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Title
Date
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Local author Lisa Rose Starner will be on KDL's Goodreads group page answering your questions about her writing. Starner is the author of "Grand Rapids Food: A Culinary Revolution" and a forthcoming book focused on edible and medicinal plants of the Midwest. For adults. Author Visit.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 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
Krause Memorial 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
Thursday, August 28, 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 Round House" by Louise Erdrich. Snacks provided. For adults.
Library
Comstock Park Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 02, 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, September 02, 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
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
We will be harvesting organic parsley seed for the KDL seed bank at Earthkeeper Farm (12062 Fruit Ridge Ave. in Kent City), weather permitting. Seed can not be harvested when wet, so if there is inclement weather the harvest will be the following Wednesday at the same place and time. Please call 616-403-0526 or check Earthkeeper Farm's Facebook page if there is a chance of rain. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring a pair of clippers or kitchen shears and some brown paper grocery bags, if you have them. Participants are welcome to take some seeds home for their own gardens! For adults.
Library
Tyrone Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 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
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for an informal book discussion. This month's selection is "Just Don't Fall" by Josh Sundquist in partnership with Davenport University and the Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch of KDL. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 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
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 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
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 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.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Calling all book lovers! Come ready to talk about up to five books you think others would love to read. This is a great opportunity to meet other people who love books and to add to your list of must reads! Sponsored by the Friends of the Spencer Township Library. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Spencer Township Branch

Title
Date
Friday, September 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Friends of the Plainfield Library are sponsoring a spectacular fall book sale: hardcovers for $1, paperbacks and softcovers from $ .25 to $1 and children's books for $ .25. Sunday and Monday only: bag of books for $2. Sponsored by Friends of the Plainfield Library. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. Saturday, September 6 through Saturday, September 13 during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Friends of the Plainfield Library are sponsoring a spectacular fall book sale: hardcovers for $1, paperbacks and softcovers from $ .25 to $1 and children's books for $ .25. Sunday and Monday only: bag of books for $2. Sponsored by Friends of the Plainfield Library. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The Friends of the Plainfield Library are sponsoring a spectacular fall book sale: hardcovers for $1, paperbacks and softcovers from $ .25 to $1 and children's books for $ .25. Sunday and Monday only: bag of books for $2. Sponsored by Friends of the Plainfield Library. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 08, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. Saturday, September 6 through Saturday, September 13 during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
The Friends of the Plainfield Library are sponsoring a spectacular fall book sale: hardcovers for $1, paperbacks and softcovers from $ .25 to $1 and children's books for $ .25. Sunday and Monday only: bag of books for $2. Sponsored by Friends of the Plainfield Library. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 08, 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
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 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 Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder" by Rebecca Wells. For adults.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company. This month's selection is "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin. For adults.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
11:45 AM - 8:15 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. Saturday, September 6 through Saturday, September 13 during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 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 Constellation of Vital Phenomena" by Anthony Marra. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for an engaging book discussion. This month's selection is Book Talk - Historical Fiction. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 09, 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 09, 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 10, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. Saturday, September 6 through Saturday, September 13 during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Use a Yahoo email account to communicate effectively. We'll show you how to maintain your list of contacts, store and retrieve emails and send and receive attachments such as photos. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard and must have a Yahoo email account or create one at least one day before the scheduled 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, September 10, 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 "Words Unspoken" by Elizabeth Musser. For adults.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 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
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 10, 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
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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, September 11, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 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
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time
11:45 AM - 8:15 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. Saturday, September 6 through Saturday, September 13 during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 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
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 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 "Light in August" by William Faulkner. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 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, September 11, 2014
Time
5:45 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
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly discussion. This month's selection is "Mudbound" by Hillary Jordan. For adults.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Everyone has feelings, so we must learn how to recognize, manage and communicate feelings, and learn to recognize the feelings of others. In this workshop we will work to define I-Statements and You-Messages, explore ways to model appropriate communication styles and help caregivers teach children how to manage their feelings. 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

Title
Date
Thursday, September 11, 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 "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton.
For adults.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Friday, September 12, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
KDL helps you connect. Learn to "friend," upload photos and maintain your profile on the most popular social media site online. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet and must have a Facebook 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 13, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Great titles at bargain prices. Part of Alto's Harvest Festival. For adults.
Library
Alto Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. Saturday, September 6 through Saturday, September 13 during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Interested in helping your library? Join the Friends of the Sand Lake / Nelson Township Library as we plan programs and fundraising events. Your ideas, plans and help are greatly needed and appreciated. For adults.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
In this interactive session early childhood professionals will explore how technology can be used to help young children learn. We will review guidelines for quality technology experiences and will evaluate several early childhood applications and websites. Bring your questions and learn more about technology used with children. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Adults only please; child care is not provided. Sponsored by Great Start CONNECT.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Video games, apps and television have become a normal part of childhood starting from a young age. How does it affect brain development? Is too much a bad thing, or will it give kids a competitive edge? Join Spectrum Health Community Health Educator Kim DeLaFuente and learn the truth about the impact of screen time on growing brains and bodies. 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
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Please join us for a friendly, informal book discussion. This month's selection is "Under the Wide and Starry Sky" by Nancy Horan. For adults.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 15, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company. This month's selection is "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 15, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 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
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, September 15, 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, September 15, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Wine enthusiast Bill Koski of Rose's Restaurant will outline the basics of selecting wines and lead a free tasting. Participants must be 21 or older. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited -- each attendee must register separately. Part of the national "Outside the Lines" campaign aimed at demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. For adults. (NOTE: As of Tuesday, August 19, this program is at full capacity. You may sign up for the waiting list -- spaces often open up -- or please consider signing up for the tastings at the Cascade Township and/or Englehardt branches.)
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
All members and those interested in becoming a Friend of the Englehardt Library are encouraged to attend. Your input is important regarding library programming and service projects. For adults.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 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, September 16, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly and fun book discussion. This month's selection is "Me Before You" by JoJo Moyes. For adults.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Wine crafters and owners Rose & Bob Bonga invite you for an educational tour of the Cascade Winery (4665 Broadmoor Ave. SE, Grand Rapids). Enjoy a variety of seasonal wines for 50 cents per taste. Participants must be age 21 or older. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited each attendee must register separately. Offered as part of the national "Outside the Lines" campaign aimed at demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. For adults.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 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. Part of the national "Outside the Lines" campaign aimed at demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries.
Library
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly informal book discussion. This month's selection is "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom.
For adults.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 16, 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, September 17, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
KDL helps you connect. Learn to "friend," upload photos and maintain your profile on the most popular social media site online. Prerequisites: Participants must be experienced using the mouse and Internet and must have a Facebook 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, September 17, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 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
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 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
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 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
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 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
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 17, 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. Part of the mational "Outside the Lines" campaign aimed at demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 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
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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, September 18, 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, September 18, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 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
Kentwood Branch

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

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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.
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