The Cardigan - Vol 2

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Friends Library 10 Hours: a.m.Mon, - 4 p.m. Tue, Thu 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Wed, Fri, Sat, 9 a.m. - 6 Library p.m., SunServices 2-6 p.m. LibraryBookstore News Hours: Monday-Saturday Library Closed: March 31 & Library closes at 2:30 p.m. on April 20 Page 15 Page 1


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Library Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Wed, Fri, Sat, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 2-6 p.m. Library Closed: March 31


Friends Bookstore Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Library closes at 2:30 p.m. on April 20

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6th-12th Graders can register at homewoodpubliclibrary.org/events or call 205-332-6625

Student Art Contest March 1-30 (K-12th Grade) Students may submit one original work of art produced within the last 12 months. Pieces must be exhibition ready and weigh less than 50lbs. Artwork should be dropped off in the Children’s Department by Saturday, March 30, with an entry form attached to the back of the work. Entry forms can be downloaded from hpl.pub/artcontest. Character Design 101 Fri, March 1 & 15 & 29, from 4-5 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Learn the basics of character design, color theory, and more. Register online. Teen Origami Sat, March 2nd, 4-5 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) September Reed is here to teach you how to do art with paper! Learn origami in this easy and fun class. Teen Dungeons & Dragons Sun, March 3 & 17, from 3-5 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Love D&D? Play the classic tabletop RPG with other teens. Register online.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Thu, March 7, from 6-7 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) This volunteer group of teens are dedicated to serving the Library. Applications can be found at homewoodpubliclibrary.org/tab-applica tion. Tabletop Game Supply Swap Sun, March 10, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. (All Ages) Bring gaming supplies you longer use and see if there are items you need. Items must be clean and usable. Register online. Magic: The Gathering Thu, March 14, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) We will have cards available, but you are welcome to bring your own. Register online. ACT Reading/English Bootcamp Tue, March 19, from 6-7:30 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) $15 per teen (including fees). Register online.

College Cooks: Ramen Omelettes Tue, March 21, from 6-7 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Follow along with our cooking class to learn how to make ramen omelettes. Register online. Teen Crochet Crochet Circle Fri, March 22, from 1-2 p.m. (4th-12th Grade) We will provide all supplies, but you are also welcome to bring any projects you are currently working on. Register online. Teen Anime Club + Make a Kimono Mon, March 25, from 3-6 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Watch anime and make a basic Kimono-shaped garment. No sewing knowledge required. Register online. ACT Math Bootcamp Tue, March 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) $15 per teen (including fees). Register online.

Comic Creators Mon, March 4, from 4-6 p.m. (4th-12th Grade) This series will walk you through comic creation basics from top to bottom. Register online.

Making Fantasy Maps Thu, March 28, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Learn how to make your own fantasy map from the ground up. All supplies provided. Register online.

Teen Theatre Thursdays Thu, March 7 & 21, from 4-5 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Learn about the per forming arts with the assistance of Red Mountain Theatre. Register online.

T. Swift Fan Club Fri, March 29, from 1-3 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) We will provide snacks, themed bookmarks, and more! Register online.

Library 10 Hours: Tue, Thu 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Wed, Fri, Sat, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.,Teen Sun 2-6 p.m. Friends Bookstore Hours: Monday-Saturday a.m.Mon, - 4 p.m. Events Teen Events Library Closed: March Page31 8 Page 5


6th-12th Graders can register at homewoodpubliclibrary.org/events or call 205-332-6625 Teen Poetry Contest April 1-30 (6th-12th Grade) Submit up to two original poems at homewoodpublicli brary.org/poetry-contest. Register online.

Eclipse Blackout Poetry - Homeschool Tue, April 9, from 1-2 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Make poetry by blacking out parts of old book pages! This program will be themed on the eclipse, so we’ll be making solar and space shapes with our poetry. All supplies provided. Register online.

Comic Creators Mon, April 1, from 4-6 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) This series will walk you through comic creation basics from top to bottom. Register online. Teen Theatre Thursdays Thu, April 4, from 4-5 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Learn about the per forming arts with the assistance of Red Mountain Theatre. Register online. Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Thu, April 4, from 6-7 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) This volunteer group of teens are dedicated to serving the Library. Applications can be found at homewood publiclibrary.org/tab-application. Character Design 101 Fri, April 5 & 19, from 4-5 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Learn the basics of character design, color theory, and more. Register online.

Culture Club - Russia Thu, April 11 & 18, from 4-6p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Learn Russian step by step online on Zoom. Register online.

National Library Week BINGO April 7-13 Join us in celebrating all things library this week by completing a BINGO card of library-related activities. Gain an entry into a prize drawing by completing a BINGO and filling out the bottom of the form at any library service desk. Forms can be downloaded at hpl.pub/NLW. Teen Dungeons & Dragons Sun, April 7 & 21, from 3-5 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Love D&D? Play the classic tabletop RPG with other teens. Register online. Teen Eclipse Viewing Mon, April 8, from 1:30-2 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Glasses will be provided. Meet us in the area in front of the book drop to view the eclipse! Register online. Student Art Show Red Carpet Reception Mon, April 8, from 5-6 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Artists and art appreciators are both welcome to come peruse the gallery of student art that will be shown in the Ellenburg Art Gallery in the library during the month of April.

Teen Crochet Circle Mon, April 15, from 4-6 p.m. (4th-12th Grade) We will provide all supplies, but you are also welcome to bring any projects you are currently working on. Register online. Homewood Library Foundation Block Party Sat, April 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for ages 21 and up, $10 for ages 4-20, and free for children under 4 with the purchase of an adult ticket. The price includes food, beverages, and activities. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door, and the event is rain or shine. Visit homewoodlibraryfoun dation.org to purchase. Teen Anime Club + Japanese Stamp Making Mon, April 29, from 4-6 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Watch anime and make a basic Japanese stamp. Register online. Eclipse Blackout Poetry Tue, April 30, from 4-5 p.m. (6th-12th Grade) Make poetry by blacking out parts of old book pages! This program will be themed on the eclipse, so we’ll be making solar and space shapes with our poetry. All supplies provided. Register online.

Friends Bookstore Hours: Mon-Sat 10Monday, a.m. - 4 Tuesday, p.m. Library Hours: Thursday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. Events - 6 p.m. Teen Teen Events Library closes at 2:30 p.m. on April 20 Sunday 2-6 p.m. Page 6 Page 9


For more information visit homewoodpubliclibrary.org or call 205-332-6626 205-332-6600

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Library Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Wed, Fri, Sat, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 2-6 p.m. Library Closed: March 31 & Library closes at 2:30 p.m. on April 20


For more information visit homewoodpubliclibrary.org/events or call 205-332-6626 Adult Crafting With September Reed String Art Sat, March 2, from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This month we will be making string art. Register online. Virtual Library Yoga with Jackie Tally Mon, March 4, 11, 18 & 25 2-3 p.m This Zoom workout consists of 15 minutes in the chair, 15 minutes standing with chair, 15 minutes on the mat. All levels of fitness welcome. Register online. Adult English Classes Tue, March 5, 12, 19 & 26 6-8 p.m. To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council, slyas@literacy-council. org. Homewood Historic Preservation Commission Forum - Windows of the Past Wed, March 6, from 6-7 p.m. Paige Thomas from the Alabama Historical Commission will take us on a journey to learn about the importance of historical windows. After the talk, join us for a hands-on activity to repurpose vintage windows.

American Red Cross Blood Drive Fri, March 8, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. To Sign up, Donors Can: Call 1-800-REDCROS(S) that’s 1-800-733-2767; download the Blood Donor App (Text BloodApp to 90999 or download it today!); or go online to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: HWDLibrary. Tabletop Game Supply Swap Sun, March 10, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. (All Ages) Bring gaming supplies you longer use and see if there are items you need. Items must be clean and usable. Register online. Homebuyer Education: The Basics and Barriers of Homeownership Thu, March 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Presented by Judy Woods, Financial Wellbeing Coach / HUD Certified Housing Counselor with Operation HOPE. Decade Trivia - the 1990’s Thu, March 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Up to 4 people per team. Prizes awarded for top teams, best team name, and best costume! Online registration required for each team. Register online.

Game Nights at the Library Thu, March 7, 14, 21 & 28 6:30-8 p.m. Feel free to bring your favorite game to share – aim for something you can teach a table of 3-6 players in an hour or so. Adults 18+

Get Stronger, Live Longer with EW Motion Therapy Fri, March 15, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Discover how these strength-building techniques not only enhance your physical capabilities but also contribute significantly to extending your life expectancy.

Practice Dance Lessons for Jane Austen Regency Ball Thu, March 7, 14 & 21, 6:30-8 p.m. No prior ballroom experience necessary and novices are welcome. Attendance is not a requisite to attend the Ball on March 23.

Needle Felting with Mollie McFarland Sat, March 16, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Needle felting is the most amazingly addictive craft. It is super easy to get started and easy to learn the basics, Create your own animal to take home. Register online.

Friends Bookstore Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Library Closed: March 31

The ABC’s of Medicare Tue, March 19, from 12-1 p.m. Karen Haiflich will go over benefits. Seasonal Stories with Sid Burgess Tue, March 19, from 1-2 p.m. Join us for an hour long adult “story time” of classic short stories with Sid Burgess and Dr. Julie Stewart. Miniature Painting with September Reed Thu, March 21, from 6:30-8 p.m. We will provide all you need to paint your own masterpiece. Register online. Jane Austen Regency Ball Sat, March 23, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person (the price includes practice session). Refreshments will be served. You must call to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Please call (205) 578-8280 for reservations or email jasna.alabama@gmail.com. Dixie’s Pet Loss Support Group Mon, March 25, from 6-7 p.m. For reservations, contact Randy Hicks, Greater Birmingham Humane Society, (205) 542-7111. Retirement by Design Thu, March 28, from 6-7 p.m. Join Ramey Harrell, of Edward Jones Investments. You’ll learn investment strategies you can use now to help design the retirement you want.

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For more information visit homewoodpubliclibrary.org/events or call 205-332-6626 Virtual Library Yoga with Jackie Tally Mon, April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 2-3 p.m This Zoom workout consists of 15 minutes in the chair, 15 minutes standing with chair, 15 minutes on the mat. All levels of fitness welcome. Register online. Adult English Classes Tue, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 6-8 p.m. To register, contact Stephanie at The Literacy Council, slyas@literacy-council. org. Credit & Money Management Wed, April 3, from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join financial wellbeing coach, Penny Southward, for this workshop which will empower New Adults to take control of their finances by creating a budget, reducing and paying off debt, understanding their credit reports and increasing their savings. Presented by: Operation HOPE in partnership with Regions Bank. Game Nights at the Library Thu, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 6:30-8 p.m. Feel free to bring your favorite game to share – aim for something you can teach a table of 3-6 players in an hour or so. Adults 18+ Document Shredding & Electronics Recycling Fri, April 5, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Gone For Good’s shredding truck will be on site to destroy your sensitive documents and files. Limit of two bags or boxes of documents per person. Protec Recycling will recycle your old computers, household electronics, and other items. Secure cell phone destruction for $5, hard drive destruction on-site for $10. Flat panel TV’s will not be accepted.

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Niki Sepsas Presents Moses to Lawrence: The Historic Sands of Jordan Fri, April 5, from 2-3 p.m. Learn about thee Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Home Buyer Seminar & Luncheon Sat, April 6, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Our seminar will cover topics such as securing a mortgage, grants, and understanding the home buying process. Register online. West Homewood Presents Niki Sepsas America’s Atlantic Seaboard: Treasure Trove of History Tue, April 9, from 3-4 p.m. Homewood Senior Center Learn about the earliest English settlements on the continent and their role in shaping our history. The ABC’s of Medicare Tue, April 16, from 12-1 p.m. Karen Haiflich will go over benefits and changes to Medicare. Seasonal Stories with Sid Burgess Tue, April 16, from 1-2 p.m. Join us for an hour long adult “story time” of classic short stories with Sid Burgess and Dr. Julie Stewart. National Library Week BINGO April 7-13 Join us in celebrating all things library this week by completing a BINGO card of library-related activities. Gain an entry into a prize drawing by completing a BINGO and filling out the bottom of the form at any library service desk. Forms can be downloaded at hpl.pub/NLW. Painting Large with September Reed Thu, April 18, from 6:30-8 p.m. We will provide all you need to paint your own 11X17 masterpiece. Register online.

Homewood Library Foundation Block Party Sat, April 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for ages 21 and up, $10 for ages 4-20, and free for children under 4 with the purchase of an adult ticket. The price includes food, beverages, and activities. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door, and the event is rain or shine. Visit homewoodlibraryfoun dation.org to purchase. Adult Crafting With September Reed Quilling Thu, April 25, from 6:30-8 p.m. This month we will be quilling with paper. Register online. Dixie’s Pet Loss Support Group Mon, April 29, from 6-7 p.m. For reservations, contact Randy Hicks, Greater Birmingham Humane Society, (205) 542-7111.

Library Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Wed, Fri, Sat, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 2-6 p.m. Library closes at 2:30 p.m. on April 20


For more information visit homewoodpubliclibrary.org/computer-classes or call 205-332-6632 Clases de informática en español Lunes, 4 y 18 de Marzo Lunes, 1 y 15 y 29 de Abril 6:30 - 8 p.m. A partir del 8 de agosto, la Biblioteca Pública de Homewood comenzará a ofrecer clases de computación en español los martes por la noche a las 6:00 p. m. Habrá ofertas introductorias y avanzadas para que los usuarios elijan. Lo alentamos a asistir varias veces para tomar estos cursos que lo ayudarán a familiarizarse más con el uso de una computadora. Para registrarse en estas clases, haga clic en el botón de registro de arriba o llame a Wilson al 205-332-6605.

Introduction to Computers Wed, March 6, 2:30-4 p.m. Learn a basic understanding of how to use a Windows computer. Register online. Introduction to the Internet Wed, March 13, 2:30-4 p.m. Learn to browse the internet easily & safely. Register online. Introduction to Gmail Wed, March 20, 2:30-4 p.m. Learn how to create, send and receive messages using Gmail. Register online.

Friends Bookstore Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Library Closed: March 31 & Library closes at 2:30 p.m. on April 20

Windows 11 Wed, April 3, 2:30-4 p.m. Learn some of the new features of the Windows 11 operating system. Register online. Word 2016 - Part 1 Wed, April 10, 2:30-4 p.m. Learn to create documents and use basic Word functions. Register online. Word 2016 - Part 2 Wed, April 17, 2:30-4 p.m. This class dives deeper into creating Word documents & using Word features & tools. Register online.

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