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Thank You for Being a Friend

Where would we be without our friends?  As the holidays approach, we often find ourselves reflecting on the past year and also the things we're thankful for: our families, our health, and, of course, our friends to name a few!  New or old, near or far, our friendships can help us celebrate...

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Writer Resources for Nanowrimo

The Write Stuff

As November begins, so does the annual tradition of NaNoWriMo. If you have never heard of it, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. The organization behind it encourages writers to write 50,000 words in 30 days. The goal is to get pen to paper--even if the words aren’t perfect. If you a...

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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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Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Children" group.

Pups & Pages

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Children ages 4-12 read to a therapy dog or dog in training in a one-on-one Zoom session. You will be called to schedule your session the week of the program.   We request an adult supervise all children participating in the session...

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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: 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...
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: 12
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 ...

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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.  ...

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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.

Winter Bingo

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Make some hot cocoa and join us for winter-themed bingo! Supplies will be available at each branch for families to pick up no more than 2 weeks before the program. Please allow 2 business days for supplies to reach your branch after you regis...

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Please register each person individually, including adults.

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 Book Club

10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Ages 2-5 + Adult Join us live on Zoom to read, sing, talk, and play! Each family will receive a free book to keep for each week. Registration is required to receive Zoom link and information. ...

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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.

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: 17
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...

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

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