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In-branch hours and curbside service available. Visit our Coronavirus page for updates.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Jun
25
Thu

Summer Wonder: Wimee's Words

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 09:30 AM 06/25/2020 10:00 AM America/New_York Summer Wonder: Wimee's Words

Watch this event online. "Wimee's Words" is an interactive LIVE kids show that encourages imagination, vocabulary building, and storytelling through puppetry, music, andwordplay. Join the educational fun where YOUR ideas could become part of the show! 

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

Watch this event online. "Wimee's Words" is an interactive LIVE kids show that encourages imagination, vocabulary building

Jun
25
Thu

Summer Wonder: Short & Sweet Chapter Book Club - Meet Yasmin

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 10:00 AM 06/25/2020 11:00 AM America/New_York Summer Wonder: Short & Sweet Chapter Book Club - Meet Yasmin

Pre-registration required. If you love to read and discover new books, join us for a chapter book discussion! This week we will explore Meet Yasmin by Saadia Faruqi with fun questions and activities. If you are unable to join us live, check out discussion questions and activities to do on your own.


An email address is required for registration in order to send information on accessing the book, as well as how to join us on Zoom. This program will be moderated by KDL staff and you will have the option of participating with or without video. Parents are encouraged to read book reviews of each week’s chosen title in advance to determine if the book is one their child will enjoy.

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

Pre-registration required. If you love to read and discover new books, join us for a chapter book discussion!

Jun
25
Thu

Meet Up and Eat Up!

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 11:30 AM 06/25/2020 12:30 PM America/New_York Meet Up and Eat Up!

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program. Anyone 18 years old and younger may pick up a free lunch and Summer Wonder reading materials at the library to take home so you can eat up while you read up! Please follow the physical/social distancing guidelines posted at each pick up location.

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Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program.

Jun
25
Thu

IG Live: Family Storytime

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 11:30 AM 06/25/2020 12:00 PM America/New_York IG Live: Family Storytime

Watch from KDL's Instagram page. KDL's Youth Librarians share stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills. 

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

Watch from KDL's Instagram page. KDL's Youth Librarians share stories, music, movement and rhymes th

Jun
25
Thu

Meet Up and Eat Up!

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 11:30 AM 06/25/2020 12:30 PM America/New_York Meet Up and Eat Up!

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program. Anyone 18 years old and younger may pick up a free lunch and Summer Wonder reading materials at the library to take home so you can eat up while you read up! Please follow the physical/social distancing guidelines posted at each pick up location.

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

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program.

Jun
25
Thu

Meet Up and Eat Up!

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 12:00 PM 06/25/2020 12:30 PM America/New_York Meet Up and Eat Up!

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program. Anyone 18 years old and younger may pick up a free lunch and Summer Wonder reading materials at the library to take home so you can eat up while you read up! Please follow the physical/social distancing guidelines posted at each pick up location.

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

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program.

Jun
25
Thu

Richter Place Visit (open to the Public)

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 12:30 PM 06/25/2020 01:30 PM America/New_York Richter Place Visit (open to the Public)

Join the Bookmobile team at Richter Place Apartments!

Located in picturesque Rockford at 9101 Courtland Dr NE, find engagement

and fun when you see the Bookmobile near the main entrance.

Pick up hold requests!

Receive Summer Wonder Materials!

Take a virtual tour of the Bookmobile and so much more!

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

Join the Bookmobile team at Richter Place Apartments!

Located in picturesque Rockford at 9101 Courtland Dr NE, find engagement

Jun
25
Thu

Meet Up and Eat Up!

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 12:30 PM 06/25/2020 01:30 PM America/New_York Meet Up and Eat Up!

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program. Anyone 18 years old and younger may pick up a free lunch and Summer Wonder reading materials at the library to take home so you can eat up while you read up! Please follow the physical/social distancing guidelines posted at each pick up location.

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

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program.

Jun
25
Thu

Meet Up and Eat Up!

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 12:30 PM 06/25/2020 01:30 PM America/New_York Meet Up and Eat Up!

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program. Anyone 18 years old and younger may pick up a free lunch and Summer Wonder reading materials at the library to take home so you can eat up while you read up! Please follow the physical/social distancing guidelines posted at each pick up location.

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

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program.

Jun
25
Thu

Meet Up and Eat Up!

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 12:30 PM 06/25/2020 01:30 PM America/New_York Meet Up and Eat Up!

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program. Anyone 18 years old and younger may pick up a free lunch and Summer Wonder reading materials at the library to take home so you can eat up while you read up! Please follow the physical/social distancing guidelines posted at each pick up location.

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

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program.

Jun
25
Thu

Meet Up and Eat Up!

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 12:30 PM 06/25/2020 01:30 PM America/New_York Meet Up and Eat Up!

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program. Anyone 18 years old and younger may pick up a free lunch and Summer Wonder reading materials at the library to take home so you can eat up while you read up! Please follow the physical/social distancing guidelines posted at each pick up location.

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

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program.

Jun
25
Thu

Meet Up and Eat Up!

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 01:00 PM 06/25/2020 02:00 PM America/New_York Meet Up and Eat Up!

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program. Anyone 18 years old and younger may pick up a free lunch and Summer Wonder reading materials at the library to take home so you can eat up while you read up! Please follow the physical/social distancing guidelines posted at each pick up location.

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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

We are pleased to partner with Feeding America to present Meet Up and Eat Up, a summer food program.

Jun
25
Thu

Summer Wonder: Toddler Time

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 01:00 PM 06/25/2020 01:30 PM America/New_York Summer Wonder: Toddler Time

Watch this event online. 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.

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

Watch this event online. Nurture your toddler's love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to

Jun
25
Thu

Summer Wonder: Englehardt Coding Club

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 02:00 PM 06/25/2020 02:30 PM America/New_York Summer Wonder: Englehardt Coding Club

Weekly Zoom meeting for Coding Club members to share their Vidcode creations.

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

Weekly Zoom meeting for Coding Club members to share their Vidcode creations.

Jun
25
Thu

Summer Wonder: Tom Plunkard's Amazing Magic

6:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 06:30 PM 06/25/2020 06:45 PM America/New_York Summer Wonder: Tom Plunkard's Amazing Magic

Watch this event online. This hilarious magic show is filled with live animals and amazing magic!

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

Watch this event online. This hilarious magic show is filled with live animals and amazing magic!

Jun
25
Thu

Next Nexus: Virtual Small Business Expo

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2020 07:00 PM 06/25/2020 08:00 PM America/New_York Next Nexus: Virtual Small Business Expo

Watch this event online at kdl.org/livestream or on the KDL Facebook page. Connect with business resources and small business owners from your community. Experts will discuss vital topics that are impacting businesses today. Registration is free and an email will be sent the day before the event with a link to the optional Zoom networking portion that will take place immediately after the presentation.

  • June 25: Support Your Local Economy with Hanna Schulze Executive Director, Local First
  • July 9: Policies Affecting Small Businesses During COVID-19 with Marta Johnson from American Sustainable Business Council
  • July 16: How Neighborhood Associations are Stepping Up to Help Communities with Fran Dalton from Garfield Park Neighborhood Association
  • July 23: How to Apply for Relief Funding Through the Small Business Administration with Ed Gardner from Small Business Development Center West Michigan Region
  • July 30: Bouncing Back: Understanding Where and How to Get Help with Jorge Gonzalez from Start Garden
  • August 6: Don't Hustle Your Business, Hustle FOR Your Business with Jamiel Robinson from Grand Rapids Area Black Business
  • August 13: Support Local Farms and Food Produce with Dana Eardley from Fulton Street Farmers Market
Online
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Online

Watch this event online at kdl.org/livestream or on the KDL Facebook page.