Kent District Library is pleased to kick off KDL Reads with a free concert featuring Vox Vidorra and live poetry by Dimonique Boyd, Deonte Osayande and Justin Rogers. This special celebration for all ages will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at Wealthy Street Theatre. The event will include door prizes and refreshments.
Vox Vidorra is an indie/soul quartet from Grand Rapids, MI. Lead by vocal marvel Molly Bouwsma Schultz, the band combines rich, Motown worthy vocals with an underbelly of indie rock, soul and jazz provided by multi-instrumentalists Scott Schultz, Ryan K Wilson and Theo Ndawillie II.
KDL Reads is a community reading event centered on the book Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. This powerful memoir chronicles Woodson’s coming of age amid the backdrop of the turbulent 1960s. Woodson finds her voice and tells her story through beautifully rendered poems steeped in memory and rich with family ties. An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at Comstock Park High School.
Because reading is as much about discovering our commonalities as learning about our differences, organizers hope that KDL Reads inspires community members of all ages to read the book, explore their own cultural heritage and family experiences, engage with others about those experiences and create something personally meaningful.
KDL thanks their generous sponsors Consumers Energy and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, in addition to the individual Kent District Library donors who made KDL Reads possible.
Kent District Library is a public library system operating 18 branch libraries. KDL serves nearly 400,000 residents of 27 governmental units, comprising most of Kent County, Michigan. KDL is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by millage dollars and private donations. For more information, please contact Communications Manager Heidi Nagel at email@example.com.