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Dannon Project, BPL Team up to co-host 2019 Civic & Wellness Fair at the Central Library on March 6

Do you want to get a free health checkup, gain access to numerous healthcare resources and give the gift of life by donating blood at the same event?

Smithfield Branch Library is hosting When the Blast Occurred: Remembering the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing"

The Birmingham Public Library is hosting 90 Black History Month programs at our 19 locations throughout the month of February. One coming up this week pays tribute to the four little girls who died during the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

Inclement Weather Closures and Cancellations on January 29, 2019

See all the latest closures and cancellations due to anticipated inclement weather on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

Interested in serving on the Birmingham Public Library Board? Apply Now!

We are now accepting applications for two appointments to the Birmingham Library Board. Love books? Now is your chance to make a difference!

Birmingham Public Library is hosting Five Christmas Concerts at the Central, Powderly and North Birmingham Libraries

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is hosting five concerts to help patrons get in the holiday spirit. The programs are among nearly 100 free holiday events and workshops being held at 18 locations across Birmingham between now and Christmas. Click here for a listing

Dolores Hydock to perform “A Christmas Memory” Dec. 2 at Linn-Henley Research Library

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The Christmas season doesn’t really begin until you have experienced Birmingham storyteller Dolores Hydock’s incredible one-woman performance of A Christmas Memory, Truman Capote's poignant reminiscence of his boyhood in rural Alabama. Join Hydock as she brings this annual Birmingham Public Library tradition to the Linn-Henley Research Library’s Arrington Auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 2, 3-4 p.m.

Upcoming Events at the Birmingham Public Library: October 2018

Media release: Central Library hosting BPL Spinners Club Spooky Music spotlight Oct. 16, Steps to Starting Your Small Business workshop Oct. 16, Steps to Starting a Franchise Business Oct. 22

Five Points West Regional Library hosting Veterans Small Business Week Programs Nov. 7-9

The Five Points West Library is hosting a series of free workshops and events November 7-9 in celebration of 2018 Veterans Small Business Week. This is part of a national celebration honoring our veterans in leading up to Veterans Day, which will be observed this year on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. The program schedule is as follows: