Upcoming Programs & Events!


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.

African American Read In Chain
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Sunday, February 11
3pm


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

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!

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.

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.

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.

After School Artist Jam
Butman-Fish Library
Wednesdays in March (February 28 & March 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 March (March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29)
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.

Preschool Storytime
Butman-Fish Library
Fridays in March (March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30)
10:30am
Drop-in storytime presented by Miss Maureen. We can't wait to have you join us for stories, music, crafts, games, and more!

Page to Stage: Folktales Day Camp
Zauel Library
Saturday, March 3
Noon-3pm
Tweens and teens in 6th-12th grade are invited to a day of storytelling fun! Play theater games, make props, and work as a team to bring to life Latin American folktales. The camp will begin at Noon and the performance for friends and family will occur at 3pm. Space is limited, so register by Thursday, February 22.

Libraries are for Creating! Teen Coding Program
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, March 3
2pm
Use our brand new Chromebooks to create a fun coding project.

Makerspace Mondays
Butman-Fish Library
Mondays in March (March 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, March 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.

Adult Coloring
Butman-Fish Library
Wednesday, March 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.

Butman-Fish Reading Group
Butman-Fish Library
Wednesday, March 7
6pm
This contemporary book discussion is for adults ages 18 and up. This month's discussion focuses on the book "Rise: How a House Built a Family" by Cara Brookins and will be led by Lori Sugden of Butman-Fish.

Throwback Thursday: Cleopatra
Zauel Library
Thursday, March 8 & 15
6pm
You are invited to a special two-part screening of "Cleopatra" (1963) starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. On March 8, we will screen Part 1 and celebrate Ancient Egypt. On March 15 (the Ides of March), we will screen Part 2 and celebrate Ancient Rome.

March Movie Time
Hoyt Library
Saturday, March 10
2pm
Watch a timeless Disney classic as a little elephant with enormous ears becomes the world's one and only flying elephant. (Rated G for general audiences. Running time: 64 minutes). Children ages 6 and younger, with an adult.

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, March 10
2pm
Join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthay with activities and cake (of course)! Children under 7 must have adult supervision.

Learn to Knit at Hoyt Library
Hoyt Library
Saturday, March 10
2pm
Learn to make a simple dishcloth. Knitting needles and yarn will be provided. Ages 13 to adult. Please sign up! Call 989-755-0904.

Adult Scrabble Club
Butman-Fish Library
Monday, March 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!

March Design Time: Easter Craft
Wickes Library
Tuesday, March 13
4pm
Join us as we create fun Easter crafts!

Toddler Playgroup
Wickes Library
Wednesday, March 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!

Second Wednesdays @Zauel: Pi Party!
Zauel Library
Wednesday, March 14
6pm
Our March Second Wednesdays @Zauel program falls on March 14th, or 3/14, more commonly known as "Pi Day." Pi is the number which begins with 3.14 and continues for ever. It defines the relationship between the circumference and diameter of a circle. We will celebrate this awesome number with Pi Day activities, games, art, and, of course, we will eat pi(e)! Activities will be available for children and tweens in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.

Hoyt Book Discussion
Hoyt Library
Thursday, March 15
2pm
Join us as we discuss the book, "Spider Kiss" by Harlan Ellison. This discussion is led by Bill O'Brien of Hoyt Library.

Literature in Color Book Club
Wickes Library
Thursday, March 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 "Tall Grass" by Sandra Dallas.

St. Patrick's Day Open House
Zauel Library
Saturday, March 17
1-4pm
Join us for a fun-filled, family friendly St. Patrick's Day event! At 1pm, come ready to wear green, make rainbow sun catchers, and sample treats from a pot of gold. At 2pm, relax for a special viewing of the classic film "The Quiet Man" (1952) starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.

Lego Club
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, March 17
2pm
Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to create their own masterpieces at our Lego Club. Adult participation is welcome!

How Will You Wiggle? Using Wiggle Bots!
Hoyt Library
Monday, March 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, March 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, March 20
Noon
Join Leo LeFevre of Hoyt Library for a discussion of the book "The Original Battle Creek Crime King Adam 'Pump' Arnold's Vile Reign" by Blaine Pardoe and Victoria Hester. This book club is a partnership between the Public Libraries of Saginaw and Castle Museum.

Design a Chinese Fan
Zauel Library
Thursday, March 22
6pm
Use paper plates to create your very own Chinese hand fan! Learn to decorate your fan with painted Chinese writing symbols. This event is for artists of all ages! Children 10 and under require an adult helper. Register by Monday, March 19.

Children's Drive-In Movie
Butman-Fish Library
Saturday, March 24
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.

Duplo Club
Zauel Library
Saturday, March 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.

Introduction to Proposal Writing>
Hoyt Library
Saturday, March 24
2pm
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include the basic elements of a proposal; the do's and don'ts of writing and submitting a proposal; and how to follow up whether the answer is yes or no. Call 755-9832 to register.

Take a Trip to Candyland
Hoyt Library
Wednesday, March 28
2pm
Have you ever played the game Candyland? How about a life-size game of Candyland? That's what we will be doing. Join us and sweeten up your spring break as we make our way around the giant game board, traveling through life-size suckers, chocolate kisses, gingerbread men, and more!

Hopi Kachina Dolls
Zauel Library
Thursday, March 29
6pm
Celebrate the American Southwest with a sample of Hopi Culture. Design your very own Kachina doll, a symbol shared during Hopi gardening festivals. Artists of all ages are encouraged to attend this event! Register by March 26. Children 10 and under require an adult helper.