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

Monday, December 2, 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
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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
2
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
2
Mon

Babytime

10:00 AM to 10:30 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.

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
2
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
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
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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
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
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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
2
Mon

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.

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
2
Mon

Holiday Family Photos

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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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
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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
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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
2
Mon

Minecraft® Club

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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Get your Minecraft® fix and show off your world-building skills. The library has a limited number of computers and licenses for Minecraft®. First come, first served. No registration required. If you are able, bring a laptop with Wi-Fi capabilities and Minecraft® installed and join us!

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
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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
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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
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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.