Upcoming Events!



Saginaw Community Writing Center Workshops

Tuesdays – June 21, 28
4:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library

The Saginaw Community Writing Center (SCWC) is open for FREE tutoring and writing workshops on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of June. The SCWC is staffed by trained, SVSU Writing Center tutors. There is no need to register for workshops or tutoring in advance.  Tutoring from 4 – 6:30, workshops from 6:30 – 7:30



Learn to Zentangle

Tuesday, June 21
10:30 a.m.
Hoyt Library

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 better 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. Ages 18 and up. 




Old Glory:  The Story of Our American Flag

Tuesday, June 21 – 6:30 p.m.
Zauel Library



Preschool Story Time

Friday, June 24
10:20 a.m.
Zauel Library
Preschool Story Time is for children 3-5 years of age with a loving adult. No registration is needed.



Movie Matinee

Tuesday, July 5
3:00 p.m.
Wickes Library



Adult Coloring Club

Wednesday, July 6
1:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library
Relax and de-stress with others who enjoy making beautiful artistic creations. Bring your own coloring books and supplies if you like. We will supply coloring sheets, colored pencils, markers, coffee and tea. No experience is necessary. First Wednesday of each Month.



Music with Gemini

Wednesday, July 6
2:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library
Gemini is the performing name of twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits. They will perform a highly active and interactive, sing-and-move-along program for children (ages 0-10) and families including original songs, traditional storytelling, and demonstration of a variety of simple instruments that children can learn to play — and in one case, even make!



Fitness Scavenger

Monday, July 11
3:00 p.m.
Wickes Library



Monday Matinees at Zauel Library

July 11th at 2:00 p.m. - The Good Dinosaur
July 18th at 2:00 p.m.- Descendeants
July 25th at 2:00 p.m.- Christmas in July
August 1st at 2:00 p.m. – Norm of the North



Movie Matinee - The Lego Movie

Monday, July 11th
3:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library



Welcome Home: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Tuesday, July 12
6:30 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library



Movie Matinee - Zootopia

Wednesday, July 13
2:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library



J.A.M. with Mat Emerick

Thursday, July 14
3:00 p.m.
Zauel Library
On Your Mark! Get Set! JAM (Juggling, Acrobatics, Mime)! A fun-filled program that promotes fitness.



Family Storytime for ages 6 - 10

Saturday, July 16
2:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library



Thornapple Woodland Beekeeping

Monday, July 18
2:00 p.m.
Wickes Library



Thornapple Woodland Beekeeping

Monday, July 18
6:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library



Thornapple Woodland Beekeeping

Wednesday, July 20
2:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library



Book Discussion

Thursday, July 21
2:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library
Discussion of “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov. Books available at Hoyt Library.



Thornapple Woodland Beekeeping

Thursday, July 21
3:00 p.m.
Zauel Library



It’s a Blow Out (Fun and Games)

Thursday, July 21
3:00 p.m.
Wickes Library



Summer Shakespeare Film Series: Much Ado About Nothing

Monday, July 25
5:30 p.m.
Hoyt Library
2013 Joss Whedon adaptation of Shakespeare's classic comedy. Filmed in black and white and shot in just 12 days using the Bard's original text, the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick gives a dark, sexy, absurd view of the game of love. Rated PG-13 Runtime 1hr 49 min



Teen Talk Time

Wednesday, July 27
7:00 p.m.
Zauel Library
Please join us at 7p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month for Teen Talk Time. Each month, the group will pick a word, topic, idea, theme, etc. that they want to discuss and share at the next get-together. To get the ball rolling, the first get-together will be held Wednesday, July 27, and will center on the word “summer.” Here’s how it will work. Read a book (fiction, non-fiction, graphic novel, or biography) that has the word “summer” in it. Come prepared to discuss the book you read; (there may be some duplicates, but the idea is that everyone is reading something different). This is a great way to get exposure to many different works by many different authors in many different genres. Who knows? You just might leave with a new title on your “to read” list. In addition to discussing our books in a laid-back, fun setting, you are invited to share pictures, music, poetry, or pretty much anything else that’s appropriate and that pertains to the current get-together. Pictures of summer vacations, beaches, etc. would be fantastic additions to the first get-together; as wouldyour favorite summertime music. Smart phones are more than welcome as a way to share with others. This will be a teen-led program (with a somewhat-cool librarian sitting in on the fun). No registration is required. Just show up and be ready to talk, listen, and share. Feel free to bring a pillow, blanket, and snacks with you as we’ll be hanging out in the story room. Teens only please!



LEGO Club

Saturday, July 9
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library
Registration for this event will begin Monday, June 6th by calling 799-9160 after 12:00 P.M.. Children must be 7-12 to register and adult participation is encouraged.



Preschool Storytime!

Fridays July 1, 8,15,22,29
10:30 a.m.
Butman-Fish Library
Drop-in storytime includes books brought to life by Ms. Maureen, music and movement for Preschoolers!



Saginaw Community Writing Center Workshops

Tuesdays – July 12, 19, 26
4:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library
The Saginaw Community Writing Center (SCWC) is open for FREE tutoring and writing workshops on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of Juiy. The SCWC is staffed by trained, SVSU Writing Center tutors. There is no need to register for workshops or tutoring in advance. Tutoring from 4 – 6:30, workshops from 6:30 – 7:30.



On Your Mark, Get Set… READ

2016 Summer Reading Program

Finish to Receive a Prize
Birth – 3 years who are read to receive a board book (10 hours)
Children who read 600 minutes (10 hours) will receive a duffle bag
Teens who read 1,200 minutes (20 hours) will receive a duffle bag
Adults who read 1,500 minutes (25 hours) will be put into drawings to win tablets and gift cards
Prizes are limited and subject to availability

Important Dates to Remember
SRP Ends – Last Day to Report Reading: July 30
Last Day to Pick Up Available Prizes: August 6