Friday, July 28, 2006

Back to School Safety Tips

Join us at West End Branch Library August 3 at 3:30 p.m. to learn about helpful tips to keep your child safe at school and on the streets. Ms. Felecia Watkins, Crime Prevention Officer of the Birmingham Police Department, will discuss ways to help your child get off to a great start.

Success and Sorrow: A. C. Oxford, Birmingham's First Resident Photographer

In 1873, A.C. Oxford set his camera up in a window of the courthouse and took the first known photo of downtown Birmingham, then a scattered group of stores and houses lining muddy streets.

Join us August 2 at noon in the Arrington Auditorium for our Brown Bag Program "Success and Sorrow: A. C. Oxford, Birmingham's First Resident Photographer". Alabama photo historian Frances Robb will discuss the career of Birmingham's first major photographer

Friday, July 21, 2006

Ujima Math & Science Fun Day

Ujima Math & Science Fun Day
The 5th annual Ujima Math & Science Fun Day will be held at the Five Points West Library, June 29th at 1:00 p.m.

Meet America's first African American bee-keeper, race radio controlled cars, marvel over feats of glass and metal working, and learn about the science involved in fire fighting and law enforcement. Math games, paper making, nutrition experiments and other projects will also be available.

For more information click here or call (205) 226-0828.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Water Conservation -- News & Information

Water Conservation Find the latest news and information about Birmingham's water conservation measures here. Included are links to sites with tips and ideas for saving water around the house and garden.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Avondale closed Friday afternoon (July 14)

Avondale is closed until tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. due to air-conditioning problems. Please visit one of our other locations.

North Birmingham will close at 2 p.m. today

North Birmingham will close at 2 p.m. today and reopen tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Please visit one of our other locations.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Avondale closed Thursday afternoon (July 13)

Avondale is closed until tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. due to air-conditioning problems. Please visit one of our other locations.

North Birmingham closed Thursday afternoon (July 13)

North Birmingham is closed until tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. due to air-conditioning problems. Please visit one of our other locations.

Book signing and commentary -- July 20

Book jacket Jim Baggett, Birmingham Public Library's Archivist, will sign and discuss his new book Historic Photos of Birmingham Thursday, July 20 from 4:30 -5:30 p.m. in Central's Boardroom.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Avondale closed Wednesday afternoon (July 12)

Avondale is closed until tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. due to air-conditioning problems. Please visit one of our other locations.

North Birmingham closed Wednesday (July 12) afternoon

North Birmingham is closed until tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. due to air-conditioning problems. Please visit one of our other locations.

Cooper Green and Caldwell resources available

W. Cooper Green


Learn more about the man behind the name Cooper Green through newspaper clippings and documents.



CaldwellSee a detailed engraving of H. M. Caldwell and read his pamphlet History of the Elyton Land Company and Birmingham, Ala.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Friday, July 07, 2006

North Birmingham Branch Closed

North Birmingham is closed until tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. due to air-conditioning problems. Please visit one of our other locations.

Avondale and Pratt City Receive Awards

Avondale BranchThe Avondale Regional Library and the Pratt City Branch Library have both been chosen to receive an award in the Government Properties category at the "Keep Birmingham Beautiful 14th Annual Awards Luncheon." The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, July 26th at 12 noon at the Sheraton Civic Center.

CSI ... Birmingham Style

Birmingham Police patch
Join us at the Central Library for an eye-opening look at the real techniques that it takes to gather evidence from a crime scene. The Birmingham Police Department's evidence technicians will discuss the real deal on working a crime scene this Wednesday (July 12) at noon in the Arrington Auditorium. For additional information call (205) 226-3604