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".

Friday, January 28th 2022

2:15pm
Building Committee Meeting

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETING

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the

Building Committee of the Baldwin Public Library Board

Will take place on

Friday, January 28, 2022, at 2:15 p.m. 

In the Delos Board…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Delos Board Room

Saturday, January 29th 2022

All Day
Winter Reading Challenge

For Kids (babies to 6th Grade) - Grab one of four bookmarks from the Youth Reference Desk and follow the reading suggestions. Turn in your completed bookmark for a prize! For…

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

Sunday, January 30th 2022

All Day
Winter Reading Challenge

For Kids (babies to 6th Grade) - Grab one of four bookmarks from the Youth Reference Desk and follow the reading suggestions. Turn in your completed bookmark for a prize! For…

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

Monday, January 31st 2022

All Day
Winter Reading Challenge

For Kids (babies to 6th Grade) - Grab one of four bookmarks from the Youth Reference Desk and follow the reading suggestions. Turn in your completed bookmark for a prize! For…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Event Series
7:00pm
Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement

Join us as master flautist, speaker, and educator Galen Abdur-Razzaq combines lecture and musical performance to tell the historical significance of Jazz and how Jazz became an advocacy for the…

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

Tuesday, February 1st 2022

All Day
Teen Winter Photography Contest

Are you sick and tired of winter? Your challenge is to find and capture the beauty in winter for the chance to win a disposable camera and a gift card…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
Battle Book Talk: The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez

Help your team prepare for Battle of the Books by joining our virtual trivia sessions. Librarians will ask a multitude of questions about the books so you can test your…

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

Wednesday, February 2nd 2022

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
Moms Book Club

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

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

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009

Thursday, February 3rd 2022

2:00pm
PowerPoint: An Introduction

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

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
VIRTUAL Historical Lecture Series - Black Families of Early Birmingham

Join the staff of the Birmingham museum as they share stories and information about local history in and around Birmingham. February's presentation is Black Families of Early Birmingham. For Black…

Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48334
7:00pm
Battle of the Books Informational Meeting

We're here to answer all Battle questions. We'll go over the virtual format, rules for Battle, what to expect on Battle day, ways to practice, tips for coaching, etc. All…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
7:00pm
VIRTUAL Pizza and Pages: Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi

Grades 7-12. The first 10 to register will receive a free paperback book, thanks to the Friends of Baldwin Public Library. This book is also available in electronic formats. Pizza…

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

Sunday, February 6th 2022

1:00pm
Page to Screen

Discuss a book and a related film. This month's selections are Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell and "Winter's Bone" (R, 2010) To join the virtual meeting please contact adult services…

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

Monday, February 7th 2022

All Day
Teen Craft to Go: Bubble Tea

Starting Monday February 7, pick up a kit with instructions to make bubble tea. First come first served, as supplies last. Not intended for young children.

Baldwin Public Library
Baldwin Public Library, 300 West Merrill, Birmingham, MI 48009
All Day
Adult Craft to Go: DIY Soap

Take home a kit with everything you'll need to make your own handcrafted soap. Limit one per patron. First come, first served, as supplies last.

Baldwin Public Library
Baldwin Public Library, 300 West Merrill, Birmingham, MI 48009
11:00am
Move and Groove Virtual Story Time

Join Ms. Caroline for stories and activities that will get you moving up, down, and all around. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants on the day of…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
Event Series
1:00pm
NEXT Popular Reads

Join Rebekah Craft, Director of the Baldwin Public Library, to discuss "We Are Not Like Them" by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza in an online discussion via Zoom. Rebekah leads…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
Battle Book Talk: Glitch

Help your team prepare for Battle of the Books by joining our virtual trivia sessions. Librarians will ask a multitude of questions about the books so you can test your…

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

Tuesday, February 8th 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 Heart or a Pig. Must register by Sunday, February 6 to…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Take Home Kit
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. Features a wide range of nonfiction selections,…

Baldwin Public Library
Baldwin Public Library, 300 West Merrill, 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 "Some…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
7:00pm
To Die Upon a Kiss: DIA Special Lecture

View a selection of works that explore the variety of behaviors associated with "love' with DIA docent, Kathleen McBroom.  This is a virtual event. Registration is required. A ZOOM invitation…

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

Wednesday, February 9th 2022

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 "When…

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

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETING

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the

Strategic Planning Committee of the Baldwin Public Library Board

Will take place on

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. 

In the Delos…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Delos Board Room
7:00pm
Twitter

Become a Twitter pro as you learn to create an account, compose tweets, connect with friends, and more. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link a half hour before…

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009

Thursday, February 10th 2022

2:00pm
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
4:30pm
Rock 'n Read Virtual Story Time

Best for ages 2 years to 5 years and their grownups. 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link on the day of the program.

Registration…

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

Grades 2 to 4 and a grownup. Email Ms. Rosemary at rosemary.isbell@baldwinlib.org to register for this non-fiction book club. This month we are reading "Hidden Figures: The True Story of…

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