Press Release - Detail
Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-⁠⁠3746 cell (205) 568-⁠⁠0067
Personal cell (205) 572-⁠1359
Springville Road Library hosting Conversations in Other Languages workshop tonight 

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-Do you want to sharpen foreign language skills not used in a while? Do you desire to practice American Sign Language? Then make plans to visit the Springville Road Regional Library tonight at 6:30 p.m. for its “You've Got To Use It Or Lose It – Conversations in Other Languages” workshop. 
The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. on  Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Springville Road  Library, 1224 Old Springville Road in eastern Birmingham. So far, patrons have registered to practice Portugese, French and American Sign Language, said Kelly Laney of the Springville Road Library adult services department. The workshop is also a great opportunity for English as a Second Language (ESL) speakers to practice conversation too, Laney said. This is the first class of its type to be held at Springville Road Library, she said. 
“You’ve Got to Use It or Lose It – Conversations in Other Languages” is free to the public, but registration in advance is requested to help plan the course of study for the program. Register online at, call Kelly Laney of Springville Road Library at 205-226-4083 or email her at  
 Also today at 4 p.m., Springville Road Library hosts its weekly Tuesday Grubdown session. Everyone is invited to meet the library pets! Join us as we feed, pet, and play with our animal friends.
Springville Road Library hosting April 2 Craft Fair to benefit adult programming

What: Springville Road Regional Library Craft Fair When: Sunday, April 2, 2-5:30 p.m. Where: Springville Road Regional Branch Library. 1224 Old Springville Road, Birmingham, AL 35235

Birmingham, Ala.-Springville Road Regional Library is hosting its annual Craft Fair from 2-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017, to raise money to offset adult programing costs. The program is organized by library staff in partnership with participants in the Coffee, Conversation and Crafts (CCC) program and other adult programs at the Springville Road Library.
Attendees will be able to buy handmade crafts, homemade treats, and other items donated for the library sale table. Donations will be accepted for a chance to win a framed Native American cross-stitched picture. Limited booth space is still available. Kelly Laney, adult librarian at the Springville Road Library, says the fair serves several purposes: It gives the crafters a chance to show off what they’ve learned, as well as to make a little money for themselves. Crafters who wish to contribute but not to have a booth, also donate both homemade crafts and 'white elephant' items for sale at the library table.

Anyone interested in a booth to sell their items, contact Kelly Laney at 205-226-4083 or

“All proceeds from those sales go to purchase crafting materials,” Laney said. “The fair gives program attendees an opportunity to visit with shoppers and talk about the many programs offered at the library. The ‘CCCers’ are great library advocates. Several of them volunteer to help or to lead programs. Anything that informs the community about library resources is a win in our books.”

The 2016 craft fair featured handmade quilts, crocheted and knitted blankets, hats, scarves, socks, afghans, baby items, toys, towels, embroidered items, painted and filled ornaments, pralines, cake, candy, and lemon squares, soaps, candles, and bath salts. Many crafters will be working on items as they man their tables.

 “It’s been my experience that someone in the CCC group knows how to do just about any domestic art you can name, and they love to share their knowledge with new people,” Laney said. “It’s a great opportunity to see some of the older techniques in practice.”

Read more about the fair at the link below: 
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