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 events.  If you have a group that needs a place to meet, we have several meeting rooms available to groups of all sizes.  We’ve also been building our online community through Facebook and Twitter as well as a wide variety of online services like downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooksresearch and homework resourceslanguage learning tools, and our newest service, hoopla for streaming and downloading music, movies, and more.

Here are some programs happening this week. Come join in!

Tuesday, April 10, at 7pm
Have you wondered about the history of the North Bank Trail and where it’s going next? Come to hear from Pete Murdoch, a member of the Friends of the North Bank Trail, to learn more about Spring Lake’s favorite trail.

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

Thursday, April 12, at 4pm
Please attend this month’s full STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) ahead program for kids ages 7-12 where we have STEAM related activities and lots of fun!

Thursday, April 12, at 7pm
The Great Influenza of 1918 killed over 50 million people worldwide.  Learn about how it affected the Tri-Cities Area from local history experts Kevin Geary of the Tri-Cities Historical Museum and Kurt Troutman, Muskegon Community College.

Stop by the library this week to see what’s new – we’re always trying to make things better for you!   Whether you’re connecting with a book, technology, friend, or library staff, we’re all here to help you continue on your path.  Come visit us this week and every week – the possibilities are unlimited!