Monthly Archives: October 2016

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Start a New Conversation

If you’ve been thinking about learning another language, but you haven’t been certain where to start, we have a great online language learning resource for you!  Mango Languages is an easy and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language, and it’s free to all Spring Lake District Library cardholders!  You can even take [...]

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Designing for the Holidays

Decorate your home with beautiful and unique autumn and holiday flower arrangements after getting tips from floral designer Robert Friese on Thursday, November 3 at 7pm. Mr. Friese will share his award-winning flair for design by creating 5 arrangements during the presentation.  Five lucky audience members will get to take an arrangement home with them! [...]

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Meet with Amanda Price

Do you have something you want to discuss with State Representative Amanda Price?  She will be holding Office Hours at the library on Friday, November 4 from 9:30-10:30am.  You don’t need an appointment – just stop in to ask a question, express your opinion on an issue, or simply say hi. Representative Price usually holds Office [...]

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Footprints of the Past

If you’ve ever wondered about West Michigan’s first residents, the Native Americans, visit the library on Wednesday, November 2 at 7pm to hear Dr. Wallace Ewing talk about his latest book, Footprints: Stories of Native Americans in West Central Michigan. Dr. Ewing will share stories of the tribal members and leaders whose actions shaped Michigan [...]

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Happy Halloween!

On Monday, October 31, kids are invited to stop in for a sweet treat from 4-6pm. Just say ‘trick-or-treat!’

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The Talking Dead

It’s almost Halloween – are you ready for a spooky time? Join author Kevin Collier on Wednesday, October 26 at 7pm to talk about the mysterious and sometimes scary history of Ottawa County and his new book The Talking Dead.  The modern Spiritualist movement flourished in Ottawa County in the late 19th and early 20th [...]

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Welcome to the Jungle

Spring Lake Schools have a half day on Friday, October 21 so let’s all take a trip into the Jungle Book! Mowgli and his animal friends await. We’ll be showing the new live action movie at 2pm on Friday the 21st.  It’s rated PG and lasts 105 minutes.  Children 7 and younger must be accompanied [...]

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Music by the Fireplace

Our favorite Sunday of every month is the one when we have some Music by the Fireplace.  On Sunday, October 23 at 3pm, Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron, the Folias Flute and Guitar Duo, will treat us to a performance. Composers as well as performers, Maret and Bergeron concentrate on concert chamber music for their [...]

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Time to Get Your Flu Shot

On Tuesday, October 18 from 10am to noon, we’ll be hosting an On the Spot Flu Clinic at the library. Registered nurses from the North Ottawa Community Health System will be administering flu and pneumonia vaccines.  No appointment is necessary. The cost for the quadrivalent flu vaccine is $37, and the high dose flu vaccine [...]

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Here Come the Pumpkins

October is the time for pumpkin fun! On Monday, October 17, we have two pumpkin-centric activities for your family. Back by popular demand, the Lord of the Gourd, Patrick Harrison will be in the lobby from 3:30pm – 7:30pm to show off his amazing talent for sculpting pumpkins and other gourds. You can stop by [...]