Tuesday, May 14, 2013
New at Baldwin Public Library this week include Charlaine Harrs' recent novel and the latest suspense thriller from John LeCarre.
Need a little mystery, suspense or adventure to get you through the week? The Baldwin Public Libraryhas just what you need with the latest batch of new arrivals. This week's Library Picks are: Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harrs: When Sookie learns the reason why Eric's vampires are keeping their distance from her, she is devastated. Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime in this final Sookie Stackhouse novel. A Delicate Truth by John LeCarre: In 2008, a counter-terrorist operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted on the British crown colony of Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, a private defense …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
New at Baldwin Public Library this week include Elizabeth Lowell's recent novel and the latest mystery from Nora Robers.
Need a little mystery or suspense to get you through the week? The Baldwin Public Library has just what you need with the latest batch of new arrivals. This week's Library Picks are: Dangerous Refuge by Elizabeth Lowell: On the surface Shaye Townsend has little in common with Tanner. He's a hard-edged big city cop come home to the historic Davis family ranch to settle his uncle's estate. She's working for an environmental conservancy that acquires and protects old ranches—and she wants to preserve the Davis homestead. When the suspicious death of Tanner's uncle at his ranch throws the two opposites together, tempers flare and sparks fly. While they have trouble seeing eye to eye, Shaye and Tanner agree on one thing: They need to uncover…
Friday, March 29, 2013
You can buy used books all year long at Baldwin Public Library for $3 for hardcovers and $1 for paperbacks.
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Monday, March 25, 2013
The Library Board will start looking for ways to advocate for House Bills 4104 and 4105, which would ban concealed and openly-carried guns in Michigan libraries.
Baldwin Public Library isn't backing down in its attempt to lobby Michigan lawmakers to ban guns in Michigan's public libraries. Last week, the Library Board made plans to aggressively court lawmakers in the State House and Senate in an attempt to have libraries included on the list of public places where firearms are not allowed. "We can't let the issue die," Library Board Member James Suhay said at Monday's board meeting. "We have to keep pushing." The effort isn't Baldwin's first. The Library Board drafted its first letter to then-State Rep. Chuck Moss and State Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy) in July after a group of open carry advocates — in Birmingham at the time protesting the arrest of Troy teenager Sean Combs — entered the …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Library officials can now start looking for an architect to create conceptual drawings of what the Baldwin Public Library of the future will look like.
Are you excited about a renovated Baldwin Public Library? Well, you have a little more time to wait but on Monday, the library received the green light to move on to the next step of their renovation plans. Earlier this week, the Birmingham City Commission approved the library's "Building Program," a document that outlines what Baldwin Public Library will hopefully look like in a few years, as well as how it will be used. Commissioners also gave Baldwin the go ahead to look for an architect to create conceptual drawings and determine cost estimates for the renovation project. "In the saga of the library building, we've come a long way," Baldwin Director Doug Koschik said, "and we have a long way to go." Koschik said Monday that if …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
By eliminating the "hot picks" section, Birmingham library patrons won't have to pay to check out new books and movies.
Patrons of Birmingham's Baldwin Public Library won't have to worry about shelling out so much money if they forget to return a book or want to check out a newly-arrived DVD. In late January, the Baldwin Library Board voted to reduce late fees as well as eliminate the fee for checking out "Hot Picks," the section dedicated to newly-released DVDs and books. The maximum number of times items can be renewed has also been upped to four, provided no one has a hold on them. Now, late fees have been reduced to 20 cents a day for nearly all items — including books, DVDs, interlibrary loans and toys. DVDs and video games, meanwhile, have a daily overdue fine of $1 a day. In addition, the library's maximum fines have been reduced to $10 for all items…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A Building Program, crafted by a joint committee of library board members and city commissioners in December, details plans to expand Birmingham's library by 9,000 square feet.
Plans for Baldwin Public Library's eventual renovation continue to move forward, as city leaders look to the public to help answer questions about what Birmingham's library should look like and how it will be used in the future. Residents and users of Baldwin are invited to attend a community forum on the library's future, to be held at the library at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23. In addition, a Request for Proposal (RFP) draft — which will solicit an architect to create conceptual drawings and determine cost estimates for the renovation project — is scheduled to be presented to the Birmingham City Commission in late February. This RFP will be based on a new Building Program, a report approved by a joint committee of library board members and city …
Friday, December 28, 2012
From the 'Fifty Shades' series to 'Gone Girl,' here's the most checked-out books at Birmingham's Baldwin Public Library in 2012.
From the summer reading titles everyone was talking about, to the controversy surrounding the 50 Shades series, 2012 was a year for the books. Whether you were reading them the old fashioned way or on a Kindle or Nook, Birmingham's Baldwin Public Library was there for all the trends. Baldwin's librarians have pulled together a list of the most popular books at the library this year: perfect if you're looking to catch up with what's hot or need a good book recommendation while you're snowed in this weekend. The following titles are listed in alphabetical order. All were published in 2012 and were put on hold by more than 45 readers at any given time: To check out any of these books, visit Baldwin Public Library — next to Shain Park and The …
Monday, December 24, 2012
From a puppet show to 'The Secret World of Arrietty,' Baldwin Public Library has plenty of activities for kids of all ages this holiday break.
While the Christmas holidays will keep you busy both today and tomorrow, you may be wondering: what is there to do with the kids after Christmas but before they go back to school? The Baldwin Public Library is closed today and tomorrow, though Birmingham librarians have a slate of winter activities lined up for kids of all ages, all themed "It's a Small, Small World." Thursday, Dec. 27: "Dick Wittington & His Cat" (2 p.m.) Come see an original puppet presentation by "Once Upon a Puppet" with Nancy Penvose. This program is for all ages and tickets are available in the library youth room. The production is based on a traditional English fairytale and follows Dicks and his cat as they travel to London to seek their fortune. Thursday, Dec. 27…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
High school juniors from Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Bloomfield Hills are invited to apply for the year-long spot on the Baldwin Public Library Board.
Students seeking a way to give back to the community — as well as learn a little something about how government works — can begin turning in their applications now for an empty student representative position on the Baldwin Public Library Board. The spot is open to any interested high school junior living in Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms or Bloomfield Hills. According to a statement released by Baldwin, the position is part of the library's mission to "support student leadership development, community service and future citizen participation in local government." The position requires a commitment to serve a one-year term on the Baldwin Public Library Board, running from Feb. 18, 2013-Feb. 17, 2014. The student representative …