Stay busy with these Hoover events.

Stay busy with these Hoover events.

There’s plenty to do in Hoover this month, from Christmas events to movies and plays.

Dec. 1
Adult English Class
Hoover Public Library
Basic and intermediate-level English instruction for adult speakers of other languages will be offered at 6:30 p.m. The event is free.



Dec. 2
After Lunch Bunch – Tall Trees
Hoover Public Library
Skip dessert for a fun-filled storytime for ages 3 and up at 1:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Children’s Programming Room.

M.I.Y. (Make It Yourself): Recycled Book Craft
Hoover Public Library
Gather, create, invent, tinker and discover in a portable makerspace at 4 p.m. The program is for children.

Dec. 3
First Thursday Fiction Book Group: ‘A Star for Mrs. Blake’ by April Smith
Hoover Public Library
Join us as we discuss “A Star for Mrs. Blake” by April Smith at 10 a.m. In 1929, the United States Congress passed legislation to fund travel for mothers of the fallen soldiers of World War I to visit their sons’ graves in France. During the next three years, 6,693 Gold Star Mothers made the trip. In “A Star for Mrs. Blake,” Smith breathes life into a unique moment in American history, imagining the experience of five of these women.

Storytime Live – K is Kind
Hoover Public Library
Stories, songs, games and puppetry for ages 3 and up will be offered Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s programming room.

‘Scrooge!’ The Musical
Hoover Public Library
In 1970, renowned writer-composer-lyricist Leslie Bricusse adapted the classic Charles Dickens tale, “A Christmas Carol,” into the hit screen musical, “Scrooge!” It went on to enjoy a highly successful tour as a charming stage musical, including new songs not included in the film and performed by all the favorite Christmas characters. Don’t miss what theatre critics have called, “a musical on a grand scale – a rollicking, frolicking feast of entertainment!” The performance, directed by Jack Mann, will be held Dec. 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Dec. 6
Global Cuisine @ the Plaza: Italy
Hoover Public Library
Coffee-ol-ogy Cafe presents free programs on food and coffee from around the world. Attendees will explore Italian cuisine Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m. Complimentary samples will be provided.

Dec. 7
Helping Hands
Hoover Public Library
Drop in to make newspaper rolls for a local humane society at 3 p.m.

Reading Sidekick–The Mighty Mo Willems
Hoover Public Library
A book club for emerging readers (ages 5-7) and their parents will meet Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. A selection of books by the featured author will be provided. Each pair reads a book then completes a project together. Registration is required. The event will be held in the children’s programming room.

Dec. 8
Spanish Conversation Club
Hoover Public Library
All fluency levels are welcome to practice and learn Spanish language skills at 7 p.m. The event is free.

Dec. 10
Holiday Music Program
Hoover Service Club
The Simmons Middle School Choir Holiday Music Program will be held Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hoover Service Club. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., and the meeting and program will be at 11 a.m. Lunch is available for $18 following the meeting. Reservations are required. Contact Winnie Cooper at 979-5699 or LaVerne Martin at 987-2739.

Storytime Live – Holiday Hoopla
Hoover Public Library
Stories, songs, games and puppetry will be offered for ages 3 and up Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Harmony Hills Chorus
Hoover Public Library
Formed in 1971, this Birmingham-based women’s barbershop chorus performs a program of holiday music that’s sure to be fun for the whole family Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 11
Horizons Christmas Luncheon
Hoover Country Club
The Horizons Christmas Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. at the Hoover Country Club.

Dec. 12
Star Wars original trilogy movie showing
Hoover Public Library
Get excited for Star Wars Episode 7 by revisiting the original trilogy on the big screen Dec. 12 (Episode IV: A New Hope, 10:30 a.m.; Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, 1:30 p.m.; Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, 3:45 p.m.). The event is free and will take place in the library theatre.

Purl @ the Plaza
Hoover Public Library
Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts. Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. The event is free.

Dec. 14
Bing Crosby Rediscovered
Hoover Public Library
Explore the life and legend of Bing Crosby, a popular multi-media star of the first half of the 20th century, through never-before-seen footage and interviews with his immediate family, songwriters and Tony Bennett at 2 p.m.

Dec. 15
Lunch and Learn
Hoover Senior Center
Lunch and Learn will be held at noon at the Hoover Senior Center.

Wake Up Santa!
Hoover Public Library
The library staff stars in an evening of holiday hilarity. Stick around after the show for Season’s Eatings and Greetings with Santa at 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 16
Holiday Sing-a-Long with Songbirds
Hoover Senior Center
A Holiday Sing-a-Long with Songbirds will be held at the Hoover Senior Center.

Coffee, Cocoa and Conversations
Hoover Public Library
Enjoy light refreshments at a book group open house at 9:30 a.m. Meet the book group leaders, see next year’s selections and discover a group to attend.

Dec. 21
Monday at the Movies: ‘Christmas with the Kranks’
Hoover Public Library
A showing of “Christmas with the Kranks” will be held Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. in the library theatre. The event is free.