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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

    Lego Creators

    July 5, 2016

    Gifts of a Wordsmith

    July 5, 2016

    Teen Summer Movie

    July 5, 2016

    Money Matters Workshop – Income, Savings, and Assets

    July 6, 2016

    Action Movies @ the Library!

    July 6 - July 13, 2016

    Hiring Process for Jefferson County

    July 11, 2016

    Action Storytime

    July 11, 2016

    Hiring Process for Jefferson County

    July 11, 2016

    Patent Basic

    July 12, 2016

    Downloadable: Device Training

    July 12, 2016

    Get into Action with the Birmingham Fire Department!

    July 12, 2016

    Wonders of Weather

    July 12, 2016

    Device Training - Downloadables

    July 12, 2016

    Life in 1916

    July 13, 2016

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy Workshop - Let’s Talk About It: Oral History

    July 16, 2016

    Every House Has A History: Researching Birmingham Area House, Buildings & Churches

    July 18, 2016

    Ready! Set! Celebrate with Ronald McDonald!

    July 18, 2016

    Every House Has a History: Researching Birmingham Area Houses, Buildings, and Churches

    July 18, 2016

    End Game Teen Summer Party

    July 19, 2016

    Patent Basics

    July 20, 2016

    How to Use Legal Strategies to Protect Your Business

    July 28, 2016

    Percy Jackson Film Festival

    July 29, 2016

    Money Matters Workshop – Your Spending, Your Savings, Your Future

    August 3, 2016

    Bards & Brews Open Mic

    August 5, 2016

    7 Ways to Secure Your Business Data

    August 8, 2016

    Bards & Brews Open Mic

    September 2, 2016

    Money Matters Workshop – Risk and Protection

    September 7, 2016

    Money Matters Workshop – Family Money Skills

    October 5, 2016

    Bards & Brews Poetry Slam

    October 7, 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

    7 Ways to Secure Your Business Data

    November 14, 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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