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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Apr
11
Thu

Baby Playgroup

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
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Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills while you gather and play. We provide the space and a variety of sensory and play activities. Each playgroup also includes 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs. For babies from birth to 18 months with a caregiver. Older siblings welcome!

 

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills while you gather and play. We provide the space and a variety of sensory and play activities.

Apr
11
Thu

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 11:00 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.

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines 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
11
Thu

Apple Users Group

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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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.

Apr
11
Thu

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.

Plainfield Township Branch
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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.

Apr
11
Thu

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.

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

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

Apr
11
Thu

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.

Apr
11
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
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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.

Apr
11
Thu

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

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

Apr
11
Thu

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.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

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

Apr
11
Thu

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.

Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
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Kentwood (Richard L. Root) 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
11
Thu

English Conversation Club

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Practice with other adults who are learning English as a second language (ESL). Presented in partnership with the Literacy Center of West Michigan.


Práctica con otros adultos que están aprendiendo inglés. Presentado en colaboración con el Centro de Alfabetización de West Michigan. Para los adultos (debe tener 18 años o más para asistir).

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

Practice with other adults who are learning English as a second language (ESL). Presented in partnership with the Literacy Center of West Michigan.

Apr
11
Thu

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.

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

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

Apr
11
Thu

All Aboard! Book Discussion: Angel Sister

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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Join other readers to share your thoughts on a variety of books. This month's selection is Angel Sister by Ann Gabhart.

Alto Branch
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Alto Branch

Join other readers to share your thoughts on a variety of books. This month's selection is Angel Sister by Ann Gabhart.

Apr
11
Thu

Sensory Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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This sensory-based storytime encourages your child to explore their senses with an introduction of rhymes, stories and songs followed by hands-on exploratory sensory play. For ages 6 and under with an adult.

Wyoming Branch
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Wyoming Branch

This sensory-based storytime encourages your child to explore their senses with an introduction of rhymes, stories and songs followed by hands-on exploratory sensory play.

Apr
11
Thu

Family Storytime

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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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.

Apr
11
Thu

Plainfield Branch Book Discussion: Hannah Coulter

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Join us for a lively and informal discussion of a variety of thought-provoking titles! This month's selection is Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry.

 

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

Join us for a lively and informal discussion of a variety of thought-provoking titles! This month's selection is Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry.

 

Apr
11
Thu

CANCELLED - Matter of Balance

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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Reserve your spot by calling 616-233-0283. One out of three older adults fall each year and 60% are afraid of falling. This fear often leads to an increased risk of falling, isolation, depression, and inactivity. This 8-week program meets two hours per week and helps many older adults learn ways to manage and conquer their fear of falling, leading to less falls and a more active and engaged lifestyle. In partnership with Senior Neighbors.

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

Reserve your spot by calling 616-233-0283. One out of three older adults fall each year and 60% are afraid of falling.

Apr
11
Thu

Teen Zone

3:15 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.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville 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
11
Thu

Teen Zone

3:15 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.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids 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
11
Thu

Write Michigan: Poetry Practice Workshops

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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Learn poetry techniques that will help beginners and current poets perfect their works. We'll cover rhyming and line breaks, simile and metaphor and abstraction and imagery. Held in the Tyrone Twp. Township community room at 28 E. Muskegon Street. You can also read your work at the Poetry Reading program on Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 PM at the Kent Theater, 8 N Main St NE, Cedar Springs, 49319.

Tyrone Township Branch
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Tyrone Township Branch

Learn poetry techniques that will help beginners and current poets perfect their works. We'll cover rhyming and line breaks, simile and metaphor and abstraction and imagery.

Apr
11
Thu

Bookmobile @ Great Start Collaborative Parent Meeting

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Bookmobile
Apr
11
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 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.

Apr
11
Thu

Tai Chi for Arthritis

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Space is limited contact 616-233-0283 to register. Tai Chi is a graceful, non-aggressive martial art that strengthens your muscles, increases flexibility and improves balance through movement.  This program is for anyone age 60 or older.  In partnership with Senior Neighbors.

 

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Space is limited contact 616-233-0283 to register. Tai Chi is a graceful, non-aggressive martial art that strengthens your muscles, increases flexibility and improves balance throu

Apr
11
Thu

DIY Paper Dahlias

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Learn how to make your own paper Dahlia wreath! We will use bright spring colors, a perfect addition to any spring décor. All materials will be provided.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Learn how to make your own paper Dahlia wreath! We will use bright spring colors, a perfect addition to any spring décor. All materials will be provided.

Apr
11
Thu

Crochet Rugs

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Pre-registration opens February 18 and is required. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.


Learn how to crochet a rug by using strips of fabric. Each person will leave the program with the start of their rug and crochet hook. Basic crochet experience required.

Alto Branch
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Alto Branch

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

Apr
11
Thu

Money Smart Week: Teen Game Night and Pizza Party

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Everyone needs some practice at adulting! Prepare for your future with an action-packed board game – will you go broke early, or make smart financial decisions and come out on top? Pizza and pop are provided whether you win or lose. Provided by the West Michigan Edward Jones Foundation Fund of Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Money Smart Week.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Everyone needs some practice at adulting! Prepare for your future with an action-packed board game – will you go broke early, or make smart financial decisions and come out on top?

Apr
11
Thu

Teen Zone

6:30 PM to 7:15 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

Spencer Township Branch
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Spencer 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

Apr
11
Thu

Adult Book Discussion: Theme: The Great Depression

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month we will discuss a variety of titles with the theme of the Great Depression.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month we will discuss a variety of titles with the theme of the Great Depression.

Apr
11
Thu

Yarn & Felt Wreath

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Pre-registration opens February 18 and is required. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.


This simple yarn wrapped wreath gets a modern touch when you learn to make felt flowers. This class covers both the making of the wreath base and the felt adornments so you can walk out with a lovely finished piece.

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

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