Thursday, June 28, 2012

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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.

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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.


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The Library will be closed Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day. 

It's not too late to complete our building survey!

The Baldwin Public Library is conducting a library building survey to determine the wants and needs of its service communities. Your ideas and opinions are very important to help Baldwin better serve you! The survey is online at

Paddling Michigan's Hidden Beauty
Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Meet Michigan author Doc Fletcher. Enjoy an hour-long photo journey down Michigan rivers and hear about historic riverside towns selected from Doc's canoeing and kayaking books.

Book sale and signing as well as a drawing for a free canoe or kayak trip following the program.

Once Upon a Car:
The Fall and Resurrection of America's Big Three Auto Makers - GM, Ford and Chrysler
Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Bill Vlasic is an award-winning business reporter, the Detroit bureau chief for the New York Times, Birmingham resident and an acclaimed author. Once Upon a Car has been called the "essential account of the United States auto industry" and was selected as a 2012 Michigan Noble Books title.

Books will be available for sale and signing from BookBeat.

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

Join in for thoughtful conversation on current topics of interest.

Computer Classes
Free eBooks on Your Kindle

Monday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m.
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Learn how to check out eBooks from the Library and find other free Kindle books in this class.  

Microsoft Excel 2010: An Introduction

Thursday, July 12 & 19 at 7:00 p.m.

$10.00  Register Here 

Learn the fundamentals of spreadsheet creation with Microsoft Excel in this two-session class.  

Using the Library from Your iPad

Saturday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m.
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Monitor your library account, find a book, look up facts, or learn a language all from your iPad. Learn how at this class. 

Photoshop Elements: An Introduction
Tuesday, July 17, 24 & 31 at 7:00 p.m.
$15.00  Register Here


This three-session class will cover the basics of photo enhancement and manipulation using Photoshop Elements. Crop, improve skin tone, whiten teeth, remove objects from pictures and more. 

Thursday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m.
$5.00  Register Here 

Talk to loved ones down the street or across the globe for free with Skype, an Internet phone application.In this single-session class, learn how to set up a Skype account and discover its phone, video and IM capabilities.  

Book GroupsBook Groups

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


Books at Lunch  

Wednesday, June 6 at 12:00 noon


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

Wednesday Book Group 

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


Join us as we discuss The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine  

Friends Don't Let Friends Read Alone

Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m.


Location: Zuma Coffee House, 207 S. Old Woodward, Birmingham Book Discussion: Half-Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls 

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