Greater Birmingham

Greater Birmingham OLLI originated in Vestavia Hills and their fast growing membership has required them to expand throughout the Birmingham area.  We are currently in the process of developing new locations for our members. If you are interested in being an instructor, please contact Nancy Ekberg by email at  For more information please contact Connie Arnwine at or visit


Greater Birmingham Meeting Locations  

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

1975 Merryvale Rd
Vestavia, AL 35216

Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

1221 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia, AL 35216

Homewood Library

1721 Oxmoor Rd
Homewood, AL 35209

Levite Jewish Community Center (LJCC)

3960 Montclair Rd
Birmingham, AL 35213

Hoover Public Library

200 Municipal Dr
Hoover, AL 35216

Hoover Senior Center

400 Municipal Dr
Hoover, AL 35216

Greater Birmingham OLLI offers the majority of their courses at the Vestavia Hills Senior Center. The Vestavia Hills Senior Center is located in the Vestavia Hills Civic Center; Bonus Programs are held at the local libraries.


Greater Birmingham Committee Chairs


News and Events

Note: If you registered to join or take courses or go on a field trip online and did NOT receive an e-mail notifying you that you had successfully registered, call Registration Services at 205-348-3000.


Bonus Programs - Open to the Public

Alabama Geology

Tuesday, January 8, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Hoover Public Library

Presenter: Barbara Brande, Asst. Professor of Geology, University of Montevallo

American Classic Films

Fridays, Jan 4; Feb 1; Mar 1; Apr 5; May 3, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Homewood Public Library

Jan 4: Hannah & Her Sisters (Mia Farrow)
Feb 1: Possessed (Clark Gable, Joan Crawford)
Mar 1:  To Kill a Mockingbird (Gregory Peck)
April 5: All About Eve (Bette Davis)
May 3: Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford)

Upcoming Courses - Registration is required

Oaxaca and Puebla: Mexico's Two Magical Cities Through the Ages

Tuesday, January 22, 29, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Levite Jewish Community Center

Instructor: Richard Diehl, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, UA

Alabama's Long Road to Becoming a Territory

Wednesday, January 16,  11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (with 1-hour break for lunch)

Vestavia Hills Civic Center

Instructor: Ed Bridges, author and Director of Emeritus, Alabama Department of Archives and History

The World Through My Lens

Thursday, January 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Hoover Senior Center

Instructor: Philip Malone, retired geologist, Traveler and amateur photographer


 Lunch Bunch - Registration is required

Jan 15  Firebirds 191 Main Street, Hoover, AL 35244


Check out the Spring Catalog for more upcoming courses, trips, bonus programs and lunch bunch!