Monday, September 10, 2012

Invitation to the Social for Young Professionals: September 20, 6-8 pm

If you're 25-40 and would like to be considered for the board of the new BPL young professionals, you're invited to our Social!


What: BPL YP Social
When: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6 - 8 p.m.
Where: Fourth Floor of the downtown Birmingham Public Library (2100 Park Place, 35203)
Ambiance: Jazz at dusk in Downtown Bham
Refreshments: Drinks and hors d’oeuvres from MIX Bakery and Cafe
Attire: Business casual
RSVP by September 17 to Jennifer Neely at or 205-226-3619

BPL is accepting board applications until September 30 for young professionals ages 25-40 who live in the Birmingham metro area and are interested in being part of a literary-oriented group. The inaugural BPLYP Board will determine the direction of the group, plan social events, and launch an annual signature fundraising event—all for the benefit of BPL.

The BPLYP will be a diverse group of people from various backgrounds and professions who love the Library and the creative and thoughtful life that it represents. Board members will be advocates for the Library and individuals who could commit time and resources for the benefit of the Library system.

The BPLYP social at the Central Library on September 20 will give you the opportunity to meet other potential board members and enjoy drinks, light fare by MIX, and music by local jazz duo Tommy Bowen and Collin Zuckerman (trumpet, guitar and vocals).

We will be choosing 40 board members by mid-October. Board members will be asked to help organize one signature fundraising event per year, attend six meetings per year, and contribute ten volunteer hours to the library per year. Annual dues are $250 (which may be donated individually or raised through private donors or corporate sponsorship).

The BPLYP will be a great tool to establish a budding career! For more details and applications, go to . Those who are nominated will also have to fill out an application form, available here on the webpage.

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