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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.

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!

Schedule
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