Kent District Library celebrates LaughFest along with the West Michigan community by sharing humorous book lists for young and old! If you see a book that catches your fancy, you may request it with your KDL card. Stop by your local library branch or call 616-784-2007 for assistance.
March 8 – March 18
This is the second year for LaughFest, the well-received Gilda’s Club “Festival of Laughter.” Many nationally-known, popular comedians, such as Whoopi Goldberg
, will ply their trade at Grand Rapids venues. There will also be plenty of local talent supporting the cause. ”LaughFest provides a way to raise awareness and funds for a very important cause — supporting children, adults, families and friends as they find their smile and laughter in the midst of a cancer or grief journey. All proceeds from LaughFest benefit the programs offered through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.” (Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
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, one of the great American comediennes from the 1970s and 1980s is the club’s namesake. She gained fame as one of the charter members of the “Not Ready for Prime-time Players” on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. She passed away from the disease in 1989.