Events

Poetry Reading with Gregory Rappleye

Join award-winning poet Greg Rappleye for a poetry reading of his latest work, Tropical Landscape with Ten Hummingbirds, a series of poems about the life and paintings of Martin Johnson Heade. Heade was an American painter known for depictions of tropical birds, salt marsh landscapes, seascapes, and lotus blossoms. Greg Rappleye’s other works of poetry [...]

Boater Safety Class: Part 1 of 2

Earn your Boating Safety Certificate! Monday, April 29 at 5:00 pm.  This class is for boaters born after June 30, 1996; most personal watercraft operators who operate a vessel in Michigan must have a boater education card (boating safety certificate.)  Instruction by Ottawa County Sheriff’s Dept. Marine Unit. Please register at sllib.org. Part 2 will [...]

Wanted: Teen Volunteers

--Gain volunteer experience and help with the 2019 Summer Reading Club! --Pick up an application form at the Youth Services desk by May 3. --Minimum age 13 (or entering 7th grade in the Fall)

Teen ‘Scape

Teens ages 10-18 are invited to stop by the library for an afternoon of playing video games, making crafts, hanging out with friends and eating pizza. Wednesday, April 24 at 3:30 pm.

Green Eggs and Ham

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a special lunch catered by Chef Hilary of Artisan of Grand Haven.  Limit is 40 attendees and registration is required.  Friday, March 1, at noon.  Sign up here.

Make a Bead Wrap Necklace

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., Feb. 21, 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 [...]

Jim Cooper Jazz Trio

Join Jim Cooper, Robin Connell, and Tim Froncek for an enjoyable afternoon of cool jazz by the fireplace.  Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3:00 pm.

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, February 14 at 4:00 pm - Thumbprint Art! Full STEAM Ahead was made possible through the generous help of Steven and Kathryn Bandstra. Thank you!

Impacts from Climate Change

The Fourth National Climate Assessment was released November 23, 2018. Dr. Alan Steinman, Allen and Helen Hunting Director and Professor at Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute, discusses the information contained in the report and the impact of climate change on Michigan and the Great Lakes. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7:00 pm.

Meet Sports Author Jim McFarlin

Award winning writer and blogger Jim McFarlin shares a riveting tale sure to interest sports fans! The Booster is the never-before-told backstory of Ed Martin, the notorious college basketball "booster" whose gifts of cash, clothes and other merchandise to players like Jalen Rose and Chris Webber ultimately led to the downfall of the University of [...]