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The Walker branch will be closed Monday, Dec. 16, for staff training.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Oct
10
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.

Oct
10
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.

Oct
10
Thu

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 11:00 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.

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines Township Branch

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

Oct
10
Thu

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:45 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.

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

Oct
10
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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Grandville Branch

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

Oct
10
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.

Oct
10
Thu

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:45 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.

Oct
10
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.

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

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

Oct
10
Thu

Bookmobile at Richter Place Apartments (open to the public)

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/10/2019 10:00 AM 10/10/2019 12:00 PM America/New_York Bookmobile at Richter Place Apartments (open to the public)

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!

 

Oct
10
Thu

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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.

Oct
10
Thu

All Aboard! Book Discussion: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/10/2019 10:30 AM 10/10/2019 12:00 PM America/New_York All Aboard! Book Discussion: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Join other readers to share your thoughts on a variety of books. This month's selection is Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

Alto Branch
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Alto Branch

Join other readers to share your thoughts on a variety of books. This month's selection is Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

Oct
10
Thu

Fire Safety Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the Walker Fire Department is coming to the library to talk about fire safety.  Join us for a special storytime to meet a firefighter, learn about the special equipment they wear and hear fire safety tips. [[{"fid":"24048","view_mode":"teaser","fields":{"format":"teaser","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"teaser","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-teaser","data-delta":"1"}}]]

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the Walker Fire Department is coming to the library to talk about fire safety.  Join us for a special storytime to meet a firefighter, learn about the special

Oct
10
Thu

Sensory Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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This sensory-based storytime encourages your child to explore their senses with an introduction of rhymes, stories and songs followed by hands-on exploratory sensory play. For ages 6 and under with an adult.

Wyoming Branch
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Wyoming Branch

This sensory-based storytime encourages your child to explore their senses with an introduction of rhymes, stories and songs followed by hands-on exploratory sensory play.

Oct
10
Thu

Enhance Fitness Classes

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/10/2019 11:00 AM 10/10/2019 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.

Oct
10
Thu

Family Storytime

11:00 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.

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.

Oct
10
Thu

Plainfield Branch Book Discussion: Brooklyn Follies

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 Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster.

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 Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster.

Oct
10
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
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.

Oct
10
Thu

Open Craft Lab

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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 Stop in and 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

 Stop in and try something new or bring in your own project!

Oct
10
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.

Oct
10
Thu

KDL Uncorked: Kombucha Ladies Night

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Eat, drink and socialize! Bring your girlfriends and join us to sip Kombucha, nibble cheese and create your very own gift bags from recycled paper. Cheese and chocolate tastings provided by The Cheese Lady. Kombucha tastings provided by Sacred Springs Kombucha

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

Eat, drink and socialize! Bring your girlfriends and join us to sip Kombucha, nibble cheese and create your very own gift bags from recycled paper.

Oct
10
Thu

Where Else but Gaslight? – A look back at places and faces through the years

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/10/2019 06:30 PM 10/10/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Where Else but Gaslight? – A look back at places and faces through the years

Travel the business district of East Grand Rapids from 1914 to 2019 with Mary Dersch, curator of the East Grand Rapids History Room. The program features photographs and memories. Please meet in the EGR City Commission Chambers.

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

Travel the business district of East Grand Rapids from 1914 to 2019 with Mary Dersch, curator of the East Grand Rapids History Room. The program features photographs and memories.

Oct
10
Thu

Mixed Media Photo Transfers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Pre-registration is required and opens August 19.  Learn to turn photos in to unique art pieces. The transfer process creates a transparent or translucent image imbedded within an acrylic medium. Please be sure to bring a digital file of your image.

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

Pre-registration is required and opens August 19.  Learn to turn photos in to unique art pieces.

Oct
10
Thu

Early Childhood Essentials: Fostering Resiliency

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Pre-registration opens August 19 and is required. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed. This session offers one hour of professional development credit. Adults only please; child care is not provided.

Participants will be actively engaged in discussions, sharing ideas, and discussing daily practices that support resiliency in young children. This session will discuss why supporting resiliency in young children is so important, and what we can do environmentally as well as through purposefully planned activities and interactions to support resiliency.

Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

Pre-registration opens August 19 and is required.

Oct
10
Thu

Teen Zone

6:30 PM to 7:30 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.

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

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

Oct
10
Thu

Adult Book Discussion: The Professor and the Madman

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 Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester.

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 The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester.