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For immediate release Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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              

What: 2018 Birmingham Public Library Summer Learning Teens Engineer BHM Robotics Camp
Details: 20 students with a passion for engineering will learn how to program robots and gain computer coding skills during Teens Engineer BHM Robotics Camp, Monday through Friday, June 4-8, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Click here for more information on the camp and over 400 other programs for teens, kids and adults being offered at our 19 BPL locations. http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2018/05/bpl-2018-summer-learning-teen-programs.html.a

Teens Engineer BHM is sponsored by a $95,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham and a $50,000 grant from the UAB Benevolent Fund. 2018 BPL Summer Learning is made possible by a donation from the Alabama Power Foundation. Register online and print out Summer Learning downloadable program calendars for kids, teens and adults at this link http://www.bplonline.org/summerreading.aspx

BPL 2018 Summer Learning:
Teens Engineer Robotics Camp kicks off June 4 at Central Library


BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Nearly two dozen teenagers with a passion for engineering will learn how to program robots and gain computer coding skills during the Birmingham Public Library (BPL)’s second annual Teens Engineer BHM Robotics Camp, June 4-8 at the Central Library downtown.

The camp will take place Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Central Library Youth Department’s Create205 Learning Lab on the 2nd Floor. The robotics camp is part of Teens Engineer BHM, a partnership between BPL and the UAB School of Engineering. UAB students will mentor the teens. The camp is free for students in grades 6 through 12, but participants must bring their own lunch. All 20 slots were full as of May 30, but call the Central Library Youth Department at 205-226-3665 to see if there are any last-minute openings.

Teens Engineer BHM is also offering several free two-hour engineering programs at libraries across Birmingham in June and July. Teens Engineer BHM is sponsored by a $95,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham and a $50,000 grant from the UAB Benevolent Fund.
 Click on this link to find out more about BPL Teens Engineer BHM: http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2018/03/teens-engineer-bhm-workshops-continue.html

The Robotics camp is among over 400 free programs for kids, teens and adults being offered at BPL’s 19 locations in June and July as part of the 2018 Summer Learning program. The Central Library downtown will host a 2018 BPL Summer Learning Kickoff Celebration this Friday, June 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Here is a listing of other Teens Engineer BHM programs taking place in June and July.  

Teens Engineer BHM
Want to be a computer programmer? Do you look at electronics and wonder what makes them tick? Under the guidance of UAB School of Engineering student mentors, BPL’s workshop will teach teens how to code and program an Arduino microcomputer, and make it work with LED lights and other electrical components. Limited space, registration in advance required at each location.
Wednesday, June 20, 2 p.m., West End Library
Thursday, June 21, 1:30 p.m., Powderly Library
Wednesday, June 27, 2 p.m., Five Points West Library
Thursday, June 28, 2 p.m., Avondale Library
Wednesday, July 18, 2 p.m., Springville Road Library
Tuesday, July 24, 2 p.m., East Lake Library

Teens Engineer BHM: Soldering
Under the guidance of UAB School of Engineering student mentors, teens will use a soldering iron to fuse together electrical components for circuit boards, make designer jewelry and learn other engineering techniques. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, June 12, 2 p.m., Pratt City Library
Tuesday, June 26, 2 p.m., East Ensley Library
Tuesday, July 10, 2 p.m., Smithfield Library
Wednesday, July 11, 3 p.m., Inglenook Library
Tuesday, July 17, 2 p.m., North Birmingham Library

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 experience to our community for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for over 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in
the Southeast.
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