BCLS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The latest Governor's Executive Order closed all libraries to the public through JUNE 12, 2020. Please note libraries are prohibited from offering curbside service under the current order. Staff is working diligently on a phased reopening plan, virtual Summer Reading Program and performances, and some exciting NEW services! In the meantime, you can stay connected to us here...

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BOARD MEETING
Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCLS Board of Trustees will meet via conference call at their regularly scheduled time and date of May 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Conference call information is as follows

Dial:  978-990-5083

Access Code: 6924840#

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events
Registration Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch

BCLS CLOSED

All Day 3/16 - 6/12
Some Branches
Branches:
Some Branches
Description:
Governor Whitmer "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order closing libraries has been extended to June 12, 2020.  All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until further notice. Curbside servi...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Merry Music of the Renaissance!

May 28, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Music
Event Details:
Merry Music of the Renaissance!  Performed by Northern Renaissance  Northern Renaissance, an early music ensemble, is pleased to present “Merry Music of the Renaissance.”  Recorders, gambas, percussion, guitar, and Irish flute will ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

Saturday Storytime!

May 30, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
We'll sing songs (and learn a few words in American Sign Language), practice movements to develop our minds and motor skills, and read two great books. Special thank you to Iron Grind Coffee House for providing the books while the librar...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Saturday Storytime!

June 6, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
We'll sing songs (and learn a few words in American Sign Language), practice movements to develop our minds and motor skills, and read two great books. Special thank you to Iron Grind Coffee House for providing the books while the librar...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Saturday Storytime!

June 13, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
We'll sing songs (and learn a few words in American Sign Language), practice movements to develop our minds and motor skills, and read two great books. Special thank you to Iron Grind Coffee House for providing the books while the librar...

BCLS Closed

All Day
Some Branches
Branches:
Some Branches
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 "Adults" group.

Book Club

August 10, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Registration required by calling the reference department. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

August 13, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Use your wit, skill, and some lucky rolls of the dice to create characters, fight bad guys, and maybe even save the world. No experience necessary! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Evening Sessions

August 19, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70
Event Details:
The Evening Sessions The Evening Sessions at Wirt is a monthly adult program series featuring a fun and engaging mix of presentations, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, author visits, and performances on topics covering the arts, culture, ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Computer Solutions

August 20, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Event Details:
Casual Q & A with BCLS Technology Supervisor, Walt Peglow. Bring your own device. ...

BCLS Closed

All Day 9/5 - 9/7
Some Branches
Branches:
Some Branches
Description:
The Bay County Library System will be closed Sep 5 - 7 in honor of the Labor Day holiday. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

September 10, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Use your wit, skill, and some lucky rolls of the dice to create characters, fight bad guys, and maybe even save the world. No experience necessary! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club

September 14, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Registration required by calling the reference department. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Evening Sessions

September 16, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70
Event Details:
The Evening Sessions The Evening Sessions at Wirt is a monthly adult program series featuring a fun and engaging mix of presentations, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, author visits, and performances on topics covering the arts, culture, ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Computer Solutions

September 17, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Event Details:
Casual Q & A with BCLS Technology Supervisor, Walt Peglow. Bring your own device. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

October 8, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Use your wit, skill, and some lucky rolls of the dice to create characters, fight bad guys, and maybe even save the world. No experience necessary! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club

October 12, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Registration required by calling the reference department. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Computer Solutions

October 15, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Event Details:
Casual Q & A with BCLS Technology Supervisor, Walt Peglow. Bring your own device. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Evening Sessions

October 21, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70
Event Details:
The Evening Sessions The Evening Sessions at Wirt is a monthly adult program series featuring a fun and engaging mix of presentations, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, author visits, and performances on topics covering the arts, culture, ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Pumpkin Carving

October 22, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Step-by-step instruction on sculpting pumpkins, all supplies provided. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Pumpkin Carving

October 22, 2020
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Step-by-step instruction on sculpting pumpkins, all supplies provided. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club

November 9, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Registration required by calling the reference department. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

November 12, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sage Branch Library
Registration
Library Branch: Sage Branch Library
Room: Sage Branch Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Use your wit, skill, and some lucky rolls of the dice to create characters, fight bad guys, and maybe even save the world. No experience necessary! ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Painterly Pottery

November 12, 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Painterly Pottery will provide all the supplies for this Jolly Snowman ceramics workshop. Items will be fired in the store's kiln and returned to the library for pick-up at a later date. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Painterly Pottery

November 12, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Painterly Pottery will provide all the supplies for this Jolly Snowman ceramics workshop. Items will be fired in the store's kiln and returned to the library for pick-up at a later date. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Evening Sessions

November 18, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70
Event Details:
The Evening Sessions The Evening Sessions at Wirt is a monthly adult program series featuring a fun and engaging mix of presentations, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, author visits, and performances on topics covering the arts, culture, ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Computer Solutions

November 19, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Library Branch: Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library
Room: Kantzler Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Event Details:
Casual Q & A with BCLS Technology Supervisor, Walt Peglow. Bring your own device. ...