Upcoming Programs & Events!


Butman-Fish Library

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.

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.

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.

Dance Party (Tweens & Teens)
Butman-Fish Library
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)
Butman-Fish Library
June 21, July 19, & August 16
9:30am


Bingo (Children)
Butman-Fish Library
August 21
3pm


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.

Hoyt Library

Hoyt Chess Club (All Ages)
Hoyt Library
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.

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.

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

Starting a Business Seminar (Adults)
Hoyt Library
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.

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.

Adult Coloring Club (Adults)
Hoyt Library
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.

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.

Wickes Library

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.

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.

Back to School Bingo
Wickes Library
August 22
1:30pm
Children 6-12 years old are invited to our Back to School Bingo. Children under 7 need a helper.

Zauel Library

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

Preschool Storytime (Children)
Zauel Library
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

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.

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.