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".

Sunday, August 19th 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, August 20th 2018

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, August 21st 2018

7:00pm
Movies That Rock: 20 Feet From Stardom (PG-13)

Oscar-winning documentary profiling backup singers who have performed for superstars such as Stevie Wonder, Sting, and Bruce Springsteen. This movie is rated PG-13.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
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 Death and Life of the Great Lakes," by Dan Egan.

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

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018

6:30pm
Adobe Illustrator: An Introduction $10.00

$10.00 Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create sensational digital art for print, video, and web. Registration required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Computer Lab
Event Series
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, August 23rd 2018

6:30pm
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

Saturday, August 25th 2018

10:00am
Lasers Rock!

Drop-in and use the Idea Lab's laser engraver and other equipment to make a handmade instrument.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, The Idea Lab
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
10:30am
First Grade First Card

Join us for a special program created just for students entering First Grade. Participants will have the opportunity to get their very own library card. Must live in Birmingham, City…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
2:30pm
Twitter 101 $5.00

$5.00 Become a Twitter pro as we create an account, compose tweets, connect with friends, and more. Registration required.

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

Monday, August 27th 2018

7:00pm
Music in Turbulent Times, with Dr. Kristen Tait

Discover how classical music splintered into disparate styles in the aftermath of World War I from BPL's own Dr. Kristen Tait.

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

Tuesday, August 28th 2018

7:00pm
Brainfuse

With Brainfuse and a BPL card students in grades K-college can work online with live tutors - even from home. Come learn more about this tool for student success. This workshop…

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

Wednesday, August 29th 2018

6:30pm
Adobe Illustrator: An Introduction $10.00

$10.00 Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create sensational digital art for print, video, and web. Registration required.

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

Friday, August 31st 2018

10:00am
Free & Powerful Software: Creating Art with Inkscape $5.00

$5.00 Inkscape is a free and open-source vector graphics program much like Adobe Illustrator. In this introductory class, we will create a logo from a photo and more. Registration required.

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

Saturday, September 1st 2018

All Day
Library Closed

The library will be closed Saturday September 1 through Monday September 3 for Labor Day.

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

Sunday, September 2nd 2018

All Day
Library Closed

The library will be closed Saturday September 1 through Monday September 3 for Labor Day.

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

Monday, September 3rd 2018

All Day
Library Closed

The library will be closed Saturday September 1 through Monday September 3 for Labor Day.

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

Tuesday, September 4th 2018

10:00am
Babytime: Birth to 18 months

Story time for babies from birth to 18 months and a loving adult. The program is 20 minutes of structured story time and 10 minutes of play time. No registration…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
11:00am
Babytime: Birth to 18 months

Story time for babies from birth to 18 months and a loving adult. The program is 20 minutes of structured story time and 10 minutes of play time. No registration…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
7:00pm
Middle School Pizza and Pages: A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Join us for pizza and a book discussion. The first 8 teens to register get a free book, thanks to the Friends of Baldwin Public Library! This book club is…

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

Wednesday, September 5th 2018

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
4:00pm
Teen Writers Group

Share your work, talk about writing with other teens, and get inspired. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Grades 6-12. No registration required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room or Board Room
Event Series
6:45pm
Great Books Discussion Group

Using the traditional shared inquiry method, participants explore the Great Books. Group members take turns facilitating the discussions. The group's Fall reading schedule is as follows: Wednesday, September 5: Antigone, by Sophocles Monday,…

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

Thursday, September 6th 2018

10:00am
Sensory Story Time

Join us for a laid-back, inclusive story time that explores the sights, sounds, touch, and smells. The relaxed atmosphere is adaptable to the attendees' needs. Registration is required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Room
7:00pm
High School Pizza and Pages: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Join us for pizza and a book discussion. The first 8 teens to register get a free book, thanks to the Friends of Baldwin Public Library! This book club is…

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

Friday, September 7th 2018

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
2:30pm
Email with Confidence $5.00

$5.00 Email like a pro. In this single session class, learn how to set up an email account, send attachments and much more. In the class, we will: - Set up an…

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