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Bring Your Own Baby: Builder Babies

Friday, 21 July 2017 - 9:30am
Music, movement and interactive stories for little ones. Ages birth-24 months Space is limited, must register 7/14-7/20
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Bring Your Own Baby: Builder Babies

Friday, 21 July 2017 - 10:30am
Music, movement and interactive stories for little ones. Ages birth-24 months Space is limited, must register 7/14-7/20
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Friday Night at the Movies - Dr. Strange

Friday, 21 July 2017 - 6:30pm
Free admission and refreshments. PG-13, 115 minutes
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Write Club

Saturday, 22 July 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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Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the...Rural Studio - Alabama documentary

Saturday, 22 July 2017 - 2:30pm
Hale County, Alabama is home to some of the most impoverished communities in the United States of America. It is also home to Auburn University’s Rural Studio, one of the most prolific and inspirational design-build outreach programs ever established. Citizen Architect is a documentary film chronicling the late Samuel Mockbee, artist, architect, educator and founder of the Rural Studio (2010, 120 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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PowerPoint: Crash Course!

Tuesday, 25 July 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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American Girl

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 2:00pm
Meet Gabriela 2017 Girl of the Year, make crafts and eat fun snacks. Ages 5 & up Register 7/11-7/24
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American Girl

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 6:30pm
Meet Gabriela 2017 Girl of the Year, make crafts and eat fun snacks. Ages 5 & up Register 7/11-7/24
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Microsoft Office Skills: Mail Merge

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 6:00pm
This class is designed to introduce the Mail Merge function using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

The class includes a demonstration of the application and its basic features, along with guidance.

The class is free of charge and designed for library patrons who are have already taken the Basic Word and Excel classes.
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One-on-One Tech Help

Thursday, 27 July 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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Kick Off Kindergarten

Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 10:30am
Kindergarten is just around the corner! Celebrate this milestone with a party just for kindergarteners and their caregivers.
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One-on-One Tech Help

Thursday, 27 July 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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Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group

Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 6:00pm
Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization by Lars Brownworth 444-7816
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The Onlys

Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 6:30pm
Classic rock & roll hits from the 50s through today will have you up and dancing. From "Louie, Louie" to "Wagon Wheel," they play all the hits.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Scifi/Fantasy Fest

Friday, 28 July 2017 (All day)
The Hoover Library is proud to announce its 3rd annual Scifi/Fantasy Fest! Join us for a fantastic and free convention weekend! Discussion panels, cosplay contest, games, demos, and more will be happening all throughout the convention weekend. For more information keep checking our Facebook page at facebook.com/hplscifi!
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Scifi/Fantasy Fest

Saturday, 29 July 2017 (All day)
The Hoover Library is proud to announce its 3rd annual Scifi/Fantasy Fest! Join us for a fantastic and free convention weekend! Discussion panels, cosplay contest, games, demos, and more will be happening all throughout the convention weekend. For more information keep checking our Facebook page at facebook.com/hplscifi!
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Scifi/Fantasy Fest

Sunday, 30 July 2017 (All day)
The Hoover Library is proud to announce the 3rd annual Scifi/Fantasy Fest@ Join us for a fantastic and free convention weekend! Discussion panels, cosplay contest, games, demos, and more will be happening all throughout the convention weekend. For more information keep checking our Facebook page at facebook.com/hplscifi!
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Chainmaille Workshop

Sunday, 30 July 2017 - 2:30pm
Chainmaille workshop led by Peter Sugg.
Must register in advance and payment required.
$10.00 at the door, cash only.
Ages 14 and up.
All materials provided.
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Chainmaille Workshop

Sunday, 30 July 2017 - 4:30pm
Chainmaille workshop led by Peter Sugg.
Must register in advance and payment required.
$10.00 at the door, cash only.
Ages 14 and up.
All materials provided.
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Monday at the Movies: Jurassic World

Monday, 31 July 2017 - 2:00pm
July: Jurassic World

Located off the coast of Costa Rica, the Jurassic World luxury resort provides a habitat for an array of genetically engineered dinosaurs, including the vicious and intelligent Indominus rex. When the massive creature escapes, it sets off a chain reaction that causes the other dinos to run amok. Now, it's up to a former military man and animal expert (Chris Pratt) to use his special skills to save two young brothers and the rest of the tourists from an all-out, prehistoric assault.

125 minutes | Rated PG-13

FREE EVENT
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Monday at the Movies: Jurassic World

Monday, 31 July 2017 - 6:30pm
July: Jurassic World

Located off the coast of Costa Rica, the Jurassic World luxury resort provides a habitat for an array of genetically engineered dinosaurs, including the vicious and intelligent Indominus rex. When the massive creature escapes, it sets off a chain reaction that causes the other dinos to run amok. Now, it's up to a former military man and animal expert (Chris Pratt) to use his special skills to save two young brothers and the rest of the tourists from an all-out, prehistoric assault.

125 minutes | Rated PG-13

FREE EVENT
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Faun and a Pan Flute

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 - 7:00pm
Faun and a Pan Flute is a collectively-led experimental nonetet from Atlanta, GA. In playing original, highly collaborative compositions, the group summons and explores music that juxtaposes controlled rhythmic complexity and harsh texture with lush harmonic beauty and expressive melodies. Faun presents music deeply structured yet breathing with space and freedom, exhibiting their engaged and unique method of composition, undertaken with labor and devotion. Such an outlet succeeds in capturing and expressing the focused, sprawling, restless musical energy of its nine members.
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First Thursday Fiction Book Group

Thursday, 3 August 2017 - 10:00am
TBA
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Coffee & Espresso 101: Discussion & Tasting

Saturday, 5 August 2017 - 10:00am
Learn about coffee, espresso, different methods of brewing, coffee sustainability practices and more. Class is $10 and includes light snacks & drink tastings. Limited seating! Reserve your spot at 205-518-6264.

East 59 Cafe on the Plaza, 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm
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Sunday NovelTea

Sunday, 6 August 2017 - 3:00pm
A new fiction book group!

For more information call 444-7820.
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AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway

Monday, 7 August 2017 (All day)
AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway
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AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway

Tuesday, 8 August 2017 (All day)
AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway
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AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 (All day)
AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway
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AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway

Thursday, 10 August 2017 (All day)
AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway
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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group

Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 10:00am
THEATER LEVEL MEETING ROOM
FREE EVENT
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CLOSED - Staff Training

Friday, 11 August 2017 (All day)
CLOSED - Staff Training
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AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway

Friday, 11 August 2017 (All day)
AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway
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AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway

Saturday, 12 August 2017 (All day)
AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway
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Insatiable Readers: A Year In The Life: People Will Try Anything for a Year!

Saturday, 12 August 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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Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 12 August 2017 - 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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AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway

Sunday, 13 August 2017 (All day)
AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway
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Young Artist Reception

Sunday, 13 August 2017 - 3:00pm
Celebrate our featured children's gallery artists. Refreshments served.
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VOTING - US Senate Primary

Monday, 14 August 2017 (All day)
VOTING - US Senate Primary
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AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway

Monday, 14 August 2017 (All day)
AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway
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Mad Hot Ballroom - documentary screening

Monday, 14 August 2017 - 2:00pm
A group of New York City fourth and fifth graders journey into the world of ballroom dancing. Told from their candid and hilarious perspectives, they learn that dance is not just about a few step--it's about life (2005, PG, 105 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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Mad Hot Ballroom - documentary screening

Monday, 14 August 2017 - 6:30pm
A group of New York City fourth and fifth graders journey into the world of ballroom dancing. Told from their candid and hilarious perspectives, they learn that dance is not just about a few step--it's about life (2005, PG, 105 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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VOTING - US Senate Primary

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 (All day)
VOTING - US Senate Primary
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AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 (All day)
AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway
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Glue Gun Gang: Create a Book Doll

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 6:30pm
Fold the pages of a book to create a doll celebrating your love of literature. Free. Adults only. Reservations required. Sign up begins August 1. Call 444-7840.
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AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 (All day)
AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway
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VOTING - US Senate Primary

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 (All day)
VOTING - US Senate Primary
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Remembering Princess Diana 20 years Later: Mother, Activist, Fashion Icon

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 12:00pm
Read, listen, watch and discuss. For this new take on a genre group you can read a book, an article, listen to an interview or podcast, watch a documentary or just join in the discussion. Refreshments will be provided. 444-7840
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AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway

Thursday, 17 August 2017 (All day)
AREA CLOSED - Library Makeover Project Underway
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Glue Gun Gang: Create a Book Doll

Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 10:30am
Fold the pages of a book to create a doll celebrating your love of literature. Free. Adults only. Reservations required. Sign up begins August 1. Call 444-7840
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I Love the 80s Trivia Night

Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 7:00pm
Compete for prizes in our monthly trivia night. In August we'll test your knowledge on all things 1980s!

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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