CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

On March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order temporarily closing all non-critical services.

All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until further notice. 
Please enjoy any items you have until we reopen. NO FINES OR FEES during closure.


Digital library services are available 24/7 during closure! Visit our Facebook page for updates and info on services.

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Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch

BCLS CLOSED

All Day 3/16 - 4/12
All Branches
Branches:
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Description:
On March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order closing all non-critical services for at least 3 weeks. All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until furth...
This event is in the "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 6, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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 "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 6, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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 "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 7, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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.

Baby Storytime

April 7, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

Stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by a chance for play! Ages birth-23 months + participating caregiver.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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 "Children" group.

Tail Waggin' Tutors

April 8, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Read with a certified therapy dog. Ages 4-12. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Pour Painting on Canvas

April 8, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Come make a beautiful painted canvas using the pour painting technique. ...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

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

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

April 9, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Other
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 "Children" group.

Carnival at the Library

April 10, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Step right up and join the fun! Enjoy fun carnival-themed crafts, games, & activities. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 13, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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 "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 13, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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 "Adults" group.

Book Club

April 13, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
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 "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 14, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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.

Baby Storytime

April 14, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

Stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by a chance for play! Ages birth-23 months + participating caregiver.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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 "Children" group.

Mad Scientists: Fly, Fling and Soar

April 16, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Design and drop your science. Ages 6-12. ...

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.

Young Scientists: Earth and Environment

April 17, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:
Fun, scientific play with earth and environment activities. 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 "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 20, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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 "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 20, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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 "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 21, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Preschoolers develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, movement and more! Ages 2-5 years old. Participating caregiver required.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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.

Baby Storytime

April 21, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

Stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by a chance for play! Ages birth-23 months + participating caregiver.

Spring session begins the week of March 9th.  ...

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 "Children" group.

Recycle Bottle String Lights

April 22, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Light up your space with bright lights. Ages 5-12. ...

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.

Baby Music Time

April 24, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Music
Event Details:
Sing, dance and play. Ages 0-23 Months + 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.

Friday Fun: Recycle

April 24, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytime
Event Details:
Learn about recycling through 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 "Children" group.

Decorate a Journal

April 29, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Create the cover of your own canvas journal. Ages 5-12. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

Decorate a Journal

April 29, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Create the cover of your own canvas journal. Ages 5-12. ...

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 "Adults" group.

Honey Bee Legend, Lore, and More

April 30, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sage Branch Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Family, Children, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Enjoy legends and folklore surrounding honey bees, presented by Thornapple Woodlands. For children Ages 0-12 and their family.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Please register each person individually, including adults.

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club

May 11, 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. ...