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Author Visit: Karen Dionne

Come to the library on Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm, for a presentation and book signing by Michigan Notable author Karen Dionne. Karen is the author of the international best-selling psychological suspense novel The Marsh King's Daughter. She has been honored by the Michigan Humanities Council as a Humanities Scholar for her body of work. [...]


Cutting the Cable Cord

Are you considering cutting the cable TV cord? Come to the library to learn about all of the alternatives to paying for a cable TV subscription.  There’s a variety of online content providers that allow you to stream television and movies on demand. On Friday, May 11 at 10am, we’ll be discussing what you need to take advantage of [...]

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More than Moors: Gardens of Scotland

Would you like to see some of the best gardens that Scotland has to offer? You'll get the opportunity to do just that on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30pm, with Frederik Meijer Gardens' lead horticulturist Ian Warnock. His presentation will take you on a delightful, virtual walkabout through some of Scotland's most beautiful gardens.

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Social Media and Your Personal Data Security

In the wake of the Facebook privacy scandal we are now aware that our personal information is being collected, stored and analyzed in ways we had not envisioned. Join Christopher VanOosterhout on Monday, May 7 at 2pm, as he tackles the facts and myths of data security and examines the risks to your personal and professional life. [...]

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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, May 6 at 3pm, classical guitarist Kyle Thompson will perform live. Don't miss the opportunity to relax by the library's fireplace and enjoy the music.

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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.