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For immediate release Friday, Nov. 4, 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                          
  
Teen Robotics marathon, 123 Play With Me, among youth activities taking place at Birmingham Public Library

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-Kids of all ages from toddlers to teenagers will have plenty of activities to have fun and learn new things over the coming week at Birmingham Public Library (BPL) locations across the city.
 
At the Central Library in downtown Birmingham this weekend, Nov. 5-6, 2016, Birmingham area teenagers will build and program robots and grub down on pizza. On Saturday, Nov. 5, families and kids of all ages will gather for a matinee screening of the recently release paranormal blockbuster film featuring three women chasing ghosts.
 
On Monday, Nov. 7 at the Avondale Regional Library, storyteller Eve Parker will host “Tot Time with Mrs. Eve – It's Election Day at the Zoo,” a zany story time featuring zoo animals. And on Tuesday, Nov. 8, the Smithfield Branch Library is offering free homework help for elementary- to high school students in Birmingham in a weekly workshop called “Power Hour: Making Minutes Count.”
 
 See a listing of kid and teen-friendly activities at various BPL locations below and by clicking on the calendar at www.bplonline..org
  • Saturday Matinee, Nov. 5, 2 p.m., Five Points West Regional Library, 4812 Ave. W – The library will be screening the recently released paranormal blockbuster film starring Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kristen Wiig. All ages are welcome.
  • Teens Engineer BHM: Robotics Marathon Day 1, Saturday, Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Central Library, Teen Zone, 2nd floor, 2100 Park Place – Hang out with us at the Central Library for a weekend of awesomeness complete with robots, programming, pizza, and our team of UAB Engineering students. Open to middle and high school students—no prior experience necessary! Registration required; seats limited. Free but registration is required. Contact Lance Simpson at lmsimpson@bham.lib.al.us or 205-226-3655.
  • Teens Engineer BHM: Robotics Marathon Day 2, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Central Library, Teen Zone, 2nd floor, 2100 Park Place- Hang out with us at the Central Library for a weekend of awesomeness complete with robots, programming, pizza, and our team of UAB Engineering students. Open to middle and high school students—no prior experience necessary! Registration required; seats limited. Free but registration is required. Contact Lance Simpson at lmsimpson@bham.lib.al.us or 205-226-3655.
  • Tot Time with Mrs. Eve – It's Election Day at the Zoo!, Monday, Nov. 7, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Avondale Regional Library, 509 40th St. South -Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Join us for some zany story time fun as we vote for our favorite zoo animals. “And the winner is…” Story time designed for 2 to 4 year olds, with a parent or caregiver; no groups, please. Call 205-226-4003 to register.
  • It’s Story time at your Library, 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 7, West End Branch Library, 1348  Tuscaloosa Ave. SW - Come explore the joys of literature through song, dance, finger play, and more.
  • Maker Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m., Nov. 7, 2016, Central Library, Youth Department Story Castle, 2nd floor, 2100 Park Place - 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. Geared towards tweens.
  • Teens Engineer BHM, Monday, Nov. 7,  3:30 – 5 p.m., Woodlawn Branch Library, 5709 1st Ave. North - 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.
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, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, Central Library, Youth Department, 2nd floor, 2100 Park Place - 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, Nov. 8, 3:30 -5 p.m., Southside Branch Library, 1814 11th Ave. South - 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.
  • Knitwise Tuesdays, Central Library Youth Department Story  Castle, 2nd Floor, 2100 Park Place - 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, September 13-December 6. 
  • Power Hour: Making Minutes Count, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Smithfield Branch Library, #1 8th Ave. West - You have questions? We have answers! The library is offering free homework help for elementary- to high school-age students. Call 205-324-8428 to register.
  • Grubdown, 4 p.m., Springville Road Regional Library, Youth Department, 1224 Old Springville Road - Everyone is invited to meet the library pets! Join us as we feed, pet, and play with our animal friends.
  • 1-2-3 Play With Me, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, Pratt City Branch Library, 509 Dugan Ave. - 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, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 3:30 -5 p.m., Central Library, Teen Zone, 2nd floor, 2100 Park Place - 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, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, Springville Road Regional Library, 1224 Old Springville Road - 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. Free. See details at http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-birmingham-public-library-is.html
  • Highkey Thursdays,  3:30-5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, Central Library, Youth Department, 2nd floor, 2100 Park Place - 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 for Highkey Thursdays. The class is free and held every Thursday afternoon through Dec. 8. No programs will take place on 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.
  
  • Power Hour: Making Minutes Count, Thursday, Nov.  10,  3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Smithfield Branch Library, #1 8th Ct. West - 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.
  • Avondale Regional Library, 509 40th St. South, Saturday, Nov. 12, 9:30 a.m., Ukulele 101 with Ms. Eve - will host free ukulele lessons at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. If you've been dreaming about playing the ukulele, this is the class for you. This 45-minute introduction will be enough to get you strumming. Check out one of Avondale Library's ukuleles or bring your own. Free but registration is required. Contact Eve Parker at eparker@bham.lib.al.us or 205-226-4003.
 
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 south.
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