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For immediate release Friday, Aug. 12, 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              
  
Avondale Regional Branch Library hosting free ukulele workshop on Saturday, Aug. 20
 
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –Want to learn how to strum a ukulele?  Then mark your calendars for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Avondale Regional Branch Library. The library, located at 509 40th St. South in Birmingham, is hosting Ukulele 101, a free workshop.
 
Designed for the absolute beginner, this 45-minute introduction will be enough to get even the most novice guitarist strumming on the ukulele, said Eve Parker, a storyteller in the Avondale Library youth department.

Participants can check out one of Avondale Library’s 13 ukuleles available for the public, or bring their own. Class size is limited, so register in advance by calling (205) 226-4003. Parker said the class is in response to public demand after an April Ukulele 101 workshop drew 13 patrons. She hopes to schedule more ukulele workshops this fall.
 
Parker, who plays the banjo, guitar and ukulele, came up with the ukulele lending program idea in August 2015 after reading about a library in Portland, Maine that had made the popular little guitar available for checkout to its patrons. Avondale Library’s 13 ukuleles were donated by Herb Trotman and Kathy Hinkle of Fretted Instruments in Homewood.
 
See link to article about the Avondale Library ukulele program that was featured in Weld Birmingham last September: http://weldbham.com/blog/2015/09/18/avondale-library-introduces-ukulele-lending-program/
 
For more details about the Avondale Library ukulele workshop, check out its Facebook page link below: https://www.facebook.com/AvondaleBranchLibrary/photos/a.402897653120032.63850352.402861009790363/1105388006204323/?type=3&theater

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