Upcoming Events!



Monday Matinees at Zauel Library


August 1st at 2:00 p.m. – Norm of the North



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!



Preschool Storytime!

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



LEGO Club

Saturday, August 13
2:00 p.m.
Butman-Fish Library
Call 799-9160 to register.


Starting a Business
Wednesday, Aug.17
1:00 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.


Hoyt Book Discussion
Thursday, August 18
2:00 p.m.
Hoyt Library

Discussion of Babbit by Sinclair Lewis.

Summer Shakespeare Series: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Monday, August 22
5:30 p.m.
Hoyt Library

Two minor characters from the play, 'HAMLET' stumble around debating the theory of probability, the nature of Hamlet's madness, and which of them is Rosencrantz and which Guildenstern while Shakespeare's tragedy plays out in the background. Starring Gary Oldman and Tim Roth. Rated PG, 1 hr 58 min.

“Doing the Double Dutch”
Monday, August 22
1:30 p.m.
Wickes Library

Retired educator and community volunteer, Kermit Diggs, will re-introduce a favorite childhood pastime for many adults and introduce a new generation to this famed rope skipping exercise. Join the fun. Feel free to bring your own rope as we jump in rhyme and rhythm.

Back to School Pajama Jam with Spoonman
Thursday, August 25
6:30 p.m.
Hoyt Library


Back to School - Fresh Start with Tweens and Teens
Tuesday, August 30
3:00 p.m.
Wickes Library

Summer is over and now it’s time to set goals for success in the new school year. Tweens and teens are invited to come, share and get excited about the new school year with other youth. Invite a friend, bring your favorite idea, activity or DIY trinket to share. Games, snacks and you!

Saginaw Community Writing Center Workshops
Tuesdays – August 9, 23
4:00 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 August. 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.

Preschool Storytime
Fridays August 5, 12, 19, 26
10:30 a.m.
Zauel Library
August 5 - Beach Party
August 12 - 123 Numbers
August 19 - Let’s Play
August 26 - School Rules!


Monday Matinees
Mondays August 8,15,22,29
2:00 p.m.
Zauel Library
August 8 ”Lion Guard: Return of the Roar/Shawn the Sheep: A Woolly Good Time”
August 15 “ Zootopia”
August 22 “Kung Fu Panda 3”
August 29 “ The Peanuts Movie”



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