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".

Tuesday, June 28th 2022

7:00pm
Books and Bagels Book Club

Email Ms. Susan at susan.dion@baldwinlib.org if you are interested in a book club for students in grades 4 to 6. 

June 28: Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan

July 26: The…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
Event Series
7:00pm
The Restless Genius of Benjamin Franklin

Join Dr. Richard Bell, Professor of History at the University of Maryland, as he rejoins us to examine the genius of Benjamin Franklin. A man with only two years of…

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

Wednesday, June 29th 2022

11:15am
Toddler Tales Outdoor Story Time for 1.5 Years to 2.5 Years

  • Join Ms. Rosemary for stories, songs, and rhymes. 
  • Best for ages 1.5 to 2.5 years and their grownups.
  • Outdoor in Barnum Park. Meet us at the southeast end of the park, on…

    Baldwin Public Library
    George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George St.
    Event Series
3:00pm
Commotion in the Ocean

Grades 1 to 5. Swim into an ocean of fun, full of self-guided, ocean-themed activities and simple experiments. Registration for a time slot required. 

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Tribute Room
7:00pm
Idea Lab LIVE! Kitchen Things

Join Jeff on Instagram Live for our "Idea Lab: Things" series! In this episode, Jeff will discuss and demonstrate a variety of interesting and useful 3D-printable or laser-cuttable models that…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
Collecting Vintage Kitsch

Vintage kitsch is cute, fun, and collectable! Expert reseller Amie Hackworth will tell us where she finds the most adorable vintage treasures, and how she transforms them into crafts, decor,…

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

Thursday, June 30th 2022

3:00pm
Social Networking for Seniors: Facebook

Learn the essentials of Facebook for safe social networking.

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

Friday, July 1st 2022

10:00am
Sing & Tell Outdoor Story Time for ages 2.5 to 3.5 Years

  • Best for ages 2.5 to 3.5 and their grownups.
  • Join Ms. Susan as she reads stories and rhymes, sings songs, and more!
  • Please leave dogs and other pets at home for the…

    Baldwin Public Library
    George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George Street.
    Event Series

Monday, July 4th 2022

All Day
Library Closed - US Independence Day

The Library will be closed all day on July 4.

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

Tuesday, July 5th 2022

All Day
Youth Take and Make Crafts

For Kids. Pick up a craft kit to do at home. Limit one per child. First come, first served while supplies last. New craft every Monday from June 13 through…

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

Wednesday, July 6th 2022

3:00pm
Under the Sea Party

All ages. Dive into ocean-themed activities and crafts. Oceans of possibilities await! Registration for a time slot required. 

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Tribute Room
7:00pm
Google Sheets

In the class, we will create and share a budget in Google Sheets, the alternative to MS Excel. This class meets on Zoom. You will receive an email a half…

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009

Thursday, July 7th 2022

11:00am
At the Beach Outdoor Family Story Time

Have a sun-sational time with Ms. Caroline and enjoy books and activities together with the whole family. This story time will take place at Barnum Park.

Baldwin Public Library
George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George St.
3:00pm
Check Out 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…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
7:00pm
Pizza and Pages: Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards

Grades 7-12. The first 10 to register will receive a free paperback book, thanks to the Friends of Baldwin Public Library. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Registration required. This…

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

Saturday, July 9th 2022

3:00pm
Man’s Best Friend: Dogs in the Ancient World

Dogs were the first animal humans domesticated, and have held a special place in our societies ever since. Acting as guards, guides to the underworld, companions and hunters, they have…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill, Birmingham, MI 48009

Sunday, July 10th 2022

1:00pm
Page to Screen

Discuss a book and a related film. This month's selections are The Immoral Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (PG-13, 2017) To…

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

Monday, July 11th 2022

All Day
Youth Take and Make Crafts

For Kids. Pick up a craft kit to do at home. Limit one per child. First come, first served while supplies last. New craft every Monday from June 13 through…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Youth Room
Event Series
10:00am
Move and Groove Outdoor Story Time for ages 3 to 5 years

  • Join Ms. Caroline for stories and activities that will have you moving up, down, and all around.
  • Best for ages 3 to 5.
  • Outdoor in Barnum Park. Meet us at the southeast…

    Baldwin Public Library
    George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George Street.
    Event Series
1:00pm
NEXT Popular Reads

Join Rebekah Craft, Director of the Baldwin Public Library, to discuss "The Island of Missing Trees" by Elif Shafak in an online discussion via Zoom. Rebekah leads book discussions of…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill, Birmingham, MI 48009
2:00pm
Move and Groove Outdoor Story Time for ages 3 to 5 years

  • Join Ms. Caroline for stories and activities that will have you moving up, down, and all around.
  • Best for ages 3 to 5.
  • Outdoor in Barnum Park. Meet us at the southeast…

    Baldwin Public Library
    George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George Street.
    Event Series
3:30pm
Volunteer with the Henry Ford Hospice

 Learn about the Henry Ford Hospice and the many ways you can make a difference through various volunteer opportunities; such as compassionate companionship/socialization with patients, caregiver relief, and veteran support. 

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual (Zoom
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, July 11, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. 

In the Delos…

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

Tuesday, July 12th 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 Seahorse or Sea Creatures. Must register by Sunday, July 10 to…

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
10:00am
Wiggle & Rhyme Outdoor Story Time for Birth to 1.5 years

  • Join Ms. Stephanie for a lapsit story time with singing, clapping, tapping, and more.
  • You are welcome to bring your own scarf and shaker as we sometimes use these props in…

    Baldwin Public Library
    George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George Street.
    Event Series
3:30pm
Teen Crafternoon - Pour Painting

JUNE 14: MACRAME RAINBOWS
JULY 12: POUR PAINTING
AUGUST 16: NEON SIGNS
Grades 7-12. All supplies will be provided. 
This program will take place in the Children's Garden on the…

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

June 14: Words on Fire by Jennifer Nielsen

July 12:…

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

Wednesday, July 13th 2022

11:15am
Toddler Tales Outdoor Story Time for 1.5 Years to 2.5 Years

  • Join Ms. Rosemary for stories, songs, and rhymes. 
  • Best for ages 1.5 to 2.5 years and their grownups.
  • Outdoor in Barnum Park. Meet us at the southeast end of the park, on…

    Baldwin Public Library
    George Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Meet at the Little Free Library on George St.
    Event Series
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 "City…

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