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Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Miss Cari's interactive science demonstration on the five senses will have children laughing and learning about how they are a walking piece of science. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Alpine Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 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
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Miss Cari's interactive science demonstration on the five senses will have children laughing and learning about how they are a walking piece of science. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Alto Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 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
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Go on an entertaining adventure into the magic of science and the science of magic. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 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
Alto Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 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. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Tyrone Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Go on an entertaining adventure into the magic of science and the science of magic. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, August 02, 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
Tyrone Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, August 02, 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, August 04, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 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
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 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. In partnership with Kent County Chess Club.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 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
Tuesday, August 05, 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, August 05, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 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
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 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
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 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
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 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
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 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
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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
Comstock Park Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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. Event will take place at the Byron Township Office building, 8085 Byron Center Ave. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 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. In partnership with Kent County Chess Club.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 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, August 11, 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
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Bring your Pokemon 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
Friday, August 15, 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

Title
Date
Monday, August 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. In partnership with Kent County Chess Club.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Make, hack and create. Fun, hands-on projects featuring tech, crafts and more. This week's project is Rocket Launch Science. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Friday, August 22, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bring your Pokemon 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, August 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. In partnership with Kent County Chess Club.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 25, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 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
Monday, August 25, 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
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Make, hack and create. Fun, hands-on projects featuring tech, crafts and more. This week's project is Make Your Own Foldable Character. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 28, 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
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, August 30, 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
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
1:00 PM - 6:00 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
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
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

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Crazy Love
Author
Amir Abrams
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other
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The Graveyard Book
Author
Neil Gaiman
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Ghosts, Graveyards, Werewolves, Vampires, and a murder mystery. Whats not to like?  Request this book
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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
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