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									 Bay County LiBrary SyStem

                                   Library Tidings
                                   noV/DeC 2012                            W W W. B ay C o u n t y L i B r a ry. o r G

  from the DeSk
      of the                        The Gift of Reading
    DireCtor:                       The 25th annual Gift of Reading Program           Public Library, 500 Center Avenue in Bay
                                    has begun! Sponsored by the Bay County            City. Donations may also be dropped off at
                                    Library System, in cooperation with The           the Literacy Council headquarters located
 It’s been over a year now
                                    Literacy Council of Bay County and the Bay        at 407 West Ohio Steet in Bay City, or The
since we began a new
                                    City Times, the program collects new books        Bay City Times building located at 311 Fifth
service – offering eBooks and
                                    and money to purchase new books for needy         Street in Bay City. Please turn in all donations
eAudiobooks for checkout
                                    children ages birth through 16 in Bay County.     by Saturday, December 8, 2012, so that the
through OverDrive from
                                    Books are then given to many area service         books can be delivered in time for the Holiday
our web page at http://
                                    agencies, who arrange for the books to be         Season.
                                    delivered to families.                                     Program Coordinator and
com. Providing digital
                                             Agencies who have received books in      Administrative Assistant at the Bay County
access to books that can be
                                    the past have included: The Salvation Army,       Library System, Eileen Schulz, will be happy
enjoyed by people of all ages
                                    The Bay Area Women’s Center, the Boys and         to answer any questions you may have. She
is an inevitable part of the
                                    Girls Club of Bay County, the United Way of       may be reached at the Alice & Jack Wirt
revolution public libraries are
                                    Bay County and CAN Council Great Lakes            Public Library, Administrative Offices, 500
experiencing as we progress
                                    Bay. The Literacy Council will also receive       Center Ave., Bay City, Michigan 48708, via
through the 21st century.
                                    a number of these books to use with children      e-mail at eschulz@baycountylibrary.org, or by
EBooks, which can be read
                                    throughout the year. Thanks to generous           phone at 894-2837 ext. 2225.
on any number of digital
                                    community donations in 2011, over $3,800                   This charity program is a wonderful
devices, go hand-in-hand with
                                    and 276 books were collected, resulting in        way to introduce children to reading and to
society’s increasing reliance
                                    1,040 total books given out to needy children.    share in the holiday spirit of giving!
on the Internet as the best tool
                                             Individuals, companies, and
for accessing information that
                                    organizations who are interested in donating
is current, comprehensive and
                                    money and/or new books can drop them off
                                    at any library branch, the bookmobile or
          I can report that we      directly to the library system’s administration
now have over 2,400 patrons         office located on the second floor of the Wirt
registered for eBook checkout
from our collection, which
has grown to over 2,500 titles.
Just 16 months into this new
service we have already seen
                                     Publish Your Book!
some 23,800 checkouts.               a Writer’s night
          In the meantime,
patron demand for printed            Do you have a novel that you want to get published, but don’t know where to start? Do you
books and books on CD                wonder how authors are getting books published? Come to the Writer’s Night at the Alice &
continues at a high level.           Jack Wirt Public Library. Presenters include Michigan authors Mardi Link, Mary Blocksma,
We continue to place a high          Kris Engelhardt, Dave Rogers, and Robin Moyer, author and owner of Wynwidyn Press.
priority on providing a robust
collection of more traditional       thu, nov 29, 6-9 pm
materials in order to satisfy        kantzler Community room
the broad range of wants             Wirt Public Library
and needs of Bay County              registration required. Call the reference Dept. 893-9566 ext. 2200

Tom Birch                           Friends Book Sale Recap
                                    Thank you to all who made donations, volunteered and supported The Friends of the Bay
                                    County Libraries 38th Annual Book Sale, held August 23-25. $21,800 in sales was collected!
                                    Proceeds support additional programming and materials not made possible by the Library
                                    System’s budget.
  your Bay area arts and
 culture events connection:
                                               a d u lt e vents & P rograms
                                                                flu & Pneumonia Shot Clinic
                                                                Presented by Visiting nurse Special Services
                                                                         flu Shots: $27, Pneumonia Shots: $35
  www.whatsnextbaycity.org                                                  Pinconning: Thu, Nov 1, 2-4 pm
                                                                               Sage: Mon, Nov 5, 2-4 pm
         auBurn                                                               auburn: Tue, Nov 6, 4-6 pm
 Where registration is required,
   call 662-2381 ext 200.
      Tile Coasters Craft                                     Coats for Kids Donations Accepted
      Thu, Nov 29, 6 pm
      Teens also welcome                                      Coats for Kids is coming to the Bay County Library System again this Fall! Beginning on
     registration required                                    Monday, September 17, you can drop off a new or gently used coat at any branch Library!
 Snow-Covered Candle Toppers Craft                            Do-Care and your libraries are partnering to keep children warm this Winter!
       Thu, Dec 20, 6 pm
      Teens also welcome
     registration required                                                   Computer Klatch
                                                                    a casual gathering for computer conversation
                                                                         kantzler Community room, Wirt
     PinConninG                                                                  Drop in. no charge.
   Where library registration is
 required, call 879-3283 ext 202.                   Join Gary Holik, computer instructor, for an evening of questions and answers.
                                                                              Thu, Nov 15, 6-7:30 pm
      Casserole Tote Craft                                    What to Look for Before Buying a Computer, eReader, etc.
      Sat, Nov 3, 2-3:30 pm
       Teens also welcome
                                                                              Thu, Dec 20, 6-7:30 pm
         Lunch & Movie                                        How to Keep your Computer Operating at an Optimal Level
   Thu, Nov 29: Big Miracle
 registration required with the
 Division on aging. there is a
fee for lunch payable to the Bay
                                                                     Computer Classes @ Wirt
   County Division on aging.                   registration required at the Wirt Public Library computer sign-up desk or by mail.
    Call Debbie at 895-4100.                        A non-refundable fee of $10 per series or $5 per class is due at registration.
        Ornament Craft                                              Call 893-9566 ext. 2206 for information.
     Sat, Dec 15, 2-3:30 pm
      Teens also welcome                                    Wednesdays, 5:45-7:45 pm (**Exception - Tue, Nov 20)
                                                                *Should know how to use a mouse and how to type
                                       Microsoft Office 2007 Excel* (basics class)        Microsoft Office 2007 Publisher* (basics class)
                                       3 part series - Nov 14, 20**Tue, 28                3 part series - Dec 5, 12, 19
            SaGe                                                           Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
 Where registration is required,
 visit the Reference Desk or call      tablet Class                                               Computer Basics Class
         892-8555 ext 202.             Learn the basics about your Tablet or                      Learn about computer operations, the internet
                                       iPad - please bring one with you.                          and email.
   Knit and Crochet Night              nov 17                                                     Dec 15
   Wed, Nov 14, 6-7:30 pm
   Wed, Dec 12, 6-7:30 pm
Learn how or come in and share
                                                                  Computer Skills Workshop @ Pinconning
  your expertise with others!                                               Tue, Nov 27, 6-7:30 pm
   open to grade 4 - adult            registration required at the Public Services Desk. a non-refundable fee of $5 is due at registration.
                                                                        Call 879-3283 for information.
      Holiday Ornaments
    Thu, Nov 29, 6-7:30 pm
   Design a unique ornament.
registration required beginning                                            Booked for Lunch
             oct 22                                                  Fri, Nov 2, Noon-1pm (Doors open 11:30 am)
                                                                            Kantzler Community Room, Wirt
                                       Join us for the last presentation of the fall session! Bring a lunch or order from the Mug @ Wirt Cafe!
                                                        rev. andreas teich reviews The Beginner’s Goodbye by anne tyler
   Business Start-Up Seminar
     Wed, Nov 14, 1-4 pm
  Kantzler Community Room                                            Book Discussion Groups
  registration required at the                     REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CALL THE BRANCH YOU WILL ATTEND.
   mi-SBtDC online or call                                       auburn: Thu, Nov 8 & Dec 6, 6-7:30 pm
         989-686-9597                                       Pinconning: Thu, Nov 29 & Dec 20, 6-7:30 pm
                                                                 Sage: Tue, Nov 13 & Dec 11, 2-3:30 pm
         Lunch & Movie
   Wed, Nov 21: Monte Carlo
  Wed, Dec 19: Happy Feet 2
 registration required with the
 Division on aging. there is a
                                                         Michigan Traveling Military Museum
fee for lunch payable to the Bay                                 Sat, nov 10, 9 am-4:30 pm & Sun, nov 11, 1-4 pm
   County Division on aging.                                              kantzler Community room, Wirt
    Call Debbie at 895-4100.         See displays of WWI and WWII United States military uniforms, flight jackets, helmets, hats, medals, field
                                     equipment, patches, edged weapons along with captured German and Japanese military artifacts, and more.
               Ch i ld re n & tw een e vents & P rogra m s
    the Storytellers: humorous Stories                                                  fall family magic Shows
      and musical instruments from
            around the World                                                      Join us for baffling magic, continuous laughter, and non-stop
                                                                                family-friendly fun at these programs for children of all ages and
                                                                                                          their families.

                                                                                                                Jeff Wawrzaszek:
                                                                                                                  magic Show!
                                                                                                                     Sat, nov 17, 2 pm
                                                                                                                    registration required

   Join us for an upbeat concert of interactive stories, beautiful
    music, and humor! Audrey shares stories in a multi-voiced,
   animated style and the music accompanying the stories will                      Baffling Bill: absolutely
   feature instruments from around the globe. Fun for all ages!
                               Wirt                                                 Baffling magic Show
                      Mon, Nov 19, 6:15 pm
                      registration required                                                      Sage
                                                                                          Wed, nov 7, 6:30 pm
                                                                                         registration required

 Sharing Science with Young Children:                                                         Pinconning
                                                                                          Wed, nov 28, 6 pm
Workshop for Early Childhood Educators                                                   registration required

 Presented by Laurie Bone, Senior Curator of Programs
      at Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium
Discover 8 new ways to teach little ones all about their world with hands-
on projects and simple activities using everyday items. We’ll share some
   of our favorite science activities for little learners in this fast-paced,
interactive session. All educators will receive detailed instructions about                   read off your fines!
         each activity as well as a signed certificate of attendance.
                                                                                  During the month of December children through sixth grade have
                                  Wirt                                          the opportunity to come to one of the following library programs and
                       Sat, Nov 17, 10 am-12 pm                                                        Read Off Your Fines!
               Registration required (FREE workshop)
           Call the Wirt Children’s Dept. at 893-9566, opt. #5.                 For every twenty minutes of reading or listening, overdue fines on any
                                                                                  one returned library item will be eliminated (does not apply to lost
                                                                                 or damaged items). Staff will read aloud during the first hour. After
         reindeer at your Library                                                the first hour, children may read on their own. Free snacks provided.
                                                                                    Drop-in anytime during the programs. These programs are for
See live reindeer outside and make reindeer crafts inside the library.
  Family fun for all ages! No registration required. Camera use is                                   reading off children’s fines only.
  encouraged. Live animals by Rooftop Landing Reindeer, LLC.
                                                                                                     Wed, Dec 5, 5:30-7:30 pm
                                               Auburn Area
                                               Tue, Dec 4, 5-7 pm                                              Sage
                                                                                                       Thu, Dec 13, 6-7:30 pm
                                               Wed, Dec 5, 5-7 pm                                          auburn area
                                                                                                     Tue, Dec 18, 5:30-7:30 pm
                                               Tue, Dec 11, 5-7 pm
                                               Pinconning                                             Fri, Dec 28, 10 am-12 pm
                                               Wed, Dec 12, 5-7 pm

             fall Story time for Children: through nov 15 (Registration required at your branch)
                                 Join in on the fun! We offer story times for a variety of age groups filled with
                        stories, music, activities and more! Complete schedule available at www.baycountylibrary.org
                    au B u r n a r e a                                                           P inConninG
    Registration required unless noted. Call 662-2381, option #4.               Where registration is required, call 879-3283, option #3.
                    read to Daniel ray (Ages 4+)                                            Glow in the Dark Comet (Ages 5-12)
                         Tue, Nov 6, 6-7 pm                                                      Wed, Nov 7, 3:30-4:30 pm
       Sign up for a 15 minute time slot to read to a therapy dog
                                                                                            after School Wii for kids (Ages 5-12)
      Gobble, Gobble thanksgiving Crafts (Ages 12 & under)                                    Thu, Nov 8 & Dec 6, 3:30-4:30 pm
                  Tue, Nov 6, 1 pm or 6:30 pm
                      Preschool Bingo (Ages 2-4)                              mommy/Daddy & me Craft: Design a Ceramic tile (Ages 8-12)
                         Fri, Nov 9, 10:30 am                                                 Sat, Nov 10, 1-3 pm
                                                                                             registration required
              Celebrate native americans (Grades 2-5)
                        Wed, Nov 14, 6:30 pm                                                      turkey Craft (Ages 5-12)
                 Join us for stories, crafts & activities.                                        Wed, Nov 14, 3:30-4:30 pm
                mom & me Craft (Ages 2-5 + adult)                                               CD Spinner Craft (Ages 5-12)
              thanksgiving turkey: Fri, Nov 16, 11 am                                            Wed, Nov 28, 3:30-4:30 pm
               holiday Cone trees: Fri, Dec 21, 11 am
                                                                                              Bottle Penguin Craft (Ages 5-12)
               thanksgiving Bingo (Ages 12 & under)                                               Wed, Dec 5, 3:30-4:30 pm
                        Wed, Nov 21, 2 pm
                                                                                                    registration required
                     movie: Brave (PG) (All ages)
                          Fri, Nov 23, 2 pm                                            “Perfectly Polished” Pamper Party! (Ages 3-9)
                                                                                                  Thu, Dec 13, 3:30-4:30 pm
              Gingerbread house Decorating (family)                                                 registration required
                     Sat, Dec 8, 11 am or 2 pm
                       All supplies provided                                                matchbox Derby Party (Ages 5-12)
                                                                                                 Wed, Dec 19, 3:30-4:30 pm
                    holiday Craft night (Family)                                 Design and race your own derby car, enjoy games and snacks!
                         Tue, Dec 11, 6 pm                                                         registration required
                                                                                                  kids Lock-in (Grades 3-6)
                                                                                                    Fri, Dec 21, 6-8:30 pm
                                                                                    Join us for games, challenges, crafts, wii, food and fun!
                                                                                       registration and parental permission required
                             Wi rt                                                         movie and Pizza marathon (Ages 8-12)
     Where registration is required, call 893-9566, option #5.                                   Sat, Dec 22, 11:30 am-4 pm
                                                                                          “Princess Diaries” and “Princess Diaries 2”
                    tail Waggin’ tutors (Ages 4+)
                       Sat, Nov 3, 2:30-3:30 pm                                                         i Spy (Ages 5-12)
                         Read to a therapy dog!                                                       Thu, Dec 27, 1-3 pm
                         registration required                              Join us and solve I Spy picture puzzles and then design one of your own!
                                                                                                     registration required
                    magical fairy Party (Ages 4-8)
              Wed, Nov 7, 4:30-5:30 pm or 5:30-6:30 pm                                   family movie: Brave (Rated PG) (All ages)
        A Spencer Gellise Salon and the Nail Nook presentation.                                  Fri, Dec 28, 11 am-1 pm
   Come dressed in your fairy costume or favorite dress and listen to
 stories, make a fairy craft, have your nails painted and your hair done!
                          registration required
             thanksgiving Storytime & Craft (Ages 3-5)                                                    S aGe
                     Sat, Nov 10, 11-11:45 am                                   Where registration is required, call 892-8555, option #5.
                       registration required
                                                                            mad Scientists experiment - hands on experiment fun (Grades 2-5)
      Creative kids Book Club: amazing autumn (Grades 1-3)                              magnetic attractions: Thu, Nov 1, 4:15 pm
                        Tue, Nov 13, 4-5 pm                                                        registration required
            registration required. no book club in Dec.                                    Can you Guess?: Thu, Dec 6, 4:15 pm
                                                                                           registration required beginning nov 1
    Books rock Café: Spellbinder by helen Stringer (Grades 4-6)
                      Mon, Nov 26, 6-7 pm                                                     Superhero Bash (All ages/family)
           registration required. no book club in Dec.                                               Thu, Nov 8, 4-6 pm
                                                                            Drop in for games and a craft! Come dressed as your favorite superhero!
Create your own holiday Gift Wrapping Paper & tag (Ages 12 & under)
                        Tue, Dec 4, 4-6 pm                                                    Wacky Wednesdays (Grades 1-4)
                              Drop in                                                     i Spy Challenge: Wed, Nov 14, 4-5:30 pm
                                                                                                   registration required
                  Gingerbread Storytime (Ages 3-5)                                           make a Gift: Wed, Dec 12, 4:15 pm
                      Fri, Dec 21, 10:15-11:00 am                                         registration required beginning nov 14
        Stories, music and turn a cookie into a ginger man face!
               registration required beginning nov 21                               Goodie Gumdrops: Candy Creations! (Grades K-5)
                                                                                                    Thu, Dec 13, 4:15 pm
                   family Game night (Ages 2-12)                                      Join us to play and build with candy and cookies!
                         Thu, Dec 27, 5-7 pm                                              registration required beginning nov 14
Drop in and enjoy a snack while playing a board game with your family!
                            movies at Wirt                                              tween night: minute to Win it (Grades 4-7)
    Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.                                 Thu, Dec 20, 5-6:30 pm
    Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (Rated G): Fri, Nov 23, 2 pm               Have a blast completing challenges in only a minute! Can you do it?
           Arthur Christmas (Rated PG): Sat, Nov 24, 2 pm                                  registration required beginning nov 15
            A Christmas Carol (Rated G): Sat, Dec 22, 2 pm
12 Dogs of Christmas: The Great Dog Escape (Rated PG): Thu, Dec 27, 2 pm                         family movies (All ages)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rated PG): Fri, Dec 28, 1:30 pm                    Brave (Rated PG): Fri, Dec 28, 10:30 am
                  Brave (Rated PG): Sat, Dec 29, 2 pm                                    The Lorax (Rated PG): Fri, Dec 28, 1:30 pm
                             te e n e v e n ts & P rograms

                    auBurn area
Wed, Nov 7, 28     After School Nintendo Wii           3-4:30 pm
Wed, Nov 14        Turkey Pin Craft                    3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 29        Tile Coasters Craft                 6 pm
                   (Adults also welcome)

Wed, Dec 5, 19     After School Nintendo Wii           3-4:30 pm
Wed, Dec 12        Gift Wrap Bows Craft                3:30 pm     Tue, Nov 6     Fall Decoupage Craft                3:30-4:30 pm
Thu, Dec 20        Snow-Covered Candle Toppers Craft   6 pm        Wed, Nov 14    Knit and Crochet Night (Drop in)    6-7:30 pm
                   (Adults also welcome)
                                                                                  (Open to grade 4 - adult)
   Open to grades 5-12. registration required for crafts only.     Wed, Nov 28    Etched Glass Candle Holder Craft    6-7:30 pm
    Call 662-2381 ext. 205 or stop by the Information Desk.
                                                                   Wed, Dec 12    Knit and Crochet Night (Drop in) 6-7:30 pm
                                                                                  (Open to grade 4 - adult)
                                                                   Wed, Dec 19    Holiday Ornament Craft           6-7:30 pm
                                                                   Thu, Dec 27    Create A Craft Day               1:30-3 pm

                                                                    Open to grades 5-12 unless noted. registration required unless
Tue, Nov 6, 20    Wii                               6-7:30 pm          noted. Visit the Fiction Desk or call 892-8555 ext. 205.
Sat, Nov 3        Casserole Tote Craft              2-3:30 pm
                  registration required (Adults also welcome)
Tue, Nov 6        Shrinky Dink Jewelry Craft        4-5 pm
Tue, Nov 13       Knotted Hemp Bracelet Craft       4-5 pm
Tue, Nov 13       Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament               6-7:30 pm                                  Wirt
Tue, Nov 20       It’s Thanksgivin’ Craft           4-5 pm
Tue, Nov 27       Tooled Foil Bracelet Craft        4-5 pm         Tue, Nov 6, 13, Wii Night                         5-7 pm
                                                                        20, 27
Tue, Dec 4, 18    Wii                               6-7:30 pm      Mon, Nov 14     Teen Board Meeting                5 pm
Tue, Dec 4        Fabric & Felt Clutch Craft        4-5 pm         Thu, Nov 15     Duct Tape Mania                   4-6 pm
Tue, Dec 11       Make a Wish Bracelet Craft        4-5 pm
Tue, Dec 11       Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament               6-7:30 pm      Tue, Dec 4,     Wii Night                         5-7 pm
Sat, Dec 15       Ornament Craft                    2-3:30 pm           11, 18
                  registration required (Adults also welcome)      Wed, Dec 12     Teen Board Meeting                5 pm
Tue, Dec 18       Epsom Salt Luminaria Craft        4-5 pm         Thu, Dec 13     Decoupage Candles                 4-6 pm
                                                                   Fri, Dec 21     Teen Lock-In                      6-9 pm
       Open to grades 6-12. Where registration is required,
             call 879-3283 ext. 202 for information.                 Open to grades 6-12. registration required for crafts only.
                                                                                      Call 893-9566 ext. 2122.

                                   Bay County Library System Closings
                       Thanksgiving Holiday: Beginning 5 pm Wed, Nov 21 through Thu, Nov 22
                                     Christmas Holiday: Mon-Wed, Dec 24-26

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                                                                                                     Bay County Library System

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