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City of Birmingham to host supply drive for Hurricane Michael relief at Boutwell Auditorium this week

BIRMINGHAM, AL – The City of Birmingham will host a supply drive to assist in the Hurricane Michael relief effort. The supply drive will take place Tuesday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Boutwell Auditorium, 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd.

Volunteers Needed! Saturday, October 20th in 5 Points South

Clean and Clear is Five Points South's beautification and cleanup event that happens three times a year. From trash collection to graffiti removal and greenery efforts, this is your day to give back in Five Points South.

Clean and Clear is a Five Points Alliance program and only made possible through our sponsors and partners and the City of Birmingham. 

Bards and Brews at the Birmingham Public Library

Bards & Brews, the Birmingham Public Library’s popular spoken word poetry/craft beer event, is doing its annual tribute to William Shakespeare in April in honor of the original bard’s birthday. The free open mic poetry performances will take place this Friday, April 6, 2018, at the Central Library’s Central East Grand Reading Room, 2100 Park Place in downtown Birmingham.


Entertainment will be provided by Taco Truck Tuesday Improv troupe at 6:30 p.m. and poetry will begin to flow at 7 p.m.  Longtime Bards & Brews poet Lee Green is a member of the Taco Truck Tuesday Improv troupe. As usual, Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins will emcee the event. Read more about Voice Porter  in this  Birmingham Times feature at this link:
For more information on Bards & Brews, visit To make donations to BPL for Bards & Brews or our many other programs, click on this link:
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.