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BPL's Best Sellers Club is a program to provide quick access to new releases from best selling authors. Select from a list of 90 authors and have the books delivered to your preferred Birmingham Public Library branch.

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.

Meet-and-Greet in the Woodlawn Community, August 25

The Woodlawn Neighborhood Association will be hosting Get to Know Your Neighbor Day on Saturday, August 25, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in Willow Wood Park Recreation Center (5312 Georgia Road, Birmingham, AL 35212). ...learn more

Flow Tactics on the Tracks at Railroad Park, August 26

John Paul Taylor and some of the participants from this summer's adult poetry classes offered at BPL will perform at Railroad Park on Sunday, August 26, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., as part of Flow Tactics on the Tracks, a free poetry and music event. Different community vendors, including BPL, will be present.

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

Birmingham Public Library to Expand Newly Named Architecture & Design Collection

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) announces an ambitious and ongoing effort to expand its newly named Birmingham Architecture & Design Collection, which is part of the library’s Department of Archives & Manuscripts. The project is a proactive effort to acquire materials documenting the most significant historic and contemporary buildings, designed landscapes, places, and communities in the Birmingham area as well as representative work of the most significant architects, landscape architects, designers, planners, and developers based in the Birmingham area. ...learn more

Staff Pick: The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman is a beautifully written novel about making difficult choices and how these choices can affect the lives of others. Often, the distinction between right and wrong is not always clear. ...learn more

August 24, 2012
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