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, September 16th 2019

7:30pm
Board and Trust Meeting of the Baldwin Public Library

Board and Trust Meeting of the Baldwin Public Library

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

Tuesday, September 17th 2019

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
6:30pm
Google Docs: An Alternative to Microsoft Word

Learn about Google Docs: An Alternative to Microsoft Word.

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 "Sing, Unburied, Sing," by Jesmyn Ward.

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

Wednesday, September 18th 2019

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.

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
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
Event Series
6:30pm
EMAIL BASICS: GMAIL $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, Computer Lab
6:30pm
Bedtime Tales: Down on the Farm

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, Jeanne Lloyd Room
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: September 4: Anton Chekhov - stories:…

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

Thursday, September 19th 2019

6:30pm
CREATE A BLOG

Learn how to create a blog to personal or professional use.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
6:30pm
Teen Hangout Night

Play Nintendo Switch or PS4, watch a movie, eat some pizza, make a craft, or just hang out with your friends. Grades 6-12, registration required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Donor
7:00pm
The Allens and the New City

This lecture is the first in the series, "Birmingham's First Families," presented by the Birmingham Museum. It was 1933 when the Village of Birmingham officially became a city, but the road…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
7:00pm
Idea Lab: Using the Die-Cutter

Cut paper, vinyl, and other materials on our die-cutter - great for papercrafts!

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

Friday, September 20th 2019

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

Saturday, September 21st 2019

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, Jeanne Lloyd Room
1:30pm
Watercolor Painting Workshop for Teens

In this class, you will learn to paint a colorful, floral watercolor wreath. This class will be led by artist Nina Taupier, All supplies will be provided. Grades 6-12, registration required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Donor
2:30pm
Create a Photo Book

In this two-session class, we will discuss the procedure of creating a physical photo book that you can share with friends and family.

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

Monday, September 23rd 2019

10:00am
Sensory Story Time

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

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

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

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
Event Series
7:00pm
The Hallmarks of Classical Orchestration, with Dr. Kristen Tait

September is Classical Music Appreciation Month. BPL's own Dr. Kristen Tait explores how classical composers choose instrumental timbres and textures using canonical musical examples.

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

Tuesday, September 24th 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. 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. September 24: "Bubble Trouble" by Tom Percival. October 22:…

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

Wednesday, September 25th 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. 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