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, February 5th 2023

1:00pm
Page to Screen

Discuss a book and a related film. This month's selections are Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis and…

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

Monday, February 6th 2023

1:00pm
NEXT Popular Reads

Join Rebekah Craft, Director of the Baldwin Public Library, to discuss "Black Cake" by Charmaine Wilkerson. This book club meets in person at Birmingham Next. Attendees may also attend the…

Baldwin Public Library
2121 Midvale St, Birmingham, MI 48009
3:00pm
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

Monday, February 6, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. 

In the Delos Board…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Delos Board Room
4:30pm
VIRTUAL Battle Book Talk: Twins

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 7th 2023

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

Best for ages birth to 18 months.

Join Ms. Stephanie for a lapsit story time with singing, clapping, tapping, and more.

Registration is required for this six week session. You only need…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
Event Series
11:15am
Wiggle & Rhyme Story Time for Birth to 18 Months

Best for ages birth to 18 months.

Join Ms. Stephanie for a lapsit story time with singing, clapping, tapping, and more.

Registration is required for this six week session. You only need…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
Event Series
1:00pm
Outreach Committee Meeting

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETING

 

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the

 

Outreach Committee of the Baldwin Public Library Board

 

Will take place on

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. 

 

In the Delos Board…

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

Feb…

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

December 13: Coo by Kaela Noel

January 10: Charlie…

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

Wednesday, February 8th 2023

10:00am
Toddler Tales Story Time for 1.5 Years to 2.5 Years

Best for ages 1.5 to 2.5 years and their grownups.

Join Ms. Rosemary for stories, songs, and rhymes. 

Registration is required for this six week session. You only need to register once…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
Event Series
11:15am
Toddler Tales Story Time for 1.5 Years to 2.5 Years

Best for ages 1.5 to 2.5 years and their grownups.

Join Ms. Rosemary for stories, songs, and rhymes. 

Registration is required for this six week session. You only need to register once…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
Event Series
2:00pm
HYBRID: 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 "The…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Board Room
4:30pm
Travel the World: China

Grades 4 to 6

Join us as we "travel" outside the United States and experience different countries through taste, smell, sound, touch, and sight. Registration required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Tribute Room
6:15pm
Bedtime Tales Story Time

All ages

Join Ms. Syntha indoors for end-of-day stories, rhymes, and songs. 

Registration is required for this six week session. You only need to register once for this session. The dates are…

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

Thursday, February 9th 2023

10:00am
Books and Boogie Story Time for 3 to 5 years

Best for ages three to five years.

Join Ms. Alyssa for stories and songs that get you moving.

Registration is required for this six week session. You only need to register once…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
Event Series
2:00pm
Books and Boogie Story Time for 3 to 5 years

Best for ages three to five years.

Join Ms. Alyssa for stories and songs that get you moving.

Registration is required for this six week session. You only need to register once…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
Event Series
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. Email teen@baldwinlib.org with any questions.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Event Series
7:00pm
HYBRID - Birmingham Museum Series: Oakland County’s Early Abolitionists and the Local Underground Railroad Network

Join Leslie Pielack to revisit our Black history and learn about Oakland County’s network of abolitionists and Underground Railroad activists. Who was involved? How did they accomplish it? What happened…

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. 

December 8: Who Would Win? Ultimate Dinosaur Rumble by Jerry Pallotta

January 12: Alexander Humboldt:…

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

Friday, February 10th 2023

10:00am
Sing & Tell 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!

Registration is required for this six week session. You only…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
Event Series
11:15am
Sing & Tell 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!

Registration is required for this six week session. You only…

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

Monday, February 13th 2023

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, February 13, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. 

In the Delos…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Delos Board Room
4:30pm
VIRTUAL Battle Book Talk: A Wish in the Dark

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 14th 2023

All Day
Coloring Club

Coloring enthusiasts of all ages will receive a fun poster to color at home. This month's choice is a Dog poster or a Love poster. Must register by Sunday, February…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
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
6:30pm
Ruff Readers - Ages 6 & up

Ages 6 & up

Sign up for a ten minute time slot to read to a registered therapy dog from the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Therapy dogs enjoy being read to…

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

Wednesday, February 15th 2023

10:00am
Behind the Scenes Library Tour

Join Director Rebekah Craft for a behind the scenes tour of the library. You'll visit staff areas, learn how items are added to the collection, and hear about new programs…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
Idea Lab Class: DIY Terrain Maps

Jeff teaches you how to produce beautiful, custom, laser-cut terrain maps using two great pieces of free online software, and the tools in The Idea Lab.

Complete instructions provided upon registration.

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

Thursday, February 16th 2023

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
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