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Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Broaden your Excel horizons by creating charts, developing a simple database and learning to mail merge address databases. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard and have basic Excel skills. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Collect ideas for different projects and interests in one place using this addictive social networking site. Create and share collections (called "boards") of visual bookmarks (called "pins") that you can use to do things like plan trips and projects, organize events or save articles and recipes. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced with using the mouse and Internet, have or create an email account before the day of class, and be willing to create a Pinterest account. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join wine aficionado Steve Siciliano, owner of Siciliano's Market, as he talks about the ins and outs of making wine at home. Learn about the basic equipment and procedures needed for making wine from concentrated kits, as well as with fresh fruits and vegetables. For adults. Part of the national "Outside the Lines" campaign aimed at demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
This program will explore the stages children go through in learning the difference between right and wrong. Theories of moral development and practical tips will help early childhood professionals better understand how young children think and act. A second session held later in the season entitled “Discipline with Fewer Tears” will build upon knowledge gained in this session.
Library
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Friday, September 19, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of some good books. This month's selection is "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy. For adults.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Having trouble finding your saved files and photos? This basic class will teach you to save, organize and locate documents and pictures on your Windows 7 computer. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn a variety of ways to use herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start out by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
This interactive session explores what young children must understand before they become interested in drawing, coloring and writing their name. Learn to encourage interest and fine motor coordination for writing. Part 2 will focus on 3 to 5-year-olds, the stages of writing and the use of creative spelling by children. Session offers one hour of professional development. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Sponsored by Great Start CONNECT.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 22, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Discover whether you want to become a stamp collector, or if it's time to liquidate. Carol Ligda-Wong from the Kent Philatelic Society will show off some highlights of her own collection and help you determine what yours might be worth. Learn about upcoming stamp shows and the tools of the trade. For adults.
Library
Comstock Park Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Harness this powerful tool for creating slideshow presentations with sizzle. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Practice with other adults who are learning English. Presented in partnership with the Literacy Center of West Michigan. Registration is limited. Please call the Literacy Center at 616-459-5151 ext. 20 for more information. For adults (must be 18 or older to attend). Práctica con otros adultos que están aprendiendo Inglés. Presentado en colaboración con el Centro de Alfabetización de West Michigan. La registración está limitada, favor de llamar al Centro de Alfabetización al número 616-459-5151 ext. 20 para más información. Para los adultos (debe tener 18 años o más para asistir).
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Are you struggling with your new Windows 8 laptop? Bring it to this class and learn some of the special functions and features to better navigate Windows 8. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Various aspects of caring for a person with memory loss will be discussed with a recreational therapist from Clark at Home. There will be an open dialogue with the group and education will be provided on dementia, different communication techniques and activities to do with a person that has memory loss. For adults.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
For almost 130 years the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans has served the long-term care needs of Michigan's veterans. Currently the Home serves over 500 patients. Whether you sew, knit, crochet or weave, you can create a meaningful gift to warm a veteran's heart. Items needed include twin-size blankets and wheelchair/walker bags. Patterns will be available in the branch for use during these informal gatherings. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Aspiring writers looking to give and receive support and feedback are welcome! Interested? Please contact the facilitator, Dr. Lisa McNeilley, at lisa.hope@comcast.net. Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn the fundamentals of Internet and email security. This class will include a discussion of online threats (viruses, bots, spyware, malware, spam and zombies) and a hands-on overview of the methods and software used in combating them. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Enhance your documents and projects by using advanced formatting such as columns, setting custom margins and adding images from the web. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the Internet and Microsoft Word. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join wine aficionado Steve Siciliano, owner of Siciliano's Market, as he talks about the ins and outs of making wine at home. Learn about the basic equipment and procedures needed for making wine from concentrated kits, as well as with fresh fruits and vegetables. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Participate in the resale market for recycling, clutter control or just fun bargain hunting. Whether you're buying or selling, we'll get you started using free local online classified ads. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet and must have an email account or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Find what you want on the Internet. Personalize your home page, access toolbar features, organize your favorites and become a savvy browser. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Optimize your use of the professional networking website LinkedIn and develop your networking experience. Please bring your own laptop if possible. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology. Job Seekers.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
The author of "Michigan's Holy Water: The Great Lakes Wine Bible" spent 15 months traveling the state interviewing wine makers and vineyard owners. His book offers a peek behind the door of the tasting room. For adults. Author Visit.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Ana Bosma, Meijer Gardens’ Outdoor Horticulturalist,presenter. Learn the tricks to successfully collecting and saving vegetable and flower seeds. Use the seeds to start your garden next year, share with your neighbors and contribute to KDL's Seed Library. For adults.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for conversation and fun as we discover new books together. This month's selection is "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
First United Credit Union presentará un seminario en español para los tarjetahabientes de la Biblioteca del Distrito de Kent, para que tomen el control de sus finanzas. El Seminario tratará de temas básicos de presupuestos, ahorros, planificación de objetivos a corto y a largo plazo, entendimiento de los niveles de crédito y el proceso de compra de una casa. Favor de responder pronto a info@FirstUnitedCU.org o llame a First United al número 616-532-9067. Para los adultos.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Join us at 31 Courtland St. in Rockford to enjoy buy-one-get-one tastings, cheese samples from Farm Country Cheese House in Lakeview and a presentation by winery owner Karen Grossman on how current wine and cider selections were developed, created and refined. Participants must be 21 or older. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited -- each attendee must register separately. For adults.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Get more out of reading! Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company with great books. This month's selection is "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion. Snacks provided. For adults.
Library
Comstock Park Branch

Title
Date
Friday, September 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Create documents, spreadsheets and shareable personal calendars as well as store and share files and documents. Find out how to use these Google Drive tools free from any computer or tablet with Internet access. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet and must have an email account or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Service Center

Title
Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Rewriting is a crucial part of fiction writing. Author Caitlin Horrocks, New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice honoree, will outline strategies for successful revision on many levels, from ruthless line editing to wholesale re-envisioning of stalled or stale stories. There will be readings, discussion and exercises to make problematic pieces more promising. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For adults. Author Visit.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Connect with some of our area's most renowned poets on the 4th Sunday of September, October, and November. This month's featured poets, "Women of Spirit/Spirited Women: Three Michigan Poets": Patricia Clark (GVSU) Nancy Eimers (WMU) and Fleda Brown (former poet laureate of Delaware, will share the stage in what will be a truly inspiring afternoon. Presented by the Friends of the Kentwood Library. For adults and teens. Author Visit. Book Discussion.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Find what you want on the Internet. Personalize your home page, access toolbar features, organize your favorites and become a savvy browser. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Paul Faba, owner of Pauly's in Lowell, will pique your palate's interest with a few of his favorite Michigan wines. Participants must be age 21 or older. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited -- each attendee must register separately. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, and the communities of Caledonia and Kentwood are reading "Just Don't Fall" by Josh Sundquist. Book discussions are led by Davenport faculty. For adults.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 29, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Science is increasingly hinting at a link between sugar and poor health. What's more, the advice on sugar substitutes can be even more confusing. How much is too much, and where are added sweeteners lurking in the food and drinks both you and your kiddos enjoy? Registered dietitian Jessica Corwin, MPH will explore just how toxic this nutrient actually is. Session offers one hour of professional development. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Sponsored by Great Start CONNECT.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Are you struggling with your new Windows 8 laptop? Bring it to this class and learn some of the special functions and features to better navigate Windows 8. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Practice with other adults who are learning English. Presented in partnership with the Literacy Center of West Michigan. Registration is limited. Please call the Literacy Center at 616-459-5151 ext. 20 for more information. For adults (must be 18 or older to attend). Práctica con otros adultos que están aprendiendo Inglés. Presentado en colaboración con el Centro de Alfabetización de West Michigan. La registración está limitada, favor de llamar al Centro de Alfabetización al número 616-459-5151 ext. 20 para más información. Para los adultos (debe tener 18 años o más para asistir).
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Not sure how to use your shiny new device? Bring your own eReader or tablet to the library to learn and share tips about everything from apps to eBooks. Don't own one yet? Stop in to see how these devices are being used before making a purchase decision. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Spending time outside, year-round, offers wonderful learning opportunities and it's also just good fun! Review the benefits of daily outdoor time, make an Outdoor Action Plan and gain/share some new ideas about outdoor activities. Session offers one hour of professional development. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Sponsored by Great Start CONNECT.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
For almost 130 years the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans has served the long-term care needs of Michigan's veterans. Currently the Home serves over 500 patients. Whether you sew, knit, crochet or weave, you can create a meaningful gift to warm a veteran's heart. Items needed include twin-size blankets and wheelchair/walker bags. Patterns will be available in the branch for use during these informal gatherings. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Cascade Community Donor Center -- Bringing the opportunity to save a life closer to you! Sponsored by Michigan Blood. Call MiBlood at 1-866-MIBLOOD (642-5663) if you prefer an appointment. For adults.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Learn the fundamentals of Internet and email security. This class will include a discussion of online threats (viruses, bots, spyware, malware, spam and zombies) and a hands-on overview of the methods and software used in combating them. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Create documents, spreadsheets and shareable personal calendars as well as store and share files and documents. Find out how to use these Google Drive tools free from any computer or tablet with Internet access. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet and must have an email account or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Jeanne Hawkins, Meijer Gardens, Master Gardener, presenter. Learn the tricks to successfully collecting and saving vegetable and flower seeds. Use the seeds to start your garden next year, share with your neighbors and contribute to KDL's Seed Library. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn a variety of ways to use herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start out by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults.
Library
Alpine Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This introductory class covers creating, editing and saving your spreadsheet, as well as working with simple formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for an informal book discussion. This month's selection is "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Learn how to enter and delete text, format fonts, name, save and retrieve a Microsoft Word document. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn a variety of ways to use herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start out by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. Learn about the benefits of mindfulness, pinpoint behaviors that can make you vulnerable or resilient to stress, learn how the brain can reduce or increase stress and experience mindful movements as a way to relax. Session offers one hour of professional development. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Sponsored by Great Start CONNECT.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

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Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Find some great books at bargain prices. Buck-a-Bag special from 3:00-4:00 PM. Donations are welcome and may be dropped off at the library during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Krause Memorial Library. For adults.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

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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
Monday, October 06, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Having trouble taming the mouse? Take the first step in getting engaged with technology. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 06, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Not sure how to use your shiny new device? Bring your own eReader or tablet to the library to learn and share tips about everything from apps to eBooks. Don't own one yet? Stop in to see how these devices are being used before making a purchase decision. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 06, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn ways to grow children's knowledge about money and economics that will help prepare them for kindergarten and for life. Session offers one hour of professional development. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Sponsored by Great Start CONNECT.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Vexed by your NOOK? Troubled by tables in Word? Get walk-in help from friendly KDL staff members who are available to help with eBook devices, email, digital photos and all things computer. Use your laptop or ours. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Vexed by your NOOK? Troubled by tables in Word? Get walk-in help from friendly KDL staff members who are available to help with eBook devices, email, digital photos and all things computer. Use your laptop or ours. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Practice with other adults who are learning English. Presented in partnership with the Literacy Center of West Michigan. Registration is limited. Please call the Literacy Center at 616-459-5151 ext. 20 for more information. For adults (must be 18 or older to attend). Práctica con otros adultos que están aprendiendo Inglés. Presentado en colaboración con el Centro de Alfabetización de West Michigan. La registración está limitada, favor de llamar al Centro de Alfabetización al número 616-459-5151 ext. 20 para más información. Para los adultos (debe tener 18 años o más para asistir).
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Learn how to enter and delete text, format fonts, name, save and retrieve a Microsoft Word document. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Alto Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
This program will explore the stages children go through in learning the difference between right and wrong. Theories of moral development and practical tips will help early childhood professionals better understand how young children think and act. A second session held later in the season entitled “Discipline with Fewer Tears” will build upon knowledge gained in this session. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Sponsored by Great Start CONNECT.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
For almost 130 years the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans has served the long-term care needs of Michigan's veterans. Currently the Home serves over 500 patients. Whether you sew, knit, crochet or weave, you can create a meaningful gift to warm a veteran's heart. Items needed include twin-size blankets and wheelchair/walker bags. Patterns will be available in the branch for use during these informal gatherings. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Hear this local author's story of her mother, Jadwiga, in "A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps," a memoir of Jadwiga's medical training in 1930s Poland, her time in the Nazi camps and her struggles as an immigrant to the United States. A compelling story of survival, displacement and effort to establish a new home. For adults. Author Visit.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Create documents, spreadsheets and shareable personal calendars as well as store and share files and documents. Find out how to use these Google Drive tools free from any computer or tablet with Internet access. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet and must have an email account or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Begin researching your family history in this hands-on class. Access numerous resources to search vital records, state and federal census and immigration records. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for coffee and an informal discussion based around the current book selected. This month's selection is "Leota's Garden" by Francine Rivers. For adults.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
This introductory class covers creating, editing and saving your spreadsheet, as well as working with simple formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Spencer Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to identify, develop and market your innate talents to best "sell what you do well," whether it's through verbal or written communications. Presented in partnership with Career Transitions Center West Michigan. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults. Job Seekers.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join wine aficionado Steve Siciliano, owner of Siciliano's Market, as he talks about the ins and outs of making wine at home. Learn about the basic equipment and procedures needed for making wine from concentrated kits, as well as with fresh fruits and vegetables. For adults.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Broaden your Excel horizons by creating charts, developing a simple database and learning to mail merge address databases. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard and have basic Excel skills. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Begin researching your family history in this hands-on class. Access numerous resources to search vital records, state and federal census and immigration records. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for a lively and informal discussion of a variety of relevant and interesting books! This month's selection is "The Living Great Lakes" by Jerry Dennis. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Explore additional formatting of your documents, such as tables, page breaks and lists, in addition to learning how to use shortcut keys. Prerequisites: Participants must have basic skills using Microsoft Word. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Kelly Gilbert and Steve Kitchen, authors of "Future Proof Investing," will teach participants to make financial decisions based upon their own goals and objectives. In keeping with KDL policy, this is not a sales seminar, but an informational program about different models of retirement planning and how to save and protect funds for an attainable and sustainable retirement. For adults.
Library
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly discussion. This month's selection is "The Other Wes Moore: The Story of One Name and Two Fates" by Wes Moore. For adults.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Do you have a will? Do you need one? Attorney and Davenport University instructor Ron Foster answers your questions about wills and estate planning. Attendees may sign up to receive free estate planning documents through Davenport's Estate Planning Services, a service of the Paralegal Studies Program (for family incomes less than $60,000). For adults.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of some good books. This month's selection is "Isadore's Secret: Sin, Murder, and Confession in a Northern Michigan Town" by Mardi Link. For adults.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Find wonderful books at great prices while supporting a great cause! You won't want to miss this opportunity to add to your home or classroom library. For adults.
Library
Spencer Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kentwood Library. Join the Friends and enjoy a special preview sale. For adults.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Find wonderful books at great prices while supporting a great cause! You won't want to miss this opportunity to add to your home or classroom library. For adults.
Library
Spencer Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 13, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to minimize your carbon footprint and return naturally to the earth after death. Presented by Ron Zartman, Director of Ridgeview Memorial Gardens, a Green Burial Council-certified burial site in Grandville. This is part of the Monday night "Live and Learn" lecture series, presented in partnership with the Comstock Park Community Outreach group. For adults.
Library
Comstock Park Branch

Title
Date
Monday, October 13, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
A representative of the Rockford Area Historical Society will discuss Rockford's history and the new Rockford Area museum. Sponsored by the Friends of the Krause Memorial Library. For adults.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Participate in the resale market for recycling, clutter control or just fun bargain hunting. Whether you're buying or selling, we'll get you started using free local online classified ads. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet and must have an email account or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Practice with other adults who are learning English. Presented in partnership with the Literacy Center of West Michigan. Registration is limited. Please call the Literacy Center at 616-459-5151 ext. 20 for more information. For adults (must be 18 or older to attend). Práctica con otros adultos que están aprendiendo Inglés. Presentado en colaboración con el Centro de Alfabetización de West Michigan. La registración está limitada, favor de llamar al Centro de Alfabetización al número 616-459-5151 ext. 20 para más información. Para los adultos (debe tener 18 años o más para asistir).
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company with great books. This month's selection is "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. For adults.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company. This month's selection is "Heaven Is For Real" by Todd Burpo. For adults.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Explore additional formatting of your documents, such as tables, page breaks and lists, in addition to learning how to use shortcut keys. Prerequisites: Participants must have basic skills using Microsoft Word. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Discussion of a selection of the most talked-about books, September 2014 through June 2015. This month's selection is "A House in the Sky" by Amanda Lindhout. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn a variety of ways to use herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start out by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults.
Library
Alto Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for an engaging book discussion. This month's selection is "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn about the interesting history of Plainfield Village, which was settled in 1837, as well as the area that used to be known as Childsdale (on the Rogue River between Belmont and Rockford). Presented by Norm Van Soest, President of the Plainfield Historical Preservation Committee. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
For almost 130 years the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans has served the long-term care needs of Michigan's veterans. Currently the Home serves over 500 patients. Whether you sew, knit, crochet or weave, you can create a meaningful gift to warm a veteran's heart. Items needed include twin-size blankets and wheelchair/walker bags. Patterns will be available in the branch for use during these informal gatherings. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Aspiring writers looking to give and receive support and feedback are welcome! Interested? Please contact the facilitator, Dr. Lisa McNeilley, at lisa.hope@comcast.net. Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Participate in the resale market for recycling, clutter control or just fun bargain hunting. Whether you're buying or selling, we'll get you started using free local online classified ads. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet and must have an email account or create one before the day of class. Library staff can assist you if needed. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Enhance your family history research skills and discover city directories, maps and city/county local histories. Prerequisites: Participants must have attended Online Genealogy Research I. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Broaden your Excel horizons by creating charts, developing a simple database and learning to mail merge address databases. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard and have basic Excel skills. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Learn how to enter and delete text, format fonts, name, save and retrieve a Microsoft Word document. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to best share your personal brand by focusing on elevator pitches, résumés and online profiles, with emphasis on aligning your message with your professional value in the marketplace. Presented in partnership with Career Transitions Center West Michigan. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults. Job Seekers.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Vexed by your NOOK? Troubled by tables in Word? Get walk-in help from friendly KDL staff members who are available to help with eBook devices, email, digital photos and all things computer. Use your laptop or ours. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This introductory class covers creating, editing and saving your spreadsheet, as well as working with simple formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Vexed by your NOOK? Troubled by tables in Word? Get walk-in help from friendly KDL staff members who are available to help with eBook devices, email, digital photos and all things computer. Use your laptop or ours. Registration not required. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Got Health Insurance? Cherry Street Health Services enrollment staff and other community organizations will provide information about the Healthy Michigan Plan and assist you in applying. There will be a question and answer session as well as on-site enrollment assistance. For further information call 1-866-299-1339 or visit www.cherryhealth.org. For adults.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
This introductory class covers creating, editing and saving your spreadsheet, as well as working with simple formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard and Internet. Registration for this computer class is required and begins one month before the scheduled class on the first Monday of each month for KDL patrons and the second Monday for non-KDL patrons. To register, call 616-784-2007 or visit your local KDL branch. Please provide your library card number at time of registration. For adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Noir crime, faith and baseball, Czechoslovakian communism and Michigan wine. Local authors Aric Davis, Charles Honey, John Kozak and Rick Sigsby will sign, sell and read passages from their books. For adults. Author Visit.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn a variety of ways to use herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start out by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults.
Library
Tyrone Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Got a finicky foodie on your hands? You're not alone! Join Jill Graybill, a registered dietitian specializing in feeding infants and children, to learn how to stop the feeding wars. Session offers one hour of professional development. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Sponsored by Great Start CONNECT.
Library
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Friday, October 17, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of some good books. This month's selection is "So Big" by Edna Ferber. For adults.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

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