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

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Dec
12
Thu

Gingerbread Lane

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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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. 


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
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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

Enhance Fitness Classes

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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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
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
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Alpine Township Branch

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

Dec
12
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
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Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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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

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 11:00 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.

Gaines Township Branch
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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

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
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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

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

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

Caledonia Friends of the Library Book Sale

12:00 PM 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
12
Thu

5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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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
12
Thu

Plainfield Branch Book Discussion: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
12
Thu

Ready for Reindeer!

4:00 PM to 5:00 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!

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

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
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Gaines Township Branch

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

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

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
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Plainfield Township Branch

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18.

Dec
12
Thu

Adult Book Discussion: There There

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is There There by Tommy Orange.

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

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is There There by Tommy Orange.

Dec
12
Thu

Gingerbread Lane

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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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.

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

Ready for Reindeer!

6:30 PM to 7:30 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! Sponsored by the Friends of the Caledonia Library.

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

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