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".

Thursday, October 18th 2018

6:30pm
Build a Website ($15.00)

$15.00 Create a basic website for yourself or for your business in this three-session class. Registration required. In this class, we will: - Build a multi-page website from scratch. - Cover the UI…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Computer Lab
Event Series
7:00pm
Zombie Apocalypse Library Breakout for Teens

Work together to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to crack the combinations and break the locks. Will you figure it out in time? Grades 6-12, registration required.

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

Friday, October 19th 2018

9:00am
New Exhibitions

Gallery hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibitions featuring: Catie Newell; Carl Wilson; Carol Irving: A Weaver’s Journal of Endangered Wildflowers; Students of Andrea Tama. Catie Newell – Trained…

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
1516 S Cranbrook, Birmingham, MI 48009
10:00am
Sing & Tell: 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 Years

Story time with craft for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years and a loving adult. Registration is required and is for the entire Fall Session, Sept-Nov.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
11:00am
Sing & Tell: 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 Years

Story time with craft for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years and a loving adult. Registration is required and is for the entire Fall Session, Sept-Nov.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
1:00pm
The Library closes at 1:00 p.m. for Books & Bites

The Library closes at 1:00 p.m. for Books & Bites and reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
6:00pm
Books & Bites: A Novel Wine Tasting

A Novel Wine Tasting: Benefitting the Baldwin Public Library Youth Room Expansion & Renovation Enjoy our sixth Books & Bites fundraising event, which will feature wine, beer, and spirits tasting tables,…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Grand Hall & Birkerts Addition

Saturday, October 20th 2018

10:00am
Join the Ruff Readers!

Read aloud to the best listener on earth - a specially trained dog from Therapy Dogs International. Ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
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
2:30pm
Video Editing ($10.00)

Learn the fundamentals of video editing in this two-session class.

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

Sunday, October 21st 2018

2:00pm
Socrates Cafe

Meets monthly on the 3rd Sunday at 2 p.m. for thoughtful conversation on a different topic each month.

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

Monday, October 22nd 2018

10:30am
Story Time Yoga

Join owner of Born Yoga, Ashley Goldberg, for this fun and unique approach to story time. Favorite stories are brought to life through yoga poses, puppets, and songs. Please bring…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
7:00pm
Kumihimo Braiding

Explore the art of this traditional Japanese braiding technique that creates intricately colored cords that have a variety of uses.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute/Donor Room (Combined)

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018

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. Registration is required and is for…

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. Registration is required and is for…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
2:00pm
Full STEAM Ahead: 3 1/2 to 5 years

30 minute science, technology, engineering, art, and math story time for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 and a loving adult. Includes crafts and activities. Registration is required and is…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
7:00pm
Teen Coding Club

Coding club will introduce you to computer science and visual programming using a variety of different software. No experience necessary. Grades 6-12. Please register, space is limited.

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

Wednesday, October 24th 2018

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. Registration is required and is for…

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. Registration is required and is for…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
2:00pm
Full STEAM Ahead: 3 1/2 to 5 years

30 minute science, technology, engineering, art, and math story time for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 and a loving adult. Includes crafts and activities. Registration is required and is…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
2:30pm
Introduction to Blogging

Learn how to start your blog, create content, build an audience in this single session class.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
Moms Book Club

Enjoy a night out at a special book club just for moms! This month's book is The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers. Books are provided thanks to the Hornac…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
7:00pm
Books & Brews

This book club meets at Dick O'Dow's (160 Maple Rd) in Downtown Birmingham. Join us every 4th Wednesday for a librarian-led discussion of both fiction and nonfiction. This month's selection…

Baldwin Public Library
160 Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009, Off-Site

Thursday, October 25th 2018

11:00am
Just Me: 3 1/2 to 5 years

30 minute story time with crafts and activities for independent listeners while adults remain in the Youth Room. Registration is required and is for the entire Fall Session, Sept-Nov. Please…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
2:00pm
Just Me: 3 1/2 to 5 years

30 minute story time with crafts and activities for independent listeners while adults remain in the Youth Room. Registration is required and is for the entire Fall Session, Sept-Nov. Please…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
6:00pm
Soldering 101

Visit the Idea Lab and learn the basics of soldering.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Idea Lab
7:00pm
Teen Geek Club

At Teen Geek Club we discuss our favorite books, TV shows, movies, games, & enjoy fun activities! For teen fans (in grades 6-12) of Dr. Who, Star Wars, John Green, Harry…

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

Friday, October 26th 2018

6:30pm
Teen Halloween Lock-In

The library is turning into a haunted house and it needs spooky actors. Please wear dark clothes or a creepy costume. The library has some masks available to borrow. Pizza…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
6:30pm
Annual Tween Halloween Lock-in

For children in grades 4 to 6. What happens after the Library is closed? Enjoy a movie, snacks, face painting, games, and of course, our Library Ghost Walk. Come if…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute and Donor Rooms Combined