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The Bessemer Public Library is honored to host
the Smithsonian Institution Water Ways exhibit!
The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex, which is composed of a group of museums and research centers. This exhibit will be a part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service which is spearheaded by the Museum on Main Street (MoMS). The Museum on Main Street is the access point between the Smithsonian Institution and small towns throughout America
through museum exhibitions, research,
educational resources, and programming.
The Museum of Main Street has visited more than 1,600 communities
across America since 1994 and the Bessemer Public Library
will be among this list in 2021. 

Guest speakers will be available on the dates listed below.
• October 21st, 10:00 am
Guest Speaker Freddie Freeman, City of Bessemer Storm Water Specialist
• October 28th, 11:00am & 3:00pm
Guest Speaker Dr. Bill Deutsch, Auburn University Aquatic Ecologist
• November 4th, 3:00pm
Guest Speaker Dr. Duncan Scott, Birmingham Southern College Biologist

• November 10th , 10:00am 

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Bessemer Public Library now offers curbside service for library items.

You must have a valid Jefferson County Public Library card in good standing.

To request items for curbside pickup:

  • Call Bessemer Public Library's main number: (205) 428-7882 and let library staff member know you are requesting curbside pickup for your list of items

  • Curbside pickup of items will take place between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm

  • Curbside requests will be taken from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • You will be notified by phone when your items are ready to be picked up

  • When you arrive at the library, stay in your vehicle and call 205- 428-7882 - a staff member will complete your check-out and bring your materials to your car

  • The library reserves the right to cancel or limit curbside service

  • Any items not picked up by 5:00 PM on the day of notification will be shelved

Bessemer Public Library is open to the public
Monday through Friday with restrictions
from 9 AM until 6 PM.

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