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Title
Date
Thursday, September 04, 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.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 08, 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, September 08, 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.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 08, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 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
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 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
Wednesday, September 10, 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. Plus 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. Gaming. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 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.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Have you ever wished your drawings could come to life? Now they can! With the use of the 3Doodler, create simple 3D objects from your own imagination or use some of the provided stencils. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For all ages. Arts and Crafts. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Spencer Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 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
Alpine Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Is tinny sound plaguing your movie? Are shadows overrunning your story? Then this two-hour interactive workshop is for you! Learn helpful tips and tricks to improve the lighting and sound of your no-budget or low-budget film. Take your film to the next level by discovering everyday household items you can use to enhance the quality of your film's lighting and sound. Information about free or low-cost community filmmaking resources will also be provided. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Interested in cars? Want to learn how an engine works? Create your own rubber band car, help us build an engine model and even design a sketch of your own style of car or truck. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 15, 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, September 15, 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.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 15, 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
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 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, September 18, 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.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Interested in cars? Want to learn how an engine works? Create your own rubber band car, help us build an engine model and even design a sketch of your own style of car or truck. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Love online gaming? Want to create your own? Learn the ins and outs of coding and share tips and tricks for creating your own interactive stories, games, and animations with our Scratch monthly meet-ups. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 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, September 20, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Local beekeeper Don Rewa brings a live observation hive to this exciting and educational program. See honeybees up close and learn about their value and impact on Michigan agriculture. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 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, September 22, 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.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 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, September 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 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
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 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
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 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
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Calling all teens! Think you have what it takes to compete in our Halo 4 multiplayer tournament? Bring a partner and battle the best of the best in this first-person shooter competition. The last team standing wins the prize! Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For teens grades 6-12. Gaming. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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 Button Making. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 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.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Have you ever wished your drawings could come to life? Now they can! With the use of the 3Doodler, create simple 3D objects from your own imagination or use some of the provided stencils. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For all ages. Arts and Crafts. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Alto Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 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
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Interested in cars? Want to learn how an engine works? Create your own rubber band car, help us build an engine model and even design a sketch of your own style of car or truck. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 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, September 29, 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.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 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
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 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, October 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.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Explore STEAM-related content by interacting with and learning about eBooks and educational apps via an iPad Mini in a small group setting. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. Please register one child per one adult. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Interested in cars? Want to learn how an engine works? Create your own rubber band car, help us build an engine model and even design a sketch of your own style of car or truck. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Alto Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us for pizza, a viewing of "Friday Night Lights" and a discussion. For adults. Guys Read Approved.

Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, October 05, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 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, October 06, 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, October 06, 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.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 06, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 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
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 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
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Have you ever wished your drawings could come to life? Now they can! With the use of the 3Doodler, create simple 3D objects from your own imagination or use some of the provided stencils. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For all ages. Arts and Crafts. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 08, 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. Plus 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. Gaming. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 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.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 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
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 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
Alpine Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Interested in cars? Want to learn how an engine works? Create your own rubber band car, help us build an engine model and even design a sketch of your own style of car or truck. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Alpine Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
During this two-hour workshop, learn the pre-production process that film and animation use to create awesome stories. We will take your creative thoughts, add structure and create simple drawings that will help you describe your ideas when you execute them as short films. No artistic experience needed, but it is helpful. This workshop is also a helpful introduction to KDL's Teen Filmmaking Workshop scheduled for October 18 at the East Grand Rapids Branch. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 13, 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, October 13, 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.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 13, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 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
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 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
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Have you ever wished your drawings could come to life? Now they can! With the use of the 3Doodler, create simple 3D objects from your own imagination or use some of the provided stencils. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For all ages. Arts and Crafts. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Save your brains! Build a survival bag, practice your aim, and learn what it takes to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Comstock Park Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 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.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Friday, October 17, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Calling all teens! Think you have what it takes to compete in our Halo 4 multiplayer tournament? Bring a partner and battle the best of the best in this first-person shooter competition. The last team standing wins the prize! Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For teens grades 6-12. Gaming. Guys Read Approved.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Do you have a passion for film? Not sure where or how to start? This fun-filled, full-day workshop will take you from camera-wielding novice to having a completely edited short film under your belt. In partnership with the Community Media Center, all filming and editing equipment will be provided for the day. Teens are encouraged to bring a story idea, storyboard, and/or a screenplay. This workshop is designed for, but not restricted to, teens who wish to create a film to submit to the Kent County Teen Film Festival. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Love online gaming? Want to create your own? Learn the ins and outs of coding and share tips and tricks for creating your own interactive stories, games, and animations with our Scratch monthly meet-ups. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Save your brains! Build a survival bag, practice your aim, and learn what it takes to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Alto Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 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
Monday, October 20, 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, October 20, 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.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 20, 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
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 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
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Save your brains! Build a survival bag, practice your aim, and learn what it takes to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 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 Zombie Crafts. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 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.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Save your brains! Build a survival bag, practice your aim, and learn what it takes to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Tyrone Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Explore STEAM-related content by interacting with and learning about eBooks and educational apps via an iPad Mini in a small group setting. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. Please register one child per one adult. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 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
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 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
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Save your brains! Build a survival bag, practice your aim, and learn what it takes to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Save your brains! Build a survival bag, practice your aim, and learn what it takes to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 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, October 27, 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.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 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, October 27, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 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
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 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
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 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, October 30, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Save your brains! Build a survival bag, practice your aim, and learn what it takes to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
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East Grand Rapids Branch

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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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

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Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Save your brains! Build a survival bag, practice your aim, and learn what it takes to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

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Title
A World Without Heroes
Author
Brandon Mull
Review
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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Genre
Fantasy
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Title
The Graveyard Book
Author
Neil Gaiman
Review
Ghosts, Graveyards, Werewolves, Vampires, and a murder mystery. Whats not to like?  Request this book
Genre
Horror
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Jimmy T.
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Title
Enders Game
Author
Orson Scott Card
Review
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
Genre
Science Fiction
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