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The Kidzone has programs galore as well as books, movies, and other cool stuff. Read our blog below for more information and check out our upcoming events to get an idea of what's happening at the Kidzone! Our main phone number is 205.444.7830.

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Under the Microscope #10

Big hair.  Big brain.  Learn about the world's most famous scientist and his favorite subject.  Take a closer look at EINSTEIN & PHYSICS.  (Click here for a printable list complete with call numbers.)

  1. Albert Einstein by Kathleen Krull
  2. Albert Einstein by Struan Reid
  3. Albert Einstein: A Life of Genius by Elizabeth MacLeod
  4. Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities and Thought Experiments by Jerome Pohlen
  5. Albert Einstein: Genius of the Twentieth Century by Patricia Lakin
  6. Amusement Park Science by Dan Greenburg
  7. Ask Albert Einstein by Lynne Barasch
  8. Can You Feel the Force? by Richard Hammond
  9. Extreme Physics by Dan Green
  10. Fizzing Physics by Steve Parker
  11. Full Speed Ahead: The Science of Going Fast by Mari C. Schuh
  12. Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein by Marfé Ferguson Delano
  13. The Great Motion Mission: A Surprising Story of Physics in Everyday Life by Cora Lee
  14. I Am Albert Einstein by Grace Norwich
  15. An Invisible Force: The Quest to Define the Laws of Motion by Glen Phelan
  16. A Matter of Survival: Properties of Matter by Ann Weil
  17. National Geographic Angry Birds Furious Forces!: The Physics at Play in the World's Most Popular Game by Rhett Allain
  18. Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein by Don Brown
  19. On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne
  20. POP!: Air and Water Pressure by Stephanie Paris
  21. The Theory of Relativity by Katie Parker
  22. Things That Float and Things That Don't by David A. Adler
  23. Vroom!: Speed and Acceleration by Stephanie Paris
  24. Who Was Albert Einstein? by Jess Brallier
  25. Why Do Moving Objects Slow Down?: A Look at Friction by Jennifer Boothroyd
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Today's the Day

Friday, July 18, 2014 is the last day you can register for the Kid Zone or Teen Spot Summer Reading program.  That's today, people!  Make sure you come to the Hoover Public Library sometime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Once you sign up, you can record any books you've read since May 17.  And you'll still have until August 1 to earn your tickets.

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Fizz, Boom, Roger!

This year's Summer Reading Finale features the one and only Roger Day!  Sing and dance along to Roly Poly, Mosquito Burrito, Open Up the Coconut, and the rest of your favorites.  And remember that you can find Roger Day at the Hoover Public Library every single day!  We have his CDs in the PERFORMERS section of the Kid Zone music collection, and we have his DVDs under the letter R in the Kid Zone's entertainment movie collection.

Roger Day
Tuesday, July 22 2014
10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Seating in the Library Theatre is restricted to 250 guests.  All guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis by library staff.  All parties must be present to be seated.  Saving seats is not allowed.  Please arrive early to ensure your spot!

Dusty is flying back into movie theaters on July 18, 2014 for Planes: Fire & Rescue.  He's part of a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting a national park from wildfire.  Find out more about real-life rescue vehicles when you read these books!

Combat Rescue Helicopters: The MH-53 Pave Lows by Bill Sweetman
Emergency Rescue! by Frances Ridley
Emergency Vehicles by Penelope Arlon
Emergency Vehicles by Seymour Simon
First Response: By Air by Barbara A. Somervil
Rescue Helicopters in Action by Rebecca Olien
Rescue Vehicles by Daniel Gilpin & Alex Pang

We have 10 copies of Planes on DVD and 1 copy on Blu-Ray.  Check one out today!

These blogs can be so difficult.  I mean, I want to make sure that fans of The Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan know about the newest book in the series.  And I want them to be as excited about it as I am.  But I don't want to spoil the series for people who are just-now-as-they-read-this-blog discovering it.  I'll do my best to find the perfect balance.  The first three books cover one story arc.  The fourth book, Slaves of Socorro (July 15, 2014), begins a new chapter in the lives of these young warriors.  The Heron crew will encounter old rivalries, make new friends, and test peace treaties in their pursuit of a notorious pirate and slave trader.  It's at the top of my to-read list for July.  Maybe you'll put it at the top of your list, too.