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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Apr
17
Wed

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.

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

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

Apr
17
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 10:00 AM 04/17/2019 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.

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

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

Apr
17
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 10:00 AM 04/17/2019 10:45 AM America/New_York Preschool Storytime

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

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

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

Apr
17
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 10:00 AM 04/17/2019 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.

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

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

Apr
17
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 10:00 AM 04/17/2019 10:30 AM 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.

East Grand Rapids Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
East Grand Rapids 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
17
Wed

Spring Craft Extravaganza

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 10:00 AM 04/17/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Spring Craft Extravaganza

Celebrate spring with crafts and activities for the whole family!

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

Celebrate spring with crafts and activities for the whole family!

Apr
17
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 10:00 AM 04/17/2019 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.

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

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

Apr
17
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 10:00 AM 04/17/2019 10:45 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

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

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

Apr
17
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 10:00 AM 04/17/2019 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.

Byron Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Byron 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
17
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 10:00 AM 04/17/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Preschool Storytime

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

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

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

Apr
17
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 10:00 AM 04/17/2019 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.

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

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

Apr
17
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 10:00 AM 04/17/2019 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.

Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade 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
17
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 10:00 AM 04/17/2019 10:45 AM America/New_York Preschool Storytime

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

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

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

Apr
17
Wed

Toddler Time

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 10:30 AM 04/17/2019 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.

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

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

Apr
17
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 11:00 AM 04/17/2019 11:30 AM 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.

East Grand Rapids Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
East Grand Rapids 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
17
Wed

Babytime

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 11:00 AM 04/17/2019 11:45 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.

Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township 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
17
Wed

Family Storytime

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 11:30 AM 04/17/2019 12:30 PM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

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

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

Apr
17
Wed

Tech Savvy Seniors

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 01:00 PM 04/17/2019 02:00 PM America/New_York Tech Savvy Seniors

For older people in a digital world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed or feel intimidated by all the new technology around us. Join us to discuss current tech topics and gain the skills and confidence to access information and services online.

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

For older people in a digital world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed or feel intimidated by all the new technology around us.

Apr
17
Wed

Matter of Balance

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 01:30 PM 04/17/2019 03:30 PM America/New_York Matter of Balance

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.

Comstock Park Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Comstock Park 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
17
Wed

Bookmobile at Townline Elementary School (open to public)

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 03:30 PM 04/17/2019 04:30 PM America/New_York Bookmobile at Townline Elementary School (open to public)

The Bookmobile will be parked at Townline Elementary School, 100 60th St. SE, Kentwood 49548.

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

The Bookmobile will be parked at Townline Elementary School, 100 60th St. SE, Kentwood 49548.

Apr
17
Wed

Dining for Dough with Pietro’s Italian Restaurant

5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 05:00 PM 04/17/2019 10:00 PM America/New_York Dining for Dough with Pietro’s Italian Restaurant

Join the Friends of the Cascade Twp. Library at Pietro’s Italian Restaurant for their annual "Dining for Dough" event to benefit the Cascade Library. Between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM, 10% of your dinner bill will be donated to this great cause. Simply visit cascadefriends.org/events and click on the "download" button to print the certificate. Then, give it to your server while you enjoy a delicious dinner, great drinks and a ton of fun all while supporting a great cause. 2780 Birchcrest Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

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

Join the Friends of the Cascade Twp.

Apr
17
Wed

Block Printed Banners

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 06:00 PM 04/17/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York Block Printed Banners

Seating is limited; first come, first served. Doors open 30 minutes before the program begins. Learn how to create and carve a custom design onto linoleum to be used to embellish a canvas banner. Leave class with a new skill, a cool piece of art and a stamp you can use over and over!

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

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

Apr
17
Wed

Early Childhood Essentials: Introduction to Bullying Prevention

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 06:00 PM 04/17/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Early Childhood Essentials: Introduction to Bullying Prevention

Pre-registration opens February 18 and is required.  This session offers 1.5 hours of professional development credit. Adults only please; child care is not provide.

To prevent bullying, both at school and off campus, it is essential for schools to develop a positive culture and to guide social-emotional learning.

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

Pre-registration opens February 18 and is required.  This session offers 1.5 hours of professional development credit.

Apr
17
Wed

Ethics Book Club: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 06:30 PM 04/17/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Ethics Book Club: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Join us for a thoughtful, candid and lively discussion of both fiction and nonfiction.Topics include current affairs, the environment, philosophy, religion, education, race, poverty, and economics. The book selection for April is: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan.

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

Join us for a thoughtful, candid and lively discussion of both fiction and nonfiction.Topics include current affairs, the environment, philosophy, religion, education, race, poverty, and economics.

Apr
17
Wed

Travel Tales

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 06:30 PM 04/17/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Travel Tales

Listen to fellow “travel bugs” each month as someone will share a story of a memorable travel trip and why it was special. Speakers will share pictures and mementos from their trips with a chance for Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided thanks to Wonderland Family Vacations, who will also have a travel agent in attendance to help answer any travel related questions.


Did you have an awesome travel experience you would like to share? Are you willing to talk to a group of people about this experience and share some pictures?  If so consider signing up for one of our future travel tales by contacting Walker Branch staff

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

Listen to fellow “travel bugs” each month as someone will share a story of a memorable travel trip and why it was special.

Apr
17
Wed

Write Michigan: Poetry Practice Workshops

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 06:30 PM 04/17/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Write Michigan: Poetry Practice Workshops

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.  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. This workshop appropriate for teens and adults.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Learn poetry techniques that will help beginners and current poets perfect their works.

Apr
17
Wed

Family Storytime

6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 06:30 PM 04/17/2019 07:15 PM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

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

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

Apr
17
Wed

Money Smart Week: Teen Game Night and Pizza Party

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 06:30 PM 04/17/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Money Smart Week: Teen Game Night and Pizza Party

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.

Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade 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
17
Wed

Jacobson's in Gaslight - We Remember!

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2019 06:30 PM 04/17/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Jacobson's in Gaslight - We Remember!

Join Mary Dersch, curator of the EGR History Room, for a trip back to the days of Jacobson’s department store in Gaslight Village, 1966 - 2003. Photographs and memories! You may bring an item for show and tell. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library.

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

Join Mary Dersch, curator of the EGR History Room, for a trip back to the days of Jacobson’s department store in Gaslight Village, 1966 - 2003. Photographs and memories!