Press Release - Detail
Linda Wilson
Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
(205) 226-3746

Storyteller Donna Washington to Entertain Several Branches of the Birmingham Public Library

January 25, 2008, Birmingham, AL -- Famed performer Donna Washington, longtime favorite of children and adults, will appear at several Birmingham Public Library locations in early February. In 2004 Ms. Washington entertained library crowds in Birmingham and after an enthusiastic reception from all audiences, the Birmingham Public Library proudly welcomes her back to the Magic City.

Donna Washington has been in the business of telling stories for fourteen years. She is an award-winning recording artist as well, having released seven CDs to date, for which she has won many awards.

As a writer, Ms. Washington has published three children’s books with a fourth one on the way. Her books include The Story of Kwanzaa (a book that relates the story and custom of this famous African-American holiday), A Big Spooky House (a book perfect for reading at Halloween), and A Pride of African Tales (an anthology of authentic African folktales).

Recordings and books will be available for purchase at her events. For more information on Donna Washington, please visit her Website at

Donna Washington will appear at the following locations from February 7-10:

Thursday, February 7, 2008:

Five Points West Regional Library – 10:00 a.m.
Central Library, Arrington Auditorium – 1:30 p.m.
Springville Road Branch Library – 4:00 p.m.
Central Library, Atrium, for BPL@Night – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 8, 2008:

Eastwood Branch Library – 10:45 a.m.
Smithfield Branch Library – 1:30 p.m.
East Lake Branch Library – 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 10, 2008:

Avondale Branch Library – 3:00 p.m.
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