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January 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
Sunday, January 1, 2012, the Library is closed for New Years Day.

Peter and Elmore Leonard

Presented by Book Beat

Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Meet authors, Elmore and Peter Leonard. Join us for one of only three nation-wide pre-release events for Elmore Leonard's latest novel. Raylan is the latest adventure of dedicated U.S. Deputy Marshall Raylan Givens, star of several novels and the hit television series "Justified".

Pre-order with Book Beat at 248-968-1190.  


Finding Timbuktu:

Ancient African Kingdoms and the World

Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m.


Dr. Jennifer Hart, Assistant Professor of History at Wayne State University will present on the history and influence of the ancient empires of Africa. Join us for a fascinating discussion of this often forgotten part of history.

Socrates CafeSocrates Cafe
Sunday, January 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Join in for thoughtful conversation on current topics of interest.
Friends of the Birmingham Historical Museum & Park Lecture Series
Jacobson's: I Miss It So 
Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Join department store historian Bruce Allen Kopytek as he discusses his book on Jacobson's, a beloved Michigan institution for well over one hundred years. The brainchild of a retail genius, this deluxe specialty store gave customers a peerless social, shopping and dining destination.
Computer Classes
Fix Your Photos

Wednesday, January 4 at 7:00 pm    

$5.00  Register Here  

Introduction to eBooks & eAudiobooks

 Saturday, January 7 at 2:00 p.m.   

Register Here 

Photoshop Elements: An Introduction

Wednesday, January 11, 18 & 25 at 7:00 p.m.

$15.00  Register Here

Digital Video Editing
Tuesday, January 17 & 24 at 7:00 p.m.

$10.00  Register Here

Book GroupsBook Groups

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


Wednesday Book Group 

Wednesday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m.


Book Discussion: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Books at Lunch

Wednesday, January 4 at 12 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, January 17 at 7:00 p.m.


Location: Zuma Coffee House, 207 S. Old Woodward, Birmingham Book Discussion: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick