Thursday, January 07, 2016

Central Library to Offer Variety of Free Classes in January 2016

sign up form for January classes

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will be offering a variety of free classes in its Central Library branch, 2100 Park Place, in downtown Birmingham during the month of January 2016.

The class schedule includes how to find funding for your nonprofit, the hiring process for Jefferson County, basic computer skills, genealogy, copyright, and how to research your house history. All of the classes will take place in the Linn-Henley Computer Center on the fourth floor in the Linn-Henley Research Library.

Karyn Davis-West, Central public service coordinator for Birmingham Public Library, said the free monthly classes are among a variety of ways BPL serves the public beyond traditional services. “Many of our patrons have shown a great deal of interest in knitting resources, yet others have shown interest in finding out more information on patents,” Davis-West said. “Two totally unrelated subjects, yet we offer classes on both topics this month.”

Here is a listing by day of the free classes being offered at the Central Library during January 2016:

Hiring Process for Jefferson County Monday, January 11, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
BPL Database, Career Cruising Monday, January 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
How to Find Funding for Your Nonprofit Tuesday, January 12, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Patent Basic Tuesday, January 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Databases for Genealogy Tuesday, January 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Basic PC Monday, January 25, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Keyboarding Monday, January 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Database, Financial Ratings Series Online Monday, January 25, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Copyright and Fair Use Monday, January 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
How to Research Your House History Tuesday, January 26, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Online Knitting Resources Tuesday, January 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Downloadable Free E-Books/Audio Tuesday, January 26, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Downloadable Device Training Tuesday, January 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

To register for a class, pick up forms at the Central Library. Registration does not guarantee you a spot in the class. If you register for a class and cannot attend, call the Computer Commons at (205) 226-3680 or email No one will be admitted after five minutes past the time the class is scheduled to start.

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