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The Caledonia branch is closed and its program canceled through Wednesday, June 26, due to lack of air conditioning.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

May
2
Thu

Next Nexus: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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The Next Nexus: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit is a forward-focused event, featuring discussion of emerging trends and opportunities. Speakers will help participants cast their vision ahead of the curve while sharing best practices and practical tactics.

PDF Agenda and Biographies of Presenters

Why attend? What will be the key takeaways?

Guests will share best practices and become inspired in new ways to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion of their organizations. This is based on the premise that diversity has multiple dimensions including (but not limited to) race, religion, age, gender, politics and accessibility. Our goal is for guests to leave with ideas and resources that they can put into practice.

Who should attend?

Executives, directors, human resources professionals and all other managers who want their organization to be as equitable, diverse and inclusive as possible. Attendees from libraries, businesses and other non-profit organizations are welcome.

Registration

Registration is $25 per person and includes lunch. For those who cannot attend in person, this event will be streamed online with a $5 registration fee. All participants (in person and online) will be provided with a copy of Year of Learning, a spiral-bound 100+ page workbook that guides individuals through an exploration and expansion of their understanding and action. Register for online attendance. (In-person attendance has closed.)

Register for online attendance

Agenda

8:30 AM – Registration and morning refreshments (coffee, tea, fruit, pastries)

9:00 AM – Welcome (Lance Werner, Executive Director, Kent District Library)

9:15 AM Equity Design at the Seattle Public Library or Building equity into the DNA of Your Organization (Marcellus Turner, Executive Director and Chief Librarian, Seattle Public Library)

For the Seattle Public Library, there has long been interest in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion, but our efforts became more formalized with our 2014/15 Community Engagement Advisory Group. This effort led to the identification of a vision statement and guiding principles that have led the Library to engage more deeply and thoughtfully with our community. By taking a learning approach accompanied by deep listening and prioritizing equity, SPL has systematically evolved the way we address equity in almost every aspect of our work: priority setting, program design, materials selection, contracting, budgeting and expansion of open hours, just to name a few.

  • Overview of the SPL Approach
  • An introduction to Community Listening

10:30 AM – Break

10:45 AM – Definitions of equity, diversity and inclusion

11:45 AM – Lunch and networking

12:45 PM A Year of Learning (Sara Proano, Community Engagement Manager, Kent District Library)

1:45 PM – Defining Disability Diversity in Society (Rich Jones, Advocacy Program Manager, Disability Advocates of Kent County)

2:45 PM – Break

3:00 PM – Panel discussion

  • Moderated by Ana Ramirez-Saenz, CEO and Founder, La Fuente Consulting
  • Graci Harkema - Diversity & Inclusion Director, Founders Brewing Co.
  • B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, PhD - Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Grand Rapids Community College
  • Marcellus Turner - Executive Director and Chief Librarian, The Seattle Public Library
  • Beca Velazquez-Publes, Director, Urban Core Collective

4:00 PM – Program concludes. Thank you!

Service Center
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Next Nexus: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit

May
2
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.

May
2
Thu

Spring Craft Extravaganza

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Celebrate spring with crafts and activities for the whole family!

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

Celebrate spring with crafts and activities for the whole family!

May
2
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.

May
2
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.

May
2
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.

May
2
Thu

Enhance Fitness Classes

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Keeping Seniors active and mobile is the focus of these twice weekly classes. Focus on strength, balance, conditioning, flexibility and having fun. These drop-in classes are led by a trained Enhance Fitness instructor, are safe and effective for older adults. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.  In partnership with Senior Neighbors.  For more information call 616-233-0283.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Keeping Seniors active and mobile is the focus of these twice weekly classes. Focus on strength, balance, conditioning, flexibility and having fun.

May
2
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.

May
2
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.

May
2
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.

May
2
Thu

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

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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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.

May
2
Thu

Teen Zone

3:30 PM to 4:30 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.

Kelloggsville Branch
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Kelloggsville Branch

Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for activities that may include board games, food and more.

May
2
Thu

Open Craft Lab

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Adults 18 and older & Teens 12-17 with parental permission. Stop in & try something new or bring in your own project! No registration, no pressure.  New projects will be introduced monthly.  All previous projects will be available while supplies last.

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines Township Branch

Adults 18 and older & Teens 12-17 with parental permission. Stop in & try something new or bring in your own project!

May
2
Thu

Minecraft Club

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills. The library has a limited number of computers and licenses for Minecraft. First come, first served. No registration required. If you are able, bring a laptop with Wi-Fi capabilities and Minecraft installed and join us!

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills.

May
2
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

May
2
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.