Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
CONTACT:    Roy L. Williams                                
                        Director of Public Relations             
                        Birmingham Public Library                          
                        Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        
Money Matters fraud prevention workshop to be held Dec. 14 at Central Library
What: “Protecting Yourself Against Targeted Fraud” 
When: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, 12-1 p.m.
Place: Central Library’s Story Castle, 2nd Floor Youth Department, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama- Consumer fraud goes up during the Christmas holidays. The Birmingham Public Library (BPL)’s downtown location will be hosting a timely workshop designed to protect those out doing last minute shopping in stores and online.
The workshop, “Protecting Yourself Against Targeted Fraud,” will be held Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 12-1 p.m. in the Story Castle, 2nd Floor Youth Department, in Central Library, 2100 Park Place. The presenter will be from the Regions Institute for Financial Education at UAB.  

BPL has partnered with the Regions Institute for Financial Education at UAB to help patrons build a better understanding of their personal finances and begin developing a plan for the future. The series of free workshops, held on the first Wednesday of each month, began in July 2016 and conclude in May 2017.
The public is invited to participate in discussions about a variety of money management issues and learn ways to achieve their economic goals. The remaining schedule and topics, all from noon to 1 p.m., are as follows:

12/14/2016 – Protecting Yourself Against Targeted Fraud
1/4/2017 – Dealing With Debt
2/1/2017 – Where to Invest Your College Money
3/1/2017 – Your Credit Report
4/5/2017 – Saving Through Tax Refunds
5/3/2017 – Five Keys to Investing Success

Read more about the Wednesday money workshop at
For more information about the workshop series and other financial literacy resources available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by e-mail at or by calling 205-226-3691.
For background on UAB’s Regions Institute for Financial Education, click on the link below:
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