What’s Happening in the Adult Department

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Adults Ms. Olivia's Evening Reads

Tue, 10/13/2015  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
This month's title is The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. This is an open group so drop in and visit!

Adults OLLI Bonus Program: Senior Residences and Tough Decisions

Thu, 10/15/2015  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 
The relocation problems and decisions faced by senior citizens in finding a suitable residence - from where to live during retirement to planning for your twilight years.

Adults FIGHT BACK: Self-Defense Workshop for Women

Sat, 10/17/2015  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Learn hands-on self-defense tactics from Vestavia Hills Police Officers and certified instructors. The workshop will cover awareness tips and risk reduction as well as hands-on tactics. Wear comfortable clothing; you [...]

Adults Lunch Bunch Book Group

Tue, 10/20/2015  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
Open group – drop in and visit us! Feel free to bring lunch, we provide snacks and drinks.  

Adults Friends of the Library Presents

Thu, 10/22/2015  10:00 am - 11:30 am 

Adults Antebellum Ghost Stories

Thu, 10/29/2015  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Local historian Jim Phillips will delight (and hopefully scare you just a bit) with Alabama ghost stories and relics.   Children are welcome; be advised that the event is geared [...]

Adults Antebellum Ghost Stories for Adults

Thu, 10/29/2015  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Speaker Jim Phillips is known for his knowledge of Southern History, but did you know he's a ghost story expert, too? He'll combine two favorite topics in this program. Geared [...]

Adults Ms. Olivia's Evening Reads

Tue, 11/10/2015  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Adults Cahaba Heights Book Group at the Pita Stop

Thu, 11/12/2015  6:30 pm - 7:45 pm 
This group meets the 2nd Thursdays at 6:30 each month. It's an open group so join us for good wine, food, and discussion! For more info contact Terri at tleslie@bham.lib.al.us [...]

Adults Upcycle City: Holiday Gifts & Decor

Fri, 11/13/2015  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Upcycle City will continue where our Pinterest Parties left off with unique, fun crafts along with wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and music. Definitely a fun night out! Free, all materials [...]

Holiday Thanksgiving Holiday

Wed, 11/25/2015  9:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Library CLOSES at 6 PM

Holiday Thanksgiving

Thu, 11/26/2015 - Fri, 11/27/2015  All Day 

Adults Friends of the Library Presents

Thu, 11/26/2015  10:00 am - 11:30 am 

 Research Resources

Online resources to assist with your research, including magazines, newspapers,  encyclopedias and specialized databases.

 Topic Guides

Senior Resources

 Learn A Language

Free online language learning with lessons, courses and other language-learning activities through Mango Languages. Their fun and effective language lessons are available in 35 languages

 Technology Skills

Find Technology tips, educational opportunities and our Tech Calendar on our Technology Page.

 Tax Assistance

Links to online forms and information about tax assistance.

Adult Programs: What is OLLI?

The Osher Lifetime Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Alabama is a membership program that is member planned and managed, and the Vestavia Hills Chapter serves the Greater Birmingham Area.  It is open to mature individuals who have an interest in continuing to learn.  Members pay small annual membership dues to participate in the Bonus programs, field trips, and social activities; and term dues if attending courses during that term (and grants are available to help pay the fees if needed).  Part of the OLLI approach is that speakers are volunteers, encouraging its own members to teach.

For registration or more information, visit the Vestavia chapter of OLLI or the UA chapter of OLLI or call 205.978.4678.