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Library News

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Any teens looking for a Challenge? Try MI Library Quest!

From July 1-30 Teens across the state of Michigan can participate in the MI Library Quest.  Calling all teen adventurers! His Majesty King Thaddeus Brockwright the Third is seeking brave souls to rid his kingdom of the dreaded bronze dragon. Prepare yourself for a daring virtual quest tha...

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Grab and Go Crafts Now Available for Kids and Teens!

Children and teens can now get grab & go craft kits! A new craft comes out every Monday through August 17th and is available while supplies last on a first come, first served basis at all of our locations. Our branches that are closed on Mondays will put new crafts out on Tuesdays...

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Dads of All Kinds

Literature is full of great father figures: Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, Bob Cratchit from A Christmas Carol, Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter series, Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, Mathew Cuthbert from the Anne of Green Gables series, and Horton the Elephant from Horton Hatch...

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Upcoming Events

BCLS Closed

All Day
Some Branches
Branches:
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library, Auburn Area Branch Library, Pinconning Branch Library, Sage Branch Library, Off Site
Description:
The Bay County Library System will be closed Jul 4, 2020 in honor of the 4th of July holiday. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Story Time with Miss Dani

9:00am - 9:30am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, and movement.  Watch when you want. Pre-recorded storytime posted on Mondays at 9:00 am.  BCLS Children's Youtube Channel ...
This event is in the "Family" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 93
Event Details:
Swords of the Silver Screen! Prepare to buckle your swash and join the Ring of Steel for a romp through the very best of Hollywood sword fights and learn how they're made! It takes years to make a swordsman but movie actors have to quickly be trai...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Register to reserve your pack of supplies and Zoom code to attend this Teen-only Dragon Skull Sculpting class. Supplies can be picked up starting July 1. Make sure to indicate which branch is your preferred pick-up destination. If the day/time ...

Disclaimer(s)

Participant must be in grades sixth through twelfth (6-12) to register for this program

This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Fossils! with Paleo Joe

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Children
Program Type: Educational, Performance, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 72
Event Details:
Ever wonder what Michigan was like in prehistoric times? When ice covered our state, or dinosaurs roamed the earth? Fossils are a great way to explore exactly that. Paleo Joe will let you get a close look at the fossils while challenging you to do a ...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational, Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 90
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for this virtual program!  Who says you can't still look good and try new trends! Join us for a virtual HEADWRAP party with headwrapologist Zarinah El-Amin.  Zarinah will take you first on a global photography tour thro...

Disclaimer(s)

Registration is required.  Please register in person, by phone, or online.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Story Time with Miss Dani

9:00am - 9:30am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Develop a love of reading through stories, rhymes, music, and movement.  Watch when you want. Pre-recorded storytime posted on Mondays at 9:00 am.  BCLS Children's Youtube Channel ...
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

The Gemini Family Show

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Music, Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join Gemini for a virtual family concert featuring original songs, traditional storytelling, demonstration of a variety of simple instruments, and singing — that’s right, singing! — of classic children’s books to inspire reading. This hi...
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