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

For Teens

The Library offers teens much more than just a place to study.
We give young people opportunities to learn, gain leadership skills, fulfill community-service commitments — and have fun, too.
Check out our useful programs below.

If you’d like to keep up-to-date with our monthly teen events, sign up for our e-newsletter. We send out emails on the first of each month.

Registration for Summer Programs (June-August) now open! Register here

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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Hours

Monday to Thursday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Advisory Board

Have some ideas for the library? Share your opinions on teen programs, prizes, displays, and other library matters at these fun-filled meetings; all while eating pizza and making friends.
These meetings can be used for volunteer hours!
No registration required.

Meetings will resume in September 2019.

Volunteer

The Library is always looking for eager helpers. If you’re looking for service hours — or if you just like the Library environment — we could use your help! Fill out and submit your volunteer application here.

Pizza and Pages

Eat pizza and discuss a book. The first 5 people to register get a free book, generously provided by the Friends of Baldwin Public Library! Pizza and Pages is co-sponsored by Jet’s Pizza. Registration requested, drop-ins welcome.

MIDDLE SCHOOL (7-8 GRADE) THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7:00 P.M.

June 4 The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

July 2 Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke

August 6 Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai

HIGH SCHOOL (9-12 GRADE) THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7:00 P.M.

June 6 Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

July 11 The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

August 1 Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

 

Open Gaming

Play the library’s Nintendo Switch and PS4 with Sony VR Headset. We have games, but feel free to bring an E or T rated game to play with the group. Not into video games? Bring your card/board games! Snacks always provided and new faces always welcome. Registration is not required.
Grades 6-12. Registration required.
Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 P.M.
June 17
July 25

Coding Club

Coding Club will introduce you to computer science and visual programming using a variety of different software. No experience necessary.
Grades 6-12. Registration required.
Meets on Tuesdays in the Computer Lab from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

June 11 GDevelop
July 9 Minecraft Coding
August 13 Intro to Python

Maker Mondays

Tinker, make, try, create, and explore in the library.
Grades 6-12. Registration required.
Meets on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

June 17 Zodiac Tote Bags
July 1 Galaxy Slime
July 15 Cyanotype Sun Prints
July 29 Galaxy Bath Bombs

Out of This World Writing Contest

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

▧STORIES MUST HAVE A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY ELEMENT

▧STORIES MUST BE 1000-2500 WORDS TOTAL

▧WRITERS MAY SUBMIT ONE STORY

▧STORIES WILL BE JUDGED IN TWO CATEGORIES (6-8 GRADE AND 9-12 GRADE)

▧GRAND PRIZE: $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD – ONE WINNER FOR EACH GRADE BRACKET

▧ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED BETWEEN JUNE 15 & AUGUST 10

SUBMITTING YOUR STORY:

▧WRITE YOUR STORY IN ANY WORD-PROCESSING PROGRAM

▧FILL OUT THE SUBMISSION FORM

▧COPY AND PASTE YOUR STORY INTO THE TEXT BOX

▧WE CANNOT SWITCH VERSIONS OF YOUR STORY IF YOU’VE CHANGED SOMETHING AFTER SUBMISSION

Special Summer Programs

Exam Cram with Therapy Dogs
Saturday, June 8 from 5:30-8:30 P.M.
Grades 9-12
Are finals stressing you out? PAWS from studying and pet a therapy dog. After the library closes to the public, high school students will have the whole library to themselves! Pizza will be provided. Registration is not required.

Weird Space
Thursday, June 20 from 7:00-8:00 P.M.
Grades 6-12
Discover what it’s like to live in microgravity, experiment with UV-sensitive beads, and eat astronaut ice cream! A NASA solar system ambassador will lead this program. Registration required.

Escape the Room with Game of Clues
Friday, June 21 from 3:00-4:00 P.M.
Grades 6-12
You are a superhero and your sidekick is being held captive by an evil villain! You will have 45 minutes to solve clues, figure out riddles, and crack codes to save your sidekick in time. Registration required.

Teen Volunteer Project to Help Homeless Pets
Saturday, June 29 from 12:30-4:30 P.M.
Grades 6-12
Create snuffle mats for homeless pets and earn community service hours for school. All mats will be donated to Paws for Life Rescue to provide enrichment for the animals in their care. Please bring any required school service forms to the program. Those who do not need service hours are also welcome! Registration is required. Note: There will be adoptable kittens at this event.

Chill with Dr. Nitro
Thursday, July 18 from 6:30-7:30 P.M.
Grades 6-12
Science can be fun and delicious with Dr. Nitro’s Dessert Lab. After a hands-on Mad Science Show, everyone will get to make their own liquid nitrogen ice cream sundae. Registration required.

Intro to Coding Workshops with Grand Circus
Wednesday, June 12 from 6:00-8:30 P.M.
Saturday, July 13 from 2:00-4:30 P.M.
Wednesday, August 7 from 6:00-8:30 P.M.
Grades 9-Adult
Grand Circus has partnered with us to bring you these FREE workshops! This workshop is designed for those who are curious about coding, but who have very little or no coding experience. Registration required. Please bring a laptop with Google Chrome downloaded on it.

World Cup Final Watch Party
Sunday, July 7 at 11:00 A.M.
All ages are welcome.
Join us to watch the Women’s World Cup final match broadcast live from France. Wear the kit of your favorite team and enjoy some French breakfast bites. Registration required.

Harry Potter Trivia Night
Thursday, August 8 from 7:00-8:30 P.M.
Grades 6-Adult
See who has the ultimate Harry Potter knowledge. Come as a team (of 6 people or less) or come solo and join a team. Costumes and wizarding apparel encouraged. Snacks and prizes will be provided. Registration required.

End of Summer Reading Lock-In
Saturday, August 10 from 6:30-9:30 P.M.
Grades 6-12
Celebrate the end of the summer reading program with pizza, ice cream, video games, laser tag, a movie, crafts, and more! Grand prizes will be awarded at this event. You do not need to be present to win. Registration and signed permission slip required.

Electronic Resources

Enjoy great resources from the comfort of home: Download books, music and movies directly to your eReader, tablet or mobile device through these easy Library apps:

Teen ebooks and eAudiobooks

Freegal Music
Hoopla

Brainfuse

When it comes to learning, sometimes you just need a little extra help. That’s why we’ve partnered with Brainfuse to offer patrons valuable live online tutoring in the fields of math, science, writing and much more. Chat with a tutor, share content and solve problems easily in the convenience and calm of the library environment.

What are you reading next?

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.

2 Hours Free 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 to Thursday

9:30 am - 9:00 pm

Friday and Saturday

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday

12:00 pm - 5:00pm

Library Closed

July 4: Independence Day

August 31 - September 2: Labor Day Weekend

September 6: Staff Development Day

November 27: Closing at 5:30 p.m.

November 28: Thanksgiving

 

 

 

 

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