Friday, July 31, 2015

Oxford Public Library - Newsletter for August 2015

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Birmingham Zoo News

Birmingham ZooNews
Visit the Birmingham Zoo to Celebrate 60 Years and Still Swinging!


Enjoy Fun Days at the Birmingham Zoo 
August 1 & 2
August 8 & 9

Visit the Zoo during Zoo Fun Days to take advantage of $5 admission to help celebrate the Birmingham Zoo’s 60th Anniversary year! Guests will have the opportunity to get up-close with the elephants at the Boma Encounter, experience Predator Zone, enjoy a Red Diamond Sea Lion Splash Show and be surrounded by beautiful butterflies in Granny’s Butterfly Garden. Come learn how the Zoo uses enrichment activities to help keep the animals mentally and physically fit. Guests can also see live animal demonstrations, feedings, chat with the keepers and more! 
Visit the Zoo and Enjoy a Roger Day Concert!
Saturday, August 1
10:30am and 12:30pm

Roger Day is coming to the Birmingham Zoo! Visit the Zoo and enjoy two animal-themed shows on Saturday, August 1 by Birmingham’s favorite musician for kids. Shows will take place beginning at 10:30am and at 12:30pm at the Zoo’s Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Stage. This is a fun and educational event you won’t want to miss! For more information on Roger Day, please click here. This event is FREE for members and included with the purchase of a Zoo admission ticket for non-members.
Spend World Lizard Day at the Birmingham Zoo!
Friday, August 14
9am - 12pm

Visit the Birmingham Zoo on Friday, August 14 for World Lizard Day! Enjoy a special meet and greet with zoo keepers and animals in the Reptile Building from 9am-12pm. Don’t miss this exciting and educational event at the Birmingham Zoo!
Support the Zoo with Bowling for Rhinos!
Thursday, August 20
Brunswick Riverview Lanes
7pm - 9pm

All rhinos are under threat and all but one species is on the verge of extinction. Without drastic action, some rhinos could be extinct in the wild within the next 10 to 20 years. Show your support for rhino conservation by joining the Zoo for Bowling for Rhinos at Brunswick Riverview Lanes.

A $20 registration fee includes 2 hours of bowling, free rhino t-shirt, shoes, access to raffle prizes and food (first come, first serve). Personal sponsors are encouraged. The top fundraiser’s name will be entered to win a trip to Africa!

100% of proceeds will go towards rhino conservation through the International Rhino Foundation. To learn more about the event, please click here.

Save the Date for ZooGala 2015
September 18

Red Diamond Coffee Joins Forces with the Birmingham Zoo to Bring You Great Coffee and a Free Zoo Visit

The Birmingham Zoo has partnered with Red Diamond again for an exciting limited-time offer! Purchase the specially marked 34.5 oz. can of Red Diamond ground coffee with the attached Zoo offer to receive your redeemable Zoo ticket code.

Use your code to receive one FREE adult and two FREE child admission tickets to the Zoo! This is a huge savings of $35! Great coffee and tickets Alabama's Must-See Attraction is an offer that must be shared with everyone.  Enjoy!

Volunteer at the Zoo

Do you love working with animals and have a passion for serving others? Sign-up to volunteer at the Birmingham Zoo! The Zoo is seeking adult and teen volunteers. Zoo volunteers come from a wide-range of backgrounds and bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills to the Zoo operations. If you have just a few hours to spare each month, or you're looking for a new avenue in life, there's a home for you at the Birmingham Zoo. To apply or for more information, click here!   

Save the Date for Zoo Member Night at Regions Field
July 29

Attention Zoo Members: TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 29, you're invited to enjoy FREE admission to watch the Birmingham Barons play at Regions Field! Just bring your valid Member I.D. card and cheer on the hometown team during Zoo Member Nights at the Barons. This is another benefit of being a Birmingham Zoo Member!


Visit the Zoo and Enjoy Story Time with Books-A-Million
Sunday, August 23

The Birmingham Zoo invites you and your family to enjoy story time hosted by Books-A-Million! This event is free with admission. Guests will enjoy hearing an animal-themed story and creating a themed craft. Story time at the Zoo is a fun, educational experience you won’t want to miss!

Save the date for upcoming Story Time with Books-A-Million events on September 27!

Birmingham Zoo 60th Anniversary Juried Photo Competition

Here at the Birmingham Zoo we think, sleep, and breathe animals, and are excited to be celebrating our 60th Anniversary Year. The Birmingham Zoo 60th Anniversary Photo Competition welcomes photographers of all ages who share our passion, and can capture that special something that transports us into the amazing natural world. We are looking for more than a pretty picture. We want images that take your breath away – just like real animals do – and challenge people’s perceptions of wildlife and our relationship with it.

You may submit any photographs taken any time between January 1, 2015 and October 1, 2015 at the Birmingham Zoo.
For more information, please click here.
For the contest entry form, please click here.

Saving Animals from Extinction at the Birmingham Zoo 

On the 10th Anniversary of Endangered Species Day, the Birmingham Zoo highlighted the growing national importance of working on saving endangered species from extinction. Visitors experienced special keeper chats relating to how they can help with saving animals from extinction (SAFE). The spotlighted animals at the Birmingham Zoo range from vulnerable to critically endangered and are part of a larger, national effort organized by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), of which the Birmingham Zoo is a member. Guests were able to learn about the threats that the Southern white rhino, Sumatran orangutans, Malayan tiger, Egyptian tortoise, gopher tortoise and cassowary are facing in the wild. These animals are in danger of going extinct and never being seen again. Guests also had the opportunity to speak with educators at several different animal exhibits.

As part of AZA SAFE, we encourage you to find out what YOU can do to help prevent these, and many other animals from the threat of extinction. For more information on SAFE, please visit

This summer, the SAFE logo will be featured on over 17 million multipack packages and 500,000 in-store displays, and distributed at major retailers across the country. By visiting a special microsite featured on each bag, consumers will be able to download a coupon for a free child admission with a paid adult admission to participating AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos. For each purchase, Frito-Lay will make a contribution to support SAFE. The Frito-Lay promotion is currently on shelves in Walmart locations across the country.

Download the TailsUp! App Today!

As a part of the Birmingham Zoo’s conservation efforts, we have shared the American Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) TailsUp! app, available for all Android and Apple devices. This app provides fun and interactive games where children and adults can learn about wild animals, including where to see them and how to help them. By playing TailsUp! and learning about these animals, you can take the first step in helping save animals from extinction.

AZA is a leader in saving species and is your connection to helping animals all over the world. Together, zoos, aquariums, and their visitors are saving the most vulnerable wildlife species from extinction and protecting them for future generations. Please click the appropriate links below to download the TailsUp! app today.*
 *App provided courtesy of the American Association of Zoos & Aquariums.


Help Build Our New Black Bear Trail By Donating Today

The Birmingham Zoo needs your help to support the new North American black bear exhibit, the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, coming soon. Please click here to donate. 

Adopt-An-Animal from the Birmingham Zoo!

The Adopt-An-Animal sponsorship program is a great way to make a difference at the Zoo. As a Zoo Parent, your support and contribution can help enrich the lives of the animals at the Birmingham Zoo. 

For a list of animals included in the Adopt-An-Animal program, or to Adopt-An-Animal today, click here.


The Birmingham Zoo - Alabama's Must-See Attraction 
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Phone: 205.879.0409 | Fax: 205.879.9426