Press Release - Detail
For immediate release, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            

August 5 Bards & Brews canceled due to AC issues at the Central Library downtown 
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Aug. 2, 2016) – The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) has canceled its popular Bards & Brews poetry performance/beer tasting series that was slated for Friday, August 5, at the Central Library. BPL Interim Director Sandi Lee said the event is being canceled due to air conditioning repairs at Central Library taking longer than expected.

Since air conditioning problems began over a week ago, the Central Library's East Building’s 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors have been on reduced operating hours, open only 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., closing early because of the increased afternoon heat. 

Bards & Brews is an event made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, call 205-226-3670, e-mail, visit the Bards & Brews Facebook page,

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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