Homewood Public Library

Discarded items can help kids learn at Tech Take Apart

It’s not junk — it’s a learning tool!
 
The Homewood Public Library is asking residents to donate used items with moveable parts for its second Tech Take Apart event on Thursday, April 26. The program allows kids ages 5 through 15 to experience first hand how simple machines work.

Colorful displays present monetary facts in ‘Thinking Money’ exhibit

Kids are learning the basics of dollars and cents through a new exhibit at the Homewood Public Library that opened Saturday, April 7. Colorful panels, games, and iPad information kiosks are presenting information that distilled the world of economics into terms students ages 10 through 16 and their families can understand and apply to their daily lives.

Special events planned around ‘Thinking Money’ exhibit

The Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, has developed several special programs around the “Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition” exhibit now on display.

Singing with heart at Homewood’s amateur ‘Hamiltunes’

They sang with heart and for fun at the Homewood Public Library presentation of “Hamiltunes,” a sanctioned all-volunteer performance of the popular Broadway musical.

Feb. 23 is deadline to sing at ‘Hamiltunes’ show

Come out and sing!

The Homewood Public Library is inviting singers to join the roster of those who will take part in the second presentation of “Hamiltunes,” a festive Homewood-style presentation of the hit musical.
 

Homewood library exhibit will help kids make sense of dollars and cents

The Homewood Public Library will be hosting a special exhibit in April to help kids ages 10 to 16 better understand how to make sound decisions when it comes to dollars and cents.
 

Cece Belue serving on Homewood library board

Cece Belue took her seat on the Homewood Public Library’s board at the Jan. 17 meeting. Belue said she stepped forward to take on the position because “it’s an opportunity for me to serve the community in a different capacity.” She is volunteering with the District 153 PTA as fundraising chair and serves with a number of other organizations.

Two new members join Homewood Library board

Two residents stepped forward to fill vacant seats on the Homewood Public Library Board of Trustees. Tom Nowak and Catherine Uecker were selected from a list of candidates who applied for the two spots. They were sworn in as trustees at the Nov. 15 meeting. 

Homewood Public Library levy shows no tax increase

The Homewood Public Library is not expecting to see an increase in its tax levy, according to Amy Crump, executive director.
 
The board will accept public comment on the proposed levy at a hearing at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the library, 17917 Dixie Highway. The board’s regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m.
 

Homewood library hosts musician Phillip-Michael Scales on Nov. 17

The Homewood Public Library’s “Acoustic After Hours” program will feature musician Phillip-Michael Scales performing in a free program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17.
 

The songwriter won an International Songwriting Award in 2013. His music crosses folk and soul through catchy melodies. He is the nephew of legendary blues guitarist B.B. King.
 

The intimate program will feature coffee and pastries.
 

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