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5th Annual KDL Teen Filmmaking Contest

***From the Kent District Library Website*** Teen Film Contest & Festival 5th Annual KDL Teen Filmmaking Contest

Could you be the next George Lucas or Sofia Coppola? 

All Kent County teens, grades 6-12, are invited to enter films in the 5th annual KDL teen filmmaking contest. Films selected from the contest will be screened at the KDL Teen Film Festival from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Celebration! Cinema North.

Experience Egypt at the Library

From: Kent District Library

Event Type: Program for School Age Children
Date: Monday, February 14, 2011
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Library: Wyoming Branch

Description:Come play games and make crafts related to all things Egyptian as we dress like a pharaoh, make ourselve mummies, and create a pyramid to celebrate Rick Riordan's Kane Chronicle series first title.

Max and Ruby children's party at the library

From: Kent District Library

Event Type: Program for Young Children
Date: Monday, February 07, 2011
Start Time: 10:30 AM
Library: Wyoming Branch

Description: Join us for Max and Ruby fun at the library! This party, based on these lovable characters, will have bunny games, bunny crafts, and other book-related bunny fun! Programs for Young Children.

Wyoming employee takes alternative transportation in blizzard

Wyoming employee takes alternative transportation in blizzard

While many dedicated City of Wyoming employees used their snow blowers and shovels to clear a way into work yesterday morning, one City employee took a slightly more unconventional path. Bob Bailey, Inspections Department, snow shoed the 1.8 miles to his desk.

From the photos taken upon his arrival it seems he enjoyed the blustery trek.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament Saturday, January 29th

From the Kent District Library website Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament

The next round in the KDL Wii Tournament Series is taking place at the Wyoming branch on Saturday, January 29 at 11:00 am.  The tournament, for teens in grades 6-12, features the always exciting Super Smash Bros. Brawl!  So plan to join us for this awesome tournament which includes snacks and prizes. Registration is required; call 784-2007 to register.

 Here are a few of the guidelines:

  • It will be single player, with most battles consisting of 4 players.
  • The battles will be 3-minutes long.
  • Wyoming Police and Firefighters Become Celebrity Servers for the Night

    Wyoming, Mich., Thurs., Jan. 20 – Members of the City of Wyoming Police and Fire Departments will participate in the annual Soup’s On For All event put on by Catholic Charities of West Michigan.

    The City of Wyoming Police and Fire Departments became involved in the event more than nine years ago and the same group have participated for the past seven years as celebrity soup servers. They will be serving on the 3rd floor of the B.O.B. where the event is being held, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

    “Soup’s On For All is a great event,” said City of Wyoming Lt. Scott Beckman. “We look forward to it and enjoy being involved each year. Sometimes our uniform and badge can be a bit intimidating for people. They’re hesitant to approach us. But at this event, people are always eager to speak with us.

    Wyoming girl gets her wish

    Wyoming girl gets her wish

    WYOMING, Mich. – An 11-year-old girl suffering from a life-threatening illness had her only wish to visit New York with her family granted through national children’s charity Kids Wish Network. 


    When she was just an infant, Katelynn was diagnosed with having cystic fibrosis, a devastating disease that causes mucus buildup to clog various organs including the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestines. This condition often leads to life-threatening lung infections and also interferes with food absorption. Since her diagnosis, Katelynn has had to suffer through a surgery to remove sinus polyps as well as a tonsillectomy.