Birmingham, MI

Birmingham is vibrant and prosperous, with a population of approximately 20,000. Covering only 4.73 square miles, our community is able to maintain the feel of a small town, while experiencing the benefits and amenities of an affluent urban area. Nestled amid some of the nation’s most affluent suburbs, Downtown Birmingham is a center for business, social and cultural activities. The City has a lively, pedestrian-friendly downtown offering one of the Midwest's premiere shopping districts. Comprised of nearly 300 retailers, the City offers a wonderfully diverse assortment of restaurants, clothing and gift stores, salons, spas, antique shops, and art galleries. Movie theatres and a centrally located park complete the city center. Whether you want to stroll the streets with your family and grab an ice cream, or check out the latest in designer fashions capped off with an evening of some of Metro’s Detroit’s finest dining, Birmingham offers it all. Our city is truly a place to "live, shop, and play".

Tuesday, October 4th 2022

10:00am
Wiggle & Rhyme Outdoor Story Time for Birth to 18 Months

  • Join Ms. Stephanie for a lapsit story time with singing, clapping, tapping, and more.
  • Outdoor in Barnum Park. Meet us at the southeast end of the park, on George Street, by…

    Baldwin Public Library
    George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George Street.
    Event Series
7:00pm
Graphic Novels 4 Grown Ups

Graphic Novels for Grown Ups- Book Club

Comics aren't just for kids! Features memoirs, humor, superheroes, and more! Some titles contain mature/graphic content so please read the description before you register. title: 

Oct…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Board Room (and Zoom)

Wednesday, October 5th 2022

11:15am
Toddler Tales Outdoor Story Time for 1.5 Years to 2.5 Years

  • Join Ms. Rosemary for stories, songs, and rhymes. 
  • Best for ages 1.5 to 2.5 years and their grownups.
  • Outdoor in Barnum Park. Meet us at the southeast end of the park, on…

    Baldwin Public Library
    George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George St.
    Event Series
7:00pm
Microsoft Excel: Creating Spreadsheets

Learn the fundamentals of spreadsheet creation with Microsoft Excel. This class meets on Zoom. An email will be sent to you a half hour before the class with login instructions.

Baldwin Public Library
Online, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
Moms Book Club

Enjoy a night out at a special book club just for moms! If you are interested in joining, please contact Susan Dion at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org. 

October 5: Anxious People by Fredrik…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room

Thursday, October 6th 2022

3:00pm
Check Out eBooks from the Library

Learn how to access Libby to check out e-books and e-audiobooks. A BPL card is required. Registration is required. The Zoom invitation will be emailed to registered attendees a half…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
3:00pm
Project Kidsight Vision Screening

This free vision screening for ages 6 months and up is fast, non-invasive, and has an accuracy rating of 98%. Sponsored by the Beverly Hills Lions Club.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, TBD
Event Series
4:00pm
Play & Learn

Ages 2 to 5 and a grown up. 

Touch, play, explore, and discover with your child while they learn a variety of skills including fine and gross motor, social, early literacy,…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
7:00pm
Pizza and Pages: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Grades 7-12. The first 10 to register will receive a free paperback book, thanks to the Friends of Baldwin Public Library. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Registration required. This…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009

Friday, October 7th 2022

10:00am
Sing & Tell Outdoor Story Time Ages 2.5 to 3.5

  • Best for ages 2.5 to 3.5 and their grownups.
  • Join Ms. Susan as she reads stories and rhymes, sings songs, and more!
  • Please leave dogs and other pets at home for the…

    Baldwin Public Library
    George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George Street.
    Event Series

Monday, October 10th 2022

All Day
Youth Take and Make Crafts

For Kids. Pick up a craft kit to do at home. First come, first served while supplies last. 

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Youth Room
Event Series
10:00am
Move and Groove Outdoor Story Time for ages 3 to 5 years

  • Join Ms. Caroline for stories and activities that will have you moving up, down, and all around.
  • Best for ages 3 to 5.
  • Outdoor in Barnum Park. Meet us at the southeast…

    Baldwin Public Library
    George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George Street.
    Event Series
4:00pm
Finance Committee Meeting

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETING

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the

 

Finance Committee of the Baldwin Public Library Board


will take place on

Monday, October 10, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. 

In the Delos…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Delos Board Room
4:30pm
Move and Groove Outdoor Story Time Ages 3 to 5 years

  • Join Ms. Caroline for stories and activities that will have you moving up, down, and all around.
  • Best for ages 3 to 5.
  • Outdoor in Barnum Park. Meet us at the southeast…

    Baldwin Public Library
    George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George Street.
    Event Series

Tuesday, October 11th 2022

All Day
Coloring Club

Coloring enthusiasts of all ages will receive a fun poster to color at home. This month's choice is a Spider or Halloween Doodles. Must register by Sunday, October 9 to…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
10:00am
Wiggle & Rhyme Outdoor Story Time for Birth to 18 Months

  • Join Ms. Stephanie for a lapsit story time with singing, clapping, tapping, and more.
  • Outdoor in Barnum Park. Meet us at the southeast end of the park, on George Street, by…

    Baldwin Public Library
    George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George Street.
    Event Series
7:00pm
Mother/Daughter Book Club

Email Ms. Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org to register for this book club for girls in grades 4 to 6 and their moms. 

October 11: Tune It Out by Jamie Sumner

November 15:

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room or Grams Discovery Room
Event Series
7:00pm
Van Gogh in America: DIA Docent Tour

Van Gogh in America celebrates the DIA's status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent Van Gogh! Join docent Kathleen McBroom to…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009

Wednesday, October 12th 2022

11:15am
Toddler Tales Outdoor Story Time for 1.5 Years to 2.5 Years

  • Join Ms. Rosemary for stories, songs, and rhymes. 
  • Best for ages 1.5 to 2.5 years and their grownups.
  • Outdoor in Barnum Park. Meet us at the southeast end of the park, on…

    Baldwin Public Library
    George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George St.
    Event Series
2:00pm
Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

2nd Wednesday of the month book club, with librarian-led discussion. Our longest running book club, this group features mostly fiction selections with occasional nonfiction titles. This month's selection is "Writers…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
7:00pm
Google Sheets

In the class, we will create and share a budget in Google Sheets, the alternative to MS Excel. This class meets on Zoom. You will receive an email a half…

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
Idea Lab Class: Etching Steel with Lasers and CuSO4

Join this interesting class in which Jeff will discuss an exciting new technique for engraving uncoated steel using the laser engraver. Complete instructions provided upon registration.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009

Thursday, October 13th 2022

10:30am
Policy Committee Meeting

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETING

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the

 

Policy Committee of the Baldwin Public Library Board

 

Will take place on

Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. 

In the Delos Board…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Delos Board Room
3:00pm
NYT & WSJ from Home

Learn how to access popular newspapers, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal with your Baldwin Public Library library card.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
Teen Anime Club

Watch a different anime every month, talk about the manga you're reading, do fun activities, eat ramen, pocky, and other Japanese snacks. Registration required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Event Series
7:00pm
Birmingham Museum Series - Threads: A Tapestry of Birmingham’s Historic Diversity

Join us for an overview of the enlightened, progressive, controversial, and sometimes shocking events that surround our complex cultural history in this introduction to the Birmingham Museum’s current exhibit, “A…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
Beyond the Book Book Club

Grades 1 to 3

Email Ms. Rosemary at rosemary.isbell@baldwinlib.org to register for this non-fiction book club. 

October 13: The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive by Joanna Cole

November 3: Classified:…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
Event Series

Friday, October 14th 2022

10:00am
Sing & Tell Outdoor Story Time Ages 2.5 to 3.5

  • Best for ages 2.5 to 3.5 and their grownups.
  • Join Ms. Susan as she reads stories and rhymes, sings songs, and more!
  • Please leave dogs and other pets at home for the…

    Baldwin Public Library
    George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George Street.
    Event Series
7:30pm
After Hours Spooky Ghost Walk Grades 4 to 6

Grades 4 to 6

The annual Ghost Walk is back! Sign up for a one hour time slot and join the librarians on a spooky, after hours ghost walk. This program…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Tribute Room
7:30pm
Halloween Lock-In Grades 7-12

Your favorite annual program is back! The Library is turning into a haunted house, and it needs spooky teen actors to scare the 4-6 graders! Please wear dark clothes or…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
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