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Yesterday mLive featured an article about Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett making headlines in current issues of Forbesmagazine, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

But what if you don’t subscribe to those publications? It’s OK, KDL cardholder, you do — through us!

KDL cardholders can access the above publications and more — for FREE — via the research databases section of our website. While you’re there, check out what else is offered there for free with your KDL account number.

Could Books “Come to Life” at the Library?

Could Books “Come to Life” at the Library?

At select branches through October, KDL will host a series aimed atconnecting you with area experts on topics such as healthy living, hobbies, DIY and budgeting. Guest speakers include Rachel Ruiz from WOOD-TV8′s eightWestOn-the-Town magazine editor Joanne Bailey-Boorsma, a Civil War re-enactor, a digital photographer and a genealogy search whiz, among others.

Saturday, September 8, 1:00–3:00 PM – West Michigan Events Preview –Kentwood branch
Saturday, September 22, 1:00–3:00 PM – Hobbies – Wyoming branch
Thursday, October 4, 5:30–7:30 PM – Living Smart and Being Frugal – Plainfield Township branch

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Feedback

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Feedback

From: http://www.wyomingmi.gov

If you have noticed the format of my blog has recently changed.  Obviously we wanted to update our capabilities and look of the blog but one important feature was added.  That feature is the ability for you to provide feedback.  Previously my blog did not provide the opportunity for feedback as it was felt that responding to feedback would be very time consuming.  That may still be the case but we are going to give it a try and see if we can better serve you in this forum.

From the Director: Write, Vote, Win!

From the Director: Write, Vote, Win!

Are you ready to write, Michigan?

Kent District Library is partnering with Schuler Books & Music and the Grand Rapids Public Library to host the Write Michigan short story contest beginning September 4. The contest is aimed at showcasing budding writing talent across the state. We’re so excited to offer people this opportunity to share their work with Michigan and the world.

More Food for Less Money

More Food for Less Money

Tired of paying full price for groceries? Sick of opening up the pantry and having no idea what to make for dinner with such slim pickings? We’ve got a program for you!

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.