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Inglenook Branch Library Prepares for Makeover

The structure currently housing the Inglenook Branch of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) began its early history as Birmingham’s Fire Station #23. Built in 1927, the station served the Inglenook community until 1978 when the community, with a brand new fire station, asked to have a library in the neighborhood. The “new” library was established in 1979. This year, it will be made “new” again. ...learn more

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Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive career research database, providing detailed and up-to-date profiles of more than 2,050 of today's most popular jobs in more than 94 industries. ...learn more

Avondale Library Hosts Bards & Brews Open Mic Event, August 2

On Friday, August 2, Bards & Brews travels to the Avondale Regional Library located at 509 40th St. S. The Birmingham Public Library’s popular poetry performance/beer tasting series begins at 6:30 p.m. with live music, and poetry performances start at 7:00. The August session will be OPEN MIC. ...learn more

Dolores Hydock Finds Humor in Saving and Spending, August 5

If you are looking for a more entertaining approach to learning about personal finance, please join us at the North Birmingham Library on Monday, August 5, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Famed storyteller Dolores Hydock will present a collection of funny, sweet, and surprising stories about first jobs, spending sprees, and the unexpected value of a penny. ...learn more

Remembering a Civil Rights Martyr, August 7

Join us on Wednesday, August 7, at noon in the Arrington Auditorium of the Central Library to hear Alabama author Marianne Weber discuss the dramatic story of civil rights martyr Jonathan Daniels. On August 20, 1965, Episcopal seminarian Jonathan Daniels was released from jail in the small Lowndes County, Alabama, town of Fort Deposit. ...learn more

Gifts of a Wordsmith Workshop, August 6

Award-winning poet and community activist John Paul Taylor will lead free adult poetry workshops on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Gifts of a Wordsmith will take place in the Story Castle on the second floor of Central Library. The next workshop is scheduled for August 6. Taylor is one of the founders of Real Life Poets, a nonprofit creative writing program based in Birmingham. ...learn more

Flow Tactics Teen Poetry Workshop, August 3

Flow Tactics Teen Poetry Workshop for grades 6-12 is held the first Saturday of every month, 2:00-4:00 p.m., in the Youth Department Story Castle at Central Library. August's workshop is scheduled for Saturday, August 3. ...learn more

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