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, March 25th 2019

3:00pm
Using Baldwin's New Online Catalog

We have a new catalog! Learn tips for finding items, placing holds, and viewing your account. Bring your Library card. Register for either event, NOT both.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Donor Room Combined
Event Series
7:00pm
Using Baldwin's New Online Catalog

We have a new catalog! Learn tips for finding items, placing holds, and viewing your account. Bring your Library card. Register for either event, NOT both.

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

Tuesday, March 26th 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. Register your child for each date…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
10:45am
Teen Advisory Board Meeting at Seaholm High School

Have some ideas for the library? Share your opinions on teen programs, prizes, displays, and other library matters at these fun-filled meetings; all while eating pizza and making friends. (These…

Baldwin Public Library
2436 W. Lincoln, Birmingham, MI 48009, Media Center
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. Register your child for each date…

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

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. Register your child for each…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series
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
7:00pm
The Faygo Book, with 2019 Michigan Notable Author Joe Grimm

Join author Joe Grimm as he examines Detroit's social history with this special pop brand, the family that created it, and the foodies that adore it. "The Faygo Book," was…

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

Wednesday, March 27th 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. Register your child for each date…

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

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. Register your child for each date…

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

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. Register your child for each…

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

Grades 4 to 6. Create extreme mini-waterslides filled with loops, twists, and turns. Just make sure your slide can carry passengers safely from start to finish! Registration required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
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, March 28th 2019

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. Register your child for each date you will attend.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time 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. Register your child for each date you will attend.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
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
7:00pm
Game of Thrones Trivia

Test your Game of Thrones TV show trivia before the hit show returns to the small screen in April. With prizes! Teams may consist of 1-6 people.

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

Saturday, March 30th 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
Event Series

Sunday, March 31st 2019

2:00pm
Page to Screen

Meet to discuss the book and a related film at the new Page to Screen Book Club. The discussion will occur on the first Thursday of the month. The library…

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

Monday, April 1st 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, 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
6:30pm
Pajama Putt-Putt

Preschool and up. Play putt-putt in your Pj's as you swing your way through our child-friendly course. Registration required.

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

Tuesday, April 2nd 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, 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: Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin

Join us for pizza and a book discussion. The first 5 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 Rooms

Wednesday, April 3rd 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. Register your child for each date you will attend.

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

30 minute story time with craft for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years and a loving adult. Register your child for each date you will attend.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time 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: March 6: Dubliners, by James Joyce March…

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

Thursday, April 4th 2019

10:30am
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