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Join Us for the 2021 Holidays Happenings at the BPL

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The holidays are happening throughout the city at 13  Birmingham Public Library (BPL) locations ! There are FREE celebrations, programs, and giveaways celebrating December holiday  at almost every BPL location. We hope you will join us for one—or all—of these BPL celebrations !

Titusville Library Offering Free Diapers, Groceries on Thursday, December 2

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Titusville Branch Library   is taking its monthly community food giveaway program to the next level to better serve patrons who live in the surrounding neighborhoods.  Beginning this Thursday, December 2, Titusville Library has joined forces with the UAB community project CHEER (Community Health through Engagement and Environmental  Renewal).  CHEER is a part of the University of Alabama Birmingham's Center for the Study of Community Health , which aims to help reduce health risks in underserved communities.  Also at 10:00 a.m. this Thursday, Titusville Library has partnered with Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank of Birmingham to provide free diapers for parents in the Titusville community. Those in need can come take advantage of this gift of diapers while supplies last.  Titusville Library Branch Manager Reba Williams said both programs are great fits with the library's partnership with t he Community Care Development Network (Food Hub #5) , which since October has provided food m

Support BPL on Giving Tuesday Today, November 30

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  GivingTuesday is a movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world.  GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity. This important day falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Support GivingTuesday by making a donation to the Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library . The Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library fundraises to support programming, improve facilities, and purchase equipment that is beyond the library’s annual budget.  The Foundation improves access to library resources—books and other reading materials, historical collections, educational programs, and technology—through the generous donations of individuals, foundations and corporations throughout the region. The Friends Foundation believes that increasing the reach of the Birmingham Public Library can substantially improve the lives of Birmingham citizens. "The Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library works throughout

Central Library Hosting Bards & Brews Open Mic on Friday, December 3

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What:  Bards & Brews Open Mic When:  Friday, December 3, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Where:  Central Library Grand Reading Room, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL, 35203 Details:  Some of metro Birmingham's most talented poets will share original poetry at Bards & Brews Open Mic, the Birmingham Public Library's popular spoken word poetry-craft beer series. The beer vender is Hydration Mobile Bars Unlimited, whose owner Tabia Gaines is donating bottled samples of her latest adult beverage blend for the holiday season. Free to the public, but you must be 18 or older to enter and 21 and older to drink adult beverages.  Masks are encouraged. For more information, call Bards & Brews Creative Director Candice Hardy at (205) 925-6178.  Have you ever wanted to showcase your talent for the spoken word in front of live audiences? Then join some of metro Birmingham's top poets at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3 at the  Central Library  downtown for Bards & Brews Open Mi

Discuss Possible Medicare Savings for 2022 with the West End Library

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Take charge of your health in 2022 by learning about your options.  By Lynn Hutchins | Branch Manager, West End Branch Library   Do you struggle paying for the following? Prescriptions Food Electricity Phone bill Housing Home repairs Legal fees There is help for seniors!

Unwrap a Good Read

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A unique idea for holiday gifts. Graphic designed by Lisa Mitchell. By Margaret Splane | Library Assistant Ⅲ, Development Participate in Unwrap a Good Read by giving the gift of reading this holiday season!

Birmingham Career Center to Host Mobile Job Registration Event at Central Library on December 2

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  Looking for a job or career change? The Birmingham Career Center is coming on the road to the Central Library in downtown Birmingham to make your job search even easier.   On Thursday, December 2, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., the Birmingham Career Center will host its first mobile registration event. Come to the first floor of the Central Library, 2100 Park Place, and register for employment in the Alabama Works program. "This is a first," said Cheryl Williams, employment services supervisor for the Birmingham Career Center, located at 3216 Fourth Avenue South.  "We have been in this environment (since the COVID-19 pandemic) in which not as many people come into our center anymore. We are going to places like the Birmingham Public Library where people congregate to help them get jobs."  The Birmingham Career Center is a part of the Alabama Career Center System .  Attendees will be able to sign up on the Alabama Works site, a network where job seekers from g