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, April 19th 2021

11:00am
Move and Groove Mondays

Join Ms. Caroline for stories and activities that will get you moving up, down, and all around. This virtual story time meets every other Monday. A Zoom link will…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
7:30pm
Board Regular & Trust Meeting

LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN NOTICE OF VIRTUAL MEETING NOTICE DATE: March 23, 2021 MEETING DATE/TIME: April 19, 2021 7:30 p.m. MEETING PLACE: Virtual Meeting PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the regularly scheduled regular…

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

Tuesday, April 20th 2021

All Day
Book Scavengers - DIY Home Edition

Hello Book Scavengers! Do you miss Ms. Susan's Library Scavenger Hunts? We do too! Fill out the form found under "More Information" and Ms. Susan will email you a…

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 "Mission Moon" from…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
7:00pm
Friends Don't Let Friends Read Alone

Join us for our monthly book club on the third Tuesday of every month. This month's selection is "The Innocents" by Michael Crummey To join the virtual meeting please contact Sara…

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

Wednesday, April 21st 2021

All Day
Syntha's Stories

Best for children 3 to 5 years old. Miss Syntha will read a picture book from her personal collection and share a song or activity that you can sing or do…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
All Day
Bedtime Tales: Rhyme Time

Ms. Syntha has a book for you, so does Ms. Rosemary, that makes two. Join us for some bedtime fun, you will laugh until we're done. Video and craft supplies…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
2:00pm
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 hour…

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009
4:30pm
April is Poetry Month Open Mic Zoom

Grades 3 to 6. Write your own poem to read aloud or bring your favorite poem written by somebody else to share with the group. Zoom link will be emailed…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual program
4:30pm
Board 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 Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. In the DeLos…

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

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
Living an Herbal Life: Crafting teas, tinctures and oils at home

Herbalist and author Bevin Cohen will teach the benefits of various cultivated and foraged herbs and walk attendees through processing herbs, brewing teas, and crafting salves and tinctures in this…

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

Thursday, April 22nd 2021

All Day
Adult Craft Kits to Go: Microgreens

Starting April 19, pick up a kit to begin cultivating microgreens at home. Limit one per patron. First come, first served.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
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. A Zoom link will…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
7:00pm
DIY Bubble Tea for Teens

Grades 6-12. Bubble tea, or boba, is a Taiwanese tea-based drink that usually contains tea, sweetened milk, and chewy tapioca balls known as pearls or “bubbles” that are sucked up…

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

Friday, April 23rd 2021

10:00am
Wiggle & Rhyme Live!

Join Ms. Stephanie for a live virtual story time on Zoom with singing, clapping, tapping, and more. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants on the day of…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
5:00pm
Friday Five at Five on Facebook Live!

Join a new member of the BPL team on Facebook Live each Friday at 5:00 PM for five quick recommendations to use in self-isolation - or whenever! Hop on over…

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

Saturday, April 24th 2021

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

Monday, April 26th 2021

11:00am
Take and Make Mondays

Register for your free craft kit to do at home, available via our curbside pickup service. A new registration is required for every craft kit.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Curbside Pickup
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 "Lights, Camera, Cook" by Charise Mericle…

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

Tuesday, April 27th 2021

10:00am
Tuned in Tuesday

Join Ms. Rosemary for a live virtual story time on Zoom with stories, rhymes, and more. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants on the day of…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
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 "Scouts" by Shannon…

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

Wednesday, April 28th 2021

All Day
Syntha's Stories

Best for children 3 to 5 years old. Miss Syntha will read a picture book from her personal collection and share a song or activity that you can sing or do…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
11:00am
Books and Babies

Join Ms. Ruth Ann for stories, rhymes, music and fun in this virtual story time that meets every other Wednesday. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
11:00am
Little Explorers

Children ages 18 months to five years can create, touch, and play with a monthly sensory kit designed to support fine and gross motor skills, cognitive development, and problem solving…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Curbside Pickup
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 'N Brews

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, Virtual

Friday, April 30th 2021

10:00am
Wiggle & Rhyme Live!

Join Ms. Stephanie for a live virtual story time on Zoom with singing, clapping, tapping, and more. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants on the day of…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
5:00pm
Friday Five at Five on Facebook Live!

Join a new member of the BPL team on Facebook Live each Friday at 5:00 PM for five quick recommendations to use in self-isolation - or whenever! Hop on over…

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