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Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Polynesia

Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 2:30pm
Coffee-ol-ogy Café presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. We'll explore Polynesian cuisine in August. Complimentary samples provided.
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First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Thursday, 6 August 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty.
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Roberto Verdi

Sunday, 9 August 2015 - 2:30pm
Flamenco guitarist Roberto Verdi plays the gorgeous music of Spain.
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Chimpanzee

Monday, 10 August 2015 - 2:00pm
Explore the African rain forest with an adventurous young chimp named
Oscar in this heart-warming Disneynature film. Free admission and refreshments! (2012, G, 78 minutes) 444-7840
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Chimpanzee

Monday, 10 August 2015 - 6:30pm
Explore the African rain forest with an adventurous young chimp named
Oscar in this heart-warming Disneynature film. Free admission and refreshments! (2012, G, 78 minutes) 444-7840
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Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 10:30am
Join us for a discussion of the book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert.
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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Thursday, 13 August 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.
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The Library Theatre Ticket Sales

Monday, 17 August 2015 (All day)
The Library Theatre Ticket Sales
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No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 - 10:30am
Join others to discuss your nonfiction book of choice in this month's genre: Pioneers and Record Holders. Stop by the Nonfiction Department for suggestions. 444-7840.
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The Glass Jars

Thursday, 20 August 2015 - 6:30pm
Four-piece band featuring viola, guitar, bass and percussion fuses indie rock with jazz, funk and blues.
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Monday at the Movies: Oblivion

Monday, 24 August 2015 - 2:00pm
Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack's mission is nearly complete. Living in and patrolling the skies from thousands of feet above, his existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

PG-13 - 124 minutes (2013)

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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Monday at the Movies: Oblivion

Monday, 24 August 2015 - 6:30pm
Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack's mission is nearly complete. Living in and patrolling the skies from thousands of feet above, his existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

PG-13 - 124 minutes (2013)

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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LIBRARY PLAZA
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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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"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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Adult English Class

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

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THEATRE LEVEL MEETING ROOMS
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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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After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite

Friday, 25 September 2015 - 7:00pm
Put on your game face on and team up with your fellow gamers! Have a favorite board game you want to share? Bring it with you, we'll have space!

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LIBRARY PLAZA
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Blind Boys of Alabama

Friday, 25 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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Write Club

Saturday, 26 September 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.

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Ladies Day Out

Saturday, 26 September 2015 - 1:00pm
Fun day for all with hand treatments and neck massages on the Plaza along with women's self-defense, decluttering expertice, and an Alabama food blogger.

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LIBRARY PLAZA, THEATRE LEVEL MEETING ROOMS
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Monday at the Movies: The Way We Were

Monday, 28 September 2015 - 2:00pm
Screen legends Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford make movie magic as the captivating star-crossed lovers, Hubbell Gardiner and Katie Morosky. Theirs is a classic love story sparked by the attraction of opposites, played out against the backdrop of American life during times of foreign war, domestic prosperity and McCarthy-era paranoia in Hollywood.

PG-13 - 118 minutes (1973)

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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Monday at the Movies: The Way We Were

Monday, 28 September 2015 - 6:30pm
Screen legends Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford make movie magic as the captivating star-crossed lovers, Hubbell Gardiner and Katie Morosky. Theirs is a classic love story sparked by the attraction of opposites, played out against the backdrop of American life during times of foreign war, domestic prosperity and McCarthy-era paranoia in Hollywood.

PG - 118 minutes (1973)

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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Adult English Class

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 6:30pm
Basic and intermediate level English instruction for adult speakers of other languages.

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THEATRE LEVEL MEETING ROOMS
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First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Thursday, 1 October 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY by Gabrielle Zevin.
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Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Poland

Sunday, 4 October 2015 - 2:30pm
Coffee-ol-ogy Café presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. We'll explore Polish cuisine in October. Complimentary samples provided.
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Friends of the Hoover Library

Monday, 5 October 2015 - 10:00am
Free and open to the public. Refreshments at 9:45 am Program at 10:00 am 444-7840

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Adult English Class

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

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THEATRE LEVEL MEETING ROOMS
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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Thursday, 8 October 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.
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