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The Alto Branch will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 20, and the Byron Township Branch, Wednesday, Aug. 21, for staff training.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Aug
1
Thu

Baby Playgroup

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

 

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

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

Aug
1
Thu

Preschool Storytime

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

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

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

Aug
1
Thu

Storytime Picnic!

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Let's celebrate summer with a special picnic storytime!  We'll read fun summertime stories, create crafts and sing songs about picnics. Watch out for the picnic ants!

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

Let's celebrate summer with a special picnic storytime!  We'll read fun summertime stories, create crafts and sing songs about picnics. Watch out for the picnic ants!

Aug
1
Thu

Open Play

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Sometimes we just want to play by ourselves.  In lieu of storytime, we'll set out the library's toys and some crafts and let you enjoy!

Alpine Township Branch
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Alpine Township Branch

Sometimes we just want to play by ourselves.  In lieu of storytime, we'll set out the library's toys and some crafts and let you enjoy!

Aug
1
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

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

Aug
1
Thu

Drop-In Tutoring with Kent ISD

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Drop-in tutoring is available to adults 18 and up enrolled in any of the following programs: High School Diploma, English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (GED) and Career Technical Education (CTE). Questions on all subjects are welcome. Tutoring is hosted by Kent Intermediate School District.

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

Drop-in tutoring is available to adults 18 and up enrolled in any of the following programs: High School Diploma, English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equiva

Aug
1
Thu

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
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Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills. For children ages 3 and younger with an adult.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

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

Aug
1
Thu

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

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

Aug
1
Thu

Enhance Fitness Classes

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

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

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

Aug
1
Thu

Meet Up and Eat Up!

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program.  Anyone 18 years old and younger may enjoy a free lunch at the library.

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Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program.  Anyone 18 years old and younger may enjoy a free lunch at the library.

Aug
1
Thu

Meet Up and Eat Up!

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program.  Anyone 18 years old and younger may enjoy a free lunch at the library.

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

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program.  Anyone 18 years old and younger may enjoy a free lunch at the library.

Aug
1
Thu

Meet Up and Eat Up!

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program.  Anyone 18 years old and younger may enjoy a free lunch at the library.

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

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program.  Anyone 18 years old and younger may enjoy a free lunch at the library.

Aug
1
Thu

Teen Zone: Escape Room

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by to test your skills in our escape room.

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

Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by to test your skills in our escape room.

Aug
1
Thu

Teen: Paint a Mug

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Pre-registration opens May 20 and is required. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed. It's simple to create your own unique mug with Sharpie oil markers!  Take home and bake instructions will be included.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Pre-registration opens May 20 and is required.

Aug
1
Thu

¡Uno, dos, tres Andrés!

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Christina surprises Andrés when she suggests that everyone dance. Dance?! Andrés is too shy and embarrassed to do that! But with a few simple steps, Christina helps him realize he was a dancer all along. This story explores empathy, self-esteem and promotes self-expression through dance and movement. The whole family will dance with this 123 Andrés show.

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

Christina surprises Andrés when she suggests that everyone dance. Dance?! Andrés is too shy and embarrassed to do that!

Aug
1
Thu

Sensory Playtime

6:00 PM to 7:00 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.

Tyrone Township Branch
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Tyrone Township 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.

Aug
1
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity.

Wyoming Branch
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Wyoming Branch

Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity.

Aug
1
Thu

Tap Your Toes with The Porters

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Come swing and dance to the toe-tappin' sounds of The Porters! This wonderful troupe will captivate and entertain even the youngest audience.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

Come swing and dance to the toe-tappin' sounds of The Porters! This wonderful troupe will captivate and entertain even the youngest audience.

Aug
1
Thu

How to Draw Your Dragon

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Local artist, Corinne Roberts is back! Learn how to draw dragons and characters from How to Train Your Dragon along with creating your own distinct dragon or creature. Parents or guardians are strongly encouraged to attend and assist their children. 

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Kelloggsville Branch
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Kelloggsville Branch

Local artist, Corinne Roberts is back!

Aug
1
Thu

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program in partnership with West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler. Kids read their favorite book and the pooches curl up, listen and enjoy.  Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and secure a time slot.  First come, first served.  Sponsored by Bissell.

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

Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program in partnership with West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler.

Aug
1
Thu

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 08/01/2019 06:30 PM 08/01/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Ruff Readers

Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program in partnership with West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler. Kids read their favorite book and the pooches curl up, listen and enjoy.  Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and secure a time slot.  First come, first served.  Sponsored by Bissell.

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

Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program in partnership with West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler.

Aug
1
Thu

Outdoor Discovery: Animal Communication

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Have you ever wondered how ants follow what seem to be invisible trails leading to food? Or why beavers slap their tail? And why are skunks black and white? If so, you’re in the right place! In this program we will learn about some types of critter communication. Meet us at the Byron Twp. Offices, 8085 Byron Center Ave. SW.

Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

Have you ever wondered how ants follow what seem to be invisible trails leading to food? Or why beavers slap their tail? And why are skunks black and white? If so, you’re in the right place!

Aug
1
Thu

¡Uno, dos, tres Andrés!

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Christina surprises Andrés when she suggests that everyone dance. Dance?! Andrés is too shy and embarrassed to do that! But with a few simple steps, Christina helps him realize he was a dancer all along. This story explores empathy, self-esteem and promotes self-expression through dance and movement. The whole family will dance with this 123 Andrés show.

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

Christina surprises Andrés when she suggests that everyone dance. Dance?! Andrés is too shy and embarrassed to do that!

Aug
1
Thu

Pint Size Polkas

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Sing, clap and dance along to this fluid, high-energy musical package guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of young and old alike!

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Sing, clap and dance along to this fluid, high-energy musical package guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of young and old alike!