Events

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Ready to Build?

The first Wednesday of the month is coming and with it comes LEGO Block Party back at its afternoon time! On Wednesday, November 1 at 4pm, we’ll get out our giant tub of LEGO blocks for kids ages 4-12 to build with. What will you construct? Spaceships, battle scenes, gardens, monster trucks, cities, the only limit is [...]

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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, October 18 at 7pm. Each community [...]

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Meet with Jim Lilly

Do you have something you want to discuss with our State Representative Jim Lilly?  He will be holding Office Hours at the library on Friday, October 20 from 10:30-11:30am.  You don’t need an appointment – just stop in to ask a question, express your opinion on an issue, or simply say hi. If you can’t make [...]

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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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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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Free Community Shred Day!

Start collecting your personal papers now because we’re having a free shred day on Saturday, September 23 from 11am – 2:00pm. 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 [...]

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Fishing in Lake Michigan

Wondering where the fish are biting this summer? What kinds of fish can you expect to catch?  On Tuesday, July 25 at 7pm, join Dr. Dan O’Keefe for tips on a successful fishing expedition in Lake Michigan. Dr. O’Keefe is the Michigan Sea Grant Educator for Southwest Michigan and has spent years studying the Great [...]