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Resource of the Week

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search America's historic newspapers from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.


Did You Know?

The BPL Archives has photos and programs of many of the old theaters in town. One beautiful example is the Lyric Theatre. Did you know Birmingham’s Lyric Theatre is still standing and plans are in the works to restore it?


BPL Young Professionals

Between now and September 30, the Library will accept nominations and applications for members of the future Board of the BPL Young Professionals. The group will host lectures, special collection tours, and other social events; volunteer time and skills; and increase public awareness and access to the Library’s resources. ...learn more


School Supplies Giveaway, August 18

The Rotaract Club of Birmingham School Supplies Giveaway is scheduled for Saturday, August 18, at three Birmingham Public Libraries: Avondale, Southside, and Wylam. ...learn more


BPL To Host Monthly Adult Poetry Classes, First One Scheduled for August 21

Award-winning poet and community activist John Paul Taylor will lead a free adult poetry workshop on Tuesday, August 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Central Library. "Gifts of a Wordsmith'' will take place on the library's second floor in the Story Castle. ...learn more

Federation of Genealogical Societies National Conference Being Held in Birmingham, August 29-September 1

Beginning on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, Birmingham will host the national conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies at the BJCC. Everyone, not just those who belong to the member societies, is invited to the four-day conference. This year’s theme is “Learn. Connect. Succeed.” ...learn more


Start Making Reservations for the Eat Drink Read Write Festivites, September 8-15

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) and partners will feed the body, mind, and soul with the Second Annual Eat Drink Read Write Festival by engaging people in conversations around food and eating. ...learn more


BPL’s Archives Department Offers Free Speaker’s Bureau

If you are in charge of putting together programming for your club, school, or organization, consider the Archives Speaker's Bureau the next time you need a compelling program on local, state, or regional history. ...learn more


August 17, 2012
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