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, August 11th 2020

7:00pm
Streaming TV Services

Maria will teach you what streaming TV services are and how to access them, and provide a quick overview of five of the most popular services.

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

Wednesday, August 12th 2020

All Day
Syntha's Stories

Best for children 3 to 5 years old. Miss Syntha will read a picture book from her personal collection and share a song or activity that you can sing or do…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
All Day
Baldwin Kids Write

Use your imagination and one of our writing prompts to create your very own tale for us to display in the Youth Room. Writing prompts and more information will be…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
All Day
Teen Crafts To Go: Friendship Bracelets

From July 6-31 you can pick up a craft kit with supplies you will need to make a friendship bracelet. Available while supplies last. Ask for one at…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Event Series
2:00pm
Introduction to PowerPoint

Free, Learn the fundamentals of slideshow creation with Microsoft PowerPoint in this two-session class. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link a half hour before class.

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009
Event Series
2:00pm
Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

2nd Wednesday of the month book club with librarian-led discussion. This month's selection is "The Library of Lost and Found," by Phaedra Patrick. To join the virtual meeting email adult.reference@baldwinlib.org.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
7:00pm
Introduction to PowerPoint

Free, Learn the fundamentals of slideshow creation with Microsoft PowerPoint in this two-session class. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link a half hour before class.

Baldwin Public Library
Zoom Meeting ONLINE, Birmingham, MI 48009
Event Series

Thursday, August 13th 2020

All Day
Book Adventures - Grades K to 2

Best for students in K-2. Miss Rosemary will pick a topic each week, share fun facts, suggest a book that you can download and read, and give instructions to an activity…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
All Day
Baldwin Kids Write

Use your imagination and one of our writing prompts to create your very own tale for us to display in the Youth Room. Writing prompts and more information will be…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
All Day
Teen Crafts To Go: Friendship Bracelets

From July 6-31 you can pick up a craft kit with supplies you will need to make a friendship bracelet. Available while supplies last. Ask for one at…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Event Series
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 Butchering Art," by Lindsey Fitzharris. This…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual Meeting
4:00pm
Idea Lab: Virtual Lab Hours

Get help with your projects or talk shop with Jeff, our Idea Lab Supervisor. To join any TUESDAY session copy and paste this Zoom meeting link into your web browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83463737124?pwd=aG9WRk1zUHNaN0FlTE5VNGp6cHJkUT09 Then…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
Event Series
7:00pm
Virtual Kids Library Society - Grades 3 to 5

Grades 3 to 5. Do you want to be more involved with the Library? Would you like to help us shape our upcoming programs? Email Ms. Rosemary at rosemary.retford@baldwinlib.org if you…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
7:00pm
Virtual Oreo Taste Test for Teens

Pick up your Oreos and score sheet from the Adult Services Desk starting Monday, August 10. Then join us on Zoom to snack and talk about the flavors on Thursday,…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual Meeting
7:00pm
Idea Lab LIVE on Instagram

Hang out with Jeff on IG Live as he rebuilds an older 3D printer from the bottom up. Follow the Library on Instagram at @baldwinlib.

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

Friday, August 14th 2020

All Day
Fun-tastic Fridays

Best for children 3 to 5 years old. Miss Caroline will sing songs, share TumbleBooks stories, and lots of movement activities. Check back each Friday for a new video. Go to…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
All Day
Baldwin Kids Write

Use your imagination and one of our writing prompts to create your very own tale for us to display in the Youth Room. Writing prompts and more information will be…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
All Day
Teen Crafts To Go: Friendship Bracelets

From July 6-31 you can pick up a craft kit with supplies you will need to make a friendship bracelet. Available while supplies last. Ask for one at…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Event Series
5:00pm
Friday Five at Five on Facebook Live!

Join a new member of the BPL team on Facebook Live each Friday at 5:00 PM for five quick recommendations to use in self-isolation - or whenever! Hop on over…

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

Saturday, August 15th 2020

All Day
Baldwin Kids Write

Use your imagination and one of our writing prompts to create your very own tale for us to display in the Youth Room. Writing prompts and more information will be…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
All Day
Teen Crafts To Go: Friendship Bracelets

From July 6-31 you can pick up a craft kit with supplies you will need to make a friendship bracelet. Available while supplies last. Ask for one at…

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

Sunday, August 16th 2020

All Day
Baldwin Kids Write

Use your imagination and one of our writing prompts to create your very own tale for us to display in the Youth Room. Writing prompts and more information will be…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
All Day
Teen Crafts To Go: Friendship Bracelets

From July 6-31 you can pick up a craft kit with supplies you will need to make a friendship bracelet. Available while supplies last. Ask for one at…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Event Series
2:00pm
Socrates Cafe

This group meets monthly via Zoom on the 3rd Sunday at 2:00 PM for thoughtful conversation on a different topic each month. Contact the group's facilitator Annis Pratt for an…

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

Monday, August 17th 2020

All Day
Craft Kits to Go: Beeswax Wraps

Starting August 17, visit the Library to pick up printed fabric, parchment paper, and beeswax to make yourself an eco-conscious wrap at home using an iron.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
All Day
Sing & Sign

Best for children 18 months to 4 years old. Miss Donna will sing songs and teach you signs to go along with each song. Check back each Monday for a…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
All Day
Baldwin Kids Write

Use your imagination and one of our writing prompts to create your very own tale for us to display in the Youth Room. Writing prompts and more information will be…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Online
Event Series
All Day
Teen Crafts To Go: Friendship Bracelets

From July 6-31 you can pick up a craft kit with supplies you will need to make a friendship bracelet. Available while supplies last. Ask for one at…

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
Event Series
4:00pm
Using Kanopy

Learn how to stream movies instantly from home or on the go with Kanopy. BPL card is required.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009, Virtual
7:30pm
Library Board Virtual Meeting

LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN NOTICE OF VIRTUAL MEETING NOTICE DATE: July 20, 2020 MEETING DATE/TIME: August 17, 2020 7:30 p.m. MEETING PLACE: Virtual Meeting PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the regularly scheduled regular…

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