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".

Sunday, March 7th 2021

1:00pm
Page to Screen

Discuss a book and a related film. March's film is "From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City" (NR), and the book, "The Poisoned City" by Ann Clark. The film is available…

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

Monday, March 8th 2021

All Day
Adult Craft Kits to Go: Hand Lettering Kit

Starting March 8th, pick up a kit to begin practicing hand lettering techniques. Limit one per patron. First come, first served.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
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
1:00pm
Next Popular Reads - Interior Chinatown

Join Rebekah Craft, Director of the Baldwin Public Library, to discuss "Interior Chinatown" by Charles Yu in an online discussion with Zoom. Rebekah leads book discussions of popular and award-winning…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
4:30pm
Finance Committee Meeting

LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS FINANCE COMMITTEE BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN NOTICE OF VIRTUAL MEETING NOTICE DATE: February 25, 2021 MEETING DATE/TIME: March 8, 2021 4:30 p.m. MEETING PLACE: Virtual Meeting PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the regularly…

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

Tuesday, March 9th 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
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 "Hidden Figures" by…

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

LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS BUILDING COMMITTEE BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN NOTICE OF VIRTUAL MEETING NOTICE DATE: February 25, 2021 MEETING DATE/TIME: March 9, 2021 4:00 p.m. MEETING PLACE: Virtual Meeting PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the regularly…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
Mother/Daughter Book Club

Email Ms. Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org if you are interested in a virtual book club for girls in grades 4 to 6 and their moms. This month we are reading "Wish"…

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

Wednesday, March 10th 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
Bedtime Tales: Imagine That!

Would you like to play PRETEND with us? Do you DREAM of joining Ms. Rosemary and Ms. Syntha for story time? We picked stories and rhymes to stir your imagination.…

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

2nd Wednesday of the month book club with librarian-led discussion. This month's selection is "American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins. To join the virtual meeting email vicki.sower@baldwinlib.org.

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

Adult Services Librarian Sarah will introduce you to the upcoming year's BPL Book Club roster and talk about the Library's various book clubs. Current and potential book club members are…

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

Thursday, March 11th 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
Beyond the Book Book Club

Grades 1 to 3 and a grownup. Email Ms. Rosemary at rosemary.retford@baldwinlib.org to register for this non-fiction book club. This month we are reading "A Race Around the World" by…

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

Friday, March 12th 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, March 13th 2021

2:00pm
Build a Website

Create a basic website for yourself or for your business in this three-session class. Registration required. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link at 1:30 pm the day of…

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

Monday, March 15th 2021

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. You will receive an…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Curbside Pickup
7:30pm
Library Board 2021-2022 Budget Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 15, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. Please take notice that the 2021-2022…

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

Tuesday, March 16th 2021

10:00am
Tuned in Tuesdays

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
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 "The Secrets We Kept" by Lara Prescott. To join the virtual meeting please…

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

Wednesday, March 17th 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
Start a Blog

Learn how to create a blog for personal or professional use. In the class we will set up an account on a blogging website, learn about various blogging platforms,…

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009
6:30pm
Color Fun Story Time: Green

Join Ms. Syntha to celebrate her favorite color - green! Will there be stories about grass? Or crocodiles? Or peas? Zoom in and find out. Pickup a craft kit starting…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
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
Idea Lab LIVE on Instagram

Hang out with Jeff on IG Live as he rebuilds an older 3D printer from the bottom up. Follow the Library on Instagram at @baldwinlib.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
7:00pm
Start a Blog

Learn how to create a blog for personal or professional use. In the class we will set up an account on a blogging website, learn about various blogging platforms,…

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009