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Tiny Tot Tales: Bunny Tales

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4 with Ms. Nay Nay.
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No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group - Humor

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 10:30am
Join others to discuss your nonfiction book of choice in this month's genre: Humor. Stop by the Nonfiction Department for suggestions. 444-7840.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Bunny Tales

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4 with Ms. Nay Nay.
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After Lunch Bunch - Bunny Hop

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 1:30pm
A fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up.
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 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: Spring Egg Dioramas

Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 10:30am
Make a cute paper egg diorama with a tiny bunny inside. Free event. Adults only. Reservations required. 444-7840
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Storytime Live -" Bunny Hop"

Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up with Ms. Traci. Groups must register by calling 444-7830.
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PJ Storytime: Hop!

Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 6:30pm
Wear your pajamas for stories, song and a bedtime snack with Ms. Laura
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CLOSED - Good Friday

Friday, 18 April 2014 (All day)
Closed
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CLOSED - Easter

Sunday, 20 April 2014 (All day)
Closed
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Together With Twos - Bouncin' Bunnies

Monday, 21 April 2014 - 9:30am
30 Minutes of Storytelling and Fun with Mr. Jeremy. Stories and Crafts designed for Two Year Olds and their caregivers.
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Together With Twos - Bouncin' Bunnies

Monday, 21 April 2014 - 10:30am
30 Minutes of Storytelling and Fun with Mr. Jeremy. Stories and Crafts designed for Two Year Olds and their caregivers.
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Neuroscience Cafe: Major Depression: Lessons from the Clinic and the Laboratory

Monday, 21 April 2014 - 6:30pm
Presented by Richard Shelton, M.D., Professor and Vice-Chair of Research, UAB Department of Psychiatry, and Sarah Clinton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
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Mother Goose - That Stinks!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 9:30am
Ms. Shawna presents stories, songs and snacks for one-year olds and their caregivers.
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Open Lab: Computer Help

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 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: Beach Party

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 10:00am
Ms. Polly presents 20 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays for babies (birth to 12 months) and their caregivers.
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Mother Goose - That Stinks!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 10:30am
Ms. Shawna presents stories, songs and snacks for one-year olds and their caregivers.
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Frugalistics: Tips from the Bargainomics Lady

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 10:30am
Judy Woodward Bates, the Bargainomics Lady, will discuss ways to save money. 444-7840.
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Party with Mario & Friends

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 6:30pm
Come play Mario Party and Mario Kart on the Wii, make Mario-related crafts and eat fun snacks. Registration begins April 1.
Grades 4 - 8
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Adult English Classes

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 6:30pm
Join us on Tuesday evenings to learn basic or intermediate level English. Classes are free and no registration is required. For more information, call 444-7820.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Zany Zoo Stories

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4 with Ms. Nay Nay.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Zany Zoo Stories

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4 with Ms. Nay Nay.
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After Lunch Bunch - Fruit Salad

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 1:30pm
A fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up.
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 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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Open Lab: Learning to Type

Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 10:00am
This is an open lab where patrons can use Keyboarding software to improve their typing skills. No sign-up is necessary, and walk-ins are encouraged. The class is free of charge.
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Storytime Live - Alphabet Garden- Growing "Z"

Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up with Ms. Traci. Groups must register by calling 444-7830.
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PJ Storytime: Beach!

Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 6:30pm
Wear your pajamas for stories, song and a bedtime snack with Ms. Laura
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Rob Alley Quintet with Jil Chambless

Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 6:30pm
Rob Alley Quintent with Jil Chambless performs An Alabama Songbook, featuring selections from Byron Arnold's "Folk Songs of Alabama."

Arnold, a professor at the University of Alabama from 1938 to 1948, spent much of his time traveling and collecting folk songs from throughout the state. His book, FOLK SONGS OF ALABAMA, was published by the University of Alabama Press in 1950 though he had moved on to USC by this time. It is believed that many of these songs would have vanished into obscurity if not for Arnold's efforts.
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Author Time @ Hoover Library: Sam Kean

Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 7:00pm
Join us for a discussion of the book "The Disappearing Spoon" by Sam Kean. The author, Sam Kean, will join us via SKYPE.
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Write Club

Saturday, 26 April 2014 - 10:30am
Meet fellow poets and novelists, flesh out your characters, tie up those dangling plot threads and share your inspirations!

Write Club, the library's monthly forum for amateur writers, will encourage your literary aspirations by providing an environment for you to network, share your writing, receive moral support and offer constructive criticism.

FREE EVENT
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PowerPoint: Crash Course!

Saturday, 26 April 2014 - 2:00pm
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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Mason Atkins, guitar

Sunday, 27 April 2014 - 2:30pm
Join us for an afternoon of jazz and blues with guitarist Mason Atkins.

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Together With Twos - Best of the Best

Monday, 28 April 2014 - 9:30am
30 Minutes of Storytelling and Fun with Mr. Jeremy. Stories and Crafts designed for Two Year Olds and their caregivers.
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Together With Twos - Best of the Best

Monday, 28 April 2014 - 10:30am
30 Minutes of Storytelling and Fun with Mr. Jeremy. Stories and Crafts designed for Two Year Olds and their caregivers.
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Monday at the Movies: The Importance of Being Earnest

Monday, 28 April 2014 - 2:00pm
In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues with instances of mistaken identity after they both fall in love with women they met while using the name Ernest.

PG
97 minutes

FREE EVENT
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Monday at the Movies: The Importance of Being Earnest

Monday, 28 April 2014 - 6:30pm
In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues with instances of mistaken identity after they both fall in love with women they met while using the name Ernest.

PG
97 minutes

FREE EVENT
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This Just In!

Monday, 28 April 2014 - 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. Make a commercial to spread the word. Space is limited to 25, so register soon.
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Mother Goose - Storytime Favorites

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 9:30am
Ms. Shawna presents stories, songs and snacks for one-year olds and their caregivers.
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Early Birds: Baby's Favorites

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 10:00am
Ms. Polly presents 20 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays for babies (birth to 12 months) and their caregivers.
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Mother Goose - Storytime Favorites

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 10:30am
Ms. Shawna presents stories, songs and snacks for one-year olds and their caregivers.
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Celebrate Turkey

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 6:30pm
Join us for Turkish food and entertainment. Fun for the whole family!

FREE EVENT
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Adult English Classes

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 6:30pm
Join us on Tuesday evenings to learn basic or intermediate level English. Classes are free and no registration is required. For more information, call 444-7820.
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How to Start a Business in Hoover

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 9:15am
This program will teach you everything about starting and running a new business in Hoover.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Fizz Boom Read

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4 with Ms. Nay Nay.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Fizz Boom Read

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4 with Ms. Nay Nay.
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After Lunch Bunch - Buzz!

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 1:30pm
A fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up.
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 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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First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Son by Philipp Meyer

Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss THE SON by Philipp Meyer.

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Storytime Live - Alphabet Soup

Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up with Ms. Traci. Groups must register by calling 444-7830.
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PJ Storytime: Bestest!

Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 6:30pm
Wear your pajamas for stories, song and a bedtime snack with Ms. Laura
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