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Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL's Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library's equipment. Our May program will include a tournament; register at the door. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Design, build and bond. Bring the whole family together and create a towering monument using the library's building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up! For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Tyrone Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL's Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library's equipment. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Tinker, design and create with your young child! Explore new materials, tools and processes as you make a project to take home. Creativity can get messy, so make sure to dress your little discoverer in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and glue. For ages 6 and younger with a caregiver. Arts and Crafts. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome - even if you have never played before! An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Bring your Pokémon cards to trade or battle with friends. A few decks will be provided for players to learn how to play. For ages 6 and older. Gaming. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills using KDL’s own Minecraft server. Please bring a personal laptop if possible. Newbies are welcome to use the library's Minecraft license during these events. Pre-registration is required; please note if you need to use one of the library's computers. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Hands-on exploration in science, engineering, art and much more! Discover new materials, tools and processes as you make a project to take home. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Monday, May 05, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome - even if you have never played before! An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, May 05, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Design, build and bond. Bring the whole family together and create a towering monument using the library's building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up! For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Alpine Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills using KDL’s own Minecraft server. Please bring a personal laptop if possible. Newbies are welcome to use the library's Minecraft license during these events. Pre-registration is required; please note if you need to use one of the library's computers. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Design, build and bond. Bring the whole family together and create a towering monument using the library's building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up! For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Comstock Park Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Design, build and bond. Bring the whole family together and create a towering monument using the library's building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up! For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Design, build and bond. Bring the whole family together and create a towering monument using the library's building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up! For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Design, build and bond. Bring the whole family together and create a towering monument using the library's building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up! For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Monday, May 12, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome - even if you have never played before! An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Shining a spotlight on all things super! Come dressed as your favorite caped crusader and get ready to have fun playing games and writing your own comic book. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Tyrone Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL's Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library's equipment. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Bring your Pokémon cards to trade or battle with friends. A few decks will be provided for players to learn how to play. For ages 6 and older. Gaming. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Make, hack and create! Fun, hands-on projects featuring tech, crafts and more. This month's project is Print Your Own Design. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Design, build and bond. Bring the whole family together and create a towering monument using the library's building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up! For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Tyrone Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join the West Michigan Tabletop Gamers the third Saturday of each month to play some fun-filled board games. Assorted "gateway" games will be on hand, along with someone to teach them. For teens and adults. Gaming. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Monday, May 19, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome - even if you have never played before! An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, May 19, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL's Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library's equipment. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL's Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library's equipment. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL's Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library's equipment. Our May program will include a tournament; register at the door. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 02, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming. In partnership with Kent County Chess Club.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 02, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming. In partnership with Kent County Chess Club.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 02, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join herbalist and forager Lisa Rose Starner to learn about local plants and "weeds" that can be used for food and herbal medicine. For adults. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Get ready for creepy, crawly, winged creature fun. Come dressed as a mad scientist or a giant bug and create your own monster creations at the Frankenbug Factory. Come face-to-face with real bugs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Krause Memorial Library as part of the Reading Rocks in Rockford Festival. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Design, build and bond. Bring the whole family together and create a towering monument using the library's building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up! For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 09, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming. In partnership with Kent County Chess Club.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 09, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
The Spoke Folks will bring their mobile bike shop and demonstrate tips on how to keep your bike in tip-top shape so you have a great ride every time you go out. For adults. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 09, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn about the longest trail in the nation, right in our own backyards, from Mark Weaver, the National Park Service superintendent of the North Country National Scenic Trail. For adults. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Design, build and bond. Bring the whole family together and create a towering monument using the library's building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up! For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Sport Stacking (formerly called Cup Stacking) is fast and fun! Bring your friends and learn how to do it -- it's a blast! For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Can soda pop really clean a gross penny? Can you separate two intertwined phone books? Can you make your own bouncy ball? Test out these myths and more to determine whether they are confirmed or busted! For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary engages young minds with fascinating facts and real-life encounters with snakes, alligators and turtles. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Spencer Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
An amazing program filled with live animals and loads of audience participation. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Dr. Boggle leads you through amazing hands-on experiments and endless possibilities. Learn science the fun way through a series of mind boggling experiences. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join geologist Steve Tchozeski to learn about the mysteries of geodes and a hands-on chance to explore what is inside. Participants will select a geode to take home with them! For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Join geologist Steve Tchozeski to learn about the mysteries of geodes and a hands-on chance to explore what is inside. Participants will select a geode to take home with them! For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Alpine Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Bring your Pokémon cards to trade or battle with friends. Beyblades fans- test your skills and have fun competing in KDL’S Beyblades Battles. The library will have supplies on hand to use or bring your own stuff. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
An amazing program filled with live animals and loads of audience participation. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Hands-on exploration in science, engineering, art and much more! Discover new materials, tools and processes as you make a project to take home. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Like to tinker? Are you curious about how things work or what is inside? Old telephones, keyboards and other gadgets will be provided for children to take apart and explore. Spark your child's interest in what makes things tick! For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary engages young minds with fascinating facts and real-life encounters with snakes, alligators and turtles. For all ages. Event will take place at the Byron Township Office building, 8085 Byron Center Ave. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Friday, June 13, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills using KDL’s own Minecraft server. Please bring a personal laptop if possible. Newbies are welcome to use the library's Minecraft license during these events. Pre-registration is required; please note if you need to use one of the library's computers. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
You'll have such a great time playing, making and doing that you may not notice you're exploring the principles of science at the same time. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 16, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary engages young minds with fascinating facts and real-life encounters with snakes, alligators and turtles. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 16, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Drop in and play chess at the library! All skill levels welcome. An adult is usually on hand to help with your game or match you with a worthy opponent. For all ages. Guys Read Approved. Gaming. In partnership with Kent County Chess Club.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, June 16, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn about the longest trail in the nation, right in our own backyards, from Mark Weaver, the National Park Service superintendent of the North Country National Scenic Trail. For adults. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary engages young minds with fascinating facts and real-life encounters with snakes, alligators and turtles. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Can you fly with your hands? Bats can. Meet and learn about the Organization for Bat Conservation’s live bats from around the world. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Are you wild about trucks? Get up close! Some of our municipal vehicles including fire trucks, police cars, front loaders and more will be stopping at the library, along with the pros who operate them. Decorate your own hard hat and other crafts. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Can soda pop really clean a gross penny? Can you separate two intertwined phone books? Can you make your own bouncy ball? Test out these myths and more to determine whether they are confirmed or busted! For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Alpine Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join geologist Steve Tchozeski to learn about the mysteries of geodes and a hands-on chance to explore what is inside. Participants will select a geode to take home with them! For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary engages young minds with fascinating facts and real-life encounters with snakes, alligators and turtles. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Dr. Boggle leads you through amazing hands-on experiments and endless possibilities. Learn science the fun way through a series of mind boggling experiences. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Can you fly with your hands? Bats can. Meet and learn about the Organization for Bat Conservation’s live bats from around the world. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn all about building and launching model rockets from Matt Johnson, of the local SMASH rocketry association and National Association of Rocketry. Participants will collaborate on a rocket build and learn about upcoming launch opportunities in the area. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Can you fly with your hands? Bats can. Meet and learn about the Organization for Bat Conservation’s live bats from around the world. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Alpine Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
The Spoke Folks will bring their mobile bike shop and demonstrate tips on how to keep your bike in tip-top shape so you have a great ride every time you go out. For adults. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join herbalist and forager Lisa Rose Starner to learn about local plants and "weeds" that can be used for food and herbal medicine. For adults. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary engages young minds with fascinating facts and real-life encounters with snakes, alligators and turtles. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Learn all about building and launching model rockets from Matt Johnson, of the local SMASH rocketry association and National Association of Rocketry. Participants will collaborate on a rocket build and learn about upcoming launch opportunities in the area. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Alto Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Hands-on exploration in science, engineering, art and much more! Discover new materials, tools and processes as you make a project to take home. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for galactic games, stellar stories and alien activities. Come dressed as an astronaut or space creature and enjoy the fun! For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Tess Grant, former forensic anthropologist and author of teen suspense and adult thrillers, will talk about where and how the myth began. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Dr. Boggle leads you through amazing hands-on experiments and endless possibilities. Learn science the fun way through a series of mind boggling experiences. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Can soda pop really clean a gross penny? Can you separate two intertwined phone books? Can you make your own bouncy ball? Test out these myths and more to determine whether they are confirmed or busted! For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join geologist Steve Tchozeski to learn about the mysteries of geodes and a hands-on chance to explore what is inside. Participants will select a geode to take home with them! For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
You'll have such a great time playing, making and doing that you may not notice you're exploring the principles of science at the same time. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Comstock Park Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Pit your skills against the clock and against your peers. Set a personal record or challenge a friend. Prizes for all! For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Spencer Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
An amazing program filled with live animals and loads of audience participation. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Tyrone Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join geologist Steve Tchozeski to learn about the mysteries of geodes and a hands-on chance to explore what is inside. Participants will select a geode to take home with them! For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary engages young minds with fascinating facts and real-life encounters with snakes, alligators and turtles. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Friday, June 20, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL's Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library's equipment. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Friday, June 20, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL's Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library's equipment. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

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Title
A World Without Heroes
Author
Brandon Mull
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A World Without Heroes is the 1st book in Brandon Mull's new Beyonders series. It is about a 14 year old boy named Jason who is accidentally transferred to a strange fantasy world called Lyrian after he accidentally falls into the mouth of a hippo while cleaning its cage at the zoo. Upon entering Lyrian he is quickly finds himself on a dangerous quest to bring about the end of a evil wizard emperor who rules the land.

This is a great new series by the author of the Fablehaven series. Unlike Fablehaven which uses fantasy themes, places, and creatures that would be familiar to any fantasy reader, like dragons, sphinxes, fairies, etc.., the Beyonders series is set in a brand new world which is fully Brandon Mulls creation and is populated by all sorts of bizarre people, places, and creatures. It is fast paced, exciting, and new. Being a big fan of the Fablehaven books I had high expectations for this book and they were definitely met. Try it and you will be sure to join me in eagerly awaiting the release of book 2!
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Fantasy
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Title
Talking to Dragons
Author
Patricia C. Wrede
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Not your typical fairy tale... Daystar is living a normal, boring life on the edge of the Enchanted Forest until the day his mother melts a wizard (yes, MELTS him), then gives Daystar a sword and sends him off into the forest on a quest. Except she can't really give him any details about what he's supposed to DO on this quest, so he must figure it out on his own. Along the way he meets a zany cast of characters including a tempermental fire witch and a comical young dragon, and I dare you not to laugh out loud at least once as you read about the crazy adventures they have together!  Request this book
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Fantasy
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Title
Enders Game
Author
Orson Scott Card
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Enders Game is the story of a young boy named Ender who is growing up in a future where the world has twice lost brutal wars to an alien species called the "Buggers", because they look like human sized bugs. The military has developed a plan to train the next wave of super commanders to fight these aliens by taking promising children into space and training them in a special command school, where they learn, study, and mostly play war games in a zero gravity environment. Think super advanced laser tag or paintball with no gravity and you can kind of picture these games. Ender turns out to be the world's best hope at being that commander can win the war, but only if they can get him through battle school without killing him first.

This has long been one of my favorite Guys Read type books, and when asked what my favorite book as a kid was is usually my go to answer. The best part about the book is there have been a whole host of sequels to follow which are all great, and supposedly a movie is coming out someday. This book is exciting, fast paced, and action packed! If you check it out you won't be disappointed.   Request this book
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Science Fiction
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