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Smart Plants for Pollinators

Have you ever wanted to know how to support native bee species and other pollinators with the plants you grow in your garden? A great first step would be to visit the library on Thursday, May 3 at 7pm to hear from MSU Extension Horticultural Educator Rebecca Finneran. She will talk about "Smart Gardening" behaviors and the plants that will nourish [...]

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Many Uses for Amateur Radio

Want to learn about amateur radio and its many applications? Stop by the library on Thursday, April 26, at 7pm to hear from the North Ottawa Amateur Radio Club. You will get to watch a demonstration by ham radio operators, use a handheld radio, learn about amateur radio's public service uses, find out how to qualify [...]

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Home Buyer 411

Looking into buying a home? The financial experts of Neighborhood Housing Services will be at the library on Wednesday, April 25, at 7pm to discuss credit checks, mortgage readiness, down payment assistance and more.

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Free Community Shred Day!

Start collecting your personal papers now because we’re having a free shred day on Saturday, April 21 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 papers do [...]

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Teen Canvas & Candy

Looking for something fun and creative to do after school? Come by the library on Thursday, April 19 at 4pm to paint miniature masterpieces on tiny canvases! Candy, paint and canvases will be provided. This program is for ages 10-18.

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Ready to Build?

The first Wednesday of the month is coming and with it comes LEGO Block Party back at its afternoon time! On Wednesday, April 4 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 [...]

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Sweet and Savory Honey Recipes

Honey in your tea or on toast is delicious, but have you thought about expanding your honey usage into more sweet and savory recipes?  On Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm, Chef Jen Plaggemars will be plating up some of her favorite dishes – all including honey! You’ll be able to taste delicious samples while learning [...]

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Music by the Fireplace

Our favorite Sunday of every month is the one when we have some Music by the Fireplace. On Sunday, March 18 at 3pm, the B-Side Growlers are an acoustic trio who will perform "tradition inspired, toe-tappin’ fired, vintage acoustic blues, jazz and country."  Don't miss the opportunity to relax by the library's fireplace and enjoy the B-Side Growlers' music.

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Meet with Jim Lilly

Do you have something you want to discuss with our State Representative Jim Lilly?  He will be holding Office Hours at the library on Friday, February 16 from 9:30-10:30am.  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 can’t [...]

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Time to Make Some Valentines

Need to make some Valentines? We’ve got your back! Our Valentine Making Workshop is Tuesday, February 6 at 2pm so whether cards are needed for friends or family, kids 4 and up are invited stop by to create cards, pictures, and other Valentine greetings.  We’ll have materials available; kids just need to bring their creativity & [...]