Upcoming Programs & Events!


Library Card Sign Up Month
All Branches of the Public Libraries of Saginaw
September 1-30
Normal Hours
GET A LIBRARY CARD AND WIN PRIZES
New Patrons - Sign up for a new library card September 1-30, 2017 and get entered into weekly drawings to win SkyZone passes, graphic novels, and more! Final drawing prizes include movie theatre tickets/concessions and Saginaw Bay Comic Con tickets!

TAKE YOUR PICTURE AND WIN PRIZES
New & Existing patrons - Take your picture with our superhero and post your photo to Facebook with #SaginawLibraryCard. Make sure your photo is public and post between September 1 -30, 2017 to be entered to win prizes!

COY’S COMICS EXCLUSIVE DRAWING
Special thanks to Coy’s Comics for their support of Library Card Sign Up Month! Visit Coy’s Comics (3220 Bay Road, Suite B) and show your Public Libraries of Saginaw library card to get entered into an exclusive drawing.

Preschool Storytime
Butman-Fish Library
Fridays in September
10:30am
Drop-in storytime includes books brought to life by Ms. Maureen, along with music and movement for preschoolers!

Makerspace Mondays!
Butman-Fish Library
Mondays in September (Starting September 11)
5pm
Come and tinker with us! Drop in from 5-7pm for new activities each week. Examples of activities include K-nex, Snap Circuits, LEGO, Magnatiles, crafts, and more!

Saginaw Community Writing Center September 12 & 26
4-7:30pm
Butman-Fish Library
September 12 - Writing Resumes 6-7:30pm (With on-on-one tutoring from 4-7:30pm)
September 26 – Creative Writing Studio 6-7:30pm (With one-on-one tutoring from 4-7:30pm).

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.

Little Readers' Storytime
Zauel Library
Thursdays in September and October (Starting September 14)
9:30am
Little Readers' Storytime is a six-week storytime series in which babies birth through 17 months of age spend a special 30 minutes one-on-one time with a loving adult, participating in songs and nursery rhymes, simple stories, and introduction to basic sign language. Spending this special one-on-one time with your baby will not only strengthen your bond with each other, it will stimulate and enhance your baby's language development. Registration is required. Contact Kathy or Beth at 989-799-2771.

Hoyt Library Chess Club
Hoyt Library
Saturday, September 16 & 23
1-4:30pm
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.

Hoyt Library Knit and Crochet Group
Hoyt Library
Tuesday, September 19
10-11:30am
Bring your current project and enjoy a morning of knitting, crocheting, and chatting.

Pages of History Book Club
Castle Museum
Tuesday, September 19
Noon
These discussions take place at Castle Museum and are led by Leo LeFevre of Hoyt Library. September's discussion will center on the book "Sin City North: Sex, Drugs, and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland" by Holly M. Karibo.

Saginaw Library Rocks!
Butman-Fish Library
Tuesday, September 19
2pm
Have you heard of the new craze of decorating rocks then hiding them for others to find? Join us for a family-friendly morning of rock painting fun. We will supply rocks and painting supplies - - you supply the creativity. All ages are welcome. Children under 7 need an adult helper.

Hoyt Book Discussion
Hoyt Library
Thursday, September 21
2pm
Discussions led by Bill O’Brien of Hoyt Library. This month's book is "Tom Jones" by Henry Fielding.

The Hobbit's 80th Anniversary Party
Zauel Library
Thursday, September 21
5:30pm
Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of JRR Tolkein's "The Hobbit" with a special visit to the shire. Relax with coloring pages and enjoy "second breakfast" snacks while viewing "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." (PG13 - 2h49m)

Duplo Club
Zauel Library
Saturday, September 23
11am
Children ages 3-6 and a loving adult are welcome to drop-in and spend some time together playing and learning with Duplo blocks. See where your imagination and creativity leads you.

Fiesta!
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, September 23
2pm
Enjoy LIVE music, snacks, and activities as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a FREE family event. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Hoyt Adult Coloring Club
Hoyt Library
Monday, September 25
6pm

Tuesday, September 26
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.

Book Signing: Cecilia Garcia Akers - "The Inspiring Life of Texan Dr. Hector P. Garcia
Hoyt Library
Friday, September 29
11am-12:30pm
Mexican American civil rights pioneer Dr. Hector P. Garcia is remembered as a tireless champion for equal rights, education, and voting rights. In 1948, Garcia, a World War II veteran, founded the American G.I. Forum—a group aimed at promoting veterans’ rights. His role in the American civil rights movement resulted in important victories. While leading the civil rights struggle, Garcia also served as a medical doctor in Corpus Christi, providing much-needed medical care to the most in need. Garcia’s daughter, Cecilia Garcia Akers, shares her memories of Garcia and discusses his legacy in her book The Inspiring Life of Texan Dr. Hector P. Garcia. Akers will sign copies during a Meet the Author event. FREE

Makerspace Mondays!
Butman-Fish Library
Mondays in October
5pm
Come and tinker with us! Drop in from 5-7pm for new activities each week. Examples of activities include K-nex, Snap Circuits, LEGO, Magnatiles, crafts, and more!

Who Doesn't Love to Color?
Hoyt Library
Monday, October 2
6:30pm
This coloring club is specifically for children. (Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult). An assortment of coloring pages and an abundance of crayons await!

Little Readers' Storytime
Zauel Library
Thursdays in September and October (Through October 19)
9:30am
Little Readers' Storytime is a six-week storytime series in which babies birth through 17 months of age spend a special 30 minutes one-on-one time with a loving adult, participating in songs and nursery rhymes, simple stories, and introduction to basic sign language. Spending this special one-on-one time with your baby will not only strengthen your bond with each other, it will stimulate and enhance your baby's language development. Registration is required. Contact Kathy or Beth at 989-799-2771.

Preschool Drive-In Movie
Butman-Fish Library
Thursday, October 5
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.

Preschool Storytime
Zauel Library
Fridays in October
10:30am
Join our drop-in storytime for 30 minutes of read-aloud stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. For children 3-5 years of age with a loving adult.
October 6: Storytime Fiesta!
October 13: It's Friday the 13th!!!
October 20: I Love Fall
October 27: Spooktacular Halloween

Every Child Ready to Read
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, October 7
10am-1pm
This Parent and Childcare Provider's Workshop will present the five best practices families and caregivers can use to nurture pre-reading skills. These skills; talking, singing, reading, writing and playing can be easily integrated into everyday activities with children. Participants will also be introduced to the best of new books as well as ideas, activities, and resources that will engage children in the world of literacy. Our special guest willbe Dr. Gwendolyn McMillon, Professor of Literacy, from Oakland University.

Creative Keepsake Box
Hoyt Library
Monday, October 9
6pm
Create your own inspirational box. Find a fun quote and decorate a little box. For ages 10-18.

Michigan Libraries for Life
All Branches of the Public Libraries of Saginaw
October 10-16
Normal Library Hours
If you could save a life, would you? Most people would say “Yes!” without hesitation. One of the simplest ways to save and improve lives is by supporting organ, tissue, and eye donation. Since 2010, libraries across Michigan haveparticipated in a simple and effective campaign to educate patrons about donation and transplantation and to give them an opportunity to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. The campaign is called Michigan Libraries for Life. This statewide campaign, which includes public, academic, special and hospital libraries of all sizes has inspired nearly 3,500 people to sign up as donors! More than 95% of Americans support organ, tissue and eye donation. Yet in Michigan, only 59% of adults have joined the state’s donor registry. That discrepancy is largely due to residents not knowing how to join the donor registry. Michigan Libraries for Life helps to address that information need.

Saginaw Community Writing Center October 10 & 24
4-7:30pm
Butman-Fish Library
October 10 - Writing College Application Essays 6-7:30pm (With on-on-one tutoring from 4-7:30pm)
October 24 – Creative Writing Studio 6-7:30pm (With one-on-one tutoring from 4-7:30pm).

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.

Hispanic Heritage
Wickes Library
Tuesday, October 10
4:30pm
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at this free family event!

Unleash Your Spooky Story
Butman-Fish Library
Tuesday, October 10
6pm
Tweens and Teens will get to read and act out lines from spooky stories. We will then watch a scary movie. Are you brave enough to attend? Bwa-ha-ha!

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Hoyt Library
Wednesday, October 11
4pm
George and Harold come to the big screen with all the hilarious fun you loved in the book! Rated PG. Running time: 89 minutes. Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Zauel Book Sale
Zauel Library
Wednesday, October 11 - Friends Only Presale - 5-8pm
Thursday, October 12 - 9am-7pm
Friday, October 13 - 9am-4pm
Saturday, October 14 - Bag Sale - 9am-1pm
There's something for everyone at the Friends of Zauel Library Fall Book Sale. Wednesday is our Friends Only Presale. If you're not a current member of our Friends group, you may join at the door. Thursday through Saturday our sale is open to the general public. On Saturday, fill a plastic bag (provided) for $3.00.

Second Wednesdays @ Zauel: Game Design Coding
Zauel Library
Wednesday, October 11
6pm
Learn how to create your own video games using coding and computer science! Second Wednesdays @Zauel continues in October with a Game Design Coding program through Google CS First. This unique, self-paced program introduces programmers to the coding language Scratch. No previous coding experience is necessary, but registration is required. For students in 4th - 8th grade (3rd graders may register with a parent helper). Please register by Monday, October 9th. Earbuds will be provided or feel free to bring your own headphones.

Throwback Thursdays: Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca
Zauel Library
Thursday, October 12
6pm
"A lonely man... a lovely girl... struggling against the secret of Manderly." Join us for a Halloween screening of the mysterious and romantic story of "Rebecca." Based on the classic novel by Daphne Du Maurier. Adapted for screen by Alfred Hitchcock. Running Time: 2 hr 10 minutes.

Finding Biological Parents
Hoyt Library
Thursday, October 12
6pm
Saginaw Bay Region adoption specialist, Art Johnson, will discuss the history of adoption in Michigan, as well as techniques and procedures to discover birth parents of adopted ancestors.

TLC Playgroup
Butman-Fish Library
Fridays in October (Starting October 13)
10am
Teaching, Learning, and Connecting is a free three-week series of parent-child playgroups for children 18 months through 3 years. Meet different community resource professionals and connect with other families while learning and playing together.

Ask the Lawyer Night
Butman-Fish Library
Monday, October 16
6pm
Ask the Lawyer Night provides helpful suggestions on how to present your case in Small Claims Court. Join 70th District Court Magistrate Richard Alger, Jr. If time permits, there will be a question & answer session at the end of the presentation. Questions about pending cases cannot be answered at this forum. Ask the Lawyer Night is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Hoyt Library Knit and Crochet Group
Hoyt Library
Tuesday, October 17
10-11:30am
Bring your current project and enjoy a morning of knitting, crocheting, and chatting.

Pages of History Book Club
Castle Museum
Tuesday, October 17
Noon
These discussions take place at Castle Museum and are led by Leo LeFevre of Hoyt Library. October's discussion will center on the book "The Situation in Flushing" by Edmund Love.

Hoyt Book Discussion
Hoyt Library
Thursday, October 19
2pm
Discussions led by Bill O’Brien of Hoyt Library. This month's book is "Lucky Jim" by Kingsley Amis.

Literature in Color Book Club
Wickes Library
Thursday, October 19
4:30-5:45pm
This book club is designed to introduce adults in the Saginaw Community to a good read that will enhance their knowledge, build relationships, and broaden their literary interests. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Mnth, we will read the book, "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros.

Updos & Dont's: Braiding Edition
Zauel Library
Thursday, October 19
7pm
Join Nikki Martus (New Image Salon) and learn all about the fabulous world of French braids. Hair enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are welcome to this fun-filled evening of hair tips and tricks. Receive step-by-step instructions on how to recreate trendy braids at home. Supplies are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own hairbrush. Participants 10 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Happy Halloween
Hoyt Library
Saturday, October 21
2pm
Join us for Halloween stories, activities, and crafts. For children ages 6-12. Ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Lego Club
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, October 21
2pm
Children ages 7-12 years are invited to attend our Lego Club where they can create their own masterpiece. Adult participation is welcome!

How Will You Wiggle?
Hoyt Library
Monday, October 23
6pm
Using Wiggle Bots, children ages 8-12 will design and build motorized contraptions that resemble robots! What will you create? Limited to 20 participants. Call 989-755-9826 to sign up today.

Hoyt Adult Coloring Club
Hoyt Library
Monday, October 23
6pm

Tuesday, October 24
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.

Duplo Club
Zauel Library
Saturday, October 28
11am
Children ages 3-6 and a loving adult are welcome to drop-in and spend some time together playing and learning with Duplo blocks. See where your imagination and creativity leads you.

Science Alive!
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, October 28
1pm and 3pm Shows
A biologist from Saginaw County Parks and Recreation Commission will present a collection of exotic critters. Learn about animals through hands-on contact. A discussion of the special characteristics that help biologists classify animals, will round out this family-friendly program.

Haunted Edson: The Gray Ghost of Bay City
Zauel Library
Saturday, October 28
2pm
Learn about the history of the USS Edson, a Destroyer that served our nation for three decades. Hear stories of strange, inexplicable events that occur aboard this fascinating ship. Meet members of Metro Paranormal Investigation - a Michigan-based paranormal society and hear about the spooky secrets they have uncovered about the Edson's past. Fact or fiction? Join us and decide for yourself.

Halloween Hullabaloo Help
Butman-Fish Library
Tuesday, October 31
4-6pm
Do you have a young child who needs help with their Halloween makeup? Stop by anytime between 4-6pm and have your trick-or-treater's face painted for Halloween.