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With Digital Microfilm, access digital images in PDF of the original pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and the Montgomery Advertiser.

Did You Know?

There is still time to play for prizes in the Name the Banned Book Contest sponsored by the Birmingham Public Library. To promote Banned Books Week (and mainly to give away prizes to our devoted patrons), a passage from a banned book will be posted on the BPL blog every morning at 9:00 a.m. through October 6. Guess the correct answer and enter a drawing for prizes. Go to today's question for more details on how to play.


Bards & Brews Open Mic Event at Central Library, October 5

The Birmingham Public Library’s (BPL) popular Bards & Brews poetry performance/beer tasting series will be held at the Central Library. Usually held the first Friday of each month, the October 5th edition of Bards & Brews will be an open mic. ...learn more


Library Card Holders Get Discount for Southern Women's Show, October 4-7

The Southern Women's Show will be in Birmingham on Thursday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC). Tickets at the door will be $10, however library card holders can get a $3 discount if they buy their tickets online. ...learn more

Brown Bag Lunch Program: Snap, Crackle, Pop and Meet Me Under the Clock Featuring Local Author Tim Hollis, October 17

Birmingham historian Tim Hollis will discuss his latest books, Loveman's: Meet Me Under the Clock and Part of a Complete Breakfast: Cereal Characters of the Baby Boom Era. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments (cereal and milk, what else?) will be provided by Friends of the Birmingham Public Library. ...learn more


Phyllis Theroux To Conduct a Journal Keeping Seminar, Talk and Book Signing, November 4

Essayist Phyllis Theroux has long captivated readers with her pitch-perfect rendering of the inner lives of women. Her book, The Journal Keeper: A Memoir, covers six years of her anything but uneventful life and demonstrates how journal keeping can serve as a cathartic and rewarding avocation. ...learn more


Meet the Chapter Chatters Book Club of North Avondale Library

The North Avondale Library's Chapter Chatters Book Club has been meeting since February 2011. The group started out small but has grown into a group of 16. Interest continues to mount as more and more patrons inquire about the group, which meets the last Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. ...learn more



October 5, 2012
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