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  • Support the Birmingham Public Library on #GivingTuesday November 27
    by Pat Rumore, President of the Friends Foundation of the Birmingham Public Library
    “Libraries, the best of our ‘social infrastructure’” is the theme of this year’s #FFBPLGivingTuesday campaign sponsored by the Friends Foundation of the Birmingha
  • Retirement Planning Workshop: "Make the Most of Your Home's Value" at Central Library November 14
    What: Money Matters Retirement Planning Workshop: "Make the Most of Your Home's Value"
    When: November 14, 2018
    Time: 12:00–1:00 p.m.
    Where: Central Library, Linn-Henley Research Library, 4th floor
    Retirement is something tha
  • Fall Inspiration
    By Selina Johnson, Wylam Branch Library
    Fall is my favorite season for many reasons. The trees are taking on their vibrant hues of red, gold, and yellow along with there being just a nip of chill that is starting to lurk into the air. The chil
  • Life without Retirement: What Does It Look Like?
    by Alisha Johnson, Ensley Branch Library
    More and more seniors are finding themselves facing a life of never-ending work and they never thought of being employed well into their 70s; however, there are some who have worked a number of odds and en
  • SCORE Steps to Starting Your Business Seminar at Central Library November 16
    What: Steps to Starting Your Business seminar
    When: Friday November 16, 2018
    Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Where: Central Library, Linn-Henley Research Library, Arrington Auditorium, 4th floor
    The Birmingham Public Library, in conjunction wi
  • Veterans Day in Birmingham
    by Ellen Griffin Shade, Avondale Regional Branch Library
    If you watch the Veterans Day parade marching through the streets of Birmingham on November 12, you’ll be taking part in the oldest and largest Veterans Day celebration in the country. >Expanding Armistice Day, founded in 1919 to honor the veterans of World War I, into a national holiday honoring all veterans was the brainchild of a World War II veteran from Birmingham named Raymond Weeks. Weeks established the first Veterans Day celebration in Birmingham in 1947, and led a delegation to Washington, D.C., to ask General Dwight Eisenhower, then Army chief of staff, to create a national holiday honoring all veterans. After years of lobbying, President Eisenhower signed the bill establishing November 11 as Veterans Day in 1954. Raymond Weeks led the first National Veterans Day Parade in 1947 here in Birmingham, and every year after that until his passing in 1985. He was honored for his efforts with the Presidential Citizens Medal in November 1982.
    More information on the history of Veterans Day is available at http://nationalveteransday.org/history/.
    More information about this year’s Veterans Day parade is available at https://bhamnow.com/2018/11/06/your-guide-to-veterans-day-in-birmingham-including-the-veterans-day-parade/.

  • Circulating Board Games at Eastwood Library
    By Vincent Solfronk, Eastwood Branch Library
    A selection of circulating board games available at Eastwood Library
    On November 5 the Eastwood Branch Library began making available for checkout to the public the following board games (all gear
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