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Nelson Twp. Branch is closed Saturday, Oct 24 due to no heat. Kelloggsville Branch will be closed Monday, Oct. 26.
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Jul
19
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
19
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
19
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
19
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
19
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
19
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
19
Thu

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 07/19/2018 10:30 AM 07/19/2018 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 and KDL Talking Book & Braille Center
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Wyoming Branch and KDL Talking Book & Braille Center

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

Jul
19
Thu

Pet Rock Art

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/19/2018 01:30 PM 07/19/2018 02:30 PM America/New_York Pet Rock Art

Turn an ordinary rock into a one-of-a-kind pet! Rocks are the perfect pet. They don’t eat, shed, or move! You can also decorate a carrier for them to live in and pick out a cozy rock-sized blanket.

Alto Branch
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Alto Branch

Turn an ordinary rock into a one-of-a-kind pet! Rocks are the perfect pet. They don’t eat, shed, or move!

Jul
19
Thu

Summer Carnival

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Celebrate summer!  Celebrate reading!  Join us for games, crafts, prizes and tons of carnival-style fun!  John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Dr SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Celebrate summer!  Celebrate reading!

Jul
19
Thu

A Bird's Eye View

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Meet the birds of prey from the Outdoor Discovery Center! Learn unique features, habitat preferences, preferred prey and how these amazing predators fit into the natural world. See live birds and cool artifacts.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Meet the birds of prey from the Outdoor Discovery Center! Learn unique features, habitat preferences, preferred prey and how these amazing predators fit into the natural world.

Jul
19
Thu

Teens: Gears of Nerf

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Let loose the Gears of Nerf.  You and your team are given 30 minutes to build a free standing structure that will protect your medic. Nerf blasters are provided, please do not bring your own.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Let loose the Gears of Nerf.  You and your team are given 30 minutes to build a free standing structure that will protect your medic.

Jul
19
Thu

Bangarang Circus

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 07/19/2018 02:00 PM 07/19/2018 03:00 PM America/New_York Bangarang Circus

Bangarang Circus will wow with circus style entertainment ranging from aerial arts to hula hooping, acrobatics and more!

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

Bangarang Circus will wow with circus style entertainment ranging from aerial arts to hula hooping, acrobatics and more!

Jul
19
Thu

Touch a Truck

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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A close up look at big trucks! There will be an assortment of awesome vehicles on hand to explore, plus the pros who operate them. Decorate your own hard hat.

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

A close up look at big trucks! There will be an assortment of awesome vehicles on hand to explore, plus the pros who operate them. Decorate your own hard hat.

Jul
19
Thu

Summertime Sip & Sit

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Drop-in our outdoor sitting spot and sip lemonade while you meet & greet your neighbors. Lemonade and snacks while supplies last.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

Drop-in our outdoor sitting spot and sip lemonade while you meet & greet your neighbors. Lemonade and snacks while supplies last.

Jul
19
Thu

Kids and Teens Craft Show

6:00 PM to 7:30 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.   Pre-registration for sellers is required. Stop by the library to register.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Arts and crafts for sale by local kids and teens.  Join us as a seller, or just come to shop.

Jul
19
Thu

Teen: Pop 'n' Paint - THE REMIX

6:00 PM to 7:00 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.

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines 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
19
Thu

DIY Basic Electrical

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Pre-registration required. Learn and utilize new electrical skills!  Learn about circuits, voltage, wiring, safe installation techniques and more. Home Repair Services presents their popular hands-on home maintenance classes. Dress accordingly.

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

Pre-registration required. Learn and utilize new electrical skills!  Learn about circuits, voltage, wiring, safe installation techniques and more.

Jul
19
Thu

Bangarang Circus

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/19/2018 06:30 PM 07/19/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Bangarang Circus

Bangarang Circus will wow with circus style entertainment ranging from aerial arts to hula hooping, acrobatics and more!

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

Bangarang Circus will wow with circus style entertainment ranging from aerial arts to hula hooping, acrobatics and more!

Jul
19
Thu

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/19/2018 06:30 PM 07/19/2018 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
19
Thu

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/19/2018 06:30 PM 07/19/2018 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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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
19
Thu

Monogram Book Tote

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/19/2018 06:30 PM 07/19/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Monogram Book Tote

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Create a personalized canvas tote bag with Jamie Jewell.

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Create a personalized canvas tote bag with Jamie Jewell.

Jul
19
Thu

Magic with a Smile

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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A fun filled magic show with audience participation, juggling, comedy, illusions, music and fun!  Magic that thrills one minute and leaves the audience roaring with laughter the next. Everyone will scream to be one of those chosen to play the “Big Prize Game”.

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

A fun filled magic show with audience participation, juggling, comedy, illusions, music and fun!  Magic that thrills one minute and leaves the audience roaring with laughter the next.

Jul
19
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 and KDL Talking Book & Braille Center
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Wyoming Branch and KDL Talking Book & Braille Center

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
19
Thu

Trivia Night @ Schmohz: Show Off Your Mind Palace

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/19/2018 07:00 PM 07/19/2018 08:30 PM America/New_York Trivia Night @ Schmohz: Show Off Your Mind Palace

Team sign-up begins at 6:30, team sizes can range from 2-6 players. Spots are limited to the first 50 players. Outside food is permitted. (2600 Patterson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546)Do you possess encyclopedic knowledge about The Lord of the Rings? Can you recite Radiohead's entire discography in chronological order? Would you like to impress your friends by showing off how much useless knowledge you know? If so, join KDL at Schmohz Brewing Company for a night of team trivia!  For adults 21 and older.

Off-Site Event
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Off-Site Event

Team sign-up begins at 6:30, team sizes can range from 2-6 players. Spots are limited to the first 50 players. Outside food is permitted.

Jul
19
Thu

Spoon Man

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Come witness the Spoon Man perform an amazing musical show using 2 simple tablespoons as instruments.  Sponsored by Shannon Orthodontics.

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

Come witness the Spoon Man perform an amazing musical show using 2 simple tablespoons as instruments.  Sponsored by Shannon Orthodontics.