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International Tabletop Day 2017

Saturday, 29 April 2017 (All day)
Join us as we celebrate International Tabletop Day with a day-long gaming event! Bring your favorite board games or choose from one of our available collection. Bring your friends or meet some new people to play alongside. There will be door prizes to sign up for and East 59 Cafe will be open to supply all of your hunger needs.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Friends Blowout Book Sale

Saturday, 29 April 2017 - 10:00am
Book lovers rejoice! The Friends of the Hoover Library's sale is back with a variety of items for all ages. Everything is priced to move! Shop early, bring your friends! 444-7774


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Calling All Summer Volunteers

Monday, 1 May 2017 - 6:30pm
Interested in volunteering this summer? Join us to learn what is expected and find out your assignment. All summer volunteers must attend one session. For Hoover students grades 8-12.
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One-on-One Tech Help

Tuesday, 2 May 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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May The Fourth Be With You

Thursday, 4 May 2017 - 10:00am
A day-long celebration of the Star Wars universe with Crafts, Games, and a variety of Characters. Come and go as you please. Activities will be available all day. 10am -8pm.
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One-on-One Tech Help

Thursday, 4 May 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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Debbie Bond

Thursday, 4 May 2017 - 6:30pm
Singer, songwriter, & guitarist Debbie Bond has been part of the Alabama blues scene for over 30 years. Her 2016 album "Enjoy the Ride" has gotten rave reviews.
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Coffee & Espresso 101: Discussion & Tasting

Saturday, 6 May 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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The Library Theatre 2016-2017 Season

Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 4:00pm
The Library Theatre 2016-2017 Season
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The Library Theatre 2016-2017 Season

Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 7:30pm
The Library Theatre 2016-2017 Season
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Sunday NovelTea

Sunday, 7 May 2017 - 3:00pm
A new fiction book group!

For more information call 444-7820.
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Grey Gardens - documentary screening

Monday, 8 May 2017 - 2:00pm
The classic film portrait of Big Edie and her daughter Little Edie, two eccentric high-society castaways living in a dilapidated New York mansion (1976, PG, 95 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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Helping Hands

Monday, 8 May 2017 - 3:00pm
Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society. Adults and teens. 444-7840
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Grey Gardens - documentary screening

Monday, 8 May 2017 - 6:30pm
The classic film portrait of Big Edie and her daughter Little Edie, two eccentric high-society castaways living in a dilapidated New York mansion (1976, PG, 95 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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Basic Word (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 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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The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 1:00pm
Get simple and straightforward answers at this workshop with Karen Haiflich. 444-7816
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Glue Gun Gang: Cut Up Poetry and Decoupaged Votives

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 6:30pm
Create cut-up poetry using damaged books and decoupage a glass jar with your poem to create a candle holder. Adults only. Registration begins on May 1 and is required. 444-7840


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No Reading Required: Star Wars - Diversity and the Strength of the Force

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 6:30pm
The new Star Wars movies have made diversity a top priority. Learn how businesses can strengthen their corporate culture and customer loyalty by including diversity in their mission. 44-7816
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Spanish Conversation Club

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Adults (17+) are invited to practice their Spanish and celebrate the culture. All fluency levels are welcome.
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HICA Mother's Day Celebration

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 10:00am
Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama presents a Mother's Day celebration.
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Homeschool Hub

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Speed Book Talks with Miss Katie Jane and Mr. Justin
Preview of Summer Reading 2017
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Basic Word (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 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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Glue Gun Gang: Cut Up Poetry and Decoupaged Votives

Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 10:30am
Create cut-up poetry using damaged books and decoupage a glass jar with your poem to create a candle holder. Adults only. Registration begins on May 1 and is required. 444-7840
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Building Characters That Stand the Test of Time

Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 10:30am
Author Michael Morris will lead a writer's workshop that will feature writing exercises using photographs to develop ideas for historical or contemporary fiction. These exercises focus on developing compelling characters and settings that can be used to launch a short story or even the beginning of a novel. Reservations required. 444-7840
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Restoration Assembly

Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 11:00am
Prayer Strategies and Training

Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 13 May 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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One-on-One Tech Help

Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 2:00pm
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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Young Artist Reception

Sunday, 14 May 2017 - 3:00pm
Celebrate our featured children's gallery artists. Refreshments served.
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May Glue Gun Gang: Cut Up Poetry and Decoupaged Votives

Sunday, 14 May 2017 - 3:00pm
Create cut-up poetry using damaged books and decoupage a glass jar with your poem to create a candle holder. Adults only. Registration begins on May 1 and is required. 444-7840
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Neuroscience Cafe: Adolescent Psychosis

Monday, 15 May 2017 - 6:30pm
"Identification and Treatment of Psychosis in Young People: Experience from a First Episode Psychosis Clinic" presented by the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center. The discussion will be led by Clinton Martin, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Adrienne Lahti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry. NEUROSCIENCE CAFE is an ongoing series in which experts in the neurosciences present topics, create discussion and answer questions for the community. 444-7840
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 16 May 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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French Conversation Club

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Adults of all fluency levels are invited to practice their French and celebrate the culture.
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 18 May 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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Trivia Night: General Knowledge

Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Compete for prizes in our monthly trivia night. While we usually have themed trivia nights, May will be a general trivia night.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday, 20 May 2017 - 10:00am
Kickoff summer reading with us at Veterans Park. Inflatables, crafts,
games, airbrush tattoos, petting zoo and much more!
FREE EVENT
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Andy Spain

Sunday, 21 May 2017 - 2:30pm
Singer/songwriter writes eclectic but accessible songs that merge folkways with futurism in a style he calls "sci-folk."

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Monday at the Movies: Me Before You

Monday, 22 May 2017 - 2:00pm
May: Me Before You

Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

110 minutes | Rated PG-13

FREE EVENT
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Monday at the Movies: Me Before You

Monday, 22 May 2017 - 6:30pm
May: Me Before You

Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

110 minutes | Rated PG-13

FREE EVENT
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Basic PowerPoint (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - 10:00am
This class introduces patrons to 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.
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.
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 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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Basic PowerPoint (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 10:00am
This class introduces patrons to 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.
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.
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Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach * 444-7816
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After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite

Friday, 26 May 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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Insatiable Readers: Summer Reading Preview

Saturday, 27 May 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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Brother Joseph and the Grotto - Alabama documentary screening

Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 2:30pm
The “true fairy tale” of a Bavarian monk who built Ave Maria Grotto, a miniature city of recycled materials at Saint Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama (2013, approx. 2 hours). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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CLOSED - Memorial Day

Monday, 29 May 2017 (All day)
Holiday closing.
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One-on-One Tech Help

Tuesday, 30 May 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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Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 10:30am
Singing and dancing from an unforgettable duo. Whoopty Whoop!
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Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Singing and dancing from an unforgettable duo. Whoopty Whoop!
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Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 6:30pm
Singing and dancing from an unforgettable duo. Whoopty Whoop!
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