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

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

Tuesday’s Together with Twos / 9:30 am & 10:30 am

Tuesday’s Together with Twos - 9:30 am & 10:30 am For babies to 35 months. Join Mrs. Courtney for a rollicking good time full of stories, songs and movement for babies and toddlers. Every Tuesday in June and July. No need to register.




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.




Acting Out Academy- Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 1:30 pm

Ages 3 to 2nd grade can come and learn how to “act” like their favorite Disney characters! Scripts for readers and acting games for non-readers. Must register to participate. Call 978-0158 to register.




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!




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: Mario Kart Tournament / July 25 @ 4:00 pm

Mario Kart Tournament – July 25, 2014 @ 4:00 pm Hope you’ve been practicing because our second gaming tournament is back, and it’s going to be a race to see who deserves our Gamestop gift card!




TEENS: Zombie Scavenger Hunt / July 29 @ 5:30 pm

Zombie Scavenger Hunt – July 29, 2014 @ 5:30 pm The finale is upon us, and the end of the world is at hand. Can you survive the zombie horde and fight off other contestants as you search for the limited supplies hidden around the library? Pizza Served. Door Prizes won.




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




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

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Outdoor Concert Series: Erin Mitchell Cornelius - July 25, 6:30-7:30 pm

Outdoor Concert Series: Erin Mitchell Cornelius - July 25, 6:30-7:30 pm We’re so excited to have Erin back! She has truly put her stamp on the Southeast music scene, establishing herself as Birmingham’s premier blues and soul singer-songwriter (with some jazz thrown in). Free; bring lawn chairs or blankets.




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

TECHNOLOGY: Internet 101 / July 28 @ 11AM
July 28 @ 11:00 am - Internet 101 Basic Internet Training for Beginners.
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TECHNOLOGY: Facebook 101 / July 28 @ 1:30PM
July 28 @ 1:30 pm – Facebook 101 Learn how to set up, configure and navigate a Facebook account.
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TEENS: Zombie Scavenger Hunt / July 29 @ 5:30 pm
Zombie Scavenger Hunt – July 29, 2014 @ 5:30 pm The finale is upon us, and the end of the world is at hand. Can you survive the zombie horde and fight off other contestants as you search for the limited supplies hidden around the library? Pizza Served. Door Prizes won.
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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: Internet 101 / July 28 @ 11AM

July 28 @ 11:00 am - Internet 101 Basic Internet Training for Beginners.




TECHNOLOGY: Facebook 101 / July 28 @ 1:30PM

July 28 @ 1:30 pm – Facebook 101 Learn how to set up, configure and navigate a Facebook account.