Library in the Forest News

The Vestavia Hills Library will be CLOSED, Sunday, April 20, 2014 in observance of Easter.

The Vestavia Hills Library will be CLOSED, Sunday, April 20, 2014 in observance of Easter.




Kids & Tweens News

Lego Wars / Every 4th Saturday @ 11AM-12PM

Come with friends and create Lego masterpieces and win prizes. 2nd grade and up.




Kick-start Your Manic Monday @ 3:00PM-4:30PM

Mondays @ 3:00 pm-4:30 pm / Beginning January 6 through May 12. Kick-start Your Manic Monday! Make the Library your place to get your week off to a great start! Join us in the program room for time with other school-age friends. Do your homework on comfy pillows, eat a snack, watch some T.V., play a game-every week is different and based on what the crowd for that week wants to do. Most weeks, homework help will be available. Grades 1-6.




Together With Twos on Tuesdays @ 9:30AM & 10:30AM

Beginning January 7 through May 12 / Together With Twos - Storytime for children 24 months and under and a caregiver. This storytime is age-appropriate for toddlers with short stories, songs and lots of movement. Each program is 30 minutes in length.


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Story Friends / Wednesdays @ 10:30AM

Story Friends - Storytime for preschoolers 5 years and under and a caregiver. This storytime has longer stories, interspersed with songs and movement activities. This program is 45 minutes in length.


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Skit-torytime / Wednesdays @ 3:30PM

Beginning January 8 through May 14 / A story-based program for kindergarten and up with a mixture of stories, audience participation, crafts, songs and activities. An after-school snack and short cartoon round out the end of this 45 minute program. No toddlers for this program, please.


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L.I.F.T. (Library in the Forest Time) @ 9:30AM-12:00PM / Every 1st & 2nd Thursday

Come for social playtime in our Children’s Program room with our special play equipment. Stay as little or as long as you like! All preschool age children and caregivers welcome!


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Fun and Fit in the Forest @ 9:30AM / Every 1st & 2nd Thursday

Fun and Fit in the Forest @ 9:30 am - Every 1st & 2nd Thursday Join us for a fitness program for caregivers and their babies and preschoolers. This thirty-minute program is a fun way to teach good health habits by integrating exercise into your daily routine in a fun and entertaining way.




Thursday, April 17 @ 10:30AM / Dorothy & Friends

Thursday, April 17 @ 10:30 am- Dorothy & Friends Come meet Dorothy and some of her friends as she takes you on a wonderful Oz adventure. Don’t worry-no flying monkeys or wicked witches! Please call 978-0158 to register. Ages 5 & under.




Friday, April 18 / Easter Eggstravaganza

Friday, April 18 - Easter Eggstravaganza Join us for an EGGstravaganza! We will have the Easter Bunny here and a 10:30 am egg hunt for preschoolers and a 3:30 pm egg hunt for school age kids.




Friday, May 9 @ 6:30 pm- Bluegrass band, the Alan Tolbert Unit

Friday, May 9 @ 6:30 pm- Bluegrass band, the Alan Tolbert Unit Join us as we kick off our outdoor amphitheater music season with a family favorite- foot-stompin’, banjo twangin’, get on your feet Bluegrass music! You can’t help but smile and have a good time with the talented Alan Tolbert Unit. Feel free to bring blankets or folding chairs to sit on the hill, or settle back in the amphitheater. The whole family will love this event!




Extended Library Hours – May 15; 19-21, 2014

Extended Library Hours – May 15; 19-21, 2014 The library will be staying open until 9:00 p.m. on May 15, 19, 20, and 21. Make sure to take advantage of the extra time to get all of your studying completed!




Sunday, June 1 @ 2:00 pm- Summer Reading Kick-Off with Roger Day

Sunday, June 1 @ 2:00 pm- Summer Reading Kick-Off with Roger Day Phizz! Boom! READ! Begins with everyone’s favorite performer, Roger Day. Bounce houses, icecream, science fun and other surprises will fill out the day. First chance to sign up for a fabulous summer reading, as well! Don’t miss the fun! All ages.




Teen News

TEENS: Anime Night / Tues, April 15 @ 5:30PM

Anime Night – April 15, 2014 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Join us for an evening of anime, where the audience decides what we watch and, we have some great snacks to eat!




TEENS: Studio 1221 / Wed, April 16 @ 4PM

Studio 1221 – April 16, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Show your love for the environment as we celebrate Earth Day with some awesome crafts at the Library in the Forest!




TEENS: Retro Open Gaming / April 18 @ 4PM

Retro Open Gaming – April 18, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm This week Open Gaming goes old school with a selection of classic console games! Snacks served.




TEENS: Writing Group - Wed, April 23 @ 4PM

Writing Group – April 23, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Come to this month’s second meeting of the Teen Writing Group to build writing skills and receive feedback on your work. Snacks served.




TEENS: Mario Kart Tournament Friday / April 25 @ 4PM

Mario Kart Tournament – April 25, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Who will reign supreme in this battle royal of epic proportions? Come, dominate the competition, and fight to win a Gamestop gift card! Snacks served.




TEENS: Writing Group - Wed, April 30 @ 4PM

Writing Group – April 30, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm In a rare third meeting of the month, the Teen Writing Group will continue to build teenagers’ writing skills. Whether this is your first visit or you are a regular attender, remember to stop by! Snacks served.




TEENS: Open Gaming / May 2 @ 4PM

Open Gaming – May 2, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm Come to the library and enjoy awesome video games on the Wii and Xbox 360. We will also have board games to play with fellow teens! Snacks served.




TEENS: Advisory Board / May 7 @ 4:30PM

Teen Advisory Board – May 7, 2014 from 4:30-5:30 pm Make your voice known by helping the library decide what books, movies, music, and video games the Teen Department should buy and making short videos to promote the programs we offer! Snacks Served.




Friday, May 9 @ 6:30 pm- Bluegrass band, the Alan Tolbert Unit

Friday, May 9 @ 6:30 pm- Bluegrass band, the Alan Tolbert Unit Join us as we kick off our outdoor amphitheater music season with a family favorite- foot-stompin’, banjo twangin’, get on your feet Bluegrass music! You can’t help but smile and have a good time with the talented Alan Tolbert Unit. Feel free to bring blankets or folding chairs to sit on the hill, or settle back in the amphitheater. The whole family will love this event!




TEENS: Open Gaming / May 9 @ 4PM

Open Gaming – May 9, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm Come to the library and enjoy awesome video games on the Wii and Xbox 360. We will also have board games to play with fellow teens! Snacks served.




TEENS: Minecraft in the Forest / May 10 @ 1:00

Minecraft in the Forest – May 10, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 pm Create, build and dominate in the sensational game that has taken the Internet by storm! Registration begins on January 2, 2014. Register by contacting Daniel at 978-3683.




TEENS: Writing Group - Wed, May 14 @ 4PM

Writing Group – May 14, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm Like to write? Looking for an audience with which to share your work? The Teen Department is offering a writing group where teens can build writing skills and provide feedback to one another. Snacks served.




Extended Library Hours – May 15; 19-21, 2014

Extended Library Hours – May 15; 19-21, 2014 The library will be staying open until 9:00 p.m. on May 15, 19, 20, and 21. Make sure to take advantage of the extra time to get all of your studying completed!




TEENS: Exam Study Breaks – May 15; 19-21, 2014 at 3:00, 5:00, & 7:00

Exam Study Breaks – May 15; 19-21, 2014 at 3:00, 5:00, & 7:00 Need a break from studying? The Teen Department is offering 30-minute study breaks for teens to take a load off after some last minute cramming. Come, eat snacks, and play games before getting back to the grind!




TEENS: Open Gaming / May 16 @ 4PM

Open Gaming – May 16, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm Come to the library and enjoy awesome video games on the Wii and Xbox 360. We will also have board games to play with fellow teens! Snacks served.




TEENS: Super Smash Bros. Tournament / Fri, May 23 @ 4PM

Super Smash Bros. Tournament – May 23, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm Who will reign supreme in this battle royal of epic proportions? Come, dominate the competition, and fight to win a Gamestop gift card! Snacks served.




TEENS: Writing Group - Wed, May 28 @ 4PM

Writing Group – May 28, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm Come to this month’s second meeting of the Teen Writing Group to build writing skills and receive feedback on your work. Snacks served.




TEENS: Open Gaming / May 30 @ 4PM

Open Gaming – May 30, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm Come to the library and enjoy awesome video games on the Wii and Xbox 360. We will also have board games to play with fellow teens! Snacks served.




Adult News

Terri’s Afternoon Book Group / April 16 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Terri’s Afternoon Book Group - April 16 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pm The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty: Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husbands death, Cecelia is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a shattering secret.




OLLI Presents: Talk Tips with Ginger Sharbel / April 17 @ 1:30 pm-2:30 pm

OLLI Presents: Talk Tips with Ginger Sharbel April 17 @ 1:30 pm-2:30 pm Be comfortable speaking to any size group with tips from the actress, radio and TV talent, and voice diction coach.




Miss Olivia’s Evening Reads / April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Miss Olivia’s Evening Reads - April 22 @ 6:30 pm-7:30 pm The Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin. This acclaimed novelist pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of Americas most extraordinary couples - Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.




Friends of the Library Presents: Birmingham Museum of Art and Delacroix / April 24 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm pm

Friends of the Library: Birmingham Museum of Art and Delacroix - April 24 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm The Eugene Delacroix Exhibition (the “Father of Impressionism”) will be reviewed and discussed by Museum Docent Judith Hand.




Friday, May 9 @ 6:30 pm- Bluegrass band, the Alan Tolbert Unit

Friday, May 9 @ 6:30 pm- Bluegrass band, the Alan Tolbert Unit Join us as we kick off our outdoor amphitheater music season with a family favorite- foot-stompin’, banjo twangin’, get on your feet Bluegrass music! You can’t help but smile and have a good time with the talented Alan Tolbert Unit. Feel free to bring blankets or folding chairs to sit on the hill, or settle back in the amphitheater. The whole family will love this event!




Extended Library Hours – May 15; 19-21, 2014

Extended Library Hours – May 15; 19-21, 2014 The library will be staying open until 9:00 p.m. on May 15, 19, 20, and 21. Make sure to take advantage of the extra time to get all of your studying completed!




Featured News

The Vestavia Hills Library will be CLOSED, Sunday, April 20, 2014 in observance of Easter.
The Vestavia Hills Library will be CLOSED, Sunday, April 20, 2014 in observance of Easter.
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Terri’s Afternoon Book Group / April 16 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Terri’s Afternoon Book Group - April 16 @ 2:00 pm-3:30 pm The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty: Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husbands death, Cecelia is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a shattering secret.
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TECHNOLOGY: Downloading Free Library Books with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook / April 16
April 16th - Downloading Free Library Books with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook. Please call for an Appointment Time. Signup sheets are available at the Front Circulation Desk or you can register by calling 205-978-0164. Space is limited, so sign up today!
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Technology News

TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft Word Part 1 / April 15 @ 10:00AM

April 15th @ 10:00 AM - Microsoft Word Part 1 (Beginners Training). Signup sheets are available at the Front Circulation Desk or you can register by calling 205-978-0164. Space is limited, so sign up today!




TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft Word Part 2 / April 15 @ 1:00PM

April 15th @ 1:00 PM - Microsoft Word Part 2 (Advanced Training). Signup sheets are available at the Front Circulation Desk or you can register by calling 205-978-0164. Space is limited, so sign up today!




TECHNOLOGY: Downloading Free Library Books with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook / April 16

April 16th - Downloading Free Library Books with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook. Please call for an Appointment Time. Signup sheets are available at the Front Circulation Desk or you can register by calling 205-978-0164. Space is limited, so sign up today!




TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft Excel Part 1 / April 19 @ 1:00PM

April 19th 1:00 PM - Microsoft Excel Part 1 (Beginners Training). Signup sheets are available at the Front Circulation Desk or you can register by calling 205-978-0164. Space is limited, so sign up today!




TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft Excel Part 2 / April 19 @ 3:30PM

April 19th 3:30 PM - Microsoft Excel Part 2 (Advanced Training). Signup sheets are available at the Front Circulation Desk or you can register by calling 205-978-0164. Space is limited, so sign up today!




TECHNOLOGY: Resume 101 / April 21 @ 3:30PM

April 21st 3:30 PM - Resume 101 - Learn how to Properly Format a Job Resume. Signup sheets are available at the Front Circulation Desk or you can register by calling 205-978-0164. Space is limited, so sign up today!




TECHNOLOGY: Windows 8 – Learn your way around the Microsoft Window 8 operating system / April 22 @ 10:30AM

April 22nd 10:30 AM - Windows 8 – Learn your way around the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. Signup sheets are available at the Front Circulation Desk or you can register by calling 205-978-0164. Space is limited, so sign up today!




TECHNOLOGY: Downloading Free Library Books with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook / April 23

April 23rd - Downloading Free Library Books with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook. Signup sheets are available at the Front Circulation Desk or you can register by calling 205-978-0164. Space is limited, so sign up today!




TECHNOLOGY: Introduction to Publisher / April 25 @ 11:30AM

April 25th 11:30 AM - Introduction to Microsoft Publisher. Signup sheets are available at the Front Circulation Desk or you can register by calling 205-978-0164. Space is limited, so sign up today!




TECHNOLOGY: Internet 101 / April 28 @ 4PM

April 28th @ 4:00 PM - Internet 101 – Basic Internet Training for Beginners. Signup sheets are available at the Front Circulation Desk or you can register by calling 205-978-0164. Space is limited, so sign up today!




TECHNOLOGY: Basic Training for Apple Macintosh Computers / April 28 @ 6PM

April 28th 6:00 PM - Mac 101 – Basic Training for Apple Macintosh Computers. Signup sheets are available at the Front Circulation Desk or you can register by calling 205-978-0164. Space is limited, so sign up today!