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

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dec
18
Wed

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

An annual favorite!

Dec
18
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 10:00 AM 12/18/2019 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
18
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 10:00 AM 12/18/2019 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
18
Wed

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
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
18
Wed

Jingle Mingle Holiday Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Visit the library for a special holiday storytime! Mingle and make new friends while listening to stories and creating art together.

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

Visit the library for a special holiday storytime! Mingle and make new friends while listening to stories and creating art together.

Dec
18
Wed

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 10:00 AM 12/18/2019 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
18
Wed

Sensory Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 10:30 AM 12/18/2019 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
18
Wed

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 11:00 AM 12/18/2019 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
18
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
18
Wed

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
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
18
Wed

KDL Lab Experience: Series

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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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
18
Wed

Teen Zone

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 03:30 PM 12/18/2019 05:30 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.

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 activities that may include board games, food and more.

Dec
18
Wed

Bookmobile at Townline Elementary (open to the public)

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 03:30 PM 12/18/2019 04:30 PM America/New_York Bookmobile at Townline Elementary (open to the public)

Come hang out with the Bookmobile team!

 

Check out books, movies, music games and so much more!

 

See us in the back parking lot near the playground...

Bookmobile
Kent District Library bookmobile@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Bookmobile

Come hang out with the Bookmobile team!

 

Check out books, movies, music games and so much more!

 

See us in the back parking lot near the playground...

Dec
18
Wed

Gingerbread Lane

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 03:30 PM 12/18/2019 04:30 PM America/New_York Gingerbread Lane

Supplies are limited; first come, first served. Jump into the holiday spirit with some family-friendly festivities! Listen to seasonal music while each child builds their own simple gingerbread house.

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

Supplies are limited; first come, first served. Jump into the holiday spirit with some family-friendly festivities!

Dec
18
Wed

Drop-In Tutoring with Sparta Adult Education

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 04:00 PM 12/18/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Drop-In Tutoring with Sparta Adult Education

Drop-in tutoring is available to adults 18 and up enrolled in any of the following programs: High School Diploma, English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (GED) and Career Technical Education (CTE). Questions on all subjects are welcome. Tutoring is hosted by Sparta Adult Education.

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

Drop-in tutoring is available to adults 18 and up enrolled in any of the following programs: High School Diploma, English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equiva

Dec
18
Wed

Ready for Reindeer!

5:30 PM to 6:30 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!

East Grand Rapids Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
East Grand Rapids Branch

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

Dec
18
Wed

Gingerbread Lane

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 06:00 PM 12/18/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Gingerbread Lane

First come, first served. While supplies last. Jump into the holiday spirit with some family-friendly festivities! Listen to seasonal music while each child builds their own simple gingerbread house.

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

First come, first served. While supplies last. Jump into the holiday spirit with some family-friendly festivities!

Dec
18
Wed

Ethics Book Club: Sleeping Dogs: Ethics in the Workplace

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 06:30 PM 12/18/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Ethics Book Club: Sleeping Dogs: Ethics in the Workplace

Join us for a new season of thoughtful, candid and lively discussion of both fiction and nonfiction. Topics include current affairs, modern culture, the environment, philosophy, social justice, religion and race. This month's selection is Sleeping Dogs: Ethics in the Workplace by George Mazzeo.

East Grand Rapids Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
East Grand Rapids Branch

Join us for a new season of thoughtful, candid and lively discussion of both fiction and nonfiction.

Dec
18
Wed

Ready for Reindeer!

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 06:30 PM 12/18/2019 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!

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

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

Dec
18
Wed

Gingerbread Lane

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 06:30 PM 12/18/2019 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.

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

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

Dec
18
Wed

Tech Savvy Seniors

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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For older people in a digital world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed or feel intimidated by all the new technology around us. Join us to discuss current tech topics and gain the skills and confidence to access information and services online.

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

For older people in a digital world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed or feel intimidated by all the new technology around us.

Dec
18
Wed

Mobile Making

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 12/18/2019 06:30 PM 12/18/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Mobile Making

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!

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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.