Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Thursday, December 31, 2020
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 572-1359

Brothers & Bow Ties: A Vision Cast Virtual Event to Take Place Saturday, January 16

What: Brothers & Bow Ties: A Vision Cast Virtual Event
When: Saturday, January 16, 10 a.m.
Where: Birmingham Public Library Facebook Page
Details: As part of a citywide celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, the Birmingham Public Library will host “Brothers and Bow Ties: A Vision Cast Virtual Event” on Saturday, January 16. BPL is seeking donations of hats, gloves, coats, masks, tote bags, soup, sandwiches, and other items to be distributed to those in need on Monday, January 18 at the Birmingham Public Library downtown as part of the Day of Service activities taking place on MLK Day. For details click here

Birmingham Ala. - The Birmingham Public Library is preparing to host “2021 Brothers and Bow Ties: A Vision Cast” virtual event, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

The event is part of a citywide celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, and will include a panel of black men offering inspirational words of encouragement to young boys and teenagers between the ages of 11 and 18. The program will provide donations for those in need on MLK Day Monday, January 18, 2021, commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “Day of Service.”

Brothers and Bow Ties is designed to motivate adolescent males between the ages of 11 and 18. The benchmark for is event is to promote positive character, establish long-lasting relationships with positive adult male figures, and to cast visions that promote a brighter future.

“Brothers and Bow Ties” made its inaugural debut MLK Weekend in January 2020, partnering with the historic Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, The Birmingham Mayor’s Office: Divisions of Youth Service, and several organizations across the City of Birmingham. Timothy Alexander, an author and motivational speaker served as the 2020 keynote speaker. Alexander is the author of Ever Faithful, Ever Loyal, a memoir about how he overcame a car accident that left him confined to a wheelchair at age 17.

As a non-profit organization, much of the library’s success depends on the generosity of others.
For more information or to make a donation, contact BPL Outreach Librarian Candice Hardy by calling (205) 226-3741, (205) 568-4359 or by email at

Bow ties are very significant to a man’s wardrobe. R. Hanauer, Fine Accessories for Men, has a blog on its website called Gentleman’s Guide to Bow Ties.

According to Genni Threet, blogger for R. Hanauer, Fine Accessories for Men, “Bow ties represent pure uncaged creativity, a confident willingness to be different, and an uncompromising embrace of style in daily life. While it can be a daunting task to select shirts, pants, and jackets that best represent your personality, accessories are far easier and more attainable tool to express yourself. That’s where your favorite bow tie comes in.”

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 18 locations and serving the community for over 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in
the Southeast.
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