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    Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    2100 Park Place
    Birmingham, AL 35203

    Phone: (205) 226-3600

    Official Website

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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

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    Reading Between the Lines: Charles Brooks and the American Presidential Campaign Exhibit

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    Teen Knitting

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    BPL Database, Career Cruising

    February 8, 2016

    Word Advanced 2010 Part 1

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    Hiring Process for Jefferson County

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    How to Find Funding for Your Non-Profit

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    Patent Basics

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    Teens Engineer BHM / STEM-L

    February 9, 2016

    1-2-3 Play with Me

    February 9 - March 8, 2016

    Teen Knitting

    February 10, 2016

    Steel City Hackers

    February 11, 2016

    Family Search

    February 15, 2016

    Databases for Genealogy

    February 15, 2016

    Excel Basic 2010 Part 1

    February 16, 2016

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    Gifts of a Wordsmith

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    Keyboarding

    February 22, 2016

    BPL Database: Financial Ratings Series Online

    February 22, 2016

    Online Language Resources

    February 22, 2016

    Coloring For Adults

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    Excel Advanced 2010 Part 2

    February 23, 2016

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    Teen Knitting

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    February 29, 2016

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    February 29, 2016

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    March 3, 2016

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    March 10, 2016

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