Press Release - Detail
Sandi Lee
Literacy and Outreach Coordinator
Birmingham Public Library
(205) 226-3742

Birmingham Public Library Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Central East Building

September 2009 at the Central location

September 3, 2009, Birmingham, AL—It has been twenty-five years since the Central East Building opened its doors at 2100 Park Place. The then state-of-the-art-building has held up well. It was the first building in downtown Birmingham to have all floors open-aired, created by the glass pinnacle at the southwest corner of the building.

On Bright House’s Channel 4, Public Services Coordinator Sandi Lee and former director George Stewart will host the program “BPL Presents.” They will discuss how the library came to be and where the library is located and how they chose the location and all sorts of interesting facts about the facility.

Below is a calendar of events for the celebration, featuring music, cake, tours and all sorts of activities. We would love to invite you to join us as we celebrate this special milestone. For more information, please visit and click on the “25th Anniversary” link. You may also call 226-3742.

Here is the full schedule:

September 9, 2009
Brown Bag Lunch Program – We’re Turning 25!
Join us for a trip down memory lane as the “new” building turns 25 years old. George Stewart, former Birmingham Public Library director, will be our tour guide through those formative years. It’s sure to be a great trip and we hope you join us.

September 14-19, 2009
Tours available of the East Building beginning in the Atrium at 12:15 p.m.

September 15, 2009
Join us for a sweet treat to commemorate the opening of the East Building twenty-five years ago today! Cake will be served in the Atrium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

September 17, 2009
BPL@Night will celebrate the Library's 25th Anniversary with An Evening with Eric Essix.
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