|Mentor and teens at the Five Points West Library|
At the Five Points West Regional Branch Library on March 6, young teens listened intently as mentors from the UAB School of Engineering taught them computer coding and other engineering skills.
The teens are participating in the Birmingham Public Library’s popular Teens Engineer BHM program, which is offering free workshops at 11 locations across the City of Birmingham through May 3, 2018. Read more at this link: http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2018/02/teens-engineer-bhm-march-may-workshop.html.
Teens Engineer BHM focuses on middle and high school students with an interest in math and science. The program was formed as the result of BPL’s partnership with the UAB School of Engineering, spearheaded by Lance Simpson of the Central Library. BPL was awarded a $50,000 UAB Benevolent Fund grant in 2016, which helped purchase computers and other supplies necessary for the success of the program. In 2017 BPL received a $95,000 two-year grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to expand the engineering program to other libraries across the City of Birmingham.
Here is the remaining schedule of Teens Engineer BHM workshops by library location:
Thursday, March 15, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Woodlawn Branch Library
Tuesday, March 20, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Avondale Regional Branch Library
Thursday, March 22, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Ensley Branch Library
Tuesday, April 3, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Inglenook Branch Library
Thursday, April 5, 4:00-5:30 p.m., North Avondale Branch Library
Tuesday, April 10, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Powderly Branch Library
Thursday, April 12, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Smithfield Branch Library
Tuesday, April 17, 4:00-5:30 p.m., West End Branch Library
Thursday, April 19, 4:00-5:30 p.m., North Birmingham Regional Branch Library
Tuesday, May 1, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Southside Branch Library
Thursday, May 3, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Powderly Branch Library
More spring/summer dates will be added later, so check the BPL events calendar at http://www.bplonline.org/calendar/ for updates. Read more about the engineering workshops and other exciting programs such as the Teen Mock Trial experience and Spoken Word Poetry Camp BPL offers for teens at this link: https://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2017/08/partnership-with-bpl-teen-engineer-bhm.html.