Events

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Here Come the Pumpkins!

October is the time for pumpkin fun! On Monday, October 23, we have two pumpkin-centric activities for your family. Back by popular demand, the Lord of the Gourd, Patrick Harrison will be in the lobby from 3:30pm – 7:30pm to show off his amazing talent for sculpting pumpkins and other gourds. You can stop by [...]

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Time to Get Your Flu Shot!

On Tuesday, October 17 from 10am to noon, we’ll be hosting a flu vaccine clinic at the library. Registered nurses from the North Ottawa Community Health System will be administering flu vaccines.  No appointment is necessary. The cost for the quadrivalent flu vaccine is $37, and the high dose flu vaccine is $56.  If you have [...]

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Gerrymandering: Why Lines Matter

The census is taken every 10 years. After that, each state is responsible for redrawing the lines of their voting districts. Michigan is one of the thirty-plus states where the state legislature decides how to draw those lines. Sometimes the political party holding the legislature will work to manipulate the districts to favor their politicians. [...]

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Storytime & Baby Bounce

It’s never too early for children to start exploring the library! In fact, research shows that earlier is better when it comes to introducing stories, language and songs, and the positive effects can last a lifetime. This fall we have two new Tuesday morning storytimes especially for babies and toddlers. Beginning September 12, Little Movers [...]

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Music by the Fireplace

Enjoy Sundays back at the library with our first Music by the Fireplace performance of the season.  The Lake Michigan Guitar Duo will perform on Sunday, September 17 at 3pm.  Celebrated guitarists Paul Vondiziano and David Martin will combine their talents to bring us music by Bach, Piazzolla, Montes, 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, September 23 from 11am – 2:00pm. 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 [...]

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Fishing in Lake Michigan

Wondering where the fish are biting this summer? What kinds of fish can you expect to catch?  On Tuesday, July 25 at 7pm, join Dr. Dan O’Keefe for tips on a successful fishing expedition in Lake Michigan. Dr. O’Keefe is the Michigan Sea Grant Educator for Southwest Michigan and has spent years studying the Great [...]

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4th of July

The Spring Lake District Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day.  We will reopen on Wednesday, July 5th at 9:30am. As always our website and library catalog are open even when the building is closed.  You can also download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more from OverDrive, hoopla, and our other online resources. [...]

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Celebrate Winsor McCay’s 150th Anniversary

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 Tuesday, June 13, and we have a full day of programs honoring him scheduled at the library. First up at 10:30am is Who Was Winsor McCay?  Local [...]

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“Eat ‘em Up, Tigers!”

If you grew up cheering for the Detroit Tigers, you’ll want to come to the library on Tuesday, June 6 at 7pm to share your passion with baseball historian and author, Dr. Bill Anderson.  Anderson has followed the Tigers for over 7 decades and has collected a treasure trove of photos and stories about the [...]