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

Free Chinese language and culture classes begin Sept. 11 at the Central Library

What: Chinese Language & Culture classes
When: Bi-weekly beginning Monday, September 11, through Dec. 11, 2017
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, Youth Department, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203
Details: The Central Library Youth Department is offering free Chinese Language & Culture classes for middle-schoolers bi-weekly from September to mid-December. 
BIRMINGHAM, AL-Hey Birmingham area middle schoolers: Want to learn about Chinese language and culture? Then take advantage of free bi-weekly afterschool classes being offered from September through December 2017 at the Central Library in downtown Birmingham. 

The classes begin on Monday, Sept. 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be held in the Story Castle, Youth Department, Second Floor. The classes are being taught by Shuyin Rao of the Confucious Institute at Alabama A&M University, who is also an instructor at Shanghai Eastern Normal University. In addition to learning about Chinese language and culture, participants will learn various Chinese crafts, said Jiemin Fan, head of the Central Library’s Information Circulation Department.
The class schedule is as follows (all on Mondays from 3:45-4:30 p.m.): Sept. 11,  Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 13, Nov. 27, Dec. 11.  For more information about the classes, call Vincent Solfronk, head of the Central Library’s Youth Department, at 205-226-3651.

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 experience to our community 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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