Things slow down in January, but there’s still lots happening at Library in the Forest. Below we rounded up a set of events both at the library and just beyond Vestavia city limits to keep your days and nights fun in frigid temperatures.

Tai Chi Classes

Library in the Forest Community Room

Did you know the library offers Tai Chi classes? This low-impact, slow-motion exercise is taught by certified instructor for anyone age 18 and older who wants to try it.



  • Beginner Classes: Select Mondays at 6 p.m. —Jan. 8, Jan. 22
  • Beginner & Intermediate Classes: Thursdays at 2 p.m.—Jan. 22, Jan. 25

Friends of the Library Hosts Author Debra H. Goldstein

Library in the Forest Community Room
Jan. 25 | 10 a.m.

Judge, litigator, mother and civic volunteer—come learn about Debra H. Goldstein’s journey before writing books Should Have Played Poker, a Carrie Martin and the Mah Jongg Players Mystery, and Maze in Blue, a mystery set on the University of Michigan’s campus. Her new Sarah Blair mystery series will be available in late 2018.

More Library Events

See a full list here too.

Jan. 5
First Friday Fiber Arts
Library in the Forest/Adults
10 a.m.

Jan. 9
The Escape Room
Teens
4 p.m.

Jan. 12
Upcycle City: Initial Art
Adults
Call 978-4678 to register.
7 p.m.

Jan. 13
ACT Workshop
Call 205-978-3683 to register.
1 p.m.

Jan. 16
Bubblemania with Ms. Kit
Kids
6 p.m. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Show

Jan. 16
Star Wars Fandom Night
Teens
4 p.m.

Jan. 17
Coastermania!
Library in the Forest/Teens
4 p.m.

Jan. 18
OLLI Presents: Ancient Buddhist Art
Adults
1:30 p.m.

BONUS: Area Events

Check out these happenings just a short drive from Sweet Home Vestavia Hills.

Jan. 5-7
Kinky Boots
BJCC

Jan. 5-6
Bach & Mozart for the New Year
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Alys Stephens Center

Jan. 11
Jerry Seinfeld
BJCC

Jan. 14
Sleeping Beauty
Presented by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia
Lyric Theatre
2 p.m.

Jan. 18-20
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Alabama Theatre
8 p.m.

Jan. 18-21
Birmingham Boat Show
BJCC

Jan. 20
Alabama Dance Festival Featuring Ballet Memphis
Alys Stephens Center
8 p.m.

Jan. 25
Hard Travelin’ with Woody
Samford University Wright Center
7 p.m.

Jan. 25-Feb. 11
Chicago
Virginia Samford Theatre
Thursdays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m.
Sundays 2 p.m.

Jan. 26-27
Carlos Conducts Ravel’s Bolero
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Alys Stephens Center