figures before or since have held such a long-lasting place in American life and popular culture. Yet despite the success he achieved, he was driven and restless, a demanding perfectionist on whom decades of relentless work would take their toll (2015, TV-PG, 120 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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CLOSED - New Years

Sunday, 31 December 2017 (All day)
Holiday closing.
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CLOSED - New Years

Monday, 1 January 2018 (All day)
Holiday closing.
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CLOSED - New Years

Tuesday, 2 January 2018 (All day)
Holiday closing.
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First Thursday Fiction Book Club

Thursday, 4 January 2018 - 10:00am
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
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One-on-One Tech Help

Saturday, 6 January 2018 - 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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One-on-One Tech Help

Saturday, 6 January 2018 - 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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Sunday NovelTea

Sunday, 7 January 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday afternoon fiction book group for adults.
Join us as we discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate and enjoy tea and cookies.
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Friends of the Hoover Library: Mayor Frank Brocato

Monday, 8 January 2018 - 9:45am
State of the City Address with Mayor Frank Brocato
Refreshments at 9:45 a.m. Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. Free and open to the public. 444-7840
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Buck - documentary screening

Monday, 8 January 2018 - 2:00pm
American cowboy Buck Brannaman has a unique way of communicating with horses, and it's exactly this unorthodox style of training that inspired the novel "The Horse Whisperer." In this documentary, director Cindy Meehl gets to know the real-life Buck as she reveals his fascinating story about how an abusive childhood helped teach him the compassion and insight needed to train horses, not with punishment but by treating them the way he would treat humans -- with respect (2011, PG, 88 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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Buck - documentary screening

Monday, 8 January 2018 - 6:30pm
American cowboy Buck Brannaman has a unique way of communicating with horses, and it's exactly this unorthodox style of training that inspired the novel "The Horse Whisperer." In this documentary, director Cindy Meehl gets to know the real-life Buck as she reveals his fascinating story about how an abusive childhood helped teach him the compassion and insight needed to train horses, not with punishment but by treating them the way he would treat humans -- with respect (2011, PG, 88 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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The Library Theatre 2017-2018 performance Set-Up

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 - 9:00am
The Library Theatre 2017-2018 performance Set-Up
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One-on-One Tech Help

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 - 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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One-on-One Tech Help

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 - 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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The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 - 1:00pm
Get simple and straightforward answers at this workshop with Karen Haiflich. 444-7816
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Adult Spanish Conversation Club

Tuesday, 9 January 2018 - 7:00pm
Adults 17+, practice your Spanish and celebrate the culture! Some experience with Spanish is suggested.
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The Library Theatre 2017-2018 performance Set-Up

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 9:00am
The Library Theatre 2017-2018 performance Set-Up
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One-on-One Tech Help

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 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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One-on-One Tech Help

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 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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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group

Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 10:00am
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrick Bachman
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 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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Regina Carter

Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 7:30pm
Simply Ella - 100th Anniversary of a Musical Legend
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Regina Carter

Friday, 12 January 2018 - 7:30pm
Simply Ella - 100th Anniversary of a Musical Legend
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Knit Class

Saturday, 13 January 2018 - 11:00am
Learn to knit at this class for beginners! Register now as space is limited. Bring your own yarn and knitting needles. After your lessons, stay for Purl @ the Plaza from 1 - 5 pm!
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Crochet Class

Saturday, 13 January 2018 - 11:00am
Learn to crochet at this class for beginners! Register now as space is limited. Bring your own yarn and crochet hooks. After your lessons, stay for Purl @ the Plaza from 1 - 5 pm!
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Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 13 January 2018 - 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.
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Glue Gun Gang Mega-Meet: Vision Boards

Sunday, 14 January 2018 - 3:00pm
Glue Gun Gang Mega-Meet: Vision Boards. Collage your hopes and dreams for 2018 during this popular annual crafting event. This class is open to 50 but please RSVP so we know how many to plan for. Call 444-7840 to sign up beginning January 2. Supplies are provided but are first come, first serve.
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CLOSED - Matin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, 15 January 2018 (All day)
Holiday closing.
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Craft for a Cause: Valentines for Children's Hospital

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 (All day)
Each year, Jefferson County libraries make and give hundreds of Valentine cards to cheer up the young patients at Children's of Alabama. Adults and teens are welcome to drop in anytime this week and make a few to send. We'll have supplies and craft tools set up and ready to go. Call Nonfiction at 444-7840 with any questions.
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Basic Word (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 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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Economic Independence for 2018

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 10:15am
Create a healthy relationship with money and formulate a wealth strategy for the new year with financial coach Damian Carson. 444-7816
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French Conversation Club

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 7:00pm
Practice your French and celebrate the culture! Some experience with French is suggested.
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Craft for a Cause: Valentines for Children's Hospital

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 (All day)
Each year, Jefferson County libraries make and give hundreds of Valentine cards to cheer up the young patients at Children's of Alabama. Adults and teens are welcome to drop in anytime this week and make a few to send. We'll have supplies and craft tools set up and ready to go. Call Nonfiction at 444-7840 with any questions.
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Basic Word (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 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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