Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Here Come the Pumpkins!

October is the time for pumpkin fun! On Monday, October 23, we have two pumpkin-centric activities for your family. Back by popular demand, the Lord of the Gourd, Patrick Harrison will be in the lobby from 3:30pm – 7:30pm to show off his amazing talent for sculpting pumpkins and other gourds. You can stop by [...]

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Time to Get Your Flu Shot!

On Tuesday, October 17 from 10am to noon, we’ll be hosting a flu vaccine clinic at the library. Registered nurses from the North Ottawa Community Health System will be administering flu vaccines.  No appointment is necessary. The cost for the quadrivalent flu vaccine is $37, and the high dose flu vaccine is $56.  If you have [...]

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Adventures in Reading! Kids’ Bookmark Contest

Calling all kids from preschool through 8th grade! Are you ready to show off your artistic skills and show the world what you love about the library?  From now through October 21, we’re encouraging you to submit original bookmark designs for the 24th annual bookmark contest! You are invited to create a bookmark on the theme “Adventures in Reading”  A panel [...]

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Gerrymandering: Why Lines Matter

The census is taken every 10 years. After that, each state is responsible for redrawing the lines of their voting districts. Michigan is one of the thirty-plus states where the state legislature decides how to draw those lines. Sometimes the political party holding the legislature will work to manipulate the districts to favor their politicians. [...]

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Storytime & Baby Bounce

It’s never too early for children to start exploring the library! In fact, research shows that earlier is better when it comes to introducing stories, language and songs, and the positive effects can last a lifetime. This fall we have two new Tuesday morning storytimes especially for babies and toddlers. Beginning September 12, Little Movers [...]

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Music by the Fireplace

Enjoy Sundays back at the library with our first Music by the Fireplace performance of the season.  The Lake Michigan Guitar Duo will perform on Sunday, September 17 at 3pm.  Celebrated guitarists Paul Vondiziano and David Martin will combine their talents to bring us music by Bach, Piazzolla, Montes, and more.

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Get a Clean Slate for the New Year

Are overdue fines holding your child back? During September, kids under 18 can get their late fines waived by bringing their library card to the Spring Lake District Library!  Whether they’re reading for pleasure or doing a research project, we at the library want students to have all the resources of the library at their [...]

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Time to Play Your Card, Spring Lake!

Happy National Library Card Sign-Up month! For the second September, a Spring Lake District Library Card not only gives you access to books, technology, and research resources, it also will get you great deals with local businesses!  We’ve partnered with 24 fantastic local businesses to help you save money and explore your town this month. [...]