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PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release Wednesday, June 1, 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                
 
Birmingham Public Library 2016 Summer Reading underway -Over 500 programs at 19 libraries
 
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama- Are you kid who likes to mix chemical reactions and wonders what happens when you mix Diet Coke with Mentos candies? Are you into video games, and envision one day designing them?
 
Then you need to sign up for the Birmingham Public Library (BPL)’s 2016 Summer Reading season, which kicked off on Wednesday, June 1. More than 500 activities and workshops - from books to exercising, from engineering camps to coloring and knitting for adults - are being offered at  19 libraries across the city of Birmingham between now and the end of July. Registration is under way now, with forms available in any of the 19 BPL locations and online at www.bplonline.org
 
There are plenty of incentives available to entice children, teens and adults to read books and explore fun activities this summer.  You can view the entire event calendar of programs taking place in June and July at the link below:
http://www.bplonline.org/summerreading.aspx#Kids_Summer_Reading
 
Here is a detailed listing of all of the BPL Summer Reading programs for teens available this summer
 
Get in the Chemistry Game – Have some fun with chemical reactions and see that chemistry is cool. We'll be exploring states of matter by making elephant toothpaste, mixing Diet Coke with Mentos, and much more. Don't miss this explosively good time.

Pratt City, 509 Dugan Ave. – June 1, at 2 p.m.
Ensley, 1201 25th St. Ensley  – June 2, at 10 a.m.
North Birmingham, 2501 31st Ave. N – June 7, at 2 p.m.
Wylam, 4300 7th Ave. Wylam – June 16, at 1 p.m.
Powderly, 3301 Jefferson Ave. SW – June 30, at 1 p.m.
Five Points West, 4812 Ave. W – July 6, at 2 p.m.
East Ensley, 900 14th St. Ensley – July 7, at 2 p.m.
Smithfield, #1 8th Ave. W – July 19, at 10 a.m.

Get in the Game…Paint! – Local artist Cherie Hunt will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to complete their very own canvas masterpiece. Limited space. Registration required.

East Ensley, 900 14th St. Ensley – June 13, at 2 p.m.
North Birmingham, 2501 31st Ave. N – June 14, at 2 p.m.
East Lake, #5 Oporto-Madrid Blvd – June 15, at 3:30 p.m.
North Avondale – June 16, at 10:30 a.m.
Avondale, 509 40th St. S – June 16, at 2 p.m.
Smithfield, #1 8th Ave. W – June 21, at 10 a.m.
Five Points West, 4812 Ave. W – June 22, at 2 p.m.
Ensley, 1201 25th St. Ensley  – June 23, at 10 a.m.
Wylam, 4300 7th Ave. Wylam – June 23, at 2 p.m.
Southside, 1814 11th Ave. S – July 7, at 10:30 a.m.
Pratt City, 509 Dugan Ave.  – July 7, at 2 p.m.
Woodlawn, 5709 1st Ave. N – July 12, at 4 p.m.
West End, 1348 Tuscaloosa Ave SW – July 13, at 2 p.m.
Inglenook, 4100 40th Terrace N – July 15, at 3 p.m.
Powderly, 3301 Jefferson Ave. SW – July 21, at 1:30 p.m.

Get in the Game with Virtual Reality – Love to play video games? Ever thought about designing them? UAB’s ET (Enabling Technologies Laboratory) will provide an awesome interactive presentation and discussion for teens regarding virtual reality complete with giant screens, Oculus Rift headsets to test out, and more! We’ll talk about virtual reality in technology, why it’s important, and what role it will play in the future.

Ensley, 1201 25th St. Ensley  – June 16, at 2 p.m.
Central, 2100 Park Place – June 21, at 4 p.m.
East Ensley, 900 14th St. Ensley – June 23, at 2 p.m.
Five Points West, 4812 Ave. W – June 29, at 2 p.m.
Southside, , 1814 11th Ave. S –  – July 11, at 10:30 a.m.

Hit a Home Run with the Negro Southern League Museum – 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!

Southside, 1814 11th Ave. S –  June 21, at 10:30 a.m.
Smithfield, #1 8th Ave. W – July 5, at 10:00 a.m.
 
Springville Road, 1224 Old Springville Road – July 6, at 10:00 a.m.

It’s So Easy to Exercise! – Join us for a sample of a low impact/chair exercise program designed for cardiovascular activity, strength training, and flexibility techniques. Certified fitness instructor Russell Lee will also include a brief talk on general exercise safety. Please bring your own exercise mat and towel. Wear suitable attire and tennis shoes.

Southside, 1814 11th Ave. S – June 14, at 10:30 a.m.
Smithfield, #1 8th Ave. W – June 28, at 10:00 a.m.
Springville Road, 1224 Old Springville Road – June 29, at 10:00 a.m.
Wylam, 4300 7th Ave. Wylam – June 30, at 2:00 p.m.
East Lake, , #5 Oporto-Madrid Blvd – July 6, at 10:00 a.m.
West End, , 1348 Tuscaloosa Ave SW – July 6, at 2:00 p.m.
Five Points West, 4812 Ave. W – July 13, at 2:00 p.m.
Powderly, 3301 Jefferson Ave. SW – July 14, at 1:30 p.m.

On Your 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.

Smithfield – June 7, at 10 a.m.
East Lake, , #5 Oporto-Madrid Blvd – June 8, at 10 a.m.
Five Points West, 4812 Ave. W – June 8, at 2 p.m.
East Ensley, 900 14th St. Ensley – June 9, at 2 p.m.
Central, 2100 Park Place – June 14, at 4 p.m.
Springville Road, 1224 Old Springville Road – June 15, at 10 a.m.
West End, , 1348 Tuscaloosa Ave SW – June 15, at 2 p.m.
Powderly, 3301 Jefferson Ave. SW – June 16, at 1:30 p.m.
North Birmingham – June 21, at 2 p.m.
Titusville – June 23, at 2:30 p.m.
Pratt City, 509 Dugan Ave.  – June 29, at 2 p.m.
Ensley, 1201 25th St. Ensley  – July 7, at 10 a.m.
Avondale, 509 40th St. S – July 7, at 2 p.m.
Wylam, 4300 7th Ave. Wylam – July 14, at 2 p.m.
 
Check out these blogs to get more details on programs available for kids, teens and adults at the  Birmingham Public Library this summer:
 
BPL Children Summer Reading programs blog link
 
http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2016/05/summer-reading-2016-programs-for.html
 
 BPL Teen Summer Reading programs blog link
 
http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2016/05/summer-reading-2016-programs-for-teens.html
 
BPL Adult Summer reading programs blog link
 
http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2016/05/summer-reading-2016-programs-for-adults.html
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