3 things you can learn at the FREE Grow with Google training on August 6 at the Birmingham Public Library

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Google wants to help you use their products for work. Photo via of Grow with Google

Are you needing a little help in using Google for work?  A free training seminar (Yes, we said free.) will be held on Aug. 6 at the Birmingham Public Library. Register now, because classes are filling up fast! Continue reading “3 things you can learn at the FREE Grow with Google training on August 6 at the Birmingham Public Library”

Connect with Birmingham’s public libraries during National Library Week, April 8-14

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Judith Wright, Teen Librarian at the Homewood Public Library. Photo via Judith Wright.

Do you know what’s happening at Birmingham’s many public libraries? Now is the time to discover what they have to offer during National Library Week, April 8-14, 2018. Continue reading “Connect with Birmingham’s public libraries during National Library Week, April 8-14”

Birmingham Public Library preserves civil rights history

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A photo of Reverends Fred Shuttlesworth, Ralph Abernathy  and Martin Luther King , Jr. marching in Birmingham.  One of the many Birmingham Public Library items and documents from the civil rights era. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Public Library Archives.

Last week , as the world paused to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) was busy helping researchers  pay tribute to the man who led the 1960s civil rights movement, much of it from Birmingham.

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The ultimate January guide to library events happening in Birmingham

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Staff at the Hoover Public Library show excitement for books and upcoming events. Photo via Hoover Public Library.

Birmingham is home to a number of incredible public libraries – each with their own calendar filled with exciting events! For the ultimate January guide to library events happening around the ‘ham, read on! Continue reading “The ultimate January guide to library events happening in Birmingham”

Birmingham Public Library installs new executive director

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Mayor Randall Woodfin and Floyd Council, the new Executive Director of the Birmingham Public Library

Last month, Floyd Council was installed as the new executive director of the Birmingham Public Library (BPL). Council will oversee all operations of BPL’s 19 library locations and manage 285 employees.

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Don’t miss The Rotaract Club of Birmingham school supplies giveaway

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The Rotaract of Birmingham free School Supply Giveaway to be held on Saturday, August 5th at 4 public libraries throughout the Magic City – Photo courtesy of Rotaract of Birmingham

For the 10th consecutive year, The Rotaract Club of Birmingham is helping Birmingham-area students prepare for the upcoming school year by hosting a School Supplies Giveaway on Saturday, August 5 at 10 a.m.

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Birmingham Public Library expands after-school STEM program for teens

Thanks to a $95,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will be able to purchase laptops, software, tools, safety equipment and fund stipends for Teens Engineer BHM, an after-school robotics program.

Teens Engineer BHM at Birmingham Public Library learning STEM disciplines.
Dr. Abidin Yildirim, Director of Outreach and STEM Coordinator for the UAB School
of Engineering (left) working with college mentors and local teens on a structured STEM activity at the Central Library, via Birmingham Public Library

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Libraries and conservation groups join forces to promote the Southern Exposure film series

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Recently, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Black Warrior Riverkeeper formed a partnership to donate 2015 and 2016 “Southern Exposure” DVDs to the Jefferson County Library Cooperative.

“Southern Exposure” is a series of documentary shorts on various Alabama environmental topics by independent filmmakers.

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The Atlantic Magazine discovers the treasures within the Birmingham Public Library (slideshow)

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The Atlantic, one the nation’s most venerable and respected magazines, recently wrote a story in November about a visit to the Birmingham Public Library and the treasures within it.

A must read story written by The Atlantic’s Deborah Fallows – The Treasures of Birmingham

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