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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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    Admission:

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


    Upcoming Events

    Flow Tactics Teen Poetry Workshop

    May 3 - December 6, 2014

    EDRW - Jr. Pitmasters Cookbook Recipe Contest

    August 19 - September 17, 2014

    Basic PC Class

    September 2, 2014

    Keyboarding Class

    September 2, 2014

    Gmail

    September 8, 2014

    Yahoo!

    September 8, 2014

    Basic Internet Class

    September 9, 2014

    Internet Search Tips

    September 9, 2014

    E-Book Workshop

    September 15, 2014

    Audiobooks Workshop

    September 15, 2014

    Creating an Amazon account

    September 16, 2014

    How Do I Make Money with My Website - Presented by Renasant Bank

    September 18, 2014

    EDRW - Everybody’s Gotta Eat Poster Exhibit

    September 22 - October 10, 2014

    Excel Basic

    September 22, 2014

    Stephanie Perry Moore Author Visit

    September 22, 2014

    Excel Advanced

    September 23, 2014

    Creative Catalog Performed by Sanspointe Dance Company

    September 24, 2014

    Stephanie Perry Moore Author Visit

    September 25, 2014

    Social Media

    September 29, 2014

    EDRW - Soul Food Bards and Brews Poetry SLAM

    October 3, 2014

    EDRW - InstagramBham Contest

    October 3 - October 10, 2014

    Bank On Birmingham Snack & Learn Financial Education Event

    October 6, 2014

    EDRW - Urban Homesteading Panel

    October 7, 2014

    EDRW - Birmingham's Best Bites and the Instagrammys

    October 10, 2014

    1-2-3 Play With Me

    October 14 - November 18, 2014

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