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All KDL branches will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving Day. We will be open Friday, Nov. 24.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oct
1
Sun

KDL Lab Experience: Keva Planks

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

Channel your inner architect, and get ready to stack, build and balance. Then knock the planks down and start over -- the creative possibilities are endless!

Oct
2
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.

Oct
2
Mon

Character Pumpkin Project

9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

October 1 - October 31, during open hours. Help us celebrate the harvest season with your favorite book, movie or game character!

Oct
2
Mon

Toddler Time

9:45 am to 10:30 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.

Oct
2
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.

Oct
2
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
2
Mon

Babytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
2
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield 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.

Oct
2
Mon

Yoga Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Breathe, bend and read together with stories, rhymes and songs. Children will develop literacy and coping skills with simple poses and mindfulness exercises.

Oct
2
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.

Oct
2
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.

Oct
2
Mon

Toddler Time

10:45 am to 11:30 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.

Oct
2
Mon

Toddler Time

11:00 am to 11:45 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.

Oct
2
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.

Oct
2
Mon

Minecraft Club

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Englehardt Branch

Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills.

Oct
2
Mon

Putting Your Garden To Bed

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

Whether your garden is large or small, the growing season will be coming to a close soon.

Oct
2
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.

Oct
2
Mon

Caledonia Genealogy and History

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

Ken Gackler, local historian, will be available to share information about Caledonia history and answer your genealogy questions. In partnership with the Caledonia Historical Society.

Oct
2
Mon

Ruff Readers

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

Oct
3
Tue

Babytime

9:30 am to 10:15 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.

Oct
3
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 am
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.

Oct
3
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.

Oct
3
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
3
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.

Oct
3
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
3
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
3
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Grandville Branch

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

Oct
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.

Oct
3
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
3
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
3
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.

Oct
3
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 pm to 2:30 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.

Oct
3
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 pm to 2:30 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.

Oct
3
Tue

Babytime

1:00 pm to 1:45 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.

Oct
3
Tue

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.

Oct
3
Tue

DIY Decorative Wood Signs

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

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 and is required. The Mud Room is bringing their painting studio to the library.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
3
Tue

Community Garden Club

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

Please join us for a meeting to help beautify the outside of the Spencer Township Library.

Oct
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.

Oct
4
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
4
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:30 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.

Oct
4
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
4
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 am
East Grand Rapids 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.

Oct
4
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
4
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.

Oct
4
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
4
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
4
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
4
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
4
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
4
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.

Oct
4
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:00 am to 11:45 am
East Grand Rapids 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
4
Wed

Community Blood Drive

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Cascade Community Donor Center - Bringing the opportunity to save a life closer to you!

Oct
4
Wed

Babytime

1:00 pm to 1:45 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.

Oct
4
Wed

Babytime

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Nelson Township / Sand Lake 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.

Oct
4
Wed

KDL Lab Experience: Girls Changing the World

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Grandville Branch

Discover the women scientists, mathematicians, artists, explorers, engineers and computer programmers behind some of the discoveries and inventions that changed our world!

Oct
4
Wed

Michigan Authors Night

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Wyoming Branch

Join local authors as they read passages, sign and sell their books and answer your questions about the writing and publishing process.

Oct
4
Wed

Alpine Avenue Book Club: Shanghai Girls

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

Get more out of reading! Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. Snacks provided

Oct
5
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
5
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
5
Thu

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.

Oct
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.

Oct
5
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
5
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.

Oct
5
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
5
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
5
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
5
Thu

KDL Lab Experience: Marble Runs!

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

Build a Marble Run track that twists, turns, races and spins marbles at incredible speeds! Use your imagination to create unique runs and test the laws of physics.  

Oct
5
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.

Oct
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

Oct
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.

Oct
6
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.

Oct
6
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
6
Fri

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.

Oct
6
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
7
Sat

Awesome Autumn Adventure

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Alto Branch

Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, games and pumpkin decorating! Please bring your own pumpkin.

Oct
7
Sat

Blandford on the Road - Wildlife Ambassadors

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

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 and is required. Learn why our Wildlife Ambassadors were brought to Blandford and why they can no longer survive in the wild.

Oct
7
Sat

DIY Decorative Wood Signs

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Walker Branch

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 and is required. The Mud Room is bringing their painting studio to the library.

Oct
7
Sat

Pokémon Club

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

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

Oct
7
Sat

Walker Pumpkin Bash

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Off-Site Event

Join us for an afternoon of fall family fun, petting zoo, and food!

Oct
7
Sat

Teen Zone 2.0

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

Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library!  For teens grades 6-12.

Oct
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.

Oct
9
Mon

Character Pumpkin Project

9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

October 1 - October 31, during open hours. Help us celebrate the harvest season with your favorite book, movie or game character!

Oct
9
Mon

Toddler Time

9:45 am to 10:30 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.

Oct
9
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
9
Mon

Babytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
9
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield 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.

Oct
9
Mon

Awesome Autumn Adventure

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Comstock Park Branch

Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, games and pumpkin decorating! Please bring your own pumpkin.

Oct
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.

Oct
9
Mon

Yoga Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Breathe, bend and read together with stories, rhymes and songs. Children will develop literacy and coping skills with simple poses and mindfulness exercises.

Oct
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.

Oct
9
Mon

Toddler Time

10:45 am to 11:30 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.

Oct
9
Mon

Toddler Time

11:00 am to 11:45 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
9
Mon

Hot Books for Cool Discussions: At the Water's Edge

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

We will be discussing a selection of the most talked about books. Please join us at the East Grand Rapids Library the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:00 pm.

Oct
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.

Oct
9
Mon

Caledonia Genealogy and History

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

Ken Gackler, local historian, will be available to share information about Caledonia history and answer your genealogy questions. In partnership with the Caledonia Historical Society.

Oct
9
Mon

Putting Your Garden To Bed

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

Whether your garden is large or small, the growing season will be coming to a close soon.

Oct
9
Mon

Ruff Readers

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

Oct
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.

Oct
10
Tue

Babytime

9:30 am to 10:15 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.

Oct
10
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 am
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.

Oct
10
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
10
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
10
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Grandville Branch

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

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
10
Tue

Bookworms: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Englehardt Branch

Join us on the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am for a fun and riveting book discussion of Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo.

Oct
10
Tue

Digging Dinosaurs!

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

There are dinosaurs in the library! Stop by for dinosaur fun in this STEAM-based storytime special.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
10
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 pm to 2:30 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.

Oct
10
Tue

Babytime

1:00 pm to 1:45 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.

Oct
10
Tue

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.

Oct
10
Tue

DIY Decorative Wood Signs

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

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 and is required. The Mud Room is bringing their painting studio to the library.

Oct
10
Tue

92nd Street Book Club: A Man Called Ove

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

Join us for an engaging book discussion.  This month's selection is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. 

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
10
Tue

Digging Dinosaurs!

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

There are dinosaurs in the library! Stop by for dinosaur fun in this STEAM-based storytime special.

Oct
11
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
11
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
11
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
11
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
11
Wed

Fire Prevention Storytime

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

Firefighters from the Caledonia Township Fire Department will make a special visit to share a story and educate young children about fire prevention and safety. Sponsored by the Caledonia Town

Oct
11
Wed

Awesome Autumn Adventure

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Comstock Park Branch

Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, games and pumpkin decorating! Please bring your own pumpkin.

Oct
11
Wed

Digging Dinosaurs!

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

There are dinosaurs in the library! Stop by for dinosaur fun in this STEAM-based storytime special.

Oct
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.

Oct
11
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:30 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.

Oct
11
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
11
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 am
East Grand Rapids 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.

Oct
11
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
11
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.

Oct
11
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:00 am to 11:45 am
East Grand Rapids 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
11
Wed

Babytime

1:00 pm to 1:45 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.

Oct
11
Wed

Faith Meets Fiction: A Heart Most Worthy

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 A Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell.

Oct
11
Wed

Babytime

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Nelson Township / Sand Lake 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.

Oct
11
Wed

KDL Uncorked: Ladies Night

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Join us for wine tastings, sweets and treats! Bring your girlfriends and join us to sip wine and socialize.

Oct
12
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
12
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.

Oct
12
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
12
Thu

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.

Oct
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.

Oct
12
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
12
Thu

Digging Dinosaurs!

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

There are dinosaurs in the library! Stop by for dinosaur fun in this STEAM-based storytime special.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
12
Thu

Book Discussion at Plainfield branch: Things Fall Apart

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

Join us for an informal and lively discussion of a variety of compelling titles; stretch your literary horizons!  This month's title is Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.

Oct
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.

Oct
12
Thu

Create a Traditional Folk Remedy

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Gaines Township Branch

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 and is required. Come and prepare a jar of this pungent, handmade mixture based on Fire Cider.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
13
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
13
Fri

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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
13
Fri

Awesome Autumn Adventure

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Walker Branch

Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, games and pumpkin decorating! Please bring your own pumpkin.

Oct
13
Fri

KDL Lab Experience: Robot Rumble

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Comstock Park 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.

Oct
14
Sat

Wyoming Friends of the Library Book Sale

9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Great used books at bargain prices! Bag Sale begins at 2:00 pm. All items stuffed into a library purchased bag for only $3.00!

Oct
14
Sat

Friends of the Kentwood Library Used Book Sale

9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Great used books and more at bargain prices! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kentwood Library. Join the Friends and enjoy a special preview sale.

Oct
14
Sat

Cardmaking Workshop

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

Drop in at the Krause Memorial Library between 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and use our supplies to make your own cards, stationary or bookmarks.

Oct
14
Sat

Awesome Autumn Adventure

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

Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, games and pumpkin decorating! Please bring your own pumpkin.

Oct
14
Sat

Learn to Play Dungeons & Dragons!

10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Pre-registration required. Learn to play the quintessential tabletop roleplaying game!

Oct
14
Sat

Awesome Autumn Adventure

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

Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, games and pumpkin decorating! Please bring your own pumpkin.

Oct
14
Sat

Awesome Autumn Adventure

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

Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, games and pumpkin decorating! Please bring your own pumpkin.

Oct
14
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Robot Rumble

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

Oct
15
Sun

KDL Lab Experience: Straw Building Bonanza

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

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

Oct
15
Sun

Flix@theLibrary

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

Come and enjoy a free movie and popcorn at the Cascade branch, sponsored by the Friends of Cascade Library.  (titles to be announced in September).

Oct
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.

Oct
16
Mon

Character Pumpkin Project

9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

October 1 - October 31, during open hours. Help us celebrate the harvest season with your favorite book, movie or game character!

Oct
16
Mon

Toddler Time

9:45 am to 10:30 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
16
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
16
Mon

Babytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
16
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
16
Mon

Yoga Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Breathe, bend and read together with stories, rhymes and songs. Children will develop literacy and coping skills with simple poses and mindfulness exercises.

Oct
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.

Oct
16
Mon

Toddler Time

10:45 am to 11:30 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.

Oct
16
Mon

Toddler Time

11:00 am to 11:45 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
16
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.

Oct
16
Mon

DIY Decorative Wood Signs

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 and is required. The Mud Room is bringing their painting studio to the library.

Oct
16
Mon

Create a Traditional Folk Remedy

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

Pre-registration opens on Aug. 1 and is required. Come and prepare a jar of this pungent, handmade mixture based on Fire Cider.

Oct
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.

Oct
16
Mon

Live & Learn: WW2 In Their Own Words

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Comstock Park Branch

Larry Martin has collected hundreds of stories from WW2 soldiers. He will share the riveting story of Francis Angier who was a B-17 pilot with the 8th Air Force and flew 33 missions over Germany.

Oct
16
Mon

Caledonia Genealogy and History

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

Ken Gackler, local historian, will be available to share information about Caledonia history and answer your genealogy questions. In partnership with the Caledonia Historical Society.

Oct
16
Mon

Ruff Readers

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

Oct
17
Tue

Babytime

9:30 am to 10:15 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.

Oct
17
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Grandville Branch

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

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
17
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 am
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
17
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
17
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.

Oct
17
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
17
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 pm to 2:30 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.

Oct
17
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 pm to 2:30 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.

Oct
17
Tue

Babytime

1:00 pm to 1:45 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.

Oct
17
Tue

Teen Zone

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Grandville Branch

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

Oct
17
Tue

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.

Oct
17
Tue

DIY Decorative Wood Signs

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

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 and is required. The Mud Room is bringing their painting studio to the library.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
17
Tue

KD aLe Book Club: Osgood Brewing

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Grandville Branch

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

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
18
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:30 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.

Oct
18
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
18
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 am
East Grand Rapids 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.

Oct
18
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
18
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
18
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
18
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
18
Wed

Digging Dinosaurs!

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

There are dinosaurs in the library! Stop by for dinosaur fun in this STEAM-based storytime special.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
18
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:00 am to 11:45 am
East Grand Rapids 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
18
Wed

Babytime

1:00 pm to 1:45 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.

Oct
18
Wed

Babytime

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Nelson Township / Sand Lake 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.

Oct
18
Wed

Ethics Book Club

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
East Grand Rapids Branch

Join us for a thoughtful, candid and lively discussion of books ranging in topics from current affairs, the environment, philosophy, religion, culture, race, gender and economics.  

Oct
18
Wed

West African Drum and Dance

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

Join Tam Tam Mandingue Djembe Academy certified teacher, Leah Ivory, for a night of drumming.

Oct
18
Wed

Create a Traditional Folk Remedy

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

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 and is required. Come and prepare a jar of this pungent, handmade mixture based on Fire Cider.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
19
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.

Oct
19
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
19
Thu

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.

Oct
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.

Oct
19
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
19
Thu

Teen Zone

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Plainfield 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.

Oct
19
Thu

DIY Decorative Wood Signs

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

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 and is required. The Mud Room is bringing their painting studio to the library.

Oct
19
Thu

West African Drum and Dance

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tyrone Township Branch

Join Tam Tam Mandingue Djembe Academy certified teacher, Leah Ivory, for a night of drumming.

Oct
19
Thu

Microsoft Basics: Excel I

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

Discover Excel in this introductory class that covers creating, editing and saving your spreadsheet, as well as working with simple formulas and functions.

Oct
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.

Oct
19
Thu

Town Talk

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Alto Branch

Whether you’re a “newcomer” or a long time resident, come and learn about Alto, with a focus on its history.

Oct
19
Thu

Digging Dinosaurs!

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

There are dinosaurs in the library! Stop by for dinosaur fun in this STEAM-based storytime special.

Oct
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

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
20
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
20
Fri

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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
20
Fri

Minecraft Club

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wyoming Branch

Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills.

Oct
21
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Girls Changing the World

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Alto Branch

Discover the women scientists, mathematicians, artists, explorers, engineers and computer programmers behind some of the discoveries and inventions that changed our world!

Oct
21
Sat

The Great Detective

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

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 and is required. Students will learn how to create a plot, film and edit a Detective story.

Oct
21
Sat

Family Building Bricks Party

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

Design, build and bond. Bring the whole family together and create a towering monument using the library's building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up!

Oct
21
Sat

An American in Paris: Gershwin's Europe

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Cascade Township Branch

In partnership with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Blue Lake Public Radio’s Foley Schuler presents An American in Paris: Gershwin's Europe.

Oct
21
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Straw Building Bonanza

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

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

Oct
22
Sun

Dot Art: Make Your Mark!

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

Start with just a dot on paper, and see where your imagination takes you!  Make an expressive work of art to take home, or decorate part of a larger mural.

Oct
22
Sun

Sunday Afternoon Live: Megan Dooley

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Cascade Township Branch

The Cascade Township Branch brings concerts inside for Sunday Afternoon Live, eight concerts from October, 2017 through April 2018 featuring your favorite local artists.

Oct
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.

Oct
23
Mon

Character Pumpkin Project

9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

October 1 - October 31, during open hours. Help us celebrate the harvest season with your favorite book, movie or game character!

Oct
23
Mon

Toddler Time

9:45 am to 10:30 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
23
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
23
Mon

Babytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
23
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Plainfield 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.

Oct
23
Mon

Digging Dinosaurs!

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Alto Branch

There are dinosaurs in the library! Stop by for dinosaur fun in this STEAM-based storytime special.

Oct
23
Mon

Yoga Storytime

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Breathe, bend and read together with stories, rhymes and songs. Children will develop literacy and coping skills with simple poses and mindfulness exercises.

Oct
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.

Oct
23
Mon

Toddler Time

10:45 am to 11:30 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.

Oct
23
Mon

Toddler Time

11:00 am to 11:45 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
23
Mon

Teen Advisory Zone

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Librarians want to know; what do you want to see at the library? We'll have some discussion, snacks and finish up with games or other fun activities!

Oct
23
Mon

Minecraft Club

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Cascade Township Branch

Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills.

Oct
23
Mon

Create a Traditional Folk Remedy

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Englehardt Branch

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 and is required. Come and prepare a jar of this pungent, handmade mixture based on Fire Cider.

Oct
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.

Oct
23
Mon

Live & Learn: What is Gerrymandering?

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Comstock Park Branch

Learn how legislative lines are drawn in Michigan, who draws them and why the process is important for ensuring fair representation.

Oct
23
Mon

Caledonia Genealogy and History

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

Ken Gackler, local historian, will be available to share information about Caledonia history and answer your genealogy questions. In partnership with the Caledonia Historical Society.

Oct
23
Mon

Ruff Readers

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

Oct
24
Tue

Babytime

9:30 am to 10:15 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.

Oct
24
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 am
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
24
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
24
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
24
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Grandville Branch

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

Oct
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.

Oct
24
Tue

Digging Dinosaurs!

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

There are dinosaurs in the library! Stop by for dinosaur fun in this STEAM-based storytime special.

Oct
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.

Oct
24
Tue

Awesome Autumn Adventure

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, games and pumpkin decorating! Please bring your own pumpkin.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
24
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 pm to 2:30 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.

Oct
24
Tue

Babytime

1:00 pm to 1:45 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.

Oct
24
Tue

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.

Oct
24
Tue

Teen Zone

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

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

Oct
24
Tue

Blandford on the Road - Wildlife Ambassadors

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tyrone Township Branch

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 and is required. Learn why our Wildlife Ambassadors were brought to Blandford and why they can no longer survive in the wild.

Oct
24
Tue

DIY Decorative Wood Signs

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Grandville Branch

Pre-registration opens Aug. 1 and is required. The Mud Room is bringing their painting studio to the library.

Oct
24
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
24
Tue

KD aLe Book Club: Cedar Springs Brewing Co.

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

Combine your love of books and brews at the KD aLe Book Club. Enjoy a drink from the Cedar Springs Brewing Co. during an informal talk about what we've been reading.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
25
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
25
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
25
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
25
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
25
Wed

Awesome Autumn Adventure

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

Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, games and pumpkin decorating! Please bring your own pumpkin.

Oct
25
Wed

Digging Dinosaurs!

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

There are dinosaurs in the library! Stop by for dinosaur fun in this STEAM-based storytime special.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
25
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:30 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.

Oct
25
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
25
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 am to 10:45 am
East Grand Rapids 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.

Oct
25
Wed

Awesome Autumn Adventure

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, games and pumpkin decorating! Please bring your own pumpkin.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
25
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:00 am to 11:45 am
East Grand Rapids 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
25
Wed

Babytime

1:00 pm to 1:45 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.

Oct
25
Wed

Awesome Autumn Adventure

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

Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, games and pumpkin decorating! Please bring your own pumpkin.

Oct
25
Wed

Reeds Lake Rogues

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

Pre-registration required. If you've ever wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons, come learn with us!

Oct
25
Wed

Babytime

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Nelson Township / Sand Lake 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.

Oct
25
Wed

Awesome Autumn Adventure

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

Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, games and pumpkin decorating! Please bring your own pumpkin.

Oct
25
Wed

West African Drum and Dance

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Alto Branch

Join Tam Tam Mandingue Djembe Academy certified teacher, Leah Ivory, for a night of drumming.

Oct
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.

Oct
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.

Oct
26
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 10:45 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.

Oct
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.

Oct
26
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 am to 11:00 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.

Oct
26
Thu

Awesome Autumn Adventure

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Englehardt Branch

Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, games and pumpkin decorating! Please bring your own pumpkin.

Oct
26
Thu

Digging Dinosaurs!

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

There are dinosaurs in the library! Stop by for dinosaur fun in this STEAM-based storytime special.

Oct
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.

Oct
26
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.

Oct
26
Thu

Awesome Autumn Adventure

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Wyoming Branch

Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, games and pumpkin decorating! Please bring your own pumpkin.

Oct
26
Thu

Babytime

11:00 am to 12:00 pm