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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   
 
Free workshops at Birmingham Public Library through Monday, Sept. 12, 2016
Include Career Countdown at West End Branch, Money Matters and job resume workshops at Central Library, Bards & Brews at Avondale Regional Library

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-If you are searching for a new job, make plans to take advantage of several free workshops being offered by the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) during the month of September. They include the kick-off of a three-week Career Countdown series at West End Branch Library on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016), and the launch of a series of Job Readiness Resume workshops at the Central Library this Friday, Sept. 9.

Desiring to get your financial house in order as fall approaches? Then take advantage of “Risk and Protection,” a free workshop being offered Wednesday, Sept. 7 at noon at Central Library as part of the continuing “Money Matters” workshop series downtown. And if you want to boost your computer skills, the Central Library and Five Points West Regional Library are both offering free classes Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 7-8. 

Check out the BPL Calendar of Events listing below. You can also click on individual events for more details at the link below:http://www.bplonline.org/calendar/.

BPL Calendar of Events 
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Part 1/Part 2, Wednesday, Sept. 7, Central Library
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Part 1
This Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 training class is designed for students new to working with Microsoft Word in Windows. Students will learn to create, edit, and format Microsoft Word documents. 
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Part 2
This class serves as a continuation of Part 1 of the basic class, focusing on basic features and applications of Microsoft Word 2010. 
Both classes are free, but registration is required. To register for any class, email cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681. For a copy of the September class schedule go to the official website, which is https://rlccbpl.wordpress.com 

Money Matters Workshop – Risk and Protection, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Central Library, presented by UAB’s Regions Institute for Financial Education            
It’s never too late to start building a better understanding of your personal finances and begin developing a plan for the future. To assist you in this endeavor, the BPL is partnering with the staff of the Regions Institute for Financial Education at UAB to offer a series of Money Matters workshops at the Central Library on the first Wednesday of each month. The first class began in July 2016 and the series concludes in May 2017. Please join us to take part in discussions about a variety of money management issues and learn ways to help you achieve your economic goals. Workshops will be held in the Linn-Henley Research Building/Richard Arrington Auditorium/4th floor, 2100 Park Place downtown. 

Visit http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2016/06/uabs-regions-institute-for-financial.html for a complete list of Money Matters workshops through May 2017. 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 jmurray@bham.lib.al.us or by calling 205-226-3691.
Club Create, Avondale Regional Library, 509 40th St. South, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.  

Come together to create something new. Each month, attendees tackle a different craft project with instruction and materials provided. The Sept. 7 program will be “hand-stitched notecards.” All adults are welcome, but registration is required to reserve your spot. Call 205-226-4000 or email egriffin@bham.lib.al.us.

Free Adult Computer Class, Five Points West Regional Library, 4812 Ave. W,  9:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 8
The subject of the class is BOK databases. Free, but advanced registration is required. Call (205) 226-4015.
Job Readiness Resume Clinic, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Central Library/Linn-Henley Research Library, Regional Library Computer Center on the 4th floor, 2100 Park Place.

Representatives from New Rising Star Community Support Corp. in Birmingham will be on hand at the clinic to provide one-on-one advice on crafting both the content and format of your resume. The goal will be for all attendees to walk away from the clinic with an actual completed resume in hand. See more details at link below: 
 http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2016/08/job-readiness-resume-clinic-will-be.html

The Job Readiness Resume Clinic will be the first of a series of Connect4 Careers workforce development events sponsored by New Rising Star in September that include a Career Coaching Clinic on Saturday, September 17 and a Job Fair on Saturday, September 24. For further information about these events, please check the New Rising Star website athttp://www.nrscommunity.org/jobfair.

For more information about the clinic and other career resources available at the Birmingham Public Library, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by e-mail at jmurray@bham.lib.al.us or by calling 205-226-3690.             

Brews Open Mic, Avondale Regional Library, Avondale Regional Library, 509 40th St. South, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by poetry at 7 p.m. 

Bards & Brews is a spoken word poetry performance/beer tasting event hosted by the Birmingham Public Library usually held on the first Friday of each month except December. Slams are held quarterly in January, April, July, and October; the other sessions are open mic. The event, with emcee Voice Porter, includes live musical performances before poetry begins at 7 p.m. Craft beer is donated by breweries from around the region with staff from J. Clyde usually handling the pouring. You must be 18 or over to attend, and 21 or over to drink. The program is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and in partnership with The J. Clyde.

Adaptations Movie Matinee, Avondale Regional Library, 509 40th St. South, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11
Each month, the Avondale Regional Branch Library spotlights a movie and the book on which the film is based. Our film for September is based on the book “Woodlawn” by Todd Gerelds.

Steps to Starting Your Business, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, Linn-Henley Research Library, Arrington Auditorium, 2100 Park Place

If you are thinking of starting a business of your own, but don’t know where to begin, register now for this free seminar presented by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). Representatives will provide an overview of the various aspects involved in planning, starting and running a successful business.

The seminar is free, but registration in advance is required. To register, contact Valencia S. Fisher of the City of Birmingham’s Office of Economic Development at (205) 254-2799 or email her at Valencia.fisher@birminghamal.gov.   
Hiring Process for Jefferson County, 2:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, Central Library, 2100 Park Place.

Jefferson County Human Resources staff members will explain the process of getting hired for Jefferson County jobs. Information will also be provided on how to master pre-employment tests including the oral interviews used by Jefferson County as well as other types of employment tests. Free, but registration is required. To register for any class, please email us at cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681. For a copy of the September class schedule, go tohttps://rlccbpl.wordpress.com/

BPL Database: Career Cruising, 3:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, Central Library, 2100 Park Place.
Business, Science and Technology staff will show how to make the most of the library's Career Cruising database.  Career Cruising features career guidance information, a directory of schools, financial aid information, a job search guide, skills assessment tools, and a variety of employment resources. Free, but registration is required. To register for any class, please email us at cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681. For a copy of the September class schedule, go tohttps://rlccbpl.wordpress.com/

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BPL
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website atwww.bplonline.org 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 south.
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