Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                                 
Director of Public Relations                         
Birmingham Public Library                                               
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                                        

Birmingham Public Library hosts From Page to Stage: African Tales workshop for children
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-In a continuing series allowing parents to  show their kids how books can come alive through the magic of theater, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) and  the Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), invites the public to attend From Page to Stage: African Tales – A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children.

In anticipation of the upcoming BCT performance of African Tales, BPL will be hosting free workshops at several of its area libraries. The program is geared towards children aged 5 to 12. JLB members will coach the children and introduce them to similar literature located in their local library. Each child will receive two free tickets (one child and one adult ticket) to the BCT African Tales production in October 2016.

The fire crackles, the drums pulse, and everyone listens to two tales magically spun under the great African sky. In Rumpelstiltskin, a young queen's love for her child thwarts the evil intentions of a crooked little man. In Kalulu, a swaggering and boastful hare suffers the consequences of deceit when he tries to swindle a bag of gold from the king. The characters in these two legends create a whirlwind of color and sound, and evoke the magic of triumph of good over evil. 

Workshop space is limited, so contact your participating library location to register a child for the workshop.

Schedule of Programs 
Avondale Regional Branch Library, 509 40th St. South Phone (205) 226-4000
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2:30 p.m. (includes a visit from the Junior League Yummy Truck)

East Lake Branch Library, #5 Oporto-Madrid Blvd. Phone (205) 836-3341
 Saturday, Sept. 17, 2:30 p.m.

Five Points Regional Library, 4812 Ave. W Phone (205) 226-4013
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2:30 p.m.
Pratt City Branch Library, 509 Dugan Ave. (205) 791-4997
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2:30 p.m.

Southside Branch Library, 1814 11th Ave. South Phone (205) 933-7776
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2:30 p.m.

Springville Road Regional Library, 1224 Old Springville Road Phone (205) 226-4081
Sunday, September 25, 2:30 p.m. (includes a visit from the Junior League Yummy Truck)

West End Branch Library, 1348 Tuscaloosa Ave. SW Phone (205) 226-4089
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2:30 p.m.

Woodlawn Branch Library, 5709 1st Ave. N Phone (205) 595-2001
Thursday, September 22, 4 p.m. (includes a visit from the Junior League Yummy Truck)
See a link to a blog on the workshop below:
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