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Our summer hours start this weekend: All KDL branches will be closed Sundays from May 27 through Sept. 2. We will also be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

Events

Events

Jun
11
Mon

A Magic Show with Tom Plunkard

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/11/2018 01:30 PM 06/11/2018 02:30 PM America/New_York A Magic Show with Tom Plunkard

Tom Plunkard's entertaining and hilarious show includes animals, audience involvement and amazing magic.

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

Tom Plunkard's entertaining and hilarious show includes animals, audience involvement and amazing magic.

Jun
12
Tue

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 06/12/2018 10:00 AM 06/12/2018 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.

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

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

Jun
12
Tue

Teen: Draw some AWESOME!

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 06/12/2018 06:00 PM 06/12/2018 07:00 PM America/New_York Teen: Draw some AWESOME!

Comic Book Illustrating with Wade Gugino. Participants will do a very simple single-page graphic novel/comic book type layout. We'll draw together, learning layout, character development, proportion, expression, gesture, action, shot choice and light and dark. We will draw with pencil, but teens will leave with a template to ink the drawing in at home later. Paper and pencils provided. 

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

Comic Book Illustrating with Wade Gugino. Participants will do a very simple single-page graphic novel/comic book type layout.

Jun
16
Sat

Baking with Michigan Fruits

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 06/16/2018 01:00 PM 06/16/2018 02:00 PM America/New_York Baking with Michigan Fruits

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Pastry chef Susan Vandenberg will demonstrate step-by-step techniques for making different pastry doughs to be used with local seasonal Michigan fruits. Tarts, pies and perfect dough by hand!

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

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Pastry chef Susan Vandenberg will demonstrate step-by-step techniques for making different pastry doughs to be used with local seasona

Jun
18
Mon

Pet Rock Art

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/18/2018 01:30 PM 06/18/2018 02:30 PM America/New_York Pet Rock Art

Turn an ordinary rock into a one-of-a-kind pet! Rocks are the perfect pet. They don’t eat, shed, or move! You can also decorate a carrier for them to live in and pick out a cozy rock-sized blanket.

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

Turn an ordinary rock into a one-of-a-kind pet! Rocks are the perfect pet. They don’t eat, shed, or move!

Jun
19
Tue

Family Storytime

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 06/19/2018 10:00 AM 06/19/2018 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.

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

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

Jun
19
Tue

Common Reader Book Discussion: Far From the Madding Crowd

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 06/19/2018 01:00 PM 06/19/2018 02:00 PM America/New_York Common Reader Book Discussion: Far From the Madding Crowd

Joins us for a fun and lively discussion of Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy.

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

Joins us for a fun and lively discussion of

Jun
19
Tue

Ruff Readers

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/19/2018 06:30 PM 06/19/2018 07:30 PM America/New_York Ruff Readers

Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program in partnership with West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler. Kids read their favorite book and the pooches curl up, listen and enjoy.  Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and secure a time slot.  First come, first served.  Sponsored by Bissell.

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

Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program in partnership with West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. that pairs kids with a trained therapy dog and their handler.

Jun
20
Wed

Teen: Henna

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 06/20/2018 01:00 PM 06/20/2018 02:00 PM America/New_York Teen: Henna

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Experience the intricate art of henna tattooing. Choose your own design for application and learn how to apply the henna yourself!

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

Pre-registration opens May 1 and is required. Experience the intricate art of henna tattooing.

Jun
25
Mon

Art Attack!

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Add to Calendar 06/25/2018 01:30 PM 06/25/2018 02:30 PM America/New_York Art Attack!

Exercise your creativity!  Create a variety of art projects to take home with you.

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

Exercise your creativity!  Create a variety of art projects to take home with you.