Library Events

November 2014 Programs


Belle PosterRiverside Saginaw Film Festival

November 6th – 9th

The Public Libraries of Saginaw is proud to Sponsor and participate in the 8th annual Riverside Saginaw Film Festival.  This year the festival runs from Thursday, November 6th through Sunday, November 9th and features independent, foreign, and short films as well as documentaries and panel discussions.  Films will be shown on 6 screens throughout the City, including several free films at the Hoyt Library. Visit or follow Riverside Saginaw Film Festival on facebook for details.


345LEGO Club – Wickes Library

Kids ages 7-12 are welcome to participate at club meetings.  A LEGO challenge will be issued at each meeting; however, kids are free to build as they desire.  No registration is required.

Tuesday, November 11
4:30 p.m.

Duplo Club – Zauel Library

Duplo Club is for young builders 3-6 years of age with a loving adult.  The only equipment you need to bring is your imagination to create anything you want using our Duplo blocks.

Saturday, November 22
11:00 a.m.


Starting a Business – Hoyt Library

You have a passion … a hidden talent. Do you know what it takes to turn that skill into a successful business? Attend this workshop 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 workshop is FREE and information PRICELESS!  For more information about the MI-SBTDC, business resources and other workshops, go to or call 989.686.9597.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Thursday, November 20 – 6:00 p.m.


Preschool Storytime 

Butman-Fish Library

Drop-in storytime includes books brought to life by Ms. Maureen, music and movement for Preschoolers!

Fridays – October 31 & November 7, 14, 21, 28 & December 5
10:30 a.m.

Zauel Library

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

Fridays – November 7, 14, 21 and 28


Special Storytime

We Give Thanks Preschool Storytime

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

Friday, November 21
10:30 a.m.
Zauel Library

Holidays in the Heart of the City

In conjunction with PRIDE’S Holidays in the Heart of the City celebration, Hoyt will offer a Christmas storytime and puppet show for families with children ages 3 to 6.

Saturday, November 22
2:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library


Babies & Books

Babies & Books is a four week storytime series where babies spend a special 25-30 minute one-on-one time with a loving adult participating in songs and nursery rhymes.  Simple stories are introduced, as well as some basic baby sign language.  Babies birth-17 months are invited to attend Babies and Books with a parent or other loving adult.  Since this program is just for you and your baby, please make other arrangements for siblings if at all possible.

Tuesdays – November 4, 11, 18, 25
10:00 a.m.
Zauel Library

 Game On!

Get in the competitive mood and join other young patrons in celebrating International Games Day at Wickes Library.  You’re invited to play a variety of card, board, and video games.  Try your hand at giant Jenga or life-size Chutes and Ladders!  Enter a drawing for gaming prizes.  Children under 7 must be accompanied by a responsible adult or adolescent.

Monday, November 17
4:30 p.m.
Wickes Library

Science Alive!

A Biologist from Saginaw County Parks and Recreation Commission will present a collection of exotic critters and will also discuss the special characteristics that help them classify animals. Families will learn about animals through hands-on contact.

Saturday, November 22
1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library