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Improve your golf game in time for spring!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

You’re Not Looking Up, and Other Golf Myths Revealed!

Scott Seifferlein, PGA Teaching Professional featured in Donald Trump’s book The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received, will reveal seven golf myths that are destroying your game.  For adults.  Check out our calendar to find out when Scott will be visiting a library near you!

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View the Michigan Heart Gallery at KDL

Thursday, February 7th, 2008


The Michigan Heart Gallery is a photographic display of children in the foster care system that are available for adoption.  The kids featured in the gallery are among more than 4,000 in Michigan who do not have families of their own.  Many of them are older children who have lived with abuse or neglect, have medical issues or are in need of special help.

The main exhibit will be housed at the Wyoming Branch and smaller exhibits will also be available at the Krause Memorial Branch and the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Branch from Wednesday, February 20 to Wednesday, March 12.

For more information on this amazing exhibit and the organizations sponsoring it, please visit the Michigan Heart Gallery Website.

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Wood, Brass and Class! Wooden Boat Restoration

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

From bow to stern, this informative and visual program will provide an overview of the hobby and resources available to those interested in wooden boat building and restoration.  Presented by amateur boat restorer, Brian Mortimore.  For adults.

Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cascade Township Branch (2870 Jacksmith Ave, Grand Rapids).  Visit our website or call 647-3850 to find out more!

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What kinds of adult programs do YOU want this fall?

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Here at KDL, we try our very best to come up with new and interesting program ideas to offer all sorts of great events and activities.  We work hard to meet your needs, and who better tell us about these needs than, well… YOU!

If you have any great ideas or have been waiting for that certain special program to be offered at your library, please post a comment here and let us know!  Because we plan for such a large district, we have to plan far in advance, so we are currently looking for ideas for the fall programming season – that’s September, October and November of 2008.  So let the suggestions roll!

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Whittle Your Way through Winter – Woodcarving for Adults

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Whether you’re an avid woodcarver yourself or just interested in this amazing art form, stop in to find out more from professionals!  Experienced woodworkers Fran Mendez and John Sanchez will exhibit some of their work and discuss the art, tools and techniques of woodcarving.  If you’re a woodcarver yourself, feel free to bring some of your own pieces for a group discussion!  Check our calendar to find the program date and location that works best for you!

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Celebrate the Spiderwick Chronicles at KDL!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Hey elementary schoolers!  Excited about the new Spiderwick Chronicles movie?  Celebrate the movie’s opening and explore the fantasy world of The Spiderwick Chronicles books with loads of fun at your KDL library!  You can create a wood-elf mask, go on a fairy scavenger hunt, and even make your own seeing stone!  Browse our calendar to find out when this program will be at the branch nearest you!

Haven’t read the books yet?  Find them in our catalog!  Stop in at a library where you find them, or put a hold on them and have them sent wherever it’s convenient for you!

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Wake Up Bear program at your KDL branch!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Stop your snoring and shake off those winter doldrums with all sorts of winter time fun featuring that sleepy bear from Karma Wilson’s book The Bear Snores On!  Go on a bear hunt, make a bear mask, have a roaring contest, fish for bear food and lots more!  For ages 6 and under.

Take a look at our calendar to find out when the bear of a program will be at the branch nearest you!

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Build like Bob the Builder at KDL!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Can you build it?  Yes, you can!

Put on your hard hat and construct some fun as we share stories, crafts, games and more – all inspired by your favorite tool man, Bob the Builder!  For ages 6 and under.  Check our calendar to find out when all this Bob-centered fun will be happening at the KDL branch nearest you!

This event is in partnership with the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum’s upcoming Bob the Builder exhibit, in the museum from January 17 to June 1, 2008.

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Looking for some Healthy Living tips for the New Year?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Need some help sticking to your New Year’s resolution?  Kent District Library will be offering a series of Healthy Living workshops at the Cascade Township Branch each Saturday in January at 10:30 a.m.  Topics include Stress Management, Healthy Eating (including increasing fruits and veggies and drinking enough water), and Alternative Medicine.  View our calendar for more details.  Presented by professionals from Grand Valley Health Plan.

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Creative Playtime at the Kentwood Branch

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Join us for a play date at the library!  We will offer many activities that encourage creative play and early literacy.  For parents and children ages 6 and under.  In the Kentwood Storytime Room on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, during the months of January and February.  Visit our calendar for more information.

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