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BPL is the only public library in the state of Alabama that is a Patent and Trademark Library and is one of the oldest Federal Depository Libraries, designated in 1895.


Tonight's Bards & Brews Shares the Stage with BPL's Second Annual EDRW Festival, Central Library, 6:30 P.M.


The library's popular Bards & Brews monthly poetry performance and beer-tasting event will be packed with activities on this night. Chef Corey Hinkel of MIX Bakery and Cafe in downtown Birmingham and Yellow Moon Cheese Company in Alexandria, Alabama, will talk about beer, bread, and his homemade cheeses. There will also be a poetry slam and prizes to the top three winners. ...learn more


Birmingham Public Library Archives Hosts Author Talk and Book Signing for Edward J. Blum, September 18, 6:30 P.M.

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


Invitation to the Social for Young Professionals, September 20, 6-8 P.M.

If you're 25-40 and would like to be considered for the board of the new BPL young professionals, you're invited to our Social!The BPLYP social at the Central Library on September 20 will give you the opportunity to meet other potential board members and enjoy drinks, light fare by MIX, and music by local jazz duo Tommy Bowen and Collin Zuckerman (trumpet, guitar and vocals). ...learn more

A Primer for the Proper Lady, Circa 1967

This little gem immediately captured my attention and offers up a fascinating look at the rules of etiquette and fashion for Birmingham women circa 1967. While the title, Charm and Modeling Course, implies that this book was intended for women working or hoping to work as models, the advice is clearly meant for women of all ages and backgrounds. ...learn more



September 14, 2012
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