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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

    Gifts of a Wordsmith Workshop

    December 3, 2013 - December 8, 2015

    Introduction to Genealogy

    January 18 - December 20, 2015

    Source/Process: Work by Members of PaperWorkers Local Exhibit

    March 7 - April 30, 2015

    Money Smart Week Presentation: How To Use Mergent and Morningstar Databases

    April 20, 2015

    Money Smart Week Presentation: How To Get Started With Investing

    April 21, 2015

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy Workshop: Getting the Best From BPL's Databases

    April 25, 2015

    Word 2010 Advanced Part 1

    April 27, 2015

    Word 2010 Advanced Part 2

    April 27, 2015

    Job Searching Tips (with Jack Norris)

    April 28, 2015

    Database: How To Search For Jobs Using Alabama Joblink

    April 28, 2015

    Basic Internet and Safety

    May 4, 2015

    Basic PC

    May 4, 2015

    Keyboarding

    May 4, 2015

    Downloadables: E-Books

    May 5, 2015

    Downloadables: Audiobooks

    May 5, 2015

    Social Media: LinkedIn

    May 5, 2015

    The Amazing Art of Local Curiosities Exhibit

    May 7 - June 26, 2015

    Preserving Your Family Papers and Photos

    May 11, 2015

    Creating a Photo Album Slideshow (MS PowerPoint 2010)

    May 11, 2015

    Working With Images (MS Word 2010)

    May 11, 2015

    Database: Learn The Basics About Patents

    May 11, 2015

    Database: How To Find Funding For Your Non-Profit

    May 12, 2015

    Tips For Travel Planning

    May 12, 2015

    Copyrighting Your Music

    May 12, 2015

    Opening Reception for The Amazing Art of Local Curiosities Exhibit

    May 16, 2015

    Drawing Workshop with Artist Cory Casella

    June 6, 2015

    The Adventures of Moore Magic – Tricks of the Trade

    June 8, 2015

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy Workshop: Census and Sensibility Using and Interpreting U.S. Census

    June 13, 2015

    Superhero Science Show

    June 15, 2015

    Hero Art Drawing Workshop with Artist Melissa Shultz-Jones

    June 16, 2015

    Hoops for Fitness

    June 18, 2015

    Backyard Heroes

    June 22, 2015

    Zoo to You!

    July 13, 2015

    Backyard Heroes

    July 14, 2015

    Hunger Games

    July 15, 2015

    Moore Hero Magic!

    July 20, 2015

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