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Did You Know?

The Woodlawn Branch Library had its beginning in 1904 when a group of club women bought a few books and started a library at the home of Mrs. J. B. Gibson. On February 27, 1905, the library was moved to the business area and opened to the public. It was presented to the city of Woodlawn on March 7, 1905, by the club women. Woodlawn became a part of Birmingham in 1910. In 1911 the library was presented to the City of Birmingham to become the first branch library in the city system.


Birmingham-Area Restaurants Ready to Serve During Eat Drink Read Write Festival, September 8-15

Everything from Junior Mint brownies and Conecuh sausage corn dogs to beer samples and gourmet popcorn will be offered during the second Eat Drink Read Write Festival at the Birmingham Public Library, September 8-15. ...learn more

First Screening of The Barber of Birmingham at Central Library, September 12

The Birmingham Public Library system is getting a head start on celebrating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement in Birmingham by showing the Academy Award-nominated film The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, September 12-October 22, 2012. ...learn more


Author Talk and Book Signing Hosted by the Birmingham Public Library Archives, September 14

Join nationally known religious scholar Edward J. Blum as he discusses his new book The Color of Christ. How is it that in America the image of Jesus Christ has been used both to justify the atrocities of white supremacy and to inspire the righteousness of civil rights crusades? ...learn more


Both Sides of the Lens Runs Through September 14

Don't forget to visit the exhibition Both Sides of the Lens: Photographs by the Shackelford Family, Fayette County, Alabama (1910-1935) before it leaves the Fourth Floor Gallery at Central Library on September 14. The exhibition features 40 photographs from a collection of early 20th century glass plate negatives taken by a family of African-American photographers who lived in Covin, Alabama.


$15,000 Grant Awarded to Archives to Digitize Heavily Used Civil Rights Materials

The Birmingham Public Library Archives Department is delighted to announce it's been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Alabama Public Library Service to digitize important Civil Rights era material. This project will provide a growing online community access to important, high use Civil Rights materials including arrest records of the 1963 Civil Rights demonstrators, early versions of Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and documents relating to the Freedom Riders and the 16th Street Church bombing. ...learn more



September 7, 2012
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