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For immediate release Wednesday, April 20, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations    
Birmingham Public Library                                               
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                                        
E-mail: rlwilliams@bham.lib.al.us                   
                      
Money Smart Week activities to be held at Central Library downtown Birmingham April 25-28
 
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is hosting several free public programs from Monday, April 25 through Thursday, April 28 related to 2016 Money Smart Week. The Central Library, 2100 Park Place downtown, is participating in this annual nationwide campaign aimed at increasing financial literacy and promoting better decisions related to personal money management.
 
This year, Money Smart Week will be held from April 23 to April 30. Here is a list of the programs being held at the Central Library location:
 
Monday, April 25 
12 p.m.-1 p.m. - "Fact vs. Fiction: Busting the Social Security Myths” Central Library, Arrington Auditorium, Linn-Henley building, 4th floor
Get a jumpstart on your retirement planning by attending "Fact vs. Fiction: Busting the Social Security Myths." The program presenter is Briana Collins, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration in Alabama. This program is free, but registration is required. Please register by contacting Jim Murray of the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by e-mail at jmurray@bham.lib.al.us.
 
Tuesday, April 26 
 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. - "How to Use the Financial Ratings Series Online Database" Central Library, Regional Library Computer Center, Linn-Henley building, 4th floor
If you are interested in adding another tool to your financial planning tool box, then join us for a demonstration of the library database, Financial Rating Series Online. Financial Rating Series Online is a powerful financial planning database that provides users with detailed stability ratings of banks, insurance companies, stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs. A staff member from the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department will demonstrate how to navigate the database. This program is free, but registration is required. To register, please e-mail cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - “How to Use the Morningstar Database" Central Library, Regional Library Computer Center, Linn-Henley building, 4th floor
Whether you are just getting started with investing, or are already a seasoned pro, Morningstar Investment Research Center can make you a better informed investor. Morningstar Investment Research Center is an all-inclusive investment research database designed specifically for libraries. In this program, a library staff member will demonstrate how to use the database to select and monitor stock and mutual fund investments. This program is free, but registration is required. To register, please e-mail cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.

Wednesday, April 27 
12 p.m.-1 p.m. – “Boost Your Sales,” Central Library, Arrington Auditorium, Linn-Henley building, 4th floor
Are you a small business owner concerned about your sales performance? Do you desire to take your business to the next level? Then make plans to attend “Boost Your Sales,” a program aimed at providing you with both a new slant to your sales approach and ideas for crafting a more effective sales plan.
 
The program presenter is Octavia Kuransky, founder and principal trainer for the Go Sales Group. With a background in psychology and business, Kuransky is currently a part-time instructor in the Jefferson State Community College Department of Corporate and Community Education.
 
She has made presentations for the Fairfield Career Development Center, the University of Alabama-Huntsville, and facilitated training for employees of the Alabama Power Company. Kuransky is also the former program manager for the SBA funded Central Alabama Women's Business Center.
 
The seminar is free, but registration is required. To register, please visit the Birmingham website of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) at www.birminghamscore.org and click on the seminar title in the Upcoming Events section.

Both “Boost Your Sales” and “How to Use Legal Strategies to Protect your Business” are among several programming collaborations between the Birmingham Public Library and the Birmingham SCORE office. For more information about public programs and other resources for small business development available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by e-mail at jmurray@bham.lib.al.us or by calling 205-226-3691.
 
Thursday, April 28 
12 p.m.-1 p.m. – “How to Use Legal Strategies to Protect Your Business,” Central Library, Arrington Auditorium, Linn-Henley building, 4th floor 
Whether you are a new business or already running an established business, this seminar will help you develop a plan to protect your assets and investments. Presenter Josh Andrews is a Birmingham attorney who specializes in legal issues that are concern to small business owners and entrepreneurs. A member of the Alabama State Bar since 2008, Andrews maintains the Legal to English Academy website, a resource for e-books, webinars, and podcasts aimed at providing answers to business law questions.
 
The seminar is free, but registration is required. To register, please visit the Birmingham website of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) at www.birminghamscore.org and click on the seminar title in the Upcoming Events section.
 
When considering your personal financial goals, the Birmingham Public Library is a good place to go for free and authoritative resources on budgeting, savings, investing, and much more. Make plans to stop by and check out some of the amazing resources and services we have to offer. For further information, contact the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department at (205) 226-3690.
 
For more information on Money Smart Week, go to www.moneysmartweek.org. See link to a BPL blog about Money Smart Week below:
http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2016/04/free-financial-programs-offered-at.html
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BPL
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