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The Oxford African American Studies Center combines the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated technology to create the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.

The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field.

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Most automobile insurance companies offer a discount for safe driving courses? The AARP Driver Safety Program for motorists age 50 and older is FREE to veterans and in honor of Veterans Day.

The course is scheduled for East Lake Branch Library on Saturday, November 19, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Register by calling 205-836-3341.

Local Authors Expo Great Place to Shop for Literary Gifts

Start your holiday shopping with a visit to the Birmingham Public Library’s Local Authors Expo. The Sixth Annual Local Authors Expo is an extraordinary event showcasing Alabama authors and their books, including independent press and self-published titles. Shoppers will be able to meet each writer, purchase books, and obtain personalized autographed copies. The expo is Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Central Library. ...learn more

Library Programs for Our Youngest Patrons

Birmingham Public Library youth programs offer something for everyone, from tots to teens and family fun, too. Youth events at BPL include the following:

1-2-3 Play With Me is one of the BPL grant-funded programs for children, birth through age 3, and for their parents and/or caregivers. The program teaches parenting skills and is a forum for parenting professionals to share information and answer parenting questions each week.

Most BPL locations host a weekly program with library storytellers, such as Tot Time with Mrs. Eve at the Avondale Regional Library. Avondale Library is also a Family Place Library, which is the designation for a network of libraries nationwide.

This month Family Fun Night at Avondale Library is Drumming Up Stories with Dave Holland. Holland is the founder of Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events, and on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. will bring his message of community, teamwork, and diversity to Avondale Library with stories from Ghana, India, and Ireland....learn more

Public Workshops Encourage Participation in
Birmingham Comprehensive Plan Project

The city of Birmingham invites you to be a part of the City of Birmingham Comprehensive Plan Project. Workshops have been scheduled in six locations around the city for the public to attend and share their ideas and visions for the city's future.

AREA 1: Communities of Place Meeting - Round 1
Mon, November 14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
300 Avenue F, Ensley, AL 35218 (P.D. Jackson-Olin High School)

AREA 2 Communities of Place Meeting - Round 1
Tue, November 15, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
1212 Cheyenne Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35215 (Huffman Academy)

AREA 3: Communities of Place Meeting - Round 1
Thu, November 17, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
2916 Wilson Road, SW, Birmingham, AL 35221 (Wenonah High School)

...learn more

November 11, 2011
Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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