Birmingham Public Library Reflects On Birmingham
For October Brown Bag Lunch Series Programs

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- The Birmingham Public Library cordially invites the public to attend the following October Brown Bag Lunch Series programs. Each Wednesday in October at noon, the library will examine the following topics presented by various lecturers.

October 2 - Voting 101
Sarah McDonald from the Greater Birmingham League of Women Voters will discuss a range of voting issues from the importance of voting to how to register. Ms. McDonald is the current president of the League of Women Voters of Alabama.

October 9 - What’s New at the Zoo?
Patty Pendleton from the Birmingham Zoo will share a slide presentation on the history of the Zoo from 1913 to today. She also will discuss exciting future plans for the Zoo.

October 16 - Census 2000: What’s In It for Me?
Darryl A. Lee, Partnership Data Specialist from the U.S. Census Bureau, will speak about releases from the 2000 census, the 1930 census, and how to retrieve and use demographic information from the U.S. Census Web site.

October 23 - Business Basics
David Ramp, Business Counselor for the UAB Small Business Development Center, will outline the steps to take toward starting your own business.

October 30 – Historic Crimes of Birmingham
Join us for a discussion and slide presentation on Birmingham’s most notorious crimes. Pamela Sterne King, a local historian and historic preservation consultant, will be our speaker.

The Brown Bag Lunch Program is a weekly program examining various topics of interest to the community. The programs are held in the Arrington Auditorium of the Linn-Henley building at the the Birmingham Public Library. Patrons are strongly encouraged to bring their lunch. Beverages will be provided by the Birmingham Public Library. Reservations are not required and all programs are free and open to the public.

The Birmingham Public Library and its 20 branch locations provide the public with the most current collections, as well as providing the most comprehensive research tools in the state. The Birmingham Public Library strives to inform visitors by hosting special programs year round, such as Brown Bag Lunch series and Alabama Bound, as well as children’s programs from toddlers to teenagers. These programs allow the public to meet and greet guest lecturers, musicians, authors and publishers. For more information regarding the Birmingham Public Library and a list of exciting, upcoming events, please visit www.bplonline.org or call 205.226.3600.