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2017 Roger Day Christmas Photo Shoot

Photo courtesy of Roger Day.

The Red Mountain Theatre Company on Dec. 5-6 is putting on a play called “Holiday Memories,” and children’s entertainer Roger Day will perform Christmas-themed shows on Dec. 12-13. Read more

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Public buildings and services around Hoover and Chelsea have a variety of closing schedules for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The Hoover Public Library has received positive feedback about the six new remote book drops that have been placed in the outer parts of the city, Director Amanda Borden said. Read more

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Photo by Leah Ingram Eagle.

Hoover city and Shelby County offices will close for both the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holidays in 2019, but some public buildings will have different holiday hours. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library.

The Hoover Public Library is inviting kids to a Spooktacular event Friday, Oct. 25. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The three-day science fiction and fantasy festival includes sessions on gaming, comics, writing, cosplay, "Star Wars," "Star Trek," and "Game of Thrones." Read more

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Photos provided by Hoover Librar

The season also includes The Kingdom Choir that performed at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the Dove Award-winning group The Isaacs. Read more

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Staff photo.

Since 2015, Bib & Tucker Sew-Op in Crestwood has hosted a yearly March Quilts event where members of the community can come to a sewing session and make a square to be featured in the quilt. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

This includes the Hoover City Hall, Hoover Public Library, Hoover Recreation Center, Hoover Senior Center, Hoover Metropolitan Complex, Aldridge Gardens and non-emergency portions of the Hoover Public Safety Center. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library

Founding member Eloise Martens and board member Sara Rast both are stepping off the board when their terms end Dec. 1. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The crowd this year was about twice as big as last year, when 880 people came, children's coordinator Jeremy Davis said. Read more

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Bryan Stevenson

Photo courtesy of Equal Justice Initiative

In addition to Bryan Stevenson, other authors scheduled to speak include Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg and New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The Hoover City Council has budgeted $45,000 to add at least three more book drops in other parts of Hoover. Read more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Even in the age of the internet, reading is a powerful tool to stimulate a child’s imagination, according to Jeremy Davis, coordinator of the children’s department at Hoover Public Library. Read more

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Photos courtesy of Hoover Public Library

Andrew Gross is a fiction thriller writer whose books have been sold in more than 25 countries. Read more

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Paula McLain photo courtesy of Nina Subin; Stephanie Powell Watts photo courtesy of Bob Watts; other photos courtesy of the authors or Hoover Public Library

The authors conference expanded to two venues in 2013. Read more

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Children in costumes will be able to get candy at 22 stations throughout the library. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library.

The city of Hoover plans to kick off its Thank-a-Vet Week activities on Sunday, Nov. 5, with a program and reception to honor veterans at the Hoover Public Library. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Thousands of books are available for 50 cents or less. Read more

Hoover library renovation Aug 2017

Photo by Jon Anderson

The $144,000 renovation project is expected to be completed by Sept. 8. Read more

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    Dustin Odom shows off his Darth Jar Jar costume during the costume contest at the 2019 SciFi/Fantasy Fest at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, July 27, 2019. He won third place.

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    Jason Jeffcoat of Calera, Alabama, returns to the stage after being named the first-place winner of the costume contest at the 2019 SciFi/Fantasy Fest at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, July 27, 2019. He came dressed as a Mandalorian from "Star Wars."

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    Thirty-four people participated in the costume contest at the 2019 SciFi/Fantasy Fest at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

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    Jessica Collier of Gadsden, Alabama, shows off her Mary Poppins costume during the costume contest at the 2019 SciFi/Fantasy Fest at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, July 27, 2019. She won second place.

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    Winners of the costume contest at the 2019 SciFi/Fantasy Fest at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, July 27, 2019, were, from left, first-place winner Jason Jeffcoat of Calera as a Mandalorian, second-place winner Jessica Collier of Gadsden as Mary Poppins, third-place winner Dustin Odom of Birmingham as Darth Jar Jar and honorable mention winners Bill Underwood, Isaiah Lightfoot-Underwood and Cora Lightfoot-Underwood of Bessemer as Obi Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.

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    Micah Blair of Birmingham, Alabama, came dressed as the Riddler for the costume contest at the 2019 SciFi/Fantasy Fest at the Hoover Public Library in Hoover, Alabama, on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

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