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Hoover Events

  1. Friends Mystery Grab Bag Sale

    May 18, 2021 - July 30, 2021 @ Hoover Public Library

    Mystery bags of books, DVDs, and Music CDs for sale by the Friends of the Hoover Public Library. 10 items for $5

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  2. Pets of the Hoover Library Photo Contest

    June 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021 @ Hoover Public Library

    Send us a photo of your favorite animal friend enjoying a book or dressed as a literary figure to celebrate our 2021 summer reading theme, Tails and Tales. You and your pet could win a special prize! 1. Send your photo to Deni at hvrefdesk@hooverlibrary.org beginning June 1. Include the animal's name and a caption describing what they are doing. Large and clear images are appreciated. 2. Vote online until July 31. Info on how to vote coming soon! 3. Winners will be announced the first week of August. All photos must be original work, taken by the entrants. No third party may own or control any materials the photo contains, and the photo must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person. By entering this contest, you are giving us permission to post your entry and caption on library social media, the library website and on library property.

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  3. Tails & Tales Adult Summer Reading

    June 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021 @ Hoover Public Library

    Pick up a reading log at the Fiction or Nonfiction desk or register online at hooverlibrary.beanstack.org. Read or listen to books! Log titles read. For every five books, register for drawings. Win great prizes donated by the Friends of the Library.

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  4. Tails & Tales Kids & Teens Summer Reading

    June 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021 @ Hoover Public Library

    Summer Reading at Hoover Library is an annual program that brings children and families into the library for reading and fun. Read and redeem prizes from June 1 through July 31. Pick up a reading log at the library or log your reading using the website: hooverlibrary.beanstack.org. Stop by a kid's desk when you reach a goal to receive a prize.

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  5. Free Summer Meals! 18 Years and Under

    June 1, 2021, 11:00 AM - July 23, 2021, 1:00 PM @ Hoover Public Library

    Federally-funded free lunch program for children. Meals can be picked up drive-thru in the library parking lot.

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  6. Stump the Librarian!

    July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021 @ Hoover Public Library

    Stop by the Nonfiction Department every day in July and test the librarians' trivia skills for a chance to win a prize. July 1 - July 31 Draw a card, pick a question. If the Nonfiction Staff can't answer it, you have a chance to win a gift-card donated by the Friends of the Library. Play once a day every day during July. All ages. Nonfiction Department

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  7. Safari Sightings

    July 19, 2021 - July 23, 2021 @ Hoover Public Library

    Go on a safari around the youth department! Grab a craft to take home afterwards. AGE GROUP: | Kids |

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  8. Adidas Girls Gauntlet

    July 20, 2021 - July 23, 2021 @ The Finley Center at The Hoover Met Complex

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  9. Perfect Game 16UWWBA East Championship

    July 23, 2021 - July 27, 2021 @ Hoover Met Complex - Baseball Complex/Met

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  10. Teen RPG Online!

    July 23, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Hoover Public Library

    Go on a Virtual pen and paper adventure with other teens! Teens ages 13-17 Teen RPG is using the platforms D&D Beyond and Discord. Teens will be contacted via email the day before with how to sign-in and participate. If you have questions, please contact us at 444-7826. Visit hooverlibrary.org for more information. AGE GROUP: | Teens |

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  11. Free Friday Flicks - The Lion King (1996)

    July 23, 2021, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Veterans Park

    Grab a blanket, your family and friends and head to VETERANS PARK for a FREE family-friendly movie.

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  12. Adidas Junior Girls Gauntlet

    July 24, 2021 - July 26, 2021 @ The Finley Center at The Hoover Met Complex

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  13. Write Club via Zoom

    July 24, 2021, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Hoover Public Library

    Share your literary works and network with other aspiring writers on Zoom. Write Club is an informal group where local writers can get together and share pieces of their works (novels, short stories, memoirs, poetry, plays, scripts, articles, essays, etc.) and get feedback and constructive criticism from their peers. We provide a friendly and welcome atmosphere to discuss the craft of writing and share information on local literary events and resources. This group is open to everyone. To request more information or to sign up for the Write Club's monthly newsletter, email hoover.writeclub@gmail.com. Visit hooverlibrary.org or call 205-444-7820.

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  14. True Crime Book Club: The Family Next Door by John Glatt via Zoom

    July 27, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hoover Public Library

    Enjoy playing armchair detective? Fascinated by cold cases? This book club is for you! The Family Next Door: The Heartbreaking Imprisonment of the Thirteen Turpin Siblings and Their Extraordinary Rescue by John Glatt Visit hooverlibrary.org or call 205-444-7747 for more information Discussion via Zoom AGE GROUP: | Adults |

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  15. Picture Perfect Postcards: Watercolor Workshop -The Alabama Theater

    July 28, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Hoover Public Library

    Join us on Zoom to paint a watercolor postcard featuring The Alabama Theater. Katie and Holly are back with another original watercolor design. The third and final installment of our Picture Perfect Postcards series features the iconic Alabama Theater. Registration required. Visit hooverlibrary.org or call 205-444-7800 for more information. Recommended 12 & up. Kits will be ready for pick up beginning July 21.

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  16. Trivia Night Online

    July 29, 2021, All Day @ Hoover Public Library

    Compete in our trivia night on Zoom. Play with a team or solo! This month's trivia is all about the characters you love to hate: Villains and anti-heroes from your favorite sci-fi/fantasy movies, books, and video games. Register to receive an email reminder and a link to the Zoom program. Visit hooverlibrary.org or call 205-444-7820. AGE GROUP: | Adults |

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  17. Artist Talk with Mary Laube - HPL Galleries: Artist Talk Series Online

    July 30, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Hoover Public Library

    Meet artist and educator Mary Laube in this Zoom artist talk. Mary will discuss and share her artwork in this prerecorded virtual event. This event will be released and will be continually available on our social media platforms. Visit hooverlibrary.org or call 205-444-7888 for more information.

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  18. VIRTUAL SciFi/Fantasy Fest

    July 31, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Hoover Public Library

    The 2021 SciFi/Fantasy Fest is going virtual this year! Enjoy lively discussions on your favorite science fiction, fantasy and pop culture topics, all from the comfort of your own Batcave! I mean home! As an added bonus, horror novelist and SciFi/Fantasy Fest veteran, Grady Hendrix, will join us! Panels will be viewable via Facebook and YouTube. Visit our website (www.hplscifi.com) and follow us on social media for all the latest information. You can also register to receive email reminders and updates about the festival. Visit hooverlibrary.org for more details. AGE GROUP: | Adults |

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