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Take a Selfie and Share it on Social Media to Support World Literacy Day, September 8


WHO: The Birmingham Public Library, Instagram Birmingham, The Literacy Council, and REV Birmingham will celebrate World Literacy Day, September 8, by encouraging people to take selfies in cool places to read in Birmingham.

WHAT: World Literacy Day's aim is to highlight the importance of literacy. About 776 million adults lack minimum literacy skills, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Also, one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women. However, there are about 4 billion literate people in the world, according to UNESCO.

WHEN: Monday, September 8, 2014

WHERE TO POST PICS: People may take photos of themselves at the library, their favorite coffee shop, the park, etc. Then, they should share the images on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. People may also send images to TLC@literacy-council.org so that the Literacy Council may share the images on social media.

HOW: When posting images, people should use the hashtags #coolplacestoreadbham and #literacyselfie. People are also encouraged to tag the following organizations:

  • Birmingham Public Library - Twitter: @bpl; Instagram: @bplpics; and Facebook: Birmingham Public Library
  • Instagram Birmingham - Instagram and Twitter: #instagrambham
  • REV Birmingham - Twitter: @revbirmingham Facebook: REV Birmingham
  • The Literacy Council – Facebook: literacycouncil; Twitter: @literacy_update; Instagram: theliteracycouncil

For more information contact: Missy Burchart, The Literacy Council, 205-326-1925, mburchart@literacy-council.org.

Group hoping to make landmark of Athens' historic black high school launches book tracing its past

Local Book News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:25am
The book traces the history of the school from its founding in 1865 for the education of freedmen. The school is now a derelict building on Brownsferry Street, but the Athens Limestone County Association plans to build a community center at the site and later create a museum to house the school's memorabilia. Kelly Kazek | kkazek@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/KKazek/index.html

Bards & Brews Open Mic Poetry Event at Ruffner Mountain, September 5

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve
Enjoy the perfect blend of free beer samples and a night of poetry during the Birmingham Public Library's monthly Bards and Brews, Friday, September 5, at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Live music by Susan Lawrence; beer provided by Blue Pants Brewery. Light snacks will also be served. Open Mic Night poet registration and music starts at 6:30 pm., and poetry performances start at 7:00 pm. Attendees must be 18 years or older to be admitted, and 21 years or older to be served. IDs will be checked. Bards & Brews has its own Facebook page which features a wealth of information about the event.

This program is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

'A Water Park for Mobile': The power of a grassroots social media campaign and what's next

Technology News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:48am
To date, the homegrown effort has garnered more than 9,650 "likes" on Facebook and roughly 2,400 signatures on a petition from supporters requesting the city of Mobile conduct a feasibility study on the project. Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kellimdugan/index.html