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

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Dec
17
Tue

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
17
Tue

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 12/17/2019 10:00 AM 12/17/2019 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
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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
17
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
17
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
17
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
17
Tue

Enhance Fitness Classes

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 12/17/2019 10:00 AM 12/17/2019 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
17
Tue

Enhance Fitness Classes

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/17/2019 11:00 AM 12/17/2019 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
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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
17
Tue

Family Storytime

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
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Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

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

Dec
17
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
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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
17
Tue

Fireside Chatters Book Discussion: Read What You Want Potluck

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/17/2019 01:00 PM 12/17/2019 02:30 PM America/New_York Fireside Chatters Book Discussion: Read What You Want Potluck

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. Bring a dish to pass and your favorite Read of 2019 to share.  Note earlier start time.

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

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. Bring a dish to pass and your favorite Read of 2019 to share.  Note earlier start time.

Dec
17
Tue

Sit-N-Stitch

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/17/2019 01:00 PM 12/17/2019 03:00 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.

Cascade Township Branch
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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
17
Tue

Common Reader Book Discussion: The Red Tent

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Join us for a fun, informal book discussion of The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines Township Branch

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion of The Red Tent

Dec
17
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
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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
17
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.

Tyrone Township Branch
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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
17
Tue

Cabin Fever Cupcakes

4:00 PM to 5:00 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.


Is it summer yet? Fight Cabin Fever with cupcakes! Teens are encouraged to sport their beachiest resort wear (no bikinis, must wear shoes) and decorate a summer themed cupcake. Be sure to top your outfit off with a coat and boots to make your way over!

Gaines Township Branch
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Gaines Township Branch

Pre-registration opens November 18 and is required. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.

Dec
17
Tue

Gingerbread Lane

4:30 PM to 5:30 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.

Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
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Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

Pre-registration opens November 18 and is required. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.

Dec
17
Tue

Ready for Reindeer!

5:00 PM to 6:00 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!

Byron Township Branch
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Byron Township Branch

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

Dec
17
Tue

Yarn Bombing

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/17/2019 06:00 PM 12/17/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York Yarn Bombing

Pre-registration opens November 18 and is required. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.

Lions & Rabbits will explain the street art of yarn bombing as well as show you basic techniques to knitting the perfect yarn bombed item yourself!

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Kelloggsville Branch
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Kelloggsville Branch

Pre-registration opens November 18 and is required. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.

Dec
17
Tue

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"}}]]

Caledonia Township Branch
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Caledonia Township Branch

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.

Dec
17
Tue

Hand Lettering

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/17/2019 06:00 PM 12/17/2019 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"}}]]

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.

Dec
17
Tue

Toddler Time

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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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.

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
17
Tue

Ready for Reindeer!

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/17/2019 06:30 PM 12/17/2019 07:30 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!

Wyoming Branch
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Wyoming Branch

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

Dec
17
Tue

Wine Making with Siciliano’s Market

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/17/2019 06:30 PM 12/17/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Wine Making with Siciliano’s Market

Local wine aficionado Steve Siciliano presents how you can make wine at home. Learn about the basic equipment and procedures needed for making wine from concentrated kits and how to experiment with different fruits until you
develop the wine that's perfect for you. For ages 21 and older.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

Local wine aficionado Steve Siciliano presents how you can make wine at home.