Tag: library of birmingham

Could you be Birmingham’s next Poet Laureate?

The Library of Birmingham, along with local writer development group Writing West Midlands, is looking for a talented poet to become Birmingham’s next Poet Laureate. Alongside the city-wide search for a successor to Adrian Blackledge, the hunt is also on for a new Young Poet Laureate to follow on from Serena Arthur. Anyone living, working […]

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Library of Birmingham lit up in tribute to all terror victims – update

By on 22/03/2016 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Tonight the Library of Birmingham was lit in the colours of the Belgian flag, in a show of solidarity to the victims of all terror attacks following two bombings in Brussels earlier today (22 March). The library’s night-time tribute began at 7pm and will continue throughout the night, as a mark of respect following the […]

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Spoken word performances at Library of Birmingham express service launch

By on 18/03/2016 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

The official launch of the Library of Birmingham’s new express service has been marked with a ceremony featuring spoken word performances. The express service has been created in response to demand for greater access to the library and offers book lending, reservations, returns, joining, study space, internet access and free wi-fi from 9am to 9pm […]

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City buildings turn off lights for Earth Hour

By on 17/03/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Six of Birmingham City Council’s flagship office buildings will switch their lights off on Saturday (19 March 2016) in support of the World Wildlife Fund Earth Hour campaign. Lights at the Council House, 1 Lancaster Circus, 10 Woodcock Street, Lifford House, New Aston House and Sutton New Road will be turned off (in instances where […]

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Library of Birmingham is a global hit

By on 23/02/2016 in Blog, Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

  Visitors from around the globe have been singing the praises of the Library of Birmingham. Simply click on the map above to see what people think. Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for learning, skills and culture, said: “Since the Library of Birmingham opened it has been attracting visitors from within the city, around the UK […]

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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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