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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.


Drop in. Beverages and cookies provided by Friends of the Bay County Libraries.
All sessions will live stream on Facebook.com/baycountylibrary
Apr 13

Jeff Smith (Author)

Becoming Amish: a Family’s Search for Faith, Community
and Purpose 
by Jeff Smith

Apr 20

Dave Vizard (Author)

Murder in the Wind by Dave Vizard 

APR 27



May 4

Buzz Sodeman (Author)

Stripped Gears, Retired Generals & Grounded Hawks: A History of Minor League Pro Hockey in Saginaw, Michigan by Buzz Sodeman 

May 11 Zachary Branigan (Reviewer)

The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole by Roland Huntford 

May 18 Michelle Davis (Author)

Finding Hope on Vegas: A Memoir by Michelle Davis 

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, May 31 & Jun 28, 6-7:30 pm
Pinconning: Tue, May 22 & Jun 26, 6-7:30 pm
Sage: Mon, May 14 & Jun 11, 2-3:30 pm
Wirt: Thu, May 3 & Jun 14, 6 pm
Wirt: Thu, May 24 & Jun 28, 2 pm


Branch Events and Programs


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

Registration opens one month before event.

*Drop-in Needle Crafter’s Club
All hand-sewing crafters welcome.
Wed, May 2 & 16, 6-7:30 pm
Wed, Jun 6 & 27, 6-7:30 pm

*Alcohol Ink Tile Coaster Craft
Thu, May 17, 6-7:30 pm ®

*Acrylic Paint Pouring on Canvas Craft
Thu, May 24, 6-7:30 pm ®

*Fishnet Wrapped Mason Jar Craft
Thu, Jun 14, 6-7:30 pm ®

MI Blood Drive (Ages 17+)
Wed, Jun 20, 1:30-6:30 pm
Call to register. Drop-ins welcome.

*Matthew Ball (Boogie Woogie Kid) Concert
Thu, Jun 21, 6-6:45 pm ®

*Team Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge
Sat, Jun 30, 2-4 pm ®



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

Registration opens one month before event.

*Decorate a Banner Craft
Tue, May 1, 6-7 pm ®

*Geometric Wall Hanging
Sat, May 12, 2-3:30 pm ®

*Glass Gem Sun Catchers
Tue, May 15, 6-7 pm ®

*Jute on Canvas Art
Sat, Jun 2, 2-3:30 pm ®

*Poured Paint Art
Tue, Jun 5, 6-7 pm ®

*Painterly Pottery
Tue, Jun 19, 6-7 pm ®



Registration required for all events in green. Visit the Reference Desk or call 892-8555 ext 202. ® = Online registration available

Registration opens one month before event.

Rock Painting
Thu, May 3, 6-7:30 pm ®

Scrapbook Photo Album
Wed, May 9, 6 pm ®

Coloring Club
Thu, May 31, 6-7:30 pm ®

Team Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge
Wed, Jun 6, 6-7:30 pm ®

Creative Journaling with Author Robin Deveraux-Nelson
Thu, Jun 14, 5:30-7:30 pm ®

Cooking Demonstration w/Jacob Austin
Tue, Jun 19,1-2:30 pm ®

Outdoor Beginner’s Yoga w/ EB Yoga
Fri, Jun 22, 10:45-11:45 am (canceled if rain)
Bring own yoga mat or towel.

Button Tree Craft
Wed, Jun 27, 6-7:30 pm ®

Community Jam (All Ages/ Family)
Thu, Jun 28, 6-7:30 pm
Bring your favorite instrument, play along, or listen



Registration required for all events in green. Visit the Fiction Desk or call 893-9566 ext 2200. ® = Online registration available

Registration open dates are listed.

Greeting Card Workshop
Tue, May 8, 6-7:45 pm ® open

Dancing Cranes Soaps & Sundries Basic Lotion Making
Thu, Jun 21, 6 pm ® opens May 21