Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Wednesday, July 10, 2013
CONTACT: Angela Fisher Hall                                             
Associate Director                                              
Birmingham Public Library                                
Phone: (205) 226-3614                                         
Birmingham’s Popular Bards & Brews Travels to the Hoover Public Library in July

WHO:             Birmingham Public Library
WHAT:            Bards & Brews Program for July 2013
WHEN:           Friday, July 12, 2013
WHERE:         Hoover Public Library in the Plaza
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM:  Birmingham Public Library’s (BPL) popular Bards & Brews poetry performance/beer tasting series will travel to the Hoover Public Library on Friday, July 12, 2013.  The Hoover Public Library is located at 200 Municipal Drive. Usually held the first Friday of each month, the July Bards & Brews will be a SLAM—first place winner gets $200, and second place winner $100. The festivities start at 6:30 p.m. in the Plaza area of the library with live music, and poetry performances start at 7:00. 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.

Craft beer will be available for sampling courtesy of Blue Pants Brewery in Madison (AL). 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. Look for us on August 2 at the Avondale Regional Library located at 509 40th Street South. 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.
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.  For additional information, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  
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