It's time for books and blitzes at Hoover Public Library! Football Family Fun is coming to the Plaza on Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 1-4 p.m. Test your skill with a football toss, a football video game, or play the blast-from-the-past electronic tabletop game! Make a paper football then challenge your family and friends to a friendly round of flick football. Draw your perfect helmet on a wooden ornament to take home. Sign up for fantasy football for a chance to play with your friends and against your librarians this season. Don't have an NFL team to pull for? No problem, we have a quiz to tell you which team you are most suited for. You'll also have a chance to use your personal knowledge (and research skills) to fill out a football trivia quiz. Each finished quiz will be an entry into a grand prize drawing. You don't have to register to be part of the fun. And you don't have to be a seasoned football fanatic! All interest/knowledge levels are welcome, even newbies! Grab one of these new football books while you're here! There's something for everyone.
We're supersizing our next teen event! Play giant versions of your favorite games at Giant Game Night next Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. Sign up online today!
And, just in case you don't know, you can check out a GIANT variety of board games from the library to host your own game night. Both the Kid Zone and the Fiction Department have quite a large collection. And here are some new books that insert gaming into your reading life!
Hoover Public Library is partnering with Hoover-AHEAD to host their Third Annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 17, 2023! There will be lots of things happening in several different parts of the library throughout the day. We'll have plenty of clear signage to help direct you once you're here, but don't wait until you arrive to plan out your day! Use this sneak peek to make sure you don't miss the moments that are most important to YOU as you celebrate freedom.
Teen Summer Reading has arrived! Stop by the Teen Desk to grab a paper log or sign up to keep track of everything online via Beanstack. Then sign up to use your sleuthing skills to solve a mystery and kick off Summer Reading at our Teen Murder Mystery Party! We'll gather on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. for an Old Hollywood movie premier party. After enjoying some refreshments, a shocking murder will take place! Interview the characters and solve puzzles to answer the age-old question . . . whodunit?
Summer Reading is almost here! Sign-up for the reading part of the program begins Thursday, May 25, 2023. Just drop by any kid, teen, or adult service desk to pick up a paper reading log. You can also keep track of your reading online via Beanstack. Then, the very next day, we'll have our HUGE Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival! This year's theme is All Together Now, so we want everyone to join us on Friday, May 26, 2023 from 1-4 p.m. for tons of fun that celebrates our community. There will be A LOT happening both inside and outside the building, so here's a breakdown to help you navigate.
May is National Photography Month. It's your chance to take a picture, look at pictures, and read about fellow photo enthusiasts.
Close Up on War: The Story of Pioneering Photojournalist Catherine LeRoy in Vietnam by Mary Cronk Farrell
Extraordinary Women with Cameras: 35 Photographers Who Change How We See the World by Darcy Reed
Mr Lincoln Sits for His Portrait: The Story of a Photograph That Became an American Icon by Leonard S. Marcus
Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams' Photographs Reveal about the Japanese Incarceration by Elizabeth Partridge
The Traveling Camera: Lewis Hine and the Fight to End Child Labor by Alexandra S. Hinrichs
Earth Day is fast approaching! There's so many things YOU can do to help the planet. One of them is to educate yourself on important topics, including climate change. There have been a lot of excellent books, both fiction and nonfiction, recently published. I'll give you a list here, but make sure you also stop by the Kid Zone this month and browse our Earth Day book display. It's located along the starred hallway, right before the turn.
Silver in the Bone (04/04/23)
Born without a trace of magic, Tamsin Lark is no match for the sorceresses and Hollowers who populate the magical underground of Boston. But when the only parent she’s ever known disappears without so much as a goodbye, she has no choice but to join in their cutthroat pursuit of enchanted relics to keep herself—and her brother, Cabell—alive. Ten years later, rumors are swirling that her guardian found a powerful ring from Arthurian legend just before he vanished. A run-in with her rival Emrys ignites Tamsin’s hope that the ring could free Cabell from a curse that threatens both of them. But they aren’t the only ones who covet the ring.