Monthly Archives: January 2019

Hiring and Managing Employees

As your business grows, you need help to achieve your strategies and goals. Should you hire new employees or temp workers or subcontractors? Once added to your team, how do you manage and retain them? Which laws apply?  Topics include: • Can you afford to hire an employee? • Which type of employee will fill your [...]

Make a Bead Wrap Bracelet

Escape the winter blahs, unleash your creativity, and enjoy a fun girls’ night out at Spring Lake District Library. Join the experts from The Creative Fringe on Tues., Jan. 29, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. and learn how to make a bead wrap bracelet to keep or for gift giving. Instructions and kits with all [...]

Director Candidates Forum

The Spring Lake District Library Board of Trustees invites you to join us for a Candidates Forum, as we select our new Library Director.  The final candidates for the position will give a short presentation, then participate in a discussion and respond to questions.  There will be an opportunity to meet and speak informally with [...]

Music of the Civil Rights Movement

Folk Anthems, Soul, Motown, Gospel, and Rock and Roll music gave wings to the Civil Right Movement of the 1950’s—70’s.  Presenter Jon VanderPloeg, music aficionado and historian, shares samples of music that tells the story of race and the struggle for Civil Rights.  Listen to Billie Holiday’s pain-filled song “Strange Fruit” and  the “Robbie Doby [...]

Community Conversations

Are you looking for opportunities to connect with others by engaging in face-to-face conversations? Are there topics important to you that you’d like to talk about with others in the community?  We’ll be hosting monthly community conversations for just that purpose.  You can attend the next session on Wednesday, January 16, at 7pm. Each community [...]

Bigfoot 200 Ultra Marathon

The 2018 Bigfoot 200 footrace:   a 200 mile point-to-point endurance race through the scenic and wild Cascade Mountain Range in Washington State. Hear how Sara Fillman, Nunica resident and detective for the Ottawa County Sheriff Dept. prepared physically and mentally for this challenge! Would she do it again?  Find out - Tuesday, January 15, at [...]

Be Safe on Your Snowmobile

Getting outside during the winter is one of the best ways to beat the winter blues, but when we go out in the snow, safety has to be a priority. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department will teach a free snowmobile safety course here at the library on Thursday, January 10 from 6-8pm. The Michigan DNR recommends [...]