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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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Connect through Conversation

Are you looking for opportunities to connect with others by engaging in face-to-face conversations? Are there topics important to you that you’d like to talk about with others in the community?  We’ll be hosting monthly community conversations for just that purpose.  You can attend the next session on Wednesday, April 18 at 7pm. Each community conversation will [...]

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National Library Week

National Library Week is April 8-14 this year with the theme Libraries Lead. Where have libraries led you? To a new favorite series? To new research epiphanies? To new connections and programs? What else do we get to lead you to? We love to provide space for displays of children’s artwork as well as public meetings and community [...]

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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.

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Cancer Therapy Advancements

Interested in learning how cancer is being combated? Rachael Sheridan, Ph.D. will be at the library on Wednesday, April 11, at 7pm to share the latest information about cancer therapies. She is the manager of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility at the Van Andel Research Institute.

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Spring Is Coming

Are you ready to start this year’s garden? Join us on Tuesday, March 27 at 7pm for cutting-edge gardening advice about preparing your landscape for the season ahead.  Horticulturalist and author Stacey Hirvela of Spring Meadow Nursery will talk to us about how to get the most out of your garden including: Recognizing cold damage [...]

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Fine Amnesty Week

Some of us have amazing memories for due dates and deadlines.  Some of us…maybe aren’t as talented in that regard.  If you fall into the latter category, never fear!  All those late fines that have sneaked their way onto your card? You can take care of them during Fine Amnesty at the library. How does [...]

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We’re Building a Better World

Have you signed up for Summer Reading yet?  Adults, teens, and children are all invited to stop by the library to get registered for Summer Reading 2017! Adults sign up at the checkout desk, and the kids & teen signup is in Youth Services. When you sign up for the adult program, you’ll receive a [...]