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

Monday, December 9, 2019

Dec
9
Mon

Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
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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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
9
Mon

Family Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18.

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
9
Mon

String Circle

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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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.