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R. Jordan Davis Hosts a Conversation With Author Amber Underwood on August 20 at Central Library

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  What: R. Jordan Davis Presents “The Local Pen: Featuring Amber Underwood, Author of Hupomone ” When:  Noon to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20, 2022  Where: The Central Library, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203  Details: R. Jordan Davis is hosting a conversation with Amber Underwood, author of Hupomone.  Birmingham, Ala. - Birmingham Public Library Board of Trustees Member R. Jordan Davis has a passion for libraries and the joy of reading.  From noon to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 at the Central Library, Jordan is hosting the first of a series of author conversations, “R. Jordan Davis Presents The Local Pen: A Conversation with Amber Underwood, author of Hupomone .  In her debut book, Hupomone , Amber shares her story of God's faithfulness through adversity, hardship, and broken relationships. She shares how dealing with her pain in an unhealthy way almost cost her life. But a failed attempt at suicide put her before a counselor and after that, her voyage of healing and

Grow Your Art Skills With The CreateHubs Storytelling Content Library

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The Birmingham CreateHubs Storytelling Conference was a virtual conference that occurred in July 2022, and we are excited to share this exclusive content with our patrons.  The goal of this conference was to bring together non-profit organizations, youth clubs, businesses, families, educators, and more to support the countless number of creative minds that exist without our communities and cultures.

Create Birmingham, CreateHubs, Birmingham Public Library Partner to Launch Comic Strip Challenge

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Create Birmingham, CreateHubs & Birmingham Public Library are hosting a Comic Strip Challenge    Birmingham, Ala. – Create Birmingham, in partnership with CreateHubs and the Birmingham Public Library , is excited to launch The Comic Strip Challenge, a monthly comic strip competition and publication, for the residents of Jefferson County, Alabama.  This initiative is meant to encourage creative people of all ages to explore job opportunities and career pathways in creative industries. To better engage with role models in the industry, organizers are delighted to share all submissions with an outstanding group of industry leaders who will serve as judges.  Click here for details on this new Comic Strip Challenge https://createbirmingham.org/community-arts/comic-strip/   “Create Birmingham is thrilled to host this initiative. We are grateful to our partners at CreateHubs and to the Birmingham Public Library for providing an accessible creative space for participants to craft thei

Mom Support Group Meets At West End Library Every Second And Third Tuesday

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Mommy's Lounge Inspires community. Photo from Lynn Hutchins. Shatoria Peavy, the founder of Mommy's Lounge Inspires, has partnered with the West End Branch Library to provide a mom support group twice a month. The mom support group provides a safe space for moms to meet while building relationships and sharing emotional support. Each session will focus on life skills and parenting skills.

Today, August 9, is National Book Lovers Day

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  Today, Tuesday, August 9, is National Book Lovers Day, an unofficial holiday set aside each year to inspire bookworms to celebrate reading and literature.  To counter today's fascination of smartphones, many people use National Book Overs day to encourage others to set aside their cell phones and electrical devices for a day and pick up a book. We at the Birmingham Public Library invite the people of the Magic City to join us in celebrate the joy of reading. Many of our libraries across the City of Birmingham have book clubs. To see our book club meeting dates and times at BPL locations, click on our calendar.   Next time you are in one of our libraries, ask a librarian for information so you can enjoy reading with other like-minded book lovers. Happy Reading! To learn more about National Book Lovers Day, click here  

Strawbees, VR, and Zoo Kits, Oh My!: Unique Items To Get From The Library

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See what else you can find at the library. Photo by Caitlin Jackson. Libraries are well known for their collections of books, magazines, databases, and other things related to the printed word. However, what some people may not know is that the library has started adding many other items to its collections. Today, we're going to highlight some of the other upgraded items you can get at your library. 

Five Points West Library Hosting Health & Wellness Expo On Wednesday, August 31

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Have you checked your health lately? Flyer from Five Points West Regional Branch Library.  Five Points West Library will be convening a public health expo to provide information about health issues, health and wellness, and free screenings offered by local health organizations.  The expo will take place on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.