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 Spring Programs (March – May) 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.

Tuesday, February 5: Baldwin Public Library from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (6-12 grade)
Tuesday, March 12: Baldwin Public Library from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (6-12 grade)
Tuesday, March 19: Groves High School Media Center during A and B lunches
Tuesday, March 26: Seaholm High School Media Center during A and B lunches
Tuesday, April 16: Baldwin Public Library from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (6-12 grade welcome)
Tuesday, May 21: Baldwin Public Library from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (6-12 grade welcome)

Volunteer

The Library is always looking for eager helpers to shelve books, assist with programs and more. 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.

April 2: Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin

May 7: Mayday by Karen Harrington

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

March 7: Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

April 4: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

May 2: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

 

Writers Group

Want to sharpen your writing skills with a group of peers? Join us for our Teen Writers Group, where you’ll share your writing, play writing games, meet local authors, and get inspired.
Grades 6-12. No registration required. Snacks and beverages provided.
Meets on Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
March 21: “From Fan Fiction to Publication” with author Aimee Carter
April 18: “Create a Character” with author John C. Ford
May 23: “Start Writing Your Novel” with author/teacher Beth Rodgers

Geek Club

Bring out your inner geek! This club is for fans of anime, comics, RPGs, crazy YouTube clips, video games, fandoms, and more. Feel free to come in cosplay (optional) and bring trading cards, action figures, and all things geek. Our PS4 with VR headset and Nintendo Switch will also be set up. You may bring an E or T rated video game to play with the group.
Grades 6-12. No registration required. Snacks and beverages provided.
Meets on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
March 28
April 25
May 30

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.

March 12 & 26
April 9 & 23
May 14 & 28

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.

March 11: Hand-Stamped Metal Keychains
April 8: Unicorn Poop (White Chocolate Bark)
May 13: Fluffy Slime

Special Spring Programs

Potato Chip Taste Test
Thursday, March 14 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Celebrate National Potato Chip Day! This is your chance to try some crazy chip flavors that you’ve been too afraid to buy. Will they be the worst or best thing you’ve ever tasted? Registration required. Grades 6-12.

After-Hours Flashlight Egg Hunt
Friday, April 12 from 8:00-9:30 p.m.
How many eggs can you find hidden around the library? Some will have eggcelent prizes inside! Flashlights will be provided. Registration and permission slip required. Grades 6-12.

Henna with Alchemy Slow Living Studio
Thursday, May 9 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Learn the ancient art of henna while enjoying traditional Middle Eastern snacks. Everyone will go home with a henna tattoo. Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Ani-May Night
Thursday, May 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Watch anime, eat ramen and pocky, and make crafts! Get a prize for dressing in cosplay! Registration required. Grades 6-12.

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.

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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

April 21: Easter

May 25-27: Memorial Day

July 4: Independence Day

 

 

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