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Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us at Earthkeeper Farm for a short how-to on seed saving. Help us harvest organic parsley seeds for the KDL Seed Library and your own gardens! Participants should wear closed-toed shoes and bring garden gloves and hand-held clippers or kitchen shears.

Earthkeeeper Farm is located at 12062 Fruit Ridge Ave., Kent City, MI 49330.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 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, August 05, 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, August 05, 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
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for an informal book discussion of "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes. For adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
6:00 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
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
The Spoke Folks will bring their mobile bike shop and demonstrate tips on how to keep your bike in tip-top shape so you have a great ride every time you go out. For adults. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join Annette McBride as she explains the science behind canning fruits and vegetables at home and demonstrates how to get started with basic canning. For adults.
Library
Plainfield Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join herbalist and forager Lisa Rose Starner to learn about local plants and "weeds" that can be used for food and herbal medicine. For adults. Guys Read Approved.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 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, August 12, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Description
Join us for an engaging book discussion. This month's selection is The Wednesday Wars" by Gary D. Schmidt. For Adults.
Library
Caledonia Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join Annette McBride as she explains the science behind canning fruits and vegetables at home and demonstrates how to get started with basic canning. For adults.
Library
Byron Township Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Aspiring writers looking to give and receive support and feedback are welcome. 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, August 13, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for coffee and informal discussion. This month's selection is "Fairer Than Morning" by Rosslyn Elliott. For adults.
Library
Sand Lake / Nelson Township Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join Annette McBride as she explains the science behind canning fruits and vegetables at home and demonstrates how to get started with basic canning. For adults.
Library
Alpine Township Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
6:00 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
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join Annette McBride as she explains the science behind canning fruits and vegetables at home and demonstrates how to get started with basic canning. For adults.
Library
Spencer Township Branch

Title
Date
Friday, August 15, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion. This month's selection is "The Odds: A Love Story" by Stewart O'Nan. For adults.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Great used books at bargain prices. Bag sale from 2:00-4:00 PM: all items that can fit into a purchased bag for only $3! All proceeds to benefit Friends of the Wyoming Library projects. For adults.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 18, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly, informal discussion and good company. This month's selection is Readers' Choice of a "Guilty Summer Pleasure" read. For adults. Book Discussion.
Library
Gaines Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 18, 2014
Time
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Use the power of the Web to self-publish and market your own digital audiobooks and music. Discover tips and tricks for adding self-created audiobooks and sound bites to SoundCloud and LibriVox/Archive.org. 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 teens and adults. Computers and Technology.
Library
Cascade Township Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
You spent all summer cultivating your garden with flowers and herbs, and now autumn is around the corner. Jeanne Hawkins of The Secret Ingredient will share some preservation techniques. Sponsored by Friends of the Krause Memorial Library. For adults.
Library
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join Annette McBride as she explains the science behind canning fruits and vegetables at home and demonstrates how to get started with basic canning. For adults.
Library
Englehardt Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 19, 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, August 19, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for a friendly informal book discussion. This month's selection is "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. For adults.
Library
Wyoming Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join Annette McBride as she explains the science behind canning fruits and vegetables at home and demonstrates how to get started with basic canning. For adults.
Library
Grandville Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:45 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
Krause Memorial Branch

Title
Date
Monday, August 25, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join Annette McBride as she explains the science behind canning fruits and vegetables at home and demonstrates how to get started with basic canning. For adults.
Library
Kentwood Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Aspiring writers looking to give and receive support and feedback are welcome. 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
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

1.Visit your local KDL branch library and complete a printed registration form.

2. Sign up below to keep track of the books you read and write reviews. Read the reviews left by others to find your next great read.

3. Complete a Reading Raffle Ticket for every 4 items read or listened to.

4. Drop your completed ticket in a container at your local KDL branch to be entered into drawings for great prizes. You may turn in multiple raffle tickets through August 9 — the more you read, the more chances you have to win! Remember, only items you finish after June 2 are eligible.

If you have previously enrolled in a program, enter your
user name and password and click on the Login button.
New users click on the Sign Me Up button.

  • Sign up begins June 2!

  • Join us for book discussions or other adult programs happening this summer. Check the Event Calendar for details.

  • Summer Reading @ KDL ends August 9. Prize drawings will be chosen at each KDL branch from all reading raffle tickets received by that date:

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