Press Release - Detail
Monday, June 13, 2011
CONTACT: Mia Rutledge
Public Relations Clerk
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3604

Teen 2011 Summer Reading Program @ the Birmingham Public Library

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) 2011 Summer Reading program is in full swing at all 18 BPL locations. Please sign up for the remainder of this summer’s offerings at any branch. BPL’s commitment to outstanding summer reading experiences for children, teens, and adults is reflected in the many and varied offerings for all ages and interests. This summer’s line-up surpasses the highly attended programming offered last year in which more than 6,300 patrons participated, more than 42,700 books were read, and 440 special events were offered with a combined attendance of more than 18,500 children, teens, and adults. Sign up any time at any BPL location to take part in our free and fantastic Summer Reading program.

The Birmingham Public Library is proud to offer the following events for the month of July, designed specifically for our teenaged patrons. Please check with your local BPL branch or at for more information.

The Amazing Race
The library version of The Amazing Race TV show.
North Avondale, Wednesday, July 6, 1:00 p.m.
Five Points West, Tuesday, July 12, 1:30 p.m.
Smithfield, Tuesday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.

Arts of the World
Ms. Rochelle will take you to world bazaars through wearable crafts.
North Avondale, Monday, July 11, 1:30 p.m.

Around the World Culinary Cooking with Chef “E”
Chef “E” presents a fun cooking demonstration and tasting.
West End, Tuesday, July 5, 1:00 p.m.
Avondale, Thursday, July 7, 2:00 p.m.
Smithfield, Tuesday, July 12, 10:00 a.m.

Magical Mystery Tour
Magic Man Larry Moore performs some tricks.
Inglenook, Wednesday, July 6, 2:30 p.m.
Wylam, Thursday, July 7, 10:00 a.m.
Powderly, Thursday, July 7, 1:30 p.m.
Central, Thursday, July 14, 2:00 p.m.

2nd Annual Teen YMCA Pool Party
Bring your swimsuits, flip flops, and towel to one of the three participating YMCAs: Downtown Youth Center, Northeast Family Branch, and Western Area Family Branch. Call for details.
Springville Road, Wednesday, July 13, 2:00 p.m.
Central, Wednesday, July 20, 2:00 p.m.
Avondale, Thursday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.
East Lake, Thursday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.
Ensley, Thursday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.
Inglenook, Thursday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.
North Birmingham, Thursday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.
Powderly, Thursday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.
Smithfield, Thursday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.
Woodlawn, Thursday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.
Wylam, Thursday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.

The World of Forensic Science
Ms. Beth, Professor of Forensic Science at UAB, will explain the important role science plays in the world of crime.
Avondale, Thursday, July 14, 2:00 p.m.
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