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Monday, February 11, 2019

Feb
11
Mon

Babytime

9:30 AM to 10:00 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.

Feb
11
Mon

Toddler Time

9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
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Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills. For children ages 3 and younger with an adult.

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.

Feb
11
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
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Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills. For children ages 3 and younger with an adult.

Caledonia Township Branch
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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.

Feb
11
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:45 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
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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.

Feb
11
Mon

Babytime

10:00 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.

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.

Feb
11
Mon

Heart to Heart Craft Party

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Roses are red, violets are blue, join our Valentine event, just for you! Celebrate Valentine's Day with snacks and crafts. 

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

Roses are red, violets are blue, join our Valentine event, just for you! Celebrate Valentine's Day with snacks and crafts. 

Feb
11
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. Held at the Tyrone Township Community Building (28 E. Muskegon St.)

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. Held at the Tyrone Township Community Building (28 E.

Feb
11
Mon

Babytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 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
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.

Feb
11
Mon

Yoga Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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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
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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.

Feb
11
Mon

Toddler Time

10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
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Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills. For children ages 3 and younger with an adult.

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.

Feb
11
Mon

Toddler Time

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
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Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills. For children ages 3 and younger with an adult.

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.

Feb
11
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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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.

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.

Feb
11
Mon

February is for Library Lovers: Used Book discount

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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If you're looking for some good reads at great prices, all books in our Used Book Nook will be half off in February, during branch open hours. We love our patrons at the Englehardt branch of Kent District Library! Check out materials and enter to win a Book Basket to be given away at the end of the month.

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

If you're looking for some good reads at great prices, all books in our Used Book Nook will be half off in February, during branch open hours. We love our patrons at the Englehardt

Feb
11
Mon

Hot Books for Cool Discussions: Commonwealth

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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We will be discussing a selection of the most talked about books. Please join us at the East Grand Rapids Library the 1st Monday of each month at 1:00 pm. Books and reading discussion material provided each month. Sponsored by the Friends of the EGR Library.

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

We will be discussing a selection of the most talked about books. Please join us at the East Grand Rapids Library the 1st Monday of each month at 1:00 pm.

Feb
11
Mon

Teen Zone

4:00 PM to 5:00 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.

Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
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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.

Feb
11
Mon

Decoupage Personal Barn Quilts

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Seating is limited; first come, first served. Doors open 30 minutes before the program begins. Program attendees may save one additional seat prior to the beginning of the program.


Create your own personal barn quilt. It's easier than ever, no artistic or sewing ability necessary just personality! We will be putting together a 5"x 5" barn quilt using wooden pieces, scrapbook paper, paint and decoupage. We will learn some of the basic patterns and a short history of these beautiful masterpieces. [[{"fid":"16648","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"}}]]

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

Seating is limited; first come, first served. Doors open 30 minutes before the program begins.

Feb
11
Mon

Intro to Coding Workshop

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Pre-registration required through Grand Circus. Grand Circus instructors will help you become familiar with basic programing and learn simple coding. You’ll leave the class with a strong understanding of programming fundamentals and insight into whether a career in tech is a fit for your unique strengths. Bring your enthusiasm and a laptop and we’ll coach you through the rest.  A limited number of laptops will also be available for use.

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

Pre-registration required through Grand Circus.

Feb
11
Mon

Early Childhood Essentials: Nurturing Families Series - Understanding Feelings

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Pre-registration is required and opens November 19.  When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.  This session offers one hour of professional development credit. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Please be aware you must have an account with miregistry.org to receive credit. Set up your account.


Research shows that children who receive affection and nurture from their caregivers have the best opportunity for healthy development. Based on Stephen Bavolek’s evidence-based Nurturing Parenting, this program is for parents, grandparents, childcare providers and others who care for children, ranging from birth to teens. Participants in this workshop will learn to recognize and support feelings in children.

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

Pre-registration is required and opens November 19.  When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.  This session

Feb
11
Mon

Family Storytime

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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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.

Feb
11
Mon

Battle of the Books: Buzzer Practice

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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NEW! What’s a buzzer and how do I use it? When can I buzz in with my answer? Come with your team and get a feel for tournament questions and how the buzzer works. There will be practice face-off rounds with other teams and an opportunity to ask final questions. You won’t want to miss this session.  

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

NEW! What’s a buzzer and how do I use it? When can I buzz in with my answer? Come with your team and get a feel for tournament questions and how the buzzer works.

Feb
11
Mon

String Circle

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Bring your guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo or voice to join other novice string instrument players to practice, learn and enjoy your acoustical instrument in a casual and fun setting. Sessions led by Fred Willson. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cascade Library.

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

Bring your guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo or voice to join other novice string instrument players to practice, learn and enjoy your acoustical instrument in a casual and fun setting.

Feb
11
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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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.