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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

Coats for Kids
Beginning Mon, Sep 15, you can drop off a new or gently used coat at any branch library!
Do-Care and your libraries are partnering to keep children warm this winter!


Booked for Lunch
Wirt: Kantzler Community Room
Fridays, Noon-1 pm
Drop in.  No registration required.

Sep 26 Dave Rogers
The G34 Paradox: Inside the Army’s Secret Mustard Gas
Project at Dow Chemical in World War I, and
Mysteries of Skull Island and the Alkali
Oct 3 Susan Harvey
Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret
By Steve Luxenberg
Oct 10 Kathy Raynor
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
By Laura Hillenbrand
Oct 17 Judith Thompson
Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words
By Sergio Rubin
Oct 24 Ruth Gonyaw
In Different Waters: An Autobiography
Oct 31 James Watson
Last Chance to Wenona Beach


*Caring for Your Collection: Preserving Family Heirlooms for Generations
Presented by the Bay County Historical Society
Learn how to create a basic preservation-minded environment and methods for storing and handling your family treasures. Discussion and hands-on examples will focus on the most commonly found heirlooms such as books, papers, scrapbooks, photographs, textiles, and ceramics. Additionally, digitization efforts and creating modern archival scrapbooks will be touched on.  Registration is required via phone or online.

Auburn: Tue, Sep 23, 6:30-7:30 pm
Pinconning: Sat, Oct 11, 2-3 pm


Flu & Pneumonia Shot Clinic
Presented by Visiting Nurse Special Services

Flu shots $27.00. Pneumonia Shots $35.00.  Payment is required at the time of service.
Medicare and Health Plus insurances accepted on site.  For all other insurances, you will be given a claim form to send to your insurance company. No registration required.  Drop in.

Sage: Mon, Oct 6, 2-4 pm
Pinconning: Tue, Oct 7, 12-2 pm
Wirt : Tue, Oct 7, 5-7 pm
Auburn: Tue, Oct 14, 10:30 am-12:30 pm



Branch Events and Programs

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

Book Discussion Groups
Thu, Sep 25, Oct 23, 6-7:30 pm (Call to register)

*Glass Jar Mushroom House Craft
Thu, Sep 11, 6-7:30 pm (Call or register online)

*Autumn Leaf Bowl Craft
Thu, Oct 30, 6-7:30 pm (Call or register online beginning Sep 30)


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

Book Discussion Group
Tue, Sep 23, Oct 28,  6-7:30 pm (Call or register online)

Service Dog Puppy Raiser Q&A
Tue, Sep 30, 6:30-7:30 pm (Call or register online)
Learn what is involved in raising a puppy to be a Leader Dog or PAWS with a Cause Dog. A puppy in training and a retired Leader Dog will be on hand with their raisers, who will explain the program and answer your questions.

* Framed Butterfly Necklace
Sat, Sep 27 2-3:30 pm (Call or register online)

* Self Defense Demonstration
Wed, Oct 1, 6-7 pm (Call or register online)
American Tae Kwon Do Academy (ATA) will demonstrate self defense techniques that the whole family can learn. Ages 5 + are welcome.

Michigan Traveling Military Museum
Fri, Oct 3-Sat, Oct 4, 9 am-5 pm
Drop in and observe the 100th Anniversary of WWI by visiting this collection in person. Representatives from the museum will be on hand to explain and answer questions about the artifacts. Schools are welcome!

*Homemade Spa Crafts
Sat, Oct 18 2-3:30 pm (Call or register online)


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

Book Discussion Groups
Tue, Sep 9, Oct 14, 2-3:30 pm (Call to register)

*Knit and Crochet Night
Wed, Sep 10 & Oct 8, 6-7:30 pm

Decorate a Tote Bag 
Thu, Sep 18, 6-7:30 (Call or register online)

Bird’s Nest Necklace
Wed, Oct 29, 6-7:30 (Call or register online beginning Sep 18)


Where registration is required visit the Fiction Desk or call 893-9566 ext 2200.

Lunch & Movie
Registration required with the Division on Aging at 895-4100.
Lunch is $3-$5 payable to Bay County Division on Aging.
Wed, Sep 17, 12 pm, “Heaven is for Real” (PG) (2014) Drama
Wed, Oct 15, 12 pm, “Bears” (2014) Documentary

Folk ‘N’ Funny: The Lighter Side of America’s Musical Heritage
Thu, Sep 25, 7- 8:30 pm ®
Jackie Davidson (original New Christy Minstrels member) & folk music singer/songwriter Gary Brandt sing of legends and tall tales.

Seventh Michigan Cavalry Civil War Roundtable Meeting
Wed, Oct 8, 7 pm
Guest speaker – Cameron Brown: The Relevance of Abraham Lincoln