Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Meet Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals Board Member Kristy Stewart

The Young Professionals of the Birmingham Public Library celebrate the rich history and prosperous future of Birmingham's oldest cultural institution. The Young Professionals support the Library financially and culturally and promote its remarkable treasures. By hosting dynamic lectures, special collection tours, and other social events and by volunteering time and skills, the Young Professionals increase public awareness of and access to the Library's resources.

BPLYP Kristy Stewart

What is your full name, age, and occupation? Kristy Waldon Stewart, 34, Bank Secrecy Anti-Money Laundering Analyst, Regions Bank.

What is your favorite place to eat in Birmingham? Village Tavern.

Why did you get involved with the BPLYP? I got involved with BPLYP simply to give back to the community and to be an advocate for an institution that allows you to discover never ending possibilities.

Which is your favorite (or most frequented) library branch? Five Points West simply because it's the branch I used as a child!

Name some of your favorite books as a child or teenager. Animal Farm and A Raisin in the Sun.

What genres do you read the most as an adult? Romance, Short Story & Financial education.

Who are some of your favorite authors? Kimberla Lawson Roby, Donna VanLiere, and Suze Orman.

What is your wish for the city of Birmingham? My wish for the great city of Birmingham is continued economic growth!

Do you have a special talent? If so, what is it?  Call it a talent if you want but I enjoy public speaking!

What is your favorite quote or inspirational saying? "You make a living by what you get and a life by what you give" and "To whom much is given, much is required."

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