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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 to host Appreciation for Women event Jan. 19 focusing on healthy marriages
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-On Friday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m., Inglenook Branch Library’s bi-monthly program, “An Expression of Appreciation for the Women of Inglenook Community,” will focus on building healthy marriages. 

This month's theme is “Relationship Goals,” and will feature a talk from Alethea and Eddie Fells III, award-winning authors of "Till Death Do Us Part” Chronicles of a Christian Marriage.” The couple will lead a discussion on how couples can build a positive, healthy relationship. 

An Expression of Appreciation for the Women of the Inglenook Community is a bi-monthly program at Inglenook Library that arose from a need to provide women who either work or live in the Inglenook Community with an environment of empowerment and relaxation while addressing issues that affect them daily. The first program was held in May 2017 and has since averaged almost 20 women per program, said Karnecia Williams, branch manager of Inglenook Library. “Women who attend are excited about the programs and have even established a bond amongst themselves,” she said.

Last year, 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. The November 2017 program centered on Thanksgiving, and the September 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.  

For more information, call Williams at 205-849-8739 or visit it at 4100 40th Terrace North. In addition to the women of Inglenook appreciation program, Inglenook Library offers several other free activities to benefit the community including: 

•    Girls of Promise with Purpose – This afterschool programs for youth meets the first Monday of every month. 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.
•    Free coding class afterschool that teaches youth coding and other technology skills. 

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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