Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sloss Furnaces Program

Sloss Furnaces, which produced iron for nearly 90 years beginning in April, 1882, contributed to the development of the city of Birmingham.  Please join us on Thursday, January 12th from 12 noon - 12:45 p.m. for a PowerPoint program presented by Heather Guy, Education Coordinator for Sloss Furnaces.  The program will  focus on the history and preservation of the site.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Christmas Memory

Join us as Dolores Hydock, actress and storyteller, presents "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote on Tuesday, December 6th at 12 noon - 12:45. This largely autobiographical story, which takes place in the 1930's, focuses on country life, friendship, and the joy of giving during the Christmas season.  Free admission.  Sponsored by the "Friends of the Bessemer Public Library."

"Friends of the Library" Book and Bake Sale

Calling all book lovers!  Come check out the great deals at our biggest book sale ever!  Nothing over $1.00!  For the best selection come to our preview sale from 5 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 1st.  There is a $1.00 admission charge to the preview sale only.  Books and baked goodies will be sold on Friday, December 2nd from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, December 3rd from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Southern Museum of Flight program

On Thursday, November 10th at 12:00 p.m., Brian Barsanti, Director of Education for the Southern Museum of Flight, will present a slide show highlighting the exhibits and educational programs offered by the Museum.  Please join us for an entertaining and educational program.  Admission is free.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

School Spirits: Ghost Stories from Alabama's Campuses

On Thursday, October 27th from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Dr. Alan Brown, professor of English at the University of West Alabama, will present a program sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.  Alabama's colleges and universities have generated a body of ghostlore that reflects the state's long history of higher education, war and racial strife.  Many of the state's signature ghost stories originated in late-storytelling sessions in college dormitories and apartment houses.  Every college campus has at least one resident ghost.  This presentation will focus on Alabama's most haunted colleges and universities and include slides of each site.  Free admission.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Bessemer Hall of History program

Find out some unique history facts about the city of Bessemer.
On Tuesday, September 27th from 12 noon until 12:30 p.m., Chris Eiland,
Curator of the Bessemer Hall of History, will present a program on the
history of Bessemer through photographs, which will include old documents
and a map of Bessemer around 1888.  Free admission.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Job Hunting and Resume Class

Find out where to look for online job listings, how to apply, & tips for creating a great resume.  The class will be Wednesday, August 31st from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Free.  Registration required.  To register call 986-7744 or email us at

Monday, July 18, 2011

Rhonda Dial, Master Herbalist Coming to the Bessemer Public Library

Jumpstart Your Body into Health

Please join us on Tuesday, August 23rd from noon until 1:00 p.m. for a
program on "Gaining and Maintaining Optimal Health" presented by
well-known Master Herbalist, Rhonda Dial.  With over two decades of
experience, she is an expert in teaching why specific whole foods (herbs)
are nourishing to the body.  She will also answer audience questions.
Free admission.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Sale

Be sure to check out the main entrance foyer for great deals on magazines, books, audio cassettes and video cassettes.  Each item is only 25 cents!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Consumer Information Catalogs

The Summer 2011 Consumer Information Catalogs are available for pick up.  A publication of the Federal Citizen Information Center, the catalog contains lots of valuable free and low cost information on a number of subjects including employment, education, health, housing, federal programs, and money. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Astronomy Program

Bessemer Public Library Astronomy Program for the Family

George Atchley, Director of Christenberry Planetarium at Samford University
will present an astronomy program including a brief historical summary,
summer constellations, current events in astronomical research, and
internet resources. Please join us on Thursday, June 30th from 6 p.m. - 7

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cell Phone Use

The Bessemer Public Library has a new cell phone policy.  We request that you be considerate to other patrons and take your cell phone calls outside.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Footprint on the Sky: Memories of a Chandler Mountain Spring

Dolores Hydock, actress and storyteller will present "Footprint on the Sky:  Memories of a Chandler Mountain Spring" on Thursday, May 26th at 6 p.m.  Bonnets, bow-tie quilts, poke salad, tomato stakes, the recipe for Scripture Cake, and an old-timey cure for hiccups - they're all part of this funny and touching portrait of an Alabama mountain community in the 1970's.  Sponsored by The Alabama Humanities Foundation.  Free admission.