Birmingham Public Library

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.

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.

For Freedoms Alabama art exhibit opening Oct. 28 at the Central Library

Birmingham, Ala. – The Birmingham Public Library is hosting a new art exhibit that is part of a non-partisan, nationwide campaign using art as a means to inspire civic participation by celebrating freedoms in advance of the 2018 midterm elections. The For Freedoms Alabama exhibit opens Sunday, Oct. 28, and will be open through Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.  

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:

Bards and Brews Poetry Slam at Birmingham Public Library

Bards & Brews, the Birmingham Public Library's popular spoken-word poetry/craft beer program, is hosting its first poetry slam of 2018 at the Central Library downtown on Friday, Oct. 5, 6:30 to 9 p.m. A slam is a competition using elimination rounds for the performance of poetry, judged by a panel chosen from the audience.