Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Wednesday, April 29, 2015
CONTACT: Angela Fisher Hall                                             
Interim Director                                   
Birmingham Public Library System                                   
Phone: (205) 226-3614                                         
Popular Bards & Brews Takes Place This Friday at the Central Library
WHO:              Birmingham Public Library
WHAT:             Bards & Brews Program for May 2015
WHEN:            Friday, May 1, 2015
WHERE:          Central Library Downtown, 2100 Park Place
TIME:              Music by Dan Turner starts at 6:30 p.m. and Poetry Performances begin at 7:00
 ABOUT OUR PROGRAM:  Birmingham Public Library’s (BPL) popular Bards & Brews poetry performance/beer tasting series takes place this Friday at the Central Library of the Birmingham Public Library System. Usually held the first Friday of each month, the May event features beer provided by Straight to Ale of Huntsville--The J. Clyde will handle the pouring. The event is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Admission is free and open to the public; however, attendees must be at least 18 to enter and 21 to participate—ID is required.
The festivities start at 6:30 p.m. with live music, beer tasting and light refreshments. The poetry begins to flow at 7:00 p.m. with Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins serving as our host.
The June Bards & Brews will be an Open Mic on June 5 at the Avondale Regional Library, 509 40th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222. For more information, call 205-226-3670, email  or visit the Bards & Brews Facebook page or
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. 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 128 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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