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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Jan
4
Thu

Meet the Sled Dogs

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 10:00 AM 01/04/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Meet the Sled Dogs

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

Plainfield Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Plainfield Township Branch

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

Jan
4
Thu

A Day at the Beach!

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 10:00 AM 01/04/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York A Day at the Beach!

Forget about the cold, snowy winter and enjoy a day at the beach! Bring your beach towel and join us in beachy reads, sandy activities and fun in the sun games!

Walker Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Walker Branch

Forget about the cold, snowy winter and enjoy a day at the beach! Bring your beach towel and join us in beachy reads, sandy activities and fun in the sun games!

Jan
4
Thu

Apple Users Group

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 10:00 AM 01/04/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York Apple Users Group

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.

Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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.

Jan
4
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 10:00 AM 01/04/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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.

Alpine Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Alpine Township Branch

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

Jan
4
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 10:00 AM 01/04/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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.

Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

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

Jan
4
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 10:00 AM 01/04/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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.

East Grand Rapids Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
East Grand Rapids Branch

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

Jan
4
Thu

The Great Break Escape Room

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 12:00 PM 01/04/2018 05:00 PM America/New_York The Great Break Escape Room

You have 20 minutes to solve the clues, escape the room and save the holidays! Stop in to reserve your time slot.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Cascade Friends of the Library.

  • Saturday, December 30, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, January 2 through Friday, January 5, noon to 5:00 pm
Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township Branch

You have 20 minutes to solve the clues, escape the room and save the holidays! Stop in to reserve your time slot.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Jan
4
Thu

Teen Zone

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 01:00 PM 01/04/2018 02:00 PM America/New_York Teen Zone

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

Alto Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Alto Branch

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

Jan
4
Thu

Novel Characters Book Club: Secrets of Harmony Grove

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 01:00 PM 01/04/2018 02:00 PM America/New_York Novel Characters Book Club: Secrets of Harmony Grove

Join us for an informal book discussion of Secrets of Harmony Grove by Mindy Starns Clark.

Caledonia Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Caledonia Township Branch

Join us for an informal book discussion of Secrets of Harmony Grove by Mindy Starns Clark.

Jan
4
Thu

Escape from Azkaban

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 01:00 PM 01/04/2018 07:00 PM America/New_York Escape from Azkaban

Do you have what it takes to escape from the wizard prison Azkaban? Discover clues and hunt for secrets as you and your team race against the clock in this literary-themed escape room. Contact the library to sign up for a time slot. Sponsored in part by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

East Grand Rapids Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
East Grand Rapids Branch

Do you have what it takes to escape from the wizard prison Azkaban? Discover clues and hunt for secrets as you and your team race against the clock in this literary-themed escape room.

Jan
4
Thu

Life-Sized Oregon Trail

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 02:00 PM 01/04/2018 04:00 PM America/New_York Life-Sized Oregon Trail

Escape the winter weather with an exciting trip along the Oregon Trail, modeled after the classic computer game! Grab your friends and prepare to face capsized wagons, dysentery, broken wheels and more as you attempt to reach Willamette Valley.

Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township Branch

Escape the winter weather with an exciting trip along the Oregon Trail, modeled after the classic computer game!

Jan
4
Thu

Teen Zone

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 04:00 PM 01/04/2018 06:00 PM America/New_York Teen Zone

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

Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

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

Jan
4
Thu

KDL LAB at the Geek Group

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 06:00 PM 01/04/2018 08:00 PM America/New_York KDL LAB at the Geek Group

Participants must be accompanied by an adult.  For grades 3 – 6. Visit an incredible maker space and experience some next level hands-on projects.  The Geek Group hosts three nights of projects focusing on 3D print designs, building Little Free Libraries and disassembling computers. The programs will be held at The Geek Group, 902 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids.  

  • January 2, 3D Printing
  • January 3, Wood Working
  • January 4, Take Apart Tech
Off-Site Event
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Off-Site Event

Participants must be accompanied by an adult.  For grades 3 – 6. Visit an incredible maker space and experience some next level hands-on projects.

Jan
4
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 06:00 PM 01/04/2018 08:00 PM America/New_York Sit-N-Stitch

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.

Wyoming Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Wyoming Branch

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

Jan
4
Thu

Early Childhood Essentials: Mindfulness for Children

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 06:30 PM 01/04/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Early Childhood Essentials: Mindfulness for Children

Pre-registration opens Nov. 1 and is required.  Each session offers one hour of professional development credit. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Sponsored by Great Start to Quality.

By offering alternative ways of relating to everyday life experiences, including thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and events, this program teaches and encourages the use of mindfulness self-care skills to help children feel better and enjoy life more.

Comstock Park Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Comstock Park Branch

Pre-registration opens Nov. 1 and is required.  Each session offers one hour of professional development credit. Adults only please; child care is not provided.