BCLS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Staff is working diligently on preparing to reopen, virtual Summer Reading Program and performances, and some exciting NEW services!
In the meantime, you can stay connected to us here...

BCLS FACEBOOK BCLS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
CHILDREN'S FACEBOOK CHILDREN'S YOUTUBE (NEW!)
INSTAGRAM EMAIL US

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events
Registration Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch

BCLS CLOSED

All Day 3/16 - 6/12
Some Branches
Branches:
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library, Auburn Area Branch Library, Pinconning Branch Library, Sage Branch Library
Description:
Governor Whitmer "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order closing libraries has been extended to June 12, 2020.  All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until further notice. Curbside servi...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Saturday Storytime!

June 6, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
We'll sing songs (and learn a few words in American Sign Language), practice movements to develop our minds and motor skills, and read two great books. Special thank you to Iron Grind Coffee House for providing the books while the librar...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Ring of Steel Presents Jedi Academy

June 8, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Performance, Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 91
Event Details:
This show is geared towards viewers 8 and older who are interested in seeing how the Jedi fights in the Star Wars movies are made. There will demonstrations and even times when you can grab your nearest light saber (or light saber shaped tool) to pra...
This event is in the "Family" group.

Mad Hatter Joel's WonderReader Magic Show

June 8, 2020
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Enjoy Joel Tacey's dazzling magic, goofy gadgets, wacky stunts, and lots more, as he brings 7 wonderful books to life! HOW TO ATTEND This is a live virtual program, which will be held in a Facebook group. After you register, you will receive an...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Cameron Zvara's Comedy Magic Show

June 12, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Join us for a virtual magic show with Comedy Magician & Entertainer, Cameron Zvara! Cameron's virtual show is filled with mind-blowing magic, comedy, juggling, music, and audience participation. You do not want to miss out! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

Saturday Storytime!

June 13, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
We'll sing songs (and learn a few words in American Sign Language), practice movements to develop our minds and motor skills, and read two great books. Special thank you to Iron Grind Coffee House for providing the books while the librar...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Alex Thomas & Friends Animation Workshop

June 15, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: STEAM, Technology Class, Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Ever wanted to explore the magic of animation? Join us and learn to create several different animations in the traditional style of animation using free open source software. This will be a pre-recorded program so that students may play and p...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Everyone" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Matthew Ball: Boogie Woogie Kid

June 18, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Everyone, Family
Program Type: Music, Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join us on Facebook Live for a nationally touring act of piano virtuosity, song, and family fun!  Pianist and Singer Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid is the piano man with 4.5 million YT views! He performs a family-friendly fun pro...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Dr. Slime's Magic of Chemistry

June 23, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children, Tweens
Program Type: Performance, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
There's magic in chemistry! Join Dr. Slime as he shows us some of the most amazing science demonstrations ever made, including classics like Elephants toothpaste, the Disembodied hand, Goblins Brew, a Flaming ball of Hydrogen, and a count down t...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Ring of Steel Presents Medieval Renaissance

June 24, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Performance, Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
This show is geared towards viewers 8 and older who are interested in learning about weapons and fighting styles from the Medieval Renaissance. There will demonstrations and time for questions and answers This program will be held virtually via Zo...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Cameron Zvara's Comedy Magic Show

July 1, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Join us for a virtual magic show with Comedy Magician & Entertainer, Cameron Zvara! Cameron's virtual show is filled with mind-blowing magic, comedy, juggling, music, and audience participation. You do not want to miss out! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

BCLS Closed

All Day
Some Branches
Branches:
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 Jul 4, 2020 in honor of the 4th of July holiday. ...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Fossils! with Paleo Joe

July 9, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Educational, Performance, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Ever wonder what Michigan was like in prehistoric times? When ice covered our state, or dinosaurs roamed the earth? Fossils are a great way to explore exactly that. Paleo Joe will let you get a close look at the fossils while challenging you to do a ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Beautifully Wrapped: The Global Art of Headwrapping

July 9, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational, Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for this virtual program!  Who says you can't still look good and try new trends! Join us for a virtual HEADWRAP party with headwrapologist Zarinah El-Amin.  Zarinah will take you first on a global photography tour thro...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

"Imagine You're King" with Acting Up Theatre Company

July 14, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Imagine You're King with the Acting Up Theatre Company! Join the Knights of the Brown Table as they quest for the Excalibook! They'll bring fun, fast moving characters, pop culture references, and best of all - audience participation (even ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Teelightful Teesigns

July 16, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for this virtual program!  Join the maker movement at your library. Participants will learn how to transform tee shirts into something new in this no sew workshop. Just a few of the options include upcycled dog toys, cap and mask...

Disclaimer(s)

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

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

Cameron Zvara's Comedy Magic Show

July 21, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Join us for a virtual magic show with Comedy Magician & Entertainer, Cameron Zvara! Cameron's virtual show is filled with mind-blowing magic, comedy, juggling, music, and audience participation. You do not want to miss out! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

"Imagine You're King" with Acting Up Theatre Company

July 28, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Imagine You're King with the Acting Up Theatre Company! Join the Knights of the Brown Table as they quest for the Excalibook! They'll bring fun, fast moving characters, pop culture references, and best of all - audience participation (even ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Family" group.

Wacky Science with Scheer Genius

August 5, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Performance, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
The smash hit of 2017 is being brought back! Simple Household items are used to perform outrageous and wacky science feats. Loads of surprises, comedy & goofy sound effects combine in this perfect complement to learning The Scienti...

Summer Reading Program Prize Pickup (All Branches)

All Day 8/10 - 8/22
Some Branches
Branches:
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library, Auburn Area Branch Library, Pinconning Branch Library, Sage Branch Library, Virtual
Description:
Summer Reading Program Prizes can be picked up during open hours at your local branch beginning Monday, August 10th and running through Saturday, August 22nd. All locations are closed on Sundays during the summer.  PRIZES ARE NOT AVAILABLE AF...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club

August 10, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Registration required by calling the reference department. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

August 13, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Use your wit, skill, and some lucky rolls of the dice to create characters, fight bad guys, and maybe even save the world. No experience necessary! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Evening Sessions

August 19, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70
Event Details:
The Evening Sessions The Evening Sessions at Wirt is a monthly adult program series featuring a fun and engaging mix of presentations, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, author visits, and performances on topics covering the arts, culture, ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Computer Solutions

August 20, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Event Details:
Casual Q & A with BCLS Technology Supervisor, Walt Peglow. Bring your own device. ...

BCLS Closed

All Day 9/5 - 9/7
Some Branches
Branches:
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 Sep 5 - 7 in honor of the Labor Day holiday. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

September 10, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Use your wit, skill, and some lucky rolls of the dice to create characters, fight bad guys, and maybe even save the world. No experience necessary! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club

September 14, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Registration required by calling the reference department. ...