Homewood Library Summer Event Calendar 2022

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Library Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 2-6 p.m.


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Meeting Room Rentals 205-332-6610 homewoodpubliclibrary.org/mra The library has two auditoriums on the upper level, and five meeting rooms on the lower level. Fees range depending on length of time and type of event.

Donations homewoodpubliclibrary.org/donations Donations to the Friends of the Library, Homewood Library Foundation, and Homewood Public Library help us serve the community by providing quality programming and services. Ellenburg Art Gallery June 1-30 Sarah Scott July 5-31 Magic City LEGO Users Group August 1-31 Birmingham Needlework The Ellenburg Art Gallery features monthly rotating exhibits by local artists.

eServices 205-332-6650 homewoodpubliclibrary.org/eservices For Homewood residents we offer Hoopla (streaming books, audio, music, movies & more), Kanopy (streaming video), Flipster (magazines), and The Wall Street Journal. All Jefferson County residents have access to eBooks and audio through Libby and Tumblebooks.

Friends of the Library 205-332-6651 homewoodpubliclibrary.org/friends-ofthe-library The Friends of Homewood Public Library is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the library. The Friends Bookstore accepts donations and is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Join the Friends today! Homework Alabama homeworkalabama.org This site offers free homework help, tutoring and test prep for Alabamians.

Notary Services 205-332-6600 The library has five Notary Publics on staff. Call the library in advance to see if a notary is available. Patrons must provide Valid ID and bring their own witnesses if needed. The library does not notarize I-9 forms or home closings. This service is free of charge. Shoutbomb Text Alerts 205-358-4149 Test the word SIGNUP to 205-358-4149 to sign up for text alerts related to your library account such as when holds are ready for pick up. Study Rooms 205-332-6664 The library has six study rooms available on a first come first served basis. Patrons can check out a study room for one to four people for two hours in the computer services department.

Homewood Library Foundation homewoodlibraryfoundation.org The Homewood Library Foundation is a non-profit organization which serves to enrich the Library through raising private funds to supplement public funding for facilities, services, projects, collections and technology. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Friends Bookstore Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Children’s Events Library Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 2-6 p.m. Page 4


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Friends Bookstore Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Register at homewoodpubliclibrary.org/events or call 205-332-6600 Murder in Maui: A Luau to Die For A Teen Murder Mystery Thu, June 2, from 2-4 p.m. Be part of the mystery and help solve the crime! Costumes and props are encouraged! Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

Teen Ani-Marathon Thu, June 16, from 3-6 p.m. Join us for a marathon of anime shows, manga book discussions, and snacks. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required. Yoga for Teens Sat, June 18 & 25, from 2-3 p.m. Bring your own yoga mat and join Shonda of Gracious Beginnings for relaxation. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

ACT Practice Test with Princeton Review Sat, June 4 & 25, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This free practice test is offered by Princeton Review. After the practice test, you’ll receive a comprehensive score report. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required. Teen Dungeons & Dragons Sun, June 5 & 26, from 3-5 p.m. Love D&D? Play the classic tabletop RPG with other teens. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required. Teen Coffee & Canvas Mon, June 6, from 2-4 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of painting and sipping iced coffee. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

Dumbledore’s Army Tue, June 7 & 21, from 3-4 p.m. Games, crafts, food, and all things magical will happen. Costumes encouraged. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required. Magic: The Gathering for Teens Tue, June 7 & 21, from 3-4 p.m. We will have decks, but you are welcome to bring your own. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required. Teen Theatre Thursdays Thu, June 9 & 23, from 4-5 p.m. Learn about the performing arts with the assistance of Red Mountain Theatre. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

Teen Graphic Novel Club Wed, June 22, from 3-4 p.m. Love graphic novels and comics? Join us as we talk about our favorite stories. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required. Teens Get Crafty: Shark Soap Mon, June 27, from 2-4 p.m. Dive deep into soap-making and create your own shark soap to take home. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required. Teen Stop Motion Animation Camp Tue-Thu, June 28-30, from 2-4 p.m. Join us for a three-day event and use LEGO and laptops to create worlds. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Tournament of Champions Thu, June 9 & 23, from 6-8 p.m. All who wish to enter MUST come with a fully made level 7 character. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required. Game On! Teen Board Game Club Tue, June 14, from 2-4 p.m Enjoy an afternoon of board games. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

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Library Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 2-6 p.m.


Register at homewoodpubliclibrary.org/events or call 205-332-6600 Game On! Teen Board Game Club Tue, July 12, from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of board games. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

Dumbledore’s Army Tue, July 5 & 19, from 3-4 p.m. Games, crafts, food, and all things magical will happen. Costumes encouraged. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required. Magic: The Gathering for Teens Tue, July 5 & 19, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. We will have decks, but you are welcome to bring your own. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required. Teen Theatre Thursdays Thu, July 7 & 21, from 4-5 p.m. Learn about the performing arts with the assistance of Red Mountain Theatre. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required. Teen Dungeons & Dragons Tournament of Champions Thu, July 7 & 21, from 6-8 p.m. All who wish to enter MUST come with a fully made level 7 character. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required. ACT Practice Test with Princeton Review Sat, July 9 & 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This free practice test is offered by Princeton Review. After the practice test, you’ll receive a comprehensive score report. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

Teen Henna Class Wed, July 13, from 2-3 p.m. Learn the ancient art of henna tattoos and receive temporary henna stain. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

Teen Coffee & Canvas Mon, July 25, from 2-4 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of painting and sipping iced coffee. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

Teen Ani-Marathon Thu, July 14, from 3-6 p.m. Join us for a marathon of anime shows, manga book discussions, and snacks. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

Teen Stop Motion Animation Camp Tue-Thu, July 26-28, from 2-4 p.m. Join us for a three-day event and use LEGO and laptops to create worlds. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

Yoga for Teens Sat, July 16 & 23, from 2-3 p.m. Bring your own yoga mat and join Shonda of Gracious Beginnings for relaxation. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

Sixth Grade Social Fri, July 29, from 6-8 p.m. Heading into the 6th grade? Join us for a social event exclusively for students who will be starting middle school (no matter what school you go to). Open to rising 6th graders. Registration is required

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Sun, July 17 & 31, from 3-5 p.m. Love D&D? Play the classic tabletop RPG with other teens. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required. Teen Graphic Novel Club Mon, July 18, from 3-4 p.m. Love graphic novels and comics? Join us as we talk about our favorite stories. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

Teen Sushi Class Mon, July 11, from 2-3 p.m. Learn how to make sushi with all supplies provided. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required.

Friends Bookstore Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Dumbledore’s Army Tue, August 2, from 2-4 p.m. Games, crafts, food, and all things magical will happen. Costumes encouraged. Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Registration is required. Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Thu, August 4, from 6-7 p.m. This volunteer group of teens are dedicated to serving the Homewood Public Library. Consider applying for TAB! Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Applications can be found at homewood�publiclibrary.org/tab-application. The Road to College Tue, August 30, from 6-7:30 p.m. Admissions counselors from several local colleges and universities will be present to answer questions regarding financial aid, application questions and more.

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Register at homewoodpubliclibrary.org/events or call 205-332-6600 Noir Film Classics & Brown Bag Lunch Laura (1944) Fri, June 3, from 12-2 p.m. Otto Preminger directs this celebrated film noir starring Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney.

AARP Smart Driver Course with Joe Ross Sat, June 18, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. AARP members attend for $20 and non-members $25. Bring a brown bag lunch for this workshop. Register by calling Joe Ross (205) 823-7067.

Virtual Library Yoga with Jackie Tally Mon, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, from 2-3 p.m Join us on Zoom for a gentle workout of 15 minutes in the chair, 15 minutes standing with chair, and 15 minutes on the mat. Registration is required. Not Your Mama’s Book Club Psychic Protection & Energetic Cleansing Techniques Tue, June 7, from 2-3 p.m. There is no book reading required for this discussion group. Jason Kirby, of Elysium House Healing, discusses energetic hygeine practices. Niki Sepsas Presents: The Maya “Greeks” of the New World Wed, June 8, from 2-3 p.m. Get a glimpse of the Mayan people from their ascendancy as one of the great civilizations of Mesoamerica.

The ABC’s of Medicare Tue, June 21, from 12-1 p.m. Karen Haiflich will answer your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how to file a claim.

Tea with the Queen for her 70th Jubilee with Niki Sepsas Thu, June 9, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Queen Elizabeth II has become the longest lived and longest reigning British monarch. Bring your tea cups and join us. Registration is required. The Social Justice Book & Film Club How Beautiful We Were Thu, June 9, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us to discuss Imbolo Mbue’s novel about holding onto ancestral land. Registration is required. Noir Film Classics & Brown Bag Lunch Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) Fri, June 10, from 12-2 p.m. This mystery film stars Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster. Oxmoor Page Turners Club Anxious People Tue, June 14, from 6:30-8 p.m. As this title by Fredrik Backman hints, each member of the group bares their own anxieties during a hostage situation.

Noir Film Classics & Brown Bag Lunch Strangers on a Train (1944) Fri, June 24, from 12-2 p.m. Join us for one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest films. Adult Coffee & Crafts Crescent Moon Wreaths Sat, June 25, from 2-4 p.m. Bring your ideas and your creative spirit, and we will provide everything else. Registration is required. Dixie’s Pet Loss Support Group Tue, June 28, from 6-7 p.m. This support group is a place where you can meet others who understand what you are going through. For reservations, contact Randy Hicks, Greater Birmingham Humane Society, (205) 542-7111. Better Than Therapy Book Club The Personal Librarian Wed, June 29, from 2-3:30 p.m. Join us as we explore this remarkable novel by Heather Terrell and Victoria Christopher Murray about J.P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene.

Senior Center Book Club Watching You Thu, June 16, from 1-2 p.m. In Lisa Jewell’s latest, no one is who they seem and everyone is hiding something.

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Library Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 2-6 p.m.


Register at homewoodpubliclibrary.org/events or call 205-332-6600 The Social Justice Book & Film Club 2040 Thu, July 14, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us to discuss the documentary film, 2040, about accessible solutions to climate change. Registration is required. Film Classics of 1942 & Brown Bag Lunch: Yankee Doodle Dandy Fri, July 1, from 12-2 p.m. James Cagny stepped into the shoes of legendary showman George M. Cohan. Film Classics of 1942 & Brown Bag Lunch: Mrs. Miniver Fri, July 8, from 12-2 p.m. This moving drama about a middle-class English family during the war won Best Picture at the Oscars. Adult Coffee & Crafts Polymer Clay Creations Sat, July 9, from 2-4 p.m. Bring your ideas and your creative spirit, and we will provide everything else. Registration is required. Virtual Library Yoga with Jackie Tally Mon, July 11, 18, & 25 from 2-3 p.m. Join us on Zoom for a gentle workout of 15 minutes in the chair, 15 minutes standing with chair, and 15 minutes on the mat. Registration is required.

AARP Smart Driver Course with Joe Ross Sat, July 16, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. AARP members attend for $20 and non-members $25. Bring a brown bag lunch for this workshop. Register by calling Joe Ross (205) 823-7067. The ABC’s of Medicare Tue, July 19, from 12-1 p.m. Karen Haiflich will answer your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how to file a claim. Researching Your House’s History Tue, July 19, from 1-2 p.m. Catherine Champion of the Birmingham Public Library Archives department is joining us to show all the available resources at the Research Library.

Not Your Mama’s Book Club: How to Structure & Navigate Intuitive Reading Tue, July 12, from 2-3:30 p.m. There is no book reading required for this discussion group. Intuitive reader, Amanda Perry, will guide us through setting up and giving a group reading. Oxmoor Page Turners Club Malibu Rising Tue, July 12, from 6:30-8 p.m. This historical fiction book by Taylor Jenkins Reid follows four famous siblings as they throw an epic party to celebrate the end of summer.

Friends Bookstore Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Senior Center Book Club Brown Bag Lunch: Movie & Discussion of Portrait of Jennie Wed, July 20, from 12-3 p.m. When struggling artist, Eben Adams, meets the mysterious Jennie, he is instantly captivated. Bring your brown bag lunch and drinks will be provided. Registration is required. Dixie’s Pet Loss Support Group Tue, July 26, from 6-7 p.m. This support group is a place where you can meet others who understand what you are going through. For reservations, contact Randy Hicks, Greater Birmingham Humane Society, (205) 542-7111. Better Than Therapy Book Club The Sentence Wed, July 27, from 2-3:30 p.m. Join us as we explore Louise Erdrich’s latest novel that reads like a love letter to readers and booksellers. Film Classics of 1942 & Brown Bag Lunch: Now, Voyager Fri, July 29, from 12-2 p.m. Go on a cinematic journey with the legendary actress, Bette Davis.

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For more information visit homewoodpubliclibrary.org/events or call 205-332-6600 Virtual Library Yoga with Jackie Tally Mon, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 2-3 p.m. Join us on Zoom for a gentle workout of 15 minutes in the chair, 15 minutes standing with chair, and 15 minutes on the mat. Registration is required.

AARP Smart Driver Course with Joe Ross Sat, August 13, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. AARP members attend for $20 and non-members $25. Bring a brown bag lunch for this workshop. Register by calling Joe Ross (205) 823-7067.

Not Your Mama’s Book Club How to Find Your Spirit Guides Tue, August 2, from 2-3:30 p.m. There is no book reading required for this discussion group. Psychic, Betsey Grady explores the world of Spirit Guides and our relationships. Registration is required.

Adult Coffee & Crafts Miniature Embroidery Sat, August 13, from 2-4 p.m. Bring your ideas and your creative spirit, and we will provide everything else. Registration is required.

Stepping Out with Scott and Zelda with Marie Martello and Alaina Doten Thu, August 4, from 1-2 p.m. Join author, Marie Martello, and Alaina Doten, Executive Director of the Fitzgerald Museum, to discuss new research on Zelda Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald Movie Classics The Great Gatsby (1974) Fri, August 5, from 12-2 p.m. Robert Redford stars as Jay Gatsby, who had once loved beautiful, spoiled rich girl Daisy Buchanan. The Montgomery Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald with Dr. Kirk Curnutt Tue, August 9, from 1-2:30 p.m. Dr. Kirk Curnutt, Executive Director of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, shares stories from the book, All the Belles.

The ABC’s of Medicare Tue, August 16, from 12-1 p.m. Karen Haiflich will answer your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how to file a claim. Gatbsy-Style 1920’s Live Murder Mystery Tue, August 16, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wear a costume and immerse yourself in the era while we play a murder mystery game for. Food, fun and murder all in one evening! Registration is required. Senior Center Book Club: Malibu Rising Thu, August 18, from 1-2 p.m. This historical fiction book by Taylor Jenkins Reid follows four famous siblings as they throw an epic party to celebrate the end of summer. Fitzgerald Movie Classics: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Fri, August 26, from 12-2 p.m. Based on a short story, this film tells the story of Bejamin Button (Brad Pitt), a man who ages backwards. Niki Sepsas Presents Venice - Gift of the Sea Tue, August 30, from 2-3 p.m. This presentation chronicles the city’s fascinating history and highlights its timeless treasures.

Oxmoor Page Turners Club Finlay Donovan is Killing It Tue, August 9, from 6:30-8 p.m. Join us to discuss Elle Cosimano’s book that is part comedy, part morality tale.

Dixie’s Pet Loss Support Group Tue, August 30, from 6-7 p.m. This support group is a place where you can meet others who understand what you are going through. For reservations, contact Randy Hicks, Greater Birmingham Humane Society, (205) 542-7111.

The Social Justice Book & Film Club One Thousand Splendid Suns Thu, August 11, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us to discuss Khaled Hosseini’s novel that explores thirty years of Afghan history. Registration is required.

Better Than Therapy Book Club Z. - A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald Wed, August 31, from 2-3:30 p.m. Join us as we explore this utterly engrossing portrayal of Zelda Fitzgerald by author Therese Anne Fowler.

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Library Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 2-6 p.m.


For more information visit homewoodpubliclibrary.org/events or call 205-332-6600 Introduction to Word 2016 - Part 1 Sat, July 9, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn to create documents and use common Word features. Registration is required.

Introduction to Email Wed, June 8, from 2:30-4 p.m. Thu, June 9, from 6:30-8 p.m. Sat, June 11, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn how to create, send and receive messages using webmail. Registration is required. First Step Tech: Get the Most Out of your iPad and iPhone Thu, June 9, from 4-5:30 p.m. Thu, July 14, from 4-5:30 p.m. Thu, August 11, from 4-5:30 p.m. This workshop is geared towards casual users. Join trainers on Zoom to answer your questions about using your device. Registration is required.

Introduction to Word 2016 - Part 1 & 2 Wed, July 13, from 2:30-4 p.m. Thu, July 14, from 6:30-8 p.m. Learn to create documents and use common Word features. Registration is required. Introduction to Word 2016 - Part 2 Sat, July 16, from 10:30 a.m.-p.m. Learn to create documents and use common Word features. Registration is required. Introduction to Excel 2016 - Part 1 Wed, July 20, from 2:30-4 p.m. Thu, July 21, from 6:30-8 p.m. Sat, July 23, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn to create spreadsheets and use basic Excel functions. Registration is required.

Introduction to Facebook Thu, June 16, from 6:30-8 p.m. Sat, June 18, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn the basics of operating a computer (Beginning Computer Users). Registration is required. Introduction to the Internet & Internet Safety Wed, June 22, from 2:30-4 p.m. Thu, June 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. Sat, June 25, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn to browse the internet easily & safely (Beginning Computer Users). Registration is required. iProduct Master class Thu, June 23, from 2-4 p.m. Thu, July 28, from 4-5:30 p.m. Thu, August 25, from 4-5:30 p.m. Jois us on Zoom as certified trainers take a deep dive into the settings of your iOS devices. Registration is required.

Friends Bookstore Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Introduction to Excel 2016 - Part 2 Wed, July 27, from 2:30-4 p.m. Thu, July 28, from 6:30-8 p.m. Sat, July 30, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. This class deals primarily with the creation of graphs and formula use. Registration is required. Google Sheets Part 1 Wed, August 10, from 2:30-4 p.m. Thu, August 11, from 6:30-8 p.m. Sat, August 13, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn how to create spreadsheets and more using Google Sheets. Registration is required. Google Sheets Part 2 Wed, August 17, from 2:30-4 p.m. Thu, August 18, from 6:30-8 p.m. Sat, August 20, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn how to create formulas, charts and graphs using Google Sheets. Registration is required. Windows 10 Wed, August 24, from 2:30-4 p.m. Thu, August 25, from 6:30-8 p.m. Sat, August 27, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn how to use the Windows 10 operating system. Registration is required.

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