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Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            
personal cell (205)572-1359
Inglenook Library honoring women community leaders on Friday, Nov. 17 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-The Inglenook Branch Library is hosting an expression of appreciation for the women of the Inglenook community on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

The “An Attitude of Gratitude” program, slated for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., is the latest in a series of bi-monthly events Inglenook Library began hosting in May to show appreciation to the surrounding community for their support. The program won Inglenook Library an Innovative & Cool Award, a Birmingham Public Library Board of Trustees award which funds innovative programs at BPL’s 19 locations that provide valuable services for patrons.

Every two months since May, Inglenook Library has hosted community women's programs with a special theme. The Friday, Nov. 17 theme is centered on Thanksgiving, and will offer a holiday meal, games, and activities, said Karnecia Williams, Inglenook Library Branch Manager.

In September, the theme was "Minding My Own Business" which focused on how women can open their own business and write grants to support their business. In July, the theme was "All About Me," featuring a hair stylist and representative from Mary K Cosmetics sharing tips on how women can take care of their outward appearance. In May, Inglenook Library hosted a program focused on inspiring women from within.  

"Women wear many hats in life and are often left exhausted and depleted,” Williams said. “I wanted to offer a program to focus on their needs so that they can play these roles more efficiently."

The appreciation programs for women are among several events and programs Inglenook Library offers to help the community, including several afterschool activities. For details, call Inglenook Library at 205-849-8739 or visit it at 4100 40th Terrace North. Among upcoming Inglenook programs:

•    Girls of Promise with Purpose – This afterschool programs for youth meets the first Monday of every month. The next one will be Monday, Dec. 4 at 3:30 p.m. Led by volunteer Elvira Davis, this program teaches young ladies how to build self-esteem, proper etiquette and how to properly carry themselves.
•    BPL @ YOUR SCHOOL – Inglenook Library delivers books each month to Inglenook K-8 School.  
•    Readers Are Leaders Book Club – A monthly book club for preteens and teens. The next meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 3:30 p.m.

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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