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Book Sale at the Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch!

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009


Visit the Sand Lake / Nelson Township branch book sale in the library Community Room this weekend
to find books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, videos and more at great prices. Donations are appreciated.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For all ages. Visit our events page for more information.

Friday, September 11, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 12, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Correction – Sand Lake Branch Homeschool Group

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

An error was made when publicizing the Homeschool Group Meeting events, occurring on September 8, October 13 and November 10 at the Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch.  Publicity that states that these events begin at 1:00 p.m. is incorrect.  The correct starting time for the Homeschool Group Meetings is 3:00 p.m.  We apologize for any inconvenience this error may have caused.

The complete, correct information about this event is the following:

Homeschool Group Meeting

The Homeschool Group will meet the second Tuesday of each month this fall. Parents and children are welcome. Plan events or projects, and work together on assignments. Join together in a community of learning.

Tuesdays, September 8, October 13 and November 10. at 3:00 p.m. at the Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

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Summer Family Nights at the Grandville Branch!

Thursday, May 28th, 2009


This year’s Summer Family Nights will be FREE fun for the entire family!
All programs will be held on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. at the Outdoor Amphitheatre
at the Grandville Branch of Kent District Library! Come join in the fun!

Summer Carnival!

Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Kick off summer with loads of carnival style fun! Games, prizes, balloons, a moon bouncer, and more.

Cirque Amongus

Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Combines comedy, circus skills, and audience participation.


Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Everyone participates in this unique, interactive musical program. Optional activity: Come at 6:00 p.m. and make your own instrument to play at the program.

Magic Show

Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Magician Tom Plunkard amazes and delights with his captivating magic.

3rd Annual Grandville Idol Talent Show

Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Watch Grandville’s best young talent compete for fun and prizes! Talent Show participants must pre-register. Stop in the library for details.

Pet Show

Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Come see our most lovable pets strut their stuff in a show where every critter’s a winner. All pets must be pre-registered. Stop in the library for details.

Special thanks to Walmart, Northway Family Dentistry, Grandville Library Board,
Friends of the Grandville Library, Macatawa Bank, and The Architectural Group (TAG).

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¡Fiesta de la cosecha! Farmworker Fiesta!

Friday, September 5th, 2008

¡Celebre la cosecha con juegos, cuentos, música, artes y más por una tarde divertida para toda la familia! También, aprenda más de los programas y servicios que son disponibles (completamente GRATIS) en su biblioteca. Disfrute de música mariachi (en directo!), bocados, y visitas de las mascotas de los West Michigan Whitecaps y los Grand Rapids Griffins – Crash y Griff! Dirigida para trabajadores agrícolas y sus familias de todas edades.

El domingo, el 21 de septiembre de la 1:00 a las 5:00 de la tarde a la sucursal de Alpine

Celebrate the harvest with games, stories, music, crafts and more at an afternoon of fun for the whole family! Also, learn a bit more about the great programs and services available (completely FREE) at your library. Enjoy live mariachi music, snacks, and visits with Crash and Griff, the mascots for the West Michigan Whitecaps and the Grand Rapids Griffins! For families of all ages.

Sunday, September 21 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Alpine Township Branch

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RE: Saving One Cat at a Time

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

In response to the wonderful discussion generated by the previous post, please note that Crash’s Landing will be bringing live cats to their programs.  Patrons with extreme allergies to cats should refrain from attending this program.

For anyone looking for more information about helping needy cats after attending Crash’s Landing’s program:

Most state and county funded animal shelters take in many more cats than are adopted.  Therefore, these facilities sometimes have no choice but to euthanize some of the cats that arrive at their doors.  That’s why private rescue organizations, like Crash’s Landing, are so important.  Below is a list of other no-kill cat rescues and other organizations that help feral cats – it is by no means comprehensive, but may be helpful.

Carol’s Ferals – 616-560-0555

Focus on Ferals – 616-826-0927

Jandy’s Home

Noah Pet Project – located in Muskegon – 231-865-1264

Reuben’s Room – 616-791-9696

Voice of Animals Rescue and Sanctuary – in Newaygo

Thank you to the Kent County Animal Shelter for providing the above information.  🙂

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Saving One Cat at a Time

Monday, May 19th, 2008


All cats need a home, even when they’re not kittens anymore.  Hear from Dr. Jennifer Petrovich from Crash’s Landing, a no-kill cat rescue and placement center, as she discusses the care of adult and special needs cats.  Come find out why these cats make “purr-fect” animal companions.

Please note that, while children are welcome, this is an informational program aimed at adult audiences.

*Wednesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cascade Township Branch

*Wednesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Plainfield Township Branch

Check out our online calendar or contact the KDL branch listed above for more information.

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Byron Township Branch Laptime TIME CHANGE

Friday, March 21st, 2008

If you will be attending Laptime at the Byron Township Branch in April, please note that the time was published incorrectly in our calendars.  Laptime was originally (and incorrectly) listed as Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. from April 9 to 30.  The correct schedule for Laptime at the Byron Township Branch is Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. from April 9 to 30.  This change has been made in our online calendar, so the Byron Township Branch online calendar is now correct.

We deeply apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

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Pokemon Madness!

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Pokemon lovers unite!  Learn how to play the Pokemon Trading Card game and participate in other activities and crafts involving Pokemon.  Cards will be provided for you to use, but you can bring your own if you’d like.  For ages 6 and up.

Find out when this program will be at the branch nearest you on our online calendar!

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Wheels Go Round – Fun with Things that Go!

Thursday, March 13th, 2008


Vroom!  Put on your seat belt for stories, crafts and fun activities about cars, trucks and things that go!  Play “Red Light, Green Light,” enjoy a traffic light snack and take home a moving car that you made yourself.  For ages 6 and under.

Visit our online calendar to find the Wheels Go Round program that’s most convenient for you!

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Explore with Dora and Diego!

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Dora and Diego fans will go wild with crafts, games and mucho character-related fun!  They might save a tiger cub, play Dora bowling, or create a backpack just like Dora or Diego’s!  A perfect activity for kids ages 6 and under.

Check out our online calendar today to find out when all of this Dora and Diego fun will be at the branch nearest you!

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