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For immediate release Friday, May 17, 2019
Media contact: Roy L. Williams of BPL Office (205) 226-3746, cell (205) 568-0067

The Atlantic Spotlights BPL Computer Workshops, Google Partnership

Birmingham, Ala.-The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) received a special visit this week from the Atlantic, a New York-based magazine. Writer Jordan Teicher and art director Drew Campbell led a team representing Atlantic Re:think, which spent three days at BPL Monday, May 13, through Wednesday, May 15. While in Birmingham, the Atlantic took photos and interviewed BPL employees and patrons for an upcoming June 2019 spotlight on the essential role libraries play in providing digital skills training for the public. The magazine will also highlight BPL's partnership with Google.

Read more about the visit via the attachment or by clicking here https://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2019/05/the-atlantic-spotlighting-library.html
Teicher sat in on computer workshops at the Central Library and Ensley Branch Library led by Maurice Harley, BPL training coordinator. He interviewed BPL patrons, including Calvester Sanders, who was promoted to lead the housekeeping staff at the Redmont Hotel thanks to computer skills she gained from free computer workshops at the Central Library.
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