Library Events

April 2015 Programs

 

Click! Clack! Code!

Forget cows that type, Wickes Library wants kids to code! Tweens are invited to discover how code touches every part of our world and how programming skills can help achieve professional goals, no matter what you’re interested in. Before you leave, you’ll have the opportunity to write your own code! Registration is required for the limited spots.

Monday, March 30
1:00 p.m.
Wickes Library


April Fool’s Movie

Disney comedy about a mom with a teenage daughter who only have one thing in common–they don’t relate to each other on anything.  One day–maybe April Fool’s Day?–they wake up each trapped inside the other’s body, literally forced to walk in each other’s shoes until they can figure out how to switch back.

Wednesday, April 1
2:00 p.m.
Zauel Library

 


Classroom Critters

Liven up spring break with some interesting members of the Animal Kingdom. For children ages 5 – 10. Children age 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, April 1
2:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library

 


 

Ask the Lawyer

A panel of local attorneys will answer questions from the audience on any area of law. This may include divorce, custody, property disputes, landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, probate, criminal, and various other areas of law. This program is provided by the Saginaw County Bar Association (SCBA) and Legal Services of Eastern Michigan (LSEM) in partnership with the Public Libraries of Saginaw. Ask the Lawyer Night is FREE and open to the public.

Please join your fellow citizens in learning more about the law.

Tuesday, April 7
6:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library

 


 

Books Bingo

Children of all ages are invited to play a children’s book themed bingo for prizes as they enjoy a small snack.  Children under 7 need an adult helper.

Tuesday, April 7
4:30 p.m.
Wickes Library

 


 

Kamishibai Time!

Enjoy the unique form of Japanese storytelling called kamishibai and then make your own story to take home. For children ages 5 – 10. Children age 6 and younger must have an adult helper.

Saturday, April 11
2:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library

 


 

Hollywood Artistry and More

From “red carpet” glamour, glitter tattoos to zombie apocalypse; youth ages 10 -18 and adults will be trained by professionals to create these unique effects of artistry.  This fun make-up demonstration is FREE, but space is limited.  Please call 989-799-9160 to register for this event starring you and Astute Artistry.

Saturday, April 11
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library

 


 

Zentangle Class

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.  Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. As you practice the Zentangle Method, you discover that not only can you create beautiful art, you also can increase your focus and create a different mood and state of mind.  In this introductory class, you will learn more about the Zentangle method and create your own beautiful tiles to take home.

Monday, April 13 – 4:30 p.m.
Wickes Library
For Ages 10-18. Call 752-3821 to register.

Thursday, April 16 – 4:30 p.m.
Hoyt Library
For Ages 13-20. Call 755-9832 to register.

Saturday, April 25 – 11:00 a.m.
Zauel Library
For ages 10-18. Call 799-2771 to register.

 


 

Starting a Business

You have a passion … a hidden talent. Do you know what it takes to turn that skill into a successful business? Attend this seminar if you are an entrepreneur, new business owner, innovator or a ‘closet’ business person. Prepare to be informed, motivated, and focused on your business plan for action. The seminar is FREE and information – PRICELESS!

This seminar is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This introductory seminar helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company; as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to get started.

For more information about the Michigan Small Business Development Center business resources and other seminars, go to www.SBDCMichigan.org or call (989) 686-9597. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Wednesday, April 15
1:00 p.m.

Hoyt Library

 


 

Community Literature Series

April’s discussion is on the book “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson.

Thursday, April 16
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library

 


 

LEGO Club

Children must be 7-12 to register and adult participation is encouraged.  To register, call 799-9160.

Saturday, April 18
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library

 


 

Your Book, Your Community Reception

This year the Public Libraries of Saginaw wanted you to tell us about your favorite book. We asked and you answered. Throughout the winter and early spring, we offered all community members the chance to share what book changed their life and why. We received overwhelming participation and are excited to release the video collection of your responses. Whether you were able to share your favorite book with us or not, everyone is welcome to join us on Saturday, April 18, to watch the release and enjoy desserts and refreshments. Many of the books mentioned by you, our community members, will be on display. Let us thank you for sharing your book with your community!

Saturday, April 18
2:30 p.m.
Hoyt Library

 


 

Tween Comics Workshop

Kids ages 10-12 can register for this COMICS workshop with SVSU’s Comic Club members.

Saturday, April 25
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library

 


 

Duplo Club

Duplo Club is for young builders 3-6 years of age and a loving adult.  We supply the duplo building blocks and you supply the imagination to build whatever you want!

Saturday, April 25
11:00 a.m.
Zauel Library

 


 

Friends of Butman-Fish Spring Book Sale

Most hardcover books will sell for $1.00 and paperbacks will be priced. lower. May 2 will be the bargain by-the-bag sale with books being sold by the bag full.

Tuesday, April 28:  4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Friends “Members Only” Sale)
You may purchase or renew your membership at the door.

Sale Open to Public

Wednesday, April 29:  9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 30 – Saturday, May 2:  9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


 

Storytimes At Zauel

Libraries are Grrrreeeaaattt!!!
Friday, April 10
10:30 a.m.

Come revel in the joy of reading as we share stories featuring books and reading for children 3-5 years of age with a loving adult.

Animal Songs
Friday, April 17
10:30 a.m.

Animals as you have never seen them before!  Rock and Roll!  Featuring this year’s Michigan Read: “Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Band.”

Preschool Storytime
Friday, April 24
10:30 a.m.

Thirty minutes of stories, songs, rhymes and fun for children 3-5 years of age with a loving adult.