Library Events


August & September Programs

Preschool Storytime

Drop-in storytime includes books brought to life by Ms. Maureen, music and movement for preschoolers ages 3-5, with an adult.

Fridays – 10:30 a.m.
July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
Butman-Fish Library

 


Monday Matinees

Come out to Zauel Library and enjoy a Monday matinee!

August 3, 10, 17 & 24
2:00 p.m.
Zauel Library


 

Back to School BINGO

Join us for our annual “Back to School BINGO” where everyone wins back to school supplies! Children under 7 years old must have an adult helper.

Monday, August 10 – 3:00 p.m. – Butman-Fish Library
Wednesday, August 12 – 2:00 p.m. – Hoyt Library
Monday, August 17 – 4:00 p.m. – Wickes Library
Saturday, August 29 – 2:00 p.m. – Zauel Library


 

LEGO Club

Join us and use your imagination to build your own creation. For children ages 7-12, call 799-9160 to register.

Saturday, August 8
Saturday, September 26
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library


 

Free Movie Night – Concessions Included!

Beat the heat and join us for a special viewing of the latest release of “Into the Woods.” Ice cold drinks and movie theatre concessions (including popcorn and candy) will be served. The movie will be shown in our air-conditioned meeting room on a big screen. Feel free to bring pillows and blankets to make a cozy spot on the floor. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a free night out at the movie with your friends. No registration is required – – just show up.

Wednesday, August 19
6:00 p.m.
Zauel Library


 

Butman-Fish Book Discussion

August’s discussion is on the book “Nicholas Nickleby” by Charles Dickens.

Thursday, August 20
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library


 

 

Summer Matinee: Leviathan

In a small coastal town in Russia lives an ordinary family: Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov), his wife Lilya, and their teenage son Roma. The family is haunted by a local corrupt mayor who is trying to take away Kolya’s business, house, and precious land. Kolya calls in an old friend, now an authoritative attorney, for help. Together they fight back and collect dirt on the mayor, but fate does not seem to be on Kolya’s side. Rated R. Russian with English subtitles. 90 minutes.

Thursday, August 20
4:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library


 

“Michigan’s Passenger Pigeon…Gone Forever”

Al and David Eicher have created a unique Lecture and Visual presentation about a 70 year event in Michigan’s history. From the 1830’s and through the 1890’s, the Passenger Pigeon was the most beautiful bird and the dominate species in the State of Michigan. It was also the most hunted bird from April into September, depending on its roosting patterns. Professional hunters and game dealers came from New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ohio to get in on the hunt. The program follows a timeline of historic events in Michigan’s History which led to the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon.

Monday, August 24
6:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library


 

Drummunity: Back-to-School Pajama Jam

Children ages 4-10 are invited to wear your favorite pajamas and bring a stuffed animal to the Back-to-School Pajama Jam. Drummunity is a high-energy community-music-making circle, emphasizing family fun, exploration, improvisation, cooperation, creativity and diversity.

Thursday, August 27
6:30 p.m.
Hoyt Library


 

Preschool Storytime

Drop-in storytime includes books brought to life by Ms. Maureen, music and movement for preschoolers ages 3-5, with an adult.

Fridays – 10:30 a.m.
September 4, 11, 18 & 25
Butman-Fish Library


 

LEGO Club

Kids ages 7-12 are welcome to participate at the 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, September 8
4:30 p.m.
Wickes Library


 

Make a Mini Pinata!

Get ready to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by making your own mini pinata! Materials (including pinata candy and trinkets) will be provided. A brief history of the pinata (its origins may surprise you) will be shared and Hispanic Heritage books will be displayed and available for checkout. Registration is required as all supplies will be provided.

Saturday, September 12
10:00 a.m.
Zauel Library


 

Butman-Fish Book Discussion

Mohawk by Richard Russo.

Thursday, September 17
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish 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 19
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library


 

Celebre la Herencia Hispana

Come out to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at this special program! Children will enjoy making a special craft, participate in a Hispanic food recognition contest, and enjoy some refreshments. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Monday, September 21
4:30 p.m.
Wickes Library


 

Art of Zentangle

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun artform. 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. The program is FREE and open to teens and young adults ages 13-20.

Monday, September 21
4:30 p.m.
Hoyt Library


 

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Community Celebration

Please join us at our annual system-wide community celebration for music and refreshments as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. During this event we will also unveil the details of a grant, Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, which the Public Libraries of Saginaw was awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). This grant will allow us to present a series of programs throughout the year about Latino American history and culture.

Thursday, September 24
6:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library


 

Happy Birthday, Hoyt Library! 

You are invited to the 125th birthday celebration for Hoyt Library. Our party will include stories, a puppet show, and, of course, cake! For children ages 4 – 8. Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, September 26
2:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library


 

4th Annual Haunting at Hoyt

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 100 bottles of beer, dinner gift cards and much more during our raffle auction. 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 beginning September 1 in the Business Office at the Hoyt Library, charge by phone at 755-9833 or you may purchase them online via PayPal at www.saginawlibrary.org. If you are interested in being a sponsor for this event, please call 755-9833 for more information.

Saturday, October 24
8:00 p.m. – Midnight
Hoyt Library


 

Save the Date: Hoyt Library’s 125th Anniversary

Join us in celebration of Hoyt Library’s 125th anniversary for a special presentation followed by tours of the historic library. Enjoy cake, punch and music while visiting with library staff and other community members. Call 755-9832 or www.saginawlibrary.org for more information.

Sunday, November 1
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


 

 

Friends Book Sale at Farmer’s Market

The Friends of Public Libraries of Saginaw will be hosting a book sale at the Downtown Farmer’s Market on:

Wednesday, August 19 ● 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 16 ● 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.