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Looking for new audiobooks? Here's Hoopla!

Do you Hoopla?  If not, it's the perfect time to start!  Late last year, all of our digital audiobooks made the move from Libby to Hoopla.  Now, in addition to your 10 monthly instant borrows, Bay County resident cardholders have access to Flex audiobook titles. In addition to the ...

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All By Myself...Stand Alone Teen Reads

In a world that is dominated by series, you may not be looking for that kind of commitment. Instead you may be looking for the satisfying feeling of reading a story with a set beginning, middle, and end, with no cliffhangers or set-ups for the book. Stand alone stories sometimes feel hidden in the t...

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Romantasy Reads

The popularity of titles like Fourth Wing and A Court of Thorns and Roses are leaving readers on a hunt searching for more read-alikes. But if you search other fantasy titles, you may not find the relationships you loved in these titles, but if you search romance titles you may not have the fantasti...

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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Make an R2-D2 Inspired Apron

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

Using markers and iron on vinyl, create an apron that you could wear to galaxies far, far away.

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

I ♡ YA: Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Off Site
Registration
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Room: Other
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:

Do you enjoy reading YA books, but you may be more A than Y?  Join us each month at LoLoBee's Lounge to read some titles from our teen section. 

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

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

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Storytime - Sage

10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Preschool Storytime

Join us with your preschooler for stories, rhymes, music, movement, and early literacy fun!

Best for ages 2-5 with a participating caregiver.

Event Details:

Registration for all BCLS summer storytimes begins on May 17, 2024.

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knitting Solutions (2nd Floor)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Second Floor Community Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:

Drop in to knit and crochet with others.  Expert knitters on site to help those who need assistance.  Supplies not provided, please bring your own project to work on.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Baby Storytime - Sage

11:00am - 11:30am
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12

Baby Storytime

Nurture a love of books in your baby! Enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories, followed by a chance for play! 

Best for children under the age of 2 with a participating caregiver.

Event Details:

Registration for all BCLS summer storytimes begins on May 17, 2024.

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

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

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Room: Other
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Other, Storytime
Event Details:

Storytime Yoga w/the Wirt Library, in partnership with the downtown Bay City Feet on the Street!  Join us downtown on the Saginaw Street Turf (weather permitting).  Designed for ages 2-6 but old

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

11:00am - 12:00pm
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Lawn (Pershing Park)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention helps people with or without arthritis to improve balance, both mentally and physically, which helps significantly reduce the rate of falls experienced by older adults.

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Meet Up, Eat Up, and READ Up - Wirt

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Wirt Lawn
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:

Meet Up, Eat Up, and READ Up at your library! Kids and teens ages 0-18 can enjoy a free lunch on the lawn along with a free book! 

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