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Press Releases -- 2014

Dreamland Bar-B-Que and Birmingham Public Library to Host K-8 Classroom Recipe Contest    (August 19 2014)

The Birmingham Public Library Will Host a Free Haiku Workshop on August 23     (August 18 2014)

Fond Library Memories Inspire Sanspointe Dance Company’s September 24 Tour Set for the Birmingham Public Library    (August 13 2014)

More than 100 to Take Oath of U.S. Citizenship on Thursday, August 14, at Birmingham Public Library    (August 13 2014)

​Birmingham Public Library to Host September 9 Workshop on How to Care for Orchids    (August 11 2014)

Come See the New Birmingham Public Library Exhibit Every Line Tells a Story    (August 01 2014)

Family and Friends Donate $50,000 to the Birmingham Public Library To Honor Retiring Director Renee Blalock     (August 01 2014)

Rotaract Club of Birmingham to Give Away Free School Supplies at Four Birmingham Public Libraries on Saturday, August 9    (July 31 2014)

​Three Promoted at the Birmingham Public Library    (July 26 2014)

From Growing Orchids to Beer Tasting, Fun Adult Programs are on Tap at the Birmingham Public Library     (July 19 2014)

I Like Big Books Bham Library Fundraiser set for July 24 at Rogue Tavern    (July 18 2014)

Ongoing Programming at the Birmingham Public Library Helps Students, Parents, and Teachers Stay Sharp Throughout the Year     (July 18 2014)

​Birmingham Public Library Director Renee Blalock to Retire August 1, 2014    (July 18 2014)

​Olivia E. Alison is the Birmingham Public Library’s New Director of Development    (July 08 2014)

July 1, 2014 is the Deadline to be Considered for New Birmingham Public Library Recipe Book That Will Feature Some of "Birmingham's Best Bites"    (June 23 2014)

The Birmingham Public Library’s Air Conditioning Has Been Repaired    (June 20 2014)

The Birmingham Public Library’s Air Conditioner Could Be Working in Five to Ten Days after Four New Coils Were Delivered Today     (June 06 2014)

Free June 28 Football Clinic With NFL Player Jerricho Cotchery Will be Part of the Birmingham Public Library’s Summer Reading Program     (June 04 2014)

Birmingham Public Library To Receive Prestigious Public Relations Award For Worldwide Celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail’’    (May 30 2014)

Bards & Brews Set for June 6 at the Bessemer Public Library    (May 23 2014)

The Late Birmingham City Council President Maxine Herring Parker to Be Remembered During May 22 Grand Reopening of Inglenook Library    (May 16 2014)

The Birmingham Public Library’s Central Location Has New, Reduced Hours Until Its Air Conditioner Is Repaired    (May 09 2014)

Reduced Hours to Continue at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library Until Air Conditioner is Fixed     (May 07 2014)

​Homewood Library Will Host Gifts of a Wordsmith, Starting May 6     (May 01 2014)

Temporary Hours Set for Birmingham Public Library’s Central Location    (April 23 2014)

​Pratt City Remembers: Special Tornado Anniversary to Be Held Saturday, April 26, 2014    (April 22 2014)

​Birmingham Public Library Art Exhibit Celebrates Some of the Summer Joys of Childhood    (April 17 2014)

​The Birmingham Public Library Will Help Spread the Love of Reading to Half a Million People on World Book Night, April 23, 2014    (April 17 2014)

Celebrate National Library Week, April 13–19, with the Birmingham Public Library    (April 10 2014)

Downtown Birmingham and the Birmingham Public Library Get High Marks from Livability.com    (March 25 2014)

​Top Teen Poets to Compete in Poetry Slam at the Birmingham Public Library on April 6    (March 17 2014)

​Get Ready for Spring with March 18 Gardening Class at Springville Road Library     (March 13 2014)

Encourage Children to Enter Birmingham's SMART ART Logo Design Contest    (March 07 2014)

Free Workshops on the Affordable Healthcare Act to be Held At Birmingham Public Libraries in March    (March 05 2014)

Birmingham Public Library to Host Holocaust Lecture Series in March    (March 03 2014)

Come to the Birmingham Public Library for Women's History Month     (March 03 2014)

​March 3 Marks Start of Spring/Summer Hours for Six Birmingham Libraries     (February 26 2014)

Birmingham Public Library’s March 2 Doll Festival will Highlight Japanese Culture     (February 25 2014)

​New Birmingham Public Library Art Exhibit Embraces the Power of Dreams     (February 21 2014)

Birmingham Public Library Patrons Can Get Up Close and Personal with Art on February 25 Lecture    (February 19 2014)

Birmingham Breast Cancer Survivor's "New'' Peace on Display at the Birmingham Public Library    (February 17 2014)

C-SPAN to Feature Birmingham’s Civil Rights Past and the Birmingham Public Library on Sunday, Feb. 9     (February 10 2014)

New Birmingham Public Library Exhibit Features Discarded Trash Turned Into Treasured Works of Art     (January 23 2014)

The Birmingham Public Library Wants Community Input for Major Makeover    (January 22 2014)

Birmingham Public Library’s Local Authors Expo and Book Fair To Feature Writing Workshops and 100 Authors on Saturday, February 1, 2014     (January 18 2014)

The Storm-Damaged Pratt City Branch Library Has Been Rebuilt and Will Reopen on January 30, 2014    (January 17 2014)

Birmingham Motivational Speaker Eunice Elliott and the Birmingham Public Library Kick Off    (January 13 2014)

Performances, Cooking Classes and More Are Part of Black History Month 2014 at the Birmingham Public Library     (January 07 2014)

Several Birmingham Public Library Locations Will Close Early Today Because of Cold Temps    (January 07 2014)

Press Releases -- 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events Set for the Birmingham Public Library    (December 20 2013)

Make Smart Money Moves in 2014 With Free Classes at the Birmingham Public Library     (December 17 2013)

Birmingham Public Library Foundation Launches Fundraiser for Needed Materials     (November 22 2013)

Birmingham’s First Black Police Officer to Explore the Past During November 25 Book Signing at the Birmingham Public Library    (November 21 2013)

New Releases on the November 22, 1963 Assassination of President John F. Kennedy Available at the Birmingham Public Library    (November 19 2013)

Famed Children’s Author Jan Brett to Bring National Book Signing Tour to the Birmingham Public Library on November 19    (November 08 2013)

Make the Most of Your Money with New Financial Classes at the Birmingham Public Library     (November 08 2013)

The Birmingham Public Library Targets Youth During November’s Healthy Living Month    (November 08 2013)

National Museum and Library Services Board to Meet in Birmingham on November 15    (November 07 2013)

Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett to Attend National Notary Public Day on November 7 at the Birmingham Public Library    (November 01 2013)

Birmingham Public Library Has New Art Exhibit Commemorating the Civil Rights Movement    (October 30 2013)

Birmingham Public Library Kicks Off Teen Poetry Program on November 2    (October 30 2013)

Five Birmingham Public Libraries Will Offer Winter Hours, Starting November 4, 2013    (October 30 2013)

Free Halloween-Themed Events Are Set for the Birmingham Public Library    (October 22 2013)

National Digital Bookmobile Tour to Stop at Birmingham Public Library on October 16, 2013, to Show New Ways to Experience Digital Books and More    (October 09 2013)

Birmingham Public Library’s Early Learning Program Targets Newborns, Toddlers and Parents    (October 02 2013)

Birmingham Public Library to Host Walking Tour of Notorious Downtown Historic Sites on Oct. 25 and Oct. 30    (October 01 2013)

Author of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963’’ to Have Book Signing at the Birmingham Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 8     (September 30 2013)

Birmingham Public Library's Bards & Brews Set for October 4 and November 1    (September 30 2013)

Teen Poets Place in National Competition’s Top 20    (September 26 2013)

Watercolor Society Prepares for Showcase at Central Library    (September 18 2013)

UA Art Professor Shineman Talks About Surfacing Exhibition    (September 13 2013)

Birmingham Public Library to Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event, Share E-book Download Experience    (September 12 2013)

Birmingham Reading Program to Share City's Civil Rights Movement History in the Classroom and Community    (September 10 2013)

Jack and Jill of America Inc., Birmingham Chapter, To Celebrate “Carole Robertson Day’’ at Smithfield Library on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013    (September 07 2013)

Library Adds More Acts to America’s Music Program Series    (September 06 2013)

Diversity Fair, Career Boot Camp and more set for Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at BJCC as part of Empowerment Week     (September 05 2013)

September Bards & Brews Program Returns to the Central Library    (September 05 2013)

C-SPAN to Film Library’s Civil Rights Program Focusing on Wallace and the Birmingham Freedom Struggle    (September 03 2013)

Couple Uses Storytelling and Interactive Music to Bring Historical Figures to Life    (September 03 2013)

Inglenook Staff Move Into Rec Center    (August 16 2013)

New Grant for Library Focuses on American Popular Music    (August 15 2013)

Library Exhibition Focuses on Physical Processes and Imagery    (August 12 2013)

Remembering Seminary Student Killed During Civil Rights Movement in Lowndes County    (August 06 2013)

Railroad Park Event is Community Sendoff For Teen Poets    (August 02 2013)

Inglenook Branch Library Prepares for Makeover    (July 30 2013)

Library’s Bards & Brews Program Heads to Avondale    (July 29 2013)

Sanspointe Dance Company Connects Viewers to Libraries Through Dance    (July 29 2013)

Introduction to Finding Funders    (July 22 2013)

I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie! Young Professionals Group Hosts Fundraiser for Birmingham Libraries    (July 15 2013)

12th Annual Math and Science Fun Day Scheduled at Five Points West Library    (July 12 2013)

Birmingham’s Popular Bards & Brews Travels to the Hoover Public Library in July     (July 10 2013)

A Taste of the Caribbean    (July 09 2013)

Library Presents Journeys through Islamic History and Religion    (July 03 2013)

Library Prepares for Fusion Exhibition    (June 19 2013)

There Is Value in Home Research    (May 31 2013)

Library’s Bards & Brews Program Heads to North Birmingham    (May 30 2013)

Still Time to Join in the Discussion on Bullying!    (May 17 2013)

Library Welcomes Author for a Journey on the Trail of Tears    (May 16 2013)

Genealogy At Its Worst: Researching Convict Records    (May 14 2013)

Summer Reading Leads to Better Grades and More    (May 10 2013)

Let’s Have a Frank Discussion on Bullying!    (May 09 2013)

Tonight's Bards & Brews Moves Inside to Avondale Regional Library    (May 03 2013)

Movement Inspired Novel Brings Author to Central Library    (May 02 2013)

The Art of Art Bacon, Artist and Activist    (May 01 2013)

BPL Director Named State’s Eminent Librarian    (April 26 2013)

May Bards and Brews Moves to Avondale Park    (April 25 2013)

Release of Tornado-Inspired Anthology Falls on Second Anniversary of April Storms    (April 25 2013)

Letter from Birmingham Jail: A Worldwide Celebration    (April 15 2013)

Librarians Rock The Competition! Birmingham Public Team Wins Birmingham’s Brightest Company Trivia Challenge    (April 12 2013)

Wrinkle Visits Five Points West Library to Discuss Her Debut Novel, Wash    (April 12 2013)

Poetry Slam Winners Set Their Sights on Chicago Competition    (April 11 2013)

McWhorter and Rieder Discuss Gospel of Freedom at Library    (April 05 2013)

Afri-Spiritus Sembler: Diasporic Art Work, The Paintings of Mero’e Rei    (April 03 2013)

Amamoo Elected To Lead Library Board    (March 22 2013)

It’s A Downloadable World    (March 21 2013)

Library’s Popular Bards & Brews Travels to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in April    (March 19 2013)

Press Releases -- 2012

Bards & Brews 2013    (December 19 2012)

Poetry Programs Continue To Grow at the Birmingham Public Library     (December 11 2012)

JCPLA Honors Community Champions at B&A Warehouse Luncheon    (December 10 2012)

Get Style Tips for the Season During the Birmingham Public Library's "Fashion Friday," Dec. 7 - 12 p.m.    (November 29 2012)

Library Exhibit on Birmingham Civil Rights Attorney Arthur Shores Will Open on November 4    (October 19 2012)

BPL Will Host Several Family-Friendly Halloween Events in October    (October 10 2012)

The Life You Save: How to Keep a Journal You Won’t Throw Away Featuring Author Phyllis Theroux    (October 03 2012)

Birmingham-area Restaurants Ready to Serve During Eat Drink Read Write Festival, Sept. 8 -15    (September 06 2012)

The Birmingham Public Library will get an early start on celebrating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement by showing The Barber of Birmingham, Sept. 12 - Oct. 22, 2012     (August 28 2012)

The Birmingham Public Library Will Host the Second Eat Drink Read Write Festival, September 8-15, 2012    (August 21 2012)

Birmingham Public Library to Expand Newly Named Architecture & Design Collection    (August 17 2012)

The Birmingham Public Library Will Start Hosting Monthly Adult Poetry Classes    (August 14 2012)

Smithfield Library will be closed August 3 - 4, 2012 for repairs    (August 02 2012)

Bards & Brews Returns to the Avondale Regional Library in August     (July 25 2012)

The Making of Both Sides of the Lens—an Archives Researcher Locates a Family of Photographers in Alabama’s Rural Fayette County    (July 24 2012)

Olympian Vonetta Flowers Teams Up with the Birmingham Public Library to Remind Residents to Visit Their Local Libraries     (July 23 2012)

Library Mounts New Exhibition on Life in Rural Alabama—Both Sides of the Lens: Photographs by the Shackelford Family, Fayette County, Alabama (1900-1935)     (July 13 2012)

Birmingham Libraries to Close Early on Tuesday for Holiday    (July 02 2012)

North Birmingham Library Staff and Pets Relocate for Renovation    (June 29 2012)

Author Stops At Central Library Tonight to Share the First Lady’s Inspiring Family History    (June 25 2012)

Researching Your Family’s Roots    (June 20 2012)

The NFL’s Jerricho Cotchery Is Coming to Town: Birmingham Public Library to Host “Score Big” with Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wide Receiver and Birmingham native Jerricho Cotchery    (June 20 2012)

Bards & Brews Travels to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in July    (June 19 2012)

Both Sides of the Lens: Photographs by the Shackelford Family, Fayette County, Alabama (1900-1935)    (June 18 2012)

Library Explores First Lady’s Inspiring Family History    (June 15 2012)

Birmingham Public Library Board President Gwendolyn B. Guster Welch Receives National Citation Award for Distinguished Service    (June 06 2012)

Bards & Brews Returns to Central Library in June    (May 24 2012)

Eudora Welty—Exposures and Reflections     (May 24 2012)

Sanspointe Dance Company Presents The Golden Record in a Library Tour    (May 16 2012)

BPL to Host “Score Big” with Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wide Receiver Jerricho Cotchery    (May 14 2012)

Friends Host Summer Reading Book Sale    (May 10 2012)

Bards & Brews Travels to Avondale Library    (April 19 2012)

Tarrant High Student Claims Grand Prize in Poetry Slam    (April 19 2012)

West End Branch Library Celebrates 100th Anniversary    (April 12 2012)

Four Decades: Photography from the University of Montevallo    (April 09 2012)

BPL Family Joins Celebration for Women of Influence    (March 29 2012)

WORD UP! 2012: A Poetry Slam for Jefferson County High School Students    (March 23 2012)

Next Bards & Brews Scheduled for Friday, April 13    (March 21 2012)

Library Team Takes Top Prize for Trivia Knowledge    (March 15 2012)

Brown Bag Lunch Series Remembers the Holocaust    (March 09 2012)

Birmingham Public Library to Host Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War Reading and Discussion Series    (March 08 2012)

Bards & Brews Rescheduled for Friday, March 9    (March 06 2012)

Genealogy Series Teaches Skills to Dig Deeper for Family History     (March 05 2012)

Neighborhood Libraries Return to Regular Schedules    (March 01 2012)

Library Releases New African American Booklist    (February 29 2012)

Word Up! Poetry Series Spotlights Southeast’s Top Talents    (February 27 2012)

A Fact Sheet Regarding Our Poetry Programs     (February 27 2012)

Exhibition Focused on “Simpler Times” Opens at Central Library    (February 24 2012)

Bards & Brews Returns to Central Library    (February 23 2012)

One of Three Women to Play in Negro League Shares Her Story    (February 23 2012)

Libraries Use Poetry Therapy as Post-Storm Rx    (February 13 2012)

City’s Library Lauded as Tops for Children    (January 31 2012)

Birmingham Public Library Spotlights the Arts for Black History Month    (January 27 2012)

Bards & Brews Travels to Avondale Library in February    (January 26 2012)

Textile Artist Presents Gallery Talk On Quilts of African American History Makers    (January 24 2012)

Quilts Reflect Story of African American History Makers    (January 06 2012)

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Lecture Focuses on Writing African American History for Youth    (January 03 2012)

Press Releases -- 2011

Birmingham Public Libraries Closed Sunday, January 1, through Monday, January 2, for Holiday    (December 28 2011)

National Spotlight Focused on Birmingham Librarian    (December 09 2011)

Documents Department Closed on Weekends    (December 02 2011)

Local Authors Expo Great Place to Shop for Literary Gifts    (November 09 2011)

The Birmingham Scene To Open November 6 at Central Library    (November 02 2011)

Birmingham Public Library Celebrates 125 Years of Service With Launch of 2011 Donation Campaign    (October 24 2011)

Birmingham Public Library Fact Sheet     (October 24 2011)

Watercolor Society of Alabama to Host 2011 Alabama Members’ Showcase at the Central Library    (August 15 2011)

Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library September Poetry Slam     (August 05 2011)

September Brown Bag Lunches @ the Birmingham Public Library Celebrate Eat Drink Read Write Festival     (July 27 2011)

BPL@Night Presents Get Rhythm West African Drumming Featuring John Scalici    (July 26 2011)

Library Adds Food Fest to Calendar    (July 18 2011)

August Brown Bag Lunches @ the Birmingham Public Library    (July 11 2011)

Birmingham Public Library presents Awareness of the Intangibles, acrylic paintings    (July 07 2011)

July Brown Bag Lunches @ the Birmingham Public Library    (June 30 2011)

Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library August Poetry Slam Series    (June 29 2011)

Birmingham Public Library to Host Workshop on Historic House Research    (June 28 2011)

2011 Adult Summer Reading Program @ the Birmingham Public Library    (June 17 2011)

2011 Children’s Summer Reading Program @ the Birmingham Public Library    (June 15 2011)

Teen 2011 Summer Reading Program @ the Birmingham Public Library    (June 13 2011)

Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library July Poetry Slam Series    (June 07 2011)

Pratt City Staff to Offer Service from Another Location    (June 01 2011)

Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library June Poetry Slam Series    (May 25 2011)

2011 Adult Summer Reading Program @ the Birmingham Public Library    (May 20 2011)

2011 Children’s Summer Reading Program @ the BirminghamPublic Library    (May 18 2011)

Teen 2011 Summer Reading Program @ the Birmingham Public Library    (May 16 2011)

Summer Reading Program for Teens at BPL    (May 10 2011)

BPL to Host “Score Big” with New York Jets’ Wide Receiver Jerricho Cotchery    (May 09 2011)

Friends Plan Gigantic Book Sale    (May 04 2011)

Researching Your Family’s Roots: Family History Resources on the Internet    (April 28 2011)

BPL@Night Presents Casual Causality    (April 27 2011)

Deciphering the Numbers: Library Workshops Focus on Putting 2010 Census Numbers To Use    (April 11 2011)

BPL@Night Presents “Music in the Stacks with Logan”     (April 04 2011)

Children’s Author Ashley Bryan’s Illustrations on Display at Birmingham Public Library    (March 11 2011)

Beyond the Basics of Genealogy    (March 09 2011)

WORD UP! 2011: A Poetry Slam for Jefferson County High School Students     (March 09 2011)

Torch: Birmingham’s Roman God of the Forge    (March 08 2011)

Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library April Poetry Slam Series    (March 01 2011)

Library Spending on Materials Misquoted    (February 28 2011)

Alabama Author Ramey Channell Visits Springville RoadRegional Library to Discuss Her Enchanting Tale, Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge    (February 22 2011)

Alabama Author Carolyn Maull McKinstry Discusses While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement    (February 17 2011)

Bards & Brews: BirminghamPublic Library March Poetry Slam Series    (February 01 2011)

“Freedom is Never Given. It is Won.” Celebrate Black History Month at the Birmingham Public Library!    (January 31 2011)

Black Barons of Birmingham: Members of the South’s Greatest Negro League Team and Dr. Larry Powell Recall a Watershed Moment in History    (January 28 2011)

Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library February Poetry Slam     (January 25 2011)

Alabama Holocaust Survivors Share Stories of Survival    (January 24 2011)

Re-scheduled—Alabama Author William Cobb Discusses The Last Queen of the Gypsies    (January 24 2011)

Cancellation of BPL Program: The Life You Save: How to Keep a Journal You Won’t Throw Away    (January 21 2011)

Alabama Author Wade Hall Performs Dramatic Interpretation of An Interview with Abraham Lincoln    (January 14 2011)

BPL Scavenger Hunts Connects Young Learners to the Dreamer and His Dream    (January 07 2011)

Press Releases -- 2010

Birmingham Bound: Writers and Writing from the Birmingham Public Library Archives    (December 30 2010)

Last Days To View Depression Era Murals    (December 20 2010)

Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library January Poetry Slam     (December 10 2010)

The Art of Journaling    (December 01 2010)

2010 BPL Campaign’s Second Phase: “Give the Gift of Reading”    (November 24 2010)

Poetry Slam Workshops for Teens and Teachers at the Birmingham Public Library    (November 24 2010)

The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture—Landscape of Transformations: Architecture and Birmingham, Alabama    (November 24 2010)

Alabama Author William Cobb Discusses The Last Queen of the Gypsies    (November 23 2010)

Neighborhood Libraries Prepare for Holiday Schedule    (November 18 2010)

East Lake Branch Library Grand Re-opening    (November 17 2010)

2010 Local Authors Expo    (November 13 2010)

Birmingham Bound—Fall Series of Author Talks and Book Signings    (November 05 2010)

BPL@Night Celebrates the Season with Storytelling, Puppets, and Jazz!    (November 05 2010)

Poetry Slam Workshops for Teens and Teachers at the Birmingham Public Library    (November 02 2010)

Depression-era Murals Live On    (October 26 2010)

Local Author Discusses Manned Spaceflight to Mars    (October 08 2010)

November BPL@Night Features Guitarist Keith “Cashmere” Williams and Vocalist J. D. Jackson    (October 07 2010)

Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library November Poetry Slam     (October 05 2010)

Teens and Tweens Get Ready to Scream at the Annual Ghoul’s Ball at the Birmingham Public Library!    (September 29 2010)

Birmingham Public Library to Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event    (September 22 2010)

Birmingham Public Library Presents Annual Storyteller: Lee Brian, That Puppet Guy!    (September 18 2010)

Kathryn Tucker Windham Guest Speaker at BPL Friends Meeting    (September 16 2010)

PBS "Library Corners" Ready for Use at Four Birmingham Public Library Locations    (September 16 2010)

Local Writer and Photographer Present an Illustrated Guide to the Butterflies of Alabama    (September 14 2010)

Popular Sports Journalist Recalls Idyllic Southern Boyhood in Engaging New Memoir    (September 10 2010)

Titusville Branch Library Closing for New Roof    (September 07 2010)

Bards & Brews: Birmingham Public Library Poetry Slam Series    (September 02 2010)

Tutor.com Career Webinar Series     (August 31 2010)

Powderly Branch Library Grand Re-opening     (August 20 2010)

Birmingham Bound series features Mignette Patrick Dorsey and Speak Truth to Power: The Story of Charles Patrick, a Civil Rights Pioneer    (August 18 2010)

Birmingham Public Library Offers 1, 2, 3 Play with Me Early Literacy Program at Four Locations     (August 17 2010)

September BPL@Night Features Gospel Music and Improv Theatre    (August 06 2010)

Birmingham Public Library Presents Heads Up Programs    (July 20 2010)

BPL@Night Series Features Baseball Legends, American Tribal Belly Dancing, and Down-Home Family Music!    (July 06 2010)

Heads Up Alabama! BPL Showcases Art Exhibit Sponsored by aPAF    (June 25 2010)

Birmingham Public Library Celebrates Rickwood Field and Baseball    (June 18 2010)

BPL@Night Series Features Summer Baseball and Hot Jazz!    (June 07 2010)

Smithfield Branch Library Closing for Repairs    (May 27 2010)

BPL’s Grand Slam Summer Adult Reading Program    (May 26 2010)

Birmingham Public Library Launches Summer Reading Program    (May 26 2010)

Birmingham Public Library Offers Teen Summer Library Program    (May 26 2010)

June Brown Bag Lunch Programs at the Birmingham Public Library    (May 20 2010)

BPL@Night Series Incorporates Art and Authors In Its June Line-up    (May 19 2010)

Make a Splash at Linn Park Fountain: Birmingham Public Library to Host Sign-Up for Summer Reading     (May 19 2010)

Birmingham Black Barons Database    (May 17 2010)

BPL Explores the “Exigencies of the Soul”--An Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Deborah Perry    (May 17 2010)

Heads up Alabama! BPL to showcase art exhibit sponsored by the Alabama Psychological Association     (May 10 2010)

BPL to Host “Score Big” with New York Jets’ Wide Receiver Jerricho Cotchery    (April 28 2010)

Tree Planting Heals Wounds of Intolerance and Injustice    (April 20 2010)

BPL Looks At Baseball History with “Pride and Passion”    (April 12 2010)

Birmingham Public Library Chosen for Sustainability Practices for Special Collections    (March 22 2010)

Scenes From Romeo and Juliet Take Center Stage For April’s BPL@Night    (March 20 2010)

BPL@Night to Feature a Performance Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist    (March 04 2010)

“Roots of Courage; Branches of Hope”    (March 04 2010)

Community Forum on Making Democracy Work As It Should    (March 02 2010)

BPL@Night presents “Writing What You Don't Know”     (February 16 2010)

BPL@Night Presents Flying Jenny, Old-Time String Band, Playing for the Big Read Kick-off    (February 11 2010)

The Birmingham Public Library to Host "Alabama Illustrated: Engravings from 19th Century Newspapers"    (February 10 2010)

The Birmingham Public Library to Host “Foundation Center Resources for Nonprofits” in the Central Library’s Auditorium on March 1, 2010    (February 09 2010)

BPL@Night to Feature a Performance by Carl Winters, “The Kalimba King” in the Central Library’s Auditorium on February 18, 2010    (February 01 2010)

BPL@Night Presents Conversations on Art, Authors, and Life: Is a Generational Gap Holding Birmingham Back?    (January 13 2010)

BPL@Night Presents Conversations on Art, Authors, and Life    (January 05 2010)

BPL@Night Presents Two Suitcases and an Accordion: Traveling with the USO Camp Shows    (January 04 2010)

Press Releases -- 2009

BPL@Night to Host Concert Featuring Rosephanye Dunn Powell    (November 19 2009)

Read It Forward 2009 to Feature Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank    (November 12 2009)

Roosevelt’s Tree Army Arrives at the Birmingham Public Library    (October 20 2009)

October 2009 Brown Bag Programs at the Birmingham Public Library    (October 07 2009)

Birmingham Public Library to Host “A Financial Fire Drill: Planning For Uncertain Times,”     (September 17 2009)

Birmingham Public Library to Host Book Signing by John Klima, author of Willie’s Boys: The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, The Last Negro League World Series and the Making of a Baseball Legend    (September 14 2009)

Birmingham Public Library to Host Visions of China: Exploring China's History and Culture Through Early Photography    (September 10 2009)

Birmingham Public Library to Host “An Evening with Eric Essix” for September’s BPL@Night     (September 04 2009)

Birmingham Public Library Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Central East Building    (September 03 2009)

Birmingham Public Library to Host Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Central Alabama for BPL@Night    (July 30 2009)

Birmingham Public Library To Host “Pride and Passion: The African- American Baseball Experience”    (July 27 2009)

Birmingham Public Library’s Ready to Read Program To Be Featured at the American Library Association in Chicago, IL    (July 08 2009)

Birmingham Public Library to Host Math in Motion for BPL@Night    (June 23 2009)

Birmingham Public Library and The Cotchery Foundation to Host a Celebrity Bowling Event     (June 17 2009)

Irene Blalock New BPL Director    (June 16 2009)

June 2009 Brown Bag Programs at the Birmingham Public Library    (June 04 2009)

Birmingham Public Library to Host The Extemporaneous Theatre Company for June’s BPL@Night    (May 29 2009)

Powderly Branch Library Closed for Renovations Beginning May 22, 2009    (May 21 2009)

Birmingham Public Library to Host Free Seminar “Researching Patent and Trademark Information”    (May 04 2009)

Birmingham Public Library to Host “Score Big” with New York Jets’ Wide Receiver and Birmingham native Jerricho Cotchery    (May 01 2009)

BPL@Night to Host After Class, an Instrumental Celtic Trio    (April 27 2009)

BPL@Night to Feature a Performance by Carl Winters, “The Kalimba King” in the Central Library’s Atrium    (March 10 2009)

BPL@Night to Host Vincenza Scarpaci, Author of The Journey of the Italians in America    (March 10 2009)

March 2009 Brown Bag Programs at the Birmingham Public Library    (March 03 2009)

BPL@Night to Feature Muse of Fire Performing Scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream    (February 25 2009)

Word Up! Spoken Word Contest    (February 03 2009)

BPL@Night Presents Pianist Anthony Pattin    (January 26 2009)

BPL@Night presents Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North    (January 16 2009)

Correction to the Ben Franklin Autobiography Discussion    (January 13 2009)

“Basics of Archives” Workshop at the Birmingham Public Library    (January 12 2009)

BPL@Night Presents Liang Acrobatic & Comedy Show    (January 07 2009)

Birmingham Public Library Presents the National Traveling Exhibit, “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World”     (January 06 2009)

BPL to Host an African-American Genealogy Workshop    (January 05 2009)

Press Releases -- 2008

January 2009 Brown Bag Programs at the Birmingham Public Library    (December 31 2008)

Birmingham Public Library Board Elects New Board Officers     (December 01 2008)

BPL@Night presents Alabama actor Thom Gossom in Voices of Spirits     (November 06 2008)

BPL@Night presents Flying Jenny, old-time string band    (November 03 2008)

Public Libraries of Jefferson County Collected 11 Tons of Food for Area Food Banks    (October 23 2008)

BPL@Night to Host Richard Arrington Jr.    (October 03 2008)

Town Hall Meetings @ Your Library hosted by the Birmingham Public Library     (October 02 2008)

The Birmingham Public Library to host Tech Tuesdays Again This Fall     (August 21 2008)

BPL@Night to host “Act of Congress” Concert     (August 07 2008)

Birmingham Public Libraries Offer Citizens 17 Opportunities to Speak Up About Birmingham City Schools This Summer    (July 09 2008)

BPL@Night to host “The Ugly Bug Ball,” A Children’s Theater Experience     (July 07 2008)

BPL@Night welcomes Hip Hop Artist Shaheed to the Library    (June 11 2008)

Birmingham Public Library Staff Win National Awards    (May 29 2008)

BPL@Night hosts Warren Trest    (May 22 2008)

BPL@Night hosts Chopin’s Afterlife, Monday May 12th, 2008 at the Birmingham Public Library Arrington Auditorium    (May 12 2008)

Birmingham Public Library Presents: Social Networking for Parents: What You Need to Know About What Your Children are Typing     (May 12 2008)

Birmingham Public Library Presents Its Next Retirement Class: “Your Good Health – Now and in Retirement”    (May 06 2008)

BPL@Night hosts Douglas Blackmon, author of Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to World War II    (May 06 2008)

Birmingham Public Library’s May Brown Bag Programs    (April 28 2008)

BPL@Night hosts Music of the Times Featuring the Birmingham Heritage Band    (April 10 2008)

The Birmingham Public Library Will Present “Legal Readiness” for Retirees, the Next Class in the Retirement Seminar    (April 06 2008)

BPL@Night Presents Theater Group Muse of Fire Performing Scenes from Macbeth    (March 10 2008)

The Birmingham Public Library is Hosting Tech Tuesdays, Beginning in March and Going Through May    (March 10 2008)

Author Carole Weatherford to Visit Birmingham Public Library February 25-27th    (February 13 2008)

Legendary Jazz Performer Roszetta Johnson Singing Again for BPL@Night in the Birmingham Public Library’s Central Atrium, February 21st    (February 11 2008)

Famed Author Walter Mosley To Be Discussed at BPL@Night in Birmingham Public Library’s Arrington Auditorium, February 12th    (February 04 2008)

Storyteller Donna Washington to Entertain Several Branches of the Birmingham Public Library    (January 25 2008)

BPL@Night Presents Music by Masters    (January 24 2008)

BPL@Night Presents Conversations on the Constitution    (January 14 2008)

Archived press releases are also available.
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