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The One With All The Books: A 'Friends' Reading List

Friends is a TV show beloved by many, one which has cemented itself securely into our hearts and the annals of 90's pop culture.  But have you ever noticed how many of the characters on the show at one time or another read books, gift books to others or use them in other ways?  Here's a sa...

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Children's Books

Recently we surveyed our staff members across branches and departments to hear about their favorite children’s and teen books. Whether we read them in our own childhoods, or love to share them with today’s children, please enjoy some favorites from the BCLS staff! 
Picture Books...

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History Hounds Lecture Series

If you have a nose for History like I do, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the free virtual Historical investigation series History Hounds which is now available to all BCLS library card holders.  Each week the good people at the Historical Society of Michigan “sniff” out a new and fascinating historical ...

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Upcoming Events

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Summer Reading Program

All Day 6/7 - 8/7
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Everyone, Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Lectures, Music, Performance, STEAM, Workshop
Event Details:
ALL AGES are invited to participate June 7-August 7, 2021! Paper logs are available at your branch and online, or log your reading on Beanstack and the Beanstack Tracker App. Links and instructions on how to use Beanstack, plus downloads, ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen LitLoot Boxes: Grades 9-12

All Day 8/2 - 8/7
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
    Please register using the name of the teen that will be participating.                                            &nb...

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Please alert staff to any food allergies.

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 83
Event Details:
The Evening Sessions Join us on Zoom for this virtual program! The Evening Sessions is a monthly adult program series featuring a fun and engaging mix of presentations, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, author visits, and performances on t...

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

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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 and Eat Up

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Wirt Lawn
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 124
Event Details:
Free lunches for children ages 0-18 will be available at Wirt Library on Thursdays this summer, in partnership with Bay City Public Schools. Each Thursday from June 17-August 5 from 12-12:30, grab-and-go lunches will be provided on the library's fron...

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

This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Please register using the name of the teen that will be participating.  Join us for a virtual teen craft!  Register to reserve your pack of supplies and Zoom code to attend this Teen-only Craft.  Zoom info will be emailed to re...

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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 "Children" group.

Young Scientists: Hot and Cold

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Hot and cold science fun guided by a librarian via Zoom.   ...

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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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:
Ready to expand your culinary skills? Learn how to cook egg rolls through a virtual program at the library. A supply list will be provided if you would like to cook along.  For ages adults only.    Ming & his family starting ...

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

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Rock Painting in the Park

10:00am - 11:00am
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Lawn (Pershing Park)
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
Paint rocks to fill the Word Art Garden at Pershing Park (next to Sage Library).      ...

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Please register each person individually, including adults.

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

This could get messy! Please wear old clothes.

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