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            

Money Matters workshop to be held at the Central Library on Wednesday, Aug. 3 

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-If you made a New Year’s Resolution to get your financial house in order in 2016, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) and UAB’s Regions Institute for Financial Education have partnered to offer a workshop series that can help you accomplish that goal. On Wednesday, Aug. 3, the Central Library will host the second in a monthly series of workshops called “Money Matters.

The free workshops are held the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. inside the Arrington Auditorium on the fourth floor of the Linn-Henley Research Building, 2100 Park Place in downtown Birmingham. Clayton Hollinhead, a UAB adjunct instructor and employee of Regions Bank, will be the presenter on Aug. 3. Most classes are being taught by Dr. Stephanie R. Yates, an endowed professor and director of the Regions Institute for Financial Education in UAB’s Collat School of Business. 

 Money Matters covers a variety of topics designed to give people a better understanding of personal finance so they can develop a successful plan for the future. For background on UAB’s Regions Institute for Financial Education, click on the link below:
The first workshop, “Income, Savings and Assets,” was held on July 6. See the remaining schedule and topics through May 2017 below: 

8/3/2016 – Your Spending, Your Savings, Your Future
9/7/2016 – Risk and Protection
10/5/2016 – Family Money Skills
11/2/2016 – What Every Woman Should Know About Money
12/7/2016 – Protecting Yourself Against Targeted Fraud
1/4/2017 – Dealing With Debt
2/1/2017 – Where to Invest Your College Money
3/1/2017 – Your Credit Report
4/5/2017 – Saving Through Tax Refunds
5/3/2017 – Five Keys to Investing Success

For more information about the workshop series and other financial literacy resources available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by e-mail at or by calling 205-226-3691.

About Money Matters: Partnership between the Birmingham Public Library and UAB’s Regions Institute for Financial Education to help promote a better understanding of personal finance
When: First Wednesday of the month
Time: 12 p.m.- 1 p.m.
Place: Central Library’s Linn-Henley Research Building, Richard Arrington Auditorium on the 4th floor, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203

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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