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The Caledonia branch will be closed Monday, Sept. 16, for staff training. The KDL Lab Experience: Cubelets, Robots in Disguise program at Nelson Township/Sand Lake takes place Nov. 16; its date was incorrectly listed in the Kaleidoscope.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Aug
8
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
8
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
8
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
8
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
8
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
8
Thu

Bookmobile at Richter Place Apartments (open to the public)

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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LP it's not just for Vinyl records or Large Print books anymore!

 

It can also stand for Ladies (and gentleman) Please, come out to Richter Place to see the new KDL Bookmobile.

Find your favorite authors, new books, fun movie, awesome music and more.  We'll be right out front t

9101 Courtland Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341

Bookmobile
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Bookmobile

LP it's not just for Vinyl records or Large Print books anymore!

 

Aug
8
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
8
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
8
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
8
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
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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
8
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
8
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
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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
8
Thu

Plainfield Branch Book Discussion: The Killers of the Flower Moon

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Join us for a lively and informal discussion of a variety of thought-provoking titles! This month's selection is The Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

Join us for a lively and informal discussion of a variety of thought-provoking titles! This month's selection is The Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

Aug
8
Thu

A Universe Of Stories & Music

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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The Storytellers will share interactive stories, beautiful music, full audience participation and hands-on fun with musical instruments from many parts of the world. 

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

The Storytellers will share interactive stories, beautiful music, full audience participation and hands-on fun with musical instruments from many parts of the world. 

Aug
8
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.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Pre-registration opens May 20 and is required.

Aug
8
Thu

Summertime Sip & Sit

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Drop-in our outdoor sitting spot and sip lemonade while you meet & greet your neighbors. Lemonade and snacks while supplies last.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Drop-in our outdoor sitting spot and sip lemonade while you meet & greet your neighbors. Lemonade and snacks while supplies last.

Aug
8
Thu

Drums for All!

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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You bring your smiles and hands, I'll bring the drums. Using instruments from cultures around the globe, we'll learn how to express ourselves musically and communicate using a language older than words.

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park Branch

You bring your smiles and hands, I'll bring the drums.

Aug
8
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
8
Thu

Touch a Truck

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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A close up look at big trucks! There will be an assortment of awesome vehicles on hand to explore, plus the pros who operate them. Decorate your own hard hat.

Kelloggsville Branch
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Kelloggsville Branch

A close up look at big trucks! There will be an assortment of awesome vehicles on hand to explore, plus the pros who operate them. Decorate your own hard hat.

Aug
8
Thu

Minecraft Club

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

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

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

Aug
8
Thu

Guided Painting with Art of Life

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Pre-registration 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. Guests can relax and have fun while the instructor takes them step by step through the painting process.

 

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Pre-registration required. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.

Aug
8
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
8
Thu

Cast on, Bind off: Knitting Basics

6:30 PM to 8:00 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.  Learn the basics of knitting including how to cast-on stitches, knit, purl and how to bind off the project. Attendees will work on knitting a winter scarf. All supplies will be provided.

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines Township Branch

Pre-registration opens May 20 and is required.

Aug
8
Thu

The Bootstrap Boys

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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The Bootstrap Boys are a country band who have developed a fresh take on the classic country sound. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for an outdoor concert.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

The Bootstrap Boys are a country band who have developed a fresh take on the classic country sound. Bring your lawn chai

Aug
8
Thu

Tap Your Toes with The Porters

6:30 PM to 7:30 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. Meet us at the Byron Twp. Offices, 8085 Byron Center Ave. SW.

Byron Township Branch
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Byron 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. Meet us at the Byron Twp.

Aug
8
Thu

Adult Book Discussion: Author Study: P.D. James

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is a study of author P.D. James.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is a study of author P.D. James.