Upcoming Programs & Events!


2017 Summer Reading Program





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Butman-Fish Library

Lego Club (Ages 7-12)
June 3, July 1, & August 5
2pm
Children ages 7-12 years are invited to attend our Lego Club where they can create their own masterpiece. Adult participation is welcome!

Intro to the Internet (Adults)
June 7, July 5, & August 2
9:30am


Adult Coloring Club (Adults)
June 7, July 5, & August 2
1pm
Relax and destress with others who enjoy making beautiful artistic creations. Bring your own coloring books and supplies or let us supply you with coloring sheets, colored pencils, markers, coffee, and tea. No experience is necessary. Join us the first Wednesday of each month.

Sensory Storytime (Children)
June 10 & July 8
11am
A storytime designed for children with special needs and their typically developing peers.

Saginaw Community Writing Center
June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, and August 8 & 22
4-7:30pm
Butman-Fish Library
June 13 – Writing for College Classes 6-7:30 pm (With on-on-one tutoring from 4-6 pm).
June 27 – Creative Writing Studio 6-7:30 pm (With one-on-one tutoring from 4-6 pm).
July 11 – Writing Political Letters 6-7:30 pm (With on-on-one tutoring from 4-6 pm).
July 25 – Creative Writing Studio 6-7:30 pm (With one-on-one tutoring from 4-6 pm).
August 8 – Writing Memoirs 6-7:30 pm (With on-on-one tutoring from 4-6 pm).
August 22 – Creative Writing Studio 6-7:30 pm (With one-on-one tutoring from 4-6 pm).
Founded in October 2015, the Saginaw Community Writing Center (SCWC) is the first community writing center in the State of Michigan, staffed by trained Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) tutors to help any member of the Saginaw community on any writing project. We can help you with writing a college application essay, creating an effective resume and cover letter, crafting a short story or poem, or any other type of writing you might need help with.

Intro to Tablets (Adults)
June 14, July 12, & August 9
9:30am


Dance Party (Tweens & Teens)
June 17, July 15, & August 19
2pm
Tweens and teens are invited to our Xbox Dance Party! Make new friends, meet up with old friends, have fun, and exercise! What a great way to spend an afternoon.

Intro to eBooks & Audiobooks (Adults)
June 21, July 19, & August 16
9:30am


The Storytellers (Children)
June 26
6pm
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit.

Preschool Storytime (Children)
Fridays in July
10:30am
Drop-In Storytime includes books brought to life by Ms. Maureen, along with music and movement for Preschoolers. Join us!

Sidewalk Chalk (Children)
July 3
6pm


Build & Make (Children)
July 10
6pm


Alex Thomas & Friends (Children)
July 17
6pm
This interactive show brings jokes, prizes, stories, silliness, and all around fun through the art of puppetry.

Ming Louie (Tweens & Teens)
July 19
2pm
Ming Louie will share his simple recipe for Chicken Fried Rice. Participants will help him prepare and cook his signature dish.

Cameron Zvara (Children)
July 24
6pm
This show is jam packed with magic, comedy, juggling, stunts, music, and tons of audience participation.

Bingo (Children)
August 21
3pm


Hoyt Library

Hoyt Chess Club (All Ages)
June 3 & 17, July 1 & 15, and August 5 & 19
1pm
Hoyt Library’s chess club meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 1 to 4:30pm. Chess boards, pieces, & clocks will be provided, however, you are welcome to bring you own if you prefer. All ages and skill levels are welcome. If you don't know how to play, library staff will be on hand to help you learn.

First Wednesday Westerns (Adults)
June 7, July 5, & August 2
2pm
Join us the first Wednesday of each month as we make our way through some of the greatest Western movies of all time.
June 7: Red River (1948)
July 5: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
August 2: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)


Hoyt Book Discussion (Adults)
June 15, July 20, & August 17
2pm

Discussions led by Bill O'Brien of Hoyt Library.
June: Wreath of Roses by Elizabeth Taylor
July: Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos
August: Tom Jones by Henry Fielding


Family Storytime (Children)
June 17 & July 15
2pm
June 17 - Sweet Stories Family Storytime - Join us for a game of life-size Candy Land!
July 15 - Can't Sit Still Family Storytime - Build your own fidget spinner!

Pages of History at Castle Museum (Adults)
June 20, July 18, & August 15
Noon
These discussions take place at Castle Museum and are led by Leo LeFevre of Hoyt Library.
June: Discussion of the book The Color of Night, a Missing Child, and a Cold-Blooded Killer by L.C. Timmerman
July: Discussion of the book Detroit Hustle: A Memoir of Love, Life and Home by Amy Haimerl
August: Discussion of the book Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow by Steve Lehto

Hoyt Knitting Group (Adults)
June 20, July 18, & August 15
10am
Bring your current project and enjoy a morning of knitting and chatting.

Wildlife Safari (Children)
June 22
4pm
The Wildlife Safari Company takes audiences to a whole new level of excitement through this hands-on multimedia wildlife production. See and touch live creatures from around the world.

Starting a Business Seminar (Adults)
June 22 @ 5pm
August 16 @ 1pm
This seminar is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment or are at the beginning stages of starting a business. An introduction to tools used to evaluate market and sales potential for products and services; as well as information on how to assess abilities to lead and manage a company will be shared.

Adult Coloring Club (Adults)
June 26, July 24, & August 28 @ 6pm
June 27, July 25, & August 29 @ 10am
Relax and destress with others who enjoy making beautiful artistic creations. If you like, feel free to bring your own coloring books and supplies. We will supply coloring sheets, colored pencils, markers, coffee, and tea.

Sloan Museum: Under Construction (Children)
June 28
2pm & 3pm
Use sticks, cups, clothespins, and cubes to build the tallest tower; use magnets to sort hardware; follow a blueprint to build structures - - that's just some of what you'll do. Limited to 25 participants.

Acting Up Theater Company (Children)
July 12
2pm
Entertaining audiences for 17 years with their high-energy, interactive theatrical shows, this year's program features Bill and Buddy Builder in the production of Oh Brother Builders.

Summer Movie Break (Children)
July 19
2pm
Join us for a viewing of a popular children's feature film!

Nail Polish Pots (Tweens & Teens)
July 26
2pm
Create a fun and uniquely painted flower pot with this hands-on method. See how colors come together and learn how surface tension works. We will even have flowers and soil available, so you can enjoy your newly designed flower pot right when you get home! Registration is required. Call 989-755-0904.

Cameron Zvara (Children)
July 27
2pm
This show is jam packed with magic, comedy, juggling, stunts, music, and tons of audience participation.

Wickes Library

Literature in Color (Adults)
June 15 & July 20
5pm
Book discussions led by Rhonda Farrell-Butler of Wickes Library.

Motown Sound & More (Ages 8 through Adult)
June 27
1:30pm


Design Time Tuesday: Crayons & Paint (All Ages)
July 11
1:30pm


The Storytellers (Children)
July 18
1:30pm
Build a Better World: Music and Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, as well as a short interactive poem and a hilarious musical skit.

Cameron Zvara (Children)
July 24
1:30pm
This show is jam packed with magic, comedy, juggling, stunts, music, and tons of audience participation.

Summer Explosion (Children)
August 1
1:30pm


Design Time Tuesday with the Gaddis's: Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers and Others (Ages 8 through Adult)
August 8
1:30pm


Back to School Bingo (Children)
August 22
1:30pm


Zauel Library

Monday Matinees (Children)
Mondays in June, July, & August - Starts June 19
2pm
Join us for a viewing of a popular children's feature film!

Throwback Thursdays (Adults)
Thursdays in June & July
6pm
A classic film series that celebrates the legends of the silver screen.
June 1: Cary Grant in "Arsenic and Old Lace"
June 8: Audrey Hepburn in "Funny Face"
June 15: Henry Fonda in "12 Angry Men"
June 22: Judy Garland in "Easter Parade"
June 29: Frank Sinatra in "The Man With The Golden Arm"
July 6: Grace Kelly in "Rear Window"
July 13: Humphrey Bogart in "Casablanca"
July 20: Marilyn Monroe in "Some Like it Hot"
July 27: James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause"


Preschool Storytime (Children)
Fridays in June & August
10:30am
Children 3 - 5 years of age with a loving adult are invited to attend our Preschool Storytime. Please drop in and join us! For more information contact Kathy or Beth at ext. 1503

Wildlife Safari (Children)
June 22
6:30pm
The Wildlife Safari Company takes audiences to a whole new level of excitement through this hands-on multimedia wildlife production. See and touch live creatures from around the world.

Page to Stage Drama Camp (Tweens & Teens)
June 26-30
Times Vary
Blast off to outer space this summer at "Page to Stage" Drama Camp! Participants in this week-long storytelling program will perform in "Star Trip 1," a show that is out of this world! Interested tweens/teens are invited to register by Saturday, June 24. The rehearsal and performance schedule is available at the reference desk.

Camp runs during the following times:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday - 10:30am to Noon
Wednesday - Noon to 1:30pm
Friday - 10:30am Performance

Acting Up Theater Company (Children)
June 29
3pm
Entertaining audiences for 17 years with their high-energy, interactive theatrical shows, this year's program features Bill and Buddy Builder in the production of Oh Brother Builders.

Joel Tacey (Children)
July 13
3pm
Gear up for reading with Engineer Joel as he brings eight builder-rific books to life!

Stevens Puppets (Children)
July 20
3pm
Founded in 1933, this renowned troupe brings joy to families with hand-carved, wooden marionettes. This "theatre-in-little" production of Aladdin features specially painted scenes and furnishings in correct proportion to create an amazing effect.

Cameron Zvara (Children)
July 27
6pm
This show is jam packed with magic, comedy, juggling, stunts, music, and tons of audience participation.