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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.


Community Writing Center @ Wirt

Opens September 19


Thanks to the Bay Area Community Foundation, Bay City will have its first community writing center, beginning September 19! On the first and third Tuesday of every month from 4-8 pm, the Bay Community Writing Center (BCWC) will provide 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 svsu.edu/communitywriting, email bcwc@svsu.edu,
or call (989) 964-2829.

Writing Workshops, 6-7:30 pm
September 19: Writing College Application Essays
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


Special Events and Programs

 Watch presentations on our YouTube Channel!

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Book Discussion Group
Registration required at your branch.
Auburn: Thu, Aug 24,  Sep 28 & Oct 26, 6-7:30 pm
Tue, Aug 22, Sep 26 & Oct 24, 6-7:30 pm
Mon, Sep 11 & Oct 9, 2-3:30 pm
Wirt: Thu, Sep 7 & 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
*Lisa Treiber’s Salsa Making and Canning Workshop
Thu, Aug 31, 6-7:30 pm ® opens Jul 25
*Needle Crafter’s Club
All hand-sewing crafters welcome. Drop in.
Wed, Sep 6 & 20, 6-7:30 pm
*Fall Wreath Craft
Thu, Sep 14, 6-7:30 pm ®
*Needle Crafter’s Club
All hand-sewing crafters welcome. Drop in.
Wed, Oct 4 & 25, 6-7:30 pm
*Halloween Candle Holder Craft
Thu, Oct 12, 6-7:30 pm ® opens Sep 12
MI Blood Drive (Ages 17+)
Wed, Oct 18, 1:30-6:30 pm
Call to register. Drop-ins also welcome.
*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
*DVD Mosaic Picture Frame
Tue, Sep 5, 6-7 pm ®
Michigan Traveling Military Museum
Fri, Sep 8 & Sat, Sep 9, 9 am-4:45 pm
This World War I (1914-1918) display emphasizes named U.S. military groupings from Michigan and out-of-state veterans including original uniforms, insignias, medals, patches, photographs, and more. Field trips welcome!
*Fall Pot Holder Craft
Tue, Sep 19, 6-7 pm ® opens Aug 22
*Yin-Yang Seed Mosaic
Sat, Sep 23, 2-3:30 pm ® opens Aug 23
*Fabric Decorated Plate Craft
Tue, Oct 3, 6-7 pm ® opens Sep 5
*Fall-Themed Wine Bottle Craft
Sat, Oct 14, 2-3:30 pm ® opens Sep 14
*Key Holder Craft
Tue, Oct 17, 6-7 pm ® opens Sep 19
Where registration is required visit the Reference Desk or call 892-8555 ext 202.
® Online registration available
Adult Coloring Club
Wed, Sep 13, 6-7:30 pm ®
Team Puzzle Challenge (Family)
Thu, Sep 28, 6 pm ® opens Aug 31
Create a team of friends or family to see who can complete a 500 piece puzzle first! Prize awarded to the winning team.
Basics of Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Wed, Oct 4, 6 pm ®
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
Seashell Shadowbox Craft
Thu, Sep 6, 6-7:30 pm ®