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06/28/2021

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06/18/2021
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06/14/2021

Conversations with Khalia: Last month's conversation was informational, lively, and fun. If you missed it, you can join us on Monday, June 28th: 12:15 CST, 1:15 EST. There is no need to register if your attended last month but if your new, curious, or would like to listen in on your lunch break, you can register by calling 205-836-3341 or by clicking this link -->http://www.bplonline.org/calendar/?fbclid=IwAR0hjh7PtVfEfD6VdorwqcXRXqplg9NDFlNxkr07NDT4OwkFvxaEl6effOE&trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D152029656

Conversations with Khalia: Last month's conversation was informational, lively, and fun. If you missed it, you can join us on Monday, June 28th: 12:15 CST, 1:15 EST. There is no need to register if your attended last month but if your new, curious, or would like to listen in on your lunch break, you can register by calling 205-836-3341 or by clicking this link -->http://www.bplonline.org/calendar/?fbclid=IwAR0hjh7PtVfEfD6VdorwqcXRXqplg9NDFlNxkr07NDT4OwkFvxaEl6effOE&trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D152029656

06/14/2021

Check out this great beginning garden read!

Mother and daughter caught reading at East Lake Library.
05/24/2021

Mother and daughter caught reading at East Lake Library.

Mother and daughter caught reading at East Lake Library.

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5 Oporto-Madrid Blvd S
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The East Lake Branch of the Birmingham Public Library began its life in a 25x50 foot room on the second floor of the East Lake Fire Station in 1914. In 1926, the land was purchased at #5 Oporto Madrid Boulevard from Sidney P. King at a cost of $10,000 for a new library building.

The Miller and Martin Architectural Firm was chosen to design a building along the same lines as the "new" Linn-Henley Research Library which opened in 1927. The completed East Lake Branch Library was a two-story, Georgian Revival structure with 8,000 square feet of usable space. It was built using the same stone and buff bricks as the current East Lake Fire Station next door. It opened its doors in 1928 close to three elementary schools (Barrett, Robinson and Kirby), Woodlawn High School and Howard College (now Samford University located in Homewood).

In 1937, the East Lake Branch was chosen to house the acclaimed Storybook Mural by Birmingham artist Carrie Hill. It was commissioned by the Depression-era Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA paid for the time and work of the artist while the Library paid for the canvas and paint. The 27'x 9' foot canvas mural depicts such characters as Little Red Riding Hood, Little Miss Muffett, Mother Goose and the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. The characters appear to be stepping out of a storybook and walking down a path similar to the "yellow brick road" in the Wizard of Oz. The artist, Carrie Hill, used her own likeness for the face of Mother Goose.

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