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Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release Thursday, Oct. 6, 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 offering programs for teens, preteens and infants
Teens Engineer Birmingham, Maker Mondays, Teen Knitting, 1-2-3 Play with Me
 
 BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Attention Birmingham area teenagers: Do you want to learn how to make and edit your own movies and podcasts? Have an interest in burning your words into new media formats for the world to see and hear?
 
Then make plans to join the Central Library Youth Department, 2100 Park Place downtown, for Highkey Thursdays, kicking off this Thursday, Oct. 6, from 3:30 -5 p.m. The class is free to all and will take place in the Youth Department on the second floor every Thursday afternoon through Dec. 8. No programs will take place on Oct. 20 or Nov. 24.
 
The students will work with iMovie, Garageband, and more. BPL is calling all visual artists, singers, rappers, poets, and anyone who wants to tell their story—no experience required. Bring your talents, bring your stories, and prepare to have fun.  
HighKey Thursdays is among several free after-school programs the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is offering in many of its 19 locations for kids of all ages, from babies to adults. The workshops include knitting, Teens Engineer Birmingham programs at Woodlawn and Southside Branch, and Central Library, and 1-2-3 Play With Me for babies.
 
See a listing below and by clicking on the calendar at www.bplonline..org
  
1-2-3 Play with Me Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10 a.m. springville road regional library 
Playing with your baby is not only important for bonding, but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time and place for you to come to the public library and spend one-on-one time playing with your child. This five-week program involves children birth through age 3 and their parents or caregivers. The library will have age appropriate toys, books, and art activities just for you and your child. Also, we have invited special guests from the community to join us each week to answer your questions about parenting.

1-2-3 Play with Me emphasizes the role of parents as the first teachers of their children, facilitates early intervention and teaches strategies for healthy child development and early literacy. 1-2-3 Play with Me is the signature event for Family Place Libraries and is a community project grant recipient of the Junior League of Birmingham. 

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count,  thursday, October 6, 2016, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., smithfield branch library
You have questions? We have answers! The library is offering free homework help for elementary- to high school-age students. Register by calling (205) 324-8428.

Tot Time with Mrs. Eve – Calling All Firefighters Monday, October 10, 2016, 9:30am
Hurry, hurry, and drive the fire truck (hands on steering wheel). Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck. Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (ring bell). Join us as we learn to STOP, DROP,
and ROLL in honor of National Fire Prevention Week. Storytime designed for 2 to 4 year olds, with a parent or caregiver; no groups, please. Times: 9:30 a.m. with a repeat performance at 11 a.m. Call (205) 226-4003 to register in advance. 

Maker Mondays,  monday, October 10, 2016, 3:30 – 5pm, Central library
Mondays are for making. Pixel art with beads, locker accessories, masterpiece paintings—we'll make it all! Every second Monday, learn to sew and embroider with the awesome Theresa Rumore of Bib & Tucker Sew-Op. No experience required—bring yourself and bring your A-game! Meets each Monday through Dec. 12 in the Story Castle on the second floor.
 
Teens Engineer Bham,  monday, October 10, 2016, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Woodlawn branch library
Hang out with our UAB School of Engineering mentors on Mondays to program a robot, solder a circuit board, design and print in 3D, and much more. It's a semester of designing and building, programming and powering up with real engineering students. What are you waiting for? Come join us! Teens Engineer BHM is provided in partnership with the UAB School of Engineering and is generously funded through a Community Impact Grant from the UAB Benevolent Fund. 
    
1-2-3 Play with Me Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 10am central library
Playing with your baby is not only important for bonding, but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time and place for you to come to the public library and spend one-on-one time playing with your child. This five-week program involves children birth through age 3 and their parents or caregivers. The library will have age appropriate toys, books, and art activities just for you and your child. Also, we have invited special guests from the community to join us each week to answer your questions about parenting.

1-2-3 Play with Me emphasizes the role of parents as the first teachers of their children, facilitates early intervention and teaches strategies for healthy child development and early literacy. 1-2-3 Play with Me is the signature event for Family Place Libraries and is a community project grant recipient of the Junior League of Birmingham.
Teens Engineer BHM Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, 3:30 – 5 a.m. southside branch library
Hang out with our UAB School of Engineering mentors on Tuesdays to program a robot, solder a circuit board, design and print in 3D, and much more. It's a semester of designing and building, programming and powering up with real engineering students. What are you waiting for? Come join us! Teens Engineer BHM is provided in partnership with the UAB School of Engineering and is generously funded through a Community Impact Grant from the UAB Benevolent Fund.

Knitwise Tuesdays,  Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Central library
Whether you’re new or a knitting wonder, join our team of expert & tween knitters weekly as we stitch our way to glory! Knitting needles and yarn are provided. We meet after school each Tuesday through Dec. 6 in the Story Castle, second floor. 

Grubdown, tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4 p.m. Springville road regional library
Everyone is invited to meet the library pets! Join us as we feed, pet, and play with our animal friends. 

Preschool Storytime,   wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, 10 a.m. springville road regional library
Visit the library for stories, songs, and fun! We'll feature some of our favorite stories every week.

Teen knitting, wednesday, Oct.12, 2016, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. central library
Room: Story Castle-Youth Department - Whether you’re new or a knitting wonder, join our team of teen knitters weekly as we stitch our way to glory! We meet after school Wednesdays through spring. Knitting needles and yarn are provided.

Teens Engineer BHM Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 3:30 – 5pm central library, youth department teen zone 
Hang out with our UAB School of Engineering mentors on Wednesdays to program a robot, solder a circuit board, design and print in 3D, and much more. It's a semester of designing and building, programming and powering up with real engineering students. What are you waiting for? Come join us! Teens Engineer BHM is provided in partnership with the UAB School of Engineering and is generously funded through a Community Impact Grant from the UAB Benevolent Fund.
 
 Time for Tales Thursday, October 13, 2016, 9:30 – 10:30 am, avondale regional library
An action-packed preschool story time with stories, songs, and lots of fun for everyone. Groups welcome! 24-hour advance group registration required.

1-2-3 Play with Me Thursday, October 13, 2016, 10am , springville road regional library
Playing with your baby is not only important for bonding, but is also an educational experience for your child. We are providing a special time and place for you to come to the public library and spend one-on-one time playing with your child. This five-week program involves children birth through age 3 and their parents or caregivers. The library will have age appropriate toys, books, and art activities just for you and your child. Also, we have invited special guests from the community to join us each week to answer your questions about parenting.

1-2-3 Play with Me emphasizes the role of parents as the first teachers of their children, facilitates early intervention and teaches strategies for healthy child development and early literacy. 1-2-3 Play with Me is the signature event for Family Place Libraries and is a community project grant recipient of the Junior League of Birmingham.
Highkey Thursdays Thursday, October 13, 2016, 3:30 – 5pm, central library

As in, not low key. As in, YELL IT OUT! Say it loud, and say it here! Your voice is powerful, so join us on Thursdays to make and edit your own movies and podcasts, and to burn your words into new media for the world to see and hear. We'll work with iMovie, Garageband, and more. Calling all visual artists, singers, rappers, poets, and anyone who wants to tell their story—no experience required! Bring your talents, bring your stories, and bring you! Meets on Thursdays, September 22-December 8. No programs on October 20 or November 24.

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count Thursday, October 13, 2016, 3:30 – 4:30pm, smithfield branch library
You have questions? We have answers! The library is offering free homework help for elementary- to high school-age students. Free but call (205) 324-8428 in advance to register.

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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