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A Curious Christmas

Saturday, 10 December 2016 - 10:30am
Meet Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat and help them prepare George for his first Christmas. Holiday crafts and games for all ages.
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Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 10 December 2016 - 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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Linda Andrews Retirement Party

Sunday, 11 December 2016 - 3:00pm
Celebrate the storied career of Hoover Library's own director, Linda Andrews, as we wish her luck in the next phase of her life! Everyone is invited to celebrate Linda's 33 years as Library Director.
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Helping Hands

Monday, 12 December 2016 - 3:00pm
Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society. Adults and teens. 444-7840
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Reading Sidekicks: Beginning Reader Book Club

Monday, 12 December 2016 - 6:30pm
Favorite Seuss.
Emerging readers and their caregivers read books (provided at meeting) by a selected author, then discuss them and complete a related project. Space is limited, register each month.
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Basic Word (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 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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Raging Readers: Middle School Book Club

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 6:30pm
December: Historical Fiction
Middle school is tough, but book club is fun! Meet with others to discuss different titles each month and get down on some snacks. Space is limited, registration required.
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French Conversation Club

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 7:00pm
Practice your French and celebrate the culture! Some experience with French is suggested.
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Spanish Conversation Practice for Advanced Speakers

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 7:00pm
Advanced Spanish conversation practice for advanced Spanish speakers.
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 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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Holiday Color & Chill

Thursday, 15 December 2016 (All day)
Are you looking for something free and fun to do with your guests? A reprieve from hectic holiday cooking and shopping? Drop in anytime this week to relax during this adult coloring event. All supplies provided. Adults and teens. FREE. Open – Close each day. 444-7840
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Basic Word (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 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 New Present: A Christmas Musical

Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 6:30pm
Santa's toys come to life in this musical comedy written, produced, directed and performed by the library's Children's Department staff. Stick around after the show to meet Santa in person.
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Holiday Color & Chill

Friday, 16 December 2016 (All day)
Are you looking for something free and fun to do with your guests? A reprieve from hectic holiday cooking and shopping? Drop in anytime this week to relax during this adult coloring event. All supplies provided. Adults and teens. FREE. Open – Close each day. 444-7840
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After Hours @ the Plaza: Library Bingo

Friday, 16 December 2016 - 7:00pm
Round up your family and friends to compete for great prizes while playing a classic game with a library twist. Refreshments provided. For more information, please call the Circulation Department at 444-⁠7800.
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Holiday Color & Chill

Saturday, 17 December 2016 (All day)
Are you looking for something free and fun to do with your guests? A reprieve from hectic holiday cooking and shopping? Drop in anytime this week to relax during this adult coloring event. All supplies provided. Adults and teens. FREE. Open – Close each day. 444-7840
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One-on-One Tech Help

Saturday, 17 December 2016 - 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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One-on-One Tech Help

Saturday, 17 December 2016 - 3:00pm
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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Holiday Color & Chill

Sunday, 18 December 2016 (All day)
Are you looking for something free and fun to do with your guests? A reprieve from hectic holiday cooking and shopping? Drop in anytime this week to relax during this adult coloring event. All supplies provided. Adults and teens. FREE. Open – Close each day. 444-7840
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Holiday Color & Chill

Monday, 19 December 2016 (All day)
Are you looking for something free and fun to do with your guests? A reprieve from hectic holiday cooking and shopping? Drop in anytime this week to relax during this adult coloring event. All supplies provided. Adults and teens. FREE. Open – Close each day. 444-7840
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Monday at the Movies: A Christmas Story

Monday, 19 December 2016 - 2:00pm
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle." Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

PG | 1 hr 34 minutes

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY THEATRE
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Monday at the Movies: A Christmas Story

Monday, 19 December 2016 - 6:30pm
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle." Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

PG | 1 hr 34 minutes

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY THEATRE
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Holiday Color & Chill

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 (All day)
Are you looking for something free and fun to do with your guests? A reprieve from hectic holiday cooking and shopping? Drop in anytime this week to relax during this adult coloring event. All supplies provided. Adults and teens. FREE. Open – Close each day. 444-7840
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Spanish Conversation Practice for Advanced Speakers

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 - 7:00pm
Advanced Spanish conversation practice for advanced Spanish speakers.
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Holiday Color & Chill

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 (All day)
Are you looking for something free and fun to do with your guests? A reprieve from hectic holiday cooking and shopping? Drop in anytime this week to relax during this adult coloring event. All supplies provided. Adults and teens. FREE. Open – Close each day. 444-7840
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Holiday Sing-Along Storytime

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 - 10:30am
Join us for jingle bells and a flurry of fa-la-la-la-las for the whole family!
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 - 2:00pm
Come watch a holiday movie, eat popcorn and meet the star of the show.
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Holiday Color & Chill

Thursday, 22 December 2016 (All day)
Are you looking for something free and fun to do with your guests? A reprieve from hectic holiday cooking and shopping? Drop in anytime this week to relax during this adult coloring event. All supplies provided. Adults and teens. FREE. Open – Close each day. 444-7840
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CLOSED - Christmas

Friday, 23 December 2016 (All day)
CLOSED
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CLOSED - Christmas

Saturday, 24 December 2016 (All day)
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CLOSED - Christmas

Sunday, 25 December 2016 (All day)
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CLOSED - Christmas

Monday, 26 December 2016 (All day)
CLOSED
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 1 - documentary screening

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 2:00pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

Part 1, The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890), follows the creation of Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks and shows how John Muir became their eloquent defender.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 2 - documentary screening

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 6:30pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

In Part 2, The Last Refuge (1890-1915), John Muir leads a failed conservation movement to secure protection for the national parks, and President Theodore Roosevelt establishes a number of National Monuments, including Devil's Tower, Crater Lake, and the Grand Canyon.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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Spanish Conversation Practice for Advanced Speakers

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 7:00pm
Advanced Spanish conversation practice for advanced Spanish speakers.
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Finding Dory

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 10:30am
Come watch a movie, eat popcorn and meet the star of the show.
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 3 - documentary screening

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 2:00pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

Part 3, The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919), covers the creation of the National Park Service.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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Arts & Crafts Show & Tell

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 3:00pm
Show off your latest and greatest arts & crafts projects! Refreshments provided. Free. Adults and teens * 444-7840

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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 4 - documentary screening

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 6:30pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

Part 4, Going Home (1920-1933), focuses on the time when America embraced the automobile, setting off an explosion in the number of park visits. Also, the Rockefellers begin quietly buying up land in the Teton Mountain Range, with plans to donate it to the government as a park.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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Publisher: Crash Course!

Thursday, 29 December 2016 - 10:00am
This class introduces patrons to Microsoft Publisher, a desktop publishing application that helps create eye-catching newsletters, flyers, brochures, programs, and web sites.

The class includes a demonstration of the application and its basic features, along with guidance on how to maneuver through the menus and toolbars. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to create and edit publications will also be included.
The class is free of charge and designed for all library users
new to personal computing.
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 5 - documentary screening

Thursday, 29 December 2016 - 2:00pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

In Part 5, Great Nature (1933-1945), Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Civilian Conservation Corps to battle unemployment during the Great Depression, spawning a "golden age" of park renovation projects. Also, the President is pressured to open the parks to mining and lumbering during World War II.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 6 - documentary screening

Thursday, 29 December 2016 - 6:30pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

In Part 6, The Morning of Creation (1946-1980), the parks are overwhelmed as visitation reaches 62 million people a year after World War II. A new billion-dollar campaign is created to build facilities and infrastructure that can accommodate the flood of visitors.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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CLOSED - New Years

Friday, 30 December 2016 (All day)
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CLOSED - New Years

Saturday, 31 December 2016 (All day)
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CLOSED - New Years

Sunday, 1 January 2017 (All day)
CLOSED
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CLOSED - New Years

Monday, 2 January 2017 (All day)
CLOSED
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Mother Goose: Let It Snow!

Tuesday, 3 January 2017 - 9:30am
Stories, songs, and fingerplays for 12-23 Months. Space is limited, register each week.
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Early Birds: Snow Daze

Tuesday, 3 January 2017 - 10:00am
Stories, songs and fingerplays for birth to 12 months. Space is limited, register each week.
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Mother Goose: Let It Snow!

Tuesday, 3 January 2017 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, and fingerplays for 12-23 Months. Space is limited, register each week.
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Spanish Conversation Practice for Advanced Speakers

Tuesday, 3 January 2017 - 7:00pm
Advanced Spanish conversation practice for advanced Spanish speakers.
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