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Resource of the Week

The Cartography Collection contains regional and historical maps and atlases from the 16th through the 20th centuries. While the emphasis of the collection is on the area of the globe occupied by Alabama, the historic maps retrace the development of the region over centuries and illustrate the evolution of mapmaking.

Did You Know?

The Springville Road Library has started the Book Club for Men that will meet every month to discuss books with manly themes. The first meeting is Tuesday, October 30, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is sure to spark an electrifying discussion.



The Smithfield Library will be closed October 27 for Birmingham's annual Magic City Classic.


Birmingham Education Foundation Hosts Family Poetry Night at Five Points West and Powderly Libraries, October 30 and November 1

Birmingham City School parents and families are invited to participate in Family Poetry Night as part of the Birmingham Parent University program. ...learn more


Brown Bag Lunch Program Features Southern Ghosts , October 31

Join Alabama author Jessica Penot, author of the books Haunted Chattanooga and Haunted North Alabama, for creepy lunchtime ghost stories from the American South at noon, October 31, Arrington Auditorium of the Central Library. Books will be available for purchase and signing. There is no charge and the library provides free beverages.


Library Exhibit on Birmingham Civil Rights Attorney Arthur Shores Will Open November 4

The Birmingham Historical Society and BPL are showcasing the life and times of Birmingham civil rights attorney Arthur Shores in a special exhibit, November 4-December 28 at the Central Library. ...learn more

Friends of the BPL Sponsor WishList

In the BPL Friends' ever-increasing desire to support the library, we have funded the Library WishList for BPL. This program will give library supporters, donors, and patrons a chance to purchase much-needed items for library locations throughout the city. ...learn more


October 26, 2012
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