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The One With All The Books: A 'Friends' Reading List

Friends is a TV show beloved by many, one which has cemented itself securely into our hearts and the annals of 90's pop culture.  But have you ever noticed how many of the characters on the show at one time or another read books, gift books to others or use them in other ways?  Here's a sa...

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Children's Books

Recently we surveyed our staff members across branches and departments to hear about their favorite children’s and teen books. Whether we read them in our own childhoods, or love to share them with today’s children, please enjoy some favorites from the BCLS staff! 
Picture Books...

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History Hounds Lecture Series

If you have a nose for History like I do, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the free virtual Historical investigation series History Hounds which is now available to all BCLS library card holders.  Each week the good people at the Historical Society of Michigan “sniff” out a new and fascinating historical ...

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Upcoming Events

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Summer Reading Program

All Day 6/7 - 8/7
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Everyone, Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Lectures, Music, Performance, STEAM, Workshop
Event Details:
ALL AGES are invited to participate June 7-August 7, 2021! Paper logs are available at your branch and online, or log your reading on Beanstack and the Beanstack Tracker App. Links and instructions on how to use Beanstack, plus downloads, ...
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Teen LitLoot Boxes: Grades 9-12

All Day 8/2 - 8/7
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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    Please register using the name of the teen that will be participating.                                            &nb...

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Please alert staff to any food allergies.

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

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Preschool Dance Party

11:15am - 11:45am
Virtual
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Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:
Put on your dancing shoes and hop onto Zoom for an active movement and dance program! Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.  We request an adult supervise all children participating in case they require assistance with the t...

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

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Story & Songs in the Park

10:00am - 10:30am
Sage Branch Library
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Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Lawn (Pershing Park)
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 88
Event Details:
Story time in Pershing park (next to Sage Library) weather permitting. Register for a reminder, or drop in. ...
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Knitting Solutions

10:30am - 12:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Event Details:
Drop in to knit and crochet with others.  Expert knitters on site to help those who need assistance.  Supplies not provided, please bring your own project to work on. ...
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Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Performance
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Seats Remaining: 80
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Hand-carved wooden marionettes bring the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story to life! In an enchanted Alaskan forest, join a family of bears as they encounter different perspectives and values. They ultimately share a common purpose with a s...

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

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Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 86
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The Evening Sessions Join us on Zoom for this virtual program! The Evening Sessions is a monthly adult program series featuring a fun and engaging mix of presentations, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, author visits, and performances on t...

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Meet Up and Eat Up

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
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Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Wirt Lawn
Age Group: Family, Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Other
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Seats Remaining: 125
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Free lunches for children ages 0-18 will be available at Wirt Library on Thursdays this summer, in partnership with Bay City Public Schools. Each Thursday from June 17-August 5 from 12-12:30, grab-and-go lunches will be provided on the library's fron...

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