Library in the Forest News

New Parking Lot Plans

The architectural renderings for the new library parking lot are now available. Click Read More for the link.


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Special Event News

Bil Lepp - Storyteller/Comedian / Tuesday, August 5 @ 2PM

Bil Lepp - Storyteller/Comedian Tuesday, August 5 from 2pm-3pm For ALL Ages




Back-to-School Family Night Sing-a-long / Tuesday, August 19 @ 6:30PM

Back-to-School Family Night Sing-a-long with Acting Out Academy’s Meg Deusner - Tuesday, August 19 from 6:30 to 7:30. Come dressed as your favorite Disney character and join in our Disney movie sing-a-long and pretend fun time. Bring a plain t-shirt and we will make a custom t-shirt for you to take home (adults included!). Supper will be served at 6:00 pm. You must call to register for the meal. The show will begin at 6:30 pm. Call 978-0158 for more details and to register. All ages.




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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Kids & Tweens News

Story Friends / Wednesdays @ 10:30AM

Wednesday Story Friends – 10:30 am For ages 3 and up. Mrs. Lisa has a summer of great story programs planned for her old and new friends. Visit each week and see what she has new, just for you! Every Wednesday in June and July.




Friday Movie Madness @ 10:30 am

All ages. Join us every Friday in June and July for the latest DVD releases for kids. Popcorn and drinks provided. Movie list can be picked up at the Children’s Desk.




July 31/ Summer Reading Finale Party! 11:00 am-2:00 pm

July 31- Summer Reading Finale Party! 11:00 am-2:00 pm “Magic Man” Bill Packard will perform 2 shows, at 11am and 1pm. In between, we will have a picnic lunch and drawings for final Summer Reading and Online prizes, but you must be present to win! Either come to the show and stay for lunch, or come for lunch and stay for the show! Either way, you could win some great prizes! Children and Tweens invited!




Bil Lepp - Storyteller/Comedian / Tuesday, August 5 @ 2PM

Bil Lepp - Storyteller/Comedian Tuesday, August 5 from 2pm-3pm For ALL Ages




Back-to-School Family Night Sing-a-long / Tuesday, August 19 @ 6:30PM

Back-to-School Family Night Sing-a-long with Acting Out Academy’s Meg Deusner - Tuesday, August 19 from 6:30 to 7:30. Come dressed as your favorite Disney character and join in our Disney movie sing-a-long and pretend fun time. Bring a plain t-shirt and we will make a custom t-shirt for you to take home (adults included!). Supper will be served at 6:00 pm. You must call to register for the meal. The show will begin at 6:30 pm. Call 978-0158 for more details and to register. All ages.




Teen News

TEENS: Open Gaming / August 1 @ 4PM

Open Gaming – August 1, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 Come to the library and enjoy awesome video games on the Wii, Wii U and Xbox 360. We will also have board games to play with fellow teens! Snacks served




Bil Lepp - Storyteller/Comedian / Tuesday, August 5 @ 2PM

Bil Lepp - Storyteller/Comedian Tuesday, August 5 from 2pm-3pm For ALL Ages




TEENS: Advisory Board / August 6 @ 4:30PM

Teen Advisory Board – August 6, 2014 from 4:30-5:30 Make your voice known by helping the library decide what books, movies, music, and video games the Teen Department should buy and making short videos to promote the programs we offer! Snacks Served.




TEENS: Open Gaming / August 8 @ 4PM

Open Gaming – August 8, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 Come to the library and enjoy awesome video games on the Wii, Wii U and Xbox 360. We will also have board games to play with fellow teens! Snacks served.




TEENS: Minecraft in the Forest / August 9 @ 1:00

Minecraft in the Forest – August 9, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 See if you can make it through the library’s dungeon or if you will fall to the variety of traps that we have set! Registration begins on July 28, 2014. To register contact Daniel at 978-3683.




TEENS: Marvel Movie Night / August 12 @ 4PM

Marvel Movie Night – August 12, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 Join us for an afternoon of awesome Marvel movies, where you choose what we watch and eat some cool snacks!




TEENS: Writing Group - Wed, August 13 @ 4PM

Writing Group – August 13, 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.




TEENS: Open Gaming / August 15 @ 4PM

Open Gaming – August 15, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 Come to the library and enjoy awesome video games on the Wii, Wii U and Xbox 360. We will also have board games to play with fellow teens! Snacks served.




TEENS: Studio 1221 / August 20 @ 4:00PM

Studio 1221 – August 20, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 We’re making food crafts with Sprinkles! Come and make a variety of tasty treats for show or to eat!




TEENS: Retro Open Gaming – August 22 @ 4PM

Retro Open Gaming – August 22, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 This week Open Gaming goes old school with a selection of classic console games! Snacks served.




TEENS: Anime Night / Tues, August 26 @ 4PM

Anime Night – August 26, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 Join us for an evening of anime, where the audience decides what we watch and, we have some great snacks to eat!




TEENS:Writing Group / Wed, August 27 @ 4:00PM

Writing Group – August 27, 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.




TEENS: Mario Kart 8 Tournament / Friday, August 29 @ 4PM

Mario Kart 8 Tournament – August 29, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 Test your Wii U skill in out Mario Kart 8 tournament! Come, dominate the competition, and fight to win a Gamestop gift card! Snacks served.




Adult News

Take our Survey

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Bil Lepp - Storyteller/Comedian / Tuesday, August 5 @ 2PM

Bil Lepp - Storyteller/Comedian Tuesday, August 5 from 2pm-3pm For ALL Ages




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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Featured News

July 31/ Summer Reading Finale Party! 11:00 am-2:00 pm
July 31- Summer Reading Finale Party! 11:00 am-2:00 pm “Magic Man” Bill Packard will perform 2 shows, at 11am and 1pm. In between, we will have a picnic lunch and drawings for final Summer Reading and Online prizes, but you must be present to win! Either come to the show and stay for lunch, or come for lunch and stay for the show! Either way, you could win some great prizes! Children and Tweens invited!
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TEENS: Open Gaming / August 1 @ 4PM
Open Gaming – August 1, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 Come to the library and enjoy awesome video games on the Wii, Wii U and Xbox 360. We will also have board games to play with fellow teens! Snacks served
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TECHNOLOGY: Mac 101 / August 4 @ 6PM
August 4 @ 6:00 – Mac 101 Basic Training for Apple Macintosh computers.
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Employment News

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Technology News

Zino Digital Magazine Service Now Available

Zinio for libraries offers full digital copies of your favorite magazines to view on your computer or mobile device. We have subscriptions to many popular and specialty magazines. Your Vestavia Library card will give you unlimited access to this entire collection. Best of all, titles do not have to be returned and do not expire. For information on creating an account and accessing Zinnio, click below:


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TECHNOLOGY: Mac 101 / August 4 @ 6PM

August 4 @ 6:00 – Mac 101 Basic Training for Apple Macintosh computers.




TECHNOLOGY: Basic Computer Skills / August 5

August 5 - Basic Computer Skills (Basic Computer use Instruction for Beginners – Please call for an appointment - 205-978-0164).




TECHNOLOGY: Resume 101 / August 7 @ 6PM

August 7 @ 6:00 - Resume 101 Learn how to Properly Format a Job Resume.




TECHNOLOGY: Downloading Free Library Books with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook/ August 8

August 8 - Downloading Free Library eBooks & Audio Books with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook. Please call for an appointment - 205-978-0164




TECHNOLOGY: Introduction to PowerPoint / August 11 @ 6PM

August 11 @ 6:00 - Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint




TECHNOLOGY: Introduction to Publisher / August 12 @ 6PM

August 12 @ 6:00 - Introduction to Microsoft Publisher




TECHNOLOGY: Internet 101 / August 14 @ 6PM

August 14 @ 6:00 - Internet 101 Basic Internet Training for Beginners.




TECHNOLOGY: Downloading Free Library Books with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook/ August 15

August 15 - Downloading Free Library eBooks & Audio Books with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook. Please call for an appointment - 205-978-0164




TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft Word / August 19 @ 5:30PM

August 19 @ 5:30 - Microsoft Word Introduction to Microsoft Word.




TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft Excel Part 1 / August 22 @ 1PM

August 22 @ 1:00 - Microsoft Excel Part 1 (Beginners Training)




TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft Excel Part 2 / August 22 @ 4PM

August 22 @ 4:00 - Microsoft Excel Part 2 (Advanced Training – Part 1 is a Prerequisite before taking Part 2).




TECHNOLOGY: Facebook 101 / August 28 @ 6PM

August 28 @ 6:00 – Facebook 101 – Learn how to set up, configure and navigate a Facebook account.




TECHNOLOGY: Downloading Free Library Books with your iPad, Kindle, or Nook/ August 29

August 29 – Downloading Free Library eBooks & Audio Books with your iPad, Kindle or Nook. Please call for an appointment - 205-978-0164