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Thursday, July 28, 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
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
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
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
27
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
27
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
28
Thu

Preschool Storytime

9:45 am to 10:45 am
Storytime
Plainfield 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
28
Thu

Toddler Time

9:45 am to 10:45 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
28
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
28
Thu

Nature on The Go: on your mark, get set, GO WILD!

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Get active in the great outdoors. Come and see live examples of Michigan wildlife and learn how you too can find wildlife and observe safely.

Jul
28
Thu

Art Attack

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Arts & Crafts
Englehardt Branch

Participants will visit several stations to create different kinds of art, including collages, wire (or clay) sculpture, yarn painting, blot painting, pointillism painting, crayon resist painting,

Jul
28
Thu

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
28
Thu

Family Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Storytime
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.

Jul
28
Thu

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
28
Thu

Fresh Food Fairy

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Performance
Alto 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
28
Thu

Microsoft Excel Basics II

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Computers & Technology Instruction
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Broaden your Excel horizons by creating charts, developing a simple database and learning to mail merge address databases.

Jul
28
Thu

Parent & child yoga

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Yoga Instructor, Wellness Coach and Healthy Mama Mentor Amber Kilpatrick will be hosting a special Parent & Child Yoga session, perfect for young children.

Jul
28
Thu

Cookie Chaos!

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Arts & Crafts
Cascade Township Branch

Calling all teen chefs to our crazy, chaotic cookie decorating competition. You
just might become the Cookie Chaos Champion, although everyone wins when there
are cookies to eat!

Register Now >
Jul
28
Thu

Henna with Harsha Gohil

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Arts & Crafts
Comstock Park 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
28
Thu

DIY Spa for Teens

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Arts & Crafts
Caledonia Township Branch

Make a variety of spa products from simple ingredients that you can take home,
such as sugar and oatmeal scrubs, fizzy bath bombs and silky body lotion.

Register Now >
Jul
28
Thu

Chess Anyone?

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Games & Gaming
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) 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.

Jul
28
Thu

Anime instruction

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Arts & Crafts
Spencer Township Branch

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

Jul
28
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 pm
Arts & Crafts
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. For adults.

Jul
28
Thu

Ruff Readers

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Comstock Park 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
28
Thu

Ruff Readers

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Walker 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
28
Thu

Party at the pavilion

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Arts & Crafts
Tyrone Township Branch

Join us at the Kent City Pavilion, across the street from the library, for a night of music, crafts, sidewalk chalk art and bubble fun!

Jul
28
Thu

Nature on The Go: on your mark, get set, GO WILD!

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

Get active in the great outdoors. Come and see live examples of Michigan wildlife and learn how you too can find wildlife and observe safely.

Jul
28
Thu

Good reads for great discussions

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

Join us for conversation and fun as we discover new books together. This month's selection is Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal.
 

Jul
28
Thu

Pet Show

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Performance
Grandville Branch

Is your pet a star? Every critter's a winner in this unique show designed to put the spotlight on your furry, scaly or feathered friend. All acts must pre-register.

Jul
28
Thu

City of Kentwood summer concerts

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Music
Performance
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

The City of Kentwood's outdoor concert series  presents BigFoot Buffalo. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.

Jul
28
Thu

Flying Aces

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

Check out this professional Frisbee team as they put on a highly athletic, entertaining and interactive show.