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Author Visit

Oct
4
Wed

Michigan Authors Night

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 10/04/2017 06:00 PM 10/04/2017 07:30 PM America/New_York Michigan Authors Night

Join local authors as they read passages, sign and sell their books and answer your questions about the writing and publishing process.

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

Join local authors as they read passages, sign and sell their books and answer your questions about the writing and publishing process.

Apr
21
Fri

Author Visit with Thrity Umrigar

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/21/2017 07:00 PM 04/21/2017 08:00 PM America/New_York Author Visit with Thrity Umrigar

KDL is happy to welcome best- selling author Thrity Umrigar. Her books have been translated into several languages and published in over fifteen countries. She is currently the Armington Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Please join us for our two opportunities to hear a reading of her first picture book When I Carried You in My Belly about the special bond between a mother and her child. A book sale and signing will follow both programs. For all ages. Schuler Books and Music, 2660 28th St. SE Grand Rapids.

Off-Site Event
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Off-Site Event

KDL is happy to welcome best- selling author Thrity Umrigar. Her books have been translated into several languages and published in over fifteen countries.

Apr
21
Fri

Author Visit with Thrity Umrigar

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Add to Calendar 04/21/2017 10:00 AM 04/21/2017 11:00 AM America/New_York Author Visit with Thrity Umrigar

KDL is happy to welcome best- selling author Thrity Umrigar. Her books have been translated into several languages and published in over fifteen countries. She is currently the Armington Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Please join us for our two opportunities to hear a reading of her first picture book When I Carried You in My Belly about the special bond between a mother and her child. A book sale and signing will follow both programs. For all ages.

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

KDL is happy to welcome best- selling author Thrity Umrigar. Her books have been translated into several languages and published in over fifteen countries.

Apr
27
Thu

Cascade Friends Spring Booked for Lunch

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 04/27/2017 12:30 PM 04/27/2017 02:00 PM America/New_York Cascade Friends Spring Booked for Lunch

The Friends of Cascade Library present a luncheon and presentation by local blogger Richard Havenga of Walk With Father Nature, who seeks to make the ordinary extraordinary through close, personal observations of nature. Registration begins February 2 and is required by April 24Include your price option in your registration name, Ex:  Mrs. Smith $5.  Please pay at the door.

  • Luncheon for Friends members, $10
  • Luncheon for non-members, $12  
  • For the author talk alone (no lunch) $5
Cascade Township Branch
Kent District Library programming@kdl.org MM/DD/YYYY
Cascade Township Branch

The Friends of Cascade Library present a luncheon and presentation by local blogger Richard Havenga of Walk With Father Nature, who seeks to make the ordinary extraordinary through close,

Mar
18
Sat

Write Michigan Short Story Contest Awards Ceremony

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Add to Calendar 03/18/2017 01:30 PM 03/18/2017 03:30 PM America/New_York Write Michigan Short Story Contest Awards Ceremony

Celebrate the winners of the fifth annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest! Michigan-based author Mardi Jo Link will present the keynote address. Copies of the 2017 Write Michigan Anthology published by Chapbook Press will be available for purchase, and many of the contest winning writers will be available for a book signing. The Write Michigan Award Ceremony will be held at the Kent District Library Service Center.

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

Celebrate the winners of the fifth annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest! Michigan-based author Mardi Jo Link will present the keynote address.

Apr
17
Mon

Michigan Authors Night

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 04/17/2017 06:00 PM 04/17/2017 07:30 PM America/New_York Michigan Authors Night

Join local authors Barbara Lynn Freedman, Anne Schroeder, Rachael Steil, Brian Pickerd and Kenn Vidro as they read passages, sign and sell their books and answer your questions about the writing and publishing process. Their work can be found in KDL's Local Indie collection.

Krause Memorial Branch
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Krause Memorial Branch

Join local authors Barbara Lynn Freedman, Anne Schroeder, Rachael Steil, Brian Pickerd and Kenn Vidro as they read passages, sign and sell their books and answer your questions about the writing an

Mar
27
Mon

Grandville & Wyoming Read! An Evening with Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely, Authors of All American Boys

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Add to Calendar 03/27/2017 06:00 PM 03/27/2017 08:00 PM America/New_York Grandville & Wyoming Read! An Evening with Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely, Authors of All American Boys

Hear co-authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely speak about writing their book All American Boys and what impact they hope the book will have on readers. Book sale and signing to follow presentation. In partnership with Grandville, Godwin Heights and Wyoming Public Schools and the Walmart Community Foundation.  

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

Hear co-authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely speak about writing their book All American Boys and what impact they hope the book will have on readers.

Oct
27
Thu

Cascade Friends Fall Booked for Lunch

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/27/2016 12:30 PM 10/27/2016 02:00 PM America/New_York Cascade Friends Fall Booked for Lunch

The Friends of Cascade Library present a luncheon and presentation by local columnist and author Lorilee Craker, author of  Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, Me: What My Favorite Book Taught Me About Grace, Belonging and theOrphan in Us All: a MemoirPre-registration required. Correct registration options and prices are: Friends Members lunch $10, Non-members lunch $12, author talk no lunch $5 (if no lunch, please indicate when registering).  We regret that incorrect prices were in previously printed material.

 Please pay at the door. This event is for  Adults. Despite your registration confirmation message, a printed ticket is not required for admission.

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

The Friends of Cascade Library present a luncheon and presentation by local columnist and author Lorilee Craker, author of  Anne of Green Gables,

Jan
19
Thu

CANCELLED - Brutal Grace: Jim Harrison's Michigan

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Add to Calendar 01/19/2017 06:30 PM 01/19/2017 07:30 PM America/New_York CANCELLED - Brutal Grace: Jim Harrison's Michigan

Michigan native Jim Harrison (1937-2016) was a singular voice in American literature-- fierce, lyrical, mythical and rooted in the natural world. Harrison's Michigan is by turns harsh and beautiful, with irascible characters, lovable creatures and an evocative landscapes. Fellow author Liesel Litzenburger Meijer (The Widower and Now You Love Me) shares her long-time familiarity with Jim and her own literary perspective, drawing on the words of others--artists and writers, friends and readers whose insights create a compelling portrait of one of our most important contemporary writers. If weather requires this event to be cancelled, it will be held the following week on January 19. Sponsored by Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library.

East Grand Rapids Branch
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East Grand Rapids Branch

Michigan native Jim Harrison (1937-2016) was a singular voice in American literature-- fierce, lyrical, mythical and rooted in the natural world.

Sep
8
Thu

Literary Libations

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Add to Calendar 09/08/2016 05:30 PM 09/08/2016 09:00 PM America/New_York Literary Libations

Literary Libations returns on September 8, 2016 and will surely be the event of the year. The night will feature a stellar line up of celebrity authors including Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Helen Simonson, Chris Pavone and Michael Harvey.  The winning combination of bestselling authors, libations and a gourmet sit down dinner at the beautiful Steelcase Town Hall will be an evening to remember. Come and enjoy a festive and informative evening in support of Kent District Library.

Off-Site Event
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Off-Site Event

Literary Libations returns on September 8, 2016 and will surely be the event of the year.