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

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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
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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
10
Tue

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
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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

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.

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

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
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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

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills.

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

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
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Caledonia Township Branch

Keeping Seniors active and mobile is the focus of these twice weekly classes. Focus on strength, balance, conditioning, flexibility and having fun.

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

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

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
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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.

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

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 PM to 3:00 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.

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

Holiday Craft Extravaganza

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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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
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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!

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
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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.

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 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

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.

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

Ready for Reindeer!

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 05:00 PM 12/10/2019 07:00 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!

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
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Walker Branch

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

Dec
10
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 06:00 PM 12/10/2019 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.

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

KDaLe Tour: TwoGuys Brewing

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 06:00 PM 12/10/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York KDaLe Tour: TwoGuys Brewing

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

Instant Pot Basics: Unlock the Potential!

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 06:30 PM 12/10/2019 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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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

Toddler Time

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/10/2019 06:30 PM 12/10/2019 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
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.