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April 1, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Library Story Room
(Ages 4 and up)
Join other brick builders for a morning of fun and creativity! Use your imagination to build anything you'd like. The sky is the limit! Lego creations will be displayed at the Youth Services Desk.for the rest of the month. Program is for ages 4+ but there will be a Lego Duplo table for little ones to enjoy. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
April 3, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:32 PM @ Library Auditorium
Come to the library on your week off to see a movie on the big screen for free! All movies will be shown in the Auditorium at 2:00 PM.
All movies are rated PG and are intended for older elementary children.
April 4, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Library Computer Lab
Learn to print labels & envelopes and create a mailing list.
April 4, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:35 PM @ Library Auditorium
April 5, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:27 PM @ Library Auditorium
April 6, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:34 PM @ Library Auditorium
April 7, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:27 PM @ Library Auditorium
April 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library Computer Lab
Haven't used computers much? Beginners are welcome here! Get started with some basic mouse skills.
April 12, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Library Mezzanine
Please join us for our annual National Library Week Tea.
Our guest speaker is Tom Trombley, Deputy Director of the Castle Museum, who will explore Saginaw’s rich history of ornamental gardening through photos and remembrances of the 1921 Saginaw Women’s Club.
April 12, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Library Auditorium
Are you ready to get your build on? We’re looking for aspiring architects, engineers, artists, and designers to join in the KEVA plank challenge! Use your imagination and creativity to build structures, sculptures, or your own personal masterpiece! Work with teams for the Tower Building Challenge, Spiral Challenge, Impossible Structure Challenge, and more! If you’re looking for some hands-on fun, this program is for you!
April 12, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Library Community Room
Research & Exposition in Fiction Writing
Jeff Vande Zande, author of Detroit Muscle, will discuss the importance of research when writing works of fiction. He will touch upon the topic of exposition to help writers understand that fiction does not operate like an essay.
April 14, 2017, All Day
April 16, 2017, All Day
April 18, 2017, 9:45 AM - 10:10 AM @ Library Story Room
A new playtime is coming to the Library for April. Songs and activities using a colorful eye-catching parachute will thrill your little one. Register today to enjoy this engaging sensory experience. Adults will be active participants in this program.
April 18, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library Computer Lab
Learn about your Windows 10 operating system: how to turn your computer on and off; locate files; install a printer; and use Cortana, the Windows 10 personal assistant.
April 18, 2017, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM @ Library Story Room
April 18, 2017, 10:45 AM - 11:10 AM @ Library Story Room
April 18, 2017, 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library Story Room
April 18, 2017, 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM @ Library Story Room
April 18, 2017, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Library Story Room
Enjoy the 2017 Michigan Reads winner, Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum, by Lisa Wheeler, and have fun with a flannel board, bubble gum craft and parachute play.
April 19, 2017, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM @ Library Story Room
April 19, 2017, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library Story Room
April 20, 2017, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM @ Library Story Room
April 20, 2017, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM @ Library Story Room
April 21, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Library Youth Services
Get your groove on at the Library! Grab the kids and boogie on down to the Youth Services Department for an evening of dyn-o-mite dancing. Disco lights, group dances, limbo and contests all to some funky beats. Take a break from getting down and enjoy games as well as refreshments. Feel tha funk at the Library!
April 22, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Midland Community Television (MCTV)
It's your time to shine! Sign up for the Friends of MCTV Shining Stars Talent Show to be recorded in MCTV's studio. Sing, play guitar, dance, recite poetry, juggle, or do whatever else shows off your talent. You get five minutes to show your stuff.
April 22, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Library Mezzanine
Ten teams of 3–5 readers/players will compete, answering trivia questions from this year’s stellar reading list.
There’s still time to register your team!
April 24, 2017, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM @ Library Community Room
Looking for something new to read? Come have a “taste” of a wide variety of chapter books. You’ll mix reading & snacking with discussions & fun, and leave with a great list of books you’ll look forward to reading.
April 24, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Library Community Room
April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library Computer Lab
Learn how to create and organize a structure for saving and locating computer files.
April 25, 2017, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM @ Library Story Room
Calling all Kindergartners and 1st graders! Get artsy and try your hand at painting a masterpiece inspired by a famous artist. Enjoy fun art-related stories and activities, plus…a yummy cupcake!
April 25, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Library Story Room
April 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Library Auditorium