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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May
1
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.

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

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

May
1
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 10:00 AM 05/01/2019 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.

May
1
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 10:00 AM 05/01/2019 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.

May
1
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 10:00 AM 05/01/2019 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.

May
1
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 10:00 AM 05/01/2019 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.

May
1
Wed

Celebrate Children's Book Week with KDL!

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 10:00 AM 05/01/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Celebrate Children's Book Week with KDL!

Join us for a special storytime celebrating the 100th Children's Book Week! Founded in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Enjoy stories and art activities featuring some favorite children's book characters as we explore this year's theme, "Read Now. Read Forever."

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

Join us for a special storytime celebrating the 100th Children's Book Week! Founded in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.

May
1
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 10:00 AM 05/01/2019 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.

May
1
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 10:00 AM 05/01/2019 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.

May
1
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.

May
1
Wed

Babytime

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 11:00 AM 05/01/2019 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.

May
1
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 11:00 AM 05/01/2019 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.

May
1
Wed

Family Storytime

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 11:30 AM 05/01/2019 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.

May
1
Wed

Novel Characters Book Club: Evicted

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 01:00 PM 05/01/2019 02:00 PM America/New_York Novel Characters Book Club: Evicted

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is Evicted by Matthew Desmond.

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

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is Evicted by Matthew Desmond.

May
1
Wed

Matter of Balance

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 01:30 PM 05/01/2019 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.

May
1
Wed

Bookmobile at Townline Elementary School (open to public)

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 03:30 PM 05/01/2019 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.

May
1
Wed

Family Storytime

6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 06:30 PM 05/01/2019 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.

May
1
Wed

Spring Craft Extravaganza

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 06:30 PM 05/01/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Spring Craft Extravaganza

Celebrate spring with crafts and activities for the whole family!

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

Celebrate spring with crafts and activities for the whole family!

May
1
Wed

Oceans, Lakes and Streams: State of the Great Lakes

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/01/2019 06:30 PM 05/01/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Oceans, Lakes and Streams: State of the Great Lakes

PFAs and the health of our local watersheds. Lead in our municipal water. The health of the Great Lakes and our oceans. The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is pleased to partner with the Kent District Library on a series that explores water issues regionally and globally, and how our communities can be better stewards of our water resources.

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

PFAs and the health of our local watersheds. Lead in our municipal water. The health of the Great Lakes and our oceans.

May
2
Thu

Next Nexus: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 09:00 AM 05/02/2019 03:00 PM America/New_York Next Nexus: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit

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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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Service Center

Next Nexus: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit

May
2
Thu

Baby Playgroup

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 09:30 AM 05/02/2019 10:15 AM America/New_York Baby Playgroup

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

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 10:00 AM 05/02/2019 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.

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

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

May
2
Thu

Spring Craft Extravaganza

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 10:00 AM 05/02/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Spring Craft Extravaganza

Celebrate spring with crafts and activities for the whole family!

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

Celebrate spring with crafts and activities for the whole family!

May
2
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 10:00 AM 05/02/2019 10:30 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

East Grand Rapids Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 10:30 AM 05/02/2019 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.

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.

May
2
Thu

Enhance Fitness Classes

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 11:00 AM 05/02/2019 12:00 PM America/New_York Enhance Fitness Classes

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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 01:30 PM 05/02/2019 03:30 PM America/New_York CANCELLED - 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.

Englehardt Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 03:15 PM 05/02/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York Teen Zone

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

Teen Zone

3:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 03:15 PM 05/02/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York Teen Zone

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

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 03:30 PM 05/02/2019 04:30 PM America/New_York Teen Zone

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

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

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 03:30 PM 05/02/2019 04:30 PM America/New_York Bookmobile at Nelson Township / Sand Lake (open to public)

The Bookmobile will be parked at our Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch, 88 Bass Lake Rd, Sand Lake, MI 49343.

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

The Bookmobile will be parked at our Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch, 88 Bass Lake Rd, Sand Lake, MI 49343.

May
2
Thu

Open Craft Lab

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 05:30 PM 05/02/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Open Craft Lab

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

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 06:00 PM 05/02/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Sit-N-Stitch

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

May
2
Thu

Tai Chi for Arthritis

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 06:00 PM 05/02/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York Tai Chi for Arthritis

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

Minecraft Club

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/02/2019 06:00 PM 05/02/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Minecraft Club

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

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

May
4
Sat

Cardmaking Workshop for Adults

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/04/2019 10:00 AM 05/04/2019 01:00 PM America/New_York Cardmaking Workshop for Adults

Get creative! Use our supplies to make your own cards, stationary or bookmarks.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Krause Memorial Library.

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

Get creative! Use our supplies to make your own cards, stationary or bookmarks.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Krause Memorial Library.

May
4
Sat

Pokémon Club

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/04/2019 01:30 PM 05/04/2019 02:30 PM America/New_York Pokémon Club

Bring your Pokémon cards to trade or battle with friends. A few decks will be provided for players to learn how to play.

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

Bring your Pokémon cards to trade or battle with friends. A few decks will be provided for players to learn how to play.

May
4
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Magna-Tiles Mania

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/04/2019 02:00 PM 05/04/2019 04:00 PM America/New_York KDL Lab Experience: Magna-Tiles Mania

Drop-in and build. Create cubes, pyramids or other geometric shapes and patterns from two-dimensional or three-dimensional systems. Discover patterns, symmetry, 3D building skills and magnetic principles.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Drop-in and build. Create cubes, pyramids or other geometric shapes and patterns from two-dimensional or three-dimensional systems.

May
4
Sat

Let’s Talk About Identity: A Reading Group

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/04/2019 02:00 PM 05/04/2019 03:00 PM America/New_York Let’s Talk About Identity: A Reading Group

Our reading group tackles the big questions!  This group features stories exploring social justice topics and a small group discussion where all questions are welcome.  KDL librarians and community volunteers will read books on the month’s topic, we’ll discuss the books in small groups, enjoy snacks and create a cool craft.  For ages 4 -11 with parents and caregivers.

Wyoming Branch
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Wyoming Branch

Our reading group tackles the big questions!  This group features stories exploring social justice topics and a small group discussion where all questions are welcome.  KDL librarians and

May
5
Sun

Sunday Afternoon Live: One For the Foxes

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/05/2019 02:00 PM 05/05/2019 03:30 PM America/New_York Sunday Afternoon Live: One For the Foxes

The Cascade Township Branch brings concerts inside for Sunday Afternoon Live, eight concerts from October 2018 through April 2019 featuring your favorite local artists. Sponsored by Cascade Charter Township, Cascade Downtown Development Authority, Cascade Community Foundation, Friends of the Cascade Township Library and Kingsland Ace Hardware.

Sundays, 2:00 pm

  • May 5, One For the Foxes
Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township Branch

The Cascade Township Branch brings concerts inside for Sunday Afternoon Live, eight concerts from October 2018 through April 2019 featuring your favorite local artists.

May
6
Mon

Babytime

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Add to Calendar 05/06/2019 09:30 AM 05/06/2019 10:00 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
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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.

May
6
Mon

Toddler Time

9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/06/2019 09:45 AM 05/06/2019 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.

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

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

May
6
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 05/06/2019 10:00 AM 05/06/2019 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
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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.

May
6
Mon

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/06/2019 10:30 AM 05/06/2019 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.

May
6
Mon

Babytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 05/06/2019 10:30 AM 05/06/2019 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
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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.

May
6
Mon

Toddler Time

10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/06/2019 10:45 AM 05/06/2019 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.

May
6
Mon

Toddler Time

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Add to Calendar 05/06/2019 11:00 AM 05/06/2019 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.

May
6
Mon

Minecraft Club

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/06/2019 04:30 PM 05/06/2019 05:30 PM America/New_York Minecraft Club

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!

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

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

May
6
Mon

CANCELLED - The Road to What's Next

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/06/2019 06:00 PM 05/06/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York CANCELLED - The Road to What's Next

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

The Road to What’s Next deals with life’s twists, turns and detours that can be daunting, but they don’t have to be. In this two hour workshop, John and Barbara Ziemann will explain the road signs that will help you navigate life’s complicated roadway as you begin your journey to a more purposeful and fulfilling life.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

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

May
6
Mon

Guided Painting with Art of Life

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/06/2019 06:00 PM 05/06/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Guided Painting with Art of Life

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


Create and take home an acrylic painting with guidance from experienced Art of Life staff.

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

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

May
6
Mon

Early Childhood Essentials: Infant & Toddler Development

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/06/2019 06:30 PM 05/06/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Early Childhood Essentials: Infant & Toddler Development

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

This program focuses on the physical, emotional, behavioral and mental growth of children from ages 0 to 36 months and ways you can help them as they learn.  

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

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

May
6
Mon

Family Storytime

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/06/2019 06:30 PM 05/06/2019 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.

May
6
Mon

Yoga Storytime

6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/06/2019 06:30 PM 05/06/2019 07:00 PM 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!

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

Breathe, bend and read together with stories, rhymes and songs. Children will develop literacy and coping skills with simple poses and mindfulness exercises.

May
7
Tue

Englehardt Bookworms: A Wrinkle in Time

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 05/07/2019 10:00 AM 05/07/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Englehardt Bookworms: A Wrinkle in Time

Join us for a lively book discussion. This month's selection is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Please note, if Lowell Area Schools is cancelled for the day, Bookworms will not meet.

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

Join us for a lively book discussion. This month's selection is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

May
7
Tue

Sensory Playtime

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/07/2019 10:00 AM 05/07/2019 12:00 PM America/New_York Sensory Playtime

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

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

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

May
7
Tue

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 05/07/2019 10:00 AM 05/07/2019 11:00 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.

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

May
7
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/07/2019 10:30 AM 05/07/2019 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.

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

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

May
7
Tue

Enhance Fitness Classes

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/07/2019 11:00 AM 05/07/2019 12:00 PM America/New_York Enhance Fitness Classes

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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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
7
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/07/2019 01:00 PM 05/07/2019 03:00 PM America/New_York Sit-N-Stitch

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.

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

May
7
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/07/2019 01:00 PM 05/07/2019 03:00 PM America/New_York Sit-N-Stitch

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.

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

May
7
Tue

Teen Zone: Sharpie Tie-Dye

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/07/2019 03:30 PM 05/07/2019 04:30 PM America/New_York Teen Zone: Sharpie Tie-Dye

Bring a white or light colored t-shirt to this program and try a new way of tie dye―with permanent markers! All other materials will be provided to help you create a one-of-a-kind shirt to wear.

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

Bring a white or light colored t-shirt to this program and try a new way of tie dye―with permanent markers!

May
7
Tue

Tai Chi for Arthritis

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/07/2019 06:00 PM 05/07/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York Tai Chi for Arthritis

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
7
Tue

Basic Home Maintenance

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/07/2019 06:00 PM 05/07/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Basic Home Maintenance

A comprehensive overview of maintenance and repair that all homeowners should know. Mike Zamarron from Home Repair Services gives expert advice on utilities upkeep, insulation, water issues, security, weatherization and general electrical maintenance. Bring in all of your questions!

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

A comprehensive overview of maintenance and repair that all homeowners should know.

May
7
Tue

Toddler Time

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/07/2019 06:30 PM 05/07/2019 07:30 PM 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.

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

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

May
7
Tue

Be A Friend of Spencer Twp. Library

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/07/2019 06:30 PM 05/07/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Be A Friend of Spencer Twp. Library

If you've been interested in helping your library and community, now's a great time to join the Friends of Spencer Twp. Library. We will be planning future programs and fundraising events. Your ideas, plans and help are greatly needed and appreciated.

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

If you've been interested in helping your library and community, now's a great time to join the Friends of Spencer Twp. Library. We will be planning future programs and fundraising events.

May
7
Tue

Yarn & Felt Wreath

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/07/2019 06:30 PM 05/07/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Yarn & Felt Wreath

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.

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

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

May
8
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/08/2019 10:00 AM 05/08/2019 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.

May
8
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/08/2019 10:00 AM 05/08/2019 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.

May
8
Wed

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 05/08/2019 10:00 AM 05/08/2019 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.

May
8
Wed

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 05/08/2019 10:00 AM 05/08/2019 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.

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.

May
8
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/08/2019 11:00 AM 05/08/2019 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.

May
8
Wed

Matter of Balance

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/08/2019 01:30 PM 05/08/2019 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.

May
8
Wed

Faith Meets Fiction Book Discussion: The Amish Midwife

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/08/2019 01:30 PM 05/08/2019 02:30 PM America/New_York Faith Meets Fiction Book Discussion: The Amish Midwife

Join us for an informal discussion of a faith-based book. This month's selection is The Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark.

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

Join us for an informal discussion of a faith-based book. This month's selection is The Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark.

May
8
Wed

Englehardt Night Owls: Sing, Unburied, Sing

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/08/2019 06:30 PM 05/08/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Englehardt Night Owls: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Join us for a lively book discussion. This month's selectionis Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Please note, if Lowell Area Schools is cancelled for the day, Night Owls will not meet.

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

Join us for a lively book discussion. This month's selectionis Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

May
8
Wed

Family Storytime

6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Add to Calendar 05/08/2019 06:30 PM 05/08/2019 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.

May
8
Wed

Block Printed Banners

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/08/2019 06:30 PM 05/08/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Block Printed Banners

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

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!

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

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

May
8
Wed

Alpine Avenue Book Club: A Gentleman in Moscow

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/08/2019 06:30 PM 05/08/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Alpine Avenue Book Club: A Gentleman in Moscow

Get more out of reading!  Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company with great books.

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

Get more out of reading!  Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company with great books.

May
9
Thu

Baby Playgroup

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Add to Calendar 05/09/2019 09:30 AM 05/09/2019 10:15 AM America/New_York Baby Playgroup

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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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
9
Thu

Apple Users Group

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/09/2019 10:00 AM 05/09/2019 11:30 AM America/New_York Apple Users Group

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

May
9
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 05/09/2019 10:00 AM 05/09/2019 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.

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

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

May
9
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/09/2019 10:00 AM 05/09/2019 10:30 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

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

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

May
9
Thu

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/09/2019 10:30 AM 05/09/2019 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.

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.

May
9
Thu

Enhance Fitness Classes

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/09/2019 11:00 AM 05/09/2019 12:00 PM America/New_York Enhance Fitness Classes

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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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
9
Thu

Plainfield Branch Book Discussion: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/09/2019 01:00 PM 05/09/2019 02:00 PM America/New_York Plainfield Branch Book Discussion: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

Join us for a lively and informal discussion of a variety of thought-provoking titles! This month's selection is The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg.

 

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

Join us for a lively and informal discussion of a variety of thought-provoking titles! This month's selection is The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg.

May
9
Thu

CANCELLED - Matter of Balance

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/09/2019 01:30 PM 05/09/2019 03:30 PM America/New_York CANCELLED - 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.

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
9
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
9
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
9
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/09/2019 06:00 PM 05/09/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Sit-N-Stitch

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.

May
9
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
9
Thu

Summer Reading Teen Crew Orientation

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 05/09/2019 06:30 PM 05/09/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Summer Reading Teen Crew Orientation

Enthusiastic and energetic teen volunteers are wanted to help with Summer Reading at KDL. Fun times are guaranteed, with the added benefit of service experience! Registration is required via a paper application. Applications are available to print online or pick one up at your branch.

Spencer Township Branch
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Spencer Township Branch

Enthusiastic and energetic teen volunteers are wanted to help with Summer Reading at KDL. Fun times are guaranteed, with the added benefit of service experience!

May
9
Thu

Adult Book Discussion: The Shadow Land

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova.

May
9
Thu

Guided Painting with Art of Life

6:30 PM to 8:30 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.


Create and take home an acrylic painting with guidance from experienced Art of Life staff.

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.

May
9
Thu

Flourish From the Ground Up

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.


How-to garden from start to finish. Begin by learning how to prepare your soil and what different types of gardens there are. Finish by creating your very own bouquet.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

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

May
10
Fri

Sensory Playtime

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

May
10
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 05/10/2019 10:00 AM 05/10/2019 11:00 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.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia 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.

May
10
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/10/2019 10:30 AM 05/10/2019 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.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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Nelson Township / Sand Lake 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.

May
10
Fri

KDL Caffeinated Tea Tour: The Sparrows

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/10/2019 07:00 PM 05/10/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York KDL Caffeinated Tea Tour: The Sparrows

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


This program will be a simple overview of tea and its history, as well as taste black, oolong, green, and white teas. Learn how the dosage and temperature can create different flavors within the same tea.  Join us at 1035 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids, 49506. 

Off-Site Event
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Off-Site Event

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

May
11
Sat

Family Building Bricks Party

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Design, build and construct. Bring the whole family together and create a towering structure using the library's building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up!

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Design, build and construct. Bring the whole family together and create a towering structure using the library's building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up!

May
11
Sat

Spring Craft Extravaganza

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 05/11/2019 10:00 AM 05/11/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Spring Craft Extravaganza

Celebrate spring with crafts and activities for the whole family!

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

Celebrate spring with crafts and activities for the whole family!

May
11
Sat

Intro to Coding Workshop

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/11/2019 10:00 AM 05/11/2019 01:00 PM America/New_York Intro to Coding Workshop

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.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

Pre-registration required through Grand Circus.

May
11
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Cardboard Creations

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/11/2019 10:30 AM 05/11/2019 11:30 AM America/New_York KDL Lab Experience: Cardboard Creations

Our Makedo construction toolkit will help you create, experiment and learn as you build your very own cardboard masterpieces -- the possibilities are endless!

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines Township Branch

Our Makedo construction toolkit will help you create, experiment and learn as you build your very own cardboard masterpieces -- the possibilities are endless!

May
11
Sat

Open Craft Lab

1:00 PM to 4:00 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
11
Sat

Teen Zone: Shrinky Dinks

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
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Get creative as you shrink, stretch and learn about polymers. Design your own original shrinky dink creations, experiment with balloons and learn the science behind it all.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

Get creative as you shrink, stretch and learn about polymers. Design your own original shrinky dink creations, experiment with balloons and learn the science behind it all.

May
11
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: Cubelets, Robots in Disguise

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/11/2019 02:00 PM 05/11/2019 04:00 PM America/New_York KDL Lab Experience: Cubelets, Robots in Disguise

No heavy lifting required for these robots. Cubelets are robot blocks that connect together to create quirky little robots. Come and explore these bots to see what cool tricks and moves you can make the bots do by combining different cubes.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

No heavy lifting required for these robots. Cubelets are robot blocks that connect together to create quirky little robots.

May
11
Sat

Mother & Daughter Coding Workshop

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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Pre-registration in pairs required. Limited to 16 pairs. Any male or female over 16 can be a partner for a student who doesn't have a mother to attend with her. 

Learning to code with someone you love will allow you to be a pioneer, creating new tools that can change someone else's life. Join us for an afternoon to gain confidence with your computer coding skills in a fun and creative environment. Snacks provided. Facilitated by Loop Coding Center. Ages 11 and up.  If able, please bring a laptop or chromebook to work on.

 

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Pre-registration in pairs required. Limited to 16 pairs. Any male or female over 16 can be a partner for a student who doesn't have a mother to attend with her. 

May
13
Mon

Englehardt Branch Science Fiction Book Club: Year One

6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/13/2019 06:30 AM 05/13/2019 07:30 AM America/New_York Englehardt Branch Science Fiction Book Club: Year One

Join us for an informal book discussion where we will talk about science fiction titles, as well as speculative fiction, fantasy, and dystopian selections. This month's selection is Year One by Nora Roberts.

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

Join us for an informal book discussion where we will talk about science fiction titles, as well as speculative fiction, fantasy, and dystopian selections.

May
13
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.

May
13
Mon

Explore!

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Create, play and explore! Featuring a new craft each week, sensory experiences, and playtime with friends.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Create, play and explore! Featuring a new craft each week, sensory experiences, and playtime with friends.

May
13
Mon

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/13/2019 10:30 AM 05/13/2019 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
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Alto Branch

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

May
13
Mon

Babytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 05/13/2019 10:30 AM 05/13/2019 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
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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.

May
13
Mon

Sensory Playtime

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/13/2019 10:30 AM 05/13/2019 12:00 PM America/New_York Sensory Playtime

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

May
13
Mon

Hot Books for Cool Discussions: Beartown

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/13/2019 01:00 PM 05/13/2019 02:00 PM America/New_York Hot Books for Cool Discussions: Beartown

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.

  • May 13, Beartown by Fredrik Backman
East Grand Rapids Branch
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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.

May
13
Mon

Teen Zone

3:15 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.

Wyoming Branch
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Wyoming 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
13
Mon

CANCELLED - Intro to Coding Workshop

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/13/2019 05:30 PM 05/13/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York CANCELLED - Intro to Coding Workshop

CANCELLED - Pre-registration required. 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.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

CANCELLED - Pre-registration required. Grand Circus instructors will help you become familiar with basic programing and learn simple coding.

May
13
Mon

Flourish From the Ground Up

6:00 PM to 7:00 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.


How-to garden from start to finish. Begin by learning how to prepare your soil and what different types of gardens there are. Finish by creating your very own bouquet.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

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

May
13
Mon

KDaLe Book Club: Thornapple Brewing Co

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/13/2019 07:00 PM 05/13/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York KDaLe Book Club: Thornapple Brewing Co

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
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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.

May
13
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
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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.

May
14
Tue

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 05/14/2019 10:00 AM 05/14/2019 10:45 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.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade 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.

May
14
Tue

Sensory Playtime

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/14/2019 10:00 AM 05/14/2019 12:00 PM America/New_York Sensory Playtime

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

May
14
Tue

Adult Book Discussion: Hillbilly Elegy

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.

May
14
Tue

Bright Beginnings

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Join Kathy Watrous from KISD Bright Beginnings for a morning of crafts, rhymes, songs and more! For ages 0-5 with a parent or guardian.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Join Kathy Watrous from KISD Bright Beginnings for a morning of crafts, rhymes, songs and more!

May
14
Tue

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 05/14/2019 10:00 AM 05/14/2019 11:00 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.

Alpine Township Branch
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Alpine 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.

May
14
Tue

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/14/2019 10:30 AM 05/14/2019 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.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

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

May
14
Tue

Enhance Fitness Classes

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/14/2019 11:00 AM 05/14/2019 12:00 PM America/New_York Enhance Fitness Classes

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
14
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/14/2019 01:00 PM 05/14/2019 03:00 PM America/New_York Sit-N-Stitch

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.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township 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.

May
14
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/14/2019 01:00 PM 05/14/2019 03:00 PM America/New_York Sit-N-Stitch

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.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township 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.

May
14
Tue

Yoga Basics

5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Add to Calendar 05/14/2019 05:30 PM 05/14/2019 06:15 PM America/New_York Yoga Basics

This class focuses on basic body alignment and breath awareness.  It is a slower, gentler paced class with basic poses and principles of yoga. 

Spencer Township Branch
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Spencer Township Branch

This class focuses on basic body alignment and breath awareness.  It is a slower, gentler paced class with basic poses and principles of yoga. 

May
14
Tue

Slow Flow Yoga

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Slow flow matches breath to movement and each pose is held for a few breathes.  The class concentrates on the connection of breath and body alignment and is a relaxed way to strengthen, calm and rejuvenate.

Spencer Township Branch
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Spencer Township Branch

Slow flow matches breath to movement and each pose is held for a few breathes.  The class concentrates on the connection of breath and body alignment and is a relaxed way to strengthen, calm a

May
14
Tue

Cascade Writers' Group

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/14/2019 07:00 PM 05/14/2019 09:00 PM America/New_York Cascade Writers' Group

Aspiring writers looking to give and receive support and feedback are welcome! Interested? Please contact the facilitator, Dr. Lisa McNeilley, at lisa.hope@comcast.net. Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Aspiring writers looking to give and receive support and feedback are welcome! Interested? Please contact the facilitator, Dr.

May
15
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 05/15/2019 10:00 AM 05/15/2019 10:45 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.

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

May
15
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/15/2019 10:00 AM 05/15/2019 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.

May
15
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 05/15/2019 10:00 AM 05/15/2019 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.

May
15
Wed

Open Play

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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staff sets out coffee and toys in lieu of storytime

Tyrone Township Branch
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Tyrone Township Branch

staff sets out coffee and toys in lieu of storytime

May
15
Wed

Explore!

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Create, play and explore! Featuring a new craft each week, sensory experiences, and playtime with friends.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Create, play and explore! Featuring a new craft each week, sensory experiences, and playtime with friends.

May
15
Wed

Babytime

11:00 AM to 11:45 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.

Cascade Township Branch
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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.

May
15
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:00 AM to 11:30 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.

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.

May
15
Wed

Tech Savvy Seniors

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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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
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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.

May
15
Wed

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.

Comstock Park Branch
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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.

May
15
Wed

KDL Lab Experience: littleBits - Learn and Invent with Electronics

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Explore, tinker and innovate with littleBits, the ultimate electronic building tool. Circuit modules snap together to help you build your ultimate electronic innovation. Create a music synthesizer, a robot or even a Mars Rover!

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

Explore, tinker and innovate with littleBits, the ultimate electronic building tool. Circuit modules snap together to help you build your ultimate electronic innovation.

May
15
Wed

Summer Reading Teen Crew Orientation

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
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Enthusiastic and energetic teen volunteers are wanted to help with Summer Reading at KDL. Fun times are guaranteed, with the added benefit of service experience! Registration is required via a paper application. Applications are available to print online or pick one up at your branch.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Enthusiastic and energetic teen volunteers are wanted to help with Summer Reading at KDL. Fun times are guaranteed, with the added benefit of service experience!

May
15
Wed

Flourish From the Ground Up

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Seating is limited; first come, first served. Doors open 30 minutes before the program begins. How-to garden from start to finish. Begin by learning how to prepare your soil and what different types of gardens there are. Finish by creating your very own bouquet.

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

Seating is limited; first come, first served. Doors open 30 minutes before the program begins. How-to garden from start to finish.

May
15
Wed

Ethics Book Club: The Opposite of Hate

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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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 May is: The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity by Sally Kohn.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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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.

May
15
Wed

Family Storytime

6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
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Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Kelloggsville Branch
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Kelloggsville Branch

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

May
15
Wed

Travel Tales

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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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.

May
16
Thu

Friends of the Plainfield Library Used Book Sale

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
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There will be bargains galore at the Friends of the Plainfield Library's used book sale.

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

There will be bargains galore at the Friends of the Plainfield Library's used book sale.

May
16
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
16
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
16
Thu

Sensory Playtime

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

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

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

May
16
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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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
16
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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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
16
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
16
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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Bookmobile

The Bookmobile will be parked at our Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch, 88 Bass Lake Rd, Sand Lake, MI 49343.

May
16
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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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.

May
16
Thu

Flourish From the Ground Up

6:00 PM to 7:00 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.


How-to garden from start to finish. Begin by learning how to prepare your soil and what different types of gardens there are. Finish by creating your very own bouquet.

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.

May
16
Thu

Block Printed Banners

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.

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!

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

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

May
16
Thu

KDaLe Book Club: Osgood Brewing

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 Osgood Brewing while we talk about what we've been reading. Expert book recommendations from KDL librarians included. The book club will be held at Osgood Brewing, 4051 Chicago Dr. SW in Grandville. For adults 21 and older.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

Combine your love of books and brews at the KDaLe Book Club. Enjoy a drink from Osgood Brewing while we talk about what we've been reading.

May
17
Fri

Sensory Playtime

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

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

Drop in and explore a variety of sensory activities that will stimulate your child’s mind.  Sensory play, art experiences and gross motor activities will be provided.

May
17
Fri

Explore!

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Create, play and explore! Featuring a new craft each week, sensory experiences, and playtime with friends.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Create, play and explore! Featuring a new craft each week, sensory experiences, and playtime with friends.

May
17
Fri

Friends of the Plainfield Library Used Book Sale

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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There will be bargains galore at the Friends of the Plainfield Library's used book sale.

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

There will be bargains galore at the Friends of the Plainfield Library's used book sale.

May
17
Fri

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:30 AM to 11:30 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.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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Nelson Township / Sand Lake 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.

May
17
Fri

Adult Book Discussion: McTeague

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
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Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is McTeague by Frank Norris.

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

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is McTeague by Frank Norris.

May
18
Sat

East Grand Rapids Friends of the Library Book Sale

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Great books, music and movies for sale at the East Grand Rapids Friends of the Library Used Book Sale. Proceeds help support the wonderful events enjoyed by all ages at the East Grand Rapids Branch of KDL.

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

Great books, music and movies for sale at the East Grand Rapids Friends of the Library Used Book Sale.

May
18
Sat

Friends of the Plainfield Library Used Book Sale

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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There will be bargains galore at the Friends of the Plainfield Library's used book sale.

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

There will be bargains galore at the Friends of the Plainfield Library's used book sale.

May
18
Sat

Yoga Basics

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
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This class focuses on basic body alignment and breath awareness.  It is a slower, gentler paced class with basic poses and principles of yoga. 

Spencer Township Branch
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Spencer Township Branch

This class focuses on basic body alignment and breath awareness.  It is a slower, gentler paced class with basic poses and principles of yoga. 

May
18
Sat

Slow Flow Yoga

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Slow flow matches breath to movement and each pose is held for a few breathes.  The class concentrates on the connection of breath and body alignment and is a relaxed way to strengthen, calm and rejuvenate.

Spencer Township Branch
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Spencer Township Branch

Slow flow matches breath to movement and each pose is held for a few breathes.  The class concentrates on the connection of breath and body alignment and is a relaxed way to strengthen, calm a

May
18
Sat

Experience VR @ KDL

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Experience virtual reality with the Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers. Enjoy a variety of games and virtual experiences. This is a first come, first play program so don't delay!

Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

Experience virtual reality with the Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers. Enjoy a variety of games and virtual experiences.

May
18
Sat

Movies with Mary

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Join our movie maven to watch and discuss classic films from her vast collection.

  • March 23,  Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  • April 20, Double Indemnity (1944)
  • May 18,  Notorious (1946)
Englehardt Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Englehardt Branch

Join our movie maven to watch and discuss classic films from her vast collection.

May
18
Sat

Yarn & Felt Wreath

1:00 PM to 2:00 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.


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.

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

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

May
18
Sat

Summer Reading Teen Crew Orientation

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
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Enthusiastic and energetic teen volunteers are wanted to help with Summer Reading at KDL. Fun times are guaranteed, with the added benefit of service experience! Registration is required via a paper application. Applications are available to print online or pick one up at your branch.

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

Enthusiastic and energetic teen volunteers are wanted to help with Summer Reading at KDL. Fun times are guaranteed, with the added benefit of service experience!

May
18
Sat

KDL Lab Experience: littleBits - Learn and Invent with Electronics

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/18/2019 02:00 PM 05/18/2019 04:00 PM America/New_York KDL Lab Experience: littleBits - Learn and Invent with Electronics

Explore, tinker and innovate with littleBits, the ultimate electronic building tool. Circuit modules snap together to help you build your ultimate electronic innovation. Create a music synthesizer, a robot or even a Mars Rover!

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

Explore, tinker and innovate with littleBits, the ultimate electronic building tool. Circuit modules snap together to help you build your ultimate electronic innovation.

May
19
Sun

East Grand Rapids Friends of the Library Book Sale

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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Great books, music and movies for sale at the East Grand Rapids Friends of the Library Used Book Sale. Proceeds help support the wonderful events enjoyed by all ages at the East Grand Rapids Branch of KDL.

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

Great books, music and movies for sale at the East Grand Rapids Friends of the Library Used Book Sale.

May
19
Sun