Monthly Archives: September 2018

Michigan Truth Tour and Town Hall

The Center for Michigan, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that publishes Bridge Magazine, will facilitate a town hall meeting at the library on the topic of "Good Government" at 7pm. The discussion will include transparency, taxes, spending and more. If you choose to participate in the conversation, you'll be joining more than 45,000 Michiganders who  have [...]

Excel Formulas: Budget Spreadsheets

On Wednesday, October 10 at 7pm learn basic formulas to keep track of your household or business budget with Excel! Excel software provides you with easy to use tools to help organize, visualize and manipulate data. This class is designed for those who already have some experience using Excel. Space is limited, so be sure [...]

China: Why It’s Important to Us

China has one-fifth of the world's population and has become the second largest world economy. Is China our rival, enemy, or friend? Join Grand Valley State University Political Science Professor Dr. Yi Zhao on Thursday, September 27 at 7pm for the answer to this question and more as he examines the China/U.S. relationship.


On Wednesday, September 26, teens ages 10-18 are invited to stop by the library at 3:30pm for an afternoon of playing video games, making crafts, hanging out with friends and eating pizza.

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Free Community Shred Day

Start collecting your personal papers now because we’re having a free shred day on Saturday, September 22 from 11am – 2pm. Kent Records Management will be set up in the library’s parking lot to shred your sensitive documents and papers.  All paper will be securely transported to Kent Records Management for shredding and recycling. Which [...]

Full STEAM Ahead

Each month there is a program for kids 7-12 years old! We’ll do STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) activities and have fun. This month - on Thursday, September 20 at 4pm - create structures with spaghetti noodles and marshmallows! Full STEAM Ahead was made possible through the generous help of Steven and Kathryn Bandstra. [...]

Landscape Architect Who Saved the Dunes

Guest speaker and author Donn Werling will talk about his new book "Jens Jensen: Landscape Architect for the Fords... & You." Learn how you can use Jensen's design principles to enhance your environment! Werling will highlight some of his 40 years of landscape restoration experience while director of three National Historic Landmarks including one of [...]

Music by the Fireplace

On Sunday, September 16 at 3pm violinist Josh Parks and cellist Luke Tilma combine their musical talents to perform "Hungarian Folk Dances" by Bela Bartok, "8 Duos" by Reinhold Gliere and "Passacaglia" by G.F. Handel.

Storytime is Back

After a short break, we’re back with Preschool Storytime, Baby Bounce Storytime and Little Movers Toddler Storytime! Preschool Storytime will be held every Thursday and Friday during the Fall starting on September 6 and 7. Little Movers will take place on Tuesdays at 9:45am for toddlers and older babies who are more mobile. Do you [...]