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North Avondale Branch Manager Receives
I Love My Librarian Award

In her own terms, she was “born to be a librarian.” A love for reading, travel and service guided the steps of Saundra Ross-Forrest and led her to Birmingham and the Birmingham Public Library, North Avondale Branch. During her nine years as manager of the neighborhood library, she has worked tirelessly to make the branch an integral component of the North Avondale community. Today, that commitment has placed her in a prestigious position with nine other librarians from across the country. During a ceremony in New York, Saundra was named one of ten librarians to receive the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times, I Love My Librarian Award for community service. ...learn more

Library Hosts Acclaimed Pianist for Holiday Program

The library Brown Bag Lunch Series will feature Dr. Anthony Pattin in a midday mini-concert next Wednesday, December 14, at 12:00 p.m. “A Pianistic Holiday With a Touch of Class,” is open to the public, free of charge in the Arrington Auditorium of the Central Library downtown. The program will include both seasonal favorites and classical selections. Pattin’s talent is well known throughout the Birmingham community. He has performed on Alabama Public Television’s “Pianist at Work” series, and has toured throughout the United States, including several performances in Carnegie Hall.

Recently retired as at the Professor of Music from the University of Montevallo, Pattin has received numerous accolades including Montevallo’s Distinguished Teacher Award and the University Scholar Award; he is also the recipient of the New Millennium Award for outstanding achievement from the University of Alabama.

Pattin is the director of music at Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church, and on the music staff at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. As one of the most popular performers on the library calendar, “A Pianistic Holiday With a Touch of Class” will conclude the 2011 Brown Bag Lunch Series. The series will resume in January.

Birmingham Public Library Closed for Inventory Day

All Birmingham Public Libraries will be closed Thursday, December 15, for Inventory Day. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide high-quality library services, it is important to devote a day to housekeeping projects. Some of the projects include shifting books to create more space on the shelves, discarding books that are too damaged to circulate, and reading the shelves to insure that the books are in order. These projects are done to better serve our patrons for the coming year.

December 9, 2011
Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
(205) 226-3600

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