Attention Birmingham, the Emmet O’Neal Library is hosting a sudsy summer benefit on July 30th. It’s a gourmet beer tasting (now possible thanks to FTH). they’re calling Books and Brews. You’ll need a membership to get in. They are $30 a pop and are available at the door. Though they’re saying only 250 memberships are available.
The event kicks off at 6pm and runs until 8:30pm.
It’s National Library Week and the Birmingham Public Library is celebrating by printing up coupons for $5 off of your overdue fines. They can be found online and in the most recent The Reader. Offer expires when Library Week does, on April 18th.
I just noticed this button at the bottom of the Birmingham Public Library site, which links to a webpage full of mini-video tours of the central downtown branch and five of the Birmingham branches.It’s powered by Alabama360.com, so you have the ability to zoom, pause, pan and tilt.
Some of the older tours are powered by MapWing which pinpoints still images rather than allowing you to pan through a panoramic shot.
The Linn Henley Research Library tours don’t do the murals justice. It’s just one of those things best seen in person.
Now, this is something I’d like to see in person… and add a few to my own house. I can’t imagine a better library addition, other than more books, that is.