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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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SciFi/Fantasy Fest

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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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Nightmare Before Halloween 10-26-18 (30)

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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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Kids who want to get an early start on Halloween will have a chance at the Hoover Public Library on Oct. 26 as the library hosts a “Nightmare Before Halloween” event. Read more

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The fourth annual SciFi/Fantasy Fest returns to Hoover on July 27-29. Read more

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The Hoover school system is partnering with the Hoover Public Library to offer free lunches for children on weekdays this summer. Read more

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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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Southern Voices authors conference

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

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Tickets go on sale Jan. 5 for the 2018 Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library. Read more

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Hoover Library 2016 trick or treat

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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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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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    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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