As of July 1, patrons of Baldwin Public Library will no longer be charged fines for overdue materials returned after their due dates, and records of past fines have been wiped clean for all patrons. Officials at the library announced that the new change is a part of an institutional movement from libraries nationwide, in an effort to increase free public access to library services. In a show of support, the Birmingham Public Library Board of Trustees voted to eliminate overdu
The Friends of Bloomfield Township Public Library will hold a special clearance book sale on Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17. The sale is from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 16, and from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, with the first hour of each day's sale period for Friends members only. Memberships will be available at the door. The sale includes thousands of books and audio-visual materials for all ages and interests, conveniently sorted for shoppers into m
Birmingham police on Friday, July 2, arrested a suspicious man found lurking in the backyard of a residence in the 1800 block of Washington Boulevard. Police said a homeowner told police dispatch that a man wearing a hat, backpack and sweatshirt was in their backyard about 1:09 a.m. Police searched the area and found a man matching the description walking nearby. Officers questioned the man, who denied being in the backyard. A witness said the man walked up the driveway into
The owner of a convertible vehicle parked at Whole Foods on Tuesday, June 29, returned to his car to find a window stolen, Birmingham police said. Police said the victim, a 66-year-old man, parked his car about 4:20 p.m. at Whole Foods, 2100 E. Maple Road, and left the convertible window of the vehicle and some personal items in a bag inside the vehicle. The man said later noticed the bag as missing. The loss was estimated at $160.