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.

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


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!

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)


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.

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.

Summer Movie Break (Children)
July 19
2pm

Join us for a viewing of a popular children's feature film!
This month's feature is The BFG
Running Time: 118 Minutes
Rated: PG


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.

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

August 4: Mice on My Mind
August 11: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
August 18: Here Kitty, Kitty!
August 25: Dog Days of Summer

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.

August


Fun with Coding

Zauel Library
High Seas Coding Adventure
August 3
6pm

Butman-Fish Library
Gumball's Coding Adventure
August 12
2pm

Wickes Library
Gumball's Coding Adventure
August 15
1pm
The Public Libraries of Saginaw is happy to be the recipient of a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Public Library Services Grant. Funding from this grant affords us the opportunity to implement Fun with Coding programs. Through this technology grant, we are offering curriculum-based coding clubs, utilizing the online program Google CS First. These after-school clubs give children, tweens, and teens the opportunity to work independently in developing coding skills in areas such as art, music, storytelling, and game design. In addition, participants will learn team building skills and self-confidence, as well as, logical and sequential thinking skills as they prepare for 21st Century jobs. Programs are geared toward different age groups, so contact each branch for details. Registration is required. This project is funded (in part) with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Wiggle What? Wiggle-Bots!
Hoyt Library
August 12
2pm
Wiggle-Bots are motorized contraptions designed and built by kids. Wiggle-Bots are much more than a lot of fun. They inspire. Watch eyes widen as wires are connected and Wiggle-Bots start to move. See how understanding and design evolves through experimentation and tinkering. Appreciate the challenge of going beyond step by step instructions and creating something completely new and innovative. It's an incredible experience. How will you Wiggle? Your Wiggle-Bot can be designed to do many cool things. What can your imagination create? Open to children ages 8-12.

Pre Solar Eclipse Cookie Event
Butman-Fish Library
August 18
2pm
Children will celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse by decorating and devouring their own solar-style sun cookie while learning about eclipses. Special glasses will be given to patrons to take home and use on the day of the eclipse.

Get Ready to Read: A Technology Based Workshop for Parents and Their Young Children
Hoyt Library
August 19
10:30am
Are you looking for ways to help get your child ready to read? Join us at this interactive workshop for parents and their young children. This program will introduce participants to our new Literacy Go tablets and will provide information and fun activities for parents and their children ages 2 to 5. This project is funded (in part) with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Solar Eclipse Watch Party
Wickes Library
August 21
1pm
Create your own time capsule (which may include a drawing, poem, or pictures) and watch as the solar eclipse unfolds. The time capsule created will not be opened until the next total eclipse on April 8, 2024. A limited number of glasses will be provided for viewing the solar eclipse.

Preschool Drive In Movie
Butman-Fish Library
August 24
10am
Children 3-6 years old are invited to bring their favorite blanket and pillow for a drive-in movie experience. Plastic bins have been converted into cars that kids will sit in while enjoying a movie, snack, and drink.

Back to School Bingo
Zauel Library
August 26
2pm
Children 6-12 years old are invited to our Back to School Bingo. Children under 7 need a helper.

Back to School Bingo
Hoyt Library
August 30
4pm
Children 6-12 years old are invited to our Back to School Bingo. Children under 7 need a helper.