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New Rooms Available October 17

Friday, 6 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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New Rooms Available October 17

Saturday, 7 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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Larry Gatlin Trio

Saturday, 7 May 2016 - 4:00pm
Grammy Award Winner
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Larry Gatlin Trio

Saturday, 7 May 2016 - 7:30pm
Grammy Award Winner
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New Rooms Available October 17

Sunday, 8 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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New Rooms Available October 17

Monday, 9 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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Guided Library Tour

Monday, 9 May 2016 - 10:00am
Discover all your library has to offer in this guided tour of the Hoover Public Library. Learn about our resources, services, and events with a librarian as your guide. Refreshments provided. Reservations required. Call 444-7800 for more information.
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Disneynature Bears

Monday, 9 May 2016 - 2:00pm
A mama bear and her two cubs experience adventure and danger while trying to survive in the Alaskan wilderness in this Disneynature film (2014, G, 78 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! 444-7840
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Disneynature Bears

Monday, 9 May 2016 - 6:30pm
A mama bear and her two cubs experience adventure and danger while trying to survive in the Alaskan wilderness in this Disneynature film (2014, G, 78 minutes). Free admission and refreshments! 444-7840
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Trivia Night at Beef 'O' Brady's

Monday, 9 May 2016 - 7:00pm
Round up your friends and compete for great prizes at your local Hoover restaurant Beef 'O' Brady's.
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New Rooms Available October 17

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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Introduction to Personal Computing

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 10:00am
This class is designed to introduce library patrons to the Windows operating system. It covers an introduction to the desktop and how to perform common tasks through the use of menus, toolbars and icons.

The class includes a demonstration of the basic features of the Windows operating system , along with guidance on how to maneuver through the menus and toolbars. The class includes step-by-step instruction on how to create, delete and rename folders and files.
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Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 10:30am
Join the Daytime Nonfiction Book Group for a discussion on Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson. 444-7840
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Spanish Conversation Club

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 7:00pm
Practice your Spanish and celebrate the culture! Some experience with Spanish is suggested.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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New Rooms Available October 17

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, 11 May 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 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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New Rooms Available October 17

Thursday, 12 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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Introduction to the Internet

Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 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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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: Gilead

Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 10:00am
Twenty-four years after her first novel, Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. Writing in the tradition of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, Marilynne Robinson's beautiful, spare, and spiritual prose allows "even the faithless reader to feel the possibility of transcendent order" (Slate).
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New Rooms Available October 17

Friday, 13 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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Norman Westberg (of SWANS)

Friday, 13 May 2016 - 8:00pm
Known primarily as the guitarist for the seminal New York no wave band Swans, Norman Westberg also crafts vast sonic soundscapes under his own name. Westberg’s dark ambient instrumental music stands in stark contrast to the walls of noise constructed by Swans, but is no less intense. He is touring in support of his recently released album 13.

Must be 18+ to attend.
Tickets are $12.50 and available via the link above or by calling 205-444-7888
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New Rooms Available October 17

Saturday, 14 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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How to Find Grants

Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 10:30am
Learn how to use the Foundation Center Cooperative database to find grants for nonprofits and individuals. Reservations required. Call 444-7816.
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Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 14 May 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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Alabama: Where to Go, What to Do

Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Todd Keith, author of The Insider's Guide to Birmingham, shares ideas for fun (and sometimes free) day trips, weekend getaways or family vacations. 444-7840
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New Rooms Available October 17

Sunday, 15 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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How to Find Grants

Sunday, 15 May 2016 - 2:30pm
Learn how to use the Foundation Center Cooperative database to find grants for nonprofits and individuals. Reservations required. Call 444-7816.
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Justin Cross

Sunday, 15 May 2016 - 2:30pm
Singer-songwriter whose song “Drink the Water” has over two million views on YouTube.
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Young Artists Reception

Sunday, 15 May 2016 - 3:00pm
Celebrate our featured children's gallery artists. Awards at 3:30 p.m.
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New Rooms Available October 17

Monday, 16 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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Neuroscience Cafe: Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy

Monday, 16 May 2016 - 6:30pm
Presented by Victor Mark, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Gitendra Uswatte, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology.
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New Rooms Available October 17

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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Basic Word (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 17 May 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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Glue Gun Gang: Stampalooza

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 6:30pm
Explore different ways of making simple stamps and use them to print
your designs on a set of notecards. Adults only. Free! Reservation
required. Sign up begins May 1. 444-⁠7840
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French Conversation Club

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 7:00pm
Practice your French and celebrate the culture! Some experience with French is suggested.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Setting Yourself Apart in an Interview

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 7:00pm
Are you looking to make a job change, re-enter the workforce or are a recent graduate? This workshop will provide you with information that will help your interview be as successful as possible. Key points include appropriate interview attire, behavioral questions/responses, researching job/company, social networking and follow up after the interview.
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New Rooms Available October 17

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - 10:30am
Join others to discuss your nonfiction book of choice in this month's genre: Health and Fitness. Stop by the Nonfiction Department for suggestions. 444-7840
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Basic Excel (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, 18 May 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 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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New Rooms Available October 17

Thursday, 19 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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Book It 5K Registration Pick-Up

Thursday, 19 May 2016 (All day)
Pick up your registration packs for the Book It 5K!
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Basic Word (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 19 May 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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Glue Gun Gang: Stampalooza

Thursday, 19 May 2016 - 10:30am
Explore different ways of making simple stamps and use them to print
your designs on a set of notecards. Adults only. Free! Reservation
required. Sign up begins May 1. 444-⁠7840
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New Rooms Available October 17

Friday, 20 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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Book It 5K Registration Pick-Up

Friday, 20 May 2016 - 9:00am
Pick up your registration packs for the Book It 5K!
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New Rooms Available October 17

Saturday, 21 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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Summer Reading Kickoff at Veterans Park

Saturday, 21 May 2016 - 10:00am
Race 8 a.m. Kickoff at 10 a.m.
Get a head start on Summer Reading with games, snacks, inflatables and more. BMX Trickstars exhibition at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
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New Rooms Available October 17

Sunday, 22 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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New Rooms Available October 17

Monday, 23 May 2016 (All day)
New Rooms Available October 17
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Monday at the Movies: The Proposal

Monday, 23 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Directed By Anne Fletcher

Faced with deportation to her native Canada, high-powered book editor Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) says she's engaged to marry Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), her hapless assistant. Andrew agrees to the charade, but imposes a few conditions of his own, including flying to Alaska to meet his eccentric family. With a suspicious immigration official always lurking nearby, Margaret and Andrew must stick to their wedding plan despite numerous mishaps.
1hr 50min | PG-13

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY THEATRE
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