Thursday, May 25, 2006
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Central's Brown Bag Programs are held in the Arrington Auditorium from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Friday, May 12, 2006
“Crash, Fire, Pain - Teen Basketball Star Killed in Fiery Crash”--- so begins Sharon Draper’s Tears of a Tiger, this year’s Birmingham Public Library’s Read It Forward selection. To read more about the book and the program click here.
This community-wide reading program encourages teens to read. Participating is simple. Just:
- Visit any Birmingham Public Library location and pick up a free copy of Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper (while supplies last).
- Read the book.
- Log onto www.bplcyberteen.org, enter the book’s tracking identification number and leave a comment.
- Pass the book forward for someone else to read.
- Log onto the library’s web site often to track your book as it travels from reader to reader and to see what others have to say about the book.
Read it Forward is funded in part by The Literacy Council.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
The staff of the BPL Tutwiler Collection of Southern History and Literature will present a genealogy workshop June 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The workshop will cover such topics as periodicals for finding ancestors, vital record recources, land record basics, and government document resources.
Pre-registration is required. For more details call us at 205-226-3665.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Monday, May 01, 2006
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