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".

Monday, May 10th 2021

All Day
Teen Craft Kits to Go: Bee Gardens

Grades 6-12 Starting May 10, pick up a craft kit with supplies and instructions to make a garden to attract our friends, the bees. Limit one per patron. Available while supplies…

Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill St, Birmingham, MI 48009
11:00am
Take and Make Mondays

Register for your free craft kit to do at home, available via our curbside pickup service. A new registration is required for every craft kit.

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

Tuesday, May 11th 2021

10:00am
Next Nonfiction Book Club

Adult Services Librarian Mick Howey leads this discussion of a different nonfiction book on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM. This month's selection is "In Hoffa's Shadow"…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual Meeting
10:00am
Tuned in Tuesday

Join Ms. Rosemary for a live virtual story time on Zoom with stories, rhymes, and more. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants on the day of…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
11:00am
Coloring Club

Coloring enthusiasts of all ages will receive a fun poster to color at home. Posters will be available after 11:00 a.m. on the day of the event. There are…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Take Home Kit
4:00pm
Board Finance Committee

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the Finance Committee of the Baldwin Public Library Board Will take place on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. In the DeLos…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81899986596
7:00pm
Friends of the Baldwin Public Library: Annual Meeting

TUESDAY, MAY 11 AT 7:00 P.M. Join the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library for their virtual annual membership meeting. Learn more about the organization and how you can help, and…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, May 12th 2021

All Day
Syntha's Stories

Best for children 3 to 5 years old. Miss Syntha will read a picture book from her personal collection and share a song or activity that you can sing or do…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
11:00am
Books and Babies

Join Ms. Ruth Ann for stories, rhymes, music and fun in this virtual story time that meets every other Wednesday. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
2:00pm
Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

2nd Wednesday of the month book club with librarian-led discussion. This month's selection is "Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger. To join the virtual meeting email vicki.sower@baldwinlib.org.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
2:00pm
PowerPoint: An Introduction

Free, Learn the fundamentals of slideshow creation with Microsoft PowerPoint in this two-session class. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link a half hour before class.

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009
Event Series
7:00pm
Gangsters Up North

Gambling and bootlegging or rest and relaxation? Just what were gangsters doing when they found their way to Northern Michigan? Author Robert Knapp will answer those very questions and set…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
PowerPoint: An Introduction

Free, Learn the fundamentals of slideshow creation with Microsoft PowerPoint in this two-session class. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link a half hour before class.

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009
Event Series

Friday, May 14th 2021

10:00am
Wiggle & Rhyme Live!

Join Ms. Stephanie for a live virtual story time on Zoom with singing, clapping, tapping, and more. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants on the day of…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
5:00pm
Friday Five at Five on Facebook Live!

Join a new member of the BPL team on Facebook Live each Friday at 5:00 PM for five quick recommendations to use in self-isolation - or whenever! Hop on over…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Facebook
Event Series

Saturday, May 15th 2021

2:00pm
Easy Photo Editing

Crop, edit, and apply effects to improve your photos with free and powerful online software. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link a half hour before class.

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Online, Birmingham, MI 48009

Monday, May 17th 2021

All Day
Crafts to Go: Eco Friendly Birdfeeders

Enjoy making an eco-friendly birdfeeder that can easily be hung in your yard. Made from mostly biodegradable ingredients, this ornament is sure to attract all kinds of feathered friends.…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
11:00am
Move and Groove Mondays

Join Ms. Caroline for stories and activities that will get you moving up, down, and all around. This virtual story time meets every other Monday. A Zoom link will…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
7:30pm
Library Board Regular & Trust Meeting

LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN NOTICE OF VIRTUAL MEETING NOTICE DATE: April 16, 2021 MEETING DATE/TIME: May 17, 2021 7:30 p.m. MEETING PLACE: Virtual Meeting PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the regularly scheduled regular…

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

Tuesday, May 18th 2021

All Day
Book Scavengers - DIY Home Edition

Hello Book Scavengers! Do you miss Ms. Susan's Library Scavenger Hunts? We do too! Fill out the form found under "More Information" and Ms. Susan will email you a…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
7:00pm
Friends Don't Let Friends Read Alone

Join us for our monthly book club on the third Tuesday of every month. This month's selection is "Days Without End" by Sebastian Barry. To join the virtual meeting please contact…

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

Wednesday, May 19th 2021

All Day
Syntha's Stories

Best for children 3 to 5 years old. Miss Syntha will read a picture book from her personal collection and share a song or activity that you can sing or do…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
All Day
Bedtime Tales: Who Am I?

If you could be any animal in the world, what would it be? Join Ms. Syntha and Ms. Rosemary for stories about animals who want to be someone they're not.…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
2:00pm
Google Slides: An Alternative to PowerPoint

Create and share an online slideshow with Google Slides, a solid alternative to PowerPoint. Registration required. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link a half hour before class.

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009
6:45pm
Great Books Discussion Group

Using the traditional shared inquiry method, participants explore the Great Books. Group members take turns facilitating the discussions. All discussions will be hosted on Zoom until further notice. To inquire…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
Event Series
7:00pm
Google Slides: An Alternative to PowerPoint

Create and share an online slideshow with Google Slides, a solid alternative to PowerPoint. Registration required. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link a half hour before class.

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009

Thursday, May 20th 2021

10:00am
Rock 'n Read

Shake out your sillies, listen to stories, and move to music at this lively virtual story time with Ms. Donna that meets every other Thursday. A Zoom link will…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
7:00pm
Virtual Kids Library Society - Grades 3 to 5

Grades 3 to 5. Do you want to be more involved with the Library? Would you like to help us shape our upcoming programs? Registration required if you are interested in…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series

Friday, May 21st 2021

10:00am
Wiggle & Rhyme Live!

Join Ms. Stephanie for a live virtual story time on Zoom with singing, clapping, tapping, and more. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants on the day of…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
5:00pm
Friday Five at Five on Facebook Live!

Join a new member of the BPL team on Facebook Live each Friday at 5:00 PM for five quick recommendations to use in self-isolation - or whenever! Hop on over…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Facebook
Event Series