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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.


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.

Writing Workshops, 6-7:30 pm
October 3: Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
November 7: Writing Poetry
December 5: Writing Holiday Letters

Creative Writing Studio, 6-7:30 pm
October 17, November 21, December 19

The Bay County Library System’s popular biannual author and reviewer series returns September 22! You are invited to drop in with a lunch and your friends to Wirt Library’s Kantzler Community Room (no registration required) for these engaging presentations.

Doors open at 11:30 am; the program begins at noon. Cookies and beverages are provided by the Friends
of the Bay County Libraries.

*If you received a printed newsletter, please note a change in presenter on October 13.

Sep 22 Paul Chaffee (Reviewer) Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Sep 29 Leeds Bird (Reviewer) The Secret Life of the American Musical: How
Broadway Shows Are Built by Jack Viertel
Oct 6  Tom Powers (Author) Stick em Up: Michigan Bank Robberies of the 20s
and 30s by Tom Powers
Oct 13 Tom Ebelt (Author)* Whitefeather by Tom Ebelt
Oct 20 Tara Welch (Reviewer) The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves,
and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
by Robert M. Edsel
Oct 27 John E. Cuthbertson (Author)  The Mighty Rifle River: the Headwaters of Arenac
County and Surrounding Areas of Northern
Michigan: Memories of Lumbering Camps,
Woodlands, Personalities, and River Drives
(Revised Second Edition) by John E. Cuthbertson


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Special Events and Programs

Book Discussion Group
Registration required at your branch.
Auburn: Thu, Oct 26, 6-7:30 pm
Tue, Oct 24, 6-7:30 pm
Mon, Oct 9, 2-3:30 pm
Wirt: Thu, Oct 5, 6 pm;  Thu, Oct 26, 2 pm

October is National Book Club Month!
Submit a paperback title your group 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

Auburn Registration required for all unless noted.  Call 662-2381 ext 200.
(*) Teens are also welcome to attend ® Online registration available
*Needle Crafter’s Club
All hand-sewing crafters welcome. Drop in.
Wed, Oct 25, 6-7:30 pm
*Team Puzzle Challenge
Sat, Oct 21, 2-4 pm ® opens Sep 19
Registration required for all at 879-3283 ext 202.
(*) Teens are also welcome to attend ® Online registration available
November-December info coming soon!
Where registration is required visit the Reference Desk or call 892-8555 ext 202.
® Online registration available
Creative Journaling: Writing, Drawing & Collage
Thu, Oct 26, 6 pm ® opens Sep 28
Where registration is required visit the Fiction Desk or call 893-9566 ext 2200.
® Online registration available
November/December info coming soon!