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PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release Monday, Oct. 10, 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                                                   

Birmingham Public Library free classes for adults: belly dance and Zumba classes, computer workshops
 
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Adults in metro Birmingham interested in Zumba fitness or learning how to belly dance will get their chance this week at the Birmingham Public Library (BPL).

West End Branch Library, 1348 Tuscaloosa Ave. SW, will host Zumba Fitness on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The class is free to the public. On Friday, Oct. 14, betw2en 10 a.m. and noon, the Springville Road Regional Library, 1224 Old Springville Road, will host Belly Dancing for Fun and Fitness. All adults are welcome as instructor Nona introduces the music and dance steps of this ancient dance form.

Across Birmingham, many of BPL’s 19 libraries have several free workshops and programs for adults this week, including chess lessons, computer classes and job workshops. See details below or view the entire calendar of activities taking place at the Birmingham Public Library at www.bplonline.org/calendar.

Hiring Process for Jefferson County Monday, October 10, 2016, 2:15 – 3:15pm, central library,    regional library computer center
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. Register via e-mail at cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.

BPL Database – Ferguson's Guidance Center Monday, October 10, 2016, 3:30 – 4:30pm central library, regional library computer center
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive career research database providing detailed and up-to-date profiles of more than 2,050 of today's most popular jobs in more than 94 industries. This database now contains hundreds of new, in-depth job and industry descriptions, videos, and scholarship information. Free. Register via e-mail at cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.

Basic Crochet Class Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 10 – 11am, west end branch library
This basic crochet class is ideal if you are just learning how to crochet or need a refresher course. Join in and learn all the basic techniques of crochet and have fun while you learn.

Zumba Fitness Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 11 – 11:45am, west end branch library
Get the total body workout. Let's take the work out of work out and have some fun getting fit. Bring a friend. 

Word 2010 Advanced Part 1 Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 2:15 – 3:15pm, central library, regional library computer center
Public computer services trainers will show participants how to use headers and footers, columns, tables, and work with images. Free. Register via e-mail at cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.

Learn to Play Chess Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 2:30pm, west end branch library
Chess teaches a higher level of thinking skills such as the ability to visualize, analyze, and think critically. Bring a friend and make a new friend and have fun learning the game of chess.
 
Word 2010 Advanced Part 2 Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 3:30 – 4:30pm, central library, regional library computer center
This class serves as a continuation of part one of the advanced class, focusing on more intermediate to advanced features and applications of Microsoft Word 2010. Free. Register via e-mail at cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.

Excel 2010 Advanced Part 1 Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 9:15 – 10:15am central library, regional library computer center
Participants will advance their skills by learning to work with simple formulas, sorting, using charts, and other features. Free. Register via e-mail at cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.

Excel 2010 Advanced Part 2 Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:30 – 11:30am central library, regional library computer center
This class serves as a continuation of part one of the advanced class, focusing on more intermediate to advanced features and applications of Microsoft Excel 2010. Free. Register via e-mail at cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.

Color Club Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 2pm, avondale regional library
Come together to explore the new trends in coloring for adults. We'll provide coloring sheets, colored pencils, and snacks. Registration and 24-hour notice of attendance is required at 205-226-4000.

Free Adult Computer Class – Basic PC Thursday, October 13, 2016, 9:30 – 11:30am, Five Points west REgional library
The Five Points West Regional Branch Library presents free computer classes each month. Our classes are designed for adults who want to become familiar with various computer programs.  Free, but registration required Email Lwalker@bham.lib.al.us or call (205) 226-4016.

Author Visit – Roderick Royal Mentoring Talk and Book Signing Thursday, October 13, 2016, 12pm, north birmingham regional library
Join us for a talk and book signing of A.G. Gaston & Me by author and former Birmingham City Council president Roderick Royal.

Belly Dancing for Fun and Fitness Friday, October 14, 2016, 10am – 12pm, springville road regional library
Join Nona as she introduces us to the music and dance steps of this ancient dance form. Adults. Free and open to the public.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BPL
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at www.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 southeast.
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