Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, Oct. 16, 2018
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                 
Director of Public Relations              
Birmingham Public Library                            
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                          

Central Library hosting BPL Spinners Club Spooky Music spotlight Oct. 16, Steps to Starting Your Small Business workshop Oct. 16, Steps to Starting a Franchise Business Oct. 22

Birmingham, Ala. - If you desire to learn more about starting a small business or want to gather with fellow music lovers to enjoy “spooky”  songs to get in the Halloween spirit, make plans to be at Central Library for three special events in coming days.

Steps to Starting your Small Business Seminar to be held Tuesday, Oct. 16

What: Steps to Starting Your Business
When: Tuesday, Oct. 16 (held every 3rd Tuesday of each month)
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Where: Central Library, Linn-Henley Research Library, Arrington Auditorium, 4th floor
Details: Hosted every third Tuesday of the month by the Birmingham Public Library, in conjunction with Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and the City of Birmingham’s Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity. For more information, click here:
Topics covered will include crafting a vision statement, identifying sources of funding, determining the legal structure of your business, devising a business plan, and investigating sources of business and economic information. Please register for the seminars by contacting Valencia Fisher in the Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity at or 205-254-2799. For further information about the seminars or about resources available at the Birmingham Public Library relating to small business development, please contact Jim Murray in the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department at or by phoning 205-226-3691.
BPL Spinners Club hosting “Spooky Music” spotlight on Oct. 16
The BPL Spinners Club is getting in a “spooky mood” in preparation for Halloween 2018. On Tuesday, October 16, 6:00–7:00 p.m., in the Central Library Create205 Learning Lab, the club will celebrate “Spooky Music.” Treats will be provided.
BPL Spinners Club is a music-based program in which attendees will listen to preselected music recordings and then open the floor for brief discussions about them. Russell Lee of Central Library, founder of BPL Spinners Club, said, "I promised Vampira (played by Cindy Barnett, head of cataloging at BPL) I would include Thriller on the playlist."
For more information about the BPL Spinners Club, call Russell Lee at 205-226-3673 or click here:

Starting a Franchise Business Seminar to be held Monday, Oct. 22
What: Steps to Starting a Franchise Business seminar
When: Monday, October 22, 2018 (12:00-1:00 p.m.)
Where: Central Library, Linn-Henley Research Library, Arrington Auditorium, 4th floor
Cost: Free but registration is required
Details: The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) and Birmingham SCORE will be offering Steps to Starting a Franchise Business, a how-to seminar on franchising at the Central Library. The seminar will explore how franchising can take the risk out of starting your own business and becoming self-employed. Greg Foss, a career transition coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source® and SCORE mentor, will facilitate the seminar. Click here for more information:

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 over 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in
the Southeast.
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