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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

Summer Reading Program
Jun 15-Aug 15, 2015
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Download a PDF of the complete programming lineup for all ages HERE!
Read for 8 hours, turn in your log, and be entered into a drawing for either an iPad Mini or a Kindle Fire!


Back to School Supply Drive (Jul 13-Aug 14)
BCLS will again join Do-All, Inc. and other community partners to collect new school supplies and backpacks. Do-All will distribute supplies to children of Bay County families who are facing financial hardship.  Drop off your donations at any BCLS branch Jul 13-Aug 14!


Branch Events and Programs

Registration required for all unless noted.  Call 662-2381 ext 200.
(*) Teens are also welcome to attend
® Online registration available
Book Discussion Group
Thu, Jul 23, 6-7:30 pm
*Abstract Canvas Art ®
Thu, Jul 30, 6-7:30 pm
*Knitting and Crochet Club
Wed, Aug 5, 6-7:30 pm
Bring own supplies & projects. Drop in.
*Tie Dye T-Shirts Craft
Thu, Aug 6, 6-7:30 pm ® begins Jul 7
Bring own T-shirt.
*MI Blood Drive (Ages 17+)
Wed, Aug 12, 1:30-6:30 pm
Call to register. Drop-ins also welcome.
Book Discussion Group
Thu, Aug 13, 6-7:30 pm
*Thornapple Woodlands Beekeeping Workshop
Sat, Aug 15, 3-4 pm ® begins Jul 14
Registration required for all at 879-3283 ext 202.
(*) Teens are also welcome to attend
® Online registration available
*Michigan Coupon Club Workshop (Ages 14+)
Tue, Jul 14, 6-7:30 pm ®
Book Discussion Group
Tue, Jul 21, 6-7:30 pm ®
*Beach-Themed Shadow Box
Sat, July 25, 2-3:30 pm ®
*Michelle Bommarito: Bring it Back to the Supper Table Cooking Demonstration
Tue, Jul 28, 6-7:30 pm ®
*“Dot” Flowers on Canvas Painting
Sat, Aug 8, 2-3:30 pm ®
Book Discussion Group
Tue, Aug 25, 6-7:30 pm ®
Where registration is required visit the Reference Desk or call 892-8555 ext 202.
® Online registration available
Book Discussion Group
Tue, Jul 14, 2-3 pm
Painterly Pottery: Mosaic Art Workshop
Wed, Aug 5, 6 pm ® begins Jul 6
Book Discussion Group
Tue, Aug 11, 2-3 pm
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.Jul 22, 12 pm: Black & White (2014)
Michigan Coupon Club Workshop
Thu, Jul 23, 6-7:30 pm ®