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• Downloadable eBooks
• Fiction Audiobooks
• Non-Fiction Audiobooks
• New Book Arrivals at VHLF
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Research & Information

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Suggest an Item for the Library to Purchase? The Library in the Forest is continuely updating our catalog, but we are always looking for items to purchase. To make a purchase suggestion use this form or ask one of our staff for aa purchase request form at the information desk. Also, check out the Best Sellers Club.

Can I renew materials without coming into the library? You may renew online or by telephone. To renew by phone, call The Jefferson County Renewals Line (205-226-3790) which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Regardless of renewal method, your Library Card Number is required. Materials not eligible for renewal can include:

From the Renewals Line you can also find out the titles you have checked out, the titles of overdue materials, titles that you have on hold, and a list of your outstanding charges.


Adult News & Events

BOOKLOVERS, BINGO, & BREWS: A Friends of the Library Fundraiser

Friday, August 22 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets $20.00, Must be 21 or older, ID required.
See how your luck holds out with a bingo and brew-tasting event to raise money for the Friends of the Library. Win fabulous prizes and sample the brews! Buy your tickets online now by clicking "Read More" and choosing the Pay Now button, or at the library’s main desk.

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Part-time Page Position Available

The Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest has a part-time Page position available. The deadline for submissions is August 29th at 5:00pm. No phone calls, please. To review the position description and access our Employment Application, click below.
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Adults: OLLI presents: How to Buy a Light Bulb - Thursday, September 4 @ 1:30PM-3:00PM

OLLI Presents: How to Buy a Light Bulb - Thursday, September 4, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm With all of the progressing technology, it’s not as easy as it used to be! Robert Kolar will discuss the types of lamps and bulbs available, and how to make the best choice.
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Adults: NeedleWorks - Friday, September 5 @ 1:00PM-2:00PM

NeedleWorks - Friday, September 5, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm Love to knit, cross-stitch, or crochet? All levels of expertise are welcome - learn from and inspire each other! Bring your own supplies and we supply the snacks. First Fridays.
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Adults: Literary Lunch Bunch Book Group - Tuesday, September 9 @ 12:00PM-1:00PM

Literary Lunch Bunch Book Group - Tuesday, September 9, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Bring your own lunch and we supply the drinks and a delicious dessert, along with great discussions about great books.
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Adults: Taziki’s @ Liberty Park Book Group - Thursday, September 11 @ 6:30PM-7:30PM

Taziki’s @ Liberty Park Book Group - Thursday, September 11, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Join us for good books, wine & conversation! We’ll be discussing Defending Jacob by William Landay. When his teen son is charged with the murder of a fellow student, ADA Andy Barber is torn between loyalty and justice as facts come to light that lead him to question just how well he knows his own son.
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Adults: National Medicare Week: All About Medicare - Monday, September 15 @ 2:00PM-4:00PM

National Medicare Week: All About Medicare - Monday, September 15, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm You are invited to learn more about the changes and deadlines in Medicare, and to ask questions to healthcare experts. Free.
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Adults: OLLI Presents: The Human Body Through the Eyes of a Medical Illustrator - Thursday, September 18 @ 1:30PM-3:00PM

OLLI Presents: The Human Body Through the Eyes of a Medical Illustrator - Thursday, September 18, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm Illustrator Floyd Hosmer will share his amazing images, offering a better understanding of the marvelous, mysterious world we all share beneath our skins.
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Adults: Friends of the Library: Back to School with Dolores Hydock - Thursday, September 25 @ 10:30AM-11:30AM

Friends of the Library: Back to School with Dolores Hydock - Thursday, September 25, 10:30 am-11:30 am Celebrate the start of new Friends of the Library season with storyteller Dolores Hydock, featuring stories about revisiting the very first day of school and heading back to a big-number high school reunion
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Book Awards: General Fiction


Booker Prize
Christy Awards
Indies Choice Book Awards
National Book Awards
National Book Critics Circle
Nobel Prize in Literature
PEN Literary Awards
Pulitzer Prize
Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Willa Award