Today’s dreary start will hopefully not keep attendees from enjoying the Birmingham Public Library’s new West End branch opening ceremony scheduled for 10:30 a.m. this morning. Located at the intersection of 14th Street SW and Tuscaloosa Avenue (1348 Tuscaloosa Avenue, SW), this new structure replaces one located two blocks away, providing additional space and operating hours for patrons. The original blog entry also contains links to a Birmingham News article and images taken during the long construction process. Clicking on the image of the building will take you to the order of ceremonies and a history of the library in the West End section of Birmingham, Alabama.
It will serve as an anchor into the Tuscaloosa Avenue commercial revitalization district and the surrounding West End community, already beginning to see a sea of change with recent projects taking place on the campus of Princeton Baptist Medical Center, including their new parking garage and planned addition to their main building.
For more information about the opening and other events going on with the library, I’d suggest visiting their blog. They’ve been keeping really busy over there based on what I’ve been reading.
One more question…
So let’s see what kind of responses I get… My mother’s coming to Birmingham for the first time today (and unless she’s running around finishing getting ready, she’s a regular reader of this site). What should she not miss during her first trip into town? I’m interested in seeing what (or if) anyone responds.
Enjoy the day,