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The fire station is just one of many projects the city and Jefferson and Shelby counties are undertaking in 2020. Read more

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

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

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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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The Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient is a founding member of the Warriors for Freedom Foundation, a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical and wellness support for wounded veterans and their families. Read more

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Hoover, county and state 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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The Hoover Public Library is inviting kids to a Spooktacular event Friday, Oct. 25. This year’s annual event will focus on ghosts and have a generally spooky vibe, said Justin Banger, a children’s librarian who is coordinating the occasion. Read more

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Discovery United Methodist Church is planning to celebrate “man’s best friend” at its third annual Dog Days at Discovery on Saturday, Oct. 12. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot. Read more

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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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The SciFi/Fantasy Fest at the Hoover Public Library and Hoover Senior Center this year will include a concert for the first time — by a steampunk band called Abney Park. Read more

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The Hoover school system is expanding its free summer lunch program to four locations this year after a successful first year last summer, child nutrition director Melinda Bonner said. Read more

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The Hoover Public Library will kick off its 2019 children and teens’ summer reading program with a Star Wars-themed event May 17. Read more

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

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The Hoover Public Library staff for the fourth year in a row will present a Christmas holiday musical for young children. Read more

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Once a month at the Hoover Public Library, UAB Physical Therapist Cathy Carver coordinates an event exposing able-bodied children in the Hoover community to disabled adults. Read more

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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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The free class is being offered at the Hoover Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Read more

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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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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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    Aubrie Jackson, a courier for the city of Hoover, Alabama, picks up books and other items from a remote book drop at Greystone Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.

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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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    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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