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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BCLS CLOSED

All Day 3/16 - 4/12
All 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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knitting Solutions with Jan

April 7, 2020
10:30am - 12:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Expert knitters on site to assist. Crochet enthusiasts are welcome! Drop in. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

2-3 Year Old Storytime

April 7, 2020
11:15am - 11:45am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Nurture a love of books through music, movement, and stories while helping to develop language and social skills. Ages 2-3 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 "Everyone" group.

Bay Community Writing Center

April 7, 2020
4:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Reference Area (2nd Floor)
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Educational, Workshop
Event Details:
SVSU HAS CANCELED SESSION DATES THROUGH APRIL. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.   On the first and third Tuesday of every month from 4-8 pm, Writing Center will provide FREE writing workshops and one-on-one tutoring. Bay Community ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 8, 2020
10:15am - 10:45am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program 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)

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 8, 2020
11:15am - 11:45am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Storytime

April 9, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:

Stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading. Ages 6 & under + 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.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Human Hungry Hungry Hippos

April 10, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Tweens (Grades 4-7).  The classic game goes life-sized in this physical and hilarious game. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

Money Smart LEGOnomics

April 13, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:
Complete challenges while learning about supply and demand, inflation, and goods and services.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Watch: Watch What You Read!

April 13, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies, Other
Event Details:
 Each month we'll read a book that has been made into a movie.  On the 2nd Monday of every month in Wirt's community room we'll enjoy popcorn and watch the movie, followed by a short 'book vs. movie' discussion! Book selections will be a...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

PoeTrees

April 13, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
For families with children.  Drop in and write an original or favorite poem on a paper leaf to help decorate the trees in our Reading Garden for National Poetry Month! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knitting Solutions with Jan

April 14, 2020
10:30am - 12:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Expert knitters on site to assist. Crochet enthusiasts are welcome! Drop in. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

2-3 Year Old Storytime

April 14, 2020
11:15am - 11:45am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Nurture a love of books through music, movement, and stories while helping to develop language and social skills. Ages 2-3 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 "Everyone" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Free Math Tutoring

April 14, 2020
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Reference Area (2nd Floor)
Age Group: Everyone, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational, Other, STEAM
Event Details:
SVSU HAS CANCELED SESSION DATES THROUGH APRIL. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.   All are welcome to drop in for free math tutoring provided by Saginaw Valley State University on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.* *Some dates ma...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Community Yoga with Heather Emmons

April 14, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Other, Workshop
Event Details:
No yoga experience necessary.  Bring a yoga mat, towel, and water and prepare for a relaxing journey.  Heather Emmons is a 200 hour RYT from Bay City, MI. ...

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 15, 2020
10:15am - 10:45am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program 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)

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 15, 2020
11:15am - 11:45am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
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.

Just For Fun: Wind Spinners

April 15, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Ages 5-12.  Come in and design a fun wind spinner and enjoy a snack!  Registration is required. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Evening Sessions: Great Lakes Beach Rocks - Basic Identification

April 15, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Other
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

April 16, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
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. ...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Family Storytime

April 16, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:

Stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading. Ages 6 & under + 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 "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Mini-Masters of Library Science

April 20, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Educational, Other
Event Details:
CALLING ALL FUTURE LIBRARIANS!  Celebrate National Library Week by earning your Mini Master of Library Science certificate!  This scavenger-hunt program will help you practice your librarian skills by sorting items, recommending books, chec...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Knitting Solutions with Jan

April 21, 2020
10:30am - 12:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Expert knitters on site to assist. Crochet enthusiasts are welcome! Drop in. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

2-3 Year Old Storytime

April 21, 2020
11:15am - 11:45am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Nurture a love of books through music, movement, and stories while helping to develop language and social skills. Ages 2-3 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 "Everyone" group.

Bay Community Writing Center

April 21, 2020
4:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Reference Area (2nd Floor)
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Educational, Workshop
Event Details:
SVSU HAS CANCELED SESSION DATES THROUGH APRIL. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. On the first and third Tuesday of every month from 4-8 pm, Writing Center will provide FREE writing workshops and one-on-one tutoring. Bay Community Writing Ce...
This event is in the "Children" group.

2-5 Year-Old Storytime

April 22, 2020
10:15am - 10:45am
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Children's Program 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)

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