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.
Teen Advisory Board
Your voice is needed! Join our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and give us a window into what teenagers are looking for in a library setting. Help with library projects and programming, and meet other teens in the community. TAB meetings take place at the Baldwin, and Seaholm and Groves High Schools. Lunch is provided at the high school meetings. All teens are welcome to attend. Registration is required.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, GROVES HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER, During A and B lunches
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, SEAHOLM HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER, During A and B lunches
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 AT 7:00 P.M. BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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
Join us on the first Thursday of every month, when we meet to eat pizza and discuss a new book. The first 10 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. Grades 7-12, registration required.
DECEMBER 7: EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING BY NICOLA YOON
JANUARY 4: SALT TO THE SEA BY RUTA SEPETYS
FEBRUARY 1: ALL AMERICAN BOYS BY JASON REYNOLDS
Teen Writers Club
Want to sharpen your writing skills with a talented 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. The group meets every other Wednesday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Grades 6-12.
DECEMBER: 6, 20
JANUARY: 3, 17, 31
FEBRUARY 28 AUTHOR VISIT: “TELLING YOUR STORY”, WITH KEVIN FITTON
Geared toward those who have a story they want to tell but don’t know how to put it together, this workshop is appropriate for beginning writers who want to learn about the basic components of a story and how those components fit together.
Come draw Manga, watch anime, make anime-inspired crafts, and eat Japanese snacks! No registration required.
NOVEMBER 30 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
DECEMBER 28 from 2:00 to 7:00 P.M. – Winter Break ALL DAY ANIME including a costume contest, Ramen noodles, Pocky, crafts, movies, and more!
JANUARY 25 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
FEBRUARY 22 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
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
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.
Websites we think you’ll love:
Monday - Thursday
9:30am - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009
Baldwin Library Idea Lab
The Idea Lab is the Baldwin Public Library's new space for hands-on exploring, tinkering, and learning. We're here to encourage learning and collaboration through access to new technologies and machines. Currently we have a 3d printer and laser cutter available for use. ALL experience levels are welcome.
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2 Hours Free Parking in Chester Street Deck.
Metered street parking around Library
Free Parking on Sundays
Monday to Thursday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00pm
November 22 - Closing at 5:30 pm
November 23 - Thanksgiving
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas Day
January 1 - New Year's Day
January 15 - Open for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 1 - Easter
May 26-28 - Memorial Day Weekend
July 4 - Independence Day
September 1-3 - Labor Day Weekend