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PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release Wednesday, May 25, 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                            
 
Star Wars Kick Off event at Eastwood Branch Library on Thursday kicks off Summer Reading program
 
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) 2016 Summer Reading season kicks off with a major Star Wars theme at the Eastwood Branch Library on Thursday, May 26. From now until late July, more than 500 fun events including reading, exercise and activities to educate your mind at 19 library locations across Birmingham.
 
Last summer, 18,418 BPL patrons attended 558 programs and read more than 52,000 books.  Registration is under way now, with forms available in any of the 19 BPL locations and online at www.bplonline.org.  You can view the entire event calendar at the link below:
http://www.bplonline.org/summerreading.aspx#Kids_Summer_Reading
 
BPL has programs in three age groups: children, teens, and adults. Below is a listing of dozens of Summer  Reading programs and activities for children at many of BPL’s 19 public libraries:
 
2016 Summer Reading Children’s Programs at Birmingham Public Library Locations
 
On Your Mark, Get Set…Use the Force! – Thursday, May 26, 11 a.m. – noon, Eastwood Branch Library
 
The  2016 Summer Reading Kick  Off event at the Eastwood  Branch, 4500 Montevallo Road, will feature a Star Wars theme. There will be major figures from the Star Wars universe on hand as well as Jedi training for the young attendees. Eastwood Branch will also offer icy treats from the planet Hoth and other light refreshments from the Mos Eisley cantina. For more information, call (205) 591-4944.
 
Scales, Tails, and More!  Did you know that animals are natural born athletes that come outfitted with their own sports equipment and protection gear? Join Alabama 4-H and their cast of kid-friendly critters as they present some super jocks from the world of scales, tails, and more.

East Ensley, 900 14th St. Ensley– June 7, 10 a.m.
Springville Road, 1224 Old Springville Road – June 8, 10 a.m.
West End, 1348 Tuscaloosa Ave. SW– June 9, 11 a.m.
Inglenook, 4100 40th Terrace N – June 10, 9:30 a.m.
Powderly, 3301 Jefferson Ave SW – June 13, 10 a.m.
Pratt City, 509 Dugan Ave, – June 14, 10 a.m.
Avondale, 509 40th St. S – June 14, 6:30 p.m.
Smithfield, #1 8th Ave. W- June 15, 10 a.m.
East Lake, #5 Oporto-Madrid Blvd. – June 16, 10 a.m.
Central, 2100 Park Place – June 20, 10 a.m.
Woodlawn, 5709 1st Ave. N – June 21, 10 a.m.
Central, 2100 Park Place – June 22, 10 a.m.
North Birmingham, 2501 31st Ave. N – June 23, 10:30 a.m.
Ensley, 1201 25th St. Ensley – June 28, 10 a.m.
Eastwood, 4500 Montevallo Road – June 30, 10:45 a.m.
Five Points West, 4812 Ave. W – July 5, 10:00 a.m.
North Avondale, 501 43rd St. N   – July 7, 1 p.m.
Southside, 1814 11th Ave. S – July 8, 9:30 a.m.
Titusville, #2 6th Ave. SW – July 12, 10:30 a.m.
Wylam, 4300 7th Ave Wylam – July 19, 10 a.m.

Ready, Set...Science! – The science of sports is all about motion and Newton knew sports. This engaging, fun, and educational show from Dynamic Education Adventures will explain Sir Isaac Newton's Laws of Motion and how it applies to sports. An object at rest remains at rest unless The Science Lady is in the house.

Powderly, 3301 Jefferson Ave SW – June 6, 10 a.m.
 Wylam, 4300 7th Ave Wylam – June 7, 10 a.m.
 East Lake, #5 Oporto-Madrid Blvd – June 9, 10 a.m.
Southside, 1814 11th Ave. – June 10, 9:30 a.m.
Woodlawn, 5709 1st Ave. N – June 13, 10 a.m.
Titusville, #2 6th Ave. SW  – June 14, 10:30 a.m.
North Avondale, 501 43rd St. N  
North Birmingham, 2501 31st Ave.  – June 14, 1 p.m. – June 15, 10:30 a.m.
Avondale, 509 40th St. S – June 15, 2 p.m.
 Eastwood, 4500 Montevallo Road – June 16, 10:45 a.m.
Inglenook, 4100 40th Terrace – June 17, 10 a.m.
Central, 2100 Park Place  – June 27, 10 a.m.
East Ensley, 900 14th St. Ensley – June 27, 10 a.m.
West End, 1348 Tuscaloosa Ave. SW – June 30, 11 a.m.
 – July 5, 10 a.m.
Springville Road – July 6, 10 a.m.
Ensley – July 12, 10 a.m.
Five Points West – July 21, 10 a.m.

On you Mark, Get Set… Dance!  – Come down to the library to learn the latest dance moves with M.A.D Skillz Dance Company. Dance is a great way to exercise and lots of fun at the same time. Learn to move and groove and have lots of fun.

North Birmingham – June 9, 10:30 a.m.
Springville Road – June 10, 4 p.m.
Central – June 14, 10 a.m.
Woodlawn – June 16, 10 a.m.
Powderly – June 20, 10 a.m.
East Ensley – June 21, 10 a.m.
Pratt City – June 22, 10 a.m.
Avondale – June 22, 2 p.m.
East Lake – June 23, 10 a.m.
Wylam – June 28, 10 a.m.
Smithfield – June 29, 10 a.m.
Five Points West – June 30, 10 a.m.
Ensley – July 19, 10 a.m.
Inglenook – July 22, 3:30 p.m.

Play Ball! – The Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) and the Birmingham Public Library are excited to share the newest museum to be added to the Birmingham community. Toby Richards, curator for the NSLM, will be sharing artifacts from the rare and priceless collection of Dr. Layton Revel beyond the walls of the museum and into the community for a hands-on experience for youth, teens, and, adults to enjoy. Join us for a look into Birmingham's past with America's game: baseball!

Five Points West – June 7, 10 a.m.
Wylam – June 14, 10 a.m.
Powderly – June 27, 10 a.m.
Central – June 28, 10 a.m.
Inglenook – July 11, 3:30 p.m.   
 
 
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