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Scheduled classes are listed on the Calendar of Events. Demand for these classes is high. Be sure to call early to get registered or click on the link (where applicable) to register online.

We offer computer classes in the computer lab, which is located on the second floor of the Wirt Library. Space is limited. If you are interested it is a good idea to call and register early.

The Bay County Library System partners with Delta College’s Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center in offering a “Business Start-Up Seminar,” which is held in the Kantzler Community Room at the Wirt Library.

For those who are interested in learning how to research your family history, we partner with the Bay County Genealogical Society in offering  beginner genealogy classes.


Special Events and Programs

Adult Winter Reading Program: Make Tracks to Your Library
Mon, Jan 5-Sat, Feb 28

Every time you finish reading or listening to 5 books, return your reading log (by Feb 28) and have your name entered in a system-wide drawing for a Kindle Fire HD.


During February, ALL BRANCHES will collect new and gently used prom dresses, shoes, jewelry, and purses for Becca’s Closet in Bay City.



Booked for Lunch
Join your friends in Wirt Library’s Kantzler Community Room for this engaging author and reviewer Friday lecture series. Doors open at 11:30 am. The program runs from noon to 1:00 pm. Cookies, coffee and tea are provided by The Friends of the Bay County Libraries. No registration is necessary. You are welcome to bring a lunch! Each session includes a Q & A. Authors may have books for sale after the presentation.

Apr 10 Leeds Bird (Reviewer) Inventing Scrooge: The Incredible True Story Behind Charles
 Dickens’ Legendary “A Christmas Carol” by Carlo DeVito
Apr 17 Al McFadyen (Reviewer) The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
Apr 24  John Kozak (Author) Through the Eyes of Rose: A Mother’s Flight to Freedom in a
 Memory Mosaic
May 1 Skaidrite “Rita” Sparks (Author) From Flames to Freedom: Faith Rides the Rails
May 8 Mary Greene (Author) Saturday Afternoon at the Bijou: Single Screen Theaters of Bay
 City, Bay County Michigan 1903 to Present
May 15 Fred Reif (Author) All of Me – A History of Musicians from Saginaw, Michigan
 1850s -1950s


National Library Week: Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library

Celebrate your library from April 12 through 18 with a chance to win prizes! Each branch will have a drawing
at the end of the week for a gift card. There will be one system wide Grand Prize drawing for a Kindle Fire.
Patrons may enter the drawing once per day.  If you have any questions, please contact your branch library.
All week long…
• Free replacement of lost library card – an ID with current address is required;
• Late fees waived for all overdue items returned in good condition;
• 1 Free DVD/VHS rental per library card per day;
• Friend’s Book Sale items are ½ off;
• Food for Fines – one overdue fine will be waived for each nonperishable, shatter proof, unexpired
food item that you bring in to the library.



Branch Events and Programs

Registration required for all  unless noted.  Call 662-2381 ext 200.
(*) Teens are also welcome to attend.

* Book Discussion Group
Thu, Feb 26, Mar 19, Apr 23, 6-7:30 pm
Call to register beginning one month prior to program date.

* Woven Wall Hanging Craft ®
Thu, Mar 5, 6-7:30 pm

*How to Start an Organic Garden ®
Thu, Mar 26, 6-7:30 pm
Presented by Advanced Master Gardener Dan Draves and Marcia Draves.

* Ten Tips to My Plate ®
Thu, Apr 9, 6-7:30 pm
Registration begins Mar 10.

*Planting and Harvesting Vegetables ®
Thu, Apr 16, 6-7:30 pm
Presented by Advanced Master Gardener Dan Draves and Marcia Draves. Registration begins Mar 17.

Blood Drive (Ages 17+)
Wed, Apr 22 1:30-6:30 pm
Call to register. Drop-ins also welcome.

* Recycled Bird Feeder Craft ®
Thu, Apr 30, 6-7:30 pm
Registration begins Mar 31.


Registration required for all at 879-3283 ext 202.
(*) Teens are also welcome to attend.
® Online registration available

Book Discussion Group ®
Tue, Mar 24, Apr 28, 6-7:30 pm

* Writing Life’s Story, One Piece at a Time ®
Tue, Mar 10, 6-7:30 pm
“Packed with ways to access your stories and make the pages come alive” with author Marylou Bugh.

* Fabric Memo Board ®
Sat, Mar 14, 2-3:30 pm

* Mini Photo Shadow Box Magnets ®
Sat, Apr 25, 2-3:30 pm
Bring photo of your choice with subject area 2 ½” square.


Where registration is required visit the Reference Desk or call 892-8555 ext 202.
® Online registration available

Create a Spring Wreath Craft ®
Wed, Apr 1, 6-7:30 pm

Book Discussion Group
Tue, Mar 10, Apr 14, 2-3:30 pm
Registration required by phone.

Knit & Crochet Night (Gr. 4-adult)
Wed, Mar 11 & Apr 8, 6-7:30 pm
No registration required. Drop in program.


Where registration is required visit the Fiction Desk or call 893-9566 ext 2200.
® Online registration available

Lunch & Movie
Registration required with the Division on Aging at 895-4100.
Lunch is $3-$5 payable to Bay County Division on Aging.
3rd* Wednesdays at noon

Mar 18: Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Apr 15: Maleficent (2014)

*Most months.  Scheduling changes do occur, but rarely.