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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.

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

2014 Michigan Activity Pass

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Beginning May 24, library users with a valid library card from Bay County Library System can print a pass, either from home or at the library, to one of the nearly 60 participating Michigan arts and cultural organizations including museums, nature centers and historical sites at http://michiganactivitypass.info. Some partners offer complimentary or reduced price admission while others offer discounts in their gift shop or exclusive offers for MAP pass holders. Each Michigan Activity Pass expires within one week from the date it is printed.


Fraud & Identity Theft Prevention Presentation
by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Thu, Jun 26, 1-2:30 pm (Call or register online beginning May 8)
Sage: Thu, Jun 26, 5-6:30 pm (Call or register online beginning May 8)
Auburn: Thu, Jun 26, 3-4:30 pm (Call or register online beginning May 8)

Book Discussion Groups
Auburn: Thu, May 1 & Jun 5, 6-7:30 pm
Pinconning: Tue, May 13 & Jun 24, 6-7:30 pm
Sage: Tue, May 13 & Jun 10, 2-3:30 pm
Registration required.  Call the branch you will attend. 


Summer Reading Program: Jun 11 – Aug 11

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Summer reading is not just for our youth – you can be rewarded for your reading, too! Complete the adult reading log by reading for 8 hours. Return your log and have your name entered in a system-wide grand prize drawing for an iPad Mini. Each branch will award one prize of a Kindle HD.

All Ages Kick-Off Event – Gemini: Family Concert

Wed, Jun 11, 1 pm (Registration required beginning May 21)

All Ages Kick-Off Event – Gratitude Steel Band Interactive Family Concert*

Tue, Jun 10, 6 pm
*held at “Doc” Letchfield Park Pavilion

All Ages Kick-Off Event – Lawn Party: Games, Crafts & Snacks Featuring Joel Tacey’s Stilt Walking & Balloon Animals*

Wed, Jun 11, 2-4 pm
*held outside on the lawn

All Ages Kick-Off Event – Bichini Bia Congo Dance Company Family Concert*

Wed, Jun 11, 2 pm (Registration begins May 21)
*held outside, bring lawn chairs



Branch Events and Programs

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

Terrarium Craft
Thu, Apr 24, 6 pm.  Call or register online

Little Bead Man Key Chain Craft
Thu, May 22, 6 pm.  Call or register online

Personalized Buttons Bracelet Craft
Thu, Jun 12, 6 pm.  Call or register online beginning May 12

Teelightful Teesigns
Sat, Jun 21, 2 pm.  Call or register online beginning May 21

Painterly Pottery
Thu, Jun 26, 6 pm.  Call or register online beginning May 26


Registration required for all at 879-3283 ext 202.
Teens are also welcome to attend crafts

Magnetic Memo Board
Sat, May 3, 2-3:30 pm.  Call or register online (coming soon)

Watercolor Painting
Sat, Jun 14, 2-3:30 pm.  Call or register online (coming soon)

Ole Mexican Cooking Demonstration with Michelle Bommarito
Tue, Jun 17, 6-7:30 pm. Call or register online (coming soon)


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

Wine Glass Candle Holder Craft
Thu, May 8, 6-7:30 pm.  Call or register online

Knit and Crochet Night
Wed, May 14, 6-7:30 pm
Open to grade 4-adult

Paint a Plate with Painterly Pottery
Thu, Jun 12, 6-7:30.  Call or register online beginning May 8



Lunch & Movie
Registration required with the Division on Aging at 895-4100.
Lunch is $3-$5 payable to Bay County Division on Aging.
Wed, May 21, 12 pm, “Frozen” (2014) (PG)
Wed, Jun 18, 12 pm, “Saving Mr. Banks” (PG-13)

The Path to the Death Race
Thu, Apr 24, 6:30-8:00 pm
Kantzler Community Room
Registration is required at the Fiction Desk, by calling 893-9566 x 2122 or online.

Hear Bay City native Dion Mindykowski recount tales of his first attempt at the Winter Death Race.   Learn what inspired him to take up endurance racing and the training involved.

Finding Family with DNA Testing
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2-3 pm
Kantzler Community Room
Registration is required at 893-9566 x 2200 or online

Richard Hill discovered the power of DNA in the course of his long search for biological ancestors. He will introduce us to several forms of DNA testing as he shares the fascinating story of his personal odyssey. In order to share his success secrets and tips with genealogists and adoptees, he created an educational web site, DNA-Testing-Adviser.com, which makes genetic genealogy understandable to all. Richard’s full-length book about his search, Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is drawing rave reviews and winning awards. Kirkus Reviews calls the book “An engaging, page-turning memoir that thoughtfully puts together the pieces of a family puzzle.” Richard will have books for sale at the presentation and will be happy to sign them.

Michigan Notable Books Authors Todd & Brad Reed
Authors of “Tuesdays with Todd & Brand Reed: a Michigan Tribute”

Tue, May 27, 6:30 pm
Kantzler Community Room
Registration is required at 893-9566 x 2123 or online.

Every Tuesday for one year, photographers Todd and Brad Reed traveled from sunrise to sunset capturing all the beauty that Michigan has to offer.  Share their journey through an audiovisual, anecdotal and musical tour of their favorite moments.