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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

October 2018 Homeschool Hangout Etc.-North Shelby Library

Regular monthly Children’s Department Preschool and Tween offerings include:

  • Tween Homeschool Hangout: Stories of Sloss Furnace
Wednesday, October 17th @ 1 pm
Birmingham grew up to the tapping, slamming rhythm of coal and steel workers.  Sloss Furnace was the fiery heart of our Magic City for many years.    How was the steel made?   Who worked there?  What tools did they use?   Ty Malugani of the Sloss Furnace Museum will be here to share all about the history of Sloss Furnace.  He will be bringing tools and artifacts, and he may be persuaded to share the story of the famous  Ghost of Sloss Furnace, said to haunt Furnace Number One. Ages 7-12. Registration required.  Space is Limited.  You can register by clickingHERE. Contact Kristy at 439-5505 or nschild@shelbycounty-al.org for more information.

  • Painted Pumpkin Party
Wednesday, October 10th  @ 4:00 pm 
BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin).  We’ll provide the paint and the mess clean up.  All ages welcome with a caregiver.  Registration is required.  You can register by calling 439-5504, or clicking   HERE.


  • Tween Campfire Ghost Stories
Tuesday October 18th @ 6:00 pm
  A spooky tradition here at the North Shelby Library going on 12 years now.  We will share an hour of campfire spooky stories with Ms. Kristy, and cook s’mores and hot dogs by the fire.   Costumes welcome.   The event will be held on the back patio.  In the event of poor weather, we will move to the Tween Department.  Caregivers asked to stay on premises.  Ages 7-13. Registration required.  Limited spots available.  Register by calling 439-5504 or clicking HERE.

  • Garden Gates
Monday October 22nd  @ 4:00 pm 
Celebrat harvest season in the garden and make a pumpkin pal!  Designed for Ages 5 and up!  Limited spots available.  Registration required, and begins October 8th.  You can register by calling 439-5504, or clicking  HERE.

  • Preschool Kitchen Science
Friday October  26th @ 10:30 am
Spooky Science!   Preschool age.   Registration required and begins October 12th.  Limited spots available.  You can register by calling 439-5504, or clickingHERE.


  • Mr. Bond’s Science Guys’ Spooky Science Show
Monday October 29th @ 3:30 pm 
Come join us for a two part spooky science program.  Part 1: Science Show-All ages, no registration. Part 2: Slime Activity, immediately following the science show- for kids age 7 and up, registration required. You can register your 7 + age child for the slime activity by calling 439-5504, or clicking  HERE.  



Teen and Tween activities offered by our Young Adult Department:

  • Teen Homeschool Hangout: Nurse Practitioner
Wednesday, October 17th @ 1 pm
What is a Nurse Practitioner? How is that different from an LPN, RN, PA, or MD? Find out how to decode the acronyms and what it takes to serve underserved communities.  Registration required. 6th-12th graders.
Register using the calendar on the North Shelby Library website (www.northshelbylibrary.org). Contact Kate at 439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org for more information.

  • Teen Homeschool Art ClubPrintmaking!
    Wednesday, October 17th @ 2:30 pm

    A professional printmaker Lauren Blackburn will be in the house for our printmaking workshop. Registration required. NO walk-ins. Register using the calendar on the North Shelby Library website (www.northshelbylibrary.org). Contact Kate at 439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org for more information.

  • Chess Meetup
Wednesday, October 17th @ 4 pm
Come to the teen department at the library to play with others & improve your game. Contact Kate at 439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org for more information. 

  • Tuesay Tech
Tuesdays  October  9th, 16th , 23rd, & 30th    @ 4:30 pm 
Don’t forget to stop by for tech fun and candy activities.   The librarian will be in the atrium with a fun drop in activity.  No registration required. Contact Kate @ 439-5512 or nsyouth@shelbycounty-al.org for more information.



Kristy Hearn
Assistant Children’s Librarian
North Shelby Library
(205) 439-5505