Events

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Ready to Build?

The first Wednesday of the month is coming and with it comes LEGO Block Party! On Wednesday, March 1 at 4pm, we’ll get out our giant tub of LEGO blocks for kids ages 4-12 to build with. What will you construct? Spaceships, battle scenes, gardens, monster trucks, cities, the only limit is your imagination. After the LEGO [...]

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Great Music from the Great War

This year, 2017 is the 100-year anniversary of the United States’ entrance into World War I.  On Wednesday, February 22 at 7pm, join us to commemorate that war and those who fought and fell with a presentation of music, songs, and poetry. Muskegon Community College instructor Don Hoogenstyn Jr. will share music from countries fighting [...]

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Let Freedom Ring: Civil Rights in America

Join us this winter for a 3-part series at the library to share stories of the Civil Rights movement in America.  Each part will focus on a different leader in the White House during the 1960s: Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. We’ll hear from USS Silversides [...]

  • Music by the Fireplace with Wyatt & Shari Knapp

Music by the Fireplace

Spend a Sunday afternoon by the fireplace listening music from the acoustic guitar duo of Wyatt and Shari Knapp. They're known for their sparkling vocals and lush harmonies.  They will perform traditional American music as well as bluesy folk & 1940s classics on Sunday, February 19 at 3pm as part of our Music by the Fireplace monthly series. [...]

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Meet with Jim Lilly

Do you have something you want to discuss with our new State Representative Jim Lilly?  He will be holding Office Hours at the library on Friday, February 17 from 10:30-11:30am.  You don’t need an appointment – just stop in to ask a question, express your opinion on an issue, or simply say hi. If you [...]

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Valentine Making Workshop

Want to create some Valentines? We have your back! Our Valentine Making Workshop is during Spring Lake Schools’ Midwinter Break - Tuesday, February 9 from 2-3pm. Whether cards are needed for friends or family, kids 4 and up are invited stop by to make cards, pictures, and other Valentine greetings.  We’ll have materials available; kids [...]

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Want to Start Your Own Business?

Do you have a great idea for a business but aren’t sure how to put it into action? Have you and a friend talked for years about starting a company and becoming your own bosses?  SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses can help you get started.  Should you start from scratch? Buy [...]

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Snowy Owls – Locally!

The largest of North American owls, the gorgeous Snowy Owl, spends summers on the tundras above the Arctic Circle.  But even these hardiest of creatures move south for the winter, and some end up right here in Ottawa County! On Thursday, January 26 at 7pm, join us and Ottawa County park naturalist Curtis Dykstra to [...]

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Explore your Creative Side

Add some color to your life by attending artist Christi Dreese’s Watercolor Workshop on Wednesday, January 25 from 6:30-8pm.  Ms. Dreese will teach you how to create bold and beautiful watercolor paintings so bring a friend, some coworkers, or even make it a date night and come make some art! Participants will paint with watercolors [...]

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Investigating Implicit Bias

Implicit bias is the way our subconscious views the world. Without realizing it, we can make favorable or unfavorable judgements about people based solely on their race, gender, age, and appearance. On Thursday, January 12 at 6:30pm, the library will partner with the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance to present a program about implicit bias, what [...]