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For immediate release Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        
E-mail: rlwilliams@bham.lib.al.us              

Free computer classes available at various Birmingham Public Library locations

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-Free computer classes available at various Birmingham Public Library (BPL) locations are helping transform lives across the city by allowing patrons to gain basic computer skills essential to finding jobs and gaining valuable information.

On Thursday, Jan. 26, at 9:30 a.m., the Five Points West Regional Branch Library, 4812 Ave. W,   will hold a free class on Basic Internet, one of free computer classes held monthly for adults desiring to become more familiar with various computer programs. The classes are free, but register in advance at 205-226-4016. The Central Library’s Regional Computer Resource Center on the fourth floor of the Linn-Henley Research Building held two free computer classes on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and hosts a variety of free basic and advanced computer workshops every month.   

Calvester Sanders, a housekeeping supervisor at the Redmont Hotel in downtown Birmingham, is just one example of lives touched by BPL’s free computer classes. Read more about how she learned computer skills making her job easier at the link below:   

http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2016/11/redmont-employee-attends-free-computer.html

Here is a listing of free computer workshops taking place at BPL locations through early February below. To find other free programs available at various libraries across Birmingham, go to www.bplonline.org/calendar

Fold3, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Regional Library Computer Center, Linn-Henley Research Building, Fourth Floor, 2100 Park Place
This hands-on class, geared towards adults and seniors,  will introduce researchers to Fold3, the premiere genealogy database for U.S. military records. We will cover the different records which are included in Fold3 (military and non-military), how to do a basic search, and how to interpret your results. Register online, e-mail cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us, or call 205-226-3681.

Learning Express Library: Computer Skills Center, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Regional Library Computer Center, Linn-Henley Research Building, Fourth Floor, 2100 Park PlaceWould you like to enhance your computer skills, but prefer to work at home at your own pace? As a Birmingham Public Library patron, you have access to a variety of online video tutorials that you can use at your convenience. Take advantage of classes in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint from the basic to advanced level. Enhance your skills in using Windows 7, Windows 8, or Mac OS X. Learn how to access this wonderful computer instruction from home. Register online, e-mail cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us, or call 205-226-3681. 

Basic PC, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 9:15-10:15 a.m., Regional Library Computer Center, Linn-Henley Research Building, Fourth Floor, 2100 Park Place
Geared towards adults, this free class introduces library patrons to the computer, basic PC terms, components, hardware, peripherals, desktop features, and other applications. Free but advanced registration is required. Register online, e-mail cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us, or call 205-226-3681. 

Basic PC, Thursday, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m., Five Points West Regional Library, 4812 Ave. W
Learn the basic components and how to use a personal computer. Free and open to the public.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BPL
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at www.bplonline.org and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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