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December Events 



Thank you for subscribing to the Baldwin's eNews.  We have some great programming coming up.  Check out the calendar for a complete list of events.  As always, see you at the library.

Library Hours 

Monday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.


Special Hours and Closings
Saturday, December 24, the Library is closed for Christmas Eve.
Sunday, December 25, the Library is closed for Christmas Day.
Sunday, January 1, 2012, the Library is closed for New Years Day.

Winter Markt at the Library

Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4


When you're downtown visiting the Birmingham Winter Markt, be sure to stop by the Library to see what we have goning on- from German Fairy Tales to crafts in the Youth Room and a mini-book sale by the Friends of the Library!

Should We End the War on Cannabis?

Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.


Former Detroit Chief of Police Dr. Ike McKinnon and Adjunct Professor Mike Whitty, both of the University of Detroit Mercy, speak on the proposition that a public health model for drug treatment is superior to criminalization and the existing military model.

Writers Live with Dean Dimitrieski
Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Book Beat


Meet local author, Dean Dimitrieski, as he talks about his book, Tears for My City.  Subtitled An Autobiography of a Detroit White Boy, Tears for My City tells the true story of an immigrant white kid from Macedonia who moves to the most dangerous neighborhood in Detroit at the height of gang violence in the 1970s.


Over the Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen

Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Stu Johnson, a member of the Michigan Jazz Record
Collectors, will give a multi-media presentation featuring music, slides and lecture about the composer of one of the icons of American popular music. Join us for a relaxing and tuneful afternoon.

Socrates CafeSocrates Cafe
Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Join in for thoughtful conversation on current topics of interest.
Computer Classes
Holiday Gift Picks: eReaders

Monday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m.

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Computer Basics

 Tuesdays, December 6 &13 at 7:00 p.m.

$10.00  Register Here 

Microsoft Word 2010: An Introduction

Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m.

$5.00  Register Here

Book GroupsBook Groups

Multiple copies of chosen books are generously provided by the Friends of the Library. 


Wednesday Book Group 

Wednesday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m.


Book Discussion: Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Books at Lunch

Wednesday, December 7 at noon


Join other avid readers to share what you've been reading lately. Bring your lunch and we'll supply tea or coffee. 

Friends Don't Let Friends Read Alone

Tuesday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m.


Location: Zuma Coffee House, 207 S. Old Woodward, Birmingham Book Discussion: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain