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The Caledonia branch will be closed Monday, Sept. 16, for staff training.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Jul
12
Thu

Babytime

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
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Delight and engage your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills. For babies from birth to 18 months with a caregiver.

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Delight and engage your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Jul
12
Thu

Marimbamania Concert

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
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Enjoy a unique multicultural musical performance from Marimbamania. The performance includes instruments like the Mexican marimba, African balafon and more.

Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
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Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Enjoy a unique multicultural musical performance from Marimbamania. The performance includes instruments like the Mexican marimba, African balafon and more.

Jul
12
Thu

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

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

Jul
12
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Jul
12
Thu

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
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Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills. For children ages 3 and younger with an adult.

 

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Jul
12
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Jul
12
Thu

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Jul
12
Thu

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 07/12/2018 10:30 AM 07/12/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Wyoming Branch
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Wyoming Branch

Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Jul
12
Thu

Marimbamania Concert

10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Add to Calendar 07/12/2018 10:45 AM 07/12/2018 11:15 AM America/New_York Marimbamania Concert

Enjoy a unique multicultural musical performance from Marimbamania. The performance includes instruments like the Mexican marimba, African balafon and more.

Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
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Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Enjoy a unique multicultural musical performance from Marimbamania. The performance includes instruments like the Mexican marimba, African balafon and more.

Jul
12
Thu

Storytime for Spanish Speakers - La hora del cuento para hispanohablantes

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 07/12/2018 11:00 AM 07/12/2018 12:00 PM America/New_York Storytime for Spanish Speakers - La hora del cuento para hispanohablantes

Leerles a los hijos les ayudará a estimular el gusto por la lectura, desarrollará su creatividad y favorecerá el desarrollo del idioma español.  ¡Nos divertiremos mientras aprendemos! Todo la familia esta bienvenida. Entrada gratis.

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

Leerles a los hijos les ayudará a estimular el gusto por la lectura, desarrollará su creatividad y favorecerá el desarrollo del idioma español.  ¡Nos divertiremos mientras aprendemos!

Jul
12
Thu

Book Discussion: The Wright Brothers

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.

Jul
12
Thu

Audacious Hoops

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
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Watch a lively, interactive hula hoop show.  There will be hula hoops available for everyone to give it a whirl.

Alto Branch
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Alto Branch

Watch a lively, interactive hula hoop show.  There will be hula hoops available for everyone to give it a whirl.

Jul
12
Thu

Kids and Teens Craft Show

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Arts and crafts for sale by local kids and teens.  Join us as a seller, or just come to shop.  You're sure to find some great bargains. Program held at John Collins Park,  650 Lakeside Dr SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506,  Pre-registration for sellers is required. Stop by the library to register.

Off-Site Event
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Off-Site Event

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

Jul
12
Thu

Art Attack!

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Exercise your creativity!  Create a variety of art projects to take home with you.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Exercise your creativity!  Create a variety of art projects to take home with you.

Jul
12
Thu

Teen: Pop 'n' Paint - THE REMIX

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. We will paint and etch rockin’ art onto recycled CDs. Two discs provided. You may bring up to two additional discs.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. We will paint and etch rockin’ art onto recycled CDs. Two discs provided. You may bring up to two additional discs.

Jul
12
Thu

Kids and Teens Craft Show

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 07/12/2018 02:00 PM 07/12/2018 04:00 PM America/New_York Kids and Teens Craft Show

Arts and crafts for sale by local kids and teens.  Join us as a seller, or just come to shop at John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Dr. SE.  You're sure to find some great bargains.   Pre-registration for sellers is required. Stop by the library to register.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Arts and crafts for sale by local kids and teens.  Join us as a seller, or just come to shop at John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Dr.

Jul
12
Thu

Teen: Henna

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Experience the intricate art of henna tattooing. Choose your own design for application and learn how to apply the henna yourself!

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Experience the intricate art of henna tattooing.

Jul
12
Thu

Farm on the Go!

4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Visit friendly farm animals with the Critter Barn of Zeeland. Enjoy many hands-on experiences including milking a goat!

Kelloggsville Branch
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Kelloggsville Branch

Visit friendly farm animals with the Critter Barn of Zeeland. Enjoy many hands-on experiences including milking a goat!

Jul
12
Thu

Teen: Henna

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Experience the intricate art of henna tattooing. Choose your own design for application and learn how to apply the henna yourself!

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

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Experience the intricate art of henna tattooing.

Jul
12
Thu

Introduction to Metal Embossing

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Registration closes when the waitlist is full. In this class, participants will be introduced to the art of metal embossing. Each participant will work to design, emboss, and patina a piece of aluminum that can serve as a decorative piece or a piece of functional jewelry.

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines Township Branch

Registration closes when the waitlist is full. In this class, participants will be introduced to the art of metal embossing.

Jul
12
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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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
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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.

Jul
12
Thu

The Village Puppeteers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Join us for a high energy, fast paced, puppet comedy. Belly laughs guaranteed. Held at the Byron Township Offices, 8085 Byron Center Ave SW.

Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

Join us for a high energy, fast paced, puppet comedy. Belly laughs guaranteed. Held at the Byron Township Offices, 8085 Byron Center Ave SW.

Jul
12
Thu

Kevin's Puppet Show

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Join Kevin Kammeraad and The Cooperfly Puppet Troupe for a highly interactive, all ages puppet event where YOU help create the show!

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

Join Kevin Kammeraad and The Cooperfly Puppet Troupe for a highly interactive, all ages puppet event where YOU help create the show!

Jul
12
Thu

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/12/2018 06:30 PM 07/12/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Ruff Readers

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. Kids read their favorite book and the pooches curl up, listen and enjoy.  Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and secure a time slot.  First come, first served.  Sponsored by Bissell.

Tyrone Township Branch
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Tyrone 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.

Jul
12
Thu

Tap Your Toes with the Porters

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Come swing and dance to the toe-tappin' sounds of The Porters, a four-piece band that will captivate and entertain even the youngest audience. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy this outdoor performance.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Come swing and dance to the toe-tappin' sounds of The Porters, a four-piece band that will captivate and entertain even the youngest audience.

Jul
12
Thu

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/12/2018 06:30 PM 07/12/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Ruff Readers

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. Kids read their favorite book and the pooches curl up, listen and enjoy.  Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and secure a time slot.  First come, first served.  Sponsored by Bissell.

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

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

Jul
12
Thu

Book Discussion Author Study - Fredrik Backman

6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
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Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of the author, Fredrik Backman.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of the author, Fredrik Backman.