Upcoming Programs & Events!

Makerspace Mondays!

Mondays, March 6, 13, 20, & 27
5pm
Butman-Fish Library
Come and tinker with us! Drop in from 5-7pm for new activities each week. Examples of activities include K-nex, Snap Circuits, LEGO, Magnatiles, crafts, and more!

Storytime
Fridays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
10:30am
Butman-Fish Library
Drop-in storytime includes books brought to life by Ms. Maureen, as well as music and movement for preschoolers. Join us Fridays in March!

Hoyt Library Chess Club
Saturday, March 4 & 18
2pm
Hoyt Library
Hoyt Library’s chess club meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 2-4 pm. 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.

Saginaw Community Writing Center
Tuesdays, March 14 & 28
4-7:30pm
Butman-Fish Library
March 14 – Writing the SAT essay 6-7:30 pm (With on-on-one tutoring from 4-6 pm).
March 28 – 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.

Intro to eBooks, Audio Books, and More!
Wednesday, March 15
9:30am
Butman-Fish Library
This class will provide basic instruction on how to download eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive; as well as instruction on how to download eBooks, audio books, music, movies, and tv series from Hoopla. Please bring your tablet or eReader.

Hoyt Book Discussion
Thursday, March 16
2pm
Hoyt Library
Join us for a discussion of the book The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

Literature in Color Book Club
Thursday, March 16
5pm
Wickes Library
Join us for a discussion of the book Born Bright by C. Nicole Mason.

Learn to Draw
Saturday, March 18
11am
Butman-Fish Library
Children ages 7-17 are welcome to join the Saginaw Valley State University Comic Strippers for this fun, interactive drawing class. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is required. Call 989-799-9160 to register today!

Duplo Club
Saturday, March 18
11am
Zauel Library
Children ages 3-6 and a loving adult are welcome to drop-in and spend some time together playing and learning with Duplo blocks. See where your imagination and creativity leads you.

Hoyt Knitting Group
Tuesday, March 21
10am
Hoyt Library
Bring your current project and enjoy a morning of knitting and chatting.

Starting a Business Seminar
Wednesday, March 22
1pm
Hoyt Library
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.

LEGO Club
Saturday, March 25
2pm
Butman-Fish Library
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to attend our LEGO Club where they can create their own masterpieces. Adult participation is welcome!

Learn to Knit for Teens & Adults: Make a Scarf!
Saturday, March 25
2-4pm
Hoyt Library
Have you always wanted to knit? Did you learn once, but can’t quite remember? Come to Hoyt Library and learn how to make a simple garter stitch scarf. Supplies and instruction will be provided. Registration is required. Call 989-755-0904, extension 1 to register today!

Adult Coloring Club
Monday, March 27 – 6pm
Tuesday, March 28 – 10am
Hoyt Library
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.

Celebrate the Power: Nutrition, Reading, and Exercise
Tuesday, March 28
2pm
Wickes Library
Children ages 7-18 will lean the facts about good eating habits and exercise as they rock their way to good healthy living. A variety of books will be on display and MSU Cooperative Extension will be present to make this a fun learning experience. A nutritious snack will be served.


Michigan Reads Celebration
Wednesday, March 29
2pm
Hoyt Library
Spring Break Story Break
Friday, April 7
10:30am
Zauel Library
Preschool Storytime: Icky Sticky
Tuesday, April 11
4pm
Wickes Library
Bubble Gum Mania
What happens when Toad gets tuck in the Bubble Gum melting in the road? You will find it hilarious when Toad & Friends go on this sticky, rhyming adventure, working together to get out of this mess. Meet us at the Public Libraries of Saginaw as we join with other libraries across the state in reading Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by award-winning Michigan author Lisa Wheeler.

Delta College Visits
Saturday, April 1
2pm
Zauel Library
You are invited to spend time with Delta College. Learn more about admission to Delta College, find out about college preparedness including SAT prep, and more! Please register by calling 989-799-2771.

Hoyt Library Chess Club
Saturday, April 1 & 15
1pm (New Time)
Hoyt Library
Hoyt Library’s chess club meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 2-4 pm. 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.

Hoyt Children's Coloring Club
Monday, April 3
4pm
Hoyt Library
Who doesn't love to color? Here's a chance to express yourself - - in color! All coloring supplies will be provided. For children ages 6-10. (Children under age 7 must have an adult helper).

Ask the Lawyer: Friend of the Court
Monday, April 3
6pm
Butman-Fish Library
This Ask the Lawyer night will answer your questions regarding Friend of the Court issues. Susan K. Prine, Director of the Friend of the Court, Katheryn A. Houck, Referee, and other Associates will be available to provide information on the following topics: how to get a custody and/or parenting time order; how to modify child support; and enforcement issues. Specific case questions cannot be answered at this forum. Ask the Lawyer night is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Makerspace Mondays!
Mondays, April 3, 10, 17, & 24
5pm
Butman-Fish Library
Come and tinker with us! Drop in from 5-7pm for new activities each week. Examples of activities include K-nex, Snap Circuits, LEGO, Magnatiles, crafts, and more!

Butman-Fish Contemporary Book Discussion
Tuesday, April 4
6pm
Butman-Fish Library
This contemporary book discussion is for ages 18 and up. April's book is The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. The discussion will be led by Lori Sugden from Butman-Fish Library.

Butman-Fish Adult Coloring Club
Wednesday, April 5
1pm
Butman-Fish Library
Relax and destress with others who enjoy making beautiful artistic creations. Bring your own coloring books and supplies or let us supply you with coloring sheets, colored pencils, markers, coffee, and tea. No experience is necessary. Join us the first Wednesday of each month.

First Wednesday Westerns
Wednesday, April 5
2pm
Hoyt Library
Join us the first Wednesday of each month as we make our way through some of the greatest Western movies of all time. This month's featured Western is Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, and Tim Holt. Running time: 2 hours and 6 minutes.

Film Festival Favorites
Thursday, April 6
2pm
Hoyt Library
Join us as we show favorites from the first ten years of the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival. This month's featured film is Love & Mercy (2014) starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, and Elizabeth Banks. A retelling of the amazing story of the life, love, and genius of Beach Boys' Brian Wilson. Running time: 2 hours and 1 minute.

Mother Goose Times
Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4 & 11
10:30am
Zauel Library
Mother Goose Times is a six-week storytime series for children 18-24 months old and a loving adult. This storytime features stories, songs, puppets, fingerplays, and fun for all. Registration for this program is recommended, as space is limited.

Lego Club
Saturday, April 8
2pm
Butman-Fish Library
Children ages 7-12 years are invited to attend our Lego Club where they can create their own masterpiece. Adult participation is welcome!

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, April 8
11am
Zauel Library
This storytime is designed for children with special needs and their typically developing peers to experience the senses through music, movement, stories, and play. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of our other story times or programs, this is just what you are looking for.

Saginaw Community Writing Center
Tuesdays, April 11 & 25
4-7:30pm
Butman-Fish Library
April 11 – Documenting Family History Workshop 6-7:30 pm (With on-on-one tutoring from 4-6 pm).
April 25 – 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.

Second Wednesdays: Recycled Robots
Wednesday, April 12
6pm
Zauel Library
Celebrate Earth Day at Zauel Library by using recycled materials and your own mad STEM skills to build a robot! A variety of materials will be available for you to use to create and animate your robot. For children and tweens in Kindergarten-8th grade. Children under 7 will need an adult helper.

When Hollywood Went to War
Wednesday, April 12
6:30pm (After Hours)
Hoyt Library
When Hollywood Went to War is the real life story of 90 celebrities who served in the United States Military during WWII. Featuring hundreds of photographs, films, and several interviews of men and women from the entertainment world. These 1940's celebrities took time out in their successful careers to protect and preserve our freedom. This presentation shares where they went to serve and what battlefields and/or naval battles they experienced. Co-sponsored by the Public Libraries of Saginaw and the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival.

Drop In for Spring
Thursday, April 13
4-5:30pm
Wickes Library
Children can drop in and make a bookmark, wreath, or door hanger that will brighten up a spot for the spring season. New spring-themed and craft books will be on display. Children under 7 need an adult helper.

Starting a Straw Bale Garden
Saturday, April 15
2pm
Butman-Fish Library
Straw bale gardening is a type of container gardening. The main difference is that the container is actually the straw bale itself, held together with two or three strings. The outside crust of the bale serves as the container. The step-by-step process of conditioning creates an extraordinarily productive, warm, moist, and nutrient-rich rooting environment for young seedlings. Supplies will be provided. No registration required.

Pages of History Book Club
Tuesday, April 18
Noon
Castle Museum
Join us for this month’s discussion of the book The Wreck of the Griffon: The Greatest Mystery of the Great Lakes by Cris Kohl. This discussion takes place at Castle Museum and is led by Leo LeFevre of Hoyt Library.

Hoyt Knitting Group
Tuesday, April 18
10am
Hoyt Library
Bring your current project and enjoy a morning of knitting and chatting.

Hoyt Book Discussion
Thursday, April 20
2pm
Hoyt Library
Join us for a discussion of the book My Antonia by Willa Cather. Discussion led by Bill O'Brien of Hoyt Library.

Monday Movie Break
Monday, April 20
2pm
Hoyt Library
Sail along with a daring Polynesian girl as she seeks to undo Maui's terrible curse in this fun-filled adventure. For children ages 6-10. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Rated PG. Running time: 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Literature in Color Book Club
Thursday, April 20
5pm
Wickes Library
Join us for a discussion of the book I Am Charlie Wilson by Charlie Wilson. Discussion led by Rhonda Farrell-Butler of Wickes Library.

Preschool Storytime: Earth Day
Friday, April 21
10:30am
Zauel Library
Children 3-5 years with a loving adult are invited to celebrate our planet at our Earth Day Preschool Storytime. Join us for 30 minutes of read-aloud stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun as we look at our special planetary home.

Spark Your Success
Saturday, April 22
10am
Hoyt Library
How much does your cell phone cost? How much do you spend on fast food? Are you trying to save? Where is all of your hard-earned money going? Young adults ages 14 to 20 join us as we learn about smart money practices. There will be a raffle, gift cards, food, and fun as you learn basic money facts. This event is co-sponsored by the Public Libraries of Saginaw and Isabella Bank. No registration required. Light refreshments will be served.

Duplo Club
Saturday, April 22
11am
Zauel Library
Children ages 3-6 and a loving adult are welcome to drop-in and spend some time together playing and learning with Duplo blocks. See where your imagination and creativity leads you.

Saturday Afternoon Feature Film
Saturday, April 22
2pm
Hoyt Library
The Riverside Saginaw Film Festival and the Hoyt Library present a special screening of Loving (2016). This film tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. Starring Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, and Will Dalton. Rated: PG-13. Running time: 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Money Smart Week
Saturday, April 22
2pm
Hoyt Library
Making Sense of Cents
Tuesday, April 25
4pm
Wickes Library
Show Me That Money!
Friday, April 28
10:30am
Zauel Library
Preschool Storytime: Money Makes the World Go Round
Saturday, May 6
2pm
Butman-Fish Library
Lego Club Goes Money Smart
The Public Libraries of Saginaw is happy to participate in the national campaign - Money Smart Week. The campaign is a public awareness initiative designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. During our programs, children will learn the value of money, listen to stories, and participate in money smart activities at all of our library locations. Thanks to the Frankenmuth Credit Union and Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates, each child in attendance will receive a copy of the book A Dollar for Penney by Julie Glass.

Adult Coloring Club
Monday, April 24 – 6pm
Tuesday, April 25 – 10am
Hoyt Library
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.

SVSU STEM Mobile Research Lab @ Zauel
Wednesday, April 26
Zauel Library
6pm

The Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) STEM Mobile Research Lab is making a stop at Zauel Library! Come on board to experiment and learn in this awesome mobile laboratory. SVSU students and professors will lead 4th through 8th grade students through a variety of STEM activities using their state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Registration required. Call 799-2771, extension 3 to register today!


Starting a Business Seminar
Thursday, April 27
5pm
Hoyt Library
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.

Throwback Thursday: The Outsiders
Thursday, April 27
6pm
Zauel Library
Fifty years later and it is still staying gold! Celebrate The Outsiders Golden Anniversary by joining us for a special screening of the 1983 adaptation of SE Hinton's timeless novel. Rated: PG. Running time: 2 hours and 11 minutes.