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. [...]
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.
We are very happy to announce that we reduced our energy consumption by 9.56% throughout last year, which placed us 2nd in the 2018 Battle of the Buildings in our category! We have made numerous changes to our building within the last 4 years that have made a big difference to our energy usage! You [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.