Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required and will begin the month before the scheduled classes on the first Monday of each month for KDL cardholders and the second Monday for non-KDL cardholders (if space is still available):
To register, please call 616-784-2007.
Happy Cyber Monday, everyone!
While you’re busily hunting for those Christmas shopping deals online, don’t forget that you can help KDL with each purchase. Just click on the icon below, or go to http://www.kdl.org/books_and_more/go/purchase_books, then use the links on that page to continue on to Amazon.com and Schuler Books & Music’s websites. By using the links on that page, a percentage of the cost of the purchases made during your shopping session will be returned to the library.
For additional shopping options, check out GoodSearch’s GoodShop program, which includes over 700 online stores. Just enter “Kent District Library” as your charity, then use their links to your favorite online shopping sites. A percentage of your purchases will go to the library.
These are just two of the ways KDL is creating additional revenue in order to continue providing quality library service to our customers. If you’re interesting in finding out how you can contribute to the library, please visit www.kdl.org/donate. We appreciate your support!
There is a new basketball team in town, the Grand Rapids Drive, and we are thrilled to provide you with a chance to see some exciting action on the court! Stop by any KDL branch location by December 12 and complete an entry form for your chance to win two tickets to the game at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 7 at the DeltaPlex Arena.
Want to increase your chance of winning tickets? Leave us a comment on this post and tell us why you want to go to a GR Drive game. We will randomly select one commenter to win two tickets.
Good luck to all!
If you love Inspirational fiction, find your next divine read here! These are 10 of the most popular titles in KDL’s Inspirational collection this month:
Join KDL this holiday season in bringing cheer to a local child. Once again, KDL is participating in the US Marines’ Toys for Tots program, helping to provide toys to deserving children throughout the community. Drop off your new, unwrapped toys now through Thursday, December 18 at any one of these KDL branch locations:
Thank you for your generosity!
Kent District Library will be closed Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal operating hours on Friday, November 28. For additional holiday closing information, please view our holiday closings page.
All Kent District Library branches with open hours will open at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 1 in order to allow our staff to attend professional development in the morning. While we regret any temporary inconvenience this may cause, KDL’s commitment to staff training is one of the reasons we are able to provide you with such great service!
The Winter 2014-15 issue of the KDL Kaleidoscope program guide is now available online, and printed copies will be available soon at your local branch library. You’ll find all you need to know about winter programs and get some great information on library resources and staff recommendations.
It’s sure to be an exciting season at KDL, and you don’t want to miss a thing. Check out the KDL Kaleidoscope today!
Check out these awesome KDL Lab programs that promote creativity and encourage you to have fun while learning. Make cool things while exploring new technology! Please click the program title for a list of dates, times and locations.
The Wonderful WaterColorBot
Watch with amazement while an image you create is recreated by our robot using watercolors, paper and a paintbrush. For all ages.
Get Revved Up
Create your own rubber band car, help us build an engine model and even design your own style of car or truck. For all ages.
Put your creativity to the test and see what you can make with old T-shirts, other clothing items and odd pieces of fabric. We supply the tools, you bring a T-shirt and your imagination. Participants must be age 14 and older. For teens and adults.
3Doodler Dream It, Draw It
Make your drawings come to life with our 3Doodler! Create simple 3D objects from your own imagination or use some of the provided stencils. Pre-registration is required. For all ages.
***Check out WXMI Fox 17‘s new show, Morning Mix, at 9:00 AM on Monday, December 1. A segment, filmed at our Plainfield Township Branch and featuring our very own Craig Buno, will promote the KDL Lab programs. Here is a sneak peek photo: