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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: Jan 4-Feb 27
Drift Away with a Good Book

Read or listen to 5 books, return your reading log, and have your name entered in a drawing for
a chance to win an HP Chromebook.

Prom Collection Drive for Becca’s Closet: Feb 1-29
During the month of February, all branches of the Bay County Library System will collect new and gently used, clean prom dresses, shoes, and accessories for Becca’s Closet of Bay City.

Click on the flyer below for a printable PDF.
Adult Coloring Club 2-16 10% poster








Painterly Pottery

Painterly Pottery Programs
All materials are provided.
Auburn: Workshop (Adults & Teens): Thu, Feb 11, 6 -7:30 pm ® begins Jan 12
Wirt: Ceramics (Adults): Thu, Feb 25, 6-7:30 pm ®

Book Discussion Group
Registration required at your branch.

Sage: Tue, Mar 8 & Apr 12, 2-3:30 pm
Auburn: Thu, Mar 24 & Apr 21, 6-7:30 pm
Pinconning: Tue, Mar 22 & Apr 26, 6-7:30 pm

Booked for Lunch Spring 2016 Schedule

Join us in the Kantzler Community Room at Wirt for our biannual Friday presentation series featuring area authors and book reviewers. Doors open at 11:30 am. The program runs noon to 1:00 pm. You are welcome to bring a lunch. Cookies, coffee, and tea are provided by the Friends of the Bay County Libraries.

Apr 1     Dave Vizard (Author) A Grand Murder
Apr 8     Tim Younkman (Reviewer) Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts
Apr 15    Len Norman (Author) Finding 52
Apr 22    Barbara J. VanderMolen (Author) Discovering Michigan County by County: Your A-Z Guide to
Each of the 83 Counties in the Great Lakes State
Apr 29    Pamella Binder (Reviewer) The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
May 6     Dr. Judith Knox Corbin (Author) Ghostwriting: The Invisible Hand

Branch Events and Programs

Auburn Registration required for all unless noted.  Call 662-2381 ext 200.
(*) Teens are also welcome to attend
® Online registration available
*Movie & Popcorn (PG-13)
Thor (2011): Tue, Feb 16, 5:30 pm
Book Discussion Group
Feb 25, 6-7:30 pm
Registration required.
Team Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge (All Ages)
Sat, Feb 20, 1-4 pm ® begins Jan 19
Create a team of friends or family to see who can complete a 500 piece puzzle first! Prize awarded to the winning team.
*Knitting and Crochet Club
Wed, Mar 2, 16, Apr 6, 20, 6-7:30 pm
*Movie & Popcorn (PG-13)
Captain America:
Tue, Mar 8, 5:30 pm
*Marbled Glass Pendant Craft
Thu, Mar 10, 6-7:30 pm ®
*Zentangle Coloring Program
Sat, Mar 12, Apr 23, 2-3:30 pm ®
Ask the Master Gardener
Presented by Dan Graves
Tue, Mar 15, 6-7:30 pm ®
Saint Patrick’s Day Family Concert
Presented by Jolly Hammers and Strings
Thu, Mar 17, 6:30-7:30 pm
*Birches of Inspiration: Art Workshop
Sat, Mar 26, 2-4 pm ® begins Feb 23
*Movie & Popcorn (PG-13)
The Avengers:
Tue, Apr 12, 5:30 pm
*Dresser Mirror Craft
Thu, Apr 14, 6-7:30 pm ® begins Mar 15
*Canning Jams and Jellies
Wed, Apr 27, 6-7:30 pm ® begins Mar 29
Registration required for all at 879-3283 ext 202.
(*) Teens are also welcome to attend
® Online registration available
Book Discussion Group
Tue, Jan 26 & Feb 23, 6-7:30 pm
Registration required.
*Craft Catch-Up
Sat, Feb 13, 2-3:30 pm ®
*Fabric Covered Mini Cork Boards
Tue, Feb 16, 6-7 pm ®
*Mini Cactus Rock Gardens
Tue, Mar 1, 6-7 pm ®
*Watercolor Resist Art
Sat, Mar 5, 2-3:30 pm ®
*“SPRING” Wall Plaque
Tue, Mar 15, 6-7 pm ®
*Flower Pot Candy Jar
Tue, Apr 5, 6-7 pm ®
*Mini Message Center
Sat, Apr 16 2-3:30 pm ®
*Homemade Cleaning Products
Tue, Apr 19 6-7 pm ®
Where registration is required visit the Reference Desk or call 892-8555 ext 202.
® Online registration available
Great Lakes Bay College & Career Resource Center
Thu, Mar 3, 6-7:30 ®
Learn about resources available for post secondary education and careers.  A representative from the Great Lakes Bay College & Career Resource Center will present valuable information on education & careers.
*Knit & Crochet Night (Grade 4-Adult)
Wed, Mar 9 & Apr 13
Embellish a Necklace Charm
Wed, Apr 6, 6-7:30 pm ® begins Mar 7
Where registration is required visit the Fiction Desk or call 893-9566 ext 2200.
® Online registration available
Wirt Library is looking for groups or individuals who would like to display in the second floor case. If you have a collection you think patrons would love to see, please contact Dawn at (989) 893-9566 x 2200.
Lunch & Movie
Registration required with the Division on Aging at 895-4100.
Lunch is $3-$5 payable to Bay County Division on Aging.
Feb 17, 12 pm:  August Rush (2007)
Mar 16, 12 pm: The Intern (2015)
Apr 20, 12 pm: Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Thu, Feb 11, 11 am-1 pm

Kantzler Community Room
Call (989) 475-3518 to register.
An informational brunch for Seniors. Jill Case from Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. will discuss home safety and proactive strategies to assist seniors to remain safe in their homes.

Flowered Tote Craft
Wed, Mar 16, 6-7:30 pm ®