Library Events

September 2014 Programs

Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children ages 3-5 years old and a loving adult.  Thirty minutes of songs, action, stories and fun.

Fridays – 10:30 a.m.
September 5, 12, 19 & 26
Zauel Library

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

Fridays – 10:30 a.m.
September 5, 12, 19 & 26
Butman-Fish Library


LEGO Clubs

Kids ages 7-12 are welcome to participate at the club meetings.  Lego Club will be held on the second Tuesday of each month during the school year.  A LEGO challenge will be issued at each meeting; however, kids are free to build as they desire.  No registration is required.

Tuesday, September 9
Wickes Library
4:30 p.m.

Registration for this event will begin Monday, August 18th by calling 799-9160 after 9:00 a.m.  Children must be 7-12 to register and adult participation is encouraged.

Saturday, September 13
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library


Healthy and Fun Lunchbox Lunches

Have you found yourself in a lunch packing rut or have a finicky eater? You’re certainly not alone. Sarah Farrand, the blogger behind Zoe’s Lunch Box ( wants you to know that kids love to try things that bring a smile to their faces, so packing healthy and fun can go hand in hand. Based on the Japanese bento food movement, learn to pack attractive, nutritious, fun, and delicious foods for all ages. Meals packed at home are easy on the environment and the wallet, and with a few simple techniques, can be a delight to create, and of course to eat!

This program is open to parents and other lunch-packers.  Please register by September 15th by calling the Hoyt reference desk at 755-9832.

Saturday, September 20
10:30 a.m.
Hoyt Library


Hispanic Heritage Celebration!

Enjoy LIVE music, snacks and activities as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Butman-Fish Library.  This is a free family event!  Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, September 20
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library


Fiesta Piñata!

Party at the library as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  Listen to a story, enjoy a snack, and make a small piñata to take home with you.  Children 7 and under need a helper.

Monday, September 22
4:30 p.m.
Wickes Library


Duplo Club

Duplo Club 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, September 27
11:00 a.m.
Zauel Library


Thanks to our Summer Reading Program Sponsors!

  • Friends of the Public Libraries of Saginaw
  • Team One Credit Union
  • St. Mary’s of Michigan
  • Saginaw Valley Ford Lincoln
  • Dow Corning/Hemlock Semiconductor

Hispanic Heritage History Month Celebration:  Building our Future Together

Local panelists will discuss the increasingly significant role Hispanics will have in the future of the Great Lakes Bay Region and America.  The panel will be moderated by Danilo Sirias, Ph.D., Professor of Management at Saginaw Valley State University.  Topics under discussion will include culture, business, education, politics and the media.

Thursday, October 9
6:30 p.m.
Hoyt Library


Danilo Sirias, Ph.D., IC3PM
Professor of Management
Saginaw Valley State University


Vanessa Guerra
Democrat for State Representative
Michigan’s 95th House District

Ana Hidalgo
Citizen’s Advisory Committee, City of Saginaw

Rosa E. Morales
National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Michael Espinoza, CRPC
Yeo & Yeo Financial Services Inc.

Special Tributes: Larry Rodarte and the late Daniel Soza

Certificate of Achievement: American GI Forum-Saginaw and Great Lakes Bay Hispanic Leadership Institute of S.V.S.U.


Save the Date!  Third Annual “A Haunting at Hoyt” The Ultimate Halloween Costume Party

$40 all inclusive ticket includes food, drinks, music and dancing, haunted tour, unlimited photo booth access, a $1 raffle auction, and costume contest.  Tickets available for purchase in the Business Office at the Hoyt Library or you may purchase them online via PayPal at starting September 2.

Saturday, October 25
8:00 p.m. – Midnight