Events

All programs are offered free of charge,
but pre-registration is required.

Summer Reading Program
Begins June 14, ends August 2.

How to play:
Kids:
Pick up a summer reading sheet and ticket at the library. Read either 10 books or for 5 hours and receive a book and a small prize! Turn in your ticket on or before August 2nd for a chance at a raffle prize! (You may enter the raffle as many times as you want by reading more books/hours.)

Kids 2 and under:
Parents, pick up a summer reading bingo sheet at the library. Once you have read a book to your child in all nine categories, bring it back to receive a free book!

Adults and Teens:
Each time you return a book, you will receive a ticket to put into our Chinese auction for one of several prizes! Winners will be drawn at the end of the program.

Storytime!
Friday, June 19th, 10:30am.
Preschoolers and their parents welcome! Come hear a story, do a craft, and have a snack.

Gemini Family Concert
Saturday, June 15, 1:00 pm.
Twin brothers Sandor and Lazlo Slomovitz have been making music together for 46 years.  Everyone will enjoy this interactive concert featuring original songs and multiple musical instruments.  There will be songs and tunes for hand-motions, body movement and dancing.  This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council. 

Magician Cameron Zvara
Monday June 24, 3:00 pm.
Cameron’s show is packed with magic, comedy, juggling, stunts, music and lots of audience participation.  This show is designed to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Mosaic Art
Saturday, July 20, 11:00am.
Join us and Painterly Pottery to make a hanging wall plaque.  Participants will choose colorful tiles to make a space-themed design.  This program is designed for all ages but children must be accompanied by a parent.

Ming the Origami Meister
Monday, July 29, 3:00 pm.
Learn to make a classic crane and other folded paper figures.  Enhance your motor skills and make decorative items and gifts.  All ages are welcome, however children must be accompanied by a parent.

Ming the Magician in the Kitchen
Monday, August 5, 5:30 pm.
Always a favorite, Ming will be back to cook Oyster Sauce Beef with Rice Stick Noodles.  The program will last about an hour and everyone will get to taste the dish.  In addition, you will learn to use chopsticks, hear about Chinese and Japanese food etiquette and much more.
This program is limited to adults and teens.

Make Space for Honeybees
Saturday, August 10, 11:00 am.
Join us in welcoming Don and Karen Snoeyink from Thornapple Woodlands.  Learn about the types of bees in a hive, how bees produce honey and the importance of honey bees to our food supply.  After their presentation, participants will be invited to sample honey from their hives, make a rolled bees wax candle to take home, and view live honey bees in the safe environment of an observation hive.