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Author Visit

Apr
24
Wed

Oceans, Lakes and Streams: Learning From the Flint Water Crisis

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/24/2019 06:30 PM 04/24/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Oceans, Lakes and Streams: Learning From the Flint Water Crisis

PFAs and the health of our local watersheds. Lead in our municipal water. The health of the Great Lakes and our oceans. The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is pleased to partner with the Kent District Library on a series that explores water issues regionally and globally, and how our communities can be better stewards of our water resources.

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

PFAs and the health of our local watersheds. Lead in our municipal water. The health of the Great Lakes and our oceans.

Apr
15
Mon

Oceans, Lakes and Streams: Local Ground Water Issues

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/15/2019 06:30 PM 04/15/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Oceans, Lakes and Streams: Local Ground Water Issues

PFAs and the health of our local watersheds. Lead in our municipal water. The health of the Great Lakes and our oceans. The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is pleased to partner with the Kent District Library on a series that explores water issues regionally and globally, and how our communities can be better stewards of our water resources.

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

PFAs and the health of our local watersheds. Lead in our municipal water. The health of the Great Lakes and our oceans.

Apr
10
Wed

Oceans, Lakes and Streams: State of the Oceans

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/10/2019 06:30 PM 04/10/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Oceans, Lakes and Streams: State of the Oceans

PFAs and the health of our local watersheds. Lead in our municipal water. The health of the Great Lakes and our oceans. The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is pleased to partner with the Kent District Library on a series that explores water issues regionally and globally, and how our communities can be better stewards of our water resources.

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

PFAs and the health of our local watersheds. Lead in our municipal water. The health of the Great Lakes and our oceans.

May
30
Thu

Cascade Friends Booked for Lunch

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 05/30/2019 12:30 PM 05/30/2019 02:00 PM America/New_York Cascade Friends Booked for Lunch

Pre-registration opens March 27 and is required by 5:00 pm May 27. The Friends of Cascade Township Library present a luncheon and talk by authors Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen who will read from their 2019 Michigan Notable Book, The Lake Michigan Mermaid, a tale in poems with haunting illustrations.


Include your price option in your registration name, Ex:  Mrs. Smith $5. Luncheon for Friends members, $10; luncheon for non-members, $12; author talk alone (no lunch) $5. Please be prepared to pay at the door.

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

Pre-registration opens March 27 and is required by 5:00 pm May 27.

Apr
29
Mon

Grandville-Wyoming Community Reads: Author Book Signing with Kathryn Erskine

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/29/2019 06:30 PM 04/29/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Grandville-Wyoming Community Reads: Author Book Signing with Kathryn Erskine

Meet Kathryn Erskine, author the book Mockingbird, one of this year's Grandville-Wyoming Community Reads titles. Kathryn's books will be available for purchase and signing.

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

Meet Kathryn Erskine, author the book Mockingbird, one of this year's Grandville-Wyoming Community Reads titles. Kathryn's books will be available for purchase and signing.

Apr
25
Thu

Grandville-Wyoming Community Reads - Meet the Author: Jeff Zentner

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/25/2019 06:30 PM 04/25/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Grandville-Wyoming Community Reads - Meet the Author: Jeff Zentner

Hear Jeff Zentner, the author of our featured title, Goodbye Days.

Jeff lives in Nashville, Tennessee and has received numerous awards for his writing. He came to writing through music, starting his creative life as a guitarist and eventually becoming a songwriter. Jeff became interested in writing for young adults after volunteering at the Tennessee Teen Rock Camp and Southern Girls Rock Camp. Book sale and signing will follow.

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

Hear Jeff Zentner, the author of our featured title, Goodbye Days.

Mar
27
Wed

Meet the Poet: Katie Kalisz

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Add to Calendar 03/27/2019 06:00 PM 03/27/2019 07:00 PM America/New_York Meet the Poet: Katie Kalisz

Katie Kalisz will read from her recently published Quiet Woman.  Join us for an evening that is sure to inspire. 

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

Katie Kalisz will read from her recently published Quiet Woman.  Join us for an evening that is sure to inspire. 

Jan
22
Tue

Meet the Author! Marty Thompson Arnold

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 01/22/2019 06:30 PM 01/22/2019 07:30 PM America/New_York Meet the Author! Marty Thompson Arnold

Meet-and-greet the West Michigan author of Raised in Captivity as she shares insights on her work and answers your questions.  Book sale and signing following her discussion.

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

Meet-and-greet the West Michigan author of