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Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present

This US Congressional resource provides a searchable database of all members of Congress from 1774 to present. The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress includes the position, party, year, and state of each member of Congress.




Did You Know?

The ProjectRead Spring 2012 book is
Come In and Cover Me by Gin Phillips.

Project Read encourages people in Jefferson County to read the same book, promotes the enjoyment of reading, and brings people together at their local libraries.


Author Elizabeth Hughey
Author Elizabeth Hughey
Final Program in Art of the Word Series Features Author Elizabeth Hughey

WORD UP! Poetry Slam for high school students (grades 9-12) is marking its fifth anniversary in April 2012. Students at participating high schools throughout Jefferson County will write and perform an original work inspired by the theme "Milestones." Winners of each school's contest will compete in the WORD UP! Poetry Slam on Sunday, April 1, at 3:00 p.m. at the Central Library.


To celebrate WORD UP!'s anniversary, the Birmingham Public Library is hosting a poetry series that showcases some of the southeast's top talents—M. Ayodele Heath, Irene Latham, and Kevin Young have recently performed. T
he final program in the Art of the Word series takes place on Tuesday, March 27, and features Birmingham resident Elizabeth Hughey. Elizabeth Hughey is the winner of the prestigious Iowa Poetry Prize for her poetry collection Sunday Houses: the Sunday House. Her "poems are made of the daily objects of our lives, but thrown into a kaleidoscope so what we are left with is a vital vision of the world." (James Tate). She is a lecturer in the University Honors Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Arrington Auditorium at the Central Library. ...learn more





Wylam Library's Monthly Spelling Bee

For the past two months, the Wylam Branch Library has hosted a monthly spelling bee that caters to children in grades 3-7. There are cash prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Cash prizes are in the amount of $20, $15, and $10, respectively. Every child who participates in the spelling bee receives a certificate of participation and some type of prize. Each month the spelling bee word list and flyer are posted to the Birmingham Public Library's Facebook page along with the date, time, and contact information. ...learn more





Let ReferenceUSA Simplify Your Business Inquiries

ReferenceUSA is a powerful business tool which contains information for about 20 million businesses in the United States. What makes this database unique is its versatility—you can enter criteria of your choice to create customized lists of businesses. This database is helpful for those interested in marketing to certain types of businesses, locating business competitors, finding out-of-town businesses, or for many other uses. ReferenceUSA is free and available to registered Jefferson County Library users. You can use this database at your local public library or access remotely from any computer. ...learn more


March 23, 2012
Birmingham Public Library
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Birmingham, Alabama 35203
(205) 226-3600

 
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