BCLS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Staff is working diligently on preparing to reopen, virtual Summer Reading Program and performances, and some exciting NEW services!
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Race in America Booklist

In turbulent times, literature is one way to explore difficult issues, such as racism and inequality. To help facilitate conversations, BCLS staff have curated a list of books across our physical and digital collection for our patrons of all ages. Hoopla Collections:  Audiobooks Ebooks...

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Puzzling Reads for Middle-Grade Sleuths

Puzzling Reads for Middle-Grade Sleuths

Lately, I've found myself with more time for puzzles - jigsaw puzzles, sudoku puzzles, crossword puzzles, and of course all those digital escape rooms that keep popping up. But I have always loved books that let me solve their puzzles along with the characters. Good old-fashioned Sherlock Holmes-typ...

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We Love Love

Would You Like a Little Humor With That Romance?

I am a sucker for romantic comedies. From the iconic lines, to the predictable plots, to the part where I want to yell at the characters because this could all be solved if they just talked to each other, they are just such a wonderful form of entertainment. And on top of everything else, rom-coms a...

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Upcoming Events

BCLS CLOSED

All Day 3/16 - 6/12
Some Branches
Branches:
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library, Auburn Area Branch Library, Pinconning Branch Library, Sage Branch Library
Description:
Governor Whitmer "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order closing libraries has been extended to June 12, 2020.  All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until further notice. Curbside servi...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Saturday Storytime!

June 6, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
We'll sing songs (and learn a few words in American Sign Language), practice movements to develop our minds and motor skills, and read two great books. Special thank you to Iron Grind Coffee House for providing the books while the librar...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Ring of Steel Presents Jedi Academy

June 8, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Performance, Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 91
Event Details:
This show is geared towards viewers 8 and older who are interested in seeing how the Jedi fights in the Star Wars movies are made. There will demonstrations and even times when you can grab your nearest light saber (or light saber shaped tool) to pra...
This event is in the "Family" group.

Mad Hatter Joel's WonderReader Magic Show

June 8, 2020
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Enjoy Joel Tacey's dazzling magic, goofy gadgets, wacky stunts, and lots more, as he brings 7 wonderful books to life! HOW TO ATTEND This is a live virtual program, which will be held in a Facebook group. After you register, you will receive an...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Cameron Zvara's Comedy Magic Show

June 12, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Join us for a virtual magic show with Comedy Magician & Entertainer, Cameron Zvara! Cameron's virtual show is filled with mind-blowing magic, comedy, juggling, music, and audience participation. You do not want to miss out! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Saturday Storytime!

June 13, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
We'll sing songs (and learn a few words in American Sign Language), practice movements to develop our minds and motor skills, and read two great books. Special thank you to Iron Grind Coffee House for providing the books while the librar...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Alex Thomas & Friends Animation Workshop

June 15, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: STEAM, Technology Class, Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Ever wanted to explore the magic of animation? Join us and learn to create several different animations in the traditional style of animation using free open source software. This will be a pre-recorded program so that students may play and p...

Disclaimer(s)

Participant must be in grades sixth through twelfth (6-12) to register for this program

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Matthew Ball: Boogie Woogie Kid

June 18, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Everyone, Family
Program Type: Music, Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join us on Facebook Live for a nationally touring act of piano virtuosity, song, and family fun!  Pianist and Singer Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid is the piano man with 4.5 million YT views! He performs a family-friendly fun pro...
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