Monthly Archives: June 2016

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Happy Independence Day!

The Spring Lake District Library will be closed on Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th at 9:30am. As always our website and library catalog are open even when the building is closed.  You can also download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more from OverDrive, hoopla, and our other online resources. [...]

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…and the Reading is Easy

Have you signed up for Summer Reading yet?  Adults, teens, and children are all invited to stop by the library to get registered for Summer Reading 2016! Adults sign up at the checkout desk, and the kids & teen signup is in Youth Services. When you sign up for the adult program, Summertime & the [...]

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The Most Contentious Presidential Campaigns

Sometimes it feels like dirty politics is the rule when it comes to American Presidential politics.  Join us on Thursday, June 30 at 7pm for a discussion of some of the dirtiest and most bitter Presidential campaigns in our nation’s history.  Gleaves Whitney, Director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, will review the defamations, [...]

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Yoga Fun

On Wednesday, June 29, kids have the opportunity to try out yoga at the library! We have 2 sessions of Kids’ Yoga scheduled – one starting at 10am and one at 11am.  Teacher Abigaile Holcomb will teach both sessions.  To make sure everyone has room to move around and try out the yoga poses, we’re [...]

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What’s the Buzz?

The startling decline of the honey bee population has been at the center of lots of discussion over the past few years.  On Thursday, June 23 at 7pm, biologist and beekeeper Anne Marie Fauvel will be at the library to talk the importance of bees and the challenges they face. Bees are exceedingly important in [...]

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Paddling Michigan’s College Campuses

Want to earn your degree in Riverology? Join us on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30pm for a visit with author Doc Fletcher. Doc will guide you on a photo-illustrated tour of the rivers flowing through or nearby Michigan colleges. He wrote about these rivers in his new book Canoeing and Kayaking College Campuses in Michigan. [...]

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Storytime’s Back!

After a short break, we’re back with Preschool Storytime on Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17 at 10:30am.  Storytime will be held every Thursday and Friday during Summer Reading. Preschool Storytime is designed with children ages 3 to 5 years old in mind.  Each session features stories, music, dancing, crafts, and other opportunities for [...]

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Friends Summer Book Sale!

Calling all savvy shoppers and bargain hunters: great deals on new-to-you books will be found at the annual Friends of the Spring Lake District Library summer book sale!  Paperbacks to take to the beach, mysteries for the cabin, and children’s books to keep the kids busy will all be available from June 16-18. The widest [...]

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Celebrating Winsor McCay!

Every year during the Spring Lake Heritage Festival, we spend a day celebrating animation pioneer and Spring Lake’s most famous son, Winsor McCay.  This year, Winsor McCay Day is Tuesday, June 14, and we have a full day of programs honoring him scheduled at the library. First up at 10:30am is Who Was Winsor McCay?  [...]