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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
Feb 6: Writing Scholarship Essays
Mar 6: Writing the SAT Essay
Apr 3: Writing Short Stories

Creative Writing Studio, 6-7:30 pm
Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 17
Get inspired to write poems, fiction, or nonfiction through creative prompts, followed by time to write and receive feedback from other group members.

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Throughout February, All BCLS branches will accept donations of new and gently used, clean prom dresses, shoes, and accessories for Becca’s Closet Bay City chapter.



Ongoing Programs

Book Discussion Group
Registration required at your branch.
Auburn: Thu, Jan 25 & Feb 22, 6-7:30 pm
Tue, Jan 23 & Feb 27, 6-7:30 pm
Mon, Feb 12, 2-3:30 pm
Wirt: Thu, Feb 1, 6 pm
Thu, Jan 25 & Feb 22, 2 pm


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, Jan 17, 6-7:30 pm
Wed, Feb 7 & 21, 6-7:30 pm
*Decoupage Plate
Thu, Jan 18, 6-7:30 pm ®
*Valentine’s Day Painterly Pottery
Thu, Feb 1, 6-7:30 pm ® opens Jan 2
*Team Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge
Sat, Feb 3, 2-4:30 pm ® opens Jan 2
*Shabby Chic Rose Votive Candle
Thu, Feb 8, 6-7:30 pm ® opens Jan 9
Registration required for all at 879-3283 ext 202.
(*) Teens are also welcome to attend ® Online registration available
*Chinese Calligraphy Art
Sat, Jan 27, 2-3:30 pm ® opens Dec 27
*Painterly Pottery
Tue, Feb 6, 6-7 pm ® opens Jan 9
*Monochrome Canvas Art
Tue, Feb 20, 6-7 pm ® opens Jan 23
Where registration is required visit the Reference Desk or call 892-8555 ext 202.
® Online registration available
Adult Coloring Club
Thu, Feb 1, 6-7:30 pm ®
Glass Etching
Thu, Feb 22, 6:30-7:30 pm ®
Where registration is required visit the Fiction Desk or call 893-9566 ext 2200.
® Online registration available
Painterly Pottery
Thu, Feb 8, 6-7:30 pm ® opens Jan 8