300 W. Merrill St. Birmingham, MI 48009 | (248) 647-1700

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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:

March 31: Closed

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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Books in the Media- December

Books in the Media- December

Here are some books to read as you enjoy the holiday season! The following are books featured in the library this month: AMNewYork: Southern Inspired by Jernard A. Wells Tap here to read the review. Kirkus Reviews: A Very Inconvenient Scandal by Jacquelyn Mitchard Tap...

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Public Call for Art

Public Call for Art

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Baldwin Public Library is seeking qualifications from artists who wish to create an indoor work of public art in the Baldwin Public Library. Specifically, the library seeks an artist who can create a two-dimensional piece, that would be hung...

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Books in the Media-November

Books in the Media-November

Here is a sample of some of the great fall reads prominently featured in the media this month. Bookmarks: Be Useful: SevenTools for Life by Arnold Swartzenegger Tap here to read the review. Making It So: a Memoir by Patrick Stewart Tap here to read the review. Kirkus:...

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Books in the Media- October

Books in the Media- October

Here are some scary reads to get you ready for the season. The list includes book recommendations for all ages. The following spooky books are prominently featured in the library for the month of October. AP News: The Weaver and the Witch Queen by Genevieve Gormichec...

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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 newest 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.

 

Parking

Free Two-Hour Parking in Chester Street Deck

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

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:

March 31: Closed

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PHASE 3 Construction has begun and the Library is OPEN!

Please enter the Library on the northeast corner, through the Children's Terrace at Martin and Bates Streets.

Curbside pickup is available on Chester St. near the library's loading dock.

If you cannot find something during your visit, please ask any staff member for assistance!

www.baldwinlib.org/renovation

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