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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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

Explore!

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

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 10:00 AM 12/11/2019 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
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

Toddler Time

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 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
11
Wed

Preschool Make a Gift

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

Sensory Storytime

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

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

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
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 11:30 AM 12/11/2019 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
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
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 01:30 PM 12/11/2019 02:30 PM America/New_York Faith Meets Fiction Book Discussion: A Wrinkle in Time

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
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 03:00 PM 12/11/2019 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
11
Wed

Teen Zone: Anime Party

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 03:30 PM 12/11/2019 05:30 PM America/New_York Teen Zone: Anime Party

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
Add to Calendar 12/11/2019 04:00 PM 12/11/2019 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
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.