Library Events

October 2014 Programs

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.

Mother Goose Times – Zauel Library

Join us for this storytime for children 18-24 months of age with a loving adult.  It features stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, rhymes and flannelboard fun for everyone.

Thursdays – October 2, 9, 16 & 23
10:30 a.m.

TLC Playgroup – Butman-Fish Library

Teaching, Learning & Connecting is a free 3-week series of parent-child playgroups for children 18 months-3 years old.  You will meet different community resource professionals and connect with other families while learning and playing together.  Call 799-9160 to register!

Fridays – October 10, 17 & 24
10:00 a.m.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage! Stories & Crafts – Hoyt Library

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories and a craft. Children under the age of 7 must have an adult helper.

Saturday, October 11
2:00 p.m.

 LEGO Club – Butman-Fish

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

Saturday, October 11
Saturday, November 1
2:00 p.m.

Makeup Magic – Wickes Library

Ever wanted to learn how to paint your face to look like your favorite super hero, zombie or character?  Join us during Teen Read Week for your transformation!  Astute Artistry will be on hand to train you in the basics of special effects makeup.  This program is for tweens and teens ages 10-18.  Limited to 40 participants.

Monday, October 13
4:00 p.m.

LEGO 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, October 14
Tuesday, November 11
4:30 p.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.

Wednesday, October 15 – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 20 – 6:00 p.m.

Zauel Friends Fall Book Sale

Friends Only Presale (May join at the door)
Wednesday, October 15
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sale Open to Public
Thursday, October 16 – 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 17 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 18 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday fill a plastic bag for $3.00 (plastic bags provided)

Community Literature Series – Butman-Fish Library

October’s discussion is on the book “Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey.

Thursday, October 16
2:00 p.m.

Sweet Dreams Fleece Pillow – Zauel Library

Celebrate Teen Read Week by turning dreams into reality. During this program, tweens and teens will learn how to make a no-sew fringed fleece pillow. All supplies will be provided by Zauel Memorial Library. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required by calling 799-2771.

Saturday, October 18
3:00 p.m.

Ask the Lawyer – Butman-Fish Library

The Saginaw County Bar Association (SCBA) and Legal Services of Eastern Michigan (LSEM) in partnership with the Public Libraries of Saginaw presents Ask the Lawyer Night featuring local attorneys who will provide community legal education at no charge.

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.

Ask the Lawyer Night is FREE and open to the public.  Seating is limited.  Get answers to your legal questions.  Please join your fellow citizens in learning more about the law.

Monday, October 20
6:00 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, October 25
Saturday, November 22
11:00 a.m.

Monster Makeover -Butman-Fish Library

Have fun learning how to use makeup to turn your face into a monster, zombie, vampire, or other Halloween character.  Makeup and supplies will be provided. Sign-up is required, call 799-9160. Limit of 25 tweens and teens.

Saturday, October 25
2:00 p.m.

Spooky Movie – Wickes Library

Get in the spooky spirit with a snack and a fun Halloween flick.  Eleven-year-old Norman has a gift—he can see and speak with the dead. Though misunderstood by his family and his schoolmates, he bravely demonstrates courage and compassion when his town is confronted by a septet of zombies and a centuries-old witch’s curse. This multi-award winning film that deals with themes of bullying, understanding, tolerance, forgiveness, and team-work is great for tweens.  Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, and some rude humor and language.

Monday, October 27
4:00 p.m.

A Scooby-Doo Halloween – Hoyt Library

Laugh and shiver as Shaggy, Scooby and the gang try to unravel the secret behind the witch’s ghost.  Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, October 29
4:00 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.

Third Annual “A Haunting at Hoyt” The Ultimate Halloween Costume Party

You are invited to partake in a night of “spirits” at the Hoyt Library.  The night will be filled with excitement and suspense.  Your all inclusive ticket to this fundraiser includes spirited music and dancing, delicious food, a costume contest, haunted tours and unlimited use of the photobooth.  Win a TV, 100 bottles of craft beer, dinner gift cards and much more during our raffle auction.  Professional palm reader and numerologist, Darlene Denning will provide free readings throughout the night.  Your ticket also includes thirst quenching libations – beer, wine, specialty brandy slushies and zombie shots.  Non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided.  This event is for adults 21 and up. Tickets are available for purchase in the Business Office at the Hoyt Library, charge by phone at 755-9833 or you may purchase them online via PayPal at

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