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Library Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures:

June 19: Closed

July 4: Closed

Books in the Media-June

Books in the Media-June

Here are some amazing title recommendation available in the library for the month of June. AP News: The Demon of Unrest by Erik Larson Tap here to read the review. Funny Story by Emily Henry Tap here to read the review. Kirkus: Every time I Go on Vacation Someone Dies...

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Books in the Media-May

Books in the Media-May

Hello Baldwin readers, here are some titles currently recommended for the month of May in the library. Booklover: The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn and Janie Chang Tap here to read the review. Kirkus: A Quantum Love Story by Mike Chen Tap here to read the review....

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Books in the Media-April

Books in the Media-April

Here are some of the titles featured in the library this month: Chicago Review of Books: How to Live Free in a Dangerous World by Shayla Lawson Tap here to read the review. Kirkus: Angela's Glacier's by Jordan Scott (children's book) Tap here to read the review. The...

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Books in the Media-March

Books in the Media-March

Here are the books prominently featured in the Library this month. BookMarks: Eve: How the Female Body drove 200 million years of Evolution by Cat Bohannon Tap here to read the review. BookReporter: The Manor House by Gilly McMillan Tap here to read the review....

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Books in the Media-February

Books in the Media-February

Here is a list of books prominently featured in the library this month: Book & Books: Death in the Dark Woods by Annelise Ryan Tap here to read the review. The Center for Fiction: The Late Americans by Brandon Taylor Tap here to read the review. Kirkus: The...

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Books in the Media-January

Books in the Media-January

For this month, the focus is on snowy days and cozy reads.Grab a warm drink, comfy clothes and snuggle up to these reads.Here are the books featured in the library for the month of January: The Guardian: Chain-Gang Allstars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenjah Tap here to read...

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BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY ANTIRACISM STATEMENT

June 15, 2020

Earlier this month, in a note to staff, the Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors condemned institutional racism and expressed its desire that Baldwin become a more effective antiracist organization. It invited staff to raise concerns and make suggestions for proactively improving BPL’s internal and external policies, practices, and behaviors. Also last week, the City of Birmingham, with which BPL is affiliated, issued a Proclamation on Social Injustice, which the Baldwin Public Library wholeheartedly endorses.

This week, we wish to state publicly that we stand alongside our peers, the American Library Association and Michigan Library Association, in condemning all violence and racism towards Black people, Indigenous people, and all people of color.

In company with other libraries all over the country, we will continue to share books and other resources with you and with each other that deepen our shared understanding of Black history, institutional racism, and systemic racial violence and inequality. Black lives matter.

Because racism is so pervasive in our society, we and our institutions are inherently implicated. Therefore, we must work actively to dismantle its roots. Thus, to further our educational mission, the Baldwin Public Library is actively examining its internal and external policies and practices through an antiracism lens. We are also committed to curating additional programming and partnerships to support antiracism work in our community. In the coming weeks and months, the Library will develop plans and benchmarks to ensure that our commitment to this cause truly does bear fruit.

We stand with the many library workers, patrons, and community members who are fighting for justice and equality. And we set forth a long-term commitment to becoming a more effective antiracist institution.

In solidarity,

Melissa Mark, President | Frank Pisano, Vice President | Jennifer Wheeler, Secretary | Ashley Aidenbaum | Karen Rock | Jim Suhay

Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors

Baldwin Library Idea Lab

Explore. Tinker. And learn! The Idea Lab is our space where big ideas come to life and where people of all ages and tech levels are welcome. Drop in or sign up for a skill- or project-based class or make an appointment today to learn how to use our 3D printer or laser engraver. We also have a variety of tools available, including an embroidery machine, soldering equipment, design software, and more.

 

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248-647-1700

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures:

June 19: Closed

July 4: Closed

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