New Phone System

BCLS has a new phone system. Please listen carefully to the menu as some extensions at each branch may have changed.

Library News

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Scream Queens

The horror genre is one typically dominated by male writers, but, as in most areas today women are hot on their heels!  Check out these great horror novels just in time for Halloween. Some are classic, some are new, but all are written by scream queens!     The Dead Girls C...

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Consumer Reports

Be a Better Consumer With Consumer Reports.

With the holiday shopping season soon to be upon us (if it isn’t already), we all want to purchase the best quality items and get the most for our buying dollars. To help with this, BCLS offers all our library card holders free digital access to Consumer Reports online subscription database. Cons...

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Teen Mystery Reads

I'm feeling inspired by shows like Only Murders in the Building and One of Us is Lying, so let’s focus on some of the twisty, awesome mysteries and thrillers you can find in the teen section. One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus This is one of the newest shows on the Peacock streaming network. ...

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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
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...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

A is for Art: Paper Snow Globe

10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Practice fine motor skills using pom poms and clothespins to make this fun winter craft! Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. All supplies will be provided to registered children. Please indicate which branch you prefer to ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This could get messy! Please wear old clothes.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Pups & Pages

11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Educational, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Read to a therapy dog or dog in training in a one-on-one session. You will be called to schedule your session the week of the program. Children ages 4-12 are invited to attend.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

BCLS Closed

All Day 12/23 - 12/26
All Branches
Branches:
Virtual, Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library, Auburn Area Branch Library, Pinconning Branch Library, Sage Branch Library, Off Site
Description:
The Bay County Library System will be closed Dec 23-26, 2021.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

You Choose Book Club

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Book Clubs, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us for an adventure where you choose how the story ends! We'll blend fun activities with Zoom voting to choose the story together, and hopefully survive the adventure. This week, we'll continue our journey up Mount Everest and make our own mo...

Disclaimer(s)

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

BCLS Closed

All Day
All Branches
Branches:
Virtual, Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library, Auburn Area Branch Library, Pinconning Branch Library, Sage Branch Library, Off Site
Description:
The Bay County Library System will be closed Jan 1, 2022 for the New Year holiday. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knitting Solutions

10:00am - 12:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Teens, 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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knitting Solutions

10:00am - 12:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Teens, 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. ...
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