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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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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Jul
31
Tue

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.

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

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
31
Tue

Kids and Teens Craft Show

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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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.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

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

Jul
31
Tue

Kids Club

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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It's a special time for fun, interactive programs just for school kids! Join our KDL Kids Club programs for crafts, storytimes, games and other activities. For grades K-5.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

It's a special time for fun, interactive programs just for school kids! Join our KDL Kids Club programs for crafts, storytimes, games and other activities.

Jul
31
Tue

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.

Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
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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.

Jul
31
Tue

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 10:00 AM 07/31/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Preschool Storytime

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

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

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

Jul
31
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 10:00 AM 07/31/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Toddler Time

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.

 

Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
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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.

Jul
31
Tue

Art Attack!

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Exercise your creativity!  Create a variety of art projects to take home with you.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

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

Jul
31
Tue

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.

Alpine Township Branch
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Alpine Township Branch

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

Jul
31
Tue

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.

 

Krause Memorial (Rockford) Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Krause Memorial (Rockford) Branch

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

Jul
31
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 10:00 AM 07/31/2018 10:45 AM America/New_York Toddler Time

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.

 

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

Jul
31
Tue

Kevin's Puppet Show

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 10:30 AM 07/31/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York Kevin's Puppet Show

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

Nelson Township Branch
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Nelson 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
31
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 10:30 AM 07/31/2018 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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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
31
Tue

Family Storytime

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 11:30 AM 07/31/2018 12:30 PM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

Krause Memorial (Rockford) Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Krause Memorial (Rockford) Branch

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

Jul
31
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 PM to 2:00 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.

Cascade Township Branch
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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.

Jul
31
Tue

KDL Lab Experience: Series

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 01:00 PM 07/31/2018 02:00 PM America/New_York KDL Lab Experience: Series

Allow children to think creatively, tinker, explore and collaborate while engaging in hands-on activities based on STEM concepts.

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

Allow children to think creatively, tinker, explore and collaborate while engaging in hands-on activities based on STEM concepts.

Jul
31
Tue

Teens: Gears of Nerf

1:00 PM to 2:00 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.

Englehardt Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Englehardt 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
31
Tue

Teen: Candy Sushi Creations

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 01:00 PM 07/31/2018 02:00 PM America/New_York Teen: Candy Sushi Creations

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Get your chopsticks out! Make and eat some delicious candy sushi!

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

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Get your chopsticks out! Make and eat some delicious candy sushi!

Jul
31
Tue

Babytime

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 01:00 PM 07/31/2018 01:45 PM America/New_York Babytime

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.

Grandville Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Grandville 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
31
Tue

A Bird's Eye View

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 01:30 PM 07/31/2018 02:30 PM America/New_York A Bird's Eye View

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.

Alto Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Alto 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
31
Tue

Pet Rock Art

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 01:30 PM 07/31/2018 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.

Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township 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
31
Tue

Teen Zone 2.0: Zombies!

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 02:00 PM 07/31/2018 03:00 PM America/New_York Teen Zone 2.0: Zombies!

Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by to build a survival bag, practice your aim and learn what it takes to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse.

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

Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by to build a survival bag, practice your aim and learn what it takes to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse.

Jul
31
Tue

Teen: Draw some AWESOME!

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 02:00 PM 07/31/2018 03:00 PM America/New_York Teen: Draw some AWESOME!

Comic Book Illustrating with Wade Gugino. Participants will do a very simple single-page graphic novel/comic book type layout. We'll draw together, learning layout, character development, proportion, expression, gesture, action, shot choice and light and dark. We will draw with pencil, but teens will leave with a template to ink the drawing in at home later. Paper and pencils provided. 

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

Comic Book Illustrating with Wade Gugino. Participants will do a very simple single-page graphic novel/comic book type layout.

Jul
31
Tue

Teen: Food Fun!

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 03:00 PM 07/31/2018 04:00 PM America/New_York Teen: Food Fun!

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Food enthusiast Mandy Thompson is back to lead you on a fun, food filled kitchen adventure.

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

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Food enthusiast Mandy Thompson is back to lead you on a fun, food filled kitchen adventure.

Jul
31
Tue

Teen: Music Trivia

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 03:30 PM 07/31/2018 04:30 PM America/New_York Teen: Music Trivia

It's music trivia time at the library. Compete against your friends to answer the most questions from different genres of music. Take home major bragging rights and a trophy!

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

It's music trivia time at the library. Compete against your friends to answer the most questions from different genres of music. Take home major bragging rights and a trophy!

Jul
31
Tue

Teen: Candy Sushi Creations

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 06:00 PM 07/31/2018 07:00 PM America/New_York Teen: Candy Sushi Creations

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Get your chopsticks out! Make and eat some delicious candy sushi!

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

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Get your chopsticks out! Make and eat some delicious candy sushi!

Jul
31
Tue

Pet Rock Art

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 06:00 PM 07/31/2018 07:00 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.

Tyrone Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Tyrone Township 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
31
Tue

A Magic Show with Tom Plunkard

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 06:30 PM 07/31/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York A Magic Show with Tom Plunkard

Tom Plunkard's entertaining and hilarious show includes animals, audience involvement and amazing magic. Held at the Byron Township Offices, 8085 Byron Center Ave SW.

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

Tom Plunkard's entertaining and hilarious show includes animals, audience involvement and amazing magic. Held at the Byron Township Offices, 8085 Byron Center Ave SW.

Jul
31
Tue

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 06:30 PM 07/31/2018 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.

Gaines Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Gaines 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
31
Tue

A Bird's Eye View

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 06:30 PM 07/31/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York A Bird's Eye View

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. Located in Spencer Twp. Park Pavilion.

Spencer Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Spencer 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
31
Tue

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 07/31/2018 06:30 PM 07/31/2018 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.

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