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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 Holiday Closure:

Saturday, September 3 – All Day: Labor Day Weekend

Sunday, September 4 – All Day: Labor Day Weekend

Monday, September 5 – All Day: Labor Day

Books in the Media – July

Books in the Media – July

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. July 26: Indie Next: The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford Tap for the review Kirkus: Putin by Philip Short Tap for the review Inventing the It Girl: How Elinor Glyn Created the...

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Current Operations, July 2022

Current Operations, July 2022

The Library is currently open during regular business hours. - Computers are available for 2 hours. - Copying, faxing and scanning are available. - in-person, virtual, hybrid and take home programs are available; check baldwinlib.org/calendar - Book sale tables are...

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BPL Site for DIA Inside Out Artwork

BPL Site for DIA Inside Out Artwork

Baldwin was selected as a site for the DIA Inside Out program. A reproduction of the piece Nocturne in Black and Gold, the Falling Rocket, by James Abbot McNeil Whistler was installed in the grassy area next to the curved path on the southwest corner of the building...

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Books in the Media – June

Books in the Media – June

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. June 21: Book Marks: Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh Tap for the review Tracy Flick Can’t Win by Tom Perrotta Tap for the review Kirkus: The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty...

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Books in the Media – May

Books in the Media – May

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. May 24: CrimeReads: The Cherry Robbers by Sarai Walker Tap for the review Valleyesque by Fernando Flores Tap for the review FoxNews: Here’s the Deal: A Memoir by Kellyanne Conway Tap...

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Books in the Media – April

Books in the Media – April

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. April 19: The Guardian: Liberalism and Its Discontents by Francis Fukuyama Tap for the review Kirkus: The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe Tap for...

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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.

 

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.

Holiday Closures:

Saturday, September 3 - All Day: Labor Day Weekend

Sunday, September 4 - All Day: Labor Day Weekend

Monday, September 5 - All Day: Labor Day

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The Baldwin Public Library is currently closed due to flooding on the first floor. The library will be closed until the restoration process is completed. Please check the website for more updates.

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