Events

July 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: North Branch

For children ages 0-3 years old with a caregiver.

It is never too early to get your child interested in books!  Join us for this bouncy 20-minute storytime filled with songs, rhymes and more.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location: North Branch

Recommended for children ages 5 and up.

Have a great time at the library building LEGO creations!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

Board Meeting

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

Meet and discuss books with other readers! Meets in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level. The July book title is Dead Mountain by Donnie Eichar. This is an adult program.

Age Group: Adult
Event Type: Adult / General

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 9:30am

Location: Children's Area Main Library

For children 18mos-3 years old with a caregiver

Explore early literacy skills with fingerplays, songs, and stories. 

 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 11:00am

Location: Children's Area Main Library

For children 18mos-3 years old with a caregiver

Explore early literacy skills with fingerplays, songs, and stories. 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 12:30pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

Happy Bookers book discussion group.

Age Group: Adult
Event Type: Adult / General

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

For teens entering 6th-12th grade

It’s all things Doctor Who! Show off your fantastic costume, win prizes, eat fish sticks and custard, and more! Don’t blink or you might miss it. Allons-y, Alonso!

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Teen

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 7:00pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

Meet and discuss great mysteries with a group! Meets in the Small Meeting Room.

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 9:30am

Location: Holland Farmer's Market Main Library

For families

Meet at the Holland Farmer's Market under the big tree by the Civic Center

Outdoor stories for all ages!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: North Branch

For children ages 3-5.
Explore early literacy skills by sharing stories, songs and other activities.  Will not meet 6/24 due to special event.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's
Location: Kids Activity Room Main Library

For children 0-18mos with a caregiver

Explore early literacy skills with stories, bounces, and music.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: Children's Area Main Library

Recommended for children ages 5 and up

Animals are superheroes, too! They are able to adapt to many different challenges in their environments in order to survive. Join the experts from the Outdoor Discovery Center to learn just how amazing animals really are. 

 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location: Fire Station North Branch

Recommended for children ages 5 and up.

Animals are superheroes, too! They are able to adapt to many different challenges in their environments in order to survive. Join the experts from the Outdoor Discovery Center to learn just how amazing animals really are.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 4:00pm

Location: Children's Area Main Library

Recommended for children ages 3 and up.

Have a great time at the library building LEGO creations! Meet in the Children's Area.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: North Branch

For children ages 0-3 years old with a caregiver.

It is never too early to get your child interested in books!  Join us for this bouncy 20-minute storytime filled with songs, rhymes and more.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 12:00pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

FoHDL Board Meeting

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location: North Branch

Recommended for children ages 5 and up.

Have a great time at the library building LEGO creations!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 11:00am

Location: North Branch

Recommended for children ages 4 and up.

Stop in to make a hero-themed craft.  Each session will have a different craft.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 5:00pm

Location: Main Library

Starting or growing a business of your own? Our free business resources feature one-on-one sessions with business experts who have been there and done that. We've teamed up with SCORE, the national leader in business counseling, to bring you one step closer to your dreams. Sign up for a free hour long session with a SCORE professional. To register, go to our website, hover over Attend and click on Calendar. On the right hand side, there is a section that is titled Register for Programs. Click on the link for Score Appointment.

Age Group: Adult
Event Type: Adult / General

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

For each session, participants are encouraged to bring a short example of work to share with the group. Our two adult writing groups are open to writers of all kinds. This group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Meet in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: Children's Area Main Library

For families

Come get your groove on in this interactive concert exploring heroes of all kinds: astronauts, firefighters, atheletes, and more! 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:30pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

Support group offering resources & peer support to the working-age visually impaired

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

For teens entering 6th-12th grade.
Stop by for a new craft every month!
July's craft: Mini Terrariums

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Teen
Location: Fire Station North Branch

For families

Come get your groove on in this interactive concert exploring heroes of all kinds: astronauts, firefighters, athletes, and more!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

For each session, participants are encouraged to bring a short example of work to share with the group. Our two adult writing groups are open to writers of all kinds. This group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Meet in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level.

Age Group: Adult
Event Type: Adult / General

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 9:30am

Location: Holland Farmer's Market Main Library

For families

Meet at the Holland Farmer's Market under the big tree by the Civic Center

Outdoor stories for all ages!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: North Branch

For children ages 3-5.
Explore early literacy skills by sharing stories, songs and other activities.  Will not meet 6/24 due to special event.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's
Location: Kids Activity Room Main Library

For children 0-18mos with a caregiver

Explore early literacy skills with stories, bounces, and music.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 12:00pm

Location: Main Library

Communications Learning Circle
Wednesday, July 15th from Noon - 1:30pm

Age Group: Adult
Event Type: Adult / General

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: Children's Area Main Library

For children 3-5 years old

Explore early literacy skills by sharing stories, singing, and other activities. 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 3:00pm

Location: North Branch

Recommended for children entering K-5th grade

Come unleash your super powers in this super hero themed program. A mini-storytime will start us off and then we will have fun with crafts and games! RSVP either on our website or by calling 738-4360 starting June 2. 

(Please note this is a repeated program of June 25)

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

Location: Children's Area Main Library

Recommended for children ages 3 and up.

Have a great time at the library building LEGO creations! Meet in the Children's Area.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: North Branch

For children ages 0-3 years old with a caregiver.

It is never too early to get your child interested in books!  Join us for this bouncy 20-minute storytime filled with songs, rhymes and more.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location: North Branch

Recommended for children ages 5 and up.

Have a great time at the library building LEGO creations!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: City Hall parking lot Main Library

For families

Have you ever wanted to see a fire truck up close? Join us for a vehicle "petting zoo" where some of our local heroes will talk to you about the vehicles they use and the work that they do!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 4:30pm

Location: North Branch

Recommended for children ages 3 and up.

Enjoy music, movement and books in this fun and interactive program.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 7:00pm

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

Spend an hour and a half watching anime, talking about Japanese culture, sharing our favorite Manga series, and having fun with others who share your insanity!

For teens entering 6th-12th grade.

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Teen

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 9:30am

Location: Children's Area Main Library

For children 18mos-3 years old with a caregiver

Explore early literacy skills with fingerplays, songs, and stories. 

 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: North Branch

Recommended for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver

Enjoy stories, songs, movement and history in these special themed storytimes put on at the library in partnership with the Holland Museum. Hands-on objects will be available for children to explore followed by an activity.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 11:00am

Location: Children's Area Main Library

For children 18mos-3 years old with a caregiver

Explore early literacy skills with fingerplays, songs, and stories. 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

For teens entering 6th-12th grade

Love to read? Love to tell others about all the books you’ve read? Want to share in the anguish of your favorite character who was just killed off? Or that finally, finally, those two characters got together? Come chat about it with us while we chew on snacks and share our love of all things YA Lit!

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Teen

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 9:30am

Location: Holland Farmer's Market Main Library

For families

Meet at the Holland Farmer's Market under the big tree by the Civic Center

Outdoor stories for all ages!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: North Branch

For children ages 3-5.
Explore early literacy skills by sharing stories, songs and other activities.  Will not meet 6/24 due to special event.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's
Location: Kids Activity Room Main Library

For children 0-18mos with a caregiver

Explore early literacy skills with stories, bounces, and music.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: Children's Area Main Library

Recommended for children ages 5 and up

Join us when one of our own Holland police officers and his K-9 partner visit to tell us all about how they work together to keep our community safe!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 4:00pm

Location: Children's Area Main Library

Recommended for children ages 3 and up.

Have a great time at the library building LEGO creations! Meet in the Children's Area.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: North Branch

For children ages 0-3 years old with a caregiver.

It is never too early to get your child interested in books!  Join us for this bouncy 20-minute storytime filled with songs, rhymes and more.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location: North Branch

Recommended for children ages 5 and up.

Have a great time at the library building LEGO creations!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 9:00am

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

Fundamentals of 3D Design class with Zipper Labs at the library!

For teens entering 5th-12th grade

Registration Required- Limit of two classes per student please. Register in person at the Children's or Teen Desk or via phone at (616) 355-3710

Registration begins Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

 

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Technology

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 1:00pm

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

Circuits and Electonics 101 with Zipper Labs!

For teens entering 5th-12th grade

Registration Required- Limit of two classes per student please. Register in person at the Children's or Teen Desk or via phone at (616) 355-3710

Registration begins Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Technology

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 5:00pm

Location: Main Library

Starting or growing a business of your own? Our free business resources feature one-on-one sessions with business experts who have been there and done that. We've teamed up with SCORE, the national leader in business counseling, to bring you one step closer to your dreams. Sign up for a free hour long session with a SCORE professional. To register, go to our website, hover over Attend and click on Calendar. On the right hand side, there is a section that is titled Register for Programs. Click on the link for Score Appointment.

Age Group: Adult
Event Type: Adult / General

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

For each session, participants are encouraged to bring a short example of work to share with the group. Our two adult writing groups are open to writers of all kinds. This group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Meet in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level.

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 9:00am

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

Introduction to 3D Printing with Zipper Labs!

For teens entering 5th-12th grade

Registration Required- Limit of two classes per student please. Register in person at the Children's or Teen Desk or via phone at (616) 355-3710

Registration begins Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Technology

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 9:30am

Location: Children's Area Main Library

For children 18mos-3 years old with a caregiver

Explore early literacy skills with fingerplays, songs, and stories. 

 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:00am

Location: Children's Area Main Library

For children 18mos-3 years old with a caregiver

Explore early literacy skills with fingerplays, songs, and stories. 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 1:00pm

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

Programming with Scratch with Zipper Labs!

For teens entering 5th-12th grade

Registration Required- Limit of two classes per student please. Register in person at the Children's or Teen Desk or via phone at (616) 355-3710

Registration begins Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Technology

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location: Small Meeting Room Main Library

For each session, participants are encouraged to bring a short example of work to share with the group. Our two adult writing groups are open to writers of all kinds. This group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Meet in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level.

 

Age Group: Adult
Event Type: Adult / General

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 9:00am

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

Circuits and Electronics 101 with Zipper Labs!

For teens entering 5th-12th grade

Registration Required- Limit of two classes per student please. Register in person at the Children's or Teen Desk or via phone at (616) 355-3710

Registration begins Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Technology

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 9:30am

Location: Holland Farmer's Market Main Library

For families

Meet at the Holland Farmer's Market under the big tree by the Civic Center

Outdoor stories for all ages!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: North Branch

For children ages 3-5.
Explore early literacy skills by sharing stories, songs and other activities.  Will not meet 6/24 due to special event.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's
Location: HBH Auditorium Main Library

Recommended for children ages 5 and up

POW! BAM! ZAP! BOOM! Have fun while learning some cool superhero moves from Fabiano's Karate at this interactive martial arts demonstrations. 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's
Location: Kids Activity Room Main Library

For children 0-18mos with a caregiver

Explore early literacy skills with stories, bounces, and music.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 1:00pm

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

Fundamentals of 3D Design. with Zipper Labs!

For teens entering 5th-12th grade

Registration Required- Limit of two classes per student please. Register in person at the Children's or Teen Desk or via phone at (616) 355-3710

Registration begins Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

 

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Technology

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 9:00am

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

Computer programming with Scratch with Zipper Labs!

For teens entering 5th-12th grade

Registration Required- Limit of two classes per student please. Register in person at the Children's or Teen Desk or via phone at (616) 355-3710

Registration begins Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Technology

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: Children's Area Main Library

For children 3-5 years old

Explore early literacy skills by sharing stories, singing, and other activities. 

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 11:00am

Location: HBH Auditorium Main Library

Presentation of Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity homeownership partner application and qualification process.  There will be 2 sessions: 11 am -12:30 pm and 5:00 - 6:30 pm.

Age Group: General
Event Type: Adult / General

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 1:00pm

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

Introduction to 3D Printing with Zipper Labs!

For teens entering 5th-12th grade

Registration Required- Limit of two classes per student please. Register in person at the Children's or Teen Desk or via phone at (616) 355-3710

Registration begins Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Technology

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 4:00pm

Location: Children's Area Main Library

Recommended for children ages 3 and up.

Have a great time at the library building LEGO creations! Meet in the Children's Area.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 10:00am

Location: North Branch

For children ages 0-3 years old with a caregiver.

It is never too early to get your child interested in books!  Join us for this bouncy 20-minute storytime filled with songs, rhymes and more.

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 2:00pm

Location: North Branch

Recommended for children ages 5 and up.

Have a great time at the library building LEGO creations!

Age Group: Kids
Event Type: Children's

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 6:00pm

Location: Teen Activity Room Main Library

Registration & Permission Slip Required
Permission Slips available starting July 1st
Stay at the library after hours events galore! Skype with YA authors, compete in games with teens from across the USA, make crafts, play games, eat junk food, and more!
Friday July 31
6:00pm-11:00pm
For teens entering 6th - 12th grade.

Age Group: Teen
Event Type: Teen