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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Mar
5
Thu

Baby Playgroup

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
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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.

Mar
5
Thu

Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
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Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Mar
5
Thu

Toddler Time

10:00 AM to 10:45 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.

Plainfield Township Branch
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Plainfield Township Branch

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

Mar
5
Thu

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.

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.

Mar
5
Thu

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.

Englehardt Branch
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Englehardt Branch

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

Mar
5
Thu

Apple Users Group

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Not sure how to use your Apple device? Bring your own MacBook, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, etc. to the library to learn and share tips about everything from apps to iCloud.

Cascade Township Branch
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Cascade Township Branch

Not sure how to use your Apple device? Bring your own MacBook, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, etc. to the library to learn and share tips about everything from apps to iCloud.

Mar
5
Thu

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.

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.

Mar
5
Thu

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
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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.

Mar
5
Thu

Rhyme Time Music and Movement

10:00 AM to 10:45 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.

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.

Mar
5
Thu

Enhance Fitness Classes

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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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 and 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.

Mar
5
Thu

Sensory Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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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.

Alpine Township Branch
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Alpine Township 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.

Mar
5
Thu

Sensory Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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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 and KDL Talking Book & Braille Center
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Wyoming Branch and KDL Talking Book & Braille Center

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.

Mar
5
Thu

Family Storytime

10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
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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.

Mar
5
Thu

Enhance Fitness Classes

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 03/05/2020 11:00 AM 03/05/2020 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 and 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.

Mar
5
Thu

Family Storytime

11:00 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.

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.

Mar
5
Thu

Byron Spring Book Sale

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Large selection of books, movies, music and more!

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

Large selection of books, movies, music and more!

Mar
5
Thu

Teen Zone

3:00 PM to 4:00 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.

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.

Mar
5
Thu

Book Signing with Author Shanika Carter and Community Conversation

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Celebrate the release of Shanika Patrice Carter’s new book, To Lead or Not to Lead: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Using Lessons from Your Past Experiences.  Shanika will speak on what inspired her to write about the experiences shared in To Lead or Not to Lead and sign copies of her book.  A community conversation on library equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives will follow the author presentation.

Program Schedule

5:30 pm: Shanika Carter presentation and Q&A

6:00 pm: Book signing with snacks provided

6:30 pm: EDI Community Conversation

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

Celebrate the release of Shanika Patrice Carter’s new book, To Lead or Not to Lead: Breaking the Glass Ceiling Using Lessons from Your Past Experiences.  Shanika will speak on what in

Mar
5
Thu

Sit-N-Stitch

6:00 PM to 8:00 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.

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

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.

Mar
5
Thu

Composting 101

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Join us to learn helpful tips and tricks for starting and maintaining a healthy composting pile. This workshop is both for at home and business composting.

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

Join us to learn helpful tips and tricks for starting and maintaining a healthy composting pile. This workshop is both for at home and business composting.

Mar
5
Thu

Minecraft® Club

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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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.

Mar
5
Thu

Teen Zone

6:30 PM to 7:30 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.

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.

Mar
5
Thu

Lions and Rabbits: Herbs

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Pre-registration is required and opens February 17. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed. In this how-to talk we will cover basic plant and herb care for the home.

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

Pre-registration is required and opens February 17. When the waitlist is full, the registration buttons disappear because registration is closed.