Bellaire Public Library

To register for events: Call 231-533-8814 or email or find the date of the event on our calendar and click through to the registration form. Some events do not require registration. Please contact us if you need help or further information.

October 2023 Festival of Stories

Events, community cookbook, short story contest, cooking classes and more!

Harvest Festival - Kids Pumpkins Painting

Mini pumpkin painting! Free, ages 2-12. Drop in Fri, Oct 6, 3:30-4:30pm

Short Story Contest

Share your talent with the world during our Festival of Stories short story contest! Deadline is October 20, 2023 5pm.

Entry Form

Community Cookbook

We are collecting recipes to create a cookbook Recipes and Remembrances. Click the recipe collection sheet button below to learn more.

Recipe Collection Sheet

Festival of Stories - Cooking Class

Chef Taylor Sutherland (Corner Bistro) will prepare a family favorite recipe! Sat Oct 7, 10am

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Festival of Stories - Puppeteering

Learn to do a puppet show! Registration required and limited. Ages 5-14. Sat Oct 7, 11am

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Festival of Stories - Cooking Class

Chef Randy Minish (Terrain) will prepare a family favorite recipe! Sat Oct 21, 10am

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Festival of Stories - Puppet SHOW!

Come enjoy the student-created puppet show. Sat Oct 7, 12pm

Festival of Stories - Yvonne Stephens

Poems are for everyone. We'll read, write, and see why. Wed Oct 11, 2pm

Festival of Stories - Gary & Jackie

Folk songs, humor, stories & PLENTY of audience participation. Sat Oct 28, 1pm

Festival of Stories - Francis Carew

Grand Traverse Band Librarian & Storyteller Oct 13, 4-5pm

Festival of Stories - Jen Strauss

Michigan Legends & Lore, plus writing workshop. Registration required. All ages. Sat, Oct 28, 10am

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Eclipse Glasses

Available at the Library starting Tues, Oct 3rd until gone. We will not reserve glasses. Limited of 2 sets per family. The eclipse is Oct 14th,11:43am to 2:18pm.

Eclipse Open House

Celebrate the solar eclipse. No registration required. Solar Eclipse glasses may be available. Oct 14,11:30am

Nature Book Club

NEW DATE: October 5th, 9:30am Discussing "The Nature of Nature" by Enric Sala

Visiting Author Keith Taylor

Oct 24 Reading and Discussion Oct 25 Writing Workshop Registration required

Tech Tuesdays

Questions answered or help with devices every Tuesday from 11am-3pm. Gabe is here for you.

Kids Coding Club

Third Saturday 10am. Explore computer coding, ages 8 to 18.

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Last Tuesday Book Club

Next meeting October 31st. Call 231-533-8814 for more information.

Page Turners Book Club

Second Wednesday of the month 6:30pm, October 11: Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Location Hours and Email

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Bellaire Public Library
PO Box 477
111 S. Bridge Street
Bellaire, MI  49615
Sun & Mon CLOSED
Tues - Fri 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm 

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E-books and Online Resources

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You can now access eMagazines through Libby!

Link to video about Libby borrowing here

FREE Public Notary

Call ahead 231-533-8814 to ensure the Notary is available.