Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Library

If anyone knows of a more remarkable place than the Birmingham Library I wish they'd tell me about it. I love that place. I could take a lunch and sleeping bag and live there. There must be a million books...but that's not all! They've got movies and DVD's you can check out, a list of CD's of any kind of music you can imagine, they've got books on can even check out a painting to hang on your wall. They have book readings, study groups, and it's one of the best research facilities in the South.
I'm not sure if they pass out happy pills to the employees but that bunch is the most helpful people on the planet. You go in WallyWorld and ask someone where something is and they point and say "it's over there." When you ask someone in the Library for help, they take you where you need to be.
I was there today and as I was getting ready to check out, I noticed a huge painting on the wall. It's an original piece of art. It depicts not only the history of Birmingham, but the spirit of the city. To my astonishment, my friend Dale Short is in that painting. I couldn't believe it....but there is no mistake.
Anyhow, if you want to do something really fun on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, I recommend that you go to the Library. I know you'll love it.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:04 PM

    A lot of people might not know, but the BPL has a great web site. You can read about many of the first leaders of Birmingham, as well the beautiful homes and buildings they built.


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