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, December 17th 2018

10:00am
Sensory Story Time

Join us for a more laid-back, inclusive story time that explores the sights, sounds, touch, and smells. Registration is required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Room
11:00am
Sensory Story Time

Join us for a more laid-back, inclusive story time that explores the sights, sounds, touch, and smells. Registration is required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Room
7:00pm
Meet the MeL Databases

The Michigan e-Library (MeL) has a whole new look. Learn about the new resources.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Computer Lab
7:30pm
Baldwin Public Library Board and Trust Meeting

BPL Board and Trust Meeting

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

Tuesday, December 18th 2018

10:30am
Teen Advisory Board Meeting at Seaholm High School

Have some ideas for the library? Share your opinions on teen programs, prizes, displays, and other library matters at these fun-filled meetings; all while eating pizza and making friends. (These…

Baldwin Public Library
2436 W. Lincoln, Birmingham, MI 48009, Media Center
6:30pm
Word 2016: An Introduction ($5.00)

Learn the fundamentals of word processing with Microsoft Word.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
Mother/Daughter Book Club: Grades 4 to 6

A book club for girls in grades 4 to 6 and their moms. Read the book at home and come to the Library for fun book discussion. This month's book…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
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 "Destiny of the Republic," by Candice Millard.

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

Wednesday, December 19th 2018

2:00pm
Social Knitworking

Join Baldwin's social "knitworkers" for some friendly knitting, crocheting, and chatting. All skill levels are welcome.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Board Room
Event Series
4:30pm
Battle Book Talk: Astrotwins - Register Nov 19th

Registration begins November 19th. For students only, no grown ups. Help your team prepare for Battle of the Books by joining our in-depth discussion of each title.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
6:30pm
Typing $5.00

$5.00 Do you type with two fingers? If so, this class is for you. Learn keyboarding the correct way with fun and rewarding exercises that will increase your speed and…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Computer Lab
6:30pm
Bedtime Tales: Bundle Up!

Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal for these special evening family story times. Registration required for the child.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
7:00pm
Marbled Note Cards

Use food coloring and shaving cream to make unique marbled note cards.

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

Thursday, December 20th 2018

4:30pm
Books Plus - Grades 2 to 3

A book club for children in grades 2 to 3 and a loving adult. Read the book at home and come to the Library for games, activities, and conversation. This…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
7:00pm
Parenting Strategies - Mindfulness to Center You and Your Family

Learn tips and tricks on a variety of child-rearing topics presented by Jessica Cortez, LMSW. December's topic is Mindfulness to Center You and Your Family. Registration required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
7:00pm
Teen Drop-In Video Gaming

Drop in and play our PS4 with Sony VR headset and Nintendo Switch. You are welcome to bring an E or T rated game. Snacks and drinks will be provided.…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Donor Combined

Saturday, December 22nd 2018

10:00am
Digital Drop-In

Drop in to get help with device or e-reader and learn about the Library’s digital resources – ebooks, emagazines, digital music, streaming movies, and more!

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

Monday, December 24th 2018

All Day
Library Closed

The library be closed Monday December 24 and Tuesday December 25.

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

Tuesday, December 25th 2018

All Day
Library Closed

The library be closed Monday December 24 and Tuesday December 25.

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

Thursday, December 27th 2018

10:00am
Project Kidsight Vision Screening

This free vision screening for ages 6 months and up is fast, non-invasive, and has an accuracy rating of 98%. Sponsored by the Beverly Hills Lions Club.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
10:30am
Elephant and Piggie Party

Have some elephant-sized fun with Gerald & Piggie crafts and activities. Registration required for the children.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
7:00pm
Teen Geek Club

Bring out your inner geek & share your fandom! This club is for fans of anime, comics, RPGs, crazy YouTube clips, and more! Come out and enjoy snacks and fun…

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

Friday, December 28th 2018

2:00pm
Richard Paul's Fun Variety Show

Ages 5 and up. Ventriloquist Richard Paul, That Funny Puppet Guy, will be performing an outrageous variety show full of audience participation, humor, magic, and a whole slew of characters.…

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

Saturday, December 29th 2018

10:00am
Digital Drop-In

Drop in to get help with device or e-reader and learn about the Library’s digital resources – ebooks, emagazines, digital music, streaming movies, and more!

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Event Series
10:00am
Idea Lab: Stampmaking

Drop in to make a custom decorative stamp to take home.

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

Sunday, December 30th 2018

2:00pm
Page to Screen Movie Showing: 25th Hour

Meet to discuss the book and a related film at the new Page to Screen Book Club. The discussion will occur on the first Thursday of the month. The library…

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

Monday, December 31st 2018

All Day
Library Closes at 5:30 p.m.

The library will close early at 5:30 p.m.

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

Tuesday, January 1st 2019

9:30am
LIBRARY CLOSED

The Library will be closed on New Year's Day.

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

Wednesday, January 2nd 2019

10:00am
Mother Goose: 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 Years

30 minute story time for toddlers ages 1 1/2 years to 2 1/2 years and a loving adult with stories, songs, flannels, and puppets. Register the child once to be…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
11:00am
Mother Goose: 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 Years

30 minute story time for toddlers ages 1 1/2 years to 2 1/2 years and a loving adult with stories, songs, flannels, and puppets. Register the child once to be…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series