Upcoming Events!


Makerspace Mondays!
Mondays November 21, 28
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library
Come and tinker with us! Drop-in from 5:00-7:00 where activities will vary each week. Examples of activities include K-nex, Snap Circuits, LEGO, Magnatiles, crafts etc.

Creative Writing Studios
Tuesday, November 22
6:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library
The Saginaw Community Writing Center (SCWC) is open for FREE tutoring and writing workshops on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. 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 – 8:00, workshops from 6:00 – 7:30.

Duplo Club
Saturday, November 26
11:00 a.m.
Zauel Library
Duplo Club is designed for children 3-6 years of age with a loving adult to strengthen problem solving, building and mathematical and vocabulary skills using building blocks. This hour of building fun allows you to play and interact with your child while challenging their imagination.

FAFSA Workshop
Tuesday, November 29
6:30 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library
Unsure about completing the FAFSA form? A Financial Aid Advisor from SVSU will guide participants through the FAFSA form process. Bring your laptop, 2015 tax return, and any questions concerning financial aid.

First Wednesday Westerns
Wednesdays, December 7 and January 4
2:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library
Join us at the Hoyt Library the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm as we make our way through some of the greatest Western movies of all time.

December 7th-Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) PG-13 166 min
Directed by Sergio Leone and starring Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, and Claudia Cardinale A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

January 4th- McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) R 120 min
A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene. Directed by Robert Altman. Starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie.

Adult Coloring
Wednesdays, December 7 and January 4
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 and markers. No experience is necessary.

Introduction to the Internet
Wednesdays, December 7 and January 4
9:30 a.m.
Butman-Fish Library
Basic Internet instruction with emphasis on our web page, catalog and Google. Specific questions will be addressed at the end of the session. Registration is required.

Preschool Storytimes
Fridays December 2,9,16,23,30
10:30 a.m.
Zauel Library
Children 3-5 years of age with a loving adult are invited to our story time look at winter. Join our drop in story time for 30 minutes of read-aloud stories, songs, fingerplays and fun.

December 2 – Friends are Fun
December 9 – Snow Bears
December 16 – Bedtime Stories
December 23 – So This is Christmas
December 30 – Winter Wonderland


Hoyt Adult Coloring Club
Monday December 19, January 23
6:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library

Tuesday December 20, January 24
10:00 a.m.
Hoyt Library
Get in the holiday mood in December while listening to songs of the season while we zentangle holiday shapes and color Christmas cards. In January, did you get some new coloring books for Christmas? Show and tell this month at coloring club. We'll have plenty of coloring pages available too.

Makerspace Mondays!
Mondays December 5,12,19 January 9,23,30
5:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library
Come and tinker with us! Drop-in from 5:00-7:00 where activities will vary each week. Examples of activities include K-nex, Snap Circuits, LEGO, Magnatiles, crafts etc.

LEGO Club
Saturdays, December 10, January 7
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to attend our LEGO Club where they can create their own masterpieces. Adult participation is welcome!

Intro to eBooks and Audio Books
Wednesdays, December 7 and January 18
9:30 a.m.
Butman-Fish Library
Basic instruction of how to download Overdrive and Hoopla items. Please bring your tablet or eReader. Registration is required.

Starting a Business
Thursday, December 1
5:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library
This seminar is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This introductory seminar helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company; as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to get started.

For more information about the Michigan Small Business Development Center business resources and other seminars, go to www.SBDCMichigan.org or call (989) 686-9597. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Holiday Craft for Teens and Tweens
Saturday, December 3
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library
A craft program where teens and tweens can make a gift and take it home. Registration is required.

Jane Austen Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 10
1:00 p.m.
Zauel Library
We request the honor of your presence at Zauel's holiday tea time. Come celebrate the season by making cameo Christmas ornaments. Guests are also encouraged to participate in festive regency era parlor games. Tea and cakes will be provided.

Sensory Storytime (for ages 4 years and up with a parent or guardian)
Saturday, December 10
11:00 a.m.
Hoyt Library
A storytime designed for youth with special needs, and their typically developing peers to experience the senses through music, movement, stories and play.

Welcome Winter!
Saturday, December 10
3:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library
The Amazing Clark will present his delightful wintertime show, full of magic tricks, music and more. For children ages 6-10. Children under the age of 7 need an adult helper. Presented in partnership with Saginaw County Parks and Recreation.

Design Time Tuesdays – Holiday Make, Take and Give! Plus U Me Paint!
Tuesday, December 13
4:30 p.m.
Wickes Library
Children can listen to holiday music as they make several crafts to give to someone special this season. Children under 7 must have a helper. Tweens, Teens and Adults are invited to discover their inner artist when U Me Paint sets up studio at Wickes Library. A great family fun activity for the creative at heart. Registration is required for the U Me Paint program. To register, call 989-752-3821.

Holiday Letter Writing Workshop
Tuesday, December 13
6:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library
Explore the benefits of writing personal letters, and write a letter – or two – to a loved one for the holidays (families welcome).

Creative Writing Studios
Tuesday December 13, 27
6:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library
The Saginaw Community Writing Center (SCWC) is open for FREE tutoring and writing workshops on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. 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 – 8:00, workshops from 6:00 – 7:30.

Santa’s STEM Workshop
Wednesday December 14
6:00 p.m.
Zauel Library
Children and tweens in grades K-8 will use their mad STEM skills to make a parachute for Santa (how slow will he drop?), a shelf for an elf (is it strong enough to hold him?), a frozen fortress (will it survive a marshmallow snowball attack?), and a miniature Christmas tree!

“A Renaissance Christmas”
Thursday, December 15
7:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library
Enjoy festive Renaissance dances and music of the season played on recorders, lute, guitars, gamba, cornamuse, and percussion. The concert will be followed by light refreshments. All ages are welcome and there is no charge.

Holiday BINGO!
Saturday, December 17
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library
Join us for our annual "Holiday BINGO" where everyone wins prizes! Children under 7 years old must have an adult helper.

2nd Annual Christmas Make and Sing
Saturday December 17
2:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library
Enjoy Christmas crafts as we sing and enjoy the music of the season. For children ages 6-10. Children under the age of 7 need an adult helper.

The Insane Science of Fairyland
Monday December 19
6:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library
Meet Michigander, Casey Nees, when he makes a holiday visit to the Public Libraries of Saginaw. He will take us to a land where science and storytelling collide! A land where wolves sneeze down houses, pumpkins are prisons and fairy tales come to life with the wizardry of SCIENCE!

Umoja – Celebrating Kwanzaa
Thursday December 22
4:30 p.m.
Wickes Library
Children and adults will celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa with activities.

Holiday Break Movie Break
Wednesday December 28
2:30 p.m.
Hoyt Library
What would you do if you woke up one morning before Christmas and your family was GONE? What would you do if two bandits were trying to break into your house? Watch Kevin McCallister's hilarious efforts to defend his family home. Rated PG. Running time: 103 minutes. For children ages 6 - 10. Children under age 7 need an adult helper.

Film Festival Favorites
Thursday, January 5, February 2
2:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library
Join us at the Hoyt Library the first Thursday of every month, January through May, for a selection of audience favorites from the first ten years of the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival.

Dark Horse (2016) January 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm
An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse.

Mr. Holmes (2015) February 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Director Bill Condon puts a spin on Arthur Conan Doyle's most celebrated character with Mr. Holmes, which stars Ian McKellen as the famous detective.