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.
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.
Monday, January 25 9:15-10:15 a.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. No one will be admitted after five minutes past the time the class is scheduled to start.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BPL
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at www.bplonline.org
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.