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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.



If you are unable to make it in person, join us on Facebook for a live feed of each presentation!


BCLS has planned great rewards for library card holders. Throughout the month of September, all patrons can get a free replacement card ($3.00 value). Show your library card at any service desk and receive an entry to win a gift card. Also, children 12 & under may show their library card at any of our children’s service desks and receive a small prize.

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit any BCLS branch library or find out more here!

Coats for Kids

The Salvation Army and the Bay County Library System are partnering to keep children warm this Winter!! New or gently used coats can be dropped off at any one of the library branches now through November.



Bay Community Writing Center @ Wirt

NOW OPEN 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 4-8 pm

Thanks to the Bay Area Community Foundation, Bay City welcomes its first community writing center! On the first and third Tuesday of every month from 4-8 pm, the Bay Community Writing Center (BCWC) provides FREE writing workshops and one-on-one tutoring at Wirt Library. The BCWC is staffed by trained SVSU Writing Center tutors. There is no need to register for the workshops in advance—just stop by!

For more information, visit the website at baycommunitywc.weebly.com, email bcwc@svsu.eduor call (989) 964-2829.



Ongoing Programs

Book Discussion Group
Registration required at your branch.
Auburn: Thu, Sep 27 & Oct 25, 6-7:30 pm
Pinconning: Tue, Sep 25 & Oct 23, 6-7:30 pm
Sage: Mon, Sep 10, 2-3:30 pm
Wirt: Thu, Sep 6 & Oct 4, 6 pm
Wirt: Thu, Sep 27 & Oct 25, 2 pm

October is National Book Club Month!

Submit a paperback title your book club would like to read. If your title is selected, your group gets the 1st checkout. Contact your branch for more information.


Branch Events and Programs


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

® = Online registration. Click here for access.

Registration opens one month before event.

*Drop-in Needle Crafter’s Club
All hand-sewing crafters welcome.
Wed, Sep 5, 19, Oct 3, 17, 6-7:30 pm

*Paint Swirl Vase Craft ®
Thu, Sep 20, 6-7:30 pm

*3-D Printer Workshop ®
Wed, Sep 26, 6-7:30 pm

MI Blood Drive (Ages 17+)
Call to register. Drop-ins also welcome
Wed, Oct 10, 1:30-6:30 pm

*Painting Backgrounds Plus ®
Thu, Oct 11, 5:30-7:30 pm

*Team Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge ®
Sat, Oct 13, 2-4 pm

*Altered Cigar Box Craft ®
Thu, Oct 18, 6-7:30 pm



Registration required for all events in green. Call 879-3283 ext 202.
(*) Teens are also welcome to attend 

® = Online registration. Click here for access.

Registration opens one month before event.

Beginner Whittling Class
Thu, Sep 13, 6-7:30 pm
Learn beginner whittling with Matt Bridgewater. $20 class fee includes all materials, including quality carving knife you take home. Class is very limited so register early.

*Michigan is “Home” Craft ®
Sat, Sep 15, 2-3:30 pm

“Candy Corn” Candle Holder ®
Tue, Oct 2, 6-7 pm

*Clothespin Memo Board ®
Sat, Oct 6, 2-3 pm

*Halloween Plaque ®
Tue, Oct 16, 6-7 pm

*Scrapbook Paper Art ®
Sat, Oct 27, 2-3:30 pm

Preserving Food for Gifts
Tue, Oct 30, 6-7:30 pm
Lisa Treiber, MSU Extension Food Safety Educator, will show you the new method of steam canning and how you can safely preserve food for gift giving this holiday season. Recipes and samples will be shared.



Registration required for all events in green. Visit the Reference Desk or call 892-8555 ext. 202. 

® = Online registration. Click here for access.

Registration opens one month before event.

Coloring Club ®
Wed, Sep 19 & Oct 17, 6-7:30 pm

Halloween Card Craft ®
Wed, Oct 24, 6 pm



Registration required for all events in green. Visit the Fiction Desk or call 893-9566 ext. 2200.

® = Online registration. Click here for access.

Registration open dates are listed.

Knitting with Jan
Every Tuesday, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Knitting Solutions – expert knitters on site to assist. Kantzler Community Room


Business Start-Up Seminar
Wed, Sep 12, 1-3 pm
Register at www.sbdcmichigan.org or call 686-9597

Painterly Pottery – Fall theme
Thu, Oct 11, 6 pm ® opens Sep 11




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