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Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations                  
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            

Get your jig on: Birmingham Public Library, others offer Irish dance classes
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- If you want to get your jig on, the Birmingham Public Library is giving you the opportunity to learn simple Irish dance steps this summer. 

BPL Archives, in cooperation with Pinson Public Library, Avondale Regional Branch Library, Springville Road Regional Branch Library, and Homewood Public Library will offer “Get Your Jig On,” free 30-minute Irish dance classes for kids. The teachers are Jane Ann Baggett and Lila Carroll from the Westwood Irish Dance School. Jane Ann and Lila, who participate in Irish dance competitions throughout the Southeast and Midwest, are both students in the creative writing program at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. 

Irish dance is both ancient and universal. Many dances performed today date back hundreds of years and Irish dancers throughout the world perform many of the same dance steps. This class will teach patrons about the culture and tradition of Irish dance as well as some new dance steps.

The class schedule is as follows: 
* Wednesday, June 28, 10 a.m., Avondale Library (registration required; the Irish dance instruction will be part of the story time program)
* June 30, 4 p.m., Springville Road Library (register at  or call 205-226-4085.)
* July 7, 10:30 a.m., Homewood Public Library

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The Irish Dance lessons are among over 500 free activities for kids, teens and adults taking place at BPL’s 19 locations as part of 2017 Summer Reading. Patrons can also win prizes for reading books at BPL’s 19 locations. The more books you read through Aug. 31, the greater your chances of winning. Register online at or at the following link:
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at 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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