Upcoming Programs & Events!


After School Artist Jam
Butman-Fish Library
Wednesdays in January (January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31)
3:30-4:45pm
This after school tween program for ages 8-12 offers age appropriate coloring activities such as graffiti art, animal images, and more.

After School Game Getaway
Butman-Fish Library
Thursdays in January (January 4, 11, 18, and 25)
3:30-4:45pm
This after school tween program for ages 8-12 offers age appropriate gaming activities such as board games, card games, strategy games, and more.

Throwback Thursdays: British Invasion!
Zauel Library
Thursdays in January (January 4, 11, 18, and 25)
6pm
January 4: Sense and Sensibility (1995)
January 11: Goldfinger (1964)
January 18: A Hard Day's Night (1964)
January 25: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)


Preschool Storytime
Butman-Fish Library
Fridays in January (January 5, 12, 19, and 26)
10:30am
We can't wait to have you join us for drop-in storytime. Enjoy stories, music, crafts, games, and more!

Lego Club
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, January 6
2pm
Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to create their own masterpieces at our Lego Club. Adult participation is welcome!

Hoyt Library Chess Club
Hoyt Library
Mondays in January (January 8, 22, and 29)
3-7pm
All ages and skill levels are welcome to join our chess club! We provide boards, pieces, timers, and competition. Please note our NEW SCHEDULE!!!

Makerspace Mondays
Butman-Fish Library
Mondays in January (January 8, 22, and 29)
5-7pm
Come and tinker with us! Drop in for different STEAM-related activities including K-nex, Snap Circuits, Lego, Magnatiles, crafts, and more!

Hoyt Library Knit and Crochet Group
Hoyt Library
Third Tuesdays All Winter Long (January 16 and February 20)
10-11:30am
Do you already know how to knit or crochet? Are you looking for a relaxing group to bounce ideas off of and to create with? Bring your yarn and current project to Hoyt Library’s Knit & Crochet Group. An experienced knitter will be on-hand to help you if you get stuck or just need to get started. Join us the third Tuesday of the month all winter long. No registration is required. Just show up for a morning of knitting, crocheting, and chatting.

Pages of History Book Club
Castle Museum
Tuesday, January 16
Noon
Join Leo LeFevre of Hoyt Library for a discussion of the book "Once In a Great City" by David Maraniss. This book club is a partnership between the Public Libraries of Saginaw and Castle Museum.

Starting a Business Seminar
Hoyt Library
Wednesday, January 17
1-3pm
This seminar is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment or who are at the beginning stages of starting a business. Participants will learn how to assess their abilities to lead and manage a company and will be introduced to tools to evaluate market and sales potential for their products and services.

Hoyt Book Discussion
Hoyt Library
Thursday, January 18
2pm
Join us as we discuss the book, "Villette" by Charlotte Bronte. This discussion is led by Bill O'Brien of Hoyt Library.

Literature in Color Book Club
Wickes Library
Thursday, January 18
4:30pm
This community book club is designed to introduce good reads that will enhance the patrons' knowledge, build relationships, and broaden literary interests. Join us as we discuss "X: A Novel" by Ilyasah Shabazz. This book is the choice for the 2017-2018 Great Michigan Read.

What is Great Michigan Read?
One title, one state, and thousands engaged in literary discussion. The Michigan Humanities Council’s Great Michigan Read is a book club for the entire state with a focus on a single book. This year’s book is "X: A Novel" by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon. The program is intended for young adults through senior citizens with broad goals of making literature more accessible and appealing while also encouraging residents to learn more about our state and individual identities.

Why X: A Novel?
No life is set in stone. Malcolm was a young man with boundless potential but with the odds stacked against him. After losing his father under suspicious circumstances and his mother to a mental health hospital, Malcolm fell into a life of petty crime and eventually prison. Instead of letting prison be his downfall, Malcom found a religion, a voice, and the podium that would eventually make him one of the most prominent figures in the burgeoning Civil Rights movement. The 2017-18 Great Michigan Read, "X: A Novel," is a tale of reinvention and redemption. Written by Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcom X’s third daughter, and Kekla Magoon, X is a young-adult novel with a writing style and message that will appeal to readers of all ages. Join us as we work to explore the Michigan roots of one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century.


Semester Break Movie: Despicable Me 3
Hoyt Library
Friday, January 19
2:30pm
Gru, Lucy, and the Minions embark on their third hilarious adventure. Running time: 89 minutes. Rated: PG. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Children's Drive-In Movie
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, January 20
10am
Children ages 3 to 8 years old are invited to bring their favorite blanket, pillow, and stuffed animal to enjoy an entertaining drive-in movie in their own "car." A snack and drink will be provided during this fun event for children ages 3-6 years old. Adult supervision required. "Car" will be provided.

Hoyt Library Adult Coloring Club
Hoyt Library
Monday, January 22 at 6pm
Tuesday, January 23 at 10am
We supply colored pencils, coloring pages, and light refreshments. You supply the creativity! Join us for a relaxing evening or morning and escape from all of the demands of your busy day.

Duplo Club
Zauel Library
Saturday, January 27
11am-Noon
Duplo Club is designed for children 3 to 6 years old (with a loving adult). This hour of building fun allows you to play and interact with your child while challenging their imaginations and strengthening problem solving, building, mathematical, and vocabulary skills.

Birds of Prey
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, January 27
1pm and 3pm Shows
Come out to Joe Rodgers' live bird presentation and experience unique birds of prey up close and personal. You won't be disappointed!

The Fun Zone: Explore, Create, Imagine
Hoyt Library
Saturday, January 27
2pm
Join us for an hour of activities in the Fun Zone. Parents, watch your children explore, create, and imagine with a variety of new and exciting toys. We've done all the work for you, with stations set up around our story room. Children can play with Magic Nuudles, marble mazes, a brand new light table, and more. This hour of fun is geared toward children ages 6 to 10. Children 6 and under need an adult helper.



February is African American History Month
Check Out These Special Programs
Jump Fresh Youth Academy - "Out of Africa: Here I Am" Dance Performance
Hoyt Library
Saturday, February 10
2pm
Jump Fresh Youth Academy is a dance program to help youth in the community find confidence in expressing themselves in a positive manner through dance. Join us for a performance and refreshments.

Great Michigan Read Book Discussion for Teens
Butman-Fish Library
Tuesday, February 13
4pm
This book discussion for teens focuses on the 2017-2018 Great Michigan Read "X: A Novel" by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon.

What is Great Michigan Read?
One title, one state, and thousands engaged in literary discussion. The Michigan Humanities Council’s Great Michigan Read is a book club for the entire state with a focus on a single book. This year’s book is "X: A Novel" by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon. The program is intended for young adults through senior citizens with broad goals of making literature more accessible and appealing while also encouraging residents to learn more about our state and individual identities.

Why X: A Novel?
No life is set in stone. Malcolm was a young man with boundless potential but with the odds stacked against him. After losing his father under suspicious circumstances and his mother to a mental health hospital, Malcolm fell into a life of petty crime and eventually prison. Instead of letting prison be his downfall, Malcom found a religion, a voice, and the podium that would eventually make him one of the most prominent figures in the burgeoning Civil Rights movement. The 2017-18 Great Michigan Read, "X: A Novel," is a tale of reinvention and redemption. Written by Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcom X’s third daughter, and Kekla Magoon, X is a young-adult novel with a writing style and message that will appeal to readers of all ages. Join us as we work to explore the Michigan roots of one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century.


Literature in Color Book Club
Wickes Library
Thursday, February 15
4:30pm
This community book club is designed to introduce good reads that will enhance the patrons' knowledge, build relationships, and broaden literary interests. Join us as we discuss "I Almost Forgot About You" by Terry McMillan.

Spotlight on African American History Special Movie Presentation
Hoyt Library
Thursday, February 15
6pm
Joins us for a viewing of "Marshall" (2017). In 1940 Connecticut, Thurgood Marshall defends a black chauffeur accused of rape. Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 1h58m

Preschool Story Time
Zauel Library
Fridays, February 2, 9, 16, and 23
10:30-11am
Children 3 to 5 years with a loving adult are invited to join our drop in story time for 30 minutes of read aloud stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun! February 16: Anansi the Trickster & Other Stories

Celebrate!
Hoyt Library
Saturday, February 17
2pm
We will share stories by African American authors, music, and a craft activity in honor of African American History Month. For children ages 4 to 7. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

African American History Family Program
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, February 24
2pm
Enjoy music, snacks, and activities as we celebrate African American History Month. This is a free family event! children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.



Little Readers Story Time
Zauel Library
Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, and 22
9:30-10am
Little Readers Story Time is a four-week story time series in which babies birth through 17 months of age spend special one-on-one time with a loving adult. Acitives include simple songs, nursery rhymes, and introductory sign language. Spending this time with your baby strengthens your bond with each other, while stimulating and enhancing baby's language. This is a unique opportunity for some of our youngest patrons to interact with each other in a constructive setting.

Mother Goose Times
Zauel Library
Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, and 22
10:30-11am
Mother Goose Times is a six-week story time series for children 18 to 24 months of age with a loving adult. This special time features stories, songs, puppets, fingerplays, and fun for all! Mother Goose Times is a wonderful opportunity for your toddler to interact with others in their age group, while bonding with you.

Preschool Story Time
Zauel Library
Fridays, February 2, 9, 16, and 23
10:30-11am
Children 3 to 5 years with a loving adult are invited to join our drop in story time for 30 minutes of read aloud stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun! February 2: Groundhog Day February 9: Be Kind Valentine February 16: Anansi the Trickster & Other Stories February 23: Time to Rhyme

Lego Club
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, February 3
2pm
Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to create their own masterpieces at our Lego Club. Adult participation is welcome!

Hoyt Library Chess Club
Hoyt Library
Mondays in February (February 5, 12, 19, and 26)
3-7pm
All ages and skill levels are welcome to join our chess club! We provide boards, pieces, timers, and competition. Please note our NEW SCHEDULE!!!

Makerspace Mondays
Butman-Fish Library
Mondays in February (February 5, 12, 19, and 26)
5-7pm
Come and tinker with us! Drop in for different STEAM-related activities including K-nex, Snap Circuits, Lego, Magnatiles, crafts, and more!

Who Doesn't Love to Color?
Hoyt Library
Monday, February 5
6:30pm
Join us at this children's coloring club. We provide all of the supplies, you provide the creativity. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Butman-Fish Reading Group
Butman-Fish Library
Tuesday, February 6
6pm
This contemporary book discussion is for adults ages 18 and up. This month's discussion focuses on the book "Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys and will be led by Michelle Velleux of Butman-Fish.

Adult Coloring
Butman-Fish Library
Wednesday, February 7
1pm
Relax and destress with others who enjoy making beautiful artistic creations. You are welcome to bring your own coloring books and supplies, but we also supply coloring sheets, colored pencils, and markers. Coffee and tea will be served. No experience necessary. This program takes place the first Wednesday of each month.

After School Artist Jam
Butman-Fish Library
Wednesdays in February (February 7, 14, 21, and 28)
3:30-4:45pm
This after school tween program for ages 8-12 offers age appropriate coloring activities such as graffiti art, animal images, and more.

After School Game Getaway
Butman-Fish Library
Thursdays in February (February 8, 15, and 22)
3:30-4:45pm
This after school tween program for ages 8-12 offers age appropriate gaming activities such as board games, card games, strategy games, and more.

Jump Fresh Youth Academy - "Out of Africa: Here I Am" Dance Performance
Hoyt Library
Saturday, February 10
2pm
Jump Fresh Youth Academy is a dance program to help youth in the community find confidence in expressing themselves in a positive manner through dance. Join us for a performance and refreshments.

Tween Anti-Valentine Day Party
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, February 10
2pm
Children ages 10 to 12 are invited to att3end our annual Anti-Valentine's Day party! Enjoy crafts, snacks, music, and treats.

Adult Scrabble Club
Butman-Fish Library
Monday, February 12
6pm
Enjoy playing? Need some practice? Want a challenge? Looking for something fun to do? Stop by for a game of Scrabble. Adults of all skill levels are welcome to play!

Great Michigan Read Book Discussion for Teens
Butman-Fish Library
Tuesday, February 13
4pm
This book discussion for teens focuses on the 2017-2018 Great Michigan Read "X: A Novel" by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon.

What is Great Michigan Read?
One title, one state, and thousands engaged in literary discussion. The Michigan Humanities Council’s Great Michigan Read is a book club for the entire state with a focus on a single book. This year’s book is "X: A Novel" by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon. The program is intended for young adults through senior citizens with broad goals of making literature more accessible and appealing while also encouraging residents to learn more about our state and individual identities.

Why X: A Novel?
No life is set in stone. Malcolm was a young man with boundless potential but with the odds stacked against him. After losing his father under suspicious circumstances and his mother to a mental health hospital, Malcolm fell into a life of petty crime and eventually prison. Instead of letting prison be his downfall, Malcom found a religion, a voice, and the podium that would eventually make him one of the most prominent figures in the burgeoning Civil Rights movement. The 2017-18 Great Michigan Read, "X: A Novel," is a tale of reinvention and redemption. Written by Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcom X’s third daughter, and Kekla Magoon, X is a young-adult novel with a writing style and message that will appeal to readers of all ages. Join us as we work to explore the Michigan roots of one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century.


February Design Time: Valentine Crafts
Wickes Library
Tuesday, February 13
4-5:30pm
Join us as we create Valentine's Day crafts and cards to keep for yourself or give to your favorite Valentine!

Toddler Playgroup
Wickes Library
Wednesday, February 14
1pm
Young children 18 months to 3 years are invited to join us for an hour of playtime at the library! We provide a stimulating environment filled with toys and books where reading and playing are encouraged and positive library memories are made!

Valentine's Day Fun!
Hoyt Library
Saturday, February 14
4pm
Children ages 6 to 10 join us for an hour of stories, crafts, and games as we celebrate Valentine's Day.

Second Wednesdays @Zauel: Candy Combat
Zauel Library
Wednesday, February 14
6pm
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Zauel Library with an epic candy battle! If you're in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, join us for Candy Combat. Build candy forts, candy catapults, and candy cannons, then let the battle begin! Bring a team of friends with you or join a team at the battle. No registration is required. Children under 7 need an adult helper.

Hoyt Book Discussion
Hoyt Library
Thursday, February 15
2pm
Join us as we discuss the book, "The Tenant of Wildfell" by Anne Bronte. This discussion is led by Bill O'Brien of Hoyt Library.

Literature in Color Book Club
Wickes Library
Thursday, February 15
4:30pm
This community book club is designed to introduce good reads that will enhance the patrons' knowledge, build relationships, and broaden literary interests. Join us as we discuss "I Almost Forgot About You" by Terry McMillan.

Spotlight on African American History Special Movie Presentation
Hoyt Library
Thursday, February 15
6pm
Joins us for a viewing of "Marshall" (2017). In 1940 Connecticut, Thurgood Marshall defends a black chauffeur accused of rape. Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 1h58m

Throwback Thursdays: Mystery Movie
Zauel Library
Thursday, February 15
6pm
Attention movie lovers! Cast your vote for your favorite romantic movie. Choose from these classics: "West Side Story," "The Great Gatsby," and "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Join us Thursday, February 15 when we reveal (and screen) the winning movie. all votes must be submitted by Monday, February 12. Email your vote to cgenovese@saginawlibrary.org or give Zauel Library a call at 989-799-2771.

Children's Drive-In Movie
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, February 17
10am
Children ages 3 to 8 years old are invited to bring their favorite blanket, pillow, and stuffed animal to enjoy an entertaining drive-in movie in their own "car." A snack and drink will be provided during this fun event for children ages 3-6 years old. Adult supervision required. "Car" will be provided.

Celebrate!
Hoyt Library
Saturday, February 17
2pm
We will share stories by African American authors, music, and a craft activity in honor of African American History Month. For children ages 4 to 7. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn to Knit for Teens and Adults
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, February 17
2pm
Lean how to make a slip knot, cast on stitches, and the knit stitch (English style). Needles and yarn will be provided as well as instructions on how to finish a simple first project (scarf). Registration is required and limited to 12 people. Call 989-799-9160 to register today!

How Will You Wiggle? Using Wiggle Bots!
Hoyt Library
Monday, February 19
6pm
Wiggle Bots are motorized contraptions that are designed and built by kids. Join us for an hour of building and creativity. What will you create? For children ages 8-12. Registration is required and limited to 20 participants.

Hoyt Library Knit and Crochet Group
Hoyt Library
Tuesday, February 20
10-11:30am
Do you already know how to knit or crochet? Are you looking for a relaxing group to bounce ideas off of and to create with? Bring your yarn and current project to Hoyt Library’s Knit & Crochet Group. An experienced knitter will be on-hand to help you if you get stuck or just need to get started. Join us the third Tuesday of the month all winter long. No registration is required. Just show up for a morning of knitting, crocheting, and chatting.

Pages of History Book Club
Castle Museum
Tuesday, February 20
Noon
Join Leo LeFevre of Hoyt Library for a discussion of the book "Company Towns of Michigan's Upper Peninsula" by Christian Holmes. This book club is a partnership between the Public Libraries of Saginaw and Castle Museum.

Duplo Club
Zauel Library
Saturday, February 24
11am-Noon
Duplo Club is designed for children 3 to 6 years old (with a loving adult). This hour of building fun allows you to play and interact with your child while challenging their imaginations and strengthening problem solving, building, mathematical, and vocabulary skills.

African American History Family Program
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, February 24
2pm
Enjoy music, snacks, and activities as we celebrate African American History Month. This is a free family event! children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Introduction to Finding Grants
Hoyt Library - Computer Training Center
Saturday, February 24
2pm
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. You will learn the ten most important things you need to know about finding grants.

Hoyt Library Adult Coloring Club
Hoyt Library
Monday, February 26 at 6pm
Tuesday, February 27 at 10am
We supply colored pencils, coloring pages, and light refreshments. You supply the creativity! Join us for a relaxing evening or morning and escape from all of the demands of your busy day.