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Give Your Career a Boost!

Give Your Career a Boost!

Want to brush up on your job-hunting skills? We can help with a series ofCareer Transitions Workshops occuring this fall! The five-part series will take place at the Kentwood branch in September, the East Grand Rapids branch in October and the Wyoming branch in November.

MeLCat Unavailable Tuesday, August 28

MeLCat Unavailable Tuesday, August 28

MeLCat, the service that allows KDL cardholders to request items from libraries around the state, will be unavailable starting at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 28 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.

UPDATE: I-196 reopens after deadly crash

UPDATE AT 7:05 P.M. (WZZM) -- Michigan State Police have reopened eastbound I-196 near Market Avenue following a deadly crash.

The eastbound lanes of the freeway were closed for almost three hours while troopers investigated the accident.

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A serious accident has shut down eastbound I-196 near Market Avenue.  It happened around 4 p.m. Monday.

Michigan State Police tell WZZM 13 a red car was headed westbound when the driver crossed over the median and into the eastbound lanes of the freeway.

The red car struck a burgundy van head-on. The driver of the red car was killed and the driver of the van is injured but expected to recover.

Eastbound traffic on I-196 is backed up beyond Chicago Drive, drivers are asked to avoid the area.

KDL - Explore with Curious George

KDL - Explore with Curious George

If your child is full of questions (and aren’t they all?), make sure they don’t miss out on all the educational fun at Curiosity Day with Curious George! The Man with the Yellow Hat will guide inquisitive kids through a variety of games and activities designed to pique their curiosity. Children ages 6 and younger will receive kid-friendly information on a host of topics – animals, cooking, stories, art and more!

Thursday, September 13, 7:00 PM – Cascade Township branch
Tuesday, September 18, 10:00 AM – Alpine Township branch

WPS - Dig Pink Week

WPS - Dig Pink Week

From: http://www.wyoming.k12.mi.us

Wyoming High School is hosting its first annual Dig Pink Event in October. This event raised over $5,000 in the last two years at Rogers High School. Members for the 2012-2013 Dig Pink Club are needed and will have a variety of different positions with different time and commitment levels from low to high. The group’s goal this year is $5,000 to benefit breast cancer research.

The Kick-Off: Tuesday, October 2nd
Volleyball vs. Belding: Tuesday, October 16th
Football vs. Belding: Friday, October 19th

Go all out: paint up your face, wear pink T-shirts, pink hair coloring, etc. When we come together for a greater cause, we can do it. We are one, and we are the Wolves.

Dig Pink at Wyoming High School

Autistic teen returns home after Amber Alert

UPDATE AT 10:10 P.M. (WZZM) -- The mother of an autistic Wyoming teenager who was the subject of an Amber Alert says the boy was trying to return home Friday night, but became lost after sunset.

Police found Joseph Lasher, 15, in the 5500 block of Clay Ave. SW, just a few blocks from his home in the 5700 block of Haughey Ave. SW.

Joseph wandered away from home around 1:45 p.m. Friday.  He is a highly-functional autistic teenager.

His mother, Colleen, says the boy ended up going to Target and Meijer stores around 54th Street. 

Police received a tip that Joseph had been seen at the Meijer store around 8:15 p.m.

Colleen Lasher says her son was tired, sweaty and hungry when officers brought him home, but he was going to have a late dinner.  She thanked police and people who saw media reports on her son for helping in his recovery.

Whitehall 27, Kelloggsville 12

WYOMING (WZZM) -- The Whitehall Vikings and Kelloggsville Rockets met in Friday night's season opener, for the first time since the 2004 season.

Whitehall's Antwan Burks opened the scoring with a 24-yard touchdown run. Joe Sika added to the lead with a touchdown run, making it 14-0 Vikings.

Joe Sika turned a short pass from Steven Sika into a 71-yard touchdown reception to put Whitehall up by three scores. The Vikings held on for a 27-12 victory.