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Let’s Celebrate KDLville at the Grandville Public Library

Let’s Celebrate KDLville at the Grandville Public Library

It’s party time! Celebrate with Katie L. the elephant as she cuts the ribbon and welcomes you to KDLville, KDL’s new early literacy play space. Families with children ages 6 and under are invited to have fun with crafts, games, balloon animals, face painting, and a dance party. And what’s a party without dessert? Come enjoy a piece of our special KDLville cake!

Schedule
Tuesday, September 13, 10:00 AM – Grandville branch
Sunday, October 16, 2:00 PM – Cascade Township branch 
Tuesday, November 15, 10:00 AM – Kentwood branch

Dr. Seuss’s Secrets of the Deep Art Exhibition at Hudsonville City Hall

Dr. Seuss’s Secrets of the Deep Art Exhibition at Hudsonville City Hall

In celebration of the Independent Book Publisher’s 2011 award-winning book, Dr. Seuss’s Secrets of the Deep: The Lost, Forgotten, and Hidden Works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, The D.D.A. of Hudsonville and The Pinnacle Art Group proudly announce an exhibition commemorating this prized volume. The Secrets of the Deep Art Exhibition presents an expanded and reorganized look at Dr. Seuss’s artistic legacy with a focus on the extraordinary collection of imagery reproduced from his nearly seventy-year artistic career. This exhibition offers an insider’s view of Dr. Seuss’s little known private works; the windows to the world of an unassuming genius. Artistically, they embody a magical combination of the person and persona of Ted Geisel and Dr. Seuss and, in many ways, are what one imagines the Good Doctor would create late at night in his hilltop studio. At other times, the imagery and titles stretch well beyond all preconceived notions.

JPS ArtPrize Entry 2011

JPS ArtPrize Entry 2011

Sign up today to be a part of this memorable event!!!

Our Project:
Jenison Public Schools will be teaming up with artist Daniel Dancer and "Art for the Sky" to create our very own artprize entry for 2011. Dancer creates large scale sky paintings using mostly recycled materials and people as "paint drops" within the image. From ground level, the image may not appear to be anything, but when viewed from a "birds eye" these amazing creations come to life! The image will be created on school grounds and photographed. A 60' x 90' photo of the creation will be our artprize entry. To view more of Dancer's work please visit www.artforthesky.com

WE NEED BLUE JEANS DONATED FOR THIS PROJECT!!!! (All donated jeans will be given to a charity after we finish the project). You can drop off your jeans at the High School office now through September.

How to Sign Up:

Book Club in a Bag from the Grandville Library

Book Club in a Bag from the Grandville Library

The Grandville Library is pleased to offer the Book Club in a Bag program, which allows book groups to check out a bag of everything they’ll need for their book discussion! Each canvas bag contains 12 copies of a book and a printed list of discussion questions and author information.

Each bag is available for an extended check-out period (Six weeks suggested; please see staff member when checking out) and is reservable in advance by contacting Ali Kuchta at 616-784-2016×2179 or e-mailing akuchta@kdl.org. Bags can be picked up and returned at any KDL branchRequests are limited to KDLcardholders only.

Hudsonville Community Fair - Events for Tuesday, Aug 23

Hudsonville Community Fair - Events for Tuesday, Aug 23

The Hudsonville Community Fair is underway and will run through Saturday, August 27th. Here is today's list of events:

8:30 a.m. 4H Rabbit & Poultry Judging
8:30 a.m. 4H Dairy Show
12:00 p.m. Read and Win
12:00 p.m. Gymnastiks Unlimited
1:00 p.m. Senior Citizens Day Program
1:00 p.m. Pirate Island Show
4:00 p.m. Pirate Island Show
4:30 p.m. 4H Beef Show
7:00 p.m. Pirate Island Show
6:00 p.m. Horseshoe Tournament
6:30 p.m. Maciek’s Magic
7:00 p.m. Off Road Derby**
7:45 p.m. Maciek’s Magic

Visit http://hudsonville-fair.com for additional information.

Best Back to School Books from the Grandville Public Library

Best Back to School Books from the Grandville Public Library

Going back to school can be both exciting and daunting for children of all ages.  Books can calm nerves, boost enthusiasm, and inspire kids as they prepare for bus rides, homework, and long days away from home. The Huffington Post has selected 10 books about starting school that will help make the transition as smooth as possible and remind kids that school is cool. Check one out today!

Katie L.’s Summer Travels

Katie L.’s Summer Travels

Our mascot Katie L. has been having a great time traveling the world this summer through our Take Katie L. on Vacation program. She has been to Niagara Falls, the Smoky Mountains, the Eiffel Tower and Estes Park… just to name a few.