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Librarian confession time!  I did not want to read Markus Zusak's The Book Thief.  Even though everyone (not an exaggeration) told me it was wonderful.  I resisted for a long, long, long time.  My reason?  I was very upset with the ending of Zusak's I Am the Messenger.  So I made the mistake of writing him off completely.  Don't follow my bad example.  Keep your mind open.  The Book Thief turned out to be one of the most powerful books I've read in my lifetime.  I literally sat on my bedroom floor for hours, reading it almost straight through.  It's a 552-page book, people.  I couldn't walk when

I am basically a lifelong lover of all things sci-fi . . . Flash Gordon, Star Wars, A Wrinkle in Time.  Yet, somehow, I did not discover Ender's Game until I was over 30 years old.  Luckily, my book club decided to revisit a classic.  Now I'm fully prepared to catch the movie when it hits theaters this weekend.  Need a refresher course?  The Hoover Public Library can help.
Ender's Game -- the book, the graphic novel, the book-on-CD, the downloadable audiobook

Need a little help with a specific homework assignment?  Struggling in a general subject?  Take advantage of Homework Alabama, Alabama's FREE online homework help service!  Powered by Tutor.com, it provides tutoring from subject specialists in math, science, social studies, and English for grades K3-12.  The one-on-one tuturing is available Sunday-Thursday, 3-10 p.m.  There is also a SkillsCenter open 24/7, which puts study resources, test prep, and career resources just a click away.

I first became interested in mythology when my sister and I received Daughter of Earth by Gerald McDermott, a gorgeous picture book about Pluto tricking Proserpina with three pomegranate seeds.  Pretty soon, I was an expert in both Roman and Greek gods, goddesses, and monsters.  Rick Riordan's books have done an amazing job of sparking a similar obsession in today's youth.  He continues to explore both Greek and Roman mythology in his newest Heroes of Olympus title, coming Tuesday, October 8, 2013.  In The House of Hades, Percy and the other demigods must venture into the Underworld and

Russian Roulette is a dangerous game of chance -- each player in turn, using a revolver containing one bullet, spins the cylinder of the revolver, points the muzzle at the head, and pulls the trigger.  But the newest, tenth, and final book in Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series is a sure bet.  Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin sheds light on Yassen Gregorovich, Alex Rider's mortal enemy.  Before you take the journey down his darkened path, make sure you've read the first nine titles.
1. Stormbreaker
2. Point Blank
3. Skeleton Key
4. Eagle Strike
5. Scorpia
6. Ark Angel
7. Snakehead
8. Crocodile Tears
9. Scorpia Rising
10. Russian Roulette

 

 

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March 31, 2020
During this time of staying safe and distancing from one another the Hoover Public Library will not be accepting applications for teen volunteers.  We hope to bring back this wonderful program in the future.  As circumstances change and as we make plans for the future, we will update this page with new information as it is forthcoming.

We look forward to seeing you again and wish for the good health of all our citizens.

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