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Full STEAM Ahead

Each month there is a program for kids 7-12 years old! We’ll do STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) activities and have fun. This month - on Thursday, February 14 at 4:00 pm - Thumbprint Art! Full STEAM Ahead was made possible through the generous help of Steven and Kathryn Bandstra. Thank you!

Impacts from Climate Change

The Fourth National Climate Assessment was released November 23, 2018. Dr. Alan Steinman, Allen and Helen Hunting Director and Professor at Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute, discusses the information contained in the report and the impact of climate change on Michigan and the Great Lakes. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7:00 pm.

Meet Sports Author Jim McFarlin

Award winning writer and blogger Jim McFarlin shares a riveting tale sure to interest sports fans! The Booster is the never-before-told backstory of Ed Martin, the notorious college basketball "booster" whose gifts of cash, clothes and other merchandise to players like Jalen Rose and Chris Webber ultimately led to the downfall of the University of [...]

Ready to Build?

The first Wednesday of the month is coming and with it comes a LEGO Block Party! On Wednesday, February 6, 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 your imagination. After [...]

Hiring and Managing Employees

As your business grows, you need help to achieve your strategies and goals. Should you hire new employees or temp workers or subcontractors? Once added to your team, how do you manage and retain them? Which laws apply?  Topics include: • Can you afford to hire an employee? • Which type of employee will fill your [...]

Music of the Civil Rights Movement

Folk Anthems, Soul, Motown, Gospel, and Rock and Roll music gave wings to the Civil Right Movement of the 1950’s—70’s.  Presenter Jon VanderPloeg, music aficionado and historian, shares samples of music that tells the story of race and the struggle for Civil Rights.  Listen to Billie Holiday’s pain-filled song “Strange Fruit” and  the “Robbie Doby [...]

Storytime is Back

After a short break, we’re back with Preschool Storytime, Baby Bounce Storytime and Little Movers Toddler Storytime! Preschool Storytime will be held every Thursday and Friday during the Fall starting on September 6 and 7. Little Movers will take place on Tuesdays at 9:45am for toddlers and older babies who are more mobile. Do you [...]

Staff Picks List

Curious about which books the staff at SLDL have been reading lately? Have a look at our new page of Staff Picks for a list of books that we enjoyed reading recently. We hope you'll find at least one book on there as worthwhile of a read as we did!

Check Out a Sewing Machine

Need to borrow a sewing machine or want to try one out? The library now has two sewing machines available for checkout! These easy-to-use machines come with an instruction booklet, power cord, foot switch, 3 bobbins, 2 needles, a threader and carrying case. You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid library [...]

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Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Have you signed your baby, toddler, or preschooler up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten yet? It’s a great program from the Spring Lake District Library to help encourage a love of reading in our youngest patrons! We know you already read to your children and bring them to library programs like Storytime or Toddler [...]