Tag: library of birmingham

Another milestone for the Library of Birmingham

By on 10/12/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

The proposal to bring libraries, learning and languages together at the Library of Birmingham and extend its opening hours again will take another step forward after some essential work over Christmas. From 1 February 2016 a range of ‘self-service’ options for users will be available from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday, in addition to […]

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Birmingham to be Shakespeare digital hub

By on 05/11/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

An interactive map bringing Shakespeare’s world to life on a large touch table is to be installed at the Library of Birmingham. The announcement was made today at an event attended by Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Gregory Doran and BBC director general Tony Hall. The touch table will let visitors explore the life, times […]

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Brasshouse library move will extend opening hours

Cabinet is set to formally approve plans to relocate a nationally renowned language service to the Library of Birmingham in a move which will also see the library’s opening hours extended by 26 hours per week. A full business case for moving the Brasshouse Language School to the first floor of the library, as well […]

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Birmingham scoops Gold with Heart of England Awards

By on 10/09/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham has scooped another Gold at the Heart of England in Bloom awards in the Large City category today (Thursday 10 September). It follows last year’s win which has secured a place in the UK finals of Bloom this year, representing Heart of England in Bloom. Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council Cllr Ian Ward […]

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Brasshouse @ Library of Birmingham

By on 27/07/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Brasshouse Language Service finds a new home at Library of Birmingham The move of the nationally renowned language service to the Library of Birmingham is an exciting opportunity to bring together libraries, learning and languages, provide a world class home for Brasshouse and allowing us to extend the opening hours of Library of Birmingham […]

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Google’s Digital Garage to open at Library of Birmingham

By on 24/07/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

Google has today launched The Digital Garage at Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square.

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New cultural partnership with British Library

A new cultural partnership between the British Library and the Library of Birmingham has been announced today. It follows discussions with the British Library about ways in which the two organisations could work more closely together, and will build on the unique strengths of both organisations’ collections and expertise. The 12 month pilot, supported by […]

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Future plans for Library of Birmingham being explored

Details of a proposal for the Library of Birmingham to start discussions with the British Library have been announced at this afternoon’s (January 6) City Council meeting. Cllr Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills Learning and Culture said the council had begun conversations at a national level relating to the development of proposals for the […]

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Not the end of the story for Birmingham libraries

By on 17/12/2014 in Blog, Budget Views, Cllr Holbrook with 0 Comments

Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture, Cllr Penny Holbrook, reflects on one of the big talking points from the ongoing BrumBudget15 consultation. Since the budget white paper was published on 10 December, there’s inevitably been a lot of focus on the Library of Birmingham. I completely understand that and wanted to explain the situation […]

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Statement on libraries budget position

By on 10/12/2014 in Budget Views, News with 0 Comments

Cllr Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture, has issued the following statement after the publication of the council’s budget white paper for 2015/16: Cllr Holbrook said: “It is with a heavy heart that we go out to consultation on budget cuts for the Library of Birmingham, that could impact on opening hours, […]

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