Archive for November, 2007

Book Club in a Bag

Monday, November 12th, 2007


Is your book discussion group looking for a book to read? Check out KDL’s new Book Club in a Bag kits, which contain several copies of a title, discussion questions, and author information! See the brochure below for a list of titles and how to reserve a bag for your group. 


We hope to add more titles next year, so leave a comment with your suggestions!

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2nd Annual KDL Teen Filmmaking Contest

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

We are looking for talented 6th-12th grade teens to submit films for our 2nd teen filmmakers contest.  Over $200 in prize money is up for grabs for the best documentary, best animation, best music video, best general film and overall best in the show.  Films will be screened and voted upon at the East Grand Rapids library branch Film Festival on Saturday February 9th at 6:00 pm. 

For additional festival information and contest applications, go to

Lights! Camera! Action!!!!

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The Grand Rapids Griffins: Library Nights

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

It’s hockey season! From now through April, use your KDL library card to get a great deal on Grand Rapids Griffins hockey tickets. At every Friday home game, fans who present a local public library card—from the Kent District Library, the Grand Rapids Public Library or the Lakeland Library Cooperative—at the Van Andel Arena box office will get an upper bowl ticket for just $5! (Limit four tickets per card.)

The Griffins schedule includes Friday home games through April:

November 23
December 7
December 14
December 21
January 11
January 18
February 15
February 22
March 28
April 4
April 11

Sign up for a Kent District Library card at any of KDL’s 18 branches. And if you already have one, don’t forget to use it!

Tickets are subject to availability.

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The Whomping Willows performing in EGR!

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you must be at this live performance of Wizard Rock music! Wizard Rock, a new phenomenon in music, is inspired by the famous J.K. Rowling series. On Wednesday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m., the East Grand Rapids branch of KDL will present The Whomping Willows, a band that plays music related to the popular Harry Potter series. Fans of all ages are invited to rock out like Ron and party like Neville. If you wish you could go to Hogwarts, don’t miss this awesome opportunity to hear music about your favorite characters!

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