Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
CONTACT:  Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        
Central Library to host small business, foreclosure prevention, hiring workshops Monday
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-If you are looking for a job, desiring to protect your business from cyber criminals, or desiring tips on how to fight off foreclosure, make plans to visit the Birmingham Public Library’s downtown location on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. The Central Library, 2100 Park Place, will host three free workshops: “The Hiring Process for Jefferson County,” “How to Avoid Foreclosure,” and “Cyber Security Made Simple.”
See details about the workshops below:
  • “Cyber Security Made Simple,” Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, 12-1 p.m., Linn-Henley Research Building, 4th Floor Richard Arrington Auditorium 
Presented by Sawyer Solutions, a Pelham-based information technology company, this seminar will offer tips for small business owners on how to make their websites more secure from cyber criminals and hackers. The seminar is free, but advance registration is required. To register, go to the Birmingham SCORE website at and click on the seminar title in the Upcoming Events section. 
  • “Hiring Process for Jefferson County,” Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Linn-Henley Research Building, 4th Floor Regional Library Computer Center 
The workshop will cover the process of applying for Jefferson County jobs, and how to master pre-employment tests including oral interviews.  To register for the workshop and to find out more information about small business resources available at BPL, contact Jim Murray of Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by email at or by calling (205) 226-3691.    
  • “D&E’s Foreclosure Prevention Workshop: Preserve Your Home,” Monday, Nov. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Linn-Henley Research Library, 4th Floor, Arrington Auditorium.

    Have you fallen behind on your monthly mortgage, and feel the pressure of potential foreclosure? Then make plans to take advantage of some valuable advice at this free workshop.
The workshop will provide information about home retention, foreclosure options, and special programs offered to Alabama homeowners. In recent years, the Obama administration has implemented a number of initiatives to assist homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure and otherwise struggling with their monthly mortgage payments. The majority of these programs are administered through the U.S. Treasury Department and the Housing and Urban Development (HUD). So, empower yourself and your community by learning more about your options regarding foreclosure!

The workshop is free, but registration is required.  To register, please complete the form on the D&E website:
Established in 2000 and headquartered in Forest Park, Georgia, D&E, A Financial Education and Training Institute, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) HUD-approved counseling organization that is dedicated to developing and empowering communities by working with individuals and families to provide access to financial education, resources, and programs. D&E’s team of banking and financial industry professionals believe that by giving people the knowledge and tools to make better financial decisions, they can positively impact the foreclosure crisis.

For more information about seminars and other resources about small business development available at BPL, contact Jim Murray of Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by email at or by calling 205-226-3691.
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at 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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