• RockPlantings

Rock Planting

Is your garden in need of a little something extra? Or maybe you want to get creative with your gardening? On Tuesday, June 26 at 7pm, Anita Buckowing demonstrates how you can create unique rock plantings with just a few tools, a feather rock and an assortment of plants. The combination will result in a one-of-a-kind feature [...]



Have you ever wanted to play drums or other percussion instruments with others? The opportunity to do so is happening on Monday, June 25 at 2pm. Experiment with rhythm and sound as we all jam together on a variety of percussion instruments.

  • GetCreative

Teen Craft: Decorate a Mug

Looking to exercise your creativity? Why not beautify a mug with oil-based Sharpie markers? Join us on Friday, June 22 at 2pm where the only thing that you'll need to bring is your imagination (markers and mugs will be supplied). This program is for ages 10-18.

  • Calling All Race Fans

Motorsports Photos and the Stories Behind Them

Calling all sports car fans: join Charlie Steen, co-founder of Sports Car Club of America sanctioned West Michigan Grand Prix, to see his collection of prints by famous motorsports photographer Pete Lyons and hear the stories behind the photos. Get the inside track about famous sports cars and the men who raced them. Charlie Steen will be [...]

  • Make Your OwnInstruments

Make Your Own Instruments

Have you ever wanted to put together your very own instrument? On Thursday, June 21 at 2pm you can learn how to do just that with everyday products and materials. We'll show you how to assemble your instrument and noisemakers and then we will all play music together! This program is for ages 4-12.

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Sailing into History

Are you interested in nautical history? Join Michigan Notable Book author and historian Frank Boles for a discussion of his award-winning book "Sailing into History: Great Lakes Bulk Carriers of the Twentieth Century and the Crews Who Sailed Them." Learn about shipboard life, the bitter labor disputes, large investments of capital, and government intervention required [...]

  • Poetry,Puppetry,Music,Movement

Poetry, Puppetry, Music & Movement

Are you ready to have some musical, creative fun? Then you should visit the library on Tuesday, June 19 at 2pm to join Kevin Kammeraad and friends for a high-energy, interactive experience of movement, puppetry and music! This family-friendly program is for kids 6-14 years old.

  • Family Movie Template

Family Movie: Wonder

Stop in at the library on Friday, June 15 at 2pm for a showing of the hit movie Wonder, which is based on the popular book of the same name. The movie is rated PG and has a runtime of 113 minutes.

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Celebrating Winsor McCay

Every year during the Spring Lake Heritage Festival, we spend a day celebrating animation pioneer and Spring Lake’s most famous son, Winsor McCay.  This year, Winsor McCay Day is Thursday, June 14, and we have some great programs scheduled at the library to honor him. Winsor McCay first rose to national prominence when his chalk drawing of the sinking [...]

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AARP Driver’s Safety Course

The AARP has been the pre-eminent older driver’s safety program for over thirty years.  Every year, thousands of drivers over 50 have taken AARP’s class and learned how to protect their safety on the roads.  This year, the AARP and Spring Lake District Library have partnered to offer this class on Monday & Tuesday, May 21 and [...]