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Resource of the Week

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War.

Did You Know?

If you have questions about food safety, including storage, handling, and preparation of the Thanksgiving turkey, you can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 800-535-4555 (voice), or 800-256-7072 (TDD/TTY).



The Birmingham Public Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday thru Sunday, November 22-25.


A Challenge For BPL Supporters!

One of the Library's Foundation Board members has issued a challenge grant of $1,000 to help fund items on our Library WishList. He is asking supporters in the Birmingham community match it by November 27th, which is #GivingTuesday!

If you donate between now and #GivingTuesday, your donation will be doubled--up to $1,000
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Dolores Hydock Performs Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory, December 5 and 11

A Christmas Memory, Truman Capote's poignant reminiscence of his boyhood in rural Alabama, is brought to vivid life by Birmingham storyteller and actress Dolores Hydock in her one-woman performance. The Brown Bag Lunch program is Wednesday, December 5, at noon, in Central Library's Arrington Auditorium. Bring your lunch; beverages will be provided.There will be an encore performance Tuesday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m., at Central Library.


November 21, 2012
Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
(205) 226-3600
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