Monthly Archives: April 2016

  • Welcome to the new!


No need to adjust your monitor settings, you’ve arrived at SLDL’s new webpage!  We’re excited to debut this newly designed, mobile-friendly place for information, assistance, and ideas.  Whether you’re coming to the site from a phone, a tablet, or a computer, we hope you like what you see. Our priorities in this revamping of the [...]

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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 [...]

  • Deeply Mozart (1)

Deeply Mozart Screening

If you enjoy classical music, mark your calendars for Monday, May 2 at 2pm.  We’ll welcome Francesco Attesti, an Italian pianist of international acclaim to the library to speak and screen excerpts from his DVD Deeply Mozart.  Mr. Attesti is “considered one of the finest interpreters of the Romantic and early Twentieth Century repertoire.” Deeply [...]

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A New Documentary about Pioneers of Women’s Baseball

If you loved the movie A League of Our Own, you’ll want to come see the real story behind the baseball players in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.  With interviews with over 40 players, historical footage, and more, the new documentary A Team of Their Own looks at the people who pioneered women’s professional [...]

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Explore Hawaii…Virtually

Is a trip to Hawaii in your future? Whether you’ve only dreamed about traveling to the islands or you’re planning a trip already, join travel expert Karla Constantine for a virtual tour of paradise.  On Wednesday, April 20 at 7pm, Constantine will show us Hawaii’s beautiful beaches, volcanoes, waterfalls, and more. She’ll also share how [...]

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The Road through Paris

The UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris was in the news a lot at the end of 2015.  The topic is a complicated one, and to help clarify it, we’re hosting one of the Conference attendees at the library on Tuesday, April 19 at 7pm. George Heartwell is a familiar name in West Michigan [...]

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Music by the Fireplace

Whether Spring has arrived by then or not, we’re looking forward to the Jim Cooper Jazz Trio playing in our Music by the Fireplace concert series on Sunday, April 17 at 3pm.  The instrumental jazz stylings of Jim Cooper on vibraphone, Warren Jones on bass, and Mike Van Lente on drums will entertain and engage [...]

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Looking for Fantastic Teen Volunteers!

Maybe it doesn’t seem like it, but Summer is coming up fast.  The Youth Services department is looking for some great teens to volunteer to help make Summer Reading 2016, On Your Mark, Set, Read!, wonderful for all participants.  We’re getting really excited about the programs and events we have planned, and we need some [...]

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National Library Week

National Library Week is April 10-16 this year with the theme Libraries Transform.  We’re taking the theme to a more literal level this year with the transformation of our website to a new mobile-friendly design that we hope you love.  We also aim to help people transform every day.  Whether it’s the transformation of a [...]