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, July 26th 2021

All Day
Take and Make Mondays

For Kids. Pick up a craft kit to do at home. Limit one per child. First come, first serve while supplies last. New crafts will be put out every Monday, starting…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Curbside Pickup
Event Series
9:30am
Idea Lab Take-N-Make: Laser Cut Fidget Spinners

Remember fidget spinners? They used to be everywhere! Bring back the trend, and make your own fidget spinner with this fun and simple kit from The Idea Lab! (First Come, First…

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. The Zoom link for this program will be emailed to registered participants on…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
7:00pm
Books Plus Book Club

Grades 2 to 3 and a grownup. Email Ms. Donna at donna.smith@baldwinlib.org to register for this virtual book club. This month we are reading "Saucy" by Cynthia Kadohata.

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

Tuesday, July 27th 2021

10:00am
Tuned in Tuesday

Join Ms. Rosemary for a live virtual story time on Zoom with stories, rhymes, and more. The Zoom link for this program will be emailed to registered participants on…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
2:00pm
Downloading 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 hour before…

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

Email Ms. Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org if you are interested in a virtual book club for students in grades 4 to 6. This month we are reading "A Wolf Called…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
7:00pm
Let Me Tell You A Story: Behind the Scenes at the D.I.A.

Join librarian and D.I.A. docent Kathleen McBroom for an exploration of the many ways visual artists use stories as the source of inspiration for their works of art. Virtual event.…

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

Wednesday, July 28th 2021

11:00am
Books and Babies

Join Ms. Ruth Ann for stories, rhymes, music and fun in this virtual story time. The Zoom link for this program will be emailed to registered participants on the day…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
7:00pm
Books 'N Brews Book Clubs

This book club normally meets at Dick O'Dow's (160 Maple Rd) in Downtown Birmingham, but will meet virtually until further notice. Join us every 4th Wednesday for a librarian-led discussion…

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

Friday, July 30th 2021

10:00am
Wiggle & Rhyme Live!

Join Ms. Stephanie for a live virtual story time on Zoom with singing, clapping, tapping, and more. The Zoom link for this program will be emailed to registered participants on…

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

Saturday, July 31st 2021

3:00pm
Selling Online

In this class, we will: - Navigate the eBay website. - Search for items that are of interest to us. - List an item for sale. A half hour before class, you will be…

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009

Sunday, August 1st 2021

1:00pm
Page to Screen Book Club

Discuss a book and a related film. August's selections are Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple and "Where'd You Go Bernadette" (PG-13, 2019) To join the virtual meeting please contact adult…

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

Monday, August 2nd 2021

All Day
Teen Crafts to Go: CD Scratch Art

Grades 6-12 Starting August 2, pick up a craft kit with supplies and instructions to make CD scratch art, which can be used as a suncatcher or a wall decoration. Limit…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
All Day
Adult Craft to Go: Pop Can Spinners

Pick up a kit to create a beautiful eco friendly garden wind spinner out of recycled pop cans. Limit one per patron. First come, first served, as supplies last.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
All Day
Take and Make Mondays

For Kids. Pick up a craft kit to do at home. Limit one per child. First come, first serve while supplies last. New crafts will be put out every Monday, starting…

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

Join Ms. Caroline for stories and activities that will get you moving up, down, and all around. The Zoom link for this program will be emailed to registered participants on…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
1:00pm
Next Popular Reads Book Club

Join Rebekah Craft, Director of the Baldwin Public Library, to discuss "Whereabouts" by Jhumpa Lahiri in an online discussion with Zoom. Rebekah leads book discussions of popular and award-winning books…

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

Tuesday, August 3rd 2021

10:00am
Tuned in Tuesday

Join Ms. Rosemary for a live virtual story time on Zoom with stories, rhymes, and more. The Zoom link for this program will be emailed to registered participants on…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
7:00pm
Panels and Frames Book Club

Grades 3 to 6. Email Ms. Caroline at caroline.salucci@baldwinlib.org to register for this graphic novel book club that meets every other month. This month we are reading "The Time Museum"…

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

Wednesday, August 4th 2021

11:00am
Books and Babies

Join Ms. Ruth Ann for stories, rhymes, music and fun in this virtual story time. The Zoom link for this program will be emailed to registered participants on the day…

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

Thursday, August 5th 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. The Zoom link for…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
7:00pm
Pizza and Pages: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

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 on Libby. We will…

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

Friday, August 6th 2021

10:00am
Wiggle & Rhyme Live!

Join Ms. Stephanie for a live virtual story time on Zoom with singing, clapping, tapping, and more. The Zoom link for this program will be emailed to registered participants on…

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

Sunday, August 8th 2021

All Day
Last Day of Summer Reading

Today is the last day to log Summer Reading books, minutes, and activities in Beanstack. Youth, Teen, and Adult Summer Reading programs end today. You can continue to log…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, baldwinlib.beanstack.org

Monday, August 9th 2021

7:00pm
Foodscaping with Brie Arthur

Learn about native edible plants and the pollinators they attract that aid in ecological restoration. Get inspired to see the potential every landscape offers by transforming them into purposeful spaces…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill, Birmingham, MI 48009

Tuesday, August 10th 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. Features a wide range of nonfiction…

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