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Happy Birthday Library of Birmingham

It is five years since the Library of Birmingham opened, http://birminghamcentral.blogspot.com/2013/09/opening-book.html, in September 2013 and with 1.8m visitors annually it is one of the largest visitor attractions outside London, https://confidentials.com/manchester/manchester-central-librarys-astonishing-visitor-numbers

I was lucky to be invited to the press day ahead of its opening and also participated in soft launch testing so the library holds a personal affection, http://birminghamcentral.blogspot.com/2013/09/opening-book.html.  While I loved the old ziggurat of the former Central Library I love the setting the new Library of Birmingham commands bordering Centenary Square at at the heart of a civic and commercial renaissance.

The library has seen many changes in five years and following a £2.1m conversion is now home to the Brasshouse Language Centre, the largest adult education centre in the UK specialising in language courses and services, http://www.brasshouse.ac.uk/

As Cente…

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