Monthly Archives: October 2018

Winter Birding in Ottawa County

When we think of birding, we often think of spring, of singing birds and nesting. However, the excitement of birding can be experienced at ANY season! On Thursday, November 8 at 7pm, Curtis Dykstra, Parks Naturalist with Ottawa County Parks, will introduce you to some local winter-time birding hotspots and which birds to be looking [...]

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, November 8 at 4pm - we will contribute our art skills to a community service project with Kids' Food Basket, a West Michigan organization dedicated to preventing [...]

Fabulous Floral Arrangements

Decorate your home with beautiful and unique fall and holiday themed flower arrangements after getting tips from floral designer Robert Friese on Wednesday, November 7 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 [...]

Halloween Dance Classes for Kids

Dancing can be a lot of fun! Preschoolers and toddlers will get the opportunity to learn some dance moves on Monday, October 29. There are two classes that day: one for preschoolers ages 3-5 that starts at 10am and lasts for 45 minutes, and a 30 minute class for toddlers ages 18 mo - 2 yrs [...]

Skeletons in the Closet

On Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30pm, meet true-crime author Tobin Buhk as he shares frightful stories from West Michigan's past. Buhk describes himself as an "aficionado of history with a dark twist." Don't miss this opportunity to hear spine-tingling tales - just in time for Halloween! A book sale and signing will follow Buhk's presentation.

Ballot Issues, Candidates & More

On Tuesday, October 23 at 7pm, join political pundit Kyle Melinn for analysis of the choices on the November ballot. Melinn is the editor of Michigan Information and Research Service which provides comprehensive news and analysis of state government.

Cancelled – Lord of the Gourd

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Lord of the Gourd will not be able to make it to the library today, but we hope to reschedule the event!

Pumpkin Painting for Kids

October is the time for pumpkin fun! On Monday, October 22 at 4pm, we’ll be having our annual Pumpkin Painting for Kids. Kids need to bring their creativity and imagination, but we’ll supply the pumpkins and paints for the first 70 children. The possibilities are endless! We can’t wait to see you and hope you [...]

Music by the Fireplace

On Sunday, October 21 at 3pm innovative saxophonist John Gist will delight his audience with a variety of Soul, R&B and Jazz tunes. The versatile performer is a master of alto, tenor and soprano sax. Come prepared to tap your feet and swing along with the "Sax Man."

Harry Potter Escape Room Challenge

Puzzle your way through to victory together in this Harry Potter style escape room challenge on Thursday, October 18 at 4pm. Can you work together to solve the puzzles, unlock the boxes and find the answers? Preregistration is required. This program is for ages 10-18.