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All KDL branches will be closed Sunday, April 21, for Easter.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Apr
8
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.

Apr
8
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.

Apr
8
Mon

Babytime

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 10:00 AM 04/08/2019 10:45 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.

Apr
8
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 10:00 AM 04/08/2019 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
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.

Apr
8
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 10:00 AM 04/08/2019 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.

Apr
8
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
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.

Apr
8
Mon

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 10:30 AM 04/08/2019 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.

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.

Apr
8
Mon

Babytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 10:30 AM 04/08/2019 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.

Apr
8
Mon

Yoga Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 10:30 AM 04/08/2019 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.

Apr
8
Mon

Toddler Time

10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 10:45 AM 04/08/2019 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.

Apr
8
Mon

Toddler Time

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 11:00 AM 04/08/2019 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.

Apr
8
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 11:30 AM 04/08/2019 12:15 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.

Apr
8
Mon

Hot Books for Cool Discussions: Between the World and Me

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 01:00 PM 04/08/2019 02:00 PM America/New_York Hot Books for Cool Discussions: Between the World and Me

We will be discussing a selection of the most talked about books. Books and reading discussion material provided each month. Sponsored by the Friends of the EGR Library.

  • April 8, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • May 13, Beartown by Fredrik Backman
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. Books and reading discussion material provided each month. Sponsored by the Friends of the EGR Library.

Apr
8
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
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.

Apr
8
Mon

Knife Skills

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 06:30 PM 04/08/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Knife Skills

Pre-registration opens February 18 and is required. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.

Chef Sasha Ahmed of GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education will demonstrate and teach basic knife techniques to improve cooking abilities and safety.  This 90 minute class will be held at Grand Rapids Community College, Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center, Kitchen 111, 151 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, 49503.

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

Pre-registration opens February 18 and is required. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.

Apr
8
Mon

Family Storytime

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 06:30 PM 04/08/2019 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.

Apr
8
Mon

National Robotics Week Demonstration

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 06:30 PM 04/08/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York National Robotics Week Demonstration

That ONE Team-Our Next Engineers will be demonstrating their high school built robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition (firstinspires.org). There will be a demonstration of what the robots can do and time for questions about the team and robots. The audience will get a chance to drive the robots under the team's supervision. There will also be Tetrix and LEGO built robots to help younger children learn and explore the world of robotics.

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

That ONE Team-Our Next Engineers will be demonstrating their high school built robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition (firstinspires.org).

Apr
8
Mon

Early Childhood Essentials: Building Productive Relationships with Families

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 06:30 PM 04/08/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Early Childhood Essentials: Building Productive Relationships with Families

Pre-registration required.  This session offers one hour of professional development credit. Adults only please; child care is not provided.

In this training, participants will learn the importance of developing strong relationships with families and strategies to support sustained partnerships and engagement.

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

Pre-registration required.  This session offers one hour of professional development credit. Adults only please; child care is not provided.

Apr
8
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.

Apr
8
Mon

String Circle

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/08/2019 07:00 PM 04/08/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York String Circle

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.