Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Outdoor Alabama Photography Exhibit

A photography exhibit showcasing the state's natural beauty will be on display at the Central Library from July 8 through August 6, in celebration of "The Year of Outdoor Alabama" presented by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel. The exhibit entitled, "Natural Wonders of Alabama: The Year of Outdoor Alabama Photography Exhibit" will display images of the landscapes, animals and flora of Alabama. Photos from many of the best outdoor photographers in the state will be on display. For additional information on the exhibit, including photographer biographies, please visit www.yearofoutdooralabama.com
(Great Horned Owl photo by Marsha Perry)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

4th of July Resources



Ever wonder how to photograph fireworks? Want to try a new recipe or craft? Interested in reading about our nation's founders? Check out our 4th of July resources page for all your holiday needs.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Moos, Milk and More

Milking Cow
If you've ever wondered how to milk a cow now is your chance to see just how it is done. Visit one of the libraries below to see a real live cow being milked.

June 27 1:00 p.m. (205) 785-0349
Wylam Branch Library

July 11 10:30 a.m. (205) 325-6178
Powderly Branch Library

July 12 12:30 p.m.
Central Library, Parking Lot (205) 226-3655

July 13 10:00 a.m (205) 226-4017
Five Points West Regional Branch Library

July 13 1:30 p.m. (205) 226-4089
West End Branch Library

Thursday, June 22, 2006

School Yearbooks Wanted

YearbooksBPL is seeking elementary, middle school and high school yearbooks from Jefferson County public and private schools. Yearbooks will be cataloged and housed in the permanent reference collection in the Southern History Department in the Central Library for future generations to read and enjoy.

If you would like to donate yearbooks, in good condition (handwriting in them is fine), please call the library's Collection Management Division at 226-3728 or 226-3740 or fill out our online comments form.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Grant Seeking Basics Workshop -- June 20

On June 20 from 9:30-12:30 the Government Document's Department at Central will present a grant seeking workshop for representatives of nonprofit organizations who are new to fundraising or need a refresher. Topics will include how to raise funds and identify prospective funders, using The Foundation Center's resources. The free workshop will be held in the auditorium. Preregistration is required. To register, contact us at 226-3620.

Central closed this weekend

Central will be closed June 17-18 during City Stages. Please visit us at one of our many branches.

DVDs and Books added May 29-June 15



Take a look at our new dvds and books available for check-out.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Yu-gi-oh Tournament June 17

Yu-gi-oh Game
Join us at the North Birmingham Regional Branch Library June 17 at 1:00 p.m. for our Yu-gi-oh Tournament. There will be a prize for the winner and refreshments for all. Call us at 226-4028 for more information.

King Leopold's Ghost here June 15


Join BPL librarians Jean Shanks and Sandi Lee for a lively discussion about Adam Hochschild's book King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa. The discussion will be held June 15 at the Birmingham Museum of Art in the Members Room at 6 p.m. For more information call 205-226-3742.

Banking 101

Come to Springville Road's Youth Department June 15th at 2:00 p.m. to find out everything you always wanted to know about opening and managing a checking account.

Friday, June 02, 2006

19th century music in Birmingham

Join us for our A Place In Time lecture series on Birmingham history June 7 at 12:00 p.m. in Central's auditorium. Mark Foster, historian and Mt. Brook High School Band Director, will present "Strike Up the Band: Music in 19th Century Birmingham". Bring your lunch and we will provide beverages. For more information contact Jim Baggett at jbaggett@bham.lib.al.us.

2006 World Cup Soccer resources

World Cup Soccer logo
Looking for World Cup Soccer information? We have compiled a list of books and websites to help you follow all the action.

New DVDs and Books added May 14-28

Take a look at our new dvds and books available for check-out.