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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Aug
1
Wed

The Village Puppeteers

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 10:00 AM 08/01/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York The Village Puppeteers

Join us for a high energy, fast paced, puppet comedy. Belly laughs guaranteed.

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

Join us for a high energy, fast paced, puppet comedy. Belly laughs guaranteed.

Aug
1
Wed

Explore Outdoors

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 10:00 AM 08/01/2018 12:00 PM America/New_York Explore Outdoors

Explore our world through art, sensory activities and games, all outside on our beautiful deck!

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

Explore our world through art, sensory activities and games, all outside on our beautiful deck!

Aug
1
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 10:00 AM 08/01/2018 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.

 

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

Aug
1
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 10:00 AM 08/01/2018 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.

 

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

Aug
1
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 10:00 AM 08/01/2018 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.

Aug
1
Wed

Kids Club

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 10:00 AM 08/01/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Kids Club

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

Aug
1
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 10:00 AM 08/01/2018 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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township Branch

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

Aug
1
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 10:00 AM 08/01/2018 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.

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

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

Aug
1
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 10:00 AM 08/01/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

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

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

Aug
1
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 10:00 AM 08/01/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

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

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

Aug
1
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 10:00 AM 08/01/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills. Held at the Tyrone Township Community Building (28 E. Muskegon St.)

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

Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills. Held at the Tyrone Township Community Building (28 E.

Aug
1
Wed

Toddler Time

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 10:30 AM 08/01/2018 11:30 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.

 

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

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

Aug
1
Wed

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 10:30 AM 08/01/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

Read and sing together as a family at John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Dr. S.E. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Off-Site Event
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Off-Site Event

Read and sing together as a family at John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Dr. S.E. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Aug
1
Wed

Toddler Time

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 11:00 AM 08/01/2018 11:45 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.

 

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

Aug
1
Wed

Babytime

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 11:00 AM 08/01/2018 12:00 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.

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

Aug
1
Wed

Family Storytime

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 11:30 AM 08/01/2018 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 Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Krause Memorial Branch

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

Aug
1
Wed

Community Blood Drive

12:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 12:15 PM 08/01/2018 07:00 PM America/New_York Community Blood Drive

Cascade Community Donor Center - Bringing the opportunity to save a life closer to you!  Call MiBlood at 1-866-MiBlood (642-5663) if you prefer an appointed time. Sponsored by Michigan Blood (MiBlood).

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

Cascade Community Donor Center - Bringing the opportunity to save a life closer to you!  Call MiBlood at 1-866-MiBlood (642-5663) if you prefer an appointed time.

Aug
1
Wed

A Magic Show with Tom Plunkard

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 01:00 PM 08/01/2018 02:00 PM America/New_York A Magic Show with Tom Plunkard

Tom Plunkard's entertaining and hilarious show includes animals, audience involvement and amazing magic.

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

Tom Plunkard's entertaining and hilarious show includes animals, audience involvement and amazing magic.

Aug
1
Wed

Teen: Food Fun!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 01:00 PM 08/01/2018 02:00 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.

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

Aug
1
Wed

Kooombah Rain Sticks!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 01:00 PM 08/01/2018 02:00 PM America/New_York Kooombah Rain Sticks!

Koo-oom-bah means creativity in Swahili! Join us and get creative using your imagination and a few craft supplies to create your own rain stick! 

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

Koo-oom-bah means creativity in Swahili! Join us and get creative using your imagination and a few craft supplies to create your own rain stick! 

Aug
1
Wed

Babytime

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 01:00 PM 08/01/2018 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.

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

Aug
1
Wed

Ruff Readers

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 01:30 PM 08/01/2018 02:30 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.

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

Aug
1
Wed

A Bird's Eye View

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 02:00 PM 08/01/2018 03:00 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.

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

Aug
1
Wed

Teen: Sweets Decorating Techniques!

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 02:00 PM 08/01/2018 03:00 PM America/New_York Teen: Sweets Decorating Techniques!

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Learn some tips and tricks for decorating cakes, cookies and other sweet treats. Hands-on fun included.

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

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Learn some tips and tricks for decorating cakes, cookies and other sweet treats. Hands-on fun included.

Aug
1
Wed

Audacious Hoops

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 06:30 PM 08/01/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Audacious Hoops

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

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

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

Aug
1
Wed

KDL Lab Experience: Shrinky, Stretchy and Silly Science

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2018 06:30 PM 08/01/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York KDL Lab Experience: Shrinky, Stretchy and Silly Science

Get creative as you shrink, stretch and learn about polymers. Design your own original shrinky dink creations, experiment with balloons and learn the science behind it all.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Get creative as you shrink, stretch and learn about polymers. Design your own original shrinky dink creations, experiment with balloons and learn the science behind it all.

Aug
2
Thu

Babytime

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 09:30 AM 08/02/2018 10:15 AM 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.

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

Aug
2
Thu

Rockin' with Pete the Cat

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 10:00 AM 08/02/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Rockin' with Pete the Cat

We are super excited about our Pete the Cat Storytime. It's going to be groovy! We'll read Pete the Cat stories, enjoy making some Pete-inspired crafts and sing and dance to silly songs.  As Pete says, "It's all good."

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

We are super excited about our Pete the Cat Storytime. It's going to be groovy!

Aug
2
Thu

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 10:00 AM 08/02/2018 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.

 

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

Aug
2
Thu

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 10:00 AM 08/02/2018 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.

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

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

Aug
2
Thu

Apple Users Group

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 10:00 AM 08/02/2018 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.

Aug
2
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 10:00 AM 08/02/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

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

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

Aug
2
Thu

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 10:30 AM 08/02/2018 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.

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

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

Aug
2
Thu

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 10:30 AM 08/02/2018 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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Wyoming Branch

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

Aug
2
Thu

Novel Characters Book Club: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 01:00 PM 08/02/2018 02:00 PM America/New_York Novel Characters Book Club: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Join us for an informal book discussion of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

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

Join us for an informal book discussion of

Aug
2
Thu

Alohomora! Unlock Your Harry Potter Drawing Skills

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 01:30 PM 08/02/2018 02:30 PM America/New_York Alohomora! Unlock Your Harry Potter Drawing Skills

Corinne Roberts, local illustration artist, is back with a family friendly, Harry Potter drawing session.  Parents or guardians are strongly encouraged to attend and assist their children

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

Corinne Roberts, local illustration artist, is back with a family friendly, Harry Potter drawing session.

Aug
2
Thu

A Bird's Eye View

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 02:00 PM 08/02/2018 03:00 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.

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

Aug
2
Thu

Splish Splash Water Party

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 02:00 PM 08/02/2018 04:00 PM America/New_York Splish Splash Water Party

Splish! Splash! Wear your bathing suit or clothes that can get wet for this outdoor party that's sure to be FUN! Don't forget your sunscreen! Manhattan Park, 430 Manhattan Rd.

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

Splish! Splash! Wear your bathing suit or clothes that can get wet for this outdoor party that's sure to be FUN! Don't forget your sunscreen! Manhattan Park, 430 Manhattan Rd.

Aug
2
Thu

Teen: Music Trivia

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 02:00 PM 08/02/2018 03:00 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!

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

Aug
2
Thu

Teen: Pop 'n' Paint - THE REMIX

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 04:00 PM 08/02/2018 05:00 PM America/New_York Teen: Pop 'n' Paint - THE REMIX

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.

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

Aug
2
Thu

Minecraft Club

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 06:00 PM 08/02/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Minecraft Club

Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills.  The library has a limited number of computers and licenses for Minecraft. First come, first served.  No registration required.  If you are able, bring a laptop with Wi-Fi capabilities and Minecraft installed and join us!

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

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

Aug
2
Thu

Audacious Hoops

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 06:30 PM 08/02/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Audacious Hoops

Watch a lively, interactive hula hoop show.  There will be hula hoops available for everyone to give it a whirl. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy this outdoor performance.

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

Watch a lively, interactive hula hoop show.  There will be hula hoops available for everyone to give it a whirl. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy this outdoor performance.

Aug
2
Thu

Magic with a Smile

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 06:30 PM 08/02/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Magic with a Smile

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”. Held at the Byron Township Offices, 8085 Byron Center Ave SW.

Byron Township Branch
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Byron 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.

Aug
2
Thu

Tap Your Toes with the Porters

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 06:30 PM 08/02/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Tap Your Toes with the Porters

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.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield 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.

Aug
2
Thu

Teen: Sweets Decorating Techniques!

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 06:30 PM 08/02/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Teen: Sweets Decorating Techniques!

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Learn some tips and tricks for decorating cakes, cookies and other sweet treats. Hands-on fun included.

Spencer Township Branch
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Spencer Township Branch

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Learn some tips and tricks for decorating cakes, cookies and other sweet treats. Hands-on fun included.

Aug
2
Thu

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 06:30 PM 08/02/2018 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.

Aug
2
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/02/2018 06:30 PM 08/02/2018 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
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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.

Aug
3
Fri

Sensory Playtime

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/03/2018 09:30 AM 08/03/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York Sensory Playtime

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

Aug
3
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/03/2018 10:00 AM 08/03/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Rhyme Time Music and Movement

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Comstock Park Branch
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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.

Aug
3
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/03/2018 10:00 AM 08/03/2018 10:30 AM America/New_York Rhyme Time Music and Movement

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Caledonia Township Branch
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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.

Aug
3
Fri

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/03/2018 10:00 AM 08/03/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

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

Aug
3
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/03/2018 10:30 AM 08/03/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York Rhyme Time Music and Movement

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Wyoming Branch
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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.

Aug
3
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/03/2018 10:30 AM 08/03/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York Rhyme Time Music and Movement

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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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.

Aug
3
Fri

Teen: Food Fun!

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/03/2018 02:00 PM 08/03/2018 03:00 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.

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park 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.

Aug
3
Fri

Minecraft Club

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/03/2018 03:00 PM 08/03/2018 04:30 PM America/New_York Minecraft Club

Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills.  The library has a limited number of computers and licenses for Minecraft. First come, first served.  No registration required.  If you are able, bring a laptop with Wi-Fi capabilities and Minecraft installed and join us!

Wyoming Branch
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Wyoming Branch

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

Aug
4
Sat

Baking with Michigan Fruits

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/04/2018 10:00 AM 08/04/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Baking with Michigan Fruits

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Pastry chef Susan Vandenberg will demonstrate step-by-step techniques for making different pastry doughs to be used with local seasonal Michigan fruits. Tarts, pies and perfect dough by hand!

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

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Pastry chef Susan Vandenberg will demonstrate step-by-step techniques for making different pastry doughs to be used with local seasona

Aug
4
Sat

Pokémon Club

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/04/2018 01:30 PM 08/04/2018 02:30 PM America/New_York Pokémon Club

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

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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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.

Aug
4
Sat

Jennifer Pharr Davis

1:30 PM to 4:15 PM
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Join hiker / author Jennifer Pharr Davis as she talks about her new book The Pursuit of Endurance.

  • 1:30 PM Book sales and signing
  • 2:00 PM Talk
  • 3:15 PM Short Walk and Talk on the North Country Trail

Bring your chair to enjoy the talk at the Lowell Riverwalk Stage and appropriate footwear for trail walking.

Sponsored by Kent District Library, North Country National Scenic Trail and North Country Trail Association.

Rain location is Englehardt Branch.

Off-Site Event
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Off-Site Event

Join hiker / author Jennifer Pharr Davis as she talks about her new book The Pursuit of Endurance.

Aug
5
Sun

Super Party Wonder Day

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/05/2018 02:00 PM 08/05/2018 07:00 PM America/New_York Super Party Wonder Day

In celebration of the 6,000+ programs that Kent District Library hosts each year across Kent County, KDL presentes BANDS, BEER, BIKES and BBQ! Join us at SuperPartyWonderDay as we step out of the library for a day of unexpected, free fun.

Off-Site Event
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Off-Site Event

In celebration of the 6,000+ programs that Kent District Library hosts each year across Kent County, KDL presentes BANDS, BEER, BIKES and BBQ!

Aug
6
Mon

Babytime

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/06/2018 09:30 AM 08/06/2018 10:30 AM 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.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids 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.

Aug
6
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/06/2018 10:00 AM 08/06/2018 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.

 

Comstock Park Branch
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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.

Aug
6
Mon

Ballet Storytime with the Caledonia Dance and Music Center

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/06/2018 10:00 AM 08/06/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Ballet Storytime with the Caledonia Dance and Music Center

Inspire your little stars to pursue their dreams of dance. Join us for ballet, music and storytime with a special guest instructor from Caledonia Dance & Music Center.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Inspire your little stars to pursue their dreams of dance. Join us for ballet, music and storytime with a special guest instructor from Caledonia Dance & Music Center.

Aug
6
Mon

Babytime

10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Add to Calendar 08/06/2018 10:30 AM 08/06/2018 11:15 AM 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.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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Nelson Township / Sand Lake 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.

Aug
6
Mon

Babytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/06/2018 10:30 AM 08/06/2018 11:30 AM 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.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids 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.

Aug
6
Mon

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/06/2018 10:30 AM 08/06/2018 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.

Kelloggsville Branch
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Kelloggsville Branch

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

Aug
6
Mon

Teen: Draw some AWESOME!

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/06/2018 02:00 PM 08/06/2018 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. 

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

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

Aug
6
Mon

Tech Explorers

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/06/2018 04:30 PM 08/06/2018 05:30 PM America/New_York Tech Explorers

Drop in Monday afternoons to explore the fun and rapidly changing world of technology. We will play Minecraft in our own realm, code with Scratch, try out some robots, take a look inside computers and create game animations.  Grades 3 – 8.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Englehardt Library.

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

Drop in Monday afternoons to explore the fun and rapidly changing world of technology.

Aug
6
Mon

Minecraft Club

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/06/2018 04:30 PM 08/06/2018 05:30 PM America/New_York Minecraft Club

Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills.  The library has a limited number of computers and licenses for Minecraft. First come, first served.  No registration required.  If you are able, bring a laptop with Wi-Fi capabilities and Minecraft installed and join us!

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

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

Aug
6
Mon

Monogram Book Tote

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/06/2018 06:30 PM 08/06/2018 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.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

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

Aug
6
Mon

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/06/2018 06:30 PM 08/06/2018 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.

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

Aug
7
Tue

Pet Show

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/07/2018 10:30 AM 08/07/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York Pet Show

Your pet is a star!  Every critter's a winner in this unique show designed to put the spotlight on your furry, scaly or feathered friend. Stuffed pets are welcome also.   All acts must pre-register.  Visit the library for details.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Your pet is a star!  Every critter's a winner in this unique show designed to put the spotlight on your furry, scaly or feathered friend. Stuffed pets are welcome also.

Aug
7
Tue

Storytime for Spanish Speakers - La hora del cuento para hispanohablantes

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/07/2018 11:00 AM 08/07/2018 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!

Aug
7
Tue

Kooombah Rain Sticks!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/07/2018 01:00 PM 08/07/2018 02:00 PM America/New_York Kooombah Rain Sticks!

Koo-oom-bah means creativity in Swahili! Join us and get creative using your imagination and a few craft supplies to create your own rain stick! 

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

Koo-oom-bah means creativity in Swahili! Join us and get creative using your imagination and a few craft supplies to create your own rain stick! 

Aug
7
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/07/2018 01:00 PM 08/07/2018 02:00 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.

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.

Aug
7
Tue

Art Attack!

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/07/2018 02:00 PM 08/07/2018 03:00 PM America/New_York Art Attack!

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

Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

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

Aug
7
Tue

Teen Zone

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/07/2018 03:30 PM 08/07/2018 04:30 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.

Tyrone Township Branch
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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.

Aug
7
Tue

DIY Basic Electrical

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/07/2018 05:30 PM 08/07/2018 06:30 PM America/New_York DIY Basic Electrical

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.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

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

Aug
7
Tue

Teen: Food Fun!

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/07/2018 06:00 PM 08/07/2018 07:00 PM America/New_York Teen: Food Fun!

This program will take place at the Byron Twp. KDL Branch. Food enthusiast Mandy Thompson is back to lead you on a fun, food filled kitchen adventure. Pre-registration required.

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines Township Branch

This program will take place at the Byron Twp. KDL Branch. Food enthusiast Mandy Thompson is back to lead you on a fun, food filled kitchen adventure.

Aug
7
Tue

Baking with Michigan Fruits

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/07/2018 06:00 PM 08/07/2018 07:00 PM America/New_York Baking with Michigan Fruits

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Pastry chef Susan Vandenberg will demonstrate step-by-step techniques for making different pastry doughs to be used with local seasonal Michigan fruits. Tarts, pies and perfect dough by hand! Held in the Kent City Historical Museum, located in the library building.

Tyrone Township Branch
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Tyrone Township Branch

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Pastry chef Susan Vandenberg will demonstrate step-by-step techniques for making different pastry doughs to be used with local seasona

Aug
7
Tue

Dot Mandala Painting Workshop

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/07/2018 06:30 PM 08/07/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Dot Mandala Painting Workshop

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Create and take home a dot mandala painted rock or artist board. Learn how to paint in color tints and patterns.  You will apply dots using special tools, and learn to layer paint dots for a 3D effect.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Create and take home a dot mandala painted rock or artist board. Learn how to paint in color tints and patterns.

Aug
7
Tue

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/07/2018 06:30 PM 08/07/2018 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.

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

Aug
8
Wed

Tap Your Toes with the Porters

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/08/2018 10:00 AM 08/08/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Tap Your Toes with the Porters

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.

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

Aug
8
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/08/2018 10:00 AM 08/08/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

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

Aug
8
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/08/2018 10:00 AM 08/08/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills. Held at the Tyrone Township Community Building (28 E. Muskegon St.)

Tyrone Township Branch
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Tyrone Township Branch

Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills. Held at the Tyrone Township Community Building (28 E.

Aug
8
Wed

KDLville Play Outdoors

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/08/2018 10:30 AM 08/08/2018 12:00 PM America/New_York KDLville Play Outdoors

Enjoy the warm summer days and meet your friends at KDLville outdoors with special activities for moving and playing outside.  

Kelloggsville Branch
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Kelloggsville Branch

Enjoy the warm summer days and meet your friends at KDLville outdoors with special activities for moving and playing outside.  

Aug
8
Wed

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/08/2018 10:30 AM 08/08/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

Read and sing together as a family at John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Dr. S.E. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Off-Site Event
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Off-Site Event

Read and sing together as a family at John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Dr. S.E. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Aug
8
Wed

Summertime Sip & Sit

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/08/2018 10:30 AM 08/08/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York Summertime Sip & Sit

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

Kelloggsville Branch
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Kelloggsville Branch

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

Aug
8
Wed

Babytime

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/08/2018 11:00 AM 08/08/2018 12:00 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.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township 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.

Aug
8
Wed

Teen: 2 Minute Movie Actors Studio

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/08/2018 01:00 PM 08/08/2018 02:00 PM America/New_York Teen: 2 Minute Movie Actors Studio

Come and act out your favorite movie but the catch is you only have 2 minutes for the entire movie!

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

Come and act out your favorite movie but the catch is you only have 2 minutes for the entire movie!

Aug
8
Wed

Art Attack!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Exercise your creativity!  Create a variety of art projects to take home with you.

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

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

Aug
8
Wed

Faith Meets Fiction: Home Another Way

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
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Join us for an informal discussion based around this month's selection Home Another Way by Christa Parrish.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Join us for an informal discussion based around this month's selection

Aug
8
Wed

Junior Discoverers

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Hands-on exploration in science, engineering, art and much more! Discover new materials, tools and processes as you make a project to take home.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Hands-on exploration in science, engineering, art and much more! Discover new materials, tools and processes as you make a project to take home.

Aug
8
Wed

A Magic Show with Tom Plunkard

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Tom Plunkard's entertaining and hilarious show includes animals, audience involvement and amazing magic.

Alpine Township Branch
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Alpine Township Branch

Tom Plunkard's entertaining and hilarious show includes animals, audience involvement and amazing magic.

Aug
8
Wed

Monogram Book Tote

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Create a personalized canvas tote bag with Jamie Jewell.

Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

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

Aug
8
Wed

KDL Lab Experience: Build with K’Nex

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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 Use your imagination to build with K'Nex or follow a project guide. KDL LAB EXPERIENCE events allow children to think creatively, tinker, explore and collaborate while engaging in un-facilitated hands-on activities based on STEM concepts.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

 Use your imagination to build with K'Nex or follow a project guide.

Aug
9
Thu

KDLville Play Outdoors

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Enjoy the warm summer days and meet your friends at KDLville outdoors with special activities for moving and playing outside.  

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Enjoy the warm summer days and meet your friends at KDLville outdoors with special activities for moving and playing outside.  

Aug
9
Thu

All Aboard! Book Discussion Group: Queen of the Big Time

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/09/2018 10:30 AM 08/09/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York All Aboard! Book Discussion Group: Queen of the Big Time

Stop in at the library to pick up a copy of Queen of the Big Time by Adrian Trigiani, then join with other readers over refreshments to share your thought and opinions.

Alto Branch
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Alto Branch

Stop in at the library to pick up a copy of Queen of the Big Time by Adrian Trigiani, then join with other readers over refreshments to share your thought and opinions.

Aug
9
Thu

Book Discussion: Mudbound

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of Mudbound by Hillary Jordan.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of Mudbound by Hillary Jordan.

Aug
9
Thu

A Magic Show with Tom Plunkard

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Tom Plunkard's entertaining and hilarious show includes animals, audience involvement and amazing magic. John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Dr. SE.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Tom Plunkard's entertaining and hilarious show includes animals, audience involvement and amazing magic. John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Dr. SE.

Aug
9
Thu

Teen: Food Fun!

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Food enthusiast Mandy Thompson is back to lead you on a fun, food filled kitchen adventure.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade 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.

Aug
9
Thu

Monogram Book Tote

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/09/2018 06:00 PM 08/09/2018 07:00 PM America/New_York Monogram Book Tote

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

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines Township Branch

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

Aug
9
Thu

Dot Mandala Painting Workshop

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Create and take home a dot mandala painted rock or artist board. Learn how to paint in color tints and patterns.  You will apply dots using special tools, and learn to layer paint dots for a 3D effect.

Kelloggsville Branch
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Kelloggsville Branch

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Create and take home a dot mandala painted rock or artist board. Learn how to paint in color tints and patterns.

Aug
9
Thu

Pet Show

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Your pet is a star!  Every critter's a winner in this unique show designed to put the spotlight on your furry, scaly or feathered friend. Program held at Tyrone Township Community Room, 28 E. Muskegon St., Kent City, MI 49330  All live acts must pre-register.  Visit the library for details.

Off-Site Event
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Off-Site Event

Your pet is a star!  Every critter's a winner in this unique show designed to put the spotlight on your furry, scaly or feathered friend. Program held at Tyrone Township Community Room, 28 E.

Aug
9
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.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Join us for a high energy, fast paced, puppet comedy. Belly laughs guaranteed.

Aug
9
Thu

Summertime Sip & Sit

6:30 PM to 8:00 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.

Spencer Township Branch
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Spencer Township Branch

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

Aug
9
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.

Aug
9
Thu

Book Discussion: Homegoing

6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
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Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of

Aug
10
Fri

YMCA Mobile Library

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/10/2018 09:00 AM 08/10/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York YMCA Mobile Library

Check out library books and av items to patrons of all ages. Promote library programs and provide brochures.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

Check out library books and av items to patrons of all ages. Promote library programs and provide brochures.

Aug
10
Fri

Sensory Playtime

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

Aug
10
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/10/2018 10:00 AM 08/10/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Rhyme Time Music and Movement

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Comstock Park Branch
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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.

Aug
10
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/10/2018 10:30 AM 08/10/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York Rhyme Time Music and Movement

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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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.

Aug
10
Fri

Magic with a Smile

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/10/2018 02:00 PM 08/10/2018 03:00 PM America/New_York Magic with a Smile

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”.

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park 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.

Aug
11
Sat

DIY Basic Electrical

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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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.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

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

Aug
11
Sat

Baking with Michigan Fruits

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Pastry chef Susan Vandenberg will demonstrate step-by-step techniques for making different pastry doughs to be used with local seasonal Michigan fruits. Tarts, pies and perfect dough by hand!

Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Pastry chef Susan Vandenberg will demonstrate step-by-step techniques for making different pastry doughs to be used with local seasona

Aug
11
Sat

Play Board Games with GrandCon

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/11/2018 11:00 AM 08/11/2018 04:00 PM America/New_York Play Board Games with GrandCon

It's a board-game-o-rama!  Try out some board games from a wide selection in a program hosted by the GrandCon Gaming Convention.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

It's a board-game-o-rama!  Try out some board games from a wide selection in a program hosted by the GrandCon Gaming Convention.

Aug
13
Mon

Babytime

9:30 AM to 10:30 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.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids 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.

Aug
13
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/13/2018 10:00 AM 08/13/2018 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.

 

Comstock Park Branch
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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.

Aug
13
Mon

Ballet Storytime with the Caledonia Dance and Music Center

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Inspire your little stars to pursue their dreams of dance. Join us for ballet, music and storytime with a special guest instructor from Caledonia Dance & Music Center.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Inspire your little stars to pursue their dreams of dance. Join us for ballet, music and storytime with a special guest instructor from Caledonia Dance & Music Center.

Aug
13
Mon

Babytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/13/2018 10:30 AM 08/13/2018 11:30 AM 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.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids 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.

Aug
13
Mon

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.

Alto Branch
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Alto Branch

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

Aug
13
Mon

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/13/2018 10:30 AM 08/13/2018 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.

Kelloggsville Branch
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Kelloggsville Branch

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

Aug
13
Mon

Teen Video Game Party

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Celebrate summer with a video game party at KDL!  Show off your skills in Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart.  Features great prizes and snacks.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Celebrate summer with a video game party at KDL!  Show off your skills in Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart.  Features great prizes and snacks.

Aug
13
Mon

Tech Explorers

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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Drop in Monday afternoons to explore the fun and rapidly changing world of technology. We will play Minecraft in our own realm, code with Scratch, try out some robots, take a look inside computers and create game animations.  Grades 3 – 8.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Englehardt Library.

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

Drop in Monday afternoons to explore the fun and rapidly changing world of technology.

Aug
13
Mon

Songwriting Workshop with Max Lockwood

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/13/2018 06:00 PM 08/13/2018 07:00 PM America/New_York Songwriting Workshop with Max Lockwood

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Local musician and songwriter Max Lockwood will lead a workshop discussing the basics of songwriting, touching on the various elements of a great, memorable song - melody, harmonic structure, lyrics, rhythm, production style, and more - and always remembering that at times, some of the rules may need to be ignored for a while.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required.

Aug
13
Mon

KDaLe Book Club: Thornapple Brewing Co

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Combine your love of books and brews at the KDaLe Book Club. Enjoy a drink from Thornapple Brewing Co. while we talk about what we've been reading. Expert book recommendations from KDL librarians included. The book club will be held at Thornapple Brewing Co., 6262 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. For adults 21 and older.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

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

Aug
14
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.

Aug
14
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/14/2018 01:00 PM 08/14/2018 02:00 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.

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.

Aug
14
Tue

Baking with Michigan Fruits

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/14/2018 02:00 PM 08/14/2018 03:00 PM America/New_York Baking with Michigan Fruits

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Pastry chef Susan Vandenberg will demonstrate step-by-step techniques for making different pastry doughs to be used with local seasonal Michigan fruits. Tarts, pies and perfect dough by hand!

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Pastry chef Susan Vandenberg will demonstrate step-by-step techniques for making different pastry doughs to be used with local seasona

Aug
14
Tue

Teen Zone

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for activities that may include board games, food and more.

Tyrone Township Branch
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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.

Aug
14
Tue

92nd Street Book Club: The Rosie Project

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Join us for an engaging book discussion.  This month's selection is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Join us for an engaging book discussion.  This month's selection is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.

Aug
14
Tue

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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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.

Wyoming Branch
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Wyoming 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.

Aug
14
Tue

Cascade Writers' Group

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Aspiring writers looking to give and receive support and feedback are welcome! Interested? Please contact the facilitator, Dr. Lisa McNeilley, at lisa.hope@comcast.net. Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Aspiring writers looking to give and receive support and feedback are welcome! Interested? Please contact the facilitator, Dr.

Aug
14
Tue

Summertime Sip & Sit

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Drop-in our outdoor sitting spot and sip lemonade while you meet & greet your neighbors.  Featuring Easy Idle Band playing bluegrass and traditional music. Lemonade and snacks while supplies last.

Alto Branch
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Alto Branch

Drop-in our outdoor sitting spot and sip lemonade while you meet & greet your neighbors.  Featuring Easy Idle Band playing bluegrass and traditional music

Aug
15
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade 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.

Aug
15
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/15/2018 10:00 AM 08/15/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

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

Aug
15
Wed

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/15/2018 10:00 AM 08/15/2018 12:00 PM America/New_York Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group

This group provides emotional, educational and social support for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

This group provides emotional, educational and social support for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Aug
15
Wed

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/15/2018 10:30 AM 08/15/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

Read and sing together as a family at John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Dr. S.E.  Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together as a family at John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Dr. S.E.  Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Aug
15
Wed

Babytime

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/15/2018 11:00 AM 08/15/2018 12:00 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.

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

Aug
15
Wed

Teen: Candy Sushi Creations

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Get your chopsticks out! Make and eat some delicious candy sushi!

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

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

Aug
15
Wed

Summertime Sip & Sit

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/15/2018 05:30 PM 08/15/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Summertime Sip & Sit

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.

Aug
15
Wed

Dot Mandala Painting Workshop

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/15/2018 06:00 PM 08/15/2018 07:00 PM America/New_York Dot Mandala Painting Workshop

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Create and take home a dot mandala painted rock or artist board. Learn how to paint in color tints and patterns.  You will apply dots using special tools, and learn to layer paint dots for a 3D effect.

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Create and take home a dot mandala painted rock or artist board. Learn how to paint in color tints and patterns.

Aug
16
Thu

KDLville Play Outdoors

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/16/2018 10:00 AM 08/16/2018 12:00 PM America/New_York KDLville Play Outdoors

Enjoy the warm summer days and meet your friends at KDLville outdoors with special activities for moving and playing outside.  

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Enjoy the warm summer days and meet your friends at KDLville outdoors with special activities for moving and playing outside.  

Aug
16
Thu

Flying Aces

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/16/2018 02:00 PM 08/16/2018 03:00 PM America/New_York Flying Aces

This Pro Frisbee team will surely shock you with their sweet disc tricks and stunts!

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

This Pro Frisbee team will surely shock you with their sweet disc tricks and stunts!

Aug
16
Thu

A Knight to Remember

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/16/2018 06:30 PM 08/16/2018 08:00 PM America/New_York A Knight to Remember

Experience a taste of medieval history with the Society for Creative Anachronism.

 

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Experience a taste of medieval history with the Society for Creative Anachronism.

 

Aug
16
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/16/2018 06:30 PM 08/16/2018 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
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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.

Aug
17
Fri

Sensory Playtime

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/17/2018 09:30 AM 08/17/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York Sensory Playtime

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

Aug
17
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/17/2018 10:00 AM 08/17/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Rhyme Time Music and Movement

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Comstock Park Branch
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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.

Aug
17
Fri

Book Discussion: The Language of Flowers

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/17/2018 01:30 PM 08/17/2018 02:30 PM America/New_York Book Discussion: The Language of Flowers

Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of

Aug
18
Sat

Play Board Games with GrandCon

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/18/2018 11:00 AM 08/18/2018 04:00 PM America/New_York Play Board Games with GrandCon

It's a board-game-o-rama!  Try out some board games from a wide selection in a program hosted by the GrandCon Gaming Convention.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

It's a board-game-o-rama!  Try out some board games from a wide selection in a program hosted by the GrandCon Gaming Convention.

Aug
18
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Straw Building Bonanza

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/18/2018 01:00 PM 08/18/2018 03:00 PM America/New_York KDL Lab Experience: Straw Building Bonanza

With this unstructured building time, kids can build 2D and 3D geometric creations, vehicles, forts, or whatever! We'll provide all the materials, kids bring their imagination and curiosity.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

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

Aug
20
Mon

Babytime

9:30 AM to 10:30 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.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids 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.

Aug
20
Mon

Babytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 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.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids 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.

Aug
20
Mon

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.

Alto Branch
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Alto Branch

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

Aug
20
Mon

Tech Explorers

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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Drop in Monday afternoons to explore the fun and rapidly changing world of technology. We will play Minecraft in our own realm, code with Scratch, try out some robots, take a look inside computers and create game animations.  Grades 3 – 8.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Englehardt Library.

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

Drop in Monday afternoons to explore the fun and rapidly changing world of technology.

Aug
21
Tue

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/21/2018 10:00 AM 08/21/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Rhyme Time Music and Movement

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade 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.

Aug
21
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.

Aug
21
Tue

Common Reader Book Discussion: The Signature of All Things

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Joins us for a fun and lively discussion of The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines Township Branch

Joins us for a fun and lively discussion of

Aug
21
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/21/2018 01:00 PM 08/21/2018 02:00 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.

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.

Aug
21
Tue

Fireside Chatters Book Discussion: Wednesday Wars

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/21/2018 01:30 PM 08/21/2018 02:30 PM America/New_York Fireside Chatters Book Discussion: Wednesday Wars

Join us for a friendly and fun book discussion. This month's selection is Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Join us for a friendly and fun book discussion. This month's selection is Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.

Aug
21
Tue

The Art and Science of Canning

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/21/2018 06:00 PM 08/21/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York The Art and Science of Canning

Join Annette McBride as she explains the science behind canning fruits and vegetables at home and demonstrates how to get started with basic canning. Featuring local Michigan produce.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Join Annette McBride as she explains the science behind canning fruits and vegetables at home and demonstrates how to get started with basic canning. Featuring local Michigan produce.

Aug
21
Tue

Dot Mandala Painting Workshop

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/21/2018 06:30 PM 08/21/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Dot Mandala Painting Workshop

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Create and take home a dot mandala painted rock or artist board. Learn how to paint in color tints and patterns.  You will apply dots using special tools, and learn to layer paint dots for a 3D effect.

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Create and take home a dot mandala painted rock or artist board. Learn how to paint in color tints and patterns.

Aug
21
Tue

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/21/2018 06:30 PM 08/21/2018 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.

Wyoming Branch
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Wyoming 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.

Aug
21
Tue

Book Discussion: The Graveyard Book

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Join us for a discussion of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Wyoming Branch
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Wyoming Branch

Join us for a discussion of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Aug
21
Tue

KDaLe Book Club: Osgood Brewing

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/21/2018 07:00 PM 08/21/2018 08:00 PM America/New_York KDaLe Book Club: Osgood Brewing

Combine your love of books and brews at the KDaLe Book Club. Enjoy a drink from Osgood Brewing while we talk about what we've been reading. Expert book recommendations from KDL librarians included. The book club will be held at Osgood Brewing, 4051 Chicago Dr. SW in Grandville. For adults 21 and older.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

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

Aug
22
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/22/2018 10:00 AM 08/22/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Rhyme Time Music and Movement

Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade 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.

Aug
22
Wed

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 08/22/2018 10:30 AM 08/22/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

Read and sing together as a family at John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Dr. S.E. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Read and sing together as a family at John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Dr. S.E. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Aug
22
Wed

Babytime

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/22/2018 11:00 AM 08/22/2018 12:00 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.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township 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.

Aug
22
Wed

The Songs that got us through WWII

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/22/2018 06:00 PM 08/22/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York The Songs that got us through WWII

Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Spike Jones and others will be featured including their music and the back stories behind their songs.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Spike Jones and others will be featured including their music and the back stories behind their songs.

Aug
23
Thu

KDLville Play Outdoors

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/23/2018 10:00 AM 08/23/2018 12:00 PM America/New_York KDLville Play Outdoors

Enjoy the warm summer days and meet your friends at KDLville outdoors with special activities for moving and playing outside.  

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Enjoy the warm summer days and meet your friends at KDLville outdoors with special activities for moving and playing outside.  

Aug
23
Thu

Good Reads for Great Discussions: Lab Girl

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/23/2018 06:30 PM 08/23/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Good Reads for Great Discussions: Lab Girl

Join us for conversation and fun as we discover new books together. This month's selection is Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. 

Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

Join us for conversation and fun as we discover new books together. This month's selection is Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. 

Aug
23
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/23/2018 06:30 PM 08/23/2018 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
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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.

Aug
23
Thu

The Lit-Wits: The Almost Sisters

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 08/23/2018 07:00 PM 08/23/2018 08:00 PM America/New_York The Lit-Wits: The Almost Sisters

Get more out of reading! Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson. Snacks and good company included.

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

Get more out of reading!

Aug
24
Fri

Sensory Playtime

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 08/24/2018 09:30 AM 08/24/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York Sensory Playtime