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Monday, February 17, 2020

Feb
17
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.

Comstock Park Branch
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Comstock Park 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.

Feb
17
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.

Feb
17
Mon

Toddler Time

9:45 AM to 10:30 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.

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

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Feb
17
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 (Rockford) Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Krause Memorial (Rockford) 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.

Feb
17
Mon

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.

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

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Feb
17
Mon

Cascade Friends of the Library Book Discussion: The Live We Bury

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Join us for a friendly, informal discussion led by members of the Friends. This month's title is The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens.

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 Life We Bury by Allen Eskens.

Feb
17
Mon

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:30 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.

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

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Feb
17
Mon

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.

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

Feb
17
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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Alto Branch

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

Feb
17
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 Branch
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Nelson Township Branch

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

Feb
17
Mon

Yoga Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Breathe, bend and read together with stories, rhymes and songs. Children will develop literacy and coping skills with simple poses and mindfulness exercises. The library has a limited number of yoga mats. First come, first served. Please bring your own if possible and join us!

Wyoming Branch and KDL Talking Book & Braille Center
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Wyoming Branch and KDL Talking Book & Braille Center

Breathe, bend and read together with stories, rhymes and songs. Children will develop literacy and coping skills with simple poses and mindfulness exercises.

Feb
17
Mon

Babytime

10:30 AM to 11:00 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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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.

Feb
17
Mon

Toddler Time

10:45 AM to 11:30 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.

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

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Feb
17
Mon

Toddler Time

11:00 AM to 11:30 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.

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

Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills.

Feb
17
Mon

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Add to Calendar 02/17/2020 11:30 AM 02/17/2020 12:15 PM 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.

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

Feb
17
Mon

KDL Lab Experience: A Journey Through Time

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Travel through time and around the world at your local library! As a Time Traveler you will learn how to build structures like those first created in Ancient Civilizations such as Egypt or Greece. You can embrace your creative side with some funky, fun Medieval art. You will even learn how to write in one of the many ancient languages of our world! Disclaimer - actual time travel pending completion of a working time machine.

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

Travel through time and around the world at your local library! As a Time Traveler you will learn how to build structures like those first created in Ancient Civilizations such as Egypt or Greece.

Feb
17
Mon

KDL Lab Experience: littleBits - Learn and Invent with Electronics

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Add to Calendar 02/17/2020 02:00 PM 02/17/2020 03:00 PM America/New_York KDL Lab Experience: littleBits - Learn and Invent with Electronics

Explore, tinker and innovate with littleBits, the ultimate electronic building tool. Circuit modules snap together to help you build your ultimate electronic innovation. Create a music synthesizer, a robot or even a Mars Rover!

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

Explore, tinker and innovate with littleBits, the ultimate electronic building tool. Circuit modules snap together to help you build your ultimate electronic innovation.

Feb
17
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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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.

Feb
17
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
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
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.

Feb
17
Mon

Monday Night Mixers: Dungeons & Dragons®

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Pre-registration opens November 18 and is required. This ongoing game offers the chance to work together as a team of adventurers in an ongoing campaign (however, you don’t have to be there every time we play)!

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

Pre-registration opens November 18 and is required. This ongoing game offers the chance to work together as a team of adventurers in an ongoing campaign (however, you don’t have to

Feb
17
Mon

Transforming Lives: CASA Volunteer Opportunity Information Meeting

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Find out how to volunteer with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in order to advocate for and assist children in Kent County's Foster Care system by attending an information session.

Participants will learn more about the role of a CASA volunteer, the application and training process as well as how the Kent District Library will support your efforts through access to resources, meeting spaces and programming.

Join the CASA team and the KDL Outreach staff in the program room at the Plainfield Branch!

We can't wait to meet you.

 

https://www.kdl.org/blog/transformational-opportunity-spotlight-casa-kent-county

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

Find out how to volunteer with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in order to advocate for and assist children in Kent County's Foster Care system by attending an information session.

Feb
17
Mon

Instant Pot Basics: Unlock the Potential!

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 02/17/2020 06:00 PM 02/17/2020 07:00 PM America/New_York Instant Pot Basics: Unlock the Potential!

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed. Learn how to use all the features with confidence, convert your favorite recipes to IP recipes and drastically speed up meal prep. This wildly popular appliance is great for busy people who don't plan meals in advance. Samples included, while supplies last.

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

Pre-registration is required and opens November 18.

Feb
17
Mon

Yoga Storytime

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Breathe, bend and read together with stories, rhymes and songs. Children will develop literacy and coping skills with simple poses and mindfulness exercises. The library has a limited number of yoga mats. First come, first served. Please bring your own if possible and join us!

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

Breathe, bend and read together with stories, rhymes and songs. Children will develop literacy and coping skills with simple poses and mindfulness exercises.

Feb
17
Mon

Family Storytime

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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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.

Feb
17
Mon

Battle of the Books: Buzzer Practice

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Returning teams, come for a buzzer refresher. There will be practice face off rounds with other teams and an opportunity to ask final questions. This program is for returning  BOB teams or any new teams that were unable to attend Monday, February 10. Please note, the questions asked will be the same on both days. Please only plan on attending the appropriate day for your team’s experience level.

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

Returning teams, come for a buzzer refresher. There will be practice face off rounds with other teams and an opportunity to ask final questions.

Feb
17
Mon

KDL Book Club at Mary Free Bed YMCA: The Shadow of the Wind

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 02/17/2020 07:00 PM 02/17/2020 08:00 PM America/New_York KDL Book Club at Mary Free Bed YMCA: The Shadow of the Wind

Join us for a new book club at the Mary Free Bed YMCA. Non-YMCA members are welcome, Kidzone available for children ages 18 months to 10 years. Meet us in the Board Room, Mary Free Bed YMCA, 5500 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, 49546. This month's selection is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Off-Site Event
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Off-Site Event

Join us for a new book club at the Mary Free Bed YMCA. Non-YMCA members are welcome, Kidzone available for children ages 18 months to 10 years.