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Send us your Thanksgiving photos!

Send us your Thanksgiving photos!

As the Thanksgiving weekend comes to an end, we ask what the holiday means to you..? Is it family, food, football, Black Friday, volunteering, or maybe just relaxing as you take advantage of your time off?

Please send us a photos of what Thanksgiving means to you along with your name, location and a brief comment about Thanksgiving to MyTown@wzzm13.com for our My Town Thanksgiving photo gallery to be published early this week.

Thank you and we hope you've had a wonderful thanksgiving weekend!

Wondering where to get your Christmas tree this year?

Wondering where to get your Christmas tree this year?

For those of you who celebrate Christmas with a real tree, it can be daunting trying to find the best place to get one. Well, look no further that Michigan's Christmas Tree Association website.

The site is full of great information about how to choose a tree, where to get find one and much more. One of the site's best features are its interactive maps to help you find "Choose & Cut" farms, retail lots, and wholesale trees. There's also plenty of information for children and educators.

Click here to visit the Michigan Christmas Tree Association website.

Celebrate the Season!

Celebrate the Season!

Celebrate the holiday season with KDL! We are offering all kinds of exciting programs for children and families in December. Don’t miss out on all the free fun!

The Reindeer Are Coming!
Traveling all the way from the North Pole (via Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms), live reindeer will be visiting the library. Dress warmly, and don’t forget the camera!
Thursday, November 29, 4:00 PM – Alto branch
Thursday, November 29, 6:30 PM – Spencer Township branch
Thursday, December 6, 6:00 PM – Tyrone Township branch
Tuesday, December 11, 6:00 PM – Krause Memorial branch
Thursday, December 13, 4:00 PM – Walker branch

Teen Film Festival Deadline Approaches!

Teen Film Festival Deadline Approaches!

Have a band and want to make your own music video?  Love to do stop-motion animation with your action figure collection?  Want to cover yourself in fake blood and fight off a zombie apocalypse?

The deadline to submit your video to the Kent County Teen Film Festival is Monday, January 7!

Luckily, there is still plenty of time for you to create an award-winning film and watch it play on the big screen at Celebration Cinema.  Visit the Film Festival page for rules, answers to your frequently-asked questions, and more.  If you have additional questions, email the Teen Film Festival team at teenfilmfestival@kdl.org.

Share Your Story and Win!

Share Your Story and Win!

Hundreds of KDL cardholders have shared their library stories this year, from a grandfather who connected with his granddaughter at the Kentwood branch while his grandson faced a life-threatening illness to a mother who bonds with her non-verbal autistic son at the Walker branch using Dora the Explorer books. We’re so moved by and appreciative of what you have shared.

The KHHS Fine Arts Department presents 'And Then They Came for Me'

The KHHS Fine Arts Department presents 'And Then They Came for Me'

November 15-17, 7:30pm, Kenowa Hills Performing Arts Center

And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank is a multimedia play that weaves videotaped interviews of Holocaust survivors, Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, with live actors, recreating scenes from World War II. Part oral history, part action, part direct address, part remembrance, this play has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in productions worldwide.

Tickets are $6.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door.

Advance tickets may be picked up at the door starting 1 hour before show time. Please call 784-2400 ext. 3424 or email theater@khps.org with questions.

Subject matter may not be appropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised.

November Hot Titles at KDL

November Hot Titles at KDL

If you want it, we’ve got it! At KDL, we are committed to providing the popular materials you want to read, listen to or view. Look what’s new this month:

The Forgotten by David Baldacci
The Black Box by Michael Connelly
The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts
Brave (DVD)
Men in Black 3 (DVD)