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Staff Picks: Picture Books for Winter

Winter is the perfect season for reading together when the weather outside is frightful! Here are some seasonal picture book selections for the whole family from the BCLS children’s department staff:  Winter More than just another color book, Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wond...

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Best of 2019...in these people's opinions

As 2019 is winding down, it’s a big season for best-of lists. These are a great tool to see if there were any releases this year that you may have missed. They're are also great for gift ideas for the readers in your family. Reading through the different lists you will find some recurring favor...

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Reindeer at Your Library!

It's almost that wonderful time of year - reindeer are coming to a library near you! All four branches of the Bay County Library System will be visited by our furry friends, and we'd love to have you and your family join us! To help get you ready, here are some fantastic reindeer facts: Reinde...

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Upcoming Events

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

Winter Wonderland

December 13, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Ages 2-5.  Listen to seasonal stories & songs and make a winter craft. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Music for Littles

December 13, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Auburn Area Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Auburn Area Branch Library
Room: Auburn Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Ages 1-3 + Adult are invited to attend.  Come explore sound, rhythm, melody, dance and more in this music session just for littles.   Registration is required at the Children's Department, by phone or online*. Please choose option #4 ...

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.

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.

Young Scientists: Engineer It

December 13, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Get ready to be an engineer with building or construction challenges. Ages 2-5 + Adult.  ...

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.

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.

Storytime at Iron Grind

December 14, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Off Site
Library Branch: Off Site
Room: Iron Grind Coffee House
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Ages 0-5 + Adult are invited to attend. Join us for this monthly offsite storytime at Iron Grind Coffee House in Auburn! ...

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

Gingerbread House Decorating

December 14, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Auburn Area Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Auburn Area Branch Library
Room: Auburn Branch Community Room
Age Group: Everyone, Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Create an edible house using graham crackers and candy! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Please alert staff to any food allergies.

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

This could get messy! Please wear old clothes.

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

Gingerbread House Decorating

December 14, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Auburn Area Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Auburn Area Branch Library
Room: Auburn Branch Community Room
Age Group: Everyone, Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
Create an edible house using graham crackers and candy! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Please alert staff to any food allergies.

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

This could get messy! Please wear old clothes.

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

Snow Day Surprise Story Time

December 16, 2019
10:30am - 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
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Snow day stories, activities and craft.  Ages 2-5 + Adult ...

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.

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

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mini-Craft Monday: Origami

December 16, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sage Branch Library
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Teen/Adult Office (3rd Floor)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
No registration required. Drop by anytime between 3 and 4:30 on the third floor to try your hand at origami.                                       ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Snow Day Surprise Story Time

December 17, 2019
10:30am - 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: 9
Event Details:
Snow day stories, activities and craft.  Ages 2-5 + Adult ...

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.

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

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Bay Community Writing Center

December 17, 2019
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Reference Area (2nd Floor)
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Educational, Workshop
Event Details:
On the first and third Tuesday of every month from 4-8 pm, Writing Center will provide FREE writing workshops and one-on-one tutoring. Bay Community Writing Center is staffed by trained SVSU Writing Center Tutors. There is no need to register fo...
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