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Gaines Township Book Discussion Date Change

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

The Gaines Township Common Reader Book Club meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 18 at 1:00 p.m., will now be meeting on Wednesday, August 25 at 1:00 p.m. The book to be discussed will still be Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Please contact 616-784-2007 if you have any questions.


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Cancelled: Creative Cooking Programs at Byron and Gaines Township Branches

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this week’s Creative Cooking with Hillary Kraley programs have been cancelled.  The programs would have occurred on Tuesday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Byron Township Branch and on Thursday, June 24 at 3:00 p.m. at the Gaines Township Branch.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Interested teens could attend the following Creative Cooking programs instead:

Kentwood Branch – Thursday, July 15, 2:00 p.m.

Grandville Branch – Thursday, July 22, 1:00 p.m.

Cascade Township Branch – Thursday, August 5, 3:00 p.m.


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Attention Parents: We Want Your Opinions!

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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Do you have young children? KDL is always looking to improve our early literacy services for you and your little ones. To better serve you, we’d love to hear what you think. Please participate in our survey by either clicking on the link below, or copying and pasting the address into your Internet browser. The survey is quite brief and shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. Your opinions and suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

 http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2v9orewg8hoz2u6/start

Thank you!

 

 


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Robots at the Library!

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

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Have you ever wanted to know more about robots?  Now is your chance!  Team members from Code Robotics
will be at the Wyoming Branch to teach you about Chinese robots and demonstrate a robot of their own! 
For families with children of all ages.

Saturday, February 20, 2:00 p.m.


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President & Mrs. Lincoln at EGR Branch

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

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President and Mrs. Lincoln: Now from the White House

If you’re a history buff, you won’t want to miss this program. Fred and Bonnie Priebe will be impersonating Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. The couple began role playing President and Mrs. Lincoln in 1996 at Greenfield Village. They have won numerous awards and have presented programs in the United States, Canada, and Australia. They engage their audiences in their presentations making the program fun and educational. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library.

Saturday, February 13, 1:00 p.m. at the East Grand Rapids Branch


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Iditarod Sled Dogs at the Walker Branch

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

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Welcome to the world of mushing!

Get an up-close opportunity to meet Iditarod sled dogs and, weather permitting, watch an outdoor demonstration.  Bundle up!  For families with children of all ages.

Saturday, February 20, 1:00 p.m. at the Walker Branch.


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Celebrate the Chinese New Year!

Monday, February 1st, 2010

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 Welcome the Year of the Tiger at these fun programs for families with children of all ages!

 

Chinese Lantern Making

Saturday, February 6, 2:00 p.m. — Wyoming Branch

Help us get ready for the Chinese New Year by making Chinese lanterns that will be displayed in the library during the celebration!

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Saturday, February 13, 2:00 p.m. — Kentwood Branch

We will celebrate by making Chinese lanterns and fans, and we’ll sample some authentic Chinese sweets!

Saturday, February 13, 2:00 p.m. — Wyoming Branch

Have fun making fans, eating with chopsticks, playing pin pong, and watching a lion dance performance!


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Dragon Dancing: A Book Comes to Life!

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Bring the book Dragon Dancing by Carole Lexa Schaefer to life by turning yoruself into a dragon.
Zig-zag over snowy mountain tops and cross foamy seas in this interactive story adventure!
For young children and their families.

Spencer Township Branch – Thursday, January 7, 6:30 p.m.

Wyoming Branch – Saturday, January 16, 2:00 p.m.

Tyrone Township Branch – Wednesday, January 20, 10:00 a.m.

Sand Lake/Nelson Township Branch – Saturday, January 23, 10:30 a.m.

Alto Branch – Monday, January 25, 10:30 a.m.

Byron Township Branch – Monday, February 1, 6:30 p.m.

Grandville Branch – Monday, February 1, 6:30 p.m.

Kentwood Branch – Tuesday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, February 3, 6:30 p.m.

* Plainfield Township Branch – Friday, February 5, 10:15 a.m.

* Walker Branch – Saturday, February 6, 2:00 p.m.

Comstock Park Branch – Monday, February 8, 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Alpine Township Branch – Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 a.m.

Cascade Township Branch – Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.

Gaines Township Branch – Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 a.m.

Krause Memorial Branch – Wednesday, February 24, 10:30 a.m.

Caledonia Township Branch – Thursday, February 25, 10:30 a.m.

* Branches indicated with a star would prefer if you register before attending the program.
To register, call 784-2007, or visit our online events calendar.


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Byron Pajama Storytime Canceled 12-28

Monday, December 28th, 2009

The Pajama Storytime scheduled for tonight, Monday, December 28 at 7:00 p.m. has been canceled due to staff illness.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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Calling All “Wimpy” Kids!

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Can’t get enough of the adventures of Greg and Rowley?  Are you afraid of “The Cheese”?  Then you’ll want to come for a time of wimpy fun based on the hilarious Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. For ages 6 and up.

Sand Lake/Nelson Township Branch – Saturday, December 19, 10:30 a.m.

Cascade Township Branch – Monday, December 21, 3:00 p.m.

Krause Memorial Branch – Monday, January 11, 3:00 p.m.

* Byron Township Branch – Saturday, January 16, 11:00 a.m.

* Walker Branch – Saturday, January 16, 2:00 p.m.

Kentwood Branch – Saturday, January 23, 2:00 p.m.

* Plainfield Township Branch – Friday, February 12, 2:00 p.m.

* Englehardt Branch – Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 p.m.

Tyrone Township Branch – Thursday, February 18, 6:00 p.m

Alto Branch – Saturday, February 20, 10:30 a.m.

Alpine Township Branch – Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 p.m.

* Caledonia Township Branch – Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 p.m.

Wyoming Branch – Saturday, February 27, 2:00 p.m.

Gaines Township Branch – Monday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.

* Branches indicated with a star prefer that you register in advance for this program.  Please call 616-784-2007, or visit our online calendar of events to register.


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