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Programs & Events

We say this a lot: we’re really not just for books anymore! While we of course offer print books, patrons can also download digital magazines, books and audiobooks; stream music, movies and TV shows; track down your ancestors; access and use online study guides and practice tests for high school, college, career and ESL exams; check out wireless hotspots and movies in a variety of formats including preloaded Rokus; music CDs; and learn from our Great Courses series available in both audiobook and DVD formats. You can even check out trekking sticks and hammocks! Our patrons can enjoy a cup of coffee, use the Makerspace or study rooms, shop at our Friends Bookstore or take a hike on our beautiful trail.

Our programs offer the community the opportunity to take Chinese, Tai Chi or Belly Dance classes; enjoy concerts and poetry readings; to learn knitting, yoga, art, self-defense, finance, estate planning and all about Medicare – just to name a few!

Libraries are important cornerstones of a healthy community. The Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest provides our community with the opportunity to find jobs, learn how to market and expand your business, explore medical research, experience new ideas, and get lost in wonderful stories all while providing a gorgeous location for gathering. All of our programs, resources and services are free and open to the public.


Join the Summer Reading program for adults (ages 18 and up) this Summer! You can sign up starting May 20 online or at the Adult Services Desk.  Logging books will begin June 1 and go through July 31! 

Sign Up here:

Log your books weekly for a chance to win a prize. For each book you submit, you will earn an entry into that week’s drawing. The more you read, the better your chances are at winning! One winner will also be selected at the end of the summer for the grand prize! We will contact you via email or phone if you are a winner. Join us at the library all summer long at fun programs as well! Happy Reading!

Week 1: Books Logged from June 1-June 4
Week 2: Books Logged from June 5-June 11
Week 3: Books Logged from June 12-June 18
Week 4: Books Logged from June 19-June 25
Week 5: Books Logged from June 26-July 2
Week 6: Books Logged from July 3-July 9
Week 7: Books Logged from July 10-July 16
Week 8: Books Logged from July 17- July 23
Week 9: Books Logged from July 24-31

Grand Prize: All Books Logged from June 1- July 31

Upcoming Programs




 What’s New?

Please check back in the fall! A BIG thank you to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for partnering with us! 

The Library in the Forest has symphony tickets available-fall through spring! Information below and at Adult Services Desk! 

The Library in the Forest offers Cognitive Care kits for Checkout! Click on the link below for more information!

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A Day In the Life at the Library!




Benefits of Reading and Libraries for Seniors:


Guess That Book/ Movie!


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