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Together With Twos - Best of the Best

Monday, 27 April 2015 - 9:30am
Join Mr. Jeremy for Stories and crafts designed for two year olds and their caregivers. Register each week.
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Friends of the Hoover Library Board Meeting

Monday, 27 April 2015 - 10:00am
Board Meeting
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Together With Twos - Best of the Best

Monday, 27 April 2015 - 10:30am
Join Mr. Jeremy for Stories and crafts designed for two year olds and their caregivers. Register each week.
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Monday at the Movies: Field of Dreams

Monday, 27 April 2015 - 2:00pm
Kevin Costner stars as Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella, who hears the mysterious words "If you build it, they will come," and is compelled to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. His wife supports the wild idea, but a reclusive novelist (modeled after J.D. Salinger and played by James Earl Jones) is not so easily persuaded. The idealistic farmer is either a visionary or a deluded fool, but his persistence is rewarded when spirits from baseball's past begin appearing on the ball field.

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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Monday at the Movies: Field of Dreams

Monday, 27 April 2015 - 6:30pm
Kevin Costner stars as Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella, who hears the mysterious words "If you build it, they will come," and is compelled to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. His wife supports the wild idea, but a reclusive novelist (modeled after J.D. Salinger and played by James Earl Jones) is not so easily persuaded. The idealistic farmer is either a visionary or a deluded fool, but his persistence is rewarded when spirits from baseball's past begin appearing on the ball field.

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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Father Goose: Favorites

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 9:30am
Stories songs and snacks for ones and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Open Lab: Computer Help

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 10:00am
This is an open lab where patrons can ask questions about computers and related technology issues. No sign-up is neccessary, and walk-ins are encouraged. The class is free of charge.
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Early Birds - FAVORITES

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 10:00am
Join Ms. Polly for 20 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays for children birth to 12 months and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Father Goose: Favorites

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 10:30am
Stories songs and snacks for ones and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Calling all Teen Volunteers

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 6:00pm
Interested in volunteering this summer? Apply, interview and train for your assignment. All volunteers must attend this session. For Hoover students entering grades 8-12.
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Adult English Classes

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 6:30pm
Join us every Tuesday for English instruction! Classes are free and no registration is required. Basic and intermediate classes are offered.
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Celebrate Australia

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 6:30pm
Enjoy treats and entertainment from the land down under. Fun for the whole family. Free Event
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Tiny Tot Tales: Every Hero Has a Story

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Every Hero Has a Story

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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After Lunch Bunch - Mmm, Dessert

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 1:30pm
A fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up!
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Storytime Live - All Dressed Up

Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up.
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PJ Storytime: High Five

Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 6:30pm
Wear your pajamas for stories, songs and a bedtime snack. ALL AGES
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Mini Golf in the Library!

Friday, 1 May 2015 - 4:30pm
Challenges abound when we turn the library into a mini golf course!
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The Library Theatre 2014-2015 Season

Saturday, 2 May 2015 - 4:00pm
This show is part of The Library Theatre's 2014-2015 season.
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The Library Theatre 2014-2015 Season

Saturday, 2 May 2015 - 8:00pm
This show is part of The Library Theatre's 2014-2015 season.
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Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Mexico

Sunday, 3 May 2015 - 2:30pm
Coffee-ol-ogy Café presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. In April, we'll explore the cuisine of Mexico. Complimentary samples provided.
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Beekeeping

Monday, 4 May 2015 - 6:30pm
Learn about the importance of bees and how to get started in beekeeping. Presented by an expert from the Jefferson County Beekeepers Association. FREE. Adult Programming Room. 6:30 pm. 444-7840
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Introduction to Personal Computing

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 - 10:00am
This class is designed to introduce library patrons to the Windows operating system. It covers an introduction to the desktop and how to perform common tasks through the use of menus, toolbars and icons.

The class includes a demonstration of the basic features of the Windows operating system , along with guidance on how to maneuver through the menus and toolbars. The class includes step-by-step instruction on how to create, delete and rename folders and files.
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History of Southern Flight

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 11:30am
Bring your lunch and listen to local historian Jim Phillips present interesting facts, stories, and amusements about the region’s flight history. Drinks and sweets will be provided. 444-7840
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 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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Introduction to the Internet

Thursday, 7 May 2015 - 10:00am
This class is designed to acquaint you with the Internet. It
covers an introduction to the World Wide Web and how to
search for information quickly and effortlessly.
The class includes a demonstration of a browser’s basic features,
along with guidance on how to evaluate web sites.
The class also teaches how to search for information on the
net, as well as considerations for protecting yourself and
your computer from viruses and other malicious software.
The class is free of charge and designed for all library users
new to the Internet.
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First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Thursday, 7 May 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd.
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Steel City Jug Slammers

Thursday, 7 May 2015 - 6:30pm
Playing a mixture of traditional and homemade instruments, SCJS plays the delta blues and old-time music that hearkens back to early 1900s juke joints.

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LIBRARY PLAZA
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Homelessness 101

Friday, 8 May 2015 - 10:00am
Workshop presented by One Roof. Learn about homelessness, helpful resources and specific “do’s and don’ts” regarding interaction with people who are experiencing homelessness. FREE. Registration required. 444-7840
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Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 9 May 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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Waking Sleeping Beauty

Monday, 11 May 2015 - 2:00pm
Go inside the fabled animation studio and learn the secrets behind its
creative rebirth. Free admission and refreshments! (2009, PG, 86 minutes) 444-7840
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Helping Hands

Monday, 11 May 2015 - 3:00pm
Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society. 444-7840
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Waking Sleeping Beauty

Monday, 11 May 2015 - 6:30pm
Go inside the fabled animation studio and learn the secrets behind its
creative rebirth. Free admission and refreshments! (2009, PG, 86 minutes) 444-7840
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Trivia Night at Beef 'O' Brady's

Monday, 11 May 2015 - 7:00pm
Round up your friends and compete for great prizes at local Hoover restaurant, Beef 'O' Brady's (5519 Grove Blvd.)

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Basic Word (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - 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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Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - 10:30am
Join us for a discussion of the book Brave Companions: Portraits in History by David McCullough.
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Spanish Conversation Club

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - 7:00pm
All Spanish fluency levels welcome to practice the language and learn about the culture with a native speaker.

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LIBRARY PLAZA
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - 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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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr.
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Basic Word (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 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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Science Fiction & Fantasy Triple Feature

Saturday, 16 May 2015 - 10:15am
Join us as we kick off our summer-long celebration of the science fiction and fantasy genres. Free admission and refreshments!

10:30 a.m. - The Princess Bride
1:00 p.m. - The Fifth Element
3:30 p.m. - Pacific Rim

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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Excel: Crash Course!

Saturday, 16 May 2015 - 2:00pm
This class is designed to introduce new users to the basics of 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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Monday at the Movies: Back to the Future

Monday, 18 May 2015 - 2:00pm
When teenager Marty McFly is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown, he finds himself mixed up in a time-shattering chain reaction that could vaporize his future - and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time!

115 minutes - (1985) - PG

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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Monday at the Movies: Back to the Future

Monday, 18 May 2015 - 6:30pm
When teenager Marty McFly is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown, he finds himself mixed up in a time-shattering chain reaction that could vaporize his future - and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time!

115 minutes - (1985) - PG

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 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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Glue Gun Gang: Dot Paintings

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 6:30pm
Try your hand at acrylic dot painting, a technique made famous by Australian Aboriginal artists in the 1970s. Adults only. FREE! Reservations required. Sign up begins May 1. 444-7840
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No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 10:30am
Join others to discuss your nonfiction book of choice in this month's genre: Travelogues. Stop by the Nonfiction Department for suggestions. 444-7840.
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 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: Dot Paintings

Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 10:30am
Try your hand at acrylic dot painting, a technique made famous by Australian Aboriginal artists in the 1970s. Adults only. FREE! Reservations required. Sign up begins May 1. 444-7840
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Art Reception - David Diodati

Thursday, 21 May 2015 - 5:30pm
Join us for a reception honoring May Featured Artist, David Diodate.
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