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Did You Know?

The Smithfield Branch Library first opened in 1918 as the Booker T. Washington Library. It was one of the state’s first libraries for black Alabamians. The branch library was located in three leased rooms of the Masonic Temple Building at 4th Avenue North and 17th Street . It was not until 1956 that the first Smithfield Library Branch building was dedicated. It holds an important place in the city’s history, being the first building specifically built to hold a library for black residents of Birmingham.



Olympic Gold Medalist Vonetta Flowers Champions BPL


The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) and Olympic gold medalist Vonetta Flowers are partnering to increase awareness of the value of the library to the community. Flowers will star in a “Champions for Learning” awareness campaign set to launch July 27 as the 2012 Summer Olympics get underway. ...learn more



Bards & Brews Poetry SLAM at Avondale Library on August 3

The Birmingham Public Library’s (BPL) popular Bards & Brews poetry performance/beer tasting series is hitting the road in August. Usually held the first Friday of each month, the August edition of Bards & Brews will travel to the Avondale Regional Library at 509 40th Street South. ...learn more


Soil Contamination Documents Now Housed at Central Library


The material transferred from the North Birmingham branch of the Birmingham Public Library to the library’s Government Documents Department consists of a series of documents related to Walter Coke, Inc.’s (formerly Sloss Industries) efforts to evaluate and remove potentially contaminated soils in selected properties located in the following neighborhoods: Collegeville, Fairmont, and Harriman Park. ...learn more


BPL Databases Provide Credible Sources


Students, scholars, and surfers of the Web can access databases at the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) to satisfy their research or quench their curiosity. These resources, which run the array from classic reference resources such as the Encyclopedia Britannica to Yearbooks form Jones Valley High School in the Powderly community, have been carefully selected by librarians at the BPL. ...learn more


July 27, 2012
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