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Open Lab: Computer Help

Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 2:00pm
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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Monday at the Movies: Elf

Monday, 22 December 2014 - 2:00pm
This hilarious Christmas film tells the tale of a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf. Years later Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York City to find his true identity.

97 minutes - (2003) - PG

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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Monday at the Movies: Elf

Monday, 22 December 2014 - 6:30pm
This hilarious Christmas film tells the tale of a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf. Years later Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York City to find his true identity.

97 minutes - (2003) - PG

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LIBRARY THEATRE
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CLOSED - Christmas

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 - 6:00pm
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CLOSED - Christmas

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 (All day)
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CLOSED - Christmas

Thursday, 25 December 2014 (All day)
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Excel: Crash Course!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 10:00am
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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CLOSED - New Years

Wednesday, 31 December 2014 (All day)
Closed
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CLOSED - New Years

Thursday, 1 January 2015 (All day)
Closed
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Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Cuba

Sunday, 4 January 2015 - 2:30pm
Coffee-ol-ogy Café presents FREE programs on food and coffee from around the world. In January, we'll explore the cuisine of Cuba. Complimentary samples provided.

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LIBRARY PLAZA
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Together With Twos - MonkeyTrouble

Monday, 5 January 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

Monday, 5 January 2015 - 10:00am
State of the City Address with Mayor Gary Ivey of Hoover.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments at 9:45 am Program at 10:00 am 444-7840

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Together With Twos - MonkeyTrouble

Monday, 5 January 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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Mother Goose: Snowflakes

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 - 9:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for 12-23 months and their caregivers.
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Mother Goose: Snowflakes

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 - 10:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for 12-23 months and their caregivers.
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Tiny Tot Tales: North Wind Blows

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Tiny Tot Tales: North Wind Blows

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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After Lunch Bunch - Hats Off

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 - 1:30pm
A fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up!
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First Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

Thursday, 8 January 2015 - 10:00am
Thrity Umrigar will join us via Skype to discuss her book THE STORY HOUR.

An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients, but when she meets Lakshmi, a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. When Maggie and Lakshmi open up and share long-buried secrets, the revelations will jeopardize their close bond, shake their faith in each other, and force them to confront painful choices.

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THEATRE LEVEL MEETING ROOMS
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Storytime Live - Get Well Soon

Thursday, 8 January 2015 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up.
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How to Train Your Dragon

Saturday, 10 January 2015 - 10:30am
Vikings and Dragons unite in this fun-filled program for all ages!
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Purl @ the Plaza + Beginner's Knitting Lessons

Saturday, 10 January 2015 - 1:00pm
New year, new projects! Bring your yarn to knit, crochet or embroider. Beginner's knitting lessons will be offered from 1-3 p.m. Registration required for knitting lessons: 444-7820.

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LIBRARY PLAZA
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Together With Twos - Pet Parade

Monday, 12 January 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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Coupon Swap

Monday, 12 January 2015 - 10:00am
Bring coupons you don't need and swap for ones you do. 444-7840
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Together With Twos - Pet Parade

Monday, 12 January 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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Secrets of Highclere Castle and Secrets of the Manor House

Monday, 12 January 2015 - 2:00pm
Join us for a pair of documentaries that explore life in England's historic manor houses, including the estate seen on PBS's Downton Abbey. Free admission and refreshments (TV-PG, 60 minutes each). 444-7840
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Helping Hands

Monday, 12 January 2015 - 3:00pm
Join us in making newspaper rolls for a local humane society.
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Secrets of Highclere Castle and Secrets of the Manor House

Monday, 12 January 2015 - 6:30pm
Join us for a pair of documentaries that explore life in England's historic manor houses, including the estate seen on PBS's Downton Abbey. Free admission and refreshments (TV-PG, 60 minutes each). 444-7840
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This Just In!

Monday, 12 January 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: Traumatic Brain Injury

Monday, 12 January 2015 - 6:30pm
A clinician and/or researcher from UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center will present a current topic in neuroscience.
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Mother Goose: Cozy Clothes

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 9:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for 12-23 months and their caregivers.
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Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 10:30am
Join us to discuss this month's nonfiction selection, The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal. Call 444-7816 for more information
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Mother Goose: Cozy Clothes

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 10:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for 12-23 months and their caregivers.
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Best Books of 2014

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 4:00pm
Get up close and personal with our favorite juvenile and teen fiction books of 2014. There will be speed booktalks, refreshments, and door prizes geared for parents, educators, and fellow librarians.
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Glue Gun Gang: Inspiration Board

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 6:30pm
Get inspired to stick to your New Year's resolutions by collaging your goals and dreams. Adults only. FREE. Reservations required. 444-7840
Adult Programming Room 6:30 pm
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Play Along with Olaf

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 6:30pm
Come play games, make crafts and have refreshments with Olaf. All ages
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Tiny Tot Tales: Old Macdonald's Farm

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Old Macdonald's Farm

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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After Lunch Bunch - Here There Be Dragons

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 - 1:30pm
A fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up!
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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss THE STORY HOUR by Thrity Umrigar.

An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients, but when she meets Lakshmi, a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. When Maggie and Lakshmi open up and share long-buried secrets, the revelations will jeopardize their close bond, shake their faith in each other, and force them to confront painful choices.

FREE EVENT
THEATRE LEVEL MEETING ROOMS
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Glue Gun Gang: Inspiration Board

Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 10:30am
Get inspired to stick to your New Year's resolutions by collaging your goals and dreams. Adults only. FREE. Reservations required. 444-7840
Adult Programming Room 6:30 pm
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Storytime Live - It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 10:30am
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up.
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Getting Unstuck

Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 7:00pm
New psychological research looks at how we get stuck and, more importantly, our best chance to get unstuck. Prepare to be surprised and motivated. Presented by Psychology for the Read World's Octavia Kuransky. 444-7816
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CLOSED - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, 19 January 2015 (All day)

Mother Goose: Community Helpers

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 9:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for 12-23 months and their caregivers.
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Mother Goose: Community Helpers

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 10:30am
Stories, songs and snacks for 12-23 months and their caregivers.
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Book Club & Pizza

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 6:30pm
We are starting a book club for teens who like to read, discuss books and socialize. Join us for our first meeting as we discuss future readings and meetings. Registration begins January 5. Grades 7-12
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Tiny Tot Tales: Playful Monkeys

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 9:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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Tiny Tot Tales: Playful Monkeys

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 10:30am
A short action-packed storytime for children under 4.
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No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 10:30am
Join others to discuss your nonfiction book of choice in this month's genre: Read Local. Stop by the Nonfiction Department for suggestions. 444-7840.
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