Your Weekend Forecast For Birmingham, AL

Weather - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:00pm
Chance of Precipitation: Fri: 10% / Sat: 50% / Sun: 50%. For complete forecast details...

Your 10-Day Forecast for Birmingham, AL

Weather - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:00pm
Today: Partly Cloudy & High 87°F / Low 66°F.--- Tue: Mostly Sunny & High 90°F / Low 65°F.--- Wed: Partly Cloudy & High 93°F / Low 66°F.--- Thu: & Beyond.... For more details?

Don't Forget to Add a Library Card to Your Back-to-School List

It is that time of year again when many are shopping for back-to-school supplies. While you are shopping for clothes, shoes, pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, and backpacks, don't forget the most important school supply of all: your public library card!

With your library card you have access to a world of information.

From home, you can access our many databases and reserve books so they will be waiting for you when you come to the library.

Our databases are probably our best kept secret. Our databases include Learning Express, where you can take practice test to prepare for the ACT, SAT, and many more, to Freegal Music, where you can download MP3 songs to add to your own collection. The databases also include encyclopedias, dictionaries, full text articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals.

At the library, you can log on to our public access computers, check out books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, books with CDs, and eBooks. Many of the libraries also have computer classes to make your computing experience more productive and fun. 

Legal information, biographies, maps and more are available with your library card and a computer.

The best thing of all, your first library card is free. So, while you are doing your back-to-school shopping, stop by your local library to get your most important school supply—your library card.

Lynn Carpenter
Five Points West Library

Current Weather Conditions In Birmingham, AL

Weather - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:00am
Mostly Cloudy, and 79 ° F. For more details?

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Pollen Trend for Birmingham, AL

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Your Weekend Forecast For Birmingham, AL

Weather - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:00am
Chance of Precipitation: Fri: 10% / Sat: 40% / Sun: 50%. For complete forecast details...

Your 10-Day Forecast for Birmingham, AL

Weather - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:00am
Today: Partly Cloudy & High 90°F / Low 66°F.--- Tue: Partly Cloudy & High 90°F / Low 65°F.--- Wed: Mostly Sunny & High 93°F / Low 65°F.--- Thu: & Beyond.... For more details?

Foursquare's reputation at an all-time low

Technology News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:26am
Foursquare has split itself into two apps, moving the check-in feature to their new app, Swarm - an unpopular decision for their longtime fans. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Current Weather Conditions In Birmingham, AL

Weather - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:00am
Partly Cloudy, and 74 ° F. For more details?

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Pollen Trend for Birmingham, AL

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Your Weekend Forecast For Birmingham, AL

Weather - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:00am
Chance of Precipitation: Fri: 10% / Sat: 50% / Sun: 40%. For complete forecast details...

Your 10-Day Forecast for Birmingham, AL

Weather - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:00am
Today: Partly Cloudy & High 90°F / Low 66°F.--- Tue: Mostly Sunny & High 91°F / Low 65°F.--- Wed: Sunny & High 92°F / Low 65°F.--- Thu: & Beyond.... For more details?

Current Weather Conditions In Birmingham, AL

Weather - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:00am
Cloudy, and 77 ° F. For more details?

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Weather - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:00am
This map shows the location and intensity of precipitation in your area. The color of the precipitation corresponds to the rate at which it is falling. This map is updated every 15 minutes.