What’s Happening in the Adult Department

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Adults OLLI Presents: Community Media - A Panel Discussion

Thu, 09/01/2016  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 
Reporters and editors from the Vestavia Voice, Homewood Star, Village Living, Over the Mountain Journal, 280 Living, and the Hoover Sun discuss what it takes to cover our communities and [...]

Adults Read and Feed at The Ridge: Book Group

Thu, 09/01/2016  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 
This book group meets at a different restaurant each ‘semester’ to eat, drink, and discuss books. Seriously, does it get any better than that? This fall we’re meeting at The [...]

Adults First Fridays Fiber Arts

Fri, 09/02/2016  10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
First Fridays of each month, beginning March 4th. Knitting, Crochet, Cross Stitch, Crewel, Embroidery, Smocking - all skill levels are welcome. Drop in a stay awhile! In the Library's Tree [...]

Holiday Labor Day Weekend

Sun, 09/04/2016  All Day 
The Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest will be closed on this day.

Holiday Labor Day

Mon, 09/05/2016  All Day 
The Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest will be closed on this day.

Adults Health Matters Series: COPD and Lung Health

Thu, 09/08/2016  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
Our new Health Matters Series will feature a different topic each month. In September we welcome UAB Professor Amy Badham, an instructor for the UAB Health Care Organization as well [...]

Adults Upcycle City: Let's Tangle! Zentangle 101

Fri, 09/09/2016  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
This fall Upcycle City is focusing on the art of Zentangle, and artist Darla Williamson from Tangled Stones Studio will be teaching all classes. Light snacks and wine provided; must [...]

Adults Ms. Olivia's Evening Reads

Tue, 09/13/2016  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Adults The A, B, C, and Ds of Medicare

Wed, 09/14/2016  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Karen Haiflich, an Independent Benefits Advisor, will provide simple, straightforward answers to help you better understand Medicare and the options available to you. The one-hour Workshop covers questions such as: [...]

Adults Page Turners in the Tree House

Wed, 09/21/2016  11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Come check out this new Nonfiction book group! September’s title is New York Time’s bestseller “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. This not just another ‘how-to organize [...]

Adults Adult Tai Chi Classes

Thu, 09/22/2016  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Free classes offered twice monthly and taught by certified instructor; open for all ages over 18+. No registration, free & open to everyone.

Adults OLLI Presents: How to Bring Out Your Own Creative Artist

Thu, 10/06/2016  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 
Presenter:  Joan Curtin, professional artist Watch as magic starts with a blank canvas. Presenter and artist Joan Curtin uses acrylic paint and a palette knife and within a minute or [...]

Adults Read and Feed at The Ridge: Book Group

Thu, 10/06/2016  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 
This book group meets at a different restaurant each ‘semester’ to eat, drink, and discuss books. Seriously, does it get any better than that? This fall we’re meeting at The [...]

Adults First Fridays Fiber Arts

Fri, 10/07/2016  10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
First Fridays of each month, beginning March 4th. Knitting, Crochet, Cross Stitch, Crewel, Embroidery, Smocking - all skill levels are welcome. Drop in a stay awhile! In the Library's Tree [...]

Adults Ms. Olivia's Evening Reads

Tue, 10/11/2016  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Adults The A, B, C, and Ds of Medicare

Wed, 10/12/2016  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Karen Haiflich, an Independent Benefits Advisor, will provide simple, straightforward answers to help you better understand Medicare and the options available to you. The one-hour Workshop covers questions such as: [...]

Adults Adult Tai Chi Classes

Thu, 10/13/2016  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Free classes offered twice monthly and taught by certified instructor; open for all ages over 18+. No registration, free & open to everyone.

Adults Health Matters Series: Hypertension and Stroke

Thu, 10/13/2016  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
October’s speaker is Jasmine Vickers, MPH, and UAB Ph.D candidate (Public Health Education and Promotion). Your health matters! Free event, no registration.

Adults Page Turners in the Tree House

Wed, 10/19/2016  11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Come check out this new Nonfiction book group! Perfect for October, this month’s title is the New York Time’s bestseller “The Witches: Salem 1692” by Stacy Schiff. Contact Eden at [...]

Adults OLLI Presents: The Siege of Leningrad

Thu, 10/20/2016  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 
Peter Kirchikov, Ukraine native, historian, and author, will discuss how the Russians held off the Nazis for 900 days in the longest and bloodiest battle of the World War II.

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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.