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Hopkins stays perfect; tops Calvin Christian

HOPKINS (WZZM) -- Overcoming a slow start, the Hopkins Vikings pulled away in the second half to beat Calvin Christian 34-21.

The Squires led 14-7 late in the first half. But Joey McPeck connected with Nick Holshoe to tie the game at 14. Two quick touchdowns in the third quarter put the game away.

Hopkins is now 6-0, while the Squires fell to 4-2.

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Children’s Author Visit: Amy Henrickson

Children’s Author Visit: Amy Henrickson

We’re loving local authors at KDL!

Meet children’s author Amy Henrickson at the Grandville branch from 6:00 to 8:00 PMon Tuesday, October 2.

Henrickson’s newly released book, “Lucky Lottie,” is the first in a series of junior chapter books about a spunky little girl scientist named Lottie Gunderson. Amy will sign copies of her book and a limited number of copies will be available for cash purchase.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Grandville Library.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed in Blendon Twp. crash

BLENDON TOWNSHIP, Michigan (WZZM) - A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Wednesday in Ottawa County. The accident happened at 11:45 a.m. at the intersection of 48th Avenue and Barry Street, near Hudsonville.

Sheriff's deputies say the driver of a Chevy Trailblazer stopped at a stop sign then crept forward to see over a hill. This forced a passing motorcyclist to swerve and strike the Trailblazer.

Cletis Burmingham, 58, of Grand Haven Township was thrown from his motorcycle and died at the scene.

The driver of the Trailblazer, Keri Folkema, 26, of Hudsonville was not hurt. A one-year-old child in the SUV was also uninjured.

Authorities say the Burmingham was wearing a helmet.

KDL - We Exceeded Our Goals!

We asked those who participated in our summer reading program to fill out a survey.  Based on their responses, Summer Reading @ KDL was a huge success! In fact, we not only met but exceeded every goal we set for the program. Check out our goals and results…

Children’s Goals
Goal: At least 80% of parents surveyed will indicate that, as  result of participating in Summer Reading @ KDL, their children have developed a habit of reading. 
Our result:  97%

Goal:  At least 80% of parents surveyed will indicate that, as a result of participating in Summer Reading @ KDL, their children think that reading is fun. 
Our result:  99%

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KDL - MelCat Unavailable Tuesday, September 25

KDL - MelCat Unavailable Tuesday, September 25

MeLCat, the service that allows KDL cardholders to request items from libraries around the state, will be unavailable starting at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 25 to perform a software upgrade. Searching, placing requests, and renewing MeLCat items will not be possible during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

JPS Central Office Sentinel - “Festival of Plays” Highlights Student Talent

JPS Central Office Sentinel - “Festival of Plays” Highlights Student Talent

Last week, the JHS Thespian Troupe put their best under a much-deserved spotlight when they showcased three student-selected and student-directed plays. “How to Succeed in High School Without Really Trying” by Jonathan Rand, “Theory of Mind” by Ken LaZebnik, and Selections from “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani were chosen and conceptualized last spring, rehearsed this summer, and performed just days into the new school year.

See Your Film on the Big Screen!

See Your Film on the Big Screen!

Are you a teen who loves movies? Here at KDL we love films and we want to see your movie on the big screen. That’s right! A screen at Celebration Cinema is waiting to premiere your short film. TheKent County Teen Film Festival is coming in February 2013 and submissions are due on January 7. Are there rules to this festival? Of course… but there are also prizes!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity, brought to you by Grand Rapids Public Library, Celebration Cinema and us! Get all the details you need here.

Now get filming!