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The Walker branch will be closed Monday, Dec. 16, for staff training.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Oct
29
Mon

Babytime

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 09:30 AM 10/29/2018 10:00 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.

Oct
29
Mon

Toddler Time

9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 09:45 AM 10/29/2018 10:30 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.

 

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

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

Oct
29
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 10:00 AM 10/29/2018 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.

 

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

Oct
29
Mon

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.

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

Oct
29
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 10:00 AM 10/29/2018 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.

 

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

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

Oct
29
Mon

Babytime

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 10:00 AM 10/29/2018 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.

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

Oct
29
Mon

Babytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 10:30 AM 10/29/2018 11:00 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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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.

Oct
29
Mon

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 10:30 AM 10/29/2018 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.

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

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

Oct
29
Mon

Yoga Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 10:30 AM 10/29/2018 11:00 AM America/New_York Yoga Storytime

Breathe, bend and read together with stories, rhymes and songs. Children will develop literacy and coping skills with simple poses and mindfulness exercises. The library has a limited number of yoga mats. First come, first served. Please bring your own if possible and join us!

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

Breathe, bend and read together with stories, rhymes and songs. Children will develop literacy and coping skills with simple poses and mindfulness exercises.

Oct
29
Mon

Toddler Time

10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 10:45 AM 10/29/2018 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.

 

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

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

Oct
29
Mon

Toddler Time

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 11:00 AM 10/29/2018 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.

 

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

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

Oct
29
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 11:30 AM 10/29/2018 12:30 PM 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.

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

Oct
29
Mon

Teen Zone

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 04:00 PM 10/29/2018 05:30 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.

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

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

Oct
29
Mon

Pokémon Club

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Bring your Pokémon cards to trade or battle with friends. A few decks will be provided for players to learn how to play.

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

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

Oct
29
Mon

Kent County Women and WWI's Home Front Defense

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 06:00 PM 10/29/2018 07:00 PM America/New_York Kent County Women and WWI's Home Front Defense

Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council President Melissa Fox will illustrate how in 1917 area women joined the largest wartime mobilization of their young country.  Long-time ideas about food, children, and factory life suddenly took off when women were granted a federal mandate by the establishment of Woman’s Committees by the Council of National Defense. Join us for a look at history-making in process!

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

Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council President Melissa Fox will illustrate how in 1917 area women joined the largest wartime mobilization of their young country.  Long-time ideas about

Oct
29
Mon

Michigan in WW1: Stories of the Home Front

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 06:00 PM 10/29/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Michigan in WW1: Stories of the Home Front

Michigan's contribution to the World War was more than just its service people. It was the center for a spy ring, starting point of the peace movement, center for airplane production and armaments and so much more.

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

Michigan's contribution to the World War was more than just its service people.

Oct
29
Mon

CANCELLED: WWI at Home: Prohibition, Women’s Suffrage, and the Red Summer

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 06:00 PM 10/29/2018 07:00 PM America/New_York CANCELLED: WWI at Home: Prohibition, Women’s Suffrage, and the Red Summer

 CANCELLED - please visit https://www.kdl.org/events/alert-updated-schedule for more World War One-related programs this fall.


In this lecture series we will discuss the impact on the homefront. This includes the wartime food rationing, the impact of the 1918 flu epidemic (which is also having its centennial unpleasantly enough), national Prohibition of alcohol, and women’s suffrage. This also addresses the violence of the “Red Summer”of 1919, the worst year for racial violence in U.S. history, and then the “Red Scare” that led to the deportation of hundreds of suspected radicals such as anarchists and communists. The nation’s participation in the war was relatively short, but the impact was massive and introduced government into people’s lives in ways we are still dealing with today.

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

 CANCELLED - please visit https://www.kdl.org/events/alert-updated-schedule for more World War One-related programs this fall.

Oct
29
Mon

Family Storytime

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 06:30 PM 10/29/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

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.

Oct
29
Mon

Chocolatey Treats Made Easy

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 06:30 PM 10/29/2018 08:00 PM America/New_York Chocolatey Treats Made Easy

Pre-registration opens August 20 and is required. Registration closes when the waitlist is full.


Let chocolate star at your holiday events and special gifts.  Polly Von Eschen of Polly’s Passions will cover the history of chocolate along with easy recipes for entertaining and samples for all participants.  

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

Pre-registration opens August 20 and is required. Registration closes when the waitlist is full.

Oct
29
Mon

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 06:30 PM 10/29/2018 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.

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

Oct
29
Mon

Off to the Great War: Learning About World War I Veterans from Michigan

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 10/29/2018 06:30 PM 10/29/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Off to the Great War: Learning About World War I Veterans from Michigan

Many of us have ancestors that served in World War I. Discover how locating the records of their service can shed light on the World War I experience. Presented by adult librarian Adam Oster.

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

Many of us have ancestors that served in World War I. Discover how locating the records of their service can shed light on the World War I experience. Presented by adult librarian Adam Oster.