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Date
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meet other area writers and get support in writing your masterpiece as part of National Novel Writing Month. Come ready to write. For questions prior to the event, email OCGRNanos@gmail.com. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

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Date
Tuesday, December 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, December 02, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 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, December 02, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
What are the roots of misbehavior and how can we help young children self regulate their behavior? In this session you will learn how to use choice consequence and positive reinforcement to eliminate power struggles and tears. This is a standalone session but early childhood professionals will gain valuable and applicable background knowledge by attending the "Fostering Goodness" workshop held earlier in the season. 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

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Date
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for informal gatherings to knit and crochet slippers and hats for soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed around the world. Patterns provided. Please bring your own yarn and supplies. This project, called "Hugs from Home," is in partnership with The Ships Project. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 03, 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 616-774-2300 if you prefer an appointment. For adults.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Having trouble finding your saved files and photos? This basic computer 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
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Make a six-pointed star for any occasion, whether it's the holidays, a baby shower, graduation or just something pretty for your home. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Alpine Township Branch

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Date
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. For adults.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 04, 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, December 04, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for this month's informal book discussion about a Christmas title of your choice. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Make a six-pointed star for any occasion, whether it's the holidays, a baby shower, graduation or just something pretty for your home. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Spencer Township Branch

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Date
Friday, December 05, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. For adults.
Library
Walker Branch

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Date
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Visit the group's booth at the Resurrection Lutheran Church (180 Northland Dr. in Sand Lake). Purchase books, crafts and raffle tickets to win the Friends' quilt, which will be on display. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sand Lake / Nelson Township Library. For Adults.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. For adults.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Shop for a great selection of books for all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Plainfield Library. For adults. Book Sale.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Shop for a great selection of books for all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Plainfield Library. For adults. Book Sale.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

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Date
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Enjoy free popcorn and a movie! Sponsored by the Friends of Cascade Library. (Due to copyright laws, titles can only be released two weeks ahead of screening -- call the library for details.) For adults.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, December 08, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Gather for an evening of battling dragons, vanquishing pandemics, settling countries, flying spacecraft or traveling wherever your imagination takes you. A variety of games will be provided, or you may bring your own. Drop in any time 4:00-8:00 PM the second Monday of each month. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cascade Library. For adults.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, December 08, 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
Monday, December 08, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join Edward Long from Siciliano's Market and local home brewer Matt Ross for a presentation on the basics, including ingredients, equipment, process and everything else you need to get started. For adults.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, December 08, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn the chalk and clay painting techniques that can give your old stuff new life. Instructors Sue and Carol from Full Circle Design Studio guide you through the process of refinishing old picture frames. Please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be inspired. All materials will be supplied including frames. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 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 "Homer & Langley" by E.L. Doctorow. For adults.
Library
Walker Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 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 "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot" by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard. For adults.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for a lively discussion of "Wonderstruck" by Brian Selznick. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
East Grand Rapids Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 09, 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, December 09, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Make a six-pointed star for any occasion, whether it's the holidays, a baby shower, graduation or just something pretty for your home. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for an engaging book discussion. This month's selection is a Christmas/Holiday book of your choice. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for informal gatherings to knit and crochet slippers and hats for soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed around the world. Patterns provided. Please bring your own yarn and supplies. This project, called "Hugs from Home," is in partnership with The Ships Project. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 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. For adults.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly cup of coffee and an informal discussion. This month's selection is "Runaway Saint" by Lisa Samson. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 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, December 11, 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
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 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 "Crossing to Safety" by Wallace Stegner. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 11, 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
Alpine Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Calling all book lovers: Meet fellow reading fanatics and add their favorites to your "to read" list. Come ready to share up to five books of your choice. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Spencer Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn the chalk and clay painting techniques that can give your old stuff new life. Instructors Sue and Carol from Full Circle Design Studio guide you through the process of refinishing old picture frames. Please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be inspired. All materials will be supplied including frames. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 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 "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. Saturday, December 13 through December 20 during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, December 15, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. Saturday, December 13 through December 20 during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, December 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Please join us for a friendly, informal book discussion. This month's selection is "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, December 15, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company. This month's selection is "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, December 15, 2014
Time
6:00 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
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. Saturday, December 13 through December 20 during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 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, December 16, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly and fun discussion of "Nothing with Strings: NPR's Beloved Holiday Stories" by Bailey White, and bring a dish to pass at our potluck. For adults.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly informal book discussion. This month's selection is "The Stupidest Angel" by Christopher Moore. For adults.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for informal gatherings to knit and crochet slippers and hats for soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed around the world. Patterns provided. Please bring your own yarn and supplies. This project, called "Hugs from Home," is in partnership with The Ships Project. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. Saturday, December 13 through December 20 during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 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
Tyrone Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. Saturday, December 13 through December 20 during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Learn about the Healthy Michigan Plan, insurance that works for your health and your budget. Cherry Street Health Services enrollment staff will answer your questions and offer 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, December 18, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Optimize your use of the professional networking website and develop your networking experience. Please bring your own laptop if possible. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults. Computers and Technology. Job Seekers.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Friday, December 19, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. Saturday, December 13 through December 20 during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Friday, December 19, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion of some good books. This month is the Holiday Book Exchange: Bring a book to give away to a randomly chosen person in the group. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. Saturday, December 13 through December 20 during open hours. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for informal gatherings to knit and crochet slippers and hats for soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed around the world. Patterns provided. Please bring your own yarn and supplies. This project, called "Hugs from Home," is in partnership with The Ships Project. For adults. Arts and Crafts.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
**NO MEETING December 25, 2014**. Join us next month for a friendly, informal discussion and good company with great books. Snacks provided. For adults.
Library
Comstock Park Branch

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