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, July 22nd 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
Doomed, Insignifcant, and Ignorant: Modern Cosmology

Dr. David Cinabro from Wayne State University will teach us about the origin, fate, and mysteries of our universe.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Donor Room
7:00pm
Finding 3D Models Online

Discover resources for finding high quality 3D models online. This is a single session class, choose the date that works best for you.

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

Tuesday, July 23rd 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
2:00pm
Galaxy Slime Grades 4 to 6

Grades 4 to 6. Have fun making out of this world slime. Registration begins June 1st.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
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 begins June 1st.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
7:00pm
Take Flight, with Nicholas Tupper

Join Nick, his father, and other student pilots to hear stories from zero to hero and everything in between.

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

Wednesday, July 24th 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.

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.

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

Enjoy a night out at a special book club just for moms! This month's book is "Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman. Books are provided thanks to the Hornac Endowment…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Jeanne Lloyd 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, July 25th 2019

11:00am
The Storytellers Universe of Stories and Music

This unique program combines interactive storytelling, music, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world. Featured instruments include steel drums, balafon, didgeridoo, and many others. Registration begins June…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
2:00pm
Astronaut Training Camp Grades 4 to 6

Grades 4 to 6 at 2:00 p.m. Calling all space enthusiasts! Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut? Test your skills with space-themed games and activities. …

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
4:00pm
Astronaut Training Camp Grades 1 to 3

Grades 1 to 3 at 4:00 p.m. Calling all space enthusiasts! Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut? Test your skills with space-themed games and activities. …

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
6:30pm
Advanced Excel 2016: VLOOKUP and PIVOT TABLES ($5.00)

$5.00 Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2016. Topics include creating Pivot Tables and using the VLOOKUP function. Registration required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
7:00pm
Teen Open Gaming

Play the library's Nintendo Switch and PS4 with Sony VR headset. We have games, but feel free to bring an E or T rated game to play with the group.…

Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Donor Combined
7:00pm
Grown and Geeky LEGO Party

LEGO blocks aren't just for kids. Bring own LEGO kit to construct or use one the Library's. Follow the directions or create your own masterpiece.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary/Donor Room
7:00pm
Using the Laser

Get certified to use the Idea Lab's laser engraver for your own creative projects. This is a single session class, choose the date that works best for you.

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

Friday, July 26th 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.

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.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series

Saturday, July 27th 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
2:30pm
Video Editing ($10.00)

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
History of the Blues, Part Two, with Joey Leone

Blues man Joey Leone is back by popular demand for more history of blues music at this special *AFTER HOURS* event that will rock your socks off.

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

Monday, July 29th 2019

10:30am
Down in the Dirt Family Story Time

You might get messy at this storytime full of fun and, of course, dirt! Registration begins June 1st.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
1:30pm
Super Magical Unicorn Party Grades 1 to 3

Grades 1 to 3. Let's celebrate the magical world of unicorns. Join us for crafts, activities, and a special unicorn related snack. Registration begins June 1st.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
2:00pm
Readers Theater Boot Camp

Grades 3 to 6. Back by popular demand! Get in on the action at our Readers Theater Boot Camp. Parts will be assigned on the first day. Memorizing lines is…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Rotary Tribute Room
Event Series
4:00pm
Galaxy Bath Bombs for Teens

Treat yo self with a fragrant relaxing bath, filled with a beautiful, swirling, fizzing nebula of color. Grades 6-12. Registration required.

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

Tuesday, July 30th 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.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009, Story Time Room
Event Series