Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, April 24, 2017
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                               
Director of Public Relations                        
Birmingham Public Library                                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                          
Money Smart Week programs kick off today, April 24, at Central Library and Inglenook Library

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Money Smart Week is an annual nationwide campaign aimed at increasing financial literacy and promoting better decision making on issues related to personal money management. This year, Money Smart Week will be held from April 22 to April 29. The Birmingham Public Library will be doing its part to celebrate the week by hosting three public programs at the Central Library location and three more at the Inglenook Branch Library.

See the list of free programs below:

INGLENOOK BRANCH LIBRARY, 4100 40th Terrace North
* How to Open a Bank Account presented by Wells Fargo Bank, Monday, April 24, 3:30 p.m.
* Information Systems Security, presented by Inglenook Library, Thursday, April 27, 3:30 p.m.
* Entrepreneurship & Money Management, presented by Mogul Tax Solutions, Friday, April 28, 3:30 p.m.
CENTRAL LIBRARY, 2100 Park Place downtown
* The A, B, C, and Ds of Medicare
Date: Monday, April 24, 2017, 12-1 p.m.
Place: Linn-Henley Research Library/Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC)/4th Floor
Karen Haiflich, an independent health benefits advisor, will provide simple, straightforward answers to help participants better understand Medicare and the options available to beneficiaries.

* Estate Planning: A Guide to Life Organization
Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017, 12-1:30 p.m.
Place: Linn-Henley Research Library/RLCC/4th Floor
Participants will learn the basics of estate planning including how to examine their financial needs and assets, organize important papers, and more. The presenter is Nkenge Hyter of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

* Fact vs. Fiction - Busting the Social Security Myths
Date: Wednesday April 26, 2017, 12-1 p.m.
Place: Linn-Henley Research Library/RLCC/4th Floor
Briana Collins, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration in Alabama, will provide informed answers to common questions about Social Security and will discuss various aspects of the agency’s different benefit programs.

When considering your personal financial goals, the Birmingham Public Library is a good place to go for free and authoritative resources on budgeting, savings, investing, and much more. Make plans to stop by and check out some of the amazing resources and services we have to offer. For further information, contact the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department at (205) 226-3690.
For more information on Money Smart Week, go to  See link to a BPL blog about Money Smart Week below:

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