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The Kentwood branch will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 10, for staff training.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Dec
2
Mon

5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/02/2019 09:30 AM 12/02/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York 5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice. Showcase entries should be on a sturdy base no larger than 15" by 15" and may be dropped off during branch open hours from Monday, December 2 through Saturday, December 14. Cast your vote for your favorite entry from Monday, December 16 through Saturday, December 21. Stop in at the branch to pick up contest details and an entry form.


Categories and rules: Decorations must be edible, only the base can be non-edible. Entries in the teen, adult and families/group categories must be made of gingerbread. Entries in the kids' category may be made of graham crackers.

  • kids age 11 and under
  • teens age 12-17
  • adults
  • families or groups

 

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

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice.

Dec
2
Mon

Babytime

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/02/2019 09:30 AM 12/02/2019 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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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.

Dec
2
Mon

Explore!

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/02/2019 10:00 AM 12/02/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Explore!

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

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

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

Dec
2
Mon

Babytime

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/02/2019 10:00 AM 12/02/2019 10:30 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.

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

Dec
2
Mon

Babytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/02/2019 10:30 AM 12/02/2019 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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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.

Dec
2
Mon

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/02/2019 10:30 AM 12/02/2019 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.

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.

Dec
2
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Add to Calendar 12/02/2019 11:30 AM 12/02/2019 12:15 PM 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.

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

Dec
2
Mon

Teen Zone

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/02/2019 03:30 PM 12/02/2019 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.

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

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

Dec
2
Mon

Holiday Family Photos

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/02/2019 04:00 PM 12/02/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Family Photos

Call 616-784-2007 for an appointed time slot. Time for a new family photo?  Sign up for one of our time slots for a photo taken in front of a holiday background. Our KDL photographer will email you your photo to use any way you like!

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

Call 616-784-2007 for an appointed time slot. Time for a new family photo?  Sign up for one of our time slots for a photo taken in front of a holiday background.

Dec
2
Mon

Teen Zone

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/02/2019 04:00 PM 12/02/2019 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.

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

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

Dec
2
Mon

Minecraft® Club

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/02/2019 04:30 PM 12/02/2019 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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Englehardt Branch

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

Dec
2
Mon

Bookmobile at Streams of Hope (Open to the Public)

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/02/2019 05:00 PM 12/02/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York Bookmobile at Streams of Hope (Open to the Public)

Come check out books, music, movies, games and more!

Streams of Hope tutoring building:

280 60th St SE, Grand Rapids

https://streamsofhope.org/

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

Come check out books, music, movies, games and more!

Streams of Hope tutoring building:

280 60th St SE, Grand Rapids

Dec
2
Mon

Monday Night Mixers: Board Games

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/02/2019 05:30 PM 12/02/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Monday Night Mixers: Board Games

Relax and play cooperative or competitive tabletop board games and card games! Free play of available titles (or bring your own!) A game will be taught for the first hour every week, but free play will be open the whole time.

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

Relax and play cooperative or competitive tabletop board games and card games!

Dec
2
Mon

Macramé Knots: Building on the Basics

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/02/2019 06:00 PM 12/02/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York Macramé Knots: Building on the Basics

Seating is limited; first come, first served. Doors open 15 minutes before the program begins and you may save one seat for a friend. Build on what you learned in Macramé for Beginners with Lions & Rabbits. Each student will create a unique macramé project to take home.  New to knots? You are welcome too!
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Englehardt Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Englehardt Branch

Seating is limited; first come, first served.

Dec
3
Tue

5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/03/2019 09:30 AM 12/03/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York 5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice. Showcase entries should be on a sturdy base no larger than 15" by 15" and may be dropped off during branch open hours from Monday, December 2 through Saturday, December 14. Cast your vote for your favorite entry from Monday, December 16 through Saturday, December 21. Stop in at the branch to pick up contest details and an entry form.


Categories and rules: Decorations must be edible, only the base can be non-edible. Entries in the teen, adult and families/group categories must be made of gingerbread. Entries in the kids' category may be made of graham crackers.

  • kids age 11 and under
  • teens age 12-17
  • adults
  • families or groups

 

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

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice.

Dec
3
Tue

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 12/03/2019 10:00 AM 12/03/2019 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.

Dec
3
Tue

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/03/2019 10:00 AM 12/03/2019 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.

Dec
3
Tue

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/03/2019 10:00 AM 12/03/2019 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.

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

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

Dec
3
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 12/03/2019 10:00 AM 12/03/2019 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.

Dec
3
Tue

Enhance Fitness Classes

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/03/2019 10:00 AM 12/03/2019 11:00 AM 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.

Dec
3
Tue

Enhance Fitness Classes

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/03/2019 11:00 AM 12/03/2019 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.

Dec
3
Tue

Family Storytime

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Add to Calendar 12/03/2019 11:30 AM 12/03/2019 12:15 PM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

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.

Dec
3
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/03/2019 01:00 PM 12/03/2019 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.

Dec
3
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/03/2019 01:00 PM 12/03/2019 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.

Dec
3
Tue

Teen Zone

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/03/2019 03:30 PM 12/03/2019 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.

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

Dec
3
Tue

Gingerbread Lane

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/03/2019 06:00 PM 12/03/2019 06:30 PM America/New_York Gingerbread Lane

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


Jump into the holiday spirit with some family-friendly festivities! Listen to seasonal music while each child builds their own simple gingerbread house.

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

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

Dec
3
Tue

Hand Lettering

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/03/2019 06:00 PM 12/03/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York Hand Lettering

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed. Sharpen your fancy font skills with the art of calligraphy! Using tips from the Lions & Rabbits alphabetical illustrators, you will learn the basics of hand lettering. No prior experience necessary.  Held in the Tyrone Township Community Room, at 28 E Muskegon. [[{"fid":"25114","view_mode":"teaser","fields":{"class":"media-element file-preview","data-delta":"1","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":{"class":"media-element file-preview","data-delta":"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"}}]]

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

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

Dec
3
Tue

Toddler Time

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/03/2019 06:30 PM 12/03/2019 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.

Dec
4
Wed

5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 09:30 AM 12/04/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York 5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice. Showcase entries should be on a sturdy base no larger than 15" by 15" and may be dropped off during branch open hours from Monday, December 2 through Saturday, December 14. Cast your vote for your favorite entry from Monday, December 16 through Saturday, December 21. Stop in at the branch to pick up contest details and an entry form.


Categories and rules: Decorations must be edible, only the base can be non-edible. Entries in the teen, adult and families/group categories must be made of gingerbread. Entries in the kids' category may be made of graham crackers.

  • kids age 11 and under
  • teens age 12-17
  • adults
  • families or groups

 

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

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice.

Dec
4
Wed

Jingle Mingle Holiday Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 10:00 AM 12/04/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Jingle Mingle Holiday Storytime

Visit the library for a special holiday storytime! Mingle and make new friends while listening to stories and creating art together.

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

Visit the library for a special holiday storytime! Mingle and make new friends while listening to stories and creating art together.

Dec
4
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 10:00 AM 12/04/2019 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.

Dec
4
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 10:00 AM 12/04/2019 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.

Dec
4
Wed

Explore!

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 10:00 AM 12/04/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Explore!

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

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

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

Dec
4
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 10:00 AM 12/04/2019 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.

Dec
4
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 10:00 AM 12/04/2019 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.

Dec
4
Wed

Sensory Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 10:30 AM 12/04/2019 11:30 AM America/New_York Sensory Storytime

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.

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

Dec
4
Wed

Babytime

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 11:00 AM 12/04/2019 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.

Dec
4
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 11:00 AM 12/04/2019 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.

Dec
4
Wed

Family Storytime

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 11:30 AM 12/04/2019 12:15 PM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

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.

Dec
4
Wed

Community Blood Drive

12:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 12:30 PM 12/04/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York Community Blood Drive

Cascade Community Donor Center - Bringing the opportunity to save a life closer to you!  Call Versiti at 1-866-MiBlood (642-5663) if you prefer an appointed time. Sponsored by Versiti Blood Center of Michigan.

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

Cascade Community Donor Center - Bringing the opportunity to save a life closer to you!  Call Versiti at 1-866-MiBlood (642-5663) if you prefer an appointed time.

Dec
4
Wed

Novel Characters Book Club: The Time Traveler's Wife

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 01:00 PM 12/04/2019 02:00 PM America/New_York Novel Characters Book Club: The Time Traveler's Wife

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger.

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 "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger.

Dec
4
Wed

KDL Lab Experience: Series

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 03:00 PM 12/04/2019 04:30 PM America/New_York KDL Lab Experience: Series

Allow children to think creatively, tinker, explore and collaborate while engaging in un-facilitated hands-on activities based on STEM concepts.

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

Allow children to think creatively, tinker, explore and collaborate while engaging in un-facilitated hands-on activities based on STEM concepts.

Dec
4
Wed

Teen Zone

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 03:30 PM 12/04/2019 05:30 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.

Dec
4
Wed

KDL Lab Experience: Magical Menagerie

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 04:00 PM 12/04/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York KDL Lab Experience: Magical Menagerie

Embark on a fantastical quest to a land full of unicorns, dragons and more! Adventurers in the Magical Menagerie will see how far their dragon flyer can soar, conquer the troll bridge challenge, construct their own
magical gardens and explore the secrets of unicorns.

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

Embark on a fantastical quest to a land full of unicorns, dragons and more!

Dec
4
Wed

Teen Zone: Switch It Up Wednesdays!

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 04:00 PM 12/04/2019 05:30 PM America/New_York Teen Zone: Switch It Up Wednesdays!

Come to the library for a weekly Nintendo Switch® Tournament.

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

Come to the library for a weekly Nintendo Switch® Tournament.

Dec
4
Wed

Drop-In Tutoring with Sparta Adult Education

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 04:00 PM 12/04/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Drop-In Tutoring with Sparta Adult Education

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 Sparta Adult Education.

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

Dec
4
Wed

Hand Lettering

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 06:30 PM 12/04/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Hand Lettering

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

Sharpen your fancy font skills with the art of calligraphy! Using tips from the Lions & Rabbits alphabetical illustrators, you will learn the basics of hand lettering. No prior experience necessary. [[{"fid":"25114","view_mode":"teaser","fields":{"class":"media-element file-preview","data-delta":"1","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":{"class":"media-element file-preview","data-delta":"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"}}]]

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

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

Dec
4
Wed

Alpine Avenue Book Club: Crazy Rich Asians

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 06:30 PM 12/04/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Alpine Avenue Book Club: Crazy Rich Asians

Get more out of reading!  Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company with great books. This month's selection is Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

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. This month's selection is Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

Dec
4
Wed

Englehardt Night Owls: The Book Thief

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/04/2019 06:30 PM 12/04/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Englehardt Night Owls: The Book Thief

Join us for a lively book discussion. Please note, if Lowell Area Schools is cancelled for the day, Night Owls will not meet. This month's selection is The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.

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

Join us for a lively book discussion. Please note, if Lowell Area Schools is cancelled for the day, Night Owls will not meet. This month's selection is The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.

Dec
5
Thu

Enhance Fitness Classes

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 10:00 AM 12/05/2019 11:00 AM 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.

Dec
5
Thu

Apple Users Group

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 10:00 AM 12/05/2019 11:00 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.

Dec
5
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 10:00 AM 12/05/2019 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.

Dec
5
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 10:00 AM 12/05/2019 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.

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

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

Dec
5
Thu

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 10:00 AM 12/05/2019 11:00 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.

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

Dec
5
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 10:00 AM 12/05/2019 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.

Dec
5
Thu

All Aboard! Book Discussion: Share the Gift of Reading

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 10:30 AM 12/05/2019 11:30 AM America/New_York All Aboard! Book Discussion: Share the Gift of Reading

Share the Gift of Reading: Bring a favorite title with you to share with the group.  We will be enjoying one another’s choices along with Christmas cookies.

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

Share the Gift of Reading: Bring a favorite title with you to share with the group.  We will be enjoying one another’s choices along with Christmas cookies.

Dec
5
Thu

Sensory Playtime

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 10:30 AM 12/05/2019 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
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.

Dec
5
Thu

Family Storytime

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 11:00 AM 12/05/2019 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.

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.

Dec
5
Thu

Enhance Fitness Classes

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 11:00 AM 12/05/2019 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.

Dec
5
Thu

5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 12:00 PM 12/05/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York 5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice. Showcase entries should be on a sturdy base no larger than 15" by 15" and may be dropped off during branch open hours from Monday, December 2 through Saturday, December 14. Cast your vote for your favorite entry from Monday, December 16 through Saturday, December 21. Stop in at the branch to pick up contest details and an entry form.


Categories and rules: Decorations must be edible, only the base can be non-edible. Entries in the teen, adult and families/group categories must be made of gingerbread. Entries in the kids' category may be made of graham crackers.

  • kids age 11 and under
  • teens age 12-17
  • adults
  • families or groups

 

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

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice.

Dec
5
Thu

Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 12:00 PM 12/05/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

Great used books at bargain prices! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Great used books at bargain prices! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Dec
5
Thu

Teen Zone

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 03:00 PM 12/05/2019 04:00 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.

Dec
5
Thu

Co-op Craft Lab

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 05:00 PM 12/05/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York Co-op Craft Lab

Create together! Drop-in for an open craft session, featuring a new craft each month for you to create and take home! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Family participation encouraged.

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

Create together! Drop-in for an open craft session, featuring a new craft each month for you to create and take home!

Dec
5
Thu

Open Craft Lab

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 05:30 PM 12/05/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Open Craft Lab

 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. Teens 14-17 are welcome with parental permission.

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

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

Dec
5
Thu

Walker Winter Fest

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 05:30 PM 12/05/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Walker Winter Fest

Join KDL at the Walker Ice & Fitness Center (4151 Remembrance Rd. NW.) to meet live reindeer and Santa! Dress warmly and don't forget the camera.

Indoor ice skating. Free rental skates, first come first served.  We encourage you to bring your own ice skates.

  • Hot chocolate & cookies    
  • Kids crafts
  •  Live Holiday music by Kenowa Hills Schools Performing Arts
  • 7:00 PM tree lighting

Please help us spread some holiday cheer by bringing a new toy or book to donate to Toys for Tots. The Youth Commission will be collecting donations at the entrance. For more information please contact kbelk@walker.city In partnership with the City of Walker and Walker Ice and Fitness Center.

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

Join KDL at the Walker Ice & Fitness Center (4151 Remembrance Rd. NW.) to meet live reindeer and Santa! Dress warmly and don't forget the camera.

Dec
5
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 06:00 PM 12/05/2019 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.

Dec
5
Thu

Minecraft® Club

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 06:00 PM 12/05/2019 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.

Dec
6
Fri

Sensory Playtime

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/06/2019 09:30 AM 12/06/2019 11:30 AM 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.

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.

Dec
6
Fri

Sensory Playtime

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/06/2019 09:30 AM 12/06/2019 11:00 AM 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.

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.

Dec
6
Fri

5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/06/2019 09:30 AM 12/06/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York 5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice. Showcase entries should be on a sturdy base no larger than 15" by 15" and may be dropped off during branch open hours from Monday, December 2 through Saturday, December 14. Cast your vote for your favorite entry from Monday, December 16 through Saturday, December 21. Stop in at the branch to pick up contest details and an entry form.


Categories and rules: Decorations must be edible, only the base can be non-edible. Entries in the teen, adult and families/group categories must be made of gingerbread. Entries in the kids' category may be made of graham crackers.

  • kids age 11 and under
  • teens age 12-17
  • adults
  • families or groups

 

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

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice.

Dec
6
Fri

Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/06/2019 09:30 AM 12/06/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

Great used books at bargain prices! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Great used books at bargain prices! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Dec
6
Fri

Explore!

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/06/2019 10:00 AM 12/06/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Explore!

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

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

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

Dec
6
Fri

Mahjongg at the Library

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/06/2019 01:00 PM 12/06/2019 02:30 PM America/New_York Mahjongg at the Library

Join us on Friday afternoons for American Mahjongg: a game of skill, strategy, and calculation. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own mahjongg set or borrow ours. Seating is limited.

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

Join us on Friday afternoons for American Mahjongg: a game of skill, strategy, and calculation. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own mahjongg set or borrow ours. Seating is limited.

Dec
7
Sat

Gift Quality Used Book Sale

9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/07/2019 09:30 AM 12/07/2019 04:00 PM America/New_York Gift Quality Used Book Sale

Just in time for holiday shopping - gently used books in like new condition for everyone on your list!

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

Just in time for holiday shopping - gently used books in like new condition for everyone on your list!

Dec
7
Sat

Friends of the Englehardt Library Used Book Sale

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/07/2019 09:30 AM 12/07/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York Friends of the Englehardt Library Used Book Sale

Looking for great holiday gifts that can be opened again and again? Come shop the Friends of the Englehardt Library Used Book Sale? All hardcover books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks are $1.00. All paperbacks are $.50. Good reads at great prices! All Friends of the Englehardt Library receive a 50% discount with their Friends membership card.

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

Looking for great holiday gifts that can be opened again and again? Come shop the Friends of the Englehardt Library Used Book Sale? All hardcover books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks are $1.00.

Dec
7
Sat

5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/07/2019 09:30 AM 12/07/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York 5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice. Showcase entries should be on a sturdy base no larger than 15" by 15" and may be dropped off during branch open hours from Monday, December 2 through Saturday, December 14.  Cast your vote for your favorite entry from Monday, December 16 through Saturday, December 21. Stop in at the branch to pick up contest details and an entry form.


Categories and rules: Decorations must be edible, only the base can be non-edible. Entries in the teen, adult and families/group categories must be made of gingerbread. Entries in the kids' category may be made of graham crackers.

  • kids age 11 and under
  • teens age 12-17
  • adults
  • families or groups

 

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

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice.

Dec
7
Sat

Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/07/2019 09:30 AM 12/07/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

Great used books at bargain prices! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Great used books at bargain prices! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Dec
7
Sat

Snowflake Social at Woodland Mall

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/07/2019 10:00 AM 12/07/2019 12:00 PM America/New_York Snowflake Social at Woodland Mall

Put on your fanciest Snowflake regalia and come join the fun at the Snowflake Social with Santa in the Woodland Mall.

https://www.facebook.com/events/463134604309850/

 

Visit the KDL table to  register for a Library card, check out the newest winter programming guide and make a fun snowflake craft!

 

Can't wait to see you!


Kent District Library jhuston-swanson@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY

Put on your fanciest Snowflake regalia and come join the fun at the Snowflake Social with Santa in the Woodland Mall.

Dec
7
Sat

Pokémon® Club

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/07/2019 10:30 AM 12/07/2019 11:30 AM 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.

Dec
7
Sat

Family Yoga

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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Space is limited; first come, first served. Doors open 15 minutes before the program begins. Family yoga is an all-ages activity with a focus on the benefits of mindfulness. Together we will engage in fun poses, learn how to breathe, be creative with yoga activities/games and relax.

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

Space is limited; first come, first served. Doors open 15 minutes before the program begins. Family yoga is an all-ages activity with a focus on the benefits of mindfulness.

Dec
7
Sat

Teen Exam Cram

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/07/2019 11:00 AM 12/07/2019 01:00 PM America/New_York Teen Exam Cram

For teens in grades 9-12. Come to the library for a concentrated study jam. While you prep for exams you can enjoy delicious snacks and stress relief activities. Bring your assignments, study partners and your brain. 

Kelloggsville Branch
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Kelloggsville Branch

For teens in grades 9-12. Come to the library for a concentrated study jam. While you prep for exams you can enjoy delicious snacks and stress relief activities.

Dec
7
Sat

KDL Hosting Girls Scouts Local Council Information Meeting

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Come meet representatives from the Girl Scouts Michigan Shore to Shore Council in the program room of the Kentwood branch.

 

This  "Taste of Girl Scouts" event will introduce interested families to the fun programs and events  as well as provide information about area troops available through the Council.

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

Come meet representatives from the Girl Scouts Michigan Shore to Shore Council in the program room of the Kentwood branch.

 

Dec
7
Sat

KDL Hosting Girls Scouts Local Council Information Meeting

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/07/2019 01:30 PM 12/07/2019 03:00 PM America/New_York KDL Hosting Girls Scouts Local Council Information Meeting

Come meet representatives from the Girl Scouts Michigan Shore to Shore Council in the program room of the Gaines branch.

 

This  "Taste of Girl Scouts" event will introduce interested families to the fun programs and events  as well as provide information about area troops available through the Council.

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines Township Branch

Come meet representatives from the Girl Scouts Michigan Shore to Shore Council in the program room of the Gaines branch.

 

Dec
7
Sat

Teen Zone: Holiday Gift Crafting

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/07/2019 02:00 PM 12/07/2019 03:30 PM America/New_York Teen Zone: Holiday Gift Crafting

Craft some gifts for the holiday season at this Teen Zone event!

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Craft some gifts for the holiday season at this Teen Zone event!

Dec
7
Sat

Gingerbread Lane

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/07/2019 02:00 PM 12/07/2019 03:00 PM America/New_York Gingerbread Lane

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


Jump into the holiday spirit with some family-friendly festivities! Listen to seasonal music while each child builds their own simple gingerbread house.

Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

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

Dec
8
Sun

Gift Quality Used Book Sale

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/08/2019 01:00 PM 12/08/2019 04:00 PM America/New_York Gift Quality Used Book Sale

Just in time for holiday shopping - gently used books in like new condition for everyone on your list!

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

Just in time for holiday shopping - gently used books in like new condition for everyone on your list!

Dec
8
Sun

Grand Rapids Ballet at the Library

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/08/2019 02:00 PM 12/08/2019 03:00 PM America/New_York Grand Rapids Ballet at the Library

Join us for a preview of the Grand Rapids Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker told through music, narration and dance.  Performance begins at 2:00 PM with photo opportunity and crafts following. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library. Performance will take place at the Parks and Recreation Dept. adjacent to the Library.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Join us for a preview of the Grand Rapids Ballet's performance of The N

Dec
8
Sun

Sunday Afternoon Live: Common Chords

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/08/2019 02:00 PM 12/08/2019 03:30 PM America/New_York Sunday Afternoon Live: Common Chords

In its fifth season, the Cascade Township branch brings live music inside for Sunday Afternoon Live, a series of eight concerts from October 2019 through April 2020 featuring local artists from a variety of genres. Sponsored by Cascade Charter Township, Cascade Downtown Development Authority, Cascade Community Foundation, Friends of the Cascade Township Library, Kingsland Ace Hardware and Redwood Apartment Neighborhoods.

Sundays, 2:00 PM

  • December 8, Common Chords with Rev. Robert Jones and Matt Watroba
  • January 12, Mustard's Retreat
  • February 9, Blackthorn
  • February 23, Edye Evans Hyde Trio
  • March 8, Debra Perry & Majestic Praise
  • April 19, An Dro
Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township Branch

In its fifth season, the Cascade Township branch brings live music inside for Sunday Afternoon Live, a series of eight concerts from October 2019 through April 2020 featuring local artists from a v

Dec
9
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.

Dec
9
Mon

5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/09/2019 09:30 AM 12/09/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York 5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice. Showcase entries should be on a sturdy base no larger than 15" by 15" and may be dropped off during branch open hours from Monday, December 2 through Saturday, December 14. Cast your vote for your favorite entry from Monday, December 16 thorugh Saturday, December 21. Stop in at the branch to pick up contest details and an entry form.


Categories and rules: Decorations must be edible, only the base can be non-edible. Entries in the teen, adult and families/group categories must be made of gingerbread. Entries in the kids' category may be made of graham crackers.

  • kids age 11 and under
  • teens age 12-17
  • adults
  • families or groups

 

Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice.

Dec
9
Mon

Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/09/2019 09:30 AM 12/09/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

Great used books at bargain prices! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Great used books at bargain prices! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Dec
9
Mon

Explore!

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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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.

Dec
9
Mon

Babytime

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/09/2019 10:00 AM 12/09/2019 10:30 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.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial 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.

Dec
9
Mon

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.

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.

Dec
9
Mon

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.

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.

Dec
9
Mon

Babytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/09/2019 10:30 AM 12/09/2019 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.

Dec
9
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Add to Calendar 12/09/2019 11:30 AM 12/09/2019 12:15 PM 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.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial 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.

Dec
9
Mon

Hot Books for Cool Discussions: Becoming Mrs. Lewis

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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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. This month's selection is Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan.  Susan Lovell will be our guest speaker. Limited copies available.

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.

Dec
9
Mon

Teen Zone

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/09/2019 03:30 PM 12/09/2019 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.

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

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

Dec
9
Mon

Teen Zone

4:00 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.

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

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

Dec
9
Mon

Monday Night Mixers: Dungeons & Dragons®

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/09/2019 05:30 PM 12/09/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Monday Night Mixers: Dungeons & Dragons®

Pre-registration opens November 18 and is required. This ongoing game offers the chance to work together as a team of adventurers in an ongoing campaign (however, you don’t have to be there every time we play)!

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

Pre-registration opens November 18 and is required. This ongoing game offers the chance to work together as a team of adventurers in an ongoing campaign (however, you don’t have to

Dec
9
Mon

Hand Lettering

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/09/2019 06:00 PM 12/09/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York Hand Lettering

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

  Sharpen your fancy font skills with the art of calligraphy! Using tips from the Lions & Rabbits alphabetical illustrators, you will learn the basics of hand lettering. No prior experience necessary. [[{"fid":"25114","view_mode":"teaser","fields":{"class":"media-element file-preview","data-delta":"1","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":{"class":"media-element file-preview","data-delta":"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"}}]]

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

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

Dec
9
Mon

Family History Research through the Library of Michigan

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/09/2019 06:30 PM 12/09/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Family History Research through the Library of Michigan

Learn the basics of researching your family's history through the Library of Michigan. Joins us as we review through vital records, the census and other useful documents. Discover online resources from the Michigan eLibrary for accessing genealogical material as well as search strategies for navigating both print and digital records.

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

Learn the basics of researching your family's history through the Library of Michigan. Joins us as we review through vital records, the census and other useful documents.

Dec
9
Mon

Instant Pot Basics: Unlock the Potential!

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/09/2019 06:30 PM 12/09/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Instant Pot Basics: Unlock the Potential!

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed. Learn how to use all the features with confidence, convert your favorite recipes to IP recipes and drastically speed up meal prep. This wildly popular appliance is great for busy people who don't plan meals in advance. Samples included, while supplies last.

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Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18.

Dec
9
Mon

Englehardt Branch Science Fiction Book Club: The Bear and the Nightingale

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/09/2019 06:30 PM 12/09/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Englehardt Branch Science Fiction Book Club: The Bear and the Nightingale

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 The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden.

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

Dec
9
Mon

String Circle

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/09/2019 07:00 PM 12/09/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York String Circle

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

Dec
9
Mon

KDaLe Book Club: Thornapple Brewing Co

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/09/2019 07:00 PM 12/09/2019 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 librarians talk about the books 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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township Branch

Combine your love of books and brews at the KDaLe Book Club. Enjoy a drink from Thornapple Brewing Co.

Dec
10
Tue

5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 09:30 AM 12/10/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York 5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice. Showcase entries should be on a sturdy base no larger than 15" by 15" and may be dropped off during branch open hours from Monday, December 2 through Saturday, December 14. Cast your vote for your favorite entry from Monday, December 16 through Saturday, December 21. Stop in at the branch to pick up contest details and an entry form.


Categories and rules: Decorations must be edible, only the base can be non-edible. Entries in the teen, adult and families/group categories must be made of gingerbread. Entries in the kids' category may be made of graham crackers.

  • kids age 11 and under
  • teens age 12-17
  • adults
  • families or groups

 

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

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice.

Dec
10
Tue

Preschool Make a Gift

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 10:00 AM 12/10/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Preschool Make a Gift

Young children will create gifts for the important adults in their lives.  A great time to make something unique to give to someone special.

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

Young children will create gifts for the important adults in their lives.  A great time to make something unique to give to someone special.

Dec
10
Tue

Englehardt Bookworms: Underground Railroad

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 10:00 AM 12/10/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Englehardt Bookworms: Underground Railroad

Join us for a lively book discussion of Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.  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 of 

Dec
10
Tue

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

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

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.

Dec
10
Tue

Adult Book Discussion: The Little Paris Bookshop

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.

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

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.

Dec
10
Tue

Family Storytime

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

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines Township Branch

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

Dec
10
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 10:00 AM 12/10/2019 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.

Dec
10
Tue

Enhance Fitness Classes

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

Dec
10
Tue

Enhance Fitness Classes

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

Dec
10
Tue

Family Storytime

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 11:30 AM 12/10/2019 12:15 PM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

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.

Dec
10
Tue

Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 12:00 PM 12/10/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

Great used books at bargain prices! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Great used books at bargain prices! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Dec
10
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 01:00 PM 12/10/2019 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.

Dec
10
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 01:00 PM 12/10/2019 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.

Dec
10
Tue

Holiday Craft Extravaganza

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 02:30 PM 12/10/2019 04:30 PM America/New_York Holiday Craft Extravaganza

Create fun, festive holiday crafts! A variety of crafts will allow children of all ages to make something wonderful. Drop in and get creative!

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

Create fun, festive holiday crafts! A variety of crafts will allow children of all ages to make something wonderful. Drop in and get creative!

Dec
10
Tue

Ready for Reindeer!

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 03:00 PM 12/10/2019 04:00 PM America/New_York Ready for Reindeer!

Traveling all the way from the North Pole (via Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms), live reindeer will be visiting the library. Dress warmly and don't forget the camera!

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

Traveling all the way from the North Pole (via Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms), live reindeer will be visiting the library.

Dec
10
Tue

Teen Zone

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 03:30 PM 12/10/2019 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.

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

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

Dec
10
Tue

Teen Zone

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for activities that may include board games, food and more.

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

Dec
10
Tue

Teen Exam Cram

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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For teens in grades 9-12. Come to the library for a concentrated study jam. While you prep for exams you can enjoy delicious snacks and stress relief activities. Bring your assignments, study partners and your brain. 

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

For teens in grades 9-12. Come to the library for a concentrated study jam. While you prep for exams you can enjoy delicious snacks and stress relief activities.

Dec
10
Tue

Ready for Reindeer!

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Traveling all the way from the North Pole (via Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms), live reindeer will be visiting the library. Dress warmly and don't forget the camera!

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

Traveling all the way from the North Pole (via Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms), live reindeer will be visiting the library.

Dec
10
Tue

Mobile Making

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Pre-registration is required and opens November 18. Fun Fact: Alexander Calder got his claim to fame through mobile-making! While we can't promise fame, we can promise Lions & Rabbits will share the basic steps to making a hanging mobile for a baby you love or for your front porch! [[{"fid":"25115","view_mode":"preview","fields":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1","format":"preview","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1","format":"preview","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-preview","data-delta":"1"}}]]

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

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18. Fun Fact:

Dec
10
Tue

KDaLe Tour: TwoGuys Brewing

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Join us for a behind the scenes tour of TwoGuys Brewing (2356 Porter St. SW, Wyoming, Michigan 49519). Show your KDL card for a discount on your beer for the evening. For adults 21 and older.

Off-Site Event
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Off-Site Event

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of TwoGuys Brewing (2356 Porter St. SW, Wyoming, Michigan 49519).

Dec
10
Tue

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.

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

Dec
10
Tue

Toddler Time

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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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.

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.

Dec
10
Tue

Instant Pot Basics: Unlock the Potential!

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Pre-registration is required and opens November 18. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed. Learn how to use all the features with confidence, convert your favorite recipes to IP recipes and drastically speed up meal prep. This wildly popular appliance is great for busy people who don't plan meals in advance. Samples included, while supplies last.

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

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18.

Dec
10
Tue

Cascade Writers' Group

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 07:00 PM 12/10/2019 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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township Branch

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

Dec
11
Wed

5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 09:30 AM 12/11/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York 5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice. Showcase entries should be on a sturdy base no larger than 15" by 15" and may be dropped off during branch open hours from Monday, December 2 through Saturday, December 14. Cast your vote for your favorite entry from Monday, December 16 through Saturday, December 21. Stop in at the branch to pick up contest details and an entry form.


Categories and rules: Decorations must be edible, only the base can be non-edible. Entries in the teen, adult and families/group categories must be made of gingerbread. Entries in the kids' category may be made of graham crackers.

  • kids age 11 and under
  • teens age 12-17
  • adults
  • families or groups

 

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

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice.

Dec
11
Wed

Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 09:30 AM 12/11/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

Great used books at bargain prices! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Great used books at bargain prices! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Dec
11
Wed

Preschool Make a Gift

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Young children will create gifts for the important adults in their lives.  A great time to make something unique to give to someone special.

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

Young children will create gifts for the important adults in their lives.  A great time to make something unique to give to someone special.

Dec
11
Wed

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.

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.

Dec
11
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 10:00 AM 12/11/2019 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.

Dec
11
Wed

Explore!

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Create, play and explore! Featuring a new craft each week, sensory experiences and playtime with friends.

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

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

Dec
11
Wed

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.

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.

Dec
11
Wed

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.

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

Dec
11
Wed

KDaLe Kick-off: Broad Leaf Benefit Night

11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 11:00 AM 12/11/2019 10:00 PM America/New_York KDaLe Kick-off: Broad Leaf Benefit Night

Drop in during open hours and Broad Leaf will donate a portion of revenues to KDL.  Broad Leaf Local Beer is a Certified B Corporation and one of the first brewpubs in the city of Kentwood. At our tasting room, we focus on flavor exploration in our beer and street food style menu, building community and finding the connections between industry and the natural environment. Broad Leaf explores what it means to be a modern American craft brewery.

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Off-Site Event
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Off-Site Event

Drop in during open hours and Broad Leaf will donate a portion of revenues to KDL.  Broad Leaf Local Beer is a Certifi

Dec
11
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
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.

Dec
11
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 11:00 AM 12/11/2019 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.

Dec
11
Wed

Family Storytime

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
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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.

Dec
11
Wed

Sensory Storytime

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 01:30 PM 12/11/2019 03:00 PM America/New_York Sensory Storytime

Sensory storytime for students in the ASD classroom at Paris Ridge Elementary.

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

Sensory storytime for students in the ASD classroom at Paris Ridge Elementary.

Dec
11
Wed

Faith Meets Fiction Book Discussion: A Wrinkle in Time

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
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Join us for an informal discussion of a faith-based book. This month's selection is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

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 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

Dec
11
Wed

KDL Lab Experience: Series

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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Allow children to think creatively, tinker, explore and collaborate while engaging in un-facilitated hands-on activities based on STEM concepts.

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

Allow children to think creatively, tinker, explore and collaborate while engaging in un-facilitated hands-on activities based on STEM concepts.

Dec
11
Wed

Teen Zone: Anime Party

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for Anime activities, 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 Anime activities, food and more.

Dec
11
Wed

Ready for Reindeer!

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 04:00 PM 12/11/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York Ready for Reindeer!

Traveling all the way from the North Pole (via Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms), live reindeer will be visiting the library. Dress warmly and don't forget the camera!

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

Traveling all the way from the North Pole (via Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms), live reindeer will be visiting the library.

Dec
11
Wed

Teen Zone: Switch It Up Wednesdays!

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
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Come to the library for a weekly Nintendo Switch® Tournament.

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

Come to the library for a weekly Nintendo Switch® Tournament.

Dec
11
Wed

Bookmobile at Streams of Hope (Open to the Public)

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 05:30 PM 12/11/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Bookmobile at Streams of Hope (Open to the Public)

Come check out books, music, movies, games and more!

Streams of Hope tutoring building:

280 60th St SE, Grand Rapids

https://streamsofhope.org/

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

Come check out books, music, movies, games and more!

Streams of Hope tutoring building:

280 60th St SE, Grand Rapids

Dec
11
Wed

Macramé Knots: Building on the Basics

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 06:30 PM 12/11/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Macramé Knots: Building on the Basics

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed. Build on what you learned in Macramé for Beginners with Lions & Rabbits. Each student will create a unique macramé project to take home.  New to knots? You are welcome too!
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Wyoming Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Wyoming Branch

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18.

Dec
11
Wed

Gingerbread Lane

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 06:30 PM 12/11/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Gingerbread Lane

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


Jump into the holiday spirit with some family-friendly festivities! Listen to seasonal music while each child builds their own simple gingerbread house.

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

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

Dec
12
Thu

Enhance Fitness Classes

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

Dec
12
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
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.

Dec
12
Thu

Gingerbread Lane

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/12/2019 10:00 AM 12/12/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Gingerbread Lane

Seating is limited; first come, first served. Doors open 15 minutes before the program begins and you may save one seat for a friend. 


Jump into the holiday spirit with some family-friendly festivities! Listen to seasonal music while each child builds their own simple gingerbread house.

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

Seating is limited; first come, first served. Doors open 15 minutes before the program begins and you may save one seat for a friend. 

Dec
12
Thu

Toddler Time

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

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

Dec
12
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/12/2019 10:00 AM 12/12/2019 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.

Dec
12
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.

Dec
12
Thu

Family Storytime

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/12/2019 11:00 AM 12/12/2019 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.

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.

Dec
12
Thu

Enhance Fitness Classes

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

Dec
12
Thu

5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/12/2019 12:00 PM 12/12/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York 5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice. Showcase entries should be on a sturdy base no larger than 15" by 15" and may be dropped off during branch open hours from Monday, December 2 through Saturday, December 14. Cast your vote for your favorite entry from Monday, December 16 through Saturday, December 21. Stop in at the branch to pick up contest details and an entry form.


Categories and rules: Decorations must be edible, only the base can be non-edible. Entries in the teen, adult and families/group categories must be made of gingerbread. Entries in the kids' category may be made of graham crackers.

  • kids age 11 and under
  • teens age 12-17
  • adults
  • families or groups

 

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

Show off your creative gingerbread masterpiece! Contest entries will be accepted in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice.

Dec
12
Thu

Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/12/2019 12:00 PM 12/12/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

Great used books at bargain prices! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Great used books at bargain prices! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Dec
12
Thu

Plainfield Branch Book Discussion: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/12/2019 01:00 PM 12/12/2019 02:00 PM America/New_York Plainfield Branch Book Discussion: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Join us for a lively and informal discussion of a variety of thought-provoking titles! This month's selection is A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.

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 A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.

Dec
12
Thu

Teen Zone

3:00 PM to 4:00 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.

Dec
12
Thu

Teen Exam Cram

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/12/2019 03:30 PM 12/12/2019 05:30 PM America/New_York Teen Exam Cram

For teens in grades 9-12. Come to the library for a concentrated study jam. While you prep for exams you can enjoy delicious snacks and stress relief activities. Bring your assignments, study partners and your brain. 

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

For teens in grades 9-12. Come to the library for a concentrated study jam. While you prep for exams you can enjoy delicious snacks and stress relief activities.

Dec
12
Thu

Ready for Reindeer!

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/12/2019 04:00 PM 12/12/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York Ready for Reindeer!

Traveling all the way from the North Pole (via Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms), live reindeer will be visiting the library. Dress warmly and don't forget the camera!

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

Traveling all the way from the North Pole (via Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms), live reindeer will be visiting the library.

Dec
12
Thu

Great Start Collaborative Parent Meeting (Open to the Public)

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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Come see the Bookmobile team at the beginning of the Great Start Collaborative Parent meeting!

 

Register for a Library card! 

 

Borrow books, music, games and movies! 

 

Use our wifi to browse for your next captivating read or search for new opportunities and events in your community!

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

Come see the Bookmobile team at the beginning of the Great Start Collaborative Parent meeting!

 

Register for a Library card! 

 

Dec
12
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. Teens 14-17 are welcome with parental permission.

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

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

Dec
12
Thu

Mobile Making

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Pre-registration is required and opens November 18. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed. Fun Fact: Alexander Calder got his claim to fame through mobile-making! While we can't promise fame, we can promise Lions & Rabbits will share the basic steps to making a hanging mobile for a baby you love or for your front porch! [[{"fid":"25115","view_mode":"teaser","fields":{"class":"media-element file-preview","data-delta":"1","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":{"class":"media-element file-preview","data-delta":"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"}}]]

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

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18.