Youth Programs

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Featured Programs

Treasure Chest

Saturday at the Library: Talk Like a Pirate Day

Saturday, September 20 at 10:30 a.m.
All Ages
*Registration Required

Avast, me Hearties! All hands on deck for all things pirate: pirate games, treasure, and pir-attitude! Learn to speak like real Buccaneers. All lads and lasses welcome!


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Raspberry Pi: Drop-In Sessions

Monday, September 22 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-12

Interested in computer programming? Learn some basic hands-on programming with our Raspberry Pi, a computer you program yourself.


Cover of 'Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets'

Captain Underpants Party

Tuesday, September 23 at 4:15 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
*Registration Required

Calling all fans of the Captain! Prepare for "laffs", action, underpants, and more as we enjoy the williness of Geroge, Harold, and the super hero they brought to life.


Dog

Ruff Readers

Tuesday, September 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ages 6 and up
*Registration Required

Read aloud to the best listener on earth - a specially trained dog from Therapy Dogs International.


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Special Minecraft Session for Enthusiasts Ages 6-7

Wednesday, September 25 at 4:30 p.m.
Ages 6-7
*Registration Required

If you enjoy playing Minecraft, come to the Library to play with other Micecraft enthusiasts.


Dog

Ruff Readers

Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. to noon
Ages 6 and up
*Registration Required

Read aloud to the best listener on earth - a specially trained dog from Therapy Dogs International.


Balloons

Twisting the Night Away with the Balloon Meister

Monday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m.
All Ages (Families Welcome)

This one-of-a-kind family show features Marc Meyer, the Balloon Meister, at his finest: twisting humor, fun facts, balloon creations, and lots of audience participation. Don't miss this fun evening of balloon magic!


Theater Curtain

Baldwin's Readers Theatre presents: Auditions

Wednesday, October 1 at 4:15 p.m.
Readers grades 3-6

Rehearsals are on Wednesdays after school. There is no memorizing required, and there are parts for everyone.


Kids Holding Hands

Kindergarten-First Grade Book Party: Wait Until Dark

Thursday, October 2 at 4:15 p.m.
Grades K-1
*Registration Required

Register now for after-school fun of stories, games, crafts, and snacks.


The cover of 'Blood of Olympus'

Book Launch Party for Blood of Olympus

Tuesday, October 7 at 4:15 p.m.

The 5th book in the Heroes of Olympus series is released today. Come to the Library to celebrate. Check out the new book as we will find out if the earth mother, Gaea, will be successful in obtaining the demigod blood needed t ocomplete her awakening. Puzzles, games, activities, prizes, and snacks for everyone.


Pumpkin

Annual Tween Lock-In

Friday, October 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Grade 4-6
*Registration Required

What happens after the Library is closed? Enjoy music, snacks, real-live scary creatures, face painting and make-up, games, and, of course, our Lirbary Ghost Walk. Come if you date!


Fallen leaves

Fall Family Fun Fest

Saturday, October 11 at 10:30 a.m.
All Ages
*Registration Required

Enjoy all things fall this special morning with music, stories, pumpkin crafts, tasty treats, and more! This event includes fun for all ages with age-appropriate activities especially for children through age 8.


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Raspberry Pi: Drop-In Sessions

Monday, October 13 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-12

Interested in computer programming? Learn some basic hands-on programming with our Raspberry Pi, a computer you program yourself.


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Minecraft Club

Tuesday, October 14 at 4:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12
Limit one session per month
*Registration Required

If you enjoy playing Minecraft, come to the Library to play with other Micecraft enthusiasts.


Cover of 'The Truth About Horses, Friends, & My Life As a Coward'

Mother/Daughter Book Club: The Truth About Horses, Friends, & My Life As a Coward by Sarah P. Gibson

Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Grades 4-6
*Registration Required

Enjoy great discussion, activites, and a snack. This book club is for young women and their moms. Books provided are a generous gift of the Friends of the Baldwin Library.


Teddy bear

Wednesday Wonderful Bedtime Tales: Going On a Beart Hunt

Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m.
All Ages
*Registration Required

What animal is big, furry, and sleeps a lot during winter! A bear! Join us for stories, activities, and a craft all about bears.


Cover of 'Lady Lollipop'

Books Plus Book Club: Lady Lollipop by Dick King-Smith

Thursday, October 16 at 4:15 p.m.
Grades 2-3
*Registration Required

Enjoy great discussion, activites, and a snack. This is after-school fun centered on this month's title. Parents are welcome to attend if they wish. Books provided are a generous gift of the Friends of the Baldwin Library.


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Minecraft Club

Thursday, October 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12
Limit one session per month
*Registration Required

If you enjoy playing Minecraft, come to the Library to play with other Micecraft enthusiasts.


Dog

Ruff Readers

Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to noon
Ages 6 and up
*Registration Required

Read aloud to the best listener on earth - a specially trained dog from Therapy Dogs International.


Pumpkins in a wagon

Baldwin Celebrates the Annual Birmingham Pumpkin Patch!

Sunday, October 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All Ages

Spooky and not too spooky stories, crafts, and ticks or treats. This event is for the whole family all afternoon. Come to the Library for these special events

'It's Only Halloween Fun' Story Time at 1:30 p.m.

'The Spooky Halloween Magic Show' with Gordon Russ the Magician at 2:00 p.m.
*Registration Required

Parade at 4:00 p.m.

The Pumpkin Patch is sponsored in cooperation with The Junior League of Birmingham, The Communiyt House, and the Friends of the Library


Fireworks

Battle of the Books 2014-2015 Launch

Monday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m.

Books, audiobooks, and downloadables available in the Youth Room at 1:00 p.m. Are you ready to Battle? Come in and get the list of books, pick up a copy of a great read, and sign up for public events at the Library. The program is administered by the Media Specialists of the Birmingham Public Schools for 4th-5th grade students. The Youth Department is able to continue its support for this community event through th egenerous sponsorship of The Friends of the Baldwin Public Library.


Cover of 'Ungifted'

Books and Bagels: Ungifted by Gordon Korman

Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Grades 4-6
*Registration Required

Enjoy great discussion, activites, and a snack. Come make friends, eat bagels, and discuss popular reads including fantasy, action/adventure, and graphic novels. Books provided are a generous gift of the Friends of the Baldwin Library.


Shadowy Figure

Tween After School Specials: Halloween Make-up and Face Painting

Thursday, October 23 at 4:15 p.m.
Grade 3-6
*Registration Required

Instructors from Astute Artistry will be here to help you create seasonal make-up such as bruising, wounds, and small face paints. Get creative, have fun, and celebrate! All materials are provided.


Dog

Ruff Readers

Tuesday, October 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ages 6 and up
*Registration Required

Read aloud to the best listener on earth - a specially trained dog from Therapy Dogs International.


Theater Curtain

Baldwin's Readers Theatre presents: The Ram and the Pig Who Set Up House

Monday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m.
All Ages
Tickets at the Youth Desk

Please join us for a special evening performance of The Ram and the Pig Who Set Up House by Baldwin's Readers Theatre. ENjoy this lively theatrical program based on a folktale from Norway, along with other global storytelling.


Cover of 'The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z'

Mother/Daughter Book Club: The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z by Kate Messner

Tuesday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Grades 4-6
*Registration Required

Enjoy great discussion, activites, and a snack. This book club is for young women and their moms. Books provided are a generous gift of the Friends of the Baldwin Library.


Kids Holding Hands

Kindergarten-First Grade Book Party: Feeling Sheepish

Thursday, November 6 at 4:15 p.m.
Grades K-1
*Registration Required

Register now for after-school fun of stories, games, crafts, and snacks.


A Reasonable Facsimile

Music of Shakespeare's Time presented by A Reasonable Facsimile

Saturday, November 8 at 10:30 a.m.
All Ages
*Registration Required

Join musicians Anne and Robb Burns as they introduce us to the sounds of early music including recorders, gittern, dulcimer, and percussion instruments. This lively demonstration includes stories, participation, and commentary on Renaissance society.


Raspberry Pi Logo

Raspberry Pi: Drop-In Sessions

Monday, November 10 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Ages 9-12

Interested in computer programming? Learn some basic hands-on programming with our Raspberry Pi, a computer you program yourself.


Dreamcatcher

Native Americans of the Great Lakes

Monday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Recommended for children age 4 and up
*Registration Required

Cranbrook Educators Dexter & Elizabeth Snyder will present the lives of Native Americans: their food, homes, clothing, and more. Learn a powwow dance and make a birch bark canoe in this lively hands-on programs.


Cover of 'The Truth About Horses, Friends, & My Life As a Coward'

Mother/Daughter Book Club: The Truth About Horses, Friends, & My Life As a Coward by Sarah P. Gibson

Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Grades 4-6
*Registration Required

Enjoy great discussion, activites, and a snack. This book club is for young women and their moms. Books provided are a generous gift of the Friends of the Baldwin Library.


Cover of 'The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman'

Books and Bagels: The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer

Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Grades 4-6
*Registration Required

Enjoy great discussion, activites, and a snack. Come make friends, eat bagels, and discuss popular reads including fantasy, action/adventure, and graphic novels. Books provided are a generous gift of the Friends of the Baldwin Library.


Cover of 'How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night'

Wednesday Wonderful Bedtime Tales: How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight

Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.
All Ages
*Registration Required

Let's tuck those reptiles into bed, give lots of dinosaurs kisses, and enjoy stories, songs, and a craft with the whole family. Wear your PJs if you life.


Cover of 'The World According to Humphrey'

Books Plus Book Club: The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney

Thursday, November 13 at 4:15 p.m.
Grades 2-3
*Registration Required

Enjoy great discussion, activites, and a snack. This is after-school fun centered on this month's title. Parents are welcome to attend if they wish. Books provided are a generous gift of the Friends of the Baldwin Library.


Turkey

Turkey Visit from Bowers Farm

Saturday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m.
All Ages
*Registration Required

Learn all about these feathered friends, see some eggs-periments, and meet a real live turkey right here at the Library!


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Minecraft Club

Tuesday, November 18 at 4:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12
Limit one session per month
*Registration Required

If you enjoy playing Minecraft, come to the Library to play with other Micecraft enthusiasts.


Dog

Ruff Readers

Tuesday, November 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ages 6 and up
*Registration Required

Read aloud to the best listener on earth - a specially trained dog from Therapy Dogs International.


Minecraft Logo

Minecraft Club

Wednesday, November 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12
Limit one session per month
*Registration Required

If you enjoy playing Minecraft, come to the Library to play with other Micecraft enthusiasts.


Rubber Bands

Tween After School Specials: Rubber Band Bracelets to Give or Keep

Thursday, November 20 at 4:15 p.m.
Grade 3-6
*Registration Required

Come learn to make colorful rubber band bracelets just like those made with the Rainbow loom, even if you don't have a loom! We'll learn how to make basic, fishtail, triple fishtail, reverse fishtail, and dragon scale weaves.


Dog

Ruff Readers

Saturday, November 22 from 10:00 a.m. to noon
Ages 6 and up
*Registration Required

Read aloud to the best listener on earth - a specially trained dog from Therapy Dogs International.


Pumpkin pie slice

Thanksgiving at the Library: Crafts and Games in the Youth Room all weekend

Friday, November 28 - Sunday, November 30
All Ages (Families Welcome)

All supplies are provided.


'Muppets Most Wanted' cover

Thanksgiving at the Library: Movies in the Afternoon: Muppets Most Wanted

Friday, November 28 at 1:00 p.m.
All Ages (Families Welcome)

Travel around the world with the whole Muppet gang on their latest caper.


Turkey

Thanksgiving at the Library: Family Stories - Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!~

Saturday, November 29 at 10:30 a.m.
All Ages (Families Welcome)

Turkeys, treats, and tasty stories for the whole family.


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