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Introduction to the Internet

Thursday, 5 March 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: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA by Anthony Marra.

In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at the abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor, Sonja Rabina, treats the wounded.

FREE EVENT
THEATRE LEVEL MEETING ROOMS
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Storytime Live - In the Small, Small Pond

Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up.
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Vulcan Eejits

Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 6:30pm
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day early with Vulcan Eejits, a Celtic trio featuring fiddle, guitar, flute and vocals.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Blowout Book Sale

Saturday, 7 March 2015 - 10:00am
Book lovers rejoice! The Friends of the Hoover Library's book sale is back. Items will be priced to move. Shop early and bring your friends!
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Blowout Book Sale

Sunday, 8 March 2015 - 2:00pm
Book lovers rejoice! The Friends of the Hoover Library's book sale is back. Items will be priced to move. Shop early and bring your friends!
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Together With Twos - Dozens of Dragons

Monday, 9 March 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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Together With Twos - Dozens of Dragons

Monday, 9 March 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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More Than a Game

Monday, 9 March 2015 - 2:00pm
This inspiring film looks back at the early triumphs of NBA great LeBron James and his high school teammates. Free admission and refreshments!(PG,100 minutes) 444-7840
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Helping Hands

Monday, 9 March 2015 - 3:00pm
Drop in any time between 3 p.m.-8:30 p.m. to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society. 444-7840
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More Than a Game

Monday, 9 March 2015 - 6:30pm
This inspiring film looks back at the early triumphs of NBA great LeBron James and his high school teammates. Free admission and refreshments! (PG, 100 minutes) 444-7840
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Trivia Night @ Beef 'O' Brady's

Monday, 9 March 2015 - 7:00pm
Round up your friends & join the Hoover Library Beef 'O' Brady's at The Grove (5519 Grove Blvd.)

FREE EVENT
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Father Goose: Vroom Vroom

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 9:30am
Stories songs and snacks for ones and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Basic Word (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 10 March 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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Early Birds - Dinosaur Stomp

Tuesday, 10 March 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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Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 10:30am
Join us for a discussion of the book The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan. 444-7816
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Father Goose: Vroom Vroom

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 10:30am
Stories songs and snacks for ones and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Write Club: Flash Fiction Night

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 6:00pm
Come enjoy the local writing talent of Write Club members as they do readings of their works.

LIBRARY THEATRE
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Balloon Magic

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 6:30pm
Stories and balloon art by Dr. Magical Balloons.
All ages
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Adult English Classes

Tuesday, 10 March 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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Spanish Conversation Club

Tuesday, 10 March 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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Tiny Tot Tales: Cars and Trucks & Things That Go

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Cars and Trucks & Things That Go

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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After Lunch Bunch - Lucky Ducks

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 1:30pm
A fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up!
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, 11 March 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: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline.

Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be.

FREE EVENT
THEATRE LEVEL MEETING ROOMS
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Basic Word (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 12 March 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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Storytime Live - Farm Fun

Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up.
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Bring Home the Memories

Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 2:00pm
Travel photographer Virginia Jones presents tips to capture the best memories of your trips. 444-7840
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Welcome to Whoville

Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 10:30am
Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with your favorite characters. All ages
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Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 14 March 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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Together With Twos - Riveting Robots

Monday, 16 March 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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Together With Twos - Riveting Robots

Monday, 16 March 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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This Just In!

Monday, 16 March 2015 - 6:30pm
A new-books book club for grades 4-6! Which of the latest are really the greatest? Read a book published in the last six months. Meet and make a commercial to spread the word.
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Neuroscience Cafe: Alzheimer's Disease

Monday, 16 March 2015 - 6:30pm
Presented by the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center. Free event. 444-7840
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Father Goose: All Things Green

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 9:30am
Stories songs and snacks for ones and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 17 March 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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Early Birds - Peek-a-Baby-Boo!

Tuesday, 17 March 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: All Things Green

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 10:30am
Stories songs and snacks for ones and their caregiver. Register each week.
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Lego Robotics

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 4:30pm
Make a Lego Robot with Sylvan Learning Center. Registration begins March 2. Grades 4-6.
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Lego Robotics

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 5:30pm
Make a Lego Robot with Sylvan Learning Center. Registration begins March 2. Grades 4-6.
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Adult English Classes

Tuesday, 17 March 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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Lego Robotics

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 6:30pm
Make a Lego Robot with Sylvan Learning Center. Registration begins March 2. Grades 4-6.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Wiggle Worms

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Wiggle Worms

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 10:30am
This month's genre: The Civil Rights Movement. 444-7840
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After Lunch Bunch - Crocs & Gators

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 1:30pm
A fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up!
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 19 March 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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Storytime Live - Spring Fever

Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up.
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The Library Theatre 2014-2015 Season

Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 8:00pm
This show is part of The Library Theatre's 2014-2015 season.
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