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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Jan
9
Thu

Baby Playgroup

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 09:30 AM 01/09/2020 10:45 AM America/New_York Baby Playgroup

Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills while you gather and play. We provide the space and a variety of sensory and play activities. Each playgroup also includes 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs. For babies from birth to 18 months with a caregiver. Older siblings welcome!

Walker Branch
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Walker Branch

Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills while you gather and play. We provide the space and a variety of sensory and play activities.

Jan
9
Thu

Friends of the Plainfield Library Book Sale

9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 09:30 AM 01/09/2020 07:00 PM America/New_York Friends of the Plainfield Library Book Sale

There will be bargains galore at the Friends of the Plainfield Library's used book sale. Hardcovers for $1, large paperback for 50 cents, small paperbacks and all kids' books for 25 cents!

  • Thursday, January 9, 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Friday, January 10, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM - Stuff a bag for $5!
  • Saturday, January 11, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday: $3 a bag, or 4 bags for only $10!
  • Sunday, January 12, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

There will be bargains galore at the Friends of the Plainfield Library's used book sale. Hardcovers for $1, large paperback for 50 cents, small paperbacks and all kids' books for 25 cents!

Jan
9
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 10:00 AM 01/09/2020 10:30 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
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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.

Jan
9
Thu

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 10:00 AM 01/09/2020 11:00 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.

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.

Jan
9
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 10:00 AM 01/09/2020 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

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

Jan
9
Thu

Enhance Fitness Classes

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 10:00 AM 01/09/2020 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
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.

Jan
9
Thu

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 10:00 AM 01/09/2020 10:45 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.

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

Jan
9
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 10:00 AM 01/09/2020 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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.

Jan
9
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 10:00 AM 01/09/2020 11:00 AM America/New_York Family Storytime

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

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

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

Jan
9
Thu

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 10:30 AM 01/09/2020 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.

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

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

Jan
9
Thu

Sensory Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 10:30 AM 01/09/2020 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.

Wyoming Branch
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Wyoming 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.

Jan
9
Thu

Family Storytime

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 11:00 AM 01/09/2020 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.

Jan
9
Thu

Enhance Fitness Classes

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 11:00 AM 01/09/2020 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.

Jan
9
Thu

Plainfield Branch Book Discussion: Digging to America

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 01:00 PM 01/09/2020 02:00 PM America/New_York Plainfield Branch Book Discussion: Digging to America

Join us for a lively and informal discussion of a variety of thought-provoking titles! This month's selection is Digging to America by Anne Tyler.

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

Join us for a lively and informal discussion of a variety of thought-provoking titles! This month's selection is Digging to America by Anne Tyler.

Jan
9
Thu

Teen Zone

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 03:00 PM 01/09/2020 04:00 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.

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

Jan
9
Thu

Great Start Collaborative Parent Meeting (Open to the Public)

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 05:30 PM 01/09/2020 06:30 PM America/New_York Great Start Collaborative Parent Meeting (Open to the Public)

Welcome to 2020!  Let the Bookmobile team help you keep your resolutions.... 

Come check out some materials or do some research at the beginning of the Great Start Collaborative Parent Meeting!


First CRC

651 Franklin St; Grand Rapids MI 49507

Can't wait to see you there!

Bookmobile
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Bookmobile

Welcome to 2020!  Let the Bookmobile team help you keep your resolutions.... 

Jan
9
Thu

Improve Your English & Build Work Skills: Prep for a Job at KDL

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 05:30 PM 01/09/2020 07:30 PM America/New_York Improve Your English & Build Work Skills: Prep for a Job at KDL

If you are not yet fluent in English but are interested in working for the library system or you know someone who wants to improve their English skills in order to seek a job in a nurturing place, this informational enrollment session will help match you and others with free training to improve English fluency, build work skills and prepare for a career at Kent District Library. Provided by Literacy Center of West Michigan. Call Jennifer Summers at 616-459-5151 x72 for more information.

 

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

If you are not yet fluent in English but are interested in working for the library system or you know someone who wants to improve their English skills in order to seek a job in a nurturing place,

Jan
9
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 06:00 PM 01/09/2020 08:00 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.

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

Jan
9
Thu

Battle of the Books: Coaches Meeting

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 06:00 PM 01/09/2020 06:30 PM America/New_York Battle of the Books: Coaches Meeting

Coaches ONLY. Have you coached a BOB team before and feel confident on the general rules? Join us for an in depth look at BOB coaching & strategy. This program is designed to get more detailed information on the tournament and how coaches can prepare their teams for battle.

Grandville Branch
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Grandville Branch

Coaches ONLY. Have you coached a BOB team before and feel confident on the general rules? Join us for an in depth look at BOB coaching & strategy.

Jan
9
Thu

CANCELLED - Minecraft® Club

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 06:00 PM 01/09/2020 07:30 PM America/New_York CANCELLED - Minecraft® Club

Get your Minecraft® fix and show off your world-building skills. The library has a limited number of computers and licenses for Minecraft®. First come, first served. No registration required. If you are able, bring a laptop with Wi-Fi capabilities and Minecraft® installed and join us!

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

Get your Minecraft® fix and show off your world-building skills.

Jan
9
Thu

Hand Lettering

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 06:30 PM 01/09/2020 07:30 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"}}]]

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

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

Jan
9
Thu

Adult Book Discussion: My Family and Other Animals

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 06:30 PM 01/09/2020 07:30 PM America/New_York Adult Book Discussion: My Family and Other Animals

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion. This month's selection is My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell.

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 My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell.

Jan
9
Thu

Maple Street Book Discussion: My Brilliant Friend

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 06:30 PM 01/09/2020 07:30 PM America/New_York Maple Street Book Discussion: My Brilliant Friend

Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.

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

Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of My Brilliant Friend

Jan
9
Thu

Teen Zone

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 06:30 PM 01/09/2020 07:30 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.

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

Jan
9
Thu

Battle of the Books: NEW Coaches Meeting

6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Add to Calendar 01/09/2020 06:45 PM 01/09/2020 07:45 PM America/New_York Battle of the Books: NEW Coaches Meeting

Coaches ONLY. Are you a NEW BOB coach? Need a refresher on the rules? Join us to learn the BOB basics and get some strategy suggestions from veteran coaches.

 

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

Coaches ONLY. Are you a NEW BOB coach? Need a refresher on the rules?