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Date
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 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. Open play from 1:00 – 2:00 PM with a tournament from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Englehardt Branch

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Date
Saturday, November 29, 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
Comstock Park Branch

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Date
Monday, December 01, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 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

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Date
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

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Date
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

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Date
Thursday, December 04, 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

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Date
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Tyrone Township Branch

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

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Date
Thursday, December 11, 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

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Date
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, December 13, 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

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Date
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

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Date
Thursday, December 18, 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

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Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Time
1:00 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
Englehardt Branch

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Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Time
1:00 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
Byron Township Branch

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Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 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

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Date
Saturday, December 27, 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

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Date
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a Wii gaming tournament for grades K-12 featuring Mario Kart, prizes and snacks. Champions will be crowned in two separate divisions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kentwood Library. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For grades K-12. Gaming. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Monday, December 29, 2014
Time
1:00 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
Byron Township Branch

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Date
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Time
10:00 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
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 30, 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
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

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Date
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Ignite your inner superhero by fighting the bad guys and rescuing those who are in distress! Come in your superhero costume or invent a secret identity of your own. Crafts and snacks are provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cascade Library. Guys Read Approved. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Friday, January 02, 2015
Time
1:00 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. Open play from 1:00 – 2:00 PM with tournament from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved. Gaming.
Library
Englehardt Branch

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Date
Saturday, January 03, 2015
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

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Date
Saturday, January 03, 2015
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, January 03, 2015
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 your own style of car or truck. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, January 03, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, January 05, 2015
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, January 05, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 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, January 06, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
See how they make their signature beers such as Rogue River Brown, Sheehan's Irish Stout and Paradigm MPA. After the tour, show your library card to get a special deal on beer tasting and learn about KDL materials for loan that focus on beer and home brewing. Tour and talk will be held at Rockford Brewing Company, 12 E. Bridge St. For adults. Guys Read Approved.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Thursday, January 08, 2015
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
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Spencer Township Branch

Title
Date
Friday, January 09, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 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
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Climb aboard, mateys! Learn to look like a pirate, talk like a pirate, play pirate games and fill your treasure chest. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Alpine Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, January 10, 2015
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, January 12, 2015
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, January 12, 2015
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, January 13, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Climb aboard, mateys! Learn to look like a pirate, talk like a pirate, play pirate games and fill your treasure chest. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Climb aboard, mateys! Learn to look like a pirate, talk like a pirate, play pirate games and fill your treasure chest. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Comstock Park Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Climb aboard, mateys! Learn to look like a pirate, talk like a pirate, play pirate games and fill your treasure chest. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Comstock Park Branch

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Date
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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 foldable characters. For teens grades 6-12. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
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
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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. Please register one child per one adult. For ages 6 and older. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

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Date
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
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, January 17, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Alto Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Climb aboard, mateys! Learn to look like a pirate, talk like a pirate, play pirate games and fill your treasure chest. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

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Date
Sunday, January 18, 2015
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, January 19, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Climb aboard, mateys! Learn to look like a pirate, talk like a pirate, play pirate games and fill your treasure chest. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Monday, January 19, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Climb aboard, mateys! Learn to look like a pirate, talk like a pirate, play pirate games and fill your treasure chest. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Monday, January 19, 2015
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, January 19, 2015
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, January 19, 2015
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, January 20, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 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 your own style of car or truck. For all ages. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn how they make their signature beers such as Hopknocker Imperial IPA, Treasure Chest ESB and Bonecrusher Stout. After the tour, show your library card to get a special deal on beer tasting and learn about KDL materials for loan that focus on beer and home brewing. Tour and talk will be held at Schmohz Brewery, 2600 Patterson Ave. SE. For adults. Guys Read Approved.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 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
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, January 22, 2015
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

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Title
Talking to Dragons
Author
Patricia C. Wrede
Review
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
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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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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Fantasy
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