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".

Saturday, May 25th 2019

All Day
Library Closed

Library Closed

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

Sunday, May 26th 2019

All Day
Library Closed

Library Closed

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

Monday, May 27th 2019

All Day
Library Closed

Library Closed

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

Tuesday, May 28th 2019

6:30pm
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
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. Registration required, space is limited.

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

Thursday, May 30th 2019

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
Teen Geek Club

Bring out your inner geek! This club is for fans of anime, comics, RPGs, crazy YouTube clips, and video games, fandoms, and more! Feel free to come in cosplay (optional)…

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

Saturday, June 1st 2019

10:00am
Idea Lab: Project: Liftoff

Visit the Idea Lab to build and launch your own rockets!

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

Sunday, June 2nd 2019

1:00pm
Page to Screen

Watch a film and then stay to discuss both the film and book that inspired it. The following month's selection will be distributed at each meeting, or you can pick…

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

Tuesday, June 4th 2019

7:00pm
Middle School Pizza and Pages - The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

Join us for pizza and a book discussion. The first 10 teens to register get a free book, thanks to the Baldwin Public Library! Grades 7 & 8.

Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Donor Combined

Wednesday, June 5th 2019

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 reading schedule is as follows: June 5: The Souls of Black Folk,…

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

Thursday, June 6th 2019

6:00pm
Idea Lab: Project: Liftoff

Visit the Idea Lab to build and launch your own rockets!

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Idea Lab
Event Series
6:30pm
Create Lasting Memories with 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
7:00pm
High School Pizza and Pages - Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Join us for pizza and a book discussion. The first 10 teens to register get a free book, thanks to the Baldwin Public Library! Grades 9-12.

Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Donor Combined

Saturday, June 8th 2019

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, Computer Lab
Event Series
2:00pm
Baldwin Boosters Orientation

Summer Reading Volunteers Ages 11 to 14. Find out how you can earn community service hours by helping with Youth Summer Reading as a Baldwin Booster. Enjoy pizza, pop, friends,…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
2:30pm
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
5:30pm
Exam Cram with Therapy Dogs

Are finals stressing you out? PAWS from studying and pet a therapy dog. After the library closes to the public, high school students will have the whole library to…

Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009

Sunday, June 9th 2019

9:00am
BPL @ The Farmers Market

BPL staff will be at the Birmingham Farmers Market to show off our 3D printing technology, library card sign-up, program registration, and giveaways. Fun for the whole family!

Baldwin Public Library
660 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI 48009

Monday, June 10th 2019

1:00pm
Next Popular Reads Book Club: The Great Believers

Join Rebekah Craft, Associate Director of the Baldwin Public Library, to discuss "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai. Rebekah leads book discussions of popular and award-winning books on the 2nd…

Baldwin Public Library
2121 Midvale St, Birmingham, MI 48009, Birmingham, MI 48009, Room #4
7:00pm
Happy Little Paint-Along

Paint along to some relaxing art instruction. The Library will provide all the tools and materials you need.

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

Tuesday, June 11th 2019

4:30pm
Finance Committee of the Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors

Finance Committee Meeting of the BPL Board of DIrectors

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Delos Board Room
7:00pm
Teen Coding Club: GDevelop

Join us in the computer lab for some fun coding exercises and games! No prior experience necessary. Grades 6-12. Registration required, space is limited.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Computer Lab
7:00pm
Friends of the Baldwin Public Library Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Board of the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library

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

Wednesday, June 12th 2019

2:00pm
Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

2nd Wednesday of the month book club with librarian-led discussion. This month's selection is "This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!" by Jonathan Evison.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd Room
6:00pm
Intro to Coding Workshop with Grand Circus

Grand Circus has partnered with us to bring you these FREE workshops. This workshop is designed for those who are curious about coding, but who have very little or no…

Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Donor Combined
6:30pm
$5. Google Drive

$5.00 Learn how to create, edit and share documents online using Google's cloud storage solution. Registration required. In the class, we will: - Create a Gmail account - Explain the concept of cloud…

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

Thursday, June 13th 2019

8:00am
CEO Series: Featuring Terri Kline, President & CEO of HAP

Join the Troy Chamber of Commerce for a compelling summer CEO Series event featuring Terri Kline, Health Alliance Plan President and CEO. The event will feature a beautiful plated breakfast…

Troy Chamber of Commerce
100 Townsend Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
10:00am
Next Nonfiction Book Club

Join members of the management team of the Baldwin Public Library to discuss a different nonfiction book each month. This month's selection is "The Death and Life of the Great…

Baldwin Public Library
2121 Midvale St, Birmingham, MI 48009, Birmingham, MI 48009, Room #4