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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

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Snow is Falling. . .Books are Calling!
Adult Winter Reading Program
Jan 3-Feb 25, 2017
Read or listen to 5 books, return your reading log and have your name entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Meijer gift card.

Prom Donation Drive

During the month of February, All BCLS branches will accept donations of new and gently used, clean prom dresses, shoes, and accessories for Becca’s Closet charity.

Book Discussion Group
Registration required at your branch.
Auburn: Thu, Jan 26 & Feb 23, 6-7:30 pm
Tue, Jan 24 & Feb 28, 6-7:30 pm
Tue, Jan 10 & Feb 14, 2-3:30 pm DATE CHANGE: Feb 13, 2-3:30 pm
Wirt: Thu, Jan 5 & Feb 2, 6 pm; Thu, Jan 26 & Feb 23, 2 pm


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
*Knitting and Crochet Club
Wed, Jan 4, 18, Feb 1, 22, 6-7:30 pm
*DIY Paperweight Craft
Thu, Jan 12, 6-7:30 pm ®
*Painterly Pottery Valentine’s Day Workshop
Thu, Feb 9, 6-7:30 pm ® begins Jan 10
*Family Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge
Sat, Feb 11, 2-4 pm ® begins Jan 10
MI Blood Drive (Ages 17+)
Wed, Dec 21, 2-5 pm
Call to register. Drop-ins also welcome.
*Chan Luu Inspired Bracelet Craft
Thu, Feb 16, 6-7:30 pm ® begins Jan 17
Registration required for all at 879-3283 ext 202.
(*) Teens are also welcome to attend
® Online registration available
*Craft Catch-Up (2016 Projects)
Tue, Jan 10, 6-7 pm ®
Sat, Jan 14, 2-3:30 pm ®
*Team Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge
Sat, Jan 28, 1-4 pm ®
*Yarn Wrapped Picture Frame
Tue, Jan 31, 6-7 pm ®
*Pebble Art
Tue, Feb 21, 6-7 pm ®
*Sunburst Mirror Craft
Sat, Feb 25, 2-3:30 pm ®
Where registration is required visit the Reference Desk or call 892-8555 ext 202.
® Online registration available
Coloring Club
Wed, Jan 4, 6-7:30 pm ®
Thu, Feb 2, 6-7:30 pm ®
Paint a Sharpie Mug
Wed, Feb 1, 6-7:30 pm ® begins Jan 4
Team Puzzle Challenge
Thu, Feb 23, 6-7:30 pm ®
Create a team of friends or family to see who can complete a 500 piece puzzle first! Prize awarded to the winning team.
Where registration is required visit the Fiction Desk or call 893-9566 ext 2200.
® Online registration available
Craft a Heart for Your Sweetheart
Wed, Jan 4, 6-7:30 pm ®
Painterly Pottery: Plates
Thu, Feb 16, 6-7:30 pm ® begins Jan 16