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".

Tuesday, January 28th 2020

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 required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd 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 required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd 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 required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
Event Series
4:30pm
Book Scavengers: Grades K to 2

Grades K to 2. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, crafts, and snacks at this exciting program featuring different stories each month. Registration required. January 28: Giant Pants by Mark Fearing

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
6:30pm
$10. Video Editing

$10. Learn the fundamentals of video editing in this two-session class.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Computer Lab
Event Series
7:00pm
Cookbook Club

Prepare a dish from "My Paris Kitchen," by David Lebovitz, to share potluck style. BPL cardholders who are registered by December 30th will have a chance to win a copy…

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

Wednesday, January 29th 2020

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 required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd 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 required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd 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 required.

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

Enjoy a night out at a special book club just for moms! Books are provided thanks to the Hornac Endowment Fund and are available at the Youth Reference Desk. Registration…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
7:00pm
2020 Book Club Reception

Get acquainted with the 2020 BPL Book Club Books and hear about other great selections for book club reads. Refreshments will be served.

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

Thursday, January 30th 2020

8:00am
BBChamber Member Coffee

Join fellow BBChamber Members for coffee, light snacks and major networking! This is an opportunity to meet dozens of other Chamber Members and give your 30-second commercial to a captive…

Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber
2254 Cole St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Suite I
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 required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd 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 required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
Event Series
6:30pm
$5. Google Sheets: An Alternative to Excel

Learn about Google's answer to Microsoft Excel. In this class, we will create a budget for personal finances.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
Idea Lab: Using the Embroidery Machine

Learn to use our full color embroidery machine and software.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Idea Lab
7:00pm
DIY Sharpie Mugs for Teens

Customize your own mug with sharpies and enjoy a hot cocoa bar. We will vote on a movie to watch while we decorate. All materials will be provided. Grades 6-12. Registration…

Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
7:00pm
Battle Book Talk: Finding Langston

For students only, no grown ups. Help your team prepare for Battle of the Books by joining our trivia sessions. Librarians will ask a multitude of questions about the books…

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

Saturday, February 1st 2020

10:00am
Idea Lab: Mechanical Keyswitches

Experiment with keyswitch styles and build a custom computer keyboard.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Idea Lab
10:00am
eBook Drop-In

Drop in for help downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks to your phone or tablet.

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

Sunday, February 2nd 2020

1:00pm
Page to Screen

Discuss a book and a related film. The following month's selection will be distributed at each meeting, or you can pick up a copy of the book and the movie…

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

Monday, February 3rd 2020

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, Jeanne Lloyd 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, Jeanne Lloyd Room
Event Series
7:00pm
Gale Courses

An Adult Services Librarian will teach you how to use one of BPL's newest resources to enhance lifelong learning: Gale Courses.

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

Tuesday, February 4th 2020

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, Jeanne Lloyd 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, Jeanne Lloyd Room
Event Series
7:00pm
Family Game Night

Enjoy games, puzzles, and activities with your whole family when you join us for a night of technology-free, stress-free fun. Registration required.

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

Wednesday, February 5th 2020

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

30 minute story time with craft for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years and a loving adult. Registration required for the child.

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

30 minute story time with craft for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years and a loving adult. Registration required for the child.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
Event Series
6:30pm
$15. Photoshop: An Introduction

$10.00 This three-session class covers the basics of photo enhancement and manipulation using Photoshop CC & Photoshop Elements. Improve skin tone, whiten teeth, create a digital collage, and more. Registration…

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