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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Jan
3
Thu

Meet the Sled Dogs

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 10:00 AM 01/03/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Meet the Sled Dogs

Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting.

Jan
3
Thu

Apple Users Group

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 10:00 AM 01/03/2019 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
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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.

Jan
3
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 10:00 AM 01/03/2019 10:30 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

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

Jan
3
Thu

KDL Lab Experience: Straw Building Bonanza

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 10:00 AM 01/03/2019 11:00 AM 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.

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

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.

Jan
3
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 10:00 AM 01/03/2019 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.

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.

Jan
3
Thu

Harry Potter Movie Marathon

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 11:00 AM 01/03/2019 01:00 PM America/New_York Harry Potter Movie Marathon
Bring a blanket, some snacks, and something comfy to sit on to enjoy this magical four-day-long movie marathon! Wands and wizarding-ware are optional.
Movie Times:
  • Jan 2: 11 am - The Sorcerer's Stone
  • Jan 2: 2 pm - The Chamber of Secrets
  • Jan 3: 11 am - The Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Jan 3: 2 pm - The Goblet of Fire
  • Jan 4: 11 am - The Order of the Phoenix
  • Jan 4: 2 pm - The Half-Blood Prince
  • Jan 5: 11 am - The Deathly Hallows, Part 1
  • Jan 5: 2 pm - The Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch
Bring a blanket, some snacks, and something comfy to sit on to enjoy this magical four-day-long movie marathon! Wands and wizarding-ware are optional.
Movie Times:
Jan
3
Thu

Family Storytime

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 11:00 AM 01/03/2019 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.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

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

Jan
3
Thu

Bookmobile at Nelson Township / Sand Lake (open to public)

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 01:00 PM 01/03/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York Bookmobile at Nelson Township / Sand Lake (open to public)

The Bookmobile will be parked at our Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch, 88 Bass Lake Rd, Sand Lake, MI 49343.

Bookmobile
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Bookmobile

The Bookmobile will be parked at our Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch, 88 Bass Lake Rd, Sand Lake, MI 49343.

Jan
3
Thu

Winter Break at the Library

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 01:00 PM 01/03/2019 03:00 PM America/New_York Winter Break at the Library

Join us every weekday during Winter Break for fun! Drop-in between 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for creative activities for school aged children and the family. A detailed schedule of specific programs will be posted on our Facebook page and in the branch in December. Hope you spend your break with us!

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

Join us every weekday during Winter Break for fun! Drop-in between 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for creative activities for school aged children and the family.

Jan
3
Thu

KDL Lab Experience: Marble Runs!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 01:00 PM 01/03/2019 02:00 PM America/New_York KDL Lab Experience: Marble Runs!

Build a Marble Run track that twists, turns, races and spins marbles at incredible speeds! Use your imagination to create unique runs and test the laws of physics.

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Build a Marble Run track that twists, turns, races and spins marbles at incredible speeds! Use your imagination to create unique runs and test the laws of physics.

Jan
3
Thu

Harry Potter Movie Marathon

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 02:00 PM 01/03/2019 04:00 PM America/New_York Harry Potter Movie Marathon
Bring a blanket, some snacks, and something comfy to sit on to enjoy this magical four-day-long movie marathon! Wands and wizarding-ware are optional.
Movie Times:
  • Jan 2: 11 am - The Sorcerer's Stone
  • Jan 2: 2 pm - The Chamber of Secrets
  • Jan 3: 11 am - The Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Jan 3: 2 pm - The Goblet of Fire
  • Jan 4: 11 am - The Order of the Phoenix
  • Jan 4: 2 pm - The Half-Blood Prince
  • Jan 5: 11 am - The Deathly Hallows, Part 1
  • Jan 5: 2 pm - The Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township Branch
Bring a blanket, some snacks, and something comfy to sit on to enjoy this magical four-day-long movie marathon! Wands and wizarding-ware are optional.
Movie Times:
Jan
3
Thu

KDL Lab Experience: Let Loose with Lincoln Logs

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 02:00 PM 01/03/2019 04:00 PM America/New_York KDL Lab Experience: Let Loose with Lincoln Logs

Let your imagination run wild with the library's sets of Lincoln Logs. Drop in and build your own creations.

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

Let your imagination run wild with the library's sets of Lincoln Logs. Drop in and build your own creations.

Jan
3
Thu

Meet the Sled Dogs

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 02:00 PM 01/03/2019 03:00 PM America/New_York Meet the Sled Dogs

Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting.

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

Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting.

Jan
3
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 06:00 PM 01/03/2019 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.

Jan
3
Thu

CANCELLED - KDL Lab Experience: At The National Science Institute

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 06:30 PM 01/03/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York CANCELLED - KDL Lab Experience: At The National Science Institute

Update: This program has been cancelled.

Participants must be accompanied by an adult. For grades 3-6. The National Science Institute hosts two nights of projects in their incredible maker space where you can experience next level, hands-on projects.  902 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids.

  • January 2: Lights and Lasers
  • January 3: Take Apart (and Put Back Together) Computers[[{"fid":"17139","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]]
Off-Site Event
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Off-Site Event

Update: This program has been cancelled.

Jan
3
Thu

Wonderful Winter Animals

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 01/03/2019 06:30 PM 01/03/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Wonderful Winter Animals

Not all animals hibernate or migrate to get away from Michigan winters. Some animals even come to Michigan for winter! Learn what animals do to survive and thrive in Michigan winters including animals you may find in your backyard throughout the winter. Several live animals will be included in this fun and interactive presentation by the Outdoor Discovery Center. Community support through The Byron Twp. Book Sale made this program possible. Event will take place at the Byron Township Offices, 8085 Byron Center Ave. SW. [[{"fid":"16814","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]]

Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

Not all animals hibernate or migrate to get away from Michigan winters. Some animals even come to Michigan for winter!