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

Monday, December 16, 2019

Dec
16
Mon

5th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
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An annual favorite! Contest entries will be displayed in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice. Cast your vote for your favorite entry in Byron Twp. Library's Gingerbread House Contest from Monday, December 16 through Saturday, December 21.


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

An annual favorite! Contest entries will be displayed in four categories and prizes will be awarded in each category by popular vote and by judges' choice.

Dec
16
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
16
Mon

Cascade Friends of the Library Book Discussion: The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/16/2019 10:00 AM 12/16/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Cascade Friends of the Library Book Discussion: The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

Join us for a friendly, informal discussion led by members of the Friends. This month's title is The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Join us for a friendly, informal discussion led by members of the Friends. This month's title is The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron.

Dec
16
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
16
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.

Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch
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Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch

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

Dec
16
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
16
Mon

Babytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/16/2019 10:30 AM 12/16/2019 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
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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
16
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
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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.

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
16
Mon

ASD class

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
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ASD class from Parkside Elementary comes for a special storytime.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

ASD class from Parkside Elementary comes for a special storytime.

Dec
16
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
16
Mon

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!

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines Township Branch

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

Dec
16
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
16
Mon

Monday Night Mixers: Board Games

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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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
16
Mon

Ready for Reindeer!

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/16/2019 06:00 PM 12/16/2019 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!

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

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

Dec
16
Mon

KDL Book Club at Mary Free Bed YMCA: Caleb's Crossing

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/16/2019 07:00 PM 12/16/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York KDL Book Club at Mary Free Bed YMCA: Caleb's Crossing

Join us for a new book club at the Mary Free Bed YMCA. Non-YMCA members are welcome, YMCA members may enjoy the benefit of Kidzone.  Meet us in the Board Room, Mary Free Bed YMCA, 5500 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, 49546. This month's selection is Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks.

Off-Site Event
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Off-Site Event

Join us for a new book club at the Mary Free Bed YMCA. Non-YMCA members are welcome, YMCA members may enjoy the benefit of Kidzone.  Meet us in the Board Room, Mary Free Bed