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PRESS RELEASE
Monday, May 16, 2011
CONTACT: Mia Rutledge
Public Relations Clerk
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3604
E-mail: mrutledge@bham.lib.al.us

Teen 2011 Summer Reading Program @ the Birmingham Public Library

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is excited to launch its 2011 Summer Reading program on June 1 at all 18 BPL locations. BPL’s commitment to outstanding summer reading experiences for children, teens, and adults is reflected in the many and varied offerings for all ages and interests. This summer’s line-up surpasses the highly attended programming offered last year in which more than 6,300 patrons participated, more than 42,700 books were read, and 440 special events were offered with a combined attendance of more than 18,500 children, teens, and adults. Sign up on, or after, June 1 at any BPL location to take part in our free and fantastic Summer Reading program.

The Birmingham Public Library is proud to offer the following sample of events for the month of June designed specifically for our teenaged patrons. Please check with your local BPL branch or at www.bplonline.org for more information.

The Amazing Race
The library version of the hit TV show!
Central, Thursday, June 2, 2:00 p.m.
East Ensley, Monday, June 13, 3:00 p.m.
Avondale, Thursday, June 16, 2:00 p.m.
Smithfield, Tuesday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.
Powderly, Wednesday, June 22, 1:30 p.m.
Wylam, Thursday, June 23, 10:00 a.m.
North Birmingham, Tuesday, June 28, 2:00 p.m.
West End, Wednesday, June 29, 1:30 p.m.

Around the World Culinary Cooking with Chef “E”
Chef “E” presents a fun cooking demonstration and tasting. Registration required.
Central, Tuesday, June 7, 10:30 a.m.
North Birmingham, Tuesday, June 14, 2:00 p.m.
East Lake, Wednesday, June 15, 12:00 p.m.
Wylam, Thursday, June 16, 1:00 p.m.
Five Points West, Tuesday, June 21, 1:30 p.m.
Springville Road, Wednesday, June 22, 10:00 a.m.
North Avondale, Tuesday, June 28, 1:30 p.m.
Powderly, Thursday, June 30, 1:30 p.m.

Arts of the World
Ms. Rochelle will take you to world bazaars through wearable crafts.
East Ensley, Monday, June 6, 3:00 p.m.
North Birmingham, Tuesday, June 7, 2:00 p.m.
Wylam, Thursday, June 9, 10:00 a.m.
Central, Thursday, June 9, 2:00 p.m.
Smithfield, Tuesday, June 14, 10:00 a.m.
Five Points West, Tuesday, June 14, 1:30 p.m.
West End, Wednesday, June 15, 1:00 p.m.
Titusville, Thursday, June 16, 10:30 a.m.
Powderly, Thursday, June 16, 1:00 p.m.
Springville Road, Monday, June 20, 4:00 p.m.
Inglenook, Wednesday, June 22, 3:00 p.m.
Avondale, Thursday, June 23, 2:00 p.m.

Magical Mystery Tour
Magic Man Larry Moore performs his famous tricks.
Springville Road, Wednesday, June 8, 1:00 p.m.
Eastwood, Wednesday, June 15, 2:00 p.m.
Woodlawn, Thursday, June 16, 1:00 p.m.
North Birmingham, Tuesday, June 21, 2:00 p.m.
Smithfield, Tuesday, June 28, 10:00 a.m.
Five Points West, Tuesday, June 28, 1:30 p.m.
East Lake, Thursday, June 30, 12:00 p.m.
Avondale, Thursday, June 30, 2:00 p.m.
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