Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Thursday, May 30, 2013
CONTACT: Angela Fisher Hall                                 
Associate Director                                 
Birmingham Public Library                                    
Phone: (205) 226-3614                                          
Library’s Bards & Brews Program Heads to North Birmingham
Popular library event to feature Open Mic session in June
Birmingham, Alabama—Birmingham Public Library’s (BPL) popular Bards & Brews poetry performance/beer tasting series will travel to the North Birmingham Regional Library on Friday, June 7, 2013. The library is located at 2501 31st Avenue North. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with live music, and poetry performances start at 7:00. The June session will be OPEN MIC. Emcee Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins will deftly guide both novice and veteran poets through an evening of verse with topics that run the gamut from romantic relationships to the local political scene.  The program is free of charge and open to the public.

Craft beer will be available for sampling courtesy of Terrapin Beer Company and light refreshments will be served.  Attendees must be 18 years or older to be admitted and 21 years or older to be served. IDs will be checked.

Bards & Brews is usually held on the first Friday of the month at various locations around town.   However, the next session will be held on the SECOND FRIDAY, July 12th, at the Hoover Library located at 200 Municipal Drive in Hoover and will be a SLAM. Check out the Bards & Brews page on Facebook for more information. This program is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For additional information, visit the website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.   The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment.  This system—with nineteen locations and serving the community for 126 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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