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The Crimes of Grindelwald hits the big screen soon, and the Muggles at Hoover Public Library can't wait!  Our teen librarian is especially excited, which is why she's hosting a Teen Movie Night Out on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Sign up online or by phone (444-7826) to reserve your spot to see the movie at Patton Creek AMC.  Space is limited, and you must be 13-18 years old for the library to pay for your admission.  The group will catch a late afternoon/early evening showing; exact time will be determined closer to the date.

The original screenplay will be released November 16, 2018.  Place your hold today!

In 1816, E.T.A. Hoffmann penned a short story called "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King."  It has inspired lots of artistic interpretations, from Tchaikovsky's ballet to Barbie's animated feature.  And this weekend, Disney releases their spin.  The Nutcracker and the Four Realms has a stellar cast and is visually stunning.  Early reviews have not been favorable, but you can make up your OWN mind.  Watch the trailer, then see the movie in one of our local cinemas this weekend.

Our second Practical Parenting program is next week!  Find out why teens get involved in high-risk behaviors, then learn a parenting approach that may better prepare teens to avoid and get out of dangerous situations at Exit Strategies on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  Our speaker is Dale Wisely Ph.D., Director of Family Life at Prince of Peace Catholic Church & School in Hoover. Prior to joining Prince of Peace, he was Director of Student Services at Mountain Brook City Schools for 12 years, where he continues to serve as a consultant. He has been a child and adolescent clinical psychologist for 36 years.  Tragically, the overwhelming majority of teenage deaths occur as a result of high-risk behavior. But the consequences of risky behavior can also lead to disability, unnecessary suffering, legal problems, and other serious troubles. You may not be there to stop your child, especially in the face of peer pressure, but you can give them an escape plan for high risk situations. This event will take place in the Youth Program Room at the end of the starred hall in the Kid Zone.

Trick or Treat! at Hoover Library this Wednesday, October 31, 2018  from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m..  We'll have 19 candy stations throughout the library.  What a great opportunity to visit previously unexplored areas of your favorite place!  Can't wait to see your costume this Halloween!  

As you know, graphic novels are not the books I normally gravitate to.  But I absolutely love the work of Svetlana Chmakova!  And her new book is out this week!

Crush (October 30, 2018)
Jorge seems to have it all together. He's big enough that nobody really messes with him, but he's also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid, reliable group of friends. The only time he ever really feels off his game is when he crosses paths with a certain girl... But when the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift, will Jorge be able to balance what his friends expect of him versus what he actually wants?

Haven't read Awkward or Brave yet?  Discover the awesomeness of the Berrybrook Middle School series today!  Then follow the graphic novelist on one of her many online platforms.


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Teen Volunteer Guidelines

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.