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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

 September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Smartest CardBCLS has planned great rewards for library card holders. Throughout the month of September, all patrons can get a free replacement card ($3.00 value).  Show your library card at any service desk and receive an entry to win a gift card.  Also, children 12 & under may show their library card at any of our children’s service desks and receive a small prize.

Identity Theft Workshop

Presented by Harvard Risk Management Corporation
Attendees will learn the following:

  • How to protect themselves from the devastating effects of ID theft
  • Be introduced to the five major types of identity theft
  • Learn how to better protect personal information
  • Learn about restoration services and credit monitoring plans

Sage: Thu, Sep 10, 5-6 pm ®
Wirt: Thu, Sep 24, 6:30-7:30 pm ®

3D Printer Open House

Drop in and see one of our new printers build a 3 dimensional object! Our Technology Supervisor will be on hand to answer your questions.

3D printerSage: Wed, Sep 23, 5-7 pm
Wirt: Wed, Sep 30, 5:30-7:30 pm
Pinconning: Tue, Oct 13, 5:30-7:30 pm
Auburn: Thu, Oct 15, 5:30-7:30 pm

Fall Booked for Lunch

Join us in the Wirt Community Room for book reviews and presentations by authors! Doors open at 11:30 am. The program runs on the following Fridays, noon-1 pm. Bring a lunch. Coffee and cookies provided by Friends of the Bay County Libraries. No registration required.
Sep 25 Betsy Osborn (Reviewer)
When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning
Oct 2 Thomas A. Ebelt (Author)
Oct 9 George Heron (Reviewer)
Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Marsh
Oct 16 Mardi Jo Link (Author)
The Drummond Girls: A Story of Fierce Friendship Beyond Time and Chance
Oct 23 Ron Bloomfield (Author)
Lost Bay City (Images of America)
Oct 30 Margaret Bird (Reviewer)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Flu Clinic (Drop In)

Presented by Visiting Nurse Special Services
Flu shots $27 and Pneumonia shots $35. Medicare and Health Plus accepted.

Sage: Mon, Oct 5, 2-4 pm
Pinconning: Tue, Oct 6, 12-2 pm
Wirt: Tue, Oct 6, 5-7 pm
Auburn: Tue, Oct 13,10:30 am-12:30 pm

October is National Book Club Month!

Submit a paperback title that 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
*Knitting and Crochet Club
Wed, Sep 2, 16, Oct 14, 28, 6-7:30 pm
Bring your own supplies & projects.
Book Discussion Group
Thu, Sep 17 & Oct 22, 6-7:30 pm
Call to register.
*Autumn Fabric Wreath Craft
Thu, Sep 24, 6-7:30 pm ® begins Aug 24
*MI Blood Drive (Ages 17+)
Wed, Oct 7, 1:30-6:30 pm
Call to register. Drop-ins also welcome.
*Pumpkin Mason Jars Craft
Thu, Oct 8, 6-7:30 pm, ® begins Sep 8
Registration required for all at 879-3283 ext 202.
(*) Teens are also welcome to attend
® Online registration available
Book Discussion Group
Tue, Aug 25, 6-7:30 pm ®
Michigan Traveling Military
Fri, Sep 11 & Sat, Sep 12, 9 am-5 pm
View their historic WWII collection on display. Field trips welcome!
*Faux Stained Glass Sun Catcher
Sat, Sep 19, 2-3:30 pm ®
Book Discussion Group
Tue, Sep 22 & Oct 27, 6-7:30 pm ®
*Wood Block Perpetual Calendar
Sat, Oct 10, 2-3:30 pm ®
Where registration is required visit the Reference Desk or call 892-8555 ext 202.
® Online registration available
Book Discussion Group
Tue, Sep 8 & Oct 13, 2-3:30 pm
*Knit & Crochet Night (Grade 4-Adult)
Wed, Sep 9 & Oct 14, 6-7:30 pm
Mason Jar Craft
Wed, Oct 7, 6 pm ® begins Sep 8
Where registration is required visit the Fiction Desk or call 893-9566 ext 2200.
® Online registration available
Lunch & Movie
Registration required with the Division on Aging at 895-4100.
Lunch is $3-$5 payable to Bay County Division on Aging.
Sep 16, 12 pm: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Oct 21, 12 pm: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Employability Workshop
Mon, Sep 14, 3-5 pm ®
Rachelle Hilliker from YWCA will help you develop a resume, cover letter, and interviewing skills.
Craft an Autumn Pumpkin
Wed, Sep 16, 6 pm ®
Seventh Michigan Civil War Roundtable Meeting
Wed, Oct 14, 7-9 pm
J & T Beekeepers
Wed, Oct 21, 7 pm ®
An introduction to beekeeping.