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Building Boats in Michigan

Michigan is a boater’s paradise, and many of its residents count time spent on the lakes and rivers among their favorite pastimes.  With so many waterways to travel, it’s no surprise that Michigan has a long and storied boat building history.  On Wednesday, May 31 at 7pm, join author Scott Peters to learn about the [...]

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Spaceport, Michigan!

Everyone knows about Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, but did you know rockets were launched from the Upper Peninsula during the early years of the space program? On Tuesday, May 23 at 7pm, join Glen Swanson to learn about Michigan’s role in space exploration. The Keweenaw Rocket Range is located at the tip [...]

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Want to Improve Your Golf Game?

How can you improve your strength, flexibility, and focus on the golf course? Yoga! Peter “The Yoguy” Violino will teach you how on Wednesday, May 3 from 6:30-8pm.  Mr. Violino will show participants various yoga exercises for golfers and explain how yoga can help strengthen golf-specific muscles, reduce the chance of injury, and help improve [...]

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All Aboard!

Learn the history of the steam locomotive, Pere Marquette 1225, with Kevin P. Keefe on Tuesday, May 2 at 7pm.  Keefe’s book Twelve Twenty-Five: The Life and Times of a Steam Locomotive is a 2017 Michigan Notable Book and the recipient of the 2016 Historical Society of Michigan State History Award. The 1225 is a [...]

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Thinking about Boater Safety

Everyone who operates a boat or personal watercraft on Michigan waterways is encouraged to take a Boater Safety Course by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, but some people are required to take the class before using water vehicles.  Those born after July 1996 can only operate a boat legally if they have been issued [...]

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Music by the Fireplace

Spend Mother's Day afternoon by the fireplace listening music from the Jim Cooper Jazz Trio.  The performance will feature the fresh sounds of the award winning jazz trio comprised of Jim Cooper on vibes and marimba; Robin Connell, pianist; and Warren Jones on bass. The talented trio of exceptional musicians will perform jazz standards and original [...]

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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 Tuesday & Wednesday, April 25 [...]

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Mark Your Calendars for Earth Day!

Start collecting your personal papers now because we’re having a free shred day Saturday, April 22 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 papers do [...]

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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Join us in a Community Read Project sponsored by the Muskegon Museum of Art as we read and discuss Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan this Spring.  We have copies available for check out as well as two 10 book Book Club in [...]

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Spring Break Fun

In town for Spring Break? Spend Spring Break at the library!   During the week of April 3, we have programs every day of the week for students on Spring Break. On Monday, April 3 at 2pm, the Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway will be bringing some special visitors to their program, Things that Go Whoo [...]