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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Jul
6
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
18
Mon

Family Storytime

9:45 am to 10:45 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
20
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
20
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
25
Mon

Family Storytime

9:45 am to 10:45 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
26
Tue

Babytime

9:30 am to 10:30 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
26
Tue

Kids and teens craft show

9:30 am to 11:30 am
Arts & Crafts
Grandville Branch

Arts and crafts for sale by local kids and teens.  Join us as a seller or just come to shop. You're sure to find some great bargains. Pre-registration for sellers is required.

Jul
26
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
26
Tue

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
26
Tue

Know your Park - New location

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

 Due to unforseen construction at East Paris Park, this event will take place in the Kentwood Library courtyard.

Jul
26
Tue

Sport Stacking with Mr. Jim

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Plainfield Township Branch

Sport Stacking (formerly called Cup Stacking) is fast and fun! Bring your friends and learn how to do it -- it's a blast!

Jul
26
Tue

Move to the Music! with Kevin Kammeraad

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Performance
Grandville Branch

Join Kevin in jumping, playing, and dancing to the music! Featuring a variety of songs, Kevin leads kids and adults of all ages in highly interactive music and movement.

Jul
26
Tue

Preschool Storytime

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

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For children ages 3 to 6.

Jul
26
Tue

Kid's Club

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Arts & Crafts
Cascade Township Branch

It's a special time for fun, interactive programs just for school kids! Join our KDL Kids Club programs for crafts, storytimes, games and other activities. For grades K-5.

Jul
26
Tue

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
26
Tue

Babytime

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
26
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
26
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
26
Tue

KDL Lab Experience: Light Up Your Life With Paper Circuits

11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
East Grand Rapids Branch

Make simple or complex electrical circuits on a piece of paper. Use your imagination to turn copper tape and LEDs into a light-up greeting card or flashlight.

Jul
26
Tue

Craft it up

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Arts & Crafts
Walker Branch

Refashion old t-shirts into headbands, bracelets, gladiator sandals, dog toys, tank tops and more. Please bring a pair of flip-flops.

Jul
26
Tue

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Storytime
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.

Jul
26
Tue

Fresh Food Fairy

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Performance
Cascade Township Branch

Meet the Fresh Food Fairy and her amazing smoothie bike! She'll help you whip up a tasty treat and teach you all about healthy eating. The first 75 kids will receive a treat bag.

Jul
26
Tue

KDL Lab Experience: Take It Apart

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

For kids who are curious about how things work or what is inside, we offer the chance to encourage interest in what makes things tick, without upsetting parents!

Jul
26
Tue

Anime instruction

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Arts & Crafts
Gaines Township Branch

Learn new drawing techniques in the art of Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli. Take your anime drawings to a whole new
level!

Jul
26
Tue

Henna with Harsha Gohil

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Arts & Crafts
Alpine Township Branch

Experience the intricate art of henna tattooing with Harsha Gohil. Choose your
own design for application and learn how to apply the henna yourself!

Register Now >
Jul
26
Tue

Teen Trivia Contest!

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Games & Gaming
East Grand Rapids Branch

Take the ultimate trivia challenge! Each round of questions will cover fandom,
movies, mythical beasts, books and current events. Teams must consist of 4-6
teens. No team? No worries!

Register Now >
Jul
26
Tue

Mini sports

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Games & Gaming
Krause Memorial Branch

All your favorite sports - in miniature! Create teeny-tiny versions of your favorite sports to play with your friends.

Jul
26
Tue

Adding Color To Your Garden

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Gardening
Tyrone Township Branch

Horticulturist Ian Warnock offers helpful hints and ideas for using annuals, bulbs, perennials and vines to extend the color show in your garden throughout the year.

Jul
26
Tue

Farm on the Go!

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Wyoming Branch

The Critter Barn of Zeeland brings a little of the farm to the city in a program featuring the cutest barnyard animals around for you to touch and pet.

Jul
26
Tue

Family Storytime

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Storytime
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.

Jul
26
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Arts & Crafts
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. For adults.

Jul
26
Tue

Family Storytime

6:30 pm
Storytime
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.

Jul
26
Tue

Downton Abbey Tea Party

6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
History
Grandville Branch

Celebrate the Edwardian era with fellow Downton Abbey fans. Historian Wendy Batchelder will host the program providing insights into the time period.

Jul
26
Tue

KD aLe Book Club

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Book Discussion
Spencer Township Branch

Combine your loves at the Books and Brews Club held at Cedar Springs Brewery (95 North Main, Cedar Springs). Enjoy some craft beer while we talk about what we've been reading.

Jul
26
Tue

Sport Stacking with Mr. Jim

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Englehardt Branch

Sport Stacking (formerly called Cup Stacking) is fast and fun! Bring your friends and learn how to do it -- it's a blast!

Jul
26
Tue

Music on the deck

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

Come and enjoy a summer evening with live music on the library deck. This week features Paschke Trio.  Bring your own chair or blanket.

Jul
26
Tue

Ruff Readers

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

Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program in partnership with West Michigan
Therapy Dogs, Inc. that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler.

Register Now >
Jul
26
Tue

Family Storytime

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Storytime
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.

Jul
26
Tue

Cascade Writers' Group

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

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