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Auto Repairs Reference Center

Contains repair information on most major domestic and imported vehicles from 1954 to the present; with factory drawings and step-by-step photographs; technical service bulletins and recalls; wiring diagrams; specifications and maintenance schedules; labor time guide and estimator; and Quick Tips, a guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance.






Did You Know?

Registration opens on Saturday, February 25 for Making Sense of the American Civil War Discussion series at the BPL, Central Library, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm March15 & 29, April 12, 26, and May 10. Register online at MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "birminghamlibrary.pmailus.com" claiming to be http://www.bplonline.org/civilwar. The program is free and open to the public.


One of Three Women to Play in Negro League Shares Her Story

Mamie “Peanut” Johnson is Featured Black History Month Speaker

During an era when playing professional sports was filled with obstacles for women and African Americans, Mamie “Peanut” Johnson was one of just three women to play in the Negro League. Now 77 years-old, Johnson will take her anticipated audience of middle-school students and others on a journey back in time to when she was a 100 pound ballplayer breaking into the game. Come out and celebrate Black History Month and baseball with the Birmingham Public Library on Monday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m.in the Richard Arrington Auditorium of the Central Library. Johnson’s autobiography, "A Strong Right Arm," written by Michelle Y. Greenwill be available for purchase and signing. ...learn more



Research Your House at the Central Library

You’ve just purchased an old house and you want to research its history. So where do you start? First, it’s important to note that not every home will have documentation of historic significance. Keeping that in mind, the Central Library offers several avenues to start your research.

Your first step will be to obtain a parcel ID for the property you are researching. If you own your property, you should be able to find the ID number in your closing documents or on your property tax bill. If you are unable to locate the parcel ID, you can go to the Business, Science & Technology Department at the Central Library and use the RealQuest database to obtain the ID number. The RealQuest database also provides detailed property profiles, parcel maps, and street map plus. ...learn more


Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks—Not Just for Fiction

The Arts, Literature, and Sports Department (ALS) has been acquiring downloadable eBooks and audiobooks for several months now on a variety of subjects to appeal to the varied interests of our readers. Fascinated by the lives of the rich and/or famous? Try a biography of Ice-T or Clint Eastwood. Need a mood pick-me-up? Try Adam Corolla's In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks, Maggie Rowe's Dirty Laundry, or Dave Barry's I'll Mature When I'm Dead. For the sports enthusiasts we have Gene Chizik's All In. If you're a music aficionado, you can download Life by Keith Richards. ...learn more



Don't forget Bards & Brews is back at the Central Library Friday, March 2 at 6:30 pm.


February 24, 2012
Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
(205) 226-3600

 
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