Come with friends and create Lego masterpieces and win prizes. 2nd grade and up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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, March 13th at 10:30 am- High Flying Fun! It’s time for kites and flying contraptions! Join us as we make our own kites that will even fly indoors- and hear stories and songs to match the theme! Please call to register. Ages 5 & under.
Each day during Spring Break, we will have Stay-Cation camp for everyone stuck at home for Spring Break! Games, crafts, stories, outdoor activities, snacks- everything you could want for a good time! Camp begins at 1:00 pm and ends at 3:30 pm each day. You must register for camp and it will be limited to 60. Call 978-0158 to register beginning March 3rd. Grades 1-6.
Tuesday, April 8 @ 6:00 pm- Juggler Ron Anglin He may not juggle chainsaws, but Ron Anglin will juggle just about everything else! A light supper will be served at 6:00, followed by Ron’s program at 6:30 pm. Please call 978-0158 to register! All ages welcome.
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 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.
Divergent Release Party – March 11, 2014 from 4:30-6:00 In anticipation of the movie, come and celebrate all things Divergent by discovering the faction for which you are suited, eating Dauntless-themed food, answering trivia questions, and entering to win 1 of 5 ADVANCED SCREENING PASSES!
Writing Group – March 12, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 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.
Open Gaming – March 14, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 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.
Anime Night – March 18, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 Join us for an evening of anime, where the audience decides what we watch and, we have some great snacks to eat!
Studio 1221 – March 19, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 Feeling a little lucky? Come to this month’s Studio 1221 and make a variety of St. Patrick’s Day crafts while eating some Leprechaun-inspired foods!
Open Gaming – March 21, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 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.
Writing Group – March 26, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 Come to this month’s second meeting of the Teen Writing Group to build writing skills and receive feedback on your work. Snacks served.
Mario Kart Tournament – March 28, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 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.
Java Knit March 13th, 2:00-3:00 Love to knit or crochet? Want to learn how? Expert Jonnie Venglik will be on hand to help you with any problems that pop up, so drop in and enjoy the company of other crafters on 2nd Thursdays. Bring your own ‘stitching stuff’ and we supply the java, tea and snacks!
Terri’s Afternoon Book Group March 19th, 2:00-3:30 A House in the Sky: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout: A spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to dangerous countries on every continent, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia--a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace.
Alabama Humanities Speaker, musician, and prolific author, Ms. Cauthen will discuss the history of bluegrass music in Alabama.
OLLI Presents: “Religion in Ethiopia”, Mary Michael Bowman March 20th, 1:30-2:30 How did a romance between the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon affect Ethiopian history? Why were multiple churches out of living stone to establish a New Jerusalem? Is the Ark of the Covenant truly in Ethiopia? Our speaker toured Ethiopia with some of the first Peace Corps volunteers to be stationed there and will share her experience of the unusual religious sites and deep faith of Ethiopia.
OLLI Presents: Big Ideas for Small Spaces / Container Gardening - April 3 @ 1:30-2:30. Learn how container gardening and composting are ideal for cramped locations.
Self Defense for Women - April 6, 3:30-4:30. Would you be able to defend yourself if someone physically attacked you? The Vestavia Hills Police Department’s own trainers will teach you the basics. Dress comfortably.
Outdoor Concert Series: Rollin’ in the Hay - April 11, 6:30-7:30 They’re back!! These music veterans have been thrilling fans for years, opening for everyone from Greg Allman and Alabama to Widespread Panic. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets & join us as we kick off our first concert of the season! Free; rain or shine.
There are no openings available at this time.
March 10th 6:00 PM - Windows 8 – Learn your way around the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system.
March 14th 10:30 AM - Introduction to the Computer (For Brand New Beginners)
March 14th 1:00 PM - Internet 101 – Basic Internet Training for Beginners.
March 13th 11:00 AM - Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
March 13th 1:00 PM - Introduction to Microsoft Publisher
March 21st @ 10:00 AM - Microsoft Word Part 1 (Beginners Training)
March 21st @ 1:00 PM - Microsoft Word Part 2 (Advanced Training)
March 19th - Downloading Free Library Books with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook. Please call for an Appointment Time - 978.0164
March 22nd 1:00 PM - Microsoft Excel Part 1 (Beginners Training)
March 22nd 3:30 PM - Microsoft Excel Part 2 (Advanced Training)
March 24th 3:30 PM - Resume 101 - Learn how to Properly Format a Job Resume.
March 24th 6:00 PM - Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
March 25th 10:30 AM - Windows 8 – Learn your way around the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system.
March 26th - Downloading Free Library Books with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook. Please call for an Appointment Time - 978.0164
March 28th @ 11:30 AM - - Introduction to Microsoft Publisher
March 31st 6:00 PM - Mac 101 – Basic Training for Apple Macintosh Computers.