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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

There are currently 664 historical newspapers available to browse and view in this site and over 140,000 newspapers listed in the U.S. Newspaper Directory.


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Ask a Librarian is the Birmingham Public Library's reference service by e-mail. Your query is automatically submitted to a librarian who will typically respond within 48 hours. Whatever the subject of your question, our librarians will find an answer or guide you to other sources of information that will help you. Read the Ask a Librarian FAQ.


The Birmingham Public Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, November 11-12, in observance of Veterans Day. Monday's Veterans Day parade will start at 1:30 p.m. in downtown Birmingham.

From Page to Stage – Readers’ Theatre for Children Workshop, November 10-18

Birmingham Public Library, in partnership with Birmingham Children’s Theatre and Junior League of Birmingham, would like to invite you to attend From Page to Stage, a Readers’ Theatre workshop for children, coming to a library near you! In anticipation of the upcoming BCT performance of Peter Pan, BPL will be hosting free workshops at its area libraries. Children, aged 7 to 12, will have the opportunity to learn how storybook characters come alive though the magic of a theatrical play. ...learn more


Give to the Library WishList on #GivingTuesday, November 27

On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, BPL will join a nationwide movement celebrating a new day dedicated to giving. Charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers, and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday—a new movement to celebrate giving and encourage more, better, and smarter giving during the holiday season. ...learn more

Calling All Authors! Sign Up for the 2013 Local Authors Expo

Registration has begun for the 2013 Local Authors Expo, presented by the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library. To be held on February 2, the annual Expo provides an opportunity for authors from the Birmingham area and elsewhere in Alabama to meet their reading public, autograph copies of their books, and network with others in the writing community. ...learn more



November 9, 2012
Birmingham Public Library
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Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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