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Hoover Library Events

  1. Pizza with the Author: Derrick Barnes

    February 7, 2023, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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    Meet the award-winning author of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, I Am Every Good Thing, and more! Join us for an activity and pizza at 5:00 PM and author speaking at 5:30 PM in the Library Plaza.

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  2. Well-Made Workshop Macrame Heart Keychain

    February 8, 2023, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Craft a macrame heart keychain. Ages 13+ recommended. All supplies provided. Visit hooverlibrary.org to register or call 205-444-7800 for more information. LOCATION: Youth Program Room

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  3. Homeschool Hub - Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    February 9, 2023, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Tour the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute with HPL! Grades K-8. Registration is Required. Call 205-444-7830 to register. Will meet at BCRI. Registration opens January 30th. LOCATION: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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  4. The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare

    February 9, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Get simple and straightforward answers at this workshop with Karen Haiflich. Call 205-444-7840 for more information. LOCATION: Nonfiction Area

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  5. True Stories Book Club: The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

    February 9, 2023, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Documents the true story of a man who endured a hardscrabble, isolated existence in a tent in the Maine woods for 27 years, never speaking with others and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins. This portrait illuminates the survival means he developed and the reasons behind his solitary life. LOCATION: Fitzgerald Room

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  6. Trivia Night

    February 9, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Compete in our trivia night for great prizes. Play with a team or solo! Love & Laughs. Trivia about romantic comedies. LOCATION: Plaza

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  7. Coffee Concert: Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony

    February 10, 2023, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony famously serves as a musical postcard, documenting his travels through the bustling cities and rolling hills of Italy. Register with your library card to check out tickets to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's Coffee Concerts. Limit of 2 tickets per library card. Tickets available for pickup February 3-10 at the Library Plaza desk. Call 205-444-7821 for more information. Program to include: Hector Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, “Italian” LOCATION; Jemison Concert Hall

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  8. Singles Night at Lee Branch "it's a singles night at the cafe"- Alexis Rose

    February 10, 2023, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Meet your perfect match at a Schitt$ Creek inspired lock and key event. Adults only. Visit hooverlibrary.org to register or call 205-444-7800 for more information. LOCATION: East 59 Event Room 701 Doug Baker Blvd, Ste 103, Hoover, Alabama 35242

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  9. Masterworks: Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony

    February 10, 2023, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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    Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony famously serves as a musical postcard, documenting his travels through the bustling cities and rolling hills of Italy. The concert will also feature the ASO’s own Principal Trumpet, Ryan Beach, as soloist in Edward Gregson’s rhythmically charged Trumpet Concerto. Register with your library card to check out tickets to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks Series. Limit of 2 tickets per library card. Tickets available for pickup February 3-11 at the Library Plaza desk. Call 205-444-7821 for more information. LOCATION: Jemison Concert Hall

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  10. Animal Crossing: Library Edition

    February 11, 2023, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Join the children's department on their island and discover crafts and activities fit for the whole family. LOCATION: Children's Department

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  11. Masterworks: Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony

    February 11, 2023, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony famously serves as a musical postcard, documenting his travels through the bustling cities and rolling hills of Italy. The concert will also feature the ASO’s own Principal Trumpet, Ryan Beach, as soloist in Edward Gregson’s rhythmically charged Trumpet Concerto. Register with your library card to check out tickets to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks Series. Limit of 2 tickets per library card. Tickets available for pickup February 3-11 at the Library Plaza desk. Call 205-444-7821 for more information. Program to include: Hector Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture Edward Gregson: Trumpet Concerto Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, “Italian” LOCATION: Jemison Concert Hall

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  12. Top Shelf: Valentine's Day Cocktails

    February 12, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Valentine's Day themed cocktail demonstration We will be creating "love potions" worthy of a master. Must be 21 or over to attend. Visit hooverlibrary.org to register or call 205-444-7820 for more information. LOCATION: Plaza Wing

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  13. Survival Sewing: Buttons

    February 13, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Learn how to sew on a button in this hands-on workshop. Oh, no! You've lost a button on your favorite article of clothing! No worries - you can join Lea and Madalyn in a hands-on workshop and learn how to sew on a button. Visit hooverlibrary.org to register or call 205-444-7800 for more information. LOCATION: Fitzgerald Room

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  14. Post-It Mosaics

    February 14, 2023, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Make a giant mosaic using post-its! Grades 7-12. Registration required. Registration opens February 6, 2023. Visit hooverlibrary.org or call 205-444-7826 for more information. LOCATION: Youth Program Room

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  15. Knitables @ Lee Branch Learn to Knit: Beginner Stitches

    February 16, 2023, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Learn to knit your first stitches. Instruction and materials provided. Recommended ages 13+ Visit hooverlibrary.org to register or call 205-444-7800 for more information. LOCATION: East 59 Event Room 701 Doug Baker Blvd, Ste 103 Hoover, Alabama 35242

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  16. Composting with Ease

    February 16, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Learn the basics of home composting from the Jefferson County Extension Service. Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 30 percent of what we throw away, and could be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Learn what to do and what not to do to become a composting champion! LOCATION: Fitzgerald Room

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  17. Kindness Summit: Nonprofit Volunteer Fair

    February 17, 2023, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Random acts of kindness can become contagious! If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, join this nonprofit volunteer fair. What are you doing for others? If you find yourself seeking opportunities to give of your time, hear from a panel of experts from local nonprofits that depend on volunteers like you. This volunteer fair will allow potential volunteers to learn about local organizations in a low-pressure, casual environment. The fair also provides organizations with the opportunity to increase public awareness about their missions and find much-needed volunteers. LOCATION: Theatre Level

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  18. Masterworks: Beethoven’s Triple Concerto

    February 17, 2023, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Beethoven’s imposing triple concerto, is a masterclass in composition for a trio of solo instruments and orchestra. Registration opens January 27, 2023. Visit hooverlibrary.org to register or call 205-444-7820 for more information. The orchestra will also perform William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, which debuted to much acclaim at Carnegie Hall in 1934. Register with your library card to check out tickets to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks Series. Limit of 2 tickets per library card. Tickets available for pickup February 10-18 at the Library Plaza desk. Call 205-444-7821 for more information. Program to include: Samuel Barber: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello, & Piano in C Major William Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony LOCATION: Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294

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  19. Bringing Calligraphy into the 21st century

    February 18, 2023, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    This class is presented by the Birmingham Calligraphy Guild, and sponsored by the Hoover Public Library. Registration and supplies for your first class are free. The BCG and HPL ask that you join the Guild for subsequent classes to allow more patrons the opportunity to attend. Visit hooverlibrary.org to register or call 205-444-7888 for more information. LOCATION: Fitzgerald & Shakespeare Rooms

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  20. Masterworks: Beethoven’s Triple Concerto

    February 18, 2023, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Beethoven’s imposing triple concerto, is a masterclass in composition for a trio of solo instruments and orchestra. The orchestra will also perform William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, which debuted to much acclaim at Carnegie Hall in 1934. Register with your library card to check out tickets to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks Series. Limit of 2 tickets per library card. Tickets available for pickup February 10-18 at the Library Plaza desk. Call 205-444-7821 for more information. Program to include: Samuel Barber: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello, & Piano in C Major William Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony Registration opens January 27, 2023 LOCATION: Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294

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  21. Young Artist Reception

    February 19, 2023, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    A reception honoring this month's featured young artists from Rocky Ridge Elementary School.

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  22. Black History Art with Mr. P!

    February 21, 2023, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Explore the ways quilting has preserved Black culture throughout history with an interactive art project! Grades 1-2. Registration required and opens February 7, 2023. Visit hooverlibrary.org to register or call 205-444-7830 for more information. LOCATION: Youth Program Room

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  23. Hoover Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    February 21, 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    The Hoover Public Library Board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Library Board Room, located on the Administrative Level of the Library. The public is invited to attend. If you desire to be notified of regular or special meetings to be conducted by the Library Board, contact the Administration Department at (205) 444-7810. You will be provided with instructions for being placed on the official Notification List. The meeting will be located in the Library Board Room on the Administrative Level of the Library.

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  24. Southern Voices Artist Lecture and Reception

    February 21, 2023, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Lecture begins at 5:45 pm in The Library Theatre, with the reception to follow. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Sara Garden Armstrong is a visual artist whose decades-long practice embraces a wide range of scales and techniques, such as site-specific sculpture, works on paper and artist books. Armstrong has exhibited nationally and internationally for over 40 years and her work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, among others. The monograph SARA GARDEN ARMSTRONG: Threads and Layers published in 2020, coincides with a traveling exhibition currently touring the southeastern US. LOCATION: Theatre Level

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  25. Genealogy: Census Records

    February 22, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Hoover Public LIbrary

    Join Mary Beth Newbill, head of the Southern History Department at Birmingham Public Library, as she discusses the importance of Census Records when researching your family tree. LOCATION: Fitzgerald & Shakespeare Rooms

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  26. Miko Marks

    February 23, 2023, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Sensational Singer-Songwriter Miko Marks made her way to Music City in 2003 playing CMA Fest year after year and fully immersing herself in the country music community. While Marks received well-deserved accolades as “Nashville’s Hottest New Country Star” by People Magazine and “Best New Country Artist” by New Music Weekly, her efforts to be fully embraced by the industry in return proved to be elusive. Back with a new album in 2021, Our Country refuses to be put squarely into one box. Rooted in country, blues, soul and roots, and woven together by her distinctive vocals, Marks’s powerful sound is blazing an unprecedented trail in the music industry. Tickets: $32 plus processing fees Click here for ticket information: https://www.hooverlibrary.org/thelibrarytheatre/ticketing, Purchasing links coming soon. LOCATION: Theatre Level

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  27. An Evening with Elin Hildebrand

    February 24, 2023, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    Southern Voices Event followed by book signing and reception An Evening With Elin Hilderbrand $40 per person Reserved seating • Reception included Elin Hilderbrand is the author of 28 novels, including her latest The Hotel Nantucket. She is a proud 1991 graduate of Johns Hopkins University where she majored in Writing Seminars. In her senior year at Hopkins, Elin had her first short story, "Misdirection," accepted for publication in Seventeen Magazine. After a short stint working in publishing and teaching in New York City, she moved to Nantucket permanently in 1994. She attended the University of Iowa writers workshop and earned her MFA in 1998, and published her first novel, The Beach Club, in the summer of 2000. Her 2019 novel, Summer of '69 was her first novel to debut at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Click here for tickets: https://www.hooverlibrary.org/sv. LOCATION: Theatre Level

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  28. Southern Voices Author Conference

    February 25, 2023, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Hoover Public Library

    $45 per person Book sales and signings will follow the afternoon session. Lunch on your own $45 per person Book sales and signings will follow the afternoon session. Lunch on your own. You may preorder an East 59 boxed lunch by calling 205-518-6264 or visiting southernvoices.info. Authors include: Alka Joshi - The Keeper of Jaipur Will Leitch - The Time Has Come Robin Peguro - With Prejudice Sarah Penner - The Lost Apothecary Ben Raines - The Last Slave Ship Vanessa Riley - Murder in Westminster Ashley Winstead - The Last Housewife LOCATION: Theatre Level

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