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Mother Goose: Sweet Dreams

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 9:30am
Stories, songs, and fingerplays for 12-23 Months. Space is limited, register each week.
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 10:00am
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 tool bars.

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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Early Birds: Color Me Happy

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 10:00am
Stories, songs and fingerplays for birth to 12 months. Space is limited, register each week.
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Mother Goose: Sweet Dreams

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, and fingerplays for 12-23 Months. Space is limited, register each week.
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Edison - documentary screening

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 2:00pm
Edison explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America's most famous inventor, offering new perspectives on the man and his milieu, and illuminating not only the true nature of invention, but its role in turn-of-the-century America's rush into the future (2015, 112 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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Raging Readers: Middle School Bookclub

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 6:30pm
Middle School is tough, but book club is fun! Meet with others to discuss Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson.
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Edison - documentary screening

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 6:30pm
Edison explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America's most famous inventor, offering new perspectives on the man and his milieu, and illuminating not only the true nature of invention, but its role in turn-of-the-century America's rush into the future (2015, 112 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! 444-⁠7840
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Glue Gun Gang: Vision Boards

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 6:30pm
Create a collage of your goals for 2017. Adults only. Reservations required. Call 444-7840 to sign up beginning January 3. FREE.
Nonfiction Department 800s Room
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Spanish Conversation Practice for Advanced Speakers

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 7:00pm
Advanced Spanish conversation practice for advanced Spanish speakers.
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Rockin' Tots: Playful Monkeys

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Rockin' Tots: Playful Monkeys

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Homeschool Hub: Computer Savvy

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 1:30pm
Basic instruction to Word and Publisher. Ages 8-12. Registration begins Jan 4.
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Homeschool Hub: Computer Savvy

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 3:00pm
Basic instruction to Word and Publisher. Ages 8-12. Registration begins Jan 4.
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 19 January 2017 - 10:00am
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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Glue Gun Gang: Vision Boards

Thursday, 19 January 2017 - 10:30am
Create a collage of your goals for 2017. Adults only. Reservations required. Call 444-7840 to sign up beginning January 3. FREE. 444-7840
Nonfiction Department 800s Room 6:30 pm
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ExploraStory : Color Kaleidoscope

Thursday, 19 January 2017 - 10:30am
Weekly exploration includes stories, songs and hands-on activities. Ages 3 and up
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SenoritAwesome

Thursday, 19 January 2017 - 2:30pm
Soulful & bluesy singer/songwriter that's just relocated to Birmingham from Atlanta!
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PJ Storytime: Let's Race

Thursday, 19 January 2017 - 6:30pm
Wear your pajamas for stories, songs and a bedtime snack.
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Noche de Pelicula en Espanol

Thursday, 19 January 2017 - 6:30pm
Movie night for Spanish-speaking families.

Free Admission and Free refreshments!
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Movers and Shakers - Pets on Parade

Friday, 20 January 2017 - 11:00am
Children with their caregivers engage in movement, music and creative story exploration to build school readiness and early literacy. Space is limited, must register. Ages 3 & 4
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Bad Art

Friday, 20 January 2017 - 4:00pm
Create something fantastically terrible with mishmash of materials.
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Spin-a-story: All Snowed In

Saturday, 21 January 2017 - 10:30am
Which stories will be told? The Story Wheel will decide. Includes snack. All ages
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Insatiable Readers: Best Books of 2016

Saturday, 21 January 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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Together with Twos - Going on a Bear Hunt

Monday, 23 January 2017 - 9:30am
Stories and crafts for two-year-olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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Together with Twos - Going on a Bear Hunt

Monday, 23 January 2017 - 10:30am
Stories and crafts for two-year-olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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Story Lab: Before Bedtime

Monday, 23 January 2017 - 4:00pm
Listen, laugh and learn! One story prompts lots of hands-on activites designed for 3 to 8-year-olds.
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Neuroscience Cafe: Training the Aging Brain

Monday, 23 January 2017 - 6:30pm
Presented by Karlene Ball, PhD, Professor and Chair, UAB Department of Psychology, and Kristina Visscher, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology. NEUROSCIENCE CAFE is an ongoing series from the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center in which experts in the neurosciences present topics, create discussion and answer questions for the community. 444-7840
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Reading Sidekicks: Beginning Reader Book Club

Monday, 23 January 2017 - 6:30pm
Ah Ha! Jeff Mack.
Emerging readers and their caregivers read books (provided at meeting) by a selected author, then discuss them and complete a related project. Space is limited, register each month.
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Mother Goose: Yummy in my tummy

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 9:30am
Stories, songs, and fingerplays for 12-23 Months. Space is limited, register each week.
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PowerPoint: Crash Course!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 10:00am
This class is designed to introduce new users to the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, a
multimedia presentation application. It covers an introduction
to the application and how to perform common tasks
through the use of menus and toolbars.
The class is free of charge and designed for library patrons who are new to Microsoft PowerPoint.
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Early Birds: Sleepy Time

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 10:00am
Stories, songs and fingerplays for birth to 12 months. Space is limited, register each week.
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Mother Goose: Yummy in my tummy

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, and fingerplays for 12-23 Months. Space is limited, register each week.
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How to Find Funding for Your Education or Career Training

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 10:30am
Pamela Mapp, a Senior Administrative Analyst from the Jefferson County Center for Workforce Development, will be on hand to discuss WIA, the Workforce Investment Act. This is a great program for those wanting to re-career or reenter the job market! 444-7840
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: Minecraft Math

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 4:00pm
Use Math to recreate parts of the Minecraft Universe in real life. Ages 5-11
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Spanish Conversation Practice for Advanced Speakers

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 7:00pm
Advanced Spanish conversation practice for advanced Spanish speakers.
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University of Montevallo Collaboration

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 9:00am
Students from College of Education will listen to presentation by outreach librarian Katie Jane Morris then tour facility.
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Rockin' Tots: Sleepy Time

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Rockin' Tots: Sleepy Time

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Publisher: Crash Course!

Thursday, 26 January 2017 - 10:00am
This class introduces patrons 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.
The class is free of charge and designed for all library users
new to personal computing.
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ExploraStory : Transportation Station

Thursday, 26 January 2017 - 10:30am
Weekly exploration includes stories, songs and hands-on activities. Ages 3 and up
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PJ Storytime: At the Dinner Table

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

Thursday, 26 January 2017 - 7:00pm
The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal and Hysteria in 1692 Salem by Stacy Schiff. 444-7840
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After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite

Friday, 27 January 2017 - 7:00pm
Team up with your friends and fellow gamers and heed the call of the tabletop! We have a great selection of board games available, or bring your own to share.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Agatha Christie: Queen of Crime

Saturday, 28 January 2017 - 1:00pm
Join us as we celebrate the life of Dame Agatha Christie. Discussion of crime fiction by Dr. Daniel Siegel, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham's English department. Documentary showing of Mystery of Agatha Christie with David Suchet and film showing of Murder on the Orient Express.
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Together with Twos - All Dressed Up!

Monday, 30 January 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 January 2017 - 10:00am
Board Meeting
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Together with Twos - All Dressed Up!

Monday, 30 January 2017 - 10:30am
Stories and crafts for two-year-olds. Space is limited, register each week.
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Monday at the Movies: Singin' in the Rain

Monday, 30 January 2017 - 2:00pm
Singin' in the Rain

A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars', Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, latest movie is made into a musical a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina's speaking and singing. Don is on top of the world until Lina finds out.

103 minutes | Rated G

FREE EVENT
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Story Lab: A-maze-ing Mice

Monday, 30 January 2017 - 4:00pm
Listen, laugh and learn! One story prompts lots of hands-on activites designed for 3 to 8-year-olds.
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Stock Market 101

Monday, 30 January 2017 - 6:30pm
Learn the basics about the stock market and how it works. Presented by UAB's Dr. Stephanie Yates. 444-7840
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