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    Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    2100 Park Place
    Birmingham, AL 35203

    Phone: (205) 226-3600

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    The Birmingham Public Library was established in 1886 as an adjunct of the city's public schools. John Herbert Phillips, then superintendent of the public school system, set up a library in a room adjoining his office, and this particular library grew over several decades. Finally, in 1913, a public library board was established, and the City of Birmingham assumed responsibility for funding the institution.

    From humble but hopeful...

    The Birmingham Public Library was established in 1886 as an adjunct of the city's public schools. John Herbert Phillips, then superintendent of the public school system, set up a library in a room adjoining his office, and this particular library grew over several decades. Finally, in 1913, a public library board was established, and the City of Birmingham assumed responsibility for funding the institution.

    From humble but hopeful beginnings in a room not much bigger than a closet, the Birmingham Public Library is one of the largest and most well-respected library systems in the southeast. Over the years, it has grown with the population and today serves a society diverse in interests, needs, and age. Scholars and self-learners remain drawn to the unique archival materials, the extensive genealogical materials, and the local and southern history resources, while students and other citizens expect current and broad-based reference information and up-to-date popular materials. The cooperative agreement that BPL shares with the other municipal public libraries in the county greatly increases the number of library materials available to any library member. In fact, the Jefferson County Library Cooperative is a model for how separate governments can work together to provide a public service across city boundaries.



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    Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 9am-8pm Wednesday - Saturday: 9am-6pm Sunday: 2-6pm


    Upcoming Events

    Introduction to Genealogy

    January 3 - December 20, 2016

    Teen Knitting

    February 3, 2016 - Ongoing

    Together Again: University of Montevallo Art Faculty and Alumni Show Exhibit

    September 12 - October 28, 2016

    Teens Engineer BHM

    September 14 - December 7, 2016

    Maker Mondays

    September 19 - December 12, 2016

    Knitwise Tuesdays

    September 20 - December 6, 2016

    Highkey Thursdays

    September 22 - December 8, 2016

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy – Genetic Genealogy for African American and Native American Research

    October 1, 2016

    Eat Drink Read Write – An Evening with Chef Bryant Terry

    October 1, 2016

    Eat Drink Read Write – Children’s Adventurous Food Art Reception

    October 3, 2016

    Eat Drink Read Write – Fermented & Foraged Food Panel Discussion

    October 4, 2016

    Word 2010 Basic Part 1

    October 4, 2016

    Word 2010 Basic Part 2

    October 4, 2016

    Money Matters Workshop – Family Money Skills

    October 5, 2016

    Excel 2010 Basic Part 1

    October 5, 2016

    Excel 2010 Basic Part 2

    October 5, 2016

    Eat Drink Read Write – Bards & Brews Slam!

    October 7, 2016

    Bards & Brews Poetry Slam

    October 7, 2016

    Basic PC

    October 10, 2016

    Keyboarding

    October 10, 2016

    Hiring Process for Jefferson County

    October 10, 2016

    BPL Database: Ferguson's Guidance Center

    October 10, 2016

    1-2-3 Play with Me

    October 11 - November 8, 2016

    Word 2010 Advanced Part 1

    October 11, 2016

    Word 2010 Advanced Part 2

    October 11, 2016

    Excel 2010 Advanced Part 1

    October 12, 2016

    Excel 2010 Advanced Part 2

    October 12, 2016

    Preserving Your Family Papers & Photos

    October 17, 2016

    Researching Your House History

    October 17, 2016

    Patent Basics

    October 18, 2016

    BPL Database: Financial Literacy

    October 18, 2016

    Find My Past (Genealogy Database)

    October 19, 2016

    Book Websites: Not Just for Librarians Anymore

    October 19, 2016

    MS PowerPoint Part 1

    October 24, 2016

    MS PowerPoint Part 2

    October 24, 2016

    BPL Database: Foundation Directory Online

    October 24, 2016

    Family Halloween Craft Night

    October 24, 2016

    Basic PC

    October 25, 2016

    Keyboarding

    October 25, 2016

    Spooky Storytime

    October 25, 2016

    Introduction to Fold3 (Military Records)

    October 26, 2016

    Learning Express Library: Computer Skills Center

    October 26, 2016

    How to Use Legal Strategies to Protect Your Business

    October 27, 2016

    Money Matters Workshop – What Every Woman Should Know About Money

    November 2, 2016

    Bards & Brews Stories

    November 4, 2016

    Author Visit – The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault

    November 10, 2016

    7 Ways to Secure Your Business Data

    November 14, 2016

    International Gaming Day @ BPL

    November 19, 2016

    Money Matters Workshop – Protecting Yourself Against Targeted Fraud

    December 7, 2016

    Money Matters Workshop – Dealing With Debt

    January 4, 2017

    Money Matters Workshop – Where to Invest Your College Money

    February 1, 2017

    Money Matters Workshop – Your Credit Report

    March 1, 2017

    Money Matters Workshop – Saving Through Tax Refunds

    April 5, 2017

    Money Matters Workshop – Five Keys to Investing Success

    May 3, 2017

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