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The Eastwood Branch Library was first opened in the Eastwood Mall. The Eastwood Mall was the first indoor, air-conditioned shopping center in Alabama. BPL has photographs and newspaper clippings about the mall online.


Bards & Brews Travels to Avondale Library May 4 for Open Mic Night

The Birmingham Public Library’s (BPL) popular Bards & Brews poetry performance and beer tasting series is heading back to the Avondale neighborhood and will be an OPEN MIC rather than a slam. On May 4, staff will pack up the sound equipment and supplies as they return to the spot which has generated one of the largest gatherings yet for the popular after-hours series. Usually held the first Friday of each month at the Central Library downtown, the May edition of Bards & Brews will travel to the Avondale Regional Library located at 509 40th Street South. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. with live music, and poetry performances start at 7:00. ...learn more

9th Annual Art in Avondale Park Scheduled for Saturday

The 9th annual Art in Avondale Park, along with a community arts festival, will be held Saturday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in the newly-restored and refurbished historic Avondale Park. The mission of Art in Avondale Park Alliance, Inc. is to inspire children to discover their talents through a wide variety of art lessons provided by local art teachers, artists, and community volunteers. Art from local and regional artists will be on exhibit and for sale. The event will also feature an area which will showcase art from students of area schools. Local musicians, singers, and dancers will perform on the Avondale Park Amphitheatre stage. A hands-on art area, clowns, magicians, pony rides, popcorn, and cotton candy will also be a part of the festivities. ...learn more


The Art of Science May Program Focuses on Paper Crafts

The Art of Science is a grant-funded after-school program conducted by Elinor and Winfield Burks at six Birmingham Public Library branches: Avondale, East Lake, Five Points West, Ensley, Powderly, and Springville Road. The program will run nine months—from September 2011 through December 2012—and will cover the science of nutrition, geometry, sound, plants, optics, recycling, and materials engineering in a hands-on atmosphere. Each program will begin with a science principle and end with a craft or group project. Supplies for the crafts are provided. ...learn more


May 4, 2012
Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
(205) 226-3600
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