Friday, December 02, 2016

Celebrate the Holidays at the Birmingham Public Library

That is why, walking across a school campus on this particular
December morning, I  keep searching the sky. As if I expected to
see, rather like hearts, a lost pair of  kites hurrying toward heaven.
From A Christmas Memory, illustrated by Beth Peck

People will have plenty of opportunities to get in the holiday mood during the month of December at many of the 19 locations of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) system.

Activities kick off Saturday, December 3, at the Southside and West End Branch Libraries with the first of several library performances of From Page to Stage: A Christmas Carol: The Musical – A Reader’s Theater Workshop for Children. On Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m., BPL continues a holiday tradition with Irondale storyteller Dolores Hydock’s popular one-woman performance of “A Christmas Memory,” the Truman Capote holiday classic. This time, Hydock’s event will have a special treat: slices of fruitcake for the public from Birmingham Breadworks.

Springville Road Regional Branch Library will host its Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 4, with refreshments from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and the Seasoned Readers performing at 4:00 p.m. Also, patrons who find the elves on the shelves and solve the mystery of the missing Santa at East Lake Branch Library will get a chance to enter to win a Christmas gift. Enter now at East Lake Library; winners will be selected on Wednesday, December 21.

All BPL locations will be closed for the Christmas holiday Friday, December 23, through Monday, December 26.

To see a list of December programs at all BPL locations, visit the event calendar at and click on "Seasonal" in the Event Category.


Gwen said...

Do you still publish the "Seasoned Readers" book reviews by staff?

Melinda Shelton said...

We no longer publish this booklet but you can find book reviews on our blog and in the monthly publication Bookpage that may be picked up at any BPL branch or viewed online

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