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KDL Teen Filmmaking Contest

Monday, November 1st, 2010


All Kent County teens, grades 6-12, are invited to enter KDL’s 5th Annual Teen Filmmaking Contest.  Selected films from the contest will be screened Saturday, February 12,  from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Celebration! Cinema North.  There will be $200 in prize money awarded for the best films in various categories. Additional information, rules and all necessary forms can be found here.

All submissions must be in by January 8,  so grab your camera for “TAKE 1!”     


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Wii Tournament — The Results Are In!!

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

On Saturday, October 16, twenty-eight contestants vied to see who would be crowned MarioKart Champion in the latest installment of KDL’s gaming series. The event was the first ever tournament at the new Kentwood Branch. Competition was fierce but friendly, and the finals saw some intense, close races. After  the dust cleared, the results were………

1st Place: Ben Licata ($50 GameStop Gift Card)

2nd Place: Dylan Grochawalski ($25 gift card)                         

3rd Place: Josh Rouse ($15 gift card)

4th Place: Rebecca Licata ($10 gift card)

The next exciting installment of KDL’s gaming series will be held January 29, 2011 at the beautiful Wyoming Branch. Hope to see you there!

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Wii Tourney at Kentwood Branch!

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Join us Saturday, October 16, from 11:00AM to 4:00PM for another round of KDL’s game tournament series featuring Mario Kart.  This time you will have to pit your racing skills against opponents from all over Kent County to see who will be crowned the Mario Kart Champion.  There will be snacks, prizes, and lots of Mario Kart.  Open to teens in grades 6 through 12. Pre-registration is encouraged.

The tournament will be hosted in the Community Room of the brand new Kentwood Branch Library at  4950 Breton SE.  Click here for directions or call the Kentwood Branch for more information.

For those of you wanting more details, here are a few.  If you have more questions, leave a comment and we will answer you.

  • Some but not all characters, courses, or vehicles have been unlocked.  However, if they are unlocked during the course of the tournament you may use them.
  • It will be a single player tournament, with 4 people playing during each race, with the exception of the final two rounds, which will just have two people playing.
  • Everyone will compete in a few preliminary rounds to narrow down the field to a 28-man Tournament.  The scores from the prelims will be recorded and that will determine which 28 participants advance. From there it will be single elimination races, with two of the four players advancing each round until we narrow it down to the end.
  • The amount of preliminary rounds and the amount of races in each round will be dependent on time and the amount of challengers who show, but it will likely be 2 or 3 in both cases.
  • All controller schemes will be allowed.  We will provide Wii Remotes, Nunchucks, and some Wheels; if you wish to use a classic controller or GameCube controller, or be guaranteed a wheel for each race you must bring your own.


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