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".

Wednesday, June 20th 2018

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

Story time for toddlers 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 years and a loving adult. Register once for the Wednesday 10 a.m. Summer Series: June 20, July 18, August 1. Registration…

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

Story time for toddlers 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 years and a loving adult. Register once for the Wednesday 11 a.m. Summer Series: June 20, July 18, August 1. Registration…

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

Science, technology, engineering, art, and math story time for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 and a loving adult. Register once for the Wednesday Summer Series: June 20, July 18,…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
2:00pm
Social Knitworking

Join Baldwin's social "knitworkers" for some friendly knitting and chatting. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Board Room
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
Event Series
6:30pm
Photo Book: Making Memories

Explore different online photo services that enable you to create your very own photo album and much more!

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009
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. During this meeting the group will discuss "Mondo and Other Stories," by J.…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Board Room
Event Series
7:00pm
Moms Book Club: Dark Matter

We will be reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Registration required and opens June 1. Books provided thanks to the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jean Lloyd Room
7:00pm
Wire Wrapped Petoskey Stone Jewelry

Learn the art of wire wrapping while we turn Petoskey stones into one-of-a-kind pendants.

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

Friday, June 22nd 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
11:00am
Libraries Rock with the Music Lady

Beverly Meyer is back with her guitar for an interactive music program that will rock you off your feet. Registration required and opens June 1.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Tribute Room
2:00pm
Drop-In Video Gaming for Teens

Play our Nintendo Switch and PS4 with Sony VR headset. Snacks will be provided. Grades 6-12. No registration required.

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

Saturday, June 23rd 2018

9:30am
American Red Cross Babysitter Certification Class

Learn skills needed while babysitting. Those who complete the training will receive a certificate through e-mail after the program. Ages 11-15. Please register, space is limited. $30 fee.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Donor Rooms Combined
2:30pm
Create a Cinemagraph ($5.00)

Learn how to create a cinemagraph, a photograph in which minor, repeated movement occurs, forming a video clip.

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

Sunday, June 24th 2018

2:00pm
Stolen Art: Stealing the Mystic Lamb, with Karen Imarisio

Lecturer Karen Imarisio returns to tell the true story of the world's most coveted masterpiece, the Ghent altarpiece, from which panels have been stolen and recovered on multiple occasions throughout…

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

Monday, June 25th 2018

10:00am
Babytime: Birth to 18 months

Story time for babies from birth to 18 months and a loving adult. No registration required.

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. No registration required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
2:00pm
Teen Maker Monday: Kindness Rocks

Kindness rocks are painted rocks that are meant to uplift people who find them. We will be painting rocks with unique designs and messages. After they're dry, you can hide…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
2:00pm
Baldwin Bootcamp

Grades 1 to 5. Get up, get down, and get going with a workout set to upbeat music. From horizontal ladders to the limbo, this energetic obstacle course will wear…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Tribute Room
7:00pm
Online Privacy Protection Parts 1 & 2

A librarian will teach you how to safeguard your privacy in the digital age. You may attend either or both sessions. Part 1 (June 25) will provide an overview of the…

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

Tuesday, June 26th 2018

10:00am
Babytime: Birth to 18 months

Story time for babies from birth to 18 months and a loving adult. No registration required.

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. No registration required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
2:00pm
Teen Coding Club

Coding club will introduce you to computer science and visual programming using a variety of different software like Code.org, Scratch, Tynker, and more. Grades 6-12. Please register, space is limited.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Computer Lab
6:30pm
Tech Free Tuesday Family Game Night

Are you looking for a fun evening out with your family? Connect, enjoy, and relax at our stress-free, technology-free night of games, puzzles, snacks, and activities. Registration required and opens…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jean Lloyd Room

Wednesday, June 27th 2018

10:00am
Sing & Tell: 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 Years

Story time for toddlers 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years and a loving adult. Register once for the Wednesday 10 a.m. Summer Series: June 27, July 11, July 25, and…

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 for toddlers 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years and a loving adult. Register once for the Wednesday 1a a.m. Summer Series: June 27, July 11, July 25, and…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
2:30pm
Geology Rocks: Grades 4 to 6

For Grades 4 to 6. Make your own edible rocks, crack open a geode, and conduct some cool geology experiments. Registration required and opens June 1.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
6:30pm
Photo Book: Making Memories

Explore different online photo services that enable you to create your very own photo album and much more!

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009
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, June 28th 2018

10:30am
Tunes N Tales with Tricia

Are you ready to rock? Enjoy stories and songs with Tricia as she gives you the true concert experience. For preschool children and older. Registration required and opens June 1.

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