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Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive career research database providing detailed and up-to-date profiles of more than 2,050 of today's most popular jobs in more than 94 industries.
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Books-By-Mail is a free service provided by the Birmingham Public Library and the Jefferson County Library Cooperative. It is a unique service to residents of Jefferson County, Alabama, who are unable to go to the public library in person. Most books-by-mail users are elderly or housebound, but patrons of any age who are unable to travel to a library may use this service. No library card is needed. Materials are checked out for 4 weeks. There is a limit of 4 items. Renewals can be made over the phone. No overdue fines are charged.

BPL to Participate in Member Day 2012

The Birmingham Public Library is excited to be participating in Member Day 2012, happening Saturday, July 21, 2012. Presented by eighteen local cultural organizations and Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham, it is our way of saying thanks to current members and supporters of arts and culture in the Birmingham region. Area organizations have planned a special members-only day of free admission and family-friendly activities. One valid membership card and/or postcard invitation admits two adults and up to four children into absolutely any and every participating venue all day long. Plus enjoy special Member Day activities and performances throughout the day. ...learn more

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

Place: Central Library, Fourth Floor Gallery
Date: July 23, 2012-September 14, 2012
Time: During Central Library's scheduled hours
Cost: Free and open to the public

Opening Reception and Heritage Food Tasting
Speaker: Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson
Place: Central Library, Arrington Auditorium
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public

London 2012 Olympics

The Beijing Olympics was one of the most exciting I have ever witnessed. Michael Phelps made history by winning eight gold medals, the most at a single Olympics. His fourteen career gold medals make him the most decorated Olympic gold medalist in history. Usain Bolt simply dominated track and field in Beijing breaking world records in the 100 and 200m races and the 400m relay. As the London Olympics approaches, expectations are high for both athletes to add to their collection of gold medals. ...learn more

"Books That Shaped America" Exhibition at the Library of Congress

In conjunction with its “Celebration of the Book” program, the Library of Congress (LOC) recently opened an exhibition that highlights some of the most influential books ever published in the United States. The exhibition is titled “Books That Shaped America” and it will be on view in the LOC’s Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, DC, through September 29, 2012. What, you’re not planning to take a trip to DC this summer? That’s OK, because the exhibition can also be viewed online at the Library of Congress website. Even better, when viewing it online, you can participate in a survey that not only allows you to weigh in on the LOC’s selections, but also gives you the opportunity to recommend a title that you think should have been included in the exhibition. ...learn more

July 20, 2012
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