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, November 28th 2022

10:00am
Move and Groove Story Time for ages 3 to 5 years

Best for ages 3 to 5.

Join Ms. Caroline for stories and activities that will have you moving up, down, and all around.

Registration is required for this six week session. You…

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

Best for ages 3 to 5.

Join Ms. Caroline for stories and activities that will have you moving up, down, and all around.

Registration is required for this six week session. You…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
Event Series
7:00pm
Michigan Holiday Season Memories

The Holiday Season in Michigan holds special memories for everyone – who can forget the leaping reindeer emerging from the entranceway high above Hudson's, at the corner at Woodward and…

Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill, Birmingham, MI 48009

Tuesday, November 29th 2022

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
7:00pm
Books and Bagels Book Club

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

October 25: Restart by Gordon Korman

November 29: Coop Knows…

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

Wednesday, November 30th 2022

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
4:30pm
Adventures in Books Book Club

Grades 1 to 3, grownups welcome

Email Melissa at melissa.behrens@baldwinlib.org to register.

October 26: Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina

November 30: Indian Shoes by Cynthia Leitch Smith

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
Event Series
7:00pm
Idea Lab Class: Finding 3D Models Online

By popular request, this helpful class returns! Join Jeff on Zoom where he will teach you how to navigate the complex world of online 3D model databases. Where to search,…

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

Thursday, December 1st 2022

10:00am
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

Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. 

In the Delos Board…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Delos Board Room
3:00pm
Microsoft Word

Learn the fundamentals of word processing with Microsoft Word. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link an hour before class.

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
7:00pm
Pizza and Pages: Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

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

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

Friday, December 2nd 2022

9:30am
3D Printed LED String Lights Kit

Transform a string of plain LEDs into colorful crystalline gems with attachments made right here in the Idea Lab! Registration required.

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

Saturday, December 3rd 2022

11:00am
Duo Concert with Andrew Wu

Join us for this fourth in the series of live Saturday afternoon musical events at BPL.

Come listen to a magical duo concert showcasing the development of the viola as a…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Donor Room (downstairs) and Virtual via Zoom

Sunday, December 4th 2022

1:00pm
Page to Screen

Discuss a book and a related film. This month's selections are The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and "The Great Gatsby" (PG-13, 2013) To join the virtual meeting please…

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

Monday, December 5th 2022

10:00am
Move and Groove Story Time for ages 3 to 5 years

Best for ages 3 to 5.

Join Ms. Caroline for stories and activities that will have you moving up, down, and all around.

Registration is required for this six week session. You…

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

Best for ages 3 to 5.

Join Ms. Caroline for stories and activities that will have you moving up, down, and all around.

Registration is required for this six week session. You…

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

Tuesday, December 6th 2022

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
6:30pm
Ruff Readers

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 and offer a…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
7:00pm
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.

Dec…

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

Wednesday, December 7th 2022

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
7:00pm
Moms Book Club

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

December 7: The Dictionary of Lost…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grams Discovery Room
Event Series
7:00pm
Idea Lab Class: Custom 3D Printed Cookie Cutters

This class will teach you the entire process of making custom 3D Printed cookie cutters from scratch! Use ingenious online tools and the 3D Printing services at The Idea Lab…

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

Thursday, December 8th 2022

3:00pm
Google Docs

Learn about Google Docs: A powerful Alternative to Microsoft Word. Registration required. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link a half hour before class.

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Class Online, Birmingham, MI 48009
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. Registration required. Email teen@baldwinlib.org with any questions.

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