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Portions of the East Grand Rapids Branch will be closed for renovation starting Monday, Aug. 21. The construction is expected to last about two weeks. Visit the KDL Blog for details.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jan
3
Tue

Babytime

9:30 am to 10:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
3
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Cascade Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
3
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
3
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Krause Memorial Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
3
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
3
Tue

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Alpine Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
3
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
3
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
3
Tue

Family Storytime

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
3
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Alto Branch

Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity.

Jan
3
Tue

KDL Lab Experience: Scratch Coding Club

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Scratch is a website for eight to sixteen year olds who want to build games, interactive stories and animations through code blocks.

Jan
3
Tue

Toddler Time

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Englehardt Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
3
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity.

Jan
3
Tue

Family Storytime

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Wyoming Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
3
Tue

Family Storytime

7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
4
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Krause Memorial Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
4
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:30 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
4
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
4
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
4
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Comstock Park Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
4
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Cascade Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
4
Wed

Toddler Time

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
4
Wed

Babytime - CANCELLED

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
4
Wed

Toddler Time

11:00 am to 11:30 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
4
Wed

Family Storytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
4
Wed

Family Storytime

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
4
Wed

Outreach Boulder Creek

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Plainfield Township Branch

Craft program for residents of assisted living facility

Jan
5
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
5
Thu

Apple Users Group

10:00 am to 11:30 am
Cascade Township Branch

Not sure how to use your Apple device? Bring your own MacBook, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, etc. to the library to learn and share tips about everything from apps to iCloud. Don't own one yet?

Jan
5
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Englehardt Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
5
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
5
Thu

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
5
Thu

Family Storytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
5
Thu

Novel Characters Book Club

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Caledonia Township Branch

Join us for an informal book discussion for adults. This month's selection is A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.

Jan
5
Thu

Teen Zone

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for activities that may include board games, food and more.

Jan
5
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity.

Jan
6
Fri

Sensory Playtime

9:30 am to 11:30 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences, discovery and gross motor activities will be provided for senso

Jan
6
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Comstock Park Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
6
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
6
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
7
Sat

Mandarin Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Cascade Township Branch

Enjoy stories in Mandarin, with Ms Wen.

Jan
7
Sat

Online Research: Genealogy Research I

10:00 am to 11:30 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Begin researching your family history in this hands-on class. Access numerous resources to search vital records, state and federal census and immigration records.

Jan
7
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Straw Building Bonanza

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

With this unstructured building time, kids can build 2D and 3D geometric creations, vehicles, forts, or whatever!

Jan
7
Sat

Coffee & Donuts Teen Book Club

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Once a month teens gather to talk about what they are reading, watching and listening to while enjoying the finest donuts and coffee.

Jan
7
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Science Rocks!

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Comstock Park Branch

Explore earth science with hands-on activities. Become a detective and learn the skills geologists use to identify rocks. Take a journey through the rock cycle as if you were a rock yourself.

Jan
8
Sun

Chess Anyone?

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent.

Jan
8
Sun

Sunday Afternoon Live: May Erlewine

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

The Cascade Township Branch brings free concerts of your favorite local bands inside for Sunday Afternoon LIVE.

Jan
9
Mon

Babytime

9:30 am to 10:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
9
Mon

Toddler Time

9:45 am to 10:15 pm
Walker Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
9
Mon

Babytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Krause Memorial Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
9
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Comstock Park Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
9
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Caledonia Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
9
Mon

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Alto Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
9
Mon

Babytime

10:30 am to 11:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
9
Mon

Toddler Time

10:45 am to 11:15 am
Walker Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
9
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
9
Mon

Computer Basics – Mousing and More

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Become a “Mouse Master” with this class for beginners that includes general typing information.  

Jan
9
Mon

Family Storytime

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Walker Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
9
Mon

Friends of the Krause Memorial Library Meeting

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Join the Friends of the Krause Memorial Library! We help provide programs and financial support to the library and strengthen our resources and services.

Jan
9
Mon

String Circle

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Bring your guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo or voice to join other novice string instrument players to practice, learn and enjoy your acoustical instrument in a casual and fun setting.

Jan
10
Tue

Babytime

9:30 am to 10:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
10
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Cascade Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
10
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
10
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Grandville Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
10
Tue

Babytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Byron Township Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
10
Tue

Adult Book Discussion

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Walker Branch

Join us for a friendly, informal discussion. This month's selection is The Rosie Project by Graeme C Simsion.

Jan
10
Tue

Bright Beginnings

10:00 am to 11:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Join Kathy Watrous from KISD Bright Beginnings for a morning of crafts, rhymes, songs and more! For ages 0-5 with a parent or guardian.

Jan
10
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Krause Memorial Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
10
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Cascade Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
10
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
10
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Grandville Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
10
Tue

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Gaines Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
10
Tue

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Alpine Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
10
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
10
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
10
Tue

Toddler Time

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Grandville Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
10
Tue

Family Storytime

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
10
Tue

Family Storytime

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Byron Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
10
Tue

Babytime

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Grandville Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
10
Tue

KDL Lab Experience: Scratch Coding Club

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Scratch is a website for eight to sixteen year olds who want to build games, interactive stories and animations through code blocks.

Jan
10
Tue

KDL Lab Experience: Hosts New Makers of Grand Rapids

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Plainfield Township Branch

Explore Making and STEM concepts in a fun, flexible, casual atmosphere! We have a feature concept each week, but makers are encouraged to follow their interests.

Jan
10
Tue

92nd Street Book Club

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Caledonia Township Branch

Join us for an engaging book discussion. This month's selection is Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.

Jan
10
Tue

Toddler Time

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Englehardt Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
10
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity.

Jan
10
Tue

Family Storytime

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Wyoming Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
10
Tue

Family Storytime

7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
10
Tue

Cascade Writers' Group

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Aspiring writers looking to give and receive support and feedback are welcome! Interested? Please contact the facilitator, Dr.

Jan
11
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
11
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Comstock Park Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
11
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Spencer Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
11
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Caledonia Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
11
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Cascade Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
11
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Byron Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
11
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Krause Memorial Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
11
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Cascade Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
11
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Byron Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
11
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:30 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
11
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
11
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Tyrone Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
11
Wed

Toddler Time

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
11
Wed

Babytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
11
Wed

Toddler Time

11:00 am to 11:30 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
11
Wed

Family Storytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
11
Wed

Family Storytime

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
11
Wed

Microsoft Word Basics I

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Learn how to enter and delete text, format fonts, name, save and retrieve a Microsoft Word document.

Jan
11
Wed

Faith Meets Fiction Book Discussion

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Join us for coffee and an informal discussion based around this month's selection The Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark.

Jan
11
Wed

Teen Zone

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Tyrone Township Branch

Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for activities that may include board games, food and more.

Jan
11
Wed

Alpine Avenue Book Discussion

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Alpine Township Branch

Get more out of reading! Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company with great books. Snacks provided.

Jan
11
Wed

KD aLe: Kitzingen Brewery Tour

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Off-Site Event

Join us at Kitzingen to learn all about the story behind the Brewery and take a tour of the facility, all while trying out some great beer and German food.

Jan
12
Thu

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Gaines Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
12
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
12
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Walker Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
12
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
12
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Grandville Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
12
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Englehardt Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
12
Thu

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
12
Thu

Babytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Walker Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
12
Thu

Family Storytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
12
Thu

Book Discussion at Plainfield Twp. Branch

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Plainfield Township Branch

Join us for an informal and lively discussion of a variety of compelling fiction and nonfiction titles. This month's selection is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.

Jan
12
Thu

Teen Zone- Xpress Yourself!

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Comstock Park Branch

Express yourself through art, writing and other creative activities. Discover fun ways to explore your personal strengths, cope with stress, and dream for the future.

Jan
12
Thu

Teen Zone

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for activities that may include board games, food and more.

Jan
12
Thu

Cabin Fever Cupcakes - For Teens

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Tyrone Township Branch

Fight Cabin Fever with cupcakes! Teens are encouraged to think "summer" and
sport their beachiest resort wear while decorating summery cupcakes. Judges will

Jan
12
Thu

Minecraft Club

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills.  The library has a limited number of computers and licenses for Minecraft.

Jan
12
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity.

Jan
12
Thu

Family Storytime

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Spencer Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
12
Thu

Maple Street Book Discussion

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Grandville Branch

Join us for a friendly discussion. This month's selection is The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney.

Jan
12
Thu

When the Library Lights Go Out - A Stuffed Animal Sleepover

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Bring your stuffed friend to the library for storytime and leave it for a sleepover at the library. Pick up your special friend the next day to see what fun it had while the library was closed.

Jan
12
Thu

Book Discussion for Adults

6:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of some good books. This month's selection is an Author Study of Isabel Allende.
 

Jan
13
Fri

Sensory Playtime

9:30 am to 11:30 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences, discovery and gross motor activities will be provided for senso

Jan
13
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Walker Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
13
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Comstock Park Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
13
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Caledonia Township Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
13
Fri

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Byron Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
13
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
13
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
13
Fri

ESL Conversation Club

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Practice with other adults who are learning English. Presented in partnership with the Literacy Center of West Michigan. Registration is limited.

Jan
14
Sat

Stamping Fun

10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Drop in at the Krause Memorial Library and use our supplies to make your own cards, stationary or bookmarks. Sponsored by the Friends of the Krause Memorial Library.

Jan
14
Sat

Cascade Friends Winter Book Sale

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Great bargains on used books and media donated to the Friends of  the library--adult, teen, children's and collectibles. Join us in the Wisner Center at Cascade Library.

Jan
14
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Straw Building Bonanza

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Gaines Township Branch

With this unstructured building time, kids can build 2D and 3D geometric creations, vehicles, forts, or whatever!

Jan
14
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Science Rocks!

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Explore earth science with hands-on activities. Become a detective and learn the skills geologists use to identify rocks. Take a journey through the rock cycle as if you were a rock yourself.

Jan
14
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Shrinky, Stretchy and Silly Science

11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tyrone Township Branch

Get creative as you shrink, stretch and learn about polymers. Design your own original shrinky dink creations, experiment with balloons and learn the science behind it all.

Jan
14
Sat

Retro Arcade and Pong Tournament

3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Back by popular demand, Retro Arcade for Adults is back! Saturday night: Join us for an adults only retro arcade along with pinball and various other games.

Jan
15
Sun

Retro Arcade

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

This is a free play day of your favorite arcade games like Donkey Kong and Frogger, along with pinball and various other games.

Jan
15
Sun

Flix @ the Library - The Secret Life of Pets

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Enjoy a The Secret Life of Pets and snacks at the Cascade Township Branch, sponsored by the Friends of Cascade Library. Movies to be shown are usually announced two weeks before event.

Jan
15
Sun

Teen Cram Night

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Come to the library for your concentrated study jam! Finish that big project or prepare for a test, while having the library all to yourselves and enjoying pizza and pop.

Jan
16
Mon

Babytime

9:30 am to 10:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
16
Mon

Toddler Time

9:45 am to 10:15 pm
Walker Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
16
Mon

Babytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Krause Memorial Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
16
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Comstock Park Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
16
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Caledonia Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
16
Mon

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
16
Mon

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Alto Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
16
Mon

Babytime

10:30 am to 11:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
16
Mon

Toddler Time

10:45 am to 11:15 am
Walker Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
16
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
16
Mon

Teen Cram Night

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Come to the library for your concentrated study jam! Finish that big project or prepare for a test, while having the library all to yourselves and enjoying pizza and pop.

Jan
16
Mon

Common Reader Book Discussion Group

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Gaines Township Branch

Join us for a lively book discussion in the library's community room. This month's selection is The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom.

Jan
16
Mon

The Music of World War II

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Comstock Park Branch

Michael Martin, former Social Studies Instructor for the Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools, will present a generous sampling of the music of the World War II.

Jan
16
Mon

Family Storytime

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Walker Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
17
Tue

Babytime

9:30 am to 10:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
17
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Cascade Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
17
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Grandville Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
17
Tue

Babytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Byron Township Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
17
Tue

Helping Hands Help Haiti

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Plainfield Township Branch

Learn the simple art of creating rugs and other articles from plastic grocery bags.

Jan
17
Tue

Friends Business Meeting 2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Englehardt Branch

All members and those interested in becoming a Friend of the Englehardt Library are encouraged to attend. Your input is important regarding library programming and service projects.

Jan
17
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Krause Memorial Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
17
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Cascade Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
17
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
17
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Grandville Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
17
Tue

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Gaines Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
17
Tue

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Alpine Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
17
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
17
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
17
Tue

Toddler Time

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Grandville Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
17
Tue

Family Storytime

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
17
Tue

Family Storytime

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Byron Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
17
Tue

Babytime

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Grandville Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
17
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Alto Branch

Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity.

Jan
17
Tue

Fireside Chatters Book Discussion

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Join us for a friendly and fun book discussion. This month's selection is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

Jan
17
Tue

KDL Lab Experience: Scratch Coding Club

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Scratch is a website for eight to sixteen year olds who want to build games, interactive stories and animations through code blocks.

Jan
17
Tue

KDL Lab Experience: Hosts New Makers of Grand Rapids

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Plainfield Township Branch

Explore Making and STEM concepts in a fun, flexible, casual atmosphere! We have a feature concept each week, but makers are encouraged to follow their interests.

Jan
17
Tue

Book Discussion

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Join us for a friendly informal book discussion. This month's selection is Saving Ceecee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman.

Jan
17
Tue

Toddler Time

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Englehardt Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
17
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity.

Jan
17
Tue

Family Storytime

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Wyoming Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
17
Tue

Family Storytime

7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
18
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Krause Memorial Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
18
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Cascade Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
18
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
18
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Byron Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
18
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:30 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
18
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
18
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Tyrone Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
18
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Comstock Park Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
18
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Spencer Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
18
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Caledonia Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
18
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
18
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Cascade Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
18
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Byron Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
18
Wed

When the Library Lights Go Out - A Stuffed Animal Sleepover

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Bring your stuffed friend to the library for storytime and leave it for a sleepover at the library. Pick up your special friend the next day to see what fun it had while the library was closed.

Jan
18
Wed

Toddler Time

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
18
Wed

Babytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
18
Wed

Toddler Time

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
18
Wed

Toddler Time

11:00 am to 11:30 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
18
Wed

Family Storytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
18
Wed

Family Storytime

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
18
Wed

Microsoft Word Basics II

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Explore additional formatting of your documents, such as tables, page breaks and lists, in addition to learning how to use shortcut keys.

Jan
18
Wed

Babytime

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Plainfield Township Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
18
Wed

The Music of World War II

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Grandville Branch

Michael Martin, former Social Studies Instructor for the Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools, will present a generous sampling of the music of the World War II.

Jan
19
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Walker Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
19
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Grandville Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
19
Thu

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
19
Thu

When the Library Lights Go Out - A Stuffed Animal Sleepover

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Bring your stuffed friend to the library for storytime and leave it for a sleepover at the library. Pick up your special friend the next day to see what fun it had while the library was closed.

Jan
19
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Englehardt Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
19
Thu

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
19
Thu

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Gaines Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
19
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
19
Thu

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
19
Thu

Babytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Walker Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
19
Thu

Family Storytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
19
Thu

Computer Basics: Windows 10 - Where's My Stuff?

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Having trouble finding your saved files and photos? Learn to save, organize and locate documents and pictures on your Windows 10 laptop or tablet.

Jan
19
Thu

Teen Zone- Xpress Yourself!

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Comstock Park Branch

Express yourself through art, writing and other creative activities. Discover fun ways to explore your personal strengths, cope with stress, and dream for the future.

Jan
19
Thu

Teen Zone

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for activities that may include board games, food and more.

Jan
19
Thu

Microsoft Word Basics I

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Learn how to enter and delete text, format fonts, name, save and retrieve a Microsoft Word document.

Jan
19
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity.

Jan
19
Thu

CANCELLED - Brutal Grace: Jim Harrison's Michigan

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Michigan native Jim Harrison (1937-2016) was a singular voice in American literature-- fierce, lyrical, mythical and rooted in the natural world.

Jan
19
Thu

Family Storytime

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Spencer Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
19
Thu

The Music of World War II

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Plainfield Township Branch

Michael Martin, former Social Studies Instructor for the Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools, will present a generous sampling of the music of the World War II.

Jan
19
Thu

Minecraft Unplugged

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Spencer Township Branch

This screen-free program for Minecraft enthusiasts offers Minecraft-themed games, crafts, and building challenges. Put your Minecraft skills  to the test in the “real world.”

Jan
19
Thu

KD aLe Book Club

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Off-Site Event

Combine your love of books and brews at the KD aLe Book Club. Enjoy some craft beer from Osgood Brewing while we talk about what we've been reading.

Jan
20
Fri

Sensory Playtime

9:30 am to 11:30 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences, discovery and gross motor activities will be provided for senso

Jan
20
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Walker Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
20
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Comstock Park Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
20
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Caledonia Township Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
20
Fri

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Byron Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
20
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
20
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
20
Fri

Book Discussion for Adults

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of some good books. This month's selection is Dead Wake by Erik Larson.

Jan
20
Fri

Minecraft Club

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills.  The library has a limited number of computers and licenses for Minecraft.

Jan
20
Fri

ESL Conversation Club

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Practice with other adults who are learning English. Presented in partnership with the Literacy Center of West Michigan. Registration is limited.

Jan
21
Sat

Mandarin Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Cascade Township Branch

Enjoy stories in Mandarin, with Ms Wen.

Jan
21
Sat

Mush! Meet the Sled Dogs from Tun-Dra

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting.

Jan
21
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Forensic Science Detective

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Learn the techniques forensic scientists use to solve crimes, like dusting for fingerprints, analyzing fibers and more. Use your new forensics skills to solve a crime.

Jan
21
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Straw Building Bonanza

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

With this unstructured building time, kids can build 2D and 3D geometric creations, vehicles, forts, or whatever!

Jan
21
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Science Rocks!

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Byron Township Branch

Explore earth science with hands-on activities. Become a detective and learn the skills geologists use to identify rocks. Take a journey through the rock cycle as if you were a rock yourself.

Jan
22
Sun

Mush! Meet the Sled Dogs from Tun-Dra

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting.

Jan
22
Sun

Chess Anyone?

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent.

Jan
23
Mon

Babytime

9:30 am to 10:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
23
Mon

Toddler Time

9:45 am to 10:15 pm
Walker Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
23
Mon

Babytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Krause Memorial Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
23
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Comstock Park Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
23
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Caledonia Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
23
Mon

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
23
Mon

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Alto Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
23
Mon

Babytime

10:30 am to 11:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
23
Mon

Toddler Time

10:45 am to 11:15 am
Walker Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
23
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
23
Mon

Internet - Internet Basics & More

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Learn to personalize your Home page, clear browsing history and cookies, organize favorites, use tabbed browsing, and more.

Jan
23
Mon

Computer Basics: Windows 10 - Using It and Loving It!

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Englehardt Branch

Are you struggling with your new Windows 10 laptop?  Bring it or use one of our laptops to learn some of the special functions and features to better navigate Windows 10.

 

Jan
23
Mon

Family Storytime

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Walker Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
24
Tue

Babytime

9:30 am to 10:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
24
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Cascade Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
24
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
24
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Grandville Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
24
Tue

Babytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Byron Township Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
24
Tue

ESL Conversation Club

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Practice with other adults who are learning English. Presented in partnership with the Literacy Center of West Michigan.

Jan
24
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Krause Memorial Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
24
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Cascade Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
24
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
24
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Grandville Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
24
Tue

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Gaines Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
24
Tue

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Alpine Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
24
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
24
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
24
Tue

Toddler Time

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Grandville Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
24
Tue

Family Storytime

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
24
Tue

Family Storytime

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Byron Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
24
Tue

Babytime

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Grandville Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
24
Tue

Teen Zone 2.0 - Cabin Fever Cupcakes

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Grandville Branch

Fight Cabin Fever with cupcakes! Teens are encouraged to think "summer" and
sport their beachiest resort wear while decorating summery cupcakes. Judges will

Jan
24
Tue

KDL Lab Experience: Science Rocks!

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Tyrone Township Branch

Explore earth science with hands-on activities. Become a detective and learn the skills geologists use to identify rocks. Take a journey through the rock cycle as if you were a rock yourself.

Jan
24
Tue

Cabin Fever Cupcakes - For Teens

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Fight Cabin Fever with cupcakes! Teens are encouraged to think "summer" and
sport their beachiest resort wear while decorating summery cupcakes. Judges will

Jan
24
Tue

Cabin Fever Cupcakes - For Teens

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Alto Branch

Fight Cabin Fever with cupcakes! Teens are encouraged to think "summer" and
sport their beachiest resort wear while decorating summery cupcakes. Judges will

Jan
24
Tue

KDL Lab Experience: Scratch Coding Club

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Scratch is a website for eight to sixteen year olds who want to build games, interactive stories and animations through code blocks.

Jan
24
Tue

KDL Lab Experience: Hosts New Makers of Grand Rapids

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Plainfield Township Branch

Explore Making and STEM concepts in a fun, flexible, casual atmosphere! We have a feature concept each week, but makers are encouraged to follow their interests.

Jan
24
Tue

Creating Mandalas

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Caledonia Township Branch

For centuries, people of many cultures have created or drawn mandalas as meditative symbols with many different meanings.

Jan
24
Tue

KD aLe The Perfect Pair: Craft Beer and Cheese

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

You've probably enjoyed a classic wine and cheese pairing, but wait until you've experienced savory cheeses paired with flavorful Founders Brewing Co. craft beer!

Jan
24
Tue

Early Childhood Essentials- Teaching Empathy

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Plainfield Township Branch

This workshop will focus on how adults can support the development of empathy in children by modeling and understanding the stages of emotional development in young children.

Jan
24
Tue

When the Library Lights Go Out - A Stuffed Animal Sleepover

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Wyoming Branch

Bring your stuffed friend to the library for storytime and leave it for a sleepover at the library. Pick up your special friend the next day to see what fun it had while the library was closed.

Jan
24
Tue

Cabin Fever Cupcakes - For Teens

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Spencer Township Branch

Fight Cabin Fever with cupcakes! Teens are encouraged to think "summer" and
sport their beachiest resort wear while decorating summery cupcakes. Judges will

Jan
24
Tue

Toddler Time

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Englehardt Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
24
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity.

Jan
24
Tue

Family Storytime

7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
24
Tue

Cascade Writers' Group

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Aspiring writers looking to give and receive support and feedback are welcome! Interested? Please contact the facilitator, Dr.

Jan
25
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
25
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Comstock Park Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
25
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Spencer Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
25
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Caledonia Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
25
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
25
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Cascade Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
25
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Byron Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
25
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Krause Memorial Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
25
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Cascade Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
25
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
25
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Byron Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
25
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:30 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
25
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
25
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Tyrone Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
25
Wed

Toddler Time

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
25
Wed

Babytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
25
Wed

Toddler Time

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
25
Wed

Toddler Time

11:00 am to 11:30 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
25
Wed

Family Storytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
25
Wed

Family Storytime

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
25
Wed

Babytime

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Plainfield Township Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
25
Wed

Reeds Lake Rogues

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Ever wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons? Come learn how! Character sheets will be provided; three-session commitment is preferred. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library.

Jan
25
Wed

Teen Zone

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Tyrone Township Branch

Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for activities that may include board games, food and more.

Jan
25
Wed

KDL Lab Experience: Robot Rumble

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Grandville Branch

Get ready for a hands-on creative experience! Learn the basics of coding, challenge your friends to an obstacle course race, or just hang out and play with an assortment of amazing robots.

Jan
25
Wed

Ukulele 101 for Adults

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Alpine Township Branch

Southtown Guitar is back to lead another fun circle of ukulele lessons.

Jan
25
Wed

KD aLe: Cedar Springs Brewery Tour

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Off-Site Event

Taste their traditional German style beer while touring the facility. Enjoy a discounted tasting flight following the tour of the brewery. Cedar Spring Brewing Company is located at 95 N.

Jan
26
Thu

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
26
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
26
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Walker Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
26
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
26
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Grandville Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
26
Thu

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
26
Thu

When the Library Lights Go Out - A Stuffed Animal Sleepover

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Gaines Township Branch

Bring your stuffed friend to the library for storytime and leave it for a sleepover at the library. Pick up your special friend the next day to see what fun it had while the library was closed.

Jan
26
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Englehardt Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
26
Thu

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
26
Thu

Babytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Walker Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
26
Thu

Family Storytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
26
Thu

Teen Zone- Xpress Yourself!

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Comstock Park Branch

Express yourself through art, writing and other creative activities. Discover fun ways to explore your personal strengths, cope with stress, and dream for the future.

Jan
26
Thu

Teen Zone

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for activities that may include board games, food and more.

Jan
26
Thu

Microsoft Word Basics II

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Explore additional formatting of your documents, such as tables, page breaks and lists, in addition to learning how to use shortcut keys.

Jan
26
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity.

Jan
26
Thu

Good Reads for Great Discussions

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Byron Township Branch

Join us for conversation and fun as we discover new books together. This month's selection is The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.

Jan
26
Thu

Family Storytime

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Spencer Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
26
Thu

KDL Lab Experience: Straw Building Bonanza

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Plainfield Township Branch

With this unstructured building time, kids can build 2D and 3D geometric creations, vehicles, forts, or whatever!

Jan
27
Fri

Sensory Playtime

9:30 am to 11:30 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences, discovery and gross motor activities will be provided for senso

Jan
27
Fri

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Byron Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
27
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Walker Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
27
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Comstock Park Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
27
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Caledonia Township Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
27
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
27
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
27
Fri

KDL Lab Experience: Shrinky, Stretchy and Silly Science

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Alpine Township Branch

Get creative as you shrink, stretch and learn about polymers. Design your own original shrinky dink creations, experiment with balloons and learn the science behind it all.

Jan
27
Fri

ESL Conversation Club

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Practice with other adults who are learning English. Presented in partnership with the Literacy Center of West Michigan. Registration is limited.

Jan
28
Sat

Online Research: Genealogy Research II

10:00 am to 11:30 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Enhance your family history research skills and discover city directories, maps and city/county local histories.

Jan
28
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Science Rocks!

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Krause Memorial Branch

Explore earth science with hands-on activities. Become a detective and learn the skills geologists use to identify rocks. Take a journey through the rock cycle as if you were a rock yourself.

Jan
28
Sat

Free Tax Assistance

10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Wyoming Branch

IRS-Certified student volunteers will prepare and e-file taxes for qualifying low-income individuals and families.

Jan
28
Sat

Mush! Meet the Sled Dogs from Tun-Dra

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Alto Branch

Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting.

Jan
28
Sat

Beyblades

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL's Beyblade battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library's equipment. For ages 6 and older.

Jan
28
Sat

Coffee & Donuts Teen Book Club

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Once a month teens gather to talk about what they are reading, watching and listening to while enjoying the finest donuts and coffee.

Jan
30
Mon

One-on-one tech tutoring

9:00 am to 8:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

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Jan
30
Mon

Babytime

9:30 am to 10:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
30
Mon

Toddler Time

9:45 am to 10:15 pm
Walker Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
30
Mon

Babytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Krause Memorial Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
30
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Comstock Park Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
30
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Caledonia Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
30
Mon

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
30
Mon

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Alto Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
30
Mon

Babytime

10:30 am to 11:00 am
East Grand Rapids Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
30
Mon

Toddler Time

10:45 am to 11:15 am
Walker Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
30
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Jan
30
Mon

Pokémon Club

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Bring your Pokémon cards to trade or battle with friends. A few decks will be provided for players to learn how to play.

Jan
30
Mon

Minecraft Club

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills.  The library has a limited number of computers and licenses for Minecraft.

Jan
30
Mon

Computer Basics: Windows 10 - Where's My Stuff?

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Englehardt Branch

Having trouble finding your saved files and photos? Learn to save, organize and locate documents and pictures on your Windows 10 laptop or tablet.

Jan
30
Mon

Family Storytime

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Walker Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
30
Mon

NEW DATE: Fireside Chatters Book Discussion

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Join us for a friendly and fun book discussion. This month's selection is Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller.

Jan
30
Mon

Let's Get Graphic!

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Join us for book discussions once a month as we delve into the pages of graphic novels new and old and explore the art and story of this exciting medium.

Jan
31
Tue

Babytime

9:30 am to 10:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
31
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Cascade Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
31
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
31
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Grandville Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Jan
31
Tue

Babytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Byron Township Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
31
Tue

ESL Conversation Club

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Practice with other adults who are learning English. Presented in partnership with the Literacy Center of West Michigan.

Jan
31
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Krause Memorial Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
31
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Cascade Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
31
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
31
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Grandville Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
31
Tue

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Gaines Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
31
Tue

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Alpine Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
31
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
31
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
31
Tue

Toddler Time

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Grandville Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
31
Tue

Family Storytime

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Krause Memorial Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
31
Tue

Family Storytime

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Byron Township Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
31
Tue

Babytime

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Grandville Branch

Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jan
31
Tue

KDL Lab Experience: Scratch Coding Club

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Scratch is a website for eight to sixteen year olds who want to build games, interactive stories and animations through code blocks.

Jan
31
Tue

KDL Lab Experience: Hosts New Makers of Grand Rapids

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Plainfield Township Branch

Explore Making and STEM concepts in a fun, flexible, casual atmosphere! We have a feature concept each week, but makers are encouraged to follow their interests.

Jan
31
Tue

Internet Safety: What Every Parent Needs to Know

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Tyrone Township Branch

Deputy Scott Cook of the Kent County Sheriff Department, and Community Resource Officer at Kent City Community Schools will talk to parents about what they can do at home to keep their children saf

Jan
31
Tue

When the Library Lights Go Out - A Stuffed Animal Sleepover

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Bring your stuffed friend to the library for storytime and leave it for a sleepover at the library. Pick up your special friend the next day to see what fun it had while the library was closed.

Jan
31
Tue

Toddler Time

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Englehardt Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jan
31
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity.

Jan
31
Tue

Family Storytime

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Wyoming Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.

Jan
31
Tue

Family Storytime

7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.