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Lance Beverly, a UAB and Harvard graduate and college counseling expert with VIDAL Access is hosting a College Admissions Information Session at Hoover Public Library on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.  The two-hour session begins at 6 p.m. and provides information on the essentials of the college admissions process -- preparing for the ACT/SAT, what matters most to admissions committees, what colleges want to see on a student’s resume, how to demonstrate interest to universities, and understanding the financial aid process (including scholarships). Mr. Beverly will also provide a generalized timeline to serve as a guideline for students.   There will be a Q&A session following his presentation.

This program is designed for students in grades 9-12.  Registration is required.  Don't miss this opportunity!  Sign up online today. 

2-4-6-8! Which books did we think were great? Find out at our Best Books Tailgate on Tuesday, January 14, 2019 at 4 p.m. Cheer for book talks of our team's favorite titles for kids and teens. Eat terrific tailgating food and win door prizes! (Yes, the prizes are brand new copies of our favorite books!) This event is geared for parents, teachers and fellow librarians, but everyone is welcome. You do not have to register for our tailgate party. Simply follow the stars (and cheers and delicious food smells).

We will post our 2019 Staff Picks list that same week! The list will include picture books, juvenile & teen fiction, and juvenile & teen nonfiction.

Stay warm with some hot treats at our next Teen Tiny Kitchen on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.  We'll be making tiny gingerbread and sugar cookie houses and drinking hot chocolate.  You'll be cutting the cookie dough before baking, then you'll assemble and decorate your cookie house.  Make sure you let us know you're coming!  You can register online or by phone (205-444-7826) beginning 01/02.

The Hoover Public Library is starting to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up and the sound down, so you can enjoy your favorite films in a safe and accepting environment.  Patrons can move around or exit as needed, and we will have some noise-cancelling headphones available. Our first Sensory Friendly Movie will be shown in the Library Theatre on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 10 a.m.   Enjoy Charlotte's Web, E.B. White's charming tale of a spider that befriends a piglet.  This 1973 animated feature is rated G and runs 94 minutes.  Refreshments will be provided.  And, of course, everything is free! 

Naomi Shihab Nye is our new Young People's Poet Laureate.  She is the seventh person given the post by the Poetry Foundation, but she is the first Arab American.   Nye succeeds Margarita Engle and will serve 2019-2021.  Find her work on the shelves at Hoover Public Library.  You'll be glad you did!


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Teen Volunteers

Volunteer applications are taken year round, but opportunities are available on a limited basis. During the school year times are available for special programs only. Applications will be held on file until opportunities arise. Volunteers are needed more during the summer to help with the library’s Summer Reading Program.