Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Thursday, December 31, 2015
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations    
Birmingham Public Library                                               
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                                        
Central Library to Offer Variety of Free Classes in January 2016
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will be offering a variety of free classes in its Central Library branch, 2100 Park Place, in downtown Birmingham during the month of January 2016.
The class schedule includes how to find funding for your nonprofit, the hiring process for Jefferson County, basic computer skills, genealogy, copyright, and how to research your house history. All of the classes will take place in the Linn-Henley Computer Center on the fourth floor in the Linn-Henley Research Library.

Karyn Davis-West, Central public service coordinator for Birmingham Public Library, said the free monthly classes are among a variety of ways BPL serves the public beyond traditional services. “Many of our patrons have shown a great deal of interest in knitting resources, yet others have shown interest in finding out more information on patents,” Davis-West said. “Two totally unrelated subjects, yet we offer classes on both topics this month.”   
Here is a listing by day of the free classes being offered at the Central Library during January 2016:

CLASS                                                                              DATE                                                  TIME
Hiring Process for Jefferson County                                 Monday, January 11                              2:15-3:15 p.m.
BPL Database, Career Cruising                                         Monday, January 11                             3:30-4:30 p.m.
How to Find Funding for Your Nonprofit                          Tuesday, January 12                             2:15-3:15 p.m.
Patent Basic                                                                     Tuesday, January 12                             3:30-4:30 p.m.                                                                   Tuesday, January 19                             2:15-3:15 p.m.
Databases for Genealogy                                                  Tuesday, January 19                            3:30-4:30 p.m.
Basic PC                                                                           Monday, January 25                             9:15-10:15 a.m.
Keyboarding                                                                     Monday, January 25                             10:30-11:30 a.m.
Database, Financial Ratings Series Online                        Monday, January 25                             2:15-3:15 p.m.
Copyright and Fair Use                                                     Monday, January 25                             3:30-4:30 p.m.
How to Research Your House History                               Tuesday, January 26                             9:15-10:15 a.m.
Online Knitting Resources                                                Tuesday, January 26                            10:30-11:30 a.m.
Downloadable Free E-Books/Audio                                  Tuesday, January 26                             2:15-3:15 p.m.
Downloadable Device Training                                         Tuesday, January 26                             3:30-4:30 p.m.
To register for a class, pick up forms at the Central Library. Registration does not guarantee you a spot in the class. If you register for a class and cannot attend, call the Computer Commons at (205) 226-3680 or email No one will be admitted after five minutes past the time the class is scheduled to start.
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 @BPL. 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 19 locations and serving the community for 129 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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